Chemicals and Consumer Products – Noteworthy Consumer Product Recalls (Nov 2, 2012)
The following consumer products were recently recalled due to toxicological and/or labelling violations in Canada, the United States, or Europe:
The products “PEGAZOO brand children’s pendants”, “Face Paint 10 dazzling colours”, “Ardene Glam Collection Fairy Pendant”, and “Armani Junior Garments with Crystal Ornamentation”, were recalled due to the level of lead and cadmium (for “Ardene Glam Collection Fairy Pendant” only), both of which pose a poisoning hazard if ingested by young children.
For more details on these recalls, please see the following link, link, link, and link.
The product “Fleece Hoodie and T-Shirt Sets” was voluntarily recalled due to excessive levels of lead found in the surface coating on the zipper of the fleece hoodie that violates the federal lead paint standard.
For more details on this recall, please see the following link.
The toys “ Plastic Doll”, “Set of dolls”, “Toy gun set”, “Radio-controlled toy”, “Plastic dolls”, “Colouring pencils”, “Mermaid doll”, “Rubber balls”, “Police toy set”, “Toy gun with sweets”, “Plastic doll with accessories”, and “Plastic baby doll”, were withdrawn from the market and recalled from end users, banned from marketing, rejected at the border for importation, voluntarily destroyed, or voluntarily withdrawn due to the presence of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and/or di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP). According to the REACH Regulation DEHP, DBP, and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while DINP, DIDP, and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
For more details, please see numbers 1, 5, 15, 16, 29, 31 in the following table, numbers 1, 2, 4, 6, 15, 22, 23, 24 in the following table, numbers 6, 8, 10, 28, in the following table, and numbers 2, 3, 4, 5 in the following table.
The toy “Balloons” was withdrawn from the market due to the presence of N-nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances which does not comply with the national legislation and the Toy Safety Directive.
For more details, please see number 16 in the following table
The clothing “Girls’ shorts” and “Men’s leather wristband” were voluntarily recalled from end users due to the levels of azo dyes including azo dye 4-aminoazobenzene and benzidine-releasing azo dye, respectively. These products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.
For more details, please see number 21 in the following table, and number 20 in the following table.
The product “Girls’ shoes” was withdrawn from the market due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF). DMF is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing DMF are banned according to the REACH Regulation
For more details, please see number 34 in the following table.
The jewellery “Earrings” was rejected at the border for importation due the presence of cadmium. This product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
For more details, please see number 27 in the following table.
The decorative article “Glass oil lamp” was rejected for importation at the border due the structure of the wick which may allow small children to ingest the oil in the lamp. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14059.
For more details, please see number 2 in the following table.
The toys, “Toy mobile phone”, were withdrawn from the market and recalled from end users, due to the potential for children to access and ingest the button cell batteries. The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
For more details, please see numbers 29 and 30 in the following table.
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