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Alert number: A12/0372/19
Product: Hairdryer
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock, Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Camry
Type / number of model: CR2241
Products with serious risks
The hairdryer does not have a thermal cut-out device and the plastic material of the casing is combustible.
As a consequence, the hairdryer could overheat and catch fire. Melted plastic could also cause burns and leave live parts accessible, leading to an electric shock if touched by users.

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 (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Hairdryer packed in a white cardboard box. The product was also sold online.
Batch number / Barcode: 5908256833975
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Alert number: A12/0364/19
Product: Work gloves
Name: Working Gloves
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Werckmann
Type / number of model: 2512140
Products with serious risks
The product contains Chromium (VI) (measured value: 16.1 mg/kg)
Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions on contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

Description: Grey and white textile and leather work gloves.
Batch number / Barcode: 07/18 - 8718964007691
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0355/19
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Sweet Princess the First
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: DY810, TC55529
Products with serious risks
The plastic of the doll contains too much 2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 31% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

Description: Plastic doll with a pink dress, packaged in a cardboard box with plastic window.
Batch number / Barcode: 5 907714 492365
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0360/19
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Fashion Girl
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Unknown
Products with serious risks
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 27.06 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: A plastic doll with accessories in a blister pack on blue cardboard.
Batch number / Barcode: 6920180113335
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0357/19
Product: Baby carrier
Name: 3-way baby carrier
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: Child Wheels by Childhome
Type / number of model: CWBCSUP "Superstar"
Products with serious risks
The plastic label on the carrier can be easily detached. A small child may put it in the mouth and choke.
The durability of the carrier is not adequate. Consequently, it could break while in use, causing the child to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 13209-2.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description: Baby carrier in fabric intended for children up to 18 months, sold in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 5 420007 129088
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Belgium
Alert number: A12/0361/19
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Cute Girl - Fashion style
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: LB303
Products with serious risks
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 25% by weight) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 0.17% by weight).
These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: A plastic doll with blue hair in a blister pack on blue cardboard.
Batch number / Barcode: 6920180113083
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0362/19
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Toys
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Unknown
Products with serious risks
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7.76% by weight) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 20.5% by weight).
These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system or the liver.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: A plastic doll on a pink motorbike, sold in a transparent bag.
Batch number / Barcode: 6920180113151
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0363/19
Product: Soft plastic balls
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: 15563
Products with serious risks
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 13.24 % by weight) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 3.6 % by weight).
These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Three small, soft plastic, coloured balls in a net.
Batch number / Barcode: 3333330007331
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0370/19
Product: Squeeze toy
Name: Shrilling Chicken
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: YT-CHC03
Products with serious risks
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 5.78 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. At the same time, it could cause damage fertility and may be a risk to unborn children.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: A yellow squeezable chicken, marketed as a pet toy, packed in a net bag closed with a cardboard label.
Batch number / Barcode: 50110008
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0356/19
Product: Wooden rattle toy
Name: Harbour Keys
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Nofred Iconic Design
Type / number of model:  Mint, Rosa, Curry , 6205, 6206, 6207
Products with serious risks
The wooden keys are too long.
A small 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 Standard EN 71-1
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Company recall page:  http://www.nofred.com/pages/harbour-keys-recall
Description: A rattle consisting of a set of four wooden keys in different colour combinations on a wooden ring.
Batch number / Barcode: 5 713994 162061
Country of origin: Indonesia
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Alert number: A11/0010/19
Product: Engine hoist
Name: Shop crane
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Machinery
Brand: Biltema
Type / number of model: Shop crane 2T, 15-371
Products with other risk levels
The crane is mechanically too weak and the stability of the crane is not sufficient.
Mechanical failure or impaired crane stability may lead to the crane falling with the load and causing injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description: Hydraulic crane for lifting vehicle engines.
Batch number / Barcode: 18/6
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Alert number: A12/0359/19
Product: Circular saw blade
Name: TCT Saw Blade
Risk type: Cuts
Category: Machinery
Brand: Inter Kert
Type / number of model: 125 mm x 22.23 mm x 24 Teeth
Products with serious risks
The circular saw blade may be mounted on an angle grinder and could therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw.
As a consequence, this could cause kickback or loss of control over the tool, resulting in serious injury.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60745 and EN 62841.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: This product listing was removed from Amazon's marketplace, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Distributor)

Description: Tungsten carbide tips (TCT) circular saw blade. The product was sold online (in particular via Amazon).
Batch number / Barcode: Saw blades sold online between Jan 18 and October 1st 2018
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/0350/19
Product: Hairdryer
Name: Sèche cheveux
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Homday
Type / number of model: 383205
Products with serious risks
The thermal cut-out device on the product does not work correctly.
The hairdryer can overheat, causing the plastic material to melt and leaving live parts accessible. The user could touch these parts and receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

Description: Hairdryer (2200W) sold in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode:  LOT : 05/2017
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Alert number: A12/0373/19
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Bimina
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: MY STYLE
Type / number of model: 1902 TB-1852, 3-216-35
Products with serious risks
The product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 17% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Plastic doll with long hair and blue dress; packed in a box with a transparent window.
Batch number / Barcode: 8593216318523
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Alert number: A12/0369/19
Product: Squeeze toy
Name: Shrilling - The animal world
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Unknown
Products with serious risks
The product contains too much bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured values: 22% by weight)
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: A pink squeezable pig marketed as a pet toy.
Batch number / Barcode: 50110009
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0371/19
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Charming girls - The Sheila
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Lian Yi
Type / number of model: Unknown
Products with serious risks
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 0.19%by weight), di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0.19% by weight) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measure valued: 13.29% by weight).
These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: A plastic doll in pink packaging with a transparent window.
Batch number / Barcode: 6920180113496
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Alert number: A12/0349/19
Product: Soft toy
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking, Suffocation
Category: Toys
Brand: Wowmax
Type / number of model: Unknown
Products with serious risks
The zip tag on the bear can be easily detached and the fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible through the zip.
A small child may put the zip tag or the stuffing material in the mouth and choke.

In addition, the plastic bag of the packaging is too thin. If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic could cover the mouth and nose, blocking 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 (to: Other): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

Description: Large soft toy (180 cm) in the shape of a bear in dark brown or white colour; vacuum packed inside a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom