Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #59
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.
Flammable Fancy Dress Mask 'Ghost'
Today we draw your attention to a highly flammable toy mask that is made from a foam material. It is a fancy dress mask with the face of a friendly ghost. This product is found in the EU member state of Poland and it is sold under the brand name 'GoDan'.
The mask is easily flammable and the flame propagation is too high. If it catches fire, a child could suffer burns. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
This product was withdrawn from the market and we advice consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer or retailer where it was bought.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.