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.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0050/19       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Hammer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TP313
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438443002604
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The grip of the hammer contains the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) benz(a)anthracene (measured value: 84 mg/kg) and chrysene (measured value: 22 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:  Metal hammer with a yellow and black coloured, plastic grip. An adhesive label is attached to the grip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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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

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Alert number: A12/0078/19       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The lighter is appealing to children due to its shape and colour.
Children may play with it and suffer burns or cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: This product listing was removed by Amazon., Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the form of a red fire-extinguisher. The product was sold online (in particular via Amazon).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0077/19       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  LED lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lampki ozdobne LED
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6903157483822
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The wires have inadequate insulation and do not provide sufficient resistance which can cause a short-circuit and fire.
The device is not sufficiently resistant to moisture and live parts may become accessible when handling, which can lead to an electric shock for users.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chain with 200 lights, for indoor and outdoor use. Packaging: cardboard box
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0052/19       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: Lexxa
 
Name: 30W LED valonheitin
 
Type / number of model:  Power supply unit: BDF-841A. Luminaire: 433 230.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430038492111
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the transformer of the power supply unit is inadequate.
The creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuit are not sufficient.
The user could receive an electric shock from accessible parts of the secondary circuit of the power supply unit.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  An LED floodlight packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0054/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dacia
 
Name: Duster II, Logan II, Logan II MCV, Sandero II
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles produced at Pitesti factory between 11/06/2018 and 14/06/2018.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EC-type approval numbers: e2*2007/46*0030*42, e2*2007/46*0013*14, e2*2001/116*0323*45; e2*2001/116*0323*46; e2*2001/116*0323*47; e2*2001/116*0323*84; e2*2001/116*0323*85;
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The positive terminal of the 12-volt battery, of the car is uncorrectly welded.
This could make it impossible to start up the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 0CY6.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0063/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Accord,City,Civic,CR-V,Jazz,Insight,Pilot,TSX
 
Type / number of model:  GG3; GG5; GG6; GE6; GP1; ZE2; YF3; YF4, Type-approval numbers: e6*2001/116*0120*04;*05;*06; e6*2001/116*0121*03;*04;*05; e6*2001/116*0122*04;*05;*06;*07; e6*2001/116*0113*03;*04;*05; e6*2001/116*0114*04;*05;*06; , e11*2001/116*0302*04;*05; e11*2001/116/0322*03; e6*2001/116*0126*04; e6*2007/46*0011*00;*01; e6*2001/116*0125*04; e6*2007/46*0010*00;*01; e6*2001/116*0127*04; e6*2007/46*0015*00;*01;*02;*03; , e6*2001/116*0115*05;*06;*07;*08; e11*2001/116*0254*04; e11*2001/116*0271*03; e11*2001/116*0292*04; e11*2001/116*0293*06; e11*2001/116*0294*03;*04;*05;*06; e11*2001/116*0301*03;*04;*05; , e6*2001/116*0128*04; e6*2007/46*0016*00;*01;*02;*03; e6*2001/116*0131*02; e6*2007/46*0013*00;*01;*02;*03; e6*2001/116*0132*02; e6*2007/46*0014*00;*01;*02; e6*2007/46*0012*00;*01;*02 , e6*2001/116*0130*00;*01;*02;*03;*04; types: CP2; CP3; CS1; CS2; TF1; CW1; CW2; CW3; CU1; CU2; CU3; GM2; FA1; FA5; FG2; FA4; FD6; FD7; FD1; FD3; FD4; RE5; RE6; RE7; GG2; GG3; GG5; GG6; GE6; GG1; GG2;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2010 and 2015 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A defect in the gas generator of the front-seat passenger airbag leads to uncontrolled inflation and the release of metal fragments when the airbag is activated.
This can cause the occupants of the vehicle to be injured.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 6CD, 6DD, 6ED
Country of origin:  China, Japan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0065/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Various
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers:e1*2001/116*0431*39 bis 49, e1*2001/116*0464*19 to 22, e1*2001/116*0457*32 to 40, e1*2001/116*0463*18 to 20, e1*2001/116*0501*25 to 38, e1*2007/46*1560*00 to 11, , e1*2007/46*1666*00 to 09, e1*2001/116*0335*32 to 40, e1*2001/116*0396*18 to 20, e1*2007/46*0485*16, e1*2007/46*0643*07, e1*2001/116*0480*19 to 29, e1*2007/16*1884*00, e1*96/79*0064*36 to 38, , e1*KS07/46*0065*00, sales description: CLA, GLA, SLC, A-Class, AMG GT, C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, SL, B-Class, GLC, CLS, G-Class , types: 204, 204AMG, 204K, 212, R1ES, R1EC, 221, 221AMG, 218, 218AMG, 204X, 463, G463Landaulet
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 2016 and 2018 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty.
As a result, it may be impossible to establish a speech connection with the Mercedes-Benz emergency call centre or to transmit vehicle data.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 5499637
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0069/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Piaggio/Aprilia
 
Name: Beverly; Fuoco; MP3; X EVO; SRV
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The welds in the tank may not be adequate.
As a consequence fuel may leak, leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0070/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, Panigale V4 Speciale
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A crack may occur at the level of the outlet pipe of the oil cooler.
As a consequence, oil may leak leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0071/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, Panigale V4 Speciale
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is the possibility for engine oil to leak from one of the hydraulic tensioners for the front and rear bank timing chains.
The oil may leak onto the engine sump and onto the tyre.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0076/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Mazda 2
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*1335*14; type: DJ1 Sales description Mazda 2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 6 March 2018 and 20 April 2018 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The high-pressure fuel pipe may be damaged through contact with other components.
This could cause a fuel leak, creating an increased risk of fire and/or accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: AJ030A.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0059/19       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden playpen
 
Brand: Vertbaudet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  70335-0011-6429 (grey), reference 99VB013 , 70335-0011-6509 (natural), reference 99VB019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Entrapment, Injuries
 
A screw from a plastic part enabling the playpen to be assembled and folded can come loose. As a result, the assembly system and locking mechanism (latch) can be damaged.
A small child may put the screw in the mouth and choke. There is also a risk of shearing of children’s fingers because the latch is mobile and a risk of entrapment of the child's fingers due to a small, white, plastic part with a hole in it, located under the latch, which may become accessible to children.

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

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

 
Description:  Foldable, wooden playpen with three different levels.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0048/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bouncy toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TP572
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438443004240
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Suffocation
 
The product contains 2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 3% by weight) and Dibutylphtalate (DBP) (measured value: 16% by weight).
A small part (valve plug) can be easily detached from the toy with fingers or teeth.
The plastic bag of the packaging is too thin.
Phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

A child could put the small part (valve plug) in the mouth and choke on it.

If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic bag can cover the mouth and nose, causing the child to suffocate.

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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable, blue plastic, bouncy toy in the shape of a horse, with two yellow butterflies on both sides. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with sticker label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0049/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bouncy toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TP573
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438443004257
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Injuries, Suffocation
 
The plastic material of the product contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 0.29% by weight). and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value 17% by weight).These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
In addition, the valve plug can be easily detached from the toy and could be put in the mouth by a small child, causing choking. The batteries are easily accessible and could cause choking if put in the mouth or damage the organs if swallowed.

The plastic bag, in which the toy is packed, is too thin. A child could put it over the mouth and nose, leading to suffocation.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation, with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable, yellow plastic, bouncy toy in the shape of a horse. The horse is decorated with several coloured dots, black hooves, a red tail and a white muzzle. It also has a battery-operated, sound mechanism. The toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag with an adhesive label
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0055/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Slime toy
 
Brand: Kim'Play
 
Name: Pâte à Prout
 
Type / number of model:  460
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3225430004603
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the toy slime is too high (measured value up to 1000 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor, Manufacturer): Recall of the product from end users, Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product, Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description:  Plastic jar containing 100g of sticky slime, available in four different colours (yellow, green, red and blue).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0058/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble gun
 
Brand: Rama Trittón
 
Name: Bubble Guns
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 29086, 29079 and 29123
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436019629086, 8436019629079 and 8436019629123
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Various pieces can detach from the toy, 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Soap bubble toy gun in the shape of fish (dolphins, goldfish, etc.) The toy contains batteries and is supplied in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0046/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Yimei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8 1/2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 24.4 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies' dark red leather gloves with button.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0068/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Key-ring
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Part IVA 11095661002 A21
 
Batch number / Barcode:  H8888885183
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The metal of the jewellery contains cadmium (measured value: 91% in weight).
Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body, can damage organs and it may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Copper-coloured, key-ring attached to a cross set with rhinestones.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0047/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Batterytec
 
Name: Replacement AC/DC adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  PN 2124531316474, TJ-65-195334
 
Batch number / Barcode:  X00076P3WF
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The distance between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is too small.
As a consequence, the cables may overheat and catch fire.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Return of goods to port of origin for reworking or disposal (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Black plastic adaptor in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0051/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Xenic
 
Name: Travel charger
 
Type / number of model:  RT-29 Black
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907747839502
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuit 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 standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel charger, sold in a white cardboard box with transparent windows.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0061/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: SCARLETT
 
Name: Cordless jug.kettle
 
Type / number of model:  SC-20A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6940032567352
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product does not have the required earth connection and the electrical insulation is inadequate.
In the event of a fault, the metal container of the kettle could become live, leading to an electric shock for users.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Import rejected at border (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Electric kettle with 2-litre metal container.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0067/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Powerstar
 
Name: Fast charger
 
Type / number of model:  PS-21
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4054753600167
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuit of the USB charger are not sufficient.
As a consequence, accessible parts of the product may become live. The user could touch them and receive an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  USB charger, sold in a black, windowed cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0002/19       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Safety matches
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Europa Hölzer
 
Type / number of model:  Batch no: 18/21/19/06/01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4004753042603
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The glowtime of the matches is too long.
The user could place the still glowing match back in the matchbox, or onto/near inflammable material, which could then catch fire causing burns to the user.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1783.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety matches sold in a set of 10 matchbox packages.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
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Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0043/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: EvoBus
 
Name: S431DT
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*0013; Type: 410 01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between May and September 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A manufacturing defect could result in the wing mirror unit coming loose.
It may then fall onto the road, potentially leading to an accident or injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Bus
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3

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Alert number: A12/0044/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Sprinter
 
Name: Mercedes-Benz
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1760*, e1*2007/46*1763* Type: KL3A4, FL3A5; sales description: Sprinter
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 17 September 2018 and 18 September 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The connection between the steering rod and the steering box may come loose.
This could lead to loss of steering control.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0066/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Tractors
 
Brand: T5, Farmall C, Kompakt
 
Name: New Holland, Case IH, Steyr
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e13*167/2013*00010 to 12*00; types: LE; LF; LG; sales description: T5; Farmall C; Kompakt
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between November 2016 and November 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A lack of covers means that water can get into the braking system during the engine’s wash process.
There is a risk of brake failure if the braking system reaches a high temperature.
 

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

 
Description:  Tractors
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 3
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden