Hong Kong Customs alerts public on unsafe children's product

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      Hong Kong Customs today (March 15) alerted members of the public to the potential hazards posed by a children's high chair and advised them to stop using it for safety's sake. Test results indicated that the product could pose a risk of finger entrapment to children.

     Customs officers recently conducted a test-buy operation on the product from a retailer for safety tests by the Government Laboratory. The results revealed that the product had gaps and might pose a risk of finger entrapment.

     Customs officers seized a total of 17 children's high chairs from seven shops in the past two days.

Investigation is ongoing. 

     Under the Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance, it is an offence to supply, manufacture or import unsafe toys or children's products. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for one year on first conviction, and a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for two years on subsequent conviction.

     â€‹Members of the public with information relating to suspected unsafe toys or children's products may call the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182, or write to the Consumer Protection Bureau, Customs and Excise Department, 14/F, Customs Headquarters Building, 222 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.

Published on: 2017-03-15

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