Fabian Demicoli

Product Recall

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority
has been notified of a number of products which pose a serious risk to
consumers. The below details refer: Should your company retail, import or distribute the
product in question, you are requested to notify GRTU without delays, so
necessary action is taken as soon as possible. If you are aware of any person
or company who is retailing, importing or distributing this product, kindly
notify the undersigned so as to contact such person or company.

May we remind you of the obligations under the General
Product Safety Act that manufacturers/ importers/ distributors of products on
the market in Malta are required to report any incidents occurring and
involving products they represent.

Notification 1: Baby doll, 30 cm in length, made of plastic and
dressed in purple and orange overalls. The doll is packaged in a transparent
plastic bag.

Dangers Details: Chemical. The product poses a chemical risk because
it contains 14.8% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.2% by
weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). According to the REACH Regulation,
phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles,
while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or childcare
article can be placed in the mouth by children.

Notification 2: Barcode: 8 015361957988 The doll is packaged in a
cardboard box, the front of which is transparent plastic.

Dangers Details: Chemical. The product poses a chemical risk because
it contains 21% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it
contains traces of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). According to the REACH
Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and
childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys
or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Notification 3: Barcode: 8 015361950545 Kitchen set with plastic doll.
The packaging consists of a cardboard box with a clear plastic front containing
the toy.

Dangers Details: Chemical. The product poses a chemical risk because
it contains 22% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it
contains 0.5 % of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). According to the REACH
Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and
childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys
or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Notification 4: Batch number/Barcode: CF 12121 Set of 3 baby dolls,
12cm in height.

Dangers Details: Choking and Chemical. The product poses a risk of
choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and
swallowed by children. The product poses a chemical risk because it contains
24% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The product does not comply
with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are
prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and
DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the
mouth by children.

 

 

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