With temperatures set to rise this weekend, many families are preparing to cool off in their gardens with paddling pools. However, a major warning has been issued regarding a particular brand of paddling pool sold on Amazon. The Bestway Paddling Pool has been urgently recalled over safety fears caused by a dangerous chemical. According to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, the plastic material of the product has been found to have an excessive concentration of phthalates. These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
The product in question is the Bestway Paddling Pool with the ASIN number B002CIKZ12. Unfortunately, the batch number, barcode, and model are unknown. Over 200 of the paddling pools were sold in the Republic of Ireland. A notice on the CCPC website reads: “If you purchased one of these products, please discontinue use immediately, discard the product and keep it out of the reach of children. You may wish to contact Amazon to see if there are any remedies available to you. This can be done via your user account on Amazon.”
It is important to note that phthalates are a group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl. They are commonly found in products such as toys, food packaging, and medical devices. However, exposure to high levels of phthalates can be harmful, particularly to young children. The European Union has banned the use of certain phthalates in toys and childcare articles since 1999.
If you have purchased a Bestway Paddling Pool, it is crucial that you check the ASIN number to ensure that it is not the recalled product. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact Amazon for further guidance. It is always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of our children.
In recent months, there have been several product recalls due to safety concerns. Dunnes Stores recently recalled a popular kids’ item over strangulation fears. The product in question was a plush toy from the Squishmallow range. The toy had a long tail that posed a potential risk of strangulation to young children. Dunnes Stores issued a statement urging customers who had purchased the item to return it to their nearest store for a full refund.
It is reassuring to see that companies are taking steps to ensure the safety of their customers. However, it is also important for consumers to remain vigilant and informed about potential risks associated with the products they purchase. By staying informed and taking appropriate action, we can all work together to ensure the safety of our families and communities.