Trading Standards Institute Advice

2021.10.08 Recall: XMCSLM Wooden Abacus Calculating Beads

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

XMCSLM Wooden Abacus Calculating Beads

Abacus

Alert number
2108-0243

Product type
Toys - Educational Toy

Product identifiers
Model no: No.084
AliExpress item number: 4001152549633

Product description
Hexagon shaped wooden abacus toy with multicoloured beads.

Country of origin
China

Counterfeit
Unknown

Risk level
Serious

Risk type
Choking

Risk description
This product poses a serious risk of choking because when tested according to the tension test, the sticks of the balls detached at forces included between 37 N and 50N, releasing the balls which fit entirely within the small part cylinder. After the soaking test, and when tested according to the tension test, the frame separated at a force of 28 N releasing the balls which fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. The product also did not comply fully with the marking requirements of the relevant standard and does not meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

Corrective measures
We recommend owners stop using this product immediately. Contact the distributor you purchased from to request redress.

Online marketplace
AliExpress - The listing has been removed by the online marketplace

Notifier
Office for Product Safety and Standards

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