Pay attention to Alerts for Dangerous Toys and Clothing Products for Children’s Day! Stay Informed with the European InfoCons App!

Every year, on June 1st, Children’s Day is celebrated, and InfoCons, through the Free European InfoCons App, supports parents in protecting children from unsafe non-food products. The app provides immediate access to the European rapid alert system for non-food products, such as toys, clothing, school supplies, and other items that may pose health and safety risks to children.

By using the European InfoCons App, parents can stay up to date with the latest information and warnings about products available on the market. Through daily updated alerts on non-food products, parents can take preventive measures and make safer choices regarding purchases for their children.

With the help of the European InfoCons App, parents can have greater confidence that the products they purchase comply with European safety standards, thus protecting their children’s health and well-being.

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Through the European InfoCons App, available in 33 languages, consumers have direct access to alerts for food and non-food products across the European Union! By accessing the dedicated alert section, consumers can find out the following about non-food products:

  • Product name ;
  • Targeted country ;
  • Risk level ;
  • Origin of the product ;
  • Date the alert goes into effect ;
  • Photo of the product .

Soft Toy in the Shape of a Leopard

The toy has small parts (eyes) that can easily detach. Small children can put them in their mouths and choke. Additionally, the fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams. A small child can put the stuffing material in their mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Choking hazard

 

Battery-Powered Electric Toy (3 x 1.5V LR44)

The product’s electronic components have an excessive concentration of lead (measured value up to 1.3% by weight). Lead poses an environmental risk.

The product does not comply with the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Environmental risk

 

Plastic Doll

The plastic material of the doll has an excessive concentration of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 10% by weight). This phthalate can harm children’s health, causing potential damage to their reproductive systems.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Chemical risk

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Every month, numerous rapid alerts for non-food products intended for children are issued, including products such as:

  • Baby strollers ;
  • Children’s clothing ;
  • Toys (dolls, plush animals, balls, etc.) ;
  • Scooters ;
  • School supplies (pencils, backpacks, markers, paints) .

Using the European InfoCons App, consumers can quickly access alerts about non-food products in one place, without having to go through a cumbersome search process that often involves time loss or is unsuccessful. Alerts for non-food products in the European InfoCons App are organized chronologically, allowing consumers to see the latest alerts first, providing them with updated and relevant information in real time. Additionally, parents can search different product categories by entering keywords in the search button of the Alerts section.

Attention! Before making a purchase, access the European InfoCons App to ensure that the products are not or have not been subject to non-food product alerts issued by the European Union.

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InfoCons – European Organization for Consumers Protection and Promotion of Programs and Strategies , a full member of the World Organization Consumers International, founding member of the Federation of Consumer Associations, and member of ANEC.

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