Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 32 ( Published on: 12/08/2016)
Notification A12/0844/15 from Report 2015-027 has been temporarily removed as the risk is currently being discussed with Member States.

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Weekly report on consumer products
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Alert number: A12/0964/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Climbing harness
 
Brand: Wild Country
 
Name: Syncro Harness
 
Type / number of model:  Type C. 2016 Model Year
 
Batch number / Barcode:  01 A 01 16
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The waist belt buckle can slip under load, resulting in the climber falling from a significant height, leading to serious injury or death.

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 (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Climbing harness individually packaged. Recall notice: www.wildcountry.com/en/wild-country-syncro-harness-recall
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0966/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable mattress
 
Brand: INTEX
 
Name: Air mattress
 
Type / number of model:  59703NP
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 78257 59703
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
Information on use of the product, the warnings and markings are insufficient to ensure that the product is used correctly and safely.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 15649.
 

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

 
Description:  Air mattress, glossy mat, ±1.83m x 69 cm. The product is sold in transparent, plastic packaging with a colourful, paper insert.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0990/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable vest
 
Brand: KAIXIANG
 
Name: Swim Vest
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The information on the product use, the warnings and the markings are insufficient to ensure that the product is used correctly and safely.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's inflatable vest in different sizes: - Size 58cm x 48cm, colour yellow, with two black buckles and printed with 'Swim Vest' and 'ABC Pool School', - Size 64cm x 54cm, colour orange, with two black buckles and printed with 'Swim Vest' and 'ABC Pool School'. The products are sold in transparent, plastic packaging with a colourful, paper insert.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0991/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable armbands
 
Brand: ТАМА Original
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product has only one inflatable chamber, which may expose a child to the risk of drowning. Moreover, the information on the product use, the warnings and the markings are insufficient to ensure that the product is used correctly and safely.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Swimming armbands, pink colour, with 2 dolphins and the inscription "TAMA Original". Single inflatable chamber. The products are packed in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0992/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable vest
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Swimmers
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The information on the product use and the warnings are insufficient to ensure that the product is used correctly.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable vests covering the waist and neck. There are 2 types: - Blue and white with dolphin images, with a clasp at the front, - Pink and white with drops and dolphin images, with a clasp at the front and a warning inscription. The products are sold in transparent, plastic packaging with a colourful, paper insert with inscriptions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0994/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable vest for babies
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy baby
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The information on the product use and the warnings and markings are insufficient to ensure that the product is used correctly and safely.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable vest for babies. Colour: light blue, with transparent upper and lower parts. Two buckles and 3 balls. Inscription on the product: “Happy baby”. The products are sold in transparent, plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0993/16       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Butlers
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10160596
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4035644833826
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The metal pins of the power adapter may come loose during use and become stuck in the socket, causing a risk of electric shock if the user touches them.

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 (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Lighting chain accompanied by a white power adapter.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0959/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All-terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Can-Am
 
Name: Commander
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e13*2002/24*0455; Type: K;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2013. Recall code: 6030
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The gearing on the steering coupling may wear down the rack-and-pinion, which may lead to a loss of steering.

 

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

 
Description:  All-terrain vehicle
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0960/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Opel/Vauxhall
 
Name: Vivaro
 
Type / number of model:  Type: e1 * 2007/46 * 0575 * 08; e1 * 2007/46 * 0575 * 09, EC type-approval: F7
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerns vehicles built between 2012 and 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A faulty connection between the steering wheel and the steering column may lead to loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0961/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Trafic
 
Type / number of model:  Type: EL / JL / L EC-type approval: e2*2007/46*0104*?? / e2*98/14*0213*?? / e2*2007/46*0014*??
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2012 and 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A faulty connection between the steering wheel and the steering column may cause the steering to fail.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0962/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Genesis
 
Type / number of model:  Types: BK38, BK20 EC type approval: e9*KS07/46*0010, e9*KS07/46*0011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 2011 and 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The screws for the rear axle differential mount can come loose. The rear axle differential can fall onto the road. The differential oil can leak out and end up on the carriage way, posing a risk for following vehicles.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0967/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: CBR300RA
 
Type / number of model:  2015 and 2016 model years
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 23/05/2014 and 02/04/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The silver plating of the connecting rod bearing retainer could corrode due to improper machining of the crankpin hole. Over time this could cause the engine to stop or stall without warning and to fail to re-start. This could place the rider in a dangerous situation where injuries could occur.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0969/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Civic and Civic Tourer
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 29/02/2016 and 31/03/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
One of the valves in the vehicle stability assist / anti-lock braking modulator may be kept open as a result of a small piece of valve material remaining in the valve during the manufacturing of the modulator. If the valve does not operate correctly, the anti-lock braking will not operate correctly resulting in possible wheel lock under anti-lock brake operation. 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 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0970/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Legend, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Affected Models: 2003-2008 Honda Accord 2003-2008 Honda Civic - 2005-2008 Honda CR-V - 2003-2005 Honda Element - 2007-2008 Honda Legend - 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey - 2004-2008 Honda Pilot - 2006 Honda Ridgeline
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The inflator's propellant may degrade over time due to heat cycles and exposure to moisture. In case of an accident with airbag deployment, the inflator may burst and metal fragments may be expelled and cause serious or fatal injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0971/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: 918 Spyder
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 918 EC type approval: e13*KS07/46*0014*03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015. Recall code: AG04.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The screws on the end mount of the seatbelt and on the seatbelt winder can become loose, which can increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
 

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 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0975/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Tiguan, Sharan
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0487*, e1*2007/46*0401* Types: 5N, 7N
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 12 January 2015 and 8 February 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of the deployment of the side airbag, the casing of the gas generator of the airbag may be damaged and small metal parts may break off and injure the driver or passenger.
 

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 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Greece, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0977/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: XC70, V60, XC60, V60CC, V40, V40CC
 
Type / number of model:  Type: B, D, F, M; EC type-approval: e9*2001/116*0065*28, e9*2007/46*0023*24, e9*2001/116*0068*24, e9*2007/46*0023*24, e4*2001/116*0076*40, e4*2001/116*0076*40
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015 and 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Owing to a faulty gas generator, the driver airbag may only partially deploy in the event of a road accident leading to an increased risk of injury for the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0980/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pickup truck
 
Brand: Chevrolet / General Motors
 
Name: Silverado, Sierra
 
Type / number of model:  a) Silverado 1500 Series b) Sierra 1500 Series
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2014 Silverado 1500 Series - 29 Jan 2013 - 04 Sep 2014 2015 Silverado 1500 Series - 21 Apr 2014 - 21 Jan 2015 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Series 29 Jan 2013 - 04 Sep 2014 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Series 21 Apr 2014 - 21 Jan 2015
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat-belt tensioner can move into a position forward of the seat back bolster, which allows the occupant to sit on top of it in a sliding motion while entering the vehicle. This action can bend the cable at a severe angle over the seat-side shield, which over time may cause the cable to fatigue. In a crash, a fatigued tensioner cable could break increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  Pickup truck
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0982/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: SEAT
 
Name: Mii, Toledo, Leon and Ibiza
 
Type / number of model:  Models Mii (AA), Toledo (NH), Leon (5F) and Ibiza (6J)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall affects 2016 model year vehicles.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a possibility that the locking lever of the manual child lock was damaged during manufacturing. This can lead to the child lock deactivating without being noticed, especially in the event of strong vibrations.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0998/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bicycle rack
 
Brand: Thule
 
Name: Sprint
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The bicycle racks in question were manufactured between 2015 and 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A defect in the clamp device on the bicycle rack can cause the bicycle to detach from the rack and fall onto the road endangering traffic coming behind.
 

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

 
Description:  Roof-mounted bicycle rack
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0974/16       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Leather work gloves
 
Brand: Blackfox
 
Name: Lederhandschuhe
 
Type / number of model:  CB1058
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 414902839083
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured average content of 6.3 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: Retailer)

 
Description:  2 pairs of light brown leather work gloves.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0981/16       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Children's sunglasses
 
Brand: Boots
 
Name: Kids Sunglasses
 
Type / number of model:  Style code = 26BOK002F (Found on arm of the sunglasses). Item code = 64 11 665
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5045096411663
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The plastic flower can detach from the frame exposing a sharp screw, posing a risk of cuts and choking for young children.

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 (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Children's sunglasses. 100% UVA & UVB protection. Intended for ages 4 and above. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0996/16       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Motorcycle helmet
 
Brand: Nishua
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sales name: NTX-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The motorcycle helmets in question were manufactured between 1 March 2016 and 3 June 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The helmet does not provide proper protection due to an insufficient shock absorbing capacity for side impacts.

The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation No. 22.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle helmets
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0965/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile telephone
 
Brand: BAIJIALE / BJL Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The sound level is too high and can consequently cause damage to hearing.

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: Destruction of the product (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Pink imitation mobile telephone with fairytale figures, a blue printed lanyard and a battery compartment without screws. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0972/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sucker Gun Toys
 
Type / number of model:  NO.8800 / MKC022524
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991200225246
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The red suction cups contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 0,729% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, the product contains di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 0,729% by weight and 0.236 % by weight).

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

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

 
Description:  Toy set comprised of a gun, a target, a radio and six black arrows with red suction cups.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0973/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll and sweets
 
Brand: Fantasy Toys
 
Name: Monster Girls
 
Type / number of model:  FTC50369
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436031760064
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: up to 34,1% in the head and 4,2 % in the shoes respectively). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
In addition, the shoes of the doll also contain di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 0.2 % by weight).

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll sold with sweets (jelly beans) in a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0978/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Hong Sheng
 
Name: Fad Girl - Magic Girl
 
Type / number of model:  NO.807
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6957718421112
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 31,56% by weight in the head) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0,14 % by weight in the hands). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
In addition, it also contains diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) (measured value: up to 0,27% by weight in the hands) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value: up to 2.05% by weight in the hands).

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0979/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Novi Stars
 
Name: Happy Toy City
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 3366
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6912525744809
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured values: up to 32.12% by weight in the head and 4,97 % by weight in the hands respectively). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
In addition, it also contains diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured values: up to 0,25% by weight in the boots and 33.99 % in the hands respectively).

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0995/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Putty
 
Brand: PACA Import
 
Name: Pâte A Prout / Nasty Putty
 
Type / number of model:  400006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2016 YW 0001
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The putty releases an excessive amount of boron (measured values: green = 2 204 mg/kg, orange = 2 099 mg/kg, yellow = 2 028 mg/kg, pink = 1 893 mg/kg). Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Fluorescent putty (green, pink, yellow and orange), which makes a noise. The product is packed in small transparent plastic tubs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0997/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Toys
 
Type / number of model:  2009A (M11881720)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5203754005931
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (34,751%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 baby doll and bath sold in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0976/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather suspender belt
 
Brand: ZADO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Order number. 93259
 
Batch number / Barcode:  200013010205
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured levels of 40 mg/kg and 35 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: Distributor)

 
Description:  Leather suspender belt
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, France

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Alert number: A12/0983/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Pink & KA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the neck area of the sweatshirt could become trapped during various activities of the child, possibly leading to 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:  Sweatshirt for children in different colours. The product includes a drawstring with free ends in the neck area. The product is decorated with three stars and an inscription: "LITTLE GIRLS".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0984/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Pink & KA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  034
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The unattached drawstring in the waist area of the trousers could become trapped during various activities of the child, possibly leading 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:  Leisure trousers for girls in white or green colour. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with a pink inscription: "NEW YORK CITY GIRLS". Size: 3-12 years
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0985/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's waistcoat
 
Brand: Pink & KA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  026
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the neck area of the garment could become trapped during various activities of the child, possibly leading to 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 waistcoat with hood and zip. The hood includes a drawstring with free ends. Size: 5-10 years
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0986/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Golden apple
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TP-608
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4893940087820
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the neck area of the sweatshirt could become trapped during various activities of the child, possibly leading to 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:  Sweatshirt with hood for children in different colours. The product includes a drawstring with knotted ends in the hood. The product is decorated with an inscription: "SPORTS". Size: 134-164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0987/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' socks
 
Brand: Ollike
 
Name: BABY SOCKS
 
Type / number of model:  C893G
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1511160048751 / 6938347518930
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small pompoms can easily detach. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.
 

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

 
Description:  Three pairs of baby socks in one package. On one pair of them there are glued pompoms.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0968/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: CaroWhite
 
Name: Crème de beauté clarifiante / Lightening beauty cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch number: B3/31425-B / Barcode: 6181100530056 FAB: 04/16; EXP: 04/18.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone which can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.




 

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

 
Description:  Skin-lightening beauty cream with carrot oil. Supplied in an orange, plastic bottle with an orange cap and white lettering. Volume 300 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0958/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mini fan
 
Brand: REY-CITY
 
Name: "USB MINI FAN"
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BB-815; ref.: 7038
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8720121770386
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The front grille can easily become bent, which allows easy access to the metal blades. When using the fan, the user can consequently suffer cuts caused by the rotating blades.

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:  The product is a small fan that connects to a computer USB port. It is sold in a blue box marked with the following: 'USB MINI FAN', a photograph, model name, warnings in English, 'BB 815 SUPER QUIET FC' and the CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32

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Alert number: A12/0989/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric heater
 
Brand: TnS Home Collection
 
Name: Quartz Heater
 
Type / number of model:  QH20 (QH20-BLK), QH20 (QH20-BUR) QH20 (QH20-GRY)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  54204558786453
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The heater is not stable and could overturn leading to a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric heater in a white/red cardboard package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 32