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Report 20 (Published on: 19/05/2017)
Corrigendum: Notification A12/0669/16, published on report n°22-2016 of 03/06/2016, was modified at the request of the notifying authority to include the information that the product is considered counterfeit.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0628/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Puzzle mat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: EVA PUZZLE MATS
 
Type / number of model: Supplier ref. T6020-4, ref. NOZ 4306345
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3596234306345
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can easily be detached from the puzzle mat (small part of the letter H) and put in the mouth by small children, causing them to choke.

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

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

 
Description: Foam puzzle mat consisting of 6 puzzle pieces (6 squares) with cut-outs for letters or numbers.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0629/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plush toy with night-light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Plush Bear
 
Type / number of model: Item no. 69345
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4012093693454; Batch 2028261
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The battery compartment is easily accessible. A small child may put this protruding part in the mouth, where it could get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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

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

 
Description: A soft-filled teddy bear, approx. 30 cm high, with a round night-light in its belly, powered by batteries. The battery compartment is located at the back of the teddy bear in a pocket closed by a self-adhesive strip.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0630/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Cushion
 
Brand: CHARACTER WORLD
 
Name: "Little Miss" Cushion
 
Type / number of model: PO 12307
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5055285346645
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can easily detach from the cushion (stuffing in yellow parts). A small child may put these small 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description: A pink, soft-filled cushion with stuffed arms, legs and a face. The toy is packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0631/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Spinning top
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Búgócsiga ('Whirligig')
 
Type / number of model: 878-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5998665725480
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The plastic handle of the peg can detach easily. A child could put this small part 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: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Battery-operated (button batteries) spinning top with sound effects and flashing lights. The metal peg has a plastic handle. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0632/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toys
 
Brand: WONDER KIDS - WDK
 
Name: Baby véhicule - Baby cars
 
Type / number of model: A1100003 - baby vehicle F1
 
Batch number / Barcode: WDK-PE2014-1 EAN 3437017111066
 
Risk type: Choking
 
A small part can detach easily from the toy car (front wheel). A small child may put it in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description: Small plastic wheeled vehicles: a car and an aeroplane.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0633/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Remote-controlled car
 
Brand: HSP
 
Name: HiSpeed, High Performance1/10th Scale Racing Car - Ready To Run
 
Type / number of model: Brontosaurus RTR Super Power HSP 4 WD
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The tyres of the toy car contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in concentrations of up to 6.7 mg/kg. These PAHs are carcinogenic. The child can be exposed when the tyres come into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin or the mouth.

According to the REACH Regulation these PAHs are prohibited in toys, including activity toys, and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description: Brightly coloured, plastic, toy car with remote control in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0634/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Puzzle mat
 
Brand: t'mimi
 
Name: Tapis princesse 16 dalles ('Princess mat with 16 pieces')
 
Type / number of model: Model Nobuco TMMF 16
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3393142404476; Placed on the market on 4 March 2015
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can easily be detached from the puzzle mat (small triangle on the castle piece) and put in the mouth by small children, causing them to choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with 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: Importer)

 
Description: Puzzle mat consisting of 16 foam pieces, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0637/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: GUIRCA
 
Name: Léon
 
Type / number of model: ref. 81016,
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8434077810163; batch 010220153
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The eyes on the costume can easily be detached, generating small parts. A small child could 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: Children's fancy-dress lion costume with hood. Size 12 to 24 months
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0638/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Educational toy
 
Brand: ZHONG TING
 
Name: SHAPE TURTLE
 
Type / number of model: model No 1225
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8421794123560
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The toy includes a small part (the circular block). A small child could put it in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description: Plastic turtle with blocks in different shapes to insert through holes in the back of the turtle. It is packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0639/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy car
 
Brand: RT (RAMA TRITTON)
 
Name: SUPER QUAD
 
Type / number of model: model 92073
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8436019692073; lot RP4386/12, produced in November 2012
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The handlebar of the toy car can easily be detached, generating a small part. A small child may put it in the mouth and choke on it.

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

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

 
Description: Red plastic car resembling a quad. It comes in a plastic bag sealed with a cardboard strip.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0642/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy steering-wheel
 
Brand: Twins Toys
 
Name: Zabawka kierownica [Toy steering wheel]
 
Type / number of model: NO:138A; HWA801964
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5901353613921
 
Risk type: Chemical, Choking
 
The cover of the battery compartment can easily be opened without any tools, giving access to the batteries. A small child could put a battery in the mouth and swallow it, causing choking or damage to the gastrointestinal tract.

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

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

 
Description: Toy steering-wheel made of coloured plastic, diameter 19 cm, battery-operated (3 x AA batteries). The buttons on the toy, when pressed, emit sounds. The product is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0643/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy
 
Brand: Playing Kids
 
Name: a) Wiebelslak (wobbly snail); b) Wiebelende rups (wobbly caterpiller)
 
Type / number of model: a) Model 25730 (snail) b) Model 25731 (caterpillar)
 
Batch number / Barcode: a) EAN 4894532160686 (snail), b) EAN 4894532160693 (caterpillar)
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Plastic parts holding the rubber wheel under the toy may easily break. Small children could put these small 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)

 
Description: Plastic toy with wheel, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0662/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Álarc ('Mask')
 
Type / number of model: 1) 9801 (cat); 2) PG-001 (rabbit)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1) 5999527940614; 2) 5999555722770
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the material of the mask. If the child wears the mask and it catches fire, the child may suffer burns mostly on 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: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Plastic, fancy-dress masks in the shape of a cat / rabbit head. The masks can be fixed on the head with a rubber band. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 20