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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 19 - 2017

A11/0026/17 has been temporarily withdrawn from report n° 9/2017 of 3/3/17 at the request of the national authority while further investigation is ongoing to determine the risk of the product. A11/0125/16 published in report n° 8/2017 of 24/2/17 has been updated at the request of the national authority with relevant information on the product identification and on the measures taken. A12/0544/17 published in report n° 17/2017 of 28/4/17 has been updated at the request of the national authority with new information concerning the production dates of the vehicles affected. A12/0472/17 published in report n° 15/2017 of 14/4/17 has been updated at the request of the national authority to indicate the batch number of the products affected.
Alert number: A12/0604/17
Product:  Lorry/tractor unit
Name: Unimog
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  EC type approvals: e1*2007/46*1327*04, e1*2007/46*1383*04, Types: UHE-53, UHE-452
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
An incorrectly placed battery cable can cause a short circuit and then lead to the failure of the vehicle electrics and cause a fire.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Lorry/tractor unit
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between May 2014 and 7 February 2017.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden
Alert number: A12/0605/17
Product:  Lorry
Name: TGX
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: MAN
Type / number of model:  Type approval numbers: e4*2007/46*0229*22 - 24, e4*2007/46*0231*22 - 24 Types: L.2007.46.001, L.2007.46.003
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The screws on the axle guides may have been installed with too low tightening torque and come loose. This can impair steerability and increase the risk of an accident.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Lorry
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 18 March 2016 and 25 August 2016.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: A12/0614/17
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Captur, Kadjar
Risk type: Environment
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: RENAULT
Type / number of model:  Captur: e2*2001/116*0327*66 to 72. Kadjar: e2*2007/46*0475*00 and 01.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Due to a calibration error in the engine management controller, the after-treatment system for nitrogen oxides (NOx) is progressively saturated with sulphur. This leads to bad functioning of the nitrogen oxides (NOx) trap, reducing its efficiency in decontaminating NOx emissions.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car.
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles concerned are: Captur 1.5 dCi 110 hp manufactured between the start of production and 4 September 2015 (7 588); Kadjar 1.5 dCi 110 hp with manual gearbox manufactured between the start of production and 1 July 2015 (2 973). Kadjar 1.5 dCi 110 hp with automatic gearbox manufactured between the start of production and 2 July 2015 (900).
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/0597/17
Product:  Educational toy
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking, Strangulation
Category: Toys
Brand: FUNNY TOYS
Type / number of model:  D806-A
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The wheels can easily detach from the toy, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke. Moreover, the string to pull the toy is too long; if it wraps around a child's neck, it could lead to strangulation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Orange plastic toy in the shape of a radio with little wheels and a green handle. There are various holes in the toy in geometric shapes into which plastic figures can be inserted. A string with a ring is attached to the lower part of the toy. No packaging.
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283032584
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
  
Alert number: A12/0598/17
Product:  Toy car
Name: Autko [Toy car]
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Gazelo Toys
Type / number of model:  G037797-669-821
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The antenna and siren can easily be detached from the toy, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Toy police car with mechanical propulsion. Made of coloured plastic material. There is a police siren and antenna attached to the toy with pins. Packed in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode:  5907773927167
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
    
 
Alert number: A12/0599/17
Product:  Toy bee
Name: Tip Lorry Happy/ Pszczolka przewrotka
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Xunhua / Gazelo Toys
Type / number of model:  No. V313; G080013-V313-3545
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The wheels can be easily detached from the toy, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plastic toy in the shape of a bee, powered by batteries. The toy is equipped with wheels which have tyres made of soft plastic material. Packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Batch number / Barcode:  5907773969983
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia
    
 
Alert number: A12/0602/17
Product:  Plastic doll
Name: Mermaid
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  NO.916 (on the packaging), Art No: 5B041-C-C-0432-002 (ona label)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic material of the doll's head contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 37% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plastic mermaid doll with blue hair. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent window.
Batch number / Barcode:  2015173003503
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
   
Alert number: A12/0603/17
Product:  Push-along toy
Name: Ptak [Bird]
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  TG364037-20286-1-418
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The toy contains small parts (the eggs) that are easily accessible. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Push-along toy in the shape of a bird, made of plastic material. On the top of the toy there is a covered container destined for 3 small plastic eggs, added to the set. When pushed, the toy drops the eggs and emits a sound. Packed in a plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode:  5902280879138
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: A12/0606/17
Product:  Plastic doll set
Name: Magic Hair
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Winni
Type / number of model:  NO.HX9B52
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 28% by weight) and di-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value: 0.17 % by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  The doll set consists of a doll, 3 tubes of hair colouring and a hairbrush. Packaging: plastic box
Batch number / Barcode:  690000003992
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
   
Alert number: A12/0607/17
Product:  Toy gun
Name: Turbo Racing League/ Strzelba [Gun]
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  MKG825994
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The projectiles are too small: if a child playing with the toy puts the projectile into the mouth, it can easily be swallowed and cause choking.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Toy gun set with three plastic balls and four projectiles (made of foam with suction cups at their ends). The gun can shoot with balls or projectiles (depending on used adaptor). Plastic packaging with cardboard back.
Batch number / Barcode:  6991208259946; Batch no.: A048/1571
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: A12/0608/17
Product:  Plastic toy
Name: BLOCK
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: VIGE
Type / number of model:  Art. TLF3003
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The pink wheels inside the bottle become detached easily, generating small parts. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plastic baby's bottle containing various coloured parts to be assembled (wheels, screws, building blocks of different sizes, etc.). The bottle is packed in a plastic net, closed by a cardboard label.
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283007230
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
   
Alert number: A12/0610/17
Product:  Toy police set
Name: POLICE ENSEMBLE
Risk type: Chemical, Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  No.1399-1A
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic suction cups contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 10 % by weight) and dibutyl-phthalate (DBP) (measured value up to 25% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.

The suction cups can also easily be detached from the projectiles. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may detach 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.
Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  The set includes: a toy rifle, a toy gun, 3 larger and three smaller projectiles with suction cup, a plastic knife, a police badge, a wrist watch and a hand grenade. Packaging: blister pack
Batch number / Barcode:  1506503292076 (on a label)
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
   
Alert number: A12/0611/17
Product:  Toy rifle
Name: Crystal Bullet Gun
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Kaican Toys
Type / number of model:  No. C659
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The foam projectiles with suction cups can be easily torn, forming small parts. The detached small parts could be swallowed by children, causing them to choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Black plastic rifle with 5 foam projectiles with suction cups and packets of dry hydrogel bullets. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent window
Batch number / Barcode:  1609050421057
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
  
Alert number: A12/0612/17
Product:  Toy rifle
Name: ASSAULT - SUPER M16
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  No.M16
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The suction cups of the projectiles can easily detach. The foam part of the projectiles can be easily torn forming small parts. The detached small parts could be swallowed by children, causing them to choke.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Black plastic rifle with 6 foam projectiles with suction cups and packets of dry hydrogel bullets. Packaging: cardboard box
Batch number / Barcode:  1607190124050
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
   
Alert number: A12/0601/17
Product:  Girls' dress
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: BULSEN
Type / number of model:  Code: 234
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The small decorative elements may be easily detached. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Warning consumers of the risks
Description:  White dress for girls with decorative elements. Sample size: 74
Batch number / Barcode:  8680445162345
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
  
Alert number: A12/0613/17
Product:  Liquid soap cream
Name: Creme Seife Buttermilk & Lemon
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: dm Balea
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains a high count of Enterobacter gergoviae (measured value 2000000 cfu/g).
This could cause localised skin reaction and eye infection, particularly in consumers with a weakened immune system.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Recall of the product from end usersDetermination of source and distribution channels.
Company recall page:  https://www.dm.de/unternehmen/medien-und-presse/pressemitteilungen/dm-marken/verbraucherinformation-balea-cremeseife-buttermilk-lemon-c995554.html
Description:  White dispensing bottle (500 ml) with yellow dispensing pump, mainly yellow printed text.
Batch number / Barcode:  Lots: 637541 and 637542 with MDD: 06.2019
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia
 
Alert number: A12/0600/17
Product:  Electric mosquito killer
Name: Matainsectos - Insect Killer
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: PEST KILL
Type / number of model:  DPK-461
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The casing for the device does not sufficiently protect the user against contact with live parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Electric mosquito/insect killer packed in a cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode:  8436538301708
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: A12/0609/17
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
Name: Adaptor
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Newtop
Type / number of model:  NT-6798
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Single-pole or partial insertion of a plug is possible leaving the free remaining live pin, or the partially plugged-in pin of the plug, accessible.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard.
Withdrawal, recall and destruction
Description:  Adaptor with three plugs (Europe, US and UK) and one socket.
Batch number / Barcode:  8054686067989
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
   
Alert number: A11/0077/17
Product:  Bingo game
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Suffocation
Category: Toys
Brand: RAMA TRITTON
Type / number of model:  ref. 96996
Type of alert:  Products with other risk levels
The plastic bag is too thin and could cover the mouth and/or nose of a child, causing suffocation.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Bingo game, packed in a plastic bag. Outer packaging: cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode:  8436019696996
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain