Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 40 ( Published on: 10/10/2014)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1558/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Hairclip
 
Brand: Restyle.pl
 
Name: Gothic hairclip "Dark Wonderland"
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value 40.3% by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if swallowed, if inhaled and if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal hair clip accessory featuring skulls and roses design made of metal. Packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a cardboard presentation card featuring the word Restyle.pl
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1593/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Qiaolian
 
Name: LED Night Lighting
 
Type / number of model:  NO.205
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999880 001083
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- The cover and the bulb can be removed by hand when the night-light is plugged into a mains socket outlet. As a result, live parts can be touched during bulb replacement;

- The pins of the adaptor do not have an insulating collar. The structure of the adaptor enables single-pole insertion of the plug. As a result, live parts are accessible;

- The lamp holder is not properly insulated and the live lamp cap can be touched during normal use;

The product poses a risk of fire because the plastic casing of the luminaire (includes conductive parts) is made of combustible material.

In addition, the product is not accompanied with warnings for safety 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:  Night light which can be plugged in a socket outlet with the help a flat converter adapter, which is attached to the product. Main parts of the luminaire: plastic lamp shade with colourful sticker, built-in plug (without marking), built-in switch (with marking: "SANLIANG 898, A, KC 6388, 6A250V AC"), lamp holder: E12, bulb: E12 (with marking: "220V YM"), single insulated single core flexible copper wires (without marking); flat converter adapter (with marking: "41-13619 2.5/250V 10A FOR TRAVEL USE"). Technical parameters: Class II; 110-250 V~, 50-60 Hz, 0,5 W (on the packaging); Light source: 220 V YM, E12 Packaging: blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1594/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mini Night Light
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999880 001106
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The lamp shade and the bulb can be removed without using tools when the night-light is plugged into a mains socket outlet. As a result, live parts can be touched during bulb replacement. Furthermore, the lamp holder is not properly insulated and the live lamp cap can be touched during normal 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:  The night light can be plugged directly in a socket outlet.The light shade of the night lamp consists of two snap-together plastic parts (orange and white). Main parts of the luminaire: built-in plug (with marking CE), built-in switch (with marking: "888 SAN LIANG KC 6388 6A250VAC"), lamp holder: E12, bulb: E12 (with marking: "220 V, 10 W, E12"), single insulated and single core flexible copper wires (without marking). Technical parameters: Class II; 220V-240V(50Hz) és 110V-120V(50Hz) (on the packaging); Light source: 220 V, 10 W, E12. Packaging: blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1564/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: KLX125
 
Type / number of model:  Models KLX125CA/CB/CC/CD and KLX125DA/DB/DC/DD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers: 1. KLX125CA/CB/CC/CD - JKALX125CCDA00054 to JKALX125CCDA08629 2. KLX125DA/DB/DC/DD - JKALX125CDDA00077 to JKALX125CDDA08315
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The insulation on the spark plug cap may not be sufficient under certain operating conditions such as high temperature and high humidity climates. This can lead to electrical leakage and a misfire or, in the worst case, cause the engine to stall.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Croatia, United Kingdom, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1583/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Discovery and Range Rover Sport
 
Type / number of model:  Land Rover Discovery 3, Land Rover Discovery 4 & Range Rover Sport.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerns 2005 to 2014 model year vehicles.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
If the quick release tow ball system is continuously overloaded or left permanently attached to the vehicle, the tow ball system can wear prematurely. In extreme cases, trailers can detach from the vehicle leading to the risk of a road accident.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1585/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle tyres
 
Brand: Mitas/Savatech
 
Name: Sport Force
 
Type / number of model:  120/70 ZR17 (58W) TL SPORTFORCE MI, 150/60 ZR17 (66W) TL SPORTFORCE MI, 160/60 ZR17 (69W) TL SPORTFORCE MI, 180/55 ZR17 (73W) TL SPORTFORCE MI, 190/50 ZR17 (73W) TL SPORTFORCE MI
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3838947837680, Batch: The tyres concerned are those produced between 1.1.2014 and 29.6.2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
At high speed riding, a bulge may appear on the tread of the tyre causing vibrations which may lead to driving instability. Moreover, in extreme cases the tread may detach.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle tyres.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, France, Croatia, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1560/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother
 
Brand: SARO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1526
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424568015269
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The protective cover of the soother is too small and designed without ventilation holes. If small children put it in their mouth, it could obstruct the airways.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400-1 and 1400-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Soother with chain, intended for babies aged between 6 to 12 months. The product is supplied in transparent blister packaging on white cardboard.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1563/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby carrier
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Marsupio ("Minnie")
 
Type / number of model:  31411
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8010898314112
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The retaining system (in particular one of the fastenings) is not sufficiently resistant: if it breaks, the child may fall.

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

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

 
Description:  A baby carrier decorated with a "Minnie Mouse" image. Capacity 6 to 12 kg; suitable for children of 3 to 12 months.The product is contained in a cardboard box with a small plastic square through which the contents of the box are visible.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1587/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: Tarmeko
 
Name: Nino
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Nino
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The restraint system for the child is inadequate and the child could fall from the high chair. The space between the backrest and the seating poses a risk of entrapment and bruising of fingers and other parts of the body.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

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

 
Description:  High chair made of birch veneer and plywood. The seat and footrest can be adjusted into three different positions. The chair has an adjustable safety bar which can eventually be removed, as the child grows. Dimensions of the chair are 44 x 80 x 62cm, weight 5.8 kg. The high chair is intended for babies from approximately six months of age upwards. The chair is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Estonia
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1600/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Combination pushchair with babies' car seat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby Stroller with Car Set
 
Type / number of model:  Model: F08C - 12/100.000 YMLU8374295
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The angle between the seat and the backrest is inadequate which leads to an inappropriate seating position of the child; thus, the child will be bent forward, placing the weight on the safety belts. The safety belts are not efficient enough, which may result in the child falling out of the pushchair.
In accessible areas there are dangerous holes and openings as well as sharp points where the child may put his/her fingers and get injured.
The inside upholstery of the pushchair has not been well stretched, which poses a risk of suffocation of the child in the pushchair.

In addition, warnings required by the standard are missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Combination pushchair in four colour options: red/black; pink/grey; light blue/azure and green/beige. The frame is made of a metal construction with two double front wheels and a single rear wheel, with a double handle/main outer and an inner handle for attaching a plastic tray for cups/, a five-hole belt, a sunshade with a window and a big basket for luggage. The model is available with a baby car seat for the 0/0+ age group in the same colour combinations, placed in single packaging – a cardboard box with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1561/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Glitter Belle - Princess
 
Type / number of model:  143/049
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5050565156426
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 28% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). This phthalate is 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with blond hair wearing a blue blouse and a yellow skirt and red shoes. The toy is made of flexible plastic, approximately 12 cm long. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Croatia

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Alert number: A12/1566/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: FANG ZHOU TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7521890309033
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The bells can easily detach and could be swallowed by small children causing obstruction of 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: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Plush toy in the form of "Santa Claus" with bells in the hand and a yellow cord to hang it up.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1571/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Karaoke microphone
 
Brand: Toy Mingye
 
Name: The mecrophone singer
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: JA35645 / 256159
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6410412561596
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (3.8 % by weight) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (2.6 % by weight).These phthalates are toxic and harmful for the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system. In addition, the product contains the DIDP (di-isodecyl phthalate)(0.92% by weight).

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

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

 
Description:  Pink plastic microphone with mp3/iPhone connection, microphone stand and speaker. Packed in pink/purple cardboard package covered by photos of a singing girl.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1573/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swing set
 
Brand: Hobby Hall
 
Name: 3 unit outdoor play gym
 
Type / number of model:  SPSE-2400-BCC-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Product no 264460
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Children may collide with the swing element because the double seat and regular swing are too close to each other.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8.
 

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

 
Description:  Three-unit outdoor gym for domestic use having one rigid swing and two regular swings. Packed in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1574/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swing set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Zosia
 
Type / number of model:  Product No: 232744
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5908283360109
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The openings formed between the ladder structure and the slide edge could lead to entrapment of the head, neck and body and the presence of rotating parts may pose a risk of strangulation. Moreover, the positioning of the horizontal T-bar and other swing elements, which are placed too close to adjacent structures, could cause the child to collide with the ladder or wooden frame. The clearance between the swing and the ground is not sufficient for older children to swing safely and the large distance between the rungs could cause the child to fall from the ladder.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8.
 

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

 
Description:  Swing set with a wooden structure and a swing and slide.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1581/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: OUSDY
 
Name: 1. Unknown; 2. Delectation
 
Type / number of model:  Product 1: Item No 850-60 (shark), Product 2: Item No 325 (butterfly)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Product 1: 5661810017210, Product 2: 5661810010495
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small screw fixing the shark's jaw may come loose (Product 1). The butterfly may break releasing small little balls (Product 2). If small children put these small parts in the mouth, they may obstruct the airways.

The products do 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:  Push-along toy in 2 different styles. Product 1 consists of a wheel (yellow and red) and a blue shark; the wheel bears pictures of stars and dolphins. Product 2 is in the shape of a multi-coloured butterfly. The products are supplied in a plastic bag with an adhesive label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1582/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: HangLei Toys
 
Name: Pull-Push Butterfly of Ease
 
Type / number of model:  2135/188047
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4983726141577
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The two small yellow balls and the small green part attached to the tube can easily detach. If small children put them into their mouth, they could obstruct the airways and cause choking.

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: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic push-along toy in the shape of a multi-coloured butterfly, supplied in transparent packaging with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1584/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Water colouring capsules
 
Brand: Toy's Field
 
Name: Aqua color
 
Type / number of model:  30001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9772279510009
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
If put in the mouth and swallowed by small children, the small capsules can expand. They may thus obstruct the airways or cause intestinal occlusions.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Capsules designed to dissolve in liquid, supplied in blue cardboard packaging. The capsules comes in six different colours: orange, two shades of pink, two shades of green and blue. When dissolved in water the product colours the water and expands, taking the shape of various animals, such as lobsters, whales, octopus.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1586/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mask
 
Brand: Disney PIXAR
 
Name: Monsters University - Sulley Monster Mask
 
Type / number of model:  Sulley Monster Mask 87026; Sales numbers: 6019723 and 6021934
 
Batch number / Barcode:  778988996751
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product is highly flammable. If it is exposed to a naked flame whilst being worn and it catches fire there is a risk of facial burns before it can be removed from the wearer.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Monster mask to be worn over the head, made from plastic covered with plush fabric. The mask has moving mouth and eyebrow parts which the user can manipulate by moving the chin. The mask is sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Estonia, Austria, Finland, France, Spain, Denmark, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1597/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy with sweets
 
Brand: Yummy Toys
 
Name: Cartoon Tractor
 
Type / number of model:  YT08614
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6933893318225
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the plastic film label and the front wheel can be easily detached and, if placed in the mouth by small children, they could be swallowed 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Toy tractor with sweets. The tractor is made of coloured hard plastic, with four wheels, eyes for windows, a roof and an open front part. The rear of the tractor has a self shrinking cord attached to a hard piece of plastic. In front of the toy there is a flexible plastic bag with sweets. The tractor moves by pulling the string. 12 pieces are contained in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1598/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy with sweets
 
Brand: Yummy Toys
 
Name: Cartoon Rabbit Moto
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6933893308363
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts such as the plastic film label and the rear wheel can be easily detached and may be placed in the mouth by small children, causing obstructions of the airways.

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: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Toy with sweets. The toy consists of a colourful, hard plastic motorcycle with three wheels and a rabbit driver. On the back of the motorcycle there is a flexible plastic bag containing sweets. 12 pcs. are contained in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1555/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Miss Image
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LF-2984
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has a long tie belt, to be tied at the back of the garment, which can become trapped during various activities of a child.

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:  Multicoloured dress intended for girls up to 12 months old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1556/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: J.D.L - STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JBF-908
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2012888889088
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has a long tie belt that can be tied at the back of the garment and which can become trapped during various activities of a child.

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:  White dress, floral style, intended for girls up to 10 years old.The dress is designed with a deep pink coloured bolero.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1557/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  False nails
 
Brand: AWI Personal Care
 
Name: Color Nails
 
Type / number of model:  APM 13-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436021692740
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which can be absorbed after prolonged and direct contact with the skin. DBP is classified as toxic to reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of artificial nails with a tube of glue, packed in a transparent plastic blister with a cardboard back.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1559/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikinis
 
Brand: FEI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L721 and M999
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The bikinis have drawstrings with loose ends in the neck and waist area. The drawstrings in the neck may cause strangulation. The ones in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of the child, causing injuries.

The products do 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' bikinis in 2 different styles. Model L721 is pink with circles in various sizes and colours; Model M999 has pictures of flowers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1565/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s T-shirt
 
Brand: Playback
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T-1038
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6011037110383
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of a drawstring with free ends 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Dark blue, short sleeved, hooded children’s t-shirt. The product is decorated with inscriptions: ("68", "ATHLETICDPT 1968 NewYork UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC DPT"). The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with free ends. Size of the sample: 134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1567/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: KE YI QI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K-1826
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6050000149012
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The unattached drawstrings in the waist area could 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Dark blue leisure trousers for children. The waistband of the trousers has drawstrings. The trousers are decorated with a picture of a cat in a heart. Sizes of the sample: 110.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1568/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: AOLES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZM33004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1308279502041
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The presence of drawstrings in the hood and trousers could lead to strangulation or injuries respectively.

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

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

 
Description:  Two part outfit for children consisting of trousers with a sweatshirt in different colours with a hood and zip-fastener. The sweatshirt is decorated with inscriptions: “3”, "BLUE GROUP JUNIOR", and emblazoned with a logo. The trousers carry the inscription: "BOYS". The hood of the sweatshirt and the waistband of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings with knotted ends. Size: 4-10
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1569/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' top
 
Brand: F&D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7238
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10040880
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of functional cords in the neck area can cause strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' top in pink colour decorated with a strass inscription: "Miss Nina". The top can be tied with two functional cords in the neck area. The cords have free ends. Size: 134,140,146,152,158,164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1570/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shorts
 
Brand: GLO STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GMK-2590
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 10040775
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The unattached drawstrings in the waist area can become trapped during various activities of the child, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' shorts in different colours (green, pink, coral and yellow) with drawstrings in the waistband. The shorts are decorated with pockets and press-studs. Sizes of the samples: 98,104,110,116,122,128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1575/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Small bag / purse
 
Brand: Top Shop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  24V57ETOM
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2260508605000
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the bag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.17% 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:  Red small bag/purse in artificial leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1576/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Bag/purse
 
Brand: Top Shop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  24U22ESND
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2260514585006
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the bag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.27% 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:  Small woven bag or purse in light brown colour made of artificial leather.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1577/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Handbag
 
Brand: Bbl
 
Name: Classique design
 
Type / number of model:  Style No D3539HB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the handbag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.32% 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: Other (By: Other)

 
Description:  Handbag in artificial leather in blue colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1578/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Handbag
 
Brand: Bbl
 
Name: MinX
 
Type / number of model:  Style no D3535HB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the handbag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.38% 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: Other (By: Other)

 
Description:  Handbag in artificial leather in orange colour
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1579/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Toiletry bag
 
Brand: Dirty Works
 
Name: Hanging Washbag
 
Type / number of model:  113696
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5060191555685
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic that the toiletry bag is made of contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value 0,17% 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 light blue PVC plastic with white dots.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1588/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Golden apple
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HTP-109
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 893950 085202
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The hood contains a drawstring with knots on the ends that could become trapped causing a strangulation hazard.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pockets. The product is decorated with an inscription. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is available in grey, pink, red and purple colours. Sizes: 98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1589/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jackets
 
Brand: Babyli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  633
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The jackets contain protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become trapped causing the child to be strangled.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' jacket available in dark pink and light pink/ white and red colours decorated with a butterfly, flower and the inscription: "Good luck". The jacket for boys is available in dark grey and light grey colours decorated with a car and teddy. On the back of the jackets there is an inscription: “28 SPORTS HEALTH FASHION BABYLI HAPPY KID". The hood is removable and includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Sizes: 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1590/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shorts
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AR-816
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2007111018168
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings in the waist area and the ones hanging below the lower hem of the garment may 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Brown and green shorts for girls, decorated with hearts, stars and various inscriptions. The shorts are designed with drawstrings in the waist area as well as in the lower hem. Sizes of the samples: 134-158
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1591/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' skirt
 
Brand: Kidea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of a child, thus causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Denim skirt for girls, decorated with flowers, sequins and the following inscription: "Kidea Kids". The product is designed with drawstrings with free ends in the waistband. Sizes of the sample: 2-3-4
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1592/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: HONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HT-013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings in the waist area may 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Grey and blue leisure trousers for children, designed with drawstrings with knotted ends in the waist. They are decorated with various inscriptions and figures. Sizes of the samples: 4Y-6Y
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1595/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ trousers
 
Brand: F&D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1323
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code: 44781
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The presence of drawstrings in the ankle area hanging below the lower hem of the garment might lead to injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ trousers. At the lower hems of trousers there are drawstrings hanging below the lower hems of trousers. The trousers are available in pink, blue and coral colours. Size: 4, 8,10,12,14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1572/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Heated towel rail
 
Brand: Blyss
 
Name: Maroa / Malala
 
Type / number of model:  MAROA 600 W – ref. Texas de France DB2 600, MATALA 1600 W – ref. Texas de France DB1-1600.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code: CASTORAMA 616951 (MAROA) and 616952 (MATALA).
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Water may penetrate into the bars housing the live parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Fluid-free electric heated towel rail. External dimensions: L 55.3 cm x H 117 cm x D 11.4 cm. Packed in a box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40

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Alert number: A12/1599/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair curling tong
 
Brand: Lee Stafford
 
Name: My Big Fat Tong
 
Type / number of model:  LSHT11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 1421; Argos Catalogue No: 227-2129
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The handle fixings may fail, which could allow the mains cable to pull out of the handle and expose live parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Hair curling tong.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0078/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby monitor with movement sensor pad
 
Brand: Tommee Tippee
 
Name: Closer to Nature
 
Type / number of model:  Models: 1082S and 1094S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
If the product is not installed correctly there is a risk that a child can pull the sensor pad power cord into the crib and wrap it around the neck, posing a strangulation hazard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Movement and sound baby monitor with sensor pad, supplied in 3 parts; the baby unit, the parent unit and the movement sensor pad. The sensor pad fits under the baby's crib mattress and sounds an alarm if no movement is detected for 20 seconds. The pad is white with a cord that runs from the pad to the baby monitor unit. There is a keypad and small screen above the keypad on both the baby unit and the parent unit. Model 1094S includes a night-vision video camera.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A11/0079/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swing
 
Brand: NSH Nordic A/S
 
Name: 3 in 1 Swing seat
 
Type / number of model:  Atr. no. 805-464
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has accessible holes which may cause entrapment of fingers. The swing cannot be assembled correctly because the holes meant for screws are in wrong positions which may lead to the unsafe use of the swing.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8.
 

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

 
Description:  3 in 1 swing packed in a red/green cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 40
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden