Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 24 (Published on: 15/06/2018)
Notification A12/0024/18 from Report-2018-003 has been permanently removed from the site following new test results indicating that the product does not pose a risk.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/0800/18       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing electric scooter
 
Brand: Max Rider
 
Name: Smart Balance Wheel
 
Type / number of model:  W2, W1, W1S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the power supply unit is inadequate.
The user could receive an electric shock from accessible parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Self-balancing electric scooter ("Hoverboard") supplied with a power supply.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0804/18       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Miniinthebox
 
Name: Laser 303.
 
Type / number of model:  JD 303
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8138234 S227754400001
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful.
Direct viewing of the laser beam could cause damage to sight.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer delivered in a envelope by mail.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0805/18       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: HTPOW
 
Name: Laser Pointer
 
Type / number of model:  HQ0100046
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful.
Direct viewing of the laser beam could cause damage to sight.

 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer in a cardboard box with foam filling.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0799/18       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 180 LED LIGHT
 
Type / number of model:  XM-LED2-180C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9796104579030
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mechanical strength of the control device is not sufficient.
The control device could consequently break, leading to live parts becoming accessible to the user.

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 180 LED lights, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0801/18       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Vianocne lampicky 300 LED
 
Type / number of model:  CL-318
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mechanical strength of the control device is not sufficient.
The control device could consequently break, leading to live parts becoming accessible to the user.

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 300 LED lights, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0816/18       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Chainsaw
 
Brand: Sanli
 
Name: Petrol Chainsaw
 
Type / number of model:  SCS 4950
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain catcher is inadequate.
In the event that the chain breaks, the chain catcher could fail.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 11681.
 

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

Company recall page:  https://www.tucksobrien.ie/News/tabid/123/Post/867/Safety-Alert-SANLI-SCS4950-CHAINSAW

 
Description:  Petrol chainsaw in cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0802/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: V-Class
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*0457*; Type: 639/2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 15.02.2018 and 19.02.2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Components are missing from the door handles.
The doors could open in the event of a side collision.
 

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 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0810/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler
 
Name: 200
 
Type / number of model:  Type: JS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 19 June 2011 and 31 December 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is an internal fault in the control module for the occupant restraint controller.
In the event of an accident involving a rear-end collision, this may lead to the active head restraints not being triggered.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0811/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: Avenger
 
Type / number of model:  Type: JS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were manufactured between 19 June 2011 and 31 December 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is an internal fault in the control module for the occupant restraint controller.
In the event of an accident involving a rear-end collision, this may lead to the active head restraints not being triggered.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0812/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Cherokee, Liberty
 
Type / number of model:  Type: K1 / KK
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 19 June 2011 and 31 December 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is an internal fault in the control module for the occupant restraint controller.
In the event of an accident involving a rear-end collision, this may lead to the active head restraints not being triggered.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0806/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: EVA Puzzle MATS SERIES
 
Type / number of model:  TH-14601 (ID: 17099)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999057782944
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The mat has detachable small parts which can easily be detached from the product.
Small children could put the small parts in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Colourful puzzle foam mat with removable numbers that contain extra removable elements. Packaging: transparent plastic foil
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0807/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Lide style
 
Name: Beauty Fashionable joker
 
Type / number of model:  8800
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8545233211776, 8590467423443, ITEM: CHO43, ITEM: JD21177
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 17.9 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll available in different colours of about 30 cm tall with long hair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0808/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sen Li
 
Type / number of model:  328
 
Batch number / Barcode:  KT2554-35
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains bis (2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 18.2 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll available in different colours of about 28 cm tall with long hair and accessories.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0809/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity play mat
 
Brand: Lorelli Toys
 
Name: Baby educational toy/ Piano fitness frame
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 1030039
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800151938002
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The plastic elements connecting the rattles to the arch can break, producing small parts.
Small children could put the small parts 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Playmat with spongy arch, where 5 rattles can be hang. The product includes a music unit with remote control. Packaging: cardboard box with window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0817/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Paint brush
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Crea-Play
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  H0P041 06/2012 / 2910170705
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of nickel released by the metal part of the paint brush is too high (value: up to 4.8 mg/cm²/week).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Brush made of different coloured plastics with a strip of metal in the grasping area; includes a small box of eight paints in tablet form; multi-coloured printed folding box.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0803/18       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Wet wipes
 
Brand: Ela kozmetik
 
Name: Wet Towel - Islak Havlu, Chamomile
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697434120965, Lot. 0281 PD: 20/04/2017 ED: 20/04/2020,
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI).
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product dos not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Wet-wipes packed with a re-closable lid. Chamomile and alcohol free, ph 5.5.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0814/18       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Bath soap
 
Brand: BadeFee
 
Name: Love me
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  art. CB006D/ barcode 4260212375358
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff and attract the curiosity of children.
Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the cosmetics Regulation and with the requirements of the Food imitating Products Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Bath soap in the shape of an orange chocolate bar with an appealing smell. The product is supplied in a plastic bag with a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0815/18       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up set
 
Brand: Claire's
 
Name: makeup set
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  04/17 , 38783, 5053264387832
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains asbestos fibres.
The asbestos fibres pose a carcinogenic risk.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Three-storey cosmetic set (in the shape of a purple heart) containing eyeshadows, blusher, lip colours, compact powder, glitter mascara and others in various designs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Spain
Other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0049/18       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: home by somogyi
 
Name: LED LIGHT CHAIN
 
Type / number of model:  KI 100C LED/WW
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999084 934927
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The accessible wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the control unit.
The live conductors of the wires could become accessible to the user.

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: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 LED lamps. Packaging: transparent plastic box with red handles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24

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Alert number: A11/0046/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Notebook gift set
 
Brand: Disney FROZEN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FR 17320
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8712916070122, I1600273
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The small pink/purple stamp contains di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (0.63 % by weight).
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Notebook gift set in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A11/0048/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy torch
 
Brand: Tiger
 
Name: projector torch
 
Type / number of model:  3003542
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0200030035427, batch number: 201515
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
A short circuit can occur when the old batteries are replaced with new ones, leading to the product overheating.
As a consequence users can touch hot parts and suffer burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy torch with Halloween motifs in cardboard and plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland

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Alert number: A11/0047/18       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body cream
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Dairy fun - Creamy Body Balm
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5060061201797
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff (yogurt drink).
As the product can easily be confused with yogurt drink, children may accidentally swallow it which could result in chemical pneumonia.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the requirements of the Food-imitating Products Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Body cream supplied in a 400 ml bottle. The presentation and form of the packaging imitate yogurt and it is decorated with images of berries.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland
Weekly overview report on professional products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/0818/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: EvoBus
 
Name: Citaro, Capacity
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0087, e1*2007/46*0090, e1*NKS*0050*00; types: 628 02, 628 03, 628 09
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between December 2017 and March 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Following an upgrade procedure (change from a non-rotating four-hole flange to a two-hole flange) the hydraulic hose can move and touch the fan as a result.
There is the possibility of oil spillage and engine onto the road.
 

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

 
Description:  Bus
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 24