The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 31 - 2020

Alert number: A12/01097/20
Product:  Folding stool
Name: Folding tourist chair
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Furniture
Brand: 
Type / number of model:  art. NO. HXC-10
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The chair has no locking device and may fold as users want to sit on it. A user can consequently fall from the chair and suffer injuries. Furthermore, it has protruding cutting parts. When lifting the chair, users may suffer injuries. / The product does not comply with the European standard EN 581.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Folding chair with a solid two-part seat. The seat, legs, lower and upper spindles, seat supports and folding axle are made of various metal profiles. Parts of the folding chair are connected with metal fasteners. The folding chair is locked in two positions - folded and ready to sit on.
Batch number / Barcode:  0000011458623
UNKNOWN
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
   
Alert number: A12/01103/20
Product:  Bicycle
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: MUTT
Type / number of model:  AL, sizes: S, M, L, XL, colour: Army Green/Black, ST, sizes: S, M, L, XL, colour: Turquoise/Black
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The bicycle's front mudguard may become loose and block the front wheel. The user may consequently fall off the bicycle and suffer injures.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Adult bicycle
Batch number / Barcode:  2022000000574, 2022000000581, 2022000000598, 2022000000604, 2022000000628, 2022000000635, 2022000000642, 2022000000659
NO
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: A12/01089/20
Product:  Control gear for LED module
Name: LED power supply
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: OPTONICA LED
Type / number of model:  AC6119
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The LED power unit poses a risk of electric shock because the safety class of the detachable cord is not the same as the one of the product. The cables inside the mains power cord are too thin and could overheat during use. A user can touch part of the product that is live and receive an electric shock. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 61347.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  LED power supply.Electrical specifications:110-240V, 50/60Hz, 12VDC / 6,5A / 80W, class II, IP20
Batch number / Barcode:  3800156661196
UNKNOWN
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: A12/01100/20
Product:  LED light bulb
Name: LED C37 Candelabra Bulb Non-Dimmable (6-pack)
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: 
Type / number of model:  HB-LZ06
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product can be disassembled without specific tools, and the user can easily access live parts and receive an electric shock. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 62560 and EN 60598.
Destruction of the product
Description:  LED candelabra light bulbs, sold in a pack of six.
Batch number / Barcode:  X00119CH9J
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
   
Alert number: A12/01090/20
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Kuga PHEV
Risk type: Fire
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Ford
Type / number of model:  e13*2007/46*2188*02
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Physical damage to the Secondary On-Board Diagnostic Control Module A (SOBDM) and/or the SOBDM connector could allow water ingress to the module which may cause an electrical short. A short in the SOBDM can potentially cause one or more battery cells to overheat, increasing the risk of fire. /
Recall of the product from end users
Description: 
Batch number / Barcode:  20S34
NO
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/01095/20
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Cayenne
Risk type: Fire
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Porsche
Type / number of model:  9YA, e13*2007/46*0900*
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Fuel leakage may in certain circumstances occur because of a weak component of the quick-connect fitting on the fuel line. This may give rise to a risk of fire if an ignition source is present. /
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Car
Batch number / Barcode:  ALA4
NO
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/01096/20
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Kadjar and Megane IV
Risk type: Environment
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Renault
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0475*17, e2*2007/46*0475*18, e2*2007/46*0475*19 e2*2007/46*0546*15, e2*2007/46*0546*16
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The catalytic converter does not function properly. As a result it does not does not sufficiently filter the Nitrogen oxide (NOx) gasses emitted by the vehicle. Nitrogen oxides are harmful to human health and the environment. /
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  XFB and XFE K9K gen8 vehicles (indices 872 and 873) produced in Palencia between 26/06/2019 and 01/07/2019 for the first failure and then between the 23/10/2019 and on 29/10/2019 for the second.
Batch number / Barcode:  0D75
NO
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Alert number: A12/01104/20
Product:  Passenger car
Name: GLE, GLS
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*2007/46*1885*02 to *04 Type: H1GLE
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The piston bar seal on the shock absorbers does not meet the durability requirements. This can result in tilting of the vehicle with full load when cornering, increasing the risk of an accident. /
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Model series BR 167.
Batch number / Barcode:  3290201
NO
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/01105/20
Product:  Passenger car
Name: C-Class, E-Class, GLC, AMG GT, EQC
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e1*2001/116*0457*47-*49, e1*2007/46*1560*18-*19, e1*2001/116*0480*36-*37, e1*2007/46*1878*08-*09, Types: 204 K, R1ES, 204 X, R1EAMG
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications. This could lead to a failure of the seat-back locking system in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  9295001
NO
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Greece
Alert number: A12/01106/20
Product:  Passenger van / Light commercial vehicle
Name: T6
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: VW
Type / number of model:  Sales description: T6.1, Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0289*## , Type: 7HMA
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The provided instruction manuals are for VW transporter vehicles instead of for the camper van. As a result, certain warnings about possible safety risks are missing from the vehicles. /
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  T6.1 California camper van.
Batch number / Barcode:  06C1
NO
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/01107/20
Product:  All terrain vehicle
Name: Side by Side RZR XP / XP 4 1000, RZR XP / XP 4 Turbo, RZR XP / XP 4 Turbo S, RXR PRO XP / PRO XP
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Polaris
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
A stitching on the seat belt harnesses may be missing. This will impair the seat belt's protective effect, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an accident. /
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  All terrain vehicle equipped with 4-point and 6-point seat belt harnesses manufactured by IMMI.
Batch number / Barcode:  Z-20-05
NO
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/01094/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable face mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: Fitme
Type / number of model:  KTM001
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by a relevant body. The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
    
Alert number: A12/01098/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable protective mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: Owoge
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01099/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable face mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: 
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by a relevant body. The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01101/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Facemask - disposable non-medical protective mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: Care U
Type / number of model:  0H200321S.WLT0133
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by a relevant body. The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and the relevant European standard EN 149.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask according to EN 149.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01102/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable face mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: YBW
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by a relevant body. The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01108/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable protective mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: Runbo
Type / number of model:  AKF2001
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask.
Batch number / Barcode:  6973250740016
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01109/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable protective civilian mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: 
Type / number of model:  KZ-001
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask.
Batch number / Barcode:  4895076518872
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01115/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable face mask
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: 
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/01116/20
Product:  Particle filter mask
Name: Disposable face masks
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Protective equipment
Brand: 
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by a relevant body. The visual inspection of the product reveals that its material composition, structure and shape are inappropriate. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and with the relevant European standard EN 149.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Protective respiratory filtration half-face mask.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
  
Alert number: A12/01091/20
Product:  Squeezable toy
Name: 
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Toys
Brand: 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nº.: 12/0935 - 28811
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The liquid inside the product contains an excessive amount of aerobic micro-organisms (measured value up to: 51 000 cfu/ml), including the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. If the liquid leaks and gets in contact with damaged skin, the eyes or mucosa, or with immunocompromised users, the product may cause infection or irritation. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description:  Squeezable toy in the form of a raw egg (without the white eggshell). The toy has a transparent slime and orange little ball inside.
Batch number / Barcode:  4 029811 382941
UNKNOWN
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Finland
  
Alert number: A12/01093/20
Product:  Squeezable toy
Name: Squeeze Monster
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Toys
Brand: Out of the Blue
Type / number of model:  Art Nº.: 12/0920 - 27446
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The liquid inside the ball contains an excessive amount of aerobic micro-organisms (measured value up to: 2 500 000 cfu/ml). If the liquid leaks and gets in contact with damaged skin, the eyes or mucosa, or with immunocompromised users, the product may cause infection or irritation. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description:  Squeezable toy in the shape of violet spherical monster with hands, two yellow eyes and some round/curly figures in its skin.
Batch number / Barcode:  4 029811 419289
UNKNOWN
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Finland
  
Alert number: A12/01111/20
Product:  Toy flute
Name: Fashion Flute Beautiful Music
Risk type: Choking, Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: 
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The mouthpiece of the flute detaches easily, generating a small part, which could be swallowed or inhaled by a child. Besides, the sound pressure level is too high. A child playing with the toy could suffer temporary hearing loss. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Destruction of the product
Description:  Toy flute recorder in blister pack; 2 adhesive labels.
Batch number / Barcode:  4029069769051
UNKNOWN
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Austria
  
Alert number: A12/01088/20
Product:  Portable immersion heater
Name: Immersion Heater
Risk type: Burns, Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: KY
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product’s internal circuits are not sufficiently isolated from water, and the internal build quality is poor. The wires can transmit current to the metal heating element thus posing an electrocution risk. Furthermore, there is no protection on the metal heating element when activated, increasing the risk of burns to the user or burning objects due to its high temperature. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and with the European standard EN 60335.
Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace
Description:  Immersion heater with coiled metal heating element and pink plastic top with a white lead and fitted with a 3 pin plug.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
  
Alert number: A12/01092/20
Product:  Travel adaptor
Name: Travel Adapter Plug with Safety Shutter
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: 
Type / number of model:  EUR-UK 9625 (PLP 24A)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Single-pole or partial insertion of a plug into the adaptor is possible. The user could touch the free remaining pin of the plug and receive an electric shock. / The product does not comply with the relevant standards IEC 60884-1 and IEC 60844-2-5.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plug adaptor made of black plastic material.
Batch number / Barcode: 
UNKNOWN
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Poland
   
Alert number: A12/01110/20
Product:  Heated hair brush
Name: Hair Dryer and Styler
Risk type: Burns, Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: One Step
Type / number of model:  SM-5250
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product's protection against heat is insufficient. Consequently, the product could overheat, some parts of it could melt or even catch fire while in normal use, increasing the risk of burns or fire. The resistance of the mains cable is too high. Consequently the power cord might overheat during use, increasing the risk of burns. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-2-23.
Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace
Description:  Mains-powered black and pink plastic hair brush with heating function.
Batch number / Barcode:  ASIN Numbers: B07Y81MSX3, B07TM2KV1C , ASIN Numbers: B085FRYYNL, X00166YH09, B07SLB3M5N, X00166YH09
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
  
Alert number: A11/00068/20
Product:  Laptop
Name: MacBook Pro
Risk type: Burns, Fire
Category: Communication and media equipment
Brand: Apple
Type / number of model:  Retina, 15-inch, mid-2015 model
Type of alert:  Products with other risk levels
The battery may overheat and might consequently lead to burns or fire. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
Recall of the product from end users
Company recall page:  https://support.apple.com/en-ie/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall
Description:  Laptop with a 15.4-inch (diagonal) display, 2.2-2.5 GHz processors, 256 GB-1 TB solid-state storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, and one HDMI port. The product was also sold online.
Batch number / Barcode: 
NO
Country of origin: People's Republic of China
Alert submitted by: Ireland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland