Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 4 ( Published on: 30/01/2015)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0076/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Bijoux by us
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B9212
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value up to 26% 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:  Microball chain bracelet with charms in the shape of a skull, hearts, a wing and a peace symbol in silver colour. On the chain there is a small tag with the name "Bijoux by us".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0077/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Bijoux by us
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B9330
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium and lead (measured value: 15% by weight and 5.2 by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if in contact with the skin and lead is harmful to human health and hazardous to the environment.

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 in silver in the shape of wings with rhinestones. The earrings are mounted on a pink label with the trademark "Bijoux by us" printed in black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0080/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Bijoux by us
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B9264
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of cadmium (measured value: 36% 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:  Black pearl necklace with silver-coloured skulls. A pink label is attached with the brand "Bijoux by us" printed in black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0081/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Bijoux by us
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B9350
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value up to 35% 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:  Microball chain necklace in silver colour with metal pieces, charms and colourful tassels. A pink label is attached with the brand "Bijoux by us" printed in black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0082/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Bijoux by us
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B9351
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value up to 14% by weight). Cadmium is classified as harmful if in contact with the skin.

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:  Microball chain necklace in silver colour with charms and black and brown tassels. On the necklace there is a plate and a label indicating the brand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0094/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Ingeborgs Bling
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metal spiral pieces, which connect the cord to the clasp, release an excessive quantity of nickel ( measured value:2.3 μg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct or 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:  A necklace with a pendant in the form of a sparkly, red butterfly on a black leather cord. The clasp of the necklace has a chain with a silver-coloured wing on the end.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0071/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: i-Car
 
Type / number of model:  i-Car
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured: 31/1/06 - 14/11/07. JMYLRHA1W7U000408 - JMYLRHA1W7U500595
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A component within the transmission valve block may be defective. If the component fails, the gear box may not select gears correctly. In the worst case scenario the driver may not be able to select reverse gear. This may lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0075/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Qashqai, Qashqai+2 and NV200
 
Type / number of model:  Models Qashqai, Qashqai+2 (J10) and NV200 (M20)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall concerns 2012 model year vehicles.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering wheel boss may have insufficient strength. In this condition, if a driver should apply a high load to the steering wheel, the steering wheel could separate from the steering column resulting in a loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, Iceland, Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0083/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: ACTROS, ANTOS, AROCS
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 963, 964; Model: ACTROS, ANTOS and AROCS; EC type-approval number: e1*2007/46*726 -*0729, e1*2007/46*0732-*0736, e1*2007/46*0738, e1*2007/46*0742
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 28.07.2014 and 04.08.2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Owing to a processing error, there may be isolated instances of cracking in the driver and/or passenger seat frames. As the seats are attached to these frames and the vehicles' seat belt system is integrated into the seats, safety could be significantly compromised in the event of a collision.
 

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 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece, Lithuania, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0088/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Harley Davidson
 
Name: Softail
 
Type / number of model:  FLS Softail (2014-2015)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2014 and 2015 models are affected: production up to 3 October 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front indicator lights may not operate owing to an incorrect programming configuration in the Body Control Module. This could cause an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovakia, Croatia, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0089/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Montero
 
Type / number of model:  V88W,V88V, V98W,V98V
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production between 2007 and 14 May 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The timing chain tensioner may malfunction. In some cases, the timing chain may consequently break, causing the engine to stop and leading to an accident.
 

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:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Portugal, Lithuania, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0095/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Brammo
 
Name: Empulse and Empulse R
 
Type / number of model:  type: B2. Type-approval: e24*2002/24*0250*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The tyre tread may separate from the front tyre. This may lead to loss of air pressure in the tyre and cause the rider to fall.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle with auxiliary electric motor.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Spain, France

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0102/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Yaris
 
Type / number of model:  Yaris Hybrid
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured between 10-4-14 and 15-4-14.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some front brake calipers were manufactured with an incorrect chamfer dimension, which could damage the seal and cause a brake fluid leak.
 

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

 
Description:  Hybrid passenger car.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Bulgaria, Denmark, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Greece, Finland, Lithuania, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0090/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic straps
 
Brand: DIGESMAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DRFY06106
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433392061069
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The hook of the elastic strap may easily break. This may cause the luggage to fall, hitting other persons or causing traffic accidents.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of two elastic cords for the roof-rack of vehicles, supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0085/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child's wooden cot
 
Brand: Bobas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
When the side slats of the cot are removed, a spring is accessible and can be detached. This small part could cause obstruction of the airways if a small child puts it in the mouth and swallows it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden cot, packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0099/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babies' sleeping bag
 
Brand: NATALYS
 
Name: Louisette bubblegum
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: D30114EEEQ82TRB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small zip fastener can easily detach. A small child can put it in the mouth and choke on it.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard XP G 30-106.
 

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

 
Description:  Sleeping bag for babies, white with pink motifs, made of padded textile.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0065/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: YOL
 
Name: Mei Gui - Mei Ren - Rose Beauty
 
Type / number of model:  NO: 33033
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 15.3% 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 doll with blue hair pulled in a ponytail. The product is supplied in cardboard and plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0066/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby Lovely
 
Type / number of model:  A68024-144PCS (on the sticker label), NO: CO12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8860876680247 (on the sticker label)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 14.2% 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:  Doll with blond hair, dressed in a white dress with polka dots. The sticker label indicates the name "Mini Baby Annabell" and the information on the product does not match with the actual content of the toy, it indicates accessories such as a sleeping bag, cap, diaper and bottle which this product does not contain.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0068/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Painting kit
 
Brand: OXYBUL - Eveil et Jeux
 
Name: Twister Fou - La Peinture Filage
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 313255
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code : 4894008901867 , Batch : 4113
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria in the painting liquid is too high, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa is detected. There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Painting kit for making drawings in the form of 'spin painting' or 'blobs'. The product comes with a tube of glue and tubes of watercolour paints.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0070/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Hong Ye
 
Name: Shooting Game Enginery
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 28-10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8431487217810
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can easily detach from the arrows, be put in the mouth by children and block the airways.

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

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

 
Description:  Set made of a toy bow and four arrows with suction cups. The set also includes a small spear, two coloured feathers and a belt. The product is supplied in a blister pack with printed cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0072/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Snowman with light
 
Brand: Suntuoso-2011
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435262544030
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The battery compartment is easily accessible and the button batteries could be put in the mouth and swallowed by small children causing damage to the gastrointestinal tract.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy snowman in white soft plastic (imitating crystal). The snowman has a cloth cap, two black plastic beads as eyes, a hard plastic nose in the form of a carrot, a scarf glued around its neck, two white cotton balls representing arms and two shiny gold-coloured flowers on its front. The product comes in a an unsealed cardboard box decorated with various snowmen and Christmas scenes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0074/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: T & T
 
Name: Ever After High
 
Type / number of model:  NO: 1698 A-A 14297-35 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6969520141027
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains 30.7 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). 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 doll about 25 cm tall with long hair and pink dress.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0078/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Z & D GLOBAL
 
Name: Beautiful Girls, My Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  Item. No: HD 37465
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8545233374655
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 24.8 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). 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 doll about 25 cm tall with pink hair. AGES 3+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0079/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy with sweets
 
Brand: YUMMY TOYS
 
Name: Pony
 
Type / number of model:  YT08194
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6933893302217
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic of the pony contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured values up to: 31.4% 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:  Toy pony available in purple, pink or white, with flowers on the hips and a pink or purple mane. The plastic toy is sold with sweets (Lot.No: 10/2013 and 06/2014 and best before dates: 10/2018 and 06/2019) and a pink brush.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0086/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: KAI SHENG DA
 
Name: Jungle King - Play Set
 
Type / number of model:  No.: 9201B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  AS26929210B; 597421722579
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 4.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 15% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the projectiles is exceeded.

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

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

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

 
Description:  Toy set consisting of a black bow and 3 plastic projectiles with orange soft suction cup. The product is fixed on a colourful cardboard sheet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0087/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Glitter Girlz
 
Name: Summer Doll Collection
 
Type / number of model:  021/796
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5050384217964
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains up to 11.63% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). 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:  2 dolls - mother and daughter - and a blue swing.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0091/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic game
 
Brand: YI ZHI TOY
 
Name: MAGNETIC WAND - Jian Da Wan Jiu
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 918
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The magnets, which are small parts and have an excessive magnetic flux, can easily come loose. If swallowed by children, the magnets can attract one another and cause intestinal blockage or perforation.

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:  Magnetic game to create various shapes and constructions, supplied in a plastic blister on cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0101/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy modelling kit
 
Brand: RANOK CREATIVE
 
Name: СДЕЛАЙ СЛИЗЬ-ТЯНУЧКУ (Make a Slime - Stick Jaw)
 
Type / number of model:  0373
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4823076105761
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic mass resulting from the mixture of the various components in the set releases an excessive amount of boron (measured value: 26850 mg/kg).

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 (By: Other)

 
Description:  The kit consists of powder of sodium tetraborate and food dye, glue, plastic eyes, wooden stick, plastic spoon, plastic cups, graduated beaker and zipped bag. The product is supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Ukraine
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0069/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: Charlie & Friends
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. No.: 42111003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 421110032020240
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The insole of the shoes contains Chromium VI (measured value 56 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

 

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

 
Description:  Children's shoes, grey. Size of the sample: 24.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0096/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: DCC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  09110
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2943324070060
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of a drawstring in the hood with free ends can lead to strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of grey trousers and a chequered sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with the inscription: "Skechert". The hood of the sweatshirt includes a non-fixed drawstring with free ends. Size: (10) 140, 146
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0097/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikinis
 
Brand: Power Flower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Model: F846 , 2. Model: F550
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6081000006906
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The functional cords to be tied in the back may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  1. Pink bikini decorated with green frill. The top can be tied with functional cords on the back. Size: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. 2. Green bikini decorated with fringes. The top can be tied with functional cords on the back. Size: 8/10, 10/12, 13/14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0098/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ trousers
 
Brand: MOGA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999552219686
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends in the waist area can lead to injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Grey and pink leisure trousers for girls. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. Sizes: 122, 128, 140, 146.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0067/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone with charger
 
Brand: Cubot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1/LZJ:26N-UK111
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a lack of insulation between the live pins and the circuit board of the charger. The secondary and primary windings on the transformer are too close together which could result in mains voltage at the USB output of the charger.

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


 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone with charger packaged in white box. Charger: "Adapter", Model No: ND-0501000U, Shenzen Nandao Electromachinery Co. Ltd.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0100/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lipstick
 
Brand: Mina, Mina Lipstick
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Red colour - N° 2012301
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products contain excessive amounts of cadmium (measured value up to 6% by weight).
Cadmium is classified as harmful if swallowed, if inhaled or if in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Lipstick in two different packagings: 1. Lipstick „Mina Lipstick“ in a black tube with a transparent cap, marked with the following inscription in white letters: „Mina Lipstick“ (red colour, № 2012301); 2. Lipstick „MINA“ in a black tube with a transparent cap, labelled with black letters „MINA“ (red colour, № 2012301)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0092/15       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Decorative oil lamp
 
Brand: Perfel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The tank of the lamp is closed with only one rotating motion without pushing down, allowing easy access to the lamp oil, which could be drunk by a child.

The product does not comply the relevant European standard EN 14059.
 

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

 
Description:  A decorative oil lamp, consisting of a glass tank, a wick, a wick regulator with an opening through which the oil tank for burning is filled and a glass safety device, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0073/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Düwi
 
Name: CO Melder 220-240V / Carbon Monoxide Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  693259
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 006341 693259
 
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 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains-operated, carbon monoxide detector with white plastic housing. Packaging: a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0005/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy piano
 
Brand: WEILAI
 
Name: Gladness Learn
 
Type / number of model:  MPF62915, No. 3336-02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900368629156
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can easily open, the batteries can be easily accessed and small children can put them into the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy instrument for children, battery operated.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A11/0006/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy musical instrument
 
Brand: Da Ni Xuan Toys, HO-HO
 
Name: Electronic Music Snail Piano
 
Type / number of model:  ASB882169, NO.233
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991208821693
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The batteries are easily accessible. Small children can 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 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy musical instrument made from hard plastic material. The toy is in the shape of a snail of about 25 cm. it has a keyboard which consists of 8 keys in pastel colours with labels indicating the notes' names and images of animals. There are also 7 colourful buttons in the shape of animal heads. At the back of the toy there is an on/off switch and a compartment for 3 AA batteries (batteries are not included in the set). When the toy is switched on and the function keys are pressed, tunes or sounds of animals can be heard. The toy is packed in a plastic blister, inside a cardboard box with a transparent front window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4

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Alert number: A11/0007/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: Revive
 
Name: Charger
 
Type / number of model:  ST-099A9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The strength of the plug pins is inadequate. The pins can break off in a socket-outlet and be grabbed while in contact with the live socket.

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

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

 
Description:  Direct plug-in mobile phone charger with 3 pins. Input: 100-240V, Output: 5.0VDC. Packaged in black and white box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4
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Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0084/15       
Category:  Pressure equipment/vessels
 
Product:  Gas cylinder
 
Brand: GWG
 
Name: NH3 cylinder
 
Type / number of model:  N-355-D-GW-MM 2,8-25E
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3661-3790, 3459-3571
 
Risk type:  Other
 
Due to defective longitudinal weld seams the gas cylinders may explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on transportable pressure equipment.

 

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

 
Description:  Ammonia cylinder containing 79 litres
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 4