Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 35 (Published on: 31/08/2018)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/1252/18       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: PANTHERA XP
 
Name: DARK SUMY
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch 90317, production date: 09/03/2017, expiry date: 03/2019
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s (measured value total of PAHs: 0.7 mg/kg).
Some PAHs are carcinogenic.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the total amount of PAHs does not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with national legislation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Manufacturer): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description: Tattoo ink in a black 150ml bottle.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1250/18       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Skin lightening cream
 
Brand: Clinic Clear
 
Name: Whitening Body Cream
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch: 0004878
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value 3% by weight).
Long term dermal exposure to this level of hydroquinone can cause dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Whitening body cream in a tub with an orange and white label.
Country of origin: Togo
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1251/18       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Hair straightening product
 
Brand: Brazilian Blowout
 
Name: Original Smoothing Solution
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product contains a high amount of methylene glycol (measured value up to 7%).
When methylene glycol is used in hair straightening products, it can release formaldehyde that has been classified as a potential human carcinogen and poses health risks.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description: Hair straightening solution in a brown 1 litre container with a pump at the top to dispense the product.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1255/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB charger
 
Brand: 4-OK
 
Name: Home charger
 
Type / number of model: RT-29A / CLUS2A
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8428728063046
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
As a consequence, users may touch live parts of the product.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description: USB charger in a printed cardboard box with window.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1262/18       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Travel plug adapter
 
Brand: AS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: SKU253385-11338089 0326-8335-20167 D-Z-08-13
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Live parts of the adapter are accessible, and single-pole or partial insertion of a plug is possible leaving the free remaining live parts, or the partially plugged-in pin of the plug, accessible.
The user could receive and electric shock from touching live parts.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description: Multiple travel plug adapter. The product has been sold online (e.g. via aliexpress).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1260/18       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 100 LED ICICLE LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model: KR-020 (colourful) vagy KR-022 (white)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 905990 160359 (KR-020); 6 905990 160373 (KR-022)
 
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 damage leaving the live conductors accessible which could lead to an electric shock. 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: Lighting chains with 100 non-replaceable LED lamps in the form of icicles. The LEDs can emit white (KR-022) or coloured (red, green, yellow, blue) light (KR-020). Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1246/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: CRF1000, CRF1000A, CRF1000D, CRF1000A2, CRF1000D2
 
Type / number of model: Model year: 2016 - 2018. EC-type approval number: e4*2002/24*3185*00, e4*168/2013*00033*00, e4*168/2013*00033*01, e4*168/2013*00033*02;
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production period: units within 2016, 2017 & 2018 production;
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The circlip of the main stand can easily break.
As a consequence, the motorcycle may fall when placed on the main stand or the main stand could detach while the motorcycle is being ridden.
 

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

 
Description: Motorcycle
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1247/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Trailer
 
Brand: TPV
 
Name: EB2, EB2-AR, MB-P2, KT-EB2, EB3, and others
 
Type / number of model: Type approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0170, e1*2007/46*0171, e1*2007/46*0182, e1*2007/46*0184, e1*2007/46*0225, e1*2007/46*0226, e1*2007/46*1767, Type: EBC, ETC, MB3, BBC, BTC, EBK, TBHC
 
Batch number / Barcode: The trailers in question were manufactured between 01.03.2018 and 18.05.2018.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
There is a defective welding seam in the drum brake.
This can lead to reduced braking performance, which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description: Trailer
Country of origin: Slovenia
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1256/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Scooter
 
Brand: Piaggio
 
Name: Beverly, Fuoco, MP3, X EVO, SRV
 
Type / number of model: Models: Beverly300-350, Fuoco500, MP3 300-500, X EVO 125-250, SRV850
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles manufactured between 2016 and 2017 are affected.
 
Risk type: Fire
 
Defective fuel tanks can lead to fuel leakage.
There is a risk of fire even if the engine has been switched off.

 

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

 
Description: Scooter
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1259/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Ioniq
 
Type / number of model: EC-type approval number: e4*2007/46*1157*05.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production period: from 15/12/2015 to 20/09/2017
 
Risk type: Fire
 
The inner housing of the hydraulic clutch actuator (HCA) may have burrs which can damage an inner oil seal over time.
As a consequence, oil might leak into the phase cap area which could cause a short circuit and the engine compartment could catch fire.

 

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

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1261/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: HRV
 
Type / number of model: Model Code: RU1; Model year: 2016 - 2018.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production period: 29/09/2014 and 19/04/2018;
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The cabin wiring harness might not be correctly secured on the front left chassis rail / suspension turret area.
This can lead to damage of the cabling and a short circuit, resulting in the engine stalling.
 

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

 
Description: Passenger car.
Country of origin: Mexico
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1263/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Odyssey
 
Type / number of model: Type: RL5; code: 6RL
 
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 2013 and 2015.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The seats in the second row are not securely latched.
In the event of an accident, there is a greater risk of injury for the passengers.
 

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 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1245/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 1) Ice-cream : 91606 2) Cat : 91608 3) Panda : 9160 4) Popcorn : 91603 5) Strawberry : 91601
 
Batch number / Barcode: 1) 6426600916062 5) 6426600916017
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts of foamy plastic material can easily be detached from the toy.
A child could 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: Soft plastic toys in various forms. Packed in a small transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1248/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: DC SUPER HERO GIRLS - HARLEY QUINN
 
Type / number of model: No.SH-11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 4.6% 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 in jeans and wearing a headband- approx. 28 cm tall.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1249/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mаша и Mедведь ('Masha and the Bear')
 
Type / number of model: TB-2761
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4-96-144, 8598800027614
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 14% 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: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: A singing, plastic doll "Masha and the Bear" (name written in Cyrillic) wearing a red dress and a headscarf (about 30 cm tall) and a small plastic bear (10 cm tall).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1253/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Children’s gardening set
 
Brand: CAP Nature
 
Name: Mon set de jardinier
 
Type / number of model: Ref. WW-GA10157/Frs 2601 2301117
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3393142975204
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The teeth of the rake are not sufficiently protected and the yellow hoe has rigid components in the form of projections.
A child playing with the rake or the hoe may injure itself.

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: Importer)

 
Description: Gardening set containing a spade, a leaf rake, a rake and a hoe.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1254/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Seifenblasen Schwert
 
Type / number of model: ITEM No. 20026
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4 038732 200265
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The soap solution of the toy contains mesophilic aerobic bacteria (measured quantity 3.8x105cfu/g) and the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been detected.
There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come into contact with the mouth, hands and eyes.

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

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

 
Description: Coloured plastic container in the shape of a sword, containing a soapy liquid.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria

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Alert number: A12/1257/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toy
 
Brand: Norimpex
 
Name: Magiczny maly smok
 
Type / number of model: NO-1000638
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 5902444006387
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains 2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description: Dragon-shaped, battery-powered plastic toy. Each toy is in a plastic "egg" with a label attached.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1258/18       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Squeezable toy
 
Brand: Squishy Fruit
 
Name: Squishies Fruit
 
Type / number of model: PB801
 
Batch number / Barcode: 106669S32097; S32097
 
Risk type: Choking
 
Small parts of the foamy material can easily be detached.
A child 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

 
Description: Banana shaped squishy toy in a plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
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Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/1264/18       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Agricultural tractor
 
Brand: CLAAS
 
Name: Axion, Arion
 
Type / number of model: e1*167/2013*00096, e2*167/2013*00001, e13*167/2013*00070; Types: A44 (AXION), A60 (AXION), A74 (ARION)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles manufactured between 27 February 2018 and 27 April 2018
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The piston of the safety valve is too small causing it to leak or tilt.
This could result in a malfunction of the trailer braking system.
 

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

 
Description: Agricultural tractor
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Estonia, Slovakia