Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 11 ( Published on: 18/03/2005)
Corrigendum
Week 46, 2004 : On the basis of the complementary information received by the Commission and showing the conformity of the product to safety requirements, the notification published on the week report n° 46 – 2004 “Plasticine toy Dido Box Colore” has been withdrawn from the weekly report

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0117/05       
Category: 
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: 
 
Risk for health. The convex plastic glasses can damage the child’s sight and cause different health troubles (headache, dizziness, equilibrium disturbance, etc.).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the distribution, issue of warnings and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy tool set “My Tool Kit” (PLAYGO) composed of 12 plastic pieces (helm, hammer, glasses, etc.).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0132/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Some diving computers are wrongly calibrated and provide unreliable information to the divers.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers, information and corrective actions. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Diving computer “MARES – DACOR” (3 models, a) MARES M1, serial number from 22783 to 22902 – from 23019 to 23045; b) DACOR DARWIN AIR serial number from 3265 to 3415; c) DACOR DARWIN CONSOLE serial number from 8503 to 8592).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0121/05       
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 and skin lesions. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer “Powerful laser Pointer” in the shape of a revolver with rotating cylinder.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0133/05       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Risk of burns and fire. The toy-appearance is attractive to children who can accidentally ignite the lighters while playing with them.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution (By: Other)

 
Description:  Novelty gas lighters in the shape of a black and white football, of a mobile phone, of a brown handled gun lighters and of a silver gun.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0122/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Inadequate dimensioning of the transition from the hub to the brake disk: the disk can shear off from the hub, leading to the complete loss of braking power with significant reduction in the vehicle's braking power.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers with compulsory monitoring of the recall. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Voluntary recall from consumers with compulsory monitoring of the recall.

 
Description:  Brake disk “Textar” for the replacement of the original part No 4 041 428 (spare part for FORD Transit type V, built in or after March 2000, rear wheel drive; Art. No 98200 1038 EAN 40 19722 24497 1).
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0131/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Moisture and dirt can get in the accelerator cable lining and block the throttle flap even when the driver takes his foot off the pedal.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions. Monitoring of the recall by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Car “Opel – Monterey” with V6 petrol engine (Vehicles built between 1992 and 1995 are concerned, with serial numbers N7100010 - N7104055, P7100083 - P7106140, R8100002 - R8103559, and S8100060 - S8102404)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0118/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
Risk for health. The convex plastic glasses can damage the child’s sight and cause different health troubles (headache, dizziness, equilibrium disturbance, etc.).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the distribution, issue of warnings and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy electric tool set “My Electrical Tool” (PLAYGO) composed of two plastic pieces, battery operated sabre jig saw and protective glasses.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0134/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Insufficient resistance of the steering axis which can collapse under 31Kg weight; Insufficient wheels dimension. The scooter does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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:  Scooter “Monopol”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0145/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll emitting sounds
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking to children because the battery cover opens very easily, whereupon the button batteries are accessible to children.


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Doll emitting sounds Brand: Betty Type/number of model: Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0119/05       
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. Incompliant insulation with possible contact to live parts. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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:  Plug adaptor “Euro plug” (2-pin flat plug).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0123/05       
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. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Extension supply cord “3 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET - GON 3” (AY) with illuminated switch.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0124/05       
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. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Extension supply cord “4 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET - GON 4” (AY) with illuminated switch.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0125/05       
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. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Extension supply cord “5 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET – GON 5” (AY) with illuminated switch.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0126/05       
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. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Extension supply cord “3 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET - GON 3” (AY).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0127/05       
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. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Extension supply cord “4 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET – GON 4” (AY)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0128/05       
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. The plug and the sockets have an earth contact but the extension supply cable does not have the earth conductor and is only a two-wire cable. The extension supply cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Extension supply cord “5 CIRCLE HOLE SOCKET – GON 5” (AY)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0129/05       
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. Sharpened internal parts can damage the internal conductors which can also get in contact with moving parts; insufficient electric resistance of the tool. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Undue use of the GS mark.
 

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

 
Description:  Drill “ZIJ-13” as part of a set of different DIY electric tools including an angle grinder and a jig saw.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11

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Alert number: 0130/05       
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 wires fixation, insufficient cross section of the conductors; corroded soldering points. 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Extension supply cord with multiple sockets (3-way, 6-way, 8-way) with and without switch (Model: NO MG-O-03, MG-03, MG-06, MG-08).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 11