Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 8 ( Published on: 27/02/2015)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0257/15       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle helmets
 
Brand: SCOTT
 
Name: SCOTT Vanish Evo
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Vanish Evo
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Models affected : Vanish Evo Helmet (CPSC): Serial Numbers: 2014-06/009359 to 2014-09/027210, Article Number: 238473;Vanish Evo Helmet (CE): Serial Numbers: 2014-06/009359 to 2014-09/027210, Article Number: 238472;Vanish Evo MTB Helmet (CE): Serial Numbers: 2014-06/009359 to 2014-09/027210, Article Number: 238485;
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not provide sufficient protection against impact. It may therefore cause a serious head injury to the user in the case of a fall.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 1078.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects all CE and CPSC homologated SCOTT Vanish Evo bicycle helmets of model year 2015.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Austria, Spain, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0267/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Ciclón
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The metal detail and the clasp on the bracelet contain up to 211 mg/kg of Mercury. Mercury is one of the most hazardous environmental toxins known and is a threat to the environment and through environmental contamination also a threat to human health.

The product does not comply with the relevent national legislation.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Other (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black leather cord bracelet with black and orange knotted details and silver metal slider beads and clasp. The bracelet is labelled with the trademark.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0252/15       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermos flask
 
Brand: JIAHE
 
Name: Vacuum Flask
 
Type / number of model:  1 litre
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The separators of the double glass wall of the thermos contain asbestos fibres. If the thermos breaks, the user may inhale asbestos fibres, which are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Cylindrical vacuum flask, slightly narrower at the top. It has two handles, one in the middle and one at the top, plus a cup which serves as a closure. The sample analysed is red. The flask bears a label with a blue background showing the trademark and other information in English, including that the product is ideal for everyday use. There is no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0265/15       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: HUONJE
 
Name: Green Laser Pointer
 
Type / number of model:  HJ-A85
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown.
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product is a class 3B laser and can cause damage to sight. The product is incorrectly labelled as being of a lower laser class.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0243/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Sonata, Grandeur
 
Type / number of model:  Type: NF, TG; EC type-approval: e11*2001/116*0241, e4*2001/116*0099
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2011 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is the possibility of the rear axle cross-members rusting through as a result of inadequate corrosion protection. This may cause impairment of the vehicle's stability or loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0254/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Range Rover, Range Rover Sport & Discovery
 
Type / number of model:  Discovery - SALLAAAV6FA755236 - SALLAAAG5FA758628, Range Rover - SALGA2VF7FA211955 - SALGA2EF3FA215386, Range Rover Sport - SALWA2VF0FA516175 - SALWAR2VF3FA613959
 
Batch number / Barcode:  06/1/15 - 23/1/15
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ultimate tensile strength of the wheel nuts may be lower than required. As a result the wheel may detach leading to loss of control.

 

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:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0255/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Range Rover & Range Rover Sport
 
Type / number of model:  Range Rover - SALGA2EE3FA197043 - SALGA2KEXFA216496, Range Rover Sport - SALWA2KE2FA504511 - SALWA2KE5FA615621
 
Batch number / Barcode:  14/10/14-02/02/15
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The vehicle air-conditioning/heating blower motor wires may overheat and melt the plastic insulation leading to a potential vehicle fire.
 

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:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0264/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Cabrio, Golf, Passat NMS
 
Type / number of model:  EC type approval e1*2007/46*0539*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2014 and have a 1.8l-/ 2.0l- TFSI engine.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The vehicles concerned may have a leaking fuel rail. There is a danger of fire in some cases.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Germany, Mexico, United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0248/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother
 
Brand: Baby/Auchan
 
Name: Chupete bebe latex
 
Type / number of model:  ref. AL-122 (0m+)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436004781225
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Some of the components of the soother (teat and ring) can easily detach and cause obstruction of the airways.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' soother with latex teat; the disc and ring of the soother may be of various colours and have a white support bearing a small printed design. Sold in a blister pack with cardboard, containing two soothers of different colours.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0241/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of toy tools
 
Brand: Stylish
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 6805 (ref. 36523, CH No 0282512)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842365230
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Parts of the saw and the screwdriver become easily detached, producing small parts that may be swallowed by small children, causing choking. Furthermore, the nuts and screws are small parts that are supplied loose in the blister packaging.

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 of toy tools in various colours. All have painted eyes and some are topped with a work helmet. There are also nuts and screws. The packaging is a plastic and cardboard blister pack with images of tools. The cardboard bears a number of labelling elements: pictograms of unsuitability for children under the age of three; indication that the packaging is recycled and a CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Greece, France

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Alert number: A12/0242/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy animal with whistles
 
Brand: Franga Toys
 
Name: Chenish Animal
 
Type / number of model:  Force Link 1266, IEM 23948 (crocodile, turtle, octopus and starfish)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8499660023948
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small whistles can easily detach. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke on them. The shape and size of the crocodile is such that it could get stuck in the mouth of a child and obstruct 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:  Pack of four rubber animals (crocodile, turtle, octopus and starfish) in different colours. The animals contain a whistle. The product is packed in a plastic bag sealed with a cardboard flap. The label shows images of different animals.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0244/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mask
 
Brand: Mo Pei
 
Name: Animal Series Mask
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8820140528088
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The mask is highly flammable and it can cause burns if it catches fire.

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

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

 
Description:  White plastic mask representing a blood-stained skull. The eyes are black. It is sold without packaging, with a cardboard label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0245/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle Set
 
Brand: Le Bei
 
Name: Baby Series
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 621835
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2204936218357
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The handle of three out of four rattles is too long. A small child could put them in the mouth where they can get stuck and obstruct the airways. The handle of one rattle can easily break releasing small parts. A small child could put the small parts 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:  Set of three different rattles with animal designs. One of them represents a train engine. The product also includes a small mirror, with a face of a bear on the cover. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with transparent plastic on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0247/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: SOFT Bullet Gun
 
Type / number of model:  298-03A (ID:8303)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999057738415
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 6.1 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2.1 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These phthalates 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic toy gun with 3 projectiles with suction cup. The set comes also with 3 plastic ducks. Packaging: a blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0249/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Tarbet Bow Arrow
 
Type / number of model:  NO 8810-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 997446 736639
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product contains 5.5% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2.2 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These phthalates 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.

Furthermore, the suction cups could be easily removed and therefore they can be swallowed by children, causing 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The set consists of a black bow with handle in golden colour, 3 coloured arrows with suction cups, an arrow holder and a paper target. The product is fixed on a colourful cardboard sheet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0250/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy tool set
 
Brand: FEI PAN
 
Name: Study Tool Set
 
Type / number of model:  model 326
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8431487175219
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the nut and bolt). A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy tool set consisting of a saw, a spanner, a screwdriver, nut, bolt, nail, pincers and adjustable wrench in different colours. The product is packaged in a cardboard blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0256/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy police set
 
Brand: POLICE SERIES
 
Name: Police Force
 
Type / number of model:  724050
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996033678222
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The plastic projectiles contain 3.6 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10% by weight of Dibutyl - phthalate (DBP). These phthalates 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.

Furthermore, the suction cups can be easily removed and therefore they may be swallowed by children, causing 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The toy police set consists of 8 parts. The game is provided with 3 projectiles with suction cups. Packaging: blister
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0258/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: BRATZ
 
Name: PIAO LIANG WA WA
 
Type / number of model:  NO:989
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di(2-butyl) phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 39% and 0.87% by weight). These phthalates 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  A plastic doll with fair hair and a blue dress. Packaging: a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0260/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden pull-along toy
 
Brand: Grapi
 
Name: Grapi fa késségfejlesztő játék
 
Type / number of model:  194-YW50428
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts which can be easily detached (beads on the wheels) and swallowed by small children, causing 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  A wooden toy in the form of a frog on a stick that can be pushed or pulled along. There are 3 small wooden beads attached with yarn on both wheels.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0261/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy police set
 
Brand: SUPER
 
Name: PowerFUL weapon - Super Police Set
 
Type / number of model:  4049
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055007789
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic projectiles contain 5.1 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 9.7 % by weight of Dibutyl - phthalate (DBP). These phthalates 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The toy police set consists of 9 parts. The game is provided with 3 pink projectiles with suction cups. Packaging: blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0262/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: EASETIME TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: F083-4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5635235522314
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy's eyes and nose may easily become detached and are small parts which a child may swallow or inhale.

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

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

 
Description:  Brown soft teddy bear with dark brown ears, holding in its front paws a white and blue cushion indicating 'Good boy'; the soles of the rear paws are in blue and white stripes. There is no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0268/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's whistle with sweets
 
Brand: TM Essentials
 
Name: Look O Look Party mix
 
Type / number of model:  Art. N°: 230071
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713600202010;871360019464387136002250268713600240180871360018610587136002978018713600225026
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The cylindrical whistle attached to the mouthpiece comes loose easily and it is small enough to cause choking if a child puts it in the mouth and swallows it.

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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  The whistle is in the shape of lips and fits over the lips of a child. It is sold together with sweets and is marketed under the name “Look O Look Party mix”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Norway, Cyprus, Austria, France, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0246/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Gloves
 
Brand: EWS textilvertrieb
 
Name: Jack Jordan Collection
 
Type / number of model:  Coby
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4003477117383
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium VI (measured value 66 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Gloves with red leather outer, red synthetic textile finger-sides and a red synthetic textile gauntlet; black synthetic textile lining.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0251/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Cavenline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NAN 0978068
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4388833921003
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium VI (measured value: 5.1 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Pair of black leather gloves, adjustable wrist strap with press-stud, black fabric inner lining, size S.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0253/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: 55 H+ Paris
 
Name: 55 H+ Efficacité Exceptionnel Body Lotion, Strong Bleaching Treatment
 
Type / number of model:  112152
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9886400545
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 3.2% by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White, printed 500 ml plastic bottle with additional label.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0259/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fan
 
Brand: Changli Crow
 
Name: Whole House Air Circulator
 
Type / number of model:  FS-450
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8365925925015
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
It is possible for the user to touch internal cables protected by only basic insulation or to access dangerous moving parts. The front grille can be removed without the use of any tools.

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

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

 
Description:  Floor-standing electric fan, 70 W; the packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0263/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hot-water bottle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Dhom Teck System
 
Type / number of model:  GLS-161CS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8034048134443
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The thermostat may malfunction and the product may consequently catch fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric hot-water bottle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0266/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hot glue gun
 
Brand: Merca Tools
 
Name: Pistola Termoencoladora
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. MT-64328 (60W)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430570643284
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
During use, melted glue can spread inside the glue gun causing the feed to become blocked and the glue gun to overheat. The conductors in the cable are too thin and could overheat. Both of these problems can lead to a fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Black hot glue gun in a grey case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0012/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV lamp for nails
 
Brand: CN
 
Name: UFO UV Lamp / 18 Watt Gel Curing
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Accessible metal parts of the UV lamp 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 nails. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 8