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Alert number: A12/0978/18
Product: Trailer
Name: Various
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Böckmann
Type / number of model: Type: AB1, AB1C, AT1, C22, CHF, CHSC, P12, PHA, PHC
Risk level: Serious risk
Welding in the drum brake may be faulty.
This could lead to a loss of brake function.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Trailer
Batch number / Barcode: The trailers affected were produced between 01/03/2018 and 18/05/2018.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0995/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Happy Ballons - Globos Decorativos
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Balloons
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.7 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (3.7 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compunds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Exporter)
Description: 100 green balloons in a plastic bag
Batch number / Barcode: S507831300008
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0996/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Party balloons
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: DUILE - Tong Rui
Type / number of model: SKU716872-3D1Q0 EVK
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (1.12 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Exporter)
Description: 100 pearl-orange coloured, 10'' balloons in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: 1109-0-22260
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0968/18
Product: Toy guitar
Name: Music Guitar
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Toys
Brand: ADAR
Type / number of model: 951
Risk level: Serious risk
The toy guitar is equipped with a strap intended to be worn fully or partially around the neck.
The strap can get trapped during various activities of a child and create a loop around the child's neck. The absence of a quick release mechanism enabling the child to detach the strap can lead to strangulation.

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: Other, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: Toy guitar in the form of a bear made from coloured plastic material, with a strap attached. The guitar is powered by batteries and packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901271148185 LOT No: 9340
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0967/18
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Loving you
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: TG 364868
Risk level: Serious risk
The dolls' head 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: Little plastic doll (10 cm) with a cord loop to hang it up. Collective packaging contains 15 dolls, each packaged in plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5902280877547
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0984/18
Product: Travel adaptor
Name: International Travel Adapter
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Charge Worx
Type / number of model: CX5001X; CX2602BK; CX3111BK
Risk level: Serious risk
Live parts are accessible when the adaptor is plugged into a socket outlet.
The user could touch the live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
Description: Travel adapter in plastic and cardboard packaging
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: Ireland
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Alert number: A12/0982/18
Product: Wooden toy
Name: Rainbow Slope
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Mentari
Type / number of model: Model: MT 3367 / 02442 Serial: SL-26-704
Risk level: Serious risk
Small parts (the wheels) can easily detach from the toy.
A young may put a small part in the mouth, which could as a result get stuck and blocks 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Wooden toy ramp with cars, packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN code: 87 17255 02442 3
Country of origin: Indonesia
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0957/18
Product: Passenger car
Name: C-Class, E-Class
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*43-44; e1*2001/116*0464*21-22, e1*2007/46*1666*01-02; Type: 204, 204 AMG, R1EC
Risk level: Serious risk
The seat-backs may not be fully secured on the right-hand side of the front seats.
In the event of an accident, any unsecured objects on the rear seats of the vehicle may not be restrained, thereby increasing the risk of injury to passengers in the front seats.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between April 2017 and August 2017.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0972/18
Product: Bath soap
Name: Bath Praline Glam Queen
Risk type: Choking
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: BadeFee
Type / number of model: art. no. BP061D
Risk level: Serious risk
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff.
Small parts can be easily detached or bitten off the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the requirements of the Food-imitating Products Directive.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: A bath product in the shape of a cupcake, decorated with imitation whipped cream and sprinkles resembling cake decorations. Packed in a paper cupcake form inside cardboard packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code 4260212377994
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Alert number: A12/0974/18
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: ORANGE
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Eternal Ink
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains the aromatic amine 2,4-Toluenediamine (measured value: 24 mg/kg).
This aromatic amine can cause cancer.

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
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 30ml bottle of yellow/orange pigment
Batch number / Barcode: LOT 11/24/15
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Alert number: A12/0987/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Ballonnen - High Quality
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Copper/brown colour
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.39 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in transparent plastic packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN 8713647901143
Country of origin: Mexico
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A11/0059/18
Product: Lighting chain
Name: Kurtyna Swietlna 100 LED
Risk type: Fire
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: VOLTENO Life Energy
Type / number of model: VO0488, VO0489
Risk level: Other risk level
The cables are too thin.
This can cause the cable to overheat during use and lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Lighting chain with 100 LEDs, either in blue or yellow colour, packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901508192134, EAN: 5901508192141
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0958/18
Product: Charger
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: YOSS
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The electrical insulation is inadequate.
The user could receive an electric shock from accessible parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
Description: USB charger with either one or two USB ports.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Alert number: A12/0959/18
Product: Puzzle mat
Name: Tapis-puzzle
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Prémaman
Type / number of model: 0PDE3G/OPDE3F
Risk level: Serious risk
Small parts can easily be detached from the toy.
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 with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
Description: Puzzle mat packaged in a transparent bag with zip-fastener.
Batch number / Barcode: 3534443144863
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Alert number: A12/0983/18
Product: Decorative light
Name: világító jégcsapok
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: NO: 17292 / 1308
Risk level: Serious risk
The cable is not properly anchored, accessible wires have only basic insulation and the cable is too thin.
The basic insulated cable could detach or be damaged, leaving the live conductors accessible. This could lead to an electric shock. Moreover, the cable could overheat leading to a fire.

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 (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Star-shaped decorative light with non-replaceable LEDs. The lights can flash alternately in green-red and blue-red. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with a self-adhesive label
Batch number / Barcode: 8 019005 013085
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A11/0060/18
Product: Tricycle
Name: Kacsa tricikli rózsa
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: TRI-JY11-R
Risk level: Other risk level
There are accessible gaps between the moving elements of the tricycle.
While using the tricycle, the child's fingers might get trapped in the openings and be injured due to the movement.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Tricycle in pink and purple colours, with a musical duck figure on the handlebars. There is an inscription on the frame of tricycle: "Baby's car". Recommended age: 3-5 years. Capacity: 25 kg
Batch number / Barcode: 5998083591643
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A12/0988/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Ballonnen
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: D&F
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (3.22 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in transparent plastic packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN 8717928139249
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0954/18
Product: Toy dart game
Name: Cap Rocket
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: Toi-Toys
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The sound level of the toy is too high.
It could cause damage to hearing.

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: Blister pack containing 1 dart and 48 percussion caps which can be attached separately to the tip of the dart.
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No: 814677, EAN code: 18068400-001
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Alert submitted by: Austria
Alert number: A12/0989/18
Product: Balloons
Name: PEACE
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Boland
Type / number of model: 1643
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.18 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex in transparent plastic packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 8712026445070
Country of origin: Mexico
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0977/18
Product: Watersport shoes
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Aqua Sphere
Type / number of model: Black/blue "Beachwalker Junior"
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) chrysene and benzo[e]pyrene (measured values: 11 mg/kg and 1.7 mg/kg respectively).
These PAHs are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Description: Black/blue neoprene water shoes; sold without packaging
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: PO#227P3; EAN: 8032621390118
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0969/18
Product: Toy gun
Name: Powerful gun
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Item no: SE 120538
Risk level: Serious risk
The suction cup of the projectile can easily detach.
If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup could detach and obstruct the airways.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive or the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: Plastic toy gun with three projectiles, sold in a blister pack on cardboard.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5907714434433
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0970/18
Product: Ceiling lamp
Name: LED surface panel light
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: V-Tac
Type / number of model: VT-605 RD/SKU 4904 6W
Risk level: Serious risk
Live parts may be touched during assembly and the insulation is insufficient.
This could result in an electric shock for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Description: Round LED ceiling lamp with LED module, packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 3800157605380
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Alert number: A12/0975/18
Product: Lighting chain
Name: LED ROPELIGHT SET
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: 2 LINE CLEAR 10M
Risk level: Serious risk
Some live parts may become accessible when handling.
This can result in an electric shock for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the LVD and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Lighting chain in the shape of a hose packed in a plastic bag with the instructions.
Batch number / Barcode: 5901477322181
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Alert number: A12/0985/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Pro Quality
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Balloonia
Type / number of model: 50 Balloons red P25
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.13 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in a white plastic package.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN 8713647901945
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0992/18
Product: Football Horn
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: Toy Toy Toy
Type / number of model: 449176
Risk level: Serious risk
The sound pressure level of the toy is too high (>119 dB).
This could lead to permanent impairment of hearing.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Description: Plastic football horn, decorated with a soccer ball in the mouth piece and with a yellow cord attached. Supplied in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: Batch number: 412480 / EAN code: 9008034609894
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Austria
Alert number: A12/0964/18
Product: Plastic doll
Name: Beauty Lovely
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: NO. L-5-1 (on packaging); TG362797-L-5-1-159 (on attached label)
Risk level: Serious risk
The doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7 % 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: Plastic doll dressed with a skirt with floral motifs and a blue blouse, provided with a plastic tiara.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5902280875659
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0986/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Balloons
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Balloonia
Type / number of model: 100 balloons Red P25
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (0.11 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Red balloons in a white and transparent plastic packet.
Batch number / Barcode: 873647902126
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0990/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Shen hua
Type / number of model: Art. No: 3-385
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (3.38 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Orange balloons packed in plastic packaging with a pink cardboard label. 10 balloons per plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN code 4561237 808013 (on sticker), EAN code 6970163 556987 (on carton card)
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0962/18
Product: Bicycle
Name: Tundra Fatbike
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Tunturi
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The locking of the front wheel to the front fork with the quick release skewer might be insufficiently tight.
The front wheel could consequently move whilst riding.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Company recall page: 
Description: Fatbike
Batch number / Barcode: Sold between 1.1.2018 and 31.5.2018
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Finland
Alert number: A12/0965/18
Product: Wooden toy
Name: Discovery Ramp Racer
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Universe of imagination
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nickel released from the hub caps on the wheels is too high (measured value: up to 9.96 µg/cm²/week).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser 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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: A racing track with 4 ramps and 4 wooden cars in different colours with metal wheels. Packaging: Cardboard box with plastic window
Batch number / Barcode: EAN:803516233289, Lot:06182017
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0973/18
Product: Tattoo ink
Name: CARAMEL
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Eternal Ink
Type / number of model: Unknown
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains the aromatic amines o-anisidine (measured value: 16 mg/kg) and toluidine (measured value: 64 mg/kg).
These 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
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 30ml bottle of yellow/orange pigment
Batch number / Barcode: LOT 06/17/16
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Alert number: A12/0979/18
Product: Toy guitar
Name: Zabawka na baterie
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: DAF103458 (on label) NO:3939-48 (on the product)
Risk level: Serious risk
The strap of the toy guitar does not have a quick release mechanism. If worn around the neck, it could form a loop and become trapped, leading to strangulation.
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 guitar made of coloured plastic, with a strap attached and powered by batteries. Packaged in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 6991201034588
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0994/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Happy Ballons - Globos decorativos
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Balloons
Type / number of model: 100 pcs - Red
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosamines (14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (12 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Exporter)
Description: 100 red balloons in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0961/18
Product: Passenger car
Name: Tiguan Allspace
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: VW
Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0450*##; type: 5N Code: 40N4
Risk level: Serious risk
The fixing nut on the right and left front axle ball joint may not have been tightened with the correct torque.
The fixing nut may consequently become detached from the ball joint, resulting in loss of forward propulsion and loss of driving stability.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 01/08/2017 and 25/01/2018.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0960/18
Product: Passenger car
Name: Outlander
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mitsubishi
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0406*00-04 e1*2001/116*0482*00-09 Type: CW0, CWB Code: R30328-R30341
Risk level: Serious risk
Corrosion may occur inside the windscreen wiper motor.
This may lead to failure of the windscreen wipers while driving which could lead to an accident.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 2005 and 2012
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0993/18
Product: Passenger car
Name: Q5
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Audi
Type / number of model: Type approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 1550 *. Type: FY
Risk level: Serious risk
The individual pistons on the rear wheel brake may not work as required.
This could lead to a delayed brake performance, increasing the risk of accidents.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: SUV passenger car.
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between April 2018 and May 2018.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0966/18
Product: Fidget spinner
Name: LED Spinner
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Item no: CH-02
Risk level: Serious risk
The battery compartment can easily be opened and the button cell batteries inside are easily accessible.
Children might put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing damage to their gastrointestinal tract.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
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
Description: Fidget spinner with LED lights, packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 105849S30427, Batch no: S30427
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Alert number: A12/0976/18
Product: Desk lamp
Name: LED FOLDABLE RECHARGEABLE DESK LAMP
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: YOLOMO
Type / number of model: No. 1055
Risk level: Serious risk
When connecting or disconnecting the plug from the mains, live parts are accessible.
This can result in an electric shock for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the LVD and the relevant standard EN 60598.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Portable LED desk lamp. Electrical specifications: AC 110 - 220 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 1 W, class II.
Batch number / Barcode: 6868000004404
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Alert number: A12/0981/18
Product: Plastic rattle
Name: Grzechotka
Risk type: Choking, Cuts
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: DC-50 (on attached label) NO:828 (on the product)
Risk level: Serious risk
The rattle's handle is too long. A child may put it in the mouth where it could get stuck and obstruct the airways.

The toy has sharp edges.
The toy has sharp edges that may cause cuts.

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: Small plastic rattles, available in different colours, packaged in a plastic bag. Each bag contains 12 rattles.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5900869200069
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0991/18
Product: Balloons
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Shen hua
Type / number of model: Item No. 4-599
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of nitrosatable substances (3.38 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Light blue birthday balloons decorated with the figure “1” . Each bag contains 10 balloons. A cardboard label is attached.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN code 6970163 556987
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0971/18
Product: Liquid for electronic cigarettes
Name: Vape Juice
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: ARAMAX
Type / number of model: 3mg/ml, 6mg/ml, 12mg/ml, 18mg/ml nicotine strengths
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains nicotine (between 3 to 18 mg/ml), which is classified as acutely toxic. There is no accompanying leaflet with recommendations for correct and safe use of the product, as required for harmful mixtures.
The user has no information to avoid the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin or if it is ingested.

The product does not comply with the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU.
Measures taken by economic operators: Other, Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
Company recall page: 
Description: Liquid for electronic cigarettes (refill container) in a rectangular box. The outer packaging varies in colour depending on the flavour.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Alert number: A12/0980/18
Product: Plastic rattle
Name: Flash Toys
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: K-R-Toys
Type / number of model: DAG239546
Risk level: Serious risk
The handle of the rattle is too long.
A child may put it in the mouth where it could 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: Babies' plastic rattle, battery-powered, packed in a blister pack.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 6991202395466
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0963/18
Product: Passenger car / van
Name: C-Max, Focus, Kuga, Mondeo, Galaxy,Transit Connect
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Ford
Type / number of model: Various
Risk level: Serious risk
The clutch pressure plate may break.
If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, propulsion may be lost.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Passenger car / van
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles produced between 2014 and 2018 are affected.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany