Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 8 ( Published on: 24/02/2017)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0189/17       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Air gun
 
Brand: Skyma
 
Name: Cross Fire
 
Type / number of model:  SM.1001A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser is not correctly labelled and lacks warnings, which could lead to unsafe use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling and warnings.
 

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

 
Description:  Air gun with laser sight.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0205/17       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Glitter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  151 Crystal S
 
Batch number / Barcode:  306518102000
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of nickel from the metal parts on the inside of the bracelet is too high (measured values: 2 μg/cm2/week). Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  A strass bracelet approx. 3 cm wide, consisting of a number of glass rhinestones connected together by a rubber band. No packaging, but the product is attached to a black plastic tag marked "Glitter" and "151 Crystal S".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0219/17       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Chrysalis
 
Name: Talisman St. Christopher
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2500000021268
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains lead (measured value: up to 0,14 % by weight). Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Silver-coloured bracelet with a talisman.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0222/17       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Accessoires
 
Type / number of model:  Art.:58-595, AXART:01.06.350.2595, Colour: Gun metal, MV ID 714937.3, season 9, theme 153
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5859571493701031
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains lead (measured value: 0.15 %). Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A set of 9 different earrings on black cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0223/17       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: C & S Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Ean 1815130 200508 / batch code 13 NROEA2 – 01057 - 50
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metal part of the earrings contains cadmium (measured value 34,5 % by weight).

Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and it may cause cancer. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Silver coloured earrings with purple and glass stones.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0224/17       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Kette
 
Type / number of model:  215
 
Batch number / Barcode:  39924001751000000150
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value 0,03 % by weight). Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage organs and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A silver coloured necklace with 3 hearts on a white cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0215/17       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: EUROPA ORIENTAL
 
Name: SERIE NAVIDEÑA LED - 80L
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 30249, Type: WT-LED1-80
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6882012302495
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The lid of the flashing unit is very easily removed by hand, leaving live parts of the flashing unit accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0196/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED light bulb
 
Brand: Primoflux
 
Name: Corn Light
 
Type / number of model:  5050-60LED
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts of the LED modules of the lamp are accessible during normal use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 

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

 
Description:  LED light bulb in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0191/17       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric planer
 
Brand: Metabo
 
Name: Professional Power Tool Solutions
 
Type / number of model:  Ho 0882
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot 60088200. Manufactured in 2016.
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The protective guard does not fully cover the blades on the side of the planer or the unused part of the cutting head.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.



 

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

 
Description:  Power tool (planer).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0194/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Scrambler, Scrambler Sixty2
 
Type / number of model:  Scrambler Sixty2: Type: KA, EC type approval: e49*168/2013*00001*, Scrambler: Type: K1, EC type approval: e9*2002/24*6054*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2015 and 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The fixing nuts of the side stand could loosen. This could lead to the side stand sensor no longer correctly capturing the position of the side stand. As a result, it may be possible to ride the motorcycle when the side stand is still down or the engine might stop unexpectedly whilst riding.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0195/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Goldwing GL1800A
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles built between 12/06/2008 and 03/12/2008.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The propellant used in the air bag inflators may degrade over time due to heat cycles and exposure to moisture. In the event that the airbag is activated, the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0199/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Traveller and Expert
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0532*01, e2*2007/46*0532*02, e2*2007/46*0533*01, e2*2007/46*0533*02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Expert: manufactured between 13/06/2016 and 07/09/2016, Traveller: manufactured between 07/07/2016 and 26/08/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The pinion valve on the steering rack may have been assembled incorrectly. This could lead to a loss of mechanical coupling between the pinion valve and the steering rack and hence a loss of steering control.
 

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:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0201/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Traveller and Expert
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0532*01, e22007/46*0533*00, e22007/46*0533*01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Expert: manufactured between 22/01/2016 and 23/06/2016, Traveller: manufactured between 25/02/2016 and 23/06/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The fastenings of the front shock absorbers could become loose. A loss of retention of a shock absorber could make it difficult for the driver to control the trajectory of the vehicle.
 

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:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0202/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, X1, Z4 Series
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 1K2, 1C, 1K4, 3L, 3K, 3C, 5L, 5K, K-N1, GT, KL, 6C, 7L, X1, ZR; EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0273, e1*2007/46*0277, e1*2007/46*0283, e1*2007/46*0314, e1*2007/46*0315, e1*2007/46*0316, e1*2007/46*0363, e1*2007/46*0455, e1*2007/46*0508, e1*2007/46*0215, e1*KS07/46*0013, e1*2007/46*0562, e1*2007*46*0276, e1*2007/46*0275, e1*2007/46*0373
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2011.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The universal joint of the drive shaft might break, causing a sudden loss of propulsion.
 

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:  2017 - 8
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: A12/0203/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: X1 Series
 
Type / number of model:  Type: UKL-L, F1X; EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0371, e1*2007/46*1676
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between June 2016 and January 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The necessary opening lines in the area of the passenger airbag cover may not have been machined correctly. In the event of an accident, the passenger airbag may consequently not be able to unfold correctly, increasing the risk of injury for the passenger.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0207/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Traveller and Expert
 
Type / number of model:  Traveller: e2*2007/46*0532*00, e2*2007/46*0532*01, e2*2007/46*0532*02; Expert 4: e2*2007/46*0533*00, e2*2007/46*0533*01.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured between 1.2.2013 and 9.7.2016, Manufactured between 3.2.2016 and 9.7.2016
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Possible incorrect positioning of a fuel pipe seal in the filler cap area could lead to loss of fuel when the tank is filled completely or in the event that the vehicle overturns.
 

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:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0208/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 3008
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0534*00, e2*2007/46*0534*01, e2*2007/46*0534*02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured between 12/04/2016 and 03/11/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A possible fault with the seals at the end of the fuel hose intended for the fuel system of the additional compartment heater (available as an accessory) could lead to a fuel 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:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0209/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Traveller and Expert
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0532*01, e2*2007/46*0532*02, e2*2007/46*0533*01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Expert: Manufactured between 09/05/2016 and 19/08/2016, Traveller: Manufactured between 11/05/2016 and 20/07/2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrect tightening of the fixings of the airbag housing and of the electrical chassis of the compartment harness could lead to malfunction of the airbags or to the engine stopping.
 

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:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0210/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: Spacetourer, Jumpy
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0530*01, e2*2007/46*0531*01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Jumpy: manufactured between 13/04/2016 and 27/06/2016. , Spacetourer: manufactured between 14/04/2016 and 11/06/2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The tightening torque of the brake servo to the pedal may be incorrect. This could lead to air getting into the brake servo, making the brake assist system less effective.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0211/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Traveller and Expert
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0532*00, e2*2007/46*0532*01, e2*2007/46*0532*02, e2*2007/46*0533*00, e2*2007/46*0533*01, e2*2007/46*0533*02, e2*2007/46*0533*03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Expert: manufactured between 22/10/2015 and 27/10/2016., Traveller: manufactured between 22/01/2016 and 27/10/2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some seals for the bodywork are missing. As a result, water could enter the passenger compartment and cause the airbag control module to malfunction, which could lead to the airbag being deployed unexpectedly.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0213/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: Spacetourer, Jumpy
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0530*00, e2*2007/46*0530*01, e2*2007/46*0530*02, e2*2007/46*0531*00, e2*2007/46*0531*01, e2*2007/46*0531*02, e2*2007/46*0531*03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Jumpy: manufactured between 15/10/2015 and 27/10/2016., Spacetourer: manufactured between 20/10/2015 and 27/10/2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some seals for the bodywork are missing. As a result, water could enter the passenger compartment and cause the airbag control module to malfunction, which could lead to the airbag being deployed unexpectedly.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0217/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Citan
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e2*2007/46*0129* and e2*2007/46*0130*; Type: 415
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 16 November and 8 December 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There may be cracks in the steering column tube. This means that the steering column might not withstand the force of an accident, which could increase the risk of the driver sustaining injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

No pictures are available

Alert number: A12/0218/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: SX4 S-Cross and Vitara
 
Type / number of model:  SUZUKI SX4 S-Cross (AKK) and SUZUKI VITARA (APK)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 19/01/2015 and 26/09/2016.
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The ambient temperature sensor may malfunction. If this occurs, the engine controller will not detect sensor failure and consequently the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) will not illuminate. These systems monitor the vehicle’s exhaust and pollution control devices to ensure that they are operating properly.

The product does not comply with the OBD (On-board diagnostics) regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0216/17       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's Safety barrier
 
Brand: INDOWOODS
 
Name: Lola Grey
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SO00065
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5425000060239
 
Risk type:  Entrapment, Strangulation
 
The gaps between the slats are too large. The child could try to pass through, get caught at the level of the head and be strangled.
 

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

 
Description:  Wood and metal safety barrier. The product is packed in a brown cardboard box with information in 8 languages.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0220/17       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's safety gate
 
Brand: Nordlinger
 
Name: Tarnos
 
Type / number of model:  Model M00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 3354766300094
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The labelling of the marking can break and detach into small pieces. These can be put in the mouth by small children, causing them to choke.
 

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

 
Description:  White metallic safety gate, suitable for use with children up to 24 months of age and designed for doorways or stairs; 67 - 73 cm.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0221/17       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's safety gate
 
Brand: Safety 1st
 
Name: Simply Pressure XL
 
Type / number of model:  Art nr.: 24450100.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 3220660210053
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The safety barrier is not sufficiently resistant to impact and can break, resulting in sharp and pointed edges that can cause cuts.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden safety gate with triple-action opening system, suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 24 months. The safety gate can be used in openings from a minimum of 63 cm up to a maximum of 104 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0190/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Educational toy
 
Brand: Guang Kang Toys
 
Name: Apple Wars - Whack-a-Mole Game
 
Type / number of model:  1507K693 / NO. B3-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8675415076937
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small figures detach easily and can be swallowed by small children. The size/shape of the hammer is not sufficient and could cause children to choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic multifunctional, battery-operated toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0198/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft musical toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Play Baby's first guitar
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 11543
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413930115430
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The fabric around the guitar is closed at the back by velcro. Small children could easily open it and gain access to the foam stuffing inside. Small fragments of foam can be detached and put in the mouth by small children, who may choke on them.

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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  A pink fabric, sound-emitting guitar operated by batteries. The product is sold in cardboard packaging with a transparent plastic panel.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0204/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy xylophone
 
Brand: Fantástiko, YI ZHI TOYS /
 
Name: Music Zone
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 32480, 9388-65
 
Batch number / Barcode:  batch 12/2014 8424345324805
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The white screws on the keys can easily be detached. Small children could put these small parts in their mouth and choke on them.

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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic xylophone with colourful keys, sold in a cardboard and plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0225/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Special Agent
 
Type / number of model:  NGHB989836
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991209898366
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups detach easily from the projectiles. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may detach and obstruct the airways.

The product does comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  A toy play set consisting of a black radio transmitter; a green duck; black binoculars and an orange toy gun with three projectiles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0226/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Masque d'horreur / Horror mask
 
Type / number of model:  ref: HAL 124
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch : CH8390-L070-01; EAN 3524710149745
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The mask is highly flammable and can cause burns if it catches fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Red plastic fancy-dress mask with a black fabric veil attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0241/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: MY OTHER ME
 
Name: Diablillo Bebe ('small baby devil')
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 3261 (size 1-2 years)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  NW16-011 / 8435408232616
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The velcro strips on the wings may detach. 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Devil fancy-dress costume for small children. It consists of a hat, jumpsuit, wings and tail. Size: 1-2 years. Packaged in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0206/17       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin product
 
Brand: MIRRA
 
Name: "Cream multi-purpose with melissa and raspberry"
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0317R07, Bar code 4602819004611
 
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.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin cream in a white plastic tube (50 ml) with a green cap.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0193/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: PETER JÄCKEL
 
Name: USB MINI TRAVEL CHARGER
 
Type / number of model:  12630, 12629 12631 and 12632
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4031574126298, 4031574126304, 4031574126311, 4031574126328
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is no double insulation. The mechanical strength is insufficient which could lead to live parts becoming accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  USB charger in blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0200/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Heating blender
 
Brand: HOMDAY
 
Name: Licuadora Calefactora
 
Type / number of model:  363546
 
Batch number / Barcode:  07/2016; 3491953635468
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The handle used to open the lid becomes too hot during use and could burn the fingers of the user.

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

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

 
Description:  A heating blender supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0214/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adapter
 
Brand: Düwi International
 
Name: Przejsciowka polsko - brytyjska
 
Type / number of model:  24018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 4008297240181
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible for one of the pins of the adapter to be plugged into the socket while the other pin is accessible to the user and becomes a live part.
 

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

 
Description:  A Polish-British plug adapter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0023/17       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: AR SPORTS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  23537
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430852235374
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains a high level of toluene (measured value: 22% by weight).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Repair kit with various spanners, patches and glue in a white and blue blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, France

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Alert number: A11/0024/17       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Kick scooter
 
Brand: Oxelo
 
Name: Town 9 EasyFold
 
Type / number of model:  Decathlon ref. no.: 8329371, 8240435, 8329370, 8239007 Art. ref. no.: 591766, 160770, 591760, 1601182
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Affected products were sold between 01.01.2012 and 15.09.2016
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handlebar could break during use, causing the user to fall from the kick scooter.
 

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

Company recall page:  http://www.decathlon.pl/ecpl/static/wycofane-produkty/pdf/Oxelo7EF_9EF.pdf

 
Description:  Kick scooter for adults.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A11/0125/16       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress moustache
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: LATTJO
 
Type / number of model:  803.022.25 batch n° 1506
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the material of the moustache. If the child wears the moustache and it catches fire, the child may receive burns mostly to the face.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Black fancy-dress moustache. The mask can be fixed around the ears with rubber bands. Packaging: a transparent plastic bag with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland