Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 11 (Published on: 16/03/2018)
Notification A12/0333/18 from Report-2018-009 has been updated in order to make corrections to the product category and applicable legislation.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/0379/18       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Korukolmio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6412982871648
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The earrings contain cadmium (measured value up to 63% by weight).
Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and it may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Earrings with a feather-shaped pendent with black rhinestone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0378/18       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Essential oils
 
Brand: The English aromatic co
 
Name: Classic fall collection
 
Type / number of model:  Autumn Skies", "Harvest Moon" and "Golden Leaves" / 5930100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  126067 / 5017402020227
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The "Autumn skies" bottle contains the sensitising substance limonene but lacks the required labelling.
Due to the absence of a safety warning, it could cause allergic reactions in sensitive persons.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).
 

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

 
Description:  Diffuser oils packaged in a cardboard box containing three 9-ml bottles
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0380/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: 500 L
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e3*2001/116*0217; Type: 199
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 24.8.2012 and 14.9.2017.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The insulation of the electric cable in the auxiliary heater may become damaged.
This could lead to a short circuit and cause a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0384/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: XF Sportbrake
 
Type / number of model:  Type Approval Number: E11*2007/46*2981
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 01/02/2017 and 08/01/2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a defect with the Restraints Control Module.
In the event of an accident, the Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) may not work properly.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0388/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Arteon Golf Passat Tiguan
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0307*, e1*2007/46*1725*, e1*2001/116*0450*, e1*2007/46*0623*, e1*2007/46*0627* Types: 3C, 3H, 5N, AU, AUV
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were manufactured between 19 January 2018 and 14 February 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The brake discs on the front axle are too weak.
As a consequence, when placed under extreme pressure, the brake disc can crack or even break, affecting braking performance.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0393/18       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: boboli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8/105.815
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The cord of the soother holder is too long.
It could consequently get trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

 
Description:  Soother holder forming part of a gift box with pyjamas. The soother holder has a soft cat face attached to it.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0376/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy helicopter
 
Brand: Niagara Giocattoli
 
Name: Speed helicopter
 
Type / number of model:  1021
 
Batch number / Barcode:  80067081010213; Batch 3-17 -
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts may easily come off the toy (pins fastening different parts of the product).
A child may put these 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 (to: Manufacturer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Push-along toy helicopter.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0382/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Novelty headband
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DAW-828
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595573038281
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The battery compartment in the headband can be easily opened by removing the cover, making the button batteries accessible.
A small child may put these in the mouth, which could cause damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract or choking if swallowed.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic novelty headband with a crown imitation. There is a case with batteries and LED bulbs inside the crown. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a label containing information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0383/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Youfei
 
Name: MIMINO SMIJE
 
Type / number of model:  TT2193K80
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8592193178236
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The battery compartment can easily be opened and the button cell batteries inside are accessible.
A small child may put these in the mouth, which could cause damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract or choking if swallowed or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Textile doll with a hard plastic head; hands and feet are made of soft plastic. The toy is packed in a plastic bag with a label for consumers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0385/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic chess set
 
Brand: EMHOME
 
Name: CHESS
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 3324M
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8056046054936
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The outer plastic packaging is too thin and too large.
If a child plays with it, the plastic could cover the mouth and nose, blocking the airways.

The product does not meet 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:  Magnetic chess set packaged in a cardboard box showing a photograph of the chess set and the name "Chess - High Class Chess Set".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0387/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Pojazd metalowy z napedem
 
Type / number of model:  0783-48
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 5907791570505
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy can easily break generating small parts.
A small child might put these 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 (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Toy friction car made of metal and plastic materials. Length: 9 cm. No packaging, label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0394/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy experimental set
 
Brand: LISCIANI
 
Name: El Gran Laboratorio
 
Type / number of model:  ref. N45853
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8008324045853
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy contains citric acid in a recipient which is not child-resistant.
A small child could easily open the recipient and access the substance which could cause skin and eye irritation or damage to the gastro-intestinal tract if ingested.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-4.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy laboratory for different experiments: Anatomy, geophysics, botany, palaeontology, optics. Cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0381/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather handbag
 
Brand: Bercy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  15 2016
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4013713001680
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather of the bag is too high (measured value up to 6.6 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Handbag made of leather pieces in various colours (bright to dark brown).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0386/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Tedi
 
Name: Maske
 
Type / number of model:  36925001741000000100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains cadmium (measured value: 0.1% by weight)
Exposure to cadmium is hazardous to health because it accumulates in the body and can damage the organs and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  "Pumpkin" face mask made of orange textile and black plastic material; packaging: transparent plastic bag with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0389/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ trousers
 
Brand: Lemon tree
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FD7606
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements of the trousers may be easily detached.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue jeans for small girls. The product is decorated with rhinestones and flowers. Size: 1Y
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0390/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Lemon Tree
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FD7900
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements of the dress may be easily detached.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

 

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

 
Description:  Clothing set consisting of a white long-sleeved T-shirt, and a red sleeveless dress. The product is decorated with textile flowers with beads in the middle. Size: 12M
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0391/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' clothing set
 
Brand: Donino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements on the clothing may be easily detached.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

 

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

 
Description:  Pink and white clothing set consisting of a sleeveless dress and trousers. The product is decorated with pink flowers with glued rhinestones in the middle. Size: 68-6M
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0392/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' clothing set
 
Brand: Mini love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  274
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000435713994
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements on the romper suit may be easily detached.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

 

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

 
Description:  Baby romper suit with headband. The product is decorated with butterflies and glued rhinestones. Size: 0-3M, 3-6M, 6-9M
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0022/18       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle tyre repair kit
 
Brand: W - De wauw factor
 
Name: Bandenplak kit
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 1618; 8717928085669
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The glue contains benzene (meausred value: 0.8% by weight) and toluene (measured value 5.8% by weight).
Benzene may cause cancer and genetic defects, while toluene is suspected of damaging fertility of the unborn child.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  The bicycle tyre repair kit is packaged in a tin box and contains patches and a tube of Red Sun glue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A11/0021/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hot water cylinder
 
Brand: Dimplex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ECS210HP40A-580, ECS250HP40A-580, and A6MEC210HP40A-580
 
Batch number / Barcode:  H, I and J series sold between the 01/09/2016 to 05/01/2018.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A relay located on the front of the cylinder, used for switching on and off the immersion heater, may be faulty.
The relay could overheat leading to a fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Corrective action (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Domestic water heater.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11

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Alert number: A11/0023/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Inspection lamp
 
Brand: CROSS
 
Name: Inspection lamp
 
Type / number of model:  61204210
 
Batch number / Barcode:  541929006977
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible to open the lamp, giving access to live parts. The creepage distance is too small. The cross-section of the wires is too small and the supply cable is tied into a knot for anchorage.
As a consequence, the user could receive an electric shock.

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

 
Description:  Inspection lamp with resistance cable, sold in a blister package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Weekly overview report on professional products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/0377/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Heavy goods vehicle
 
Brand: Volvo Trucks
 
Name: FH, FH16, FMX
 
Type / number of model:  Various
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The notification concerns heavy goods vehicles manufactured between 2012 and 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A fault in the gas generator of the driver airbag causes uncontrolled inflation when the airbag is activated.
The fault could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Heavy goods vehicle
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden