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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Products with serious risks 

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The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and the relevant European Standard EN 12492.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