Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 (Published on: 12/01/2018)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0008/18       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Ruby Red
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch Number 28.11.2014
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amines o-toluidine (measured value: 17 mg/kg) and 2-methyl-5-nitroaniline (measured value: 9.4 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:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0002/18       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Glue for false nails
 
Brand: Sheba Nails
 
Name: Brush-On Resin
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Lot nr. 0316
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The glue contains hydroquinone (measured value 0.05% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: A small white bottle with glue for false nails.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0015/18       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: BSQ / Caro bright+
 
Name: Lightening Beauty Lotion
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8713887000088, Lot: L 16351A
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 2.7% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Perfumed skin-lightening cream in plastic bottle, packed in cellophane.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0007/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: +CLASS
 
Name: KUĆNI PUNJAČ
 
Type / number of model: Model: 130 Qu Code: 06010014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The clearance and creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are too small.
Accessible parts could consequently become live.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Mobile phone charger
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0014/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB charger
 
Brand: Toti
 
Name: USB Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model: UA20
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4779040333138
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient and the clearance / creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not adequate.
Accessible parts could consequently become live.

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

 
Description: USB travel charger. Sold in a white transparent package with text "USB Travel Charger with Lightning Cable".
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0005/18       
Category: Furniture
 
Product: Bunk bed
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fire Truck bunk bed
 
Type / number of model: 1050
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries, Strangulation
 
The safety barrier is not sufficiently high and the distance between the top steps of the ladder and the side of the bed is too large.
A child could consequently fall from the upper bed or introduce the head in the opening and get stuck, leading to injuries or strangulation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 747.
 

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

 
Description: Bunk bed build as a fire truck with ladder in the back of the bed.
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0001/18       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Fishing baits
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Hackles mini cuttlefish
 
Type / number of model: 315563
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Environment
 
The plastic part contains cadmium (measured value 0.0676% by weight).
Exposure to cadmium is harmful because it persists in the environment, is toxic to aquatic organisms, can damage organs and may also cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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: Five plastic octopuses in different colours packed in transparent plastic.
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Norway
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0004/18       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: LX-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8585201690035
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The accessible wires have only basic insulation.
If the insulation is damaged, the live conductors can become 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: Distributor)

 
Description: Lighting chain in the form of a bunch of flowers. Supplied without packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovenia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0009/18       
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Mini motorcycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 49cc
 
Batch number / Barcode: Serial or type identification: HB-PSB01, serial number: L85DR2FA5H1007176, serial number of the motor: 44F-6WLT2017020204
 
Risk type: Burns, Injuries
 
The prop stand can touch the ground during riding. There is no speed limiting device and the steering system is inadequate.
This can cause the rider to lose control over the motorcycle and fall.

In addition, there are sharp edges and angles on the fixing point of the prop stand and at the footrests and hot touchable surfaces.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 16029.
 

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

 
Description: Mini motorbike with plastic fairings.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0016/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van / minibus
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Sprinter
 
Type / number of model: e1*2007/46*0280*, e1*2007/46*0294, e1*2007/46*0299*, e1*2007/46*0300, e1*2007/46*0308*, e1*2007/46*0557*, e1*2007/46*1093* Types: 906BA30, 906BA50, 906BA35, 906BA50/4x4,906BA35
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 28 September 2017 and 29 September 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The seat belt for the centre-left seat in the rear row of seats may not lock properly on account of a fault inside the seat-belt casing.
Consequently, a passenger sitting in the seat might be at greater risk of injury in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description: Van / minibus
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland

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Alert number: A12/0003/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Modelling clay
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: INTELIGENTNI plastelin
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8594164760280
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The product includes a small loose magnet with a high magnetic flux.
If a child swallows this small magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

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: Distributor)

 
Description: 'Intelligent' modelling clay with a magnet, supplied in a metallic tin.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Slovenia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0006/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy pushchair
 
Brand: Starlet
 
Name: Baby Car
 
Type / number of model: NO.68699 (on a packaging) 6346356 (on attached label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 2023000002216
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The locking device does not work properly.
The toy pushchair could consequently collapse during use causing the fingers of a child to be crushed.

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: Toy pushchair made with plastic tubes (diameter 11 mm) and textile seating. It is equipped with one locking device and packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0010/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plush toy
 
Brand: Toys & Gifts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 5520200282
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8718902280414 / 2015DNT-045
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The eyes can easily come loose, generating small parts.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Light brown plush bear with scarf with paw prints, sitting, size: 33 cm
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0011/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress beard
 
Brand: GUIRCA
 
Name: Barba Canosa
 
Type / number of model: ref. 11511
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8434077115114
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The beard is highly flammable.
If it catches fire, the child could suffer burns to the face.

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

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

 
Description: Two grey beards. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0012/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Beaut
 
Name: Surprised Girls
 
Type / number of model: NO.LB366- (on a packaging) Art.No.MPF 18946 (on attached label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5900368189469
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the blue-haired doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 33.3% 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: Importer)

 
Description: Set of two plastic dolls. Cardboard packaging with plastic window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0013/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Maxie Girlz
 
Type / number of model: OKG622856
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6991206228562
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 33.6% 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: Importer)

 
Description: Plastic doll packaged in a cardboard box with window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2
Other risk levels

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Alert number: A11/0001/18       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder
 
Brand: BUMKINS
 
Name: Waterproof pacifier clip
 
Type / number of model: Model: Disney Mickey Mouse, PC-DMK97
 
Batch number / Barcode: 14292998228, Batch: 01-2016-2578
 
Risk type: Suffocation
 
The garment fastener does not have sufficient ventilation holes.
A child playing with the soother holder could put the garment fastener into the mouth, where it could get stuck and lead to suffocation.

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

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

 
Description: Soother holder consisting of a white ribbon with blue patterns, a metal clip on one end and a white rubber band on the other end. It is fixed to a cardboard label in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A11/0002/18       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder
 
Brand: RaZbaby
 
Name: keep-it-kleen
 
Type / number of model: PINK HEARTS, Item No: 417800
 
Batch number / Barcode: Lot:1607
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The garment fastener can break 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Soother holder consisting of a pink-white ribbon, a plastic clip with hearts patterns on one end and a white rubber ring on the other end. Packaging: blister with cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2

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Alert number: A11/0003/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Morphsuits / DreamWorks
 
Name: The Croods
 
Type / number of model: Modelnumber: KLCR
 
Batch number / Barcode: 887513004257
 
Risk type: Burns
 
The wig is not sufficiently self-extinguishing in the event that it is ignited by a flame.
A child could consequently receive burns.

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

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

 
Description: A complete morphsuit with a feather wig.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 2