A REBORN doll sold by NPK has been recalled over fears it might pose a choking hazard for children.
The 10″ lifelike toy baby has a magnetic dummy which regulators say do not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and could be dangerous.
A notice on the European Commission website reads: “If a small child puts the small magnet in the mouth, it could lead to choking.
“If the small magnet and other metallic objects are swallowed, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.”
The alert, which was submitted in the UK, has been described as “serious”.
The doll has a model number G1902-CFW-04PMP and has been recalled from users by both the suppliers and the importers.
It is described as a “soft plastic doll in the form of a realistic newborn baby”.
It comes packaged in a zip lock bag along with a small magnetic imitation soother.
It is also sold with a birth certificate inside a plain cardboard box with a barcode sticker attached.
The dolls were sold in the UK and made in China.
It is not clear how many of the dolls have been sold in the UK but NPK have a sellers website on Amazon where their dolls can be purchased.
If you have one of these dolls, Trading Standards is advising you stop using it due to the health risks.
There’s no information about whether you can get your money back, but you should contact the retailer to ask for a refund.
Reborn dolls are a new craze where the toys are designed to be as lifelike as possible.
They are manufactured dolls that have been transformed by an artist to resemble a human infant as realistically as possible.
On the NPK website it says that all of its dolls have “passed the evaluation of “Safety test standard” of EN71 and ASTM.”
But the European Commission and Trading Standards say that this doll does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
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