Decorative candles-Fruit Candle

SIAR Code: 6851
Category: Food-imitating products
Source: RAPEX
Publication Date: Dec 09, 2010
Affected Countries: Greece
Product Origin Country: China
Product Description: Food-imitating decorative candle in the shape of a yellow pear (approximate dimensions: maximum diameter 7 cm, height 8 cm). The candle is packed in a transparent cubic plastic box (approximate length of edge: 8 cm), with an internal yellow cardboard base.
Product Brand: Fruit Candle
Batch Number / Bar Code: Art No. S-062/1-0400, barcode: 8 429283 104007
Defect Description: The product poses a risk of choking because, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (pear). This may lead children to put it in their mouth, bite it into pieces and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
Risks: Choking
Measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities