Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 (Published on: 02/06/2017)
Notification A12/0197/17 from Report-2017-008 has been permanently withdrawn following reassessment of the risk.
Notification A12/0448/17 from Report 2017-017 has been updated at the request of the notifying authority to include additional brands, names and models of the same product. The risk description has also been slightly modified.
Notification A12/0540/17 was withdrawn from report 2017-017 following instructions from notifying country.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0709/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Beach toy set
 
Brand: Toylandia
 
Name: Beach Toys
 
Type / number of model: 066A
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7591111704831
 
Risk type: Suffocation
 
It is possible to open the watering can and the bottom part has a hemispheric shape that could cover the nose and mouth of small children, leading to suffocation.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description: A beach set consisting of a bucket, watering can, moulds, etc. sold in a net bag with a label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0712/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: LED balloons
 
Brand: HOMETOP
 
Name: Balloons
 
Type / number of model: Ref. 98448 and 98449
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6882009984482 and 6882009984499
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The button batteries are easily accessible and could be swallowed by children causing damage to internal organs including the oesophagus and the stomach.

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

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

 
Description: Different coloured balloons, each with a battery and LED light inside which lights up when a tab is pulled. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag, sealed at the top with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0715/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress masks
 
Brand: PROEZA FAVORITA
 
Name: MÁSCARA ANIMAL SERIES ('Animal series mask')
 
Type / number of model: Giraffe: ref. 93948; Wolf: ref. 93951; Monkey: ref. 93950; Shark: ref. 93954; Tiger: ref. 93952.
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5613516939488, 5613516939518, 5613516939501, 5613516939549, 5613516939525
 
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 burn 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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Masks in the form of a giraffe, wolf, monkey, shark and tiger. No packaging, but a cardboard label is attached to the mask.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0716/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy car
 
Brand: WLtoys
 
Name: 4WD Cross-Country - Challenge the limit
 
Type / number of model: 12428
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The tyres of the toy car contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in concentrations of up to 75 mg/kg. These PAHs are carcinogenic. A child could be exposed to them if 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: Colourful, electric toy car made of plastic, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0717/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Baby's activity mat
 
Brand: Arshiner
 
Name: Baby Game Kingdom
 
Type / number of model: 615
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The eyes and nose on the soft toys detach easily, generating small parts, and the seams of the toys split apart easily, allowing access to a small rattle part inside the toy. 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description: Baby gym with blue arches and various soft-filled toys which dangle from the arches. The product has an underwater theme and is sold flat-packed in a transparent, plastic, zipped bag with carrying handles and a cardboard insert with product information.
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0720/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden toy
 
Brand: VIGA
 
Name: Car Carrier
 
Type / number of model: Item No. 50825
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6934510 508258 / 160110VG601
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The wooden barriers that prevent the cars from dropping off the car carrier can easily be removed. A child could put these small parts in the mouth and choke on them.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Wooden, toy car carrier with 4 wooden cars, packed in a cardboard box (size: 285 x 145 x 80mm).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Cyprus, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0721/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden musical box
 
Brand: Charl’s Toys
 
Name: Music box
 
Type / number of model: Article no : QC 155
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8714218731558
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The boy figurine breaks easily, releasing small parts. The tree and windmill attached to the toy can be easily detached. 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: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Wooden musical box with two dancing, magnetic figurines, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0724/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden push-along toy
 
Brand: BRIMAREX
 
Name: Pushing Toy
 
Type / number of model: Art. No. 21483
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5907791562258
 
Risk type: Choking
 
A plastic sticker on the toy can be easily detached by a child. A small child may put it in the mouth and choke on it.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Colourful, wooden push-along toy in the shape of a hen.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0727/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Musical toy
 
Brand: Toi-Toys
 
Name: Vocal Piano / Xylophone Piano
 
Type / number of model: 53366
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8714627628500, 8714627533668
 
Risk type: Choking
 
A knob at the bottom of the toy can easily detach. Small children may 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Brightly coloured musical toy (xylophone – piano) packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, Slovakia
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0083/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Finger paint kit
 
Brand: Chi-Luen / HAMMY TOYS
 
Name: FINGER PAINT Play Set / Ujjfesték
 
Type / number of model: Item No. 44015
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5998230735784
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria in the paint is too high (measured quantity up to 1.8x10<sup>5</sup> cfu/ml), and <i>enterobacteriaceae</i> have been detected. There is a risk of contracting infections as the product may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description: The kit contains: 10 paints with stamp cap and 6 shaped sponges. Packaging: foiled cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A11/0084/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Finger paint kit
 
Brand: Chi-Luen / HAMMY TOYS
 
Name: FINGER PAINT
 
Type / number of model: Item No. 44286
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5998230735760
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria in the paint is too high (measured quantity up to 1.4x10<sup>5</sup> cfu/ml), and <i>enterobacteriaceae</i> have been detected. There is a risk of contracting infections as the product may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description: The kit contains: 4 jars of paint (yellow, blue, green, orange), sponge fingers and drawing papers. Packaging: blister with cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22