Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 20 ( Published on: 23/05/2014)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0725/14       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable gas stove
 
Brand: Blokkes
 
Name: Gas Cooker
 
Type / number of model:  BDZ-155-B [ZB-1]
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717438402031
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The gas cartridge overheats during use of the appliance with a pan. The gas cartridge could consequently explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal, single burner, portable gas stove for use with a non-refillable gas cartridge. It is packed in a black plastic carry case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0726/14       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable gas stove
 
Brand: Blokkes
 
Name: Gas Cooker
 
Type / number of model:  BDZ-106-C [ZC-1]
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717438402017
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The gas cartridge overheats during use of the appliance with a pan. The gas cartridge could consequently explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal, single burner, portable gas stove for use with a non-refillable gas cartridge. Packed in a black plastic carry case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0730/14       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable gas stove
 
Brand: IVAS
 
Name: Funnyflam
 
Type / number of model:  MSR-2000 FSD
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The gas cartridge overheats during use of the appliance with a pan. The gas cartridge could consequently explode.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.


 

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

 
Description:  Single burner portable gas stove with a non-refillable gas cartridge/canister in a carry-case.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0694/14       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Soda-maker
 
Brand: Česká soda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Klasik, item number 130620
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8 592381 073770, EAN 8 592381 081355, EAN 8 592381 081362
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The vent valve may fail to release excess pressure.
This can lead to damage of the plastic parts which could lead to injuries to the face of the user.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Pressure Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1167-2.
 

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

 
Description:  A soda-maker used for producing carbonated water. The soda-maker is provided in a box with a carbon dioxide cartridge in a separate box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0718/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 100 LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 792013 038167
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 white LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0729/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 180 LED Világit
 
Type / number of model:  YS-180L-LED
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use. The extension socket allows the single-pole insertion of a plug with the free remaining live pin accessible.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 180 white or purple LED lamps. There is a socket outlet that allows the connection of another lighting chain. Packaging: transparent plastic box with a label.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0709/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: KIA
 
Name: Sorento
 
Type / number of model:  Sportage (SLe)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 07 October 20011 to 21 November 2012 with VINs from U5YPC813DCL109497 to U5YPC814ADL264640
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of a crash, the driver seat belt anchor pretensioner piston may separate from the cable immediately after the pretensioner activation. This would reduce the protection afforded to the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Iceland, Slovenia, Denmark, Lithuania, Sweden, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0719/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: HHR
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model year 2008
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Under certain conditions, there is a risk that the ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine. When the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality. Some vehicles may also have a condition in which the ignition key may be removed when the ignition is not in the “Off” position. In such an event, unintended vehicle motion may occur, resulting in a vehicle crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0724/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Trafic
 
Type / number of model:  Trafic II transformed by GRUAU.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Number of European homologation: e2*2007/46*0014*; production period between 20/07/2011 and 11/09/2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cabin light junction wiring can become damaged as a result of the vehicle vibrations. This could lead to various functions not working: rear lights, registration plate lights, rear ceiling lights, rear wiper, rear defrost, parking sensors, rear electric lock and trailer jack.

 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles transformed by GRUAU: cabin elongated with left lateral sliding door.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0714/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother-holder
 
Brand: KENT'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref NOZ 8 956 988 (2518508956988)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5602084986338
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the chain is too long (260 mm).
In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of burrs and spikes on several links.



 

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

 
Description:  The product is a plastic soother-holder comprised of a chain and a plastic clip covered by a flat piece in the shape of a teddy bear. The product is presented on cardboard covered by a transparent plastic film.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0697/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic crocodile
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Cocodrilo con baston / Staff with crocodile
 
Type / number of model:  2309B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5420024306783
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because certain elements of the toy can easily come off and be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Crocodile in plastic with loose pieces and a stick.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0698/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: DOLL / Welcome to our world...
 
Type / number of model:  /
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5420024371019
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the purple button in the centre of the flower (on the doll's chest) can be removed and put into mouth.
The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  A green-orange soft doll with hard plastic face and sound effects.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0703/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden rattle with bell
 
Brand: Spyra
 
Name: Snail Family - Famille Escargots
 
Type / number of model:  SN 0021 , SN 1001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3760101670270
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small blue bell and the red feelers of the snail can easily detach and be swallowed by small children who 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 taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Wooden toy snail with a blue bell in the middle.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0710/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's foldable scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  Scooter:9012UNH0056/14 14026571-001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebars being too thin may break easily, leading to accidents. In addition, the diameter of the packaging bag is too large and could cover the mouth, nose or head of a child causing suffocation.Warnings and information for users are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue three-wheel scooter (one front wheel, two back), folding mechanism, in folding case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0711/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's foldable scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Folded slider
 
Type / number of model:  Folded slider 9012UNH0053/14; 14025408-001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 2012223013017
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The diameter of the wheel and the fork is not sufficient and a finger could be inserted, causing the risk of injury, and the steering tubes can break easily, leading to an accident. In addition, the diameter of the packaging bag is too large and could cover the mouth, nose or head of a child causing suffocation. Warnings and information for users are insufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Metal scooter, chrome-coloured, with folding mechanism.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0713/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden activity toy
 
Brand: Okoia
 
Name: Labiboule Véhicule (Labiboule vehicle); Labiboule Animaux (Labiboule animals)
 
Type / number of model:  Labiboule Véhicule Labiboule Animaux
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5420019702859, 5420019702866, 5420019702873, 5420019702880, 5420019702927, 5420019702934, 5420019702941
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The metal rod becomes easily detached and releases beads which could be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Toys comprising a wooden part on which metal rods with beads are mounted, the beads slide along these rods.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0727/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Berry Cool
 
Type / number of model:  A66623-108PCS (on the added label), NO.3006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8860876666234 Unknown country code.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.77 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Medical set (13 pcs) in a children's transparent backpack (18x20x6 cm). Ages 3+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0728/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: CHENGXING
 
Name: Girl‘s Doctor Set
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8663328095312
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.69 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Play set of eight pieces of plastic medical equipment in blister (size 29×19cm). Ages 3+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0733/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super Bow and Arrows
 
Type / number of model:  JDH037468 - on the label, No. 3187B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values: 4.7% DEHP; 2.8% DBP).

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 bow and 4 red plastic arrows set supplied in a blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0699/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Hope Star
 
Name: Kids Miss Hope Star
 
Type / number of model:  GF 2584
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the hood. Drawstrings in children’s clothing can become entrapped and a loop can be created causing 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 clothing set consisting of a hooded sweatshirt and leisure trousers. The product is intended for children up to 8 years old. The sweatshirt is white in colour and can be tied and adjusted with drawstrings in the neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0700/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baseball cap
 
Brand: Deproc ACTIVE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Colour: grey/anthracite
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Item No 49000
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration up to 5000 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg. 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 baseball cap made of grey fabric, no original packaging. Colour: grey/anthracite. The product was distributed as promotional material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0702/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: Brütting
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LEXIE blue/lemon, size 23, item No 661046
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 45985000101
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 80.4 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:  Children's shoes, upper made of blue leather and blue textile with white, green and blue stripes, laces in blue textile, light green leather lining, black synthetic sole. Sample size 23
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0704/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: MOLI wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N°:801125
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket, in light blue colour, intended for small children up to 7 years of age. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and in the waist area it has a textile belt passing through 4 loops with a round metal buckle. On the front of the jacket there is a printed pattern of a mouse and the inscription Mo. Li.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0705/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: HA HA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N° 802415;
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with a hood, in light blue colour, with embroidered flowers and attached sequins, intended for small children up to 7 years of age. The jacket is fastened with a zipper on the front. There are two front pockets and the embroidered inscription „Hadile”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0706/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s winter jacket
 
Brand: OK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  801126
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s winter jacket in light blue colour, with embroidered flowers in orange colour. It has a hood supplied with an elastic functional cord with free ends secured against unravelling by means of plastic toggles, but it is not attached to the garment and freely moves inside the tunnel it passes through. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and has two front pockets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0707/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: CHEKEER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  802837
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5051790367540
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist and ankle area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s sports trousers supplied with a functional drawstring with free ends, which is not attached to the garment and is intended to be tied in the waist area, and elastic functional drawstrings without free ends, intended to be fastened by means of a plastic stopper in the ankle area. The trousers have two pockets on the side in the knee area and two pockets at the back. On the front of the left trouser-leg there is an embroidered inscription „CHEKEER”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0708/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: XYR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 802803
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of long unattached drawstrings with free ends in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Sports trousers intended for children up to 7 years as well as for children in the age range 7-14. The trousers are available in black and red with white edging, and in grey and blue with white edging. They have two pockets with a zipper placed on the sides of the legs. Sizes are: 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 and 150.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0720/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' sandals
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ladies' organic sandals (Comfort soft fussbett)
 
Type / number of model:  307-16022 A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 4 300175 188 128; Article No: 82 8265694
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains up to 4.6 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). 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)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Other

 
Description:  Blue sandals with two silver buckles, a light brown leather insole and a black sole (tested sample: size 38).
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0732/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shoes
 
Brand: TopCent
 
Name: Work shoes
 
Type / number of model:  He. Arbeitshalbschuh Work Shoes S1 42-46
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4047834126595
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) substances: 750 mg/kg in the insole, 445 mg/kg in the lining and 14 297 mg/kg in the upper, and 555 mg/kg of benzo[a]pyrene in the upper.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, low shoes with grey contrast stitching, black plastic upper, black insole and black/grey laces (tested sample: size 44).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0735/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes
 
Brand: shoe4you
 
Name: BASIC
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  258066502003
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) (measured value up to 23.2 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Dark blue baby shoes, dark blue leather upper with giraffe appliqué, cream leather insole, dark blue outer sole.
Country of origin:  Indonesia
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0701/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shampoo
 
Brand: Dr Sacher's
 
Name: Dr Sacher´s Original Totes Meer Salz Shampoo
 
Type / number of model:  39024
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 030348 198615
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high level of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The product also contains an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count in a high level (up to 27 000 cfu/g). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bottle made of colourless, transparent plastic, screw seal with cap of white, opaque plastic.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0715/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric coffee maker
 
Brand: HOMETECH
 
Name: Electrical Brewing Pot
 
Type / number of model:  NE-201
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5605645287974
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
During normal use, the thermal fuse fails to operate in time allowing generation of excessive heat at the plastic base. This can lead to a fire and electric shock due to live parts being exposed. There is no water level marking which could lead to the pot being overfilled. In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base causing burns to the user.
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:  The product consists of two parts. The first part is a white plastic, coverless coffee pot with a handle on the side. The second part is a white, plastic base with a plug cord on the side. The product comes in coloured, cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0716/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric coffee maker
 
Brand: TASTER
 
Name: Electrical Brewing Pot
 
Type / number of model:  NE-200
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5605645290219 (on the package)
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
During normal use, the thermal fuse fails to operate in time allowing generation of excessive heat at the plastic base. This can lead to a fire and electric shock due to live parts being exposed. There is no water level marking which could lead to the pot being overfilled. In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base causing burns to the user.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
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Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The product consists of two parts. The first part is a metallic, coverless coffee pot with a handle on the side. The second part is a metallic base with a plug cord on the side. The product comes in coloured, cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0717/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric grill
 
Brand: Elroda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6223002401833, 6223002401932
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The surfaces become too hot during use, posing a risk of burns for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-9.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric grill, 240V, 1000W, sold in a transparent plastic bag without any markings.
Country of origin:  Egypt
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0721/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Lumilight H2
 
Name: 18650 Li-ion Akkulaturi
 
Type / number of model:  18650
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430042680092
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
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 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery charger. Sold in a black cardboard box. Electrical specifications: Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 500mA max. Output: 4.2V DC, 1A x 2. Class II
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0722/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric grill
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  55K, 65Κ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5200337201100, 5200337201117
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The surfaces become too hot during use, posing a risk of burns for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-9.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric grill, 230V, 1600W, packed in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20

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Alert number: A12/0723/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric grill
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Νο 4Κ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5200337201070 (on the package)
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The surfaces become too hot during use, posing a risk of burns for the user.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-9.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric grill, 230V, 1000W, packed in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
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Alert number: A12/0734/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bus
 
Brand: EvoBus
 
Name: O 530, O 530 BH, O 530 G, O 530 G DH, O 530 GL, O 530 K, O 530 L, O 530 LE, Citaro, Citaro G, Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, Citaro GÜ, Citaro K, Citaro L, Citaro LE, Citaro LE MÜ, Citaro LE Ü, Citaro LÜ, Citaro MÜ, Citaro Ü, Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid, Capacity, S 415 NF, S 416 NF, Conecto, Conecto G
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 628 02, 628 03, 628 04, 628 05, 628 06, 628 07, 628 08, 628 21, 628B01, 628B02 EC type approval/ABE No: e1*2007/46*0087*; e1*2007/46*0090*; e1*2007/46*0089*; e1*2007/46*0903*; e1*2007/46*0550*; e1*NKS*0003*; e1*2007/46*0676*; e1*2007/46*0097*; e1*2007/46*0036*; e1*2007/46*0037*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between September 2011 and December 2012.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ground plate for the turbo roof exhauster can come loose from the vehicle roof. This can endanger other road users.
 

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

 
Description:  Buses.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Greece, Bulgaria, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0695/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Working gloves
 
Brand: Hand 1A
 
Name: 1) Mekano 2) Soft Welder 3) Light Welder
 
Type / number of model:  1) Item number 1420, 2) Item number 1153, 3) Item number 1421
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because they contain Chromium VI (measured values: up to 20 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:  1) Gloves of white and brown leather with text "Hand 1A". 2) Gloves of white leather and blue textile material with text "Hand 1A". 3) Gloves of white and blue leather with text "Hand 1A".
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 20