Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 28 (Published on: 14/07/2017)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0910/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Novelty headband
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: A71887-480PCS
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8860876718872
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The battery compartment can be easily opened by removing the cover and the button batteries are accessible. A small child may put them in the mouth, causing damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract if swallowed.

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

 
Description: A plastic headband with glowing plastic strands, operated by button batteries located in a plastic case on top. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0915/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Educational toy
 
Brand: CUBIKA/ Levenya
 
Name: Pyramid LD-5
 
Type / number of model: Reference 12329
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4823056512329
 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
 
The purple blocks on top of the pyramid are small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke. There is also a protruding part (the rod in the centre) without protection which may injure a child.

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

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

 
Description: Pyramid toy made of colourful wooden blocks. A square base with a rod in the centre constitutes the base onto which the blocks of different size have to be put. Packaging: cardboard box with window.
Country of origin: Ukraine
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0935/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Maxie Girlz
 
Type / number of model: 8025
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5400311714019
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 46% 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: Distributor, Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Plastic doll with accessories (shoes, comb, mirror and bag) sold in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Luxembourg
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0937/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Doctor play set
 
Brand:  SAMEFA
 
Name: Toys Doctor / Maletin Medicao ('Medical case')
 
Type / number of model: Model 4711
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435114947118
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The stethoscope tube of doctor play set contains di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 0.5% 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: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description: Doctor play set supplied in a red plastic case containing various medical utensils, including a stethoscope.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0938/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress moustache
 
Brand: XU BO
 
Name: Party Mustache
 
Type / number of model: Item no 2151, ref. 6850
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435246268501
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The material of the moustache is highly flammable. If a child wears the moustache 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: Black fancy-dress moustache attached to a cardboard back showing a picture of a man with a hat.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0939/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy chicks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: EASTER DECORATIONS
 
Type / number of model: ref. 8140
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8608683081402
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The chicks' feet detach easily, 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Chicks with plastic feet for decoration. Presented in a cardboard box containing 40 units.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0941/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fidget spinner
 
Brand: LEDWOOD
 
Name: Typhoon LED Spinner
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3700789502579
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The battery compartment can easily be opened and the button batteries are accessible. A child may put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Manufacturer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Manufacturer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Plastic fidget spinner with LED lights, powered by three button batteries and sold in white cardboard box with a translucent window. The fidget spinner is available in different colours.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Luxembourg
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France