Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update #12

Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update -Edition number 12

Today: Soft toy – Teddy Bear

Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still products available that are (partly) unsafe. Fortunately, this is just a fragment of the total offer.

We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.

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Keep yourself informed with our Holiday-Presents Daily to make sure that the present you give is a present that's safe. Once every weekday we will provide a newsletter including the latest news on product safety and recalls, important alerts and mentionable facts that relate to the safety of products. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. Hopefully our newsletter will add to your and your children's safety.

Recall of Soft Toy – Teddy Bear

This recall is about a soft toy-teddy bear with plastic eyes and soft heart. The size of the toy is 22 cm. There is no packaging, label attached to the toy.

                               Holiday-Presents Daily recall teddy bear soft toy
Holiday-Presents Daily: recall of Teddy Bear Soft Toy | Photo source: Global Recalls

The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams. Furthermore, there are small parts (plastic eyes) detaching from the toy. A child may put the stuffing or the small parts in the mouth and choke on it. This Teddy Bear does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1. Therefor the following measures are taken:

  • Destruction of the product;
  • Stop of sales;
  • Recall of the product from end users;
  • Withdrawal of the product from the market

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This is just an example of product safety information about toys and their hazards that you need to be aware of. With our Holiday-Presents Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.

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