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2021.07.16 Recall: HKFV Blue LED Star Scatter Cushion

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

HKFV Blue LED Star Scatter Cushion

Star cushion 

Alert number
2103-0195

Product type
Toys - Cushion

Product identifiers
ASIN: B0756ZSTVX

Product description
Blue LED Star Scatter Cushion

Country of origin
China

Counterfeit
Unknown

Risk level
High

Risk type
Choking and suffocation

Risk description
The product poses a high risk of choking for children under three due to easily accessible AAA batteries, which fit into a small parts cylinder. The tested product did not have a screw on the battery cover. The zip puller detached during a 90-newton tension test and was found to fit wholly within a small parts cylinder which presents another choking hazard, and it also generated a sharp point capable of posing a skin puncture hazard. The inner mesh which retains the polyester filling material was easy to tear and gave access to the filling material. The electrical wires were approximately 230 mm in length and as such considered to pose a strangulation hazard. The product also presents a suffocation risk as the supplied polymer bag was sufficiently large enough to be able to cover a child's mouth and nose simultaneously. When measured it was found to have an average thickness 0.036 mm which is below the 0.038 mm standard The product also failed on heating and abnormal operation - the cushion did not comply with heating test or tension test (the wires did not withstand the 70N tension force and were broken). The product contained no permanent labelling or wording as required by Schedule 7 to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

The product does not meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

Corrective measures
Withdrawal of the product from the market

Online marketplace
Amazon - The online marketplace has removed the product listing.

Notifier
Office for Product Safety and Standards

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