Risk of suffocation: this soft toy is now prohibited for sale

Risk of suffocation: this soft toy is now prohibited for sale

The filling of this soft toy sold at Casa may escape due to a sewing defect. The product in question, sold throughout Europe, could cause respiratory arrest in young people.

Choosing a soft toy is a less trivial act than it seems. Indeed, the Jungle Plush with Plaid distributed by Casa can cause respiratory arrest, indicates the Rappel Conso website.

Soft toys and key rings sold throughout Europe

The products affected by the recall are distributed by Casa. These soft toys are accused of being able to cause a “respiratory arrest“in babies and young children. They do indeed have a possibility”access to the fibrous padding due to the weakness of the seam at the back“, and therefore a “risk of ingestion“. Additionally, “The age exclusion warning on the article is not correct.”

In fact, the product references must be read carefully:

  • Babies-Children (excluding food) / Toys JUNGLE PLUSH WITH PLAID
  • Dial: HOME
  • Model or reference: 548324
  • • GTIN 2000005483240 Lot All lots
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: CASA

Consumers are invited not to use these products and to return them to the store for a refund. A contact number has been set up 003214742000.

How to react in the event of choking in a child?

Toys, candy, accessories… Babies and young children tend to put everything in their mouths. Learning to react correctly allows you to avoid a tragedy if they choke. Certain gestures/reflexes prove very useful:

  • In case of partial suffocation (the victim coughs and/or makes sounds): let the child cough and reassure him: he will expel the object on his own. On the other hand, don’t slap him on the back; this action could make the situation worse.
  • In case of total suffocation (no sound comes out of his mouth): Give a maximum of 5 slaps on the back of the child (over one year old). Tap vigorously between the shoulder blades, 5 times in a row. If this method does not work, opt for the Heimlich maneuver (in children over one year old): place yourself behind the child, pressed against him. Place your closed fist between his navel and the lower end of the sternum. “Then, hold your fist in place using your other hand. Press your fist firmly towards you and upwards and repeat this gesture a maximum of 5 times” specifies the Red Cross.

If the child loses consciousness, place him on his back and immediately call 15. While waiting for help, perform cardiac massage.

Good to know : whatever the type of choking in the child, it is appropriate to consult.