Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 1 ( Published on: 08/01/2016)

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Weekly report on consumer products
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Alert number: A12/1760/15       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Carabiner
 
Brand: DMM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ultra D A33, Aero HMS A36, Zodiac A82, Klettersteig A84, Belay Master A872, Boa 25kN A89, Boa 30kN A90, Captive Eye A91, Sidewinder A98K, 10mm Steel Offset D C41, 10mm Steel Oval C45, 12mm Steel Offset D C81, 12mm Steel Kiettersteig C84, 12mm Steel Boa C85, Steel Captive Eye C96.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial numbers (these run sequentially): 2014 Production - 14138xxxxX to 14365xxxxX. 2015 Production - 15001xxxxX to 15254xxxxX. (serial number can be found on the spine of the carabiner).
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In a small percentage of the carabiners, the gate pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or the mechanism from locking completely. This could lead to a situation where the carabiner could break or open during use, causing the user to fall from a height.

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

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

 
Description:  Locking carabiner used for climbing, construction work etc. Packaging comprises of a cardboard header with user instructions included.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1748/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Zenit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  203/R-14089
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 697440 352039
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children. Children may play with it and cause a fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighter in the shape of a car remote control.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1749/15       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: WORKER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OTL-193
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 697440 346557
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children. Children may play with it and cause a fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighter in the shape of a car remote control with a knife.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1759/15       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Note
 
Type / number of model:  Note (E11)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production dates: from 30/08/2005 to 31/12/2011
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of deployment of the driver’s airbag, the internal pressure of the inflator may increase abnormally and, in extreme cases, cause the driver’s airbag inflator casing to rupture.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1741/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Sum Sum Fashions and Toys
 
Name: Early Days Baby
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 919009206 09206 Bebé Pipi 30 cm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4892813092060; batch: 4297/2015
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy has small parts and small parts can easily be detached from the bottle. 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:  Doll ("Drink & Wet Play") with accessories: baby bottle, soother and potty. Packaging: cardboard box with a window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1745/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy xylophone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy Time
 
Type / number of model:  Item 3019; batch 2013/02/9008
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5412619900087
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The white pins connecting the sound bars to the base 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Small xylophone with a plastic base and 4 different coloured sound bars, packed in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1750/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic ball with spikes
 
Brand: YF
 
Name: FLASHING SPIKY BALL and FLASHING FOOTBALL
 
Type / number of model:  70mm, 75mm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8411082508797
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toys contain small parts (the squeaking mechanism) that detach easily. A small child might put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Squeezable plastic balls resembling a football, various colours, with soft spikes, a squeaking mechanism and a light, size 70 and 75 mm, supplied in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1751/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: ATOSA
 
Name: SUPER SHOOT GAME
 
Type / number of model:  model 666-3, code 14734, ref. MA4086
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8400059147343
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups of the projectiles become detached easily. If a child puts them in the mouth, they can obstruct the airways.

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

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

 
Description:  Bow and 4 arrows supplied in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1752/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: MARCOS TOYS
 
Name: PRETTY
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. CF555
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435399008511
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 27.7% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with orange blouse and skirt, supplied in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1753/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic dartboard
 
Brand: R&T (RAMA TRITTON)
 
Name: DARTBOARD
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 95760
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436019695760, batch: RP4491/13
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The toy darts contain a little magnet with a high magnetic flux which becomes detached easily. If a child swallows the magnet and other metal objects, they could attract each other, 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Toy magnetic dartboard with three darts supplied in a blister packaging and fixed to a cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1754/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing toy
 
Brand: CIGIOKI
 
Name: CANNA DA PESCA
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8027501376733
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The toy contains a little magnet with a high magnetic flux which becomes detached easily. If a child swallows the magnet and other metal objects, they could attract each other, causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

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

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

 
Description:  Magnetic toy consisting of a fishing rod and four fish. The product is packed in a transparent blister pack on a blue cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1755/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Finger paint
 
Brand: MOLIN
 
Name: Pintura para Dedos ('Finger paint')
 
Type / number of model:  PDD976-04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436038975300
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The paint contains yeast and mould. There is a risk of infection if the paint is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-7.
 

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

 
Description:  A 30-ml black jar of paint with a white cap.
Country of origin:  Peru
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1761/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic whistles
 
Brand: VAN DER MEULEN
 
Name: KID FUN
 
Type / number of model:  0820013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712051208442 ; batch 33849
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The cord attached to the whistle is a fixed loop and has no breakaway feature. This may cause the child to be strangled.

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:  4 different coloured whistles, attached to a long cord and with a smiley face printed on it. The whistles are packed in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1764/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: XINLIANFENG
 
Name: Beauty Fashion Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Nº 60815AJ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9503035503009
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll's pink shoes di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 4 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with different outfits and accessories. Packaging: cardboard box, the front of which is transparent.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1766/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Aqure
 
Name: Giraffe Baby Crib Activity Spiral Stroller Toy
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: I041315
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The small electronic music component in one of the toy birds can be easily accessed by opening the Velcro fastening. A child may put it in the mouth and choke. The plastic bag of the packaging is too thin. If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose causing the child to suffocate.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft giraffe toy to be used on baby cribs or prams, with a spiral shape. Four soft toy birds, one of which contains an electronic music component inside a Velcro pouch, are attached to the toy giraffe. The product is supplied in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1740/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Piazza Italia Girls
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  75763 Amarena/HR265ABA15BA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2075763002026
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstrings in the hood and at the back of the sweatshirt, hanging below the lower hem of the garment, can become trapped during various activities of a child, causing strangulation or injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' hooded sweatshirt in pink, intended for girls up to 5 years and designed with drawstrings in the hood and at the lower back.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1763/15       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Gloves
 
Brand: Michelin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MI0132M - Medium. MI0132L - Large. MI0132XL - XL
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The product was supplied in 2015.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The gloves contain azo-dyes which release the aromatic amine 3,3’-­Dimethoxybenzidine (in excess of 100mg/kg). When the product is in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, this aromatic amine may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Leather and nylon gloves, navy and reflex blue colour, in sizes medium, large and extra large.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1742/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Game Controller
 
Brand: Retro SNES
 
Name: Retro SNES Classic Controller USB Controller for PC and MAC
 
Type / number of model:  4541 alt. CN-PC-IIII
 
Batch number / Barcode:  08714CN0065
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the cable contains up to 1,9% 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).

Furthermore, certain solders on PCB contain lead (measured value up to 45.0%).

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

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

 
Description:  Grey Game Controller in retro style with buttons in grey, blue, red, green and yellow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1756/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Tablet computer
 
Brand: MAJESTIC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YNH0502000U (charger) TAB 286HD 3G (tablet)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8002829804984 lot: 2014/12/11.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The connectors in the primary circuit are not protected against accidental disconnection by any means other than soldering. A loose wire under mains voltage could consequently touch the accessible secondary circuit. The insulating material is not suitable for resisting the thermal stresses to which it is subjected and could distort making live parts accessible.

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: Distributor)

 
Description:  Tablet computer supplied with charger ("Switching AC/DC Power Adapter").
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1762/15       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Powerbank
 
Brand: Xenos
 
Name: Mobiele lader (Powerbank with speaker)
 
Type / number of model:  581.610
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8716963877031
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The two pins of the connector part fit into a mains wall outlet. A child could misuse the product by putting the connector part into a mains wall outlet and consequently get an electric shock.

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Powerbank for charging a mobile device, provided with a speaker and a connector part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1757/15       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: INSAFE+
 
Name: Detecteur de fumé (smoke detector) / DESIGN CONTROLE+
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: INSAFE+01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 3760218210055, Batch: Serial numbers between 17/03/15 05:00:00 and 17/03/15 13:00:00
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The smoke detector is not sufficiently sensitive and may not detect a fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Smoke detector with remote control.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1765/15       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Sta-Sof-Fro
 
Name: Permanent Powder Hair Colour
 
Type / number of model:  Black 60060, Auburn 60062, Dark Brown 60064, Jet Black 60063, Medium Chestnut 60066
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Auburn: 643582-092017, Black: 642181-092017, Chestnut 644770-082017, Dark Brown: 622901-082017, Jet Black: 648010-092017
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The hair dyes contain sodium perborate.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair dye in various colours, supplied in a beige and brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1743/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Kettle
 
Brand: Fasett
 
Name: Electric Kettle Cordless 1,7 Liters
 
Type / number of model:  90201115
 
Batch number / Barcode:  569644
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the cable contains 3,64% 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:  Kettle 1,7 liters in purple plastic
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/1744/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: FOREVER
 
Name: TRAVEL CHARGER Micro
 
Type / number of model:  2100 mA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900495172815
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Some non-accessible parts (solders of electric plug, solders on PCB) contain lead (measured value by weight up to 84.0%) as well as cadmium (measured value by weight up to 1.10%).

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

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

 
Description:  Travel charger with micro USB 2 A, packaged in a box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1746/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener
 
Brand: Pivot Point
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CP18M16
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The absence of reinforced insulation of the live parts in contact with the accessible metallic parts may cause 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Hair straightener, 40W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1747/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener
 
Brand: Carelys - PULP
 
Name: Hair Straightener
 
Type / number of model:  KR-S088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The absence of reinforced insulation of the live parts in contact with the accessible metallic parts may cause 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Hair straighteners, 36W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1767/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: G&BL
 
Name: MULTIPRESA da TAVOLO
 
Type / number of model:  9162
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8011884091628
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The holes in the socket outlets do not have shutters to prevent access to live parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Mains extension lead with six socket outlets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0117/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Eddy Toys
 
Name: STEP SCOOTER
 
Type / number of model:  916-146-1048, Item No.53359
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8711252533599, Batch: 2016967
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are accessible gaps between moving parts, which may cause injuries due to entrapment 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Retailer)

 
Description:  Toy scooter with adjustable steering tube, made of metal and equipped with braking device on the rear wheel. The scooter can be folded. The product is supplied in a multi-coloured cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A11/0118/15       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic backgammon set
 
Brand: TIGER
 
Name: MAGNETISK BACKGAMMON ('Magnetic Backgammon')
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0200023001446; Batch 69481
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The board holder has sharp edges which could lead to lacerations and cuts.

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:  Magnetic backgammon set.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A11/0049/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Tumble dryer
 
Brand: Hotpoint, Hotpoint-Ariston, Ariston, Indesit, Creda and Proline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Large air vented & condensing tumble dryers
 
Batch number / Barcode:  April 2004 - 16th Sept 2015 Air Vented dryer // April 2004 - 29th Sept 2015 Condensing dryer
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
In some limited cases, excess fluff will come into contact with the heating element which could lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Large, air-vented dryer and condensing tumble dryer.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain

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Alert number: A11/0119/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: F-LINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 1002640
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435151039852
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The switch is not sufficiently heat resistant. If it overheated, it could catch fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61058.
 

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

 
Description:  Extension lead with four socket outlets and a switch.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1

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Alert number: A11/0120/15       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Washing machine
 
Brand: LG
 
Name: 8KG 6 Motion Direct Drive Washing Machine
 
Type / number of model:  F12U1***#, F14U1***#
 
Batch number / Barcode:  404KW***#### ~ 510KW***#####, 405KW***#### ~ 412KW***#### & 501PW***#### ~ 510PW***####
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
In certain circumstances, due to water ingress behind the control panel, a short circuit can be created which causes the chrome decal to become live and users may experience a mild electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive

One incident reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Automatic washing machine packaged in cardboard box or shrink wrapped.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 1