Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 37 ( Published on: 18/09/2015)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1129/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: Viper
 
Type / number of model:  Type: ZD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles affected are manufactured between 11/07/2012 and 29/01/2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The switch for the exterior door handles may short-circuit. This short circuit may cause the doors' latch to open, resulting in the doors opening accidentally while the vehicle is in motion.
 

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 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1138/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: SEAT
 
Name: Ibiza and Mii
 
Type / number of model:  Models Ibiza (6J) and Mii (AA)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  VIN: Ibiza: VSS***6J*ER001872 - VSS***6J*ER001883, VIN: Mii: VSS***AA*ED301686 - VSS***AA*ED301798, Vehicles manufactured in June 2013 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The airbag might not deploy correctly due to a fault in the gas generator welding process.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1139/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: E-Class, CLS-Class
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 212, 212 AMG, 212 K, 212 K AMG, 218, 218 AMG EC type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0501*23**, e1*2007/46*0191*11**, e1*2007/46*0200*22**, e1*2007/46*0335*10**, e1*2007/46*0485*14**, e1*2007/46*0643*04** ** including all follow-up entries
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured in April and May 2015
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The seal of the engine compartment may come loose. Under certain circumstances, this could lead to a contact between the seal and hot components, posing a risk of fire.
 

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 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Spain, Bulgaria, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1140/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: MT-09 Tracer
 
Type / number of model:  Type: RN29 Type-approval number: e13*2002/24*0643
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A defect in the locking mechanism of the side case may cause the case to loosen and fall off during travel, creating a hazard for other road users.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Croatia, France, Denmark, Slovakia, Norway, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1130/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Bathmat
 
Brand: Sympatex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  434093
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7330571149055
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic material in the bathmat contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.53 % by weight). The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  200*65 cm striped bathmat in white, blue and turquoise
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1121/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable armbands
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XL-0011; XL-0012; XL-0059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6915574400115; 6915574400122; 6915574400597
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not contain the necessary warnings and instructions for use in Bulgarian or other languages.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s inflatable armbands in various colours and with various pictures, packed in transparent plastic packages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1120/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle toy
 
Brand: 1) Tolo, 2) Tolo / Marks and Spencer (M&S)
 
Name: Twist & Turn Rattle
 
Type / number of model:  1) Tolo: TL0001, 2) Tolo / M&S: T79/5970, T79/02784/5970 X64U
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) Tolo Barcode: 019287864455, 2) Tolo / M&S Barcode: 08541642
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The connecting sections of the rattle can break and release the small balls inside the rattle. 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Rattle toy 13 cm long, intended for children above 3 months. It is composed of six connected rotating sections which can change the shape of the rattle. In some sections, there are small balls which create a sound when the toy is shaken. Rattle model TL0001 (Product 1) is supplied as part of a set of 6 different rattles sold in a brown box with a colour label. M&S rattle (Product 2) is sold in a cardboard box with a clear window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1122/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy bear key-ring
 
Brand: La Souris Verte
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PCPTF1324
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3700162406722
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains a small part (the metal ring) that can easily detach. A child could 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Key-ring with soft teddy bear.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1123/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle toy
 
Brand: WOODY
 
Name: Baby Collection
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8591864920136
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The red balls of the rattle can easily be detached from the toy, generating small parts. 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

 
Description:  Babies' wooden rattle, attached to a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1124/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Gun Shot
 
Type / number of model:  NO: A-34
 
Batch number / Barcode:  137509
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups of the bullets 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 EN71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic gun with two bullets sold in plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1137/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: JD BUG
 
Name: Baby Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Kiddie Kick
 
Batch number / Barcode:  20000200323211, SN: YT0200020-00-14050800474; 05/08/14
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering tube can easily break while a child is riding, which may cause injuries in the event of a fall. Also, the broken steering tube may expose the child to sharp points causing 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Aluminium toy scooter supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1141/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll set
 
Brand: HUA TENG
 
Name: Pretty Angel
 
Type / number of model:  HT10014, HT10015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the dolls' faces contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 31% 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 with blond hair and with dresses and accessories in four different versions. Packaging: pink/violet cardboard and transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1142/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Scooter - 3 wheels
 
Type / number of model:  MDS-101N
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0415641000034
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front wheel is too small: it can easily get stuck in holes in the ground while a child is riding. This may cause the child to fall and suffer injuries. The handle bar ends are too small. If a child falls on them, this may cause injuries due to puncture in the abdomen.

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:  Toy scooter with three wheels - one in the front, two at the back. The product is supplied in in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1143/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Le Ke Er Toys (COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Scooter Rollerboard
 
Type / number of model:  LKE636-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991206893692
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front wheel is too small: it can easily get stuck in holes in the ground while a child is riding. This may cause the child to fall and suffer injuries. The handle bar ends are too small. If a child falls on them, this may cause injuries due to puncture in the abdomen. In addition, the product contains insufficient warnings and information for users.

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:  Toy scooter with 3 wheels, one in the front, two at the back, supplied in cardboard box. THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1144/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  ST327
 
Batch number / Barcode:  392870003278
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front wheel is too small: it can easily get stuck in holes in the ground while a child is riding. This may cause the child to fall and suffer injuries. The handle bar ends are too small. If a child falls on them, this may cause injuries due to puncture in the abdomen. In addition, the product contains insufficient warnings and information for users.

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:  Blue toy scooter with 2 wheels, supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1131/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: AD miring
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SY-1506
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7004505995543
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The sweatshirt has drawstrings with free ends in the hood area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener, kangaroo pockets and inscriptions on the front. Size: 134-164
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1132/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sleeveless sweatshirt
 
Brand: TAYFUR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10029924
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The sweatshirt has drawstrings with free ends in the hood area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Sleeveless sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener, decorated with inscriptions. Size: 116-140
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1133/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: HONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KH-15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product has drawstrings with free ends in the hood area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s blue sweatshirt with hood and white fake fur lining. It can be closed with a zip fastener. The product is decorated with a picture of a car and inscriptions. Size: 98-122
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1134/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: ARION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A-888
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3871644000049
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles at the ends in the hood. The cord is elastic and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' pink coat with hood and zip. The removable hood includes an elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles. The product is decorated with two ribbons and embroidered flowers. Size: 3-6
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1135/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sleeveless sweatshirt
 
Brand: popilays
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  baby
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The sweatshirt has drawstrings with free ends in the hood area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Sleeveless sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with free ends. Size: 92-116
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1136/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: NAF NAF
 
Name: TRENCH
 
Type / number of model:  YENX 70A11 TRENCH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3606845139089
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the boots contains chromium (VI) (measured value up to 35.4 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Leather boots, 2014-15 winter season.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1125/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric cable
 
Brand: DRAKA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CYKI-J 3X1,5
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2568291200007
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cable insulation is too thin and could break exposing the live conductors. The electrical resistance of the conductors in the cable is too high. The cable could consequently overheat leading to a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50396.
 

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

 
Description:  Black electric cable for mains installations.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1126/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Adaptor
 
Brand: Aoboer
 
Name: Adapteris su įžeminimu ('Plug adaptor with earthing')
 
Type / number of model:  GZ1/3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2005045038177
 
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 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:  White, three-way, cross-type adaptor (coupler) in clear plastic packaging
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1127/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension leads
 
Brand: YOU YI LIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Ref. 21542, 2) Ref. 21545, 3) Ref. 22967, 4) Ref. 22974
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 5600000215425, 2) 5600000215456, 3) 5600000229675, 4) 56000000229743
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There are no shutters on the socket holes. If children play with it using conducting objects, an electric shock may occur.

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

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

 
Description:  Extension leads of various lengths (from 3 up to 30 metres), supplied in a transparent plastic bag stapled with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1128/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Socket outlet
 
Brand: PHIMAX
 
Name: Base Enchufe (socket outlet)
 
Type / number of model:  1) A-013 (ref. 30261), 2) A-009 (ref. 30258), 3) B-034 (ref. 30270)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 6882012302617, 2) 6882012302587, 3) 6882012302709
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There are no shutters on the socket holes. If children play with it using conducting objects, an electric shock may occur.


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:  Single-plug socket outlets supplied in a transparent plastic blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0080/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden playpen
 
Brand: MALATEC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  888
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902020208136
 
Risk type:  Entrapment
 
When opening the gate, a child may put his/her fingers between the moving parts and trap its fingers.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's wooden 8-piece playpen with a gate. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 37