Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 (Published on: 17/01/2014)
Notification A12/1248/12 from week 33 of 2012 has been permanently removed following a re-assessment by the notifying authorities of the risk posed by the product.

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0026/14       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Dragon Tattoo Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: TP-1: 77891; TP-2: 77891; TP-3: 77891
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain aromatic amine 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine, arsenic, lead and nickel above the permitted levels (measured values: aromatic amines 308 mg/kg; arsenic: 3.1 mg/kg; lead: 2.4 mg/kg; nickel: 19.7 mg/kg).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the aromatic amines as 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine with carcinogenic effects, should neither be present in tattoos and PMU products nor released from azo-colourants. According to the ResAP (2008) the levels of lead and arsenic should not exceed 2 mg/kg, whereas the nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Tattoo ink supplied in plastic bottle with drip and cap and an adhesive label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0030/14       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Silverback Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Best before date 12/2015, Black 11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch B 44021213
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), including benzo(a)pyrene and naphthalene, above the permitted levels. (measured values: naphthalene: 0.37 mg/kg; benzo(a)pyrene: 0.06 mg/kg; total of carcinogenic PAHs: 0.43 mg/kg).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) may not exceed 0.05 mg/kg. The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Tattoo ink contained in plastic bottle with screw top and dispensing nozzle.
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0015/14       
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product: Soother holder
 
Brand: Les Petits
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: OSO AZ 2496, Ref.n° 71.9503 (pink) and 71.9504 (blue)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the clip for fastening the soother to the clothes can easily break into small parts that could be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Plastic soother holder with a metal plate in the form of a bear. The product is packed in a cardboard box with drawings of children, stars, flowers and the text "Les Petits" in blue and pink.
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0006/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children' s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Umbro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: UMB ADAM JR HOODY, ART. NO. 131717, 0134, size 128 cm
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code: 6 410741 518858
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Orange sweatshirt with a functional cord in the neck area.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0009/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Babies' blouse
 
Brand: Primark
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 56585 (all colours)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the fact that the buttons can easily be detached and can be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Babies' blouse sold without any packaging. Size 12 months.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0012/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Men’s leather shoes
 
Brand: Bugatti
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: T2107-1-100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine 3,3-Dimethylbenzidine (up to 171 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Mens’ black shoe, 8 eyelets. Faint leather smell. Brownish-red lining in instep;
Country of origin: Switzerland
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A12/0016/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' dress
 
Brand: Chocolate Chus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: MC50-C40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the buttons) which can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Girls' dress in sizes 2 and 3 years with four buttons on the front.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0023/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Luviana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: HT0421-02, SLL33-43, RY114-01, X22-24, X22-102, S01617-N, X22-10, X22-99, X22-98, X22-29 and SLL412116
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Chromium VI (measured values up to 50.6 mg/kg). Chromium VI is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Women's sandals and shoes in a variety of styles and models. They are supplied in white cardboard boxes.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0024/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Wig
 
Brand: El Carnaval
 
Name: Peluca
 
Type / number of model: 369
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8420995103692
 
Risk type: Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns due to high flammability.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Orange-red curly wig sold in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0040/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's jacket
 
Brand: RIP CURL
 
Name: Epoch Puffer Jacket
 
Type / number of model: KJK4GH, ref. on the shop’s label: LEPOCH H13 PUFFER.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains azo-dyes releasing an excessive amount of 4,4’-methylenedianiline. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
One incident reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Black jacket with fur-trimmed hood. Size: age 12 years
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0042/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Claire
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Style No: 39528954, Col: 1753, Size: 122 cm
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code: 5 711132 154886
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords with knots in the hood and neck area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Girls' pink sweatshirt with hood that has a functional cords with knots. Text "LOVE YOUR LUX. Claire" printed on the front.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0049/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's clothing
 
Brand: Soleil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Product 1.: Ref. 13RW2, Product 2.: Ref.13R607, Product 3.: Ref. 13R501 , Product 4.: Ref. 13R605
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the small buttons can easily detach and small children may choke on them.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard EN 40902.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Product 1. is a lace jacket with two buttons; Product 2., 3., 4. are clothes for babies with 3, 5 and 1 buttons respectively.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0055/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Babies' blouse, Romper-suit and Babies' dress
 
Brand: Nicoli
 
Name: 1. Blouse style: Pocket Baby Kurta; 2. Romper style: Quilted Baby Rumper; 3. Dress style: Girls Lace Arras Shirt;
 
Type / number of model: Refs.N°: 105424, 105123 and 105134
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the buttons came off easily, generating small parts that could be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: 1. Green-striped blouse with two pockets and five buttons down the front. 2. Romper suit with seven buttons (four at the back and three at the crotch), all of a diameter of 9mm. 3. Cotton dress with shoulder straps and seven buttons at the back, all of a diameter of 9mm. No packaging.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0057/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Geggamoja
 
Name: College Hoodie
 
Type / number of model: ART.NO. 234SS131016, Grey 101, size 110/116 cm
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Grey children' s hoody with drawstrings in the hood.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Finland
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0060/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Children's T-shirt
 
Brand: KIABI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Ref.n°: CV378622 ED982, size 0 (0M-9M)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 378622000002
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (buttons) that may be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Children's T-shirt with white polo neck with shades of silver.The product has a rear fastening with six buttons and five buttons on the front. It is presented without packaging.
Country of origin: Bangladesh
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: France

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Alert number: A12/0075/14       
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product: Girls' shoes
 
Brand: Disney/Primark
 
Name: Minnie Mouse
 
Type / number of model: Ref.: 9140411
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the glass beads) may easily detach and could be swallowed by small children.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Girls' pink canvas shoes with small glass beads, size 23.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0027/14       
Category: Construction products
 
Product: Smoke detector
 
Brand: DICON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: DSA 100 FR year of manufacture: 2011 , Lots 11032 and 11044
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Fire
 
The smoke detector does not have sufficient sensitivity and can fail to generate an alarm signal. This would prevent users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire risk.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Smoke detector in the form of a white plastic, cylindrical case sold in transparent plastic boxes with a blue strip.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0052/14       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Nail gel polish
 
Brand: En Vogue
 
Name: Lac It!
 
Type / number of model: Tangerine
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of the colourant (CI 77091) as well as the substances antimony, o-xylene, m-xylene and p-xylene.The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: The gel polish is displayed as a nail varnish in a black, glass bottle. Applicator brush supplied. The product is packaged in a black cardboard.
Country of origin: Canada
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany

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Alert number: A12/0053/14       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Nail modelling resin
 
Brand: En Vogue
 
Name: Soft pink modelling resin
 
Type / number of model: Light pink colour ('soft pink')
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony (102 mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: The modelling resin is sold in a round, black glass pot. No outer packaging.
Country of origin: Canada
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, Germany

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Alert number: A12/0067/14       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Make-up set
 
Brand: KTN - Boulevard de Beauté
 
Name: Denim colour compact
 
Type / number of model: Item-No.: 250246_JS
 
Batch number / Barcode: Batch-No.: WY120444; EAN: 4 260 224 494504
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chromium VI which exceed the maximum allowed level:
Colour for cheeks – mixture: 13.7 mg/kg;
Colour for cheeks – red-pink: 33.2 mg/kg;
Colour for cheeks – 1.degree of brown: 7.79 mg/kg;
Colour for cheeks - 2.degree of brown: 17.1 mg/kg;

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Box with denim print contains eye shadows (35g), solid lip gloss (14g), bronzer powder (12g) and blush for cheeks (12g).
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0068/14       
Category: Cosmetics
 
Product: Make-up set
 
Brand: KTN - Boulevard de Beauté
 
Name: Denim Colour Compact
 
Type / number of model: Batch-No.: WY120443 Item-No.: 240005000_JS
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN: 4 260 224 494443
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of Chromium VI in the blush for cheeks (12,5 mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Box with denim print containing eye shadows (10,8g), blush for cheeks (3,4g) and bronzer powder (10g).
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0003/14       
Category: Decorative articles
 
Product: Oil lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lampas Delts
 
Type / number of model: Model: 425A; 217 969
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8585023392308
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the design of the product allows easy access to the lamp oil, which may lead small children to drink it. The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 14059.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description: Decorative oil lamp from glass and metal decorated by stars, packed in white cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0008/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Extension lead
 
Brand: Deblex
 
Name: Alargadera Macho/Hembra
 
Type / number of model: H05VV-F 2*1, 2 metres 2P 2.5 amp, ref. 325511 231112
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3142183255116
 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
 
It is possible to insert an ESC10b plug in the socket part of the extension lead. If the extension lead is used to connect a high-drain, autonomously-operating device for a long period, it may burn and start a fire.

The shutters protecting the holes do not work properly and a child playing could insert metallic objects.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 20315.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Single-socket, male/female extension lead. The product is sold coiled and bears a label showing the brand name.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0013/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Electric hair curling tongs
 
Brand: Mingshida
 
Name: Professional Curling Tenazas
 
Type / number of model: MP-9912
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8434481151340
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Electric hair curling tongs. Colour: black and metallic. Packaged in a grey cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0014/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Mosquito swatter
 
Brand: YPD
 
Name: Let's Kill Mosquito Together
 
Type / number of model: LTDF-006
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8411060513331
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: The product is an electric mosquito swatter resembling a tennis racket, which can be connected to the mains by means of a plug incorporated in the lower part of the handle. It comes in a plastic bag with handles.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0022/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Extension cable
 
Brand: Timson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Ref.: OY918C and OY918D
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Live parts are accessible when there is no plug in the socket.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61242.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Extension cables on reels, 25 and 50 metres in length. They come in cardboard boxes bearing the brand name.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0032/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Manicure/pedicure set
 
Brand: Beiyi
 
Name: Professional Electric Nail Machine
 
Type / number of model: Power supply: J0312. Manicure/pedicure set: MM 25000
 
Batch number / Barcode: J0312
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The internal connections are not mechanically secured. The LED light on the casing can fall into the interior allowing access to live parts. The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description: Manicure and pedicure set MM 25000 with power supply, supplied in an art-worked box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0063/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Steam iron
 
Brand: Lazer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: HG-800-2P 1.2L
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3245675611169
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
There is a risk of water leaking from the iron's water tank, which may cause a short circuit with a risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Steam iron, 2 300W, 230V, weight 4.5 kg, water tank 1.2 l, steam pressure 3.5 bar, colour white and blue. It comes in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0070/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Desk light
 
Brand: Muuto
 
Name: Architect lamp
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 5 710562 070711
 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
 
The light is not sufficiently stable and can fall over causing a fire. The cable is not anchored. The cable passes through an accessible metal eyelet which causes stress on the cable. There is no bushing of insulating material on the eyelet. There are no instructions on how to assemble the light in a safe way. It is possible to assemble the light in a wrong way.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Wooden desk light.
Country of origin: Denmark
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0071/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Battery charger
 
Brand: RC-SPORTS
 
Name: PowerPeak
 
Type / number of model: RC 230V PowerPeak 1/2/5A9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

1. In the transformer of the appliance an output wire of the primary winding is in contact with a wire of the secondary winding.

2. On the printed circuit board there is only one capacitor connected between the primary and secondary circuits.

3. In the transformer there are only two layers of tape between the primary and secondary windings.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Charger for batteries.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Sweden
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0076/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Dog training collar
 
Brand: Trainer
 
Name: Dog Training Collar
 
Type / number of model: ZX-1006-6B
 
Batch number / Barcode: EBARKSC14E*E020000131006
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The internal insulation of the power supply does not provide adequate insulation between the input and output circuits. Internal connections are inadequate which could reduce creepage distances and clearances. The transformer windings on the secondary and primary coils are only separated by lacquer and are touching.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of product

 
Description: Electronic dog collar with transmitter receiver kit with a USB lead and charger packed in a small a box with a bar code.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0077/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Power supply
 
Brand: Flextronics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Mains adapter 220V – USB 5 V for electronic cigarette. Device contained in plastic blister
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0078/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Universal AC Adapter
 
Type / number of model: TJ-026 on product. EAD 8003K01. PO20130924016 on packaging
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is insufficient. The plug is not of the correct dimensions and has no fuse provision. The cross-sectional area of the input cable is too small.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950 and the relevant national standard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product

