Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 43 (Published on: 26/10/2018)
Notification A12/0324/14 has been withdrawn from report 008-2014 of 28/02/2014 following a court ruling regarding the validity of the measures taken.
Notification A12/0904/18 has been permanently withdrawn from report 027/2018 of 06/07/2018, following a new assessment of the risk.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk 

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Alert number: A12/1560/18       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Wristwatch
 
Brand: Ushuaïa
 
Name: Quartz watch WR 100 meters
 
Type / number of model:  reference 747050
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains lead (measured value: 2% in weight).
Lead is harmful to human health as it accumulates in the body and may damage the unborn child.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Wrist watch with a silver-coloured metallic dial and a black leather strap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1552/18       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: THY
 
Name: 3 in 1 LASER & LED LIGHT & KEY CHAIN
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Laser pointer with LED light and key chain. Packaging: collective packaging. Product size: approx 7.36 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1583/18       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: ZK
 
Name: Cigarette LED Laser & Pen
 
Type / number of model:  ZK-9107
 
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: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  3-in-1 laser pointer with an LED flash light and a key-chain holder. The device has three operating buttons and is powered by button cell batteries. The product is presented in a display box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1555/18       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Trolley jack
 
Brand: Meganex Equipment
 
Name: Hallitunkki
 
Type / number of model:  MEG 11 2.5 Ton
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The load marked on the product is too high. When lifting a heavy load, the jack could descend uncontrollably and at speed, trapping and injuring the user underneath.
The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 1494.
 

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

 
Description:  Red hydraulic trolley jack with a capacity of 2.5 tons, sold in a cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1544/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: RENAULT
 
Name: MASTER III
 
Type / number of model:  Type MA: e2*2007/46*0016*30 to 31 Type VA: e2*2007/46*0047*24 to 26 Type MB: e2*2007/46*0019*26 to 28 , Type VB: e2*2007/46*0049*27 to 29 Type MC: e2*2007/46*0017*19 to 21 Type MD: e2*2007/46*0020*22 to 24 , Type VD: e2*2007/46*0050*22 to 24 Type ME: e2*2007/46*0018*16 to 18 Type VE: e2*2007/46*0021*13 to 15
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured at SOVAB between March 2017 and 14 November 2017. The vehicles concerned have a dashboard configuration file, reference: 285J27285R or 285J21717R
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are mismatched dashboard parameters and the electric power-steering assistance may not be recognised.
In the event of failure of the electric power-steering pump unit, there is no dashboard warning which could lead to an accident.

 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1545/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: OPEL
 
Name: Grandland X
 
Type / number of model:  Grandland X AM 2018 e2*2007/46*0597*04
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The oil plug of the cylinder block might not be sufficiently tightened.
As a consequence, engine oil might leak, posing a risk to following traffic.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1553/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: C4 Aircross
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: E2*2007/46*0117*04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were manufactured between 08/07/2014 and 23/12/2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The piston assembly in the rear brake caliper is not correct.
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 GJA.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1566/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: R8
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1 * 2001/116 * 0399 * ..; type: 42
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between June 2015 and October 2017.
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Use of the vehicles concerned on a race track, in combination with extreme driving manoeuvres, may cause oil to leak onto the transmission breather.
Oil vapours that have leaked out may come into contact with hot components in the engine compartment. This may lead to smoke developing and the vehicle could catch fire.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 34J1
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1572/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger Car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: GT
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval number e13*KS07/46*1621
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 24/10/2017 and 31/05/2018
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible risk that the rear wing (spoiler) valve block may leak hydraulic fluid onto the exhaust system in certain operating conditions.
As a consequence, this may lead to a fire in the engine compartment.


 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1587/18       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Telescopic ladder
 
Brand: SILEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DLT 208B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steps are insufficiently fixed and may release or break. Also the locking mechanism may release.
As a consequence, the user may fall from the ladder.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Telescopic ladder – 2.60 m
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1590/18       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Trolley suitcase
 
Brand: it Luggage
 
Name: Metalik
 
Type / number of model:  16-2290-08
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production lot A16567918
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The handles contains the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) benzo(a)pyrene (measured value up to 12 mg/kg), benz(a)anthracene (measured value up to 39 mg/kg), chrysene and triphenylene (measured value up to: 6.7 mg/kg), benz(b)fluoranthene and benz(k)fluoranthene (measured value up to 7.6 mg/kg) and dibenz(a,h)anthracene (measured value up to 1.5 mg/kg).
These PAHs are carcinogenic. The consumer can be exposed when the product comes into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Dark grey, hard plastic suitcase with 8 wheels and a map of northern Europe printed on both sides. It has a towing handle connected to telescopic tubes and two carrying handles. Available in three sizes: 75.5 x 53 x 28.5 cm, 65.5 x 46.5 x 26.5 cm and 53.5 x 34.5 x 22 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1557/18       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Pacifier Clip Chain
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Entrapment, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The soother holder has a chain which is too long and small parts can be broken off it. A small child may put the small parts or the fastening into the mouth and choke on them.
The chain may cause strangulation and the holes in the links could lead to entrapment of the child's fingers. The lack of holes in the garment fastening could cause the child to suffocate.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the AliExpress platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Soother holder with a yellow chain and a plastic yellow clip in the form of a cat's head. Packaged in a plastic bag with no markings.The product has been sold online (e.g. via AliExpress).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1558/18       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Pacifier Spring Soother Chain
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Entrapment, Strangulation
 
Small parts can easily come off the product and could be put in the mouth by small children causing choking.
Moreover, the stretched soother holder is too long and could lead to a risk of strangulation. In addition, the product has holes that may lead to finger entrapment.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the AliExpress platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Soother holder strap in plastic bag with no markings on it. The product is sold online (for example on AliExpress).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1561/18       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Playpen
 
Brand: Geuther
 
Name: Laufgitter / Play pen
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Belami Plus article N0.- 2231
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4010221081678
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The corners of the playpen have protruding parts/snag points and the rail may break, creating sharp edges.
The garments of the child could get caught at the snag points, causing strangulation, and the sharp edges could cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s wooden playpen
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1565/18       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babies' soother
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby Pacifiers Safe Food Grade
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The soother is too small, a child could place it in the mouth and choke on it. Moreover, it lacks sufficient ventilation holes. This could lead to suffocation.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the Wish platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Soother in the shape of lips. Packed in clear plastic with no markings. The product is sold online (for example, on Wish marketplace).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1542/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cat key-ring
 
Brand: Kat
 
Name: Cute Cartoon Cat Toy
 
Type / number of model:  155305
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6172105353436
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 20.0% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
Furthermore, the amount of nickel released from the product is too high (measured value up to 3.55 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  A black cat key-ring made of medium soft PVC plastic, with a red collar and metal bell around the neck. The toy is sold in a transparent plastic bag with labels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1548/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Police New Accouter
 
Type / number of model:  No.2011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6920140604224
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Set of four plastic guns and twelve projectiles with suction cups, supplied in a blister pack with cardboard back. The set also includes a target.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1556/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Garden tools for children
 
Brand: Global 4 kids
 
Name: Set outils de jardin [Minnie Mouse]
 
Type / number of model:  reference 22516 JCU 22062673
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8718591722516
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product bears unprotected, rigid projections (tines of the rake) which may puncture the skin causing injuries to children.
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:  Set of garden tools comprising a spade, a brush and a rake in a box with Minnie Mouse image.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1559/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby teether toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: GLJ.CY Giraffe Silicone Pendant / Teething Toy
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The cord attached to the toy is too long. It could wrap around the child's neck causing a strangulation hazard.


The rear legs may cause choking.
Moreover, due to the size and shape of certain parts of the teether toy head and rear legs), a small child could choke.

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: Removal of the products from the AliExpress platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Baby teether toy in the form of a giraffe. The product is sold online (for example via AliExpress) and packaged in a plastic bag with no markings.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1562/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy musical instruments
 
Brand: KDH
 
Name: B@byband
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2568
 
Batch number / Barcode:  GB6675.1-2014; GB6675.2-2014; GB6675.3-2014; GB6675.4-2014
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The drum contained in the set is equipped with a strap intended to be worn around the neck. The strap can get trapped during various activities of a child and create a loop around the child's neck, causing strangulation.
Furthermore, some small parts can easily detach from the maracas, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the AliExpress platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Musical instrument set with drum, maracas and other products. Packed in a plastic bag with a cardboard label. The product is sold online (for example on AliExpress website).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1563/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products expand in size by more than 50% when placed in water. If the small balls are put into the mouth by children and swallowed by children, they could expand causing fatal occlusion of the respiratory tract or intestinal blockage.
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: Removal of the products from the AliExpress platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  3 different types of expanding toys sold in bulk in clear plastic bags with no warnings or any other markings. The products are sold online (for example, via AliExpress).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1567/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Bazar Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4533059461776
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The plastic material of the product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 8.5% by weight) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (8.6% by weight). Moreover, the small fishes have protuding parts.
These phthalates may harm the health of children causing possible damage to the reproductive system. A child might put the protruding part of the small fish in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation, 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:  Set of plastic toy fishes in different colours, consisting of one big fish and three smaller fishes. Sold in a net.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1568/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Wooden Education Baby Fruit Toys
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The cord attached to the wooden apples is too long, which could lead to strangulation, and a part of the apple detached, generating a small part.
A child may put the small part into 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 taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the Wish platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Wooden toy apple with a worm attached to a string, used to train motor skills. Packed in a clear plastic bag. The product is sold online (for example on the Wish marketplace).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1569/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeezable toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Cute 11CM Squishy Brown Bear
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
Due to its shape, colour, appearance and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff and the outer plastic packaging is too thin.
Small parts can easily be detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke. If a child plays with the packaging the plastic could cover the mouth and nose, blocking the airways.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Food-imitating products directive and the Toy Safety Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the Wish platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Squeezable bear: brown colour and chocolate-scented. Packed in clear plastic with no markings, the product is sold online (for example on the Wish marketplace).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1571/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy slime
 
Brand: kids fun
 
Name: Frog slime
 
Type / number of model:  item 8565
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8717154285659, 2017-06
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the toy slime is too high (measured value up to 5270 mg/kg).
Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging the reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description:  Green slime in individual plastic pot with a plastic frog
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1578/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Slingshot with whistle
 
Brand: Zing
 
Name: Sky ripperz
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 81014
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 3117660810140
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of the rockets is too high. This could cause injuries, including to the eyes.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

 

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

 
Description:  Elastic launcher with whistling rockets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1584/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: X Swat Police
 
Type / number of model:  MKG779294/999
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cup of the projectiles 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic toy gun and three projectiles with suction cups, supplied in a blister pack with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1549/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Modern Ocean
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  04110093 ART:CR1919
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2500000050558
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has drawstrings in the back area.
The drawstrings may 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:  Girls' bikini in animal print and pink color. The bikini is intended for girls of 14 years old and bears functional cords to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1551/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Hello Bikini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HELLO-047
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has drawstrings in the back area.
They may 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:  Girls' bikini in white and pink color floral pattern. The bikini is intended for girls of 6 years old and bears functional cords to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1554/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: S.C.O.U.T.
 
Name: GIUBBINO CERATA
 
Type / number of model:  GBB10064-K- GI
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product has drawstrings in the neck area.
These can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Yellow waterproof waxed hooded jacket for 5 to 6 year-old children.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1564/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ leather breeches (regional costume)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Damen-Lederhose Michaela
 
Type / number of model:  Size 40
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000095904489
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 17.5 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
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: Distributor)

 
Description:  Short dark-brown leather breeches with edelweiss embroidery.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1570/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby Clothes Tracksuit
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The sweatshirt has functional cords in the neck area.
These cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the products from the Wish platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Small girls' clothing set comprised of a sweatshirt with a hood and sweatpants. The product is sold online (for example on the Wish marketplace).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1596/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's leather gloves
 
Brand: Cindy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 42291
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 10.3 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Women's red, fingerless, leather gloves.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1597/18       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's leather gloves
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Rekawiczki skorzane damskie
 
Type / number of model:  Article 4229
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907760610393
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 285 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Women's green leather gloves.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1543/18       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Chipboard/Wooden panel
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Particle board PB P3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  All batches and all thicknesses with production date from 01.01.2017 up to 07.06.2018
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The chipboard releases higher levels of formaldehyde into indoor air than declared by the manufacturer in the declaration of performance. If not used as an installation plate covered by flooring, or without a sufficient diffusion retardant coverage, the formaldehyde concentration in the indoor air might be too high.
This can cause eye and respiratory irritation, nausea or insomnia. In addition, it is toxic if inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Particleboard for internal construction use as a non-structural element.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1547/18       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye kit
 
Brand: Gevemia
 
Name: Hair Spa-Colorant Wubeizi Color
 
Type / number of model:  7/2 Dark Matt Blonde, MFG 07/13/2015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 2-aminophenol. This substance is harmful if swallowed or inhaled and is suspected of causing genetic defects and may cause an allergic skin reaction.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair dye kit (2x80 ml) presented in its original green cardboard packaging containing 1 opaque white plastic bottle sealed with a black screw top, 1 green plastic tube sealed with a white screw top, 1 comb and gloves.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1550/18       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Soap
 
Brand: Bulles de savon
 
Name: Savon burger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Savon fromage 15g Batch No DA1007 , Savon pain 100g Batch N0 B330 , Savon salade 20g Batch No DA1128 , Savon steak hache 50g Batch N0 B330 , Savon tomate 20g Batch No DA1004
 
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.
Children may 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  5 different soaps in the form of ingredients to make a hamburger (bread, cheese, steak, tomato, lettuce) The assembled ‘hamburger’ is wrapped in plastic film and presented in a cardboard box resembling a fast-food hamburger box.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1573/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Chain disc
 
Brand: Stanford
 
Name: Kettensägeblatt
 
Type / number of model:  Item N0. 16201
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8715156024559
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The chain disc may be mounted on an angle grinder and may therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw. The disc takes too long to stop.
As a consequence, this could cause kickback, the user may lose control over the tool or get hurt while the disc stops.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 62841 and EN 60745.
 
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Chain disc with a diameter of 115 mm and a bore diameter of 22 mm, supplied in a plastic blister package. The product has been sold online (e.g. via eBay).
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1574/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Chain disc
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM 61638
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain disc may be mounted on an angle grinder and may therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw.
As a consequence, this could cause kickback or loss of control over the tool.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 62841 and EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Chain disc with a diameter of 125 mm and a bore diameter of 22.2 mm which may be fitted to angle grinders. The product has been sold online (e.g. via Amazon).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1575/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Chain disc
 
Brand: Falon Tech
 
Name: TARCZA LANGCUCHOWA - CHANSAW BLADE
 
Type / number of model:  FT12514
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain disc may be mounted on an angle grinder and may therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw.
As a consequence, this could cause kickback or loss of control over the tool.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 62841 and EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Chain disc with a diameter of 100 mm and a bore diameter of 22.2 mm. The product has been sold online (e.g. via Amazon).
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1576/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Chain disc
 
Brand: Vorel
 
Name: Chain disc for angle grinders
 
Type / number of model:  08773
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain disc may be mounted on an angle grinder and may therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw.
As a consequence, this could cause kickback or loss of control over the tool.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 62841 and EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Chain disc with a diameter of 230 mm. The packaging suggest a use on angle grinders. The product has been sold online (e.g. via Amazon).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1577/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Chain disc
 
Brand: King Arthur's Tools
 
Name: Lancelot
 
Type / number of model:  45814
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain disc may be mounted on an angle grinder and may therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw.
As a consequence, this could cause kickback or loss of control over the tool.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 62841 and EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Chain disc. The product has been sold online (e.g. via Amazon and www.magma-tools.com).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1581/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: AS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 168
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291030055244
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product does not provide protection to the users due to the absence of shutters on live parts and the absence of a fuse for over-current protection.
Users could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock. In a case of an overload the absence of a fuse could lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey travel plug adaptor (250V) with 3 pins.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1582/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Yuadon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No:7 (YDS-7)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  868239898986801
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product does not have a fuse.
In case of an overload, this could lead to a fire.

The product does not comply with the standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor with safety shutters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1585/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: 4-OK
 
Name: USB-C Home Charger
 
Type / number of model:  CLMU1C (charger: RT-29)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8428728097966
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  USB charger. Sold in a printed cardboard box with plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1586/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Bullet
 
Name: Travel charger
 
Type / number of model:  S-100D
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4750848134134
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  USB travel charger, sold in a cardboard box with plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1588/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 4 USB Power Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  HT-CD03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  White 4 port USB charger in a transparent plastic bag. The product has been sold online (e.g. via AliExpress).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1589/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 3 USB Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  USB charger with white and pink casing. Transparent plastic bag. The product has been sold online (e.g. via AliExpress).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1591/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Maxpro
 
Name: Multi-Functional Intelligent Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Easy 80
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2050003589680
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient and the creepage distance between the primary and accessible secondary circuits is not sufficient.
Therefore users could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery charger, sold in a black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1593/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 4 USB Power Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  HT-CD03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the product listings from the AliExpress platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  White, 4 port USB power supply in a transparent plastic bag. The product has been sold online (e.g. via AliExpress).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1594/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 3 USB Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the product listings from the Wish platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Plastic USB charger with an orange and white casing. The product has been sold online (e.g. on the Wish marketplace).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43

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Alert number: A12/1595/18       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2203
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient.
The user could touch accessible live parts and receive an electric shock.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of the product listings from the Wish platform (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authority warning consumers of the risk

 
Description:  Yellow USB charger. The product has been sold online (e.g. on the Wish marketplace).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
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Alert number: A11/0087/18       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Jewellery set
 
Brand: Girlz Club
 
Name: My favorite collection
 
Type / number of model:  LAS-114A,B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000220311786
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has sharp edges which may injure the child when using the toy.
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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Plastic jewellery set in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
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Alert number: A12/1546/18       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry
 
Brand: Iveco
 
Name: Eurocargo
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e3*2007/46*0200* - *0202* *, *0199*, *0186*-*0188*,*0193*, *0192* Models: IG140E2CA, IG80EL2BA, IG190EL2CA,IG100E2BA, IG120E2BA, IG160E2CA, IG120ELG2BA, IG160EG2CA, IG120EL2B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between May 2014 and 13 June 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A defect in the gas generator of the driver airbag causes uncontrolled inflation when the airbag is activated.
This could increase the risk of injury for the passenger.
 

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

 
Description:  Lorry
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2018 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia