Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 21 ( Published on: 30/05/2014)
Notification A12/0411/14 has been updated further to additional information received from the notifying Member State.
Corrigendum: Notification A12/0403/14 from week 10 of 2014 has been temporarily removed pending further investigations by the notifying authorities

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0747/14       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable gas stove
 
Brand: Adventure
 
Name: Verplaatsbaar Gastoestel
 
Type / number of model:  25.033
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712628250331
 
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, with a colourful paper sleeve.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0762/14       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable gas stove
 
Brand: Primus
 
Name: Stena Stove
 
Type / number of model:  342011 (with flame failure device), 342012 (without flame failure device)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7330033342024, 7330033897524
 
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 with a colourful paper sleeve.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0745/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Air horn
 
Brand: A. I. & E.
 
Name: Air Horn (Druckluftfanfare – Luchthoorn - Klaxon á Air)
 
Type / number of model:  38600
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 359511 & 2012782 Barcode 8711252386003
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The pressurized container contains flammable components (Difluoroethane and Tetrafluoropropene).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation
 

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

 
Description:  One horn and a pressurized container with 250 ml pressured gas supplied in a plastic bag with a label. According to the package the container does not contain flammable components
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, France, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0742/14       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Whipped cream siphon
 
Brand: JOKA
 
Name: Siphon Crème Chantilly
 
Type / number of model:  Cartridge-free 250 ml model Article No. 12707
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 4 260 017 978 259
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product can easily explode and cause injuries to the user.

The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.

Two accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Siphon with metal (lacquered aluminium) body and plastic head available in red or blue, dimensions are approx. 8 x 10 x 23 cm and weight approx. 475 g.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0767/14       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: High Tech Multi Stylus 4in1
 
Type / number of model:  9612 / 9613 (on the collective packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser class is higher than class 2M and the laser radiation could cause damage to sight.
 

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

 
Description:  The laser pointer in the form of a pen. The product is available in different colours. Collective packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0768/14       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 2in1 Laser & LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  2011108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser class is higher than class 2M and the laser radiation could cause damage to sight.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer with LED light and key chain. The product is available in different colours. Collective packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0771/14       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 2in1 Laser & LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  OQ-507; OQ-508 (on the collective packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser class is higher than class 2M and the laser radiation could cause damage to sight.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer with LED light, powered by 3 button cells. The product is available in different colours. Collective packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0739/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Bio Touch
 
Name: Micro Pigment - Cosmetic Color
 
Type / number of model:  Jet Black
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains lead above the permitted levels (measured value 16.5 mg/kg).

According to the Council of Europe resolution ResAP(2008) the content of lead in tattoo inks should not exceed 2 mg/kg.

 

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

 
Description:  Black liquid supplied in a small plastic bottle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0775/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for e-cigarettes
 
Brand: Special smoke
 
Name: Avellano
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7643400045702, SS01042013/NC)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains nicotine (0.82/mg/ml), although it is specifically mentioned that it is nicotine-free. There are no adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications. The user therefore has no information on the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin or when inhaled.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent liquid for refilling cartridges of e-cigarettes and similar devices. The packaging is a semi-transparent plastic container with a white cap and blue ring pull, with a "nicotine-free" mention. The brand name is printed in pink characters on a white sticker affixed to the container.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/1204/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for e-cigarettes
 
Brand: Feellife Feel alive
 
Name: E-liquid extract from pure essential oil
 
Type / number of model:  Pmall, 18 mg
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The packaging lacks a clear reference to the presence of nicotine (1.82%), the product is not equipped with a child-resistant fastening and does not contain an adequate safety label bearing risk-related indications, safety advice or a tactile danger warning. The user therefore has no information on the dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin. The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

 

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

 
Description:  Refill package containing 10 mL liquid for electronic cigarettes. The package has a white cap, which is not child-resistant. The hazard pictogram "T" is present on the blue paper packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0746/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 140 LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  WZ636C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 901058 010000
 
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 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 140 blue LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0748/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 210 LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  2x1.5M/LED
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 792013 038051
 
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 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 210 blue LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0769/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 144 LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  1.2x1.6M/LED
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 792013 038105
 
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 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 144 LED lamps. The unfolded lighting chain forms a 12 LEDs x 12 LEDs square-shaped net. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0759/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp
 
Brand: Offgridtec
 
Name: LED Leuchte
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts can be touched when using the product.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62560.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lamp, E 27, 230 V, 5 W, with a total of 30 LEDs. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0755/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Agila
 
Type / number of model:  Type: H00 Model: Agila A, EC type-approval number: e1*98/14*141*05 - 08
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned were produced in the period from December 2001 to August 2003.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In certain situations, the mechanism triggering the driver's air-bag may malfunction.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Slovakia, Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0758/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Victory (Cross Country, Cross country 8 Ball, Hammer 8 Ball, High Ball, Jackpot, Judge , Ness Cross Country, Vegas 8 Ball, Vision, Boadwalk, Gunner)
 
Type / number of model:  Boardwalk = V14RB26NC - V14RB35NCC, Cross country 8 Ball = V14BA36NAC - V14DA36NAC, Cross country = V14BW36NL - V14TW36NGC, Gunner = V15LB36NT, Hammer 8 Ball = V14HA36NA - V14HA36NAC, High Ball = V14WB36NA - V14WB36NXC, Jackpot = V14XB36NS, Judge = V14MB36NAC - V14MB36NHC, Ness Cross Country = V14ZW36NV, Vegas 8 Ball = V14GA26NA - V14GA36NAC, Vision = V14SW36NA - V14SW36NWC
 
Batch number / Barcode:  22/1/14- 25/4/14
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Engine crankcases may not have been machined correctly, resulting in insufficient crankshaft clearance which could cause engines to seize.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Sweden, France, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0766/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Dacia
 
Name: Lodgy, Dokker
 
Type / number of model:  Number of European homologation: e2*2001/116*0314*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period between 13/06/2013 and 24/01/2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk that the seat-back of the rear seats may become loose, leading to poor restraint of the rear passenger in case of a front shock or violent braking.

 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Morocco
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0740/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Car seat for children
 
Brand: ERGOseat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Serial No CE047 02 5775 030 00005, Approval No E13 045029, Reference 210121A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 3050742101210, Batch: 2012/12/08
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury because the restraint system is not protecting the head of the children in the event of a shock. Moreover, the information related to the products' safe use is insufficient.

The product does not comply with Regulation No 44-04 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE).


 

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

 
Description:  Grey and red integral baby seat, groups I, II and III.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0754/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: BLOOM
 
Name: Nano
 
Type / number of model:  References: BLE10502WHB, BLE10502WCW, BLE10502WRR, BLE10502BDD, BLE10502BSSG, BLE10502BSSB and BLE10502BMB, NANO black/diesel denim model E10502-BDD-11-AKS.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4897020129493
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The sliding buttons of the tray are accessible to children. Since they can easily detach and be swallowed, small children may choke on them.

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

 

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

 
Description:  High chair for children aged between 6 months and 3 years. The recall concerns only the tray of the high chair.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0779/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cot for children
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12150140
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717658124614
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cot can easily tip over, children inside could fall and hit hard surfaces or edges which are placed around the cot.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Black folding travel cot for children, contained into a black bag. The product is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0741/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: KIM’PLAY
 
Name: WANJU
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.:196
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 3225430001961 , Batch:147 C
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll and the shoes contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) above the permitted levels, and the shoes contain also dibutyl phthalate (DBP) above the permitted levels (measured values: DEHP: up to 14%; DINP: up to 7.5%; DBP 0.3%).

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures 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:  Blonde fashion plastic doll with a shiny dress and red shoes.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0743/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Bettina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number:HD0140
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 3456789001405
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic head of the doll contains 0.59 % 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:  The packaging contains 3 dolls (size 7, 10 and 15 cm) with a purple winged horse with a long mane. Ages 3+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0744/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: NOVI Stars - Super Star
 
Type / number of model:  A66568, Item number 903
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic material of the head of the doll contains 0.44 % 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:  Plastic doll about 24 cm tall with big eyes and pointed ears and with shiny blue dress. Ages 3+.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0752/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: M40 Sniper Rifle
 
Type / number of model:  585-48A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6901235850481
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The toy is a class 3R laser product and poses a risk of damage to sight to users.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated plastic toy gun, with a laser sight. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0756/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sweet
 
Type / number of model:  No.611-C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  JDH038966 - on the label
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 14.6 % 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Plastic doll with accessories packed in a cardboard box. The doll has light brown hair and a long pink dress. Accessories consist of a silver handbag and two outfits. On the packaging, made of cardboard, there are pictures of dolls and castle and written signs: "BEAUTIFUL HAPPY GIRL FASHION" and "beautiful". CE mark and age warning (+3) are also printed on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0761/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Girl Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 883
 
Batch number / Barcode:  020128
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30.7 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Doll placed in a plastic container. The doll is made of pink plastic with yellow hair and a white dress. Package labelling on back side. The colour and shape may vary from the picture shown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0765/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Whistle
 
Brand: Profi Sport Collection
 
Name: Sport Set (Zestaw Sedziego)
 
Type / number of model:  Article number: 35301
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5902384353015
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The whistle is small enough to cause choking if a child puts it in the mouth.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Metal whistle in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0770/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Police Car
 
Type / number of model:  050AB-4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1553289218417
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the tyres of the toy car contain short chain chlorinated paraffins (measured value; 0.34%).

The product does not comply with the requirements of Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

In addition, the product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: benzo(a)pyrene: 37 mg/kg; total PAHs: 874.5 mg/kg).
 

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

 
Description:  Remote-controlled toy car made of coloured plastic with black plastic tyres. Packaged in a cardboard box with a window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0776/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: tib
 
Name: Water bombs/Mini-Balloons
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 3196
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4002727168052
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the balloons release N-nitrosamines above the permitted levels (measured value: 0.128 mg/kg).

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

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

 
Description:  Colourful balloons, 12 cm diameter, 100 units in each pack.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0736/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes
 
Brand: Playshoes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article: 105912 , Batch: 75364/26572
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4010952300703
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 28 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:  Light-brown lambskin booties with white seams and Velcro fastening. The size of the sample is 16/17.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0737/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: BioLine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 19263 , Batch: 2034011417/001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 11 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  White children's sandals with two buckling straps, size of the sample 32.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0738/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: BioLine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2014RRW009303, Article no 77430-91, Item no: 20340114103313
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4050628289031
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 11 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

 

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

 
Description:  Brown children's sandals with Velcro fastening, synthetic upper and leather insole. Size of the sample 28.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0753/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: CLARA BARSON
 
Name: Classic Style
 
Type / number of model:  Model WS 3129
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN Code: 2220090740374
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the beige leather insole contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 63.7 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 with a black synthetic upper, a lining made of leather (beige insole), a plain black and patterned black/coloured textile fabric, and an outer sole of brown synthetic material. The shoes were packaged in a labelled shoebox. The right shoe bears a marked label. The shoebox contains a "Consumer information" sheet together with the shoes. Tested sample: Size 37
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0760/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's trousers with plastic belt
 
Brand: H&M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P/N 01898218, P/N 01716997, 978210
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The metal components that hold the belt together can break into small parts, posing a risk of choking for children below 3 years of age.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl's trousers, sizes 1½-2 years and 2-3 years, sold with plastic belt. The belt has a bow and metal components and was supplied in various colour combinations.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Finland, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia, Greece, Norway, Austria, Slovakia, Portugal, France

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Alert number: A12/0763/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Sarmiles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Alanis, Audrey and Abie.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values: Abie model: 51 mg/kg; Alanis: 11.2 mg/kg; Audrey 46.2 mg/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:  Ladies party shoes with stiletto heels and an ankle strap, supplied in a cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0764/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: W.A.G.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1578F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 4.3 mg/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:  Brown leather moccasin-type children's shoes in various sizes. The brand W.A.G. is printed on the soles. They are sold in a cardboard box bearing the model 1578F and the shoe size.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0773/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Livergy Luxury
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4031074147748
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 34 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Dark-brown leather gloves with black fleece lining. The product is supplied in transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0778/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Primark (Wide Fit)
 
Name: Navy
 
Type / number of model:  Navy, Ref. 71030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium VI (measured values up to 8.9 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:  Moccasin ladies' shoes, navy blue with brown leather detail, with leather upper and synthetic sole. Description of packaging: a label showing the brand, model, colour, size and price. A sticker shows the importer's details and the composition symbols.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0749/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Laptop charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PA-1750-09 / PA3468E-1AC3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code 003280050520-800-4573-13868
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation and the clearances / creepage distances between the primary and secondary printed circuits are not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  AC adaptor intended for use with Toshiba Equim A210 laptop computer. Rated input 100 - 240 V. Output 19 V DC. Supplied in plain white packaging. (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0750/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hot stapler
 
Brand: Power TEC
 
Name: Hot Stapler Plastic Repair System
 
Type / number of model:  Adaptor:9625, Product:HA-J05-B0 (92259)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 018341 922597
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The pins of the plug are accessible when the plug is inserted into the plug adaptor. The user could consequently touch one of the live pins.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards EN 60335 and IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains powered, hot stapler for repairing plastic. Supplied with a travel plug adapter. Sold in an orange plastic pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21

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Alert number: A12/0757/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: INOVA
 
Name: World travel adapter set
 
Type / number of model:  INOTAU22K
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8018417159145
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When a plug is inserted into the plug adaptor, the pins of the plug are accessible. The user could consequently touch one of the live pins.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adapter sold in transparent packaging with white cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0772/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A1300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Due to non-adequate insulation between the primary and secondary circuits, the mains voltage of 230V can be on the accessible parts of the USB output. A person could touch these parts and receive an electric shock and may be electrocuted.

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

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

 
Description:  White charger with USB socket. Input 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.15A. Output: 5V, 1A, class II. Marked with: “Designed by Apple in California”. Sold without packaging. (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0774/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED lamps
 
Brand: Offgridtec
 
Name: LED Leuchte
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  14-0046376-001-01
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts can be touched when using the product.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62560.
 

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

 
Description:  Led lamp: warm white, E 27, 7 Watt, 230 V, cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0050/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: Zenyell
 
Name: Stunt Twister
 
Type / number of model:  Stunt Twister
 
Batch number / Barcode:  218-1 / 8595573285265
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
This product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the tyres of the toy car contain short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 0.83%).
The product does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Toy car made of colourful plastic with tyres made of transparent polyvinyl chloride plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 21