Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 46 (Published on: 17/11/2017)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/1581/17       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Deep Red
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: batch 15383
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value 26 mg/kg). Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description: 30-ml bottle of red pigment
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1582/17       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Easy Flow
 
Name: Harvest Brown, Rich Praline; Dark Olive Green; Leaf Green, Navy Blue, Mid Yellow; Burnt Orange; Deepest Violet, Mid Purple, Deep Purple
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: D24/3; D33/1; D32/1; D13/3; D39/6; D20/4, D22/4;D36/2;D26/2;C36/2
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The ink is contaminated by aerobic mesophilic bacteria and mould, posing a risk of infections.
 

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

 
Description: 30-ml plastic bottles containing tattoo ink.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1589/17       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Burnt Orange
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch 25.3.15
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The ink is contaminated by aerobic bacteria and mould. Therefore it is not sterile and poses a risk of infections.

The product does not comply with Council of Europe Resolution ResAP(2008)1 and with relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description: Orange colour, 30 ml bottle of ink.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1590/17       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Georgia Peach
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Lot 27.06.14
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The ink is contaminated by aerobic bacteria; therefore it is not sterile and poses a risk of infections.

The product does not comply with Council of Europe Resolution ResAP(2008)1 and with relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description: Colour: orange, 30 ml bottle of ink.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1591/17       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Sky Blue
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Lot 23/10/14
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The ink is contaminated by aerobic bacteria; therefore it is not sterile and poses a risk of infections.

The product does not comply with Council of Europe Resolution ResAP(2008)1 and with relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description: Colour: blue, 30 ml bottle of ink.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1566/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' top
 
Brand: Serafino
 
Name: Serafino Girls
 
Type / number of model: S 17- 4300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
Loose ends on children’s clothing in the neck area may become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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: Girls' white t-shirt top with multicoloured cords intended to be tied at the neck. Size 6 designed for 6 year old girls.
Country of origin: Greece
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1572/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s dress
 
Brand: WOLKY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The small decorative elements can easily be detached from the dress and put in the mouth by a small child, causing choking.
 

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

 
Description: Children’s long-sleeved bodysuit/dress. The lower section is made of two layers of lace and there is an attached sash at the waist with roses and two rows of silver balls.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1573/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s dress
 
Brand: Beyaz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The small decorative elements (rhinestones) can easily be detached from the bodysuit and be put in the mouth by a small child, causing choking.
 

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

 
Description: Children’s short-sleeved bodysuit/dress with tulle in the lower section and an additional decoration. The upper section is made of white fabric with red edging and has an attached textile strawberry with silver rhinestones glued around it.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1592/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Caldera
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 1) 853.17 2) 852.17
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5205182726778, 5205182726853
 
Risk type: Injuries, Strangulation
 
The halter neck cords and the cords to be tied at the back could become trapped during various activities of a child causing injuries or strangulation.

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: Girls' bikini sets, designed for 4 year old girls. The two-part garments are manufactured with halter neck cords and cords to be tied at the back.
Country of origin: Greece
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1605/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Swimming trunks for boys
 
Brand: Eierda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Item number: 2601
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The cords in the waist area are too long. They may get 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: Swimming trunks intended for boys up to 14 years of age. There are cords in the waist area.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1570/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Skin cream
 
Brand: BiTЭKC
 
Name: ROSKOŠNOJE PITANIJE „Argan i Mindal“
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No. 1041, barcode 4810153020062
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
According to the labelling, the product contains Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and Methylisothiazolinone (MI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

According to the Cosmetic Products Regulation, MCI/MI is prohibited in leave-on cosmetic products.


 

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

 
Description: Skin day cream supplied in golden cardboard packaging, wrapped in transparent plastic.
Country of origin: Belarus
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1571/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Skincare product
 
Brand: MARBERT
 
Name: 24H AQUA BOOSTER 03 Medium
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No. 140099, barcode 4085404510313400
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The label indicates that the product contains the preservative Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. In addition, isobutylparaben, which has a potential endocrine disrupting activity, is contained in the product according to the list of ingredients.

According to the Cosmetic Products Regulation, MCI and MI are prohibited in leave-on cosmetic products.
 

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

 
Description: Face cream in a tube is supplied in a white and blue cardboard box. Labelling is in Lithuanian and with the expiry date symbol indicating 12 M.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1593/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Ultra Glow
 
Name: Fade Cream
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1AL7
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value up to 2% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: White cream in a metal tube, packed in a box.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1598/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Skin cream
 
Brand: MARBERT
 
Name: 24H AQUA BOOSTER
 
Type / number of model: 02 Light
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No. 140667, barcode 4085404510306
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. The cream also contains isobutylparaben, as indicated in the list of ingredients on the packaging. This paraben has a potential endocrine disrupting activity.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

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

 
Description: Tinted face cream in a tube, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1600/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Sun cream
 
Brand: Sun Tropic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No. 401052, barcode 5017371146393
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The sun cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Cosmetic, leave-on sun cream in a yellow and orange plastic tube.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1601/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Sun cream
 
Brand: Sun Tropic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No. 506017, barcode 5017371147949
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The sun cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: The cosmetic, leave-on sun cream is supplied in a pink and yellow plastic tube.
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1555/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Circuit-breaker
 
Brand: LSIS
 
Name: Miniature Circuit Breaker
 
Type / number of model: BKP C16A 0612225 98Z
 
Batch number / Barcode: R161114
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate. As a result, accessible parts could become live.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60898.
 

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

 
Description: 16A neutral phase single circuit-breaker.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1557/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB charger
 
Brand: MAX MOBILE
 
Name: Universal USB Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model: CLT-TC 125
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3858887217700
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The distances between the primary and secondary circuits are too small which could lead to the user receiving an electric shock.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: USB travel charger, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1574/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Hair straightener
 
Brand: Tyme
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: HS-058
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate which could lead to the accessible metal plates becoming live.

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

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

 
Description: Hair straightener. Packaged in a fabric sleeve.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1594/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Hair brush
 
Brand: Swanliss
 
Name: Brosse Lissante
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3770006627101
 
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate. As a result, accessible metal parts could become live. The handle overheats which could cause burns 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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Heated hair brush for straightening hair. Supplied in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1597/17       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Bicycle tyre repair kit
 
Brand: Golden Palm Ent Inc
 
Name: Bike Repair Kit
 
Type / number of model: RP-6025
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7834561007009
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The glue contains toluene (24.3 % by weight) and 1,2-dichloroethane (66.4 % by weight). Toluene and 1,2- dichloroethane are carcinogenic and toxic if inhaled or if they get in contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description: Bicycle puncture repair kit with "Red Sun" glue. Blister packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1584/17       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LUZ MICRO 50L
 
Type / number of model: L-1014
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435200010146
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
It is possible for the user to access live parts of 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: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Lighting chain with 50 lights. It comes in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1603/17       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: LED floodlight
 
Brand: Owl-Lamp
 
Name: LED Rechargeable Light
 
Type / number of model: ETA-U90EWE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the charger is not sufficient. The user could consequently receive an electric shock from accessible metal parts.

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

 
Description: Rechargeable LED light supplied with a charger ("Travel Adapter"). Sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1558/17       
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Impact drill
 
Brand: Beck&Lorenz
 
Name: Schlagbohrmaschine / Wiertarka udarowa
 
Type / number of model: Z1J-C60-13
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5905669738026
 
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock
 
Live elements of the motor are accessible to the user. The appliance overheats which could lead to the user receiving burns.

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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Impact drill, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1559/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: All-terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Ace 325
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles built between 12/12/2013 and 15/12/2014
 
Risk type: Burns, Fire
 
The exhaust head pipe may not be able to withstand the exhaust temperatures and may degrade to the point where a hole or crack may form which could lead to a fire and/or cause burns to the user.
 

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

 
Description: All-terrain vehicle
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1562/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Tesla
 
Name: Model X , Model S
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e4*2007/46*0667*12 – e4*2007/46*0667*17; Type: 002; 2016 and 2017 model years
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 28/10/2016 and 1/9/2017 and have flat-folding seats in the second row.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The cable controlling the adjustment mechanisms for the left-hand seat in the second row could be badly-adjusted. In the event of a crash, this could lead to the backrest moving forwards, increasing the risk of injury for the occupant of the seat.
 

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
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1563/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: i-MiEV
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Model years 2010 - 2013
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
In the event of deployment of the passenger side airbag, the inflator might release metal fragments which could injure the passenger.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1564/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: ASX and Pajero Sport
 
Type / number of model: ASX (GA0W); Model year: 2011 – 2015, Pajero Sport (KH0W/KG0W); Model year: 2009 – 2014
 
Batch number / Barcode: ASX: Production period: from April 2010 to September 2014 , Pajero Sport: Production period: from March 2008 to September 2015
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The end cap of the gas springs for the rear door can come off. The end cap can hit the user and/or the rear door can fall down suddenly resulting in injury to the user.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1565/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: ASX
 
Type / number of model: GA0W
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production period: from April 2010 to September 2014
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The inside of the front wiper motor may corrode due to water ingress. This could lead to the wiper motor stopping to work. If the wiper motor stops working whilst driving, an accident could result.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1604/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: CBR1000RR, CBR1000 S1, CBR1000 S2
 
Type / number of model: Type approval number: E4*168/2013*00054*01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Model year 2017
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The fuel tank cap sealing may fail, causing fuel to leak from the cap onto the road surface and leading to a risk of skidding for other road users. In addition, water may enter the fuel tank from the cap sealing causing the engine to malfunction which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description: Motorcycle
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Germany, Poland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1553/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden rattle
 
Brand: MAMA Natura
 
Name: MAMA Natura
 
Type / number of model: B5054000000
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1/5000054/17
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can detach which small children may put in the mouth and 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Wooden rattle in the shape of a cow with small bells.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1554/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Rattle
 
Brand: NIAGARA
 
Name: MARACOLOR
 
Type / number of model: 8805
 
Batch number / Barcode: 06/2016, EAN 8006708088052
 
Risk type: Choking, Damage to hearing
 
The handle is too long. If a child puts it in the mouth it could block the airways. The peak sound-pressure level is too high which could lead to damage to hearing.

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 rattle
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Slovenia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1556/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Doll accessories
 
Brand: Little me
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Item No.: 12102596
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6 430056 943046
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The squeaker of the rubber duck is a small part and can be easily detached. A child could put it in the mouth and choke on 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: Pink baby bottle shaped package, that contains various doll accessories including a rubber duck.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1560/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Childrens Hair-Raising Mask
 
Type / number of model: M 48488
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: 157233 Barcode: 5050577484883
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The masks are highly flammable and can cause burns if they catch fire.

The products do not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.

 

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

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Halloween fancy-dress mask available as a gorilla or werewolf design. They are attached to a cardboard header.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1561/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress hands
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Childrens Hair-Raising Hands
 
Type / number of model: M 49080
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: 157232 Barcode: 5050577490808
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The gloves are highly flammable and can cause burns if they catch fire.

The products do not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Halloween fancy-dress gloves available as a gorilla or werewolf design. Both gloves are attached to a cardboard header.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1567/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bath toy
 
Brand: Ashimmer
 
Name: Duck
 
Type / number of model: Ref. GF91066
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8447136910667
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the bath toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 14.8% by weight) and di-(2-butyl) phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 1.99% 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 and DBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description: Yellow duck inside a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window through which the toy can be seen.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1568/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bath toy
 
Brand: Cherish Animal
 
Name: Bath Toys
 
Type / number of model: 1569
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8429283030283
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 51.0 % by weight) and di-(2-butyl) phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0.357% 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 and DBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

 

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

 
Description: Yellow plastic duck inside a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label showing drawings of animals (giraffe, monkey, horse, hippopotamus, elephant, lion, bird).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1569/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bath toy
 
Brand: Pandibrinca
 
Name: Toys
 
Type / number of model: C1410010; Item 101492821.
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5601371120189
 
Risk type: Chemical, Environment
 
The plastic material of the toys contains bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 29.3 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product also contains di-'isononyl' phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 1.73 % by weight). In addition, it contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) (measured value: 1.34%). The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while the phthalate DINP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children. The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description: Three yellow plastic ducks with different hat colours (white, blue and red); packed inside a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label attached.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1575/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: SHUN SONG
 
Name: Baboliy
 
Type / number of model: Item No. SS-003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 0.2471% 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: 0.428 % by weight) and di-isodeciylphthalate (DIDP) (measured value: 0.1031% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles while the phthalates DINP 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Fairy doll (approximate height: 18 cm). Packaging: blister with paper back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1576/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Baby doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: My Baby
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 25.9%). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation phthalate, DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description: Baby doll with red dress with multicoloured patterns and a pink soother. Packaging: plastic bag with CE mark, indication of age +3 and warnings in English.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1577/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Baby doll
 
Brand: Small Foot
 
Name: Emilia
 
Type / number of model: art. 2735
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4020972027351
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts of the accessories (soother, milk bottle cap) can easily be detached from the toy. A child may put the small parts 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: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Baby doll with accessories, packed in a cardboard box with transparent window.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1578/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Baby doll
 
Brand: JUMBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Item No.: W10786J(8082)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Barcode: 0432208000030, Lot No.: LM140112WJ
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains Bisphenol A (measured value: 0.178 mg/l). Bisphenol A is toxic for reproduction.

