Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

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

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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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:  http://www.gazco.com/logic-safety-notice/

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

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Alert number: A12/0729/17       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Golfing gloves
 
Brand: TaylorMade
 
Name: TM Ribbon (Ladies)
 
Type / number of model:  Ladies Reg LH-S; B1117719
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4053509332154
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value: 8.7 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Unlined sports gloves with hook and loop fastening, palm area made of light-grey leather, back of glove made of light-grey leather and textile material.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0732/17       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Glue
 
Type / number of model:  Lot: 20141018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  019024800001
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains chloroform (measured value 29.7% by weight). Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A black-yellow tube of glue, supplied in a black packaging with transparent plastic cover.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0774/17       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 140 LED MINILUCCIOLE LED
 
Type / number of model:  WT-LED1-140C ; 651-1 / 1200404
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 005781 744311
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-sectional area of the cores of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the rectifier unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the rectifier unit.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 138 white LED lamps. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0747/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable head torch
 
Brand: BOST
 
Name: RECHARGEABLE LED HEAD LIGHT
 
Type / number of model:  BS-012
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 950574 021205
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Live parts of the LED panel and the live parts of the plug or the live connector terminal sockets are easily accessible. The basic insulated internal wires of the head torch can be damaged by the sharp edges of the screws during adjustment of the head torch. The cross-sectional area of the cores of the internal wires of the charger is too small and in case of a short-circuit the internal wires may overheat.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Black rechargeable head torch with 12 LEDs. The product is supplied with a battery charger that can be plugged into a mains socket outlet. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0750/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: BRIGHTER
 
Name: TRWALA / Latarka Akumulatorowa z diodą LED
 
Type / number of model:  YD-B101
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 901741 672554
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cover for the LEDs can be removed by hand, leaving live parts accessible when the torch is being charged. The pins of the built-in plug do not have an insulating collar. The dimensions of the plug are such that the user may touch the live pins when connecting the plug. The cross-sectional area of the core of the wires is insufficient: in case of a short circuit the wires may overheat leading to a fire.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Rechargeable torch with 4 LEDs. The torch can be charged by means of the built-in plug with folding pins. Blister packaging.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0769/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Noeloy
 
Name: LAMPARA SOBREMESA LED
 
Type / number of model:  N20391; 2015-08H
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8414606740291
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains cable is too thin and there is no insulating material to prevent it from rubbing against metal parts during normal movement. This could lead to the cable becoming damaged and accessible parts becoming live.

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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  LED table lamp packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: 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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0778/17       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Lawnmower
 
Brand: Florabest
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Battery: FAP 36 A1 , Lawnmower: FRMA 36/1 B1 (285014) / FRMA 36/2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Owing to a manufacturing defect in the battery, the lawnmower could catch fire during operation.

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

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

Company recall page:  http://www.lidl.at/de/produktrueckruf-7062.htm

 
Description:  Cordless lawnmower with rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery is also sold separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0744/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 308
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0405*04, e2*2007/46*0405*05, e2*2007*46*0405*06, e2*2007/46*0405*07, e2*2007/46*0405*09
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured between 03/12/2014 and 22/01/2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The suspension wishbone mounting bolts could break. This could lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle.
 

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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0763/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: A-Class, B-Class, E-Class, GLA, CLA
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0470*16-18, e1*2007/46*1207*05-06, e1*2001/116*0502*21, e1*2001/116*0501*28-32, e1*2007/46*1560*01-05, e1*2007/46*1666*00-01; types: 245 G, 245 G AMG, 207, 212, R1ES
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 8 August 2016 and 6 March 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The mixture ratio of the fuel in the inflators of the front-passenger knee, pelvic and side curtain airbags may not be correct. In the event of an accident requiring the deployment of the airbags, this could lead to the airbags not inflating properly.
 

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 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0764/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Kangoo
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0006*34 and e2*2007/46*0006*35
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured between 09/09/2016 and 12/12/2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Fixing screws for the tension rods on the sub-frame are missing. As a result, there is a risk that the engine’s anti-intrusion bar will not properly protect the occupants in the event of a frontal collision.
 

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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0765/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Espace, Kadjar, Megane, Scenic, Talisman
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e2*2007/46*0470*, e11*2007/46*2969*, e2*2007/46*0574*, e2*2007/46*0546*, e2*2007/46*0475*; types: RFC, RFD, RFA, RFB, RFE
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 29 September 2016 and 30 November 2016.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The mixture ratio of the ignition chemicals in the inflators for the window airbags is not correct. This could prevent the window airbags from inflating in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0781/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dacia
 
Name: Logan
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2001/116*0314*81 and e2*2001/116*0314*82
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured between 07/09/2016 and 13/01/2017.
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
A flexible strip which should be under the front protective moulding is missing. This could lead to the possibility of emission of CO2 very slightly higher than that of the type approval documentation.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car equipped with aerodynamic pack (PREM06).
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0756/17       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: TASPINAR
 
Name: Baby Walker
 
Type / number of model:  Model “DIDO BALIKLI YÜRÜTEÇ”, Article No. TP014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury due to sharp edges and corners and due to the insufficient strength of the locking mechanism and the walker itself. The walker is not stable and, because of the large number of wheels, it can overturn during use. Moreover, stickers on the walker can easily be removed. Children could put these small parts in the mouth and choke on them.

The product does not comply with the European Standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby walker with 10 wheels, packed in a polyethylene package.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0759/17       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babies' cots
 
Brand: BABY HOPE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Model “900” - with different numbering according to the colour: 900-45 (white), 900-55 (combination of white and beige) and 900-44 (a combination of brown and beige) 2) Model "930" - with different numbering according to the color: 930-45 (white), 930-55 (combination of white and beige) and 930-44 (a combination of brown and beige), 930- 56 (gray and beige)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) - 2) 8698906900559
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cot has sharp edges in the mechanism that holds the bars, which can cause injuries. There are large openings and slits on the inside of the cot, which could cause injuries to the child's fingers. Also, the sides of the cot are also not high enough and the child could climb over and fall.

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 716.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' cot made of chipboard and MDF. Model 900: size 60/120 ; Model 930 : size 70/130 transforms into a 70/180 teen bed.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0777/17       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s bicycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Team BMX
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain is not completely guarded: clothes may get caught in the chain causing the bicycle to suddenly stop. The stabiliser wheels are too close to the frame and can easily bend, which may cause the rider to become imbalanced.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 8098.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for young children with stabiliser wheels. Size: 12”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0734/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play-mat with toys
 
Brand: BEIYING TOYS
 
Name: Baby Game Kingdom
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 615
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7591111402276
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The nose and eyes of the soft toys can become detached, generating small parts that a child could choke on.

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:  Play-mat for babies, with different soft toys. Packaging: transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0735/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy weapon set
 
Brand: Perez Rincón
 
Name: Detective
 
Type / number of model:  2835 , 2837
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435331328356 , 8435331328370
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups detach easily from the projectiles. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may become detached 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Toy weapon set with projectiles with suction cups. Blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0736/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Perez Rincón
 
Name: 1.) Shoot Game; 2.) Shoot gun
 
Type / number of model:  1.) Ref 2836 , 2.) Ref 2846
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.) 8435331328363, 2.) 8435331328462
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cup of the projectiles can easily detach. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup can detach leaving the airways obstructed by 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  1.) Toy gun set with projectiles with suction cups and guns; 2.) Toy gun set with projectiles with suction cups and a bow. Packaging: A blister pack with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0739/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy car
 
Brand: JUGUETES A. LASANTA 2000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. nº 1601A096, fty nº 0783-61, lote 25022016
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8816010100966
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The camper van’s wheels come off easily, generating small parts that a child may put in the mouth, causing choking.

