Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #24
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 many unsafe products on offer. You do not want your loved-ones to be hurt.
We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. We monitor closely products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts.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.
Space expedition toy set from Science4You.
Today we draw your attention to a Space expedition toy set which was found in Ireland. This product was also sold online and it is packaged in a cardboard box. The battery compartment of the torch of the set can can be easily opened, leaving batteries accessible. A child may put them in the mouth and ingest them, which may lead to choking if they enter the airways, or could cause damages to the gastrointestinal tract. ;
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 62115. It is recalled and withdrawn from the market.
We advice consumers that already have this product to cease using it and contact the retailer where it was purchased.
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This is just an example of product safety information about toys and items and their hazards that you need to be aware of. 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. With our Holiday-Presents Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.