Report 7 (Published on: 19/02/2016)

Notification A12/0109/16 has been withdrawn from Report 2016-005 at the request of the notifying authority as it concerns the same recall that was notified in A12/0026/16 (Report-2016-002).

Notification A12/1081/15 from Report 2015-035 due to an error, the notifying authority has asked to remove Turkey as the country of origin.


 
Weekly overview report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0166/16 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Light Red
 
Type/number of model: CI 12475
 
Batch number/Barcode: batch 24.10.14, expiry 24.10.2017
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amines o-toluidine (measured value 92 mg/kg), 2.4-diaminotoluene (measured value 2780 mg/kg) and 2-methyl-5-nitroaniline (measured value 46 mg/kg). Aromatic Amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction. The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants. The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: 30 ml bottle with red pigment.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy

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Alert number: A12/0168/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Wooden playpen
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Foldable Wooden Baby Playpen
 
Type/number of model: KMSWBP-6
 
Batch number/Barcode: I037980
 
Risk: Entrapment
 
When opening the gate, gaps are created at the top of the gate and holes exposed at the base of the gate; a child may put its fingers between the moving parts and trap its fingers. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Six sided wooden playpen with gated opening and six wooden disk feet with no base. The product is a folding assembly that is packaged in a card board box of dimensions 94x19x70.5 cm.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0201/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Amber necklace
 
Brand: BalticWay
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: COBB500LIS
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The cord and the clasp of the necklace can easily break, releasing the beads and a small metal part of the clasp: a small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Necklace for babies made of light yellow, round amber beads on a cord separated by a knot, to be closed with a metal clasp and packaged in a plastic bag containing a certificate of guarantee and authenticity.
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: France

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Alert number: A12/0171/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s trousers
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: G3213A
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Leisure trousers for children, available in blue, green and red. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with an inscription and a skater figure. Size: 128, 134, 140, 152
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0172/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s trousers
 
Brand: HONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: KH-65
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Leisure trousers for girls, available in dark blue and grey. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with an inscription: "Ambition 52 ACTRESS". Size: 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0174/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Wendee
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 1. OZFB11148-1, 2. OZFB11148-2
 
Batch number/Barcode: 1. 8680805552632, 2. 8680805552663
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The drawstring with free ends in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child (e.g. in a playground), which may cause strangulation. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Children’s sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood intended for children of 2 (size 92), 4 (size 104), 5 (size 110), 7 (size 122), 8 (size 128) years of age.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0184/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s jacket
 
Brand: CACAO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 1) 3151206073, 3) 3130505202, 2) 3150905228
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3) 1000900102292 , 1) 1000804683996, 2) 1000900102308
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may be strangled. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: 1) Children’s jacket with a drawstring in the hood; intended for children up to 4 years of age. 2) Yellow children’s jacket with a drawstring in the hood; intended for children up to 4 years of age. 3) Pink and blue children’s jacket with elastic drawstring in the hood; intended for children up to 7 years of age.
Country of origin: Vietnam
Alert submitted by: Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0188/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Leather belt
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Style
 
Type/number of model: 1) SST-98 2) FTG-063
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 37 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: 1) Two belts (coral-coloured), approximately 106 cm long and 4 cm wide, made up of three layers, inner side comprising a thin layer of leather. 2) Two black belts, approximately 108 cm long, approximately 3.7 cm wide, made up of three layers, inner side comprising a thin layer of leather, the outer side decorated with silver, star-shaped rivets.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany

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Alert number: A12/0190/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Wallet
 
Brand: HJP Design
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Item No 7035; Colour: cognac/orchid
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value: 6 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reaction. The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Rectangular brown leather wallet (with press stud closure): die-cut flower motif on front (with magenta textile background), coin pocket and side pocket on back with zip; several card slots inside.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Germany

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Alert number: A12/0194/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s jacket
 
Brand: J.N.S WEAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: BSL-8855
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the neck area can become trapped during various activities of the child, especially in the playground, possibly causing strangulation. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Blue jacket with elastic drawstring in the hood. Sizes: 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0196/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: ZF51
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2007111010513
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The presence of the drawstring with free ends in the waist area of trousers could lead to injuries. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Outfit for children consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions "OCEAN DREAM" and "Copacabana Beach". Size: 134; 140; 146
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0200/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's down jacket
 
Brand: Blumarine Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Article 357 PN 11, Colour: 22616
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium VI in the leather of the hood's edging is too high (measured values up to 37.3 mg/kg). Chromium VI is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Down jacket with fur and leather hood.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Italy
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A12/0181/16 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Make up cream
 
Brand: ITP Imports
 
Name: HALLOWEEN - Make Up Cream
 
Type/number of model: Item No. M-48200
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5050577482001; 101556-B
 
Risk: Microbiological
 
The product contains mold (measured value: 27000000 cfu/g). The contamination can cause eye irritation and inflammation of the conjunctiva. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Green Halloween make up to be applied on the face, supplied in a squeezable transparent plastic tube with a white screw cap, Net Wt. 1 oz 28.3g. The tube is sold in a transparent blister with cardboard backing.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0182/16 
 
Category: Decorative articles
 
Product: Decorative oil lamp
 
Brand: Taiga
 
Name: Lyhty Lykta
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil. Children can reach the lamp oil and drink it which can cause lung damage if swallowed. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the relevant standard EN 14059.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Decorative oil lamp, that consists of a base (wood/metal), a cylinder (glass) and a cover (metal) and replaceable, single use oil container, that has a non-removable wick. The oil lamps are available with different combinations of materials (wood, glass, metal), patterns and colours.
Country of origin: Finland
Alert submitted by: Finland

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Alert number: A12/0169/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Hair straightener
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fast Hair Straightener
 
Type/number of model: Model: HQT 906
 
Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 6925249990063
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate: there is access to metal parts separated from live parts by basic insulation which can lead to an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Pink hair brush shaped hair straightener with clover shaped plug, AC100-230V. Packaged in black cardboard box with a picture of the item on front.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0170/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: LED floodlight
 
Brand: RIBITECH
 
Name: Projecteur à LED 10 W (10W LED floodlight)
 
Type/number of model: PRSPOT10M - high power 10W
 
Batch number/Barcode: R14090150 - 3700194411800 - year 2014
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
There is nothing to prevent the screw holding the earth wire in place from loosening. If the earth wire became detached, the product would not be earthed. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: High power 10W LED aluminium floodlight suitable for outdoor use, sold in a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France

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Alert number: A12/0173/16 
 
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Dive computers
 
Brand: SCUBAPRO
 
Name: UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol
 
Type/number of model: Galileo SOL, Galileo LUNA
 
Batch number/Barcode: Serial numbers: Galileo SOL: 150423 0202 001 to 150921 0001 005 Galileo LUNA: 150422 0058 001 to 150903 0338 005
 
Risk: Drowning
 
The dive computer's screen might freeze. Lack of information provided by the computer to the diver could lead to the diver misjudging the situation which could lead to accidents underwater.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Dive computer used to provide information to diver while under water.
Country of origin: Indonesia
Alert submitted by: Malta
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden, France

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Alert number: A12/0187/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: LED floodlight
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Projecteur à LED 20 W sur Pied
 
Type/number of model: Ref. number 3054. Lot number: 13120233.
 
Batch number/Barcode: 13120233 - 4892931970264 - year 2014
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The earth wire is not properly held in place. If it detached, the product would not be earthed. Water can enter the casing. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: LED flood light in cardboard packaging for outdoor use.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France

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Alert number: A12/0163/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler
 
Name: 300
 
Type/number of model: Affected vehicles produced between 2005-2010.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger cars.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Romania
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovakia, the Netherlands, Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0164/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Wrangler
 
Type/number of model: Model: 2006 (TJ)
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevents the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down may break. As a result, the engine may start without the clutch pedal being pushed down causing the vehicle to move unexpectedly.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car, 4x4.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Romania
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, Croatia, United Kingdom, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0175/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycles
 
Brand: YAMAHA
 
Name: XJR1300
 
Type/number of model: Model: XJR1300 and XJR1300C
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2007-2015 model years are concerned.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Due to insufficient clearance between the chain and oil nozzle, the chain could come in contact with an oil nozzle. This may cause the tip of the oil nozzle to break and get stuck between the primary chain and gear, which may cause the vehicle to suddenly stop.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Motorcycles.
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0176/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycles
 
Brand: YAMAHA
 
Name: XMAX400
 
Type/number of model: Model YP400R
 
Batch number/Barcode: Model years affected: 2014-2015, VINs from VG5SH071000011962 to VG5SH071000031971.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Due to incorrect crimping of the metal sleeve in the brake hose, the rigid brake tube might be pulled out from the metal sleeve causing a loss of brake force.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Motorcycles.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Germany, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0177/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: OPEL
 
Name: Vivaro
 
Type/number of model: Model: Vivaro B
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles of 2015-2016 model years are concerned.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Due to insufficient tightening torque of the bonnet's primary latch bolts, the bonnet may unlock unexpectedly while driving.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Van.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: United Kingdom, Slovenia, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany

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Alert number: A12/0179/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger cars / lorries
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Ducato
 
Type/number of model: Type: 250 EC type-approval: e3*2007/46*0044*, e3*2007/46*0049*, e3*2001/116*0232*
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between October 2014 and June 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The connection of the ignition switch can become loose and, thus, turn off the instrument panel lights and possibly deactivate other electronic systems as well, such as the ABS system.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger cars / lorries
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovakia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Croatia, United Kingdom, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0180/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Sprinter
 
Type/number of model: Type: 906; EC type-approval: e1*2007/46*0279*, e1*2007/46*0294*, e1*2007/46*0295*, e1*2007/46*0299*, e1*2007/46*0304*, e1*2007/46*0308*, e1*2001/116*0353; types: 906BB30, 906BA50, 906BB50, 906BB50/4x4, 906BA50/4x4, 906AC30
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles manufactured between 25 August and 13 October 2015 are concerned.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
As a result of inadequate paint adhesion, the windows and lashing rails may become detached in the event of an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Van
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: the Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0189/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: V-Strom 1000
 
Type/number of model: Type: DD; EC type-approval: e4*2002/24*3025*
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were built between 2014 and 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Corrosion of the ignition lock connecting plug may lead to failure of the electrical system. Incorrect routing of the wiring harness in the tank area may lead to the engine stalling whilst riding. The incorrect positioning of the battery earth connection may lead to starter failure. As a result, the motorcycle may crash.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Motorcycle
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland, Croatia, the Netherlands

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0198/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Boxer
 
Type/number of model: Types: YB, YC, YD EC type-approvals: e2*2007/46*0253*03, e2*2007/46*0255*04, e2*2007/46*0257*04.
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced between 1 October 2014 and 25 May 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
An error in the ignition locking system may cause failure of the various electrical systems and of the dashboard instruments which can lead to an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Van
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: United Kingdom, Malta, Sweden

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0199/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Jumper
 
Type/number of model: Types: Y, YB, YC, YD EC type-approvals: e2*2007/46*0252*03; e2*2007/46*0254*04; e2*2007/46*0256*04; e3*2001/116*0234*12; e3*2001/116*0234*14; e3*2007/46*0046*08; e3*2007/46*0046*10; e3*2007/46*0051*06; e3*2007/46*0051*08
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced between 30 September 2014 and 16 June 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
An error in the ignition locking system may cause failure of the various electrical systems and of the dashboard instruments which can lead to an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Van.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Malta

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Alert number: A12/0191/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Aluminium ladder
 
Brand: Marko Ladders
 
Name: 12 Steps Telescopic Ladder
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use, leading the user to fall from a height. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Aluminium telescopic extending ladder, 12 step, 3.7 metres, supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0192/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Aluminium ladder
 
Brand: DIY Essentials
 
Name: Telescopic ladder
 
Type/number of model: Item number: 310229 Z078A
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5038037391650
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use, leading the user to fall from a height. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Aluminium extending telescopic ladder, 3.2 metres, 10 rungs, 10 sections, width 48.5cm, depth 8cm, height 318 cm, weight 9.4kg. The product is supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0160/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Musical playmat
 
Brand: Fantástiko / Hexiang
 
Name: Playmat
 
Type/number of model: Model number: No. HX1803; Serial number: Ref. 9099.
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8424345090991
 
Risk: Choking
 
The plastic sticker "Playmat" can easily detach and generate small parts that small children could put in their mouth and choke on. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Multicoloured musical mat with drawings (teddy bear, ambulance, ship, train) sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0161/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy
 
Brand: Fantástiko
 
Name: Elephant
 
Type/number of model: - Model number: No. 2059; - Serial number: Ref. 8920.
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN 8424345089209
 
Risk: Choking
 
The toy can easily break and generate small parts (the green and purple parts placed on the elephant's back, the inner speaker, the burring of the lamp) which small children could put in their mouth and choke on. In addition, when broken the green and purple parts placed on the elephant's back may expose children to sharp points and edges, causing injuries. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Plastic yellow elephant with accessories sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0162/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Push along toy
 
Brand:  Fantástiko
 
Name: Funny Wheel
 
Type/number of model: Model number: No. 887-1; Serial number: Batch 01/2013, Ref. 9352.
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8424345093527
 
Risk: Choking
 
The toy can easily break, releasing small parts which small children might put in their mouth and choke on. In addition, the small parts released from the handle might expose children to sharp points and edges, causing injuries. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Plastic push along toy with a green wheel and a rose handle.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0167/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Pull-along toy
 
Brand: SIRONG
 
Name: Animal Paradise
 
Type/number of model: Q 92
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5601237770794
 
Risk: Choking
 
At the end of the cord to pull the toy there is a small plastic ring attached by a simple knot, which can easily be detached. A small child could put the small ring in the mouth and choke on it. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Pull-along toy in the form of a cow, emitting light and sound. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0178/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy car
 
Brand: KENYI TOYS - GAZELO toys
 
Name: BAJKOWE POJAZDY BUDOWLANE ('FAIRYTALE CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES')
 
Type/number of model: G040237-5303AB
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN code 5907773931980
 
Risk: Choking
 
The toy contains small parts (the driver) that detach easily. A small child might put them in the mouth and choke on them. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Multicoloured plastic toy car packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Latvia

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Alert number: A12/0183/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy bear
 
Brand: Tropic
 
Name: Maskotka (soft toy)
 
Type/number of model: TC30462
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5907714416187
 
Risk: Choking
 
The nose of the bear can easily detach. A small child could put this small part in the mouth and choke on it. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Soft toy bear with the inscription "I love strawberry". Cardboard label attached.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland

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Alert number: A12/0185/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy telephone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Telephone
 
Type/number of model: Item NO: 711K
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5902496096909
 
Risk: Suffocation, Choking, Strangulation
 
Small stickers may detach from the toy telephone. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke. The cord connecting the toy phone with the earpiece is too long, and this may cause strangulation if it wraps around a child's neck. The plastic of the packaging is too thin: if a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose causing the child to suffocate. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Toy telephone supplied in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland

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Alert number: A12/0186/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic squeezable toy
 
Brand: NOWA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: NGV0371
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5901531727006
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured values: 9.79 % and 4.03 % by weight respectively). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Warning consumers of the risks, Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Green plastic squeezable crocodile. Packed in a white plastic net with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0193/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: BOWMAN SUPER GAME
 
Type/number of model: No. 208-A (GJ010)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5999563860099
 
Risk: Injuries, Chemical
 
The suction cups of the arrows contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7.3 % by weight) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 7.7% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition the kinetic energy of the arrows is too high, which may lead to eye or face injuries. According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toys Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: The set includes: a black bow with gold handle, 3 colourful arrows with suction cup and a plastic knife. The product is fixed to a colourful cardboard.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0195/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Convertible tricycle-scooter
 
Brand: Rollers by OZINC
 
Name: TRIKE TO TRI-SCOOTER
 
Type/number of model: ITEM NO. ZC028265
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5037970028265
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The scooter is not sufficiently stable; the child might lose balance and fall. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Green, blue and white foldable and convertible scooter/tricycle, three-wheels, made of plastic and metal. The height of the handlebar is adjustable. Load capacity: 20 kg. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0197/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Push-along toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Zwierzątko-zabawka ('animal toy')
 
Type/number of model: 1230058762
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5900851587628
 
Risk: Suffocation, Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the antennae and the balls attached to the wheels) that can easily detach; small children can put them in the mouth and choke on them. The plastic bag of the packaging is too thin. If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose causing the child to suffocate. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Wooden push along toy.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0015/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Children's cot
 
Brand: Bopita
 
Name: Charlotte
 
Type/number of model: 11411011
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Entrapment, Strangulation, Injuries
 
There are protruding parts to which garments of children could get hanged, causing strangulation. The bars can easily break, which may cause entrapment of the head or the body of a child between the broken bars or injuries due to the sharp edges of the broken pieces. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: White baby cot, 60x120 cm, supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Luxembourg

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Alert number: A11/0051/16 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Haircare product
 
Brand: BERRYWELL
 
Name: formenheld - Gel Wachs / Gel Wax
 
Type/number of model: Artikel-Nr.: B21081, 51 ml
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4011669003086; 133290015
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product contains isobutylparaben, as indicated in the list of ingredients on the bottle. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Hair styling gel wax supplied in an orange plastic pot with an orange cap. Isobutylparaben is included in the list of ingredients on the packaging.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic

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Alert number: A11/0012/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy
 
Brand: Arte Regal Children
 
Name: Peluche
 
Type/number of model: Model number: 80648.
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 8430852806482.
 
Risk: Choking
 
The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible to young children through chewing and biting, due to the weakness of certain seams. The stuffing material may cause choking when put in the mouth by children. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Purple and yellow soft toy in the shape of a snail, sold in an orange cardboard box.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal

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Alert number: A11/0013/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plush toy
 
Brand: Käthe Kruse
 
Name: Kuno
 
Type/number of model: 0181159
 
Batch number/Barcode: CE 4 030 936 246 018
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The crackling foils inside the wings contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 4.1% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. According to the REACH Regulation, DEHP, DBP and BBP phthalates are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Plush toy in the form of a dragon made of green textile material with a soft filling and a pair of stumpy orange wings with colourless, transparent crackling foil inside; with sewn-on labels and attached cardboard label with marking.
Country of origin: Latvia
Alert submitted by: Germany

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Alert number: A11/0018/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy scooter
 
Brand: Pilsan / Kid active
 
Name: Mini Scooter
 
Type/number of model: EAN Code: CODE 07-811
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8693461078118
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The steering tube of the scooter may collapse, which could cause the child riding it to lose control and fall. In addition, there are accessible gaps between moving parts, which may cause entrapment of fingers. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Toy scooter with four wheels packed in a cardboard box
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria

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Alert number: A11/0016/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Residual current circuit breaker
 
Brand: Gewiss
 
Name: AP01203, FR60153N, FR60154N, FR60155N, FR60159N, FR60232N, FR60238N, FR60239N, FR60241N, GW68482, GW68483, GW68542, GW94647, GW94649, GW94707, GW94709, GW94737, GW94757, GW94757P, GW94777, GW94877, GW94927, GW94929, GW94937, GW94949, GW95688, UK01418, UK01432, UK01433
 
Type/number of model: SD 4P
 
Batch number/Barcode: SD 4P manufactured from 21.09.2015 to 07.11.2015.
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
Due to a defect in the moulding process of an internal plastic component, the circuit breaker might not trip when it should. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Residual current circuit breaker
Country of origin: Portugal
Alert submitted by: Italy

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Alert number: A11/0017/16 
 
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Crane mounting
 
Brand: SWF Krantechnik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: SKB0802203FNU400518012F
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The coupling between the trolley and the chain hoist can break as the result of a material defect; the chain hoist and load may fall and hit one or more persons.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Crane mounting
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
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