Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 16/10/2015)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1262/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Lightning Yellow
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch number 01/07/14, CI 77891 and CI 11741
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amines o-anisidine and o-toluidine (measured value 19 mg/kg and 68 mg/kg). Aromatic Amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.
The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  30 ml bottle of yellow pigment
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1254/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Phenix
 
Name: LED Light 100L=10M
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8242021458480
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable connected to the controller is not protected against pulling. If it detached, the live conductors could become accessible.

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 non-replaceable lamps.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1252/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Range Rover Sport built between 1/6/15 - 12/6/15, Range Rover built between 1/6/15 - 12/6/15
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The backrest on the second row seat system may not latch securely in position when it is reclined. This may lead to the seat belt not correctly restraining the occupant in the event of a crash.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1253/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Freelander
 
Type / number of model:  Freelander 2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall concerns diesel engine vehicles, specifically fitted with a PTC heater, built between 19/5/08 and 2/6/08. SALFA24CX8H111698 - SALFA28B58H113411
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater may short circuit causing in some cases smoke and flames which could lead to a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1258/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High-chair
 
Brand: Bebiefirst
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5900000040394, Batch: 07.2014
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The high-chair is not sufficiently stable and can easily tip backwards.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

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

 
Description:  White wooden high-chair, in two parts (a seat and a support), which can be used combined or separately. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1251/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable plastic armchair
 
Brand: PAMAX
 
Name: Poltroncina Gonfiabile (Inflatable armchair)
 
Type / number of model:  72/0/0.050-*23/50F-0240, 660/PM261
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8033765650748
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Suffocation
 
The plastic material of the toy armchair contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 12% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, it contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 11% by weight).

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

The plastic bag of the packaging is too thin. If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose causing the child to suffocate.

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

 
Description:  Inflatable armchair to be used in water, 65x65cm, supplied in plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1259/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy car
 
Brand: Die Spiegelburg
 
Name: Mein bunter Flitzer ('My Colourful Racer')
 
Type / number of model:  Various colours: order No 11936 - red; order No 11937 - green; order No 11938 - orange; order No 11939 - blue. The entry in the customer list '7011940 - TA Meine Bunten Flitzer' stands for Thekenaufsteller (TA) (counter display). This is therefore merely a promotional tool for improving article presentation.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 4029753119384 (orange)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of nickel released by the tyre rivets of the toy car is too high (measured value up to 4.82 µg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden car in four different colours with natural-coloured wheels fastened with metal rivets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg, Austria

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Alert number: A12/1261/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy purse/bag
 
Brand: Miguelañez
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref J-0012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts can easily be detached. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Purses in the shape of soft toy animals (turtle, dolphin, pig).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1255/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s coat
 
Brand: Glorious
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GFY-2944
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032729445
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation. Furthermore, the drawstrings with toggles are elastic: if a child pulls them, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s coat with hood and zip. The hood includes elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles. The product is decorated with flowers. Sizes: 98-110
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1256/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s coat
 
Brand: VEAVER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LFY-6032
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3002100767323
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation. Furthermore, the drawstrings with toggles are elastic: if a child pulls them, the toggles may spring back into its 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:  Children’s coat with removable hood and zip. The hood includes elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles. Sizes: 86-116.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1257/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's shoes
 
Brand: Super Me
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H 309 beige
 
Batch number / Barcode:  LS 8903
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather insole of the shoes is too high (measured value 15.6 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and might trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of beige women's shoes with leather insole.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1260/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's sandals
 
Brand: Via giulia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 16138, colour: Oro
 
Batch number / Barcode:  LS 8903
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather insole is too high (measured value up to 9.4 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Women's white sandals with wedged sole and leather insole, sample size 37.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1263/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: KIMI FRENA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AB 31008
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8034028128134
 
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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Boys' sweatshirt with a hood and zipper. On the front is the inscription "OHIO-STATE 83" Sample's size- 4-5 years.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1264/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Belt
 
Brand: XUNA Accessoires
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) GW – 14803, 90 cm (black), 2) GW - 14802, 85 cm (brown)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) GW - 14803, 2) GW – 14802, 200011601 (Jumex)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 31 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Leather belts with studs and rhinestones, in colours black and brown, approx. 3.8 cm wide, metal buckle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 41