Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 36 ( Published on: 06/09/2019)
At the request of the notifying authority the brand name has been corrected in notification A12/1224/19 published on report 2019-33 of 16/08/2019

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1313/19       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers
 
Brand: G.M.T (márkanév a gyűjtőcsomagoláson)
 
Name: 3in1 NEW LASER & LED LIGHT
 
Type / number of model:  N0: 18064 / 1200916 (termékazonosító jelölés a gyűjtőcsomagolásra ragasztott címkén)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8000012009161
 
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: 75 x 15 mmsold individually from a display box. There are no markings on the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1312/19       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Unilte
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11944-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The push-button mechanism is not sufficiently strong to prevent use by a child.
Children could operate the lighter and suffer burns.

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

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable piezoelectric lighter.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1316/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Alpina
 
Name: Alpina B5 and B6
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 5 February 2002 and 27 July 2010.
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
A cable terminal at the battery transfer point may be defective.
This could cause power failure and may lead to an increased risk of fire.
 

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

Company recall page:  http://keine Angabe

 
Description:  Passenger car under Alpina recall code: 0061070500.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1317/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: e-Tron
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval number: e1*2007/46*1914 Type: GE
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between December 2018 and March 2019.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Due to a faulty seal, moisture could reach the high voltage battery through the cabling of the charging socket and the electronics box.
Consequently the high-voltage system could short-circuit increasing the risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Audi recall code: 93E8.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1324/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: S 1000 RR
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*168/2013*00091; type: 2R99
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 9 May 2019 and 7 June 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Defective drill hole may restrict the oil supply to the gearbox.
This could cause damage to the gears and blocking of the back wheel, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle under BMW recall code: 0000112600.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1325/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: X5, X6, X7
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1918*00, e1*2007/46*0412*17, e1*2007/46*1952*; types: G5X, X6, G7X
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured on 24 January 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The nuts on the left-hand side wheels may not have been tightened in accordance with the specifications.
This may cause a wheel to detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under BMW recall code: 0036090200.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1326/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger van / Light commercial vehicle
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Sprinter
 
Type / number of model:  L764, L766, L844, L845, L971, L972, Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0353, e1*2001/116*0354, e1*2007/46*0279, e1*2007/46*0294, e1*2007/46*0295, e1*2007/46*296, e1*2007/46*0297, e1*2007/46*0298, e1*2007/46*0299, e1*2007/46*0300, , Types: 906 AC 30, 906 AC 35, 906BB30,906BA35, 906BA50, 906BB50,906BB35, 906BB50/4x4, 906BA50/4x4, 906BA35G, 906 OK 35, 906 KA 35, 906 OK 50, 906 KA 50, 906 OK 50/4x4, 906 KA 50/4x4,, e1*2007/46*0301, e1*2007/46*0304, e1*2007/46*0307, e1*2007/46*0308, e1*2007/46*0311, e1*2007/46*0557;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 2 September 2009 and 31 August 2018.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Possible thermal overload of the fuse holder of the air suspension compressor and associated wires.
This increases the risk of the vehicle catching fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger van / Light commercial vehicle under Mercedes-Benz recall code: NC3LUFESI (3294153).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1327/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger Car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: F-Type
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: E11*2001/116*0272; model year: 2019/2020
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 4 June 2018 and 9 July 2019.
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The static noise level exceeds the regulated maximum decibel limit.
Excessive noise levels may cause damage to hearing.
 

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

 
Description:  Jaguar F-TYPE vehicles equipped with AJ126 engine under recall code: H249.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1328/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: Q5
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*1550*; type: FY
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured in November 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
During the production of the instrument panel, the welding of a joint may not have been executed in line with the specifications in the area where the passenger airbag is attached to the control panel.
As a result, the airbag may be damaged during deployment, reducing its protective capacity and increasing the risk of an injury.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Audi recall code: 90N1.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/1329/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pickup truck
 
Brand: VW
 
Name: Amarok
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*0356; type: 2H
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1 May 2016 and 16 May 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A wiring harness could be damaged when the seat is adjusted to the lowest position.
Damage to a wire may lead to localised scorching and to the seat moving independently, increasing the risk of losing control over the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Pickup trucks with electrically adjustable front seats under VW recall code: 97DL.
Country of origin:  Argentina, Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1330/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Veloster
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e11*2007/46*0194*04; type: FS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1 December 2011 and 17 November 2014.
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The engine management software could cause premature ignition of the air/fuel mixture in the engine cylinder. Pre-ignition could cause excessive cylinder pressure eventually leading to engine damage.
This could lead to an engine stall in motion and to increased risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Hyundai recall code: 91C018.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1314/19       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's cot
 
Brand: 4BABY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4 baby Vegas
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901691951617
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cot is not sufficiently stable and may easily overturn.
A small child may consequently fall out of the cot and suffer injuries.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's cot
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1315/19       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's cot
 
Brand: Beticco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Change
 
Batch number / Barcode:  59354444
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
Pieces of foam can easily be detached from the product, generating small parts, and there is a pocket on the outside of the cot.
A small child could put the small foam pieces in the mouth and choke or introduce its head in the pocket and get trapped, leading to suffocation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 716.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's cot with changing unit
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1309/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: E’ Mio series doll
 
Name: Principessa Isabella
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Article 5370 - Batch G18
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The doll contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 22.84% by weight) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0.85% by weight).
These phthalates 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: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Doll called Princess Isabella - è mio - is presented in original packaging comprising a cardboard box with various images and written messages (including a prohibition symbol for babies aged under 36 months and warnings) with transparent front window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1310/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: ‘E' Mio’
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 2268 -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  G16
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy set contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 3.3% by weight) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 5.5% by weight).
These phthalates 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: Importer): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Pistol (revolver type) with 22-cm plastic arrows (with suction cups, included in the packaging).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1311/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Slime toy with UV light
 
Brand: Crazy Aarons
 
Name: Super Glowing Thinking Putty
 
Type / number of model:  Cosmics, Phantoms
 
Batch number / Barcode:  019962872143, 019962873447
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The LED device supplied with the ‘thinking’ putty emits optical radiation, exceeding 0.0079 mW.
As a consequence, the child’s retina could suffer damage of sight.

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

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

 
Description:  Metal tin packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1320/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity play mat
 
Brand: BamBam
 
Name: Happy Farm Travel Playgym
 
Type / number of model:  FP025
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902012716359
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The seams of the toy rabbit split apart easily, allowing access to the small whistle inside the toy.
A small child may put this small part 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Colourful, oval, sponge lined, textile play mat, decorated with animal figures. There are 2 whistling plush animal figures and a plastic rattle mounted on the arch of the play mat. Packaging: PVC carrying case
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1321/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity play mat
 
Brand: Lorelli
 
Name: baby FAIRYLAND
 
Type / number of model:  Paradise Art. N° 1030031
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800151916147
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The plastic elements connecting the toys to the arches can break, producing small parts.
Small children could put the small parts 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Colourful playmat with two spongy arches, where 5 toys can be hang. Packaging: cardboard box. The product was (also) sold online.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1307/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Woman's shoes
 
Brand: Alpe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1333130204
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of chromium (VI) in the leather (measured value 25 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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  One pair of ladies’ summer shoes, with light-grey suede uppers, beige leather lining, light-grey suede insole, brown heel, brown plastic outer sole with heel, and long leather straps with leather tassels for fastening, size 37 according to the label.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1308/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: KIMKAY London
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article: 6613 Supplier Art.: KA015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  744670340999
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of chromium (VI) in the leather (measured value 6.8 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: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

 
Description:  One pair of sandals for girls, upper and insole in brown leather, sole in beige-coloured plastic, Velcro fastenings, size according to label: 34.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1322/19       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Glue for false nails
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: UNA Bond Nail Glue
 
Type / number of model:  NG-601
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290884000110
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains chloroform (measured concentration 26.8% in weight).
Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed.

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:  Glue for false nails in a blue white bottle in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/1318/19       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Fridge magnet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: HUTOMAGNES
 
Type / number of model:  B7-02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product, due to its characteristic form, colour and size may be mistaken for foodstuff. The small decorative elements can be easily detached from the product.
This may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Muffin-shaped fridge magnet decorated with whipped cream, candy, biscuit, fruit and chocolate wafers., made from soft plastic. Packaging: transparent cellophane
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1319/19       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Fridge magnet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Huto magnes
 
Type / number of model:  B6-034
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product, due to its characteristic form, colour and size may be mistaken for foodstuff. The small decorative elements can be easily detached from the product.
This may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Muffin-shaped fridge magnet decorated with whipped cream and biscuit, made from soft plastic. Packaging: transparent cellophane
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36

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Alert number: A12/1323/19       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Fridge magnet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: HUTOMAGNES
 
Type / number of model:  B7-03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product, due to its characteristic form, colour and size may be mistaken for foodstuff. The small decorative elements can be easily detached from the product.
This may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Muffin-shaped fridge magnet decorated with whipped cream and fruits, made from foam plastic. Packaging: transparent cellophane
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0056/19       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: PYRO GROUP Europe
 
Name: CAKE D
 
Type / number of model:  Battery of shottubes category F2 CE 1170-F2-01099 (PGE 330)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5710924330002
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The firework can burst too close to the ground (at a height below 8 m).
Bystanders can be hit by parts of the firework, causing burns.
The duration of the fuse burning is too long. The user could go back to the firework and receive burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery of shottubes professional edition. CAKE D. Performance: 35 shots, 60 sec.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36
Other types of alerts
Other types of alerts 

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Alert number: INFO/0099/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Karaoke Machine
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Wireless Microphone Karaoke Equipment
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
One plug pin can be inserted into the socket, leaving the other live plug pin accessible.
The user could touch live parts and receive an electric shock.
Furthermore, the charger can overheat and cause burns to the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62638.
 

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

 
Description:  50W Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Handled Microphone PA System.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 36