Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 28 ( Published on: 17/07/2015)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0883/15       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Folding Chair
 
Brand: Carrefour
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Acacia
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3613865267241
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chair's structure is too weak and can deform easily, which could cause the user to fall.
 

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

 
Description:  Director's style, folding chair made of wood and canvas; D:54 x W56 x H88.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0888/15       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Electric golf trolley
 
Brand: Powakaddy
 
Name: Digital Golf Trolley / Sports Golf Trolley
 
Type / number of model:  Battery packs: PK3785-02-02, PK3785-02-03, PK3785EBS, PK3785EBS-02-02, PK3840Li-01-02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall affects batteries manufactured in 2012. Battery serial numbers prefixed by “BKD”, “BKE”, “BKS”.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The battery pack can catch fire when being charged.
 

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

 
Description:  Golf trolley fitted with lithium battery pack: 18 Hole Lithium Anderson Battery, 18 Hole Lithium Drop In Battery. The safety issue relates only to the battery packs. The battery packs were also sold separately.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0879/15       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: JD
 
Name: Laser LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  JD 78
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser pointer could cause damage to sight.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer and LED torch in various colours: black, purple, green or silver. Labelled as "Class IIIa" laser product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0884/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Dragonhawk Tattoo
 
Name: Tribal Black
 
Type / number of model:  Article # ST 1014MALB CI: #77226
 
Batch number / Barcode:  45201004 98
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, (including benzo(a)pyrene) (measured value of PAHs up to 2.5 mg/kg). Some PAHs, such as benzo(a)pyrene, are carcinogenic.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the total amount of PAHs do not exceed 0.5 mg/kg. The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black liquid in plastic bottle with label and dropper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0902/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lampholder
 
Brand: KDE
 
Name: Casquillo de Ceramica
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 164001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  84351471640012
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts of the lampholder are accessible when inserting the bulb.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60238.
 

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

 
Description:  E40 ceramic lampholder in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0877/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Infiniti
 
Name: Q50, Q70
 
Type / number of model:  Types: V37, Y51; type-approval numbers: e13*2007/46*1378*00, e13*2007/46*1148*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 15.4.2014 and 25.12.2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Because of a faulty gasket on the timing chain tensioner, motor oil may leak out and drip onto the road leading to a skid risk for other road users.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Croatia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/0878/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Polo
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 6C1, EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0510
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 6.2.2014 and 22.9.2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The welded joint between the seat mounting and the backrest frame may not be secure and may break. In this case, the backrest may fail if the vehicle is involved in an accident.
 

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 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0885/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: XC90
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 275.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: 22/09/2008 - 20/10/2009.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The power-steering hose may come into direct contact with the engine cooling fan. This could lead to a leakage of servo oil and a loss of power-steering assistance.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Ireland, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece

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Alert number: A12/0894/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Sunglasses
 
Brand: TLC
 
Name: ITALY DESIGN
 
Type / number of model:  J0099
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10039959
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The sunglasses have a category 4 protection filter but the labelling indicates category 3. Given that they do not have the warning 'Not suitable for driving motor vehicles or road use', which is required for category 4 sunglasses, consumers may use them while driving. This could affect the user's vision and might lead to a road accident.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1836.
 

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

 
Description:  Black-framed sunglasses without packaging. Cardboard label is attached which indicates that they are Category 3.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0876/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: 30109/W06045(222) , Lot No.: LM140112WJ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0289042000036
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured values up to 0.16% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DINP, DNOP and DIDP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic baby doll with dress and hair ribbon.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0882/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: HuiLe Toys
 
Name: Pushing and Swinging Ladybug
 
Type / number of model:  No. 686
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8787872297784
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
If a child puts the small balls attached to the wheel into the mouth, they may get stuck causing 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:  Push-along toy, with a big and colourful cardboard label attached. The toy has wheels with small balls attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0887/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: OM
 
Name: Pretty Baby
 
Type / number of model:  326B (from invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7100201108437
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The chain holding the soother can easily break, generating small parts (the beads of the chain and the soother). A 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 taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll with bathrobe and soother.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0891/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: HA-HA PISZCZACY MLOTEK
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5905302000312
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The handle of the toy is too long: children may put it in the mouth where it could get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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)

 
Description:  Plastic rattle toy with a yellow ball on the top with a smiley face and a label attached to the handle. The rattle produces a noise and is supplied in a cardboard display box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0893/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 'Morden Girl' and 'Fashion Girl'
 
Type / number of model:  Ref E5298351 - Nº 5688, Ref E6298350 - Nº 5588
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 8435284073259, 2) 8435284073266
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The heads of the dolls contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Plastic dolls supplied in different cardboard boxes with transparent plastic windows at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0901/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: CLADELLAS IMPORT
 
Name: Soft air gun
 
Type / number of model:  Item 702 (007-02)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8421692007023
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the suction cups) 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Blue plastic gun which comes with 5 foam darts with suction cups on the ends, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0895/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: S.sunny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N11101-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather insole and lining of the shoes contain chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values: insole: 74.7 mg/kg; lining: 92.3 mg/kg).

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

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

 
Description:  Brown lace-up men’s shoes with leather upper and lining.Packaging: black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0896/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: S.sunny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SN81065-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather insole and lining of the shoes contain chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values: insole: 39.9 mg/kg; lining: 40.8 mg/kg).

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

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

 
Description:  Men’s black shoes with leather upper and insole. Packaging: a black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0897/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men’s sandals
 
Brand: Just Mazzoni
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LS078
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather insole of the shoes contains chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 104.9 mg/kg).

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

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

 
Description:  Brown leather sandals with velcro. The brand appears on the insole. Packaging: brown cardboard box. Sample's size: 43.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0890/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Security camera
 
Brand: Escam
 
Name: IP Camera
 
Type / number of model:  QD500 (camera). LJY-186 (AC DC Adaptor)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 201502040019. Bar code: X000BPGZ1Z
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The electrical insulation of the power supply unit 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.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Small white dome IP camera with AC/DC adaptor power supply unit for connection to the mains. Supplied in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0898/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Headset for mobile phone
 
Brand: Noisehush
 
Name: Wireless Bluetooth Headset
 
Type / number of model:  N525 Edge - Black
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Item No. G31287; Bar code: 6 33755 10744 3
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation between the primary and the secondary circuit of the charger is not sufficient, which may cause an electric shock.
The pins of the converter adapter do not have an insulating collar, so when inserting the plug the user may touch the live pins. The plug adapter allows single-pole insertion of the charger, leaving the remaining free live pin accessible.

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:  Black, wireless headset kit with microphone and built-in battery for use with a mobile phone. The product contains a battery charger and a plug adapter. Packaging: plastic box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0899/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: CO-TECHNIK
 
Name: Szénmonoxid érzékelő (Detector monoxid de carbon)
 
Type / number of model:  FXC040
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5948849010963
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detector with white plastic cover (diameter: 107 mm; height: 44 mm). Supplied with 9V battery in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0900/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detectors
 
Brand: everest
 
Name: Szénmonoxid érzékelő (Detector monoxid de carbon)
 
Type / number of model:  1) ECO-04 , 2) ECO-01W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 5 948849 011182, 2) 5 948849 011175
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detectors with white plastic cover (diameter: 107 mm; height: 44 mm). Supplied with 9V battery in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0875/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply for electronic cigarettes
 
Brand: Alter eGo-T
 
Name: Power Supply
 
Type / number of model:  JOYE510-306-PCC
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The soldered conductors are not properly positioned or fixed. The heat resistance of the plastic holding the plug pins is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for electronic cigarettes in a small black cardboard package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0880/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Drink mixer
 
Brand: OSCAR PLUS
 
Name: Drink Mixer
 
Type / number of model:  SH-709A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290504198883
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Electric shock
 
The mixer can overheat if it is used to prepare a large number of drinks within a very short time interval. The housing of the mixer can consequently deform creating an opening that allows access to live parts. The user can also touch hot parts and get burns to the skin. The user can touch the rotating disc whilst it is spinning and receive cuts.

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:  Electric drink mixer in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0881/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: PRIMERA
 
Name: Adaptador Europeo
 
Type / number of model:  ref. BAP032
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7899055277597
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the free remaining live pin of the plug accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0889/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mosquito swatter
 
Brand: BRICODOM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HXP (on the product)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product could be regarded as a toy by children and it is possible to access live parts. In addition, certain safety markings and warnings are missing.

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

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable, electronic mosquito swatter with LED torch.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0060/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wall toy
 
Brand: Beleduc
 
Name: Wandelement "Steckformen" (Wall toy "shapes")
 
Type / number of model:  Art.nr. / Item no: 23612
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4014888236129
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The toy contains multiple cords which can become tangled and form a loop or a noose, which can pose a risk of strangulation.

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:  Blue board for fixing to a wall, with 9 puzzle pieces of different shapes, hanging from cords. The puzzle pieces are withheld in the corresponding recesses by means of a magnet connection. The product is supplied in cardboard and is intended also for nurseries and schools.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28

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Alert number: A11/0061/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains plug
 
Brand: Electrobilsa
 
Name: Clavija
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 1101113 (4.8m, white)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435151010615
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The screw providing access to the interior of the plug, and thus to live parts, is not secure and may fall out.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  White earthed plug.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28
Weekly overview report on professional products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0886/15       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Machine for cutting cardboard
 
Brand: WUXI
 
Name: Honeycomb Paperboard Production Line
 
Type / number of model:  HF-C 1600, HCM-2000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SXM 13092
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The moving parts are not protected or are not adequately protected and the safety distances are not respected. Operators could have their skin torn, their fingers or arms crushed or severed.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.

Two accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The Honeycomb Paperboard Product Line machine comprises three sub-assemblies and is used to cut and process paperboard (angle boards and honeycomb paperboard).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 28