 
Description: Power supply for laptop computer. Packed in a plain cardboard box bearing two code numbers. Supplied with several different plugs to fit different laptops. There is a power lead with a three pin plug.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0079/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: Battery charger
 
Brand: TrustFire
 
Name: Multifunctional Charger
 
Type / number of model: TR-001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code: 6 956990 500010
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN
60335.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Black battery charger.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0080/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: LED lamp
 
Brand: Beiyi
 
Name: E14 LED Lamp
 
Type / number of model: E0137
 
Batch number / Barcode: E13066003639P
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
There is no fuse protection on the primary side of the circuit. All of the connections have no secondary security. The control circuit is in direct contact with the metal casing and cap's pins. There is no heat shrink shielding covering these parts. Creepage distances are too small and the primary and secondary windings on the transformer are touching.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description: LED lamp has a metal body containing 3 LED bulbs. The product is supplied in a blister packed within a plain white outer box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0081/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: LED lamp
 
Brand: Beiyi
 
Name: GU10 Lamp
 
Type / number of model: E0191
 
Batch number / Barcode: E1601700364P
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The lamp cap and the retaining ring can be unscrewed allowing access to live parts. The output connections are not secured sufficiently. The primary and secondary transformer windings are touching.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description: GU10 lamp for general lighting with three LED bulbs. It is supplied in a vacuum pack within a plain white cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0082/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: LED lamp
 
Brand: Beiyi
 
Name: E14 LED Lamp
 
Type / number of model: E0135
 
Batch number / Barcode: E13062003345P
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The opaque globe and the metal body can be unscrewed allowing access to live parts. The internal construction is inadequate with no fuse protection, no primary security for cables and no gap between the primary and secondary windings on the transformer.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description: LED lamp for general lighting supplied as a multipack of four, each lamp individually boxed.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0083/14       
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product: LED lamp
 
Brand: Beiyi
 
Name: GU10 LED Lamp
 
Type / number of model: E0192
 
Batch number / Barcode: E16022003644P
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The lens and the cap retaining ring can be easily unscrewed allowing access to live parts. Internal connections are not secondary secured and insulation is not fully completed. The clearance distances on primary and secondary windings are insufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description: LED lamp for general lighting. Supplied in a plain cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0044/14       
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product: Bicycle disc brake calipers
 
Brand: Shimano
 
Name: BR-CX75, BR-R515, BR-R315
 
Type / number of model: BR-CX75 (July 2012 to May 2013, code: KG, KH, KI, KJ, KK, KL, LA, LB, LC, LD and LE), BR-R515 (February 2012 to May 2013, code: KB,KC, KD, KE, KF, KG, KH, KI, KJ, KK, KL, LA, LB, LC, LD and LE) and BR-R315 (March 2013 to June 2013, code: LC, LD, LE and LF)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The brake pads may be incorrectly adjusted. This may reduce braking power and cause the cyclist to fall or be involved in a traffic accident.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Black and silver-coloured disc brake calipers for road bicycles.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0010/14       
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product: Thermos flask with pump
 
Brand: CEC
 
Name: Vacuum Pot
 
Type / number of model: ref. 8408700
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435292587007
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Thermos flask for liquids with pump. It comes packed in a cardboard box marked "Vacuum Pot Keep Beverages Hot Cold 1.9L".
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0059/14       
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product: Thermos flask
 
Brand: Sheng Fu
 
Name: Vacuum Flask
 
Type / number of model: 0.35 Litre: Ref. 600013, 0.68 Litre: Ref. 600044 , 1 Litre: Ref. 600051
 
Batch number / Barcode: 0.35 Litre: 411101600013 , 0.68 Litre: 8411101600044, 1 Litre: 8411101600051
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Thermos flasks of different colours with side handle. The product contains a label with a drawing of a cup and a number of coffee beans. The thermos flask is available in 0.35, 0.68 and 1 Litre capacity.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0041/14       
Category: Lighting chains
 
Product: LED light chain
 
Brand: Tibelec
 
Name: Guirlande LED 10m
 
Type / number of model: Model: SL-BL-B22-10M-10L. Product reference: TIBELEC: 166990
 
Batch number / Barcode: All lots (28324 and 29000) – bar-code: 3233550166996.
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
Protection against moisture is not adequate and water can thus come into contact with live components.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN
60598.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Electric, outdoor lighting chain with LEDs type B22. Packed in a cardboard box with transparent front, 39 x 28 x 10 cm in size.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0069/14       
Category: Lighting equipment
 
Product: Flood light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LED Flood Light
 
Type / number of model: Model AOTG11023, 30W, AC85-265V
 
Batch number / Barcode: 2050710132186
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The power cord is not properly secured. The metal body is not earthed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Flood light packed in white cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Latvia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0043/14       
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Generator set
 
Brand: Mecafer
 
Name: MF 1500i
 
Type / number of model: 1203030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 12601.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Generator set. Dimensions of box: 525 x 295 x 440 mm. Weight 20 kg
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0048/14       
Category: Machinery
 
Product: Electric drills
 
Brand: Swiss Kraft
 
Name: Hammer Drill + Cordless Drill Set
 
Type / number of model: Ref. SK3201
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Electric shock
 
The mechanical resistance of the products is not sufficient. The products can break leaving live parts accessible.

The products do not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Hammer drill and cordless drill supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0019/14       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: ProAce
 
Type / number of model: ProAce
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production year: 2013.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The vehicles concerned may have been fitted with incorrect brake discs which do not comply with the mechanical resistance characteristics necessary for this model. If the incorrect brake discs are fitted the braking efficiency could be reduced, or, in the worst case, a brake disc could fracture under heavy loads.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Van
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0020/14       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Van
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: ProAce
 
Type / number of model: ProAce
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production year: 2013.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
An internal defect in the wiper motor could create a malfunction of the front wiper system. In the worst case, the wiper may suddenly stop during operation. If this occurs, driver visibility could be reduced under rainy conditions.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Van
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Portugal
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0028/14       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 640i Cabrio
 
Type / number of model: Type: 6C, Model: 640i Cabrio, EC type approval number: e1*2007/46*0562*
 
Batch number / Barcode: Concerns vehicles built between 15.11.2010 and 29.12.2010.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The universal joint of the drive shaft may break and cause a sudden loss of drive. The rotating drive shaft may also cause damage.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Passenger car.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0033/14       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Caterham
 
Name: S3 & SV
 
Type / number of model: e11*KS07/46*0036*03 , e11*KS07/46*0037*03
 
Batch number / Barcode: VIN numbers range: SDK********** 0360 - SDK**********1415. Production dates 18/6/13 - 10/10/13.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
There is a risk that the steering rack securing bolts may fracture. This may lead to reduced steering control and ultimately loss of steering if all four bolts were to fracture.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0035/14       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: S-Class
 
Type / number of model: Types: 221, 221 AMG S 300 Blutec Hybrid, S 350 Blutec, S 65 AMG, S 63 AMG 4Matic, S 600, S 550 4Matic, S 550, S 500, S 400 Hybrid, S 400, S 350 CDI, S 350 Blutec 4Matic. EC type-approvals: e1*2007/46*0335*19,*20; e1*2007/46*0396*09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles produced between October 2012 and October 2013 are concerned.
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
It is possible that the seat belt end mount connection has not been fitted correctly to the front seats. As a result, the restraining effect may be compromised under heavy stress.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Passenger car
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0064/14       
Category: Motor vehicles
 
Product: Passenger car
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Spark
 
Type / number of model: M300 Spark (MY2010 - RHD only)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Production dates 1/7/2009 - 16/9/2010 VIN range AC125313-AC239284
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The clutch pedal pivot may fail during normal use of vehicle. If the clutch pedal fails the vehicle will not be capable of changing gear.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users

 
Description: Passenger car.
Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0011/14       
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic straps
 
Brand: DS
 
Name: Cuerda equipaje (luggage rope)
 
Type / number of model: ref. DS668115 (160 cm)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8433796681153
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The hooks can detach from the elastic strap which can lead to injury to the user. In addition, the labelling and instructions are insufficient. The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Elastic luggage straps with a hook on each end. They are sold in plastic bags with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0017/14       
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic strap
 
Brand: Leiva
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8431487182200
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The straps may break when under tension. If the hook detaches, it could hit the user or cause the load being carried to fall. In addition, the labelling and instructions are insufficient.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Round elastic straps with hooks at each end. The product is supplied in a transparent bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0021/14       
Category: Other
 
Product: Elastic straps
 
Brand: Happy home
 
Name: Cuerda Elástica
 
Type / number of model: Ref.n° 91235
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435207612350
 
Risk type: Injuries
 
The hooks can detach from the elastic strap which can lead to injury to the user or cause the load being carried to fall. In addition, the labelling and instructions are insufficient.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.


 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Elastic straps with hooks at each end,180 cm long. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a card indicating "Happy Hogar, Cuerda Elástica, 180cm".
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0045/14       
Category: Other
 
Product: Molasses tobacco
 
Brand: Golden Layalina
 
Name: White Grape, Blue Mist, Blueberry Grape, After Glow, Double Apple
 
Type / number of model: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a risk due to the excessive levels of the humectant glycerine and of 1,2-propandiol. The product does not comply with the relevant national legislaton.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border, Other

 
Description: Packaging: transparent foil pouch containing one original pack of each variety. Content: tobacco molasses, different flavourings.
Country of origin: United Arab Emirates
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0051/14       
Category: Other
 
Product: Ladder
 
Brand: Codiven
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: MH-200
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8422893922153
 
Risk type: Cuts, Entrapment, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there are slack points in the interlocking of the joint and the ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use. As a result, the user may fall from a height. Furthermore, the product poses a risk of cuts due to the presence of sharp edges adjacent to its joint, posing a risk of entrapment because the rungs do not have an anti-slip surface.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Steel transformable ladder with 8+8 rungs, height 177 cm, extended height 360 cm, packaging 109 x 17 x 48 cm. It is packed in plastic wrapping carrying an adhesive label with the following data: MH-200, instructions for use, a table of ladder sizes, symbols and pictograms.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0037/14       
Category: Protective equipment
 
Product: Motorcycling gloves
 
Brand: MotoFirst
 
Name: Cross
 
Type / number of model: Model: 905265
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3348679780746
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzidine (aromatic amine released from azo dyes) above the permitted levels (measured value: 400 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Black motorcycling gloves incorporating protective panels for the knuckles.
Country of origin: Pakistan
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0002/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Wooden rattle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Supplier ref. W071013, NOZ ref. 8681413
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the wooden balls) can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Rattle consisting of small wooden parts and a bell, joined together to form a bear within a wooden ring.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0004/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy key chain (teddy bear)
 
Brand: Art Studio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Item No.:2558
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the metal ring and the connecting elements can easily be removed and could be swallowed 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: Other - Voluntary preventive action taken by the importer

 
Description: Soft toy (~10-12 cm plush teddy bear) attached to a key ring with a cord. No packaging.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Latvia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0005/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Toys
 
Type / number of model: WH-035
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8668337390007
 
Risk type: Burns, Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it can easily overheat as a result of a short circuit between parts of the opposite polarity. The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high. In addition, the battery compartment is easily accessible and batteries could be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115 and EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Toy mobile phone in the shape of a yellow chicken, with a blue scarf. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0007/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy gun
 
Brand: Ideal Westernland
 
Name: Schusspistole Junior ("Junior pistol")
 
Type / number of model: Art. No. 401 9151
 
Batch number / Barcode: DBGM 8632494
 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
 
The peak sound pressure level is too high.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description: Toy black plastic revolver with chamber for percussion caps.
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, Germany, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0018/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Activity toy
 
Brand: KIK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: KIK 0003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts could easily detach and be swallowed by small 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: Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Activity toy with a wooden base, three metal loops and wooden spheric parts in different colours. The product is sealed in plastic film.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Austria
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0029/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy watch with bracelet strap
 
Brand: Popkidz
 
Name: Christmas Time
 
Type / number of model: PK2105
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8437011769541
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the bracelet contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value up to 7.9% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: The toy watch has two parts: a bracelet strap and a watch. The bracelet strap is rigid and when slapped against the wrist becomes flexible, surrounding the wrist. The watch, which contains a digital clock with a small battery, has a Santa Claus' figure. The product is supplied in a display case and contains a bag of sweets.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0031/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Squeeze toy
 
Brand: Lässig
 
Name: Lela
 
Type / number of model: Art. No: LLELA001
 
Batch number / Barcode: EAN Code 4042183322780
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains substances which can metabolise and form N-nitrosamine (measured value of nitrosable substances: 2.25 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant national legislation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Squeeze toy in the shape of a fawn made of soft, white, elastic material. The head is black, white and red, the ears are pink and the back has light brown spots painted on it. The toy is about 15 cm in height with a body length of around 8 cm. It is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0034/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Super
 
Type / number of model: Item number: 901412
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured value: 16.5% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Multicoloured soft ball.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0036/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Beautiful Girl
 
Type / number of model: Item No.: 919569, Model No.: B02102
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head, the arms and the legs of the doll contain bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 28.5% by weight). In addition, the arms and legs of the doll contain diisononylphthalate (DINP) (measured value 2.2% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Small plastic doll with earrings supplied in a pink cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0038/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Archery set
 
Brand: Xin Yin Dai Toys
 
Name: Shoot Set
 
Type / number of model: Ref. 989; lot CG4484-13A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7290005003240
 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
 
The arrows pose a risk of choking because they include suction cups which are small parts that can be detached very easily and may be swallowed by children. Moreover, the product poses a risk of injury because the kinetic energy of the arrows exceeds the permitted level.

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: Set comprising a bow and arrows with suction cups. Packaging: cardboard blister pack with the reference number and 'Shoot Set' on the front.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0039/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy learning phone
 
Brand: Navystar
 
Name: Bilingual Learning Mobile
 
Type / number of model: Item No: 68016-T
 
Batch number / Barcode: 4891622680161
 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.

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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: The toy phone teaches numbers, colours and shapes in English and Spanish, it plays music with light. It is made of coloured plastic and packaged in a cardboard box.The notification does not cover products placed on the market after 1 November 2013
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Latvia

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Alert number: A12/0047/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Plastic dolls
 
Brand: N & M (Norah & Matthew)
 
Name: Nancie
 
Type / number of model: 85086
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the heads and the shoes of the dolls contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 23.7% by weight).

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Set of two dolls supplied in a pink cardboard box.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0050/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Sweet Mania
 
Name: Bubble
 
Type / number of model: Lote: PS95
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8435124170544
 
Risk type: Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the total aerobic microbial count in the soapy water is too high. There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.





 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Blue plastic tube containing liquid for making soap bubbles with a red cap.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0054/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Soft toy
 
Brand: Sanrio
 
Name: Hello Kitty
 
Type / number of model: A41999
 
Batch number / Barcode: 3298061507133
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the flower on the head can be easily removed by children, put in the mouth and could block the airways.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: The toy comes with a pink bag with decorative motifs in the form of flowers and a Hello Kitty figure. The bag has two white handles tied at the top with a pink ribbon. The 'Hello Kitty' soft toy is white with eyes and whiskers embroidered in brown thread and the nose embroidered in yellow thread. It wears a pink blouse with green sleeves which has “Hello Kitty” embroidered in white. On the ear there is a decoration in the form of a pink flower with a green button stuck in the middle.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0056/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Toy musical phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Item No: DS605B
 
Batch number / Barcode: 6950010772111
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it may break, easily releasing small parts that could be put in the mouth by children and block the airways.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Musical phone in the form of a cat, made of coloured plastic. The toy is battery-operated and produces different sounds when the buttons are pressed. Packaged in a cardboard box, recommended age group is 18 months. Approximate size of toy: 18 cm x 4 cm.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0058/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy dress costume
 
Brand: BT (Boys Toys)
 
Name: Bucanero
 
Type / number of model: Lot: NW12B00004 (size 3-4 years and 5-6 years)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8422562104071
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Child's buccaneer costume which includes a hat and jacket in red and brown, black trousers, brown boot covers, a red belt/sash with a gilded buckle and a white shirt with drawstrings at the neck. The costume comes on a hanger and is covered with a card with a picture of a child wearing the outfit against the backdrop of a beach and the word BUCANERO (buccaneer). The sizes in which the outfit is sold are: 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0061/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy dress cloak
 
Brand: Rose & Romeo (R&R)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref. 10028 (size 4 years)
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8718403983586
 
Risk type: Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area, which could get trapped.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: The cloak is sold without any kind of packaging. Attached to the cloak is a label, the front of which shows a girl wearing the cloak. The costume is in a single part: a cloak with a pink hood with silver dots; there are two functional ribbons in the neck area (one on each side), which are used to fasten the garment.
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0062/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Rattle with bells
 
Brand: Merca Hogar Lin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: ref. 8607 - ST 112633972
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8600006986070
 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
 
The toy poses a risk of choking as, due to its geometric form, should the child fall while the product is placed in his/her mouth, it could result in the toy getting stuck and blocking the airways. Moreover, due to its shape the product poses a risk of injuries if the child falls on it.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Wooden rattle with metal bells. On the top part is a drawing of a doll's face. The product is supplied in a transparent plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0065/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Fancy dress costume
 
Brand: ATOSA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: Réf. N°: : 14817- 14816 - 14815
 
Batch number / Barcode: Lot No: 87; Bar code: 8 422259148173.
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the belt buckle contains 8 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, it contains 1.4 % by weight di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP 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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description: Witch costume for children of 12-24 months old.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Spain

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Alert number: A12/0072/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Mix of plastic toys
 
Brand: Verbetena
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model: 011300156
 
Batch number / Barcode: 8423138517332
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the whistle and small detachable parts of the hooter) which can be easily swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities: Import rejected at border

 
Description: Small toys typical for use during party games ("piñatas"), such as hooters and whistles. They are supplied in plastic bags with a cardboard label.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0073/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Squeeze toy
 
Brand: Alex Bog
 
Name: Frog / Baby Bushy Spider
 
Type / number of model: Ref.: EJT-318, EJT-110, EJT- 518, EJT-617, EJT-512 y EJT-118, EJT-109, EJT-112 and EJT-411.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

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: Rubber toys which light up when squeezed. They are available in various shapes: frogs, monsters, chicks, crocodiles, jellyfish, baby rabbits and ladybirds. The products are supplied in display boxes holding 12 or 24 toys, each reporting a product name (Frog, Baby Bushy Spider, and others).
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0074/14       
Category: Toys
 
Product: Push-along toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Delectation
 
Type / number of model: Ref. 325
 
Batch number / Barcode: 7290005012013
 
Risk type: Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break and release small parts which can be swallowed by small children.

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: Push-along toy in the form of a butterfly with a plastic pole. The product is packed in a cellophane bag.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Risk level: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2
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Alert number: A11/0001/14       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Glue
 
Brand: BOSSIL
 
Name: BOSSIL SUPER GLUE
 
Type / number of model: Model:BS-8112
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code: 9555202609175
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of toluene (0.41% by weight).
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: Packaging contains 12 units. Each tube of glue is packed in a tear-off cardboard and plastic blister that can be detached. There is an image of an elephant and the inscriptions: Bossil® - Super Glue - Super Klijai - Cyanoacrylate Adhesive,pakuotės apačioje nurodyti užrašai: Ideal for Glass, Plastic, Metal, Wood, Rubber, Leather, Porcelain and Paper - 3 gm (0,10 oz.).
Country of origin: Malaysia
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A11/0002/14       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Glue
 
Brand: ALCO
 
Name: SUPER GLUE ALCO
 
Type / number of model: Art. No. 60364
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code:6417564603648
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of chloroform (5.05% by weight).

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: Glue in a cardboard packaging with a transparent plastic blister.
Country of origin: Finland
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
Risk level: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 2

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Alert number: A11/0003/14       
Category: Chemical products
 
Product: Glue
 
Brand: LASERtec
 
Name: LASERtec SUPER GLUE plus
 
Type / number of model: Art. No. 47841
 
Batch number / Barcode: Bar code: 471987213732
 
Risk type: Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chloroform (measured value: 2.58% by weight).
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: 12 pieces packaging: each tube of glue is packed in a tear-off cardboard and plastic blister. Inscriptions: Lasertec ®, glue, for plastics-metal-wood-rubber-paper& leather - Cyanoacrylate Adhesive“.
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Lithuania