Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 1 (Published on: 05/01/2018)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/1862/17       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Lining Black
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: BK135JMX40; Lot: SS 250; Exp. 1/31/2022
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: benzo(a)pyrene: 0.2 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 42.5 mg/kg).
Some PAHs are carcinogenic, including benzo(a)pyrene.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) does not exceed 0.005 mg/kg and the total amount of PAHs does not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with national legislation.
 

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

 
Description: Black tattoo ink, black plastic bottle with screw top.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1864/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder
 
Brand: Elodie Details
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 1) 103125, 2) 103146, 3) 103100
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1) 7350041671251, 2) 7350041671466, 3) 7350041671008
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The soother holder fastener breaks easily, generating small parts.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke on them.
The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description: Soother holders made of textile strap (different colors and patterns) with a metallic garment fastener.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1869/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Amber necklace
 
Brand: GALLMAYER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The necklace is not sufficiently strong: the two parts of the clasp can detach and the beads may break, generating small parts.
A child may put the small parts in the mouth and choke.

 

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

 
Description: Amber teething necklace, packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany

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Alert number: A12/1872/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder
 
Brand: Jollein
 
Name: Pacifier Chain Mini
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8717329325494
 
Risk type: Choking, Strangulation
 
The soother holder cord is too long and can wrap around the child's neck, leading to strangulation. Small parts detach easily from the soother holder.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description: Soother holder
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Malta
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1873/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder
 
Brand: Baby Ono
 
Name: Soother holder
 
Type / number of model: 073
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5904341202879
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The garment fastener breaks easily, generating small parts.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description: Soother holder
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Malta
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1877/17       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder with toy
 
Brand: TEDDYKOMPANIET
 
Name: Diinglisar Wild, Tiger
 
Type / number of model: 14862 Diinglisar Wild, Napphallare, Tiger
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7331626148627, batch code: 14862/101091
 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
 
The ears of the tiger head can be detached, generating small parts and giving access to the fibrous stuffing material. In addition, the garment fastener is too large.
A small child can put the small parts or the stuffing material in the mouth, causing choking, or can put the garment fastener in the mouth where it can get stuck in the trachea area, causing injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 12586.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Retailer)

 
Description: Soother holder with a soft tiger head, sold without packaging but cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Latvia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1586/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Child's hat
 
Brand: IKKS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: XK90010
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3605442569831
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The pompons may detach from the hat. As a consequence, a child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.
 

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

 
Description: Navy-blue knitted hat, lined with natural-coloured artificial fur, with ties with pompons at the ends.
Country of origin: Vietnam
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1865/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Leather gloves
 
Brand: Birreti
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 270 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description: Women's beige leather gloves, size 7.5.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1879/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Toiletry bag
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 74062
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7330878740627
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic strap contains lead (measured value 0.19 % by weight).
Exposure to lead can result in severe and irreversible neuro-behavioural and neuro-developmental effects.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description: Toiletry bag in transparent, pink plastic, with a brown zipper and strap.
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1880/17       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Rainhat Sou'Wester
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 429297
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7043134292975
 
Risk type: Environment
 
The rainhat contains short chained chlorinated parafins (SCCPs) (measured value 4,3%).
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.

The product does not comply with the POP Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Blue sou'wester with white ribbon in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1871/17       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Facial gel
 
Brand: NEWA
 
Name: Lift gel activateur
 
Type / number of model: 1.) 1058557 2.) 1058711
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1.) 7290014660434 , 2.) 7290014660441
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) (measured value: 126 µg/kg).
NDELA is carcinogenic.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Tube of cosmetic gel for the face, sold alone or in a box-set including an electrical appliance for firming the face.
Country of origin: Israel
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1867/17       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Battery charger
 
Brand: H
 
Name: Lead acid charger
 
Type / number of model: HW888
 
Batch number / Barcode: 2050003444460
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate. As a result, accessible parts can become live.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

 

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

 
Description: Input: 110-240V, 50/60Hz, IPX0, Class II. Output: 12V, 6V, 2V, 1A
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1857/17       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Armband for mobile phone
 
Brand: Varde
 
Name: Lightweight neoprene armb
 
Type / number of model: 615826-5
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0261582610005
 
Risk type: Environment
 
The black plastic contains 0,5 % short chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
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.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description: Black armband for mobile phone, transparent and black plastic in front and neoprene straps packed in a black cardboard box with plastic window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1858/17       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Pool shoes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Slippers
 
Type / number of model: 142765
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7022810116590
 
Risk type: Environment
 
The strap of the pool shoes contains 0,8% short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
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.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description: Blue pool shoes with white effect on the strap.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1859/17       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Pool shoes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Badesandaler
 
Type / number of model: 314226
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0231422609957
 
Risk type: Environment
 
The upper part contains 0,45 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
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.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description: Blue and white pool shoes wrapped in transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1875/17       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Lampholder
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: PO64812
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5709557979948
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The protection against electric shock is insufficient.
The user could touch live parts whilst inserting a bulb.

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: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Lampholder that screws into an existing E27 lampholder. It has a sensor that turns the lamp off/on with the daylight.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1874/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: V-Class, Vito
 
Type / number of model: EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0457*, e1*2007/46*0458* and e1*2007/46*0459 Type: 639/2, 639/4, 639/5
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 7 June 2014 and 2 June 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The cabling under the front swivel seats can get caught causing damage to the cabling.
This could result in the unintended deployment of the thorax airbag when the seat is rotated causing injuries to the occupant.

 

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

 
Description: Passenger car / van
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Poland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1878/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Crossland X
 
Type / number of model: EC-type approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1194*02 and e4*2007/46*1194*03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production year: 2018
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Oil entry in the inlet circuit of the engine can occur caused by the pistons.
This could result in engine failure which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1868/17       
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic luggage straps
 
Brand: GERIMPORT
 
Name: PULPO 2 CIERRES
 
Type / number of model: 120 CM
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8430540539647
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The straps easily detach from the carabiner when under tension.
This causes the elasticated straps to recoil and hit the user or a fixed load to fall, leading to injuries and accidents.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

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

 
Description: Elastic straps in two colours with two fastenings and a carabiner at each end. They are packaged in a transparent plastic bag closed by a cardboard tag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1882/17       
Category: Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product: Firework
 
Brand: J-FIREWORKS
 
Name: Intense
 
Type / number of model: Battery of shot tubes
 
Batch number / Barcode: JF 1604-16
 
Risk type: Burns, Injuries
 
The firework can fall over during use and cause injuries or burns.

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

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

 
Description: Battery of shot tubes with 19 shots. cat. F2. Brown paper packaging, with black drawing of a dragon and the words "INTENSE, power, prestige, perfection" on it.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1860/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Beach ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Liverpool Junior Club
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the ball contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 24% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of 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: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description: Beach ball im red and white With Liverpool Junior logo printed on.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1861/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Beach ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lipton beach ball
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the ball contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 24% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of 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: Importer)

 
Description: Yellow, red and white beach ball with Lipton logo printed on.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1863/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy set
 
Brand: Girlz club
 
Name: My fashion dress up set
 
Type / number of model: PCH-931
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6438114532850
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The transparent material of the sandals contains di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 0,45 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description: Dressing-up set with high-heeled sandals, tiara, earrings, bow that can be attached to hair, neckless, small purse and gloves. Set is sold in pink, light blue and rose. Packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1866/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Tasso
 
Name: Girl New Style
 
Type / number of model: art.#398Q-9
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901002004483
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The doll's head contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 26.4% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of 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: Importer)

 
Description: Plastic doll packed in a blister with cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1

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Alert number: A12/1870/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Skipping rope
 
Brand: ADAR
 
Name: Skakanka
 
Type / number of model: Item no.: 921904
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901271454569
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The skipping rope's string contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 39.2% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of 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: Importer)

 
Description: Skipping rope consisting of a coloured string made of elastic plastic material and plastic handles.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Latvia

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Alert number: A12/1876/17       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy
 
Brand: Playme
 
Name: Horse
 
Type / number of model: Art. No. OTG0871381; SM7000
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 590779157577
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The warning on the toy conflicts with its intended use. The shape and size of the ponies are indeed suitable for small children who 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Set of six ponies made of soft rubber-like material. On the bottom of each toy there is a sound producing element which is activated when the toy is squeezed. Packed in a net bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
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Alert number: A12/1881/17       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Wheel loader
 
Brand: Hitachi
 
Name: ZW65-6. ZW75-6, ZW95-6
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: N050*07 Typ: E213 Sales descriptions: ZW65-6, ZW75-6, ZW95-6
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between November 2015 and March 2017.
 
Risk type: Fire
 
The fuel parts rubs against engine parts as a result of having been positioned incorrectly. As a result, they can wear through and leak in time.
There is a danger of fuel escaping and becoming ignited on contact with hot parts of the engine.
 

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

 
Description: Wheel loader
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 1
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland