Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 14 ( Published on: 08/04/2005)
Corrigendum
Week 12 : On the basis of complementary information received by the Commission, the notification published on the week reports n° 12 – 2005: “Dracco Magnets" has been withdrawn.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0167/05       
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 lighter is attractive to children due to its toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite it while playing with.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas novelty lighter “911 Fire alarm 119”, in the shape of a red fire-extinguisher with key holder.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0168/05       
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 lighter is attractive to children due to its toy appearance and they can accidentally ignite it while playing with.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas novelty lighter “Motorbike Flame” in the shape of a motorbike (EAN 4090000683125).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0172/05       
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. Water can penetrate in the supply box. The lamp does 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 withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Halogen lamp “NINGBO XIANGSHAN (NX-118 A; EAN 8004399141360).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0165/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The locking device of the safety bell can be defective, not providing the expected safety anchorage.
 

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

 
Description:  Car “DAEWOO - Nexia and Aranos” (Nexia, from N° 000001 to 793829; Aranos, from N° 102171 to 990453), sold from 1994 to 1999.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0174/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. In extreme off-road conditions, the Pitman arm can give way, affecting the steering function of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Two models of MITSUBISHI cars: <b>a)</b> Montero/Pajero/Super Exceed: Type *95/54*0048, C-825, C-826, B-1696, B-1695, B-2293, C-1145, B2199, C-1102, B-2159, C-1111; <b>b)</b> L200: type C-1001.
Country of origin:  Japan, Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0161/05       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Presence of small parts; insufficient resistance of the chain that can break in small pieces. The pacifier holder does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Pacifier plastic chain “Pacifier holder” (N° 72260; EAN 80351640738; EN12586 (1999).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0169/05       
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. Insufficient stability of the high chair. The product does not comply with 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:  High chair “Philippo Kids Máté Kombi (EAN 59984345333582).
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0158/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Insufficient resistance of the arrows suction protective caps that can be easily removed. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy tool set "MARKSMAN" (N° SK49; EAN 840540037112).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0160/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Insufficient resistance of the rattles that can break in small pieces which can be swallowed by a child. The rattles do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Child rattles “Shake the bell – Full time plaything series” (NO.811-1; Ref.42332; EAN 8422259423324).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0170/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Excessive length of the cord; the small closing element of the cord can be detached and swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy pull-along toy rabbit “Walk Baby” (EAN 5998087 518394).
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0171/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Small parts like the wheels can be easily detached and swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market prohibited, withdrawal, recall and consumer information ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy “Candy TIR lorry + chocolate bonbon” (L 0411081897; EAN 8697422650252).
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0175/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Above-limit lead content in the animals; presence of cyclohexanone (toxic effect), and dibutylphthalate (classified as a reprotoxic substance).
 

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

 
Description:  Toy “Animal farm set” (N° T 3053), including a bucket with farm animals.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0162/05       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Presence of banned aminoazobenzole colouring agents.
 

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

 
Description:  Red textile netting carnival gloves (no fingers).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0159/05       
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. Accessible live parts. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric hair dryer “Secador professional - Special for hair stylers - AGC2” (1800 Turbo 1900A).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0163/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Risk of burning. The lower half of the kettle can come off during use spreading boiling water. The kettle does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric “Cordless filter kettle” (N°422/4758).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0164/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock and burning.
Accessible heating elements and live parts. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Thermoventilateur “CODEL - Comercial Daimieleña” (N° 288025- EAN 8435055102751).
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14

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Alert number: 0173/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Risk of burning. Insufficient distance along the surface of the insulating material between some conductive parts; the insulating part retaining in position electrical connections is not heat and fire resistant, in certain circumstances it can cause the ignition of things or material underneath. The thermostat does 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 withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Room thermostat “Colibri 13 - T&G”. (EAN 3831025701064).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 14