The following notice has been issued by the European Commission:

Alert number
INFO/0136/19

Category
Toys

Product
LED Balloon

Brand
Unknown

Name
Unknown

Type / number of model
Unknown

Batch number / barcode
Unknown

Risk type
Chemical, choking, environment, strangulation

 The LED string is too long and can detach. If it wraps around a child’s neck, it could lead to strangulation. The solder on the LED string contains an excessive amount of lead (measured value: 9.33 % by weight).

Lead poses a risk to the environment.

Moreover, the battery compartment can easily be opened or breaks when the toy is dropped, giving access to the batteries. A child may put the batteries in the mouth, which could cause damage to the child?s gastrointestinal tract or choking.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the Commission Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive) and the relevant European standard EN 71-1 and EN 62115.

Measures taken by economic operators
Destruction of the product (by: other)

Description
Transparent inflated balloon fixed to a plastic rigid handle. The handle contains an AAA battery, which operates the LED string that is wrapped around the exterior.

Country of origin
Unknown

Alert submitted by
United Kingdom

Type of alert
Other

LED Balloon

Source

Recall: LED Balloon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *