Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 29 ( Published on: 21/07/2017)
Corrigenda: Notification A12/0386/17 published on report 2017-013 was modified following new information from the notifying authority about the brand of the product concerned.
Notification A12/0896/17 published on report 2017-028 was modified following new information from the notifying authority about the models concerned.
Notification A11/0130/16 published on report 2016-017 was modified following new information provided by the notifying authority about the risk.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0979/17       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Sun lounger
 
Brand: K classic (by Kaufland)
 
Name: Dreibeinliege - Three-legged Lounger
 
Type / number of model:  IAN:052.518, code:0947138-4416
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4335896453842
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is not sufficiently resistant to load: The adjusting mechanism for the backrest releases easily and the sun lounger can collapse.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 581.
 

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

 
Description:  Sun lounger with metal frame; size: 188x58x28 cm; max. 110 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0978/17       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Super STIK
 
Name: Super Glue
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5050577803929; batch: 92112-F
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains chloroform (measured value 39.4% 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: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  6 blue-white tubes of super glue in a transparent plastic packaging with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0971/17       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lampki Choinkowe
 
Type / number of model:  Type 192 LED, model: RD-162, Type 200 LED, models: RD-8, RD-9, RD-11, RD-12, RD-13, RD-14 , Type 300 LED, models: RD-15, RD-16, RD-20,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2094801130361, 2094801130385, 2094801130392, 2094801130446, 2094801130453, 2094801130477, 2094801130484, 2094801130491, 2094801130507, 2094801130538
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cover of the controller can be easily removed without any tools giving access to live parts. One plug pin can be inserted into the socket of the lighting chain leaving the other live plug pin accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60598 and IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chain with 300, 200 or 192 lights. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0972/17       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Magni
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2628, 2629, 2630
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5707594263051; sold March 2016 - May 2017
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains cable is not properly anchored and could detach leaving live parts accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chain consisting of 20 balls of different colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/0964/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lampholder adapter
 
Brand: OSSUN
 
Name: Converter from E-14 to E-27
 
Type / number of model:  091000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433327091000
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is no adequate protection against accidental contact with live parts: the user could touch live parts when inserting the lamp holder adapter into the lamp holder.

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:  E14-E27 lampholder adapter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0973/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: Global
 
Name: IP65 LED FLOOD LIGHT REFLECTOR
 
Type / number of model:  FL-APPLE-10W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 997882 127398
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cables are not properly secured against pulling and twisting and the wire ends can be pulled out easily. The PVC cable insulation is not suitable for outdoor use and could become damaged. There is no proper information for the user on safe installation. The light source is non-replaceable, but there is no structural arrangement to prevent light bulb replacement. As a result of these defects, the user could touch live parts during normal use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  White LED floodlight, intended for indoor and outdoor use. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0974/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: DP
 
Name: SMD LED FOLDABLE DESK LAMP
 
Type / number of model:  LED-688, Reference: 10111
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 995858 101113
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The pins of the built-in plug do not have an insulating collar. The user may touch the live pins when plugging the plug into a mains socket. The basic insulated moving wires touch the sharp edges of metal wrist screws: in case of damage to the insulation, the live metal conductors would become accessible. The heat and flame resistance of the insulating material that hold the pins of the built-in plug in position is insufficient.

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:  Foldable, rechargeable portable table lamp with 14 LEDs. The battery can be charged via telescopic pins of the built-in plug. Packaging: blister pack with cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0975/17       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Smart10 balance wheel
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The battery connector and the plastic enclosure of the self-balancing scooter are not sufficiently resistant to catching fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Self-balancing two wheel scooter ("hoverboard") with charger. Packaged in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0952/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: H1
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e4*2001/116*0129* and e4*2007/46*0091*; Type: TQ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 12 February 2015 and 30 March 2016.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Fuel may leak from the fuel line in the engine compartment which may result in a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0954/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Abarth
 
Name: Abarth 500
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e3*2007/46*0064*33; Type: 312
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced during March 2017 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Water infiltration may lead to insufficient steering box lubrication. The steering may become stiff or lock as a result.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0955/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: 500
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e3*2007/46*0064*; Type: 312
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced during March 2017 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Water infiltration may lead to insufficient steering box lubrication. The steering may become stiff or lock as a result.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0958/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Tacoma
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 18 August 2015 and 24 March 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Defective fastening of the differential to the rear axle may lead to oil leakage from the differential. As a result, the differential may become blocked, which may 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:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0962/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Vehicle
 
Brand: SEAT
 
Name: Ibiza
 
Type / number of model:  KJ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  MY 2018, manufactured between 31 October 2016 and 1 June 2017.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
An air-conditioning pipe may rupture in the event of a frontal collision. If this happens, the inflammable gas may escape 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:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0968/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Insignia Sports Tourer
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0475*02-*06, e1*2007/46*0374*00-*04; Types: 2H, 0G-A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were manufactured between June 2008 and August 2011.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Penetration of water into the boot control module may cause a short-circuit and 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 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0976/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Harley-Davidson
 
Name: FLHX, FLHXS, FLTRX, FLTRXS, FLHTCU, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRXS, FLHP, FLHTP
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e4*168/2013*00016; Types: FL3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 2 June 2016 and 9 May 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A clamp on the oil-cooling system may have been incorrectly fitted. This could result in the oil cooler line becoming detached and sudden loss of engine oil. Loss of engine oil could lead to a skid risk for following vehicles as well as the motorcyclist.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0957/17       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Step ladder
 
Brand: AR HOME
 
Name: Escalera plegable
 
Type / number of model:  19746
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430852197467
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steps are not strong enough and could deform during use. Users could 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:  Folding step-stool. Packaged in transparent plastic with paper label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0943/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Vulcan
 
Name: Bobcat
 
Type / number of model:  Article number DC207, Reference number EC030221
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch VE16-0009-03, barcode 4 891736 931876
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The firework may not function correctly when ignited. The user could go back to the firework and receive burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Fireworks: battery of 30 single shot tubes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0944/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Vulcan
 
Name: Roman Candle Barrage
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 1118, reference number EC339999
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch VE16-0032-1, barcode 4891736909677
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Pyrotechnic parts other than the fuse are accessible to the user and could be ignited by the user when lighting the fuse. The user could consequently be hit by burning material.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Fireworks: Roman candles
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0945/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Big Cracker
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 2104
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The fuse is defective and the firework could start functioning when the user is close by.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Fireworks: box with 24 firecrackers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0946/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Vulcan
 
Name: Magical Shots
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 259975
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 4891736921624, Batch VE16-0061-1
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The duration of fuse is too long. The user could go back to the firework and receive burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Fireworks: Roman candles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0981/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Pterada Dragon Boom
 
Type / number of model:  PP038D/B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595124306135; mark CE 1395, reg. no. 1395-F3-0284/2013, year of manufacture 2015
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The sound pressure level is too high and this can cause damage to hearing.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Single flash bangers, packaged in a set of 5 into transparent plastic, sold in a box of 4 sets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0951/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand:  SAMEFA
 
Name: POLICE SERIES - THE POWER OF THE WARRIOR
 
Type / number of model:  1) Ref. 4664, 2) Ref. 4665
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 8435114946647, 2) 8435114946654
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic suction cups contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 6.7 % by weight) and dibutyl-phthalate (DBP) (measured value up to 19.1 % by weight). These phthalates 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:  Toy gun sets with different accessories: handcuffs, walkie-talkie, projectiles with suction cups, etc. supplied in a blister packaging with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0953/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle
 
Brand: BamBam
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Index: 359898
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902012739693
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The rattle can easily release the small plastic balls inside the rattle. 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Elephant-shaped rattle made of coloured plastic material. Plastic packaging with cardboard back. Destined for children over 3 months of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0956/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy flute
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Flet [Flute]
 
Type / number of model:  Product number: AL00302 Product code: 126
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901531712590
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The mouthpiece of the flute detaches easily, generating a small part which could be swallowed or inhaled by a child.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic toy flute (length approx. 30 cm) packaged in a plastic foil.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0959/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: PAMAX
 
Name: Combatti il Crimine
 
Type / number of model:  1256/117003574 E
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033765720182, Lot 1601871609
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can be easily detached from the projectiles. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may detach 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Toy gun set consisting of a plastic pistol, a target and 3 projectiles with suction cups, supplied in a blister pack with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0966/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Gazelo Toys
 
Name: Pistolet [Gun]
 
Type / number of model:  G069611-1206-1207-3169 (on attached label) NO.1206, NO.2017 (on packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907773964803
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can easily detach from the projectiles. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may detach 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic toy gun and six projectiles made of foam material with plastic suction cups. Packaged in plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0967/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fidget spinner
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO.620322
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713219337882; BATCH NO.035151
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The battery compartments can easily be opened without use of any tools and the button cells inside are easily accessible. Children might put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing damage to their gastrointestinal tract.

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: Distributor, Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic fidget spinner available in different colours with three battery-powered LED modules, each provided with a black on/off switch. Some batches of the same product bear a reference and a bar code whereas others do not. The spinner is sold in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0969/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: GOLIATH
 
Name: Feisty Pets
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 32281 – bear; ref. 32282 – monkey; ref. 32283 – rabbit; ref. 32284 – panda; ref. 32285 – cat; ref. 32286 –polar bear.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711808322813, 8711808322820, 8711808322837, 8711808322844, 8711808322851, 8711808322868
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The eyes of the soft toy becomes detached easily, generating small parts, and the fibrous stuffing material is accessible. A child may put the small parts or the stuffing material 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: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Six different animal soft toys: bear, panda monkey, cat, polar bear and rabbit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0970/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fidget spinner
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Hand Spinner
 
Type / number of model:  No: 2701
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The battery compartments can easily be opened without use of any tools and the button cells inside are easily accessible. Children might put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing damage to their gastrointestinal tract.

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: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Hand spinner with LED lights, operated by button cell batteries and packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0977/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden pull-along toy
 
Brand: CUBIKA / Levenya
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Refs. 12022, 12008, 12039 and 11681
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4823056512022 and 4823056512008
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The cord to pull the toy is too long and may cause strangulation if it wraps around the child's neck.

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:  Wooden pull-along toys in various shapes: rabbit, lion, car, train. Packaging: cardboard box with window.
Country of origin:  Ukraine
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0980/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: COMBUY
 
Name: Hollo Kitty
 
Type / number of model:  7100-03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291410108140
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The lid of the battery compartment can easily be removed and the batteries are accessible. A child can put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing choking or damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract.

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 mobile phone toy packed in a carton window blister. The toy is operated and supplied with two AA batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0982/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy cash register
 
Brand: KX
 
Name: Imitate Cash Register
 
Type / number of model:  023F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The lids of the plastic bottles detach easily. 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 taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic toy cash register with plastic shopping basket, plastic food and drink items, packed in a printed cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0947/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: TRAVEL CHARGER
 
Type / number of model:  EP-TA20EWE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage and clearance distances are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  USB charger with no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0948/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Adapter California Model
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage and clearance distances are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Charger for mobile phones with no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0949/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Powerful
 
Name: Travel charger / USB Power Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage and clearance distances are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Charger in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0950/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ES-D06
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage and clearance distances are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  White USB charger with no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0965/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: Esperanza
 
Name: Iguazu / Electric Kettle
 
Type / number of model:  EKK001B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901299914991
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The thermal protection turns the kettle off too late in the event that the kettle overheats. This could result in the kettle starting a fire.

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:  Electric kettle, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
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Alert number: A11/0103/17       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Torch
 
Brand: LEXMAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WL2044
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3276004205674, Only batches 207063070115 and 207063291215 are affected
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the charger is inadequate.
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 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable torch. Transparent blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0102/17       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Kulmahiomakone
 
Type / number of model:  S1M-KZ27-230
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438114304235
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The protection guard of the angle grinder can come loose and provides insufficient protection against loose flying fragments generated during use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Angle grinder supplied in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0104/17       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder
 
Brand: Matrix
 
Name: Winkelschleifer
 
Type / number of model:  AG 2200-230
 
Batch number / Barcode:  15-263/00181, 2015
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The protection guard of the angle grinder can come loose and provides insufficient protection against loose flying fragments generated during use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Angle grinder supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0098/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Original Fireworks
 
Name: ACTIVATOR - 19 SHOTS
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 4054
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch B150063
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing
 
Burning pieces fall to the ground a long way away from the firework and could cause burns to bystanders. The sound level is too high and could cause permanent hearing loss.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Fireworks: battery of single shot tubes for outdoor use.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0099/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Original Fireworks
 
Name: ULTRA
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 3115
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 0031150000
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The firework may not function correctly when ignited. The user could go back to the firework and receive burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Fireworks.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0108/17       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Vulcan
 
Name: Sparkler
 
Type / number of model:  Article number EC160002, Article reference PC002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  891736931999
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Burning pieces fall off the sparkler. If the sparkler is used indoors, the burning pieces could start a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Fireworks - sparklers
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0106/17       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magic cube
 
Brand: R&T
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 68139
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436019668139
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The plastic packaging for the cube 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Magic (Rubik) cube sold in a transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0100/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: EMY
 
Name: Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model:  MY-222
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6970463502226
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage and clearance distances are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Charger in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0101/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Proda
 
Name: USB CHARGER
 
Type / number of model:  RP-U21
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6954851235286
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage and clearance distances are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  USB charger with cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0105/17       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster
 
Brand: ElecBHome
 
Name: Toaster
 
Type / number of model:  154360
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8401543600030
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The metal sides become too hot. The user could touch them and receive burns.

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:  White electric toaster, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 29
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Alert number: A12/0942/17       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: Evobus
 
Name: 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, S 407 CC
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0013, e1*2007/46*1133, e1*2007/46*1160; Types: 410 01, 410 03, 410 02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between March 2017 and May 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Owing to the defective powder coating and the resultant bonding deficiencies, parts of the wheel flaps may become detached and fall onto the roadway.
 

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 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway