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Alert number: A12/0778/19
Product: Children's sweatshirt
Name: V&T Plus
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Interest
Type / number of model: 32382
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The garment has drawstrings in the hood.
The drawstrings can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

Description: Long-sleeved turquoise sweatshirt with a hood that has a drawstring.
Batch number / Barcode: 8691100323827
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Alert number: A12/0795/19
Product: Inflatable swim seat
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Summer Sea
Type / number of model: Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic valveof the swim-ring contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 16.2% 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: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)

Description: Yellow and green swim seat with steering wheel. Packaged in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/0774/19
Product: Magnetic putty
Name: Cra-z-Geezer's Thinking Putty / Hand Gum
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Cra-z-Geezer's
Type / number of model: 31111
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains a magnet which is a small part and has a high magnetic flux.
A small child could put the magnet in the mouth and choke on it.
If a child swallows the small magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

Description: In the metal tin there are magnetic putty with a small strong silver magnet, two plastic googly eyes and a plastic orange nose. The colours of the putty are black, green and purple. One putty is called Cra-z-Geezer's Hand Gum and the other is called Cra-z-Geezer's Thinking Putty.
Batch number / Barcode: 7340181905446
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Alert number: A12/0784/19
Product: Novelty lighter
Name: Simple Type Dry Powder fire Extinguishers
Risk type: Burns, Fire
Category: Lighters
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Article 011
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The lighter is appealing to children due to its shape and colour.
Children may play with it and suffer burns or cause fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

Description: Lighter in the form of a fire-extinguisher with a label "Simple Type Dry Powder fire Extinguishers".
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Alert number: A12/0777/19
Product: Girls' swimsuit
Name: FOR YOU
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model: Size 122
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The garment is produced with functional cords with free ends in the upper area to be tied around the neck.
The cords in the neck area may become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.
 

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

Description: Girls' bikini in yellow with a monkey and coloured balls prints. The product is made of the elastic material.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Alert number: A12/0798/19
Product: Lighting chain
Name: LED LIGHTS
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: LE ROYAL
Type / number of model: R14925-2
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cable is not properly anchored and is too thin. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required.
The cable could overheat, burning the user or leading to a fire. A user might touch the live parts and suffer 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Lighting chain with 18 non-replaceable LED lamps with gold metal, spherical casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 1 814925 888882
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A12/0785/19
Product: Lighting chain
Name: LED LIGHTS
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: LE ROYAL
Type / number of model: R14925-1
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cable is not properly anchored and is too thin. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required.
The cable could overheat, burning the user or leading to a fire. A user might touch the live parts and suffer 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Lighting chain with 20 non-replaceable LED lamps with flattened spherical gold, metal casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 1 814925 888881
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A12/0793/19
Product: Electric kettle
Name: Fast Electric Kettle
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: TEAFAELL
Type / number of model: LF-001
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product does not have the required earth connection and the electrical insulation is inadequate.
In the event of a fault, the metal container of the kettle could become live, leading to an 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: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description: Electric kettle with chrome-plated metal body and separate base part.
Batch number / Barcode: 3364330014777
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0783/19
Product: Passenger car
Name: CLS Class, AMG GT Class
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*1818*00; type: R1ECLS;
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The riveting of the front seat belt housing covers may be inadequate under low temperatures (below -17.5°C).
In the event of an accident, the rivets could fail and release the housing cover. This can result in a loss of the seat belt’s restraining effect, increasing the risk of injury.
 

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

Description: Passenger car under Mercedes-Benz recall code: 9190331, 9190332, 9190333.
Batch number / Barcode: The affected vehicles were manufactured between July 2017 and March 2018.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0792/19
Product: Key ring
Name: Pig key ring
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: DY
Type / number of model: 617-06
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Small parts (on the feet) of the product can be detached from the toy.
A small child could put them 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: Importer)

Description: Soft toy key-ring in the shape of a pig.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Alert number: A12/0789/19
Product: Three-wheeled motor vehicle
Name: Limo GT, Vendo XL
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Tuk Tuk Factory
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e4*168/2013*00056*00, e4*168/2013*00055*00; types: XNSCB, XNSTB
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The seat belt clips may be defective.
This can impair the safety belt's restraining effect, increasing the risk of injury for the occupants.
 

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

Description: Three-wheeled motor vehicle under Tuk Tuk Factory recall code: R0620190108.
Batch number / Barcode: The affected vehicles affected were manufactured between January 2017 and September 2018.
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0790/19
Product: Passenger car
Name: Niro
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: KIA
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1139*00, e4*2007/46*1139*01, e4*2007/46*1139*02; types DE HEV, DE PHEV
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The main relay within the power relay assembly may have inadequate connections between its contacts.
This may cause a short circuit or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of fire and potential accident.
 

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

Description: Passenger car.
Batch number / Barcode: The affected vehicles are from model years 2016, 2017 (Niro DE HEV) and model year 2018 (Niro DE PHEV).
Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by: Poland
Alert number: A12/0782/19
Product: Passenger car
Name: MX-5
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mazda
Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e11*2007/46*2661*00-03; type: ND
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Defective software may result in the automated transmission shifting down unintentionally.
This may cause the rear wheels to lock, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

Description: Passenger car under Mazda recall code: AK006A.
Batch number / Barcode: The affected vehicles in were manufactured between 5 October 2016 and 22 November 2018.
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0794/19
Product: Circular saw blade
Name: Wood Carving Disc
Risk type: Cuts
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Warrior
Type / number of model: 61638
Type of alert:  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 lead to 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, This product listing was removed by eBay (By: Retailer)

Description: Disc with a 22-tooth saw-chain ; 4’’ diameter. The product was sold online (in particular via eBay).
Batch number / Barcode: 792363616386
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0797/19
Product: Electric toy dog
Name: Glow Pillow
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Toys
Brand: GLOW-PILLOW.COM
Type / number of model: H4530271
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Critical instructions concerning electrical characteristics of the toy are missing from the packaging and the manual leaflet. The manual is not in Greek language.
Lack of instructions could lead to misuse of the product, causing electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Plush toy dog in brown, black and white, covered with a hard cell that is a multicolour light projector that produces melodies. It is operated with 3 AAA batteries or can be plug in to the mains through a USB cable. Packaging: cardboard box (approx. dimensions: 350x200x100 mm) with a manual leaflet.
Batch number / Barcode: 4899888109167
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Alert number: A12/0799/19
Product: Lighting chains
Name: LED LIGHTS
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: LE ROYAL
Type / number of model: 1. R14925-5; 2. R14925-6
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cable is not properly anchored and is too thin. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required.
The cable could overheat, burning the user or leading to a fire. A user might touch the live parts and suffer 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Lighting chain with 20 non-replaceable yellow / colourful LED lamps with gold, metal star casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 1. 1 814925 888885; 2. 1 814925 888886
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: A11/0030/19
Product: Electric scooter
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Electric shock, Injuries
Category: Machinery
Brand: CITYBUG
Type / number of model: citybug 2SD
Type of alert:  Products with other risk levels
The protection against access to live parts, the electrical insulation and the clearance and creepage distances are insufficient. This can lead to an electric shock.
Moreover, the ‘thumb throttle’ control may be blocked and not return completely to its initial position. The user might consequently lose control over the electric scooter, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

Description: Electric scooter
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France