Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 43 ( Published on: 28/10/2016)
Notification A12/0181/16 in Report-2016-007 has been modified to correct the batch number of the product affected.
Notification A12/1146/16 from Report 2016-038 has been withdrawn at the request of the notifying authority following new assessment of the risk.

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Alert number: A12/1355/16       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Selfie Stick
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Self Picture Monopod
 
Type / number of model:  ST-M20 ST150518
 
Batch number / Barcode:  261938S11397
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The black plastic detail contains up to 0.42% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  A selfie stick.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1378/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Extra Strong Super Glue
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901785365375
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains chloroform (measured value 17.38 % by weight). Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Small tube (3g) with a black/red/white/yellow label and a clear/red cap. Sold in a cardboard/plastic package containing three tubes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1381/16       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light
 
Brand: Civic
 
Name: Spider
 
Type / number of model:  JAC.5723.157.05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product is not earthed and has the wrong - uninsulated - power supply. In the event of failure of the internal insulation, the housing could consequently become live causing an electric shock if the user touched it.

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:  Outside LED light, can be installed as a wall or overhead light.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1361/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 2008, 208, 301
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0070*30 - e2*2007/46*0070*31 - e2*2007/46*0070*32 - e2*2007/46*0070*33 - e2*2007/46*0070*34 - e2*2007/46*0071*11 - e2*2007/46*0224*07
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2008: produced between 2 April and 5 May 2016; 208: produced between 30 March and 20 April 2016; 301: produced between 15 and 21 April 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible presence of a plastic part in an inlet valve of the ABS/ESP (anti-lock braking system/electronic stabilisation program) unit may cause faulty regulation by the ABS/ESP and untimely wheel-locking.
 

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 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1362/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace V
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0470 ext. 00 to 04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 3 December 2014 and 15 July 2015 and fitted with an R9M Gen 2 engine, index number 452.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The exhaust gas recirculation pipe (HP EGR pipe) may crack while the engine is operating. This can lead to hot exhaust gases escaping, which may cause the surrounding parts (cables, hoses, pipes, etc.) to deteriorate. As a consequence, there is a possibility of loss of braking assistance and and the stalling of the engine when in motion.
 

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 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1363/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: C-Elysée, C3, C3 Picasso, DS3, C4 Cactus
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2001/116*0371*28 - e2*2007/46*0060*15 - e2*2007/46*0224*07 - e2*2007/46*0225*07 - e2*2007/46*0003*34 - e2*2007/46*0003*36 - e2*2007/46*0003*37 - e2*2007/46*0003*38 - e2*2007/46*0003*40 - e2*2007/46*0003*41 - e2*2007/46*0440*05
 
Batch number / Barcode:  C3: produced between 30 March and 20 April 2016; C3 Picasso: 5-13 April 2016; 5-21 April 2016; C-Elysée: 15-21 April 2016; DS3: 30 March to 20 April 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible presence of a plastic part in an inlet valve of the ABS/ESP (anti-lock braking system/electronic stabilisation program) unit may cause faulty regulation by the ABS/ESP and untimely wheel-locking.
 

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 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1369/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Prius
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Models affected have been produced between 01/08/2015 and 04/10/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Over time, the parking brake cable, which is part of the foot-operated parking brake system, could disengage, causing the parking brake to become inoperative. If the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1371/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Lotus
 
Name: Elise
 
Type / number of model:  Elise (Type 1111) E4*KS07/46*0011*08, E4*KS07/46*0011*09, E4*KS07/46*0011*10, E4*KS07/46*0011*11 and E4*KS07/46*0011*12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 14 March 2016 and 28 September 2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to incompatible parts in the brake master cylinders, the brakes could be blocked, increasing the risk of an accident and injury to the vehicle occupants.
 

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 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1376/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Sidelight
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Positionsljus
 
Type / number of model:  11746
 
Batch number / Barcode:  92-1143B
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
A black plastic cable contains up to 0.26% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Sidelight for use in vehicle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1380/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car/ Van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Partner (III)
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2001/116*0365*28 - e2*2001/116*0365*29 - e2*2007/46*46*0001*24 - e2*2007/46*0001*25
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles in question have been manufactured between 23/4/2016 and 24/8/2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A non-conformity in the bonnet catch could lead to the bonnet opening during driving which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car/ van.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1391/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car/van
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: Berlingo III
 
Type / number of model:  Berlingo III
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced from the 25/04/2016 to the 24/08/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A non-conformity in the bonnet catch could lead to the bonnet opening during driving which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car/van.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1392/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 308 II
 
