Faulty Product Recall: 9th March 2017

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 writing a blog post pinpointing all the faulty goods which have come to our attention; you’ll never be left in the dark again.

Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:

bike helmet unsafe - product liability
bike helmet faulty - product liability

 Featured Product:

Qtech / Jix has been forced to recall their Helmets as the impact absorption capacity is insufficient.  The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation No.22.

The product manufactured in China is clearly not fit for purpose and the manufacturers are placing customer’s lives at risk.  No information has been provided as to how this recall has come about but we can only question as to whether someone has been seriously injured.

Brand: Qtech / Jix

Name: Unknown

Product: Motorcycle helmet

Category: Motor vehicles

Risk level: Serious risk

Type/number of model OP02 – Type Approval E9-05.1952

Batch number/Barcode Unknown

OECD Portal Category 77000000 – Automotive

Description Open Face Motor Cycle helmet with visor, comes in colours of white/red; white; and black.

Country of origin China

Notifying country United Kingdom

Risk type Injuries

The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation No. 22.

Unsafe Moisturizing cream - product recall

Items:

 

Brand: Mirra Daily

Name: Moisturizing cream with apple wax

Product: Cream

Category: Cosmetics

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code 4602819006790, Batch number 1117R41

Risk: Chemical

The cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. According to the Cosmetic Products Regulation, MCI/MI is prohibited in leave-on cosmetic products.

Munchkin baby gate - product recall

Brand: MUNCHKIN

Name: Extending Metal Wall Fix Safety Gate

Product: Safety gate for children

Category: Childcare articles and children’s equipment

Type/number of model: Model: MKO001 Rev3, Item Number: 011448

Batch number/Barcode: EAN: 5019090114486, Batch code: MCKJI-1154

Risk: Injuries

The height of the safety barrier is too low: a child could climb up and fall over the barrier leading to injuries.

Climax Gask mask - product recall

Brand: CLIMAX

Name: Unknown

Product: Respiratory mask with filters

Category: Protective equipment

Type/number of model: 755/756 (combined filters)

Batch number/Barcode: 164001 – 2016 production

Risk: Health risk / other

The mask does not offer adequate protection against gases and penetration of liquid particles in relation to the declared filtering capacity. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14387.

Disney crayons - product recall

Brand: DISNEY / Rendez-vous

Name: Color Pencils ‘POOH’

Product: Coloured pencil set

Category: Toys

Type/number of model: 314893

Batch number/Barcode: 8430173148933

Risk: Chemical

The pencil lead contains an excessive amount of cadmium (pink, purple and dark blue pencils); zinc (dark green pencil); and lead (orange and purple pencils). A child playing with the pencils could put them in the mouth and ingest these chemicals. Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and/or cause cancer. Zinc can be toxic when exposure exceeds physiological needs. Exposure to lead can result in severe and irreversible neurotoxicity, particularly in the case of children. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 71-3.

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.

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