Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 15 ( Published on: 12/04/2019)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0579/19       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Pressure cooker
 
Brand: OGO LIVING
 
Name: Autocuiseur Gusto
 
Type / number of model:  7.5L; DSD 22-7.5
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 256390166643
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The working pressure of the safety device and the mechanical resistance of the pressure cooker and the lid are inadequate.
If the lid is opened abruptly, hot liquid might shoot out of the pressure cooker and the product may deform under the pressure.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 12778.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  7.5-litre pressure cooker with a clamp-type closure mechanism.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0605/19       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: World Famous Tattoo Ink
 
Name: Green Beret
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: WFGB161801
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value: 9 mg/kg).
This aromatic amine can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent plastic bottle containing 30 ml of green tattoo ink with black dispensing cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0606/19       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: World Famous Tattoo Ink
 
Name: Sailor Jerry Red
 
Type / number of model:  REF WFSJR1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: WFSJR1720011 Batch: B20205 BEST BY 11/21/20
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine o-anisidine (measured value: 18 mg/kg).
This aromatic amine can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent plastic bottle containing red tattoo ink with black dispensing cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0581/19       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fragrance lamp
 
Type / number of model:  887-0B5698
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 2566297856983
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The wire opening on the product has sharp edges and the power supply cable could detach or be damaged giving access to live parts.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598-1.



 

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

 
Description:  Portable lamp with lamp shade, height approx. 24 cm. Packaged in carboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0614/19       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED night-light
 
Brand: HOROZ
 
Name: LED Night Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  085 001 0004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 680985 522630
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The flower-shaped cover can easily be removed from the base of the night-light when the lamp is plugged into a socket-outlet.
As a result, live parts are accessible and this could lead to an electric shock.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  LED night-light in the shape of a flower. The product can be plugged directly into a socket.Packaging: blister on cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0585/19       
Category:  Measuring instruments
 
Product:  Mains socket tester
 
Brand: Laserliner
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article n° 083.026A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4021563694488
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation, creepage and clearance distances and electric strength are inadequate.
Consequently accessible parts may become live and lead the user to receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains socket tester in a blister pack
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0586/19       
Category:  Measuring instruments
 
Product:  Mains socket tester
 
Brand: Laserliner
 
Name: Live Tester Plus
 
Type / number of model:  Article N° 083.027A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4021563694495
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation, creepage and clearance distances and electric strength are inadequate.
Consequently accessible parts may become live and lead the user to receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

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

 
Description:  Phase indicator/socket tester sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0580/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger Car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Focus
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval number e13*2007/46*1911*02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Specific vehicles built between 22/09/2018 and 10/11/2018
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the vehicles affected, the bolts fixing the front suspension to the vehicle may not have been tightened to the correct torque.
If the bolts are lost, the suspension could become detached from the vehicle causing a loss of vehicle control.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under recall code 19S08
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0582/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger van / Light commercial vehicle
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Expert, Traveller
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e2*2007/46*0532*00 to 06, e2*2007/46*0533*00 to 04; Type: V
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 27 August 2015 and 5 December 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Excessive loading of the front suspension could result in loosening and eventual separation of the front wishbone lower ball joints.
This can impair the vehicle’s directional stability, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger van / Light commercial vehicle under Peugeot recall code: JHK.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0584/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: C3 Aircross II
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1241*00 to *01, e4*2007/46*1241*03 to *04; type: 2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 6 September 2016 and 15 January 2019.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A protruding weld stud may damage the bodywork wire harness and lead to a short-circuit.
This may consequently cause a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: GHZ
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0588/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Seat
 
Name: Arona, Ibiza
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e9*2007/46*3134
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 31 October 2016 and 6 November 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to incorrect setting, the handbrake may have to travel further to ensure immobilisation.
As a result, the vehicle could roll, possibly leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Seat recall code: 46I1.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0590/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW commercial vehicles
 
Name: Caddy
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0252*; type: 2K
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 10 July 2018 and 29 November 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The predetermined break point in the cushion for the side airbags is on the wrong side.
In the event of a crash, the side airbag may not inflate properly, thus not provide protection and increase the risk of an injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under VW recall code: 74D6.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0592/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Touareg
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1827*03; type: CR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 27 November 2018 and 15 December 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The suspension damper forks are defective and could break.
As a result, the tyre could be pressed against the wheel arch, potentially causing an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under VW recall code: 40O3.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0593/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Speed Twin
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e5*168/2013*00013*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 21 September 2018 and 04 February 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted and consequently come into contact with the exhaust header pipe, potentially causing damage to the hose.
A leak from the radiator hose may allow coolant to escape and get onto the rear tyre. This could cause the rider to lose control over the vehicle, leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle under Triumph recall code: SRAN563.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0594/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar Land Rover
 
Name: Evoque
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: E5*2007/46*0076
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 05 October 2018 and 05 March 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The indicated fuel level may be inaccurate. This could cause the vehicle to run out of fuel without any low fuel warning.
This may cause the engine to cut out while in motion, leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Jaguar Land Rover recall code: N316.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0595/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: TMAX XP530A
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e13*168/2013*00047; type: SJ14
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2017 and 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Faulty programming of the engine control unit may cause the engine to stall suddenly at idle or at low RPM.
This may increase the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles under Yamaha recall code: TMAX XP530A.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0601/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: C 600 Sport, C 650 Sport, C 650 GT
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2002/24*0552, e1*168/2013*00004, e1*168/2013*00005; Types: K18/11, K19/11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 09 February 2011 and 23 August 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front brake hose may get damaged over time, which may lead to a loss of brake fluid.
This can reduce brake performance, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles under BMW recall code: 00 00 34 81 00.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0607/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Lamborghini
 
Name: Aventador Coupe and Roadster
 
Type / number of model:  Aventador Coupè + Roadster, 50 Anniversario + Roadster, Pirelli Edition + Roadster, Aventador Super Veloce + Roadster, Miura Homage, Veneno Coupè + Roadster, Aventador J, , Aventador S Coupè + S Roadster, Centenario Coupe + Roadster
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between March 2011 and October 2017; VIN range: ZHWEC1476CLA00091 to ZHWEG4ZD2JLA06939.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Under certain driving conditions, the engine software fails to correctly determine the flow of fuel from the discharge valves.
This may cause the engine to stall without warning, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0608/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorhome
 
Brand: Dethleffs
 
Name: T6601, 6671, 7057, MET 002
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0416; types: EG/DF 003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between July 2014 and January 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The connection of the seatbelt clip may not be sufficiently strong.
This will increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorhome.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0609/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Camper van
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: V-Class, Vito
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0457*17 to 19; Types: 639/2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 16 January 2017 and 21 September 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a possibility of red rust corrosion on metallic components of the roof frame reinforcement and the connecting elements in the rear part of the roof bed.
This could lead to weakening of the roof structure and thus of the overall stability of the body.
 

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

 
Description:  Camper van under Mercedes-Benz recall code: VS2DAPLANK (6595353).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0610/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: C4 Cactus
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e2*2007/46*0440*10; Type: 0
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 23 February 2018 and 25 April 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The weight distribution of the vehicle may, under certain conditions, be inadequate.
This may impair driving stability, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Citroen recall code: GNF.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0617/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: XC60
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1220*00 – e4*2007/46*1220*04; Type: U
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 12 January 2017 and 26 October 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to cold temperatures the tailgate lifting arms could freeze and consequently become loose, bend or completely separate.
This may cause the expanding springs to be released and potentially cause injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Volvo recall code: R89910.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0618/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: A8, Q7, Q8
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1751*; type: F8; Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0350*; type: 4L;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between November and December 2018 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A component of the wheel suspension may not be strong enough and could break over time.
As a consequence, the tyre may press against the wheel arch which poses a risk of accidents.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code: 40O4
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0591/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Fun fashion
 
Name: Ninja (red)
 
Type / number of model:  753
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5204745753060
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The cords in the neck area and hemline have free ends which can become trapped during various activities of the child, leading to injuries and strangulation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  A fancy-dress costume consisting of two parts. The costume is red and has black cords with free ends at the neck, sleeves and in the hemline area. This product is designed for 6-year old children.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0596/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Slime
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: ΠΡΙΤΣΑ - Slime
 
Type / number of model:  XXB-614HP
 
Batch number / Barcode:  20171130 / 0465544000037
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the toy slime is too high (measured value up to 1649.4 mg/kg).
Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health of children by damaging their 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: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Toy slime in fuchsia colour in a transparent plastic pot.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0597/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy guitar
 
Brand: Nafeng
 
Name: Guitar Butterfly Music
 
Type / number of model:  Nº. 663B (on packaging) Nº. 663 (on product)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901271223974 Lot nº: 9340
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The strap of the toy guitar has no quick release mechanism.
If worn around the neck, it could form a loop and become trapped, leading to strangulation.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Battery-operated toy guitar made of coloured plastic material, with a strap attached. It is sold packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0599/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Hao Xue Tong / ABABABY
 
Name: Animals music mobile
 
Type / number of model:  1005-A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2017010011160
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The sound pressure level of the toy is too high.
It could cause damage to hearing.

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: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Cow-shaped, battery-operated plastic toy. The toy emits a variety of sound and music effects by pressing the buttons and a red light during operation. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0600/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: XH
 
Name: Super Gun Shooting Game
 
Type / number of model:  XH088
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6920176814048
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The water bullets expand in size by more than 50% when placed in water. If the small bullets are put into the mouth and swallowed by children, they could expand causing fatal occlusion of the respiratory tract or intestinal blockage.
Moreover, the foam projectiles can break easily, creating small parts with suction cups.
A child playing with the toy may put the projectile in the mouth in order to wet it before shooting. If it breaks, the suction cup could obstruct the airways.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Toy gun set including a plastic toy gun, foam projectiles and water bullets (bullets need to be soaked in water before shooting). Packaged in cardboard box with plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0602/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electrical ride-on toy
 
Brand: KIDCARS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: 1188-R
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5204258068774
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The metal surface of the motor enclosure can overheat.
This may cause burns to the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Electrical ride-on toy motorcycle with charger, packed in a brown cardboard box (dimensions: 830 mm x 420 mm x 510 mm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0603/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy slime
 
Brand: LG-IMPORTS
 
Name: Slime Unicorn
 
Type / number of model:  Reference LG 9444
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the toy slime is too high (measured value: up to 885 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Toy slime in the shape of a unicorn's head.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0611/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic puzzle
 
Brand: PEPCO
 
Name: Puzzle magnetyczne "zwierzatka"
 
Type / number of model:  284451 SKU28445101
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 2200128445167, EAN: 2200128445174, ORD00106679_01, ORD00106683_01, ORD00127029_01, ORD00127033_01, ORD00127036_01
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a high amount of formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde can cause skin irritation when in contact with the skin and is carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-9.
 

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

Company recall page:  https://pepco.pl/sklepy/informacje-dla-klientow/info/komunikat-firmy-pepco-1/

 
Description:  Magnetic puzzle with pictures of animals.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0612/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy set
 
Brand: Bai Bian
 
Name: JUMBO BRICK Game
 
Type / number of model:  1989/1400868
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8000014008681
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Damage to hearing
 
The sound pressure level of the brick game is too high and it could cause damage to hearing.
Furthermore, the battery compartment of the torch can easily be opened without the use of any tools, leaving button cell batteries accessible.
A child may put these in the mouth, which could cause damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract or a risk of choking.

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

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

 
Description:  The set includes a light-green coloured brick game, a pink mobile phone, red binoculars and a white torch. Packaging: blister pack
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0613/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: PEPCO
 
Name: Ukladanka drewniana z pinezkami
 
Type / number of model:  276731 SKU27673101
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 2200127673165, ORD00127170_01, ORD00127171_01, ORD00127173_01, ORD00127174_01, ORD00127175_01
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a high amount of formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde can cause skin irritation when in contact with the skin and is carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-9.
 

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

Company recall page:  https://pepco.pl/sklepy/informacje-dla-klientow/info/komunikat-firmy-pepco-1/

 
Description:  Wooden puzzles with thumbtacks
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0615/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Modern Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Index 340426
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902012753705
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the doll contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured values: 35 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with blonde hair wearing a pink dress. The product is supplied in a cardboard box with a transparent front part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0619/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy dog
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 40087
 
Batch number / Barcode:  435491
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Four solders in the toy contain an excessive amount of lead (measured values up to 64% by weight).
Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Commission Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).
 

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated brown plush puppy with red plastic glasses
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0620/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Animal world
 
Type / number of model:  PS 668-16 / 4954178
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713149541786
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Environment
 
The battery compartment can easily be opened without the use of any tools, leaving batteries accessible.
A child may take a damaged or leaking battery and suffer burns due to the leaking chemical products.
Four solders in the toy contain an excessive amount of lead and cadmium (measured values up to: 54 % and 0.34% by weight respectively). Lead and cadmium pose a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive, the relevant European Standard EN 62115 and the Commission Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic electric organ with coloured buttons that emit or play melodies when pressed. The toy is powered by three 1.5V AA batteries. Sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0589/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Stockmann 1862
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1904 Colin, D449 14100842
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1234567931586
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The scarf contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine benzidine (measured value: 210 mg/kg).
When in direct and prolonged contact with the skin, the aromatic amines may be absorbed by the skin. Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White and dark blue, checked cotton scarf (Size: 70 x 180 cm).
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0598/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Babyrose Missrose
 
Name: Babyrose alkalmi ruha
 
Type / number of model:  9246
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4983201192469
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small decorative elements of the product may be easily detached.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  White, long-sleeved dress with zip at the back. The product is decorated with beads and textile flowers. Size: 80cm -1 year.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0587/19       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Bath product
 
Brand: Frucht
 
Name: Duft Schaum Bad
 
Type / number of model:  Exoticfrucht hautfreundlich
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4010937100045 08/11/2020
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product contains an excessive amount of pseudomonas putida (measured value: 23000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, the product may cause a severe infection.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the relevant European standard EN ISO 17516.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description:  Transparent plastic bottle containing 1 litre of foam bath gel.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0583/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical socket adaptor
 
Brand: Bohemian, L.H
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L165-L166, SP02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290728008999
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product does not have shutters on live parts, nor a fuse.
A user could consequently touch live parts of the socket and receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Flat white plastic socket adaptors packed in a transparent plastic bag containing 6 units.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0604/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener
 
Brand: SURKER
 
Name: Multifunctional hair iron
 
Type / number of model:  HD915
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6948187139158
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the creepage/clearance distances are inadequate.
The user may receive an electric shock from live parts.

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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Hair straighteners.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A12/0616/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium air pump
 
Brand: XiLONG
 
Name: Aquarium air pump
 
Type / number of model:  AP-001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999090 400843
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product does not have a thermal cut-off device and the plastic material of its casing has a low melting point and is flammable.
During continuous use, the product could overheat causing the casing to melt or catch fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Black plastic air pump for aquariums, sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
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Alert number: A11/0018/19       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric Knapsack Sprayer
 
Brand: Kobold
 
Name: Intelligent Sprayer
 
Type / number of model:  KB-16ER-6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The 12 Volt output from the adapter has the standard 230 Volt IEC connection. The charging 12 Volt port is also the standard 230 Volt IEC type.
A user could inadvertently plug a 230 Volt mains cable into the 12 volt charging port. This could lead to a short-circuit and overheating of the battery, causing burns, fire or electric shock.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Knapsack sprayer with built-in, rechargeable battery and a deposit of 16 litres. The product includes a charger with power adaptor. The product was sold online (in particular via Alibaba/Aliexpress).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A11/0020/19       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric bicycle
 
Brand: Enik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Easy
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The stem and handlebar can detach progressively.
The user may consequently fall off the bike.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal and recall with corrective measures (Exchange of the stem) (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Electric bicycle (electrically assisted until 25km/h). Models where the handlebar has not been replaced are affected.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15

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Alert number: A11/0019/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Sport1
 
Name: Set Arciere Junior
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8003029602301
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of the arrows fired from the bow is too high.
This could lead to injuries if a person is hit in the eye by the shot arrows.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Toy set consisting of a bow and 3 arrows with suction cups. It is sold in open cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15
Other types of alerts
Other types of alerts 

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Alert number: INFO/0045/19       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Pencil with top eraser
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic coating of the pencils contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). (measured value: 1.9% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Pencil with floral pattern and little bears and a top eraser. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 15