Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 13 ( Published on: 04/04/2014)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0491/14       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas stove
 
Brand: Mustang
 
Name: L. P. Gas Cooker
 
Type / number of model:  HSC-011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The gas stove leaks unburned gas. As the gas stove can be used indoors, there is a risk that the unburned gas will accumulate in the room, leading to a fire or explosion.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 30-1-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Independent free-standing gas stove with two burners.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0490/14       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Bysun
 
Name: Laser Card with 2 LED Lights
 
Type / number of model:  BS-016
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/218/1 6712990254304
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
According to the information on the packaging, the product is a class 3R laser and it could therefore cause damage to sight.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer with silver body, 85mm long. Supplied in a blue cardboard display box containing 24 units.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0505/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Kuro Sumi Colors
 
Name: Dragons Breath Red
 
Type / number of model:  Lot #110 (bottle), Lot #KCTB10822 (pack)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains aromatic amine 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine and lead above the permitted levels (measured values: aromatic amines: up to 1133 mg/kg; lead: 14.8 mg/kg, copper: 4310 mg/kg). According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the aromatic amines as 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine with carcinogenic effects, should neither be present in tattoos and PMU products nor released from azo-colourants. According to the ResAP (2008) the levels of lead should not exceed 2 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Pack: 4 x plastic bottles with screw-on dropper and sticker, sealed in plastic film.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0497/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED strip
 
Brand: Goobay
 
Name: LED Strip Flexible Waterproof with 150 RGB SMD LEDs
 
Type / number of model:  LED strip: 30560, Power supply: LYD1203000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4040849305603
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply unit poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598-1.
 

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

 
Description:  LED strip supplied with a power supply. Sold in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0511/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Hand-held light
 
Brand: Acuma
 
Name: Portable lamp
 
Type / number of model:  584602
 
Batch number / Barcode:  200055609062
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable is not properly anchored and the wires in the cable could break exposing the live conductors.

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

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

 
Description:  Hand-held portable light packaged in a clear plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin:  Estonia
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0503/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All terrain vehicle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Ranger 500 and Ranger 500 Crew
 
Type / number of model:  Ranger 500: R13RH50AG; AH; AM; AR and Ranger 500 CREW: R13WH50AG; AR; AH; AX.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  VIN range - 4XARH50A0DE212693 to 4XAWH50A8DE222746. Concerns vehicles built between 01/07/2012 and 31/08/2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The throttle cable can melt on the exhaust pipe and fail to operate properly. This could pose a crash hazard.
 

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

 
Description:  All terrain motor vehicle
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0500/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft goggles
 
Brand: G & P Laser Product
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GP275
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because a ball can penetrate the shield if it hits a side ventilation hole directly. The products do not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Airsoft goggles with 2 mm thick polycarbonate eyepiece.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0509/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety shoes
 
Brand:  New Arno
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S1P
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423268274402
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the shoes contains chromium (VI) (3.5 mg/kg) which is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20345.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety shoes made from suede with a metal toe. They are packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0510/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety shoes
 
Brand: AM2 Topan
 
Name: Esport Alta Gama
 
Type / number of model:  PG-147. On the tongue: 643
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432855081019
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the shoes contains chromium (VI) (3.7 mg/kg) which is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20345.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety shoes, grey suede with orange sole. Packaging: cardboard box with brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0494/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Amber teething necklace
 
Brand: Earthmother
 
Name: Amber Necklace
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The whole necklace can fit in the mouth and could be swallowed by a child. The beads can easily break and detach and could be swallowed by a child.

In addition,the clasp does not detach easily and children may be strangled by the cord.


 

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

 
Description:  Teething necklace with beads threaded onto a cord, with knots between each bead and a 'screw-in' clasp; contained in a transparent plastic bag on a printed card insert.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0495/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Amber baby teething necklace
 
Brand: Baltic Amber Design
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BTN Cognac
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The whole necklace fits into the mouth and could be swallowed by small children. The beads could break, detach and be swallowed by small children.



 

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

 
Description:  The necklace is made of beads threaded onto a cord with knots between each bead and a 'push-in' clasp; contained in a small, rigid plastic, display box. The top of the box is marked "Baltic Amber Design".
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0496/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Amber teething necklace
 
Brand: Babymoments
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0610079147607
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The whole necklace can fit in the mouth and could get stuck in a child's airways, posing a risk of choking. The beads can also easily break and detach and could be swallowed by a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Amber beads threaded onto a cord with knots between each bead and a 'push-in' clasp contained in a small, gold coloured, cardboard box. An adhesive sticker attached to the box is marked with "100% Amber Necklace 33cm".
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0488/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Flying Bubbles
 
Type / number of model:  art no. 3629
 
Batch number / Barcode:  110103/EAN 8714627236293
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The total aerobic microbial count 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. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The product contains 1500 ml of soap solution in a plastic bottle. A colourful paper sticker gives product information and warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0489/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pirate set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Pirates Series
 
Type / number of model:  5601 A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small suction cups can easily detach and, if swallowed, small children may choke on them.

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:  A pirate set in blister packaging with various objects including a compass, a sword, arrows with suction cups.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0492/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys
 
Brand: Nature World
 
Name: Plastic spider assortment
 
Type / number of model:  Item n°: 78424
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Tthe product poses a chemical risk because the pastic material of the spiders contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) above the permited levels (measured value 11 % and 3.4 %).

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 set of plastic spiders packaged in a transparent plastic canister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0498/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic horn
 
Brand: Tiimari
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n°: 78433
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The white plastic mouthpiece may come off easily and thus causes a risk of choking when placed into a small child's mouth.

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

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

 
Description:  A plastic horn in 4 different colours (blue, red, yellow and green) with a white plastic mouthpiece.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0499/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter
 
Brand: Keela
 
Name: Mini-Speeder, Freestyle Rider
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product does not have a back brake operating system, only a front brake, which could prevent the user from being able to stop safely and adequately. In addition, the steering column is not strong enough and could break, and there are gaps capable of injuring fingers on the adjustable and folding steering tubes.

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

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

 
Description:  Scooter in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0502/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume
 
Brand: Toyworld Toys
 
Name: Knights of the Realm
 
Type / number of model:  Article n°: 75639
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430033457344
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The shoulder pads on the shirt form a strong flat loop in the hood and neck area of the garment. The loop formed is too large and, therefore, it is possible for a child to get stuck in it whilst playing, posing a risk of strangulation or other injuries.

 

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

 
Description:  A fancy dress costume consisting of black trousers and a red shirt with silver-coloured armour shoulder pads (made of textile), a belt, sleeves and collar. The shirt has a printed silver coloured lion on the chest.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0508/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pushchair
 
Brand: Xing Le Toys Factory
 
Name: My baby
 
Type / number of model:  Product n°:55876 Article n°:9121672 (Promotion n°:258151)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because the pushchair collapses extremely easily, despite the presence of the safety lock, with consequent risk of injury due to entrapment, mainly of fingers, between moving parts. The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy pushchair in pink, with pink printed textile seat.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0512/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Carnival make-up kit
 
Brand: Offertissima
 
Name: Carnival colors
 
Type / number of model:  No. 4385
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3856007560910
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The fake teeth contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value 28% 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): Destruction of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The product is a toy make-up kit with different face colours for fancy-dress. It contains three make-up creams (red, white, silver), fake teeth and eye-shadows with applicator. It is packed in blister packaging with faces of vampires, witches and other "Halloween" creatures printed on the cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0487/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's sports shoes
 
Brand: Helly Hansen
 
Name: Norvald Low
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 10040208.1FG
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4335648 892899
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of the insole contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value up to 19.9 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:  Men's white sports shoes with synthetic and textile upper, white lining and navy leather covering of the insole.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0493/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: J.N.S BOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A-143
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots in the hood. Drawstrings on children’s clothing can become entrapped during various activities, a loop can be created and strangulation may occur.

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:  Grey coloured sweatshirt intended for boys up to 8 years old. Sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings in the hood and neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0504/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: 5th Avenue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size 39, black
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 1161534 or 11615342GER0121
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium VI (measured value: 4.8 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:  Ladies' shoes in black colour with red and black outer sole and black straps with metal buckle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0506/14       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Jabo
 
Name: Smoke Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  JB-S03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The acoustic warning is not loud enough.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Optical smoke detector.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0507/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Nail gel curing lamp
 
Brand: Amazing Shine
 
Name: Nail Drying/UV Curing Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  9 Watt Drying Lamp / 12 Watt Drying Lamp
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 11837 01742 6 / 8118 3701748 8
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The internal wiring of the product is prone to overheating and arcing, with the risk of fire.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink and white UV nail drying lamp in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0039/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Offertissima
 
Name: Maska
 
Type / number of model:  563010
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3856007563010
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to the presence of sharp edges around the mask's eye holes, children may be injured while playing with the product. 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): Destruction of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The product is a white plastic mask packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
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Alert number: A12/0501/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Truck
 
Brand: Mitsubishi Fuso
 
Name: Canter
 
Type / number of model:  Type: FEA01, FEB01, FEB71,FEB74, FEC71; EC type-approval e4*2007/46*0379*00, e4*2007/46*0380*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 9 and 29 November 2012 are concerned.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Hose clamps for the gearbox oil cooling system may become disconnected, possibly causing a gearbox oil leak and, in the worst case, detachment of the oil pipe and failure of the gearbox, so that it is no longer possible to change gear.
 

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

 
Description:  Mitsubishi Canter trucks.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland