Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update #8

Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update -Edition number 8

Today: Kids Colorful Wind-up Toys Baby Developmental Educational Toy

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 On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts.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

Stay 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.

Kids Colorful Wind-up Toys Baby Developmental Educational Toy

Holiday presents daily toddler caterpillar toy safety update
Holiday-Presents Daily Safety Update, toddler caterpillar toy | Photo source: e-Bay

In their report number 41 of this year the UK-based OPSS released a series of recalls. Amongst others, there also was a toddlers toy which deserves our attention. It is no longer for sale on e-Bay and/or other platforms but there are still plenty of people that might already bought it in an earlier stage.

"We recommend owners stop using this product immediately. Contact the distributor you purchased from to request redress." (OPSS advice)

In their report OPSS states that the product presents a high risk of choking as when tested according to the tension test. One wheel and the winding key detached at forces 43 N and 54 N. Also the wheel fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. The bag made of flexible plastics containing the toys has an area of 110mm x 180mm buts its average thickness is 0.018mm, (which is less than the minimum permissible of 0.038mm). That poses a potential asphyxiation hazard to young children. The product does not meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

These 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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