Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 31 ( Published on: 08/08/2014)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1186/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Fitness gloves
 
Brand: Best Body Equipment
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Känguru
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Article No B001
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 4.9 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of fingerless gloves made of brown and black leather subdivided by textile material. Velcro fastening on the wrist. Packaging: transparent plastic bag with zip closure; printed in black, white and silver.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1223/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: Orbea
 
Name: Avant
 
Type / number of model:  AVANT (manufactured since July 2013) B122TTCC AVANT M10D 14; B147TTCC AVANT M-LTD 14.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fork can fracture and lead to a breakage, which would cause immediate loss of rider control over the bicycle.
 

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

 
Description:  Road bicycle with hydraulic disc brakes. Bicycle frames and forks can also be sold separately, with model codes B908TTCC AVANT OMP 14 y B907TTCC AVANT H 14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1209/14       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Wristwatch
 
Brand: Romanson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RM8274QL1RM168
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0203270123114
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases up to 26.6 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Wristwatch for women with a gold-coloured, 11 mm-wide bracelet decorated with several diamond-like particles. On the lower metal part of the watch, there is the following information “ROMANSON SWISS QUARZ . STAINLESS STEEL . W.R.3ATM RM8274QL." The watch is packaged in a black gift-box.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1222/14       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Brush cleaner
 
Brand: HEMA
 
Name: Cosmetic Brush Cleaner
 
Type / number of model:  200ml / Art 11.24.3061
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product pose a risk of fire and burns because the package of the product does not warn consumers that the product contains highly flammable liquid. Consequently, the consumer is not properly informed about the flammability of this mixture.

The product does not comply with the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 or Directive 99/45/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:  A chemical detergent which can be used to clean brushes intended for cosmetic use.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1182/14       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric lawn mower
 
Brand: Jiaxing Best Garden Machinery
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code AIE : 807486, Reference 868102
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 3245675803069, Batch numbers: 637098 – 2013, 637099 – 2013, 637100 – 2013, 637101 – 2013, 637102 – 2013, 637103 – 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to an electrical failure in the start button, the product may not stop promptly and could cause injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  An electric lawn mower of 1 000 watts with 32 cm cut width.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1180/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Harley Davidson
 
Name: TOURING, POLICE and TOURING CVO
 
Type / number of model:  With ABS, manufactured from 1 July 2013 to 7 May 2014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front brake line is in a position in which it could be compressed between the fuel tank and the frame, either during first assembly or during subsequent servicing.

If the compressed brake line is not detected, it might cause an increase in the pressure of the front brake fluid while the motorcycle is being driven, which might block the front wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Croatia, Ireland, Slovakia, Malta, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1183/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Kia
 
Name: Soul
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e4*2007/46*0825* Type: PS Model: Soul
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced between 18 October 2013 and 9 January 2014 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The connection between the steering column and the steering mechanism may become loose, causing a loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1196/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Aston Martin
 
Name: DB9 and Rapide S
 
Type / number of model:  DB9 (Coupe and Volante) and Rapide S produced between 10/6/13 and 30/6/14
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SCFFCAAMXEGA15326 - SCFHDDBTIEGF04386, SCFFCAAMXEGA15326 -SCFHDDBTIEGF04386
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The printed circuit boards in the transmission control switches may be defective. If affected, the vehicle will lose power and the transmission will default to neutral gear. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Spain

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Alert number: A12/1207/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 3 Series
 
Type / number of model:  Type / Model / EC type-approval number: E46 / 3 series /Compact / e1*98/14*0167 / e1*2001/116*0167 E46 / 3 series / Coupé / e1*98/14*0112 / e1*2001/116*0167 E46 / 3 series / Convertible / e1*98/14*0146 / e1*2001/116*0146 E46 / 3 series / Saloon and Touring / e1*98/14*0097 E46 / 3 series / 4x4 / e1*98/14*0144 / e1*2001/116*0144 (Saloon and Touring) E46 / 3 series / M3 e1*98/14*0150 / e1*2001/116*0150 (Coupé and Convertible)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured from May 1999 to August 2006.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front passenger-side inflators could create excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment after long-term exposure to high, absolute humidity environments. In a worst-case scenario, the inflator may rupture, possibly causing injury. Even if the inflator does not rupture, due to the specific design of the front passenger-side airbag module with its integrated inflator, any excessive internal pressure of the inflator could potentially result in an increased risk of airbag-induced injuries in a deployment event.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Lithuania, Ireland, Slovenia, Iceland, Croatia, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1217/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorhome
 
Brand: Knaus Tabbert
 
Name: Sun / Sky
 
Type / number of model:  Sun TI: Type K250/3, EC No e1*2007/46*0770*01 (2012 model)/e1*2007/46*0770*02 (2013 model) Sky i: Type: K250/5, EC No e1*2007/46*0804*00 (2012 model) /e1*2007/46*0804*01 (2013 model) Sky i AMC: Type: K250/1, EC No e1*2007/46*0768*01 (2012 model) /e1*2007/46*0768*02 (2013 model)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The notification concerns motorhomes manufactured between 2012 and 2013.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bushings used for mounting a rear plastic panel may break. As a result, the panel may detach from the vehicle whilst the vehicle is in motion.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorhome
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway

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Alert number: A12/1218/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: SLK 200, SLK 250, SLK 250 CDI, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SL 350, SL 500, SL 63 AMG, SL 65 AMG
 
Type / number of model:  Type: R 172 AMG, EC No: e1*2007/46*0857*02 , Type: R 172, EC No: e1*2007/46*0548*08 , Type: R 231 AMG, EC No: e1*2001/116*0248*07 , Type: R 231, EC No: e1*98/14*0169*20
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned are from the production period 19.3.2014 to 13.5.2014.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The passenger front airbag module was not fitted properly and parts of it may come loose in the event that it is deployed.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1212/14       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Platform ladder
 
Brand: Power Bear
 
Name: Vouwladder 4x3 sporten
 
Type / number of model:  Article N°: 1138573
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8712091018735
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the platform of the ladder is not sufficiently strong and, as a result, the user could unexpectedly fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Platform ladder with metallic, aluminium sheets for use on a multi-hinged, folding ladder (4x3 sports, scaffold position). Transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1213/14       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Foldable ladder
 
Brand: Power Bear
 
Name: Vouwladder 4x3
 
Type / number of model:  Art. N°.1138581
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8712091018711
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and, therefore, the ladder steps may easily be deformed causing the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Metallic, aluminium, hinged ladder, 4x3 rungs/steps; packed in a transparent package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1181/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Children's sunglasses
 
Brand: ORAO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BEAROO 0-2 blue, pink, white, orange 1814122,1814123,1830176,1830175.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The products pose a risk of choking and cuts because the lens can become detached from the frame and break. Consequently a child might place the small pieces in his/her mouth obstructing the airways or cut himself/herself on the fragments.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's sunglasses in blue, orange, white and pink with an elastic band connected to the arms for attachment of the glasses. Product sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1189/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Schuller Eh'klar
 
Name: Protection-Line
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 42519
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9002588425191
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of the gloves contains an amount of Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 5.8 mg/kg). Chromium is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).
 

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

 
Description:  Work gloves made of white/cream-coloured leather, lined with a colourless fleece material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1221/14       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety shoes
 
Brand: WAL (Work & Leave)
 
Name: S3
 
Type / number of model:  1.: Model L7141 (WALCHBC), 2.: Model: M8138 (WALCHHC)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the impact resistance is not sufficient and therefore the shoes do not adequately protect against crushing. Moreover, the antistatic properties are insufficient and friction on the footwear could create sparks.

The products pose a chemical risk due to the presence of Chromium (VI) (measured values up to 17.8 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The products do not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20344.



 

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

 
Description:  Two different models of safety shoes. Model 1.: Ankle-high safety footwear, L7141, sizes: 38 to 48, Classification I, Protection category S3 SRC. Model 2.: High-ankle safety footwear, sizes: 38 to 48, Classification I. S3 SRC
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1224/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High-chair
 
Brand: KinderKraft
 
Name: Planet
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Planet Brown, No.: KRAFT-06.P
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5906736055138, Batch: KKPLANEBRW0000
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The shoulder strap of the restraint system can easily unlock and the child could fall. Moreover, the high-chair is not sufficiently stable and may tip over while the child is seated.

In addition, the cords of the seat cushion are easily accessible and children may get strangled; small parts can detach (the plastic adjuster of the shoulder strap) and the stuffing material of the cushion is easily accessible which, if ingested, could cause choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic, multi-functional high-chair, which can be converted to a child's chair and table. Recommended for children up to 48 months and weight 18 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1188/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with doctor accessories
 
Brand: Xin Jian Xin (Belle top style)
 
Name: Baby doctor
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: JX600-51
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8568412320038
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 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:  Set of dolls with doctor accessories. One doll dressed as a doctor and one small baby doll. Packaging: A cardboard box, the front of which is transparent, bearing the words Baby Doctor and Belle top style.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1193/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy hair-band
 
Brand: Kardosjáték
 
Name: Nyuszifül ('bunny ears')
 
Type / number of model:  TP722
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5997446733201
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the material of the headband. If it catches fire while being worn, a child could suffer burns on the face and the upper part of the head.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  A headband for children in the form of bunny ears. The product is made of pink and white plush material. Packaging: transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1194/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress mask
 
Brand: Rubie's
 
Name: Plush kitty cat mask
 
Type / number of model:  1281
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8268601281
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the hairy material of the mask. If the child wears the mask and it catches fire, the child could suffer burns mostly on the face.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Hairy, textile cat mask with pink ears and a plastic cat moustache. The mask can be fixed on the head with a rubber band. Packaging: a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1195/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy train
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Cartoon Train
 
Type / number of model:  No. 989-05
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 858885 031766
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.97 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5.9% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (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:  The toy is composed of different parts: a locomotive, 3 wagons and rails in different colours. It is approx. 10 cm tall and is made of rigid and softened plastics. The toy is packed in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1201/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Ganz
 
Name: Webkinz discover a virtual world
 
Type / number of model:  HM142
 
Batch number / Barcode:  66137101915
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the eye) can easily detach 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Plush toy frog.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1202/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Tender Toys
 
Name: Teddy
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2019-136-1028 (884878), YE6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711295407734
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small items (the buttons and legs) may be easily detached and a small child could put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them.

In addition, the seams of the toy can be easily opened, and consequently fibrous, stuffing material is easily accessible and a small child could put the filling in the mouth, causing an obstruction to 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:  Soft, stuffed teddy bear, attached to a cord which forms a loop. Toy weight: 11 g. Dimensions: 180 x 60 x 38 mm. The toy is supplied without original packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1205/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Baby Little / Win Goal Toys
 
Name: Baby play set
 
Type / number of model:  Model 1: Ref. 31016-3116 , Model 2: Ref. 39006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Model 1: 8421692031165 , Model 2: 8421692390064
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they easily release/contain small parts, from the set of keys (Model 1) and the buttons of the doll's outfit (Model 2). Moreover, in Model 2 the battery compartment is easily accessible and batteries could be swallowed and cause damage to internal organs, including the oesophagus and the stomach.

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

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

 
Description:  Two plastic dolls with a rattle resembling a set of keys (Model 1) and a baby doll with pyjamas (Model 2). The Model 2 doll contain batteries and cries. Both dolls are supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1206/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Two- and three-wheeled scooters
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.N°: 1) SHTY12020002174 2) ASZ LB-330-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products present a risk of injuries because the diameter of the front wheels is less than the minimum of 120 mm required and the diameter of the handlebar ends on both scooters is less than the 40 mm specified, which may lead to accidents.

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

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

 
Description:  1) Scooter in blue colour with two wheels and the word "SCOOTER" on the upright bar and the handlebars. There are two stickers on the item, one bearing the text "SHTY". The packaging is a cardboard box. 2) Scooter in black and white with a blue deck base and two wheels at the front and one at the back. The word "SCOOTER" appears on the upright bar and on the deck. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1210/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pistol
 
Brand: Marcos Toys
 
Name: Shoot Flying Saucer
 
Type / number of model:  568 (invoice) , No. 611 and 622 (packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435399005282
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small suction cups can easily detach. Children may swallow them and choke on them. Moreover, the projectiles are too short and if put in the mouth they can get stuck, and cause choking.

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

 

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

 
Description:  A green toy pistol with projectiles and suction pads. The product is supplied in a cardboard blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1211/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy rifle with projectiles
 
Brand: Marcos Toys
 
Name: Shot Strike
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 557 (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The small suction cups can easily detach from the darts. If children swallow them, they may choke on them.

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

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

 
Description:  Red and black toy rifle, with darts and suction cups. The product is supplied in blister cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1215/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Yo-Yo ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. M895
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4750848125170
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the elastic string can be stretched during use and could get wrapped around the child's neck.

This 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:  Elastic ball with spikes, that lights up and has a string with a loop at the end. Toy weight: 61g, dimensions: 158 x 120 mm. The toy is supplied without packaging but has a label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1216/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Yo-Yo Ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. M993
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4750848125187
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the elastic string can be stretched during use and may get wrapped around the child's neck.

This 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:  15 cm caterpillar-shaped, elastic ball with spikes, which lights up and has a string with a loop on the end. Toy weight: 47 g, dimensions: 220 x 80 mm. The toy is supplied without packaging but has a label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1219/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: BG International
 
Name: Miss Thea
 
Type / number of model:  49051
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: CF120034 and CF120076
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small pieces of plastic from the back of the doll as well as the small electronic part can easily detach. If swallowed by small children they can cause choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic baby doll with accessories and an electronic part in the back. The product is supplied in a plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1220/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: BG International
 
Name: Rouleur Libellule
 
Type / number of model:  Reference No 49181
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 3588270049181, Batch CF 110064
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Small blue parts of the wheels may easily detach and the balls placed at the end of the "feelers" may detach, break and release small parts. If swallowed by small children, they could cause choking.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Push-along toy in the form of a dragonfly.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1238/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Spider Sense Spider-Man
 
Type / number of model:  0135B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 9611866000809
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the transparent tyres of the toy car contain 17 % by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 3.5% by weight of di-‘isodecyl’ phthalate (DIDP).

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:  Toy car made of coloured plastic with transparent plastic tyres in coloured box with transparent panel.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1184/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Miss Azur
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AF-370
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of shoulder straps which are too long.

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:  Clothing set, consisting of a white T-shirt and an orange dress with shoulder straps. The outfit is intended for girls up to 4 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1187/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' sandals
 
Brand: Casa Hernanz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1100
 
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: 7.1 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:  Flat sandals with broad upper and heel strap, a rubber outsole and leather uppers, lining and insole. The sandals are supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1197/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Xu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H-1002
 
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:  Plain hooded jacket for children with zip. The hood includes non-fixed elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an embroidered butterfly and mushroom. Size: 116-122
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1198/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Hello Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P123 STYLE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of free-end halter neck cords and drawstrings that are tied at the back of bikini. It also poses a risk of injuries due to 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:  Girls' bikini, red with blue and white stripes, and two cords, one on each part of the garment. Sold without any packaging. Size 7/8.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1199/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Cactus Clone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GJKT8287
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4893940023811
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of protruding loops and toggles in the neck area.

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:  Girl’s coat with hood and zip. Size: 140-170
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1200/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: AOLES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YF1023
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product contains protruding loops and toggles in the neck area that may become caught and the child may be strangled.

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:  Red and black, lined children’s jacket with a zip and a removable hood. The hood has elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 140-170.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1214/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: F&D KID'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YY-2727
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with inscriptions. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with free ends. The product is available in various colours. Size: 8-16
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1225/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' jacket
 
Brand: C & A
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 321/02/74522/803 (red), 321/02/74522/805 (pink).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the buttons may easily detach and can be put in the mouth and swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' hooded jackets: Reference number 805 is in red colour and with red and white buttons and two bows. The label bears the number 321/02/74522/803 and the tag the number 3860179. Reference number 805 is in pink colour, with pink and white buttons and a picture of "Hello Kitty". There are also buttons on the two front pockets. The label bears the number 321/02/74522/805 and the tag the number 3860692. Sizes for both jackets: from 62 to 92 cm (from 3 months to 2 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Denmark, France, Croatia, Austria, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1185/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Green clay paste
 
Brand: Centifolia
 
Name: Argile verte montmorillonite 100% minérale ( Montmorillonite green clay paste - 100% mineral)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batches N°: 10414 , 20414, 30414, 40214, 12014, 22014, 32014. Year of manufacture: 2014.
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by an excessive amount of pathogenic micro organisms such as Aerobic mesophilic bacteria.

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains barium (308 mg/kg), lead (35 mg/kg) and arsenic (18 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Powdered green clay skin product (units of 250g and 500g).
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1226/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish
 
Brand: Depend
 
Name: GelLack
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high amount of acrylate monomer which has a high sensitisation/allergenic potential and can result in damage to nails and/or hands. Consequently, consumers may develop a lifelong contact allergy.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Product Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Depend Gelack is a system comprised of four products: Depend GelLack Base, Depend GelLack Color, Depend GelLack Top and Depend Cleanser. Base, colour and top coat is to be applied in layers, each followed by curing in an LED lamp for 30 seconds. According to the packaging, these products should not come into contact with the skin.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, France

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Alert number: A12/1190/14       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Sky lantern set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Set de manualidades para farolillo (Lantern craft set)
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 24085762
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the material surrounding the flame is not fireproof. If the candle is not properly secured, it may become detached and come into contact with the flammable material.
 

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

 
Description:  Set for assembling a circular sky lantern. The packaging is a sealed, transparent plastic bag with labelling, warnings and instructions for assembling the candle holder.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1179/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multiple socket outlet
 
Brand: Dhom Teck System
 
Name: Spina Tripla Schuko (Schuko triple plug)
 
Type / number of model:  Model 1760
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8027501014123
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
When it reaches high temperatures the product may spark a flame, which may cause a fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  The product consists of one S11 plug, two lateral sockets and one front socket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1191/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Replacement AC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  A1184
 
Batch number / Barcode:  106-1001-1004
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Three-pin, white replacement adapter with power lead, in plain packaging. Input voltage: 100-240V. Output voltage: 16.5V DC.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1192/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glue gun
 
Brand: Workers Best
 
Name: Hot-Melt Gun 40W
 
Type / number of model:  1032272
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 005426 319447
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible, which is due to insufficient insulation between the live parts and the accessible parts. In addition, the dimensions of the plug may lead the user to touch its pin when connecting it.

The product does not comply with 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:  The glue gun has a blue plastic cover, orange trigger and metal support bracket. Main parts of the glue gun: metal nozzle; directly mains-operated heating element; two-wire, double insulated, approx. 132 cm long mains supply cable (without marking); two-pole flat plug (with marking: 2.5A250V~, Y001, VDE) Technical specifications: 110V-220V; 50-60Hz; 20W, Class II. Packaging: cardboard-covered, plastic case
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31

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Alert number: A12/1208/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Replacement AC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  PPP003D , ST-C-075-19000395CT, ST-C-090-19500462CT
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SKU 106-1003-1002, SKU 106-1004-1004, SKU 106-1005-0018
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Laptop adapters with power lead and attached 3 pin plug, in plain packaging. Input: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz 2A. Output: 19.5V DC 3.16A, 19.5V DC3.95A, 19.5V DC4.62A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 31