Summary

Product: Wishliker Girls’ Mermaid Tail for Swimming with Mermaid Fin and Bikini Set, Princess Cosplay Costume, Set of 4 Pieces

Hazard: The product poses a high risk of drowning because it is intended for a young child, and the hazard warnings and risks are not available at the point of sale or on the product, informing the purchaser and user of the risks.

Corrective action: The listing has been removed by the online marketplace (Amazon) and withdrawn from the market, with warnings issued to consumers.

Product information

Type Clothing, textiles and fashion items – Mermaid tail swimsuit
Country of Origin China
Product description A child’s two-piece mermaid swimming costume with a one-piece tail that incorporates a monofin, and a separate bikini top. The tail fits from hip to toe. The costume is coloured blue and turquoise.
Product Report and Image Link to product image and PDF

Hazard

The product poses a high risk of drowning because it is intended for a young child, and the hazard warnings and risks are not available at the point of sale or on the product, informing the purchaser and user of the risks. As the parent or carer does not have the relevant information available to identify that the product will have an adverse effect on the young child’s ability to swim, they may assume the user will be able to swim as per their usual ability, which is not the case with these products.

This product therefore poses a drowning risk and does not meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Corrective action

The listing has been removed by the online marketplace (Amazon) and withdrawn from the market.

Warning: Mermaid tails or monofins can significantly reduce the person’s ability to swim and can only be used by competent swimmers under strict adult supervision at all times, regardless of swimming ability.

Additional information

PSD case number: 2201-0244

Notified by: Office for Product Safety and Standards

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