Faulty Product Recall: 25th May 2017
In the last year we’ve seen a tsunami of media headlines around unsafe electrical products, such as the exploding Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the troublesome ECig. News articles are publishing stories on faulty goods like there’s not tomorrow, we’re starting to think this is the norm. Well, that’s wrong. We shouldn’t. Manufacturers should be reminded they are subjected to the ‘Consumer Protection Act 1987’ and should adhere to the legislation, in its entirety.
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 week we are going to write a blog post pinpointing all the faulty goods which have come to our attention in the UK; you’ll never be left in the dark again.
WEEKLY PRODUCT RECALL POST:
Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:
Brand: Kokkai Sumi Ink
Name: Lining – Tribal – Tattoo ink
Product: Tattoo or permanent make-up ink
Category: Chemical products
Type / number of model: Unknown
Batch number / Barcode: Batch 2013 mar 29, MFG date 23-03-2013, Exp. date : 23-03-2018
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains cadmium (measured value: 0.53 mg/kg) and lead (measured value: 19.19 mg/kg). Cadmium accumulates in the body and can cause damage to bones and kidneys if absorbed from the tattoo and exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity.
The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up recommends that the levels of lead in tattoo inks do not exceed 2 mg/kg and that the level of cadmium does not exceed 0.2 mg/kg.
Product: Passenger car
Category: Motor vehicles
Type / number of model: Japanese production: EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0478; Russian production: E-RU.MT02.B.00026;
Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were manufactured between 2013 and 2015.
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
A power steering pressure hose can break. This results in leakage of power steering fluid, which can cause power steering to fail and possibly also cause a fire.
Name: EVA PUZZLE MATS
Product: Puzzle mat
Type / number of model: Supplier ref. T6020-4, ref. NOZ 4306345
Batch number / Barcode: 3596234306345
Risk type: Choking
Small parts can easily be detached from the puzzle mat (small part of the letter H) and 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 with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Name: HiSpeed, High Performance1/10th Scale Racing Car – Ready To Run
Product: Remote-controlled car
Type / number of model: Brontosaurus RTR Super Power HSP 4 WD
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The tyres of the toy car contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in concentrations of up to 6.7 mg/kg. These PAHs are carcinogenic. The child can be exposed when the tyres come into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin or the mouth
Name: Álarc (‘Mask’)
Product: Fancy-dress mask
Type / number of model: 1) 9801 (cat); 2) PG-001 (rabbit)
Batch number / Barcode: 1) 5999527940614;
Risk type: Burns
The product poses a risk of burns due to the high flammability of the material of the mask. If the child wears the mask and it catches fire, the child may suffer burns mostly on the face.
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.