Rapid Alert System weekly update

Report 20 (Published on: 20/05/2016)

1) Notification A12/0165/16, published in Web Report-2016-007, has been modified further to additional information on the risk (NEW number: A11/0051/16).
2) Following a reassessment by the notifying authority, the risk level for the notification A12/1758/15 in Report 2016-001 has been changed. The notification is now published in the same report as A11/0049/16 in the section on products posing "Other risk levels".


 
Weekly overview report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0610/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's fancy dress/pyjamas with hat
 
Brand: PLUS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Ref. 7713441
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7713441000036
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The red fabric contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine 2-Naphthylamine (measured value: up to 82 mg/kg). When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, the aromatic amine may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Santa Claus red, white and black pyjamas with press-stud fastening down the front and legs; sold with a red and white hat.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0626/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Bedspread
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Cotton Printed Bed Sheet Double
 
Type/number of model: Zodiac printed
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The red textile material contains azo dyes releasing aromatic amine benzidine (measured value: 870 mg/kg). When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, this aromatic amine may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Big cotton bedspread (size: 210 x 240 cm) with zodiac patterns and inscriptions. The bedspread is dyed with red and black colours. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0628/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Lederhose (Leather shorts)
 
Brand: Krüger
 
Name: Lederhose Madl
 
Type/number of model: Model 35012 colour 715
 
Batch number/Barcode: 533516
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value: up to 40 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: Khaki lederhose, embroidered; composition: 100% leather, pocket lining: 100% polyester. sample size 40.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0615/16 
 
Category: Decorative articles
 
Product: Decorative grapes
 
Brand: CHAKS
 
Name: Grappe raisin PVC (PVC bunch of grapes)
 
Type/number of model: 20028 / PVC green grapes, 2029 / PVC red grapes
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3661652032572, 3661652032589
 
Risk: Choking
 
This decorative article, due to its 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: A bunch of red or green PVC grapes measuring 30cm X 15cm, with an attached label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0591/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Mains extension lead
 
Brand: TITANUM
 
Name: 3-WAY SOCKET WITH SURGE PROTECTION
 
Type/number of model: TL 101
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5901299902257
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
There is no earth conductor which could lead to a risk of electric shock if an appliance which should be earthed was connected.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: White mains extension lead with three sockets, supplied in a transparent plastic bag stapled with a cardboard label. Length: 1,5 m.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0607/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: USB Power Adapter
 
Type/number of model: Model: A1265; Serial No: 1X91029Y459T
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6 417182 108402
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The insulation between the primary and secondary circuits is not sufficient, which may cause an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: White USB power supply / charger supplied with a USB lead. Packaging: box with transparent windows.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0608/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Electric mosquito-repellent device
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: TRAVEL Mosquito Plug
 
Type/number of model: WQM165A (on the product); A-00277 (on the packaging)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5 995780 281501
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The casing of the product does not have sufficient mechanical strength which could lead to live parts becoming accessible. It is possible to touch the live parts of pins of the plug when inserting or removing the device from the mains socket. 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: Yellow, mains-operated, mosquito repellent device which plugs directly into a mains socket outlet. Supplied with 10 tablets. Blister packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0611/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Hair brush straightener
 
Brand: NASV Beauty Your World
 
Name: Hair Auto Straightener
 
Type/number of model: NASV-100
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6931444319714
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate: there is access to metal parts of the brush separated from live parts by basic insulation and the dimensions of the plug fuse are not correct. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Hair straightening brush with attached mains lead and 3 pin plug. Packaged in black box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0593/16 
 
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Via ferrata set
 
Brand: Black Diamond
 
Name: Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser
 
Type/number of model: Easy Rider: model number 620105; Iron Cruiser: model number 620110; Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata Packages: model number 620122.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Manufactured between 26 October 2015 and 18 January 2016, with production codes from 5293 to 5350.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The safety stitching may be missing. This would cause the immediate failure of the product when loaded. The user could consequently fall from a height resulting in serious or fatal injury. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Climbing equipment: via ferrata set.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0594/16 
 
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Ascender
 
Brand: Black Diamond
 
Name: Index
 
Type/number of model: Right (model number 620003) and left (model number 620004) versions.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Manufactured between 22 December 2014 and 25 February 2016; manufacturer's codes from 4356 to 6015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The rivets attaching the toothed cam to the ascender body may not have been fitted correctly. The cam and indeed the entire ascender may therefore become detached from the rope. There is also a risk that the rivets which attach the safety catch to the toothed cam have not been fitted correctly, thus increasing the risk that the ascender may become detached from the rope. If the ascender becomes detached from the rope, the user could fall from a height resulting in serious or fatal injury. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Climbing equipment: ascender
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Finland, France, Malta, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0595/16 
 
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Camming devices
 
Brand: Black Diamond
 
Name: Camalots and Camalot Ultralights
 
Type/number of model: Camalot Ultralights of all sizes manufactured between 10 November 2015 and 4 March 2016 and with a production code of between 5309 and 6061. , Camalots of all sizes which were manufactured between 18 May 2015 and 9 March 2016 and have a production code of between 5133 and 6067.
 
Batch number/Barcode: CAMALOT ULTRALIGHTS: Size / Style Number: .3 262103 .4 262104 .5 262105 .75 262107 #1 262110 #2 262120 #3 262130 #4 262140 #5 262150 #6 262160, CAMALOT: Size / Style Number: .4 262164 .5 262165 .75 262167 #1 262171 #2 262172 #3 262173 #4 262174
 
Risk: Injuries
 
In a very high percentage of the products, it is possible that the axles of the camming devices are not correctly riveted. This could result in the camming device not being fully resilient or falling apart when used. As a consequence, the climber could fall from a height and sustain serious or fatal injuries. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Spring-loaded camming devices used for rock climbing.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland, Germany

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Alert number: A12/0597/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: LED floodlight
 
Brand: REALM
 
Name: LED Flood Light
 
Type/number of model: Item Number: FLOOD LIGHT-20W-S
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6 927766 070129
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The cables are not properly secured against pulling and twisting and the wire ends can be pulled out easily. The PVC cables do not protect properly against the penetration of water. As a result of these defects, the user could touch live parts during normal use. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Grey LED floodlight with motion sensor and free wire ends for mains connection. The product is intended for indoor and outdoor use. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0604/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Night-light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Vintage Night Lamp Porcelain
 
Type/number of model: 15416 / GL-088
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3 427000 154163
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
Live parts become accessible when a different sized light bulb is used in the lamp holder. In addition, the clearance between the accessible parts and the lateral contacts of the lamp holder is too small. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Night-light which can be plugged directly into a socket outlet. The light bulb has an E12 cap. The lamp shade is made of porcelain with two different patterns and inscriptions. Blister packaging.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0625/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: LED ceiling light
 
Brand: Faro Barcelona
 
Name: LED Panel Light
 
Type/number of model: LED power supply:WG-(6W--9W), Light:42862
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8421776085404
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the power supply unit is not sufficient. The creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits is too small. 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: LED ceiling light supplied with a power supply ("LED Driver"). Sold in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0627/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Torch
 
Brand: Ferei
 
Name: High Intensity LED Flashlight
 
Type/number of model: Battery charger: GM-042120 , Torch: 730
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6951620500644
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the battery charger is not sufficient. The creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits is too small. 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: Rechargeable LED torch supplied with a battery charger. Sold in a purple cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0596/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: KTM
 
Name: Super Adventure
 
Type/number of model: 1290
 
Batch number/Barcode: Model year 2015/16 vehicles are affected.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
An oil leak can cause damage inside the strut of the semi-active suspension, thereby leading to a functional impairment of the suspension system.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Motorcycle.
Country of origin: Austria
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0599/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: B-class
 
Type/number of model: Type approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0470*04-13, e1*2007/46*0751*05-06 Types: 245 G, 246
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between December 2012 and March 2015 and are fitted with the Easy-Vario seat
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The back screws on the rear seats could be missing on one side. Passengers would therefore not be protected from unsecured luggage in the event of a frontal collision, because the rear seat could be lifted from behind. Furthermore, the required seat belt anchorage may not be guaranteed.
 
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: Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0600/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 2008
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Production period: 14/07/2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The tightening torque of the right-hand, lower seatbelt fixing bolts may not be correct. In this case, the performance of the seatbelt may not be guaranteed in the event of an impact.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Passenger car.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0602/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Vauxhall
 
Name: Corsa D
 
Type/number of model: Right hand drive model equipped with the LUH engine and 5-speed manual transmission.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Certain vehicles built between 03/07/2012 and 03/09/2014.
 
Risk: Fire
 
Water can penetrate into the connector of the relay box located on the electronic vacuum pump causing a short circuit 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: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0603/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: All-terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: RZR 900, RZR 1000
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Certain vehicles built between 22/07/2013 to 04/11/2015.
 
Risk: Fire
 
The fuel tank vent line may have insufficient clearance to the exhaust pipe causing the fuel tank to build pressure and expand, which may result in a fuel leak.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: All-terrain vehicle / side-by-side vehicle.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0605/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: All-terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: RZR 900, RZR 1000
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Certain vehicles built between 08/07/2014 and 15/02/2016
 
Risk: Fire
 
In the event of an engine misfire, unburned fuel can be routed into the exhaust system, which can cause excessive exhaust heat that may lead to a fire.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: All-terrain vehicle / side-by-side vehicle.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Greece, Sweden

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0606/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Clio
 
Type/number of model: Clio IV
 
Batch number/Barcode: e2*2001/116*0327; e2*2007/46*0008. The affected vehicles were manufactured from 15/04/2014 to 06/10/2014 in France and 05/03/2013 to 02/04/2015 in Turkey
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The front wheel arch may be incorrectly installed. As a result, the brake hose may come into contact with the front wheel arch, causing wear of the brake hose by fretting. If the brake hose breaks and the brake fluid leaks out, the performance of braking could be compromised.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: France, Turkey
Alert submitted by: Malta
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Greece, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0613/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Suspension bracket
 
Brand: Lowtec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Type: 87260901/87260951 Authorisation No: SA1161797/I Sales description: 60901/60951
 
Batch number/Barcode: Concerns components produced in May 2014.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The product could break owing to a production defect. If this happened, the resulting loss of driving stability would increase the risk of an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Front suspension bracket for the VW Golf IV.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0614/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: NV400
 
Type/number of model: Type: NV400 (X62) with M9T engine (engine index 700, 702, 706); EC type-approval: EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0137 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0138 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0140 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0141 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0142 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0143 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0144 EC-BE-No e2*2007/46*0145.
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 18 September 2015 and 26 October 2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The turbo-charger oil hose may be incorrectly crimped. If the oil hose becomes completely detached, oil may escape endangering following vehicles.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Ireland, Slovenia, United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0617/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: C-class
 
Type/number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*32, e1*2001/116*0457*25; Type: 204, 204 K.
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced from December 2013 to April 2016 are affected.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The connection between the high-pressure pipe from the fuel rail and the high-pressure pump may loosen. If fuel leaks onto the road as a result, it could increase the risk of accidents for following vehicles.
 
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: Finland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0619/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace and Talisman
 
Type/number of model: Espace V (JRA4, JRA5, JRME) and Talisman (KPA3, KPA4, KPA5, LPA3, LPA4, LPA5, LPMJ, LPMV).
 
Batch number/Barcode: Production period: until 03/02/2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Possible incorrect assembly of the left or right front flexible brake hose could lead to wear of the flexible brake hose by fretting on the wheel rim and on the tyre. Possible brake fluid leakage, which results as a consequence, could lead to long brake pedal travel and a decrease of braking efficiency.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Passenger cars.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0620/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace and Talisman
 
Type/number of model: Espace V (JRA4, JRA5, JRME) and Talisman (LPA3, LPA4, LPA5, LPMJ, LPMV).
 
Batch number/Barcode: Production period: until 11/01/2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The webbing of the front seat belts may have been partially cut. If this is the case, it could result in a loss of efficiency of the safety belt protection performance in the event of an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0621/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace
 
Type/number of model: Espace V (JRA4, JRA5, JRME).
 
Batch number/Barcode: Production period: until 18/09/2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The front wheel alignment may be incorrect. The lower suspension arm may not be properly fixed and could slip. Possible premature and asymmetrical wear of the front tyres which arises as a result could, in extreme cases, lead to a sudden loss of tyre pressure.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0622/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace
 
Type/number of model: Espace V (JRA4, JRA5, JRME).
 
Batch number/Barcode: Production period: until 14/12/2015.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Due to the absence of primer when bonding, the sun roof may not be properly attached. Part of the sunroof could consequently detach from the vehicle whilst driving, posing risk for following vehicles.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0632/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: T5
 
Type/number of model: Type approval numbers: e1*KS07/46*0027*03 e1*KS07/46*0036*02 Type: 7HC, 7J0.
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 9 August 2013 and 30 June 2015.
 
Risk: Fire
 
Due to a leak between the composite natural gas container valve and the container itself, natural gas may leak into the interior/cargo space.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Van using natural gas.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0631/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Telescopic ladder
 
Brand: Halvewerk
 
Name: 3.8M TELESCOOP LADDER
 
Type/number of model: 02150-09-07/HA380
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can bend or break during use, causing the user to fall from a height. In addition, the space between the rungs/steps is not equal when the ladder is not completely extended and the user could therefore miss his step, lose balance and fall from a height. Also, whilst unlocking the locking mechanism of certain rungs/steps, parts of the ladder above may descend very quickly and crush the user's fingers. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Telescopic ladder - length 3.8m, packed in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0589/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden musical toy (castanets)
 
Brand: Die Spiegelburg
 
Name: Die Lieben Sieben
 
Type/number of model: Article No 12200
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4029753122001
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The red and yellow paint of the wooden toy contains lead (measured value up to 330 mg/kg). Exposure to lead can result in severe and irreversible neurotoxicity, particularly in the case of children. The product does not comply with the requirements of the the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Wooden castanet painted red and yellow.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Estonia, Luxembourg, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0590/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic swan with eggs
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lay egg - swan toys
 
Type/number of model: NO.1401A
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The toy contains small parts (the eggs) that can be swallowed by small children 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 ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks
 
Description: Colourful plastic swan operated by three „AA“ batteries. After pressing the red button the swan moves and emits lights and sounds. The package also includes three plastic eggs. The product is supplied in a white/blue cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0592/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Set of rattles
 
Brand: FEI PAN
 
Name: Baby Toys
 
Type/number of model: NO.326-475 (on the cardboard label) NO.326-944 (on the attached paper label)
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The rattles can easily break, generating small parts which could be put in the mouth by a small child and cause choking. Moreover, the handles of some rattles are too long. A small child could put them in the mouth where they can get stuck and obstruct the airways. 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, Warning consumers of the risks
 
Description: A set of ten plastic rattles of different shapes and colours, supplied in a transparent plastic bag stapled with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0598/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Rattle
 
Brand: Kids Concept
 
Name: Pumpkin
 
Type/number of model: Art no: 412968, 412951, 412944
 
Batch number/Barcode:  7340028713968, 7340028713944, 7340028713951, Only batches ID373 and ID365 are affected.
 
Risk: Choking
 
Some of the pins on the rattle have not been glued correctly and the sides can detach. If the rattle falls apart, the bell inside is released and a small child could put the bell into 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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Babies' multicoloured bell rattle. The rattles comes in white and blue, white and pink or white and green. On each of the sides there are pictures of an owl.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0601/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Rattle set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby Rattle - Baby Love Play Set
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The elephant rattle can easily break, releasing small parts which children may put in the mouth and choke upon. 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: Retailer)
 
Description: Babies' rattle set consisting of five different rattles in the shape of animals (elephant, giraffe, bear), a boat and a bottle. Packed a cardboard box with transparent window. Approximate size of box is 31 x 25 cm.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0612/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: Classic world
 
Name: Discovery Cubes with Animal Puzzle
 
Type/number of model: 3522
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6940351735227
 
Risk: Choking
 
Children can easily access the small parts contained in the cubes (bell, wooden roller, marble, and rotating ball). Small children could put these small parts 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Toy wooden puzzle cubes with openings. Each cube contains a small part (a bell, a wooden roller, a marble, and a rotating ball) blocked by a small stick. Different images are printed on the cubes (cow, chicken, ladybird, sun). The product is sold in a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0616/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic Doll
 
Brand: Sparkle Girlz
 
Name: Winter Princess
 
Type/number of model: Item No. 24111
 
Batch number/Barcode: 884978241111
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains both di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutylphthalate (DBP) (measured values: 1.2 and 15.2% by weight respectively). These phthalates 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: Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
 
Description: 10 cm doll with long purple hair. The toy is supplied in blue cardboard packaging (size 12 x 10 cm).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0618/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Braizllllaz (COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Cloetta Spelletta Beautiful Fashion
 
Type/number of model: 8501
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT IS OR MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: more than 20% 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Doll with long pink hair and red eyes wearing a black and white dress. The doll is approximately 25 cm, made of flexible plastic, and packed in a cardboard box bearing various inscriptions.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0623/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Set of whistles
 
Brand: TIGER
 
Name: 4 FLØJTER - 4 WHISTLES
 
Type/number of model: Item no. 2600226
 
Batch number/Barcode: Batch 79468
 
Risk: Choking
 
The sound unit of the toy may become loose if pulled or picked at, creating a small part. Small children could put this small part 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: Distributor)
 
Description: Whistles in different colours designed as lips with a sound mechanism in the middle. Sold in a plastic bag with cardboard blister.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0624/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: NOWA, Xiangxing toys
 
Name: Beautiful Children
 
Type/number of model: NO.XX2822 (on the package) NG8472033 (on the label)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6991284720330 (on the label)
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 20.8% 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks
 
Description: Plastic doll with long blond hair and pink dress. Packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window on the front side.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0629/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: City Police Soft Bullets Gun
 
Type/number of model: art. E058-064
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The red plastic suction cups of the projectiles can easily detach. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them. 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: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Plastic toy gun with five projectiles. The gun is a black-silver-orange coloured handgun."Force" is written on the barrel. The projectiles are made of golden plastic with red suction cups. The gun and the projectiles are packed in a cardboard and plastic blister packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0630/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Pull-along toy telephone
 
Brand: bionyi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: ART. #769K
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5900700105423
 
Risk: Choking, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The stickers on the toy can easily detach, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke. Moreover, the cord is too long which can lead to strangulation while playing with the toy. Also, 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 suffocation. 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 with wheels and a cord with which a child may pull it along.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0633/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: KIDS TRI SCOOTER
 
Type/number of model: Art. NA01010
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7331210032639; Batch Nr.:0115
 
Risk: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the screw nuts of the wheels) easily detach from the scooter: a child may put the small part in the mouth and choke. In addition, the scooter is not sufficiently stable, causing the child to lose balance and fall. 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: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)
 
Description: Toy scooter in blue and pink with three wheels (one in front and two rear wheels). Packaging - cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Latvia
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia
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Alert number: A11/0048/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Battery charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lead Acid Charger
 
Type/number of model: TS-1012C
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient which may cause 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: Battery charger for lead acid batteries. Output: DC 6 V / 1000 mA. Packaging: plain white cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0045/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Sky lantern
 
Brand: Sky Lantern
 
Name: Lanterne Volante ('Flying lantern')
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3700498930571
 
Risk: Fire
 
The air inside the lantern is heated by an open burner (lacking protective system for the flame). If the lantern lands on a rooftop or on other flammable material, this may cause a fire.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Paper sky lantern wrapped in transparent packaging.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0046/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Sky lantern
 
Brand: RAINBOW
 
Name: HIMMELSLATERNE ('Sky lantern')
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4250137504285
 
Risk: Fire
 
The air inside the lantern is heated by an open burner (lacking protective system for the flame). If the lantern lands on a rooftop or other flammable material, this may cause a fire.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Paper sky lantern, wrapped in transparent packaging.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0047/16 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Sky lantern
 
Brand: Funny Fashion
 
Name: Happiness balloon
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8712364840292
 
Risk: Fire
 
The air inside the lantern is heated by an open burner (lacking protective system for the flame). If the lantern lands on a rooftop or other flammable material, this may cause a fire.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Paper sky lantern, wrapped in transparent packaging.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0050/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy and ball
 
Brand: TIF 8
 
Name: DEVIL INSIDE
 
Type/number of model: Item No 36937 (bag) + item 36933 (soft toys) .
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Choking
 
The fibrous stuffing material of the toy 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Red and black soft ball with a zip-fastener and a red and black soft toy (devil) wearing a football shirt and carrying a small soft football.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A12/0609/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Actros, Antos, Arocs
 
Type/number of model: Type-approval numbers e1*2007/46*0726 e1*2007/46*0727 e1*2007/46*0728 e1*2007/46*0729 e1*2007/46*0730 e1*2007/46*0731 e1*2007/46*0732 e1*2007/46*0733 e1*2007/46*0734 e1*2007/46*0735 e1*2007/46*0736 e1*2007/46*0737 e1*2007/46*0738 e1*2007/46*0739 e1*2007/46*0740 e1*2007/46*0741 e1*2007/46*0742 e1*2007/46*0743 Types: 963002, 963003, 963004, 963005, 963020, 963021, 963022, 963024, 963025, 963026, 963402, 963403, 963404, 963405, 963406, 963420, 963424, 963425, 963426, 963427, 964000, 964001, 964002, 964003, 964007, 964008, 964014, 964016, 964018, 964020, 964022, 964024, 964025, 964026, 964030, 964031, 964038, 964041, 964200, 964201, 964202, 964203, 964207, 964208, 964214, 964216, 964218, 964224, 964226, 964230, 964231, 964232, 964233, 964238, 964241, 964314, 964316, 964326, 964330, 964331, 964341, 964401, 964402, 964403, 964407, 964408, 964414, 964416, 964418, 964420, 964424, 964425, 964426
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 1 October 2011 and 5 March 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The exhaust pipe may work loose and fall onto the road leading to an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Lorry
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Norway, Slovenia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
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