Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 48 ( Published on: 02/12/2016)
Notification A12/1499/16 in Report-2016-046 has been updated with complementary information on the product's traceability.
The risk descriptions of notifications A12/1358/16; A12/1359/16; A12/1360/16; A12/1364/16; A12/1367/16; A12/1368/16, A12/1487/16; A12/1488/16 published in Report-2016-046 and Report-2016-043 have been updated in accordance with the responsible authority.
Notification A12/1043/16 in Report-2016/033 has been downgraded to Article 11 following a re-assessment of the risk level by the notifying authority. The new notification number is A11/0115/16.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1582/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Sports equipment
 
Brand: Kayoba
 
Name: Kayoba magetrener
 
Type / number of model:  951207
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product contains up to 0,4% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.
The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Black and orange wheel with two handles. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1583/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Yoga mat
 
Brand: Kayoba
 
Name: Kayoba Yogamatte
 
Type / number of model:  951216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The yoga mat contains up to 0,23% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.
The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Orange yoga mat packed in transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1573/16       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 1.) 180L RICE LIGHTS; 2.) 240L RICE LIGHTS; 3.) 320L RICE LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  1. 180 L rizs fény; 2. 240 L rizs fény; 3. 320 L rizs fény
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and they can overheat. The wire ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible wires have only basic insulation and are in contact with sharp edges. The product is recommended also for outdoor use but is not protected against moisture.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  The lighting chains are supplied in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1574/16       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Best
 
Name: 240 Rice Lights
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO.: YS-240L-R
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and they can overheat. The wire ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible wires have only basic insulation and are in contact with sharp edges. The cover of control unit is not properly fixed. The electrical insulation is not sufficient. The product is recommended also for outdoor use but is not protected against moisture.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The lighting chain is supplied in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1568/16       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Headlamp with battery charger
 
Brand: Engelsson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lamp: 3725, Battery charger: YS08401000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7330213094743
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The electrical insulation of the battery charger is not sufficient. The creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits is too small. This may cause an electric shock or generate a fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Headlamp with two lamps. The headlamp is powered by batteries and comes with a battery charger. This notification concerns the battery charger delivered with the headlamp.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1576/16       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light
 
Brand: LEDlife
 
Name: Komplet LED Lysstofrør med armatur
 
Type / number of model:  T5-Y-90CM-M,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distances between live parts and accessible metallic parts are insufficient and live parts are accessible, with the risk of a user receiving an electric shock.

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: Importer)

 
Description:  Light with built-in LED module; 90cm, 9w, 4200k.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1551/16       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Log splitter
 
Brand: nutool
 
Name: 5T Log Splitter
 
Type / number of model:  LS5TFIN
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900652441235, 2015/10 NP004919, 2015/18 NP005041
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product is not protected against moisture but intended for outdoor use. If water penetrates the appliance, users might receive an electric shock.
One accident reported.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 609-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Log splitter with blue frame.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1561/16       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric bike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Drift Trike
 
Type / number of model:  Trike: PY-03 / PY-02 / PY-0. Adaptor: LA3610
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufacturer code: EBBT-D802ER
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the conductors in the mains lead is insufficient which could lead to the mains lead overheating.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Electric bike with 3 wheels. Powered by on-board lithium battery and supplied with charger. Product aimed at age group 8 years and above. Packaged in plain cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1522/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Steering wheel cover
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Rattrekk
 
Type / number of model:  39-178
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The steering wheel cover contains 0.3% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).

The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  The steering wheel cover is black and decorated with plastic/rubber flowers in different colours. It is packed in transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1543/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Bentley
 
Name: Bentayga
 
Type / number of model:  EC-type approval: e11*KS07/46*3141*01, e11*2007/46*3609*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Built between 26/11/2015 and 15/11/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some joints may not have been tightened correctly in the seat system and instrument panel and there is a possibility that they could loosen over time, increasing the risk of injury to occupants 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:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1544/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: XF
 
Type / number of model:  E11*2001/116*0323; Model Years 2013 to 2015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 01/05/2013 and 15/06/2015.
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
There is insufficient clearance between the underfloor fuel delivery lines and the vehicle under shield body, leading to a chafe condition. As a result, fuel might leak and in the presence of an ignition source lead to a fire. In addition, fuel leakage during vehicle use could cause the engine to cut out with minimal warning, potentially causing a 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 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1552/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Infiniti
 
Name: Q30, QX30
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e11*2007/46*2977*00; Type: H15
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2015 and 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Faulty installation of the front seatbelts leads to an increased 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:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1553/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Alfa Romeo
 
Name: Giulia
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e3*2007/46*0382*01; Type: 952
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between March 2016 and June 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Flaws in the electronics of the Integrated Brake System (IBS) may lead to problems when braking.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1558/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Captiva
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles with 2.2L A22DM engine and stop/start system.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some vehicles equipped with stop/start system might have starter motor failure while driving due to a thermal damage of the starter cable. This might lead to accidents.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1564/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Corolla
 
Type / number of model:  Type: E12U, E12T EC-type-approval: e11*98/14*0179*..; e11*98/14*0181*..
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles from the production period November 2002 to January 2003 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The gas generator of the driver airbag may rupture upon deployment, increasing 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:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1571/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 7 Series, 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo
 
Type / number of model:  Types: 701, 7L, HY, GT, K-N1, 5L, 5K, KL; EC type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0490, e1*2007/46*0276, e1*2007/46*0323, e1*2007/46*0215, e1*2007/46*0508, e1*2007/46*0363, e1*2007/46*0455, e1*KS07/46*0013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles built between 2008 and 2012 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The airbag central sensor has been programmed with faulty software. In the event of an accident requiring activation of the passive safety systems, the seat-belt tensioner, front airbags and active head restraints will not be activated, increasing the risk of injury to the occupants.
 

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 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1572/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Rolls-Royce
 
Name: Ghost
 
Type / number of model:  Type: Ghost Family; EC type-approval: e11*2007/46*0101*12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 2009 and 2012
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The airbag central sensor has been programmed with faulty software. In the event of an accident requiring activation of the passive safety systems, the seat-belt tensioner, front airbags and active head restraints will not be activated, increasing the risk of injury to the 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:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1581/16       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Steering wheel cover
 
Brand: Hamron
 
Name: Hamron rattrekk 617055
 
Type / number of model:  617055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The steering wheel cover contains up to 0,46% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.
The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Steering wheel cover in black rubber/plastic packed in transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1575/16       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Safety gate
 
Brand: CHILDWOOD
 
Name: Optimo
 
Type / number of model:  Door gate Wood - PRESSURE GATE Ref. VHOO
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5420007123529/ Batch 12-02
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Strangulation
 
The gaps between the bars are too large: A child may get its body through the bars and be stuck between its shoulders and its head. This could lead to respiratory difficulties or strangulation. In addition, there are gaps at the bottom of the safety gate, between the door and the frame where a child's fingers may get trapped and pinched.

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

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

 
Description:  Pressure-mounted safety gate with a metal frame and a wooden door which can be operated one-handed and opens in both directions. Sold in a cardboard box containing wall cups for an installation without drilling and screwing. Dimensions : 3 x 77 x 75 cm. Adjustable width from 77 to 83,5 cm. Extensions are sold separately.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1545/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Babies' mobile
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: BABY PLAY-GYM
 
Type / number of model:  TLF-107
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991202390096
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The rattles can easily break, generating small parts. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke. Moreover, the heads of the horse and lamb rattle animals, as well as the bear with parachute protrude and may block small children's airways when put in the mouth.

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:  Mobile toy with a plastic bear wearing a parachute and four rattles in the shape of animals. Packed in a cardboard and plastic box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1546/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy car
 
Brand: Toinsa
 
Name: Happydrift Racing
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° 39-9695
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8349393996951
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The cap on the top of the car detaches easily, generating small parts which may be put in the mouth by small children and may cause them to choke.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourful plastic toy car with lights and sound effects, turns somersaults. It has a sticker label 'RACER' on it and comes in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1547/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll set
 
Brand: Ysan Trade
 
Name: My Friends
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 2291-19
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the dolls contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll set consisting of a doll and another smaller doll, with various party dresses, supplied in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1548/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll set
 
Brand: KIMO
 
Name: Style Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  Ref KM-C51
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% 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:  Doll in a blue party dress, supplied in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1549/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kitchen play set
 
Brand: Toinsa
 
Name: Kitchen Play Set - Play At Home
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 39-9701
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8349393997019
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The handles of the kitchen utensils come off easily, generating small parts. Small children may put them in the mouth and choke.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Kitchen play set with various utensils, packed in a blister packaging with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1550/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy rifle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Policeman Shooting Gun
 
Type / number of model:  ref. HWA1066606 (6315A-4)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cup of the projectile can easily detach. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup can detach leaving the airways obstructed.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic toy rifle with projectiles with suction cups. Transparent plastic blister packaging with cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1554/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing toy
 
Brand: DAMERIK
 
Name: Fishing Ducklings
 
Type / number of model:  1302024 / Batch 140521302024
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435404805692
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The end of the fishing rod breaks easily, releasing a small magnet with a high magnetic flux. A small child could put it in the mouth and choke. Moreover, if a child swallows the magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Magnetic fishing game consisting of a puzzle with magnetic parts (5 pieces in the shape of ducks) and two wooden fishing rods, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/1555/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby rattle and teether set
 
Brand: Bei le ai
 
Name: Baby Gift Set
 
Type / number of model:  1403
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The plastic egg attached to the chicken-shaped rattle can easily break, releasing small parts (the beads). Small children 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 (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Set of plastic hand-held baby rattles/teethers (4 items) – mobile phone, butterfly, fish and chicken; the chicken has a transparent plastic 'egg' built-in, containing small beads that are the rattle component. The set is packaged in a transparent plastic bag with cardboard header.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1556/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Princess fancy dress set
 
Brand: Princess Secret
 
Name: Princess Fairy Wing
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 285772
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6410412857729
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the handbag contains cadmium (measured value: 1300 mg/kg) and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 0,32%).
In addition, it contains di-isononylphthalate (DINP) and di-isodecylphthalate (DIDP) (measured values: 17 % and 0,36% respectively).

Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and/or cause cancer. 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 or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Princess set includes tiara, sceptre, hairpiece and a transparent plastic handbag. All items in the set are packed in a plastic handbag with turquoise handles, heart shaped gem, and silver coloured cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1557/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pony with accessories
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Funs Pony mini
 
Type / number of model:  No. RC03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8800511825763
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 15.8% 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 toy set containing a pony and 2 plastic combs packed in a cardboard and plastic box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1559/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Beautiful Melody
 
Name: Mobile phone
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturer ref.: MS77; Importer ref.: S20683-MKE416524-MS773-A22.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5605340177488
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The continuous sound pressure level is too high which could lead to permanent partial hearing loss.

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

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

 
Description:  White or black plastic toy mobile phone in a cardboard with pictures (pictures may vary). Age on labelling 3+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1565/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: MY LOVELY GIRL WORLD
 
Type / number of model:  No.644
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 25.5% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. In addition, it contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value 14.3% 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 and childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll with purple and green hair, blue shiny dress and red shoes. Packed in a cardboard cone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1566/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy police set
 
Brand: YC
 
Name: 1) POLICE SET FORCE 2) THE POLICE JUSTICE COMBAT
 
Type / number of model:  1) HWA926033 (868-2) 2) HWA926029 (568-1)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The projectile's impact surface is a suction cup which detaches easily. If a child puts the projectile in his/her mouth, for instance to wet the suction cup so that it better sticks to surfaces, the cup may come loose and obstruct the airways if swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  1) Set containing a plastic sub-machine gun with projectiles and plastic ducks 2) Set containing a plastic gun and suction cup-tipped darts. Products are sold in a plastic and cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1567/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: iKO
 
Name: Girl Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  NO.168 (on the box) N:98866 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8585030098866
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 28.6% 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  A plastic doll with long blond hair, dressed in colorful dress. The package also includes a hat and one spare dress. Packed in a pink cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1570/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cap gun
 
Brand: Kim'Play
 
Name: Detective
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 70, batch 20130726
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3225430000704
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The peak sound pressure level is too high. If the cap gun is fired close to a child's ear, this might lead to permanent partial hearing loss.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy revolver with caps.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1577/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Assault
 
Name: SUPER GUN FALCON ASSAULT
 
Type / number of model:  model Y802, ref. JRS16144
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2567726161449
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cup of the projectile can easily detach. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup can detach leaving the airways obstructed.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun set including projectiles with suction cups and water balls to be fired. Packaging: a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1578/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll set
 
Brand: Lian Sheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1230
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8421692012300
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the dolls contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phtalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% 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:  Set of plastic doll mermaids (2 larger and 2 smaller) with various accessories, packed in a box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1579/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: ZHENGLONG
 
Name: 1st for you, Baby Happy
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 68028
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% 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:  Doll with various dresses and accessories, supplied in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1580/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Water pistols
 
Brand: QI FENG TOYS
 
Name: BLASTER WATER SHOOTER
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 4283
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435114942830
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic animal heads on the toy contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20% 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:  Water pistols made of foam in various colours with animal heads (a brown dog and a blue hippopotamus) on top. Packaging: they are packed in bulk in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1523/16       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Long sleeved sweater
 
Brand: Marvel Comics
 
Name: Marvel, Spider Man
 
Type / number of model:  75822-02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3099308677
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product contains 0.23% by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).

The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Black long-sleeved sweater with Spiderman-print on the front of the sweater saying "amazing spiderman"
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1562/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Day cream
 
Brand: Eveline Cosmetics
 
Name: Argan Oil - Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Day Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907609387561; Batch Nr. 145640
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
According to the Cosmetic Products Regulation, MCI/MI is prohibited in leave-on cosmetic products and shall not be made available on the Union market as from 16 April 2016.
 

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

 
Description:  Cream in a golden-coloured/brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1563/16       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Decorative soap with plastic duck
 
Brand: Aux Temps des Savons
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The plastic material of the duck contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 26% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

Moreover, the duck is small enough to be put in the mouth by children which can cause them to choke on it.

According to the REACH Regulation, DEHP, DBP and BBP phthalates are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
The product does not comply with 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:  Small red-beaked yellow duck on a cupcake-shaped soap, supplied in a transparent plastic box fastened with an orange ribbon with white dots.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A12/1521/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Head torch
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Flashlight hodelykt
 
Type / number of model:  24-946
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The plastic buckle, which is used for securing the ribbons, contains 0,28% by weight deka-BDE.

Decabromodiphenyl ether has been found to pose serious risks to human health, wildlife, and the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2).
 

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

 
Description:  The head torch is black and red with three ribbons connecting the power-box and lamp.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1569/16       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: SkyRC
 
Name: NiMH / NiCad(4-8S) Quick Charger
 
Type / number of model:  EN3 SK-100070
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6930460001108
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation is inadequate and the creepage distances between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient. User might receive an electric shock when touching live parts.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery charger, sold in a black cardboard package .Input: 100-240V~, 50-60Hz; Output: 13VDC, max 1A/2A/3A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0109/16       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: CONVEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4752062040215
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front fork could break causing the rider to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 4210.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for adults
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A11/0110/16       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: ProLight
 
Name: LED prožektors ('LED Floodlight ')
 
Type / number of model:  POT0017
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2770030091542
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable anchorage is not strong enough and parts can become live. Users might receive an electric shock when touching accessible live parts.
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: Destruction of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  The product is packaged in a cardboard box with LED floodlight shown on it.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A11/0111/16       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: Smile Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SLL10-FLD-840S, prod. date 18 Sept. 2015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4752075003702
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable anchorage is not strong enough and parts can become live. Users might receive an electric shock when touching accessible live parts.
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: Destruction of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  LED floodlight packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48

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Alert number: A11/0112/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beach toys set
 
Brand: URBAN KIDS
 
Name: JEU DE PLAGE (Beach game)
 
Type / number of model:  26573/814
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5414886265739; Batch 10638
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The red spade can break easily, leaving sharp points and edges accessible to children playing with it, leading to cuts and injuries.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of 4 plastic beach toys (rake and spades) packed in a yellow plastic net closed by a yellow plastic fastener bearing a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2016 - 48