Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #53
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.
Plastic Launching Toy Airplane 'Fly Away'
Today we draw your attention to a launching toy made of a rigid plastic's green handle with an elastic rubber cord (ejection mechanism). There are three colourful (yellow, blue, green) soft plastic's airplanes with a hard plastic hook. Stickers with inscriptions and plastic film is attached. It is packaged in a see-through plastic front with cardboard back.
The protective cap, cap or tip may come off the projectile. A child could be hit by the detached components, which may cause a puncture or penetration injury.
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This product was withdrawn from the market and we advice consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer or retailer where it was bought.
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This is just an example of a 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.