Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 13 ( Published on: 03/04/2015)

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Alert number: A12/0435/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ring
 
Brand: Spirit items
 
Name: Saira Ring
 
Type / number of model:  SPJ37014
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 6400001220027
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product contains lead (measured value 86%). Lead is harmful to human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Metallic (dark silver) spider ring decorated with several diamond-like stones. In the legs of a spider there are silver coloured stones and in the back and head of a spider there are dark silver coloured stones. Ring is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a black plastic price tag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0436/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: David & Alex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12NKR01-26
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1118123100268
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metal parts contain cadmium (measured value 16.9% by weight). Cadmium causes damage to organs if swallowed or inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace in golden colour with an elephant-shaped pendant, a black plastic label with the brand, article code and EAN code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0437/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: C&S Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12NYZ110-26
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2526125100268
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 9.7% by weight). Cadmium causes damage to organs if swallowed or inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of earrings, black plastic label with brand name and article code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0440/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: C&S Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  14NYZ060-93
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2526146000936
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 26.4% by weight). Cadmium causes damage to organs if swallowed or inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bracelet in gold colour, black carton label with brand name and article code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0441/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: C&S Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  14NYZ032-93
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2526143200933
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value: 20.1% by weight). Cadmium causes damage to organs if swallowed or inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Bracelet in golden colour with a black carton label with the brand, article code and EAN code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0442/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: C&S Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12NYZ058-9999
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2526124589996
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 8.3% by weight). Cadmium causes damage to organs if swallowed or inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Earrings with a coloured pendant, a black plastic label with the brand, article code and EAN code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0433/15       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermos flask
 
Brand: Polo Nord
 
Name: Flask Caraffa Termica 1.000
 
Type / number of model:  Batch n°: 260 112012; Code ZX-138-1.0
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8010415199925
 
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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Thermos flask.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0434/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: LA FOIR’FOUILLE
 
Name: Guirlande 50 L.E.D. 5m
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 10000156374-(TDL-IP-0050L31DC12006CW-C)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 1413 Barcode: 3660092837303
 
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 61347.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chain, 5 metres, indoor/outdoor supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0428/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: EvoBus
 
Name: Citaro
 
Type / number of model:  Types: 628 02, 628 03, 628 04, 628 05 EC type approvals: e1*2007/46*0087*, e1*2007/46*0090*, e1*2007/46*0089*, e1*2007/46*0903*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between February 2013 and May 2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The maintenance panel at the back of the bus on the left-hand side can open of its own accord while the bus is in motion. The locking mechanism is inadequate.
 

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

 
Description:  Bus
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0430/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Micra
 
Type / number of model:  Micra (K13) fitted with 1.2L supercharged petrol engine.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production dates: 25/10/2010 - 27/02/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to an Engine Control Module (ECM) software error, under certain very limited engine start conditions, the ECM may set an incorrect engine throttle valve position. As a result, at engine speeds in excess of 3600 rpm, the vehicle may briefly accelerate unexpectedly.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0448/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle helmet
 
Brand: RIO
 
Name: Storm
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Storm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0217245058073
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient to avoid head injuries in the event of a fall.

The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation No. 22.
 

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

 
Description:  Full helmet with visor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0444/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Gardening gloves
 
Brand: PowerTec Garden
 
Name: Gartenhandschuhe (Gardening Gloves)
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 300; size 9 (M)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  25107401
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium (VI) (measured value up to 66 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).
 

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

 
Description:  Goatskin winter gloves of light-grey leather.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0429/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bunk bed
 
Brand: CHOJMEX
 
Name: WOX 8 Sosna
 
Type / number of model:  82175023, art.136
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a gap between the safety barriers on the upper bunk bed and a child could therefore fall off the bed and get injured.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 747-2.

 

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

 
Description:  Wooden bunk bed.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0445/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Battery Car Chair
 
Type / number of model:  BNY-G-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The harness is designed with a loop which may cause strangulation. Furthermore, an opening between the armrest and the seat may cause the child's hands, foot or head to become trapped. Finally the chair is not sufficiently stable and can easily tip over backwards causing injuries.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product, Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Chair for small children with harness, available in different colours such as pink, yellow, blue and red. The seat has colourful prints.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0443/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Mei Cheng Xing Toys
 
Name: Air Gun Blaster Game
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 0934A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The impact surface can easily be removed from the projectiles and be put in the mouth 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Toy gun with soft projectiles ending in a suction cup. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0446/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sticky toy balls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Smash Water Ball
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The liquid in the toy is microbiologically contaminated and may cause infections when in contact with damaged skin or mucosa, or if ingested.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Soft sticky toys with liquid inside, in three different shapes: a pig's head, vegetables & fruit, and mice. The product is supplied in a box containing 12 articles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0438/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' scarf
 
Brand: L´asessor
 
Name: Vuokko
 
Type / number of model:  Style number ST-1661
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 1106161745503
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The see-through part of the scarf contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine benzidine above the permitted levels (measured concentration up to 210 mg/kg). When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, the aromatic amine may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A blue silk and cotton scarf with a flower pattern. At both ends of the scarf there is a see-through section with a fringe.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0447/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Strauss
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 0006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4335945250194
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains Chromium (VI) (measured value: 31.1 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)

 
Description:  Red leather gloves with black lining, size of sample: L.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0449/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Happy Tree
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No: HR-9047
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  The set consists of a dark blue sweatshirt with hood, trousers and T-shirt, intended for children up to five years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0450/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Next Stars
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DT-9130
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Grey sweatshirt with hood, intended for children up to 7 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0439/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Moisturising face cream
 
Brand: ODYLIQUE
 
Name: Timeless Rose Moisturiser
 
Type / number of model:  Best Before: 07-2016; BN: 5614BB : 07-16
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch n°: 5614 / Barcode: 5 060099 030079
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product has an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured values up to 870 000 cfu/g). In particular, if used on dry and damaged skin the product may cause infection or skin irritation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Light yellow moisturizer in a 50 ml bottle with dispenser. Packaged in a cardboard box with other data-for example: directions for use, ingredients, instructions for use etc.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0431/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV nail lamp
 
Brand: Proxima Direct
 
Name: UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  J0202
 
Batch number / Barcode:  None
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains cord has a loose earthing conductor which could touch live parts. When the lamps are removed, live parts and parts with basic insulation are accessible.

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): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  36 watt UV nail gel curing lamp in white plastic. 220-240V. 50Hz. Packaged in white cardboard box with a photo of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0432/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Heated pads
 
Brand: Ziznv
 
Name: Electric Mittens/Booties
 
Type / number of model:  BH-02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  M010000000000053210
THE PRODUCT IS OR MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product has inadequate warnings to ensure that the appliance is used safely and no means to anchor the supply cord. The plug adapter does not fully enclose the non-UK plug and can be removed without the need of a tool. There are no shutters to protect against contact with live parts.

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:  Two heated pads for hands/feet supplied with a two pin plug and a 3 pin UK plug adaptor. Packaged in a cardboard box marked "For Professional Use Only". THE PRODUCT IS OR MAY BE COUNTERFEIT.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0019/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone with charger
 
Brand: Doogee
 
Name: Turbo DG2014
 
Type / number of model:  Mobile phone: DG2014 5 / 8GB; Charger: DG10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  79H0095-01M
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plug adapter has no shutters to protect against access to live parts and is not fitted with a fuse. The dimensions of the pins on the plug adapter are incorrect.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.

 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone in white and blue cardboard box together with 2 pin mains charger and 3 pin plug adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A11/0020/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  TV set top box
 
Brand: TT TV
 
Name: 4K Ultra HD 4K2k TT TV BOX
 
Type / number of model:  M8
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Box 90:2B:34:9A:01:34. Adaptor XF120501500V
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains adaptor internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position; a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances. The pins of the mains adaptor 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:  TV set top box android player unit 12cm x 12cm x 3cm with remote control, mains adaptor and connection leads. Black cardboard box printed packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A11/0021/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Tattoo control unit
 
Brand: Getbetter Life
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Control unit: PPS01. Adaptor: PFCT028
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1PPS01 S010000000003055213
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross sectional area of the conductors in the mains lead is insufficient. The fuse in the plug is incorrect and the plug pins have incorrect dimensions.

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:  Control unit for a tattoo machine with power supply and mains lead. Supplied in brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13

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Alert number: A11/0022/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Food mixer
 
Brand: Waves
 
Name: Stick Mixer Set
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 353068. Model HB-30S.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: STOCK-YD-036
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The cutting blade does not stop rotating quickly enough after opening the cover. There is consequently a risk of cuts to the fingers in the event of contact with the blade before the total interruption of its rotation.

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

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

 
Description:  Food mixer, 250 Watt, 2-speed. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany