Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 21/02/2014)
Corrigendum: Notification A12/0191/14 from week 5 of 2014 has been removed from the RAPEX website because the measures were already notified (A12/1736/13 week 48 of 2013).

Weekly overview report on:
 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0283/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: Huoxing Toys
 
Name: Air Soft Gun
 
Type / number of model:  773801/No.HX929, 773802/No.HX931
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5899107738016, 5899107738023
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product does not bear a warning label with regard to the laser. The misleading use of CE marking will lead the user to the conclusion that the product is safe and consequently use it in a manner that could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic Airsoft gun with laser aimer. Product packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0286/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Air gun
 
Brand: Gold H.Y. - CYMA
 
Name: Gun Series - BB Sports
 
Type / number of model:  2224102 / HY.025B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  68780000000012
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product does not bear a warning label with regard to the laser. The misleading use of CE marking will lead the user to the conclusion that the product is safe and consequently use it in a manner that could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic air gun with laser aimer. Product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0287/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: M - Double House
 
Name: Assault Rifle AK-47
 
Type / number of model:  5350116 / M887-4, 5350159 / G701
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5899153501169, 5899153501596
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product does not bear a warning label with regard to the laser. The misleading use of CE marking will lead the user to the conclusion that the product is safe and consequently use it in a manner that could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic Airsoft gun with laser aimer. Product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0288/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace
 
Brand: Ninja
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number (on the product): 02120X
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains lead above the permitted levels (measured value: 6.2% by weight).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A metallic (silver) necklace decorated with several diamond-like plastic parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0297/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Metallic ring
 
Brand: Boste
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number 2554M in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 6,1 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  A silver grey metallic ring with golden circle. For men. Width 4 mm, different diameters. Text "BOSTE" printed inside the ring.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0252/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Christmas light
 
Brand: Star Trading
 
Name: Snowmen Sledge Candlestick
 
Type / number of model:  HH-5A(E)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7391482269027
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The inner bushing of the lamp-holder can rise up leaving the live cap of the lamp accessible. The cable anchorage is not strong enough. Basic insulated conductors are accessible.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Christmas light sold in a cardboard box. Technical specifications: 5x3W-E10, 220-240V, 50Hz, class II, IP20
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0255/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Torch
 
Brand: LED Storm
 
Name: Tehotaskulamppu
 
Type / number of model:  Battery charger: MTLC-0420-0650, Torch: 4549
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430039738270
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the battery charger 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 and the relevant European standard EN
EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery-powered torch supplied with a battery charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0254/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: S40 and V50
 
Type / number of model:  Type: M, EC type approval: e4*2001/116*0076*21-25
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerns vehicles built in 2010 and 2011.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
It is possible that the chrome sleeve on the tail end of the exhaust system may under certain conditions become loose and fall off into the road.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovakia, Ireland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, United Kingdom, Croatia, Spain, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0256/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Aston Martin
 
Name: Vantage, DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage, Zagato, One-77
 
Type / number of model:  DB9 & DBS e11*2011/116*0229, One-77 e11*KS07/46*0177, Rapide e11*KS07/46*0204 e11*2001/116*0229 , Vantage V8 & V12 e11*2001/116*0245,e11*KS07/46*0205, e11*KS07/46*0207 e11*KS07/46*0206, e11*KS07/46*0208, Virage e11*2001/116*0229, Zagato e11*KS07/46*0207
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SCFEFBAK7CGC16251-SCFFDEDN2CGH14312 Various models built between 11/11/2007 - 31/12/13
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The pedal arm on the throttle pedal can break, if this happens the driver will be unable to maintain or increase speed and the vehicle will return to idle. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0249/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Soft pedestrian reflector
 
Brand: Kuusnelonen Oy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Soft reflector
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
This product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the quantity of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds the limit 0,01 % (i.e.100 mg/kg) by mass of material:
- Colourful plastic material inside the reflector contains cadmium: 530 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation 1907/2006.
 

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

 
Description:  A removable, soft pedestrian reflector with a colourful picture and text on each side ('Selkä työssä'). Packed in a plastic bag with label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0293/14       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Rocket
 
Brand: Fireworks Denmark
 
Name: Guld Støv
 
Type / number of model:  Registration number: SIK-0273210414 Model no. FRJ 008B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  47
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The sound level is too high.

The product does not comply with the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14035-27.
 

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

 
Description:  Black rocket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0251/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: MG
 
Name: Monster Girl
 
Type / number of model:  HX6112C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the dolls' heads, boots and ears contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 30% by weight). In addition the boots of the dolls contain diisononylphthalate (DINP) above the permitted levels (measured value up to 13% by weight).

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:  Set of dolls with hair of different colours. The dolls are supplied in a cardboard box bearing the brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0253/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beauty Modern Lady
 
Type / number of model:  B“ 96
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713149198287, Item No: 4919828
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the dolll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted level (measured value up to 20.4 % by weight).

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll of about 30 cm, supplied in a cardboard package with 2 different dresses and earrings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0257/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Hong Yu Toys
 
Name: Mini Nursery
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 8205A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head, the feet and the hands of the doll contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value up to 30% by weight).

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:  Plastic music doll with a number of accessories. The product is supplied in a cardboard box indicating the brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0259/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun with laser
 
Brand: International Toys
 
Name: Pistola Laser - Eagle
 
Type / number of model:  Item no: 0647, Lot 4/F007/072011; manufactured in 2011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8034025001690
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser associated with the toy gun is Class 3B and could cause damage to sight.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Ball-firing battery operated pistol with a laser pointer, supplied in a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0260/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Modern Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Art No.777 B: 576, Item No 4910070
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713149100709
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 30.4 % by weight).

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Small plastic doll of about 16 cm with orange hair wrapped in a ponytail. The doll's dress has a butterfly. The toy is supplied in a plastic cylinder.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0261/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Fengxin Craft Toys Factory.
 
Name: Beauty Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 607
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The button cell compartment can easily be opened. Children may put the small parts in their mouth and swallow them, which poses an electro-chemical risk.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 62115 on electrical toys.
 

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

 
Description:  Musical doll wearing a sport outfit.The product is packed in individual cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0262/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Angel Girl
 
Type / number of model:  18820080, B: 144, Item No 4911110
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713149111101
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 21.5 % by weight).

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Various plastic dolls of about 28 cm tall with multi-colour dresses and long hair wrapped in a ponytail. The products are supplied in a pink and purple cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0263/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic horses
 
Brand: RONG
 
Name: Super horse
 
Type / number of model:  MKA6403473; No: 325
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3856007575730
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains DEHP and DBP above the permitted levels (measured values: 2,2% and 4,9%). In addition, the product contains DINP (0,38%).
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:  Two plastic horses packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with cardboard piece. The bigger horse is black and has black saddle upon red material, the smaller horse is white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0267/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's chair with pens
 
Brand: Cocktail Scandinave
 
Name: Fauteuil à colorier (Chair toy for colouring in)
 
Type / number of model:  Girls' chair Ref.n°: BO536-005; Boy's chair Ref.n°: BO536-006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code EAN: 3661745044222
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Cuts
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (4% by mass). In addition, the product contains Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)( 0.9% by mass). 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.

The product also poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (the tops of felt-tip pens with thick tips) that can be ingested or inhaled by children.In addition, the product poses a risk of cuts due to the presence of accessible sharp edges and non-functional spikes (one of the metal rivets is poorly deburred) which could injure users.
The toy does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's chair, with 8 felt-tip pens.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0268/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fad Girl - Fashion Students
 
Type / number of model:  Item number (on invoice): 9131, Item number (on the package): Q24.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6426600091318
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head, the shoes and the hands of the doll contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 12% by weight). In addition, the head of the doll contains di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 8.5% by weight).

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 white plastic doll with blue hair and yellow dress, approximately 23 cm. The product is supplied in a black cardboard package with transparent plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0269/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Violetta (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Type / number of model:  Item number (on package): 1130 , Item number (on invoice): 91311
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6426600913115
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because, the head, the legs and the shoes of the doll contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: up to 26% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

 

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll with long blond hair and a pink dress. The doll is about 28 cm, packed in a cardboard package with transparent plastic window. The package is covered by photos of teenagers. THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0270/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Xin Lian Yi
 
Name: Babyz
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: TT88221 K, Model No.: L5719
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8598821304237
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 25.3 %)

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll of about 30 cm tall in the shape of a mermaid. The doll is available in various colours and has a pink long hair and tail fin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0271/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Panenka v krabici (Doll in the box)
 
Type / number of model:  B: 432
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8713149100792, Item No: 4910079
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive amount of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the head of the doll (measured value: 17.8 % by weight).
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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll of about 10 cm tall, with pink-blue hair tied in a ponytail, dressed in clothes of different colors. Plastic packaging has the shape of an egg. Inside the packaging there is cardboard with a painted landscape.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0272/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Girl Lovely
 
Type / number of model:  B: 432 , NO.604-1 2 3 4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8713149100099, Item No: 4910009
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive amount of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the head of the doll (measured value:18.3 % by weight).
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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll of about 10 cm tall, with blond hair tied in a ponytail, dressed in clothes of different colors. The following inscriptions are on the packaging: "Lovely Girl Come on! enjoy the pleasure together"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0273/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with violin
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITM7233, NO.8908
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8508109172335
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive amount of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the head of the doll (measured value:19.8 % by weight).
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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with different hair colours (blue, pink, gold), various dresses and with coloured violins (green, purple). Doll and violins are stored in a circular plastic blister
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0274/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: YONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Iten n° : AH2618489
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6927833184896
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the heads of the dolls contain 13.6 % 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic blinking dolls about 30 cm tall with red shoes and with long pink hair pulled back in a two ponytails. The dolls may have a different dress.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0275/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Girl Lovely
 
Type / number of model:  B: 240
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8713149153484, Item No. 8552B, Item No: 4915348
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive amount of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the head of the doll (measured value: 13.4 % by weight).
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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll of about 10 cm tall, with curly dark hair tied in a ponytail, dressed in pink clothes and hat. Packing approx size 16x8x4cm with the following inscriptions: "Fashion vogue girl", "Angel stylish girl", "Sweet girl".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0276/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy LED lights
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Laser Finger Beams
 
Type / number of model:  Item number: ZD135
 
Batch number / Barcode:  None
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the button batteries are easily accessible. If ingested by children, the button batteries could cause damage to internal organs including the oesophagus and the stomach.

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

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

 
Description:  Four small coloured plastic LED lights with button cell batteries and elastic band to attach to fingers. The lights are mounted on a brightly coloured card which has the size and shape of a child's hand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0277/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy maracas
 
Brand: Free & Easy
 
Name: Party Gift
 
Type / number of model:  922333
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8718158048387
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product may easily break and produce small parts. If ingested by small children, the small pieces can get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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

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

 
Description:  Pack of six coloured maracas with little faces drawn on them.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0278/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Zhenfeng Industry
 
Name: Pretty Doll
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 8058-D1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head contains up to 22.33 % 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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children

The products pose an electro-chemical risk because the system for opening the button cell compartment might be easily open and the batteries may be swallowed by small children which can enact a short-circuit in the digestive system when they come into contact with liquids.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a doll wearing a party dress. Description of packaging: the product is packed in a cardboard box bearing the brand name. The front of the box is transparent.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0279/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Fengxin Craft Toys factory.
 
Name: Beauty Happy Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 610
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of doll's head contains di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 22.95% by weight).

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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children

In addition, the button cell compartment can easily be opened. Children can suck on these parts or put the small cells in their mouth and swallow them, posing an electro-chemical risk.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Musical doll wearing trousers. The product is packed in an individual cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0290/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: PengDa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B: 36, Item No: 4913015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713149130157
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 21.8% by weight).

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic lady doll of about 30cm with stroller and pushchair and with baby doll. The lady doll is dressed in colourful dresses and trimmed high boots. The package also includes two tennis rackets. The dolls are named in the label as "Doll with stroller" and "Doll with pushchair" and two different distributors are mentioned.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0291/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Belokid
 
Name: Happy girls elegant design
 
Type / number of model:  NO.95599, ITEM NO.: HA1531
 
Batch number / Barcode:  F 125 HKH EAN: 8591122240075
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value:11,2 % by weight) .

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 when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll about 25 cm tall with long blond hair piled high in a ponytail, wearing a pink skirt and a blue /gold bodice in a cardboard box with a plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0181/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: 5 TH Avenue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11754411 GER 0115
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Chromium VI (measured values up to 21.2 mg/kg). 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)

 
Description:  Grey-brown ladies' shoes with approx. 9 cm. brown heel and beige-coloured lining, size 36.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0280/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Brum Beby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BO-3122
 
Batch number / Barcode:  34559
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck/hood area of the sweatshirt that do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey coloured, sweatshirt intended for boys up to 12 years old. Sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with green coloured in the hood and neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0281/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Pink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F36
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0000000000369
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords which are tied at the back and which do not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Clothing set intended for girls up to 2 years old. It is consisted of an orange dress and a white two button coat. The dress is designed with cords that are tied at the back of the garment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0284/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Miss Azur Nina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  13SC040003 / AF 266
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000063266
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the garnment. 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:  White and purple coloured girls’ clothing set consisting of three pieces; a white coloured blouse, a purple coloured pair of trousers and a purple coloured short jacket. The jacket has purple coloured functional cords at the waist area which are 30cm long each.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0285/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' jacket
 
Brand: Fanny Look Paris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3687 / 13WC182004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000096554
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings 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:  White and brown coloured girls’ jacket made of fake fur. The jacket has white coloured functional cords at the waist area which have a length of 46cm each.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0292/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Kaixinshu
 
Name: Kid's Happy Tree
 
Type / number of model:  HR 188
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation because of the presence of cords and drawstrings 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The set consists of a sweatshirt and trousers, for sports. The sweatshirt has a hood and bears the inscription "Butterfly and Princes of spring time". The trousers have two pockets and drawstrings. It is intended for 8 years old children.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0294/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Lin Ni Kid's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z-08
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords and drawstrings 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The set consists of a sweatshirt with hood and trousers, intended for children up to four years. Various purple and white drawings are present on the sweatshirt.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0295/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Overdo World of Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2974
 
Batch number / Barcode:  12-18-24/ Bar code 8690030829744
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings 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:  Blue jeans for children up to one year old. The lower part of the trousers legs are made of soft textile material with a dog's face on one of them.The inscription "farmers dog-my best fellow" appears on a pocket. In the waistband of the trousers there is a drawstring (21 cm), which is not secured in at least one point.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0296/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Yalasoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F 128
 
Batch number / Barcode:  98/104
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of cords in the waist area and 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:  Purple children's set consisting of a sweatshirt with hood and trousers, intended for children up to 4 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0298/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shoes
 
Brand: Bao Bao Xie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1156
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative elements of the shoes can be easily detached, and could be put by children into their mouth, get stuck and block the airways, posing a risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  White synthetic leather shoes for young girls. The shoes are decorated with plastic framed rhinestones. Inscriptions on the paper box: BaoBaoXie and BUBULINGXIAN. Inscription in the shoes: “MOUNTAIN” Size: 15-19 Packaging: colourful cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0289/14       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Tablet computer
 
Brand: Goclever
 
Name: Tablet Mobile Internet Device
 
Type / number of model:  Tablet: TAB R76.2 Power supply: DS-1223AI-5020
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 5906736056265
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The clearance/creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits of the power supply are not sufficient. The electrical insulation of the power supply is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN60950.
 

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 tablet computer with mains power supply. Packed in a black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0266/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Sivop
 
Name: Sivoclair Crème éclaircissante / Lightening cream
 
Type / number of model:  lot 4910
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin-lightening cream in a white plastic container jar with a screw-on lid.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0299/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Liquid for nail art
 
Brand: Keystone
 
Name:  J 2000 (CO) acrylic liquid (watermelon)
 
Type / number of model:  Watermelon
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1001226COW (Part Number) LIQ-002001 (Batch Number)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the high amount of methyl methacrylate (96%), which has a high sensitisation/allergenic potential and can result in damages to nails and/or hands which can last for years. In addition, the product is not correctly labelled.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Product Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Liquid for art on artificial fingernails, part of a self-hardening dual component system, where the liquid is mixed with powder; container: 5 litre white plastic canister
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0282/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Modern Collection
 
Name: Classic Kerosee Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  Item number 247407 in the package
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6410412474070
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
The product may easily break and cause a fire. The product poses also a chemical risk because its design allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, information and warnings in the package are insufficient.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp made of red and transparent glass with metallic burner and filler cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0250/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Oshtraco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EA-1310
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3575543200035
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock to the user because live parts are accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor which converts a BS socket outlet to Schuko outlet with side earthing contacts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0258/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Imagin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 6298 – model according to packaging JY-47-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot JU 908
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable anchorage is ineffective. The cable can become loose without any great force.

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

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

 
Description:  Table lamp consisting of a cylindrical shade and a metal base in the form of a wave. Shade available in several colours (green, red, orange, white).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0264/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Konkis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4260287631335
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The electric insulation is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 50075.
 

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

 
Description:  Micro USB charger, pink
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0265/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Velleman
 
Name: Switching Power Supply
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7080560997258
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient. The electric insulation is not adequate. The user can touch live, non-insulated parts of the plug.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 50075.
 

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

 
Description:  White USB charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0030/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Elastic ball
 
Brand: Regio
 
Name: Flash Spikes Ball
 
Type / number of model:  Art no.: 3130
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 8714627231304, Batch No.: 110203
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The cord in stretched position is too long: the product poses a risk of strangulation because it may wrap around the children's neck.

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

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

 
Description:  Orange/transparent spiny ball hanging to an elastic cord. Inside the ball there is a flashing blue and red LED light which activates when the ball hits other surfaces. The product is supplied in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium