Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 27 (Published on: 07/07/2017)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0879/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother
 
Brand: Nuby
 
Name: Mini Brites pacifier
 
Type / number of model: art. 040105717-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0048526057979, batch code: ID5797SFSM, #042716NV
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The teat of the soother can break easily, generating small parts which could lead to choking.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Destruction of the product

 
Description: Blue and green silicone soother for 0-6 month old babies (size: small). The soothers have massage bristles and are oval shaped. They are packed in a blister package.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0883/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's jeans
 
Brand: RESERVED
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: QY335-55J-110
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5902690222005
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The drawstring in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.

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: Jeans or children up to 7 years, with two front and two back pockets and a drawstring in the waist area.
Country of origin: Pakistan
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Estonia, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0885/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' dress
 
Brand: WANEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: WNX EL 2 - 40144
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8001234620943
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The drawstring in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.

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: Long-sleeved, grey dress for girls up to 7 years. At the front there is an inscription "BORN TO BE CUTE" and it is fastened with a button at the back. The dress has a drawstring in the waist area.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0886/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's clothing set
 
Brand: SOYKAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
 
The small decorative elements can easily be detached and be put in the mouth by a small child, causing choking. Moreover the safety pin of the brooch could cause injuries during its removal.
 

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

 
Description: Clothing set consisting of a white and pink dress and a white bolero. There is a belt, and decorative elements such as a brooch and rhinestones. Sample size 1-2 years.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0887/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's trousers
 
Brand: Hiwro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The drawstring in the waist area may become trapped during various activities of a child, causing injuries.

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: Jeans with a drawstring in the waist area for children up to 7 years. It is decorated with a textile application of a cartoon hero and an embroidered "SEA FRIENDS PLAY JERRY" inscription.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0890/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Ladies' sandals
 
Brand: CRUBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Ref: 4054 blue and 4003 bronze
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 35.6 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: Ladies' sandals with straps. Packaging: cardboard box. Sample sizes 36 and 39.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0884/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB travel charger
 
Brand: BLOW
 
Name: Ladowarka sieciowa micro USB - Micro USB travel charger
 
Type / number of model: H10A
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5900804077411
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the charger is inadequate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description: Black travel charger packed in a transparent plastic bag. It has a micro USB connection.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0874/17       
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product: Diet shaker container
 
Brand: Nupo
 
Name: Diet Shaker
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5715667011690
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The ball in the shaker is not stable and the two sticks in the middle may break off when the shaker is in use. Users might accidentally ingest the sticks or they could get stuck in the throat.

One accident reported.
 

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

Company recall page: 

 
Description: The product is a transparent container with a gold-coloured, screw-on lid. The lid can be opened at the top, from where the content can be consumed. It is used to shake powder and liquid to a uniform consistency. A "spiky" ball inside the container assists in avoiding lumps when shaking.
Country of origin: Denmark
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0891/17       
Category: Laser pointers
 
Product: Key-ring with LED light and laser
 
Brand: WING TAI ELECTRONICS
 
Name: Barrett 50
 
Type / number of model: model U13
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful and the product is not correctly labelled. Direct viewing of the laser beam could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description: A key-ring with LED light and laser pointer in the shape of a bullet. Offered for sale in a display box and sold individually without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0892/17       
Category: Laser pointers
 
Product: Key ring with LED light and laser
 
Brand: WING TAI ELECTRONICS
 
Name: 3 IN 1 LASER & LED
 
Type / number of model: model U13, YT810
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful and the product is not correctly labelled. Direct viewing of the laser beam could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description: Key ring with LED light and laser pointer in the shape of a grenade. Offered for sale in a display box but sold individually without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0876/17       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: CE-WTK-50, ref. B1002
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6882010010026
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The cable is not properly secured against pulling and the wire ends can be pulled out easily, giving access to live parts. The cable between the plug and the first light-socket is too short. Live parts can also be accessed when handling the control device.

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: IP20 50L lighting chain for indoor use. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0877/17       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Lampholder
 
Brand: AIGOSTAR
 
Name: Casquillo Plastico E14 Negro - E14 Plastic Lamp Holder Black
 
Type / number of model: model 900APLH-01B E-14
 
Batch number / Barcode: 843325181536
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The wire ends of the lampholder are not correctly fixed to the tube. When inserting and removing a bulb several times, the joint between the cable and the lampholder may become damaged, leaving live parts accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60238.
 

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

 
Description: Black plastic, E14 lampholder in a blister pack.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0880/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Golf
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*0623*; Type: AU
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 26 September 2016 and 21 April 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The car has tyre-pressure signs/stickers indicating the incorrect tyre pressure requirement. Too low tyre pressure may cause the tread to separate or the tyre to burst.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0881/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: KTM
 
Name: 125 and 390 Duke
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: model year 2017
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Temporary failure of the headlamps may occur and can lead to road accidents.
 

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

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Motorcycles
Country of origin: Austria
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0882/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 5 series, 7 series
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1688, e1*2007/46*1750, e1*2007/46*0276; types: G5L, G5K, 7L.
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 16 May 2017 and 20 May 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Owing to a defect in the ball head of the brake pedal, the brake lights may be permanently activated, even during driving, without any error warning being shown. This might have an impact on road users following the vehicle.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0889/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Kuga
 
Type / number of model: e13*2001/116*0109
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles affected have been produced between 18 May 2010 - 31 October 2010
 
Risk type: Fire
 
The heated washer jets fitted to some vehicles may have elements which are not correctly sealed. The poor sealing could lead to corrosion due to water ingress and subsequent overheating of the jets 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: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0893/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Skoda
 
Name: Yeti, Rapid
 
Type / number of model: Typ: 5L, NH: e11*2007/46*0010, e11*2007/46*0250
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced from 23.09.2016 to 01.11.2016.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Due to a faulty connection, parts of the front-seat belts tensioners could become detached on deployment in an accident and enter the vehicle interior, putting the occupants at risk of injury.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0875/17       
Category: Other
 
Product: Step ladder
 
Brand: SAFOR KIT (SFK)
 
Name: Taburete de Aluminio ('Aluminium stool')
 
Type / number of model: ref. 2501
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8430114025019
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The ladder lacks a locking mechanism to prevent it from opening and closing when in use. As a consequence, the ladder might fold under the user's weight. The distance between the steps/rungs is not equal. Both defects may cause the user to lose balance and fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14183.
 

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

 
Description: Three-step aluminium step-ladder. Working height 55 cm, weight 3 kg. 150 kg max.
Country of origin: Portugal
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0894/17       
Category: Other
 
Product: Step-ladder
 
Brand: SINI
 
Name: Classic porrasjakkara
 
Type / number of model: Product number 8973
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The steps are not strong enough and could deform or break during use. The user could thus lose balance and fall.
Incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14183.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: White step-stool with two yellow and green steps and a white platform with yellow and blue circles. Width 369 mm, depth 450 mm, height 600 mm.
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0878/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: GUIRCA
 
Name: Conejito ('Rabbit')
 
Type / number of model: ref. 81036 (size 6 to 12 months), lot 010220155
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8434077810361
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The eyes on the costume can easily be detached, generating small parts. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description: Pink rabbit costume for children; sold in a plastic bag with label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27

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Alert number: A12/0888/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy guns
 
Brand: ZECONG Toys
 
Name: Blaze Storm - Manual soft bullet gun
 
Type / number of model: 1) Item no. DY093702, 7036A (on the package); 2) Item no. DY093738, 7063 (on the package)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0712641915666, 0712641915697
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The suction cups detach from the bullets and, in addition, some of the blue foam shafts of the bullets easily break. If a child puts the bullet in the mouth, the suction cup may come loose 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): Other

 
Description: Blue-orange-black-coloured plastic toy guns with five foam bullets. The bullets have an orange plastic head and a blue foam shaft. Some of the heads of the bullets have suction cups and some are blunt. The toy gun is packed in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany

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Alert number: A12/0895/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Serious Fun / Smiffy's
 
Name: Donkey
 
Type / number of model: 30807
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5020570308073; STD_2013_003489
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The materials used for the ears of the costume are highly flammable. If a child wears the costume and it catches fire, the child may suffer burns, mostly on the head.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Donkey costume with donkey head and tail.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0095/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: False nails set with glue
 
Brand: Wild & Mild
 
Name: Artificial nail kit
 
Type / number of model: 4743080025025; Model: WM005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The glue contains chloroform above the permitted level (measured value: 0.6 % 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description: Artificial nails sold in red and black cardboard packaging with a white glue tube with black label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 27