Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 37 ( Published on: 20/09/2013)
Corrigenda
Notification A12/0554/13 from week 18 of 2013 has been temporarily removed pending clarification concerning the risk assessment by the notifying authority.
Notification A12/0763/13 from week 25 of 2013 has been temporarily removed pending clarification concerning the risk assessment by the notifying authority."

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Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1266/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath salts
 
Brand: Miss Patisserie
 
Name: 1. Plum Crunch; 2. Sugar Hear;t 3. Rosie; 4. La Vie en Rose; 5. Very Berry Cherry; 6. Sweet Pea; 7. Peach Schnapps; 8. Sundae Best; 9. Wedding Favor.
 
Type / number of model:  Art No. 007027 – 09/14, 011027-08/14, 014023/01/14, 004042-09/14, 006020-09/14, 010020-06/17, 011024-06/14, 307020-09/14
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000000005249
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it has detachable small parts and, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff and placed in the mouth.

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 and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Bath salts in the form of scented mini-cakes in 9 varieties.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1267/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath salts
 
Brand: Miss Patisserie
 
Name:  Miss Mango; Pom Pom; La La Lime
 
Type / number of model:  Series "Fizzy Bath Lollipop"
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000000005263
 
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 products do 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 and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Bath salts in the form of scented lollipops – in 3 varieties: 1. „Miss Mango” in orange colour with a decorative flower made of synthetic material; 2. „Pom Pom” in pink colour; 3. „La La Lime” in yellow colour with green stripes. Each lollipop has been packed in individual cellophane packaging tied with a blue textile ribbon. On the packaging there are two attached paper stickers: one of them with the following information in English: "Fizzy Bath Lollipop, composition, warning: Do not eat. Keep out of reach of children".
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1273/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Office chair
 
Brand: Argos
 
Name: Milo Office Chair
 
Type / number of model:  Catalogue number: 617/3474
 
Batch number / Barcode:  142267, 296706, 408279, 440859
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the seat base plate can detach from the chair base causing the user to fall.

16 reported incidents.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12520.
 

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

 
Description:  Office chair in wood on a chrome plated metal frame mounted on castors. Chair has swivel and lock mechanism. Gas lift adjustable seat height. Seat W43, D43cm. Maximum user weight 110kg (17st 5lb).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1270/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Speed zone
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 824853
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3245675570114
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the axles bent and the plastic suspensions can easily break resulting in the user falling. Moreover the ends of the front axle protrude beyond the worn surface and this can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.
 

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

 
Description:  Four-wheeled, colourful skateboard with black plastic suspension and white wheels. The maximum load capacity is 50 kilograms.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1271/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard
 
Brand: Yong Xing – "Street Runner"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YX-0205B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998083510170
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the axles can easily break, thus users may fall. In addition, the edges of the lower surface are too sharp and can cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.


 

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

 
Description:  Four-wheeled, colorful skateboard decorated with UFO's graphics on the bottom. The product has metal suspension and red plastic wheels. The load capacity is 20- 50 kilograms and there is no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1275/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard
 
Brand: Regio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 07772
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055077720
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the axles and the running gear can easily break, thus resulting in the user falling.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.
 

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

 
Description:  Four-wheeled, black skateboard decorated with spider and spiderweb graphics on the bottom. The product has metal suspension and blue plastic wheels. It has a load capacity of max 50 kilograms and it is packed in a transparent foil.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1246/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Body piercing
 
Brand: Jimmy Fashion
 
Name: Body piercing - 316L SURGICALSTEEL
 
Type / number of model:  Code No.: 316L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel at the rate of 10.4 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.





 

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

 
Description:  Packs of 12 metal objects to be inserted as piercings, composed of three cylindrical parts to be inserted subcutaneously, which screw into a horn and cylinder with coloured bead, in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1247/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Metallic bracelet
 
Brand: YI.DA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code No.: OB 1233H
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases lead at the rate of 0.2 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.


 

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

 
Description:  Gold-coloured metal item with a single label showing the code and importer reference, and the indication "nickel free".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1288/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber necklace for babies
 
Brand: Natalex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  COL BEBE AMBRE 71032590
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break, releasing beads which could be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and block the airways flow.The length of the amber necklace is too long and may get caught on objects leading to a strangulation risk for young children.


