Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 8 ( Published on: 28/02/2014)
Corrigendum: "Notification A12/0183/14 from week 5 of 2014 has been withdrawn from the RAPEX application and from the RAPEX website following a revised risk assessment."

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0340/14       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Water absorbent crystals
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Seven Color Crystal Boll
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch n°: 22/5826; Barcode: 2009120311490
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them.The balls expand when soaked and if the balls are ingested by child they could cause fatal occlusion of the digestive system.
In addition, the balls may be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and obstruct the airways, posing a risk of choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Expanding balls similar to colourful sweets. The balls contain plant nutrient. The balls are in 7 different colours: yellow, cyclamen, red, black, green, orange, white.Product diameter: 4 mm. Product packaging: cellophane bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0332/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: H H
 
Name: No.788 Gun Series
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 5350173
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5899153501732
 
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 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0333/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: BB Sports
 
Name: Scar Heavy - P.269D
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.:821601
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4893908216019
 
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 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0334/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: Smart
 
Name: Gun-k45
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: 1799214
 
Batch number / Barcode:  65657500005522
 
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 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0341/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 120 Net Starlights
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts of the wires at the plug are accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain for Christmas tree with 120 electric light bulbs and music sound. The product is recommended for indoor use. The packaging is a cardboard box orange and white coloured.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0304/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name:  Prius
 
Type / number of model:  Model code: ZVW30.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2009 to 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In limited instances, as a consequence of a problem with the inverter assembly, the motor/generator ECU could reset, causing the hybrid system to shut down and resulting in the vehicle stopping while being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Denmark, Malta, Greece, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Finland, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0307/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Spark
 
Type / number of model:  Spark
 
Batch number / Barcode:  KL1MF4819DC626466 to KL1MF48D9DC638095. Vehicles built between 10/05/2013 and 07/07/2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Vehicles may experience transmission mount failure which could result in a loss of drive due to disconnection of the driveshaft. This could cause the driver of the vehicle to lose control.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0318/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Caravan
 
Brand: Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH, Dometic Scandinavia AB, Fendt-Caravan GmbH, Knaus Tabbert GmbH, Lucas S.A.S. / Fleurette, S.E.A. Spa Societá Europe Autocaravan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Affected products were manufactured between the end of 2012 and September 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The glued fitted windows can detach from the frame, remaining attached by the window hooks only.They may fall inside the vehicle due to objects or water entering, or cold weather, posing a risk of injuries to the users. The window may fall out into traffic and endanger third parties.
 

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

 
Description:  Caravans.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0310/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety shoes
 
Brand: BAUDOU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Miami haut SA-3021H
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the impact resistance is not sufficient and therefore the shoes do not protect adequately against crushing. Moreover, the slip resistance is inadequate.The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20344.

The products pose a chemical risk du to the presence of Chromium VI (measured values up to 37.3 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety shoes, sizes 41 to 48, protection category S3.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0329/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Teething necklace
 
Brand: Popolini
 
Name: 1. Iris Root; 2. Iris Root Mini
 
Type / number of model:  Product 1. Art. No 064010-00/00, Product 2. Art. No 064009-00/00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: Product 1. IR13/07/42C1, Batch: Product 2. IR13/11/42CS
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
Since the middle knot can easily untie, the string becomes too long and may cause strangulation. If both knots untie, the small root becomes available for small children. If put in the mouth and swallowed, it may pose a risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Piece of root attached to a string for baby's teething. The string is knotted, with a second knot in the middle of the string. Length of the root: up to 3.8 cm. Length of the string: up to 21 cm (approximately 50 cm in open position).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, France

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Alert number: A12/0325/14       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Pencil
 
Brand: Faber-Castell
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TK FINE 9719
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4005401369004
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because some parts of the pencil release an excessive amount of nickel (e.g. 24 μg/cm2/week in the pencil nib).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A dark green mechanical pencil.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0326/14       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Pen
 
Brand: Pelikan
 
Name: Quest Bal
 
Type / number of model:  667252
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8009270989338
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because some parts of the pen release an excessive amount of nickel (e.g. 109 μg/cm2/week in the pen end).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation
 

