Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 34 ( Published on: 26/08/2016)
Notifications A12/1020/16 and A12/1043/16 from Report 2016-033 have been temporarily removed as the risk in both cases is currently being re-assessed by the notifying Member State.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1047/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: C4 Cactus, C4, DS4
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0040*18 (C4, DS4) e2*2007/46*0440*02 (C4 Cactus)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  C4 Cactus: manufactured from 27/05/2014 to 09/09/2014 , C4, DS4: manufactured from 05/02/2014 to 16/06/2014
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Due to a problem with the fuel rail of the engine, fuel could leak.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1048/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Vauxhall
 
Name: Zafira
 
Type / number of model:  Zafira B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 10/2/05 and 24/10/14 (second recall of the vehicles).
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The resistor of the heater fan motor may not perform as intended, which can lead to a 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 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1049/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All-terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: RZR XP Turbo and XP4 Turbo
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Built between 14/5/15 and 04/12/15
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The engine control unit (ECU) may continue to run in an extreme overheat condition. The fasteners used to attach the oil drain tube to the turbo system may loosen, resulting in the risk of oil reaching hot surfaces. Both of these problems could lead to a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  All-terrain vehicle
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1050/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motor vehicle component
 
Brand: WABCO
 
Name: Hand Brake Valve
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerns valves built between 02/06/2014 to 16/05/2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The hand brake valve handle automatic locking may not function correctly. If failure occurs the brakes will release and the vehicle could runaway.
 

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

 
Description:  Hand brake valve.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1051/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Piaggio
 
Name: Liberty 50 iGet
 
Type / number of model:  Type: C54; EC type-approval: e11*2002/24*1906.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced in 2016 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The frame may break under heavy load, leading to an accident for the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1053/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mobile home
 
Brand: Knaus-Tabbert
 
Name: Box Star, Box Star Plus, Box Life, CaraBus, VANTourer, OrangeCamp and Main Camp.
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0771*04, e1*2007/46*0771*06, e1*2007/46*0946*01; types: K250L, KYL
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015 and 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat belt mechanism for the rear seat bench is too narrow in construction. As a consequence, the safety belt on the rear seat bench may fail to retract automatically and may remain in the extended position. This would significantly impair the safety belt's restraining function in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile home
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1059/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Great Wall
 
Name: Voleex C20R
 
Type / number of model:  3634100XG08XA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A problem with the steering column control module can lead to a stiffness of the steering which may impede the manoeuvring of the car.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1066/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pickup truck
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: RAM Truck
 
Type / number of model:  Type: DS and DX
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 22 January 2015 and 13 September 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A defective power steering control board may cause failure of the power-assisted steering. This may alter the running characteristics of the vehicle and cause an accident.
 

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 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1067/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car / van
 
Brand: OPEL
 
Name: Vivaro
 
Type / number of model:  Vivaro B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall concerns 2015-2016 model year vehicles.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The tightening torque of the bonnet primary latch striker bolts might be incorrect. This could lead to the bonnet not locking. An accident could arise if the bonnet consequently opened whilst driving.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car / van
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1073/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace
 
Type / number of model:  Type: RFC; EC type approval: e2*2007/46*0470*00 to 04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured between the beginning of 2015 and 20 July 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The outer skin of the bonnet may become detached from the substructure. Loss of the outer skin of the bonnet whilst driving could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1046/16       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Telescopic ladder
 
Brand: BiBu Handel Weering
 
Name: Aluminium ladder
 
Type / number of model:  Enkel 320, SKU:2520151447
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ladder is not sufficiently resistant to load, which may cause it to break, and the distance between the steps/rungs is not equal. This may cause the user to fall and suffer injuries. Moreover, while releasing the locking mechanism, the user might get his/her fingers trapped between the steps and the rungs.

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

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

 
Description:  Telescopic ladder 3.2 m, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1055/16       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby-walker
 
Brand: Bertoni
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number: 10120270909
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 3800151907312
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The nose of the reindeer can easily be detached. A child could place it in the mouth and choke on it.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink and yellow baby walker with reindeer motif. No packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1071/16       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child’s bicycle seat
 
Brand: Kross / bg
 
Name: BABY SEAT- HANDY
 
Type / number of model:  BG-5
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5904993218594
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The fixing system is inappropriate. As a result, the seat may not remain correctly in place on the bicycle leading to an accident.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14344.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic child seat intended to be mounted on the rear luggage carrier or on the frame of a bicycle. Load capacity: 22 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1058/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: New Fashion
 
Name: Baby - Lovely Shape
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM No. W9002, Art. No.: 8473
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8718481284735, Batch: 20131205
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head, the arms and the legs of the doll contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 34 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Plastic baby doll in light-blue summer outfit with hat, plastic drinking bottle, blue-striped bib and pants with coloured logos attached. The product is supplied in cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1062/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's fancy dress costume
 
Brand: WIDMANN
 
Name: Medieval Warrior
 
Type / number of model:  Refs. 8003558128877 and 8003558128860.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of a cord at neck level could lead to strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Fancy dress costume for children
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1064/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic animal figures
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ocean Animals World
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 26500
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 4037684265001
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The animal figures contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value upto 25% 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 upto 18.9% 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: Destruction of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  12 plastic animal figures packed in a transparent plastic packaging with printed label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1068/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Hammer toy
 
Brand: New Classic Toys
 
Name: Hit & jump
 
Type / number of model:  Artikelnummer 9998
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8718446005450, batch code 121015
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The head of the giraffe can come loose. A child could place it in the mouth and choke on it.

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:  Hammer toy with wooden animals. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/1069/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical box
 
Brand: New Classic Toys
 
Name: Muziekdoos (Music box)
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 8208
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8888009000250 / batch code 900815
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The head of the zebra can come loose. A child could place it in the mouth and choke on it.

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:  A musical box with two zebras packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/1070/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A/C 78998
 
Batch number / Barcode:  111500
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The ducks are small parts. A small part (a lever) can break off the toy. A child could place one of the small parts in the mouth and choke on it.

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:  Plastic toy with two ducks packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, France, Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1076/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Multigame (soccer) table
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: H.T. Soccer table HCH 576/15 - Multigame Tisch/ Multigame table
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No.: 20060199
 
Batch number / Barcode:  404882120060199VE01
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic grips of the product contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), notably benzo(a)pyren (measured values: for benzo(a)pyren: 55,1 mg/kg; for all PAHs: more than 350 mg/kg). These PAHs are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Other (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions

 
Description:  Black or wood-colored soccer table, which can be modified for other games.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1083/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy train
 
Brand: DROMADER
 
Name: Interesting Electric Train
 
Type / number of model:  No. 8688i
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6900368330570
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The blocks with the shape of the letters "J" and "B" are small parts. Also, rattling elements of the locomotive as well as parts of the front lights may easily detach and generate small parts. Finally the battery compartment can easily open and the batteries, which are small parts, can become accessible. A child can put these small parts in the mouth and choke on them.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy set made of a battery operated plastic locomotive emitting sounds, four plastic blocks in a shape of letters and numbers, and six cardboard cards with colourful pictures.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1054/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’ trousers
 
Brand: H.L.XIANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D3228
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements of the trousers may be easily detached. A small child may 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:  Girl's jeans, decorated with glued and sewn rhinestones. Size: 98.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1056/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: ERE-G-S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H2136#
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The presence of the drawstring with free ends in the hood and the presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends in the trousers 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:  Trousers and sweatshirt for children. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waistband of the trousers both have a drawstring. Sizes: 134, 140, 152, 158.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1060/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Handbag
 
Brand: SOPHIA DELLI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B5288
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The red front of the bag contains azo dyes releasing an excessive amount of the aromatic amine 4-aminoazobenzene (measured values up to 934 mg/kg). The aromatic amine in question has a high allergenic potential on exposure to the skin and is known to be carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Red handbag, partly covered in synthetic snakeskin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1072/16       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Pellet stove
 
Brand: PIAZZETTA
 
Name: Stufa Pellet
 
Type / number of model:  P960; serial number: 11452788.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The door handle of the stove gets abnormally hot and there is no tool to operate it. As a consequence the user may receive burns.
 

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

 
Description:  Pellet stove
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1057/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Peeling cream
 
Brand: Juvais Natural Skin
 
Name: Salicylic acid peel 5%, 10%, 20% and 30 %
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The product contains salicylic acid above concentration considered safe. Salicylic acid applied on the skin may cause chemical burns.

The product doesn't comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White 30 ml bottles with red text on the label
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1063/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby skincare wipes
 
Brand: Baby tender
 
Name: Baby wipes, fresh scented
 
Type / number of model:  OUU-0270
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6419773807244
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. MI and MCI are allowed only in rinse-off products.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  80 pcs baby skincare wipes in a pink plastic package
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1065/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream
 
Brand: Clear Essence
 
Name: Medicated Fade Cream with Sunscreen.
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  160105-1
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 1.95% by weight of hydroquinone. Hydroquinone causes skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White cream in a plastic jar with adhesive labels and plastic screw top sealed in film, contained in outer carton.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1074/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Balm
 
Brand: Jade
 
Name: Jade Tower Hochwertige Natur-Kosmetik
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6926750010011
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Because of its high camphor content and the lack of safety indications and warnings, the product poses a risk to consumers.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Printed box containing a jar in colourless transparent glass, with a screw top in gold-coloured metal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1075/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin cream and tonic
 
Brand: Derma Innovo
 
Name: Ep-Derm
 
Type / number of model:  Ep-Derm Creme, Ep-Derm Liquid
 
Batch number / Barcode:  MHD Jan 2018
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The cream and liquid contain betamethasone (0,054% and 0.044% by weight respectively), a corticosteroid that should be applied to the skin only if prescribed to treat certain skin conditions. In addition to the skin lightening effect, it can induce skin rash and burning at the application site and long-time exposure could lead to endocrine problems.

The cream and liquid also contain triclosan, which is non-authorised in skin cream and tonics.

The products do not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Ep-Derm Creme: cardboard box, accompanying leaflet, pump bottle; Ep-Derm Liquid: cardboard box, accompanying leaflet, pump bottle, plastic dropper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1052/16       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Wax flakes
 
Brand: RAYHER Hobby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4006166686184 4006166039355
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
No precise safety instructions are provided. This could lead to incorrect use. The user could receive burns or start a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Wax flakes for making candles: 1.5 kg or 0.8 kg container.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1061/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adapter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: International Adaptor / Travel Universal Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  XD 931-L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live parts of the socket are accessible. Live metal pins of plugs inserted in the adapter are accessible during use. There may not be earth continuity when an appliance equipped with an earthing wire is connected to the mains using the adapter.

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

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adapter in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0076/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Valve oil for musical instruments
 
Brand: Denis Wick
 
Name: Valve Oil - Advanced Formula
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  812759004426
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product lacks the required labelling, child-resistant fastening and tactile warning of danger. Children could accidentally swallow some of the product leading to aspiration toxicity including chemical pneumonia.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 

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

 
Description:  Clear plastic bottle (50 ml) with black labelling and a white cap.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A11/0077/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Valve oil for musical instruments
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Berpbiooil
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  804831000105
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product lacks the required labelling, child-resistant fastening and tactile warning of danger. Children could accidentally swallow some of the product leading to aspiration toxicity including chemical pneumonia.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic bottle of valve oil with a black and white label and a white plastic cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34

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Alert number: A11/0078/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Valve oil for musical instruments
 
Brand: Ultra Pure
 
Name: Light Bearing Oil
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  895603002229
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product lacks the required labelling, child-resistant fastening and tactile warning of danger. Children could accidentally swallow some of the product leading to aspiration toxicity including chemical pneumonia.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 

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

 
Description:  Clear plastic bottle of valve oil, with white/violet label and blue/red cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A11/0075/16       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: TOM
 
Name: GreenGo
 
Type / number of model:  10622-01 EB-15S; 50er TR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 4022364001444
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The lighter is overfilled and can explode if it overheats. Gas from the exploding lighter can ignite and cause burns.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.



 

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

 
Description:  Lighter in collective packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 34