Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 42 ( Published on: 24/10/2014)
Notification A12/1331/14 from week 34 of 2014 has been permanently removed following a re-assessment of the risk by the notifying authorities.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1660/14       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Foldable plastic chair
 
Brand: Flair
 
Name: Hámor
 
Type / number of model:  70251
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5995875702515
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When adjusting the position of the backrest, a shear point is formed and the hands and fingers of the user can be trapped and injured. In addition, the bottom of the chair legs is open, which could cause entrapment and injury when folding.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.
 

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

 
Description:  White foldable plastic chair. The chair's backrest is adjustable. Capacity: max. 100 kg. Packaging: plastic foil
Country of origin:  Ukraine
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1684/14       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Foldable stool
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Metal foldable stool
 
Type / number of model:  art. SC200015R
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000152318181
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The legs of the stool can easily deform and the consumer may lose balance and fall when seated.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12520.

 

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

 
Description:  Metal foldable stool consists of a metal frame and legs and circular plastic seat. Metal parts painted in grey, the seat made of the white plastic. Chair height 448 mm seat diameter 290 mm, weight 1.1 kg. Product seat packed in clear plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1655/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Polo Motorrad und Sportswear
 
Name: Spirit Motors Chopper II
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 310120, Order No 165600
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 4053873063531
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 18.1 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:  Gloves made mainly of black leather with press-on fastener, supplied in transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1646/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: RAPIDE
 
Name: Extra Strong Super Glue
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5055319552936
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of chloroform (20% by weight). Chloroform causes irritation of the airways.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A blue tube in single packaging with transparent plastic cover.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1670/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Grill cleaning spray
 
Brand: Napoleon
 
Name: Natural Orange Cleaner
 
Type / number of model:  #10100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  629162101006
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is corrosive. Since it lacks important safety information and warnings, it may be misused and cause dangerous accidents.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  White plastic spray-bottle with grey and orange labelling.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1671/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Grill cleaner
 
Brand: Napoleon
 
Name: Stainless Steel Cleaner
 
Type / number of model:  N°:#10231
 
Batch number / Barcode:  629162102317
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is corrosive. Since it lacks important safety information and warnings, it may be misused and cause dangerous accidents.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Grill cleaner in white plastic bottle with blue labelling.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1647/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Ceiling or wall light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: High Lux 64 LED
 
Type / number of model:  C-210-13-S
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 430021 222091
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The protective cover is removable by hand (by pushing it) and after that, live parts of the LED module are accessible.

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:  LED ceiling or wall light, sold in a white-black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1661/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Keyang
 
Name: LED Fold Super Capacity Desk Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  KY-6668
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 952201 066689
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The dimensions of the mains plug of the battery charger are not correct. The live parts of the socket on the cable are easily accessible. The cross-sectional area of the cores of the internal wires is too small and in case of a short circuit the internal wires may overheat and cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant 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:  A blue and white folding rechargeable portable table lamp with 24 LEDs. A battery charger is attached to the product. The base of the lamp includes a blue operating button, a red charge indicator lamp and a plug for the battery charger. Packaging: transparent blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1685/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mini Night Light
 
Type / number of model:  HEER X001 (on the product) TC1580 (on the label in the packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906713858677
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The light 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 material of the lamp is not resistant to heat and may deform giving the user direct access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Night light to be plugged directly into the socket outlet, with white plastic base, an integrated mains plug and power switch. The light cover is made of textile material in pink colour on the metal frame. Information on the product: 230V; 10W; HEER X001. Packaged in a transparent plastic blister with marking Moon Lamp; NIGHT LIGHT; TC1580 and other information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1657/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Subaru
 
Name: Forester
 
Type / number of model:  Forester DIT
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2013-2014 model year.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Spontaneous pre-ignition in the combustion chamber may damage an internal element of the engine, causing the vehicle to stop.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1663/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: ASX & Outlander
 
Type / number of model:  GA0W and CW0W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  ASX: model year 2011. Outlander: model years 2011 and 2012.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The sleeve of a switch in the Brake booster may have a crack and could break. As a result of this, the brake pedal might not release after applying the brake and the car could then come to a halt.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Sweden, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Norway

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Alert number: A12/1680/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: YAMAHA
 
Name: MT-09
 
Type / number of model:  MT09: 1RC1/1RCA/1RCD/1RCJ/1RCL/1RCN/1RC2/1RCB/1RCE/1RCK/1RCM/1RCP, MT09A: 2DR1/2DR4/2DR7/2DRA/2DRD/2DRF/2DRJ/2DR2/2DR5/2DR8/2DRB/2DRE/2DRG
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to the incorrect length of the cable, when the handlebars are turned several times, the cable of the front light may break, and the motorcycle would be suddenly left without front lighting.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles with large cylinder capacity.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Ireland, France, Slovakia, Hungary, Denmark, Norway

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Alert number: A12/1713/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mitsubishi Fuso
 
Name: Canter
 
Type / number of model:  Sales description: FUSO Canter type: FEA01, FEA51, FEB01, FEB71, FEB74, FECX1, FGB71 type designation: FE4P10TF1N1, FE4P10TF1N2 EC type-approval: e4*2007/46*0784, e4*2007/46*0785
 
Batch number / Barcode:  -
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some faulty bolt connections and the absence of shear-resistant connections between the vehicle frame and sub-frame could lead to a displacement of the vehicle body. Therefore, imbalanced loading of the vehicle could lead to bending of the vehicle body.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 28.11.2013 and 08.08.2014.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1653/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Keron - Works
 
Name: Worker
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 297184
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 4018653099575
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains Chromium (VI) (measured value: 10.4 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  A pair of work gloves in light grey and white leather and green fabric, with green edge binding. Size of the sample is 10.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1665/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Hearing protectors
 
Brand: Kraft
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SF-KID-2IN1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 438114 434819
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The ear muffs do not provide sufficient attenuation at frequencies of 250 Hz.These hearing protectors are aimed for children, there is consequently a risk of hearing damage in case of prolonged exposure to high levels of noise.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 352.
 

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

 
Description:  Ear-muff type hearing protector for children. Black band and yellow earmuffs. Sold with protective glasses in a single package.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1658/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: Garcia de Pou
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  References: 182.19 and 115.78
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8420499182190
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The opening above the seat is too big, the back is not sufficiently high, the restraint system between the child legs is inadequate. Due to such design faults, children may fall from the high chair, causing injuries.

In addition, the instructions for assembly are only in English.

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

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

 
Description:  High chair for babies made of wood, with natural wood colour paint. The dimensions of the high chair are: 47x48.5x71.1 cm. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, France

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Alert number: A12/1649/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pushchair
 
Brand: Penghui Toys
 
Name: Baby Cart
 
Type / number of model:  PH9018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  20131230/6905320603488
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The pushchair collapses extremely easily when pressure is applied to the seat, with consequent risk of injury due to entrapment, mainly of fingers, between moving parts.

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:  Small pushchair for dolls. The product is packaged in a plastic bag, and a card attached to the top shows the identification of the importer, CE marking, the symbol indicating that it is unsuitable for use by children under the age of three years and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Romania

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Alert number: A12/1650/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical crib toy
 
Brand: PlayPlay
 
Name: Baby Mobile
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: 3002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 6906321000962, Batch: 20140430
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small star and the small heart which are hanging on the toy can be easily detached. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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:  Musical toy for babies' cribs and beds, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1651/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden pull along toy
 
Brand: Woody
 
Name: Animal Truck
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No.: 90006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8591864900060
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The two small lights of the toy truck can easily detach. If small children put them in the mouth, they may obstruct the airways. In addition, accessible sharp points could cause injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Wooden truck with holes in the shape of small animals. Wooden animals are included in the packaging and are meant to match with the shapes on the toy truck. The product is supplied in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1659/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Flying toy
 
Brand: Menta Limón
 
Name: Amazing Helicopter
 
Type / number of model:  N°: M - 14157
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435217602044
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The button battery compartment could be opened easily leaving the small button batteries accessible. If ingested by small children, the batteries may pose a risk of choking and a chemical risk.

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

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

 
Description:  Flying toy with batteries. Description of packaging: plastic bag. The top of the bag shows the word "Toys" and a label indicating the importer's details, reference and barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Malta

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Alert number: A12/1675/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: Baby Tubby
 
Name: Cute & Lovely
 
Type / number of model:  NO.1009
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291410071499
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 18% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, the head of the doll contains di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value 2.5 % by weight).

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with accessories in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1676/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Love for My Baby - Happy Bearutiful Girl
 
Type / number of model:  NO:8823
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291410082181
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 19.8% by weight).

This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of two dolls supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1677/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic animals
 
Brand: Ausini
 
Name: Wild Animals
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  529410071406
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic animals contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to: 1.42% by weight DEHP, 6.76% by weight DBP). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

In addition, they contain di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) above the permitted level (0.39% by weight)

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.

Also the plastic packaging contains excessive amounts of DEHP (13.6% by weight), DINP (0.82% by weight) and DBP (0.26% by weight).
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic animals supplied in a transparent package with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1678/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fad Girl - Fashion Students
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: Q23
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1234567891750
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The heads of the doll contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 20.2 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

In addition, the head of the doll with brown hair contains di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 8.3% by weight).

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

 
Description:  Two plastic dolls, one with brown and one with blue hair, supplied in cardboard package, mostly black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1679/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy tea set
 
Brand: Eddy Toys
 
Name: Tea set Teeset
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 53473, Batch:2008539
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8711252534732
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small plastic eggs may be swallowed by small children and block the airways.
In addition, the sharp points of the transparent cover could cause small cuts.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic tea set, 42 pcs; teapot with cups, spoons, plates, knives and plastic food (eggs); 18m+ .
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Latvia

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Alert number: A12/1681/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Charms for loom bands
 
Brand: PMS
 
Name: Loom Charms
 
Type / number of model:  SS13 1ST UK
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 5 025572 132954, Item no 544017
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The charms contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phathalate (DEHP) above the permitted level (measured values above 1% by weight).

This phthalate may harm 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Plastic charms to be affixed to loom bands. Various shapes: ladybird, turtles, owls, bees, flowers and hearts. The charms are supplied in a plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1682/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy sword
 
Brand: BOLAND
 
Name: Knight's sword (épée chevalier)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8712026 440310
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The gold paint of the sword handle releases an excessive amount of copper (measured value: 65 545mg/kg).The cooper is toxic for children's health if it migrates in a child's saliva and is ingested.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy sword with a gold-coloured handle and a precious blue stone and silver blade, sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1683/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Charms for loombands
 
Brand: Slammer
 
Name: Colorful LOOMBANDS CHARMS
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 50096
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8712916500964; Batch:1400147
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The charms contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phathalate (DEHP) above the permitted level (measured values: 12% by weight). This phthalate may harm 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Colourful loom band charms in soft plastic, different shapes and colours (hearts, flowers, shoe, strawberry). In plastic packaging containing 6 charms with a ring attached for hanging them.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1643/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Brush case black
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Miss Beauty
 
Type / number of model:  2161916-0426-008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the handbag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0,35 % 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 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:  Black handbag in artificial leather
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1644/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Mobile phone bag
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Price Mobile Bag
 
Type / number of model:  Aprikos, One size Model No: 28385
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the bag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0,11% 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 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:  Mobile phone bag in artificial leather
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1645/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Handbag
 
Brand: NLY
 
Name: Milly clutch Korall
 
Type / number of model:  385549-0133-008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the handbag contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 1,4% 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 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:  Handbag in pink/coral artificial leather
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1652/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Urchin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FH 85078
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings in the lower hems of the trousers 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:  Blue trousers with drawstrings in the lower hem, intended for children up to 4 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1654/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Thai Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K078
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290677047605
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The decorative cords in the neck area can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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 intended for girls up to 6 years old, with decorative drawstrings and pom-pom in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1656/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: YES! DO KID'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BM-39
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the neck area can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and the child may be starngled.

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:  Clothing set consisting of a dress and a bolero intended for girls up to 12 months old. White at its upper part and white and blue -checked style- at its lower. The blue coloured bolero can be tied and adjusted with functional cords in the hood/neck area of the garment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1667/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: AQUAMARINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NF8603
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999547 118925
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may 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:  Sleeveless jacket with hood and two pockets. The removable hood is decorated with artificial fur and includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest, the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The product is available in orange-white-light blue and dark blue-light blue-white colours. Sizes: 86-92, 98-104, 110-116, 122-128.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1668/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's overall
 
Brand: BEN BEN TU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HF-02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face 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 light green, lined children's overall with hood and zip. The product is decorated with an teddy’s head and an inscription: „MB KRZY KIDS”. The hood includes not fixed elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 4-10
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1669/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Nice Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GX8038
 
Batch number / Barcode:  05966699853558
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may 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:  Lined jacket for children with a removable hood. The product is decorated with a embroidered teddy’s head. The hood includes elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 4-12
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1673/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Black wallet with skull and crossbones
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WAL–020 - 131812
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7330004027806
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The artificial leather of the wallet 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 the environment.

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

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

 
Description:  Black wallet with skull and crossbones
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1686/14       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Remote-controlled socket
 
Brand: TELE
 
Name: HARC (Home Automation Remote Control) - Wireless remote controller
 
Type / number of model:  Model: APT-6300 (code number BHC9938G-1 is also printed on the box)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 794495300041
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Parts of the non-metallic material are not resistant to heat, thus, live parts can become accessible which could lead to electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the R&TTE Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61058-1.
 

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

 
Description:  The product consists of 2 parts: the battery operated remote control and a plug-in unit which operates as a remote adaptor/receiver plug. The product is sold in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1662/14       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Computherm
 
Name: Gas and CO Detector
 
Type / number of model:  M5000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50291.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas and carbon-monoxide detector with white plastic cover (135 × 90 × 48 mm) and mains adaptor. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1664/14       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: No Flame
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KD-101 LD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  M130621-1
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The sound output is not high enough. The detector would consequently fail to alert users in noisy surroundings.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of two round smoke detectors, each 10 cm in diameter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1674/14       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Brandalarm
 
Type / number of model:  21-803
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2012NOV07
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The smoke detector does not detect, or reacts too late to, certain types of smoke.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of 2 round smoke detectors, each 10 cm diameter.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1648/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Mercury
 
Name: UK to Europe Travel Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  9168A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5015972038536
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live pins of a plug are accessible during the insertion of the plug in to the adaptor.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor, sold in a blue-grey transparent cardboard package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1666/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer
 
Brand: Rainbow
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 951588 633200
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live metal parts are accessible through the protective grill of the nozzle. The mains cable of the hair dryer is not secured properly against pulling and twisting and could be pulled out. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required and therefore the user may touch the pin of the plug during connecting.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Electric hair dryer with black plastic and chrome coloured metal housing. Technical parameters: AC 220V 50Hz 850W. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1672/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: HQ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LAMP LR-DRIV01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5412810154939
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The distances between live parts and accessible parts are too small.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply unit for 12V LED strip lights. Packaged in a cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1687/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: AXE
 
Name: 3M Extension lead
 
Type / number of model:  AXE XC-313
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The extension lead socket has no shutters and allows direct access to live parts. The supply cord is not adequately secured and has no earth connection. The neutral conductor within the plug is not properly secured to the pin terminal which can cause overheating.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

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

 
Description:  3 way, 3 metre universal extension lead. Socket: AXE XC-313, plug: NTA 229. Switched, non-fused, re-wireable 10-16 A. Packaged in clear plastic labelled www.xiu-cai.com. No batch code or serial number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0081/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: V-tech
 
Name: VitalFix
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9555202600226, Batch: EG/VT-113/09
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains an excessive amount of toluene (measured value: 0.25% by weight).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.


 

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

 
Description:  Three yellow and orange tubes in cardboard packaging with transparent plastic cover.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A11/0082/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bike lock
 
Brand: Alpin
 
Name: Gepäckspanner (holding device -elastic)
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 72780GS1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9002852727808
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the packaging contains an excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value up to 0.03%).

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

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

 
Description:  Bike lock in a clear plastic pack, topped by blue cardboard.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A11/0083/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Windscreen washer fluid
 
Brand: GP Auto Blue
 
Name: Téli szélvédőmosó -20°C (Winter Windscreen Washer Fluid)
 
Type / number of model:  Production date: 26/11/2013 Best before date: 26/11/2015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999547774107
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The actual temperature of crystallization in case of frost is higher than the value specified by the manufacturer (measured value: -14.6°C, while -20°C indicated on the bottle)

During driving in extreme weather conditions the liquid may freeze onto the windscreen glass, and the sudden deterioration of visibility conditions may cause an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Windscreen washer liquid preparation, blue colour, supplied in a transparent plastic 2 l bottle.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A11/0085/14       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Trolley jack
 
Brand: Rautakesko
 
Name: 2 Ton Trolley Jack
 
Type / number of model:  2 t, 135-330 mm, Model TA820012/500656284
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 6405422793457, Serial number 820012C00004515L, PD 12/2013
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The jack, when it is loaded with the rated load, lowers too fast and in an uncontrolled manner which could lead to the user being injured.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1494.
 

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

 
Description:  Trolley jack with black frame, standing on 4 black plastic wheels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A11/0088/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Keron-Works
 
Name: Worker
 
Type / number of model:  N°:297183
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 018653 099568
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The fabric part of the work gloves contains the Aromatic Amine 4-Chloroaniline released from azo-dyes in a concentration above the permitted limit of 30 mg/kg (measured concentration up to 360mg/kg). 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 requirements of the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Five-finger protective gloves made of cowhide, size 9 work gloves in white/grey leather: one-piece glove palm with thumb, index and little finger;a ring and middle finger and fingertips for the ring, middle and little fingers and upper parts for the thumb and index finger sewn from separate leather segments. Back of the gloves and 6 cm-wide is reinforced with cuff made of dark green fabric; cuff with neon yellow fabric piping; approx. 4 cm-wide leather strips as knuckle protection.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A11/0084/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babies' playpen with a gate
 
Brand: TIGON
 
Name: Dingo
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment
 
When opening the gate, a child may put his/her fingers between the moving parts and trap its fingers.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby playpen with a gate, unpainted, green blanket (pine), 6 parts, diameter 170 cm, height 65 cm. It is a wooden playpen with a gate designed for children up to 24 months. The playpen is made ​​of pine and consists of 6 parts, where one part is equipped with a gate. The playpen has 6 pedestals with rubber washers and green blanket as the base.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A11/0086/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy monkey
 
Brand: PetJes World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The stitches on the arm may unravel and it is thus possible for a small child, through the opening, to access the fibrous stuffing material, place it in the mouth and choke on it.

The product does not comply with the requirements of 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)

 
Description:  Soft stuffed monkey, fuchsia, with a little plastic heart on the stomach.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42

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Alert number: A11/0087/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV lamp for nails
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: UV Lamp Professional Nail dryer 18 Watt Gel Curing
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The accessible metal parts of the lamp head are separated with only basic insulation from the live parts. In addition, warnings are not provided in the national language.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60335 and EN 61199.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains operated, nail dryer with white casing and two fluorescent UV lamps (9 W; G23). Packaging: colorful cardboard box. Technical parameters: 220~240V; 2x9W (on the product), 220V-240V 50Hz 100V-120V 60Hz; 18W; 240X210X132mm; Class II. (on the packaging).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 42