Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 20 ( Published on: 20/05/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 237/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The excessive power of the beam (Class 3R laser product) can damage the vision.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric laser pointer “DPSS-Laser; Laserpointer -Modul”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 238/05       
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. Ineffective drain hole; incompliant clearance from the mounting surface; missing safety information. The product 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 by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric fixed outdoor wall luminaire “Starlux / VENEZIA” (N° 4401), in stainless steel.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 249/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Risk of electric shock / fire. Incompliant characteristic and location of the specifications; insufficient resistance of the casing fastening screws and of the mounting face. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric fixed wall luminaire « LUSO APLIQUES - Wall luminaire » (N° 2030ap).
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 250/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Risk of electric shock / fire. Missing mains connecting device and assembly instructions; excessive temperature in the lamp holder. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric child ceiling chandelier “DALBER, S.L. - Child chandelier” (N° 32452).
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 251/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Risk of electric shock / fire. Being a child appealing luminary, the lamp should be operated by transformer (24v) and not by 220v; incompliant marking; possible contact with high temperature surfaces; excessive temperature of the lamp. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric child desk lamp “Thunder - Child desk lamp” (DONALD F500125-28).
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 244/05       
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, Suffocation
 
Risk of injury / suffocation. The cork and the fixing device present sharp edges and consist of small pieces that could be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; withdrawal from distribution and recall ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Infant’s 240ml feeding bottle “Nursing bottle”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 245/05       
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, Suffocation
 
Risk of injury / suffocation. The cup and lid present sharp edges; the detachable spout could be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; withdrawal from distribution and recall ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Infant’s feeding cup with detachable spout “Jin Chen - Nursing cup”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 246/05       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The ink contains substances in quantities which can impair fertility and cause harm to the unborn.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market voluntarily stopped; withdrawal from distribution and recall ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Permanent markers “ZIG Permacolor - Waterproof marker”. (Waterproof and quickly dried markers, rounded tip - OM 30NC; cut tip - OM 50NC; and thick makers with cut tip - OM 120. Markers OM 30NC and OM 50NC are produced in seven colours and markers OM 120 are produced in two colours. Markers OM 50NC with cut tip: violet - EAN 4901427917727, brown - EAN 4901427917773, red - EAN 4901427913255, orange - EAN 4901427917710, black - EAN 4901427913248, blue - EAN 4901427913262, green - EAN 4901427901351; markers OM 30NC with rounded tip: green - EAN 4901427901351, violet - EAN 490142797680, blue - EAN 4901427913224, red - EAN 4901427913255, orange - EAN 4901427917673, black - EAN 4901427913200, brown - EAN 4901427917666; thick marker with cut tip are red - EAN 490114256228 and black - EAN 4901427901511)
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 239/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. High concentration of chemical substances which could irritate children’s mucous membrane of air passages as well as eyes and skin on hands. The puzzle 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 issue of warnings ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy foam puzzle “EVA Puzzle Mats – abeceda” (LF 53873).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 252/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Presence of several clamping points that can cause child’s finger entrapment; missing safety warnings. The tricycle 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:  Children’s tricycle with auxiliary pushing stick (N° SU 2807).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 254/05       
Category:  Toys
 
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 fishes, a child can swallow them. The product 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:  Set of PVC toy fishes “FUNNY BUTH TOYS” (N° 3099; serial N° 8422562022757).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 255/05       
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 plastic eyes can be easily detached and swallowed by a child. The teddy bear 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:  Sitting furry teddy bear “Furry teddy bear”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 253/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. The lamp can catch fire in normal use. One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative oil lantern “Brass oil lantern / brass petrol lantern” (N° 31-3489).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 240/05       
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. Unreliable ground connection; missing safety information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 750W toaster “FLAMA” (955 FL).
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 241/05       
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. Unreliable ground connection. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 750W toaster “CROWN” (CRE 2350).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 242/05       
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 wires fixation and unreliable ground connection; missing safety information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 450/500W toaster “TECNISON” (TS-629T).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 243/05       
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 electric current leakage and electric strength. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 950W grill “TEFAL” (EXCELIO N° 78801224).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 247/05       
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. Live parts insufficiently protected; missing safety information in Portuguese. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 750W toaster “ACM” (TXS-286).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20

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Alert number: 248/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
Risk of injury, burns. Presence of sharp edges; excessive temperature of the handle; missing safety instructions and information in Portuguese; incompliant marking. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 1.200W small desk oven “ACM - Toaster Oven” (CK-12b).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 20