Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 19 ( Published on: 13/05/2005)
Corrigendum
Notification(s) no. 0236/05 has (have) been added to this page on 28 March 2006

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0230/05       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Possible finger entrapment and crush.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective action by the distributor following a request by the authorities

 
Description:  Folding Chair “Garten-Klappstuhl” (Plein-Air, Art. N° 8302).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0231/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The product contains banned benzidine as a colorant.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the products by the Customs authorities

 
Description:  Biking gloves “Cordial - Weight lifting gloves im 4 71648”.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0226/05       
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. Unsafe cable fixation; accessible live parts; missing safety information. The lamps 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. Products returned to the retailer and destroyed.

 
Description:  Aquarium and clock lamp “JiaSiDa” (N° MT-9904 and MTA 259).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0225/05       
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 track rod may break due to excessive friction on the inner track rod joints, affecting the steering function.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Consumer information and corrective action by the producer (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Consumer information and corrective action by the producer

 
Description:  Opel Vectra steering gear (Vectra B, EG-Type-approval e1*93/81*0030*00ff, and e1*95/44*0044*00ff).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0235/05       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Presence of banned azocolourants and levels of Chromium VI above the allowed limits.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information of the authorities (By: Other)

 
Description:  Working gloves “Safety First” (Canada Wint, N° 24320029; EAN403929500620).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0223/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The battery compartment can be easily opened delivering small parts that can be swallowed by a child, and presenting sharp edges; possible overheating in case of short-circuits. The product not complies with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery operated furry kitten.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0224/05       
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 nose and the eyes that can be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Furry dog (N° 18-091727).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0232/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The end protections of the tubes construction could be easily drawn out 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 and consumers’ information ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy children’s pushchair (N° 886 EAN 5290516233039).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0233/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The emitted sound level exceeds the accepted limit and can cause damage to children’s hearing.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone “Electronic Musical”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0234/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a colorant that it is banned in cosmetics.
 

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

 
Description:  Theatrical make-up “goodmark”(KN 33 04)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0227/05       
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. Presence of earth contact but missing internal earth wire. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Three sockets extension cord “Emkay”. (EK-03).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0228/05       
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. Presence of earth contact but missing internal earth wire. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Five sockets extension cord “Emkay” (EK-05).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0229/05       
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. Presence of earth contact but missing internal earth wire. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Six sockets extension cord “Emkay” (EK-06).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19

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Alert number: 0236/05       
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. There is an insufficient gripping of the supply lead. The insulation requirements are not fulfilled. The product is incorrectly labelled.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric toaster DOMOTEC. Type/model: MS-402A
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 19