Rapid Alert System weekly update

Report 37 (Published on: 16/09/2016)


 
Weekly overview report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/1116/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Baby headband
 
Brand: Nursery Time
 
Name: Baby Headband
 
Type/number of model: Style No: GP2515-0641
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5035320256412
 
Risk: Choking
 
The rhinestone on the headband's decorative flower can easily detach and may be put in the mouth by small children, causing them to choke.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Pink lace elastic headband with decorative flower and rhinestone attached in the middle. Packaged in a clear plastic bag with cardboard.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1119/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Boys' swimming trunks
 
Brand: QCDEF
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: No. 7023
 
Batch number/Barcode: 0314000000014
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The unattached cords in the waist area may get trapped during various activities of the child, leading to injuries. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Boys' swimming trunks, with cords in the waist area (20 cm long). Sample size 6.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1120/16 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Brugi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: JA48
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8300163561557
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child (e.g. while playing in a playground), which may cause strangulation. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Children’s sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood; intended for children aged 3-5 years, size 22/24, cm 98/110.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovenia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1132/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 3in1 Charger Set / Micro home Charger
 
Type/number of model: ETA-U90EWE DFL-702
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8352282670202
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The electric insulation is not adequate. The user can touch live, non-insulated parts of the plug. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: White USB charger set.
Country of origin: Vietnam
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1133/16 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Surge protection adaptor
 
Brand: Highlands International
 
Name: Överspänningsskydd ('surge protection')
 
Type/number of model: ODL-BPXZ-1/1
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The electric insulation is not adequate. The user can touch live, non-insulated parts of the plug. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60669.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users
 
Description: Portable adaptor with surge protection.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1122/16 
 
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product: Drink cover
 
Brand: CHARLES VIANCIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Grape drink cover #5205EU
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3700527510859
 
Risk: Choking
 
The decorative grapes are easily detachable and could be mistaken for a foodstuff due to their characteristic form, colour and size, leading 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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Drink cover in the shape of a green circular leaf with a small bunch of red grapes on top. The package contains two identical leaves with a strip of cardboard, supplied in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1127/16 
 
Category: Lighters
 
Product: Lighter
 
Brand: Unilite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 11278-01; U-30 TC-5; A16 TC-5 Chrome
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN 4022364492815
 
Risk: Burns
 
Flame extinction time is too long. A user may put the lighter when the flame is not fully extinguished in a pocket setting fire to clothes. In addition, the flame height is too high and may cause burns in the face of the user when the user is using the lighter to ignite a cigarette. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Lighter in collective packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1131/16 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Headlamp with battery charger
 
Brand: Party
 
Name: Headlamp Professional
 
Type/number of model: Lamp: BX6011 18940 Battery charger: HDWY-0421000, Input: 100-240V,50/60Hz, classII,IPX0. Output:DC 4.2V, 1000mA
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7332844209299
 
Risk: Electric shock, Fire
 
The creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits, the insulation and the mechanical strength of the battery charger are insufficient which can lead to electric shock or fire. 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
 
Description: Headlamp with three lamps. The headlamp is powered by batteries and comes with a battery charger.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1109/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Fiesta
 
Type/number of model: e92001/116*0069*08
 
Batch number/Barcode: Passenger cars produced between 01/01/12 - 29/08/13
 
Risk: Fire
 
The glow plug control module in the diesel engine can be affected by water ingress which could potentially result in 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: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1110/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 208, 308
 
Type/number of model: e2*2007/46*0070*19 - e2*2007/46*0070*20 (208) e2*2007/46*0405*02 - e2*2007/46*0405*03 - e2*2007/46*0405*04 (308II)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 208: manufactured between 20.5.2014 and 18.6.2014. 308 II: manufactured between 14.1.2014 and 15.9.2014
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The welding of the fuel injector of the engine may be incorrect. This can lead to a breakdown of the engine and the display of a warning light and alert message on the dashboard. In extreme circumstances, fuel may leak 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: France
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1112/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: Journey, Grand Caravan
 
Type/number of model: EC type-approval: individual approval Type: RT / JC
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between February 2007 and September 2009.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Corrosion in the control unit of the vehicle occupant protection system may lead to the front seat airbags not deploying correctly.
 
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: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1113/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler
 
Name: Town & Country, Grand Voyager
 
Type/number of model: EC-type approval: individual approval; Type: RT
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between February 2007 and September 2009.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Corrosion in the control unit of the vehicle occupant protection system may lead to the front seat airbags not deploying correctly.
 
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: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1114/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: A-class, GLA
 
Type/number of model: Type approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0470*14-*15 Type: 245 G
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles produced in November 2015 are affected.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Deformation of the casing of the rear lefthand sidebags could cause them to be blocked or become damaged when triggered in the event of an impact.
 
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: Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1115/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: C-Class, GLC
 
Type/number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0457*32, e1*2001/116*0480*20-*21, Types: 204 K, 204 X
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced in June 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Fuel may leak from the fuel pump. If diesel fuel leaks onto the road, it may expose other vehicles to a risk of accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger cars, diesel engine.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Greece, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1126/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: C-Class / AMG C 63
 
Type/number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*38 to*40 e1*2001/116*0464*18 and 19., Types: 204, 204 AMG
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced between 14 December 2015 and 21 June 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The central lip of the front spoiler can become detached while driving and fall onto the road, which may cause accidents to other vehicles.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger cars.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1129/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Zafira
 
Type/number of model: Type approval number: e4*2007/46*0204*06 - *22; e4*2007/46*0308*08 - *10 Type: P-J/SW, P-J/SW/V
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles manufactured in 2011 – 2016 are affected.
 
Risk: Fire
 
A defective O-ring on the valve of a CNG pressurised container may lead to leakage after refuelling, with a risk of 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: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1130/16 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Cherokee
 
Type/number of model: Type: KL
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 3 October 2015 and 19 March 2016 (right-hand side driving) and between 30 September 2015 and 2 October 2015 (left-hand side driving).
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The front drive shaft may break, which may cause further damage to the underbody and lead to an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger cars.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1111/16 
 
Category: Protective equipment
 
Product: Work gloves
 
Brand: Triuso
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Article No: H240, H240W
 
Batch number/Barcode: Barcodes: 4003457171947, 4003457172883
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather inside the gloves is too high (measured value: 12 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Work gloves made of light-grey leather with beige textile material on the cuffs and backs of the hands.
Country of origin: Pakistan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1117/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll with doctor set
 
Brand: OM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Art. n° 2163
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6925922600104
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The head of doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 36% 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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Plastic doll with doctor set (stethoscope, glasses, syringe, etc.) in a blister packaging with cardboard backing.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1118/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Charm Girl - Lovely Girl
 
Type/number of model: NO.6688 (on the box); BO41-C-E-0192-002 (on the label)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2014113503509
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 32% 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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Brown-haired plastic doll in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/1121/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Pram chain
 
Brand: Selecta
 
Name: Crocolini Wagenkette ('Crocolini pram chain')
 
Type/number of model: Reference 1360
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4003332013607
 
Risk: Choking
 
Small parts detach easily from the chain (the crocodile's eyes and nostrils). A small child might put them in the mouth and choke. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with 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: Chain consisting of several green and red wooden pieces forming a crocodile, intended to be strung across a pram. The product is sold in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1125/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: BOOSTER
 
Name: Wooden Puzzle
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 1831254707
 
Risk: Choking
 
There are several small puzzle pieces. A child could 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Wooden puzzle with pieces in the form of motorcycle related items.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium, France, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1128/16 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy robot
 
Brand: LEZHOU TOYS
 
Name: Naugty - Dancing Robot
 
Type/number of model: 99444-2
 
Batch number/Barcode: 1110015502673
 
Risk: Damage to sight
 
The laser is too powerful and could cause damage to sight if the laser beam was viewed directly, even if momentarily. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Battery operated plastic robot (black and white) with transparent blue parts (e.g. hands, face, stomach; LEDs inside); on top it has rotor blades with lasers/LEDs; battery compartment empty and screwed shut. Cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0084/16 
 
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Children's pushchair
 
Brand: DOUX BEBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Model A88 16PJ03 Model A88 16DJ02
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Injuries
 
There is no marking and instructions for safe use. Due to potential misuse of the pushchairs, children may get injured. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Pushchairs.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0080/16 
 
Category: Lighters
 
Product: Lighters
 
Brand: Lux
 
Name: Jet Double Flame
 
Type/number of model: 6815
 
Batch number/Barcode: 9007013520717 9007013520700
 
Risk: Burns, Fire
 
The lighter can leak. Leaking gas can ignite when the lighter is used. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Lighter supplied in collective packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0081/16 
 
Category: Lighters
 
Product: Lighter
 
Brand: Zorr
 
Name: Mega Turbo Transparent
 
Type/number of model: 6082
 
Batch number/Barcode: 9007013518660
 
Risk: Burns, Fire
 
The flame height is too high. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Lighter in collective packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A11/0082/16 
 
Category: Lighters
 
Product: Lighter
 
Brand: TOM
 
Name: The Original Flamer
 
Type/number of model: 10661-01 EB-15 LED 49 / MT Silver A16
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN 4022364000188
 
Risk: Burns
 
The lighter is over filled. The lighter may consequently explode. The gas from the exploding lighter can ignite causing burns to the user. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Lighter in collective packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0083/16 
 
Category: Lighters
 
Product: Lighter
 
Brand: TOM
 
Name: Electronic Lighter
 
Type/number of model: Art.no. 1062-01 EB-15 Flamez Yellow
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN402236400144
 
Risk: Burns
 
The lighter can break or leak resulting in the user receiving burns if the gas ignites. The lighter is overfilled and can explode if it overheats. Gas from the exploding lighter can ignite and cause burns. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Lighters in a 50 pieces display
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 
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