Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #38
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.
Today we draw your attention to the finger-paint from the brand and retailer Zeeman. This product was found in Belgium. The white and green cardboard pack contains 6 pots of different colours.
The description of the risk is of a chemical nature. The yellow and red colours contain an excessive quantity of the preservative 2-methylisothiazoline-3(2)H-on (MI, measured values: up to 0,54 mg/kg). Dermal contact with products containing MI can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-10 and EN 71-11.
This product was withdrawn from the market and we advice consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer where it was bought.
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This is just an example of product safety alert about toys and other 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.