The product does not comply with the requirements for chemicals of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description: Baby doll (approx. height: 12 cm) with pink clothing. No packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1580/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: GIAV TOYS
 
Name: MINI MINI BOLLE
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 9772420884317; Code 70011-31, Batch 110
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The soap solution of the toy contains mesophilic aerobic bacteria (measured quantity 1500000 cfu/g) and the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been detected. There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come into contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description: Soap bubble toy
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1583/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: Tema Promotional, sbabam /
 
Name: TOYS ONE KIDS
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 9772499019009; Batch 014-17
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The soap solution is contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the presence of Stenotrophomanas maltophilia has been detected. There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come into contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description: Soap bubble toy in the form of a bubble sword, available in 5 colours and sold in a display box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1585/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic inflatable toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: DOIPHIN
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 19.8% by weight) and dibutyl-phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0.228% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. It also contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 4.7 % by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP and DBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles while the phthalate DINP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description: Inflatable plastic toy in the shape of a "hammer". The toy is made up of a blue-coloured handle and a transparent cylinder with a dolphin print. Plastic packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1587/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Inflatable globe
 
Brand: Tobar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 07734
 
Batch number / Barcode: L15
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 32% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities: Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description: Inflatable globe packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with cardboard.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1588/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Doctor play set
 
Brand: Play at Home
 
Name: Doctor set
 
Type / number of model: 661-212
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4892429360720
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 15.1% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Plastic doctor set with a doll; packed in a cardboard box with a plastic window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1595/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bath toy
 
Brand: Franga Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: REF. 133B-12; REF. IEM-029513.
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8499660029513
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The toy contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 3.25% by weight) and di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 34% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles while the phthalate DINP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description: Two yellow ducks, a big one and a small one, inside a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1596/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Baby doll
 
Brand: FunChoi / Jinshija Toys
 
Name: My Little Babies
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6410412987570
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The toy soother is a small part. A child could put it in the mouth and choke on 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: Baby doll toy with a detachable toy soother.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1599/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Pencils
 
Brand: DISNEY
 
Name: Colored Scented Pencils
 
Type / number of model: ESF-4006
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8431234140798
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The pencils contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value: 22.1 mg/kg). A child using the pencils could put one in his/her mouth and suck on it and then the lead would enter the child’s body. Exposure to lead can result in severe and irreversible neuro-behavioural and neuro-developmental effects to which children are particularly sensitive.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description: Five scented, coloured pencils in a cardboard box featuring an image from the Disney cartoon "Frozen".
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A12/1602/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bath toy
 
Brand: Kaichi
 
Name: Ball boats fun
 
Type / number of model: NO. 999-206B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the green soft ball contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 30.2 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description: A set consisting of a plastic boat, a net and two soft plastic balls. The toy is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
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Alert number: A11/0137/17       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: City bike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ferrini Millionere
 
Type / number of model: No. MPR000722
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The wheel tightening bolt does not have sufficient fatigue strength and could break during use causing the cyclist to fall off the bike.
 

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

 
Description: City bike with a white metal frame.
Country of origin: Bulgaria
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A11/0138/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Tricycle
 
Brand: Arti
 
Name: Elephant
 
Type / number of model: A-12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
There are gaps between the front wheel and the body of the tricycle where a child's toe could get trapped, leading to injuries.

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: Tricycle for small children. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46

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Alert number: A11/0139/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small pieces of fur can detach from the toy. A child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

 
Description: Soft toy in the form of a ram. A cardboard label is attached. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Romania
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46
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Alert number: A12/1579/17       
Category: Construction products
 
Product: Blastcleaning Grit
 
Brand: SIBELCO EUROGRIT
 
Name: Blastcleaning grit, Aluminium silicate blastcleaning grit, Coal slag grit, ABRASIVE ISO 11126 N/CS/G, Straalgrit, Expendable Abrasive
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical, Health risk / other
 
During use, users may inhale friable chrysotil-asbestos fibres (carcinogen by inhalation - class 1 IARC), which are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and REACH Regulation (including Annex XVII).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Eurogrit is an aluminium silicate blastcleaning grit made of coal slag from coal fired power stations.
Country of origin: Ukraine
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2017 - 46