Chemicals and Consumer Products – Noteworthy Consumer Product Recalls (October 21, 2011).

The following consumer products were recently recalled due to toxicological and/or labelling violations in the United States, Canada or Europe:

United States
LM Import & Export toy cars were recalled due to excessive levels of lead found in the surface paint that violates the federal lead paint standard.

For more details on this recall, please click here.  

Canada
The product “Hill Blazer” High Performance Metal Frame 3-Ski Snow Sled was recalled due to the presence of excess levels of barium in the coating on the black frame.

For more details on this recall, please click here.

The product “Tosca” Gel Firebowl was recalled due to the lack of the required precautionary labelling required for containers which are sold with the intention of being filled with a hazardous chemical product such as gel fuel.

For more details on this recall, please click here.
 
Europe
Toy dolls “Model Style” and “Cigioki Beautiful” were recalled due to the presence of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-isonyl phthalate (DINP). A sales ban and withdrawal from the market was ordered for inflatable swim rings due to the presence of DEHP and DINP. In addition, the importation of a doll was rejected by customs authorities due to the presence of DEHP.  DEHP is prohibited for use in all toys and DINP is prohibited for use in toys that can be placed in the mouth by children according to the REACH Regulations.

For more details, please see numbers 1 and 2 in the following table.
Also, please see numbers 16, 17 and 21 in the following table.

Bicycle tire repair kits were withdrawn from the market due to the presence of 1,2-dichloroethane, benzene and toluene at levels exceeding those specified by the REACH Regulations.

For more details, please see numbers 3 and 5 in the following table.

The scarf “Hidalgo tube scarf”, a towel by Amber Home, a ladies blazer and long sleeved t-shirts were withdrawn from the market due to the presence of azo dyes releasing high levels of 4-aminoazobenzene, toluenediamine or the aromatic amine, benzidine, which does not comply with the REACH Regulations.

For more details, please see numbers 10 and 22 in the following table.
Also, please see numbers 45 and 46 in the following table.

The glasses “Torino Cherry” were voluntarily withdrawn from the market due to excessive levels of lead and cadmium in the cherry ornament on the glasses, which does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

For more details, please see number 20 in the following table.

Children’s shoes by the brand DUMINI are no longer allowed to be sold in Europe due to the presence of chromium (VI), a very strong allergen which may cause allergic reactions to sensitive people.

For more details, please see number 32 in the following table.

Snap-hooks jewellery was withdrawn from the market in Europe as the product was found to release nickel at a rate exceeding the levels specified by the REACH Regulations.

For more details, please see number 6 in the following table.

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Chemicals and Consumer Products - Noteworthy Consumer Product Recalls

The following consumer products were recently recalled due to toxicological and/or labelling violations in the United States, Canada or Europe:

United States
Build-A-Bear Workshop recall of lapel pins due to excessive levels of lead that are prohibited under federal law. This was a joint recall by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

For further information, click here for the CPSC notice and here for the Health Canada notice.

Canada
U-POL Brand Automotive Repair and Refinish products were recalled due to failure to meet the requirements for labelling, including symbols and warnings as required by the Canadian Consumer Products Safety Act and corresponding regulations.

For more details on this recall, please click here.

Pedro’s Oranj Peelz citrus-based degreaser for bicycles was recalled due to failure top appropriately label the product for aspiration hazard and lack of child resistant closure required due to this hazard.

For more details on this recall, please click here

Europe
Imitation face and body piercing and white metal earrings were recalled in Europe as the product was found to release nickel at a rate exceeding the levels specified by the REACH Regulations.

For more details on this recall, please see number 14 on this list.

Fashion scarf was recalled due to the presence of azo dyes releasing high levels of the aromatic amine benzidine, a hazardous chemical, which does not comply with the REACH Regulations.

Happy Time CCTV-7 Scooter and a set of dolls were recalled due to presence of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is prohibited for use in toys according to the REACH regulations.

A toy abacus was recalled due to the presence of an excess amount of lead in the yellow beads that was in violation of the Toy Safety Directive and relevant European standard EN 71.

For more information on these recalls, please see numbers 14, 18, 19 and 20 in the following table.

Marketing a consumer product in the U.S., Canada or Europe? Intrinsik can help ensure that the product meets the toxicological and labelling standards for your jurisdiction. Contact us at 905-364-7800 ext 216 for more information.