Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 16 ( Published on: 24/04/2015)
Upon request of the notifying authority, the risk description of notification A12/1793/14 published in report number 45/2014 has been modified.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0535/15       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Indoor chair
 
Brand: FUNAMI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model GISELE - Reference HWC 214 / 1 (black)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is not sufficiently stable and the consumer may lose balance and fall forward when seated which can lead to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12520.
 

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

 
Description:  Black indoor chair, available in different colours, with a metal structure.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0514/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Dayfine accessories
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  03-PUU-0471
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 6419773771262
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metal material of the necklace contains 2.6 % by weight of lead. 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 necklace with decorative stones, approximately 38 cm long, silver-coloured with green cube-shaped, decorative stones. The necklace is packed in a transparent plastic bag. A black cardboard price tag is attached to the necklace.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0538/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Jewelry
 
Type / number of model:  4906-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1306504906039
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 16.3% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Necklace in golden colour with a pendant. A white plastic label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0542/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Jewelry
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 17.6% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Necklace in gold colour with a pendant in the shape of a shoe. A white plastic label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0543/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Jewelry
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 13.1% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Necklace in gold colour with a pendant in the shape of a “butterfly”, a white plastic label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0544/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Jewelry
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 11.8% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Necklace in colour gold with a “flower” pendant. A white plastic label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0545/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Jewelry
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 17.7% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Necklace in gold colour with a pendant in the shape of children. A white plastic label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0546/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Jewelry
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 24.1% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Necklace in golden colour with coloured stones. A white plastic label is attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0531/15       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Cup
 
Brand: Dunnes Stores
 
Name: Retro Cup
 
Type / number of model:  Style No. 2055300
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5099013634864, 5099013634871, 5099013634888, 5099013634895
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The handle may overheat when used in a microwave, posing a risk of burns.

 

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

 
Description:  Cups for coffee or tea.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0523/15       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers
 
Brand: OURS
 
Name: Laser Pointer
 
Type / number of model:  RL-01 (red), BL-01 (blue), GL-01 (green).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser pointer is a class 3B laser and could cause damage to sight. The actual output power is many times higher than that which is indicated on the label.

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

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

 
Description:  Three laser pointers with a set of instructions, packaged in a plain white cardboard box. Labelling on the lasers states "LASER RADIATION, AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE, MAX OUTPUT POWER < 1mW and CLASS III LASER PRODUCT".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0528/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  LED lighting chain
 
Brand: Festcon Lamp Factory
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JX-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The controller has insufficient separation/insulation between the input and output circuits. The insulation of the cable from the plug to the controller is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 61347.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  White LED lighting chains (100 lamp/10 metre and 200 lamp/20 metre) with a white controller box and mains plug. The products are packaged in separate, plain white cardboard boxes with the model number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0533/15       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Wood lathe
 
Brand: Einhell
 
Name: Drechselbank
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TC-WW 1000; Article number:43.12.105; Identification number: 11013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 4006825600438;Serial number Bj./Lot-Nr.:2014/7/EBO446933
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The machine can overheat and shut down by itself. After it has cooled down, the motor can start automatically. This could lead to injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61029.
 

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

 
Description:  Wood lathe with red frame.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0513/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Adam
 
Type / number of model:  Type: S-D EC; type-approval: e1*2001/116*0379*22
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned are 2013 - 2015 models.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The 18" light alloy wheel rims can crack on the surface with high mileage. This may cause a reduction in the clamping force of the wheel bolts and, in the worst case scenario, loss of the wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0520/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Renegade
 
Type / number of model:  Type: BU EC; type-approval e3*2007/46*0300*00-*01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 6 October 2014 and 21 January 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The rear-centre seatbelt buckle may unlatch during certain crash conditions. This would increase the risk of injury to rear seat occupants in the case of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Spain, Greece, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0525/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Scout and International Scout
 
Type / number of model:  56KMSA000F3000194 - 56KMSA00XF3100366
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Build dates: 12/5/14 - 13/2/15.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The piston retaining ring, located in the rear brake master cylinder, may not fully seat into the machined groove in the master cylinder bore. If this occurs, loss of fluid pressure to the rear caliper could cause lack of braking control.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Greece

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Alert number: A12/0527/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Suspension part
 
Brand: AYD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  W639 - to be fitted to Mercedes Benx Vito Bus, W639 - to be fitted to Mercedes Benz Viano, W639 - to be fitted to Mercedes Benz Vito Box
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Built between January 2013 and July 2014
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is no weld on the inner side of the mounting tube fixation to the suspension wishbone arm. This could cause a reduction in control of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  After-market suspension wishbones to be fitted to Mercedes Benz Vito bus, Viano & Vito Box - September 2003 models.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Spain, Greece

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Alert number: A12/0529/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Ka
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Produced between 1/10/14 - 05/11/14.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to a manufacturing error, the seat belt buckles on the driver's side may have a defective latch.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0536/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Cherokee
 
Type / number of model:  Type: KL; EC type approval: e4*2007/46*0783*00-*04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2013 and 19 November 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Cables in the engine compartment can hang down and come into contact with the gearshift linkage of the gear pump. As a result, damage caused to the cables can lead to the control unit for the occupant restraints failing.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0540/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Discovery
 
Type / number of model:  Discovery 4 with chassis numbers: SALLAJAV5FA731301 - SALLAAAF6FA761394.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Built between 19/8/14 - 10/2/15.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A malfunction in the ABS (Anti-lock braking system) software could result in the disabling of a number of safety systems.
 

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 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0521/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety boots
 
Brand: Bellota
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Models 7226, 72208B, 72208G and 72221, 2) Models 72209G and 72208G
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) Batch BES179NM 2) Batch BES181NM, 8414299233995, 8414299581386, 8414299597691
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The upper and the tongue of the boots contain Chromium (VI) (measured value: 34.2 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

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

 
Description:  Grey safety boots with a protective, composite toecap. The boots are supplied in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0537/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Highchair
 
Brand: Préma Distribution
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HC-02A - RENATO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries
 
The high-chair can collapse during use because of a failing locking mechanism. As a consequence, fingers and other parts of the body can become trapped between sections of the frame.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988-1 and EN 14988-2 .
 

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

 
Description:  Green and white high-chair with a plastic table.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0539/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Amber necklace
 
Brand: BABYNATUR
 
Name: 'Naturbernstein Kette' (Natural amber chain)
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 1510 COGNAC and 1520 MULTI
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4260065410077 and 4260065410084
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The beads on the necklace break easily creating small parts and small children could choke on them. The necklace can completely encircle the child's neck, creating a risk of strangulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Amber necklace with an attached card label.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0541/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child's car seat
 
Brand: Paibi Bear
 
Name: Cooler Convertible Baby Car Seat
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of a car accident, the seat will not restrain the child efficiently because it is only made of fabric. Furthermore, a single release button is required to remove a child quickly in case of emergency; while this product has four.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's car seat made only of fabric, with four separate straps to secure the child.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0515/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy musical set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Music Funny Toys
 
Type / number of model:  ZY-1356
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283052582
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the rivets on the xylophone) that can easily be detached. A child could put these 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 toy musical instruments (guitar, xylophone and a tambourine) in various colours, sealed in a cardboard blister pack. The guitar and the tambourine have stickers with colourful images and are marked with the words "Guitar" and "Baby concert" respectively.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0516/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy with lights
 
Brand: Color Baby
 
Name: Starty Sky Projector
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 40.725 - Lot 1402821
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842407251
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The orange wheels of the toy become detached, generating small parts which might cause small children to choke if swallowed.

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:  Musical, luminous plastic toy in the form of a tortoise with wheels. The toy is packed in a cardboard box bearing the name "Starty Sky Projector" and the age (3+ years). It has a label marked 'musical toy', which includes the importer's details, the CE mark, the bar code, reference number and the statement 'Made in China'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0526/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy aeroplane
 
Brand: HAIYAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H2000Y , Ref. (on invoice): 14-03-07
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The toy aeroplane has sharp points and edges. When projected it could cause injuries.

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 aeroplane propelled by a rubber band. The wings are made of plastic foam and the undercarriage of metallic wire. The plane is 32 cm long and has a wingspan of 37.7 cm. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0530/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beauty Toys Fairy Series
 
Type / number of model:  No.0713
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 9123456707130
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains 43% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll wearing a pink skirt and striped blouse. The toy is made of flexible plastic, approximately 30 cm long. The toy is packed in a cardboard box bearing the words "Beauty Toys Fairy Series". On the back of the packaging there is the item number, EAN Code, CE-marking and the warning “Choking hazard-Small parts, Not suitable for children under 3 years”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0512/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Prince Leather
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2905 5425
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains Chromium (VI) (measured value: 36.4 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:  Beige leather gloves with a black and white fabric lining (100% polyester); sample sizes 7 and 7.5.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0519/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes
 
Brand: CAMELOT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 20010/68
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The shoes contain Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 12.3 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink leather shoes supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0532/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikinis
 
Brand: TRIDAGNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.Mod D3009; 2. Mod D3008
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 0302700010014; 2.0302500010016
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the neck, back and hip area of the bikinis can become trapped during various activities of a child, which could lead to injuries and strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  1. Dark blue bikini with white stars and red cords to be tied in the neck, at the back and hip area. 2. Colourful, patterned bikini with functional cords to be tied in the neck and hip area, and at the back.The outer cardboard label on the garments carries the statement 'Made in Spain' while the label says 'Made in China'. For girls up to 14 years. Sample sizes 10 and 4.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0547/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Man's cap
 
Brand: Coastguard
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  70103-9999
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 029148979746, ON.E-2011/00445
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The grey-green colour inside the sweatband contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration above the permitted limit of 30 mg/kg (measured value of 4-aminoazobenzene: 562 mg/kg ). The aromatic amine in question has a high allergenic potential on exposure to the skin and is known to be carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Olive green cap with light brown edging band, half belt on rear, adjustable with metal buckle, grey-green sweat-band on inside, Sample size: 99
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0534/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Self-tanning product
 
Brand: Body drench
 
Name: Quicktan Bronzing Mousse Medium Dark
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 20659
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Exp-01/16 / Bar code: 653619206594
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains isobutylparaben, as indicated in the list of ingredients on the bottle.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bronzing mousse packed in a brown plastic pump bottle (125 ml) with a cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0517/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  3-way plug adaptor
 
Brand: Staüwer
 
Name: Adaptador
 
Type / number of model:  STWR62
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435353709959
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The sockets do not have shutters and, as a result, the user could have access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  3-way mains plug adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0518/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hob
 
Brand: Bravo Nippon
 
Name: Cocina Eléctrica
 
Type / number of model:  BN3665/759 ABR 14
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435411536657
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The maximum temperature is exceeded on the product surface, which can cause burns when touched. The earth terminal is not protected against accidental loosening and the insulation of the power-supply cable is not sufficient, which can cause electric shock when touched.

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:  Single, white, electric hob of 220 V and 1 000 W. The temperature control dial, cable and plug are black. Packed in a white cardboard box with a photograph of the hob on the front, with a description of the product on the side of the box along with a series of symbols and the CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0522/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical water heater
 
Brand: Fumu
 
Name: Hot Water Dispenser
 
Type / number of model:  JBA25L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
If the water supply is interrupted, the heater can in some cases continue to heat. The hot water dispenser can consequently catch fire unexpectedly.

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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Thermal isolated electrical water heater. 230V~ 1850W Class I.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0524/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Nitecore (COUNTERFEIT PRODUCT)
 
Name: Digi Charger D4 (COUNTERFEIT PRODUCT)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The transformer has no creepage or clearance distance between the windings, causing wires to touch.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Battery charger. Input: 100-240V AC. Output:4.2V DC/3.7V DC/0.375A. Supplied in yellow, black and white packaging. The product is counterfeit. Differences compared to the genuine product include: “Worldwide” is misspelt as “Worldwidc” on the packaging; the plug has a red fuse capsule (which the genuine product does not); the cable of the vehicle adaptor is in the form of a spiral (rather than being straight).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0027/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Wireless router
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Wireless-N Mini Router
 
Type / number of model:  Model: WN522 REV A MAC: 0E41580099B5
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial number CD1402302380
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The internal connections of the mains adaptor are not sufficient and rely upon solder to maintain their position; a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances. The mains adaptor is not designed to withstand foreseeable overloads and 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:  Wireless mini internet router with plug-in WiFi repeater unit. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A11/0028/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Soldering station
 
Brand: ESD SAFE
 
Name: Thermo-Control Anti-Static Soldering Station
 
Type / number of model:  936 Series
 
Batch number / Barcode:  S010000000002481376
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The earthing terminal is not adequately secured. The cover of the plug is not secured and may detach as the user pulls the plug out from a socket.

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

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

 
Description:  Black soldering station. Input: 220V, 60W. Output: 24V. Packaged in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A11/0029/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster
 
Brand: SoTechwood
 
Name: Toaster
 
Type / number of model:  YK-623 TGP-602
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The side of the product becomes too hot and could cause minor burns to the user.

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: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Stainless steel toaster in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16

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Alert number: A11/0030/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains lead
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KN5502/KM5502
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plug indicates that it is fitted with a 13 amp fuse but the lead is capable of carrying a maximum of 6 amps. The fuse link and/or the lead could therefore fail if the product was used with a domestic appliance, such as a kettle.

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

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

 
Description:  An unpackaged mains lead with a plug fitted with a 13 amp fuse; used for powering a variety of electrical appliances. The plug is marked with the letters STGS and KN5502/KM5502 and a mark resembling the BS Kite mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 16