Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 (Published on: 12/10/2018)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/1487/18       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LIGHTER BULLET 2009
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children.
Children may play with it and cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.


 

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

 
Description:  A lighter in the form of a bullet.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1488/18       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: ZHONGLIANGLIGHTER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  201430422251.х and 201430422252.х4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children.
Children may play with it and cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.

 

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

 
Description:  A lighter in the form of a purple and white sports shoe with a key-ring attached.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1484/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Grandland X
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e2*2007/46*0597*04; type: Z
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between April 2018 and May 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The crankcase seal plug has not been correctly tightened.
This may lead to oil leaking through the engine compartment onto the road, creating a hazard for following traffic.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: E181801720 (18-C-058)
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1485/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: C4 Aircross
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0117*02, e2*2007/46*0117*03, e2*2007/46*0117*04, e2*2007/46*0117*05, e2*2007/46*0117*06
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 1.10.2012 and 1.2.2016 — VIN: VF7BU9HD8DZ900101 to VF7BU9HD5GZ909876
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The axle of the parking brake caliper has not been correctly sealed and might corrode.
As a consequence, the parking brake may become less effective or fail completely.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: GJC
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1491/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Mondeo
 
Type / number of model:  Type Approval number e13*2001/116*0249*35
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific Vehicles built between Date range 22/08/2017 to 14/12/2017
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The glass adhesive layer of the tilt/slide sun-roof could delaminate.
As a result, the glass panel could become loose or even detach during vehicle operation.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1500/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: Ram
 
Type / number of model:  individual approval
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced between 28 May 2008 and 31 January 2012.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Fracture of the fuel tank mounting may cause the tank to drop and come into contact with the road surface.
There is a risk of a fuel leak, which could cause a fire.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: U04
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/1501/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Liberty
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e4*98/14*0058*04; type: KJ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were produced between 29 April 2003 and 29 June 2007.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Corrosion on the rear transverse control arms may cause them to break.
This can result in loss of driving stability.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: U38
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1505/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Compass
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e11*2007/46*4037*00; type: MX
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 27 October 2017 and 21 February 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A faulty rear seat-back locking mechanism could lead to the seat back folding forward unexpectedly in the event of rapid deceleration.
As a consequence, luggage from the boot space may enter the passenger compartment, increasing the risk of injury.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: U12
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1507/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 4008
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0115*02, e2*2007/46*0115*03, e2*2007/46*0115*04, e2*2007/46*0115*05, e2*2007/46*0115*06
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 1.10.2012 and 4.2.2016 — VIN: VF3BU9HDBDZ800101 to VF3BU9HDKGZ804035
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The axle of the parking brake caliper has not been correctly sealed and might corrode.
As a consequence, the parking brake may become less effective or fail completely.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: JAT
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1508/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: X5
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*98/14*0153* Type: X53
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were produced between 1 March 2001 and 28 February 2002.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The software of the airbag control device has been incorrectly programmed.
As a consequence, simultaneously switching off the engine and applying the handbrake may unintentionally activate the frontal airbag.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code 0065110300
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1477/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Ledy Toys
 
Name: Cute baby
 
Type / number of model:  K3 / LD66003A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991203990141
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 2.9 % 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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  A plastic doll in a cardboard box with transparent cover.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1492/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft ball with spikes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7392870100335
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
A small part (whistle) may easily detach from the toy.
Small children might put it 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: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Light blue ball with spikes, made of soft plastic material with a light and whistle (squeaking element) inside.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: A12/1494/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Hammer and nails game
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4012093692426
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product emits high concentrations of formaldehyde into the ambient air (measured value up to 981 mg/kg).
Formaldehyde can cause skin irritation when in contact with the skin and is carcinogenic.

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

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

 
Description:  Wooden toy consisting of flat wooden pieces in various colours and shapes, metal nails, a wooden hammer, rectangular particle board made of cardboard, supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1506/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic strings
 
Brand: Ammi
 
Name: Fils de scoubidous
 
Type / number of model:  reference 261059, model 1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3700043010598
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The strings contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 30% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
The migration of organotin compounds of the materials is too high (measured value: up to 63mg/kg). Organotins are toxic and may harm human health.

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

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

 
Description:  Glittery plastic strings, two different packs of assorted colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1509/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Illuminating wand
 
Brand: Carnival toys
 
Name: Bacchetta luminosa
 
Type / number of model:  article 06403
 
Batch number / Barcode:  batch 01-2017 -Barcode 8004761064037
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts of the toy (screw) can easily be detached.
A 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 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated magic wand consisting of a handle with battery compartment, a pumpkin-shaped head containing an LED and a flexible metal (spring) connector.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1510/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby teether
 
Brand: Fabelab
 
Name: Animal Teether - Bunny
 
Type / number of model:  Style Code: A - teether - CB17
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5713034001701
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The wooden ring may break during use, generating small parts.
A small child may 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Textile ears and wooden ring teether. Sold with in a plastic pack with a cardboard leaflet.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1478/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Modern Ocean
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  04110097 ART:CR1908
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2500000050596
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The top part of the bikini has functional cords to be tied at the back.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and red bikini for 6 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1479/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Hello Bikini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  04110005 Art No: HELLO-013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2500000049675
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The top part of the bikini has functional cords to be tied at the back.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink bikini for 2 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1480/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather shoes
 
Brand: Natura
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A11039-11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the outer leather is too high (measured value up to 7,9 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Red leather ankle boots with zip, red shoe laces and medium-high heels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1481/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Mono Star fashion&girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F3020
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000279445
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The dress has functional cords to be tied at the back.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Denim dress with cords in the waist area, intended for 6 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1482/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Power Flower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AA158 / 18S1C16002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000283442, 5553724141580
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The top part of the bikini has functional cords to be tied at the back.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue and white bikini with floral pattern intended for children up to 10 year-old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1483/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: YES ! DO KID'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YES-99045
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The top part of the bikini has functional cords to be tied at the back.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink bikini with floral pattern intended for 9-10 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1489/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s bikini
 
Brand: Ronis Kids Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small decorative elements (rhinestones) may be easily detached.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s bikini, decorated with glued small rhinestones, intended for girls up to 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1493/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather handbag
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 84049
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4008280340874
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of nickel released from the clasp of the bag is too high (measured value up to 51 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 (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Handbag with detachable strap, available in various designs, with a silvery metal ball clasp. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1486/18       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Tea light candle
 
Brand: Maisen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The candle's container is destroyed as the candle burns which could lead to a risk of fire.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.
 

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

 
Description:  Tea light candle available with five different fragrances – coffee, apple, lavender, ocean and rose.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
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Alert number: A12/1476/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Atego
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1170, e1*2007/46*1171, e1*2007/46*1650, e1*2007/46*1651, e13*2007/46*1741, e13*2007/46*1742; types: 967PKX2, 967PKX3, 967PKX3-T, 967PKX2-T, 967PKX2-M, 967PKX3-M
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 1 November 2016 and 28 February 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The hose coupling on the connecting pipe to the multiple tank system may slip out of place.
This could result in leakage of a considerable amount of fuel, thus increasing the risk of accident for the following traffic.
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1490/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Atego
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1170, e1*2007/46*1171; types: 967PKX2, 967PKX3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 15 August 2017 and 7 September 2017.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The barrel nuts on the adapter plate of the traction assistance (skid chain) may become detached.
This could result in the loss of the skid-chain unit, increasing the risk of accident for the following traffic.
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 41