Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 30 ( Published on: 01/08/2014)
- Notification A12/0684/14 from week 19 of 2014, has been temporarily removed awaiting a new risk assessment by the notifying authorities.
- The risk description of the notification A12/0819/14, published on the weekly Report no. 23/2014 has been modified after additional clarifications by the notifying authorities.
- Upon request of the notifying authorities, further specifications have been added to the notification A12/0039/14 published on the RAPEX report n. 2 of 17/01/2014 to inform that it does not cover products placed on the market after 1 November, 2013
- After a revision of the risk assessment by the notifying authority, the products notified under A11/0064/14 and A11/0065/14 are now considered to pose a serious risk to consumers. The legal basis for the notifications have changed and the products are consequently notified under A12/1203/14 (Weekly report no.29/2014) and A12/1204/14 (Weekly report no. 21/2014), respectively.

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1157/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Ante
 
Name: RICH fényfüzér ('lighting chain')
 
Type / number of model:  DCH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  599048655134
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the mechanical strength of the flashing unit is not sufficient and the user may have access to live parts. The insulation material of the flashing unit is flammable and the cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is less than the minimum required, thus, they could overheat and the product could easily catch fire.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The lighting chain includes 180 serial-parallel connected, non-replaceable lights in blue, green, yellow and red colour. The product is packed in a cardboard box with information in Hungarian on the back including instructions for use, producer, importer, CE marking. On the bottom there is a label with user information in Slovak language. Technical specifications: 220V, 50Hz, 48W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1159/14       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: YJS
 
Name: ILLUMINA IL TUO NATALE!!!
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YJSK-1204, YJSK-1205, YJSK-1321 N: 40537
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8585030040537
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the mechanical strength of the flashing unit is not sufficient and the user may have access to live parts. The insulation material of the flashing unit is flammable and the cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is less than the minimum required, thus, they could overheat. The product can easily catch fire.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Lighting chain made of green material includes serial-parallel connected non-replaceable 100 pieces LED lamps. The product is packed in a cardboard box with the instructions for users in Portuguese, Italian and English language on the back. Technical specification: 220~240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 63 W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1145/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Highlander
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2014 MY Highlander / Highlander HV
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The concerned vehicles were manufactured between November 2013 and May 2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The software of the safety belt load-limiter is not functioning properly and this may cause injuries in the event of an accident.
 

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 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1174/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Class CLA and Class B
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0470*08, type: C 117, W, 246 e1*2007/46*1207*02, type: C 117 AMG Sales designations: CLA 180, CLA 180 CDI, CLA 200, CLA 200 CDI, CLA 220 CDI, CLA 250, CLA 250 4MATIC, CLA 45 AMG, B 160 CDI, B 180, B 180 CDI, B 200, B 200
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 05.05.2014 and 28.05.2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat belt anchorage is not adequately fixed, which may cause injuries to passengers in the event of an accident or sudden brake.
 

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

 
Description:  Recall code: 91 921 43 91 921 44.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Slovakia, Sweden, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1177/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bib
 
Brand: Almatex
 
Name: Tobia
 
Type / number of model:  TOBIA BAV009
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8017228030094
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 14% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children
 

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

 
Description:  White children's bib with a red border and a picture of a boy with balloons.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1138/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lovely - Music Lighting
 
Type / number of model:  DK: AA8296-50, No. LY-2301
 
Batch number / Barcode:  698803117696
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 14.3%). Moreover, the product is sold with accessible button batteries, which could be ingested by children. The ingestion of the batteries can enact a short-circuit in the digestive system when they come into contact with liquids.

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.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll, 30cm, with wings, and a pink brush accessory. Supplied with three button batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1142/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume
 
Brand: Profisa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Medieval outfit for girls (ref. 91.352, 91.351 and 91.353) and Pirate outfit for girls (ref. 91.102)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8426215913522, 8426215911023
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area and a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist and chest 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:  Medieval costume of green colour with trimmings. Includes a green crown with silver trimmings. The pirate costume has red and black stripes with gold trimmings. It includes a belt and a kerchief. Sold in a plastic bag containing a card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1143/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plasticine set
 
Brand: Dog Polar
 
Name: PLASTILINA
 
Type / number of model:  Item nº P002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436532086021
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains mesophilic aerobic microorganisms above the permitted levels (measured value: 9000 CFU/ml).

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

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

 
Description:  Transparent plastic case containing various bars of plasticine of different colours and various modelling tools.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1144/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Fantastiko
 
Name: Anlily
 
Type / number of model:  LH1201-A1/A2/A3/A4 , Ref. 31765-R
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424345317654
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 25% by weight).

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 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, dressed in sportswear and supplied in cardboard box with a drawing of the Eiffel Tower.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1146/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fashion New Trendy Pretty Girl Beauty Show
 
Type / number of model:  No.2233
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch number: PT6122, WJ 1100653, EAN: 6933315571221
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.6 % 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic doll in evening dress. The package includes various accessories (dress, hair-dryer and brush).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1149/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: Fun Games
 
Name: My Happy Family
 
Type / number of model:  Item no: 5001B, Ref.: 6298707
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435284074430
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 19.5% by weight).

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 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 supplied in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1150/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Grace, happy beautiful life
 
Type / number of model:  No.9908
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 6933315566050 , Batch: WJ1001184, TOY805183.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic head of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)(measured value: 7.85 % by weight). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with 4 dresses in different colours. The doll is sold in a pink package with the inscriptions “Grace, happy beautiful companion your whole life", "FASHION VOGUE SET", "Vogue party", "BEAUTY FASHION", "Fashion Well Beautiful Girl Series".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1151/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lovely girl
 
Type / number of model:  PT5603
 
Batch number / Barcode:  CET NO: WJ07652, TOY805181, EAN: 6933315566036
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.7 % 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic dolls with different dresses and inscriptions on the packaging: “Lovely Girl, Lovely Doll, Fashion Girl, BEAUTIFUL“.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1155/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic dartboard
 
Brand: D'Casa
 
Name: Top of the Town - Magnetic Dartboard
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 246909
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435309701167
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnetic discs can easily unscrew from the dart and detach. Since their magnetic flux is too high, ingestion may cause internal damage. Moreover, the discs are too small and may cause injuries to the eyes.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Roll-up magnetic dartboard with a tube and cord for easy transport, and six darts. The packaging is a cylindrical tube with an adhesive label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1160/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Brilliant
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4486
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435114944865
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains above 25% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

 
Description:  Doll with little dresses, shoes and other accessories in a cardboard box that closes as if it were a wardrobe.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1161/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Archery Set
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 55936
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8421692559362
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of arrows discharged from the bow is too high, exceeding the permitted levels.

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:  Archery set comprising a bow with arrows ending in suction cups, a quiver, a target and a laser.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1162/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Happy Baby
 
Name: Lovely Baby
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 4403; nº 6316
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435114944032
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains above 25% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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.

The battery compartment can easily be opened leaving the small button batteries accessible. If ingested by children, the batteries may pose a chemical risk.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Doll which emits sounds (it contains button batteries) in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1163/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic turtle on wheels
 
Brand: Nowa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 989-4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991273806847
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Plastic turtle in pink colour on green wheels and with yellow cord to pull. On each side of the turtle, there are four holes of different shapes. Inside the turtle there are eight parts in the shape of various animals, which are intended for insertion into holes of turtle. Packed in white plastic net with attached paper label, marking on the label: NO. 989-4, product number NG7380684 and CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1165/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Maracas
 
Brand: Boland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  00276, 00277, 44405, 26607
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712026002761, 8712026002778, 712026444059, 8712026266071
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the halves of the rattles, when opened, can release small balls that can be swallowed by small children. Furthermore, the handle of the rattle is too long: children may put it in the mouth where it may get stuck and obstruct 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Maracas in seven different colours (white, black, blue, red, yellow, green and pink).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Austria, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1166/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toy with sweets
 
Brand: JAKKZI
 
Name: Dino egg
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6957342907556
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the dinosaur can be put into the mouth and swallowed by children. As it expands, it can cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track of small children.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Expanding dinosaur in a small plastic egg with 3g jelly candies. “Water growing dino egg with jelly bean” (on the packaging). Packaging: colourful foil bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1167/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Ding Li
 
Name: Mobile MOVING MUSIC
 
Type / number of model:  No. CY691
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Damage to hearing
 
The battery compartment is easily accessible and the button batteries could be swallowed by children and cause damage to internal organs including the oesophagus and the stomach. Moreover, the product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high. In addition, ingestion by small children may cause choking.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115 and EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and silver plastic toy phone in the shape of a smart phone. By pressing the buttons it plays various sounds and it is operated with 3 button cells. The product is supplied in cardboard blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1168/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy digger
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Graafauto
 
Type / number of model:  56086
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711197560865
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small piston rod of the digging bucket arm can easily detach. If swallowed, small children may choke on it.

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:  Toy digger and accessories, supplied in a plastic net.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1169/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Maracas
 
Brand: Hema
 
Name: Sambabal
 
Type / number of model:  14280062
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product may easily break and produce small parts. If ingested by small children, the small pieces can get stuck and obstruct the airways.

The handle of the maracas is too long: children may put it in the mouth where it may get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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:  Orange coloured maracas in a transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1178/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Party whistle
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C.51900 - 031300
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8711197491763
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy is intended to be put in the mouth and poses a risk of choking because, due to its small size, it can be swallowed by 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Transparant plastic packaging with 4 whistles
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1140/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shorts
 
Brand: Next Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YB10-202
 
Batch number / Barcode:  13SC120024/ 2230000115178
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist 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:  Pink short trousers intended for girls up to 10 years old, designed with pink cords in the waist (265 mm long).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1141/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' sandals
 
Brand: Natalia Blanco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 70417
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the lining and the insole contain Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured value: 4.5 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:  Light brown suede sandals with strass.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1147/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Next Star
 
Name: Denim Division East Side
 
Type / number of model:  P10-02B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  12SC120007/2230000047479
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist 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:  Blue short trousers intended for girls up to 8 years old, designed with blue functional cords in the waist area, 170 mm long each side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1148/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's sweatshirt
 
Brand: J.D.L STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HF-7014.LT
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0000000000008387
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords with free ends 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:  Blue coloured sweatshirt intended for girls up to 4 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1153/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: J.D.L STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HM-6977.LT
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0000000000008393/2013888869773
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords with free ends 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:  Blue coloured sweatshirt intended for boys up to 4 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1154/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' trousers
 
Brand: J.D.L STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HM-6955.LK
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2013888869551
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist 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:  Grey coloured leisure trousers intended for boys up to 4 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1170/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: JINGLI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B13
 
Batch number / Barcode:  73363136-0
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring with toggles on the ends in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Hooded jacket for children with zip. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “YE GIRL” and „LOVE”. The product is available in various colours. Sizes: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1171/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5153B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with toggles on the ends in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Hooded jacket for children with zip. The hood includes a non-fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 122-158.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1172/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: GETRICH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X-05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Lined and hooded coat with zip for girls. The hood includes not fixed elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated an embroidered inscription: „Sunny day Wink baby”. Size: 4-10.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1173/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: HONG YUN DA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  19-11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with toggles on the ends in the hood. The cord is made out of rubber and if a child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into its eyes and face causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s red sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an inscription: "23". The hood includes a non-fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 134-158.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1175/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: FJHU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FWS 222
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings with toggles in the hood. The cord is made out of elastic and if pulled by the child the toggles could spring backwards causing eye and face injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Outfit for children, consisting of trousers and jacket with removable hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the jacket and the waist of the trousers include non-fixed elastic drawstrings with knots and toggles on the ends. The product is available in purple, red, blue and pink colours. Sizes: 128-158.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/0731/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Natural hair dye
 
Brand: ArtKolor
 
Name: XHA - Henna Colorless
 
Type / number of model:  Lot No: (Expiry date) 01 01 15
 
Batch number / Barcode:  460212100382
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the total microbial count is too high (measured value up to 130 000 CFU/ml).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Henna hair dye supplied in a 25 g plastic sealed package, with inscriptions in Russian and the picture of a blonde woman.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1139/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: EIL Menovate
 
Name: Pure Whitening
 
Type / number of model:  Lot: 005/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  111178961193
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone (measured value: 1.35%), prohibited in cosmetics.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Whitening and hydrating lotion, supplied in white plastic bottle of 350ml and sold in foldable cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1152/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Adapter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: AC/DC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  JD-050-050
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The adapter poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical insulation is not sufficient. The internal supply wires and mains conductor pins are not fixed adequately to maintain their position.

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

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

 
Description:  AC/DC Adapter with USB port, supplied for charging e-cigarettes but can be used for other similar products.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1156/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Adapter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: AC/DC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  MK-50500A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The adapter poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical insulation is not sufficient. The internal supply wires and mains conductor pins are not fixed adequately to maintain their position. The plug pins are inadequately sized, thus, the user could touch live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive, the relevant standard EN 60950 and the relevant national standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  AC/DC Adapter with USB port, supplied for charging e-cigarettes but can be used for other similar products.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1158/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Adapter
 
Brand: TEcS
 
Name: AC/DC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  SKD-0500500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The adapter poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical insulation is not sufficient. The internal supply wires and mains conductor pins are not fixed adequately to maintain their position.

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

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

 
Description:  AC/DC Adapter with USB port, supplied for charging e-cigarettes but can be used for other similar products.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1164/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED High power lamp
 
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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Led lamp in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A12/1176/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multi-socket outlet
 
Brand: MORKE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TS40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are easily accessible. Moreover, it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug into the adaptor socket, leaving the other pin accessible.

The incorrect sizing and manufacturing of the electric circuits may cause excessive heating, which may cause burns.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60884.

 

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

 
Description:  Plug with three-way socket outlets, with a protective device, in white colour. The product is supplied in white and red plastic packaging, 10A/16A 250V.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0068/14       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Juice extractor
 
Brand: Maxwell
 
Name: Maxwell MW-1102 R
 
Type / number of model:  YD-JR-823 (MW-1102 R)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9012345007331
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts of the product are accessible to the user and, if touched, could cause the user to receive an electric shock.

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

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

 
Description:  A juice extractor packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the product, the brand name and the model number. The product itself is red and black and marked with the brand name "Maxwell" in black letters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A11/0069/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys
 
Brand: Albert Heijn
 
Name: De Hup Holland Hamsters
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the sticker on the back of the hamster can easily detach and be swallowed by small children causing internal airway obstruction.

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): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  23 different types of soft-filled, orange-coloured toy hamsters in orange/white foil packaging. The product is specially made for the World Cup 2014.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A11/0067/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up stick
 
Brand: R.U.T.E. Promotion
 
Name: FAN Schminkstift Deutschland
 
Type / number of model:  Schminkstift Deutschland (face paint in German national colours)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode, 8717398510005, lot Nos. R10015 and R10012
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a red colouring agent CI 15585, which is not permitted in cosmetic products. In addition, the colouring agents CI 19140 (yellow) and CI 15850 (red) can also be found in the product, although they are not listed among the ingredients.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Make-up stick (in German national colours) in a silver-coloured plastic case, supplied in a blister pack on printed cardboard.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30

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Alert number: A11/0066/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Vertical grill
 
Brand: A&C Home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 1361 - TB2023A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch FL250214
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The outer surface of the product may easily overheat and cause burns.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Vertical electric grill,1500W, 220-240V, Class 1.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 30