Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 34 ( Published on: 23/08/2019)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1272/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Belay device (for climbing)
 
Brand: Simond
 
Name: Toucan Light
 
Type / number of model:  Model code 2575753
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The belay device can lock without control and climbers can get blocked. This can lead to de-stabilisation and fall of the climber and the belayer could not be able to progressively brake. At the same time, the rope supplement not recovered through the belay device can increase the fall distance of the climber.
In such case, the entire belaying chain can also break due to additional stress or transmit the kinetic energy of a fall abruptly to the falling body, causing serious injury by dislocating or fracturing the bones.
 

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

 
Description:  Belay device, colour: blue
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Ireland, Poland

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Alert number: A12/1273/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Self-balancing scooter (“Hoverboard”)
 
Brand: Guangzhou Ji Yin Hong Ba Electronic, Oxboard
 
Name: Oxboard Go
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0634154404522, WG/GO/07/17/226;
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The charging circuit has no cut-off switch.
The battery can consequently overcharge and overheat which may lead to a fire or burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62133, EN 60335-1 and EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  2 wheel self-balancing scooter (hoverboard), including instructions, and charger. Packaged in a rectangular cardboard box. The product was (also) sold online.
Country of origin:  Nepal
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1266/19       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earring set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CD 820279 18B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 718286 577520
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The earrings release an excessive amount of nickel (measured value: 13.3 μg/cm²/week).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description:  Three pairs of stud earrings in the form of open rings in three different sizes made of silvery metal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1268/19       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Ibero
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  54185
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6413890041857
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The pendants contain an excessive amount of cadmium (measured value up to 95% by 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: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  A multicoloured plastic necklace with a star shaped and a panda shaped metal pendant.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1276/19       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: YQ
 
Name: 3in1 LASER & LED LIGHT & KEY CHAIN
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser beam is too powerful.
Direct viewing of the laser beam could cause damage to sight.

 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer with 2 LEDs torch and carabiner, powered by 3 button cells. Size: 76.5 x 15 mm. Packaging: sold individually from a display box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1278/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: MX-5
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e11*2007/46*2661*00; type: ND
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 26 May 2015 and 6 July 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The underbody panelling may be inadequately attached.
As a result, it could become detached and fall onto the road, potentially damaging the tyres and posing a risk to the following traffic.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Mazda recall code: AK037A.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1279/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BETA
 
Name: BETAMOTOR
 
Type / number of model:  RR MY20 2T/4T
 
Batch number / Barcode:  VIN range: ZD3E615C0L01***** to ZD3E703CXL02*****.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The two rear shock absorber fastening screws may be defective and could break.
Consequently, the rear of the motorcycle would be lowered, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  BETA motorcycles with two-stroke and four-stroke engines.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1277/19       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Telescopic ladder
 
Brand: Batavia
 
Name: Telescopic ladder - Giraffe 3.88
 
Type / number of model:  BT-TL001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4050255015416 / 7061176-7061176/6
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The angular rotation of the ladder is too high, affecting the stability of the user.
The user might consequently lose balance and fall from the ladder.


The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Telescopic ladder max. 3,88 meter.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1267/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Finger paint
 
Brand: Klecksi
 
Name: Fingermalfarben
 
Type / number of model:  Klecksi Basic (633.0624), 4 x 150 g, or Klecksi Maxi (633.0626), 6 x 150 g
 
Batch number / Barcode:  18-02-156 / 2019-01 (blue paint); 17-02-157 / 2019-01 (green paint)
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The toy contains aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value up to: 120000 cfu/g) and the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been detected.
If played with by children with compromised or weakened immunity, the product may cause infection or irritation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Finger paint set including 4-6 bottles of finger paint in different colours.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1269/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sand moulds
 
Brand: Plasto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2035000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6410310120352
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The ball of the plane-shaped mould can be easily detached, generating a small part.
A small child may put it 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: Manufacturer)

 
Description:  Plastic sand moulds in different shapes, sold in a net bag. The mould in the shape of a plane contains a yellow ball, representing the pilot's head.
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1270/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy microphone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Microphone smart set
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM N° 9958-21
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6954654111121
 
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:  Battery-operated pink microphone that emits colourful flashing light and music. Packaging: blister
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1265/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Underwear
 
Brand: Tchibo
 
Name: Pantys
 
Type / number of model:  14547 (373956-373962) (Pantys 3 Stück - 3 pairs of shorts) 14548 (373963-373966, 374460- 374462) (Pantys 7 Stück - 7 pairs of shorts) 14549 (373967-373970, 374463-374465) (Slips 3 Stück - 3 pairs of b
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of nickel (measured value: 130 mg/kg by weight).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

Company recall page:  https://www.tchibo.de

 
Description:  White and grey underwear. No packaging description available. The product was sold online.
Country of origin:  Sri Lanka
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Poland

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Alert number: A12/1271/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's dress
 
Brand: I.M.A
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2091
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product contains cords with free ends at the upper chest area.
The cords can become trapped during activities of the child and cause serious injuries.

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:  Sleeveless dress bearing shoulder straps.This garment has blue and white colour strips and is intended for 4-year old girls.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1274/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' T-Shirt
 
Brand: Oute Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1843
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There are long drawstrings to be tied at the back of the T-shirt.
They may become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injury.

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

Company recall page:  http://-

 
Description:  Pink T-shirt with drawstrings at the lower hem area to be tied at the back, intended for 4 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1275/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' jumpsuit
 
Brand: Danshan/Taozhuang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GRADE YIDENGPIN
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cords in the upper chest area of garment are too long.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

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:  Sleeveless jumpsuit with cords with free ends in the upper chest area, intended for 8 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34

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Alert number: A12/1264/19       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body gel
 
Brand: Horse Health
 
Name: Skoraja pomosh
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Nr. 0817/0820/ 4607011664328
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
According to the ingredients list, the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products.
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Body gel in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0055/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy slime
 
Brand: New arrival
 
Name: Fruit crystal mud
 
Type / number of model:  Order N0 9273606
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 029069 781176
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The migration of boron from the toy slime is too high (measured value up to 1917 mg/kg).

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 the kid to swallow the slime.
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, the Food Imitating Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Single wrapped small plastic jar depicting a slice of fruit (kiwi, lemon, lime, orange or watermelon). The jar contains slime, in a different colour depending on the fruit, with glitter in it. The product is sold in a set of 24 units with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria