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

Report 3 ( Published on: 18/01/2019)
Corrigendum: Notification A12/1579/18 from Report-2018-044 has been updated to indicate the models affected and correct the country of origin.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0062/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter
 
Brand: IO HAWK
 
Name: Hoverboard
 
Type / number of model:  925-IO-HAWK 1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  03051511183116
 
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 internal electric wiring of the hoverboard is in contact with sharp edges which may damage the isolation.

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 'IO HAWK’ and a picture of a balance scooter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0064/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter
 
Brand: Cool&Fun
 
Name: Electric Hoverboard
 
Type / number of model:  EL-ES01(JD-6.5)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 a charger. Charger Input: 100-240VAC Output: 29.4VDC 1550mA Packaged in a rectangular cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/0072/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Helmet for mountaineers
 
Brand: Xinda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NT9907
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The vertical shock absorbing capacity is too small. In the event of impact to the helmet, for example as a result of falling rocks, the incident energy is insufficiently absorbed and can cause concussion and even loss of consciousness or coma.
Furthermore, the helmet is insufficiently stable. Stones impacting the helmet could perforate it, possibly leading to serious head injuries.

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 12492.
 

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

 
Description:  Climbing helmet for mountaineers. The product was sold online (in particular via Amazon).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0073/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Helmet for mountaineers
 
Brand: Xinda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XD-Q9664
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The vertical shock absorbing capacity is too small. In the event of impact to the helmet, for example as a result of falling rocks, the incident energy is insufficiently absorbed and can cause concussion and even loss of consciousness or coma.
Furthermore, the helmet is insufficiently stable. Impacts of rocks may cause the helmet to be perforated, possibly resulting in serious head injuries.

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 12492.
 

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

 
Description:  Climbing helmet for mountaineers. The product was sold online (in particular via Amazon).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0074/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Helmet for mountaineers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  STK0154016999
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The helmet is insufficiently resistant to penetration.
Impacting rocks may penetrate the helmet, possibly causing serious head injuries.

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 12492.
 

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

 
Description:  Climbing helmet for mountaineers. The product was sold online (in particular on eBay).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0075/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Helmet for mountaineers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  STK016600715
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The helmet is insufficiently resistant to penetration.
Impacting rocks may penetrate the helmet, possibly causing serious head injuries.

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 12492.
 

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

 
Description:  Climbing helmet for mountaineers. The product was sold online (in particular on eBay).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3