Parents urged to return Chinese-made purple slime over fears children could die choking on magnets in putty packs
- Parents should stop their child from playing with Crazy Geezer’s Putty World
- The European Commission issued a continent-wide alert about the unsafe toy
- Experts fear children swallowing the product could suffer a blocked intestine
Parents have been warned to return a Chineese-made magnetic slime toy over fears children could face serious injury or die if they swallow the product.
The European Commission issued an urgent continent-wide alert about the dangers posed by Crazy Geezer’s Putty World, which was available across Britain from Amazon.
However, the online retailer pulled remaining stocks of the product after EU safety watchdogs determined it was dangerous.
The European Commission issued a continent-wide alert about the safety of Crazy Geezer’s Putty World after reports that swallowing it could damage a child’s intestines
The magnetic putty toy also contained a small magnet which contained a ‘high magnetic flux’ meaning it could cause ‘intestinal blockage or perforation’ if swallowed
The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX) is designed to protect European consumers from dangerous or harmful goods.
According to the European Commission: ‘The putty contains a magnet which is a small part and has a high magnetic flux.
‘If a child swallows the small magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.
‘The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.’
Safety chiefs were concerned also by the small plastic accessories such as eyes and a nose which were sold by the product.
According to Which?: ‘If you own Crazy Geezer’s Putty World putty, you should stop your child from playing with it immediately. You may be able to return the unsafe putty to the company and request a refund or safe replacement using 14-day online or store returns policies.
‘If that isn’t possible, you could cite the Consumer Rights Act on the basis that the putty is not of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose considering the safety warning.
‘You can also contact the retailer directly to see what action it may take.’