 

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

 
Description:  Necklace made of small amber beads of different colours. The beads are fixed on a textile cord which can be closed by a threaded mechanism (screw clasp). The necklace is intended for children under 36 months and is supposed to have soothing qualities, especially during teething. The necklace is packed together with an authenticity certificate "Bijoux Ambre NATALEX pour: Nature et Découvertes" in a translucent small plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1256/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED strip
 
Brand: Viking
 
Name: Single colour LED strip
 
Type / number of model:  LED strip No.:07058, Power supply:YH-1212-GKA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7316040070587
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply unit supplied with the tablet poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The user may touch a part of the product that is live due to the defect in the product and could be electrocuted.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Single colour LED strip supplied with a power supply ("Adaptor", model:YH-1212-GKA). Sold in a black transparent package. Technical specifications:DS-20W, 100-240V/12V, lk II/III, IP65/IP20.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1257/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable head-lamp
 
Brand: HL
 
Name: LED Head Light
 
Type / number of model:  Model: HL-036
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
- the dimensions of the mains plug of the battery charger do not meet requirements;
- live parts of the LED panel and the device connector terminal sockets are easily accessible;
- the cross-section area of the core is less than required.

The product poses a risk of fire because in case of short-circuit the internal wires may overheat and cause fire.

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The housing of the rechargeable lamp is made of black and silver-grey plastic and includes a built-in battery. The LED panel is located under a transparent, detachable lamp shade. A battery charger is attached to the product. The packaging is a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1269/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: Hunshine
 
Name: Ladattava Taskulamppu - PRO1LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  Pro 1 Lights 5533, Battery charger No.:3013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438159055338
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The battery charger supplied with the LED portable lamp poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  LED portable lamp supplied with a battery charger.The product is sole in black-light-blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1243/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Beauty case
 
Brand: Catseye
 
Name: Small bag
 
Type / number of model:  BP6BS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 670983075557
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the plastic contains up to 1.2% short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  A beauty case/make-up bag made of pink plastic with a print of a rabbit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1268/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Children's swim vest
 
Brand: Pool School
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XL-0092
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6915574400924
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because the inflatable safety vest has three individual circles to be inflated with three valves; two of the valves are not reciprocating and allow free air leakage while the requirement states that the valves and stoppers shall be reciprocating and allow controlled reduction of pressure. Furthermore, the product does not contain the necessary warnings and instructions for use.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's inflatable, safety vest in yellow colour, size: 58 x 48cm, intended for children weighing up to 25 kg. On the front there are inscriptions in a foreign language: STEP А, B, C, POOL SCHOOL ™, STEP B, SWIM VEST; at the back there are warnings in English. There are also three valves with the inscriptions - КХ 1, KX 28.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1244/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type 12“/ Model: Pooh Bear
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Item No: 512/ EAN: 506004694023
PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries because:
- the handlebar grips have insufficiently extended and covered ends (the child's hands may slip from the handlebars),
- visible cracks occur on pedals during use,
- the saddle can easily break from the saddle tube,
- the stabilization wheels do not meet requirements.

The above-mentioned failings could result in the child falling from the bicycle.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow and blue bicycle for young children decorated with cartoon characters such as "Pooh Bear". There is marking on the frame "Springtime fun" and on the chain-guard “bounce”. The bicycle is equipped with two small stabilisers. THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  Philippines
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1245/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: F´17F
 
Type / number of model:  Item: 2005108074630, Type: 12“
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998273714265
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries for children because:
- the saddle is not sufficiently strong;
- the stabilisation wheels are not placed at the required distance;
- it is not equipped with a complete chain-guard.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for young children with two small side stabilisation wheels, red, decorated with pictures of a car No 95, equipped with independent braking. The bicycle has pictures of the "Cars" cartoon. The front wheel is braked by left handbrake, rear wheel by back pedal brake.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1250/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby's bathtub with stand
 
Brand: BABIES"R"US
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model LA86687/ DH31671
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3110148579911
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently strong and stable and it can easily break, tip over or fall while the child is inside.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby's white bathtub with stand with tubular legs. The legs are sold separately. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1249/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy with spring
 
Brand: Plato Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PS01PM
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small metal parts can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

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:  Flexible stuffed toy cat attached to a long metal spring with a ring and carabiner. The product has no packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1251/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic bath toy
 
Brand: Sanmei Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: 29-528
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8349292905283
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the dolphin used as the starting mechanism is easily detached from the toy and could 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Bath toy in the form of a blue dolphin with a mechanism to move in the water. Underneath the dolphin there are three red wheels. A much smaller dolphin is fitted underneath and serves as a starting handle for the mechanism, which is activated by pulling.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1252/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wind-up toy
 
