Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report

Report 8 ( Published on: 25/02/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0086/05       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. The 800 v (1.66kHz) electric discharge presents a danger for sensitive people or having a blood-pressure pace-maker. Absence of information in Spanish.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the distribution ordered. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the distribution ordered.

 
Description:  Joke “Shock” ball point pen, looking like a normal ball point pen but producing electric discharges when pressing the push-button.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0082/05       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Insufficient thermal shock resistance: the glass can explode sprinkling hot liquids.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; warning issued by the authorities.

 
Description:  Tea/coffee transparent glass “Pasabahce” (N° 62511 AIDA; EAN 8693357004672).
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0083/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The laser beam can cause eye injury; missing safety warnings and instructions. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy laser pointer “HI-OUTPUT KEY LASER, 5 in 1 - Key tag – laser pointer”, with four different shaped tips and one tip concentrating the beam.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0084/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The laser beam can cause eye injury; missing safety warnings and instructions. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy laser pointer “Laser Pointer Powered K&B - Key tag – laser pointer”, with seven different tips and one concentrating the beam.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0081/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. Possible contact with live parts; unsafe wires connection; incompliant plug. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European and UK standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Product seized by the authorities.

 
Description:  Desk aquarium “Rotating Lamp”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0078/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Possible engine malfunction or stall caused by wire harness open circuit.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Honda off-road motorcycle XR 125L (frame numbers within the series XR125L3 “E” type 9C2JD).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0085/05       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Possible child’s finger entrapment in different parts of a child’s reach zone. The buggy does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and consumer information. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s pushchair “Children’s B&B sport buggy - BUGGY AIR”, with inflatable wheels and reversible handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0087/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation and injury. Insufficient resistance of the rattles that can break releasing small sharpened parts that can be swallowed by a child. The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Two sorts of rattles (N° 1.20152.2): a) Five coloured plastic bells containing two metal balls, with handle; b) Five balls containing smaller balls ant two metal balls, with handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0088/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Kinetic energy exceeding the allowed values; missing warnings in Hungarian. The toy guns do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Three sorts of toy guns: a) “Military Force” (P-615B); b) and c) “Armed force” (5701-C and 3.918-B), 6mm black plastic toy guns, with laser gun sight, firing red and yellow plastic bullets as ammunitions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0080/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. Unsafe cable fixation and internal insulation; possible contact with live parts; unsafe fixation of the two neon lamps (glued); missing safety information. The illuminated picture does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market suspended by the authorities.

 
Description:  Decorative wall picture light “Mecca”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8

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Alert number: 0079/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. Unsafe soldering and wires fixation; insufficient wires section; incorrectly marked. The extension supply cords do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

 
Description:  Three and six sockets extension supply cords with switches “Zhong Ya”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 8