Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #68
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.
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Today we draw your attention to a toy snake of the brand 'Simba' that can damage children's reproductive systems because it contains an excessive amount of different chemicals. It is a stretchy toy made of elastic polymer and the snake has two colors, as seen in the photograph below. Further, there is a label with information. This particular model is called 'Nature World' and it has a barcode with the number 4006592471033. The EU member state of Lithuania confiscated the snake.
The plastic material of the product contains an excessive amount of DEHP and DNOP. These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
This product was withdrawn from the market and we advise consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer or retailer where it was bought.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.