Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 45 ( Published on: 08/11/2019)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1682/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Fishing set
 
Brand: Abu Garcia
 
Name: Jig kit 1
 
Type / number of model:  1345783
 
Batch number / Barcode:  036282309142
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product poses a risk for the environment because the plastic jigs contain between 0.017 - 0.056 % cadmium. In addition, the article contains the phthalate DEHP up to 46% by weight that is on the Candidate List.
The placing on the market of PVC plastic articles containing more than 0.01 % of cadmium is banned. Cadmium is harmful to the environment and 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 taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

 
Description:  A set of plastic jigs and hooks for fishing in various colours
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1683/19       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Fishing gloves
 
Brand: Behr angelsport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  86-379 02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4040048379023
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Environment
 
The plastic on the wrist-band contains short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.25% by weight). The product also contains 0.08 % by weight of lead.
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.
Lead is harmful to human health, accumulates in the body, can cause developmental neurotoxicity and may also affect breast-fed or unborn children.
The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation) and with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black velcro gloves with "behr" printed all over them
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1665/19       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: INTENZE
 
Name: Lime Green
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch SS274
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains the aromatic amines o-anisidine (measured value: 3 mg/kg) and o-toluidine (measured value: 21 mg/kg).
These aromatic amines 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:  Bottle bearing brand and batch number.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1676/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger vehicle
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Crossland X
 
Type / number of model:  Crossland X vehicles with D12XE engine (RPO codes LEZ)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  - Model year: 2018 - 2019; - EC-type approval number: e4*2007/46*1194*05, e4*2007/46*1194*06, e4*2007/46*1194*07. - Various VIN numbers
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Due to a software deviation, the lambda (air-fuel ratio) control is not working sufficiently accurate and may cause the exhaust emissions' level of nitrogen oxides (NOx) to exceed regulated limits.
Nitrogen oxides are harmful to human health and the environment.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car- Recall code: 19-C-090 (E191901510).
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1686/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Z125
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e13*168/2013*00410*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 13 March 2018 and 17 September 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The strength of the rear carrier is insufficient to accommodate its maximum payload (3 kg).
As a result, the carrier could break and loaded objects may fall onto the road, posing a risk to the following traffic.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle under Honda recall code: 3L2.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1687/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: BMW X3, BMW X4
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1797, e1*2007/46*1881; types: G3X, G4X
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 24 August and 13 September 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The swivel bearings on the front axle may not have been manufactured according to specification and could break.
This can result in loss of control over 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: 0031940100, 0031950100, 0031960100.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1688/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Seat
 
Name: Leon
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e9*2007/46*0094; type: 5F
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2014 and 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The screws on the camshaft adjuster may become loose.
As a result, engine oil will leak onto the road, 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 Seat recall code: 15H1.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1689/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Skoda
 
Name: Fabia, Octavia, Rapid, Yeti
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e11*2007/46*0243*, e8*2007/46*0318*, e11*2001/116*0291*, e8*2007/46*0319*, e11*2007/46*0010*, e11*2007/46*0250*, e8*2007/46*0320*; types: 5E, 5J, 5L, NH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 8 January 2014 and 29 January 2015.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The screws on the camshaft adjuster may become loose.
As a result, engine oil will leak onto the road, 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 Skoda recall code: 15H4.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1690/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Dodge
 
Name: RAM
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: individual approval
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 7 February 2013 and 29 December 2018.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The locking nut on the drag link for the external steering linkage may come loose.
A loose drag link can lead to loss of steering control, increasing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Dodge recall code: V06.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1691/19       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger van / Light commercial vehicle
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Expert, Traveller
 
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e2*2007/46*0069*06, e2*2007/46*0532*00 to *09, e2*2007/46*0533*00 to *07; types: 1, V
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 8 September 2015 and 31 July 2019.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Тhe seatbelt buckle of the front outer passenger seat can open inadvertently.
This can impair the seatbelt's protective function in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of an injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car under Peugeot recall code: JLQ.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1663/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Gun Eagle in the Desert
 
Type / number of model:  XH-028B (on packaging) ITM. NO. 00-43613 (on attached label)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906160243613
 
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:  Plastic toy gun which shoots with water bullets (bullets need to be soaked in water before shooting) and with foam projectiles. Packaged in plastic blister with cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1664/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic Building Blocks
 
Brand: Jasonwell
 
Name: Magnetic Building Blocks
 
Type / number of model:  X000R1NBIN
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation, Choking
 
The product contains small loose parts and a plastic packaging that can become accessible.
A small child could put the small parts in the mouth and choke; and can place the plastic on the face and become asphyxiated.

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: Retailer)

 
Description:  Magnetic building blocks, in white block. 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 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1670/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft-filled toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  90814
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9400171107194
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The battery compartment and the fibrous stuffing material are easily accessible. The product contains an excessive amount of DEHP (Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (measured value: 9% by weight).
A child may put the batteries in the mouth, which could cause damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract. A small child may put the stuffing material into the mouth and choke. At the same time, this phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

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

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

 
Description:  A soft stuffed doll with stylized plastic face and hands with blue clothes, with a plastic bottle placed next, packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1671/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft-filled toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Soft filled doll
 
Type / number of model:  US2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9420181026964
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains small parts (the zipper head) that can be easily detached. The fibrous stuffing material can be accessible through a zipper.
A small child may put the small parts and the stuffing material into the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  A soft stuffed doll with stylized embroidered face, with blue clothes, zipper in the back, packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1674/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with duck
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: My Sweet Baby Doll
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4814723004117
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the duck contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 0.17 % 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: Retailer)

 
Description:  Plastic doll in green dress in a set with a yellow plastic duck. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Belarus
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1675/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft-filled toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baby doll in blue clothes 40 cm
 
Type / number of model:  HSK 1602
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4772013018810
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
A small plastic part can easily detach from the left leg of the doll.
A small child may put it in the mouth and choke on it.
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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Soft-filled doll with stylized plastic face, hands and feet with blue clothing and hat, wrapped in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1679/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Maskotka Shimmer
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6920171110053
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product has small parts (plastic rhinestone) that can be easily detached.
A small child may put the small part in the mouth and choke on it.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Soft toy doll of 30 cm with a plastic rhinestone decoration on its head. It is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1680/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft-filled toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Furbis
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Environment
 
The product contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 5.8% by weight) in the wires of the toy, and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (measured value 0.79 by weight).
These phthalates may harm the environment and 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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Soft -filled toy in the shape of an owl, packaging in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1681/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy gun
 
Brand: APEL PLASTIK
 
Name: BB GUN
 
Type / number of model:  N° APEL 18-042B, 1st Nov 2018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8010380951382
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Injuries
 
The laser beam (blue LED light) is too powerful.
If a child directs the LED light to the eye of another person it may cause damage to sight.
Moreover, the kinetic energy of the projectile fired from the toy gun is too high and can lead to eye injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standards EN 71-1 and 60825-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy gun with LED and small plastic round projectile.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1668/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather scarf
 
Brand: Polo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Order N0: 247227, Art. No: 32016201000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  32016201000
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the scarf contains an excessive amount of chromium VI (measured value: 19.2 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 (By: Importer)

 
Description:  A scarf made of black leather, reverse made of black textile material, with hook and loop closure.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1669/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Girl’s sandal with glitter
 
Type / number of model:  Order 1093513, WGR 899
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1093513P81277
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of chromium (VI) in the leather (measured value 3 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 (By: Importer)

 
Description:  Turquoise glitter and pink glitter thong sandals with footbed.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/1672/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's swimsuit
 
Brand: mr & son
 
Name: xOX
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The swimsuit has functional cords to be tied at the back area.
The cords can 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

 
Description:  Blue swimsuit with ice cream pattern for up to 2-year-old girls.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1673/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Yellowsub
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  42150343009
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5208073017525
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The functional cords with free ends in the waist area 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:  Mauve-coloured trousers for 9-10 year-old girls.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1677/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Yellowsub
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  41150136057
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5208073000759
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product has long cords with free ends at the waist area.
The cords can become trapped during various activities of a child and cause 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:  Pair of trousers in beige/white velvet with drawstring in the waist area, intended for children between 18 and 24 months of age.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1684/19       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Wallet
 
Brand: Marvel
 
Name: Avengers
 
Type / number of model:  DLX-16324-01AV
 
Batch number / Barcode:  DLX1632401
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product poses a risk for the environment because the plastic wallet contains 0.24 % short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.
The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Black wallet with Marvels Avengers design
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1666/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply unit
 
Brand: Polux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XG-002 / WTYT-120500
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901508306555
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The clearance and creepage distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits in the transformer are not sufficient.
Accessible parts can become live and the user could receive an electric shock from them.
The enclosure of the product is flammable. If it overheats, it can pose a risk of fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Printed cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1667/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hot-plate
 
Brand: Lit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.5001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8016572201716
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product and the supply cable overheat. The user can receive burns from hot surfaces while using the plate.
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: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Heating plate whose outer casing is made entirely of metal. Packed in a red cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1678/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener/Hair curling iron
 
Brand: Gemei
 
Name: Hair straightener and curling iron
 
Type / number of model:  GM-2962
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6957952229628
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation between the live parts of the heating element and the accessible metal parts is inadequate.
Accessible parts could become live, leading 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 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Hair straightener/Hair curling iron, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: A12/1685/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Universal charger
 
Brand: ATRAX
 
Name: Universal Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902280622673
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts of the product can be accessed without the use of any tools.
A user might touch them and receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Universal battery charger with a USB port. Packaged in a cardboard box with markings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45
Other types of alerts
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Alert number: INFO/0122/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  305-6956381-5549919
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 4.2% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

 
Description:  Ducks made from soft, opaque, yellow plastic; the bottom has a small inset made from colourless plastic with a diameter of approximately 5 mm; 10 small ducks in a see-through plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45

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Alert number: INFO/0123/19       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DCY-173
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The eyes and the nose can easily detach from the soft toy, generating 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 with the relevant European standard EN 71-1 and EN 62115.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Destruction of the product, Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Battery-powered toy dog with artificial fur, plastic eyes and nose. The dog emits a barking sound and moves independently. The product is available in different colours. The battery compartment cover is snap-on, and has a screw slot on it, but it is not secured with a screw.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2019 - 45