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:  A toy "pull-back" camper van with a bicycle on the roof rack. The product is presented in a 12-unit display box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0740/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion girl
 
Type / number of model:  No. 825; STG849997
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991208499977
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the dolls' head contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 12.6% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. It contains also di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 18.4 % by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles while the phthalates DINP, DNOP and DIDP are prohibited in toys and childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Two plastic dolls with blond hair, dressed in colourful dresses. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0741/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's jigsaw
 
Brand: JAISA
 
Name: Animal Puzzle: Rooster and Ladybug
 
Type / number of model:  ATZ0163 and ATZ0165.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The pegs on the jigsaw pieces can easily detach, generating small parts. 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: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Children’s wooden jigsaws with small pegs to allow children to remove the pieces of the puzzle (ladybird and cockerel) and then put them back in place. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0742/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll and kitchen play set
 
Brand: QING XING
 
Name: SUPER KITCHEN
 
Type / number of model:  No.0901
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 31.8% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phtahalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  A plastic doll with blond hair dressed in a pink top, a silver skirt and red shoes, supplied with various kitchen accessories. Packed in a cardboard blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0743/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: The Girl's House
 
Type / number of model:  No. N86; Item No: 4911130
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713149111309
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the dolls' head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 22.6% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Two plastic dolls with pink hair dressed in shiny colourful dresses and red shoes. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0746/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car with battery charger
 
Brand: MEIQI
 
Name: SPEED SPORT CAR
 
Type / number of model:  3414-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998230763800
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the battery charger is not sufficient. Live parts can be touched when connecting the charger to mains since the dimensions of the plug are not suitable.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Blue, remote controlled toy car with green flashing wheels. Supplied with 3 AA batteries and a battery charger which plugs into a mains socket outlet (model number XL-368250). Packaging: cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0749/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Guangda / Mega Creative
 
Name: Mermaid
 
Type / number of model:  Index 364250 (on attached label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902012781159
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 27.9% 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic doll packed in cardboard box with plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0751/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Bilbo
 
Name: Cute Baby
 
Type / number of model:  NO.345; P53687
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8586017053687
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 11.4% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phtahalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll with pink and blond hair dressed in pink dress and red shoes. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0753/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Electronic Organ
 
Type / number of model:  833A-17 / 1-1234-833A-17
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3342160803099
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy can easily break, generating small parts which could be put into the mouth by small children causing choking.

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 musical toy in the shape of a rabbit with keys. It is operated with three AA batteries and packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0754/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic gun
 
Brand: Peilida
 
Name: Shoot Gun
 
Type / number of model:  933-H9A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful. Direct viewing of the laser beam could cause damage to sight.

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:  Plastic toy gun, emitting light and sounds, with a plastic target. The toy is packed into a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0758/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sparkle girl
 
Type / number of model:  No.6669; N:000180
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8584156000180
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 32.1% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phtahalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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:  A plastic doll with blond hair dressed in a silver and blue dress. Packed in a pink cardboard box with a transparent window at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0760/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy tent with plastic balls
 
Brand: YUANDONG
 
Name: Play Tent
 
Type / number of model:  995-7002A / 1510Z252
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9915102602520
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the material of the tent. If a child is inside the tent while it catches fire, the child may suffer burns.

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:  Toy tent in the shape of a house with 100 balls included. Dimensions: 75 x 70 x 95. The tent is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0762/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: CARTOON SUPER TRUCK
 
Type / number of model:  model 9696A-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435426902591
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product breaks easily, generating small parts that a child could put in the mouth, causing choking.

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:  Battery-operated, blue toy car with missiles at the back and three coloured wheels on each axle. Packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the toy and various pieces of information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0766/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden alphabet game
 
Brand: JUGUETES A. LASANTA 2000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. No 1501K596 A-102
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8815011105963
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The pegs on the wooden letters detach easily, generating small parts that a child could put in the mouth, causing choking.

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:  Wooden panel with removable letters. The product is sold in a sealed transparent plastic pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0768/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Remote-controlled toy car
 
Brand: Hua Dong
 
Name: RC Monster Truck - Cross-Vehicle MAD
 
Type / number of model:  6568-322 AN
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The tyres of the car contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in concentrations up to 90 mg/kg. These PAHs are carcinogenic. The child can be exposed if the tyres come into direct, 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, remote-controlled toy car, supplied with a charger in a cardboard box with a cellophane window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0770/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress beard
 
Brand: LIFE ROAD
 
Name: Mustache
 
Type / number of model:  LR 885085
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6789111550850
 
Risk type:  Burns, Suffocation
 
The material of the beard is highly flammable. If a child wears the beard and it catches fire, the child may suffer burns mostly on the face. Furthermore, the plastic packaging is too thin: If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose, causing the child to suffocate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey fancy-dress beard. The product is attached to cardboard with a picture of a cowboy hat and packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0771/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Happy Day
 
Name: Zabawka [Toy]
 
Type / number of model:  NGHG410519
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991204105193
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the pony contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 22.8% 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: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic pony packed in plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0772/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pushchair
 
Brand: ONE SIX EIGHT / OUSDY
 
Name: Baby Stroller
 
Type / number of model:  model TL7817-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5661810012932
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The safety lock of the pushchair is not sufficiently strong and can release if the pushchair is loaded, causing it to collapse. This may cause injuries to children due to entrapment of fingers between moving parts or because a child sitting in the pushchair may fall to the ground.

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:  Pink pushchair for dolls decorated with pictures and letters wrapped in transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0773/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress beard
 
Brand: BRILLANTES FIESTA
 
Name: Peluca para fiestas y party - Barba grande de Rey ('Fancy-dress King's long beard')
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 62014-P35
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8428882620147
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The material of the beard is highly flammable: if a child wears the beard and it catches fire, the child may suffer burns mostly on the face.

The product does not comply with the requirements of 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:  Long brown fancy-dress beard packed in a transparent bag attached to a piece of black and white cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0780/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Diversity Fashion
 
Name: Wonderful world
 
Type / number of model:  No. 391
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9909050554116
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 25.3% 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: Destruction of the product (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with blond hair in a blue dress. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a transparent window
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0730/17       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's T-shirt
 
Brand: New Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7PR0400 / ART. T5187
 
Batch number / Barcode:  07743450
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are drawstrings with free ends at the back of the clothing which could become trapped during various activities of a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  T-shirt intended for boys 8 years old.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0731/17       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress
 
Brand: Ebita
 
Name: Miss Ebita
 
Type / number of model:  174204
 
Batch number / Barcode:  07770487
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are functional cords with free ends at the back of the garment which could become trapped during various activities of a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Dress for girls up to 6 years old /size 2.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0737/17       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men’s sandals
 
Brand: Guimaraes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 6036
 
Batch number / Barcode:  132101006036020043
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value 87.2 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Men’s sandals with straps. Packaging: green cardboard box. Sample size 43.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0738/17       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's sandals
 
Brand: CRUBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 6046 and 6037
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 63.9 mg/kg). Chromium VI is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Men’s leather sandals with straps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0745/17       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's shoes
 
Brand: Enplus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R1601-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value 11.6 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: Retailer)

 
Description:  Women's black shoes with leather insole, decorated with one black flower, sold in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0755/17       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Cycle Band
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CK40291
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000001487655
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings at the lower edge of the trousers can become trapped during various activities of children, causing injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description:  Girls' trousers with multicoloured stripes, intended for girls up to 7 years. The trousers have drawstrings with decorative elements at the lower edge.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0757/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power inverter
 
Brand: Bottari
 
Name: POWER INVERTER
 
Type / number of model:  Art.30196; 1208009
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 052194 301960
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Single-pole or partial insertion of a plug is possible leaving the live pins of the plug accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Power inverter intended for use in vehicles. Blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glue gun
 
Brand: SILBOR
 
Name: Pistola Silicona en Barra
 
Type / number of model:  26895
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429301268957
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains cable is too thin and is not properly attached. Both these defects could lead to the live conductors of the cable becoming accessible to the user.

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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Hot silicone gun in a transparent blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0085/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mickey Mouse - ClubHouse
 
Type / number of model:  CB535265
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291410103626
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  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 choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's toy mobile phone packed in a plastic blister on card. The toy is operated with two AA batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Weekly overview report on professional products
Products with serious risks 

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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
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0776/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: Evobus
 
Name: Setra
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0013, e1*2007/46*1133, e1*2007/46*1160; type: 410 01, 410 03, 410 02; models: S 431 DT, S 516 HDH, S 517 HDH, S 511 HD, S 515 HD, S 516 HD/2, S 516 HD, S 517 HD, S 519 HD, S 515 MD, S 516 MD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between October 2016 and February 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to a defective spline of the steering shaft, the upper spline of the steering shaft can come loose. This leads to loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Bus
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom