Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 29 (Published on: 20/07/2018)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0971/18       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Liquid for electronic cigarettes
 
Brand: ARAMAX
 
Name: Vape Juice
 
Type / number of model: 3mg/ml, 6mg/ml, 12mg/ml, 18mg/ml nicotine strengths
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains nicotine (between 3 to 18 mg/ml), which is classified as acutely toxic. There is no accompanying leaflet with recommendations for correct and safe use of the product, as required for harmful mixtures.
The user has no information to avoid the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin or if it is ingested.

The product does not comply with the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Action is being taken to bring the products into compliance, i.e. an information leaflet has been supplied to known retailers from the distributors, to be placed with each unit packet on the market., Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Liquid for electronic cigarettes (refill container) in a rectangular box. The outer packaging varies in colour depending on the flavour.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0973/18       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: CARAMEL
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: LOT 06/17/16
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amines o-anisidine (measured value: 16 mg/kg) and toluidine (measured value: 64 mg/kg).
These 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.
 

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

 
Description: 30ml bottle of yellow/orange pigment
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0974/18       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: ORANGE
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: LOT 11/24/15
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine 2,4-Toluenediamine (measured value: 24 mg/kg).
This aromatic amine can cause cancer.

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.
 

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

 
Description: 30ml bottle of yellow/orange pigment
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0955/18       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Body cream
 
Brand: Jardin Naturel
 
Name: Teufelskralle Balsam
 
Type / number of model: ART. 231200
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4 260132 323125
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The body cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MI).
Dermal contact with MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Body cream in a black, white and red 250ml container with a red cap.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0972/18       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Bath soap
 
Brand: BadeFee
 
Name: Bath Praline Glam Queen
 
Type / number of model: art. no. BP061D
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code 4260212377994
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff.
Small parts can be easily detached or bitten off the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke.
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: A bath product in the shape of a cupcake, decorated with imitation whipped cream and sprinkles resembling cake decorations. Packed in a paper cupcake form inside cardboard packaging.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0958/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Charger
 
Brand: YOSS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation 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 61558.
 

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

 
Description: USB charger with either one or two USB ports.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0970/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Ceiling lamp
 
Brand: V-Tac
 
Name: LED surface panel light
 
Type / number of model: VT-605 RD/SKU 4904 6W
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3800157605380
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Live parts may be touched during assembly and the insulation is insufficient.
This could result in an electric shock for the user.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description: Round LED ceiling lamp with LED module, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland

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Alert number: A12/0984/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Travel adaptor
 
Brand: Charge Worx
 
Name: International Travel Adapter
 
Type / number of model: CX5001X; CX2602BK; CX3111BK
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Live parts are accessible when the adaptor is plugged into a socket outlet.
The user could touch the live parts.

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: Distributor)

 
Description: Travel adapter in plastic and cardboard packaging
Country of origin: Ireland
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Norway

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Alert number: A12/0962/18       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Bicycle
 
Brand: Tunturi
 
Name: Tundra Fatbike
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Sold between 1.1.2018 and 31.5.2018
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The locking of the front wheel to the front fork with the quick release skewer might be insufficiently tight.
The front wheel could consequently move whilst riding.

 

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

Company recall page: 

 
Description: Fatbike
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0977/18       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Watersport shoes
 
Brand: Aqua Sphere
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Black/blue "Beachwalker Junior"
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: PO#227P3; EAN: 8032621390118
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) chrysene and benzo[e]pyrene (measured values: 11 mg/kg and 1.7 mg/kg respectively).
These PAHs are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Black/blue neoprene water shoes; sold without packaging
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0975/18       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED ROPELIGHT SET
 
Type / number of model: 2 LINE CLEAR 10M
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5901477322181
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Some live parts may become accessible when handling.
This can result in an electric shock for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the LVD and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description: Lighting chain in the shape of a hose packed in a plastic bag with the instructions.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland

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Alert number: A12/0976/18       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Desk lamp
 
