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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.
1: Red-painted metal spade with wooden
Danger Details: Chemical. The product
poses a chemical risk because lead migration is 1307 mg/kg. The limit value for
lead migration is 90 mg/kg. The product does not comply with the Toys Safety
Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
2: Batch number/Barcode: 0276134000036. A
doll with a hard plastic body, in a violet dress. The toy is packed in a
transparent cylinder on which a permanent CE marking is printed.
Danger Details: Chemical. The products
pose a chemical risk because the dolls contain 9.7 % by weight of bis
(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). 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
3: Batch number/Barcode: 8422562691250.
Three-piece child's Musketeer outfit: 1 pair of white, elasticated-waist
trousers, 1 red shirt and 1 red cape. Both the cape and the shirt are secured
around the neck using cords. The packaging is a transparent bag with a card
inside bearing: the image of a boy with the musketeer outfit, the word
"Infantil", the size and information about the contents.
Danger Details: Strangulation. The
product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose
ends in the neck area which are too long. The product does not comply with the
relevant European standard EN 14682.
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