CHILDCARE ARTICLES: Important News and Updates for the EU Market

Important regulatory news for the world of childcare articles. EN 716 – CHILDREN’S COTS AND FOLDING COTS FOR DOMESTIC USE EN 16890 – MATTRESSES FOR COTS AND CRIBS EN 14988 – CHILDREN’S...

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COLOURED PENCIL SET – CHEMICAL RISK

Spain – Pencil case containing pens, crayons, eraser, etc. The metal pencil case is yellow and has a picture of Winnie the Pooh. The pencil lead contains an excessive amount of cadmium, zinc and...

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GLOW STICK – CHEMICAL RISK

France – Hand-held, battery-operated, glow stick made up of several luminescent filaments with a plastic tiger-head handle. The material of the tiger’s head contains phthalate (DEHP). DEHP may...

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LED BALLOONS – CHEMICAL RISK

Spain – 3 light-up balloons. Inside the balloons there is a LED light powered by button batteries. The product poses a chemical risk because the button batteries are easily accessible and could be...

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LIP BALM – RISK OF CHOKING

France – Lip balm presented in packaging imitating a cupcake. Children might confuse the product with a real cupcake, put in the mouth and choke. Withdrawal of the product from the market and...

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SOOTHER HOLDER – RISK OF CHOKING AND STRANGULATION

Spain – Soother holder with a plastic clip sewn onto a plush strip. The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the chain too long. In addition, the small silicone ring comes off easily,...

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TOY CARS – RISK OF CHOKING

Spain – Set of small toy cars. The aerials of the cars easily detach, generating small parts that may be put in the mouth by small children, posing a risk of choking. Import of the product...

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FABRIC DOLLS – RISK OF CHOKING

Italy – Fabric dolls with braided hair, available in nine different colors (50 cm tall). The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easy accessible due to the weakness of certain seams. The...

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TOY TOOL SET – RISK OF CHOKING

 Spain – Sets of plastic tools composed by several elements (hammer, screwdriver, saw, file, nuts, etc.). The nuts are small parts that may be put in the mouth by small children, posing a risk of...

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SOAP BUBBLE TOY – CHEMICAL RISK

Luxemburg – 4 multicoloured plastic toys to be placed on the fingers to produce soap bubbles. The soft part of the bubble blowing fingers contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). This...

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FANCY-DRESS HAIR EXTENSION (TOY) – RISK OF BURNS

Spain – Yellow and pink hair extensions with bow. The hair extension is highly flammable and it can cause burns if it catches fire. Withdrawal of the product from the market (by Distributor) as...

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TOY CARS – RISK OF CHOKING

Spain – Set of coloured toy cars. The wheels of the cars easily detach, generating small parts that may be put in the mouth by small children, posing a risk of choking. Import of the product...

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RATTLES – RISK OF CHOKING

The Netherlands – Set of two maracas/rattles. The handles of the rattles are too long and too thin. If a small child puts the handle of a rattle in his/her mouth, the handle could obstruct the...

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SET OF WATER COLOURS – MICROBIOLOGICAL RISK

Italy – Set of 8 paint pots with caps and a paintbrush. The paint contains mesophilic aerobic bacteria. There is a risk of contracting infections as the colour may come into contact with the...

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FOOTWEAR – RISK OF INJURIES

Ireland – Ladies fashion shoes. The sole of the shoes may pose an unusual risk of slipping. Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall from end users (by...

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TOY PICNIC SET – RISK OF CHOKING

Spain – Toy plastic picnic set in a plastic box. The plastic box can break generating small parts. Stickers on the cups come off. A child may put these small parts in the mouth and choke on...

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MUSICAL TOY – RISK OF CHOKING

Lithuania – Kitchen play set with some plastic utensils and plastic foodstuff. Small parts can detach easily and be put in the mouth by small children, causing them to choke. Ban on the marketing...

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KITCHEN PLAY SET – RISK OF CHOKING

Spain – Kitchen play set with some plastic utensils and plastic foodstuff. The orange-coloured fish and the knobs on the cooker, which can detach easily, are small parts. Small children may put...

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SOOTHER HOLDER – RISK OF CUTS AND STRANGULATION

Bulgaria – Soother holder chain made of colourful plastic with various decorative elements. The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the chain too long. In addition, the product has sharp...

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LAUGHING TOY – CHEMICAL RISK

Czech Republic – Textile bag with a laughing face; inside the bag, there is a plastic sound mechanism powered by button batteries. The cover of the battery compartment can easily be opened without...

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