Gel beads for real plants "Gel beads for real plants"

Code SIAR: 7335
Catégorie: Food-imitating products
Sources: RAPEX
Date de Publication: 17 févr., 2011
Pays Concernés: Italy
Pays d'Origine du Produit: China
Description du Produit: The packaging is a clear plastic bag containing 15g of purplish-red hygroscopic beads, stapled to a sheet of pink and pale green card bearing an image of a plant with open green leaves in a glass bowl. At the top is the wording “Gel Perla per piante vere (gel beads for real plants)”, in green: the same wording appears on the back of the rectangular card. The instructions for use are shown in green. On the right is an image of a plant in a glass bowl and the words “15 g of product".
Marque du Produit: Unknown
Code du Lot / Code Barre: Type/number of model: Code 22071, barcode 8031244044514
Description du Défaut: The products pose a risk of choking and injuries because they are identical in appearance to berries such as currants, and because they expand rapidly upon contact with water, they may, if accidentally ingested, obstruct the intestine, or, if they enter the airway, impede or completely prevent the passage of air, resulting in respiratory distress and/or asphyxia.

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.

Similar hygroscopic beads sold as toys have been mistaken for sweets.
Risques: Étouffement, Blessures et déchirures
Mesures: Seizure ordered by the authorities
Seizure of the product by the authorities