Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 27 ( Published on: 10/07/2015)

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Alert number: A12/0854/15       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Upholstered furniture
 
Brand: Chojmex
 
Name: Jas
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chair is not sufficiently stable and can easily tip over. This may cause injuries. In addition, sharp edges are accessible and can cause cuts.

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

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

 
Description:  Upholstered, circular chair with a storage box underneath the seat. Dimensions of the chair are: 75 x 42 x 37.5 cm. The product is supplied in plastic film.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0869/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ring
 
Brand: Donna Più
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DP 000014195
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2400000141952
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The ring contains cadmium (measured value: 122 mg/kg). 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Unpackaged ring with card label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0840/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: LEIVA
 
Name: (Glue) Red Sun
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8431487156751
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains 1,2 dichloroethane, benzene and toluene above the permitted levels (measured values: benzene 16%; 1,2 dichloroethane 31% and toluene 8%). Benzene and 1,2 dichloroethane are carcinogenic and toxic if inhaled or if they get in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle repair kit consisting of two tubes of glue, various tools and patches to repair the wheel. Sold in a plastic blister package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0843/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: 918 Spyder
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 918, EC type-approval: e13*KS07/46*0014*03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The electrical wiring harness for the radiator fan in the rear left of the engine compartment may be positioned next to a carbon-fibre heat shield. Movement can cause damage to the wiring harness or the insulation of individual wires which may eventually cause a short circuit. The short circuit may cause a fire in the vehicle even some time after the vehicle has been switched off.
 

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 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0848/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Twingo
 
Type / number of model:  Twingo III; type approval: e*2007/46*0457
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured since the start of manufacturing to 30/10/2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The welds of the bracket of the anti-roll bar rod on the front shock absorber could rupture which would lead to degradation of the handling of the vehicle during cornering.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia, Ireland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Denmark, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0850/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Note, Juke, Micra, Leaf and e-NV200
 
Type / number of model:  Juke (F15), Type Approval No.: e11*2007/46*0132*04, Leaf (ZE0), Type Approval No.: e11*2007*/46*0230*00, Micra (K13), Type Approval No.: e13*2007*/46*1111*00, Note (E12), Type Approval No.: e11*2007/46*0753*00, e-NV200 (ME0), Type Approval No.: e11*2007/46*1339*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall concerns E12 vehicles produced from 01/07/2013 to 03/03/2014, F15 vehicles produced from 26/06/2013 to 01/05/2014, K13 vehicles produced from 05/06/2013 to 16/03/2015, ZE0 vehicles produced from 10/07/2013 to 06/01/2014 and ME0 vehicles produced from 12/11/2013 to 11/03/2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The push engine start switch may remain in the pressed position and not return after switching the engine on. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition, the emergency engine stop function may operate and cause the engine to stop unexpectedly.
 

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:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Malta, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Portugal, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0872/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Note and Micra
 
Type / number of model:  Note (E11) and Micra (K12)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production dates Micra (K12) from 27/06/2008 to 07/10/2008., Production dates Note (E11) from 27/06/2008 to 03/09/2008 , Type approval no. Micra (K12): e11*2001/116*0195*16, Type approval no. Note (E11): e11*2001/116*0268*16
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a possibility that the lower pinion needle bearing may have been omitted from the steering system during manufacture. If this is the case, the upper bearing would be overloaded and, if left in this condition, the pinion may disengage causing loss of steering control.
 

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:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Malta, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Norway, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0849/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Guyard
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1531
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains chromium (VI) (measured value up to 8.52 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:  Pair of grey work gloves made of leather.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0847/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: CISL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11990
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283050595
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The soap solution of the product contains mesophilic aerobic micro-organisms (measured quantity 78,000 cfu/ml). When the solution comes in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes and is inhaled this might lead to contracting infections.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy looks like a closed umbrella. The soap solution is in the bottom part of the umbrella, while the wand that makes the bubbles from the soap solution is attached to the umbrella's handle. Sold in different colours. Sold in bulk. A cardboard label is attached to the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0852/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy aeroplane
 
Brand: You Da
 
Name: Lovely Toys!!!
 
Type / number of model:  LR13-0803
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy may easily break generating small parts (e.g. wheels and propeller details). A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Pull-along toy aeroplane made of hard plastic, half yellow, half orange. There are shapes inside the toy and underneath there are three green plastic wheels. A pink cord with a green ring is attached to the front; by stretching the cord the toy moves. The toy is packed in a mesh bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0857/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy
 
Brand: Zhong Ting
 
Name: Happy Childhood
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6905020201083
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (eg. plastic sticker from the eyes and from the red hat) that can be easily detached. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Hard plastic turtle, half yellow, half green colour. The bottom part is orange and fitted with hard plastic wheels attached to a metal axle. At the front there is a dark yellow cord to pull the toy along. Inside the toy there are eight different shapes. The toy is packed in a plastic mesh bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0859/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Babies' rattles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby Modern Mobile
 
Type / number of model:  8601-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6825856860110
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The rattle breaks easily when dropped, generating small parts and fragments with sharp edges. A child could put the small parts in the mouth and choke on them or receive cuts from the sharp edges.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of 9 rattles in various colours and shapes (flower, fish, frog, bone, shell, clover) made of hard plastic. The toys are packed in a transparent plastic bag stapled with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0861/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wind-up toy
 
Brand: NAKKO
 
Name: SEA HORSE wind-up
 
Type / number of model:  No. 878A (On package code 652-F)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6949921365246
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (wheels, wind-up key and inner parts) that can be easily detached. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Different coloured, hard plastic, wind-up toy seahorses on wheels. The toys are supplied in a 12-unit cardboard box with plastic tray.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0862/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Puzzle Wooden Tabs
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. HF-PT-0128
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0229452000035
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The plastic film glued to the wooden pieces can detach. A child could put it in the mouth and choke. In addition, the toy has sharp edges which may cause cuts.

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:  Wooden puzzle with 6 elements (5 figures of domestic animals and 1 bird), with small pegs for grasping, supplied in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0865/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Avigo
 
Name: Twist N Run Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  1. 5F62CEE (Blue), 2. 5F62CEF (Pink), Only model numbers 5F62CEE, 5F62CEF, sold between March and June 2015 are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 803516651250, 2. 803516651267
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handle bar can break or detach from the scooter base during use, posing a risk of injuries to the child.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue and pink toy scooter with 3 wheels for children up to 20 kg, packaged in blue/white or pink/white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0866/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: LIAN TAI
 
Name: Melody - Finery Girl
 
Type / number of model:  NO.LT011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 51% 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:  Brown-haired doll wearing a pink dress and pink shoes. The toy is made of flexible plastic. The doll is packaged into cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0867/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll set
 
Brand: Tobia’S
 
Name: Lisa Fashion - Stella
 
Type / number of model:  TB 120111; Art. 25830G
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8023297765294
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic doll contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 54.1% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll set including a table with mirror. Cardboard packaging with transparent plastic front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0868/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sofia the First
 
Type / number of model:  NO.SD-9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% by weight). 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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Dark-haired doll wearing a blue dress. The toy is made of flexible plastic. The doll is packed into cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0871/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Mega Creative
 
Name: The Little Mermaid
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 8088A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901350215982
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 31% by weight). 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Doll mermaid made of hard plastic with purple hair. Packed in cardboard box with a transparent front part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0873/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing game
 
Brand: Cladellas 2000
 
Name: Fishing Games
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 833A3/01004965
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435010949650
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The sea horse contains a magnet with a high magnetic flux: if a child swallows the magnet and other metal objects, they could attract each other, causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

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:  Fishing set, consisting of a rod and various little marine animals containing magnets. The product is supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0874/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cupboard door hangers
 
Brand: Kiddy Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Giraf roze (Pink giraffe), HG004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  65556040
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts (e.g. the small eyes) may detach from the giraffe. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Closet door hangers in the shape of animals supplied in transparent packaging. The hangers can form part of a chain.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0842/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Smile Yes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BA012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
Free-end halter neck cords that are to be tied in the neck area can get trapped and cause a child to be strangled. The functional cords in the waist area can become trapped and cause injuries to children.

The bikini 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:  Fuchsia-coloured bikini intended for girls up to 4 years old. The top part can be tied or adjusted with halter neck cords in the neck area, and there are functional cords at the back of the top as well as at the sides of the bikini bottom.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0845/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: YES! DO KID'S (YES!DO)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KL 114
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The functional cords in the back area can become trapped and cause injuries to children.

The bikini 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:  Light blue bikini intended for girls up to 8 years. The bikini is designed with cords to be tied at the back of the garment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0846/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: HEMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article n°: 16500704 Sample size: XL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains chromium (VI) (measured value: 22.1 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:  A pair of black leather gloves, unpackaged.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0860/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather wristband
 
Brand: Zettl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4128S-19, 4128S-21, 4128B-19, 4128B-21
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather wristbands contain chromuim (VI) (measured value : 15.9 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)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Other

 
Description:  Black, woven leather wristband with magnetic catch, no packaging, paper label with batch number attached to the wristband.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0863/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Bed linen
 
Brand: Marvel
 
Name: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
 
Type / number of model:  Product number 1383400 Order number 4550155908
 
Batch number / Barcode:  57107560002016
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The bed linen contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amines 4-Chloroaniline (measured concentration up to 31 mg/kg) and 2,4-Diaminotoluene (measured concentration up to 95 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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Blue, red and white "Spider Man" bed linen in clear plastic packaging with a cardboard picture of Spiderman 2.
Country of origin:  Egypt
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Sweden, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0864/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: Marvel
 
Name: Ultimate Spider Man
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 14156151
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 14156151 GER 0087
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metal rivet releases nickel above the permitted level (measured value up to 19 μg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's sandals with a Spiderman motif on the upper and the insole, a synthetic outer sole, cork sole, blue lining and two metal buckles. The affected products have a buckle fixed with a metal rivet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0870/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Nightwear
 
Brand: Smile
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: AL-503-2A.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains azo-dyes releasing the aromatic amine 3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine (measured value 56 mg/kg). When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, this 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:  Blue pyjamas consisting of a long-sleeved top and trousers. There is a baby cow printed on the front of the top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0858/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Smartphone
 
Brand: Jiake
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Adaptor: J0128, Adaptor: J0128 , 1) Smartphone: M4 - X000DY0SAT, 2) Smartphone: V10, X000DYONXB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 355808026812369 and 355808026812377, 2) X000DYONXB
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The electrical insulation of the adaptor is inadequate. The internal connections are not sufficient and rely upon solder to maintain their position; a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances. The adaptor pins are inadequately sized which could cause damage to the socket and the adaptor, resulting in live parts being exposed and overheating or arcing within the socket leading to a risk of fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive, the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS1363.

 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone (2 models) with USB charger, UK 3-pin plug and ear phones.The product is supplied in a cardboard box with user manual.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0841/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Sta-Sof-Fro
 
Name: Permanent Powder Hair Colour
 
Type / number of model:  60062 Only products produced before 2009 and with a passed expiry date are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  366371
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine which is classified as strongly sensitising.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Hair dye in the colour "auburn" for consumer use.The substance 2-nitro-p-phemylenediamine is listed as one of the ingredients on the outer package.
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0851/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Creme of Nature
 
Name: Systema suave de coloración ("Soft hair colour system")
 
Type / number of model:  C20 Castano Oscuro
 
Batch number / Barcode:  405199-20
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains pyrogallol and o-aminophenol. O-aminophenol is harmful if swallowed or inhaled and pyrogallol is harmful by inhalation, contact with the skin and if swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Permanent hair colour for consumer use, colour "dark brown" (brun foncé).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0855/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Laboratoire Pharmaplus
 
Name: QEI+ Paris - Qualité Extrême Intense - Active Performance Multi-action
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  098864005200
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone, which causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

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:  Skin-lightening cream in a white 50 ml (1.7 fl. oz) tube bearing gold, green and black printed text.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0856/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Laboratoire Pharmaplus
 
Name: QEI+ Paris - Qualité Extrême Intense - Active Efficacité Extrême Lait Corporel
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  098864005125
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone which causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

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:  Skin-lightening cream with shea butter in a white 500 ml jar, marked with gold, fuchsia and black text.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0853/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Condensate removal pump
 
Brand: CONLIFT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The pump may fail and heat up causing the cover of the pump to catch fire. This could lead to the building in which the pump is installed also catching fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Condensate removal pump that is installed both in commercial buildings and private households.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Denmark, Latvia
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0052/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby carrier
 
Brand: OLMITOS
 
Name: Mochila portabebes ("baby carrier")
 
Type / number of model:  2902
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8414147029022
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The attachment straps can slip. If they become loose, the child could slide out.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13209-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby carrier packaged in a cardboard box including a bonnet, mittens and a cotton bib.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A11/0053/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby carrier
 
Brand: BABIES´R´US
 
Name: 2-way carrier
 
Type / number of model:  263836
 
Batch number / Barcode:  40002638269
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The straps can slip. If the straps become loose, the child may slide out.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13209-2.
 

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

 
Description:  A two-position baby carrier for babies aged 0 to 9 months, weighing between 3.6 and 11.3 kg. The packaging consists of a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A11/0057/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s plastic chair
 
Brand: TUPPEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TP-7525
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to the presence of sharp points and edges on the accessible parts of the chair (arm rest) children might suffer cuts.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s stackable, plastic chair - rattan imitation, brown colour. Size: W 380 H 560 D 270 mm
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A11/0056/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key-ring
 
Brand: Barnyard Brites
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6980110760374
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight since the toys produce blue LED light higher than Class 1, which may damage the retina.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic key-ring in the shape of a black owl. The eyes of the owl are blue LED lights and the product can emit sounds.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A11/0058/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Tiger
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 1701213
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 0200017012144, Batch: 74382
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The seams can be easily opened making the fibrous filling material easily accessible. A child may put the filling in his/her mouth which could obstruct the airways. In addition, a child could have access (although with difficulty) to small electronic parts (e.g. the sound unit). If put in the mouth these could cause choking.

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:  Soft toy in the shape of a parrot, 16 cm, available in pink, blue or green. The product produces sounds when the foot is touched.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A11/0059/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle toy
 
Brand: Baby Star
 
Name: Magnetic Caterpillar - Learning fun
 
Type / number of model:  605A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  20140730 / 0446191000038
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product contains protruding parts (the caterpillar's tail). If a child puts them in the mouth and falls over onto face, injuries around pharynx or trachea area could occur.

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

 
Description:  Plastic rattle in the shape of a caterpillar packed in a carton blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27

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Alert number: A11/0054/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric shaver
 
Brand: Strongwind
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RSCW-116
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The dimensions of the socket outlet on the mains lead of the shaver are not suitable and the user could consequently touch live parts while connecting the mains lead to the shaver.

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:  Silver-grey, electric shaver with accessories and a built-in battery which can be charged using the supplied mains connection set. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 27