Faulty Product Recall: 25th May 2017

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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.


Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:

Kokkai Sumi Ink



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.

Nissan Murano power steeling failure
Source: UKcarreviews

Brand: Nissan

Name: Murano

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;

Type: Z51

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.

Eva kids puzzle mats

Brand: Unknown


Product: Puzzle mat

Category: Toys

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.

HSP Hispeed toy car

Brand: HSP

Name: HiSpeed, High Performance1/10th Scale Racing Car – Ready To Run

Product: Remote-controlled car

Category: Toys

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

Children's fancy dress mask

Brand: Unknown

Name: Álarc (‘Mask’)

Product: Fancy-dress mask

Category: Toys

Type / number of model: 1) 9801 (cat); 2) PG-001 (rabbit)

Batch number / Barcode: 1) 5999527940614;

2) 5999555722770

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.

Article Written By:

  • Paul McMullan Deputy Head of RTA Department

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

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