Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 21 ( Published on: 24/05/2019)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0795/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable swim seat
 
Brand: Summer Sea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic valve of the swim-ring contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 16.2% 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: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Yellow and green swim seat with steering wheel. Packaged in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0796/19       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Pressure cooker
 
Brand: TOWER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DSS 22-4 (4 liter), DSS 22-5 (5 liter), DSS 22-7 (7 liter).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The working pressure of the safety device and the mechanical resistance of the opening systems are inadequate.
If the lid is opened abruptly, the lid’s gasket may be ejected from the lid causing hot liquid to shoot out of the pressure cooker. It is also possible that the upper part of the manometric rod may become partially detached and therefore the safe opening system no longer works properly.

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

 
Description:  Pressure cooker with a clamp-type closure mechanism. The product was sold online, in particular by Amazon.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0784/19       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Simple Type Dry Powder fire Extinguishers
 
Type / number of model:  Article 011
 
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 fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighter in the form of a fire-extinguisher with a label "Simple Type Dry Powder fire Extinguishers".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0785/19       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: LE ROYAL
 
Name: LED LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  R14925-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 814925 888881
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The cable is not properly anchored and is too thin. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required.
The cable could overheat, burning the user or leading to a fire. A user might touch the live parts and suffer 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:  Lighting chain with 20 non-replaceable LED lamps with flattened spherical gold, metal casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0798/19       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: LE ROYAL
 
Name: LED LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  R14925-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 814925 888882
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The cable is not properly anchored and is too thin. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required.
The cable could overheat, burning the user or leading to a fire. A user might touch the live parts and suffer 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:  Lighting chain with 18 non-replaceable LED lamps with gold metal, spherical casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0799/19       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains
 
Brand: LE ROYAL
 
Name: LED LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  1. R14925-5; 2. R14925-6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 1 814925 888885; 2. 1 814925 888886
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The cable is not properly anchored and is too thin. The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required.
The cable could overheat, burning the user or leading to a fire. A user might touch the live parts and suffer 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:  Lighting chain with 20 non-replaceable yellow / colourful LED lamps with gold, metal star casing. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0782/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: MX-5
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e11*2007/46*2661*00-03; type: ND
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles in were manufactured between 5 October 2016 and 22 November 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Defective software may result in the automated transmission shifting down unintentionally.
This may cause the rear wheels to lock, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Mazda recall code: AK006A.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0783/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: CLS Class, AMG GT Class
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*1818*00; type: R1ECLS;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between July 2017 and March 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The riveting of the front seat belt housing covers may be inadequate under low temperatures (below -17.5°C).
In the event of an accident, the rivets could fail and release the housing cover. This can result in a loss of the seat belt’s restraining effect, increasing the risk of injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Mercedes-Benz recall code: 9190331, 9190332, 9190333.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0789/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Three-wheeled motor vehicle
 
Brand: Tuk Tuk Factory
 
Name: Limo GT, Vendo XL
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e4*168/2013*00056*00, e4*168/2013*00055*00; types: XNSCB, XNSTB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles affected were manufactured between January 2017 and September 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat belt clips may be defective.
This can impair the safety belt's restraining effect, increasing the risk of injury for the occupants.
 

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

 
Description:  Three-wheeled motor vehicle under Tuk Tuk Factory recall code: R0620190108.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0790/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: KIA
 
Name: Niro
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1139*00, e4*2007/46*1139*01, e4*2007/46*1139*02; types DE HEV, DE PHEV
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles are from model years 2016, 2017 (Niro DE HEV) and model year 2018 (Niro DE PHEV).
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The main relay within the power relay assembly may have inadequate connections between its contacts.
This may cause a short circuit or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of fire and potential accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0774/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic putty
 
Brand: Cra-z-Geezer's
 
Name: Cra-z-Geezer's Thinking Putty / Hand Gum
 
Type / number of model:  31111
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7340181905446
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product contains a magnet which is a small part and has a high magnetic flux.
A small child could put the magnet in the mouth and choke on it.
If a child swallows the small magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.

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

 
Description:  In the metal tin there are magnetic putty with a small strong silver magnet, two plastic googly eyes and a plastic orange nose. The colours of the putty are black, green and purple. One putty is called Cra-z-Geezer's Hand Gum and the other is called Cra-z-Geezer's Thinking Putty.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0779/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic fish
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: ROBO RYBA / ROBO FISH
 
Type / number of model:  3358-1A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595629101310
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Four solders in the toy contain an excessive amount of lead and cadmium (measured values up to 96% and 0.16% by weight respectively).
Lead and cadmium pose 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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic electric toy that activates itself when inserted into the water. The toy is powered by A 76 or LR 44 batteries. It is sold in a sealed plastic blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0781/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electric toy
 
Brand: ZENYELL
 
Name: Modern team, Speed legend
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 1382-11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902734396532
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Three solders in the toy contain an excessive amount of cadmium (measured values up to 0.1% by weight ) and four solders contain an excessive amount of lead (measured values up to 43.7% by weight ).
Lead and cadmium pose 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 taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Toy car in a cardboard box with a transparent front part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0786/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  LED bracelet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED FLASHING BRACELET
 
Type / number of model:  YW-128 97724 Designed by Clover KOREA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8590756977241
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy's casing can easily break and the battery compartment can be easily 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.

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

 
Description:  Plastic flashing bracelet powered by three button cell batteries. Packed in a blister pack with a cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0787/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  LED headband
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Celenka s svetlom koruna
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM N0: ZY-11875
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6912080118756
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy's casing can easily break and the battery compartment can be easily 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.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Crown-shaped plastic headband with light, powered by three button cell batteries. Packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0788/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Lýzatko Palicka pre deti
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM N0: ZY-11905
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6912080119050
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy's casing can easily break and the battery compartment can be easily 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.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Plastic wand in the shape of a lollipop with light, powered by three button cell batteries. Packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0792/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key ring
 
Brand: DY
 
Name: Pig key ring
 
Type / number of model:  617-06
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts on the toy (on the soft toy's head and feet) can detach.
A small child could 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Key-ring with a soft toy in the shape of a pig.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0797/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electric toy dog
 
Brand: GLOW-PILLOW.COM
 
Name: Glow Pillow
 
Type / number of model:  H4530271
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4899888109167
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Critical instructions concerning electrical characteristics of the toy are missing from the packaging and the manual leaflet. The manual is not in Greek language.
Lack of instructions could lead to misuse of the product, causing electric shock.

The product does not comply with 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:  Plush toy dog in brown, black and white, covered with a hard cell that is a multicolour light projector that produces melodies. It is operated with 3 AAA batteries or can be plug in to the mains through a USB cable. Packaging: cardboard box (approx. dimensions: 350x200x100 mm) with a manual leaflet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0777/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' swimsuit
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: FOR YOU
 
Type / number of model:  Size 122
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The garment is produced with functional cords with free ends in the upper area to be tied around the neck.
The cords in the neck area may become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in yellow with a monkey and coloured balls prints. The product is made of elastic material.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0778/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Interest
 
Name: V&T Plus
 
Type / number of model:  32382
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8691100323827
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The garment has drawstrings in the hood.
The drawstrings can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Long-sleeved turquoise sweatshirt with a hood that has a drawstring.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0791/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: SHE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4031074169450
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 45 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Gloves with surface material grey-blue leather, black textile lining. Size 7.The product was sold online.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0800/19       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle
 
Brand: Bomb cosmetics
 
Name: Holly Daze
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product has wax leaves that easily detach.
Due to its characteristic form, colour, appearance and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff.
This may lead a small child to put the product in the mouth, which could cause a leaf to detach and the child to choke on it.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Food Imitating Products Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Candle representing an ice cream with holly leaves and red berries in a glass.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0793/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: TEAFAELL
 
Name: Fast Electric Kettle
 
Type / number of model:  LF-001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3364330014777
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Electric kettle with chrome-plated metal body and separate base part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0794/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Circular saw blade
 
Brand: Warrior
 
Name: Wood Carving Disc
 
Type / number of model:  61638
 
Batch number / Barcode:  792363616386
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The circular saw blade may be mounted on an angle grinder and could therefore, against its intended use, be used as a hand-held circular saw.
As a consequence, this could lead to serious injury.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60745 and EN 62841.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, This product listing was removed by eBay (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Disc with a 22-tooth saw-chain ; 4’’ diameter. The product was sold online (in particular via eBay).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0030/19       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric scooter
 
Brand: CITYBUG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  citybug 2SD
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The protection against access to live parts, the electrical insulation and the clearance and creepage distances are insufficient. This can lead to an electric shock.
Moreover, the ‘thumb throttle’ control may be blocked and not return completely to its initial position. The user might consequently lose control over the electric scooter, leading to injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric scooter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 21
Weekly overview report on professional products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0780/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: Evobus
 
Name: Setra
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*0014; Types: 633 04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between November 2016 and October 2018 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The destination indicator sign may suddenly become detached.
As a result it may injure the passengers.
 

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 - 21