Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 18 (Published on: 05/05/2017)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0580/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Children's car seat
 
Brand: BOMIKO
 
Name: Auto S
 
Type / number of model: LB 383 045045
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The plastic shell of the seat can break in the event of a car accident or sudden and violent braking of the vehicle, impairing the safety of the child.

The product does not comply with Regulation UNECE No 44-04.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor, Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Children's car seat intended for weight 0-18kg.
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0581/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Children's car seat
 
Brand: 4BABY
 
Name: alto
 
Type / number of model: LB 702 040032 production date: January 08, 2016
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5901691953871
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The plastic shell of the seat can break in the event of a car accident or sudden and violent braking of the vehicle, impairing the safety of the child.

The product does not comply with Regulation UNECE No 44-04.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor, Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Children's car seat intended for weight 9-18kg.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Finland, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0585/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Children's car seat
 
Brand: automax
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 9681 045098
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8586015059681
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The plastic shell of the seat can break in the event of a car accident or sudden and violent braking of the vehicle, impairing the safety of the child.

The product does not comply with Regulation UNECE No 44-04.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor, Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Children's car seat intended for weight 9-36kg (group I, II, III).
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0573/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Fancy-dress accessories
 
Brand: GUIRCA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref. 11502
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435118219105
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The beard is highly flammable and can cause burns if it catches fire.
 

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

 
Description: Fancy-dress black beard and moustache, sold in a transparent plastic packaging with cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0582/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Ladies' leather shoes
 
Brand: acoté
 
Name: Bottines
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch AX9A823 / 366376438
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 6.7 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: Women’s bronze-coloured, lace-up shoes, leather on the inside and out, with synthetic soles.
Country of origin: Portugal
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0584/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Fancy-dress accessory
 
Brand: ATOSA
 
Name: PARTY FREAK
 
Type / number of model: 7767
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8422259077671
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The fancy-dress beard is highly flammable and can cause burns if it catches fire.
 

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

 
Description: Long and straight, black beard. Supplied in a transparent plastic bag attached to a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A12/0586/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Ladies' bag
 
Brand: Fossil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: EMI TSL SDL BAG WINE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Barcode: 4053858783218, Item No: ZB6963609
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 13 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Ladies' shoulder bag, outer and shoulder strap in wine/red coloured, smooth leather. The flap is decorated with various patterns in red suede and has a tassel made from suede strips; the inside has wine-red fabric, a small inside pocket with a zip and an insert compartment. The magnetic closure, strap holder, decorative key and buckle clasp are made of gold-coloured metal. Bag sold without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0579/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Bath products
 
Brand: Autour du Bain
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: (1) Triple Cupcake Fairy Christmas; (2) Mini Cupcake Christmas World; (3) Fondant Sorbet Passion Pc (CPNP 1565458); (4) Fondant Rose du Maroc Pce (CPNP 1309309); (5) Fondant Vanille Bourbon Pce (CPNP 1565517); (6) Fondant Verveine Citronnée Pce (CPNP 1309382); (7) Mini Cupcake Cranberry (CPNP 1891645); (8) Mini Cupcake Mangue; (9) Mini Cupcake Rose Vintage (CPNP 1565447); (10) Triple Cupcake Cranberry (CPNP 1891645); (11) Triple Cupcake Rose Vintage (CPNP 1565447); (12) Triple Cupcake Cassis Capucine (CPNP 1565408); (13) Triple Cupcake Fraisy (CPNP 1565507); (14) Triple Cupcake Ginfizz (CPNP 1565335); (15) Ma petit´Tablette Pce (CPNP 1357182); (16) Cupcake Fruit de la passion Pce (CPNP 1356658); (17) Cupcake Yogourt Framboise Pce (CPNP 1356527); (18) Cupcake Coco Ananas Pce.
 
Batch number / Barcode: (1) TCNEI; (2) MCSG; (3) FBFP; (4) FBRM; (5) FBVB; (6) FBVC; (7) MCCY; (8) MCMAN; (9) MCRV; (10) MCOC; (11) TCCY; (12) TCRV; (13) TCMM; (14) TCTAG; (15) TCGF; (16) BMCH; (17) T8FP; (18) T8FRA; (19) T8PN.
 
