Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 19 ( Published on: 15/05/2015)
Notification A12/0524/15 published on report 16 of 24/04/2015 has been modified following clarification on the product identification.
The risk level of Notification A12/0357/15 published on report 10 of 13/03/2015 has been modified.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0620/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: YAGOO
 
Name: 100 Mini Led Christmas Lights
 
Type / number of model:  Y100B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The flashing unit does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break exposing live parts.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 LED lights. Product packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0625/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Vánocní Dekorace; Svítící Retez 5,5 m zvonky
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO: 424 11 28
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713142411284
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The mechanical strength of the flashing unit is not sufficient which could lead to the user being able to access live parts. The cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is too small and the cables could overheat causing the product to catch fire.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 36 LED lights in the shape of bells, length 5,5m. Product packed in a cardboard box. Safety warnings in seven languages, name of the product in six languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0622/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night lights
 
Brand: Freeart
 
Name: NightLight / ÉJJELIFÉNY
 
Type / number of model:  1. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191032 (on the packaging) 2. model number CAF02 (on the product) 191029 (on the packaging) 3. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191031 (on the packaging), 10. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191047 (on the packaging), 4. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191033 (on the packaging) 5. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191037 (on the packaging) 6. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191039 (on the packaging) , 7. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191041 (on the packaging) 8. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191044 (on the packaging) 9. model number CAF02 (on the product); 191046 (on the packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 996033 438307
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The light cover and the bulb can be removed without using tools when the night light is plugged into a mains socket outlet.
As a result, live parts can be touched during bulb replacement.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Various night lights which can be plugged directly into a socket outlet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0614/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's car seat
 
Brand: Ferrari
 
Name: Cosmo
 
Type / number of model:  D9 2014, 140940
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The car seat contains and releases the flame retardant tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCP) which can be harmful to children (measured values: quantity 31500 mg/kg; migration 150 mg/m2).


 

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

 
Description:  Red children's car seat, with black belt and straps, intended for babies/children of weight between 0 and 18 kg.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0617/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: ARTI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PRESTIGE WINNER Ref.: 20031312
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The pushchair has only one locking device, thus, the folding mechanism is not adequate. This may result in accidental folding of the pushchair and consequent injuries for a child due to entrapment.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Foldable pushchair with metallic frame and grey and red textile decorated with pictures of a red car with the word WINNER, sign ARTI - PRESTIGE in various places. Canopy, safety straps, foam handles, shopping basket at the bottom, 4x2 wheels made of plastic material equipped with red braking device.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0623/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby recliner
 
Brand: Préma Distribution
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BR-01B - RENATO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries
 
Fingers and feet can become trapped between the frame and the foot rest and pose a risk of entrapment. The lack of stability of the recliner can cause a child to fall out and suffer contusions and pose a risk of injuries. Carry handles can break when the recliner is being transported and pose a risk of injuries to young children.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 12790:2009 on Child use and care articles - Reclined cradles
 

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

 
Description:  Baby bouncer chair/recliner.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0627/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: LULABI - DISNEY BABY
 
Name: Aggancia succhietto ('soother holder')
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot number G121959 / Barcode: 8003512510083
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The clip can easily detach, a child could put it in the mouth and choke on it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  White soother holder featuring a picture of Mickey Mouse, with a white plastic chain and a blue clip in a white cardboard and plastic blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0628/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's plastic bottle
 
Brand: Hello Sweetie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 318089
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430173180896
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The mouthpiece and the the anchor points of the bottle strap can easily detach producing small parts A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic bottle with pink cap, decorated with a toy figure and fitted with a strap to hang the bottle round the neck. It is presented in a transparent plastic bag with a label showing the register number, brand, product reference, bar code, importer's details, etc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0624/15       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Flexible erasers
 
Brand: WESTCOTT
 
Name: ACME TWIST IT radír (twist it erasers)
 
Type / number of model:  E-15495 00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4027521510906
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, colour and size it may be mistaken for foodstuff. Small parts can be easily detached from the product which may lead children to put them in the mouth, swallow or ingest them.

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:  Colourful spiral erasers looking like lollipop with a label bearing brand, supplier details, country of origin and CE marking. The eraser can be cut, twisted and knotted. Intended for children age 4+ years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0626/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fishing challenge
 
Type / number of model:  Item N° 14168
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1141608220007
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily be detached and swallowed by children. In addition, the end part attached to the fishing rod contains a small magnet with a high magnetic flux and can become easily detached. If a child swallows this part and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic fishing game consisting of a green and yellow rod with magnetised hook and fish fitted with a metallic part to stick to the hook. The game is packaged in plastic attached to cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0629/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress wings
 
Brand: Widmann
 
Name: Feather Wings
 
Type / number of model:  Art no. 86435
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8003558864300
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The plastic of the bag is too thin: if a child plays with it and puts the head inside the bag, this may easily cling to the mouth and nose causing suffocation.

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

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

 
Description:  Two fancy dress feather wings, supplied in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0630/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy submarine
 
Brand: Zhorya
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZYB-B1071
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product can easily break releasing small parts (e.g. the front wheel, a piece of plastic in the cockpit). A child could put these small parts in the mouth and choke. Furthermore, the spiral spring of the wheel mechanism may detach leaving sharp points accessible, which may 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Multi-coloured plastic toy submarine with two wheels connected by a metal axle with a propeller that spins and rolls on the wheels. The toy is supplied in blister packaging with cardboard sheet inside.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0615/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' leather gloves
 
Brand: Clarina Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  224021091; 711 brown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4332869673368; ID 133740177
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium (VI) (measured value 10.8 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of brown leather gloves with lining for women, sample's size: 7.0
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0631/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s leisure trousers
 
Brand: Meng Di
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A813
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The beads on the sewn-on skirt of the sweatpants can easily detach. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.
 

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

 
Description:  Pale pink girl's leisure trousers with a sewn-on skirt and a fabric veil. Glued on the skirt are white textile flowers with beads on them and there is a cardboard label attached to the sweatpants. Intended for children up to 3 years. Sample's size 6.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0616/15       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Decorative fireplace
 
Brand: Wikao - Biodesign
 
Name: Cylindrik
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. TD-1MB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The burner is easily accessible and the users are not adequately warned, which may cause burns. The product does not have an atmosphere control device and this may pose a risk of intoxication.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard NF D 35386.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative ethanol burner with reservoir and semi-cylindrical support frame with two glass walls, to be placed on the floor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0618/15       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Decorative grapes
 
Brand: Balstad
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 401107
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 026614 011075
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product resembles foodstuff and is attractive to children who may detach the small grapes, put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Yellow decorative bunch of grapes, supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  Norway
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0619/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Laptop computer
 
Brand: Lenovo
 
Name: ThinkPad
 
Type / number of model:  Edge 11, 13, 14, 15, 120, 125, 320, 325, 420, 425, 430, 520, 525 and 530 series; the L412, L420/421, L512 and L520 series; the T410, T420, T430, T510 and T520 series; the W510 and W520 series; and the X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X200, X200s, X201, X201s, X220 and X220t series.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected batches of the battery have the following numbers and letters, from the fifth to the eleventh digit of a longer code attached to the battery with a white sticker (see photos): 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4740, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4816, 42T4822, 42T4826, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840, 42T4862, 42T4868, 42T4874, 42T4880, 42T4890, 42T4944, 42T4948, 42T4954, 42T4958, 45N1022 and 45N1050.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The battery of the laptop can overheat and this may cause fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the R&TTE Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  ThinkPad laptop computer with battery pack. The battery is also sold separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0621/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor with USB power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Universal Reiseadapter mit USB
 
Type / number of model:  Art. nr: 12561
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 005551 019588
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Single-pole insertion of plugs is possible leaving live pins accessible. The insulation is not sufficient between the primary and the secondary circuits. Live components are fixed by plastic elements which are made of combustible material.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards IEC 60884 and EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  The product consists of three separate plug adapters which can be plugged into each other. It has a USB output. Packaging: cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0036/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys on a flexible stick
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Sweet Little Animal
 
Type / number of model:  12065
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714627120653 Lot: 110467
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The seams of the toys may come apart exposing the inner filling material, which may cause small children to choke if put in the mouth and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft toys in the form of different sea animals (pink fish, dolphin and pink tortoise) mounted on a flexible, plush stick, intended for children aged 6M+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 19