Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 48 ( Published on: 04/12/2015)

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Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1547/15       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Metal bunk bed
 
Brand: VIMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2029050249007; batch: 29050249
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Entrapment, Injuries
 
The safety barrier is not sufficiently strong and some parts may detach. As a result, children may fall from the upper bed or suffer cuts from the accessible sharp points and edges. In addition, the distance between the safety barrier and mark for the top of the mattress is too large. A child could introduce its head or arms and get caught.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 747-1 and EN 747-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal bunk bed; bed base 96cm x 199.6 cm, height of upper bed base: 134.5 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1520/15       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: Specialized
 
Name: Various
 
Type / number of model:  All 2002- 2015 model year bicycles fitted with the affected quick release levers and front disc brakes.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2002-2015 model year bicycles are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front-wheel quick release lever, if it is improperly adjusted or left open while riding, may come in contact with the disc brake rotor, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle with front wheel quick release and front disc brake.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Cyprus, Italy, France, Slovenia, Austria, Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1530/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: BAILONG
 
Name: POWER STYLE / POLICE1000W
 
Type / number of model:  Q8637
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 518384 086364
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The pins of the plug adapter do not have insulating collars. The plug adapter allows single-pole insertion of a plug, leaving the remaining free live pin accessible. The insulation between the primary and the secondary circuits of the charger is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60335 and IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery-powered torch with 1 LED. Supplied with a battery charger which has foldable pins. A plug adapter is supplied with the product. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1524/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Peugeot 308
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0405*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Producion period: 04/2015 to 05/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A problem with an internal component of the electric power steering (EPS) electronic management device could cause reduced steering assistance when driving or manoeuvring.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Norway, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1525/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Peugeot 108
 
Type / number of model:  e11*2001/116*0237*11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: 06/2014 to 04/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The driver's seat heating control wiring harness might be in contact with the seat frame and could be damaged by movements of the seat. This damage could interrupt the power supply to the rear lights with the result that the rear lights do not work.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1526/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Peugeot 4007
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2001/116*0357*06
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: 08/2009 to 03/2010.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
An electronic component is potentially faulty, which could lead to the malfunction of certain electrical equipment including the windscreen wipers and lighting.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1527/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: ION
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0069*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: 08/2011.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A problem with an electronic component of the engine control unit might limit the engine output and prevent the starting of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, United Kingdom, Norway, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1533/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Scania
 
Name: R 500 LA 4x2
 
Type / number of model:  Types: A 4x2, B 4x2, B 4x4, A 6x2, B 6x2, A 6x2/4, B 6x2/4, A 6x2*4, B 6x2*4, A 6x4, B 6x6, B 8x2, B 8x2/4, B 8x2*6, B 8x4, B 8x4*4, B 10x4*6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Insufficient tightening torque in the screw connection may result in increased play between the steering column and the power steering box. This may have a negative effect on steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1556/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: DRABEST
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DR-ST-D4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5904680004004, Manufacturing date: 01/2015
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The upper platform of the ladder is not sufficiently strong and can break during use. This may cause the user to fall and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Aluminium step ladder with 4 steps and platform, sold in transparent plastic packing.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1519/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Carrefour
 
Name: Gants motoculture
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3606604722446
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value: 27.1 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Protective gloves made of beige-yellow leather and black textile material. On the paper card attached to the product are identification information: brand, name, size, CE marking. Sample size: 10/XL
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1534/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Sunglasses
 
Brand: Cloud
 
Name: Sunglasses
 
Type / number of model:  6590
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The right lens of the sunglasses has a category 4 protection filter but the labelling indicates category 3. The required warning for category 4 sunglasses 'Not suitable for driving motor vehicles or road use' is missing. There is a difference in light transmission between the right and left lenses which could impair the user's vision. A road accident could result if the consumer used the sunglasses while driving.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1836.
 

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

 
Description:  Black-framed sunglasses with attached cardboard label bearing the following: CE, Category 3, UV protection.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1549/15       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Motorcycle gloves
 
Brand: RACER
 
Name: SCOOTY SILVER
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 21713 L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9002642217137
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves is too high (measured value: 12.4 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and silver-coloured motorcycle gloves supplied in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1512/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s travel cot
 
Brand: Lorelli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Zippy 2 layers, Rose & Grey, art. No. 10080031412
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800151953753
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The travel cot may easily overturn if the child presses down on the edge of the bed, with the risk of the child passing over the top and falling to the floor which can lead to injuries. There are also accessible points where the child's fingers could be pinched. Also, the velcro holding the base of the bed (mattress) detaches too easily and a small child could pull on it and get trapped underneath, with the risk of suffocation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 716-1/2.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel cot with bassinet. There are 2 levels: for sleep and play. The cot folds up into compact dimensions and is supplied with a bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1513/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s cot
 
Brand: Lorelli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Dream, art. No. 10150410002, beech
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800151951322
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The locking system of the movable side of the cot 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. Also, the sides of the cot are not high enough and the child could go over the top and fall, leading to injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s cot, dimensions 60 x 120 cm. The cot has elevator bars with 2 levels and automatic fixing in the upper position. There is a big single drawer. It can be transformed into a cot-cradle or a school desk. The cot is supplied without a mattress.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1518/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's car seats
 
Brand: Fisher-Price (Mattel)
 
Name: 0-1 Car Seat, 1 Car Seat, 1,2,3 Car Seat
 
Type / number of model:  Group 0-1 Car Seat, cat: 414/9314. Group 1 Car Seat, cat: 413/4082. Group 123 Car Seat, cat: 390/9720.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The restraint mechanism does not work properly and can injure the child in the event of a car accident or sudden braking of the vehicle.

The product does not comply with Regulation UNECE No 44-04.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s car safety seats for ages 0-1, age 1, ages 1, 2 and 3 - (adjustable seats). Packaged in clear plastic bags with zip ties.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1521/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cot
 
Brand: Bambisol
 
Name: Lit Parapluie Toi & Moi
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: L695.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3607709013934
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When attached to the cot, the changing unit may collapse. This may cause the child to fall and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.


 

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

 
Description:  Folding travel cot with accessories, including a changing unit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1522/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cot
 
Brand: MS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Creciendo Contigo, Ref: 630125.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436046385627
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Suffocation
 
A child could introduce its head in the outside pocket of the cot and get trapped, leading to suffocation.

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

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

 
Description:  Travel folding cot.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1552/15       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Toilet seat for children
 
Brand: Beautiful Beginnings
 
Name: SOFT BABY POTTY SEAT
 
Type / number of model:  RI433(28832)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Environment
 
The seat contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 8 % 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.

In addition, the plastic contains up to 0.071 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs). 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Toilet seat for children, blue with white dots, to be placed over a toilet seat.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1506/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Zaijin toys
 
Name: Happy Bath - Cute and fun
 
Type / number of model:  ZJ223A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  73332842333309
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic legs of the doll contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 18 % 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: Other (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Baby doll in pink bathtub with light green taps, made of plastic material and supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1507/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Cigioki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1204
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033113234293
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The mouthpiece comes off easily, generating a small part which might be swallowed by children, causing choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic trumpet in clear plastic packaging
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/1508/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Grandi Giochi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  70005
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8005124700050
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The dolls' arms detach easily, generating 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic baby dolls with pleasant smell. Sold without packaging, only a tag is fixed to the dolls.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/1511/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Party whistles
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Rock Music
 
Type / number of model:  C.56013 – C.57231
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711197560131
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The small pieces of the breakaway feature on the cord may easily detach. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke on them. In addition, if the breakaway feature is open, the cord becomes too long and this may cause strangulation.

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:  Set of four whistles with cords attached, supplied in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1514/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fun Train
 
Type / number of model:  No 0649
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (stickers, letters) that can be easily detached. In addition, the battery compartment is easily accessible. A child could put the small parts or the batteries in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy-train made of hard plastic in different colours, operated with three AA 1.5 V battery. With flashing light and sound effects. Educational function because of holes in the shape of letters in one side. Packaged in a cardboard box with transparent front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1515/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: SCOOTER
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering tube can easily break during folding and unfolding, exposing the child to sharp points and edges, causing injuries.
One accident reported.

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:  Foldable scooter, metallic, silver colour. Intended for children with a body weight of 50 kg or less.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1516/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: COLOR BABY
 
Name: Funny Beetle
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 42303
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842423039
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy breaks easily, generating 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:  Brightly coloured mechanical, moving ladybird with lights and sounds, operated with AA batteries. The toy is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1542/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: NIDA
 
Name: Bobas "Happy Baby"
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The battery compartment is easily accessible and the AAA batteries could be put in the mouth by small children, causing choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated doll, approximately 49 cm long, which emits sounds imitating a baby's laugh. The doll has a soft trunk which is stuffed with soft cloth; the head, hands, feet and eyes are made of hard plastic. Inside the doll there is battery compartment with 3 AAA batteries inside. The toy is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1543/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy doctor set
 
Brand: SUPER POWER
 
Name: Rescue team
 
Type / number of model:  33395
 
Batch number / Barcode:  73284233958
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic stethoscope inside the case contains up to 4.91 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs). 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 Commission Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Doctor play set in a yellow plastic case, wrapped in soft plastic. There are colourful images on the front of the case with pictures of doctor's instruments and an ambulance.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1544/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Tiniest Pet Pals
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the toy contains up to 0.317 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs). 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with accessories. The doll can be dressed as a green crocodile.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1550/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Cosas
 
Name: Guitar Cartoon Music
 
Type / number of model:  Ref Imp 19201 - Nº BY723
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422616192016
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The plug detaches easily from the microphone, generating a small part. A small child may put it in the mouth and choke. In addition, the electric cord of the microphone is too long, yet the packaging lacks an appropriate warning concerning the risk of strangulation.

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:  Electric guitar with microphone, operated with 3 AA batteries and supplied in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1523/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' t-shirts
 
Brand: KIZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference CMBB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Several buttons on the t-shirts come off easily, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

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

 
Description:  White t-shirts for babies with buttons in the shoulder area; Size: 9 months.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1529/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Flamini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1463
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1601121014632
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
Small decorative parts may easily detach. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
The cords in the waist area are too long and may become trapped during various activities of a child, 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

 
Description:  Children’s clothing set made of three parts: a jacket, a blouse with long sleeves, and trousers, with decorations and decorative beads, intended for children up to 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1532/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: Angel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements may be easily detached. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Shoes intended for small children up to 3 years of age, sizes ranging from 21 to 23, in black colour, with a Velcro strap around the ankle and inscriptions on the insole along with images of purple butterflies and yellow hearts. There is a bow with rhinestones on the front of the shoe. A cardboard label is attached to the strap marked „angus angel, Happy Garden, Angel”, and there is a sticker indicating No. 109.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1535/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ trousers
 
Brand: Strawberry Shortcake
 
Name: Jogging pants/melegítő nadrág
 
Type / number of model:  1. model: 990-071; 2. model: 990-117
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.model: 5991329900711; 2. model: 5991329901176
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area.

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:  Pink/ grey leisure trousers for children. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with a girl figure and an inscription: " STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ". Size: 98-134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1536/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: H.Plenty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. model: ZF-1131 (ZH-53888), 2. model: ZF8308 (H88-0018)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings with free ends 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:  Blue/black and green sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. Size: 140-164
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1538/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outift
 
Brand: S&L GIRLS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HL-059
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The functional cords in the waist area of the trousers may become trapped during various activities of a child, 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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of a sweatshirt with hood and trousers, intended for children up to 14 years of age.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1539/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jackets
 
Brand: JUMP & FISH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. model: JF-H507; 2.model: JF-JPH08
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends.

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:  Artificial leather, lined and hooded jackets with zip for children. The hood can be removed from the jacket and includes an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. Sizes: 4A-16A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1540/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s skirt
 
Brand: Beebielove
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  40-0912 GRM
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8718164261633
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has functional cords in the waist area which are too long and may become trapped during various activities of a child, 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

 
Description:  Grey, cotton fabric skirt intended for children up to 3 years of age. The skirt has two attached pockets in blue and white stripes, a blue lace trim in the lower section and a red and white cord at the waist. There are textile labels attached.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1541/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: MISS ANGEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YC-017
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1973111975231
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The sweatshirt has drawstrings in the hood area which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  White and pink sweatshirt with hood. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 134-164
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1545/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's jacket and skirt
 
Brand: Bik Bok
 
Name: Never Denim
 
Type / number of model:  Jacket: OL BL 7171049, Skirt: DKS BL SUEDE 71711050
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Jacket: 7050219803476, Skirt: 7050219803544
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value: 19 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: Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Light brown double-breasted suede jacket and suede skirt.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1548/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' sandals
 
Brand: LOLA CRUZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  341 Z10BK, 117 Z52BK, 420 Z17BK and 221 T 10 BK
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 13 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies' leather sandals. Packaging: A cardboard box showing the brand, model, colour and size.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1553/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: ST. JEANS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YFC-107
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7573214388156
 
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:  White and red sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. Size 134/140.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1554/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Marions
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends could 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:  Grey and orange sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. Size: 104-122
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1551/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Smartphone
 
Brand: NODIS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ND-507
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8058180025582
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible to open the charger casing manually by twisting the parts of which it is comprised. There is consequently a risk of the user touching live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Smartphone with charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1509/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair Curler
 
Brand: Beper
 
Name: Hair Curler
 
Type / number of model:  Curly Mod
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8051772711177, COD40.964
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Certain solders on the printed circuit board (PCB) and on cables contain lead (measured value up to 74.9%).

The product does not comply with the Directive 2011/65/EC (RoHS 2) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment.
 

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

 
Description:  A box containing a hair curler with multilingual information on the side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1510/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: Menuett
 
Name: Kettle
 
Type / number of model:  802642
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2105330, Only products sold before December 2015 are affected by this recall.
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the cable in the water kettle contains up to 0.5% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
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 polutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Water kettle , 1 L, in pink plastic. Black lid and handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Poland

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Alert number: A12/1517/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener/curler
 
Brand: MHD
 
Name: My Hair Dresser
 
Type / number of model:  MHD-059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Ref:X000EXWY4V
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The internal wiring has insufficient insulation which could lead to the heated metal plates becoming live.

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: Distributor)

 
Description:  Hair straightener/curling iron. Packaged in black and silver printed box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1528/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: SPEEDEX
 
Name: ADP
 
Type / number of model:  JC0070
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
There is no earth wire in the cable between the sockets and the plug meaning that the sockets are not earthed. The cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is too small, and the cable can overheat.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange, single-socket mains extension lead with 20 m cable. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1531/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: JIABAO
 
Name: CHARGER EXPERT
 
Type / number of model:  A-612
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 933450 700654
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The dimension of the mains plug of the battery charger is inadequate and as a result live parts are accessible during connection. The mains cable of the battery charger is not fixed properly to the primary side of the charger so it may become loose exposing the live wires.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  White battery charger for charging AA, AAA, and 9V batteries. Packaging: blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1546/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Submersible pump
 
Brand: STRAUS AUSTRIA
 
Name: Screw Submersible Pump / Merülőszivattyú
 
Type / number of model:  Model: ST/SWP650-007 (650 W), Model: ST/SWP950-009 (950 W)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 919231 665072, 1 923169 500091
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains plug is not protected against moisture penetration. In addition, the mains supply cable is too short.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Mains-operated, screw submersible pump with a metal casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box. Two different models: 650W, 25L/min and 950W, 30L/min.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1555/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: Delight
 
Name: EU Plug Converter
 
Type / number of model:  05676WH (WF-0821)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 055610 804406
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the free remaining live pin of the plug accessible. Plugs for devices which should be earthed (Class I protection) can be inserted into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor but the earth circuit continuity is interrupted.

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

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

 
Description:  Plug adaptor with white plastic casing. Can be used to connect many different plug types to a power socket-outlet. Packaging: blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0102/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: MANIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZS-D001-1-C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800146253400
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering tube may break in the base. The broken steering tube may expose the child to sharp points and edges, causing injuries.

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:  Foldable scooter with two wheels, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48

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Alert number: A11/0104/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Build-A-Bear
 
Name: Starbrights Dragon
 
Type / number of model:  2. Model: 022091 (products distributed in Germany), 1. Model: 422091 (products distributed in UK, Ireland and Denmark)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams. The stuffing material may cause choking when put in the mouth by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Plush, soft toy dragon with LED light-up horns and a sound feature.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark

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Alert number: A11/0105/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Kickboard
 
Type / number of model:  45618
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The toy scooter is not stable, a child could lose the balance, fall and suffer injuries. In addition, the steering tube may collapse or be pulled off from the scooter. This could cause a child to fall.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy scooter with a plastic basket attached to the steering tube. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a plastic handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A11/0106/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric grill
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mprizoliera Large 2015
 
Type / number of model:  A32BL
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290691101871
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
When the product is operated for a period of more than 30 minutes, the metal pan handle gets too hot and could burn the user.

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:  Electric grill, 230V, 50Hz, 800W, packed in a plain cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Cyprus
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 48