Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 10 ( Published on: 13/03/2015)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0317/15       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Plant nutrition balls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Magic Pearl Jelly
 
Type / number of model:  242689
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436042242689
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put the balls in the mouth, suck or ingest them. The balls expand when soaked and if ingested by a child they could cause fatal occlusion of the digestive system. In addition, the balls may be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and obstruct the airways, posing a risk of choking.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Expanding balls that are similar to sweets. The balls contain plant nutrition. Product dimensions: diameter: 3.7 mm. Product packaging: plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0319/15       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Hygge
 
Name: Gyertya csokoládé ('Chocolate Candle')
 
Type / number of model:  1) 152 2) 171
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 6999032160100, 2) 6999032160094
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, may be mistaken for foodstuff. Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth. If these pieces are ingested by children they could cause occlusion of the digestive system. They could get stuck and obstruct the airways, posing a risk of choking.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative candles, which are similar to chocolates. Sizes: approx 4 x 3 cm (heart-shape) and 3 x 3 (cube) cm. Packaging: paper and transparent plastic box with ribbon.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0340/15       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath foam
 
Brand: Lush
 
Name: Bunch of Carrots
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouth, suck or ingest small parts on which they may choke. In addition, the product poses a chemical risk because the ingested parts can cause intestinal irritation.

The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Three carrots with green stems to be used as bath foam.
Country of origin:  Croatia
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0356/15       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative grapes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: DEKORÁCIÓS TERMÉK (Decorative product)
 
Type / number of model:  WNT183196
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998926183196
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking, due to its characteristic form, colour and size may be mistaken for foodstuff. The small grapes can easily detach: a small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Red bunch of plastic grapes with grape leaf.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/0342/15       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Aerobars for bicycles
 
Brand: Specialized
 
Name: Hydroformed Alloy Aerobar Kit
 
Type / number of model:  Alloy Aerobars 2102-2005, Carbon Aerobars 2102-2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handlebar extension clamp bolt may break, which could result in the rider losing control.

Incidents reported.

 

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

 
Description:  Aerobars for racing bicycles sold either as equipment or mounted on original models of Specialized bicycles (Shiv Tri - model year 2012 – 2015, and Transition Apex - model year 2013). The product sold as separate equipment is packaged in red box.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0324/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ring
 
Brand: Karat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P:4-5.3/H3 58, Size 20 Art.Nr. 60412
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4038406604122
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product releases nickel above the permitted level (measured value: 1.75 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:  Two-part ring: one half black with grey pattern, the other half silver - coloured, shiny.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0347/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: KiK
 
Name: 4 pairs of ear studs
 
Type / number of model:  Saison:214; WGR621; Color: gold
 
Batch number / Barcode:  79772006211005500100;Batch No.: 064514
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products release nickel above the permitted level (measured value: up to 1.46 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:  A set of ear studs, consisting of four pairs: two pairs conical, two pairs round, of which one pair is black and one has a stone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0358/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cleaning product
 
Brand: OPTIGLEIN (COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Professionell
 
Type / number of model:  Original label: 29-010.3 Label in Czech and Slovak language: 29-200.2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Due to its high acidity, the mixture can cause chemical burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

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

 
Description:  White bottle with spray pump and transparent cap. The counterfeit product differs from the original as it has different marking (there is no expiry date on the bottom, there is different marking concerning the material used for the bottle) and there is no gap between the spray cap and the neck of the bottle.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0344/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains
 
Brand: AR.CA
 
Name: 100 – 200 – 300 – LEDs with lighting effects
 
Type / number of model:  100 LED - 200 LED - 300 LED
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8022652937109, 8022652937123, 8022652937130, 8022652937154, 8022652937215, 8022652937222, 8022652937239, 8022652937253, 8022652937307, 8022652937321, 8022652937338, 8022652937352
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The conductors in the cable are too thin and can overheat entailing a fire risk.

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


 

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chains; three types of Christmas lights for indoor use: 100 LEDs, 200 LEDs and 300 LEDs; transparent plastic packaging with a sticker showing the identifying details for the type of lighting chain inside and indicating that it is long-life, high-brightness and low-consumption.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0325/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: C4 Picasso
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 3 EC type approval: e2*2007/46*0356*00,*01,*03,*07
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were built between 2012 and 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The reverse locking ring of the gear lever might break. As a result first gear may be engaged instead of reverse, which could lead to the car going the wrong way and causing 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:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0327/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Trax
 
Type / number of model:  Type: KL1B Type-approval number: e4*2007/46*0696*00, e4*2007/46*0696*01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured in the years 2013 to 2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat-belt tensioners of the front seats can fail to lock correctly after release and loosen again under the body weight of the person who is fastened in. This means there is a higher risk of injury to the driver and the front-seat passenger, particularly in head-on collisions and/or if the vehicle somersaults.
 

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 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Portugal, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0328/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Mokka
 
Type / number of model:  Type: J-A Type-approval number: e4*2007/46*0537*00, e4*2007/46*0537*01, e4*2007/46*0537*02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured in 2013 and 2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat-belt tensioners of the front seats can fail to lock correctly after release and loosen again under the body weight of the person who is fastened in. This means there is a higher risk of injury to the driver and the front-seat passenger, particularly in head-on collisions and/or if the vehicle somersaults.
 

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 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, Romania, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0330/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Crafter
 
Type / number of model:  2EC1, e1 *2001 /116*0355* 2EC2, e1 *2001 /116*0356* 2EKE1, e1 *2007/46*0513* 2EKE2, e1*2007/46*0514* 2EKE2, e1 *2007/46*0515* 2EKZ, e1 *2007/46*0518* 2EKZ, e1 *2007/46*0521 * 2FJE2, e1 *2007/46*0522* 2FJE2, e1 *2007/46*0523* 2FJZ, e1 *2007/46*0524 * 2FJZ, e1 *2007/46*0525*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between July 2011 and May 2013 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The inertia ring of the damper weight on the propshaft may loosen from its support. Once loosened, the inertia ring may collide with the cross-member on the underbody, tilt and hit the propshaft. The propshaft may then suddenly break or shear off, resulting in serious damage to the underbody of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Croatia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0331/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Subaru
 
Name: Trezia
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured from December 2010 to September 2011.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Engine oil residues can accumulate inside the intercooler. These can get into the combustion chamber and cause internal damage to the engine, even making the vehicle stop, which increases the risk of 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 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Hungary, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0351/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Lancer Evolution, Pajero/Shogun
 
Type / number of model:  Type: CT0 / V60 Sales description: CT0: Lancer Evolution 8/9 right-hand drive, V60: Pajero/Shogun right-hand drive EC type approval number: CT0: e1*2001/116*0259*02-04 V60: e1*98/14*0142*07-09
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The Lancer Evolution 8/9 cars in question were models manufactured between 2005 and 2007. The Pajero (Shogun) cars in question were models manufactured between 2005 and 2006. Only right-hand-drive models are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to defects in their construction, the light control switch and/or turn indicator switch might malfunction. The defect in the light control switch may also result in sudden failure of the dipped headlights when the car is being driven.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0355/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Accord, Accord Tourer, Civic, CR-V, Jazz & Stream
 
Type / number of model:  Accord JHMCL7**03C208010 -JHMCN2**04C201797, CR-V - SHSRD8**03U107168-SHSRD8**04U209338, Civic - 1HGEM2**03l600323-1HGEM2**04L600407 & JHMES9**03S200092-JHMES9**04S201251, Jazz - JHMGD1**03S211931-JHMGD5**04S201690, Stream - JHMRN1**03C200525 - JHMRN3**04C200767
 
Batch number / Barcode:  02/01/2003 - 27/12/2003
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure if deployed. The increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture propelling metal fragments causing injury to the occupant.
 

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 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Greece, Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0334/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: QQBEAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The pushchair is not designed with an appropriate locking device in the folding mechanism. This may result in accidental folding of the pushchair and consequent injuries for a child due to entrapment of fingers between moving parts. Furthermore the restraint system is not adequate to protect a child from falling. This may cause injuries to children.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Foldable pushchair with metallic frame and grey and pink textiles. Pink canopy decorated with white rings, backrest decorated with sleeping cat. 4x2 plastic wheels, the front ones are revolving, the rear ones are equipped with braking device. The pushchair has foam handles.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0320/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 204039
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 3385532040395
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative stones can be easily detached. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft toy in the form of a grey teddy bear with two decorative stones on the front, a veil and a loop for hanging it up.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0322/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: MAE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 1351
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413379013519
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the eyes) that can be easily detached. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

The product does not meet the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive or the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  50 cm white teddy bear with white and blue striped scarf. No packaging. A cardboard label attached to the left ear.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0323/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bus
 
Brand: Cigioki
 
Name: Fast Powerful Car - Büs
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch No: 201207 (produced 2012);Barcode: 8034048069448
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to: 1.5%). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  The item is a coloured toy bus in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0329/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Metal construction kit
 
Brand: Besttoy
 
Name: BRICKS Metallbaukasten (Metal construction kit)
 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nr.: B 55036
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4016096123161
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metallic parts release excessive amount of nickel (measured value up to 1.55 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:  Metal construction kit toy: 5 tyres, 1 model car, 1 bag with screws and nuts, 1 bag with various punched discs, a spanner and 2 metal bars, 1 bag with several plastic parts, a white thread and a screwdriver.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0332/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: EASETIME TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. Y4321-C2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5635235555275
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the eyes) that can be easily detached. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them

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

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

 
Description:  Plush rabbit with coloured eyelids and a heart bearing the word "Love" between its upper paws. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0333/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Remote-controlled toy robot
 
Brand: IMAGIN
 
Name: Super Power Robot
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 9051
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: CO1308 / Bar code: 3700156690519
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Damage to hearing
 
The product contains 0.39 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 21.9 % 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.

The sound level is too high which can cause damage to hearing.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Radio-controlled robot with sound and lights. Dimensions: 25x29x14cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0336/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic strings
 
Brand: Wiky
 
Name: Knitting spaghetti ("zaplétací špagety")
 
Type / number of model:  880701 zaplétací provázky 1m x 30ks
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8590331297351
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values: 5.15 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Colourful plastic strings sold in transparent packaging with a paper label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/0338/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Marcos Toys
 
Name: Piccola Mamma
 
Type / number of model:  Refs. 10828, 10835 and 10842
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435399010828; 8435399010842; 8435399010845
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: above 20%). 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Various designs of plastic dolls, all with a smaller doll and one of them with a male doll, wearing different accessories. Packaging: blister packages, two of which bear the wording "Piccola Mamma" [little mummy].
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0339/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden swing
 
Brand: Fantázia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5997885503007
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The swing seat is attached to the means of suspension with knots that may easily loosen and the swing may fall down. In addition the wooden rods of the swing have sharp edges which can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with 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:  Colourful wooden swing. The lower ends of the rope are fixed with knots at the bottom of the seat.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0343/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy fan
 
Brand: SSYS
 
Name: ANIMAL Mini Fan
 
Type / number of model:  Item No:2845 (6X240X30) Ventilátor
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0042000028455
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Strangulation
 
The product has a cord which is too long and it could lead to strangulation. The battery compartment is easily accessible and the AAA batteries could be swallowed, causing damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract or choking.

The product does not meet the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the corresponding European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62 115.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic animal figurines (124 mm high) with a fan and LED. The soft foam plastic fan is driven by an electric integrated motor which, in conjunction with an LED, is powered by two AAA batteries of 1.2 V, which are not part of the product. The product is provided with a cord loop with an unattached plastic fastener.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0345/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy animals
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Animal Paradise - Funny Toys
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 42076
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4895005420764
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy leopard can easily break generating small parts. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Series of coloured plastic jungle animals, supplied in a cardboard box with transparent plastic on the sides.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0341/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: Brondoss
 
Name: Botín Fango
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 97003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  000004993944
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather insole of the shoes contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measure value: 86.3 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Men's split ankle shoes with a label showing the brand and, on the other side, the importer's name and composition symbols. Packaging: a cardboard box showing the brand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0350/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand:  Bimba y Lola
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Negro/Black: 42BZ0651, 42BZ0616 and 42BZ0620
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8434022040256
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The insoles of the shoes contain Chromium (VI) (measured value up to 7.9 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Three different models of ladies' boots. Packaging: cardboard boxes, one side of which shows: the importer's details, the model, colour and size, the composition, the bar code and country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0318/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Earphones
 
Brand: Vivanco
 
Name: Sport Series Aircoustic
 
Type / number of model:  SPX 610
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4008928322408
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.28% by weight).

The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to the environment.

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

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

 
Description:  Earphones with clips made of particularly soft silicone, black with yellow ear-pieces.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0335/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  CCTV wireless camera
 
Brand: Tenvis
 
Name: Wireless Network Camera
 
Type / number of model:  Model ZFXPA02000050,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  143404011403
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The internal connections of the power supply 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 61558 and the relevant national standard.

 

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

 
Description:  CCTV wireless network, dome-style camera with built-in aerial and separate plug in power adaptor. Packaged in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0354/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  RCC426B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive and this can cause asphyxiation in the event of a CO leakage.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery operated carbon monoxide (CO) detector, supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0349/15       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Tealight holder
 
Brand: Søstrene Grene
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 5711812067444/468/482
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The metal part of the tealight holder gets too hot during use, which may cause the wooden part to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden tealight holder. The height is 6, 8 and 10 cm. It is available in various colours: light pink, white, green, light green, grey, copper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0321/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Skin treatment device
 
Brand: JMF
 
Name: Dermapen
 
Type / number of model:  HJ120100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply does not have adequate insulation and is not designed to withstand foreseeable overloads. The user may consequently receive a mains voltage electric shock. The lack of shutters on the plug adaptor may result in the user receiving an electric shock when plugging / unplugging the appliance.

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

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

 
Description:  Hand held pen style appliance with many tiny needles for skin treatment, supplied with a mains transformer and a control box, accompanied by a plug in adaptor to convert the fitted 2 pin plug to a UK 3 pin configuration. Packaged in plain white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0326/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  e-cigarette charger
 
Brand: Libert E Clope
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AR 600
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not adequate.

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

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

 
Description:  USB e-cigarette charger sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0337/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Connectors
 
Brand:  SETRONIC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 4926 and 4927
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts can be easily accessible, which may cause an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60998.
 

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

 
Description:  Porcelain connectors supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0346/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Egg boiler
 
Brand: Zhong Shang Ying Chuang Electronic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PA-610
 
Batch number / Barcode:  GB4706
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The accessible metal dish has inadequate insulation which could cause the dish to become live. The plug adaptor does not fully enclose the non-UK plug and could be removed without the need of a tool. There are no shutters on the plug adaptor to protect against contact with live parts. The plug pins have incorrect dimensions. The plug is not fitted with a fuse.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Egg boiler for 7 eggs. Spherical plastic unit with opaque bottom half and clear top. Packaged in cardboard box with carry handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0348/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener
 
Brand: XIO
 
Name: Mini Professional Flat Iron
 
Type / number of model:  GBF-1161, GBF-1161C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live pins of the plug can be accidentally touched by the user.

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

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

 
Description:  White or black mini electric hair straightener. The mains supply cable has a two pin plug and is supplied with a plug adaptor. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0352/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power converter
 
Brand: Carrefour
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CR 51532
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608143407921
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product is not sufficiently insulated and accessible parts can become live, causing an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  Power converter supplied in blister packaging, 240-300W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10

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Alert number: A12/0353/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: iMPerii
 
Name: Regleta Eléctrica con 2 USB
 
Type / number of model:  HO. 02 0050.01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0012345678905
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The sockets do not have shutters thus potentially exposing the user to the risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  Extension lead with two USB ports. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0037/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's face paints
 
Brand: SNAZAROO
 
Name: Face Painting Kit
 
Type / number of model:  Y250904
 
Batch number / Barcode:  766416101037
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The orange colour contains aluminium above the permitted level which is toxic for children if ingested.

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

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

 
Description:  Face paints for children in different colours. It is packed in a cardboard box with a plastic window.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A11/0016/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric water heater / mixer tap
 
Brand: Muludu
 
Name: The Rapid Heating Faucet
 
Type / number of model:  M30
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SC/MLD/20141008
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The dimensions of the plug pins are incorrect and the plug cover is not secure. Live parts could consequently become accessible. The product has inadequate instructions to ensure its safe and correct assembly, use and maintenance.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and the relevant national standard BS1363.



 

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

 
Description:  Instantaneous water heater in white and chrome mixer tap unit with power lead and fitted 3 pin UK style plug. Packaged in brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 10