Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 ( Published on: 07/06/2019)

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Alert number: A12/0855/19       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: ETERNAL INK
 
Name: SOLID GOLD
 
Type / number of model:  Item N0: E651
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch Number E-204 MFG.Date 10.2018 Use by: 20.2021
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amine o-toluidine (measured value 124 mg/kg).
This aromatic amine may cause cancer.

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:  30 ml of yellow tattoo ink in a transparent plastic bottle with a black dispenser cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0857/19       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cleaning Products
 
Brand: Koslita
 
Name: Koncentruotas rūgštinis sanitarinis Valiklis
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  16; 4770248342090
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is extremely acid (measured pH value: 0.37) and is highly corrosive but lacks the appropriate pictograms, warnings and precautionary statements.
Users have therefore no information on the safe use and the dangers of the product. In case of exposure, the user could suffer of severe skin corrosion or serious damage to eyes.

The product does not comply with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Red plastic bottle containing 471 ml of cleaning product for bathroom.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0851/19       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  LED lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lampki choinkowe LED
 
Type / number of model:  RS-113
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5989743580122
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cover of the controller can be easily removed without any tools giving access to live parts. One plug pin can be inserted into the socket of the lighting chain leaving the other live plug pin accessible. The cable is not properly secured against pulling and can detach giving access to live parts.
The user may touch live parts and get electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60598 and IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chain with 300 ligths. Destined for indoor and outdoor use. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0852/19       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  LED lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Christmas LED lights
 
Type / number of model:  LED-100 LI-1; CB-400121 (white), LED-100 LI-1; CB-400263 (blue), LED-100 LI-1; CB-400277 (green), LED-100 LI-2; CB-400212 (red)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5410329414047, 5900571001275, 8711293059034, 8711293491315
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cover of the controller can be easily removed without any tools giving access to live parts. The cable is not properly secured against pulling and can detach giving access to live parts.
The user may touch live parts and get electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  LED lighting chain with 100 ligths. Depending on a model, available in different colours. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0843/19       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED floodlight
 
Brand: EKO-LIGHT
 
Name: Naswietlacz LED 10 W z czujnikiem ruchu
 
Type / number of model:  EK0104
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907377243717
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable insulation is not suitable for outdoor use and could become damaged.
As a consequence, live parts could become accessible, leading to an electric shock of 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: Manufacturer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  LED floodlight, 10W, IP65, metal housing. Intended for indoor and outdoor use. Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0858/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pickup truck
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: RAM
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: individual approval
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 31 October 2017 and 25 October 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ground connection on the battery may be loose, which may result in irregular steering power assistance.
This may lead to over and under-steering which, without prior warning, could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Pickup truck under RAM recall code: V04.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/0844/19       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby sling
 
Brand: AMAZONAS
 
Name: Ring Sling Laguna
 
Type / number of model:  Art N° AZ-5060235
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4030454004282, production date/batch number 2015-10023
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The structural integrity of the product is inadequate and the sling can break.
A child may therefore fall from the sling.

 

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

 
Description:  Cotton baby sling with 2 metal rings, packed in a plastic bag and cardboard box. The product was sold online.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0847/19       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby carrier
 
Brand: WOMAR
 
Name: Ergonomic Baby Carrier Eco
 
Type / number of model:  zaffiro
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902745020495
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The plastic label on the carrier can be easily detached. A small child may put it in the mouth and choke.
The fastening system is not adequate. Consequently, it could slip off while in use, causing the child to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 13209.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby carrier, sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0839/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Girl Fashion, Beautiful Girl
 
Type / number of model:  N° 801
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0809550012712, ITEM NO: BB-L 127 1-25
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the toy contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll about 27 cm tall with red shoes and with long blond hair pulled back in a ponytail. Available in different dresses and packed in a blister packaging with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0840/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Princess pony
 
Type / number of model:  N0: HTJ1420HA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033113014208
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small elastic bands on the product can be easily detached.
A small child may put any of 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): Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions

 
Description:  Pink plush toy in the shape of a horse in a pink fabric handbag. The set is sold in a plastic foil bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0841/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Battery-operated musical toy
 
Brand: CB Toys
 
Name: 123 Music!
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 43.590
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1802823, BO-39; 8412842435902
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The lid on the toy can easily be unscrewed, giving access to a small light-emitting diode which the child can easily break into 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  Plastic coloured toy microphone. The product is supplied in a cardboard with transparent front part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0845/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy telephone
 
Brand: HOLA
 
Name: Symphonic Phone
 
Type / number of model:  N° 766
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902496103171
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Four solders in the toy contain lead (measured value up to 57.5% by weight) and one solder contains cadmium (measured value up to 0.25% by weight) in concentrations above limit values.
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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Plastic toy telephone, battery powered, in a cardboax box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0846/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic mouse
 
Brand: CUTE SUNLIGHT
 
Name: Robot mouse
 
Type / number of model:  N° 799; 44ST-799
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8592525043256
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Four solders in the toy contain an excessive amount of lead and cadmium (measured values up to 45.3% and 0.13% 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:  Electric toy made of transparent green plastic, powered by A 76 or LR 44 batteries and sold in a sealed blister with a cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0850/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Маша и Медведь (Masha and the Bear)
 
Type / number of model:  N0.9918
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8590042080761
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Environment
 
The battery compartment 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 solders in the toy contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to: 66,9%).

Lead poses 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: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll with hair and pink scarf on it, dressed in a pink dress, depicting the character of "Masha and the Bear". The toy is powered by button batteries, emits sounds and speaks. It is sold in a cardboard box with a window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0853/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sound toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy Time
 
Type / number of model:  2111
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small parts can easily detach from the toy (debris from the broken interior sound block).
A small child may put these 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: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Plastic toys that sound when they are shaken, with an orange or green handle in the shape of a cat or bear. The toys are sold in pairs, wrapped in a transparent plastic bag. Approximate dimension: 15x5,5 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0856/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: LUDI
 
Name: Maxi Ours
 
Type / number of model:  30020
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lots 341417 and 344716
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The flowers on the product contain an excessive amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), notably benzo[a]anthracene (BaA) (measured value up to: 0.95 mg/kg).
This PAH may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Large (70 cm) soft toy depicting a bear in blue colour with several pieces attached to it in plastic and fabric (rings, flowers, mirrors). The toy is intended for children between 1 and 4 years-old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0842/19       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Fancy-dress make-up
 
Brand: Murder Motel
 
Name: Halloween Blood Spray
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  LOT: 171001 / Barcode: 5055566980568
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product contains an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value: 170000 cfu/g) .
If used on damaged skin, or if it comes into contact with the eyes, the product may cause infection or irritation.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall letter sent to organisations that the product was supplied to, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Retailer)

 
Description:  Dark plastic bottle with white pump spray cap containing 70 ml of fake blood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0848/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric heater
 
Brand: EQUATION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3276005872769
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
There is high abnormal current within the appliance, creating overheating of the internal cables which can cause a fire.
The insulation and the electrical circuit safety system are inadequate. The metal parts of the heater can consequently become live and lead to an electric shock if touched.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

Company recall page:  https://www.leroymerlin.ro/rechemare-produs

 
Description:  Digital oil-filled electric heater (2000W), without any packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0849/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Marui
 
Name: 7.2v Micro 500 Battery Charger
 
Type / number of model:  1811B1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4952839175786
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The electrical insulation of the changer is not sufficient, thus accessible parts of the product could become live, leading to an electric shock.
Only one bridging capacitor was fitted across the isolation barrier.

As a consequence, the charger may be unable to manage input current, the battery may be overcharged and causes 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: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Black 2 pin charger in plastic blister pack.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0854/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED greenhouse light
 
Brand: Shenzhen Xinjia Lighting
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZW0173
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product is not earthed and the insulation is inadequate.
The metal surrounding of the product can consequently become live, leading to an electric shock of user if touched.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 60335, EN 60320, EN 60228 nor with the relevant national standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: This product listing was removed by Amazon. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Silver square light fixture with several hundred individual LED's and black plastic backing. Packaging is a plain brown box. The product was sold online, in particular via Amazon.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0033/19       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: G.LUX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GD-2028 YELLOW
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4779025225281
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product is incorrectly labelled as suitable for bulbs up to 40 W.
The user could fit a too powerful bulb, leading the product to overheat increasing the risk of burns.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks (By: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  30 cm yellow desk lamp,to be plugged into the mains, sold in a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 23