Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 36 ( Published on: 11/09/2015)
Notification A12/1280/14 published in report n° 33 of 22/08/2014 has been updated at the request of the notifying authorities to include additional vehicle models now covered by the same safety recall.

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Alert number: A12/1109/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Marenja
 
Name: Marenja Cristal-Cadeau
 
Type / number of model:  06000601
 
Batch number / Barcode:  X0008PVG35
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The bracelet contains lead (measured value: 4% by weight). Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Plated, costume jewellery bracelet with a light-blue, heart-shaped centre stone. Metal wrist band in silver colour with crystal detail. The item is contained inside a cream coloured presentation box embossed with the inscription MARENJA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1102/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Nail glue
 
Brand: BYB
 
Name: Bond Nail Glue
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The nail glue contains chloroform (measured value up to 10%). Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Nail glue for false nails. Pink and yellow label on opaque bottle with white screw on cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1099/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Huan Qiu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable attached to the flashing unit does not have sufficient mechanical strength and could 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: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting chain with approx. 100 lamps attached to the heart-shaped cardboard. Marking on the label attached to the cable: Huan Qiu.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1100/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: Patrull
 
Type / number of model:  pink 002-461-15, orange 502-411-39, white 702-390-22, white GB 502-588-70, pink GB 702-588-69, orange GB 902-588-68
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When removing the light from the mains socket, the coloured plastic dome cover may detach exposing the live electrical components.

One accident reported.

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:  Night lights: orange, white and pink.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1116/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall lamp
 
Brand: Scan Lamps
 
Name: Veggllampa
 
Type / number of model:  WDV 33
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 041662 002813
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable anchorage is not sufficient for efficient protection against pulling. The cable can consequently detach exposing live parts.

One accident reported.

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:  Wall lamp decorated with cartoon characters. Sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Norway
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1104/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Adam, Corsa
 
Type / number of model:  Type: S-D, S-D/Van; EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0379*32 - *33, e1*2007/46*0505*10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering gear rack of the affected vehicles may have a crack in the teeth area which could affect the steering, leading to the risk of 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 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1105/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep, Dodge
 
Name: Grand Cherokee, Durango
 
Type / number of model:  Dodge: type: WD, Jeep: type: WK; EC type-approval: e4*2007/46*0186*15;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The rear suspension lower control arms on the vehicles concerned may have been incorrectly heat treated during the manufacturing process. This could cause the rear suspension lower control arm to break. A broken rear suspension lower control arm(s), during certain driving conditions, could cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1112/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Atego
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 967 EC type-approval: e1*2007/46*1170 e1*2007/46*1171 e1*2007/46*1172 e1*2007/46*1173 e1*2007/46*1174 e1*2007/46*1175 e1*2007/46*1176
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 1 January 2013 and 31 January 2015 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Owing to over-tight fitting of the cable harness, vibrations may result in breakage of the cable lug of the earth cable on the engine fixing bolt. As a result, the vehicle may lose all electrical power, which may in turn lead to sudden and, for the driver, unforeseeable failure of the dashboard instruments, vehicle lighting and hazard warning lights and to the loss of traction (engine cuts out).
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1117/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Particulate respirator
 
Brand: 3M (COUNTERFEIT PRODUCT)
 
Name: Aura
 
Type / number of model:  9332+
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The respirator does not protect users against harmful particles.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 149.

 

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

 
Description:  Particulate respirator with valve, to protect against dusts, mists, toxic substances and micro-organisms. The counterfeit respirators can be identified because of the missing welding patterns in the upper part. The product has both name and model number counterfeit. Queries can be addressed by e-mail to the company at auraenquiry@mmm.com.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1101/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy swords and shield
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: TAG Sword
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no.: ZW858-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The shield contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 0.46% 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:  Two toy swords and a shield made of plastic; the shield is black and gold with a skull. The toy is supplied in a plastic bag with a cardboard base.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1110/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: NOVI Stars
 
Type / number of model:  2026 A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 2.5% 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 packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1111/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic horse and carriage
 
Brand: Chuang Xing
 
Name: Wagon - my funny pony
 
Type / number of model:  No. 518
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 0446214000038, Batch: 20140730
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
A small plastic part can easily detach from the wheel of the carriage. A small child may put it in the mouth and choke on it.

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:  Plastic horse and carriage operated by 3 "AA" batteries. The product is supplied in a pink cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1113/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0590017
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5766181749279
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The head and tail of the dinosaur can be easily detached, generating small parts and making the small balls inside the toy accessible. A small child could put the small parts 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:  The dinosaur is made of flexible plastic and filled with very small balls that can be squeezed. The dinosaur is green and brown colour and 15 cm high.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1118/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic educational toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5010262 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6951450102629
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the letters) which can be easily detached. A small 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, Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Plastic, creative, educational, multi-coloured cube with holes in the shape of letters and small puzzle pieces. A transparent plastic bag containing the letters is supplied with the cube (inside). The product is packed in a white plastic mesh bag with an attached cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1119/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Miou
 
Name: Today is 4 - SCOOTER
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
Small plastic parts and small bits of the stickers can easily detach. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke on them. The locking device maintaining the steering column in position may disengage while a child is riding. This may cause the child to lose control on the scooter and fall, suffering injuries.

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


 

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

 
Description:  Pink toy kick scooter packaged in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1107/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' outfit
 
Brand: Donino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Tk.677
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697695204909
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements may be easily detached. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' outfit made of a sweatshirt and trousers. The product is decorated with three bears and has glued rhinestones. The product is supplied in a plastic bag. Size: 62-3M
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1108/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: SEAGULL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-88110
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4578499874861
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements of the trousers may be easily detached. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' jeans with elastic waist. The product is decorated with a bow and with glued rhinestones. Size: 12-36 months
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1114/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Tablet computer
 
Brand: NVIDIA
 
Name: SHIELD Tablet
 
Type / number of model:  P1761, P1761W and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 to 0425214604018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Due to thermal runaway, the battery can overheat which can lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Radio equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Tablet computer supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, France, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1103/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains wall socket
 
Brand: KAXIGE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  81 W-07-18
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4770364223815
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The electric resistance is insufficient which could lead to the user getting an electric shock. The plastic is not sufficiently resistant to heat which could lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  White two-pin mains wall socket with earthing contacts. Transparent plastic packaging with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1106/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: BIERSIN
 
Name: Przedluzacz (extension lead)
 
Type / number of model:  SG-81
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5905578561951
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The wires are too thin and the insulation can break exposing the live cores which could be touched by the user.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Mains extension lead 30 m packed in clear plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1115/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power converter
 
Brand: Watt and Co Nomade
 
Name: Convertisseur 12V – 230V - 150W / USB
 
Type / number of model:  CV12-220-150
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3760110680550
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage and clearance distances between the windings are too small. The soldered connections do not have any supplementary fixing which could lead to a wire becoming loose. As a consequence, there is a risk of a short circuit which could lead to the user receiving an electric shock.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Power converter, 12V to 230 V, intended for vehicles equipped with a lighter socket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0079/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Glue
 
Type / number of model:  Art.No:12107
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5204396121072
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains chloroform (measured value: 0.23%). Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Glue in a black tube supplied in yellow-black packaging with transparent plastic cover.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece