Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 50 ( Published on: 18/12/2015)
Notification A12/1564/15 has been temporarily removed from report n°49 of 11/12/2015 pending clarification of the risk by the notifying Member State.
Notification A12/1403/15 has been permanently removed from report n° 45 of 13/11/2015 following clarification of the risk by the notifying authority.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1628/15       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: YL-Laser
 
Type / number of model:  YL- Laser 303, YL-Laser 301
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5EDZ204, HD207
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser pointer could cause eye damage or permanent loss of sight if shone directly into the eye or from reflections.
 

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

 
Description:  Class 3B laser pointers. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1632/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 2M X 1.5M/LED LIGHT
 
Type / number of model:  2MX1.5M/LED (on the product)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 794102 576075
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the rectifier unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The insulation provided by the shrink tubing for the bulbs is inadequate. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 210 white serial-parallel connected non-replaceable LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1633/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: ЭЛЕКТРИЧЕСКАЯ ГИРЛЯНДА 240L
 
Type / number of model:  RO-KAF-A03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1410380165
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The insulation provided by the shrink tubing for the lamps is inadequate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain 240 blue LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1635/15       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED meteor Rainlight
 
Type / number of model:  CM17903
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6952938379816
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. Furthermore, the wire ends soldered to the terminals are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. In case of damage, the live metal parts may become accessible. The transparent plastic tubes can detach from the plastic holder under their own weight. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative LED strips, in transparent plastic tubes (10 strips in total, 3 white, 3 green, 2 red, and 2 blue). Technical specifications: AC 220 V, ≤10 W, IP65 (on the packaging); Class II. The product is supplied in colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1626/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED bulb and remote control
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Magic Lighting Remote Controller
 
Type / number of model:  3WRGBE27
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The lamp could be dismantled easily giving access to live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.

 

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

 
Description:  LED small Edison screw bulb with remote control handset Packaged in a plain white unmarked cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1652/15       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp
 
Brand: LENA LIGHTING
 
Name: Plastic
 
Type / number of model:  Plastic NR KAT.000065, model TYPE 06
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5905963000065
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Protective parts of the light do not have sufficient mechanical strength and could break, exposing live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Portable mains-powered lamp.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1630/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Discovery Sport & Range Rover Evoque
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2016 model year vehicles.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Engine harness contact with the EGR casting (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) can cause the wires within the engine harness protective sleeve to wear through, exposing the actual wires which may short to the metal EGR valve. This could cause the engine to cut out with minimal warning to the driver and potentially cause a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1647/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motor racing harness
 
Brand: SPARCO / SABELT / TAKATA (COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: 3" 4 / 6 POINT HARNESS Red/Black/Blue QUICK RELEASE CAMLOCK (COUNTERFEIT)
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 3" 4 / 6 point harness
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCTS ARE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The harness can fail at multiple points causing the driver to be thrown out of the vehicle in the event of a vehicle crash.

Accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor racing harness/seat belt with camlock belt buckle in various colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1660/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW ALPINA
 
Name: 3 series – BMW ALPINA B3 3,3 / B3 S; 5 series – BMW ALPINA B10 3,3; BMW ALPINA B10 V8S; BMW ALPINA D10 BITURBO.
 
Type / number of model:  Individual approval.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The following production periods are concerned: BMW ALPINA 3 series: January 2002 to August 2006; BMW ALPINA 5 series: March 2002 to December 2003.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The inflator of the driver's airbag may rupture when the airbag is activated if it has been exposed to high humidity over a number of years. If the inflator ruptures, metal parts may be expelled and cause serious or even fatal injuries.
 

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 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Ireland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1642/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic luggage straps
 
Brand: General
 
Name: Goods Packaged With
 
Type / number of model:  150072
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8858367012127
 
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, leading to injuries and accidents.

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:  Elastic luggage straps; 2 items in each package. The luggage straps are 1 meter long and end with metal hooks. The product is sold in transparent packaging closed with a paper label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1648/15       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Cloche cover (garden equipment)
 
Brand: Garland Products Limited
 
Name: Pop up cloche for grow bed
 
Type / number of model:  Art nr 2567 (Willab) G128
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5031670002747
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The transparent plastic material of the product contains 0.4% 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: Distributor)

 
Description:  A cloche made of transparent PVC plastic.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1619/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of animal figures
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Peppa Pig (THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)
 
Type / number of model:  926104
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5899109261048
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toys contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 1.7 % by weight) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value up to 4.9 % by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description:  A collection of eight animal figures in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1620/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Aesthetic Fashion / Charming Girls
 
Type / number of model:  NO.TY-918
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6916766291832
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 26.6%). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1621/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy doctor's set
 
Brand: CM
 
Name: Doctor's Kit
 
Type / number of model:  No. 3125
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2457954821447
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The heads of the dolls contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 31.2% by weight) and the head of the small doll (patient) contains di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value 2.7% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.The head of the big doll (doctor) contains also di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) (measured value: 0.6% by weight) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value 3.59% by weight).

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

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

 
Description:  Toy doctor's set with two dolls and some medical tools.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1640/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toys
 
Brand: DELUXEBASE
 
Name: Floaty Families - Penguins
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  00933
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 0.54 %). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of plastic bathing toys in the shape of penguins in different sizes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1646/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy fishing set
 
Brand: MINGXINTOYS
 
Name: Kings Fishing
 
Type / number of model:  # 462959, Art. Nr. 882
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924629490803
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The small hook of the rod, which has a magnet attached, can easily detach. The magnetic flux of the magnet is too high. If a child swallows the magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

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): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Toy fishing set supplied in cardboard and blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1649/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy car
 
Brand: JIAN SHENG
 
Name: Super Speed
 
Type / number of model:  3098C-20
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0200001457364
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Some non-accessible parts of the toy (batteries, black electronic components) contain lead (measured value by weight 0.358%) as well as cadmium (measured value by weight 0.027%). Furthermore, the LED lamp and the black electronics components contain bromine (measured value by weight up to 0.30%) and the speaker contains chromium (measured value by weight 0.587%).

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

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated, toy car with flashing light and sound.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1651/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic balls
 
Brand: Aspro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  (8513)346-0313
 
Batch number / Barcode:  26111120600001
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The plastic ball can easily break and the liquid can leak out. The total aerobic microbial count in the liquid is too high. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin or eyes.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft transparent plastic balls/tubes filled with coloured blue liquid and plastic fishes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: A12/1622/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Lollitop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  723
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0100320830723
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the upper chest area of the bolero and at the back of the dress can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation or injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set intended for girls aged 3 to 6 months. The set consists of a white faux fur bolero with cords in the upper chest area, a white long sleeve t-shirt and a pink/white dress with cords to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1623/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Shark Sportswear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  673
 
Batch number / Barcode:  010060006673
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

The product does not meet the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue hooded sweatshirt intended for children up to 8 years old.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1624/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Pink Rabbit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BK 088
 
Batch number / Barcode:  01003208300088
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the upper chest area of the cardigan can become trapped during various activities of the child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set intended for girls of 18 months. The set consists of a pink t-shirt, a colourful pair of leggings and a grey cardigan. The cardigan bears functional cords with pom poms at the ends.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1625/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing sets
 
Brand: CHIEF
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A) 5210002.1907 B) 5210002.1901
 
Batch number / Barcode:  A) 5201111353138, B) 5201111353411
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood can become trapped during various activities of the child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing sets intended for children of 6 years, consisting of a hooded jacket/sweatshirt and leisure trousers.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1631/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: RAMAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No : J-176
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The cords and drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries or strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set consisting of trousers and jacket with hood, and zip-fastener, intended for children of 5- 6 years. The jacket is pink and has floral applications.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1634/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s waistcoat
 
Brand: Oumitu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item № GB18401-2003C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the hood are too long and may become trapped during various activities of the child, causing strangulation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the European Standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Waistcoat in pink, intended for children 7-14 years, with functional cords in the hood with pom-poms at the ends.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1636/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: RDBAO
 
Name: Children LEISURE shoes - Cosmos Storm dragon
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative rhinestones can easily detach. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's shoes, with a decoration of a dog on top with rhinestones forming eyes and nose. The shoes are available in pink and blue, sizes 16 and 17.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1637/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: GLO-STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GSK-8298
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996525182985
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative elements (beads) of the trousers may be easily 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:  Light green trousers for small children. The pockets of the product are decorated with glued half beads. Size: 92
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1638/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: H.L.XIANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3226
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements (rhinestones) of the trousers may be easily 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 elasticated waist. The product is decorated with colourful, glued rhinestones. Size: 98-104
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1639/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's dress
 
Brand: Citlembik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  848
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6656362588485
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements (rhinestones, beads and flowers) may easily detach. 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:  White dress for children, with red bolero. The product is decorated with half beads, rhinestones, a string of pearls and textile flowers, which are fixed to the dress with safety pins. Size: 86.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1643/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Dalef
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D-13105TE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The sweatshirt has drawstrings with free ends in the hood which may become caught during various activities of a child, causing strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt for children aged 7-14, with functional drawstrings in the hood. The sweatshirt is available in various colours – red, blue, grey, black, pink-and-red, with an image printed on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1644/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys’ swimming trunks
 
Brand: Solaris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2089
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings with free ends 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:  Swimming trunks (briefs) for children up to 14 years, with drawstrings in the waist area (25 cm long) and a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1645/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: SHISHANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements (rhinestones) of the shoes can easily be detached. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourful shoes for children up to 3 years, with small rhinestones on the front. They are sold in a box decorated with cartoon characters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1650/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: MINIONS (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings in the waist area are too long and may become trapped during various activities of the 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 leisure trousers, with images of cartoon characters on the front and in different sizes, intended for children aged 3-8.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1654/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: GUANGHUI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  48930
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10045042
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood of the sweatshirt and in the waist area of the trousers may become trapped during various activities of a child. This could lead to strangulation or injuries respectively.

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:  Outfit for children consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. Size: 4, 6, 10, 12.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1655/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: GLO-STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BPU-8225
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996525182251
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring 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:  Children's sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener, available in different colours and decorated with the following inscription: "NB". Size: 98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1656/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7148B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstrings with toggles in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation. Also, the drawstrings in the hood are elastic: if a child pulls them, the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face and cause injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket in blue, with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. The product is decorated with embroidered inscriptions: “SPORT” and „FABIO”. Size: 122-152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1657/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: AOLES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YM9261
 
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:  Grey jacket with hood and zip-fastener for children. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. Size: 140-158
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1658/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: goloxy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MQ-099
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7501947315835
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstring in the waist area of the trousers may become trapped during various activities of the child, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink outfit for children consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions. Size: 110-122
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1659/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' outfit
 
Brand: TINGBA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TBXT 34305
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6938073843054
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstring in the waist area of the trousers may become trapped during various activities of the child, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Outfit for boys consisting of shorts and a T-shirt. The waistband of the shorts includes an unattached drawstring with knotted ends. Size: 98-110
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1618/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Cement
 
Brand: CM
 
Name: Portland Cement
 
Type / number of model:  CEM I 42.5 N
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 4810756000089, Batch number: 17, manufacturing date: 20.08.2015.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the chemical mixture is too high (measured value: 8 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Cement supplied in brown paper packaging of 25 kg.
Country of origin:  Belarus
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1629/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Picos
 
Name: HT7 Hypprogel
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Product manufactured : 05/12 (indicated on product)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value 1.69% by weight). Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening cream in an orange and white tube.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1641/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Mascara
 
Brand: CANTARE
 
Name: Mascara
 
Type / number of model:  2000 LASH 100% MASCARA SENSITIVE X4, 2000 LASH 500% MASCARA ULTRA LONG X3, 2000 LASH 100% MASCARA CURLY X3, 2000 LASH 100% MASCARA EXTRA VOLUME X3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch number: 05150141 Bar code: 5904215400141
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains isobutylparaben, as indicated in the list of ingredients on the product.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic tube different colours (Sensitive – blue, violet; Curly – verde; Ultra Long – orange, Extra Volume – orange neon).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1627/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Super Home Power
 
Name: Home Power Socket + USB Charger
 
Type / number of model:  5ADZ05 (on outer packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The supply cord and plug have no adequate earth wire connection. The power sockets allow access to live parts due to the lack of shutters. The electrical insulation is insufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 5733 and EN 50525 and the relevant national standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  One metre extension lead with 2 mains plug sockets and 4 USB output sockets. Packaged in clear plastic with printed cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1653/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: CARICABATTERIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CZ3ZA21GS/7-E, model ETAOU10EBE
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8805786154174
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation between the primary and the secondary circuits is insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone charger, packaged in a closed plastic package .
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1661/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glue gun
 
Brand: C.E.C.
 
Name: Pistola Para Cola Termofusible
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 900391
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433897003915
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product has inadequate insulation between the metal parts and live parts. If the basic insulation fails, the product does not have sufficient protection against accidental contact with live parts, which may cause the user to suffer an electric shock.

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:  Dark blue glue gun in transparent plastic blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0113/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: Giochi Preziosi
 
Name: Monopattino
 
Type / number of model:  Ben 10 Ultimate Alien
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries
 
The steering tube can break and cause the child to lose its balance and fall. In addition, there are accessible gaps between moving parts, which may cause entrapment and crushing of fingers while folding the scooter.

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 kick scooter with blue and green stickers. Blue green box with comic characters.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A11/0114/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: Marvel
 
Name: Avengers
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries
 
The steering tube can break and cause the child to fall and suffer injuries. In addition, there are accessible gaps between moving parts, which may cause entrapment and crushing of fingers while folding the scooter.

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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Foldable kick scooter with blue and red stickers.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50

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Alert number: A11/0115/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: Razor
 
Name: Kixie Kuties Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  591412
 
Batch number / Barcode:  845423013387; Serial number 11/27/2013
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The scooter is not sufficiently stable, causing the child to lose balance and fall. If the child falls forward on the protruding steering tube, it might suffer injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy scooter with 3 wheels and no brake. A toy head of a unicorn can be placed on top of the steering tube. Max 20 kg.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Sweden
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Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0116/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Pipe insulation
 
Brand: BetaPlus
 
Name: Phenolic pipe section
 
Type / number of model:  Pipe insulation diameters 15mm to 300mm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  All CE marked product manufactured from 1 July 2013 to 10 June 2015
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Persons in commercial building where product is used are not able to escape from the building because the reaction to fire properties of the product is D or worse (if not fitted correctly) when claimed to be class B. Thus the product does not slow down the spread of fire in the building, particularly in any open emergency escape stairways with exposed HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) piping.
 

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

 
Description:  Thermal foam pipe insulation coated with aluminium foil that is glued to the foam to provide a vapour barrier and is chemically coated. The insulation is used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and is suitable for copper, steel and plastic pipe work. Supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2015 - 50