Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 12 ( Published on: 23/03/2005)
Corrigendum
Week 12 : On the basis of complementary information received by the Commission, the notification published on the week reports n° 12 – 2005: “Adjustable Child safety barrier - Lindam” has been withdrawn.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0136/05       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The foldable mechanism presents a risk of finger entrapment and cut.
 

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

 
Description:  Foldable wooden garden chair and armchair made of eucalyptus wood (Hélians-DTC-0418A and DTC-0418B)
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0143/05       
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. The safety pressure release valve comes into operation at 11 bars, while the two components of the coffee maker, detach at 4 bars overpressure.
 

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

 
Description:  Espresso coffee-maker intended to be put on a heating source in order to prepare 6 coffee cups (n°8516710000).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0141/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. The spotlight exceeds the maximum permitted temperatures (90°) and can reach 126°; information not visible after the mounting of the spot. The lighting does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and product recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Waterproof built-in halogen spotlight “DIAG”, IP 65 protection rating (ZETAPI-W T 50)
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0138/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Vibrations can cause damage to the electric lines from the starter to the alternator due to chafing. This could lead to short circuits in the vehicle's electrical system while being operated.
 

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

 
Description:  Commercial vehicle Mercedes-Benz “Actros”. Model: Actros 950-954; EU Type approval e1*98 / 14 *0184*02.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0144/05       
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. The instructions request to fit the barrier with faceting clamps only for permanent fixation; without such fixation devices the barrier does not offer sufficient protection; Small pieces can be released and swallowed by a child, who may also stick its head or thorax. The barrier does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and product seized by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Adjustable Child safety barrier “Lindam”.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0149/05       
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. Presence of burrs or sharp edges. The superior wooden frame does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden baby cot “PEP Nico” 123,5 x 97 x 69cm.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0150/05       
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. Inadequate distance between the bed base and the ends; insufficient resistance of the bed base and structure that can break. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden baby cot “Belle” (Mobiline) 125,5 x 95 x 65cm.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0151/05       
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. The screws used to fix the base to the sides are in plastic that can deteriorate and cause instability of the bed. Excessive distances between the bed base and between the vertical bars; safety instructions not available in the national languages. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  White varnished wooden baby cot “Tom” (Mobiline) 125,5 x 95,5 x 65cm.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0152/05       
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. Presence of burrs or sharp edges; unsafe internal height of the bed. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards
 

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

 
Description:  Varnished wooden baby cot “Caravelle” (Megamax) 121,5 x 90 x 67,5cm.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0153/05       
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. Unsafe distance between the slats of the mattress support; insufficient bed internal height; Insufficient resistance of the structure, pieces can break; safety instructions are not available in the national languages. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standard.
 

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

 
Description:  White varnished wooden baby cot “Virginie” (Megamax) 126 x 96,5 x 72cm.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0154/05       
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. The screws used to fix the base to the sides are in plastic that can deteriorate and cause instability of the bed; excessive distance between the vertical bars; insufficient resistance of the structure. The cot does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  White varnished wooden baby cot “Chris” (Neyt) 126 x 96 x 66cm.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0137/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. The small suction darts can be swallowed by a child. The darts do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy “Safety Air Gun” shotgun with telescope, target, four short suction darts and five bullets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0146/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. While rotated the elastic cord extends and can get wrapped around the child neck. The yoyo does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Yoyo Water Ball with flashing light (N°22081; 164076; EAN 2000030422887).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0147/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Given the small size of the plastic fruits, and their misleading aspect, they can be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative plastic strawberries with the appearance of natural fruits.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0148/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. During burning an excess amount of liquid wax is produced, as a result the wicks insufficiently supported can fall against the container which can catch fire.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Three wood effect candles in the shape of flower pot, with distresses paint effect finishes and three wicks, described as “primitive wood candles”.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0139/05       
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 earth connection and conductors; incompliant plug socket; inadequate protection against live parts; missing warnings and information; abusive use of GS mark. The pan does not comply with the European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric Pizza pan “Mühle” 230V, 1.5000W (IBO-007).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0140/05       
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 earth connection and conductors; incompliant plug socket; inadequate protection against live parts; unsafe cable fixation; wrong connection exposing live parts are possible; missing warnings and information; abusive use of GS mark. The pan does not comply with the European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric frying pan “Mühle” with glass lid, 230V, 1.300W (MDL DP-777).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12

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Alert number: 0145/05       
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. Insufficient resistance of the thermostatic plug, live parts can become accessible; missing cord anchorage; unsafe earth connection and conductors; missing warnings incomplete information; abusive use of GS mark. The pan does not comply with the European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution; Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Round electric multipurpose pan with glass lid “Mia Elecktrische Multipfanne” (PF 103N Grand gourmet Pan; EAN 4005270010328)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 12