The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) is calling on consumers to the below mentioned items to retailers because they are defective.
The Authority’s Technical Regulations Division says that during its Prosafe Joint Action Market Surveillance, four specific baby cots and carriers were found not to comply with key standards and instead pose risks to both babies and consumers.
- BABYGO-SLEEP CHANGING TABLE
This product does not conform with the EN 12221-1:2008+A1:2013 guidelines because its width and length are not to standard. The product collapsed during a strength test.
- BABYGO-SLEEPER TRAVEL COT
This product does not meet the official standard laid out in EN 716-1:2017. There are too many holes and openings in the design, which pose a risk of injury to the child. The folding mechanism is also not up to standard.
- INFANTINO-SWIFT BABY CARRIER
This carrier did not meet the EN 13209-2:2015 guidelines and during early testing with the maximum load applied, the carrier broke after less than one third of the cycles required by the same standard.
- CLIPPASAFE – CARRAMIO BABY CARRIER
This carrier reportedly broke after less than one half of the cycles required by the same standard. The product did not comply with the EN 13209-2:2015 guidelines.
WHAT TO DO
If you have any of the above-mentioend items, get back to the retailer from where you bought them.
Should you have any questions about the products, you can send an email to: [email protected]