Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 11 ( Published on: 21/03/2014)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0412/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger Car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: ASX, Lancer/Lancer Sportback
 
Type / number of model:  ASX (GA6W), Lancer / Lancer Sportback (CY9A/CX9A)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model Year: 2011-2012 Production period: Until 9 February 2012
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Unwanted soot / carbon deposits on the piston rings might cause the piston rings to get stuck in the piston groove. As a result, this can cause increased blow-by gas to directly enter the crank case which in turn may cause the piston to overheat and melt. As a consequence, the engine may stall.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger Car; Model Year: 2011-2012 (5); Production period: Until 9 February 2012.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Malta, Greece, Denmark, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0423/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, F 800 GT, R 1200 R, C 600 Sport, C 650 GT, R 1200 GS
 
Type / number of model:  Type: E8GS, E8ST, R1ST, C65, R12; type-approval numbers: e1*2002/24*0352, e1*2002/24*0283*, e1*2002/24*0230*, e1*2002/24*0552*, e1*2002/24*0584; models: K70, K72/11, K75, K71/11, K27/11; K18, K19, K50
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Motorcycles produced between 28 November 2012 and 11 October 2013 are concerned.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Owing to a possibly defective seal on the side stand switch, water may penetrate and cause the side stand switch to malfunction. An engine cut-out while the motorcycle is being ridden cannot be ruled out.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, United Kingdom, Hungary, France, Denmark, Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0407/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion Charming
 
Type / number of model:  NO.808
 
Batch number / Barcode:  ITEM NO.: 4913599 B: 226 EAN: 8713149135992 PANENKA 3.5"
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (11,8% 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 doll with long yellow hair in yellow and blue dress with angel wings and red boots.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0408/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Bow & Arrow Set - Fun & Safe
 
Type / number of model:  Item no: WS338106
 
Batch number / Barcode:  854152111264
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the small suction cups can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries if the arrows are fired without the suction cups.

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:  The set consists of a light yellow bow with black colour shaft, three red plastic arrows with black suction cups, a toy knife and a brown quiver. The product is supplied in a cardboard and plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0410/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot 1/2013, Ref. 014000287
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423138522732
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic mesophilic microorganisms in the soapy water is too high. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin or eyes.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.

 

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

 
Description:  Container in shades of red for soap bubble liquid. The container features an image of Minnie Mouse.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0411/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle set
 
Brand: Le Bei
 
Name: Sweet Give - Baby Series
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 1230AB/1260/1260A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283020581
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
When playing with the rattle the child may hit it against hard surfaces: as a result of the impact small parts may be released. If such small parts are put in the mouth and swallowed, small children may choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Rattles indifferent shapes: 1. a smiling doll in shades of green with rounded arms and legs, 2. apple with maraca, 3. bee with doll and 4. star with guitar. The products are supplied in pink and white cardboards, with a transparent plastic front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0421/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Girls Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  NO.4455-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head of the doll can be put in the mouth by a child and it contains Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) above the permitted levels (30,5% 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 taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with brown hair and a pink fringe, in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0422/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow and arrows
 
Brand: Rasehorn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 9272598
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4029069557306
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cups contain di(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 9.8% 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  The set comprises a plastic bow and three plastic arrows of different colours, with suction cups. Length of the bow: 38 cm; length of the arrow: 27 cm; diameter of suction cups: 2.5 cm. The product is packaged in a transparent bag with a sticker.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0427/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Shoot Gun - Funny Game
 
Type / number of model:  AK-330-6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  60794413
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the arrows are fired into someone’s face without the suction cups, it will lead to eyes injuries.

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:  Gun set on a blister pack packaging. The set consists of a gun, 3 black arrows made of non-flexible plastic, ended with red suction cups and 2 plastic ducks (yellow and green) which are used as target.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0429/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police play-set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Police Force
 
Type / number of model:  220A-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  60794734
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the arrows are fired into someone’s face without the suction cups, it will lead to eyes injuries.

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:  Police play-set on a blister pack packaging. The set consists of: a gun which can be used as a bow-gun, a bow and 6 arrows made of non-flexible plastic, ended with red suction cups (3 black, pink, light green, yellow).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0430/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police play set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Police Gun
 
Type / number of model:  No.:626
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4573173101486
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the arrows are fired into someone’s face without the suction cups, it will lead to eyes injuries.

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): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Police play set on a blister pack packaging. The set consists of: a gun, 3 arrows made of non flexible black plastic ended with red suction cups, a plastic radio, 2 plastic grenades, a knife, a watch, a mask, a compass, a pair of handcuffs, 3 targets and a police ID.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0431/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Warrior play set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Weapons Suit
 
Type / number of model:  KD221836 / 6129-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8013516129037
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the arrows are fired into someone’s face without the suction cups, it will lead to eyes injuries.

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:  Warrior play set on a blister pack packaging. The set consists of: a bow, 3 arrows made of non-flexible plastic (red, yellow, blue) ended with red suction cups, a quiver, a sword and a shield.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0406/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ankle boots
 
Brand: MANGO
 
Name: Lanzac
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 13060176 (cinnamon colour)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433884034878
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium VI (measured values up to 7,2mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Women's leather ankle boots, cinnamon colour
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, France

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Alert number: A12/0413/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Aoles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YM872-A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood, with toggles on the ends . The cord is elastic: if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Light blue, lined and hooded jacket for children with zip. The hood includes not fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with dark blue stripes. The sizes are: 140, 146.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0414/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Guan Da Yuan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: F-117 , Model: F-118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Trousers for sports, with unattached drawstrings in the waistband. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic bag. Size: 146, 152, 164, 170
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0415/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Landl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: LP-1526
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area.

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

 

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

 
Description:  The pink trousers are decorated with a fish and have drawstrings in the waistband. There are knots and metal toggles at the ends of the drawstring. The sizes are: 140-164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0416/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' trousers
 
Brand: Ature (Authentic)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: RQ-1888-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue-yellow-grey-black leisure trousers with zippered pockets for boys. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The trousers are decorated with an inscription: "DELICATES" .
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0417/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Urchin
 
Name: Kiss
 
Type / number of model:  Model: HM-302
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011159869705
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with knots in the hood. Moreover, the presence of unattached drawstrings in the waist area may cause injuries.

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

 

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

 
Description:  The set consists of a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The set is intended for children from 4 to 12 years.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0428/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Makgio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 213 [sic]; product group: 996; order: 111000/00; size: 37
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 2000002137807
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium VI (measured values up to 5.4 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product also contains toluene.
 

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

 
Description:  Brown ladies' shoes, size 37, leather insole, heel and toecap made of shiny plastic, brown matt plastic sides and red plastic outer sole.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0432/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: HONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HONG HP10/50918
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 2700500000187
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket in violet colour, with drawstring in the hood and with a butterfly design on the front. For children up to six years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0433/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: AYDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AYDA, Gx 6914/50873
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 2701100000171
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket in red and black colours with drawstring in the hood. For children up to six years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0418/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Liquid for nail art
 
Brand: XO
 
Name: Acrylic Liquid Purple
 
Type / number of model:  Lot-Number: LIQ-002305; MFG Date: 0413
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5060219230884
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product is made of methyl methacrylate (100%), which has a high sensitisation/allergenic potential and can result in damages to nails and/or hands which can last for years. The BfR [German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment] in its Opinion No 014/2012 of 22 December 2011 classifies concentrations of 80- 90 % methyl methacrylate in nail art substances as hazardous to health. It has been classified as hazardous to health within the meaning of Article 3 of Cosmetic Product Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 .
 

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

 
Description:  Slightly blue coloured liquid for nail art.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0419/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Liquid for nail art
 
Brand: NaiLexus
 
Name: Liquid Monomer
 
Type / number of model:  32 fl. oz.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Charge Nr. 3F-0603-A-120
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a high amount of methyl methacrylate (measured value up to 98,5%), which has a high sensitisation/allergenic potential and can result in damages to nails and/or hands which can last for years. The BfR [German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment] in its Opinion No 014/2012 of 22 December 2011 classifies concentrations of 80- 90 % methyl methacrylate in nail art substances as hazardous to health. It has been classified as hazardous to health within the meaning of Article 3 of Cosmetic Product Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear, slightly violet-coloured liquid for nail art in a white HDPE [high-density polyethylene] canister with label. Strong chemical smell.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0420/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Liquid for nail art
 
Brand: NaiLexus
 
Name: Liquid Monomer
 
Type / number of model:  3F-0925-A-130
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a 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. The BfR [German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment] in its Opinion No 014/2012 of 22 December 2011 classifies concentrations of 80- 90 % methyl methacrylate in nail art substances as hazardous to health. The product has been classified as hazardous to health within the meaning of Article 3 of Cosmetic Product Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.

In addition the product labelling does not comply with the mentioned Cosmetic Product Regulation .
 

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

 
Description:  Liquid for artificial nail art, part of a self-hardening dual component system, where the liquid is mixed with powder. Container: 32 fl oz white plastic single-dose packet.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0409/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric mini oven
 
Brand: Climadiff
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model C4003-CER
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Series 134700365
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The outer walls of the oven become very hot and contact with them could cause burns.

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

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

 
Description:  Mini electric oven with ceramic hob - 3000W
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0424/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: None
 
Name: Switching Mode Universal Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  ST-A-090-002U002AAT
 
Batch number / Barcode:  170104090011
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The primary and secondary windings can make contact and reduce creepage and clearance distances. Insulation on the transformer is inadequate and does not provide protection against electric shock. The fuse in the plug is inadequate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950-1 and EN 60227 and the relevant national standard BS 1363.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Import rejected at border (By: Other)

 
Description:  Universal power supply for notebook computers and personal digital electronic devices. Supplied with 9 detachable DC plugs. Packaged in transparent blister pack with insert card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0425/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for mobile phones
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model:  TCE250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation between the primary circuit and the accessible secondary circuit is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN60950-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone charger contained in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11

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Alert number: A12/0426/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor with USB power supply
 
Brand: Chacon
 
Name: Universal Travel Adapter with USB
 
Type / number of model:  94421
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5411478944218
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible for the user to touch the live pins of a UK plug while the plug adaptor is plugged into a Spanish socket.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor with USB power supply. Comes in clear plastic packaging with card insert.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0038/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Brush cleaner & thinners
 
Brand: Hammerite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1L, 250ml
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The child resistant closure (CRC) of the product can easily be opened without squeezing the lid. Prior to first opening there is a ring pull in place under the CRC which cannot be removed by a child. If liquid is swallowed by a young child this may cause vomiting and the product entering the lungs could cause aspiration pneumonia.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is used for cleaning paint brushes and thinning paint. Available in 1L & 250ml.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Lithuania

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Alert number: A11/0037/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electronic cigarette kit
 
Brand: eGo
 
Name: eGo T
 
Type / number of model:  eGo-T
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The cut-off device of battery charger fails to work to prevent lithium battery from overcharging, this could cause the device to overheat and explode or catch fire.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62133
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic cigarette in a green blister pack with USB charger
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
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Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0405/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Smartboard for trucks
 
Brand: WABCO
 
Name: SmartBoard and SmartBoard ADR
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 446 192 110 0 and 446 192 111 0 Approval No E1 R10 044968 was labelled by error with approval No E1 R10 045095.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerns SmartBoards manufactured between 1.07.2013 and 18.10.2013.
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Truck's SmartBoard was marked with a wrong approval number which is likely to result in confusion with a visually similar product that is battery-operated and could constitute a fire hazard if dangerous goods are transported. Deploying a battery-powered model on a trailer containing dangerous goods would mean that a fire could not be ruled out, even after parking the vehicle.

The product does not comply with the Regulation No 10 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Smartboard for trucks.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland