Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #67
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.
Light Cartoon Police Toy Car with Candy
Today we draw your attention to a brightly colored toy car including candies because it has a choking hazard to small children. This toy is made from clear and opaque rigid plastic and has four wheels, headlights and a loudspeaker on the top of the car (retractable ropes). It has colorful stickers with the number No. 627-1. These are attached to the body of the car. It has a disk with two LR-41 1.5 V batteries. The brand name is Fantasy Toys & Candies. The type or model number is 627-1 (FTC 50412) and it has barcode number 8436031761351. This car was found in Lithuania.
The Police car has small parts that can easily detach. A child may put them in the mouth and choke. 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This product was withdrawn from the market and we advise consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer or retailer where it was bought.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.