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

 
Description:  Blue pen.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0327/14       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Pen
 
Brand: Pilot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BL-G21-7N-R-L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4902505218125
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel (up to 30 µg/cm2/week) from its metallic parts ("nib" and "spacer bar") 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  White and pink pen.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0301/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: Canago
 
Name: Whale Funny
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 343
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7290005012020, Batch: CG4484-13A
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small screw fixing the shark's jaw can easily detach. If swallowed by small children, it 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Push-along toy consisting of a plastic shark connected to a pole. The product is supplied in a plastic bag with a label on top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0302/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Remote control toy car
 
Brand: New Bright
 
Name: Gymkhana
 
Type / number of model:  Set No. 3620
 
Batch number / Barcode:  050211036206
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the solders contain up to 0.36% lead.
The product does not comply with the Commission Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).
 

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

 
Description:  Car and remote control –set
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0312/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Smiffy's - Serious Fun
 
Name: Alien Agent
 
Type / number of model:  2013-01-25, Model No: 24381
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5020570243817
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the fabric of the jacket contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene above the permitted levels (measured value: 89 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Fancy-dress carnival costume for kids of 7-9 years with jacket, mock shirt and mask. The jacket is made of black fabric.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0313/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BR016-31
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7332494657785
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow duck contains di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 2.4% 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  A set of bathing toys, a soap box and a container for soap made of yellow plastic, supplied in a soft plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0314/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Aidella
 
Type / number of model:  Aidella, 11.5“
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Item No.: 4910364, B: 192 , EAN: 8713149103649
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the doll's head (11,4 % 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.


 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll (11.5“) with long blond hair. It wears a dress with sequins,a pink ribbon around the neck, a bracelet and red shoes. It comes in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window where the symbol 'Unsuitable for children under the age of 3 years' and the CE marking appear.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0315/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sweet Dream
 
Type / number of model:  Rock, Style
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Item No.: 4916366, B: 240 EAN: 8713149163667
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the doll's head (9,9 % 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with blond hair, wearing a light pink skirt, black-gold bodice and dark pink puff around her neck. Hard transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0316/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: 4911285 B: 288
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8713149112856
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the plastic material of the doll's head (32,1 % 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with long hair in different colours (eg, brown, blonde, pink). The dress in different colours and materials. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window with the inscription 'Happiness from now on'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0317/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mini Beauty
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: NL-F2306/2009, Model No.: F 125 HKH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5600360001003
 
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: 22.2% 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:  Small plastic doll of about 10 cm with long pink wavy hair and a pink dress. The doll is designed as a pendant, as it has an eyelet with a strap on the head.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0323/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy dinosaur
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Dinosaur
 
Type / number of model:  MKA627092
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3856007566417
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains DEHP and DBP above the permitted levels (measured values: 2,7% and 0,36%). In addition, the product contains DINP (0,27%).

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 green dinosaur. Label is attached to the toy with a string.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0337/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: My Fashion - Beautiful Girl
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595239601316
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 28.6 % 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 a bigger head and blue hair. The toy is made from poor quality plastic and has visible defects. The product is packed in a blue cardboard box with a plastic transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0338/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: HOME Special
 
Name: Sweet Girlz
 
Type / number of model:  NO.8008
 
Batch number / Barcode:  (on the label) A55101, 8860876551011
 
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: 25.1 % 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 a bigger head and long brown or blond hair. They have multi-coloured dresses and red shoes. The product is supplied in a white cardboard box with plastic transparent window. The package contains also other inscriptions:"Very Fashion beautiful Girl", "HAPPY EVERY DAY“.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0300/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Seppälä
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6086024990002
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the metallic parts release an excessive quantity of nickel (measured value: 4.8-12 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 black silicone bracelet decorated with black plastic pieces. It has metallic press buttons and a pink plastic label is attached. Each bracelet is packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0330/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's leather gloves
 
Brand: Charles Vögele
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CV-Style-No. 1.286.1143
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 12861143280010107923910000000009
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive presence of Chromium VI (measured value: 5.2 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

 

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

 
Description:  Pair of men’s gloves, dark brown leather, with black textile lining
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0335/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Last Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  51090072, Art.:BO-6011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the sweatshirt has drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set with blue trousers, a light grey T-shirt and a light grey sweatshirt, intended for children up to 3 years of age. The sweatshirt is designed with blue drawstrings at the hood and is fastened with a blue zip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0336/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Last star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  02105092, Art.:Ro - 6015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the sweatshirt has drawstrings in the hood which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set with blue trousers, a white T-shirt and a green sweatshirt, intended for children up to 10 years old. The sweatshirt is designed with green drawstrings in the hood and is fastened with a light green zip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0305/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish
 
Brand: True Lover
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Colour numbers: 21, 40, 23, 12, 43, 27, 24, 35, 08, 13, 56, 31.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  An assortment of nail polishes in different colours. Each colour is packed in a flower shaped glass bottle with golden cap. The assortment is packed in a cardboard package, which contains the list of ingredients.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0311/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail gel
 
Brand: Nails by JM (Jean Marin)
 
Name: Builder Gel
 
Type / number of model:  4604724 medium white
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1239/01/5 446 899 053 740
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony (219mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.


 

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

 
Description:  Modelling nails gel, to strengthen nails. it is presented in a white, round plastic box.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0306/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Present Time
 
Name: Hurricane
 
Type / number of model:  PT0589LB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714302346231
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because its design allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead children to drink it. In addition, the instructions and warnings are not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Metal oil lamp.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0308/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Stelton
 
Name: Stelton Classic
 
Type / number of model:  1005
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5709846004221
 
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. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

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

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp in metal and glass.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0309/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Kuhr´s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

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

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp in ceramic material.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0319/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Knop & Knap
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OLJ230
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because its design allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp in glass bottle with tar ropes around.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0320/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Aspen
 
Type / number of model:  396-156na
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7332738038509
 
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. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp in shape of a glass bottle in a basket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0321/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Sagaform
 
Name: Interior
 
Type / number of model:  5016566
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7394150165669
 
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 REACH Regulation and the relevant European standard EN 14059.
 

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp in glass and metal in a cardboard box
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0322/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Skandi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  25220
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5710007252207
 
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. In addition, there are no warnings and instructions for use.

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

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp made of aluminium.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0331/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp
 
Brand: Mars Svratka
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0063
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN code: 8595004100631
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of accidental chemical poisoning because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it, causing serious damage to lungs.

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

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

 
Description:  Decorative kerosene lamp made of glass and metal with a round mirror. Packed in a green cardboard box with marking MARS SVRATKA and a picture of product on the front side.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0303/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Marion Technology Equipment
 
Name: Power Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  A1265
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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:  USB charger
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0328/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fan
 
Brand: Mister Plugins
 
Name: Ventilador Pinza
 
Type / number of model:  MR-10004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435241599969
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is insufficient protection against accidental contact with parts protected with basic insulation. The wires are not well secured and there is no system to prevent pulling and twisting forces on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric fan with table stand and clamp.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0339/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for mobile phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: For iPhone 3G, 3GS (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The pins of the plug can pull out and get stuck in the socket outlet. 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:  White charger for mobile phone
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0032/14       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Water absorbent crystals
 
Brand: Sandinghuayuan
 
Name: Seven Color Crystal Boll
 
Type / number of model:  Seven Color Crystal Boll
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bach n °: 22/5826;Barcode: 2009120311490
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them.The balls expand when soaked and if the balls are ingested by children they could cause fatal occlusion of the digestive system.
In addition, the balls may be put in the mouth by small children, get stuck and obstruct the airways, posing a risk of choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Expanding balls similar to colourful sweets. The balls contain plant nutrient. The balls are in 7 different colours: yellow, cyclamen, red, black, green, orange, white. Product diameter: 2.8 mm. Product packaging: cellophane bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Italy

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Alert number: A11/0031/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Mountain bicycle
 
Brand: Leader
 
Name: Evolution Gent
 
Type / number of model:  Evolution 26"
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2005041142280
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The efficiency of the brakes is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bicycle, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria