Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 21 ( Published on: 29/05/2015)

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Alert number: A12/0683/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Wristwatch
 
Brand: Kaufland
 
Name: Armbanduhr ("Watch")
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4335896404691; Batch GCEI1530200314
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The watch contains lead (measured value: 1.1 % by weight). Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Wristwatch for men; the casing and link bracelet with a butterfly clasp are made of silver-coloured metal. The diameter of the watch face is approximately 3 cm. It is supplied in plastic blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0650/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink for permanent make-up
 
Brand: Bio Touch
 
Name: Micro Pigment - Cosmetic Color
 
Type / number of model:  Dark Red
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 031878
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains nickel (measured value 18.2 mg/kg). Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the content of nickel in tattoo inks should be as low as technically achievable.




 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Tattoo ink for permanent make-up in red plastic bottle, with white cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0679/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: MULTI FUNCTION RICE LIGHT 140L
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7521890042985
 
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 140 LED lights in various colours. Product packed in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0680/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 140 Christmas Light RICE
 
Type / number of model:  CHM-240-R140L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6908012088076
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 140 LED lights in red colour. Product packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0685/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 100 LED LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4200821007028
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 LED lights. Product packed in a red and white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0688/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlights
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED FLOOD LIGHT Outdoor
 
Type / number of model:  1. model: LED FLOOD LIGHT Outdoor 10W (white); 2. model: LED FLOOD LIGHT Outdoor 20W; 3. model: LED FLOOD LIGHT Outdoor 30W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 605201 100109
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable is not properly secured against pulling and twisting and the wire ends can be pulled out easily. The product is not earthed. The PVC cable does not protect properly against the penetration of water. As a result of these defects, the user could touch live parts during normal use.

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:  Grey metal LED floodlights with free wire ends for mains connection. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0653/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: C3, DS3
 
Type / number of model:  Type: S EC type approval: e2*2007/46*0003*34
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured in 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The tightening torque of the mounting bolts on the front triangular control arm on the sub-frame could be insufficient. Over time, this could result in the bolts loosening. In the worst-case scenario, this could lead to a loss in driving stability and affect the steering.

 

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 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece

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Alert number: A12/0660/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Lexus, Toyota
 
Name: Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso, Avensis, Lexus SC430
 
Type / number of model:  Avensis Verso (ACM20, CLM20), Corolla (CDE120, NZE121, ZZE120, ZZE121, ZZE122, ZZE123), Yaris (KSP90, NLP10, NLP90, SCP10, SCP12, SCP90, ZSP90)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2003 - 2007.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front passenger airbag inflators may have been assembled with defective propellant wafers. This could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, Malta, Slovakia, Denmark, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Lithuania, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0661/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Yaris, Rav4, Hilux
 
Type / number of model:  Hilux (KUN15, KUN25, LAN25), Rav4 (ACA20, ACA21, CLA20, CLA21, ZCA25, ZCA26), Yaris (KSP90, NLP10, NLP90, SCP90)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2003 - 2005
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The inflator of the driver’s front airbag assembly may have an increased potential for moisture intrusion over time. This could potentially make the inflator assembly more susceptible to rupture during a crash, resulting in metal fragments injuring the vehicle occupants.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Estonia, Malta, Slovakia, Denmark, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Lithuania, Slovenia, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0656/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety shoes
 
Brand: AM2
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  G - 148 S1P SRC
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432855081095
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains chromium (VI) (measured value 3.6 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 (PPE).



 

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

 
Description:  Safety shoes with protective metal toecap, supplied in a cardboard shoebox.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0657/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety shoes
 
Brand: Sifer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S1PU207, S1PU418 , S1YSS9190
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435012411438, 8435012413715, 8435012423424
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains chromium (VI) (measured values up to 3.8 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety shoes, category S1P supplied in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0666/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Safety gate for children
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: 1. PATRULL KLÄMMA; 2. PATRULL SMIDIG
 
Type / number of model:  Art No: 502-265-20, 701-919-49, 101-136-00, 000-989-64, 900-370-61, 455-518-10 , 655-517-10.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. Date stamp: 15-10 and earlier2. All date stamps
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Friction between the wall and the spring mechanism in the gate can fail to hold the gate in position, which may cause small children to fall down the stairs. In addition, users can trip on the lower metal bar of the gate.

Accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  A pressure-mounted safety gate with a spring mechanism to fit between the two sides of a door frame.The product is intended for children from 6-24 months.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, France, Austria, Slovakia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0651/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: RUBIE´S
 
Name: Zorro Child Costume
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 882310-M
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0883028231065
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The cords hanging from the sleeves may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries. The cords in the neck area can lead to 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:  Children's 'Zorro' fancy-dress costume in black colour consisting of a shirt, trousers with boot covers, a mask, cape and belt. The costume is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a hanger at the top. Inside the bag, there is piece of card with a photograph of a child wearing the costume.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0652/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Sport1 One
 
Name: Arc Set Arciere Kid
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. no 602318
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8003029602318
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of the arrows is too high, which may cause injuries especially to the eyes.

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:  The set includes a bow, a target and three arrows with suction cups.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0654/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Archer Butterfly Bow - Super Toxophily Set
 
Type / number of model:  YM531E
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of the arrows is too high, which may cause injuries especially to the eyes.

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

 
Description:  Plastic set containing three arrows with suction cups, supplied in plastic and cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0655/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Canhui
 
Name: Airgun - Super Shoot Game
 
Type / number of model:  BB906, TC 639
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5055742006365
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can easily detach from the darts. If a child puts them in the mouth, these can obstruct the airways.

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): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Two plastic toy guns with twenty soft plastic darts and a plastic target. Ten darts have suction cups attached, and ten have a rounded rubber tip. The toy guns are 'double-barrelled' to fire two darts at the same time. The toy is supplied in cardboard box with transparent plastic front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0658/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Light up Balloons
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3212548578799
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The battery compartment is easily accessible and the button batteries could be swallowed by children and cause damage to internal organs including the oesophagus and the stomach.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Five multicoloured light-up balloons, 28 cm diameter, packed in cellophane bag. There is a fixed LED light inside the balloon which is powered with 2 button cell type L754 batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: A12/0659/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Carnival Wig
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: PARRUCCHE CARNEVALE
 
Type / number of model:  Art.05763
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8001843057635
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to its high flammability.

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

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

 
Description:  Colourful curly wig in a transparent plastic bag with CE-marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0681/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: My Littly Pony (COUNTERFEIT) - Heng Fa
 
Type / number of model:  NO: 398 (NO: 42464)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2217012424641
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 88% 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  The white horse with a long green mane and a green tail is made of soft plastic. The toy is packed into a coloured cardboard box with a label giving information on the article, EAN code and CE-marking. Approximate size of box is 6 x 10 x 3,5 cm. THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0682/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Loom bands with charms
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: DIY chain bracelet
 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nr. 76145
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch Nr. 14L258I
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The charms (the cake) contain 31.49% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Elastic bands of various colours with charms, packaged in a transparent plastic pouch with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0663/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Popolin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 1813
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1600 8397
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product has small parts (decorative elements on the top) that can easily detach. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke on them. Moreover, the presence of an unattached belt in the waist area may lead to injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set for children up to 3 years consisting of a white top with pictures on the front, short trousers and a matching belt. A cardboard label bearing the brand name is attached to the set.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0664/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Setty Koop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  15014ZBZ
 
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:  Children’s sports clothing set made of a sweatshirt, a T-shirt and trousers, available in sizes from small children to children up to 7 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0665/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Marions
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. MEL-1078-BM
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8980000001851
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
Drawstrings with free ends in the neck area may become trapped during various activities of the child, which may lead to strangulation.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Girls' dress in multiple colours, intended for children over 7 years of age.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0667/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing sets
 
Brand: Setty Koop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. JB470ZBZ, 2. JB469ZBZ, 3. JB475ZBZ, 4. JB472ZBZ, 5. JB468ZBZ
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood of the sweatshirt and in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of the the children, causing strangulation or injuries.

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:  Children's sport clothing sets comprised of a sweatshirt and trousers; some also include a T-shirt. They are available in sizes for small children up to 14 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0678/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: GiFi
 
Name: Déguisement Pain d'épices
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 336 318
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 3491953363187, Batch: 06/2014
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small velcro fasteners on the costume can easily detach. A small child could put these in the mouth and choke on them.

 

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:  Gingerbread-man fancy-dress costume for children aged 6-9 months, supplied in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0686/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Btxiaozi
 
Name: Children’s jacket
 
Type / number of model:  15857257095
 
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:  Children’s gold-coloured jacket with white fleece inside, drawstrings in the hood and printed inscriptions "Warfare TUZAMA" on the front of the jacket. Designed for children up to 7 years of age. Sample size 10.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0689/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: KAI SYAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F9206-D
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the neck area 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:  Children’s sweatshirt with lint on the pockets and on the inside of the collar, available in sizes from small children up to 14 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0694/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item NO 29488
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711252294889; Batch: 2015283
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The scarf contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine 4-Methyl-1,3-phenylenediamine (measured concentration 77.7 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  White scarf, multicoloured 'Deutschland' lettering, black fringes at the ends of the scarf, measurements: 14 x 130 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0662/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Portable radio
 
Brand: WAXIBA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XB-909U
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Touchable metal parts (telescopic antenna, AUX IN socket) may become live while charging the radio. The dimensions of the socket outlet and the flat plug are not suitable and live parts can be touched as a result. The cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is too small. The cable could thus overheat causing a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

 

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

 
Description:  A portable radio which operates via the mains supply and on batteries. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0687/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Portable radio
 
Brand: pu Xing
 
Name: Clock AM/FM6SW Radio with USB/SD Recorder Music Player
 
Type / number of model:  PX-42IREC
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The dimensions of the socket outlet and the flat plug are not suitable and live parts can be touched as a result. The cross sectional area of the conductors in the cable is too small. The cable could thus overheat causing a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.

 

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

 
Description:  Portable radio with clock function and remote control. Operates on mains and batteries. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0684/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: AMAI
 
Name: Détecteur Avertisseur Autonome de Fumée
 
Type / number of model:  Type DF10 - LYD-606
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6061503011672
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The smoke detector is not sufficiently sensitive and may not detect a fire. The sound level of the alarm is not sufficiently high.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Smoke detector
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0691/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Babardos
 
Name: PerfectToneWhite - Lightening Beauty Lotion
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 6181100530384, Batch code 002
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 0.9% by weight). Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening lotion with carrot extract, 300ml in coloured bottle with orange cap. Manufacture date: 09/14, Expiry date: 09/19.
Country of origin:  Barbados
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0690/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Drink-mixer
 
Brand: BAUMANN
 
Name: Hand Mixer
 
Type / number of model:  NE-22
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2569848161550
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
In case of prolonged use, with short intervals between usage, the transformer winding can overheat and the flammable parts of the product can catch fire. Consequently, the person using the device or other persons nearby can suffer burns.

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:  The small electric device consists of black plastic casing which contains all the electric parts. On one end of the device there is a black plug cord (to be connected to the mains) and on the other end there is a metallic stirrer (to be dipped in the drink). It is supplied in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21
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Alert number: A11/0038/15       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Decorative apples
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. model: 65095-02-M 2. model: 65041-02-M
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 4 027234 312071, 2. 4 027234 273105
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size the product may be mistaken for foodstuff. The small apples stalks can be easily detached: children may 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:  1. Three red apples between green leaves on one plastic branch. The product is sold without packaging. 2. Red plastic apples for decoration. Packaging: four apples in a transparent plastic box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 21