Risk type: Chemical, Choking
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead especially children to bite small parts from the soap, suck or ingest them, causing choking and/or possible chemical pneumonia.

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

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

 
Description: Bath products in the shape of cupcakes and chocolate bars.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0568/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Hard-shell case for laptop
 
Brand: mCover
 
Name: See-through Hard Shell Case
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Environment
 
The plastic packaging contains cadmium (measured value 0.05% by weight). Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and may also cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and with the requirements of the Directive on packaging and packaging waste.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Retailer)

 
Description: A hard-shell case for laptops, different colours available, packaged in transparent plastic bag with a colour-printed label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0576/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Travel plug adapter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: smart FOX
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4050665188526
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Single-pole or partial insertion of a plug is possible leaving the free remaining live pin, or the partially plugged-in pin of the plug, accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description: Travel plug adapter for use worldwide. Packaging: white cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0595/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: UV nail lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Professional Nail Gel UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model: KS-082
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The live wire ends of the mains cable are not properly secured. As a consequence, the cable could become loose causing accessible parts to become live. In addition, accessible metal parts are separated with only basic insulation from live parts.

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

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

 
Description: Mains-operated nail dryer with purple coloured casing. The product contains one UV emitter tube. (9 W; G23). Technical parameters: AC 220V-240V/50Hz; 9Watt; Class II. Packaging: colourful cardboard box
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0587/17       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Riding gloves
 
Brand: Uvex
 
Name: Uvex classic
 
Type / number of model: Schwarz (Item No S45300302 29-36)
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN-Code 4043197267098
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 24 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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description: Unlined gloves made of black, partly perforated leather with Velcro fastener and woven 'Schwenkel' logo, button with horse's head motif, elastic, 'uvex' and '7' labels.
Country of origin: Indonesia
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, France, Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/0589/17       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: LED lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Renifer LED [LED Reindeer]
 
Type / number of model: Art. no. 8985W
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5951109000024
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
One of the pins of the plug easily detaches when pulling the plug from the socket. Since the pin remains in the socket, the user may try to remove it, leading to a risk of electric shock.

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

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

 
Description: LED lighting chain attached to reindeer-shaped frame. Specification: 230-250 V, 4.9 W, KL-II, IP20. Sold without packaging. On one of the elements there is the inscription: "Pin Zhi Di Yi".
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0590/17       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 50L LED Flower Ball 2W Multi
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5900955460018
 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
 
The product is presented as being suitable for outdoor use but water can get into the device causing the risk of an electrical short circuit and fire. The product's insulation is also insufficient.

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

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

 
Description: LED lights in the shape of a ball, with eight functions. Specification: 220-240 V, 50Hz. Packed in a cardboard box with the inscription "Wesolych Swiat" ("Merry Christmas"). According to information on the packaging, the product is intended for indoor and outdoor use.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0591/17       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lampki choinkowe [Christmas lights]
 
Type / number of model: RD-6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
It is possible to insert only one pin of the plug into the socket, leaving the free remaining live pin accessible. The power cable is not correctly protected against pulling or twisting. As a result of these defects, the user could touch 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 (By: Retailer)

 
Description: LED lighting chain with eight functions. Consists of 100 lights. Specification: 220 - 230 V, 2.5 A. Packed in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0596/17       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Table lamp
 
Brand: TIGER
 
Name: DISKOHJERTE - DISCO HEART
 
Type / number of model: Ref. 1400587
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0200014005873
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The lamp includes small parts but does not bear the adequate age warning symbol. A small child could put a small part in the mouth while playing with the lamp, causing the child to choke.

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: A table lamp with a lamp shade resembling a disco ball, but in the form of a pink heart. The packaging is a white box with a photograph of the product.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0569/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 7 Series
 
Type / number of model: EC type-approval: e1*2007/46*0276* Type: 7L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Concerns vehicles built between October 2015 and June 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The crimping of the engine oil cooler line may be defective and lead to the hose detaching while the vehicle is being driven, which could lead to leakage of engine oil into the engine compartment, onto the road or onto the brake discs. Oil on a brake disc could lead to critical driving conditions, particularly at higher speeds.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0570/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: C3III, C4 cactus, C4 Picasso II and C-Elysée
 
Type / number of model: e2*2007/46*003*44 (C3III); e2*2007/46*0440*05 (C4 cactus) e2*2007/46*0356*12 and e2*2007/46*0356*13 (C4 picasso II); e2*2007/46*0225*07 and e2*2007/46*0225*08 (C-Elysée)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles affected were manufactured: 6.7.2016 to 11.10.2016 (C3III); 20.6.2016 to 15.9.2016 (C-Elysée); 27.6.2016 to 7.10.2016 (C4 cactus); 15.6.2016 to 2.9.2016 (C4 picasso II)
 
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
 
An internal component of an electric relay is faulty. As a consequence, the starter may not be activated, the starter control may be constantly blocked or the starter may operate unexpectedly. This could lead to unexpected movement of the vehicle or fire caused by damage to the starter due to overheating.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0571/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 208, 2008, 301, 308II, 3008II and 508
 
Type / number of model: e2*2007/46*0070*32, e2*2007/46*0070*33, e2*2007/46*0070*35, e2*2007/46*0070*36, e2*2007/46*0070*37, e2*2007/46*0071*11, e2*2007/46*0071*12, e2*2007/46*0071*13 (208); e2*2007/46*0070*34, e2*2007/46*0070*37 (2008); e2*2007/46*0224*07 and e2*2007/46*0224*08 (301); e2*2007/46*0405*12 and e2*2007/46*0405*13 (308II); e2*2007/46*0534*01 (3008II); e2*2007/46*0080*31 (508)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles affected have been manufactured: 11/7 to 11/10/16 (208); 15/5 to 28/9/16 (2008); 20/6 to 15/9/16 (301); 20/6 to 7/10/16 (308II); 5/9 to 12/10/16 (3008II); 23/5 to 28/9/16 (508)
 
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
 
An internal component of an electric relay is faulty. As a consequence, the starter may not be activated, the starter control may be constantly blocked or the starter may operate unexpectedly. This could lead to unexpected movement of the vehicle or fire caused by damage to the starter due to overheating.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0572/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: G-class
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*96/79*0064*31-32; Type: 463
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced between June 2012 and January 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The universal joint gear may be subject to excessive wear due to insufficient torque in the screw connection of the steering coupling. As a result, the transfer of the desired steering torque might no longer be assured. This could result in the loss of rotational torque transfer between the steering wheel and the steering box which would make it impossible to steer the vehicle.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0575/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Mazda 2, 3, 6
 
Type / number of model: Type approval numbers: Mazda 2 DE: e13*2001/116*0254*ff; Mazda 3 BL: e11*2001/116*0262*ff; Mazda 6 GH: e1*2001/116*0448*ff. Type: DE, BL, GH
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between: Mazda 2 (DE) 19 June 2007 and 11 September 2010; Mazda 3 (BL) between 17 December 2008 and 30 September 2010; Mazda 6 (GH) between 3 August 2007 and 31 August 2010.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Insufficient material properties can lead to failure of the seat height adjustment which can result in the seat frame tilting over. As a consequence, the connection between the seat and the chassis might loosen, particularly in the event of a rear-end collision, which could lead to injuries.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car.
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0577/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
 
Type / number of model: EC-typa approval: e11*2007/46*0649, e11*2007/46*0909
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles built between 12/4/16 and 31/10/16
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The locking retractor in the front passenger safety belt assembly may not function correctly. This could result in an increased risk to the passenger in the event of an airbag deployment following 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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0578/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: All terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Ranger 900 XP, Ranger Crew 900, Ranger XP 900
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Built between 15/4/14 and 25/6/15
 
Risk type: Fire
 
The exhaust may overheat the seat close off panel which could lead to a fire.
 

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

 
Description: All terrain vehicle
Country of origin: Mexico
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovakia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0588/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Sprinter
 
Type / number of model: Type approval number: e1*2007/46*0280*, e1*2007/46*0300*, e1*2007/46*0557* Approval type: 906BA30, 906BA35, 906BA35G
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 14 April 2016 and 29 November 2016.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
A breakage in the flat spring support can cause the flat spring on the rear axle to break and result in loss of driving stability.
 

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

 
Description: Van.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0574/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Meiliya
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8820161110040
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The cords of the ribbon in the waist area can become trapped during various activities of the child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description: Fancy dress costume comprised of a blue tutu with a gold-coloured ribbon in the waist area and a hairband with ears and a horn. The product is packed in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0583/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic ball
 
Brand: EUROJUGUETES
 
Name: Pelota Antiestrés ('Anti-stress ball')
 
Type / number of model: Reference 03315
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8430373004237
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can easily be detached from the toy. A small child may put these parts 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: Plastic ball looking like an orange. The product is sold in a sealed cellophane bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0592/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy
 
Brand: PartyXplosion
 
Name: Shrilling Chicken
 
Type / number of model: Art.nr.: 50121
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8713647501213
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the chicken contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 25 % 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description: Plastic squeezable toy in the shape of a chicken, packed in a net closed by a blue label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Luxembourg
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0593/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Babies' musical mobile
 
Brand: Mei Lin Da
 
Name: Dream
 
Type / number of model: No.2989 (on the packaging); A880-AE-C-0036-002 (on a label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 2 015184 415500
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Parts of the mobile break easily, releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children, causing 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: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Battery-operated, musical mobile for babies' cots. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent window
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0594/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Babies' musical mobile
 
Brand: Funny Amused
 
Name: Baby Vogue
 
Type / number of model: 2127
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6 034048 223402; 10038061
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Parts of the mobile can easily break, releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children, causing 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: Distributor, Importer): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Battery-operated, musical mobile for a baby's cot. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0076/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Safety gate for children
 
Brand: Bettacare
 
Name: Advanced Auto-Close Gate
 
Type / number of model: Model No.: GACLA
 
Batch number / Barcode: 11459973200; Batch No.: BC0115
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The gate is not sufficiently resistant to impact: if a child bounces or falls against it, the gate may come loose and the child could fall down stairs.

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

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

 
Description: A white, metal safety barrier packaged in a cardboard box, 75 - 82 cm.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A11/0074/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Laptop charger adapter
 
Brand: HOME
 
Name: Universal AC Adapter
 
Type / number of model: STK-16D11
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8433772161075
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Prolonged use can cause the insulation to break, and the user can access live parts while the appliance is connected to the power supply.

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

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

 
Description: Universal charger with automatic input voltage that supplies power to all laptops from any power socket. It comes in a transparent plastic blister pack.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A11/0075/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: UV nail lamp
 
Brand: TIMER LAMP
 
Name: 36Watt Gel Curing UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model: 702
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Cuts
 
The crimped connection of the wires ends is not strong enough and the cables could become loose in the inside of the nail dryer. The free wires may touch each other which could lead to an internal short circuit. As a consequence, the fluorescent lamp may explode, causing cuts to the user.

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

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

 
Description: Mains operated nail dryer with white casing. The product contains four UV emitter tubes. (9 W; G23). Technical parameters: 220V-240V 50 Hz; 36W; Class II. Packaging: cardboard box
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18

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Alert number: A11/0073/17       
Category: Gadgets
 
Product: Lint remover
 
Brand: TIGER
 
Name: FNUGFJERNER (Lint remover)
 
Type / number of model: 2100408, lot 80626
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0200021004081
 
Risk type: Cuts
 
The lid covering the blades can be removed while the appliance is in use. Users could therefore touch the blades and suffer cuts.
 

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

 
Description: Battery-powered lint remover. Sold in a blister pack on cardboard.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland