Smyths Toys, with many branches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is recalling the “Jumping Ball”, as the consumer portal “Product Warning” is currently reporting. The bouncy and balance ball for children from the age of six is contaminated with an unacceptably high amount of the plasticizer diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
DIBP is a plasticizer from the phthalate group. It is classified as toxic to reproduction, which means that people who have been in contact with excessive doses of this plasticizer can have an impaired fertility. DIBP can also harm the unborn child.
The red jumping ball from Smyths Toys EU HQ UC for children aged six and over weighing up to 50 kilograms is affected by the recall.
Customers who have already purchased the ball are asked to return the goods to the point of sale. The return is also possible in any other Smyths Toys store. The purchase price will be refunded even if the receipt is not presented.
Originally from Ireland, Smyths are Europe’s largest toy retailer. They greatly expanded their locations with the acquisition of Toys’R’Us in 2017. There are currently 67 branches in Germany.
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The original for this article “Smyths bouncy and balance ball “Jumping Ball” heavily loaded with plasticizers” comes from chip.de.