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Monday March 12, 2018

Foreign & International Briefs

IoT: The U.K. Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport March 6 urged a secure-by-design approach to products on the internet of things (IoT). It uses a five-issue framework: reduced burdens on both suppliers and consumers, transparency about protections, ability to measure those protections, ensuring dialog, and ability to ensure protections' resilience. Concerns are both the physical risk that fall under product safety as well as privacy and general security. Read it at bit.ly/2oOZ3O6.

 

Non-U.S. Recalls

Country

Product

Date

Company

Hazard

Incidents Reported

Units

Sold

Remedy

Australia

Magnets: Hematite Rattlesnake Eggs

3/5/18

Impulse Variety

High magnetic flux

(U)

(U)

Jun 2011-Dec 2017

Refunds

 

Mugs: Wheat Leaf crystal

3/7/8

Tiffany

Crack when exposed to hot liquids

(U)

(U)

Sep 2017-Dec 2017

Refunds

 

Pacifier Chains: Unnamed with silicone bead and nylon cods

3/7/8

Teenee Tot

Small parts detach

(U)

(U)

Apr 2017-Feb 2018

Refunds

 

Toy Xylophones: Musical Jumbo wooden, elephant-shaped

3/5/18

DCTCP

Small parts detach

(U)

(U)

Sep 2017

Replacement plus vouchers

 

Treadmills: Unnamed foldup,

3/5/18

Innovations Direct

Missing warnings

(U)

(U)

Mar 2017-Mar 2018

Warning labels

Canada

Air Conditioners: Amana PTAC, numerous models

3/1/18

Goodman Manufacturing

Overheating

None in Canada; nine in U.S.

3,400

Feb 2010-Feb 2018

Repair kits

 

Disposal Switches: STS-SOSN countertop

3/6/18

InSinkErator

Water can enter power module

None

29

Feb 2017-Oct 2017

Replacements

 

Modular Blowers: Amana, Daikin, and Goodman models

3/1/18

Goodman Manufacturing

Incorrect electrical in­for­mation on serial plates

None

80

Apr 2017-Oct 2017

Replacement labels or repairs

New Zealand

Attic Ladders: OXAAL27 and OX-TAL28

3/7/18

Easy Access

Mounting screws can pull free

(U)

(U)

Jun 2013-Aug 2017

Repairs

 

Bicycles: Allez Base 2018

3/5/18

Specialized

Forks can fail

(U0

(U)

Jul 2017-Dec 2017

Replacement forks

 

Toasters: Home & Co TL-136 stainless steel, two slice

3/6/18

Kmart

Heating elements can re­main live when off

(U)

(U)

Sep 2016-Nov 2017

Refunds

(U) = Unspecified in the notice.


 

EU RAPEX Notices Issued March 2 (Report 9)

 

Country

Product (number of notices)

Hazard

Remedy

Bulgaria

Circular Saws: RTRMAX RTH 182

Live part can become accessible

Ban

 

Home Insulation: Adeplast EPS 120 Ignifugat

Lowered fire performance

Voluntary withdrawal

Estonia

Bikinis: Sokisahtel girl's with mermaid tail

Drawstrings; tail impedes swimming

Voluntary withdrawal

Finland

Branch Saws: Mag-Pro 2682

Blade lock missing

Mandatory recall

 

Candles: Flora Lauakuunal Patina

Instability

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Toy Purses: Fashion Girl

DINP

Import rejection

France

Curling Irons: Gemei GM-2908

Inadequate insulation

Voluntary recall

 

Floodlights: CEBA PH400

Inadequate humidity resistance

Unspecified voluntary action

 

Perfume: Atmosphera 130900F

Fruit images can attract children

Voluntary recall

Germany

Adult Novelties: Zado/Orion Le Body garment

Chromium VI

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Belts: Lilii 50011001185 women's leather

Chromium VI

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Jackets: Werner Christ Celine 712310 leather

Chromium VI

Voluntary withdrawal

Greece

Inflatable Toys: Rock-n-Roll AP0220 guitar

Short-chain chlorinated paraffins

Ban and mandatory withdrawal

Hungary

Kick Scooters: Cygnus S-125

Steering column can break

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Kick Scooters: Sportline City 20223 folding

Hinge can fail

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Lights: LuXray HS-T5-600 LED tubes

Accessible live parts

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Play Equipment: Metalcar Pepi 1054 swing

Seat knots can loosen easily

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Skateboards: Unknown brand KDS-3108AB

Axle and suspension can break

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

Italy

Dress-Up Makeup: Festifolie 39038

Nickel

Ban

 

Sweatpants: Franky Village FKT-82 children's

Waist drawstrings too long

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Sweatshirts: Best Kid's MRO-525 children's

Neck drawstrings

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Sweatshirts: Diamond 0951 children's

Neck drawstrings

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Sweatshirts: Urkin HM-316 children's

Neck drawstrings

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Waste Disposers: Franke PM3

Casing can break, ejecting fragments

Voluntary withdrawal

Latvia

Circular Saws: Bort BHK-160U

Inadequate upper guard

Voluntary withdrawal

Lithuania

Cosmetics: Belitas SBP 0564 Manicure Mask

Methyldibromo glutaronitrile

Ban

Netherlands

Pacifier Holders: Dr. Brown's AC037-INTL

Breaks into small parts

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: Playing Kids Activity Ball 25749ASW1

Small parts can be released

Voluntary withdrawal

Poland

Dolls: Beauty in Marine Trip 02012G

DEHP

Voluntary withdrawal

 

Toy Guns: PH Kris tAEM Super Soft Bullet

Suction cups detach DEHP, DBP

Voluntary withdrawal

Romania

False Nails: Deng Deng S502 and S611

DBP in glue

Ban

 

False Nails: Dudustrong S627

DBP in glue

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Nail Polish:BCN Miss Rou Super Nail Hardener

DBP

Mandatory withdrawal

Spain

Dolls: Jiali Toys Belinda Mermaid

DEHP

Import rejection

 

Safety Shoes: Subway by JHAyber 85021

Inadequate impact resistance

Import rejection

 

Safety Shoes: Zante Siena

Inadequate impact resistance

Import rejection

 

Toy Blocs: Toinsa Darasise Blocks 03-0014

Small parts

Import rejection

 

Toy Cooking Sets: Marco's Toys 1664

Small buttons detach

Import rejection

 

Toy Guitars: Nafeng 03-6620

Small parts break off

Import rejection

 

Toy Guns: Super Juguete Eva Pop Gun 999503

Suction cups detach

Import rejection

Sweden

Keychains: Funko Five Nights at Freddy's

Nickel

Voluntary withdrawal