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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 1 - 2018

Alert number: A12/1857/17
Product:  Armband for mobile phone
Name: Lightweight neoprene armb
Risk type: Environment
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Varde
Type / number of model:  615826-5
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The black plastic contains 0,5 % short chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
Withdrawal of the product from the marketWarning consumers of the risks
Description:  Black armband for mobile phone, transparent and black plastic in front and neoprene straps packed in a black cardboard box with plastic window.
Batch number / Barcode:  0261582610005
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/1858/17
Product:  Pool shoes
Name: Slippers
Risk type: Environment
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  142765
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The strap of the pool shoes contains 0,8% short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
Withdrawal of the product from the marketWarning consumers of the risks
Description:  Blue pool shoes with white effect on the strap.
Batch number / Barcode:  7022810116590
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/1859/17
Product:  Pool shoes
Name: Badesandaler
Risk type: Environment
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  314226
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The upper part contains 0,45 % by weight short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).
The placing on the market and use of articles containing SCCPs is banned. SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
Withdrawal of the product from the marketWarning consumers of the risks
Description:  Blue and white pool shoes wrapped in transparent plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode:  0231422609957
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/1862/17
Product:  Tattoo ink
Name: Lining Black
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Intenze
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)s, including benzo(a)pyrene (measured values: benzo(a)pyrene: 0.2 mg/kg; total of PAHs: 42.5 mg/kg).
Some PAHs are carcinogenic, including benzo(a)pyrene.

The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) does not exceed 0.005 mg/kg and the total amount of PAHs does not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with national legislation.
Withdrawal of the product from the marketBan on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description:  Black tattoo ink, black plastic bottle with screw top.
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: BK135JMX40; Lot: SS 250; Exp. 1/31/2022
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
  
Alert number: A12/1875/17
Product:  Lampholder
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  PO64812
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The protection against electric shock is insufficient.
The user could touch live parts whilst inserting a bulb.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60238.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Lampholder that screws into an existing E27 lampholder. It has a sensor that turns the lamp off/on with the daylight.
Batch number / Barcode:  5709557979948
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
  
Alert number: A12/1874/17
Product:  Passenger car / van
Name: V-Class, Vito
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0457*, e1*2007/46*0458* and e1*2007/46*0459 Type: 639/2, 639/4, 639/5
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cabling under the front swivel seats can get caught causing damage to the cabling.
This could result in the unintended deployment of the thorax airbag when the seat is rotated causing injuries to the occupant.

Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car / van
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 7 June 2014 and 2 June 2017.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Poland, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/1878/17
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Crossland X
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Opel
Type / number of model:  EC-type approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1194*02 and e4*2007/46*1194*03
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Oil entry in the inlet circuit of the engine can occur caused by the pistons.
This could result in engine failure which could lead to an accident.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2018
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/1881/17
Product:  Wheel loader
Name: ZW65-6. ZW75-6, ZW95-6
Risk type: Fire
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Hitachi
Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: N050*07 Typ: E213 Sales descriptions: ZW65-6, ZW75-6, ZW95-6
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The fuel parts rubs against engine parts as a result of having been positioned incorrectly. As a result, they can wear through and leak in time.
There is a danger of fuel escaping and becoming ignited on contact with hot parts of the engine.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Wheel loader
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between November 2015 and March 2017.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland
Alert number: A12/1868/17
Product:  Elastic luggage straps
Name: PULPO 2 CIERRES
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Other
Brand: GERIMPORT
Type / number of model:  120 CM
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The straps easily detach from the carabiner when under tension.
This causes the elasticated straps to recoil and hit the user or a fixed load to fall, leading to injuries and accidents.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Elastic straps in two colours with two fastenings and a carabiner at each end. They are packaged in a transparent plastic bag closed by a cardboard tag.
Batch number / Barcode:  8430540539647
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
   
Alert number: A12/1864/17
Product:  Soother holder
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: Elodie Details
Type / number of model:  1) 103125, 2) 103146, 3) 103100
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The soother holder fastener breaks easily, generating small parts.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke on them.
The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description:  Soother holders made of textile strap (different colors and patterns) with a metallic garment fastener.
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 7350041671251, 2) 7350041671466, 3) 7350041671008
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia
 
Alert number: A12/1869/17
Product:  Amber necklace
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: GALLMAYER
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The necklace is not sufficiently strong: the two parts of the clasp can detach and the beads may break, generating small parts.
A child may put the small parts in the mouth and choke.

Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Amber teething necklace, packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Spain
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany
 
Alert number: A12/1872/17
Product:  Soother holder
Name: Pacifier Chain Mini
Risk type: Choking, Strangulation
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: Jollein
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The soother holder cord is too long and can wrap around the child's neck, leading to strangulation. Small parts detach easily from the soother holder.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Soother holder
Batch number / Barcode:  8717329325494
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Malta
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Luxembourg
 
Alert number: A12/1873/17
Product:  Soother holder
Name: Soother holder
Risk type: Choking
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: Baby Ono
Type / number of model:  073
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The garment fastener breaks easily, generating small parts.
A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
Withdrawal of the product from the marketWithdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Soother holder
Batch number / Barcode:  5904341202879
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Malta
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovakia
  
Alert number: A12/1877/17
Product:  Soother holder with toy
Name: Diinglisar Wild, Tiger
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: TEDDYKOMPANIET
Type / number of model:  14862 Diinglisar Wild, Napphallare, Tiger
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The ears of the tiger head can be detached, generating small parts and giving access to the fibrous stuffing material. In addition, the garment fastener is too large.
A small child can put the small parts or the stuffing material in the mouth, causing choking, or can put the garment fastener in the mouth where it can get stuck in the trachea area, causing injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 12586.
Destruction of the product
Description:  Soother holder with a soft tiger head, sold without packaging but cardboard label.
Batch number / Barcode:  7331626148627, batch code: 14862/101091
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Latvia
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Sweden
     
Alert number: A12/1882/17
Product:  Firework
Name: Intense
Risk type: Burns, Injuries
Category: Pyrotechnic articles
Brand: J-FIREWORKS
Type / number of model:  Battery of shot tubes
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The firework can fall over during use and cause injuries or burns.

The product does not comply with the requirement of the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Battery of shot tubes with 19 shots. cat. F2. Brown paper packaging, with black drawing of a dragon and the words "INTENSE, power, prestige, perfection" on it.
Batch number / Barcode:  JF 1604-16
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
   
Alert number: A12/1860/17
Product:  Beach ball
Name: Liverpool Junior Club
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic material of the ball contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 24% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Withdrawal of the product from the marketWarning consumers of the risks
Description:  Beach ball im red and white With Liverpool Junior logo printed on.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/1861/17
Product:  Beach ball
Name: Lipton beach ball
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic material of the ball contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 24% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Yellow, red and white beach ball with Lipton logo printed on.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/1863/17
Product:  Plastic toy set
Name: My fashion dress up set
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Girlz club
Type / number of model:  PCH-931
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The transparent material of the sandals contains di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 0,45 % by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Import rejected at border
Description:  Dressing-up set with high-heeled sandals, tiara, earrings, bow that can be attached to hair, neckless, small purse and gloves. Set is sold in pink, light blue and rose. Packed in cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode:  6438114532850
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
  
Alert number: A12/1866/17
Product:  Plastic doll
Name: Girl New Style
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Tasso
Type / number of model:  art.#398Q-9
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The doll's head contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 26.4% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plastic doll packed in a blister with cardboard back.
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 5901002004483
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: A12/1870/17
Product:  Skipping rope
Name: Skakanka
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: ADAR
Type / number of model:  Item no.: 921904
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The skipping rope's string contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: up to 39.2% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage of the reproductive system.

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Skipping rope consisting of a coloured string made of elastic plastic material and plastic handles.
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 5901271454569
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Latvia
  
Alert number: A12/1876/17
Product:  Plastic toy
Name: Horse
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Playme
Type / number of model:  Art. No. OTG0871381; SM7000
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The warning on the toy conflicts with its intended use. The shape and size of the ponies are indeed suitable for small children who could put them in the mouth and choke on them.
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:  Set of six ponies made of soft rubber-like material. On the bottom of each toy there is a sound producing element which is activated when the toy is squeezed. Packed in a net bag.
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 590779157577
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
     
Alert number: A12/1586/17
Product:  Child's hat
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Choking
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: IKKS
Type / number of model:  XK90010
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The pompons may detach from the hat. As a consequence, a child could put them in the mouth and choke on them.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Navy-blue knitted hat, lined with natural-coloured artificial fur, with ties with pompons at the ends.
Batch number / Barcode:  3605442569831
Country of origin: Vietnam
Alert submitted by: France
 
Alert number: A12/1865/17
Product:  Leather gloves
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Birreti
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 270 mg/kg).
Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Women's beige leather gloves, size 7.5.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
  
Alert number: A12/1879/17
Product:  Toiletry bag
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  74062
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic strap contains lead (measured value 0.19 % by weight).
Exposure to lead can result in severe and irreversible neuro-behavioural and neuro-developmental effects.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Toiletry bag in transparent, pink plastic, with a brown zipper and strap.
Batch number / Barcode:  7330878740627
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Sweden
 
Alert number: A12/1880/17
Product:  Rainhat Sou'Wester
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Environment
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  429297
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The rainhat contains short chained chlorinated parafins (SCCPs) (measured value 4,3%).
SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment.

The product does not comply with the POP Regulation.
Withdrawal of the product from the marketWarning consumers of the risks
Description:  Blue sou'wester with white ribbon in a transparent plastic bag.
Batch number / Barcode:  7043134292975
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/1871/17
Product:  Facial gel
Name: Lift gel activateur
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: NEWA
Type / number of model:  1.) 1058557 2.) 1058711
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) (measured value: 126 µg/kg).
NDELA is carcinogenic.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Recall of the product from end users
Company recall page:  https://www.boulanger.com/content/static/bcom/desktop/evenements/2015/07_rappel-produit/pdf/Bulletin-Alerte-QUALITE-BA21112017-web.pdf
Description:  Tube of cosmetic gel for the face, sold alone or in a box-set including an electrical appliance for firming the face.
Batch number / Barcode:  1.) 7290014660434 , 2.) 7290014660441
Country of origin: Israel
Alert submitted by: France
  
Alert number: A12/1867/17
Product:  Battery charger
Name: Lead acid charger
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: H
Type / number of model:  HW888
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The electrical insulation is inadequate. As a result, accessible parts can become live.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Input: 110-240V, 50/60Hz, IPX0, Class II. Output: 12V, 6V, 2V, 1A
Batch number / Barcode:  2050003444460
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland