Rapid Alert System - 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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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The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and the relevant European Standard EN 12492.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