Brand: YOLOMO
 
Name: LED FOLDABLE RECHARGEABLE DESK LAMP
 
Type / number of model: No. 1055
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6868000004404
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
When connecting or disconnecting the plug from the mains, live parts are accessible.
This can result in an electric shock for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the LVD and the relevant standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description: Portable LED desk lamp. Electrical specifications: AC 110 - 220 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 1 W, class II.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0983/18       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Decorative light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: világító jégcsapok
 
Type / number of model: NO: 17292 / 1308
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8 019005 013085
 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
 
The cable is not properly anchored, accessible wires have only basic insulation and the cable is too thin.
The basic insulated cable could detach or be damaged, leaving the live conductors accessible. This could lead to an electric shock. Moreover, the cable could overheat leading to a fire.

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

 
Description: Star-shaped decorative light with non-replaceable LEDs. The lights can flash alternately in green-red and blue-red. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with a self-adhesive label
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0957/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: C-Class, E-Class
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0431*43-44; e1*2001/116*0464*21-22, e1*2007/46*1666*01-02; Type: 204, 204 AMG, R1EC
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between April 2017 and August 2017.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The seat-backs may not be fully secured on the right-hand side of the front seats.
In the event of an accident, any unsecured objects on the rear seats of the vehicle may not be restrained, thereby increasing the risk of injury to passengers in the front seats.
 

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 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0960/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Outlander
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0406*00-04 e1*2001/116*0482*00-09 Type: CW0, CWB Code: R30328-R30341
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 2005 and 2012
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Corrosion may occur inside the windscreen wiper motor.
This may lead to failure of the windscreen wipers while driving which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0961/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Tiguan Allspace
 
Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0450*##; type: 5N Code: 40N4
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 01/08/2017 and 25/01/2018.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The fixing nut on the right and left front axle ball joint may not have been tightened with the correct torque.
The fixing nut may consequently become detached from the ball joint, resulting in loss of forward propulsion and loss of driving stability.
 

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 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Iceland, Ireland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0963/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: C-Max, Focus, Kuga, Mondeo, Galaxy,Transit Connect
 
Type / number of model: Various
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles produced between 2014 and 2018 are affected.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The clutch pressure plate may break.
If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, propulsion may be lost.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car / van
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0978/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Trailer
 
Brand: Böckmann
 
Name: Various
 
Type / number of model: Type: AB1, AB1C, AT1, C22, CHF, CHSC, P12, PHA, PHC
 
Batch number / Barcode: The trailers affected were produced between 01/03/2018 and 18/05/2018.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
Welding in the drum brake may be faulty.
This could lead to a loss of brake function.
 

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

 
Description: Trailer
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0993/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: Q5
 
Type / number of model: Type approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 1550 *. Type: FY
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between April 2018 and May 2018.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The individual pistons on the rear wheel brake may not work as required.
This could lead to a delayed brake performance, increasing the risk of accidents.

 

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

 
Description: SUV passenger car.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0953/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: Anlida
 
Name: Sweet Princess
 
Type / number of model: Ref.: 666-07
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8989200666075
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll's head contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value more than 20 % by weight) and diisononylphthalate (DINP) (measured value: 10.8 % by weight).
These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system and the liver.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description: Doll with beauty accessories and makeup. It comes in a blister pack.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0954/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy dart game
 
Brand: Toi-Toys
 
Name: Cap Rocket
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch No: 814677, EAN code: 18068400-001
 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
 
The sound level of the toy is too high.
It could cause damage to hearing.

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: Blister pack containing 1 dart and 48 percussion caps which can be attached separately to the tip of the dart.
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0956/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden musical toys
 
Brand: Delgado Gifts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref. MU61, MU62, MU64
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435221343889, 8435221343902 and 8435221343896
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can easily detach from the toys. Furthermore, the handle of the maracas rattle protrudes.
A child could put the small parts or the protruding handle in the mouth, which could block the airways and cause choking.

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: Wooden musical toys: Ratchet/football rattle (ref. MU61), maracas with jingle bells (ref. MU62) and rattle (ref. MU64). The products are packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Malta

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Alert number: A12/0959/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Puzzle mat
 
Brand: Prémaman
 
Name: Tapis-puzzle
 
Type / number of model: 0PDE3G/OPDE3F
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3534443144863
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts can easily be detached from the toy.
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 with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description: Puzzle mat packaged in a transparent bag with zip-fastener.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0964/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beauty Lovely
 
Type / number of model: NO. L-5-1 (on packaging); TG362797-L-5-1-159 (on attached label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5902280875659
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The doll's head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7 % 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Plastic doll dressed with a skirt with floral motifs and a blue blouse, provided with a plastic tiara.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0965/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden toy
 
Brand: Universe of imagination
 
Name: Discovery Ramp Racer
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN:803516233289, Lot:06182017
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nickel released from the hub caps on the wheels is too high (measured value: up to 9.96 µg/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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: A racing track with 4 ramps and 4 wooden cars in different colours with metal wheels. Packaging: Cardboard box with plastic window
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria

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Alert number: A12/0966/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fidget spinner
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED Spinner
 
Type / number of model: Item no: CH-02
 
Batch number / Barcode: 105849S30427, Batch no: S30427
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The battery compartment can easily be opened and the button cell batteries inside are easily accessible.
Children might put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing damage to their gastrointestinal tract.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Fidget spinner with LED lights, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0967/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Loving you
 
Type / number of model: TG 364868
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5902280877547
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The dolls' head contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 17 % 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Little plastic doll (10 cm) with a cord loop to hang it up. Collective packaging contains 15 dolls, each packaged in plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0968/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy guitar
 
Brand: ADAR
 
Name: Music Guitar
 
Type / number of model: 951
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901271148185 LOT No: 9340
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The toy guitar is equipped with a strap intended to be worn fully or partially around the neck.
The strap can get trapped during various activities of a child and create a loop around the child's neck. The absence of a quick release mechanism enabling the child to detach the strap can lead to strangulation.

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: Corrective actions: removal of strap from the guitar, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Toy guitar in the form of a bear made from coloured plastic material, with a strap attached. The guitar is powered by batteries and packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0969/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Powerful gun
 
Type / number of model: Item no: SE 120538
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5907714434433
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The suction cup of the projectile can easily detach.
If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup could detach and obstruct the airways.

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

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

 
Description: Plastic toy gun with three projectiles, sold in a blister pack on cardboard.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0979/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy guitar
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Zabawka na baterie
 
Type / number of model: DAF103458 (on label) NO:3939-48 (on the product)
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 6991201034588
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The strap of the toy guitar does not have a quick release mechanism. If worn around the neck, it could form a loop and become trapped, leading to strangulation.
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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Toy guitar made of coloured plastic, with a strap attached and powered by batteries. Packaged in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0980/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic rattle
 
Brand: K-R-Toys
 
Name: Flash Toys
 
Type / number of model: DAG239546
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 6991202395466
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The handle of the rattle is too long.
A child may put it in the mouth where it could get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Babies' plastic rattle, battery-powered, packed in a blister pack.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0981/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic rattle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Grzechotka
 
Type / number of model: DC-50 (on attached label) NO:828 (on the product)
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5900869200069
 
Risk type: Choking, Cuts
 
The rattle's handle is too long. A child may put it in the mouth where it could get stuck and obstruct the airways.

The toy has sharp edges.
The toy has sharp edges that may cause cuts.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Small plastic rattles, available in different colours, packaged in a plastic bag. Each bag contains 12 rattles.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0982/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden toy
 
Brand: Mentari
 
Name: Rainbow Slope
 
Type / number of model: Model: MT 3367 / 02442 Serial: SL-26-704
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN code: 87 17255 02442 3
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts (the wheels) can easily detach from the toy.
A young may put a small part in the mouth, which could as a result get stuck and blocks the airways.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Wooden toy ramp with cars, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: Indonesia
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0985/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Balloonia
 
Name: Pro Quality
 
Type / number of model: 50 Balloons red P25
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN 8713647901945
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.13 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in a white plastic package.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0986/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Balloonia
 
Name: Balloons
 
Type / number of model: 100 balloons Red P25
 
Batch number / Barcode: 873647902126
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.11 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Red balloons in a white and transparent plastic packet.
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0987/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ballonnen - High Quality
 
Type / number of model: Copper/brown colour
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN 8713647901143
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.39 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin: Mexico
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0988/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: D&F
 
Name: Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Ballonnen
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN 8717928139249
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (3.22 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0989/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Boland
 
Name: PEACE
 
Type / number of model: 1643
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8712026445070
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.18 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Balloons made of natural rubber latex in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin: Mexico
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0990/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Shen hua
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Art. No: 3-385
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN code 4561237 808013 (on sticker), EAN code 6970163 556987 (on carton card)
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (3.38 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Orange balloons packed in plastic packaging with a pink cardboard label. 10 balloons per plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0991/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Shen hua
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Item No. 4-599
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN code 6970163 556987
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosatable substances (3.38 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Light blue birthday balloons decorated with the figure “1” . Each bag contains 10 balloons. A cardboard label is attached.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0992/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Football Horn
 
Brand: Toy Toy Toy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 449176
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch number: 412480 / EAN code: 9008034609894
 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
 
The sound pressure level of the toy is too high (>119 dB).
This could lead to permanent impairment of hearing.

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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description: Plastic football horn, decorated with a soccer ball in the mouth piece and with a yellow cord attached. Supplied in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0994/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Balloons
 
Name: Happy Ballons - Globos decorativos
 
Type / number of model: 100 pcs - Red
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (12 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

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

 
Description: 100 red balloons in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0995/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: Balloons
 
Name: Happy Ballons - Globos Decorativos
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: S507831300008
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.7 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (3.7 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compunds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.

 

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

 
Description: 100 green balloons in a plastic bag
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0996/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Balloons
 
Brand: DUILE - Tong Rui
 
Name: Party balloons
 
Type / number of model: SKU716872-3D1Q0 EVK
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1109-0-22260
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The amount of nitrosamines (0.14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (1.12 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.
 

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

 
Description: 100 pearl-orange coloured, 10'' balloons in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A12/0997/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Finger paint kit
 
Brand: ARTOYS
 
Name: 24 COLOR FINGER PAINT
 
Type / number of model: Model No: A0200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code: 9348908002001
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic bacteria in the dark blue paint is too high (measured quantity: 4x105 cfu/ml), among which some opportunistic pathogens were detected.
These bacteria represent a risk of contracting infections as the product may come in contact with open wounds, mouth, hands or eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description: Set consisting of 24 pots of finger paints of different colours. Sold in a cardbox with a plastic window on one side.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29
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Alert number: A11/0059/18       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: VOLTENO Life Energy
 
Name: Kurtyna Swietlna 100 LED
 
Type / number of model: VO0488, VO0489
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5901508192134, EAN: 5901508192141
 
Risk type: Fire
 
The cables are too thin.
This can cause the cable to overheat during use and lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description: Lighting chain with 100 LEDs, either in blue or yellow colour, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29

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Alert number: A11/0060/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Tricycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Kacsa tricikli rózsa
 
Type / number of model: TRI-JY11-R
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5998083591643
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
There are accessible gaps between the moving elements of the tricycle.
While using the tricycle, the child's fingers might get trapped in the openings and be injured due to the movement.

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: Tricycle in pink and purple colours, with a musical duck figure on the handlebars. There is an inscription on the frame of tricycle: "Baby's car". Recommended age: 3-5 years. Capacity: 25 kg
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 29