Faulty Product Recall: 1st August 2017

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Are you looking to stay ahead of the curb, and be notified of products/items which have been blacklisted as faulty? You’re in luck, every month we write blog posts pinpointing all the faulty goods which have come to our attention in the UK; you’ll never be left in the dark again.

MONTHLY PRODUCT RECALL POST:

Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:

Victoria Secrets star snow globe case faulty product

Featured Products:

Brand: Victoria’s Secret

Name: Star Snow Globe Case

Product: Mobile phone case

Category: Other

Type / number of model: Zs-343852

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Chemical

The phone case contains white spirit and can break easily. If the fluid leaks and comes into contact with the skin, it may cause skin irritation or chemical burns.

One accident reported.

Company recall page: 

http://victoriassecret.com www.getmixbin.com

Yamaha children's racing overalls faulty product recall

Brand: YAMAHA

Name: Unknown

Product: Children’s sweatshirt

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Type / number of model: PADDOCK BLUE JUNIOR, ref. B14-FT507-E0-12, B14-FT507-E0-14, B16-FT507-E1-12, B16-FT507-E1-14, B16-SB507-E0-12, B16-SB507-E0-14, B16-GM507-E0-12 and B16-GM507-E0-14 (models 2014 and 2016).

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Strangulation

The drawstrings in the hood may become trapped during various activities of a child, leading to strangulation.

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

Fitkraft Trampoline faulty product recall

Brand: Fitkraft

Name: 1) HOPPA 312 cm, 2) newMASTER 305 cm

Product: Trampoline

Category: Toys

Type / number of model: 1) FTTRHSZ312AKD1; FTTRHSZ312AKD2;

 Products affected were sold between 17.01.2017 and 25.05.2017., 2) FTKTTR305SZnM;

 Products affected were sold between 17.01.2017 and 25.05.2017.

Batch number / Barcode: 1) 5902533902514; 5902533902521, 2) 5902533902866

Risk type: Injuries

The distance between mat and ground is insufficient due to incorrect elements connecting the legs and frame. During intense bouncing, the mat may deflect and come into contact with the ground. Users can consequently hit the ground.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-14.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Company recall page:

http://fitkraft.pl/komunikat-trampoliny-3

Primark flip flops faulty product recall

Brand: Primark

Name: Unknown

Product: Flip flops

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Type / number of model: 02387/01, 02, 03 (black) , 02387/04, 05, 06 8 8 (blue) , 02387/07, 08, 08 (khaki), 02387/10, 11, 12 (navy)

Batch number / Barcode: 110751951 (black), 1107520783 (blue), 1107521757 (khaki), 1108022623 (navy)

Risk type: Chemical

The product contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including chrysene (measured values: chrysen: up to 2.9 mg/kg; total of PAHs up to: 9.4 mg/kg). This PAH is carcinogenic. A person could be exposed if the product comes into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin.

Super Stik: super glue faulty product recall

Brand: Super STIK

Name: Super Glue

Product: Glue

Category: Chemical products

Type / number of model: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode: 5050577803929; batch: 92112-F

Risk type: Chemical

The product contains chloroform (measured value 39.4% 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.

DP LED Foldable Desk Lamp faulty product recall
DP Foldable desk lamp faulty product recall

Items:

Brand: DP

Name: SMD LED FOLDABLE DESK LAMP

Product: Desk lamp

Category: Lighting equipment

Type / number of model: LED-688, Reference: 10111

Batch number / Barcode: 5 995858 101113

Risk type: Electric shock, Fire

The pins of the built-in plug do not have an insulating collar. The user may touch the live pins when plugging the plug into a mains socket. The basic insulated moving wires touch the sharp edges of metal wrist screws: in case of damage to the insulation, the live metal conductors would become accessible. The heat and flame resistance of the insulating material that hold the pins of the built-in plug in position is insufficient.

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

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

Cotton tree oil cream for babies faulty product recall

Brand: Cotton Tree

Name: Zinc and Castor Oil Cream

Product: Cream for babies

Category: Cosmetics

Type / number of model: Batch No (Expiry Date): Zc 518 (11/2018); Zc 607 (04/2019); Zc 602 (02/2019); Zc 603 (02/2019); Zc 604 (02/2019); Zc 609 (06/2019); Zc 614 (09/2019)

Batch number / Barcode: 5050375062726

Risk type: Chemical

This product contains 0.1% of propylparaben. This paraben has a potential endocrine disrupting activity.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

MCL AC travel adaptor faulty product recall

Brand: MCL

Name: AC Travel Adapter with USB Ports

Product: Travel plug adapter

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Type / number of model: PS-UNI/1UZ

Batch number / Barcode: 20160722-1C, 3700224755942

Risk type: Electric shock

The clearances and creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are too small. Different sets of pins can be extended at the same time, resulting in live pins being accessible. The holes in the sockets are not protected by shutters.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Hollo Kitty toy mobile phone faulty product recall

Brand: COMBUY

Name: Hollo Kitty

Product: Toy mobile phone

Category: Toys

Type / number of model: 7100-03

Batch number / Barcode: 5291410108140

THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT

Risk type: Chemical, Choking

The lid of the battery compartment can easily be removed and the batteries are accessible. A child can put them in the mouth and swallow them, causing choking or damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115

KX toy cash register faulty product recall

Brand: KX

Name: Imitate Cash Register

Product: Toy cash register

Category: Toys

Type / number of model: 023F

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Choking

The lids of the plastic bottles detach easily. A small child could put them in the mouth and choke.

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

Hyundai H1 faulty product recall

Brand: Hyundai

Name: H1

Product: Passenger car

Category: Motor vehicles

Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e4*2001/116*0129* and e4*2007/46*0091*;

Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced between 12 February 2015 and 30 March 2016.

Risk type: Fire

Fuel may leak from the fuel line in the engine compartment which may result in a fire.

KTM Logo 125 and 390 duke product recall

Brand: KTM

Name: 125 and 390 Duke

Product: Motorcycle

Category: Motor vehicles

Type / number of model: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode: model year 2017

Risk type: Injuries

Temporary failure of the headlamps may occur and can lead to road accidents.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Company recall page:

http://www.ktm.com

If you own any of the listed products above and believe it’s faulty or/concerned about the safety of a product; please contact us.

Article Written By:

  • Paul McMullan Deputy Head of RTA Department

    Department: Road Traffic Accidents, Product Liability and Flight Delay.

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