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Monday April 24, 2017

Foreign & International Briefs

Online Shopping: Knowing that products from outside the EU or secondhand items might not meet European product safety standards – as well as habits like checking potential purchases against recall lists – are among the "digital competencies" listed in a report for DG Justice made available April 20. Find links to it and related background information at bit.ly/2o8N7J7.

 

Furniture: See advice on mitigating tipping from the New South Wales (Australia) Fair Trading at bit.ly/2ovyrPc.

 

Luggage Straps: ACCC's announcement of new standards in Australia is at bit.ly/2pHrn3X.

 

Child Mortality: Unintentional injuries rank second (behind medical conditions) in a report covering 2011-2015 by the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission at bit.ly/2p0eyUC.

 

Batteries: Safe installation and storage are part of updates to the U.K. Renewable Energy Consumer Code, according to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute at bit.ly/2ovtOVm.

 

Defective Products: Comments are nearly due (April 26) on an EU consultation (PSL, 1/23/17) on updating the 1985 liability directive to account for new technology (bit.ly/2jLtqkB).

 

Non-U.S. Recalls

Country

Product

Date

Company

Hazard

Incidents

Units

Sold

Remedy

Australia

ATVs: Sportsman 450 HO, 570 EPS, 570 SP, 570 6x6, 1000 XP, 1000 XP Touring, 850 SP

4/20/17

Polaris

Power steering wire con­nector can come loose

(U)

(U)

Jan 2017-Apr 2017

Repairs

 

ROVs: Ranger XP 900 & XP 900 Crew

4/20/17

Polaris

Seat close-off panel can come loose

(U)

(U)

Jan 2015-Apr 2017

Repairs

Canada

Dressers: Cynthia 5-drawer

4/20/17

Linon Home Décor

Tipping

None

5

Sep 2015-Aug 2016

Repair kits

 

Dressers: Jaxson/Cameron 6 Drawer Dresser, Night Table and Tall Boy Chest

4/19/17

Caramia Furniture

Tipping

One but no injuries

759

Nov 2013-Oct 2015

Repair kits

N. Zealand

Moses Basket Stands: (U)

4/12/17

Adairs

Collapsing

(U)

(U)

(U)

Refunds

United

Glasses: Metal handle, latte/es­presso

4/12/17

Sainsbury

(U)

(U)

(U)

(U)

Refunds

Kingdom

Helmets: 4Star Cross Country

4/19/17

Charles Owen

Buckle can corrode

(U)

(U)

(U)

Refunds

(U) = Unspecified in the notice.


 

EU RAPEX Notices Issued April 14 (Report 15)

 

Country

Product (number of notices)

Hazard

Remedy

Denmark

Bracelets: By Malene Birger

Nickel

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Wristwatches: Souris d'Or

Nickel

Mandatory withdrawal

Finland

Glue: Tremco illbruck CT040

Toluene

Mandatory withdrawal

France

Perfume: TerreDeBougiesvariousfragrances

No safety closures

Voluntary withdrawal and recall

 

Play Equipment: Toffoli Gioche elephant

Head/neck entrapment

Unspecified voluntary

 

Toys: Saica Peppa Pig 9164 stroller

Small parts detach

Voluntary withdrawal and recall

Germany

Earrings: SerPaCo Season: 216 WGR:621

Nickel

Voluntary recall

 

Gloves: Polo Spirit motorcycle black leather

Chromium VI

Voluntary recall

 

Hair Color: Gold various henna

Inadequate warnings

Voluntary withdrawal

Greece

Lotion: Primo Bango PB-82909

Cinnamal

Mandatory withdrawal

Hungary

Light Chains: Unknown brand KD-240L

Small cross section

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Lighters: Matteo H15

Appealing to children

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Pants: Arino 14055 children's

Decorations detach

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Rompers: Bebessi 2141 babies'

Decorative beads detach

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: Abababy Police Action

Suction cups detach

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: Dear LY-1886 mermaid doll

DEHP

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Toys: Feng Fa SWAT Auto Electric Gun

Too loud

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: Fourtoys Fashion Design 8088A doll

DEHP, DBP

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: Machine Gun Super Combat Mission

Too loud

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: SUper 5505 gun

Too loud

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: X Police Set 653

Suction cups detach

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

Italy

Cardigans: Babyluna children's

Chest cords

Ban

 

Jackets: Ermanno Scervino Junior children's

Chest cords

Ban

 

Jackets: Imperfect Girls

Hood cords

Ban

 

Pants: Too Bee Too girls

Long belt

Ban

 

Sweatshirts: Mascalzone Latino Kids

Hood cords

Ban

Latvia

Cribs: Bobas Ola teak

Accessible small spring

Voluntary recall

 

Cribs: Skrzat Sonoma Bialy Ella 110

Accessible small spring

Voluntary recall

 

Glue: Soudal Cyanofix 84A

Toluene

Mandatory withdrawal

Lithuania

Chairs: Fanny 42168-001

Weak legs

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Chargers: SBS Tetravkitmic1A

Inadequate insulation

Ban

Netherlands

Toys: A.I.&E. 49305 wooden truck

Wheels detach

Mandatory recall

Poland

Toys: Xin Anda / Happy Star guitar

Straps lack quick release

Voluntary withdrawal

Slovakia

Angle Grinders: Evolution NPE115

 

Inadequate blade guard

Ban

 

Angle Grinders: Felisatti AG115/1000

Inadequate insulation

Ban

 

Angle Grinders: Sharks SH 950 SHK235

Inadequate insulation

Ban

Spain

Costumes: Goodmark 1401700-96 cape

Neck cord

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Costumes: Tiger Paryk 1202508 wig

Packaging plastic too thin

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Dresses: Cocote 02-21025 babies' with cap

Buttons detach

Import rejection

 

Gloves: Cuatro Gasa Beholi SL-60 garden

Inadequate blade resistance

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Toys: Casa Hiralal Mini Plane

Helicopter blade detaches

Import rejection