Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 (Published on: 16/02/2018)
Notification A11/0103/17 in report 2017-029 has been updated to indicate the batch numbers affected.
Notification A12/1335/17 from report 2017-040 has been withdrawn at the request of the notifying authority following further tests that show that the product does not pose risk to the health of consumers.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0230/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Aroma diffuser
 
Brand: Seruman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: GRT-120100 AC/DC (Adapter) GX-11 k (Aroma diffuser)
 
Batch number / Barcode: SN: 1709025367
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the transformer of the power supply is inadequate.
Accessible parts could become live.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Import rejected at border (By: Importer)

 
Description: Plastic aroma diffuser supplied with a power supply. Packed in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0227/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Magnetic putty
 
Brand: LG-MY
 
Name: Magnetic Putty
 
Type / number of model: Blue, Gold
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical, Injuries
 
The gold-coloured putty contains high amounts of arsenic (measured value: 32.9mg/kg) and lead (measured value: 29 mg/kg). Moreover, the magnet is a small part with a high magnetic flux.
Arsenic is toxic and exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity. 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 standards EN 71-1 and EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description: Magnetic putty containing a small magnet and small 'sticky eyes', supplied in a tin. Available in various colours.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 7