Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 45 ( Published on: 13/11/2015)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1373/15       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  City bike
 
Brand: OPALTECH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sport 26
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4752062078898
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front forks could break during use causing the cyclist to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 4210.


 

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

 
Description:  City bike supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  Cambodia
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1399/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Deltasun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  50 13 842 M-27.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8597440337906
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children. Children may play with it and cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter - Metal lighter in the shape of an apple.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1410/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: DELTASUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  874 M-12568
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697440359632
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children. Children may play with it and cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  A metal lighter in the form of lipstick, with a gold coloured body and a tip which resembles a crimson coloured lipstick, which lights when the top is pressed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1413/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: 1) Unknown, 2) Unknown, 3) DESHAN, 4) ZUOLUNQIANG, 5) SHAOPENG, 6) Unknown, 7) XINSHIJI JINGPIN, 8) ORIGINAL FANCY GOODS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) MK2 J.S., 2) MODEL 75 CAL.S PAPA, 3) Unknown, 4) BC:007-788, 5) Unknown, 6) S.M 0.6:1.357, 7) 985-1, 8) Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown for all products.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products are attractive to children and it is therefore possible that a child may play with them and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters and with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighters in the form of guns, a grenade and a gold bar.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1379/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Outlander; Lancer Sportback; Lancer Sportlimousine; Lancer; Lancer Evolution
 
Type / number of model:  Type: CWB; CY0; CZ0 EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0482*..; e1*2001/116*0441*..; e1*2001/116*0465*..;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2010 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
High voltage variations within the system that controls all of the vehicle's electrical components can cause the vehicle's lights and/or the windscreen wipers to malfunction.
 

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 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Ireland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, United Kingdom, Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1400/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel/Vauxhall
 
Name: Mokka
 
Type / number of model:  Mokka
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2015
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A faulty steering column torque sensor can lead to a loss of steering assistance.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea, Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1401/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Twingo
 
Type / number of model:  Twingo III equipped with automatic gearbox DCT (X07 R4S). Type approval: e2*2007/46*0457*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: since beginning of production until 20/10/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The engine can be started through the activation of the starter with the ignition key when the vehicle is not placed in park or neutral. This could lead to the vehicle moving unexpectedly which could cause an accident.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Slovenia
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany

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Alert number: A12/1386/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: TOPEX
 
Name: Household Ladder
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 79R323, T.P81.1211
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902062793232
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bottom stiles of the ladder are not sufficiently strong and resistant to load, which may cause the ladder to break and the user may fall and suffer injuries.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Aluminium step ladder with 6 steps and platform, sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1384/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cot
 
Brand: Jysk
 
Name: Sanibel
 
Type / number of model:  Number: 3902206
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The changing unit is too small: a small child can easily fall off, suffering injuries. Moreover, the strap of the changing unit's restraint system is too long and may get wrapped around the child's neck, with the risk of strangulation. In addition, the restraint system has a gap in which the small child could entrap its fingers.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12221.
 

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

 
Description:  Children´s cot and changing unit. Supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1385/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden cot
 
Brand: Basson
 
Name: Julia
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  703486180086
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The locking system of the movable side is not adequate. If a small child presses down on the edge of the bed, the locking mechanism may release, with the risk of the child passing over the top and falling, leading to injuries. Moreover, the snag points in the corners of the cot could pose a risk of strangulation if the child's clothing gets caught.

In addition, there are gaps and holes in which a child can entrap his/her fingers and the label with safety warnings and instructions for use is not in English or the national language.The consumer therefore does not have the necessary information about appropriate and safe use of the product.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716.

 

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

 
Description:  Child's wooden cot, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1374/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy kitchen set
 
Brand: NAN QI TOYS
 
Name: Little Kitchener DELICIOUS
 
Type / number of model:  NO.NQ3207
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8013511910838
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 29,2% ). 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:  Kitchen set in a cardboard box including a plastic doll.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1375/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lovely
 
Type / number of model:  NO.LY-2303A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902012700808
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 31,8% ). 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 in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1376/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Snorkelling set
 
Brand: Ocean
 
Name: Swim Set
 
Type / number of model:  NO.MK9539406
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991295394063
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The transparent parts of the mask and the snorkel contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 30.23 % 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:  A snorkelling set consisting of an orange mask and blue plastic snorkel. The product is packaged in a plastic transparent bag closed with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1377/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swimming goggles
 
Brand: FEILANG
 
Name: Swim Goggles
 
Type / number of model:  NO:0403
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The yellow part of the mask contains 24 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). 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:  A swimming set consisting of goggles, nose clip and ear plugs, made of plastic material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1378/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: FASHION GIRLS
 
Type / number of model:  NO.183
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6916767718369
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the head and the hands of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 25,5% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The hands of the doll also contain 4,9 % by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).

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.
 

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

 
Description:  Doll in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1380/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: Xian Ming Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  846
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy has small parts that can easily be detached (studs fixing the wheels and the handle). A small child may 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Push-along toy in the form of a bird (red, yellow and green) with a rod for pushing and a handle, supplied in a plastic bag with plastic bottle, 2 printed labels affixed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1381/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Luminous plastic toy
 
Brand: WEI DI
 
Name: Frog Prince
 
Type / number of model:  NO.2509
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6936647325098
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy breaks easily, generating small parts. 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Luminous plastic toy in the shape of a blue frog with two wheels. The eyes and two parts on the body are fitted with elements that light up by pressing a switch. In the frog's body there is a built-in battery box with 3 AA 1.5 V batteries. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1382/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Phone Study Series
 
Type / number of model:  NO.2288B-5B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy breaks easily, generating small parts. 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Hard plastic musical toy in the form of a phone with a built-in battery box with three AA 1.5 V battery; a variety of musical sounds that can be heard by pressing the buttons. The telephone base has a purple handle and a yellow receiver fixed by a cord to the base. On the top of the phone there is a white puppy with black dots. The phone casing has two music speakers with lights. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1389/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ginni
 
Type / number of model:  NO:83066
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3342848850384
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's heads and hands contain bis (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.

In addition, the hands of the woman doll contain di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value 2.3 % 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, DIDP and DNOP 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 set of two dolls (a wedding couple) dressed as prince and princess, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1390/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kitchen set
 
Brand: AIBAOLE
 
Name: Kid's Kitchen
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6955140068356
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The transparent part of the rucksack contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 16.55% 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:  A set with kitchenware in a transparent and pink plastic rucksack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1391/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress accessory
 
Brand: House of Fun
 
Name: Halloween Glow Glove
 
Type / number of model:  Code 997 19477
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8004927194776
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The liquid inside the glove contains hydrogen peroxide (concentration up to 5% by weight). If the plastic material of the gloves leaks, the liquid might come into contact with the skin and cause irritation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic, luminous glove that takes on a red colour indicative of blood circulation when the liquid that it contains is compressed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1392/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress accessory
 
Brand: House of Fun
 
Name: Halloween Glow Mask
 
Type / number of model:  COD 997 44225
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8004927442259
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The liquid inside the mask contains hydrogen peroxide (concentration up to 5%). If the plastic material of the mask leaks, the liquid might come into contact with the mucous membranes of the conjunctiva and cause eye damage.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic mask which becomes fluorescent when the liquid that it contains is compressed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1394/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll and mobile phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: L11235 L11235 - OK136349- 14/2023/12/14
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 8.5% 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll and mobile phone sold together with a magazine 'Le Monde des Sirènes' ['Mermaids' World'] in transparent plastic packing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1395/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: PLAYBOOK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref H400
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 15.5% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

In addition, the doll contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value 6.89% 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll dressed as an Oriental princess. The doll comes in a transparent plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1396/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy cars
 
Brand: PLAYBOOK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 0043
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The sirens and the wheels of the toy cars detach easily, releasing small parts. A small child may 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:  Set of 4 emergency vehicle toy cars (police, marshal, ambulance and fire engine) supplied in a transparent cellophane bag with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1397/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: JUMBO
 
Name: Puzzle wooden tabs
 
Type / number of model:  HF-PT-0127
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0269385000030
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The stickers on the figures and the puzzle frame are easily grippable and the small red pegs can easily be detached from the puzzles, generating small parts. Small children may 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Wooden puzzle, intended for small children, with 8 pieces (8 figures of animals) on top of which are small pegs to grasp. The puzzle is supplied in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1402/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden rattle
 
Brand: Sonagli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YJ-MT-4581
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 008627 045819
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy 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:  Wooden rattle with red bear head in clear plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1404/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft plastic toy
 
Brand: Farlin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 0,2% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The plastic material of the toy also contains 19 % by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 1.7 % by weight of di-‘isodecyl’ phthalate (DIDP).

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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic, soft cushioned toy in the form of an elephant.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1411/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Rattlesnake Egg
 
Type / number of model:  art. MB01-BB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The magnets have a high magnetic flux and if two or more magnets are swallowed, they could attract one another and cause intestinal perforation or blockage. In addition, a child could put the magnets in the mouth and choke on them.

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

 
Description:  Two black, round magnets in plastic-coated, cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1412/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: JUMBO
 
Name: Puzzle wooden tabs
 
Type / number of model:  ORT31426
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0299173000034
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The stickers of the figures and the puzzle frame are easily grippable and the small red pegs can easily be detached from the puzzles, generating small parts. Small children may 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Wooden puzzle with 8 elements, with small pegs for grasping, intended for small children and supplied in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1414/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys
 
Brand: A bug's life
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  42581
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 833614 2581
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toys contain up to 29 % by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 10 % by weight of di-‘isodecyl’ phthalate (DIDP).

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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toys in the form of a bug; no packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1415/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Mickey's Stuff
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  33813
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 83361 338135
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains 30 % by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 6.9 % by weight of di-‘isodecyl’ phthalate (DIDP).

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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic Donald Duck toy; no packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1393/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: LEONADO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  039312
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3000000393123
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The loose ends at the back, waist and neck area can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can be created and strangulation or injuries to the child may occur.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue bikini for girls (2/3 years), halter-neck top with drawstrings in the neck and back area, decorative blue beads and stitched-on decorative white and blue flowers. The bottom part bears functional cords, 250 mm long each side in the waist area.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1405/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' clothing set
 
Brand: SANBEST
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product has drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation or 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

 
Description:  Outfit for children consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with a zip-fastener and a hood which includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions and is available in three different colours. Sample size: 134-164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1406/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' swimwear (tankini)
 
Brand: BECO
 
Name: SUMMER OF LOVE
 
Type / number of model:  4608
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4013368161111
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The halter neck cords in the neck area may become trapped 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:  Colourful swimwear (tankini) intended for girls up to 128 cm height. The top part can be tied or adjusted with halter neck cords.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1407/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: GUAN DA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N-780
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product has drawstrings in the hood and waist area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation or 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:  Grey outfit for children consisting of leisure trousers and sweatshirt with a zip-fastener and a hood. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waistband of the trousers include unattached drawstrings with knotted ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions, flowers and rhinestones. Sample size: 122
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1409/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: RAMAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6A STYLE NO : J-176
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The presence of cords with free ends in the neck area can lead to strangulation and the drawstrings in the waist area, that may become trapped during various activities of a child, can cause 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

 
Description:  Children's outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The sweatshirt is pink with rhinestones and a floral design on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1387/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Connect IT
 
Name: Smoke Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  ES120
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 024996 153309
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The battery fault warning is given only at a very low voltage battery level. As a result, the smoke detector may be used with a low battery level at which the performance characteristics of the smoke detector are impaired. This could lead to a fire not being detected in time.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Smoke detector in clear plastic packaging
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1388/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Olympia Electronics
 
Name: Autonomous Optical Smoke Detector
 
Type / number of model:  BS-98
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 205327 009674
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The smoke detector cannot detect smoke coming from all directions. As a result, it may fail to detect a fire which breaks out in a house.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Smoke detector in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1383/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Egg incubator
 
Brand: HDD
 
Name: Egg incubator
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable is not protected against pulling and could detach leaving the live wires of the cable exposed. The electrical insulation is inadequate and the fuse rating is too high. These defects could lead to the user getting an electric shock from accessible parts of the product.

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:  Mini electrical 7 egg incubator. Product packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1398/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV nail lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beanfly Nail Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  WS-3055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When the lamps are removed, a finger could access the basic insulation and live parts at the rear of the lamp holder connections.

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

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

 
Description:  UV nail dryer, 220-240v, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1408/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV nail lamp
 
Brand: Sentik
 
Name: Hand & Foot UV Nail dryer
 
Type / number of model:  97634
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When the lamps are removed, a finger could access the basic insulation and live parts at the rear of the lamp holder connections.

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

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

 
Description:  UV Nail Dryer, 220-240v, in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 45