Rapid Alert System weekly update

Report 13 (Published on: 01/04/2016)


 
Weekly overview report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0373/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Children's high chair
 
Brand: Basson Baby
 
Name: Alba Hojstol
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5703486260078
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The leg openings are too large. A child could pass with both legs through one opening and fall. The high chair is not sufficiently stable and may overturn sideways which may cause the child to fall while sitting on the chair. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Wooden high chair.
Country of origin: Denmark
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0374/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Pushchair
 
Brand: RENATO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 201B Travel system luxe
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The gaps at the top of the seat-back, as well as the space between the hoop of the hood and the frame, are too wide. Fingers and hands of children may become trapped between moving parts, causing injuries. In addition, the structure of the pushchair is insufficiently strong, which could cause the child to fall out of the pushchair in the event of a breakage. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Pushchair.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0386/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Amber necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Le collier pour bébé ('Babies' amber necklace')
 
Type/number of model: BEBE CHIPS COGNAC ref. 34770
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3660341347706
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The clasp of the necklace does not break easily enough when under tension: this may cause strangulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Necklace for babies in a blister packaging; irregularly shaped beads separated by a knot; plastic clip clasp.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0376/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Piazza Italia Girls
 
Name: Easy Basic
 
Type/number of model: Art: 80532 Grigio mel
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2080532001025, Batch: FS721FEP16BA
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child causing strangulation. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Girls' grey sweatshirt with hood. Size: 4 / 5 years - 112 cm.
Country of origin: Bangladesh
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Italy

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Alert number: A12/0387/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Casarte 
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Art: 5072
 
Batch number/Barcode: Batch: 51350
 
Risk: Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the neck and the protruding loop at the back of the garment may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation or injury. The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Orange sweatshirt with a hood, intended for children up to 4 years old.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0380/16 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Henna body colour
 
Brand: Arzoo
 
Name: Cone Henna Paste
 
Type/number of model: 1) Black outliner (black) , 2) Mehndi (red)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 1) 6281104950079 / batch No 00010, 2) 6281104950529 / batch No 006236
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The products contain phenol (measured value up to 3.37% by weight) which is an irritant and can cause skin and eye damage. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Henna paste supplied in a printed plastic tube with a black screw cap, sold in a printed cardboard box with accompanying plastic measuring cap.
Country of origin: Pakistan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0391/16 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Children's make-up set
 
Brand: KTN
 
Name: Sweet Princess
 
Type/number of model: Item no: 20251003
 
Batch number/Barcode: WY150254 - ean: 26082424
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product contains isopropylparaben (measured value 0.07% per weight). Isopropylparaben has a potential endocrine disrupting activity. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Patterned pink cardboard box (18 cm x 13 cm) with one transparent side. Inside, a plastic box in the shape of a butterfly, containing different types of lip gloss, eye shadow and blush, one mirror and two brushes.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0397/16 
 
Category: Decorative articles
 
Product: Decorative fireplace
 
Brand: New Wave Mode
 
Name: Lord Nelson
 
Type/number of model: Article 410725
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7393533099065
 
Risk: Burns, Fire
 
The product has an unsafe structure. The decorative stones may be moved when placing or removing the glass cylinder and if they are too close to the bio-ethanol tank, the extinguisher cannot be used correctly. Also, the glass cylinder gets extremely hot rapidly and this may cause burns. Finally, the mark of the maximum filling is unclear, which may lead to over-filling.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Tabletop decorative fireplace made of an iron base, a bio-ethanol tank and a clear glass cylinder. It also includes white decorative stones and a metal extinguisher. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Norway

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Alert number: A12/0378/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Electric insect killer
 
Brand: MateStar
 
Name: SMART INSECT KILLER
 
Type/number of model: GH-4W
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5290589086785
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
There is no adequate protection against accidental contact with live parts. Any person could touch the high voltage grid with their finger and get an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Electric insect killer supplied in purple and green cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0379/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Electric insect killer
 
Brand: MateStar
 
Name: Insect Killer - Sanitary Economical Convenient
 
Type/number of model: GC-12
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5290589088857
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
There is no adequate protection against accidental contact with live parts. Any person could touch the high voltage grid with their finger and get an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Electric insect killer supplied in a white and blue cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0382/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Electric stand fan
 
Brand: PARMA
 
Name: Air Monster
 
Type/number of model: 15615
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5290731561511
 
Risk: Cuts
 
The blades are not adequately protected by the grille. Fingers can be caught between the grille guard and the rotating blade, causing cuts. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: White stand fan supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0394/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Water cooler and carbonator
 
Brand: Culligan
 
Name: Waterbar
 
Type/number of model: 22376
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The safety valve on the pressure-reducing valve installed on the CO2 bottle may fail. The high pressure may cause explosion of the tank. This may cause pieces to be propelled and cause injuries. 1 incident reported in France. 3 incidents reported in Italy.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: The water dispenser is connected to the cold water supply. It operates with a disposable cartridge containing up to 600 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2). It contains a four-litre gasification tank in which the water and gas are mixed.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0392/16 
 
Category: Gadgets
 
Product: Key-ring with play figure
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Neyðarkallinn
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The product, with an easily detachable key-ring and shaft, may be put in the mouth of a child and cause choking. 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: Key-ring with play figure.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Iceland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0395/16 
 
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Heatable gloves
 
Brand: Erä Trekking
 
Name: Celsius / Lämmitettävät hanskat
 
Type/number of model: HM-042-1200
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6430048733020
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The battery charger for the gloves is not sufficiently insulated and live parts may become accessible, causing an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Heatable gloves supplied with a battery charger in a green cardboard box. Battery charger,electrical specifications: Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz. Output: DC 4.2V, 1200mA. Class II.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0384/16 
 
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: HOMDAY
 
Name: Guirlande L.E.D. ("LED lighting chain")
 
Type/number of model: Reference 335187
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3491953351870; Batch 06/2015
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61347.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: 60 LED set, 5.9 m lighting chain supplied in a 19 x 10 x 7 cm blue cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0396/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Table lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Volkkarilamppu
 
Type/number of model: Control switch: SP060-0060, Lamp: 6CCLMP002
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5251012071105
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The insulation of the transformer of the power supply is not sufficient and live parts may become accessible, which could cause an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 61347.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Decorative lamp in the shape of a van supplied with a power supply. Electrical specifications: DS, 100-240V / 6V, 50/60 Hz, class II/III, IP20
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0399/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Vitara, SX4 S-Cross and Swift
 
Type/number of model: Models APK Vitara, AKK SX4 S-Cross and AZG Swift
 
Batch number/Barcode: The recall concerns vehicles produced from 29 October 2015 to 17 December 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The abrasion coefficient modification coating may not been have been applied on the rear axle bolts during the manufacturing of the bolts. The bolts might consequently loosen, come off or break. If this happens, the vehicle could become impossible to drive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Hungary
Alert submitted by: Greece
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0388/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic luggage straps
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: CUERDA EQUIPAJE ('luggage straps')
 
Type/number of model: ITEM NO: 1-15-249
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6924393380355
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The hook mountings straighten when under tension, causing the elasticated straps to recoil and hit the user or causing a fixed load to fall, leading to injuries and accidents. The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Set of two elasticated luggage straps in different colours, 150 cm long, with hooks at both ends. They are supplied in transparent packaging with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0389/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic luggage straps
 
Brand: HUI MIN
 
Name: 3PCS ELASTIQUES BAGAGE ('3 pieces elasticated luggage straps')
 
Type/number of model: 1-15-247
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6922900135122
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The hook mountings straighten when under tension, causing the elasticated straps to recoil and hit the user or causing a fixed load to fall, leading to injuries and accidents. The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Other
 
Description: A set of three luggage straps in different colours and different lengths (45 cm, 60 cm and 90 cm long). They are supplied in a transparent packaging with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0390/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic luggage net
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: CUERDA EQUIPAJE ('luggage strap')
 
Type/number of model: 1-15-251
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6924393380348
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The hook mountings straighten when under tension, causing the elasticated straps to recoil and hit the user or causing a fixed load to fall, leading to injuries and accidents. The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Elasticated green luggage net, 25cm х 25cm, supplied in a transparent packaging with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0375/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Musical mobile
 
Brand: Bambia
 
Name: MOBILE MUSICAL
 
Type/number of model: IAN 61593 , Ref. 19/2011
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4016833295144
 
Risk: Choking, Injuries
 
Small and sharp-edged metal parts may become detached from inside the musical mechanism and fall inside the playpen or crib. A child could put these small parts in the mouth and choke or suffer injuries due to the sharp edges. 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: Retailer)
 
Description: Mobile with musical mechanism, which can be attached to a crib or a playpen, supplied in a cardboard box
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0381/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: GHOST Children's Costume
 
Type/number of model: 01.S88893
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5203266451226; 34-001-0396
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The cords in the neck area can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created, causing strangulation. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Ghost fancy-dress costume for children from 11 to 14 years. The costume can be tied or adjusted with halter neck cords in the neck/throat area.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0383/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: ROOSTER
 
Type/number of model: 88948
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5204558096507; 34-855-0291
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The cords in the neck area can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created causing strangulation to the child. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Rooster costume consisting of a red jumpsuit and a yellow headpiece, intended for children from 7 to 10 years. It can be tied or adjusted with yellow halter neck cords. It is supplied in a transparent plastic bag with a pink cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0385/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: BALLERINA
 
Type/number of model: 82115
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5204558149784; 34-950-0388
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The cords in the neck area can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Fancy-dress costume, intended for children from 3 to 4 years and packed in a transparent bag with a cardboard label. The costume consists of a pink bodysuit, a pink tutu and a pink headband and can be tied or adjusted with halter neck cords in the neck area.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0398/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Carriage
 
Type/number of model: NO. R-3358A
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8014000019780; Item N°: TC 141978,
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 10.4 % by weight). This phthalate 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
 
Description: Set consisting of a plastic doll (about 12 cm high), a horse and a carriage.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk Type: Serious
 
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Alert number: A11/0032/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy
 
Brand: The Puppet Company
 
Name: Tree House
 
Type/number of model: PC 004505
 
Batch number/Barcode: Barcode: 5060091084810, Batch: H13H - products sold between 15 January 2014 and 12 June 2014.
 
Risk: Choking
 
The lining material inside the tree trunk deteriorates and can easily pull away, giving access to the inside filling material. A child may put the filling material in the mouth and choke. 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Soft padded toy tree house trunk with holes for 6 woodland animal finger puppets, supplied in clear plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Other
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, France, Ireland, Latvia, The Netherlands

Weekly overview report on professional products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0377/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Trailer
 
Brand: Kögel
 
Name: Kögel Box Dry Freight Semitrailer
 
Type/number of model: Kögel Box Dry Feight Semitrailer with ISO roof EC type approval No e1*2007/46*0782*03.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced from November 2009 to May 2013 are affected.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Roof parts could become detached from the vehicles and fall on the road, posing a risk to other road users.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Trailer
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Norway, Sweden
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