PARENTS are being urged to check if their kids have a Crazy Geezer’s Putty World purple slime toy that’s been withdrawn over choking fears.
Amazon has stopped selling the toy after the European Commission said it failed to meet with EU toy safety rules.
The toy, which was made in China, includes small plastic accessories such as fake eyes and a nose.
But it’s a “small magnet” with a “high magnetic flux” that the European Commission is worried about.
It says it’s concerned that the magnetic toy could attract other metallic objects if swallowed, which might in turn block or pierce a child’s intestines.
Amazon told The Sun it doesn’t comment on products that it no longer sells, so we don’t know how much the putty cost, but the Chartered Trading Standards Institute says the item was sold in the UK.
It advises people with the toy to stop using it and to return it to the trader, which in this case is Amazon.
We’re awaiting confirmation from Amazon on how to return the toy and whether you’ll get a full refund.
But usually when toys are recalled you can get a full refund if you return the item.
Under consumer rights rules, you’re usually entitled to a refund, repair or replacement when an item is faulty.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full redund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
More toy warnings
IT’S been found that some best-selling slime toys contain dangerous levels of a chemical that could cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Smyths recently recalled its mini cupcake surprise toys over fears they’re dangerous for kids.
While an Animagic My First Puppy toy sold in Argos, Tesco and Amazon has been recalled over fears kids could CHOKE.
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