Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 44 ( Published on: 07/11/2014)

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Alert number: A12/1777/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Mountain bike
 
Brand: BIKE SPORT
 
Name: Runner - VTT 24¨ tout suspendu garçon ( full suspension boys)
 
Type / number of model:  Mountain bike reference: 13H-DS4013-21; Mountain bike model: FULL SUSPENSION BOYS' RUNNER; Fork reference: CH 327 E EN 24' ;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch of mountain bikes: BG2013 10 062; Fork batch: FK2785; Barcode: 3700585504852;
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steerer tube is not strong enough and may break which could lead to the cyclist falling off.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bike 24 inches (children) matt white, delivered to retailers 85% pre-assembled in boxes of 129/21-60 cm / weight 19.6 kg.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1761/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Restyle.pl
 
Name: Della Morte Bat Necklace
 
Type / number of model:  SPRDMORTE. Model: 30036
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is designed to be worn in contact with the skin. The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value: 41.6% 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:  Necklace linked chain with a bat shaped pendant attached. Product is supplied in a clear plastic sleeve with a small cardboard tag attached to the necklace with the word Restyle.pl in stylised text.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1762/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Choker necklace
 
Brand: Restyle.pl
 
Name: Gothic Raven Choker
 
Type / number of model:  SPRRAVENCH. Model: 30035
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is designed to be worn against the skin of the neck. The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value: 87.1% 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:  Necklace with linked metal chain and raven shaped pendant. The product is supplied in a clear plastic sleeve with a small cardboard tag featuring the stylised word Restyle.pl.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1738/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light bulb
 
Brand: Raoium
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C7 E12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The light bulb has an E12 cap. Live parts become accessible when the light bulb is used in a different sized lamp holder.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60432.
 

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

 
Description:  Incandescent light bulb with E12 cap. Packaging: blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1749/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Horoz Electric
 
Name: Energy Saving Fluorescent Night Light
 
Type / number of model:  HL 985
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901477322549
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The material of the lamp is not resistant to heat and may deform. As a result, the user may have direct access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61598.
 

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

 
Description:  Night light with a yellow plastic base, with an integrated mains plug and power switch. Packed in a transparent plastic blister with cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1751/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Horoz Electric
 
Name: LED Night Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  HL 991L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901477322617
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cover can be easily separated from the base. The material of the lamp is not resistant to heat and may deform. As a result of both defects, the user may have direct access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61598.
 

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 with a white plastic base, with an integrated mains plug and power switch. Packed in a transparent plastic blister with cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1755/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED Lamp
 
Brand: Zodiak
 
Name: LED lamppu
 
Type / number of model:  SELB21-6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438168079875
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation of the LED lamp is not sufficient and the creepage distance from the live parts to the accessible metal frame is not sufficient. A person can touch part of the product that is at live due to the defects and receive an electric shock and be electrocuted.

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 lamp. Sold in a white cardboard box. Electrical specifications: DR - 6W - E27, 220-240V, 50/60 Hz, 60mA, 3000 K.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1764/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Outdoor lamp
 
Brand: Happy Garden
 
Name: Lanterna - per esterno
 
Type / number of model:  507565
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8015361323288
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
A large amount of water can infiltrate the interior of the product thus accessing live parts. If touched, it could cause an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  Outdoor luminaire, with protective grille, 60W, E27, 230V, 50Hz, IP54. It comes in a cardboard box bearing the wording "Lanterna per esterno. Happy Garden".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1741/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Skoda
 
Name: Fabia and Roomster
 
Type / number of model:  Fabia II and Roomster
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model year 2011 to 2015 vehicles with 1.2l / 55 kW common rail engine.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Vibration can be transmitted to the fuel filter cover because of the pressure pulsations in the fuel lines. This can crack the filter cover in the area of the supply neck and result in fuel leaks. This could cause an accident of the vehicle or of a following one.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1742/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Micra and Patrol
 
Type / number of model:  Micra (K13), Patrol (Y62 NML) and Patrol (Y62 NMGR)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles, produced: K13: from 27/05/2010 to 31/07/2012, Y62 NML: from 11/05/2010 to 10/02/2014 and Y62 NMGR: from 04/09/2012 to 18/04/2014, with Type Approval No.: K13: e13*2007/46*1111*00 and Y62 (NML and NMGR): E-CH.MT02.B.00752.P1
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The driver airbag inflator may have been assembled incorrectly. In the event of deployment of the airbag, the gas flow path may be blocked increasing the internal pressure in the inflator. As a result, the driver airbag inflator casing may crack and fragment causing injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Slovakia, Iceland, Malta, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1753/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Outlander
 
Type / number of model:  GF6W, GF7W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model year: 2014
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
For cars not equipped with ACC/FCM (Active Cruise Control / Forward Collision Mitigation system), the HMSL (High Mounted Stop Light) might permanently glow slightly when the lights are on. This potentially may lead to a road accident. For cars equipped with ACC/FCM, on the other hand, there is a risk that a malfunction in the stop light circuit will not be detected, causing a potential risk of incorrect functioning of the ASC system, which may lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car with tow bar (mechanical coupling device) as original equipment.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1754/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Truck
 
Brand: Mitsubishi Fuso
 
Name: Canter
 
Type / number of model:  Canter TF/TF1 (FEA01, FEA51, FEB01, FEB71, FEB74, FEC71)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model Year: 2012 - 2014; production period: from 16th September 2011 to 18th December 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Gear changing maybe affected by contamination of the hydraulic system. In the worst case, the engine may stall or it may not be possible to change gear increasing the risk of a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Truck
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1756/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Fiat 500L
 
Type / number of model:  500L all models with knee-bag
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall affects vehicles, whose chassis numbers range between 5000021 and 5176830.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The knee airbag may not open correctly in case of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1776/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Polo
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 6R1 – type approval: e1*2001/116*0510*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 3 July 2009 and 25 April 2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Owing to pressure pulsations occurring in the fuel lines and engine vibrations during operation, vibration may be transmitted to the diesel fuel filter cover. This may lead to a fatigue crack on the filter cover in the area of the inlet fitting and the possibility of a diesel fuel leak. This can lead to a traffic hazard.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, Croatia, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1775/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Folding chair for children
 
Brand: John
 
Name: Disney Princess
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. No 73111-96830
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 006149090205 , Lot: 608504
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
A small plastic part of the chair's feet can easily come off. Since the chair is likely to be accessible to small children, they could put such small parts in their mouth and choke.

The locking mechanism is defective, the folding device is fragile and the space between the textile of the back and its supporting tube is too large. All these defects could lead to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.


 

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

 
Description:  Folding chair for children supplied in pink cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1743/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Charms for loom bands
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Colourful Accessories - Endless Flexible
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 3905000009701
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The charms contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted level (measured value: 6.8% 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:  18 pieces of colourful loom band charms in soft plastic, different shapes and colours (hearts, flowers, butterflies, stars etc.).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1746/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Gong Sheng Toys
 
Name: Hello Baby
 
Type / number of model:  Art No.: 62310002, No.391
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4752067048780
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains di-n-octylphthalate (DNOP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 26.4% by weight).

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic man doll in a red suit. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic bag with a cardborad tag on the top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1747/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy
 
Brand: Spen
 
Name: Souvenirs From Finland
 
Type / number of model:  Article number: 9167/J03-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6426600091677
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small plastic eyes can easily come off. If small children put them in the mouth, they may obstruct the airways. In addition, the metal wire inside the legs can easily break: this may lead to accessible sharp metal edges which 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  A reindeer plush toy made of grey and white fake fur. The hooves are dark brown. The reindeer has plastic eyes and a white beard. The legs have a metal wire inside of them.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1750/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy duck
 
Brand: KIG
 
Name: Yo Yo Duck
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 330/0700
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4250052672335 , Lot: 10187
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The plastic of the duck can easily tear off leaving the small flashing ball accessible. If put in the mouth by small children, it may 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Toy duck made of soft plastic, containing a ball with motion-activated light. An elastic cord with a rubber ring is attached to the duck. The product is supplied without packaging, a label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1757/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy
 
Brand: EXCLAIMED TOY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO: TN40535
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8418868405356
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 3.2% 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:  Plastic squeeze toy in the form of a shark in blue colour with a white belly, 28 cm long. Packaging: white plastic net with paper label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/1758/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Screaming animal
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO:TN 40537
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN : 8418868405370
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 9.7% 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:  Plastic yellow squeeze toy in the shape of a seahorse with white chest and black/white eyes, about 20 cm, packed in plastic net.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1763/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion doll
 
Type / number of model:  NO.228 (on the package) STC293316 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991202933163 (on the label)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The dolls contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured values up to 32.6% 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): 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:  Set of two plastic dolls, a man in a suit and a woman in a dress. Packed in a transparent plastic blister with a paper back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1766/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: H.Plenty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Model: ZF8792, 2. Model: ZF8793
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring with free ends placed in the hood may cause strangulation to children.

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 and light blue sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pockets. The product has several decorations and is available in different colour combinations. The hood includes drawstring with free ends. Sizes of the samples: 98, 110, 122, 128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1768/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ dress
 
Brand: Bupper
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K-806
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3637454000064
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The functional cords in the waist area can become trapped and cause injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ dress in purple colour, designed and produced with a white, knitted functional cord in the waist area, intended to be tied on the front, with free ends, each of which is about 20 cm long. There are textile labels attached.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1769/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: VESTITO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Girls' short-sleeved dress, with an attached ribbon on the front of the belt, with 6 attached transparent rhinestones. The dress is white with pink embroidered pattern.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1770/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s overalls
 
Brand: ÖYKÜM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product has functional cords in the neck area, with free ends to be tied at the back that may become caught and the child may be strangled or injured.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s overalls, in white colour with small flowers, with a textile flower attached to the front and glued decorative pearls.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1771/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style: 402568
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8055357193518
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The long functional 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:  Light blue sweatshirt intended for children of 7-8 years. The sweatshirt has functional cords of approximately 9cm in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Cambodia
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Croatia

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Alert number: A12/1772/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s cardigan
 
Brand: CITIR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has functional cords in the waist area 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Children’s cardigan, mechanically knitted, with attached flowers on the front, white in colour.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1773/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Rozalinda
 
Name: Baby and Kids
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The top has functional cords to be tied at the back of the neck area, this may cause strangulation and injuries to children.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s set made of a sweatshirt and trousers, mainly orange, with several decorations. Size of the sample: 74.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1774/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ dress
 
Brand: Yakkonis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The long belt attached to the waist can become trapped and cause injuries to the child.

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

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

 
Description:  Orange and white dress for girls, with ribbon/belt. The product is intended for girls up to two years of age.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1740/14       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  MP3 player with battery charger
 
Brand: König
 
Name: Cassette shaped MP3 player
 
Type / number of model:  Battery charger n°: LD-005 <IC>
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5412810111749
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation of the battery charger supplied with the MP3 professional music player is not sufficient, furthermore the creepage distance between the primary and secondary winding is not sufficient. A person can touch part of the product that is at live due to the defects, receive an electric shock and be electrocuted.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60065 and EN 50075.
 

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

 
Description:  Cassette shaped MP3 player supplied with a battery charger. Sold in a white transparent package. Electrical specifications: Input:100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Output: DC 5V, 500mA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1745/14       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  External hard drive with power supply
 
Brand: König
 
Name: USB2.0 to IDE/S-ATA adapter
 
Type / number of model:  Model n°: 34W-5-12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5412810111749
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation of the power supply unit is not sufficient, furthermore the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. A person can touch part of the product that is at live due to the defects, receive an electric shock and be electrocuted.

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

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

 
Description:  External hard drive supplied with a power supply unit. Sold in a white cardboard box. Electrical specifications: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A, Class I. Output: 12 V d.c., 2 A; 5 V d.c., 2 A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Greece, Croatia

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Alert number: A12/1767/14       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Portable radio
 
Brand: LEOTEC
 
Name: Obsessed With Sound
 
Type / number of model:  LT-Q2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2010101600021
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
- the soldered wire connections at mains voltage are not mechanically secured and can thus become free;
- the terminals of the plug inside the product casing unit can be touched;
- the live parts of the mains cable can be touched since the dimensions of the socket outlet and the flat plug are not suitable.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.


 

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

 
Description:  FM/MW/SW portable radio, made of black and silver plastic with a telescopic metal antenna. The radio operates both on mains and batteries (UM-1). Dimensions of product: 7 cm x 17 cm x 12 cm Technical parameters: AC 220V / 50Hz; DC 3V (UM-1 x 2); IP20; CLASS II. The product is supplied in colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1759/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Wet wipes
 
Brand: Papilion
 
Name: Wet towel
 
Type / number of model:  LOT NO: 20000 12:21 PR.D: 24/05/2014, EXP.D: 24/05/2014
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8692857013153
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC), which is banned in products intended for children under 3 years of age. IPBC may penetrate the skin of the infant and may have an adverse effect on the function of thyroid gland.

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

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

 
Description:  Wet wipes 72 pieces in a repeatedly self-sealing package. On the front of the product there are pictures of aloe vera. On the back of the packaging there is a picture of mother with infant, a description of how to use the product, ingredients, pictograms for use, graphic symbols, etc.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1752/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Decoratice fireplace
 
Brand: Mastermark
 
Name: Tabletop fireplace
 
Type / number of model:  Article n°: T27582A4X/WY840B-20
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430023003681
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The table fire has an unsafe structure: the fuel tank leaks from its upper junction when it is filled full. The leaked fuel may get into the space with stones, in which case the decorative stones made difficult to extinguish the fire. That may lead to a situation where flames can cause burns and fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The tabletop fire consists of a black iron base and clear cover glass. The bioethanol tank is made of stainless steel and is placed in the middle of iron base. This tabletop fire includes white decorative stones and an extinguisher. White decorative stones are adjusted on the iron base round fuel tank. Cover glass is 17 cm long and base is 10 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1748/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB power supply
 
Brand: Casa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Casa: 460411 (Jays model SD-0505006)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000004604110
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic adapter with mains plug (entry) and USB port (exit). Blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1760/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: Bachmann
 
Name: Smart Line 3x
 
Type / number of model:  H05VV-F 3G1, 5 mm2, 5m; product ref. 387.172
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4016514003853
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live and earth wires may be switched at the socket. This may result in the user suffering an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  Three-socket extension lead with 5m cable.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A12/1765/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply with USB ports
 
Brand: König
 
Name: High Performance USB Hub
 
Type / number of model:  CMP-USBHUB56 and CMP-USB2HUB50
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The plastic housing of the product is not sufficiently resistant to catching fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61598.
 

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

 
Description:  Adapter/charger, with four or seven USB ports, intended for use with tablet computers. It is packed in a clear plastic blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0096/14       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Trolley jack
 
Brand: Tamforce
 
Name: Hydraulic trolley jack
 
Type / number of model:  LC22001, 127-330 mm, 2000 kg
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial number: kll1307005155, EAN-code: 64328410221
 
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. red frame, standing on 4 black plastic wheels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 44

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Alert number: A11/0097/14       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Trolley jack
 
Brand: Motoral
 
Name: 2000 kg Hallinosturi
 
Type / number of model:  Mplus 2000, TA820012, 50644020, 135-330 mm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial number: 2013007965, EAN 6417196620563
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
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 - 44