Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 28 ( Published on: 19/07/2013)
Notification A11/0043/13 from week 25 of 2013 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX website following clarification of the legal conditions for publication.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0867/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Beer bath oil
 
Brand: Traditionelle Bierkosmetik
 
Name: Bierbad
 
Type / number of model:  Manufactured: 11/2012 Use by: 05/2015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  L502
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the liquid contains high content of surfactants which, if swallowed, can be toxic. Due to its characteristic form, appearance and packaging, consumers may mistake the product for foodstuffs and therefore swallow the liquid.

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

 
Description:  Twin-component foaming bath oil with brewer's yeast and hop extracts. Packaging: colourless PET bottle shaped like a disposable beer bottle. The bottle neck is covered with gold-coloured metallic foil and a band (which must be removed when first opened) and has a white plastic screw top. Diameter of bottle neck opening: approx. 2.0 cm. No dosage aperture.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0910/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative imitation fruits
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Sweet pepper: ref. 0941010 , 2. Pear: ref. 0941005
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 8000009410109 , 2. 8000009410055
 
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 them in the 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  2 models of decorative imitation fruits: sweet peppers in red and green colour and pears in brown and yellow. The packaging is a plastic bag containing two units. Each item bears a paper label with the importer's details, barcode and reference.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0874/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Silverback Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Black 11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: B498103012 Batch: B498103012S
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (25.03 mg/kg), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 0.20 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).
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink in a plastic bottle of 120 ml with screw top and dispensing nozzle.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0903/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo Ink
 
Brand: Eternal
 
Name: 1.Eternal ink Bright orange 2. Eternal ink Caramel
 
Type / number of model:  Eternal ink Bright orange: lot 09/18/12 exp 09/18/2014; Eternal ink Caramel: lot 12/18/12 exp 12/18/2014;
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain azo dyes releasing 156 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-toluidine, 135 mg/kg 2,4-toluenediamine and 972 mg/kg o-anisidine which are substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up o-toluidine, 2,4-toluenediamine and o-anisidine should not be released from azo dyes in tattoo inks.

The products do not comply with the national legislation.

 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with yellow label and black top. Contains 30 ml.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/0908/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Alla Prima
 
Name: Prima Black
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  LOT 1010 Batch: 0820821016
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2 ppm of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 ppm.
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink in a plastic bottle with screw top and dispensing nozzle – 60 ml.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0911/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Strip light
 
Brand: Aqualux - Aquapromo
 
Name: Starlicht
 
Type / number of model:  11-011512
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code 130021413 1445
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The external cable is not fitted with a cord anchorage device. The product does not have sufficient mechanical resistance.

The product does 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:  Strip light, 1x36W.
Country of origin:  Tunisia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0912/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Strip light
 
Brand: Aqualux - Aquapromo
 
Name: Starlicht
 
Type / number of model:  11-011522
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code 130021413 1445
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The external cable is not fitted with a cord anchorage device. Water can enter the light.

The product does 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:  Strip light, 2x36W. Watertight.
Country of origin:  Tunisia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0870/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Tiger 1050i Sport
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 115NG; EC type-approval number: e11*2002/24*1604*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were built in 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The brake pipes in the ABS modulator may not have been fitted correctly. As a result, the ABS system on the front wheel may fail, leading to a risk of falling.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, United Kingdom, Sweden, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0891/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Yaris, Verso S.
 
Type / number of model:  Yaris production period: 2010 to 2012. Verso S production period: 2010 to 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the electric power steering control module of the vehicles concerned, condensed water droplets could attach between the terminals in the relay which supplies power to the power steering motor and cause a short circuit. If this occurred, the power steering assistance could stop working and an increased steering effort would have to be exerted by the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France, Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Denmark, Estonia, United Kingdom, Sweden, Croatia, The Netherlands, Hungary, Finland, Greece, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0899/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Outlander
 
Type / number of model:  GF0W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model year: 2013; production period until 28th March 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The power voltage monitoring circuit of the electric power steering system may operate incorrectly, resulting in a failure of the electric power assistance function.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Ireland, Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0900/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: ASX
 
Type / number of model:  GA1W, GA2W, GA6W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model year: 2011; production period until 27th March 2011.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
During the roof glass installation at the factory, the primer may not have been applied properly on the roof glass leading to insufficient chemical bonding between the primer and the glue in specific areas. The consequent insufficient adhesion force between the glass roof panel and the steel body could, in the worst case, result in the roof glass panel detaching from the steel roof panel.
Two cases have been reported in Europe.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Malta, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0901/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Outlander
 
Type / number of model:  GF6W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model year: 2013. Production period: until 20 May 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to improper programming of the engine control unit, the forward collision mitigation system may improperly judge the walls in a tunnel to be another vehicle. As a result, the system may automatically operate the brakes to reduce the vehicle speed.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0882/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: PROF
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3+1 steps
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some of the geometric dimensions of the ladder are less than required, as a consequence the user could fall off the ladder.It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use. The steps may be easily detached from the ladder.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Portable metal aluminium ladder. The ladder is placed in plastic packaging. There are attached labels with information in Bulgarian about the producer. On the metal platform there is a printed inscription “PROF”.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0883/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: Kutlu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5+1 steps
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697433201054
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some of the geometric dimensions of the ladder is less than required, as a consequence the user could fall off the ladder. It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use.

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


 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Portable metal aluminium ladder. The ladder is placed in plastic packaging. There are attached labels with information in Bulgarian about the producer, the material – metal, graphic warnings, instructions for use and an indication of the weight – 150 kg.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0876/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: Xadventure
 
Name: 1. Xadventure safari loopstoel 2. Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.walker safari: 07319 2.unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.walker safari:8718403073195 2.walker basic lime: 8718403073201
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries due to the insufficient strength of the braking device.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  1.Walker safari : packed in cardboard outer packaging; 2.Walker basic lime: packed in transparent plastic packaging;
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0914/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child’s car seat
 
Brand: Maxi-Cosi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CITI SPS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerned batches were produced between week 20th of 2012 and week 22nd of 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A small percentage of the lock harness buckles may have a manufacturing defect. It is possible that under external impact the lock will open automatically, posing a risk of injuries to small children.

 

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

 
Description:  Child's car seat with black and red cover. The product is intended for children weighing from 0-13 kg and designed to be used in a car and fixed with the seat belts.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Croatia, Spain, Sweden, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0915/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child’s bicycle seat
 
Brand: B’TWIN
 
Name: B’Clipp BB Carrier Steppy
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1612311
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some of the seats may be defective because the restraint belts supporting a child may be equipped with incorrectly sewn belts. In such a situation, the belts do not provide a proper protection and consequently it can lead to the ejection of the seat and the child may be injured.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's bicycle seat to be mounted on the bicycle rack.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0916/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child’s bicycle seat
 
Brand: B’TWIN
 
Name: Steppy- On Frame
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no. 1307009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some of the seats may be defective because the restraint belts supporting a child may be equipped with incorrectly sewn belts. In such a situation, the belts do not provide a proper protection and consequently it can lead to the ejection of the seat and the child may be injured.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's bicycle seat to be mounted on the bicycle frame.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Germany, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0868/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Perez Rincón
 
Name: Lovely Baby
 
Type / number of model:  1423
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: 2/13 Bar code: 8435331314236
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.66% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.




 

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

 
Description:  These hairless mini dolls are individually packed in transparent plastic bags with a label bearing the manufacturer's details, the date of manufacture, reference, lot and bar code. Description of packaging: The dolls are packed a dozen to a cardboard box with individual compartments marked: LOVELY BABY, the rear of which has a label containing the following information: the importer's details, the CE marking and Made in China. Another label has the following information: the reference, the identification of the manufacturer and the bar code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0871/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy dinosaurs
 
Brand: Juplay
 
Name: Dinosaurs
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturer reference: Q9899/109. Importer reference: 87109
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8427818871097
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The product also contains 3.29 % by weight of diisononyl phthalate (DINP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy dinosaurs with detachable parts in various colours. They are packed in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window on which is marked the brand name, the importer's details, the CE marking, barcode, reference and the country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0872/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: ALEX
 
Name: Smart Set
 
Type / number of model:  Item: 6076 - NS134683
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2204930060761
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic doll (head and shoes) contains up to 27.34 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A small plastic doll with accessories consisting of a hairdryer, a mirror, a necklace, other accessories and a pair of plastic sandals for girls. The product is sold in plastic and cardboard blister packaging. The back of the package indicates the brand, importer's details, CE marking, reference, barcode and country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0873/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Style
 
Name: Lovely Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's head contains up to 35.6 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with light blue patterned dress, pink neckband and red shoes. The doll is packed is a plastic case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0880/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: Norah & Matthew
 
Name: Jolina
 
Type / number of model:  Winter Party, item no. 85026/28.2425
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN:7320342824250
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic of the doll's head contains up to 35 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and up to 0.58 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The plastic of the doll's legs contains 12 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the plastic of the doll's legs contains up to 0.23 % by mass of diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and up to 2.7 % by mass of diisononyl phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll with a purple dress and accessories made of hard plastic. The product is packed in plastic and cardboard blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0893/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Kungfu Boy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (the eyes).

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Soft toy in the form of a white dog with a red collar and white and red checked bow. Big black eyes and black nose. Battery operated.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0894/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy rabbit
 
Brand: Zoolife
 
Name: Popeyes
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (the eyes).

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Toy in the form of a white rabbit with pop-out eyes. Supplied in a plastic cylinder package with colourful cardboard.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0895/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bird
 
Brand: Angry birds (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (the eyes).

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Toy bird with pop-out eyes. Supplied in a plastic box with colourful cardboard. THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0897/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle
 
Brand: Baby Toys
 
Name: Physical Exercisse
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO. 00-60958
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906160160958
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy poses a risk of choking as the rattling elements may be easily released from the toy and swallowed by a child.

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 (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy to hang across a pram or a cot. It is made of coloured hard plastic and consists of four figures of elephants. Inside the figures there are rattling elements. They are strung on an elastic cord with two round handles at the ends.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0904/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Drivabolagen
 
Type / number of model:  Art nr 2.42.1265
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7315760104954
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk beacuse the shoes of the soft toy contain up to 39% di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A soft toy bear with clothes and hat in blue denim and shoes in red and white made of artificial leather.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0913/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Canhui
 
Name: Air Gun Super Shoot Game
 
Type / number of model:  BB905A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5904265204492
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can be easily removed from the projectiles and could be put in the mouth and block the airways of the children.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy consists of an air gun with 6 soft foam projectiles and a target. The gun is made of colourful plastic and is about 250 mm long. The foam projectiles are about 65 mm long and have a suction cup at the end. The plastic target board has stickers with colourful pictures on it.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0869/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes
 
Brand: babydream
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  'Biene' - 'bee' model
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN Code 4305615210858
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of shoes contains up to 40.4 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies shoes made of leather (soles and uppers) and beige textile lining. The shoes are fastened together with a plastic cord, to which a label with markings is also attached. The front part of the shoes has a decorative bee drawing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0875/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: SDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No 8650-BL, Colour Pink, Size 38
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1317002413
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather insole contains 17.2 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Pink ballerina shoes decorated with a bow in the front part, brown soles, light grey insole and leather upper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0877/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: SDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No 8096-BL, Colour Black, Size 36
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1317002613
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather insole contains 30.2 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Black ballerina shoes with golden rivets on the outside around the heel; light brown insole with a leather upper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0878/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Redoute creation Edeis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  402.3315/834.1796
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 3,3-dimethoxybenzidine in a concentration up to 146 mg/kg. This 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:  Blue scarf with dots, 100% viscose, 180*100cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0879/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Haléns
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  970871/023061
 
Batch number / Barcode:  48663-G-11
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration up to 321 mg/kg. This 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:  Black transparent scarf with lace and embroidery.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0881/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: SDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0264-BL, Colour Black, Size 39
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0264-BLA39
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.5 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather part.
Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.



 

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

 
Description:  Black mocassins with light seams, black soles, light grey uppers of the insoles made of leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0884/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: J.N.S. SPORTS WEAR FOR KIDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C0887
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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:  Sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years of age. Available in a combination of dark green and grey and also dark blue and red colours, with a printed inscription on the front MUSIC, RIO DE JANEIRO, NATIONAL ROAD OF THE ELEPHANTS. The hood has been supplied with unattached, functional cords with free ends tied in a knot, whose length is approx. 18 cm. Size 4.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0885/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Clothing set for girls
 
Brand: MALI ZMAJ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PJ022
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of functional cords at the neck and at the waist area.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Skirt and top for girls. The dress is blue with shoulder straps and has cords at the waist area. The white top has cords in the neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0886/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ set
 
Brand: Mali Zmaj
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H-73
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area of the bolero.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Girls' clothing set consisting of three parts and intended for children up to 7 years of age. The set consists of a pair of yellow leggings; a dress with patterns of flowers and butterflies in white and purple; and a yellow short-sleeved bolero with the inscription “My” made of attached rhinestones on the front part, and supplied with functional cords in the neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0887/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Rosso Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XS 0971
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the neck and waist area and at the back of the bikini.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in white, orange and pink colours, intended for small children aged 3-4 years. The top has been supplied with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the neck area and also functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back. The bottom has been supplied with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the waist area, whose length is over 140 mm. The free ends of the functional cords have knots at the end. Size 3/4.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0888/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Rosso Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XS0021
 
Batch number / Barcode:  06477391210
 
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 area.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Green girls’' bikini intended for small children aged 3-4 years. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the neck area and also functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back. Both parts, the upper and the bottom are decorated with a green and white striped frill.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0889/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ swimming costume
 
Brand: Rosso Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XS 0975
 
Batch number / Barcode:  06477391210
 
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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Girls’ swimming costume consisting of three parts in pink colour with patterns of hearts, intended for small children aged 3-8 years . The upper part is a halter-neck style top which has functional cords with free ends to be tied in the neck area and functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back. The bottom part is also supplied with functional cords with free ends to be tied in the waist area, whose length is over 140 mm. The swimming costume is sold with a skirt to be tied at the waist. The cords have knots at the end.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0890/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: SunSea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LQ-010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of choking due to the presence of decorative rhinestones that can be easily removed and may be swallowed or inhaled by children.

The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends in the waist area. If the drawstrings become trapped, they could cause the child to fall.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' pink trousers with two pockets. The product is decorated with an inscription "dance". The pockets and the inscription are decorated with glued rhinestones. The waist part of the trousers includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the end. Size: 74-98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0892/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: SDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8650-BL, Colour Black, Size 40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather (the insole) contains 48.8 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Black ballerina shoe with a decorative bow, black sole and light grey insole with a leather upper
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0905/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Leonado
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: C31
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area. Moreover, 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:  Light blue and white bikini for girls aged 7-8. The product is decorated on both pieces with stitched flowers and a printed figure of a girl.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0906/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Leonado
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: A19
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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. Moreover, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back.

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:  Pink bikini for girls aged 9-10 years. The bottom of the bikini has a stitched, decorative, fabric stripe. Also, both parts have coloured bows and white dots.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0907/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Rae
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART: T2206
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area. Moreover, 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:  Red bikini for girls up to 10 years old. The top of the bikini has stitched, multicoloured flower patterns.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0909/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: SDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No 6241-BL, Colour Black, Size 36
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1317002813
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather insole contains 26.0 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Black ballerina shoes with gold-coloured rivets on the heal and toe part, black sole and light grey insole with a leather upper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0896/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: GARANTI'
 
Name: UNIVERSAL ADAPTER
 
Type / number of model:  supplier code: 87881-g
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8015450878811
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible to connect one pin of a plug with a live hole of the socket part of an adaptor, while the other live pin is still accessible. The user can access live parts via the holes of the UK and US/AS adaptor.
 

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

 
Description:  Set comprising plug/socket conversion adaptors for European, UK, US and Australian standards.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28

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Alert number: A12/0898/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: Gill Star
 
Name: Charger
 
Type / number of model:  ACP-12E RR141303
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900054404937
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The clearance distances in the secondary circuits are insufficient and the internal wires are not properly secured. The plastic housing and the components of the charger can catch fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0046/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy cars and aeroplanes
 
Brand: Plasto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no 2002, 2012,2013, 2014, 2112, 2113, 1643, 1500, Model no 2016, 1504 (not sold in Sweden)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6410310320134, 6410310320127, 6410310320028, 6410315021135, 6410315521130, 6410315521123, 6410310121120, EAN Codes: 6410310115006, 6410310116430, 6410310320141
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (the wheels) which are in the package, detached from the toys, and could be swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy cars and aeroplanes in bright colours; blue, yellow, green and red with black wheels. The toys are sold in groups of 4 and 5 in cardboard boxes. Only products sold between February 2013 and March 2013 are affected.
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland