Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update #14

Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update -Edition number 14

Today: Finger magnet – Magnetic freestyle ring

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 On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts.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.

Every day the latest news, alerts and mentionable facts.

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.

Finger Magnet – Chooselnt Trade Limited – Fin Gears – Magnetic Freestyle Ring

This set consists of three separate magnetic rings in blue plastic. The product is sold in a blister with a cardboard back. The product was not sold online.

Holiday-Presents Daily Finger Magnet Set recall
Recall of a Magnetic Freestyle Ring or Finger Magnet | Photo Source: OECD

This set causes a serious risk of injuries. The product has a high magnetic flux and can easily break into fragments. If a child swallows two or more of them and/or other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation. The product 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:

  • Withdrawal of the product from the market;
  • Recall of the product from end users.

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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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