Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 30 ( Published on: 31/07/2015)
Notification A12/0134/15 published on report 5/2015 of 06/02/2015 has been permanently withdrawn following a revised risk assessment by the notifying authority.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0953/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Best
 
Name: 240 LED JÉGCSAP VILÁGIT
 
Type / number of model:  Item no.: ZJ-240L LEDI
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor 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:  Lighting chain with 240 white LED lamps. There is a socket outlet that allows the connection of another lighting chain. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0949/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Clio IV
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e2*2001/116*0327*, Types: BHA1, BHAL, BHM0, BHM4, BHM6, BHMA, BHMG, BHMH, BHMK, BHMW, KHAL, KHM0, KHM4, KHMA and KHMG;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Affected vehicles are manufactured between 05/03/2013 and 10/09/2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Improper positioning of the rear part of the front wheel arch liner can cause it to come into contact with the flexible brake hose, which may reduce braking efficiency.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Sweden, Croatia, Norway, Greece, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0950/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Auris / Prius
 
Type / number of model:  Model Auris HV (ZWE150, ZWE186) , Model Prius + (ZVW40)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Affected vehicles are manufactured between 2010 and 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The Engine Control Unit (ECU) could reset, causing the hybrid system to shut down and resulting in the vehicle stopping while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars.
Country of origin:  Japan, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Greece, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0952/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: Harley-Davidson
 
Name: Touring
 
Type / number of model:  FLHR, FLHRC, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTCU, FLHTCU TC, FLHTCUL, FLHTCUL TC, FLHTK, FLHTKL, FLTRX, FLTRXS, FLHP, FLHTP, FLHRSE, FLHXSE, FLHTKSE, FLTRUSE
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufacturing years 2014 and 2015. Production dates: from May 3, 2013 through May 26, 2015 in the U.S.July 29, 2013 through June 9, 2015 in Brazil
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Under certain conditions, the spring wire in the receptacle may not maintain adequate tension, allowing the mounting stud to disengage from the receptacle. As a consequence, the saddlebag may become separated from the motorcycle while in motion, possibly creating a hazard for other road users.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles
Country of origin:  Brazil, United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Slovakia, Croatia, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Norway, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0962/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Telescopic ladder
 
Brand: Linxor
 
Name: Pro Echelle Telescopique
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The locking mechanism may unlock unexpectedly, causing the user to fall and suffer injuries as well as entrapment of fingers and feet.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

 

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

 
Description:  Telescopic ladder - 3.2 m.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0956/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Folding stool
 
Brand: GRANIDEAL
 
Name: Tanburte
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 0553
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435373005536
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has holes and gaps and the fingers of a child could be trapped or pinched, causing injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic, folding step-stool for children.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0945/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy bear
 
Brand: La Trémoille Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small eyes of the teddy bear may easily detach. A small child may 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:  Teddy bear wearing a white knitted jumper with the text "La Trémoille Paris". There is no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0955/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Harry Angel
 
Type / number of model:  No: 1207; IDK 2328
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8145631461324
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 18% 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll approx. 29 cm tall available in different long dresses and hairstyles, packed in pink cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0957/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable aircraft
 
Brand: World of Wings
 
Name: KLM Inflatable
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no. 8145 SPLASH 2003 8145
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712427081457
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The silver wing and the mouthpiece of the product contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured values up to 41 % 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 taken by economic operators: Other (By: Other)

 
Description:  Inflatable aircraft in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0959/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden rattle
 
Brand: GOGO Toys
 
Name: Wooden 3 Ring Shaker
 
Type / number of model:  20476
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4711155464765
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The green ring of the rattle can easily break generating small parts. 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Round wooden rattle with rings for gripping and shaking. The rings are in 3 different colours.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0960/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Stethoscope
 
Brand: Clowny
 
Name: Rescue Stethoscope
 
Type / number of model:  Type 09204, 09203, and 09205
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8710341092047
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measure value of 38% 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Stethoscope in cardboard box
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Estonia, Austria, Slovenia, Luxembourg, France

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Alert number: A12/0961/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Peñastigi
 
Name: Excavator
 
Type / number of model:  Ref L037
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The wheels of the toy may come off, generating small parts. 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:  Plastic excavator toy to be put in a transparent plastic ball and dispensed by a vending machine; packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0941/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Equestrian vaulting shoes
 
Brand: Krämer
 
Name: Volti Star
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4052083383200
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The black leather parts of the shoes contain chromium (VI) (measured value up to 5.9 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)

 
Description:  Pair of children's shoes for vaulting made of black leather upper/lining (front and rear parts made from two separate pieces of leather), light beige textile insole, beige plastic sole. A cardboard label is attached to the shoes. Sample's size: 32.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0944/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' shoes
 
Brand: NEW8TEEN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  239322
 
Batch number / Barcode:  23932256KNH05628.OK15, 5415132045891
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium VI in the leather insole of the sandals is too high (measured value: 33 mg/kg). Chromium VI is sensitizing and might trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Boys' sandals in blue colour, packed in a cardboard shoebox.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0946/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes
 
Brand: Siesta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FIL 115, Article 9195347
 
Batch number / Barcode:  031880000002
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the lining of the shoes contains Chromium VI (measured values up to 45.4 mg/kg ), which is sensitizing and might trigger allergic reactions.

 

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

 
Description:  Babies' shoes made of leather, with a velcro-type fastening. The shoes are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0954/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jeans
 
Brand: Dunnes Stores
 
Name: Ribbed Waist Jean
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  64/74124
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The garment contains particles of pumice stone (in the pocket) that might cause children to choke if swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Ribbed waist jeans for children.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0963/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  False nails
 
Brand: Mei jia er
 
Name: Mei jia er - Office Girls
 
Type / number of model:  LN6779-10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6985456120141
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The label of the glue for fixing the plastic nails indicates the presence of dibutyl phtalate (DBP). DBP is classified as a reprotoxic substance and may cause damage to the reproductive system.
 

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

 
Description:  Different sets of artificial nails (12 pieces) supplied in a cardboard box with glue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0947/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Tooth whitening gel
 
Brand: Dentaworks
 
Name: Tooth Whitening Pen
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7350072150022
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Sodium Perborate.

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:  The product consists of a tooth whitening gel in a syringe for direct application on the tooth.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0958/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Creme of Nature
 
Name: Nourishing Permanent Hair Colors
 
Type / number of model:  Caramel blonde 8.3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  59143
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains o-aminophenol which is harmful if swallowed or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Other (By: Other)

 
Description:  Permanent hair colour for consumer use, colour "caramel blonde".
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0942/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer
 
Brand: KANGFU
 
Name: Primo
 
Type / number of model:  KF-3037
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5202963069758
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plastic cover can overheat and deform making live parts accessible which the user could touch. In addition, the user could also touch the hot surfaces and be burned.

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:  Hair dryer supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0943/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric coffee maker
 
Brand: gruppe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CM2039
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5206684003312
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base. There is consequently a risk that the user may be scalded.

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:  Black plastic coffee pot with a handle on the side, with black plastic base. The product is supplied in multicoloured cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0948/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: delight
 
Name: EU Plug Converter / Hálózati átalakító dugó
 
Type / number of model:  05676BK (WF-0821)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5055610804390
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Single-pole insertion of a plug is possible, leaving the free remaining live pin of the plug accessible. Plugs for devices which should be earthed (Class I protection) can be inserted into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor, but the protective earth circuit continuity is interrupted.

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

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

 
Description:  Plug adaptor with black plastic casing supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0951/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Submersible pump
 
Brand: STRAUS AUSTRIA
 
Name: Screw Submersible Pump/ Mélykútszivattyú
 
Type / number of model:  1) ST/SWP750-003 (750 W), 2) ST/SWP550-004 (550 W), 3) ST/SWP910-005 (910 W)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 1923167500031 (on packaging); 1191620120519 (on a label), 2) 1 191420 120696 (on packaging), 1 923165 500040 (on a label), 3) 1 191420 120856 (on packaging); 1 923169 100055 (on a label)
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product cover is not earthed and the pump is equipped with supply cables that are too short. The product does not have an earth conductor and the mains plugs are not protected against moisture penetration.

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

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

 
Description:  Mains-operated, submersible pump with metal casing supplied in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0066/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children’s tricycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JRD902
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055763234
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are accessible gaps between moving parts in which the fingers of the child could be trapped and the child may be injured.

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

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

 
Description:  A green, yellow and white tricycle with a metal frame. The plastic seat has a safety bar and footrest. The tricycle is equipped with a canopy, a steering element for parents, front and rear baskets and a plastic toy dog is attached to the front. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30

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Alert number: A11/0067/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children’s tricycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JX254
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055591738
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are accessible gaps between moving parts in which the fingers of the child could be trapped and the child may be injured.

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

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

 
Description:  A blue tricycle with a metal frame, equipped with steering and musical elements. The tricycle can be transformed into a swing by inverting a handle. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 30