Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 3 ( Published on: 23/01/2015)

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Alert number: A12/0061/15       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas stove
 
Brand: S’Cook
 
Name: Réchaud à gaz
 
Type / number of model:  GB-06
 
Batch number / Barcode:  81200129 – bar code 9999812001293
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Gas may leak from the taps leading to an explosion.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 497.
 

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

 
Description:  Outdoor gas stove with 3 multi-use burners.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0062/15       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas stove
 
Brand: S’Cook
 
Name: Réchaud Lessiveuse 3 Robinets
 
Type / number of model:  GB-11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  81200387 – bar code 9999812003877
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Gas may leak from the taps leading to an explosion.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 497.
 

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

 
Description:  Outdoor gas stove with 3 multi-use burners.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0019/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Gemini by Helen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2168450446248
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value: 11% by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if swallowed, if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal earrings in the shape of a square with circles inside. Some circles have a rhinestone. The earrings are slightly convex.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0020/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Gemini by Helen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  hl889-14
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7350021402325
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value up to: 12% by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful, if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace with several chains and beads in different shapes and sizes. The beads are in plastic, glass or metal and are coloured white, orange, blue and silver. The necklace also has several metal charms.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0021/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Gemini by Helen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0336-14
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value: 34% by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if swallowed, if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Earrings made up of a half circle of black copper. The surface is covered with two lines of rhinestones.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0042/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Idar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B3587
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value: up to 13 % by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if in contact with the skin.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bracelet in gold colour with three sparkling hearts and four sparkling flowers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0044/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Idar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 0.6 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week. Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Earrings with black pearls in the shape of three circles mounted on a white cardboard label printed with the brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0045/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace - pendant
 
Brand: Idar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  74090073
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of cadmium (measured value up to 32 % by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace with silver curlicue pendant. Attached to the necklace is a black label with the brand name Idar.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0046/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Idar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N20 long
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of cadmium (measured value up to 34% by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace in silver colour with a large black ring and metal triangle pendant. Attached to the lock there is a small silver heart with the text "Idar". There is also a black label attached to the necklace printed with the word "Idar".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0052/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Fashion Design/YBL Modeaccessoarer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5256/Col J82 51399110
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 82036000124
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive quantity of nickel (measured value: up to 3,91% µg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

Furthermore, the metal on the square pearls contains cadmium and lead (measured values up to 13% and 6.5 % ). Cadmium and lead are harmful if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace with black pearls. A black label is attached with the words "WJ Fashion Design" printed in gold.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0051/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Stain remover
 
Brand: FERROKIT
 
Name: Quitamanchas de oxido de hierro ('iron oxide stain remover')
 
Type / number of model:  10 and 15 ml
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8437012078017
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is corrosive and it lacks important safety information and warnings. There is no child-resistant fastening and no tactile warning of danger.

The product does not comply with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures and it does not comply with the requirements of the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).
 

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

 
Description:  Iron oxide stain remover for clothing in a plastic tube with a red cap and a label with red letters.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0025/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED Lamp
 
Brand: GF - GRUPO FU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T124-104
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412348057059
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate and external metal parts have only basic insulation. As a result of these defects, the user may get an electric shock from touching external metal parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.

 

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

 
Description:  An LED lamp in a transparent blister pack with blue cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0033/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: 222
 
Name: 2 in 1 Stamd-by Light
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the cores in the mains supply cord is not sufficient. In case of a short circuit, the wires may overheat and could cause a fire. Live parts are accessible in the storage compartment of the mains cable during charging. The mains cable is not adequately protected against pulling and twisting which could lead to live parts of the cable becoming 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:  Rechargeable LED torch. The housing is made of white plastic, with a black operating button and a red charge indicator LED . The battery can be charged via a built-in mains cable which is placed in a storage compartment. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0057/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: Düvi / REV
 
Name: LED Reflektor / LED-Fluter
 
Type / number of model:  Art.No.: 0093038712 1) model: 20 W, 1700 lm 2) model: 10W, 850 lm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 4 006341 701213 2) 4 006341 701206
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The wire ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting and could detach. The user could consequently touch the live wire ends. The PVC cable does not protect properly against the penetration of water.

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:  Black metal floodlight with free wire ends for mains connection. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0035/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: AROCS
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 964, Model: AROCS, EC-Type approval number: e1*2007/46*0742*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 01.06.2014 and 13.11.2014
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
As a result of a production failure, it is possible that the sensor has a malfunction. In this case the sensor may deliver wrong data to the steering electronic control unit (ECU).
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, United Kingdom, Greece, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0036/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Heavy goods vehicle
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Actros, Antos
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 963 EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0726*, e1*2007/46*0727*, e1*2007/46*0732*, e1*2007/46*0734*, e1*2007/46*0736*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between September 2011 and May 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
For the vehicles in question, it is possible that a screw on the tension strut near the frame head and air bellows beam is not tightened sufficiently. As a result, it may come loose and consequently undermine the steering control.
 

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

 
Description:  Heavy goods vehicle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, United Kingdom, Lithuania

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Alert number: A12/0048/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: LXR200
 
Type / number of model:  Type: LH18WX; EC-Type approval: e4*2002/24*2149*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The notification concerns motorcycles manufactured in 2012 and 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The piston pins in the motorcycles concerned may break, resulting in the engine suddenly cutting out. There is a risk of the rider falling from the motorcycle.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, France

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Alert number: A12/0055/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 2008
 
Type / number of model:  Type Approval No.: 2008: e2*2007/46*0070*11; e2*2007/46*0070*12; e2*2007/46*0070*13; e2*2007/46*0070*14; e2*2007/46*0070*16; e2*2007/46*0070*18; e2*2007/46*0070*19; e2*2007/46*0070*20; e2*2007/46*0070*21; e2*2007/46*0070*24
 
Batch number / Barcode:  VIN: VF3CUHMZ0CY048323 to VF3CU5FS9FY001420
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
On some vehicles, the handbrake adjustment made at the factory requires the driver to pull the handbrake fully up to ensure sufficient efficiency of the braking if the vehicle is parked on a slope. If the handbrake is not fully deployed when the vehicle is parked on a slope, the vehicle could move leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0056/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 308 II
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 308 II. Type Approval No.: e2*2007/46*0405*00; e2*2007/46*0405*01; e2*2007/46*0405*02; e2*2007/46*0405*03; e2*2007/46*0405*04;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Chassis No.: VF3LB9HCGDS047942 to VF3LB9HCGDS225989
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The reverse locking ring of the gear lever may break. If this happens, first gear could be engaged instead of reverse, which could lead to the car going the wrong way resulting in an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Ireland, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0054/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Liquid heater
 
Brand: ALL Ride
 
Name: Immersion Heater
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 02160
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711252021607
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The device reaches too high temperature and can cause burns or start a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Device intended for heating liquid using a 12V socket in a vehicle, supplied in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0049/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Stokke
 
Name: Trailz
 
Type / number of model:  Trailz
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7040353696003
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The folding handle joint on the chassis may break during use. This may cause a child to fall and suffer injuries.

7 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Pushchair with chassis, air filled wheels and adjustable handle. The chassis can be assembled with a seat, a carry cot, a car seat and other accessories.
Country of origin:  Norway
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Cyprus, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0022/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: EUROJUGUETES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 03350
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430373033503
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy can break easily making the small ball inside become accessible. Furthermore, the bird's legs may easily detach, generating small parts. A small 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:  Plastic toy in the form of a bird coming out of a shell. The upper part is blue and has small rubber strips representing feathers. The toy has bulging eyes and a little beak. The lower part is white, representing a hatched egg, and the bird has two orange legs. The product has a light inside.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0023/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress hairband
 
Brand: La Gran Familia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GF24968
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436025249681
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The battery compartment is easily accessible and the button batteries could be swallowed by children causing damage to the child's gastrointestinal tract.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Black, hard plastic hairband with soft red plastic horns with internal lights and a little heart-shaped case in the centre. At the back there is a black switch which turns on the lights. The hairband is packed in a sealed transparent plastic bag with an adhesive label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0024/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Whistle and rattle
 
Brand: Bullycan
 
Name: Toys
 
Type / number of model:  Lot. 1212-9001397, Ref. 1023-5 Production date: 14/01/2013.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413419897185
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
A small yellow plastic part in the centre of the rattle may easily detach from the toy, and the ball may also break generating small parts which, if swallowed by small children, could cause choking.

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:  A plastic rattle with a red whistle and ball at the top. The ball is hollow, and serves as a rattle because it has a bell inside which rings when the child shakes the toy. The lower part is in the shape of a hand which divides into three parts: one yellow, one red and another green. There is a sticker in the middle of both the yellow and green hands. The two parts are joined by a yellow, rectangular component. The toy is more than 20 cm long and is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0026/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy boxing set
 
Brand: Master Gift Import
 
Name: Set boxeo - juguete deportivo (Boxing set - sport toy)
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. AJ2858X, Lot No. 40428/2014, Ref. No. 40428
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432748404284
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The punch bag and the gloves contain di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured values up to 16.5% 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:  Boxing set consisting of gloves, a punch bag and a bracket for hanging the bag up. The product is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0028/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Loom band set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Folie Looms Bandz
 
Type / number of model:  FB-600
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6932758493770
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The charms in the form of a star contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured values: up to 45% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Loom band set including bands in a variety of colours, two types of charms in the form of hearts and stars, a weaving loom and a crochet hook.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0037/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Puzzlematte "Tiere" ("Animals" puzzle mat)
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 055000217 , TEVA3014
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4041103491629
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Some of the puzzle pieces (eyes, noses and ears of the animals) are small parts. A small 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Foam puzzle mat made of 9 coloured, animal-shaped puzzle pieces. The mat's dimensions are 30 cm x 30 cm and it is supplied in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0038/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy animals
 
Brand: Paul
 
Name: Paul
 
Type / number of model:  Soft toy panda 10 cm - ref. 4729 - Soft toy donkey 10 cm - ref. 5097 - Soft toy fish 15 cm- ref. 5830 - Soft toy dog 10 cm -ref. 4738 - Soft toy Dalmatian 11 cm - ref. 3132
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Young children could remove the eyes and nose of the toy and put them into the mouth. These can get caught in the child's larynx and block the respiratory tracts.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Black and white soft toys representing animals, unpackaged.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0058/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic swing
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Gugalnica 3 v 1 (Swing 3 in 1)
 
Type / number of model:  Art.8886
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3830032058222
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The buckle of the safety belt can be easily pulled off. The detached element is a small part that could be placed in the mouth by the child, swallowed or inhaled, causing choking. The product also poses a risk of injuries because the swing seat is attached to the means of suspension only with knots, which may easily loosen and the swing could fall down.

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

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

 
Description:  Red, blue and yellow 3 in 1 plastic swing with safety belt. The seat is equipped with single-knotted ropes. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0063/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beautiful
 
Type / number of model:  REF:19066
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5901680190669
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains up to 24.68 % by mass of di-n-octylphthalate (DNOP).

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

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

 
Description:  Toy set including a pink pony, a doll with long hair, a dog in yellow colour and a pink mirror. Packaging: plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0064/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mermaid
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.00-02702
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5906160202702
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll's head contains 33.9% by weight of di-n-octylphthalate (DNOP).

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

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

 
Description:  Mermaid doll with orange hair and an orange tail.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0030/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Setty Koop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NY 742
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of cords with free ends in the hood can lead to 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:  Children's pink and green coloured jacket with a zip-fastener and a hood with cords, approx. 150 mm in length. The garment is intended for children up to 8 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0041/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  303905 / F14 1688
 
Batch number / Barcode:  F4H7CJGB30 / 8055357086810
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product has functional cords which can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and strangulation may occur.

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 coloured clothing set intended for boys up to four years old. The top part of the garment is a hooded sweatshirt with cords in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Cambodia
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0043/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  402583/ F14 1270
 
Batch number / Barcode:  F4H7CJGB30/8055357090640
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product has functional cords in the hood that can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and strangulation may occur.

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:  A two-piece clothing set intended for girls up to four years old. The set consists of a white hooded sweatshirt and a pair of grey leisure trousers. The sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with functional cords in the hood/neck area.
Country of origin:  Cambodia
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0047/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Bolero
 
Brand: Dr Moda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 0258
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product has functional cords in the neck area that can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and strangulation may occur.

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:  A bolero in different colours (white and red) intended for girls up to two years old. The top can be tied or adjusted with functional cords in the neck area of the garment.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0050/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Mini Angel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AL-9343
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Size: 104CM/4-5
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has drawstrings in the waist area that are too long and can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and injuries to the child may occur.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set intended for children up to 5 years old. The set consists of a grey, hooded sweatshirt, a white, long-sleeved t-shirt and grey sweatpants which bear drawstrings in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0053/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' bootees
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Babies' Christmas Socks
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 887303
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711295364358
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small pompoms can easily detach. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

 

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

 
Description:  Bootees in red polyester with a cord and two pompoms glued to the end of each cord. The product is supplied in a plastic bag with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0060/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Zero One
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T6901Y
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6942145667752
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product has cords in the neck area and unattached drawstrings in the waist area that can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and strangulation or injuries to the child may occur.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set consisting of a red sweatshirt and sweatpants. The outfit is intended for children up to 6 years old. The sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with cords in the hood and the sweatpants are designed with unattached drawstrings in the waist.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0039/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone with charger
 
Brand: Cubot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Charger model number: A050100E03 "AC Adaptor".
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The distance between the primary and secondary coils of the transformer in the charger are too small. This could result in the USB outlet of the charger becoming live at mains voltage.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Mobile phone supplied with a charger in a box. Charger input:100-240v- 50Hz, Output 5v.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0040/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone with charger
 
Brand: Cubot
 
Name: Power adapter
 
Type / number of model:  Charger: LZJ:264-UK095 GT99 "Power Adapter".
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the charger is inadequate. The wiring connections to the plug pins are secured by solder only with no secondary form of fixing to ensure a secure connection. The clearance distances between the primary and secondary transformer windings are too small.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Mobile phone supplied with charger. The charger is supplied in a cardboard box with the brand name. Input:240v- 50/60Hz, Output 5v.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0034/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  CO Detector
 
Brand: Düwi
 
Name: CO Melder
 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nr. 693266
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 006341 693266
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detector with circular white plastic cover. Battery-powered. Packaging: blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0059/15       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Glass candle-holder
 
Brand: Transparent Overseas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  83/062562 (Frosted Glass Candle Holder). 83/062564 (Clear Glass Candle Holder). 83/052031 (Frosted Glass Candle Holder). 83/052036 (Frosted Glass Candle Holder). 83/052038 (Clear Glass Candle Holder). 83/052054 (Frosted Glass Candle Holder). 83/052059 (Frosted Glass Candle Holder). 83/052062 (Clear Glass Candle Holder). 83/062656 (Frosted Glass Candle Holder). 83/062657 (Clear Glass Candle Holder).
 
Batch number / Barcode:  83 0331 052031 1 01
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lower tea lights may cause the tea lights above to overheat and potentially catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Glass candle-holder with spiral, metal insert for 3 tea lights. Available in clear or frosted glass.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0027/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: AC Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  Model SL-050500A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the clearances and creepage distances are not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  AC/DC adaptor for charging electronic cigarettes via USB. Input:100-240V 50-60Hz, Output: 5V 500mA. There is a red LED on the back of the adaptor. The product is packaged in a cardboard yellow box with the word 'Charger' written on the box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0029/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  AC/DC Adaptor
 
Brand: Emers In Network Power
 
Name: Power Adapter Model
 
Type / number of model:  AR600
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The internal connections are not sufficient and rely upon solder to maintain their position; a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances. The pins are inadequately sized which could cause damage to the socket and the adaptor resulting in live parts being exposed.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Green and white triangular AC/DC adaptor with 3 pins and a USB output. Input 100-240V AC 50/60 Hz. Output 5V. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0031/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Inverter
 
Brand: Voltcraft
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PI 100-12 USB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4016138524444
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a lack of safety warnings. Clearances and creepage distances between accessible parts and parts at hazardous voltage are too small. Appliances requiring an earth connection can be connected but there is no earth connection.

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

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

 
Description:  Inverter for use in a car. 12V to 230V AC.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0032/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Inverter
 
Brand: Alpina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  150 W / 300 W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 9002852741811
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a lack of safety warnings. Clearances and creepage distances between accessible parts and parts at hazardous voltage are too small. Appliances requiring an earth connection can be connected but there is no earth connection.

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

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

 
Description:  Inverter for use in a car, with USB. 12V to 230V AC.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0004/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pushchair with doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beautiful Girl
 
Type / number of model:  NO 38317B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The safety lock and the frame are not sufficiently resistant to load and can easily release and break respectively, causing the pushchair to collapse. This may cause injuries to children, mainly due to entrapment 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:  Pink, foldable toy pushchair with a doll dressed in a blue outfit. The packaging is a transparent bag with a cardboard label with the words "Children of love most!”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3

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Alert number: A11/0003/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV lamp for nails
 
Brand: NABA / SIMEI
 
Name: 9 Watt Gel Curing UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  909 (on the packaging), NA661001 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 998603 363330
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The accessible metal parts of the UV lamp head are separated with only basic insulation from the live parts. In the event of failure of the insulation, this could lead to accessible parts becoming live.

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 UV lamp for curing nails. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 3