Type / number of model:  type approval of parts effected: e2*2007/46*0405*09; e2*2007/46*0405*10; e2*2007/46*0405*11; e2*2007/46*0405*12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 29/01/2015 to 26/04/
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrect assembly of the wheel valve and fragility of screw heads could cause rupture of the valve which can result in loss of tyre pressure. Loss of tyre pressure can lead to loss of control of the vehicle and, consequently to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1374/16       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Aluminium ladder
 
Brand: BUILDERS BRAND
 
Name: Telescopic ladder
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5032017350026
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use, posing a risk to the user falling from a height.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description:  3.75m aluminium telescopic ladder, 13 tread. Packaged in cardboard box and plastic wrapping with printed labels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1356/16       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Safety gate for children
 
Brand: GuardMaster
 
Name: Plastic Mesh Gate
 
Type / number of model:  Model 276 MS UNIQUE REFERENCE erlent
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2805627600
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The safety gate is not sufficiently high: a child can climb over it and fall. Moreover, it can open unexpectedly due to an inadequate opening mechanism with the risk of a child falling down the stairs, and it has protruding corners where the garments of a child could get caught, causing strangulation.
In addition there are gaps and holes where a child's fingers could be trapped.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1930.
 

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

 
Description:  Pressure-mounted portable safety gate made of wood, for children and pets.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1357/16       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Safety gate for children
 
Brand: North States Industries
 
Name: Supergate Stairway Gate
 
Type / number of model:  8670; MS UNIQUE
 
Batch number / Barcode:  02610708670
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The safety gate is not sufficiently high: a child can climb over it and fall. Moreover, it can break or open unexpectedly due to an inadequate opening mechanism with the risk of a child falling down the stairs, and it has protruding corners where the garments of a child could get caught, causing strangulation. In addition there are gaps and holes where a child's fingers could be trapped.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1930.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic safety gate for children and pets.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1365/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toy
 
Brand: MAGNASTIX
 
Name: Magnet & Ball Set
 
Type / number of model:  Item No MT01301
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6935601300348
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The magnets have a high magnetic flux and if two or more are swallowed, they could attract one another causing intestinal perforation or blockage.

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:  Magnetic toy (60 pieces) supplied in a colourful cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1370/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Finger paint set
 
Brand: GIOTTO Be-Bè
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  460700
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The tail of the whale sponge can easily detach. A child may put it in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Three 100 ml pots of finger paint (red, yellow and blue), three sponges (whale, butterfly and dog) and an apron in cardboard packaging – for children over the age of two.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1377/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: DISFRACES GUIRCA
 
Name: Léon
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 81015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 435118 236904; Lot 010220144
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The eyes of the fancy-dress costume can detach easily, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Lion fancy-dress costume with head hood, for children aged 12 to 36 months.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1385/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Gun Armament
 
Type / number of model:  Article no. 12065
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438159120654
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The projectiles contain di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7.7 % by weight) and dibutylphthalate (DBP) (measured value: 15 % by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, they contain di-isononylphtalate (DINP) (measured value: 0.37 % 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, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys and childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun set including a black/brown plastic shot gun and six red plastic projectiles with suction cups. The set is attached to a cardboard base.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1386/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Police Super Power
 
Type / number of model:  Article no. 12059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438159120593
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic of the projectiles contains di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 8.7% by weight) and dibutylphthalate (DBP) (measured value 14% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, it contains di-isononylphtalate (DINP) (measured value 1.9% 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, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys and childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun set including a black plastic handgun, three plastic targets, orange goggles and three projectiles with red suction cup.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1387/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Magically Fairies
 
Type / number of model:  Article no. 12123
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438159121231
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 33% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy set including a doll with pink hair, pink fairy dress with wings, silvery sceptre and pink brush. Set is packed in a cardboard box with window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1388/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll and pony
 
Brand: Happy day
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article no. 12131
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438159121316
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 31 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, it contains di-isononylphtalate (DINP) (measured value: 5% by weight).

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

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

 
Description:  Toy set including a yellow pony with pink mane, a doll with blond hair, a pink comb and a blue hair clip. The set is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1366/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  ‘Lederhose' ('leather trousers')
 
Brand: Distler Original
 
Name: Herren-Lederhose ('men’s ‘lederhose’)
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM: 0414-0864648-690, Order: 191392-013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1903723110447
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 12.1 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Men's short ‘lederhose', size 44, made of beige leather with light decorative stitching and buttons and embossing on the front, belt with metal buckle, partly lined with brown lining fabric.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1379/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt
 
Brand: PIU di ME
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the neck area could become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Grey sweatshirt with polo neck for girls. There is a drawstring with knotted ends in the neck area. Samples size: 110 - 116 (5-6 years).
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1384/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clogs
 
Brand: ORSO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model D-001 (size 18)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5600814560001
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative elements can detach easily, generating small parts. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink clogs for children, decorated with a figure of a mouse.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1394/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Fancy-dress wig
 
Brand: Fright Nite
 
Name: Halloween & Celebration Wigs
 
Type / number of model:  1.) #127038-Fright Nite Long Wig (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink), 2.) #115428-Fright Nite Short Bob Wig (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink), 3.) #127039- Fright Nite Curly Wig (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) , 4.) #123716 – Long Wig (Pink/Blue/Blonde), 5.) #125690 – Luxury Short Wig
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.) 5054110002671, 5054110002688, 5054110002695, 5054110002701, 5054110002718 , 2.) 5054110002626, 5054110002633, 5054110002640, 5054110002657, 5054110002664, 5054110280475, 5054110280482, 5054110280499, 5054110280505, 5054110280512, 3.) 5054110002725, 5054110002732, 5054110002749, 5054110002756, 5054110002763 , 4.) 5053834237161, 5054110421885, 5054110421892, 5054110421908 , 5.) 5053834256902, 5054110285364, 5054110285371, 5054110285388
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to its high flammability.
 

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

 
Description:  Fancy-dress wigs (different colours available) in plastic bag with printed cardboard insert.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1417/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Fancy-dress hair extension
 
Brand: The Creepy Crew
 
Name: Frightful Hair Extension
 
Type / number of model:  M 48175
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 050577 481752 Two batches: 125466-A & -B
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to its high flammability.
 

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

 
Description:  Halloween dress-up - synthetic hair extension in different colours (black/orange, black/blue, black/purple, black/red, black/pink, black/grey). Packaged in a clear plastic bag, with a cardboard header.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1389/16       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Carbon Monoxide Detector
 
Type / number of model:  CO-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  The carbon-monoxide detector with electro-chemical sensor (B type) has circular white plastic cover (diameter: 110 mm; height: 38 mm). Battery-powered 9V. A 6F22 type battery (with brand name PAKKO®) is attached to the product. Packaging: white cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1390/16       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CO-02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1.
 

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

 
Description:  The CO detector has white plastic cover without any marking. The product mounted semiconductor sensor can be operated from a 12V supply voltage (A type). The terminal block (with marking: P1, P2, SIG1, SIG2) can be found under a flip cover on the back side of the product. Dimensions: 115 × 72 × 50mm Packaging: White cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1373/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Bath and wash gel
 
Brand:  ADONIS
 
Name: Lucky Pig
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No.: SO 001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8594023222935; 01/2016
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The gel contains aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value up to 4.1 x 10⁶ cfu/g). If it comes into contact with damaged skin, mucous membranes or eyes, there is a risk of irritation and inflammation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bath and wash gel and shampoo in a transparent plastic packaging in the shape of a pig.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1382/16       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Decorative grapes
 
Brand: ABAMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 7343708 GRUN
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4012073437085
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative grapes, due to their characteristic form, colour and size, may be mistaken for foodstuff. Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth, swallow or ingest them.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Bunch of green plastic grapes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/1354/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital thermometer
 
Brand: TERMOMETERFABRIKEN VIKING
 
Name: Inne-Ute Min-Max
 
Type / number of model:  185
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7316040001857
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The black cable contains up to 1.1% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer, Retailer)

 
Description:  A digital thermometer for measuring temperature inside and outside.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1372/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 6 Sockets Extension Cord
 
Type / number of model:  type XZ-058
 
Batch number / Barcode:  batch number 2000001279830
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The wires' insulation can melt which can lead to electric shock and fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60598 and IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Extension lead with six socket outlets. 1.5 m, 10A, 220V, 2500W, 50HZ.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1375/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB-cord
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  USB-24S-K/ (1549213)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic in the cord contains up to 0.257% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Short black USB-cord
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1383/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: ADAPTOR
 
Type / number of model:  NO 931L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The pins may become live and accessible while the adaptor is plugged into the mains, which may cause an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62031.
 

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

 
Description:  Plug adaptor supplied in blue cardboard packaging labelled with the words "International ADAPTOR ALL-IN-ONE".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0096/16       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Saratoga
 
Name: Neostick Top
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8005860571716
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains toluene above the permitted level (measured value: 0.9% by weight).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Tube of glue with white/orange/blue/yellow labelling and a black plastic cap. The outer cardboard packaging has labelling in the same colours. Label written in Italian.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 43