Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 3 ( Published on: 22/01/2016)
Upon request of the notifying authority, the notification A12/1232/15 published in the report n.40/2015 has been permanently withdrawn since the measures taken on the product have been annulled.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0049/16       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ribbon bracelet
 
Brand: A. LECONTE
 
Name: Bracelet médaille
 
Type / number of model:  Bracelet I LOVE PARIS REF 1134
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3050811134002
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium and lead (measured values: up to 47% and 0,22% by weight respectively). Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and/or cause cancer. Exposure to lead is also harmful for human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ribbon bracelet with golden charm "I love Paris"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0034/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Starbrite
 
Name: Tribal black
 
Type / number of model:  Tribal black
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 03, lot TBL 1177-5
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s (measured value for benzo(a)pyrene: 0.5 mg/kg).

Benzo(a)pyrene is carcinogenic.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle with screw-on dropper
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0035/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze / Mario Barth
 
Name: Gold Label tattoo ink
 
Type / number of model:  Light Green
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: Y53W57G4IMX40, lot SS70
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains aromatic amines (measured value for o-anisidine: 40 mg/kg).

Aromatic Amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle with screw on cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0036/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Lime Green, Lemon Yellow, Golden Yellow, Golden Rod, Persian Red, Cherry Bomb, Cherry Bomb Mario Gold
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch Y73W121G84IMX40, lot SS201, Batch: M63O59W100RD58IMX40, lot SS145, Batch: M63O61W103RD58IMX40, lot SS163, Batch: W102Y68G78IMX40, lot SS163, Batch: W121Y74, lot SS204, Batch: Y67O60IMX40, lot SS145
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products contain aromatic amines (o-anisidine and aniline) (measured values: up to 5 ppm for each) and/or barium (measured value: up to 54000 ppm).

Aromatic Amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction. When Barium is present in soluble barium salts it can be absorbed from the tattoo and have toxic effects. Barium toxicity leads to cardiac arrhythmias, respiratory failure, gastrointestinal dysfunction, paralysis, muscle twitching, and elevated blood pressure.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle with screw on top.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0048/16       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Halogen spotlight
 
Brand: IDK MULTIMEDIA
 
Name: Projecteur Halogène ECO 120W
 
Type / number of model:  2) 120 W / PJHE-100IR (black), 3) 120 W / PJHE-100IR (black), 4) 120 W / PJHE-100IR (black), Four models (different dates indicated on lamp) 1) 120 W / PJHE-100IRB (white)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 31 March 2015; 2) 31 March 2015; 3) 1 February 2015; 4) 5 October 2014 /Manufactured in 2015
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plastic casing of the product can easily break leading to the risk of water penetration.

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

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

 
Description:  Fixed halogen spotlight for outdoor installation.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0033/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery & Land Rover Discovery Sport
 
Type / number of model:  2015 and 2016 model year vehicles.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were subjected to post build repairs and reworks by the manufacturer.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Glass panels that have no chemical bond to the adhesive could detach from the vehicle whilst the vehicle is in motion. Where a glass panel detaches from the vehicle, it may collide with other vehicles on the road or compel other road users to take evasive action. This could increase the risk of a vehicle 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:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0037/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Vauxhall/Opel
 
Name: Zafira
 
Type / number of model:  Zafira B (right hand drive models only)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles within VIN range: W0L0AHM7552114056 to W0L0AHM75E2109906
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
An improper repair of the thermal fuse of the resistor in the heating and ventilation system may pose a risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0038/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: VFR1200F/FD and VFR1200X/XD
 
Type / number of model:  VFR1200F/FD (Model code: SC63 and SC71) and VFR1200X/XD (Model code: SC70).
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: 02/03/2010 - 02/09/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drive shaft universal joint bearing may not have been properly assembled and, even if properly assembled, may not be sufficiently durable as a result of manufacturing errors. As a consequence, the universal joint may, in the worst case, break and interfere with the swing arm causing the rear wheel to lock-up. This may result in a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0042/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pick-up
 
Brand: Dodge RAM
 
Name: RAM
 
Type / number of model:  Type: DS, D2, DJ, DX.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were produced between 20 June 2012 and 26 January 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of a lateral collision, the software of the occupant restraint system control device may trigger the deployment of the head/lateral airbag and/or the preloading device, when not intended. This may increase the risk of an accident and/or injury to the occupants of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Pick-up truck.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0045/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Grand Cherokee and Commander
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e4*2001/116*0095*00,*05; type: WH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2007 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ignition key may jump to the 'off' position while driving. The engine, the power steering and the power-assisted brakes then cut out, and the airbags are deactivated.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0055/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Type: LD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 6 May 2010 and 5 June 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Defective control device software could trigger the unintended release of the head section of the side airbag, the seat airbag and/or the seatbelt pre-tensioner.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0057/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: i8
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e11*2007/46*1287 Type: BMWi-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 29/05/2015 and 05/06/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to a manufacturing fault, the Hydro Unit Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) function could be impaired. The dynamic stability of the vehicle might be affected adversely in critical driving situations.
 

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:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0060/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Windscreen visor
 
Brand: CLEAR VIEW
 
Name: Day and night visor
 
Type / number of model:  ORT15-000174
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 640160 253989
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The visor can deform, distorting the view of the driver, which may lead to a traffic accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Visor for a car windcreen to reduce glare at night and sunlight during the day. Packaged in a box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0040/16       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Emergency position indicating radio beacon
 
Brand: KANNAD Marine
 
Name: SAFELINK EPIRB
 
Type / number of model:  SAFELINK EPIRB Auto/Manual +GPS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  All batches of the model concerned are affected.
 
Risk type:  Other
 
The body of the beacon may crack causing the beacon to open. If this happens, the beacon may not work correctly in an emergency situation.

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

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

 
Description:  Emergency position indicating radio beacon
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0065/16       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Aluminium Household Ladder
 
Type / number of model:  680301
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 4750649066603
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The feet of the ladder may easily detach. Moreover, the ladder is not sufficiently resistant to load, which may cause it to break. Finally, the tread spacing and the distance between the platform and the knee rail are too small. This may cause the user to fall and suffer injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Aluminium step ladder with 3 steps and a platform, sold in a transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0043/16       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Children's work gloves
 
Brand: HMMüllner
 
Name: KIDS LINE Arbeitshandschuhen [Work gloves]
 
Type / number of model:  8-10 years, Article No AH-6SL
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial number SN32011615 / EAN code 9 002488 095074
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 30 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Work gloves for children aged 8 to 10, made of yellowish leather, and blue textile material; paper label attached to each pair of gloves.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0051/16       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work shoes
 
Brand: DOG
 
Name: Dog dobrman
 
Type / number of model:  0605-43
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8591940300111
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Parts of the shoes which are in contact with the skin contain Dimethylfumarate (DMF) (measured value: 51,22 mg/kg). Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising when in contact with the skin and can cause dermatitis.

Consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Grey suede leather shoes without steel toe cap, with perforation holes and a reflective strip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0052/16       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work shoes
 
Brand: DOG
 
Name: Terier S1
 
Type / number of model:  0602-41 (0602-CM41)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8591940095697
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Parts of the shoes which are in contact with the skin contain Dimethylfumarate (DMF) (measured value: 2,87 mg/kg). Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising when in contact with the skin and can cause dermatitis.

Consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Leather shoes with steel toe caps and with perforation holes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0028/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Rollerboard Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  Jrl204033
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 6900012040336
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries
 
There are accessible gaps between moving parts, which may cause entrapment of fingers. In addition, the steering tube may easily break or disengage and cause the child to fall and suffer injuries, and the plastic handlebar ends can also be easily removed which could lead to injuries in case of a fall.

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


 

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

 
Description:  Children's scooter in green colour, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0046/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Painting set
 
Brand: OXYBUL
 
Name: P'tit Créa Le premier kit de peinture
 
Type / number of model:  320903
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: 2515 / EAN: 3700371938137
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria in the green paint is too high, and Pseudomonas aeruginosais detected.
There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

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

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

 
Description:  Painting set containing bottles of paint, various sponges of different shapes, a roll of paper and stickers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0047/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kite
 
Brand: PREMIER KITES
 
Name: Easy Flyer kite / Odd Bird
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 44141
 
Batch number / Barcode:  630104441418
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic cap on the kite's sticks contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 14% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, it contains also di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 12% 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Kite, 76 x 208 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0050/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: STREET-TEENS BOYS
 
Name: Patinette Enfant 3 roues [3-wheeled child scooter]
 
Type / number of model:  CSL 199-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  August 2015 batch barcode: 3569700007384
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering tube can easily collapse while the child is riding the toy scooter, which may cause him/her to fall and suffer 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:  Three-wheeled scooter in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0053/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy police set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: BIG Super Gun
 
Type / number of model:  Model No.218; Item No: 12B-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 6950011246932
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy contains bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 20%) and dibutylphthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0,4%).

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

 
Description:  Toy police set comprised of a black plastic gun, three black arrows with red suction cups, grey handcuffs, a green whistle, a shooting target and a black stick. Plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0044/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's 'Lederhosen'
 
Brand: Isar Trachten
 
Name: Kinderlederhose ('Children's Lederhosen')
 
Type / number of model:  Nr. 51783
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value: 8.9 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Grey leather shorts ("lederhosen"). The pocket edges are decorated with red and black leather; the outside of each leg laced using leather laces. There are button-on braces made of grey leather lined with a light material and crossed at the back. The braces are adjustable in length using a metal buckle. There is a broad leather band with an embossed edelweiss design across the chest, a front button flap with black leather trim and wood-effect buttons. Sample size: 74.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0054/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Manicure kit
 
Brand: Ciaté London
 
Name: Denim Manicure
 
Type / number of model:  DN001- Denim kit
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: CHAFFG3
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The nail glue contains chloroform (measured value up to 5.25% by weight). Chloroform in high doses can cause skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Blue box containing nail glue, nail polish, studs and water transfers.The nail glue is in a white plastic container.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0058/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: TINGBA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZRMT64555
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6938073845553
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles in the hood and waist area 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:  Clothing outfit for children, consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waistband of the trousers have an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is available in different colours. Sizes: 116, 122, 128, 140.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0059/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: CROSSFIRE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CF-1004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1020000 033906
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends in the waist area could lead to 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:  Girls' clothing outfit, consisting of T-shirt, 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: "CHANGE" and "A". Size: 98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0061/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: KEYTI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  IGA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907441610360
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the neck area, at the back and in the waist area can become trapped, causing strangulation and injuries to children.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in blue colour. The top can be tied with cords in the neck area and at the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords (23-23 cm). The cords have knots and white beads at the ends. Size: 122-134.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0063/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sandals
 
Brand: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
 
Name: B-Plata (Cosmos)
 
Type / number of model:  162957
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8434198108279
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative stones may easily come off. A small child may put these 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:  Girls' leather sandals, sizes 22 and 23, with decorative stones around a star on the upper part.
Country of origin:  Albania
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0064/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sandals
 
Brand: Garvalin
 
Name: Azafata (Kaiser)
 
Type / number of model:  162610
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8434198068054
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative stones may be easily detached. 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:  Girls' leather sandals with a butterfly motif and stones inlaid around it. Packaging: cardboard box indicating the brand, model and size.
Country of origin:  Albania
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0056/16       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Unitec
 
Name: Rauchmelder
 
Type / number of model:  model EIM-203, Article number 46774
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 4008153467745
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The detector is not sufficiently sensitive.

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

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

 
Description:  Photoelectric smoke detector powered by a 9V battery.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0032/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body lotion
 
Brand: SPARITUAL
 
Name: Infinitely Loving Body Lotion Chinese Jasmine
 
Type / number of model:  SR12072 / CHP8633; Item No: 86330
 
Batch number / Barcode:  No 0919814; EAN: 079245863305
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) in excess (measured value 0.0181%). MI is a sensitizing agent and may cause skin sensitization and allergic skin reactions.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Body lotion in a 228 ml bottle. Packaged in a violet coloured cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0030/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Europris
 
Name: Forgrener 4-veis gummi 2m/2,5mm2
 
Type / number of model:  part. no.53770
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7022810537708
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the cables contains up to 1,7% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Black extension cable, 4 sockets with blue lids and an electrical switch (on/off).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0031/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Forgreningskontakt med strømbryter 5-veis 3m
 
Type / number of model:  35-582
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The rubber coating on the portable plug socket cable contains 4,7% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Other, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Black, flexible, extension lead in a transparent plastic package.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0039/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB power supply
 
Brand: OMENEX
 
Name: Universel Mini Chargeur Secteur USB / USB Power Supply
 
Type / number of model:  339310
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient and a short-circuit could occur, causing the user to receive an electric shock.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  USB power supply / charger
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0002/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: KIDDIELAND
 
Name: MY FIRST PRINCESS NON-FOLDABLE SCOOTER
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO. 045575, 10150414
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 0661148455758
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The scooter is not sufficiently stable; the child might lose balance and fall.

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

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

 
Description:  Scooter with three wheels, two in front and one behind.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A11/0003/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital multimeter
 
Brand: HORNBILL
 
Name: DIGITAL MULTIMETER
 
Type / number of model:  DT-9205A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the product is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

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

 
Description:  Digital multimeter with black and yellow plastic housing. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3

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Alert number: A11/0004/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Portable dehumidifier
 
Brand: Dimplex/Dimco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Dimco - DH212, Dimplex - DXDH10N
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5011139038067. Units with a serial number 226XXXX or less are affected.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A component on the PCB (printed circuit board) can overheat due to contact with an internal wire and/or dust on the component causing a risk of fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Portable dehumidifier for use in a room. White and black unit, packaged in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
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Alert number: A12/0029/16       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Apple grading and packing machine
 
Brand: ELISAM
 
Name: APPLE GRADING & PACKING
 
Type / number of model:  Serial number: L001162; year of manufacture: 2014; year first placed on the market: 2015.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Other
 
There is a risk of a person's upper extremities being caught by unprotected rotating shafts during cleaning, maintenance and repair work.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.

One accident reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Other, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other, Retailer)

 
Description:  Apple grading/packing line comprising the following individual machines: rotating packing table; unit with 2 output conveyors; unit with 4 output conveyors; unit with 2 output conveyors; GT 2-lane electronic grading machine (Grand Torino Sizer); grading machine aligner unit.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands