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Notification A12/0197/17 from Report-2017-008 has been permanently withdrawn following reassessment of the risk.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Notification A12/0540/17 was withdrawn from report 2017-017 following instructions from notifying country.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
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0726/17       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Trekking / walking pole
 
Brand: Wonder Walker
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article no. TVTV08 Model no. 02100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8719324455091 / 167000001
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handle can snap if weight is applied at a certain angle, which could lead to falls.

 

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

 
Description:  Hiking Pole with a T-shaped handle, double handle construction, a 360 degree pivoting, non-skid base and a built-in SOS alarm, as well as 4 LED lights in the adjustable handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0723/17       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Poppers
 
Brand: Men's Club - Poppers Men's
 
Name: PIG BLACK - Nitrite Amyle Poppers
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2016
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a mixture of amyl nitrite (measured value: 44.20%) and isobutyl nitrite (measured value: 44.2%). Amyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite are harmful if inhaled or ingested. At this high concentration isobutyl nitrite can cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Poppers sold in a 13 ml black container.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0708/17       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LAMPKI CHOINKOWE
 
Type / number of model:  RD-9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mechanical strength of the flashing unit is not sufficient. The flashing unit could consequently break, leading to live parts becoming accessible to the user.

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: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  LED lighting chain, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0710/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light
 
Brand: KYG
 
Name: LED Party Light
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cover can be removed by hand leaving live parts accessible. The dimensions of the plug are such that the live pins can be touched when the plug is inserted into an earthed socket.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

Company recall page:  http://Keine Angaben

 
Description:  LED light with different lighting effects.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0711/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED spotlight
 
Brand: Aptoyu-DE
 
Name: LED Spotlight
 
Type / number of model:  GU10 4W - warm white
 
Batch number / Barcode:  B01MQ0F9Z3
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The lamp can be unscrewed by hand. As a result, live parts can be accessed.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  LED spotlights sold in a box of 6 pieces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0718/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: inLED
 
Name: LED Flood Light
 
Type / number of model:  FL03-30
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live and earth connections are interchanged. Live parts are accessible under normal use. The instructions for use are wrong and incomplete.

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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  LED floodlight.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0713/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0430, e1*2007/46*0436, e1*2001/116*0473 Types: B8, 4G, 8R
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between March 2011 and December 2016 and have a 2.0T engine.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The additional coolant pump can block due to foreign particles in the cooling system. This can result in the pump overheating which could lead to a fire.
 

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 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0714/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: A3
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0217*; type: 8P
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between May 2008 and May 2009 (model year 2009).
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The power supply to components of the ABS/ESP control unit may fail. This could lead to the vehicle stability control function not working when required in dynamic driving situations, such as over-steering, under-steering or emergency braking.
 

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 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, Poland, Slovakia

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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
Type of alert: 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
Type of alert: 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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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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
Type of alert: 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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden

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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
Type of alert: 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 (to: Other): 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
Type of alert: 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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Slovakia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0719/17       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Portable radio
 
Brand: GOLDFULL
 
Name: FM Radio with USB/SD Music Player
 
Type / number of model:  GF-6188TD-REC-MIC
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3370200761887, 9009203500400
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The conductor paths of the mains input and the 6V DC input are very close together. This could lead to accessible parts of the radio being at mains voltage.

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: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Portable FM radio with a USB socket and SD-card slot. Supplied with a mains cable. There is also a 6V DC input socket which can be used to charge the built-in battery.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0728/17       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colouring product
 
Brand: Shenaz Gold
 
Name: Shenaz Gold - Herbal Based Black Henna
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch No: 754; Exp. Date: Apr. 2018
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains para-phenylendiamine (PPD) (4.4 % by weight) and barium peroxide. Barium peroxide is harmful if swallowed or inhaled and PPD can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair colouring product with henna in six single-application packs; greyish-brown, homogenous powder, unperfumed, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0722/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB travel charger
 
Brand: Peter Jäckel
 
Name: USB MINI TRAVEL CHARGER
 
Type / number of model:  220V USB Travel Charger MINI 1A - rubber, serial numbers: 15801 (Gold), 15802 (Silver), 15803 (Gray), 15804 (Rose Gold)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4031574158015, 4031574158022, 4031574158039, 4031574158046
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product has inadequate mechanical strength and the live parts are insufficiently insulated.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Manufacturer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  USB power supply in blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products with 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 180000 cfu/ml), and enterobacteriaceae 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
Type of alert: 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 140000 cfu/ml), and enterobacteriaceaehave 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
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Weekly overview report on professional products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0725/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Econic
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1221*, e1*2007/46*1222*, e1*2007/46*1223*, e1*2007/46*1234*; types: NGE-L64, NGE-L62N, NGE-L42, NGE-L62V
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between October 2013 and 29 March 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The belt buckle between the middle and passenger seat may has been bent excessively (more than 90°) by the passengers while entering or leaving the car.

This can result in breakage of some wires of the steel cable which connects the belt buckle with the chassis. If this is the case, the cable could break in the event of an accident which leads to a higher injury risk, because the restraint function of the belt would fail.
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland