Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #69
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 a toy telephone that produces a volume that can cause hearing damage to small children. The telephone with the brand name 'Long Stream' is made from plastic and it is battery powered. It is designed for children with a minimum age of 12 months. The product is packaged in a cardboard box with a plastic front side window. There are two different model numbers: CY1013A (on the packaging) and MPI14468 (on the attached label). It comes with a barcode that has the number 5900368144680. The phone was confiscated in the EU member state of Poland.
The sound level produced by the toy is too high. The measured value came up to 76.3 dB, which can lead to permanent or temporary loss of hearing. 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This product was withdrawn from the market and we advise consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer or retailer where it was bought.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.