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Alert number: A11/0074/18
Product: Soft toy
Name: vankús / párna
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: 77622
Risk level: Other risk level
The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams.
A small child could take out the stuffing, put it in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Yellow plush duck in pink trousers with a hat. The product is sold without packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 8686860077622
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A12/1396/18
Product: Earrings
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Jewellery
Brand: Mosaic
Type / number of model: A11092
Risk level: Serious risk
The product releases an excessive amount of nickel (measured value: 0.67 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 (By: Importer)
Company recall page: 
Description: Earrings fixed to a grey cardboard label.
Batch number / Barcode: (EAN 4748305789652)
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Alert number: A12/1390/18
Product: Skin lightening product
Name: Lightening Program for Men
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Clairmen
Type / number of model: Lotion Formula
Risk level: Serious risk
The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 1.0% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation and is not considered safe when used on large areas of skin.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Distributor)
Description: Beige, perfumed, skin lightening body lotion, packed in a plastic bottle with label, foil seal and screw cap.
Batch number / Barcode: Lot: L#16045 Code: 6280675004235
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A11/0076/18
Product: Soft toy
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Abababy
Type / number of model: Item 216
Risk level: Other risk level
The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams.
A small child could take out the stuffing, put it 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Cream-coloured plush teddy bear with brown eyes and pink nose. In the bear's hands there is a white cushion with an inscription: "Love You". The product is sold without packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 6978151300123
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A12/1399/18
Product: Soft toy
Name: Plüss kabala figurák
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: A-20092
Risk level: Serious risk
The nose and the suction cup can easily detach from the soft toy, generating small parts.
In addition, the fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams.
A small child may put the detached elements or the stuffing material in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Striped, plush clown with a red nose and a suction cup on its head.
Batch number / Barcode: 6956520200922
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A12/1393/18
Product: Portable lamp
Name: Lampa
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: MARKET
Type / number of model: ITEM NO: 140802105
Risk level: Serious risk
The insulation is inadequate. Moreover, the power cord can easily detach or become damaged, giving access to live parts.
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 60598-1.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Clip-on lamp, height approx. 23 cm, sold without packaging. Label attached to the product.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 4008021055005
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A11/0073/18
Product: Electric blender
Name: Nutritional Extractor
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: ULTRAMAXX
Type / number of model: VHGHSCIND0025 SK/F038/2014
Risk level: Other risk level
The electrical insulation is inadequate.
There is a risk of electric shock for 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Electric blender in cardboard packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 0644812024221
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Alert number: A12/1400/18
Product: Culinary siphon
Name: Siphon tout inox
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
Brand: MATHON
Type / number of model: Reference No 57398
Risk level: Serious risk
The product can explode during use, projecting fragments in the air.
This can cause injuries to the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Description: Stainless steel, whipped cream siphon 0.5 L. The product has been sold online.
Batch number / Barcode: 3700541206356
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Alert number: A12/1391/18
Product: Hairdryer
Name: Professional Hair Dryer
Risk type: Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Sonar
Type / number of model: SN-7730 Item no.:02485
Risk level: Serious risk
The cross-sectional area of the power cord is inadequate.
The wire 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Electric hairdryer with plastic housing, 2600 W. Packaging: black cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 8008280024855
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/1395/18
Product: Bag of cement
Name: Type 1 42.5 Portland Cement
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Construction products
Brand: Momtazan Cement
Type / number of model: CEM 1 42.5 N
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of chromium (VI) in the cement is too high.
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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: Retailer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 25kg bag of cement
Batch number / Barcode: 0933310075210092
Country of origin: Iran
Alert submitted by: France
Alert number: A12/1392/18
Product: Men’s shoes
Name: Black White Duplicate
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Art.No: 13S111-75A
Risk level: Serious risk
The shoes contain the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) benz(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene and benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(e)pyrene, dibenzo(a,h)anthracene and benzo(j)fluoranthene (measured values up to 28.3 mg/kg).
PAHs are absorbed through skin contact and respiration. These PAHs are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)
Description: Men's leather shoes with plastic upper in black and white; white inner lining and insole, and a rubber sole in black-brown. Packaging: a cardboard box. The product has been sold online (e.g. via Amazon).
Batch number / Barcode: 4 060658 599260
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/1388/18
Product: Work gloves
Name: 10 Weldex
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: Keron
Type / number of model: Article No 29737 EB-00219621
Risk level: Serious risk
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 9.2 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with REACH Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
Description: Work gloves, size 10 (XL) in light grey leather, long cuffs, with cardboard label.
Batch number / Barcode: 4018653297377
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/1394/18
Product: Nightlight
Name: LED Night Lighting
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Qiaolian
Type / number of model: Ref: 92032
Risk level: Serious risk
The nightlight in the form of a flower may be attractive to children, who may consider it a toy.
A child may pull the light out of the socket and receive an electric shock.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Nightlight made of transparent plastic material. When plugged into a socket, the lamp produces multi-coloured light. Packaged in a transparent blister pack with cardboard back.
Batch number / Barcode: 8787247920323
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/1397/18
Product: Kick scooter
Name: Hulajnoga aluminiowa
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: AT1
Risk level: Serious risk
There are accessible gaps between moving parts of the scooter.
As a consequence, fingers can become trapped.

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: Folding kick scooter, intended for children weighing less than 50 kg. Packaging: cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 5900733470017
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/1382/18
Product: Passenger car
Name: C-class, E-class
Risk type: Fire
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*46, e1*2007/46*1666*06; types: 205, 238
Risk level: Serious risk
The lower engine compartment cover lacks the necessary left-hand gap for the exhaust system.
As a result, the exhaust system temperatures resulting from operation at full load could lead to the cover catching fire.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Description: Passenger car. Company recall code: 6290150
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles produced during March 2018 are affected.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/1383/18
Product: Earrings
Name: Earrings "Spinne"
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Jewellery
Brand: Orlob Accessoires
Type / number of model: Article 5371
Risk level: Serious risk
The earrings contain cadmium (measured value: 0.025% by weight).
Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Description: Silver-coloured earrings in the form of a spider’s web with a spider, attached to a piece of black cardboard.
Batch number / Barcode: 4260362027282
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/1398/18
Product: Puzzle mat
Name: Puzzle Mat
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: REGIO JÁTÉK; Sunta toys
Type / number of model: 032015TSO1502016
Risk level: Serious risk
Small parts of the mat can easily be detached.
A child could put the small parts 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: 36-piece colourful, puzzle foam mat included removable letters and numbers. Packaging: transparent plastic with paper label.
Batch number / Barcode: 5996055591660
Country of origin: Malaysia
Alert submitted by: Hungary