Brand: Haiye
 
Name: Wind-up Toys
 
Type / number of model:  H10807/2337D-6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907700662444
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because several small parts can be easily detached and may be swallowed by small children. In addition, the products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Wind-up toys contained in plastic eggs and sold in a multi-coloured cardboard box containing 6 items.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1253/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wind-up toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Dance
 
Type / number of model:  No. 605
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907308704638
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily detach and may be swallowed by small children. The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of sharp edges.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  A turtle-shaped, wind-up toy sold in a multi-coloured cardboard box. The toy turtle bears a label with the the inscription "Sports toy".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1255/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy set
 
Brand: Interkobo
 
Name: Agatha
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No.: 34775
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5902384347755
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the saxophone can easily detach and could be swallowed by small 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Toy set of plastic pink musical instruments (saxophone and guitar) packed in blister with paper backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1263/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: JianHui
 
Name: Colorful Bubbles
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 799 Item No. 15541
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055155411
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the soapy water contains a high concentration of enterobacteriaceae and the total aerobic microbial count is too high.
There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

 

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

 
Description:  The bubble-maker is a 38 cm long plastic cylinder, filled with 300-400 ml bubble-forming and clear liquid. The product is packaged in a blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1278/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Battery-operated toy
 
Brand: Handa, Cartoon Dodgems
 
Name: NO.HD932
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the battery compartment can be opened easily, and can also open when the toy falls, making the batteries accessible. Children could therefore put them in their mouth with the risk of getting in contact with the chemical substance.
The product poses the risk of choking because small parts can come loose from the product and can be swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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



 

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

 
Description:  Toy car sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1286/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Battery-operated toy
 
Brand: MT Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2058C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the battery compartment can be opened easily, and also when the toy falls, making the batteries accessible to children who may put them in their mouth with the risk of getting in contact with the chemical substance.
The product poses the risk of choking because small parts can come loose from the product and may be swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated car sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1287/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Cherubic Crawling Baby
 
Type / number of model:  AH 098
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2013049197769
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 16% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation, 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): Destruction of the product, Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Baby doll that runs on batteries, dressed in white-pink clothes. Product is packed in a blue and pink cardboard box with transparent window in front of the box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1254/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's leather wristband
 
Brand: SIX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CI 111 111-842 C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4016632312714
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of an azocolourant, releasing 873 mg/kg of benzidine, in the the leather wristband.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, men's real leather bracelet. The bracelet consists of two leather strips and a braided strap.The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1258/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: F&Y FASHION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CXD602
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck 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:  Jacket with belt and hood, intended for small children up to 7 years of age. Available in pink and purple colours and in sizes 1-4. The hood has non-fixed functional cords with free ends, approx. 12 cm long.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1259/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: M-7611B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the hood and in the waist area.

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:  A pink outfit for girls consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Angels", "Freestyle Girl" and "Gooogirl". The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings. Size 134.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1260/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Mini Ungava
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No.: 3000574 Item No.:13583
 
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. 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:  Bikini for girls up to 7 years of age (sizes 2 and 6), in dark blue colour with printed patterns of flowers and circles and the inscription „mini ungava”. The bikini top has functional cords with free ends in the neck area and at the back. On the front of the top and bottom part there are decorative cords in the form of a ribbon, with plastic balls threaded at the ends.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1261/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: ATIVO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12443
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached functional cords that emerge at the back or are tied at the back of the garment.

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’ clothing set (a vest top and a pair of leggings), intended for children up to 3 years of age (from 6m to 30m). The vest is orange with an appliquéd pattern of a bag on the front and glued small green and red rhinestones; at the back there is an attached white cord with free ends, about 33 cm long and a veil of three tulle frills in white colour with green dots. The leggings are green with pleats at the bottom.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1262/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: YES!DO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.:KL 171
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6210001713104
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends in the shoulder area and functional cords that are to be tied at the back of the garment.

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 clothing set (a dress and a short-sleeved bolero), intended for children from 3 to 7/8 years of age. The dress has a flower pattern and shoulder straps attached to the front and the back of the garment. In the waist area there are functional cords with free ends intended to be tied at the back, the inscription "Besting" and an attached textile ribbon. The bolero has short sleeves and functional cords with free ends, not secured against unravelling, which are intended to be tied in the neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1264/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: YES!DO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KL 186
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6210001712640
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which 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:  A dress and a short-sleeved bolero intended for children from 3 to 7/8 years of age. The dress is sold in various combinations of colours: red and white, blue and white and green and white, with embroidered flowers. The dress has shoulder straps and in the waist area there are functional cords with free ends intended to be tied at the back. The bolero has short sleeves and has a button for closing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1265/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: Leonado
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F9031
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6932129309031
 
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:  Bikini intended for girls aged 3-4 years, consisting of two parts, in various colours. The swimming costume has been supplied with functional cords intended to be tied in the neck area, at the back and also in the waist area, with free ends with knots and three threaded plastic rings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1279/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: UNION-STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No.: HF036
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1030000315018
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with knotted ends in the neck area and at the back of the top of the bikini.

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:  The bikini is decorated with kitten heads, apples and inscriptions: "CAT APPLE". The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The cords have knotted ends.Size: 152.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1280/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: Sun & Ocean
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 424
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the safety requirements of 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:  Dark blue and light blue checked girl’s bikini. The bottom of the bikini is decorated with decorative belt buckle. The top can be tied with functional straps which have free ends in the neck area. The sizes are 146, 152, 158.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1282/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s top
 
Brand: Disney Hannah Montana - Cactus Clone (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: DISH-TVB5252
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 893940 090332
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area of the girl’s top.

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:  The girl’s top is decorated with a picture of Hannah Montana and an inscription: "TRUE SUPER STAR". The top can be tied with functional cord from the material of the top in the neck area. Size: 10/140, 12/152 THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1283/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: AQUAMARINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No.: 1128
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7050000249018
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords which can be tied at the back of the dress.

The product does not comply with the relevant 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:  Sleeveless, white coloured dress with a polka dot patterned skirt. On both sides of the dress there are ribbons that can be tied at the back. Size: 98/104; 110/116; 122/128.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1284/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Hanny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FL-3037
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unfixed drawstrings in the waist area.

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:  Grey outfit for children consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Tropics Because". The waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstrings. Size 140.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1285/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: B.S.T.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: T6001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 942145615036
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (the rhinestones) which can easily detach and could be swallowed by small children.

 

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

 
Description:  An outfit for girls consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with glued rhinestones and an inscription: "Roses Coast". Size 98.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1272/13       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Åhlens
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  31106073
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 7392633033504
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 14059.


 

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp made of stainless steel.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1248/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Universal Laptop Charger
 
Type / number of model:  ST-A-070-000U000AAT
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply and the voltage switch have poor quality wiring and insulation and do not provide adequate protection against electric shock.

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:  AC laptop charger packaging in bubble pack marked 'Universal AC Adapter' various plug adapters included in the pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1274/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: Brennensthul
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 1150509
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4007123082315
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
- live parts are accessible;
- the mains cable can easily disconnect;
- the holes are not sufficiently strong to hold the plugs inside.

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

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

 
Description:  Three-way black multi-socket extension lead with plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1276/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair trimmer
 
Brand: Zowael
 
Name: Professional Rechargeable Clipper
 
Type / number of model:  Model: RC-9000H
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 928686 481965
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
- the cross section area of the wire of the charger is insufficient;
- the pins of the plugs are easily accessible.

There is a risk of burns due to the internal wires overheating in case of short-circuit.

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


 

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

 
Description:  The cover of the hair clipper is made of black and silver gray plastic and includes a built-in battery. A battery charger is attached to the product. On the product there is a red LED charging indicator. The accessories to the product are scissors, comb, cleaning brush and lubricating oil. The product is sold in a multicoloured cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1277/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital multimeter
 
Brand: CRAFT
 
Name: DT830B Digital multimeter
 
Type / number of model:  Model: DT830B (on the product); 6163 (on the packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999552 415460
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because during use a flashover may occur due to insulation defects.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

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

 
Description:  Digital multimeter with yellow plastic housing and a monochrome LCD display. The different modes of measurement can be selected by a yellow plastic switch. Technical parameters: 9 V; Class II.; measuring ranges: AC 200-750 V, DC 200m V-1000 V, DC 200 μA-10 A, 200 Ω-2 MΩ Dimensions: 125 mm x 70 mm x 25mm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1281/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glue gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Hot Melt Glue Gun
 
Type / number of model:  WN-A03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible due to:
- insufficient quality of the insulation;
- insufficient cross-section area of the mains supply cable;
- insufficient dimensions of the plugs.

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

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

 
Description:  The glue gun has black plastic cover, orange trigger and metal support bracket. Main parts of the glue gun are a metal nozzle, directly mains-operated heating element; two-wire, single insulated mains supply cable and two-pole flat plug. The prodcut is packaged in blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 37