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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 14 - 2018

Alert number: A12/0487/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: 208
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Peugeot
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0070*39
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Screws anchoring the alternator and the air conditioning compressor may not be tightened to the correct torque.
As a result, the alternator or the compressor could detach from the engine and fall onto the road.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 27/11/2017 and 29/11/2017
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland
Alert number: A12/0488/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Duster
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Dacia
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0030*40, e2*2001/116*0314*83
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
A software problem could affect the stop-start system.
The stop-start system could consequently fail.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 30/06/2017 and 16/10/2017.
Country of origin: Romania
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden
Alert number: A12/0489/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: C3 IV
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Citroën
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0003*50
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Screws anchoring the alternator and the air conditioning compressor may not be tightened to the correct torque.
As a result, the alternator or the compressor could detach from the engine and fall onto the road.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured between 27/11/2017 and 29/11/2017
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovakia
Alert number: A12/0492/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: C4 Picasso,C4,DS4,C5,DS4
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Citroën
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0040*21, e2*2007*46*0040*22, e2*2007*46*0040*23, e2*2007/46*0092*07, e2*2207/46*0092*08, e2*2007/46*0092*09, e2*2007/46*0092*10, e2*2007/46*0092*13, e2*2007/46*0092*14, e2*2007/46*0093*05, e2*2007/46*0356*03, e2*2007*46*0356*04, e2*2007*46*0356*05, e2*2007/46*0356*07, e2*2007*46*0356*08, e2*2007*46*0356*09 e2*2001/116*0360*33
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software.
Overheating of the engine may lead to engine failure.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  C4 picasso: manufactured between 5/12/2012 and 21/4/2015, C4-DS4 manufactured between 17/7/14 and 30/4/15 , C5: manufactured between 1/12/2014 and 8/4/2015 , DS5 manufactured between 15/5/2013 and 24/4/2015
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0493/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: S9
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Aixam
Type / number of model:  e2*168/2013*00003*01
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
A defective control relay might prevent the engine from being switched off.
This could cause the engine to overheat leading to a fire.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Micro car
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles manufactured from December 2016 to December 2017
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0496/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Flavia
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Lancia
Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e11*2001/116*0143*07 Type: JS
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
An electrical overload may occur in the airbag control unit.
This could lead to the active headrests not being activated in the event of an accident.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 27 February 2012 and 31 July 2014.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0497/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Zoé
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Renault
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0251*08, e2*2007/46*0251*09, e2*2007/46*0251*10, e2*2007/46*0251*11
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
A component in the parking brake mechanism may be defective.
There is a risk of a sudden loss of the park function.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles with automatic gear boxes manufactured after 18 October 2016
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0498/18
Product:  Passenger car
Name: Grandland
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Opel
Type / number of model:  e2*2007/46*0597*03
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Oil can enter the intake circuit of the engine.
This can lead to engine failure.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode:  Year of manufacture: 2018 Only vehicles fitted with a 1.6L B16DTH (LDI) diesel engine are concerned.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands
Alert number: A12/0500/18
Product:  Van
Name: Sprinter
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  After 2003: Conversion to gas operation with testing according to ECE-R110 and individual vehicle approval , From beginning of vehicle production until end 2003: conversion to gas operation with testing according to Pressure Equipment Directive and individual vehicle approval
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Corrosion of the gas-pressure tank may occur.
This could lead to the tank bursting.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Van
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles affected were produced between 25.6.1997 and 28.9.2006.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Sweden
Alert number: A12/0506/18
Product:  Plastic doll
Name: LINDA HERMOSA SIRENA
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Item no: L4359/96/150
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 16.14% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plastic doll (mermaid) with accessories. Ages 3+.
Batch number / Barcode:  8603961554463
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
   
Alert number: A12/0507/18
Product:  Plastic doll
Name: Pretty angels
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Clown
Type / number of model:  NO.LY-1911 (on packaging) C5153 (on attached label)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The plastic material of the doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value 21.1% by weight).
This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Plastic doll packed in a blister with a cardboard back.
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 5902510211530
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
  
Alert number: A12/0509/18
Product:  Badminton set
Name: Badminton set
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: New Sports
Type / number of model:  Sort No 741 01 470
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The handles of the rackets contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 17.4% by weight).
This phthalate is toxic to reproduction.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Badminton set with 2 rackets and 1 shuttlecock in plastic packaging.
Batch number / Barcode:  4022498630718
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
 
Alert number: A12/0510/18
Product:  Wooden car
Name: Porsche Drivers Selection
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Porsche
Type / number of model:  Art 46770
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The wheels and axle of the toy car can be easily detached, generating small parts.
A small child may put the small parts 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.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users
Description:  A toy wooden car sold individually in a cardboard package.
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 5906554246770, LOT/DT 031116
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Finland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg
   
Alert number: A12/0494/18
Product:  Leather handbag
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Fabrizio
Type / number of model:  Article No: 62159-9900; colour Black
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value: 13.6 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
Description:  Black leather handbag with a separate front compartment, shoulder straps and a zip; dimensions: approx. 33cm x 26cm x 4cm.
Batch number / Barcode:  4002282104823
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
   
Alert number: A12/0499/18
Product:  Children’s jacket
Name: Imperméable T500
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: KIPSTA
Type / number of model:  1) 8364292 , 2) 8364291
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cord in the neck area is too long.
It may become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Recall of the product from end users
Company recall page:  https://www.decathlon.fr/rainjackett500.html
Description:  Children’s waterproof jacket, available in blue or black.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: Vietnam
Alert submitted by: France
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden
 
Alert number: A12/0504/18
Product:  Children's coat
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: RESERVED
Type / number of model:  index: KY952-55X-104 (varies depending on the size)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The drawstrings in the waist area are too long.
They can become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 14682.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Girls' coat
Batch number / Barcode:  5902094292758 (varies depending on the size)
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
   
Alert number: A12/0485/18
Product:  Soaps
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical, Choking
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: FRESH LINE
Type / number of model:  1) Homemade Gourmet Soaps 2) Ekmek Kataif Soap 3) Fig Soap 4) Leto Soap
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, these products may be mistaken for a foodstuff and attract the curiosity of children.
Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the cosmetics Regulation and with the requirements of the Food imitating Products Directive.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description:  1) Soaps in the shape of doughnuts. 9 pieces in a cardboard box.2) to 4) Soaps in the shape of sweets or fruit, which can be cut in smaller pieces.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: Greece
Alert submitted by: Greece
     
Alert number: A12/0486/18
Product:  Soap
Name: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical, Choking
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: FRESH& PERSONAL COSMETICS
Type / number of model:  Ice Cream Soap
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff and attract the curiosity of children.
Small parts can be easily detached from the product and this may lead children to put them in the mouth and choke.

The product does not comply with the cosmetics Regulation and with the requirements of the Food imitating Products Directive.
Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description:  Soap imitating ice cream in various colours. The product is sold in bulk in a transparent, plastic cup with a label. The cup is packed in a cardboard box, together with a plastic spoon.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: Greece
Alert submitted by: Greece
  
Alert number: A12/0495/18
Product:  Skin cream
Name: Крем-бальзам "Целитель"
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cream contains a mixture of methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI) (measured value: 0.0003%).
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Skin cream packaged in a white 70 g tube.
Batch number / Barcode:  4820147051637; best before: 17.07.2019; date of production: 17.07.2017
Country of origin: Ukraine
Alert submitted by: Estonia
    
Alert number: A12/0501/18
Product:  Skin lightening cream
Name: Whitening Body Lotion
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Clinic Clear
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value 3.1% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Destruction of the product
Description:  Skin lightening cream in a plastic bottle with adhesive labels and plastic screw top.
Batch number / Barcode:  005474
Country of origin: Togo
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland
  
Alert number: A12/0502/18
Product:  Skin lightening cream
Name: Half Cast
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: 2 tees
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value 2.4% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Destruction of the product
Description:  Skin lightening cream in a plastic jar with adhesive labels and plastic screw top.
Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown
Country of origin: Nigeria
Alert submitted by: Germany
 
Alert number: A12/0503/18
Product:  Hand and body lotion
Name: 24 PURE
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: DORALL Collection
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cream contains methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI).
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  A set of cosmetic products in gold coloured packaging, containing perfume 30 ml), hand and body lotion (100 ml).
Batch number / Barcode:  1) Cosmetic product set No. 56915, barcode 5414666014816,, 2) Hand and body lotion: BO05-5, barcode 5414666011273
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
   
Alert number: A12/0508/18
Product:  Skin-lightening product
Name: Crème Éclaircissante
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Maxi Light
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 0.95% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description:  Skin-lightening body cream in a brown pot.
Batch number / Barcode:  6181100231748, Lot GPS FAB: 09/15
Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by: Germany