Product Safety Alert Holiday Gift Daily #31

Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #31

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 We monitor closely products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts.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.

Brelok – Whistle toy

Today we draw your attention to a whistle toy from the brand Brelok that was found in Poland. It is actually a variety of coloured plastic whistle toys with a cord attached. They are collectively packaged in a plastic cover. The problem is that the toy is too small. A child can put it in the mouth and choke on it. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

This product was withdrawn from the market and we advice consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the retailer where it was bought.

Product Safety Alert - Holiday Gift Daily Brelok - Whistle toy
Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily – Brelok Whistle Toy | Photo source: OECD

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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 Gift Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.

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