Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 20 (Published on: 18/05/2018)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/0691/18       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Bunk bed
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy Bus bunk bed
 
Type / number of model:  1723
 
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 slide through the gap between the steps and side and get stuck with the head, leading to injuries or strangulation.

The product does not comply with the General Product safety Directive and relevant European standards EN 747-1 and EN 747-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Bunk bed build as a bus with the ladder in the back of the bed (optional).
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0683/18       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Hair accessory
 
Brand: EGW
 
Name: D Accessories - Diamante Hair Clip
 
Type / number of model:  D/HC00182
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5391519001820, Batch 800219-C
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of nickel released by the product is too high (measured value 1.1 µg/cm²/week). It contains also lead and cadmium (measured values 5.9% by weight and 33.8 % by weight respectively).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin. Exposure to lead is harmful for human health and 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Metal hair clip in the shape of a butterfly with rhinestones, packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0684/18       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JA 1776
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 060225 240051
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The necklace contains lead (measured value 3.95% by weight).
Exposure to lead is harmful for human health.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Gold-coloured necklace with pendant with rhinestones.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0694/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Trailer with woodchipper
 
Brand: Timberwolf
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TW 230DHB Woodchipper Trailer
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific trailers built from 29/08/2014 onwards.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steel used for the trailer's chassis may be inadequate.
This could result in the trailer becoming unstable when the woodchipper is used, causing injuries to users of the woodchipper.
 

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

 
Description:  Special purpose trailer fitted with a woodchipper.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0685/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy slime
 
Brand: Cofalu, Kim'play
 
Name: Slime
 
Type / number of model:  reference 463.2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  batch 2644
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the slime is too high (measured value: 512 mg/kg).
Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue slime-putty, in a 130g container.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0686/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puffer balls
 
Brand: QUE GUAY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 65-909 and 65-911
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8400000659116
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The soft spikes (the crest) and the arms can be detached, generating small parts.
A small 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 (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Orange puffer ball with crests and an elastic cord. One model has arms.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0687/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy kitchen set
 
Brand:  MINGZHI
 
Name: KITCHEN
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 3078
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435331330786
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The handle on the lid comes off easily and is a small part.
A small child may put it in the mouth and choke.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Toy kitchen set with various utensils in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0688/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy guitar
 
Brand: Marcos Toys
 
Name: Guitar
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 1657
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435399016578
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The guitar's tuning pegs become detached, 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 (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Small toy guitar. The product comes in a blister pack with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0689/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: FIORI PAOLO
 
Name: Scream mask with hood
 
Type / number of model:  Art.79471
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8008092794717, lot 0317
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The mask is highly flammable.
If it catches fire, the user could suffer burns, mostly 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  White plastic mask, moulded to the contours of a face with black textile hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0690/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy slime
 
Brand: Môm Fun
 
Name: Pâte slime - barrel o slime
 
Type / number of model:  reference 139161
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3287951391617
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the yellow gel is too high (measured value: 710 mg/kg).
Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy slime (putty), supplied in 130g containers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0693/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Babies' toy
 
Brand: Oli & Carol
 
Name: Sammy l'otarie (Sammy the Seal)
 
Type / number of model:  LVTAN-SEAL
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8437015928319
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The ball on the seal's nose protrudes.
If a child puts the toy in the mouth and falls face down, the protruding ball could obstruct the airways causing choking and injuries around the pharynx or trachea area.

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:  Babies' latex toy in the shape of a seal, with a ball attached to the nose.
Country of origin:  Morocco
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0692/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital multimeter
 
Brand: Trotec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BE48
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The fuses in the multimeter are not suitable for the measurement categories indicated.
As a consequence, measurements in a voltage range of more than 250V may damage the product. This could lead to an electric shock for the user.

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

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

 
Description:  Digital multimeter used to check voltage and current in electrical circuits, rated for detection up to 600V according to the instructions for use and on the device.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 20