Rapid Alert System weekly update

Report 16 (Published on: 22/04/2016)

Notification A12/0427/16 published in report n°14 of 08/04/2016 has been updated at the request of the notifying authority in order to clarify that the product is counterfeit.
Information on product identification (brand, product name) in notification A12/0394/16, published in report n° 13, has been updated upon request of the notifying authorities.


 
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Alert number: A12/0470/16 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Sauna scent
 
Brand: Rento
 
Name: Rento TAPA KYLPEÄ - löylytuoksu Sitrus ('Citrus sauna scent')
 
Type/number of model: 260111
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6410412601117
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product lacks the appropriate labelling and warning of danger as required for hazardous substances (skin sensitising, skin irritating and eye irritating). The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Sauna scent liquid supplied in a yellow bottle with a picture of a green lemon (400 ml). Information on the distributor on the back of the packaging.
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0471/16 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Sauna scent
 
Brand: Rento
 
Name: Rento TAPA KYLPEÄ - löylytuoksu talven mausteet (Winter Spices sauna scent)
 
Type/number of model: 276437
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN Code: 6410412764379
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product lacks the appropriate labelling and warning of danger as required for hazardous substances (skin sensitising, skin irritating and eye irritating). The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Distributor)Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Brown bottle of sauna scent liquid with pictures of cinnamon stick and star anise (400 ml).
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Czech Republic, Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0483/16 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Solid Gold
 
Type/number of model: Solid Gold
 
Batch number/Barcode: batch 20.07.15; production date 2015.08.20; expiry date 2018.07.20
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine o-toluidine (measured value 48 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: Plastic bottle containing 30 ml of yellow ink.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0458/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Amber necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mon premier collier d'ambre ('My first amber necklace')
 
Type/number of model: M 244002 – CA1M
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3700273401142
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The clasp of the necklace does not break easily enough when under tension and children may be strangled.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Babies' amber necklace supplied in a transparent plastic bag; The necklace consists of irregularly shaped beads in four colours, separated by a knot, with a plastic clip clasp.
Country of origin: Lithuania
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0463/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Amber necklace
 
Brand: creagem
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 826
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The clasp of the necklace does not release 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: Baby's amber necklace, with clear, irregular beads and screw clasp, 38cm long.
Country of origin: Lithuania
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0479/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's jacket
 
Brand: QUENNYGIRL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: N3-634 (7-14)
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood can 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Orange jacket with hood for children of 7-14 years. It has drawstrings in the neck area and is decorated with the inscription "HELLOSTAR 22 SURF TEAM".
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0469/16 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Hair straightening product
 
Brand: Capil'liss system
 
Name: Crème capilaire lissante - traitement à la nanokeratine - fort - étape 2
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: bar code kit 0823550685608
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The products contain an excessive amount of formaldehyde (measured value up to 4.7%). Formaldehyde may produce irritation of the eyes, the skin and upper respiratory tract; long term exposure may cause cancer. 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: Hair straightening product - 2 forms: 1. 1000 ml grey plastic bottle with black lettering; 2. kit 'le lissage brésilien' : black cardboard box with orange and white lettering, containing 3 plastic bottles of 200 ml and a leaflet with instructions. The bottles contain (3 steps) a clarifying shampoo, keratin treatment and a hair mask.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0480/16 
 
Category: Decorative articles
 
Product: Decorative candles
 
Brand: PARTY FIESTA
 
Name: Candles
 
Type/number of model: CUPCAKE 191924
 
Batch number/Barcode: 1919240010009
 
Risk: Choking
 
The candles, due to their characteristic form, colour and size may be mistaken for foodstuff. Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth, swallow or ingest them. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: A set of 5 candles in the shape of fairy cakes. Transparent plastic blister packaging with label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A12/0476/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Mobile phone with charger
 
Brand: XIAOMI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Charger: CH-P002
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The insulation between the primary and the secondary circuit of the charger is not sufficient, which may cause an electric shock. The pins of the converter plug adapter do not have an insulating collar, so when inserting the plug the user may touch the live pins. The plug adapter allows single-pole insertion of the charger, leaving the remaining free live pin accessible. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60950 and IEC 60884.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Mobile phone with charger and a flat plug adapter. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0490/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Electric griddle pan
 
Brand: THULOS
 
Name: Electric Grill
 
Type/number of model: TH-PA 461
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8436550620535
 
Risk: Burns, Electric shock
 
Live electrical connections are accessible. The stainless-steel sides of the appliance become too hot. 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 griddle pan, 1800W, supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0892/15 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Mains extension lead
 
Brand: AOBOER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: GBK10
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The plastic is not sufficiently resistant to heat and live parts could become accessible as a consequence. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20315.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Mains extension lead with ten socket outlets.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0461/16 
 
Category: Furniture
 
Product: Folding chairs
 
Brand: MAXCHIEF EUROPE
 
Name: Taburete plegable ("folding stool")
 
Type/number of model: 1) PC-24 Markus model 2) PC-24N-W Arianne model
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The chairs are unstable, which may lead to the user falling, possibly causing injury. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1022.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Folding chairs/stools with a low backrest. 1) PC-24 Markus model: with footrests and a grey-painted steel frame, polyethylene seat and back. 2) PC-24N-W Arianne model: with footrests and a white-painted steel frame, polyethylene seat and back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Norway

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Alert number: A12/0482/16 
 
Category: Gas appliances and components
 
Product: Gas barbecue
 
Brand: SMEG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: BIBQ1205F BIBQ1205H
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8017709184988 8017709184995
 
Risk: Fire
 
In specific circumstances, a process of galvanic oxidation could be triggered, which could create a small hole in the fuel pipe of one of the burners, resulting in a gas leak. Given that the hole is always downstream of the burner's gas tap, the risk is not present when the appliance is not being used. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standards EN 498, EN 30-1-1 and EN 437.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Built-in barbecue, for outdoor use, with gas burners.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Norway, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0485/16 
 
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product: Vacuum flask
 
Brand: Pendo
 
Name: 1L Vacuum jug flask
 
Type/number of model: O-58836
 
Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5050577588369
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The separators of the double glass wall of the flask contain asbestos fibres. If the flask breaks, the user may inhale asbestos fibres, which are carcinogenic. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product
 
Description: Plastic vacuum jug flask with a handle and push button pourage, 1-litre capacity. Comes in various colours, no packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0481/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Lamp holder
 
Brand: PRIMERA
 
Name: Casquillo
 
Type/number of model: BAL E14-E27
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7899055278105
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
There is insufficient protection against accidental contact with live parts. The user can touch the live lamp cap during insertion. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60238.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Lamp holder for E14 lamp with E27 lamp cap, in blister pack.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0467/16 
 
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Submersible pump
 
Brand: Heidmann
 
Name: Pompa rozdrabniacz / Tauchmotorpumpe
 
Type/number of model: G81423
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5901477121944
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The conductors in the cable are too thin. Overheating of the cable can cause parts of the insulation of the cable to disintegrate and thereby expose live sections of the cable which may be touched. Furthermore, there is a risk that the water pumped out will be under voltage. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Submersible pump
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0468/16 
 
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Submersible pump
 
Brand: Heidmann
 
Name: Pompa do SzambaTauchmotorpumpe
 
Type/number of model: H00605
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5901477122613
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The cables are not correctly marked. It is thus impossible to assess whether the cable meets the requirements of heavy-duty rubber-insulated cables. There is a risk that the cable is not suited to contact with water and that the user could consequently receive an electric shock on contact with the water. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Submersible pump.
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0478/16 
 
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Electric chainsaw
 
Brand: GREEN TEC
 
Name: Chain Saw 2000W
 
Type/number of model: KPCS0118
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2009610021770
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The housing is not strong enough and could break. The user could consequently come into contact with live parts. Not all necessary safety warnings are provided. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Electric chainsaw, 2000W, supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0464/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Touareg
 
Type/number of model: Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*0376*00; e1*2007/46*0403*00; e1*2007/46*0498*00*; e1*2007/46*0499*00; Type: 7P, 7PH
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between March 2010 and 19 January 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The brake pedal pivot pin may become dislodged with the consequence that it is no longer possible to activate the brakes fully.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0465/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Jumper
 
Type/number of model: EC type-approval: e3*2001/116*0234*12 Type: Y
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 27 July 2015 and 1 August 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The screws on the break-in protection plate on the sliding side door may break over time. In the event of an accident, this may result in the sliding door opening of its own accord.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Van
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0466/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Boxer
 
Name: Peugeot
 
Type/number of model: EC type-approval: e3*2001/116*0233*12 Type: Y
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 27 July 2015 and 3 August 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The screws on the break-in protection plate on the sliding side door may break over time. In the event of an accident, this may result in the sliding door opening of its own accord.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Van
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0473/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Bonneville 900 T100 & 900 T100 Black, Thruxton 1200 & 1200R, Street Twin 900, Bonneville 1200 T120 & 1200 T120 Black & Street Cup
 
Type/number of model: Type approval numbers: E11*168/2013*00204 / E11*168/2013*00207
 
Batch number/Barcode: Build dates: 07/09/2015 to 03/10/2016
 
Risk: Fire
 
There is a risk of a fuel leak via the fuel pump sub harness which could lead to a fire.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Motorcycle
Country of origin: Thailand
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Germany, Poland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0474/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: FR-V, Civic Hybrid, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Legend, CR-V and RIDGELINE
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced from 02/03/2004 to 20/05/2015
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Abnormal deployment pressure may lead to rupture of the driver's air bag inflator case. In this event, metal fragments could be propelled into the passenger compartment, potentially causing injury to a vehicle occupant.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0475/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Explorer
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced from 01/02/2011 to 30/11/2012
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The interior door handles may crack, allowing the handle return spring to become unseated and not return to the fully closed position. In extreme circumstances this could allow the door to open unintentionally, posing a risk to vehicle occupants and other road users.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0484/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 7 Series
 
Type/number of model: Type: 7 L. EC type-approval: e1*2007/46*0276. Model: G11 and G12
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between October 2014 and June 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
There might be a metallic stamping residue inside the housing of the airbag control unit. In case of a crash, it might come into contact with the circuit board and cause a short circuit. As a result, the airbags would not deploy, thus increasing the risk of injury to the occupants.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0486/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: XF
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced from 23/09/2008 to 16/01/2009
 
Risk: Fire
 
The fuel outlet flange mounted in the fuel tank can crack and leak fuel vapour or liquid fuel. This could lead to a pool of fuel underneath the rear of the vehicle, which in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a fire.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Greece, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0487/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Kuga
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced from 15/01/2008 to 17/05/2010
 
Risk: Fire
 
The heated washer jets may have jet heating elements which are not correctly sealed. There is a possibility that poor sealing could lead to corrosion due to water ingress and subsequent overheating of the jets which could lead to a fire.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0488/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: XE
 
Type/number of model: Right hand drive vehicles.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Only right hand drive vehicles are affected. Vehicles produced from 09/02/2016 to 14/03/2016
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The Restraints Control Module harness connector has the passenger side pre-tensioner wired to the driver’s side connection and driver’s side pre-tensioner to the passenger side connection. In this condition, in the event of an accident where the pre-tensioner system would deploy and the passenger seat is unoccupied, the driver’s seat belt pre-tensioner will not deploy. As a result, the driver will not be restrained as intended and the risk of injury to the driver may be increased.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0491/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: ZX1000SG
 
Type/number of model: Ninja ZX10R 2016
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The steering damper bracket bolts may have been excessively tightened during assembly. This could cause them to break and interfere with the steering.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: 1000-cc motorcycle
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/1346/15 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: KTM
 
Name: 250, 350, 450 SX-F
 
Type/number of model: Model year: 2016
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2016 vehicles
 
Risk: Fire
 
Defective fuel hoses may cause uncontrolled fuel leaks at the bends in the hoses or at the hose ends. This may lead to a fire.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Motorcycle
Country of origin: Austria
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Greece, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0459/16 
 
Category: Protective equipment
 
Product: Equestrian helmet
 
Brand: LAS
 
Name: New Dragon
 
Type/number of model: Model: white RG 0637/102. Helmet 1: 907F00052X1, size 52 Helmet 2: 907F00054X2, size 54 Helmet 3: 907F00056X3, size 56
 
Batch number/Barcode: Helmet 1: 06.2005; Helmet 2: 02.2008; Helmet 3: 07.2013.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The helmet does not adequately absorb impacts. Moreover, the retention system is not sufficiently strong and might break, leading to head injury in the event of a fall or impact. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant standard EN 1384.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: White helmet for horseball equestrian activities, sold without packaging.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0462/16 
 
Category: Protective equipment
 
Product: Welding gloves
 
Brand: Würth
 
Name: Welderking
 
Type/number of model: 0984 325 10
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4045989114191
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves is too high (measured value: 7.3 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Gloves of white and light grey leather, size 10
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/0460/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden toy car
 
Brand: BESTTOY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4016096335069; 147287
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of nickel released by the tyre rivets of the toy car is too high (measured value up to 2.63 µg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Red wooden toy car with light-coloured wheels; wheels fixed with metal rivets.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0472/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic balls
 
Brand: X-BD
 
Name: FLASHING BALLS
 
Type/number of model: Mod 2336 (75-1)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8435353223363
 
Risk: Choking
 
The toys contain small parts (the squeaking mechanism) that are easily removable. 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 ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Flashing spiky ball made of flexible, coloured plastic. The toy contains batteries, LED lights and a squeaking mechanism and can emit sounds. The packaging is a cardboard box containing 12 units and bearing information on the importer.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0477/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress cape
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: LATTJO bat cape
 
Type/number of model: 603.116.50
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The fabric hook and loop fastener at the neck of the bat cape may not detach readily during use, posing a risk of strangulation to children. 3 incidents reported. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Black fancy-dress bat cape for children of six years and older. Product measurement: Length 75 cm 29 1/2" Width 146 cm 57 1/2"
Country of origin: Vietnam
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0489/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy kitchen playset
 
Brand: MKTOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Ref. MKF557931
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The spatula and spoon break easily, generating small parts. A small child may put them 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 ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Playset with various coloured, plastic kitchen accessories. Description of packaging: plastic bag closed with a pink cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 
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Alert number: A11/0038/16 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Valve oil for musical instruments
 
Brand: BLUE JUICE
 
Name: Valve Oil
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 898963000027
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product has an aspiration hazard and lacks the required labelling, child-resistant fastening and tactile warning of danger. Children could accidentally swallow some of the product leading to aspiration toxicity including chemical pneumonia. The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Valve oil (blue liquid) in a clear plastic bottle (2 fl oz) with white plastic cap and white labelling.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Other
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: United Kingdom

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Alert number: A11/0039/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fabric doll
 
Brand: ITEM INTERNATIONAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: MN-107517
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8424001075171
 
Risk: Choking
 
The fibrous stuffing material of the doll is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams. The stuffing material may cause choking if 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Rag doll with a blue woollen cap and jacket, white body with blue flowers and decorative motifs in shades of green and mustard yellow. The hair is made of blue wool. No packaging but with a label attached to the doll.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Other
 
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