Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 11/01/2019)

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Alert number: A12/0001/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Climbing harness
 
Brand: NTR / Ropes & Belts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The strength of the product is inadequate as the connections between the hip belt and leg loops as well as the connection between the hip bealt and the buckle can tear apart.
This can result in the climber falling from a significant height, leading to injury.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and with the relevant European standard EN 12277.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has been advertised and sold on Amazon as a climbing harness. Only the reference NTR / Ropes & Belts is legible on the label; the remaining information appears to be in Chinese characters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0002/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Climbing rope
 
Brand: AL-NASR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Climbing Outdoor Security Equipment
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The rope is insufficiently resistant to dynamic loads.
The rope could break during use causing the climber to fall to the ground.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and the relevant European standard EN 892.

 

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

 
Description:  The product was advertised on Amazon as climbing rope. The only legible writing on the packaging/product label is AL-NASR; the remaining information is in what are assumed to be Chinese characters. Information on the rope according to images of the product: 9.8 mm, 40 m
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0003/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Climbing harness
 
Brand: GHB
 
Name: Climbing Harness
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SG-626
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The strength of the product is inadequate as the connections between the hip belt and leg loops as well as the connection between the hip bealt and the buckle can tear apart.
This can result in the climber falling from a significant height, leading to injury.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and with the relevant European standard EN 12277.
 

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

 
Description:  Type C climbing harness (sit harness). The harness comes in a bag with the imprint GHB. The product has been sold online (in particular via Amazon).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0031/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter (“Hoverboard”)
 
Brand: YUBIX
 
Name: Hoverboard
 
Type / number of model:  Type / Number of model Scooter: K5 Power charger: AOI-08420155DD1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The charging circuit of the product has no cut-off switch.
The battery can consequently overcharge and overheat which may lead to a fire.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 62133 and EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  2-wheel self-balancing scooter (hoverboard), including instructions and charger. Charger Input: 100-240V~ Output: DC 42V. Packaged in a rectangular cardboard box marked with ‘YubiX New Structure Self balance Scooter’ and a picture of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0033/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter (“Hoverboard”)
 
Brand: Celect
 
Name: Smart balance wheel
 
Type / number of model:  CELS6-0-RED
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5420023959577
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The charging circuit of the product has no cut-off switch.
The battery can consequently overcharge and overheat which may lead to a fire.

Furthermore, the plastic housing of the hoverboard can easily catch fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 62133 and EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  2-wheel self-balancing scooter (hoverboard), including instructions, and charger. Charger Input: 100-240VAC Output: 42VDC 2000mA. Packaged in a rectangular cardboard box marked with ‘Smart balance wheel’ and a picture of the hoverboard on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0034/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter (“Hoverboard”)
 
Brand: Doc Green
 
Name: Hoverboard
 
Type / number of model:  HB 8000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9120060988047 / Manufactured: 12/2016
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The charging circuit of the product has no cut-off switch. The battery can consequently overcharge and overheat which may lead to a fire or burns.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 62133 and EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  2-wheel self-balancing scooter (hoverboard), including instructions, and charger. Charger Input: 100-240V~ Output: DC 42V. Packaged in a rectangular cardboard box marked with 'Hoverboard HB 8000’ and a picture of a hoverboard on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0035/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter (“Hoverboard”)
 
Brand: Smarty casablanca
 
Name: Electric Balance Scooter, art.nr. 1178011
 
Type / number of model:  CHIC-D07
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4251237146849 / Manufacturing date 8/2017
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The charging circuit of the product has no cut-off switch.
The battery can consequently overcharge and overheat which may lead to a fire.
Furthermore, the plastic housing of the hoverboard can easily catch fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 62133 and EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  2-wheel hoverboard, including instructions, and charger. Charger Input: 200-240V~ Output: DC 36V. Packaged in a rectangular cardboard box marked with 'Smarty Hoverboard Casablanca' and a picture of a hoverboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 2