Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 38 ( Published on: 26/09/2014)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1438/14       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Garden chair
 
Brand: Carrefour
 
Name: Riverside Wicker Line
 
Type / number of model:  GD16564 - Chocolate colour, GD60304 - White colour
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608144281988, 3608144281988, 3610882092252
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is unstable and can deform, causing the user to fall.

One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Garden chair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy, Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1454/14       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Sun lounger
 
Brand: Goodland's
 
Name: Outdoor Living - Deluxe Hoop Lounger
 
Type / number of model:  024/999
 
Batch number / Barcode:  14C0004
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries
 
The sun lounger may collapse during use. As a consequence, fingers and other parts of the body can become trapped between sections of the frame and between the frame and floor.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 581-1 and EN 581-2.

Accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Sun lounger made of black fabric with tubular steel hoops. It is supplied in a flat cardboard box and needs to be assembled by the users.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1458/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Piercing jewellery
 
Brand: Navelring
 
Name: 316L Surgical Steel
 
Type / number of model:  Article N°: 83065
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains lead above the permitted level (measured value: 91 % by weight).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Metallic (gold), clef-shaped navel jewellery decorated with several diamond-like stones. A black plastic label with texts "Navelring" and "316L Surgical Steel" is attached. The navel jewellery is packed in a transparent plastic package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1439/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Incredibile Tattoo Supply By Lauro Paolini
 
Name: Sacred Color Red Rubens
 
Type / number of model:  11719, Exp. 12-20016, C.I 12475
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: ST0950222
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains barium above the permitted levels (measured value:181mg/kg).

Barium can be absorbed by the skin and cause heart dysfunctions, muscle weakness and be harmful for the nervous system.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' the content of barium should be limited to 50 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in a 30-ml bottle indicating the brand, lot, expiry date and producer.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1441/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Spearmint Green
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 3890 A , Color Index: 21095, Lot #C 092
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 092 E45 04/02/2103
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains barium above the permitted levels (measured value: 6950 mg/kg).

Barium can be absorbed by the skin and cause heart dysfunctions, muscle weakness and be harmful for the nervous system.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' the content of barium should be limited to 50 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  30 ml plastic bottle with screw cap. Best-before date 04/2016.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1442/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Lightning Yellow
 
Type / number of model:  Art.N°: 3872, Colour Index: 21095
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot #C 301, Batch 301 E40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains barium above the permitted levels (measured value: 7800 mg/kg).

Barium can be absorbed by the skin and cause heart dysfunctions, muscle weakness and be harmful for the nervous system.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' the content of barium should be limited to 50 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in 30-ml bottle indicating the brand, lot, use-by date and producer, in German.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1448/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit with glue
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: (Glue) Red Sun
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 15954
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8862009159545
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains benzene and 1.2 dichloroethane above the permitted levels (measured values: benzene: 24 %; 1.2 dichloroethane: 60%).

Benzene and 1.2 dichloroethane are carcinogenic and toxic if inhaled or if they get in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle repair kit consisting of a tube of glue, various tools and a patch for the inner tube. It comes in a plastic blister attached to a cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1485/14       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: XINFU
 
Name: High fishing rod lighter
 
Type / number of model:  model 7ML4-118
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bach lot : 716138828-8; EAN code 716138828-8
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product is attractive to children and it is therefore possible that a child will play with it and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  Lighter in the shape of a fishing rod with a fish on the end , length of the lighter 18cm, cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1486/14       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Golf Car Cigarette Lighter
 
Type / number of model:  Type: Vogue
 
Batch number / Barcode:  716138828-8
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product is attractive to children and it is therefore possible that a child will play with it and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  The lighter ignites when the left rear wheel is pushed down. The lighter is in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1482/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 140 LED LIGHT
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5792013 038174
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The insulation of the light sources covering shrink tube is inadequate. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use.

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: Other): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 140 LED lamps blue, green, yellow and red). Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1459/14       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  LIFT FOR PERSONS
 
Brand: DANDY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DH-EM
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is unstable with the risk of falls, accidents, lack of safety and reliability in the emergency stop circuit. There is no protection to prevent entrapment, no electric systems to prevent the lift from functioning with open doors, no protection in the electrical panel. The maximum load and maximum number of persons is not indicated and there is no system to indicate/prevent use due to excessive load.

One fatal accident has been reported.

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

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

 
Description:  Platform with hydraulic system, control panel inside the booth, up to five stops, doors on the different levels and speed of 0.15 m/s
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1480/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: S 1000 RR (K46), S 1000 RR (K46/11), K 1300 S (K40/11), K 1300 R (K43/11)
 
Type / number of model:  Type: K10, K12S Approval number: e1*2002/24*0421*, e1*2002/24*0217*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 15.12.2008 and 24.7.2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Vibrations can develop in the front tyre of the motorcycle, with cracks appearing in the tread and belt of the tyre, which can result in the tyre losing air and the rider falling off.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, France, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1483/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pick-up truck
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Hilux
 
Type / number of model:  KUN35, KUN25, KUN26
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering intermediate shaft pinch bolt may not have been properly tightened during vehicle assembly. The bolt could consequently loosen, and if the vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the bolt could eventually come off and cause a loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Pick-up truck.
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary, Greece, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1445/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Berner
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number 620HPU
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430016086783
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The white leather of the gloves contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 22 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Work gloves of white leather, with blue leather wrist.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1489/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Strong Hand
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 0140, ML Top, size 10.5.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The product was distributed between 19.09.12 and 30.10.12.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of the gloves contains an amount of Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 8 mg/kg). Chromium is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).







 

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

 
Description:  Work gloves in coarse pink leather; palm, thumb and index finger completely in leather. The three other fingers, including the outer joint (tips) and the back, are in grey textile fabric, as is the approximately 6.5 cm-wide cuff.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1472/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's car seat
 
Brand: Qaba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot: GW 217, Models: 64-0002 (GW 217- 6) / 64.0003 (GW 217- 5) / 640004 (GW 217- 1) / 64.0010 (GW 217- 4) / 64.0007 (GW 217- 3) / 64.0014 (GW 217- 2) / BXS-208
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The restraint mechanism does not work properly and can injure the child in the event of a car accident or of sudden and violent braking of the vehicle.




 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Car seats of different dimensions, suitable for children of weight between 9-18kg and 15-36kg respectively.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1475/14       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Pencil case
 
Brand: Burde Förlagsaktiebolag
 
Name: Pennfodral POP röd
 
Type / number of model:  92630900
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7392620630907
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the pencil case contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0,5% by weight). The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned.

SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

 

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

 
Description:  A pencil case made of red artificial leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1436/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rocket
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Air Bang Rocket
 
Type / number of model:  Article N°: 192508
 
Batch number / Barcode:  S34 / 6718158034922
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product exceeds the maximum permissible emission of sound and consequently can 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: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Air bang rocket with yellow air chamber and yellow foam rocket-fins, partial blister pack with one label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1437/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic ball with spikes
 
Brand: MARCO'S TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435399001491
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product can easily break leaving the small button batteries accessible. If ingested by children, the batteries may pose a chemical risk. Furthermore, the elastic cord attached to the toy breaks easily and may cause choking if swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115 and EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Rubber yo-yo ball with face. Contains batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1446/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: SPORT lovely toys
 
Type / number of model:  6633, Item No. S115
 
Batch number / Barcode:  20013066501150
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 17.1 % by mass of di-n-octylphthalate (DNOP) and 2.34% by mass of diisononyl phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Various plastic dolls in multi-coloured dresses. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a transparent front part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1447/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: FAD STYLE
 
Type / number of model:  NO:YB602
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4008880001731
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy’s head material contains 15.5 % by mass of di-n-octylphthalate (DNOP) and 0.37 % by mass of diisononyl phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DINP, DNOP and DIDP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with blond hair and in multi-colour dresses.The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a transparent front part and with the inscription in English "Give children the best gift".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/1449/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic sand toy
 
Brand: Wibra
 
Name: Zandgrijper (Sand Gripper)
 
Type / number of model:  1085.0714
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 2010850714000, Batch: 6402419
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small cap on the hinge which holds the sand shovel can easily detach. The small hinge can come loose as well. If small children put them in the mouth, they may 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: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Red and yellow plastic sand grab/shovel, supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1456/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy musical instruments
 
Brand: Perez y Rincon
 
Name: Party Band - Kids World
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 1337 - Nº B661
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435331313376
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts of the tambourine and of the microphone can easily come off. If small children put them in the mouth, they may 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: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Various toy musical instruments made of plastic. They are supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1460/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Jennifier
 
Type / number of model:  NO: 7393CV (on the package); N: 89901 (on the affixed label).
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8585030089901
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 18 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.32 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 1.93% phthalates DINP (di-isononyl phthalate). Phthalates (DEHP) and (DBP) are toxic and harmful for the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Set of three plastic dolls with different coloured hair, dresses and shoes. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with blue cardboard with the inscription " Jennifier".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1461/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Lelukulma
 
Name: Royal Army Commando Force
 
Type / number of model:  Item number: TP-503464
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6412163004957
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The red plastic suction cups can be easily detached and could be swallowed by small children causing internal airway obstruction.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Plastic toy gun with three projectiles ("bullets") and a plastic, silver-coloured police badge. The bullets are in gold-coloured plastic with red suction cups. The gun is a black-silver-red coloured handgun. " Force" is written on the barrel of the handgun.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1464/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Babies' rattle chain
 
Brand: Belltoy
 
Name: The Cute Bears
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 2013B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283051042
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The bears and the plastic balls on the chain may easily break releasing small parts that could be swallowed by small children causing internal airway obstruction.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Toy rattle chain with little bears and coloured plastic balls to be attached to a cot, baby's chair, etc. The product is supplied in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1470/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun with projectiles
 
Brand: Funny Clown
 
Name: Soft Dart Gun
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 5566
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5619786055668
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups on the end of the projectiles can easily detach. If children put these in the mouth, they can 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic pistol and three projectiles with suction cups. The product is supplied in a plastic and cardboard blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1481/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys
 
Brand: BUMI
 
Name: 1. MACI+TAPADÓ/CSÍKOS RUHA (Bear adhesive /striped dress); 2. KUTYA+TAPADÓ (dog adhesive)
 
Type / number of model:  1. 809671; 2. 800584
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 5996033247695; 2. 5996033201451
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain up to 35% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the transparent plastic of the suction cups.This phthalate is toxic and harmful for the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  1. Soft bear with suction cup attached by a cord. The bear is wearing a striped cloth. 2. White and red plush dog with suction cup.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1484/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children´s swing
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: GUNGGUNG
 
Type / number of model:  702.439.72
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of injury.

Two accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Children´s swing for indoor and outdoor domestic use. Seat of green polyester fabric with black suspension fitting attached to steel snap hooks. The full length of the suspension strap, including the seat, is 520 cm and the width of the seat is 25 cm. Maximum suspension height is 270 cm.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1487/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: N/A
 
Name: Worry Doll
 
Type / number of model:  None
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product has small parts which a young child could place into the mouth and choke upon; there are sharp points on the arms and legs which could pose a risk of injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN71-1.

 

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

 
Description:  Fair Trade Guatemalan Worry Dolls (handmade). Small doll figures with wooden heads, rigid arms and bodies. Arms and bodies are covered with textiles and wool. Packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1488/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: TAP BALL
 
Name: Spider man - Bubble wand
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.N°: 106003; 170 ml;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot.: Jl 12/0681 3760001674873
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the total aerobic microbial count in the soapy water is too high. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Soap bubble tube with an image of Spiderman. The tube has a label indicating (in Spanish): 'Soap-bubble tube'.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1440/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Toiletry bag
 
Brand: Ad Hoc
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the bag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0,13 % by weight).The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned.

SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  A toiletry bag made of artificial black leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1443/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Jumex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HP 8449 Blue O
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 200004733
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather insole of the product contains up to 93.7 mg/kg of Chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Turquoise-blue ballerina shoes in a shoe box (sample size 39).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1444/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Jumex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HP 8330 Green
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 200003788
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The insole of the product contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value up to 30.5 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Green ballerina shoes in a shoe box, size of the sample: 40.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1457/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: L´asessor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style N°: 1106145357562
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine 3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine (measured concentration 300 mg/kg) released from azo-dyes. When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, the Aromatic Amine may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic Amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.



 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Dark purple and white checked scarf with pink stripes.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1462/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Cichlid
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Kodu , ORANJ: C4Y12160109113 AD, PEMBE: C4Y12160109105 AD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1385609267900, 1385609267917
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The long functional cords in the waist area can become trapped and cause injuries to children.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s tunic dress in pink and orange intended for children up to 7 years of age as well as for children aged 7-14. The dress is made of knitted fabric.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1463/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' clothing set
 
Brand: Сhildren Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item № 9199CD1515
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the hood. Moreover, the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area may cause injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set consisting of a top with a hood and a pair of trousers with a cord in the waist area. On the front of the top there are printed inscriptions "Neo Cosmic Future world Cool Experience".
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1465/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shorts
 
Brand: EXIT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FOOTBALL BAM SHORTS BOX, Dessin:338641
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 700794392224
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s shorts intended for small children up to 7 years of age and older children aged 7-14, designed and supplied with a functional cord in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1466/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shorts
 
Brand: BTS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s shorts intended for children up to 7 years of age and older children aged 7-14, designed and supplied with a functional cord in the waist area.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1467/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: AFT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  812
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied in the neck area and at the back.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini intended for small children up to 7 years of age and older children aged 7-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1468/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: feige
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  218
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck and waist areas.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini intended for small children up to 7 years of age and older children aged 7-14. The top of the swimming costume has been designed and supplied with functional cords with free ends in the neck area, the bottom has functional cords at both sides of the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1469/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Quinper
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size: 12 months
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a long belt, to be tied at the back, which protrudes below the lower hem of the garment.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set comprised of two items: a white dress with decorative designs in blue, red and yellow-brown, together with a red frill, white lace and blue edging. The second item is a pair of blue knickers sewn temporarily to the dress. The set is unpackaged.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1471/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Richie Royce
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3252
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The trousers have long and unattached functional cords in the waist area which can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s short trousers intended both for small children up to 7 years of age and for children between 7 and 14.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1474/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Handbag
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  274281
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the bag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) (measured value up to 1,0% by weight).The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned.

SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  A handbag made of black artificial leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1476/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Purse
 
Brand: Montini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  58200325
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7300000340117
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the purse contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.2% by weight). The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned.

SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  A pink purse made of artificial leather with golden studs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1477/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Wallet case for smartphones
 
Brand: Deltaco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  IPNE-841
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7340004689515
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the wallet case contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.18% by weight). The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned.

SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  A black, fake leather wallet case for an iPhone 4S.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1478/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baseball cap
 
Brand: Europa Park
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  005766
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: LB-132-2013
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine 3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine (measured concentration 58 mg/kg) released from azo-dyes.

When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, the aromatic amine may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Blue and yellow peaked cap, with metal clip fastening.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1479/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's’ jacket
 
Brand: INCS – Incossi Jeans
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item № 85851
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 201301009хххх /depending on the height and the colour/
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of drawstrings in the hood can cause strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket intended for small children up to 7 years of age and older children and adolescents aged 7-14 years. Designed and supplied with a collar and a hood with cords that have free ends about 30 cm long. The jacket has a zipper on the front and 2 side pockets with a zipper.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1450/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Skin Light
 
Name: Skin Light with carrot extract and vitamin E
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot. CSL D15; FAB 03/04/2013; EXP 04/2016; NAFDAC 02-6435
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 4,8 % by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White packaging with orange sealed screw cap, content of 500 grams.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1451/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: ClairLiss
 
Name: Clair Liss Génial toning body lotion with vitamin E
 
Type / number of model:  Ean 6181100 320329
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot 2 3 60; FAB 10/12; EX 10/14
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3,8 % by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  White plastic bottle with purple/pink screw cap,content of 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1452/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Crusader
 
Name: Skin toning cream
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5021699 000008
 
Batch number / Barcode:  lot 121925, 2017
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 1.7 % by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Green/white cardboard box with tube, 50 g.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1453/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Body Clear
 
Name: Lightening body lotion - new life
 
Type / number of model:  Ean 6181100 280586
 
Batch number / Barcode:  FAB 04/04/13; EXP 03/04/16
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 4,5 % by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  White plastic bottle with orange screw cap, content 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1455/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Skin Light
 
Name: Skin Light, crème cocoa butter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot. CCBSL 031; FAB 30/12/2013; EXP 12/2016
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6 % by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Light brown packaging with brown sealed screw cap, content 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A12/1473/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Ohmeron
 
Name: Universal Power Supply with Adjustable Output Voltage
 
Type / number of model:  GS1020N
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5420037007479
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There can be an electrical discharge with a dangerous energy level for the user when disconnecting the product from the mains socket through contact with the plug pins.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  72W power supply, for use with notebooks and other electrical appliances, with interchangeable connectors, in transparent blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0072/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED floodlight
 
Type / number of model:  UP-650W-FL1, AC85-265V, 50W, EAN 2D030617
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electromagnetic disturbance
 
The product poses a risk of electromagnetic disturbance because it creates a functional disturbance of various network-connected devices.
 

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

 
Description:  LED floodlight sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38

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Alert number: A11/0073/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s bicycle seat
 
Brand: HAMAX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SIESTA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9020110897360
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The holes (between 5 mm and 12 mm) on the outside of the seat arms can cause entrapment of the child’s fingers.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14344.
 

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

 
Description:  A grey plastic, adjustable child seat intended to be mounted to the rear luggage carrier or frame of the bicycle. Capacity: 22 kg
Country of origin:  Norway
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway