The EU RAPEX system has notified 12 cases of products recalled, 75% were notified because of the risk of strangulation. Nine of these were children’s clothing which do not comply with the drawstring regulation. 1 child’s hat and 1 child’s sleeping bag were recalled because the small pompoms can easily detach and a small child could put them in their mouth and choke on them, and one case of children’s shoes being recalled because the insole contains Chromium VI (measured value 56 mg/kg).
One case of children’s pyjamas being recalled due to violation of the federal flammability standard. These girls’ pajama sets pose a risk of burn injuries to children. One bean bag chair was also recalled because it does not comply with the same flammability regulation.
One Crib Mattress was recalled because the gap between the mattress and the side or end of the crib is greater than 3 cm which poses an entrapment hazard for an infant. One bean bag chair was recalled because the zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate, or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.
The risks in these three markets is shown below.