Rapid Alert System weekly update

Report 5 (Published on: 03/02/2017)

Corrigendum: Notification A12/0516/14 has been permanently withdrawn from report 2014-14 of 11/04/2014 at the request of the notifying authority as the affected products have not been put on sale.


 
Weekly overview report on consumer products
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Alert number: A12/0097/17 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Light Red
 
Type/number of model: 60 ml, Manufacturing date : 07/14; ‘‘best before’ date 07/2017,
 
Batch number/Barcode: Lot-Nr. D 199 batch No 199 E06
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product contains nickel (measured value 16.1 mg/kg). Nickel can cause skin irritation and induce sensitisation or elicit allergic responses. The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the content of nickel in tattoo inks be as low as technically achievable. The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Tattoo ink in a colourless, plastic bottle with adhesive label, mixing ball and a black screw top incorporating a dispensing nozzle and a rotating cap.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0119/17 
 
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Glue for false nails
 
Brand: YES LOVE
 
Name: Nail glue
 
Type/number of model: 2001fdt
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8 435255 202657
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The notifying country qualified the glue as a cosmetic product. The nail glue contains chloroform (measured value 22.5% by weight). Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Glue for false nails in a white 10 g plastic bottle, packaged in a clear plastic blister pack with cardboard backing.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0098/17 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s T-shirt
 
Brand: CIKOBY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Model C 6332
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2 0150 042
 
Risk: Choking
 
The decorative beads can easily detach. A small child may put them in the mouth and choke.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Children’s T-shirt with long sleeves and flower/bird print. There are decorative beads sewn on the front.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0111/17 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: SETTY KOOP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: AP-15018
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Strangulation
 
The functional cords in the hood of the jacket can become trapped during various activities of the child, causing strangulation. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Children's sports clothing set consisting of a jacket, trousers and a T-shirt, for children from 7 to 14 years old. The jacket has a hood with a drawstring and inscriptions on the front: "WEST TOWN, JUNIOR CLUB 80" and "SURFER".
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0113/17 
 
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's footwear
 
Brand: Lil' BOBS by Skechers
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: serial number: 85009L/PKLV SPARKLE FIXX PINK/LAVENDER
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8600565988
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The amount of Chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value: 21,6 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Pink shoes for children with a leather slip-sole and fabric upper. Sizes: 11Y, 12Y, 13Y.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0115/17 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Scalp care product
 
Brand: Atrimed
 
Name: Sorion Head Fluid
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 4 260393 230040, Batch SH604; expiry date 10/2018
 
Risk: Microbiological
 
The product is contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and a high level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value >3000 cfu/g). There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Repair lotion for scalp, in a small white plastic bottle (50 ml) with green and white label, supplied in a green and white cardboard box with label. Only those products with the batch number referred to above are affected.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0121/17 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Toothpaste
 
Brand: VICCO
 
Name: Pure Herbal Ayurwedic Toothpaste
 
Type/number of model: D40400131, MFG. DATE: 04/2014, EXP DATE: 03/2017
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8901288210858
 
Risk: Chemical, Microbiological
 
The total count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria in the toothpaste is too high (measured value up to 7100 cfu/g). There is a risk of contracting infections as the solution may come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes. Moreover, the product contains the allergenic substances Eugenol and Limonene (0.052 % and 0.021 % by weight respectively) while they are not included in the list of ingredients. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Product Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Distributor)
 
Description: 85g toothpaste in tube packed in a white cardboard box with red marking.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0099/17 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: OMEGA
 
Name: 4in1 Universal Travel Power Adaptor
 
Type/number of model: OTRA1 (NO: 931L)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5907595411882
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
It is possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of the live socket while the other live pin of the plug remains accessible. If the user touches the live accessible pin s/he would get an electric shock. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: 4in1 universal travel plug adaptor in cardboard packaging. There are 2 different sizes (97x87x47mm and 80x55x43mm); both packages have the same barcode.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Croatia
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0101/17 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: USB charger
 
Brand: A.I.& E
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Item no. 79584
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8711252795843, Batch 2013138
 
Risk: Burns, Electric shock
 
The creepage and clearance distances are too small and the insulation is inadequate. The user can touch live, non-insulated parts of the plug. 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: USB charger, available in different colours and wrapped in plastic foil.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A12/0106/17 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Adaptor International (universal adaptor)
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The plug pins do not have an appropriate insulating coating and the user could be exposed to dangerous voltage levels if s/he puts the plug in a socket. Moreover, it is possible for two sets of plug pins to be open at the same time. In this case, if one set of pins is plugged into a mains socket, the other set of pins will be live and accessible to the user. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50075.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Importer)
 
Description: Universal travel plug adaptor.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0114/17 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Power Adapter
 
Type/number of model: SF-055060
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate and accessible parts could become live. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1558.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Importer)
 
Description: Black plastic 3 pin AC/DC power adapter. Supplied in a plain white cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0117/17 
 
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Coffee-maker
 
Brand: ARZUM
 
Name: MIRRA Turkish Coffee Maker
 
Type/number of model: AR 343 and AR 3010
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Burns
 
During use, the coffee can boil over causing the user to be scalded. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Electric Turkish coffee machine.
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0118/17 
 
Category: Hand tools
 
Product: Hammer
 
Brand: ADAMANT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: HAMMER MINI 8 OZ STEEL HANDLE
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7330571068769
 
Risk: Chemical, Environment
 
The rubber in the handle of the hammer contains lead (measured value up to 0.28% by weight), short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.77% by weight) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (measured value of PAHs 1220 mg/kg. 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). The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: A hammer with black rubber handle.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0092/17 
 
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Yoga mat
 
Brand: Iron Gym
 
Name: Exercise / Yoga mat
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN 6430043471057
 
Risk: Environment
 
The product poses a risk for the environment because the plastic in the yoga mat contains up to 0.8% short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP). 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 Commission Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Black yoga mat in soft plastic
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0122/17 
 
Category: Jewellery
 
Product: Bracelets
 
Brand: Bala Boosté
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: B22A6
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3502450040072
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The bracelets contain lead (measured value 680 mg/kg). Exposure to lead is also harmful for human health. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Two metal bracelets with label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Luxembourg
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0123/17 
 
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED Decorative Lights
 
Type/number of model: D-F Item No. 6366-9 (on packaging) LL9855-M (on attached label)
 
Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 7825856636691
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The design of the cord extension socket enables single-pole insertion of a plug leaving the remaining live pin accessible, causing a risk of electric shock if the user touches it. The insulation of the cable can easily break leaving the live conductors accessible. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598 and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Distributor)
 
Description: LED lighting chain with eight functions. Consists of 100 lights. Specification: 230V, 50Hz. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0124/17 
 
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED string light
 
Type/number of model: 588M (200 light set) 786M (200 light set) 785M (100 light set) 595W (500 light set)
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The design of the cord extension socket enables single-pole insertion of a plug leaving the remaining live pin accessible, causing a risk of electric shock if the user touches it. The insulation of the cable can easily break leaving the live conductors accessible. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598 and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Distributor)
 
Description: LED lighting chains with 8 functions. Depending on the type, there are sets which consist of 100, 200 or 500 lights. Specification: 230V, 50Hz. Each set is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0125/17 
 
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ozdoba swietlna
 
Type/number of model: CL-211 (200 light set) CL-311 (300 light set) CL-313 (300 light set)
 
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The design of the cord extension socket enables single-pole insertion of a plug leaving the remaining live pin accessible, causing a risk of electric shock if the user touches it. The insulation of the cable can easily break leaving the live conductors accessible. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598 and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Distributor)
 
Description: LED lighting chains with 8 functions. Depending on the type, there are sets which consist of 100, 200 or 500 lights. Specification: 230V, 50Hz. Each set is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0108/17 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Light
 
Brand: Eko-light
 
Name: Plafon LED "Juve"
 
Type/number of model: EK6459
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5907377246459
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not adequate and accessible parts could become live. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 61347.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: LED ceiling or wall light. Sold in a yellow cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0109/17 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Torch
 
Brand: Ferei
 
Name: Ultra-Bright LED Searchlight
 
Type/number of model: Battery charger: XVE-1260200, Light: W172
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6 951620 500842
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation of the charger is inadequate and accessible parts could become live. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 61558.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Rechargeable LED torch supplied with a charger. Sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0128/17 
 
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Light bulb with remote control
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Magic Lighting
 
Type/number of model: E14L3WRGB LED LAMP
 
Batch number/Barcode: S010000000014796095 and M010000000000186762
 
Risk: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is inadequate which could lead to accessible parts becoming live. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Colour-changing lamp with remote control; length: approx. 8 cm; diameter: approx. 5 cm; power: 3W, E14 socket; packaging: cardboard box approx. 10 x 5.5 x 5.8 cm.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0095/17 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: DACIA
 
Name: Logan II, Sandero II
 
Type/number of model: e2*2001/116*0314*80, e2*2007/46*0030*38
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 21/09/2016 and 05/10/2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The front right brake caliper's clip could break as a result of the cylinder rupturing. This could reduce the efficiency of the vehicle’s braking system in the case of emergency braking.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car.
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: France
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0102/17 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Verso, Avensis
 
Type/number of model: Avensis: Models ADT27#, ZTR27#, EC-type approval: e11*2001/116*0331*02, Verso: Models ZGR2#, WAR2#, EC-type approval: e21*PS2001/116*0039*01
 
Batch number/Barcode: Production year: 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The mixing ratio of the fire starter component may be incorrect in some initiators. As a result, the side airbag may not deploy.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Turkey
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Slovakia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0112/17 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Ranger
 
Type/number of model: Type Approval Number: E11*2007/46*0154*01
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles built between 29/09/2011 and 30/03/2012.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The automatic transmission may shift gears down due to an incorrect signal from the output speed sensor. If unintended down shift occurs, the wheels could lock up or slide until the vehicle speed slows. This could result in loss of control of the vehicle.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: South Africa
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Poland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0126/17 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Adam, Astra, Corsa, Insignia, Meriva, Mokka, Zafira
 
Type/number of model: EC type approvals: e1*2001/116*0379*36, e1*2001/116*0379*37, e1*2007/46*0141*28, e1*2007/46*0374*18, e1*2007/46*0374*19, e1*2007/46*0374*20, e4*2007/46*0165*14, e4*2007/46*0165*15, e4*2007/46*0204*24, e4*2007/46*0204*25, e*2007/46*0204*26, e4*2007/46*0537*15, e4*2007/46*0537*16, e50*2007/46*0055*08 Types: 0G-A, J-A, P-J, P-J/SW, S-D, S-D Monocab B, S-D/V
 
Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured in 2016.
 
Risk: Injuries
 
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may not be triggered in the event of an accident.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Germany, Poland, Spain
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Ireland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0129/17 
 
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Clio
 
Type/number of model: Clio IV, e2*2001/116*0327*77 and e2*2007/46*0008*32
 
Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles manufactured between 26/09/2016 and 10/10/2016 (Bursa), between 28/09/2016 and 05/10/2016 (Flins), between 03/10/2016 and 10/10/2016 (Togliatti).
 
Risk: Injuries
 
The front right brake caliper's clip could break as a result of the cylinder rupturing. This could reduce the efficiency of the vehicle’s braking system in the case of emergency braking.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: France, Russian Federation, Turkey
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0093/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Magnetic fishing toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Fishing Game
 
Type/number of model: ITEM NO : CFO12661
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5420024131514; Batch 120694
 
Risk: Choking, Injuries
 
The small magnet on the fishing rod has a high magnetic flux and can easily become detached. If a small child puts it in the mouth, it could cause choking. If the magnet is swallowed together with other metal objects, they could attract each other, causing intestinal blockage or perforation. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive or European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Magnetic fishing game consisting of a plastic fishing rod with a magnet and plastic ducks, supplied in a blister package with cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0094/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy cars
 
Brand: 198 Toys / Amatoys
 
Name: Driving Car
 
Type/number of model: TS27983 - 198-10E
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8435234963197
 
Risk: Choking
 
The wheels of the toy cars easily detach, generating small parts. Small children may 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.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border (By: Importer)
 
Description: A set of coloured toy cars. The products come in a blister pack with cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0096/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy-dress hair extension
 
Brand: CLAIRE´S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5053264924105
 
Risk: Burns
 
The hair extension is highly flammable and it can cause burns if it catches fire. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Yellow and pink hair extensions with bow, unpackaged. The product includes a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0100/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bow and arrow set
 
Brand: Funny Fashion / Espa
 
Name: Weapon Set
 
Type/number of model: Model: 50077
 
Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 8712364500776
 
Risk: Choking
 
The suction cups detach easily from the projectiles. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may come loose 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.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: Bow and arrow set sold in a blister package.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0103/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Insect Vivid and Great in Style
 
Type/number of model: No 342
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7393541455433
 
Risk: Environment
 
The PVC packaging of the toy contains cadmium (measured value 0,057 % by weight). The packaging does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the requirements of the directive on packaging and packaging waste.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Colourful toy snakes in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0104/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy gun set
 
Brand: Liang Yu
 
Name: Attacks Elite
 
Type/number of model: Ref: E6340767
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8435462109114
 
Risk: Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups of the projectiles detach easily. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may come loose and obstruct the airways. The small balls could also be put in the mouth and swallowed by children. As these balls expand, it could cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track or intestinal blockage. 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: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Toy gun packed in a cardboard box with projectiles with suction cups and small water absorbent balls (in a plastic bag).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0105/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy gun set
 
Brand: SF
 
Name: M82A1 Barrett
 
Type/number of model: Ref E6336570
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8435462101002
 
Risk: Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups of the projectiles detach easily. If a child puts the projectile in the mouth, the suction cup may come loose and obstruct the airways. The small balls could also be put in the mouth and swallowed by children. As these balls expand, it could cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track or intestinal blockage. 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: Import rejected at border
 
Description: Toy gun in a cardboard box with projectiles with suction cups and small water absorbent balls (in a plastic bag).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0107/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: HEMA
 
Name: Bubble Blowing Fingers
 
Type/number of model: 15.86.0014
 
Batch number/Barcode: 2015125599993
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The soft part of the bubble blowing fingers contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7.4% 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.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
 
Description: 4 multicoloured plastic toys to be placed on the fingers to produce soap bubbles. Sold in plastic packaging on cardboard.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Luxembourg
Risk Type: Serious
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0110/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy gun set
 
Brand: HUA SHENG
 
Name: Super Police Set
 
Type/number of model: No N621-3
 
Batch number/Barcode: 7393541412719
 
Risk: Chemical, Injuries
 
The red suction cups contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 7.3 % by weight) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured value 19 % by weight). They contains also di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value: 1.5 % 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 and the phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children. In addition, the kinetic energy of the projectiles is too high and the packaging lacks the required warnings which may lead to injuries. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toys Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Toy police set with toy gun, projectiles, truncheon, radio and badge in transparent packaging with a cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0116/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic strings
 
Brand: Kim'Play
 
Name: 10 brins scoubidou
 
Type/number of model: REF.K.P.252
 
Batch number/Barcode: 3225430002524
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic strings contain di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 22% 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.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)
 
Description: Colourful plastic strings in transparent plastic bag, closed by a cardboard tag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0120/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Key ring
 
Brand: Cartoon Pendants
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 312PUC
 
Batch number/Barcode: 6416570015483
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The plastic material of the orange dinosaur 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. In addition, it also contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-isodecylphthalate (DIDP) (measured values: 13% and 2,3 % by weight respectively). According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while the phthalates DINP, DNOP and DIDP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
 
Description: Plastic orange dinosaur key ring sold attached to a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk Type: Serious
 

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Alert number: A12/0127/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy tool sets
 
Brand: MARCO'S TOYS
 
Name: Tool set / Faciliy
 
Type/number of model: 1) model 8968 (ref. 1675, batch 12/15); 2) T81-5 (batch 10/14); and 3) T81-8 (batch 05/15)
 
Batch number/Barcode: 1) 8435399016752; 2) 8435399010958; 3) 8435399010941.
 
Risk: Choking
 
The nuts are small parts and may be put in the mouth by small 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.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Sets of plastic toy tools consisting of 1) a hammer, a file, a saw, an adjustable wrench, a nut and a screw; 2) a saw, imitation wood, a screwdriver, a nut and a screw or chisel; 3) various items, including a screwdriver, a spirit level and a nut. The products are packaged in sealed cardboard blister packs.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk Type: Serious
 
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Alert number: A11/0014/17 
 
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Mascara
 
Brand: MAX & MORE
 
Name: Volumizing & Lengthen Mascara
 
Type/number of model: Maximum Volume Fake Lash Effect; no: 2533023
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8733131203300 / Batch no: 06-2015
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The product contains the preservative benzisothiazolinone (BIT) (measured value: 4.7 mg/kg) and methylisothiazolinone (MI) (measured value 166 mg/kg). BIT and MI are sensitizing agents and may cause allergic skin reactions. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
 
Description: Mascara in a red plastic container with brush, supplied in blister packaging with cardboard back.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0011/17 
 
Category: Other
 
Product: Sky lantern
 
Brand: PartyDeco
 
Name: Sky Lanterns
 
Type/number of model: LAMP5TT-008
 
Batch number/Barcode: 5901157450104
 
Risk: Fire
 
The air inside the lantern is heated by an open burner (lacking protective system for the flame) and the lantern lacks the appropriate warnings. If it lands on a rooftop or on other flammable material, this may cause a fire.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Distributor)
 
Description: Paper lantern wrapped in transparent packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0012/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fabric doll
 
Brand: De.Car2
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type/number of model: 28307BIS
 
Batch number/Barcode: 8009549283075; Batch 1 (manufactured between 20 July and 29 August 2016)
 
Risk: Choking
 
The fibrous stuffing material of the toy is easily accessible due to the weakness of certain seams. The stuffing material may cause choking if put in the mouth by children. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)
 
Description: Fabric doll with braided hair, available in nine different colours; 50 cm tall.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
Risk Type: Other
 

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Alert number: A11/0013/17 
 
Category: Toys
 
Product: Bath toy
 
Brand: Coppenrath
 
Name: Mein liebstes Badebuch
 
Type/number of model: 61632
 
Batch number/Barcode: ISBN 978-3-649-61623-0
 
Risk: Chemical
 
The foam material of the book contains the flame retardants tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP) (measured value 14 mg/kg) and tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCP) (measured value 4066 mg/kg) which can be harmful to children due to their carcinogenic properties and acute toxicity. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive.
 
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
 
Description: Bath book intended for children of +9 months.
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk Type: Other
 
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria
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