Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 47 ( Published on: 27/11/2015)

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Weekly report on consumer products
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Alert number: A12/1469/15       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Plastic chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: MALIBU
 
Type / number of model:  MALIBU green
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8009271472716
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to its instability, the chair can easily tip over when the user sits on it, causing the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.
 

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

 
Description:  Green plastic chair, no packaging.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1465/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace and earrings
 
Brand: Le Premium
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X0009BXFE1/STPDSTLHSRPWG
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The necklace contains lead (measured value: 6.3% by weight). Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The necklace also contains nickel (measured value: 6.9% by weight. 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Heart shaped necklace and earring set in blue box with a label.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1466/15       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Le Premium
 
Name: Kleeblatt ('cloverleaf')
 
Type / number of model:  X0004PK2V1; PDCLPRWG
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The necklace contains lead (measured value: 5.6% by weight). Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The necklace also contains nickel (measured value: 8.6% by weight). 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Clover leaf shaped pendant with necklace in blue box.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1486/15       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fx-Laser
 
Type / number of model:  303
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful, particularly when the rotating ring is removed. The product does not bear any safety warnings or laser warning symbols. The laser beam could cause damage to sight if it was pointed directly at the eyes.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with regard to safety warnings.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer. Marked: "max. output power < 500 mW, wavelength 532 nm, Class III laser product". Turning a rotating ring at the top of the laser produces a 'starry sky' effect. This rotating ring can easily be unscrewed, and then the laser produces a single, green beam.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1488/15       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for e-cigarettes
 
Brand: OCB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model MENTA FRESCA (flavour), 6mg/ml of nicotine, batch 2127623
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3057065010106
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains nicotine (6 mg/ml) yet the packaging lacks a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. The product does not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or recommendations for correct and safe use of the product, such as is required for harmful mixtures. The user therefore does not have the necessary information on the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin or if it is ingested.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle containing a whitish liquid, closed with a blue lid. Affixed to the bottle is a black label. There is no packaging.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1471/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Bent
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. model BNA-312 R-13607 , 2. Unknown, 3. Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. barcode 8 697 440 361 932, 2. Unknown, 3.barcode 8 697440 317618
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighters are appealing to children. Children may play with them 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 lighters in the shape of 1) a remote control for a car, 2) a fish; and 3) an insect.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1472/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: GÜNEŞ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model GN18-713B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  barcode 8 697440 333786.
 
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:  Metal novelty lighter / bottle opener in the shape of a foot. Pink colour with a picture of an animal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1474/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Deltasun
 
Name: LIGHTER
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 imitating a soft drink bottle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: A12/1482/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 3 in 1 Pistol
 
Type / number of model:  HH920
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children. Children may play with it and cause a fire. The laser can cause damage to sight.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Novelty lighter with laser and electric shock.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1483/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: ATASH
 
Name: Disposable Lighter
 
Type / number of model:  AT01DFL / model HP-02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924971300607
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Gas may leak and ignite when the lighter is used causing burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Disposable lighter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1462/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: Scania
 
Name: K 280
 
Type / number of model:  Types: A 4x2, B 4x2, A 6x2, B 6x2, A 6x2*4, B 6x2*4 Model: K 280 UB4x2LB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When the steering wheel is turned fully towards the driver and is in the lowest position, component parts near it may be touched when the steering wheel is turned. The steering can therefore be blocked at the first steering angle irrespective of the direction in which the steering wheel is turned.
 

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

 
Description:  Bus
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1464/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler
 
Name: Grand Cherokee, Challenger, Charger, Durango, 300
 
Type / number of model:  Chrysler: Type: LX; EC type-approval: no, Dodge: Type: LC, LD, WD; EC type-approval: no, Jeep: Type: WK; EC type-approval: e4*2007/46*0186*14
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2012 and 2013 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A fault with the alternator can result in the failure of the electrical systems and cause the vehicle to catch fire.
 

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 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1468/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Air suspension system
 
Brand: VB-Airsuspension
 
Name: VB-Fullair2C / VB-FullAir4C
 
Type / number of model:  Parts conformity certificates Nos 8109031678 and 8111797170
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected air suspension systems are those manufactured between 7.6.2010 and 5.11.2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Extreme wear can cause the torsion bars to become jammed in the axle. This can cause the wheel track to change. In theory, the stub axles can work free of the axles.
 

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

 
Description:  Air suspension system fitted to an AL-KO AMC chassis.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1470/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Transit
 
Type / number of model:  Dual Rear Wheel vehicles and Single Rear wheel 440E vehicles
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Selected vehicles within VIN Range: WF0DXXTTGDFD21712 to WF0EXXTTGEFE41391
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The rear stabiliser bar could crack, compromising vehicle handling characteristics.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1484/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: C4 Picasso, C4-DS4, C5, C8, DS5, Jumpy
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles with 2.0L HDi diesel engine.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  C4 - DS4 production dates: 01/09/2012 - 17/12/2014 , C4 PICASSO production dates: 01/09/2012 - 01/08/2013 , C5 production dates: 03/09/2012 - 18/12/2014 , C8 production dates: 03/09/2012 - 25/06/2014 , DS5 production dates: 01/09/2012 - 19/12/2014 , JUMPY production dates: 03/09/2012 - 17/12/2014
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the case of negative exterior temperatures, and after repeated activation of the fuel heater, an electric connection on the cover of the fuel heater can overheat. This can cause the cover to melt, allowing air to enter the fuel system which could lead to stalling of the engine and loss of control of the car.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1485/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Wheel rims
 
Brand: CMS
 
Name: CMS 824/03 JF, CMS 824/04 JF, CMS 843/03 JF
 
Type / number of model:  Types: C12 858, C12 9020 Acceptance specification (ABE) No: 49240, 49425 Models: C12 858 45 71S LK 5/120 ET45 NB65,1, C12 858 45 74S LK5/130 ET45 NB 71,5, C12 9020 45 74S LK 5/130 ET45 NB 71,05
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Rims built in 2015 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
As a result of an incorrect attachment hole it is possible that the wheel bolts may come loose. This could lead to the loss of the wheel while the vehicle is in operation.
 

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

 
Description:  Wheel rims for passenger cars
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1492/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: RAM
 
Type / number of model:  Typ: DR EC type-approval: Individual approval
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced from July 2004 to April 2005.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The rear axle bevel wheel nut may loosen, causing the rear drive shaft to become separated from the rear axle. A loose rear axle bevel wheel nut may cause jamming of the rear axle and separation of the drive shaft from the rear axle may cause a loss of propulsive force. Both these problems may lead to an accident without warning.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1493/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Touran, Tiguan, Polo, Caddy, Amarok
 
Type / number of model:  Type 1T, Touran, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0211* , Type 2H, Amarok, EC type approval e1*2007/46*0356*, Type 2K, Caddy, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0252* , Type 5N, Tiguan, EC type approval 1*2007/46*0487* , Type 6R, Polo, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0510*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The airbag may deploy incorrectly as a result of defective welding of the gas generator.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Hungary, Norway, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1459/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Bathmat
 
Brand: Core
 
Name: DEJE
 
Type / number of model:  2706200
 
Batch number / Barcode:  703333051002
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic material in the bathmat contains up to 0.52% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP).
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 human health and 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: Distributor)

 
Description:  Bath mat 100% PVC anti-slip with a rugged surface. White with blue patterns of fish, shells, etc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1473/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic straps
 
Brand: SUMEX
 
Name: Elastic Strap
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 400650
 
Batch number / Barcode:  842332061508
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The straps pull out of the hook mountings easily when under tension, causing the elasticated straps to recoil and hit the user or causing the fixed load to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of 2 blue, round elastic luggage straps, 150 cm long and with a diameter of 8 mm. They are packaged in clear plastic blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Sweden, Italy

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Alert number: A12/1491/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Barbecue grill
 
Brand: CLAIRE, FRIODIS
 
Name: BARBECUE - CHARBON DE BOIS
 
Type / number of model:  3210750
 
Batch number / Barcode:  348053210752
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The barbecue grill is not sufficiently stable, it may tip over while in use. This may cause burns to users or children near the barbecue.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1860-1.
 

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

 
Description:  White barbecue grill.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1460/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bouncy toy
 
Brand: Krea
 
Name: Krea Hoppeko
 
Type / number of model:  Model no 2010 Batch no 241240814
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5707152020102
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The black plastic in the black and white cow (jump ball) contains up to 0.5% by weight of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP). 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 human health and 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: Distributor)

 
Description:  Inflatable, bouncy toy in the form of a black and white cow supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1461/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beach ball
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Beach ball
 
Type / number of model:  45-917
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The red plastic in the beach ball contains up to 0.31 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP).
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 human health and 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: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Red beach ball packaged in plastic packaging
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1467/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Modelling clay
 
Brand: ORANGE ELEPHANT
 
Name: Burgers - Simple Modeling
 
Type / number of model:  Item NO.: OE-C/BK
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6952358310895
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the clay is too high (measured value: 3884 mg/kg). Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description:  The set consists of four packs of "A-Clay" in different colours, and one marker. The product is supplied in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1481/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity toy
 
Brand: Alibeibei
 
Name: Sorting Wheel
 
Type / number of model:  2204
 
Batch number / Barcode:  693409542204
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy has a small part (small wooden peg) that can easily be detached. A small child may put it 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: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Wooden wheel with holes in different shapes to insert 6 blocks (white, yellow, red, blue, green, orange) and wooden rungs. One rung may be removed so that the wooden blocks may be taken out (with red wooden ball to secure it). Diameter 14.5 cm. Cardboard box with transparent window, wooden wheel wrapped in clear plastic film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1489/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of beach toys
 
Brand: Free and Easy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  957385, F24
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8718158517609
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The pink spade may easily break, releasing small parts. A small child may put these 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Set of five beach toys comprising two spades, two moulds and one bucket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1490/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: JOJA
 
Name: Tube Bulles Savon
 
Type / number of model:  JD0122
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 3 524710 026350 , Batch: 0509
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The aerobic mesophilic bacteria count in the soapy water is too high and the latter contains Pseudomonas aeruginosa. There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Soap bubbles in two plastic tubes containing 60 ml of liquid each.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1499/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Party Items
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5823331119853
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the material of the mask. If the child wears the mask and it catches fire, the child may burn mostly on the face.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink, plush pig mask. The mask can be fixed on the head with a rubber band. Packaging: a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1500/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Guangda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  866
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 30%). 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll, 35 cm tall, with glasses and pink guitar. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1502/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: My baby Fashion beautiful
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 22%). 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll 18 cm tall, long brown hair. Packaging: a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1505/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toy
 
Brand: Plast Wood, Supermag
 
Name: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 
Type / number of model:  0296
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8027352002966
 
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.

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

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

 
Description:  Magnetic construction set in the shape of a turtle, supplied in a colourful cardboard package with a picture of one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ("Raphael"). Age grade 6+
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1476/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: BB BOUM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  316006079091
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a too long belt in the waist area with free ends that hang below the hem of the garment when tied. The decorative strass stones can be easily detached and could cause choking if swallowed.

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:  White and red dress for girls with bolero and belt with free ends (length 43 cm from the fixing points), hanging below the hem of the garment when tied. The product is decorated with red textile hearts and glued strass stones. Size: 1
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1477/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: sunsea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  V2854
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4012108200011
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a long belt in the waist area with free ends that hang below the hem of the garment when tied. The decorative half beads can be easily detached and could cause choking if swallowed.

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' dress with tie belt for fastening at the back. The measured length of the belt is 38-38 cm from the fixing points and it hangs below the hem of the garment when tied. The product is decorated with textile flowers with half beads in the middle. It is available in different colours, size: 1-4
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1478/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' clothing set
 
Brand: Cengiz Sözer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2174
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative beads of the trousers detach easily and may be put in the mouth or inhaled by small children, causing choking.
 

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

 
Description:  White clothing set for babies consisting of four parts, decorated with glued beads. Size: 68
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1479/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: ARINO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  14004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2009111140047
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative elements of the trousers may easily detach and may be put in the mouth or inhaled by small children, causing choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl's jeans with elastic waist and pink belt. The product is decorated with beads and strass stones. Size: 98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1480/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1614477
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3553561614775
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has cords in the upper body area that can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Jumpsuit for girls in red or blue-white with a picture of Minnie Mouse on the front. Presence of four cords measuring between 30 and 32cm to be tied above the shoulders as straps.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1494/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: H.L.XIANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A261
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative beads may easily be 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 light purple belt. The product is decorated with glued beads and embroidered butterflies. Size: 80-104.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1495/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' denim shirt
 
Brand: S&D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KK-G059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1503270211996
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative beads and stones of the shirt may be easily detached and swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' denim shirt. The product is decorated with glued beads and strass stones. Size: 86-110
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1496/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's raincoat
 
Brand: Feeling Rain
 
Name: gyermek esőköpeny ("Children's raincoat")
 
Type / number of model:  001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998715226202
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood with knots and toggles on the end may become caught during various activities and the child may be strangled.

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 green and blue, plastic rain jacket with a hood that contains a non-fixed drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Packaging: plastic bag. Sizes: 2-6, 4-8, 6-10, 8-12.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1497/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's raincoat
 
Brand: SL
 
Name: gyermek esőköpeny ('Children's raincoat')
 
Type / number of model:  G001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product has a functional cord in the neck area that poses a risk of 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 raincoat with hood. A functional cord is attached to the back of the raincoat in the neck area. Packaging: plastic bag. Size: 92
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1498/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' jackets
 
Brand: GLO STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Model: GFY-9520, 2. Model: GFY-9521
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Girls' colourful jackets with hood. The hood can be removed with zip fastener. Sizes: 134, 140, 146, 164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1503/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Breeze Girls
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has a textile belt in the waist area which is too long and may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourful dress with short sleeves for girls up to 7 years of age. The dress is made of sheer fabric with floral patterns in various colours on a dark blue background with a textile belt, in the waist area, 42 cm long.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1504/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: JSP Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ВН-003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The shoulder straps are too long and can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourful dress for girls up to 7 years of age. The dress is made of white sateen with tulle lining and printed with faces of grey mice and light purple roses with green leaves. It has shoulder straps with free ends, each of them 28 cm long.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1463/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Smoke Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 350452 004251
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The alarm is not loud enough and, as a result, in the event of a fire consumers may not hear the warning in time.
 

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

 
Description:  Smoke detector in red and yellow cardboard box with instruction leaflet.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1501/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: GYCO
 
Name: SZÉNMONOXID RIASZTÓ
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 998880 345371
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detector with circular white plastic cover and LCD display. Battery-powered (2 x AA alkaline batteries). Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A12/1487/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Coffee grinder
 
Brand: TIGER
 
Name: ELEKTRISK KAFFEKVÆRN (Electric Coffee Grinder)
 
Type / number of model:  Model 76380
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0200016029006
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation of the accessible metallic parts is insufficient which could lead to accessible parts becoming live.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 6335.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric coffee grinder supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark
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Alert number: A11/0098/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Wild Fire (WF)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 01755 / NK B-05 44002 / ZY-218DF
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9008122017556
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The lighter can break when dropped. Gas which leaks as a consequence can ignite when the lighter is used causing burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 9994.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Disposable lighter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A11/0099/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Flame Classics
 
Name: Electronic lighter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  871125795362
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The lighter can break when dropped. Gas which leaks as a consequence can ignite when the lighter is used causing burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Disposable lighter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A11/0100/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: LUX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art nr 5859 / WSF-838A / LUX Cat
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9007013508678
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The lighter can break when dropped. Gas which leaks as a consequence can ignite when the lighter is used causing burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  Disposable lighter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A11/0097/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: MONI
 
Name: ScooTer
 
Type / number of model:  TRAIL TWISTER
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800146253448
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The scooter is not strong enough and the wheels may collapse during riding, causing the child to lose its balance and fall.

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: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Scooter with three wheels, two in the front and one at the back, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A11/0103/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy musical instrument
 
Brand: Yummy Toys
 
Name: Music GUITAR
 
Type / number of model:  YT08648
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6933893318164
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small stickers can easily detach. A 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:  Toy musical instrument in the shape of a guitar with three buttons (pink, yellow and green). The product contains stickers and is supplied with sweets wrapped in plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47

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Alert number: A11/0101/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: KÖNIG
 
Name: Carbon Monoxide Detector
 
Type / number of model:  SAS-CA100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 412810 212088
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is insufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detector with circular white plastic cover. Battery-powered (9V). Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 47