Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 14 ( Published on: 11/04/2014)
Notification A12/0046/14 from week 2 of 2014 has been permanently removed following a re-assessment by the notifying authorities of the risk posed by the product.

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Alert number: A12/0517/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Brake disc
 
Brand: BENDIX by Honeywell and JURID by Honeywell
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: 562188B, 562188BC, 562188J and 562188JC; Batch No: HFM-24 / E27 – E52, HFM-24 / G1 – G52 and HFM-24 / H1 (produced between July 2012 and January 2014).
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Not applicable
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The brake discs may show a reduced wall thickness and consequently, it is possible that a brake disc gets damaged or breaks while driving. This may lead to brake failure or a blocking of the brake at the respectively affected wheel.


 

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

 
Description:  Brake discs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Portugal, Sweden, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0526/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jeep
 
Name: Wrangler
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval number: e4*2001/116*0116* , Type: JK, Wrangler
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between June 2012 and February 2013
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The gearbox-oil cooler pipe may come into contact with the power steering return pipe. Prolonged contact between the two pipes may lead to a leak in the gearbox-oil cooler pipe. This may result in a substantial volume of oil being deposited on the road and the gears may stop working.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0529/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: ix35
 
Type / number of model:  ix35
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall affects vehicles produced from 17 October 2011 to 08 June 2012, with VINs from TMAJU81BDCJ215079 to TMAJU81UACJ330927.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The driver’s seat belt pre-tensioner may not work properly. This could reduce the restraining power of the belt and affect the driver’s safety in the case of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Iceland, Hungary, Lithuania, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Finland, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0519/14       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Moveable scaffolding
 
Brand: Würth
 
Name: Universal aluminium folding roller scaffold
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 0962931700
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4045727053232
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is sold without safety railings and assembly supports, which are only offered for sale as an option. Without these, the scaffold may tip over, and safe use (mounting, descending, working at a height, etc.) is not possible. The safety information is not appropriate and the contact address is incomplete. The maximum permissible load indicated is "2 persons" whereas according to the assembly instructions, as well as the "Prüfgrundsätze für Kleingerüste" (testing principles for small scaffolds), only one person is permitted.
 

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

 
Description:  Height-adjustable, working platform with 4 lockable steering rollers for work at low heights ( < 2m).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0521/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: MH France
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QABA - GW 377
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is not sufficiently stable and may easily tip over. Moreover, when the high chair is lifted the lateral protection comes loose and the child may fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

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

 
Description:  High chair in white, pink and grey colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0530/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pram
 
Brand: El-jot
 
Name: Vesper
 
Type / number of model:  Vesper
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Other
 
The chassis may break, which could cause the child to fall out and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 1888.


 

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

 
Description:  Four wheeled pram available in several colours.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0522/14       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Electronic Vessel Control system (EVC)
 
Brand: Volvo Penta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D6, D11 and D13 marine Engines with EVC-D, EVC-D2, EVC-E or EVC-E2 with IPS 1, IPS 2, IPS 3 with 24 V main electrical system with more than one helm-station, stand-alone HCU included.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A quality issue in the Electronic Vessel Control system (EVC) software could, under certain rare circumstances, cause unexpected loss of steering.
The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Marine control system for propulsion and steering of thruster units.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Norway, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0513/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Offertissima
 
Name: Maska
 
Type / number of model:  523151
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3856007523151
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.65 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

 

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

 
Description:  A carnival mask made of black and white plastic with a black textile hood that covers the whole face area, with no ventilation hole for breathing. The mask has a red scar on the right cheek.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0514/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Finger paint
 
Brand: Stylex -Toppoint
 
Name: Finger- Malfarben (Finger paint)
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 0113120611 / 0213130061 / 3032110680 , Art. No 28163
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 044 186 281637
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the green, the blue and the red paints contain an excessive concentration of preservatives (substances found exceeding the limit: 5-Chloro-2-methyl-isothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one)

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-7.
 

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

 
Description:  Red cardboard box containing four round plastic tubs with white screw-on lids. Each tub contains a single-coloured mass for finger print: one yellow, one red, one green and one blue.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0515/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: My P´ti-Toy (FX Toys)
 
Name: "Pistolet avec flechettes a ventouse" (Gun with suction darts)
 
Type / number of model:  Model n°: DY 68158
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 660495 417515; Lot No: 41751-120703
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can be easily detached and could be put in the mouth and block the airways. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Gun with six suction arrows and three small targets in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0518/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toy
 
Brand: GEOMAG
 
Name: GEOMAG e-motion
 
Type / number of model:  Item n°: 032
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0871772000327
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases an excessive amount of nickel (up to 44 µg/cm2/week). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal creative kit with magnets, packaged in a red carton (5x13x20 cm.).
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0523/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys with soft spikes
 
Brand: Brasil flag
 
Name: Caterpillar Puffer Ball
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. n° 897466 and 897465
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toys pose a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (such as the eyes of the caterpillar, the nose of the hedgehog and parts of the balls) which can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft plastic toys in the form of caterpillars, hedgehogs and balls, containing a round device which emits coloured flashing lights when the toys are dropped on the ground. The products are packaged in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0532/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swimming set
 
Brand: Sun import & export
 
Name: Maska i dihalica set (Mask and breathing tube set)
 
Type / number of model:  5788
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9191899857880
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains DEHP and DBP above the permitted levels (measured values: 3.04 % and 9.20 %).
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 swimming set consisting of mask and plastic tube for underwater breathing, made of plastic material. Product is packaged in a plastic transparent bag closed with a piece of cardboard. The cardboard has a photo of children printed on it as well as a label in form of a sticker.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0533/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Happy Toys
 
Name: Beauty Fashion Star
 
Type / number of model:  Art.-No. HP1012902 No. YS1107
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 4 250758 102334
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The head hands and arms of the doll contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 31,5% 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll, approx. 29 cm high, with 12 moveable limbs, wearing a short, sleeveless dress. Presented in blister packaging along with a pink brush.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0534/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Happy Toys
 
Name: Beauty - My Magic World
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. HP1028234 , Model No. YS1209
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4250758102259
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head, the hands, the shoes and the arms of the doll contain di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 30.9% 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:  Plastic doll, approximately 30 cm high, in a white wedding dress, with veil and head dress. The product is supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0535/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Happy toys
 
Name: Beauty and the Fashion Party
 
Type / number of model:  Product ref. HP1027118 No. of model: YS1207
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 250758 102273
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains DEHP above the permitted level (measured value: up to 30% by wait). 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:  Plastic doll (approx. 30 cm tall) wearing a pink sparkly evening dress, accompanied by a light-brown plastic dog, packaged in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0524/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: J.N.S BOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A-146
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Red coloured sweatshirt intended for boys up to 8 years old. The sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings in the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0525/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: AZUR GANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PG053
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The presence of cords with free ends in the neck area poses a risk of strangulation.

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. The sweatshirt can be tied and adjusted with light green coloured drawstrings in the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0527/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' ankle boots
 
Brand: Weide
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No 13A0399
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10029950
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains Chromium VI (measured value up to 62 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Beige, shiny, ladies' ankle boots with a fine, square-cut hole pattern, a brown outer sole and insole made from light brown leather. Packaging: printed cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0520/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair curling tongs
 
Brand: Lee Stafford
 
Name: Jumbo Lazy Curl & Nourish
 
Type / number of model:  Argos Catalogue No.151 / 4715, LSHT09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The swivel mains connection between the cable and the handle can break leaving live parts exposed.

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

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

 
Description:  Hair curling tongs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0528/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB mobile phone adapter
 
Brand: MyTrendyPhone
 
Name: USB Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  28915
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Due to several defects, live parts may become accessible and cause electric shock if touched.

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

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

 
Description:  USB mobile phone adapter/charger suitable for use with iPhone. iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, 4S (NOT ORIGINAL product). The product is sold in a white cardboard box. Technical specifications: 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.15 A, Class II. Output: 5 Vd.c., 1A
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0531/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electronic cigarette kit
 
Brand: Volari
 
Name: Cristal
 
Type / number of model:  CRISTAL KIT-Y160213
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the cigarettes tip can easily overheat while charging.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic cigarette kit including charger, USB connection cable and charger for the liquid. The electronic cigarette is white and transparent. The product is packaged in a black cardboard box with silver inscriptions in Italian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 14