The Consumer Protection Services on Monday announced the withdrawal of a number of products available on the Cyprus market including children’s swimwear, lighters, clothing, children’s items and toys which were deemed dangerous after failing to meet minimum safety requirements:
Lighter in the shape of lipstick distributed by Alpha 1 Express – ‘Dromos ton Kynigon 2’, Malamo Souvenir Shop. Fire hazard as it could be mistaken as a toy by children.
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- New booklet highlights harmful chemicals
- Warning over mercury-laced lipstick
Power Flower, girls swimming costume distributed by Napamore Supermarket. Model – F405, serial number: 9999990179. Made in China. Possible injury from straps that tie at the back.
Bingo game distributed by Elatora Souvenir shop. Imported by Santa Marina Handicrafts Ltd. Model – 6750, serial number 6924305067503. Made in China. Appropriate conformity assessment procedure for the product has not been followed.
PPM 050 Children’s high-chair. Distributed by Baby 4U, imported by M.G. Krystallis & Sons Ltd. Model 050 Brown. Injury as the product does not have an adequate restraining system
Consumers can see the complete list of items withdrawn from the Cypriot market at the Consumer Protection Services website www.consumer.gov.cy and the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products (GRAS-RAPEX) www.ec.europa.eu/rapex
The Consumer Protection Services can be contacted at :
Consumer hotline: 1429
Nicosia Head Office: 22-200930
Limassol District Office: 25-819150
Larnaca-Famagusta District Office: 24-816160
Paphos District Office: 26-604613