Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 (Published on: 09/06/2017)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0733/17       
Category: Gas appliances and components
 
Product: Gas fire
 
Brand: GAZCO
 
Name: Flue Logic HE, E-Box and E-Studio
 
Type / number of model: Information on models, types and serial numbers is given in the company recall notice.
 
Batch number / Barcode: The gas fires affected were manufactured between February 2013 and October 2015.
 
Risk type: Asphyxiation
 
Aluminium rivets were used instead of steel rivets for the fixings for the draught diverter plate. Failure of the rivets could lead to the draught diverter plate moving out of position which, in combination with the failure of the safety cut off switch, could cause carbon monoxide to enter the room.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Retro fit of adaption plate to prevent baffle plate movement, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Distributor, Manufacturer)

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Chimney/flue gas-fired heaters, no packaging.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0761/17       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Rechargeable LED light
 
Brand: CLULITE
 
Name: Long Ranger LED Pistol Light
 
Type / number of model: PLR500: (light); 229YL: (adapter)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5 036223 005947
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The mains adapter has insufficient clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits. This could lead to mains voltages reaching parts accessible to the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description: Rechargeable, LED searchlight supplied with red filter, mains adapter and vehicle charger. Packaged in a printed cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0748/17       
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Vehicle lift
 
Brand: Peak
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: MR06 Mid-Rise 2.8t
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The lowering control can be inadvertently operated and the safety latch system does not operate automatically when lowering. This could lead to persons being crushed.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1493.
 

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

 
Description: Vehicle scissor lift for cars, 2.8 tonne capacity.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland

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Alert number: A12/0775/17       
Category: Stationery
 
Product: Novelty pens
 
Brand: Amscan
 
Name: 1) Lollipop Pens 4PK, 2) Lipstick Pens 2PK
 
Type / number of model: 1) MF986829; 2) MF98629
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1) 4897069591039; 2) 0841233004591
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The pen caps are unventilated and may pose a choking risk to young children if put in the mouth and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description: Novelty pens in the shape of lipstick (2 in a pack) and lollipops (4 in a pack). Packaged in clear polythene bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0752/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy with lights
 
Brand: Pillow Pets
 
Name: Grow Pets Pillow
 
Type / number of model: 19689
 
Batch number / Barcode: 849207 00992
 
Risk type: Choking, Strangulation
 
The zip puller and battery compartment spring can detach easily, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke. The battery compartment is easily accessible and the compartment wire is too long, posing a risk of strangulation to children.

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: Stuffed, unicorn-shaped, soft toy made of multi-coloured fabric, containing LED battery lights. Packaged in a printed cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Weekly overview report on professional products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0779/17       
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Vehicle Scissor Lift
 
Brand: AUTO LIFT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: CR6270
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
There is no locking system for the support arms and the safety latch system does not automatically engage. When lowering, the down lever could be operated. Furthermore, there are unprotected hoses, therefore any sudden loss of hydraulic pressure will lead to a very rapid descent of vehicle lift. All this could lead to persons near the lift being crushed by the lift and any vehicle it is supporting.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 2500 Kgs twin cylinder mid-rise scissor lift
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23