Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 4 ( Published on: 01/02/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0092/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Towels with decoration
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sweet heart
 
Type / number of model:  DA 2137
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8590306921373
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put pieces in their mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  A towel folded up as a cake with a plastic cherry on the top; packed in a transparent plastic box with marking "Sweet heart".
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0084/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo Ink
 
Brand: Tattoooo
 
Name: Baby blue
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (5.04 mg/kg), of which benzo[a]pyrene at a level of 0.10 mg/kg which is classified as carcinogenic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may not exceed a certain concentration. The level of PAH detected in the sample exceeded the level of 0.5 ppm recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border.

 
Description:  Packaging: different plastic bottles 5ml with safety cap and adhesive label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0096/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo Ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Intenze sienna; dragon red; tangerine; banana cream and lime green
 
Batch number / Barcode:  INTENZE, tangerine, batch Y61W72045JMX40 lot ss85 exp 11/31/16 , INTENZE, dragon red, batch RD36Y61O45 lot ss85 exp 11/31/16 , INTENZE, banana cream, batch W66Y61O41IMX40 lot ss80 exp 06/30/16 , INTENZE, lime green, batch Y62W79G61IMX40 lot , INTENZE, sienna, batch W67Y61RX25 lot ss81 exp 07/31/16
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing up to 1753 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic.


The presence of azo dyes is not compliant with Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle of tattoo ink with an adhesive label and black top. Content 29.6 ml.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0127/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Multi Function Led Light
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8151161641549 (on pack), 8600200151261 (on products)
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire and electric shock because:


- the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cables is not sufficient;


- the mechanical strength of the light regime switching device is not sufficient which can result in live parts becoming accessible.


The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border.

 
Description:  Christmas lighting chains with white, blue or varicoloured lights, packed in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0110/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Head lamp
 
Brand: MTX
 
Name: LED Power
 
Type / number of model:  Head lamp: MTX3150 Charger: CH24-1.6T
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 418252 811079
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distance between the primary and secondary circuits of the enamel insulated windings of the charger is not sufficient. As a result, the user could receive an electric shock.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  LED head lamp supplied with battery charger ("Battery charger", type: CH24-1.6T.) Sold in a blue transparent package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0112/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Koleos
 
Type / number of model:  Koleos Manufactured between January and November 2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When force is applied to the right-hand, forward, lower suspension arm, particularly when braking, there is a risk that it may break. This would cause the car to veer to the right and the wheel to become blocked in the wheel arch. The resulting braking of the car could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0085/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Gardening Gloves
 
Brand: Gardena
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 570; 9 L; 570-20.950.02/0991
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather in the gloves contains up to 17.8 mg / kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 420.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Protective gloves, made of leather (finger tips, insides of fingers, knuckle area, back of hand) and a turquoise-coloured material with yellow, orange and pink stripes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0094/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Summer children’s pushchair, umbrella type
 
Type / number of model:  Model QX-1021,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  barcode 0 274623 000031
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- There are accessible openings (at the point where the hood is fixed to the frame and on the side construction in the middle where the pushchair folds). This poses a serious risk of entrapment of the child's fingers.

-The product is not sufficiently stable and may overturn while being used.

- The locking device of the folding mechanism is not sufficient. It may result in the pushchair accidentally folding while in use and in entrapment of the child in the vehicle.

In addition, warnings do not meet the requirements and the user’s safety manual in Bulgarian language is missing.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Summer pushchair with a hood, a tubular, aluminium frame and 4 pairs of wheels with a blocking mechanism on the two rear ones. The pushchair's upholstery is made of 100% polyester in a light blue colour with white and dark blue circles. There is also a removable awning in dark blue colour; a dark blue belt with 5 holes – 2 cm wide - and a black rubber footrest. The product is sold in single polyethylene packaging with a label containing information in Bulgarian on the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0119/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Fair World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ItemNo. BS-209
 
Batch number / Barcode:  201102022 – 001
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries for the following reasons:

- there is no warning that it is not suitable for children under 6 months of age;

- the efficiency of the retaining system is not adequate, which may result in the child falling out;

- there are points where a child’s fingers could become trapped;

- it does not have at least two blocking mechanisms, one of which is automatically activated, to ensure that it is completely unfolded when in use;

- it does not have a blocking mechanism to avoid unintentional unfolding;

- it does not have a parking device that is simultaneously activated on both rear wheels;

- it has no marking and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Brown, folding, summer pushchair packed in a cardboard box. On the front of the box there is an inscription: "Fair World", on one of the sides there is another inscription Item No: FW-3013, sizes 27х20, 5х100cm, colour: coffee.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0120/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: Bao Bao Hao
 
Name: Children’s high feeding chair
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 289 А
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6938318900207
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- The non-compliant folding mechanism may lead to incomplete unfolding of the chair and cause injuries to the child while the product is being used ;

- The lack of warning on the packaging could lead to a risk of suffocation if the child plays with the packaging;

- The chair has no marking and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Children’s high chair, grey colour, with a feeding table and high legs. On the table there is a plastic toy resembling a rattle. Each chair has been individually packed in a separate cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0086/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Christmas decoration
 
Brand: Homebase
 
Name: Large Growing Santa
 
Type / number of model:  081899
 
Batch number / Barcode:  18062012
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The head of the figure is attached to the body with a wooden rod which has a sharp point in the middle of the head. This rod could become exposed, leading to the risk of a puncture wound. The product also has detachable small parts which could pose a choking hazard.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Child-appealing Christmas decoration: Santa figure which expands in height.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0093/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy aeroplane
 
Brand: Li Feng
 
Name: airplane
 
Type / number of model:  No. 136
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can come loose and may be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Toy aeroplane in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0095/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy piano
 
Brand: Gadget xu sheng
 
Name: Animal Music Piano
 
Type / number of model:  piano no. XS-175A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can come loose and may be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Toy piano in a cardboard box which is open at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0105/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Chocolate egg with toy
 
Brand: Gomi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  lot 2201121, 3870142000025
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because a separable part of the capsule containing the toy is too small and it could be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Chocolate egg with toy surprise, 50g, Best before: 25.01.2013
Country of origin:  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0109/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical rotating toy
 
Brand: Beilexing
 
Name: Music Bed-Bell Series
 
Type / number of model:  FS-34697
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6905321002433
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the toy may easily break releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product.

 
Description:  Musical, rotating plastic toy to be hung above a crib or a cot, consisting of 4 rattles resembling butterflies, bees and bugs, with a wind-up rotating mechanism that emits sounds,. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0111/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress outfit
 
Brand: Clown Republic
 
Name: Orange Panther
 
Type / number of model:  37502 (2012)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5203359375026
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses the risk of:


- Injuries due to the presence of small parts that can easily become detached and may be swallowed or inhaled by children;


- Strangulation, due to the presence of a fixed noose (cord securing the hood) which is too long. The noose is formed of the adjustable cord securing the hood;


- Risk of suffocation because the toy comes in a plastic bag (the one containing the hood) made of impermeable material which is not thick enough and may cause obstruction of the airway from the mouth and nose.


The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Orange tiger costume for children aged 1-3, supplied on a hanger in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0113/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress outfit
 
Brand: Clown Republic
 
Name: Little girl bee
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 12918 (2012)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5203359129186
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses the risk of:


- Injuries due to the presence of sharp elements: the wire yarn representing antenna on the hood of the costume does not withstand the required bending;


- Strangulation due to the presence of a fixed ring (attached to the hood) which is too long;


- Suffocation due to the presence of an impermeable plastic bag (the bag containing the hood) which is not thick enough and may cause obstruction of the airway from the mouth and nose.





The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Little bee costume for children aged 12-18 months, supplied on a hanger in plastic bag (yellow and black).
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0116/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rag doll
 
Brand: Besttoy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No B 11268
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4016096112684
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow colour in the doll’s hair contains azo dyes (aminoazobenzene) in a concentration up to 156 mg/kg, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Rag doll with beige-coloured hair, brown trousers, blue, yellow and white striped T-shirt, and blue and white shoes.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0098/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Firefly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 1819065, code: 2210007671, model: Kain neilos jrs
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Orange: 7611313185563 (size 116), 7611313198440 (size 140), 7611313198457 (size 152), 7611313198464 (size 164) Turquoise: 7611313208576 (size 116), 7611313209344 (size 140), 7611313209887 (size 152) Royal blue: 7611313172617 (size 116), 7611313172655 (size 128), 7611313172693 (size 140), 7611313172730 (size 152), 7611313172839 (size 164)
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in orange, turquoise or royal blue with two side pockets. The garments bear 2 drawstrings in the waist area that protrude more than 140 mm. Sizes: Orange:116 (6 years), 140 (10 years), 152 (12 years), 164 (14 years) Turquoise: 116 (6 years), 140 (10 years), 152 (12 years) Royal blue: 116 (6 years), 128 (8 years), 140 (10 years), 152 (12 years), 164 (14 years)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0099/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Scubino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 824640, code: 8801-00824640-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880119300262
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's swimming shorts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0100/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Beach Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 072, code: 8801-A0000016-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880119502312
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in purple colour. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini top bears the inscriptions “Pink Ladies” on the right side and “Pink” on the left side. The bikini bottom bears 2 pairs of fuchsia functional cords in each side (length: 240 mm) and is decorated with the inscription “Weak girls you are not welcome” in white and blue. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0101/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Issimo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: B0760, code: 8801-000B0760-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880144100089
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in pink, white and blue. The shorts are decorated with the logo “ISSIMO” in blue on one side at the front, and the emblem of the same company on the other side. The garment bears 2 black drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 250 mm. Both cords bear the logo “ISSIMO” in white. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0102/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: DISNEY <font color="#ff0000">(THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: D0WD2626, code: 8801-000B0992-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880119300136
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in yellow with orange, dark and light blue horizontal lines. The shorts are decorated with a picture of Disney’s Mickey Mouse in a tropical pattern on the left-hand side at the front. The garment bears 2 dark blue drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 450 mm. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0103/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: POLO – HARVEY MILLER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 234301/00151, code: 8801-00234301-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880144100303
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in blue with the emblem of the company in dark blue on the left-hand side at the front. The garment bears 2 dark blue drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 360 mm. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0104/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: OCN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Runner, art: 85134, code: 8801-00085134-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880112200054
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of an unattached drawstring with free ends which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in dark blue. The shorts are decorated with the word “RUNNER” in yellow on the left-hand side at the front. The garment bears 2 yellow drawstrings. One of the cords bears the word “CRAZY” in dark blue. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0106/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Backpack for notebook
 
Brand: Dicota
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. N 15188 P
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.4 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the backpack and 0.2 mg/kg in the mould-proof sachet.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A blue-black-grey coloured backpack for a notebook with adjustable chest and hip straps. The bag has extra compartments for storage of a mobile phone, pens, keys, etc. There is a picture in reflective material on the zipper-locked pocket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0114/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Heated jackets
 
Brand: Columbia
 
Name: 1. Man's Circuit Breaker Softshell2. Man's Electro Amp Parka3. Man's Electro Amp Jacket4. Woman's Snow Hottie Parka5. Woman's Circuit Breaker Softshell 6. Woman's Snow Hottie Jacket
 
Type / number of model:  Jackets sold between 14 June and 22 November 2012 with the following model numbers: 1. EM7382 2. SM7854 3. SM7864 4. SL7853 5. SL7856 6. SL7866
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The jackets affected by the recall have batteries which might overheat, giving rise to a burn or fire hazard.
 

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

 
Description:  Heated jackets with lithium polymer batteries. The batteries, manufactured in 2011, are identified with the serial number 054978-001. Each jacket is sold with two battery packs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0115/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's slippers
 
Brand: Primark
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 6258058
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.1 mg/kg of pentachlorophenol, twice the ceiling of 0.05 mg/kg laid down in the national standard UNE 59950.

 

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

 
Description:  Men's house slippers, with fabric soles and uppers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0087/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Golden Pearl
 
Name: Golden Pearl Beauty Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown Batch number 79831 - Mfd. 06/06/2012 EXP.30/06/2014.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 240548 109914
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (4750mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a white plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/0088/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Shaheen Cosmetic
 
Name: Face Fresh Beauty Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown Batch number: No 1192 - MFG 1 3 12 EXP 1 3 14.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 41960 001908
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (4620mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a white plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0089/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Mir Agencies (AK)
 
Name: Fresh Look Ultra Whitening Fairness Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (3500mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Shiny Orange / Yellow cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in an orange plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0090/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: CPHL
 
Name: Seven Herbal Ubtan with Sun Screen
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (620 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Shiny Yellow cardboard packaging containing a yellow tube of whitening cream.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0091/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Raj Pharmacy
 
Name: Raj Beauty Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (470mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Sparkly orange cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a pink plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0097/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lipstick
 
Brand: Tmt Cosmetics
 
Name: Lip Stick With Vitamin A.C.E
 
Type / number of model:  Shade of lipstick 03 Best before: 07.2012
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3760133128107
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 323 mg/kg of cadmium. Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2, such as cadmium and its compounds, are prohibited for use in cosmetic products.

The product also contains 151 mg/kg of lead, which is classified as carcinogenic of category 1 and toxic for reproduction of category 2

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The top part of the lipstick is transparent, the lower part is gold. On the bottom of the product there is a label indicating the manufacturer's name, shade 03 and nominal content 3.5 g NET WET.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0121/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby wipes
 
Brand: Freshmaker
 
Name: Freshmaker kids, baby wet wipes, with lotion
 
Type / number of model:  PD: 03.2010 ED: 03.2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697817871705
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package marked 'Alcohol Free, ph 5,5'. The package has a self-sealing, plastic, transparent, adhesive strip.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0122/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby wipes
 
Brand: Freshmaker
 
Name: Freshmaker Baby Wet Wipes, Wet Towels With Lotion, extra
 
Type / number of model:  Version A: P: 11.2010 E: 11.2012 Version B: P: 10.2010 E: 10.2012 P: 03.2010 E: 03.2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Version A: 8697817871408 , Version B: 8697817875543
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of orange plastic foil with pictures of strollers, baby bottles and teats. On the back of the product there is a label bearing the product's name in Czech, the inscription "strong, flexible wet wipes" and other graphic symbols.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0123/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby wipes
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Wipes DISNEY baby Soft Care
 
Type / number of model:  07037.004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8690966014061
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  DISNEY wet wipes (70 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of printed blue and green plastic foil. On the front of the product there are pictures of characters from the Winnie the Pooh stories and English inscriptions. On the back of the product there is glued white label stating the importer for the Czech and Slovak Republic.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0124/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby wipes
 
Brand: bii
 
Name: bii wipes With Cream Wet Towel KREMLI
 
Type / number of model:  ÜRT/22/12/2011, SKT/22/12/2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: PRT-OOO1, 07:06, 8699182380042
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of pink plastic foil. On the back there are inscriptions in Czech “Soft, strong, flexible, wet baby wipes“, "Alcohol Free", etc.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: A12/0125/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby Wipes
 
Brand: bii
 
Name: bii wipes Natural Wet Towel
 
Type / number of model:  ÜRT/21/12/2011 SKT/21/12/2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  batch: PRT-OOO1, 16:24, 8699182380011
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of green plastic foil. On the front of the product there is a picture of a teddy bear and English inscriptions. On the back there is also a description in Czech “ Soft, strong, flexible, wet baby wipes“, "Alcohol Free", etc.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: A12/0126/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby wipes
 
Brand: nemdil
 
Name: Baby Wet Towels with lotion, Deluxe Quality
 
Type / number of model:  P. NO: 085.2 PD: 07.12, ED: 07.15
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697817872092 (on the closure) , 8697817872078 (on the back side of the packaging)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Wet wipes (72 pcs) packed in a resealable package made of cream coloured plastic foil.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/0107/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery-powered pocket lamp
 
Brand: Finbullet (COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TA01-0420500
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 438152 098103
THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distance between the live primary circuit and the accessible secondary circuit of the charger is not sufficient. As a result, the user could receive an electric shock.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Other

 
Description:  Battery-powered pocket lamp supplied with a charger ( "Switching adaptor" Model:TA01-0420500). Sold in a transparent package. THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0108/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Food dryer
 
Brand: Lexxa
 
Name: Sieni-/Vihanneskuivuri
 
Type / number of model:  CDF-55 / 439119
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 420617 641191
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distance and clearance from the wire of the heating element to the touchable metal tube around the heating element are not sufficient. As a result, the user could receive an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Food dryer sold in a white cardboard box. Technical specification: 230 V, 50 Hz, 125 W, class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4

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Alert number: A12/0117/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Stronger
 
Name: Trio Charger
 
Type / number of model:  ST-88
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown-
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:

-        the plastic material supporting the pins of the plug is not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire;

-        the protection against electrical overload is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Battery charger made from silver plastic material with an integrated mains supply plug in the back part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0118/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Lemix
 
Name: Camera & Camcorder Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The two parts of the UK pin assembly can easily come apart when the user attempts to remove the charger from a socket, leaving live parts exposed with the risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Camera battery charger for FNP45 batteries. Input AC 100v-240v 50/60Hz. Supplied with two removable plug pin assemblies.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 4