Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 21 ( Published on: 27/05/2005)
Corrigendum
– Week 21, notification N0 5 (0260/05).
On the basis of complementary information received by the Commission, the notification published on the week report n° 21 – 2005: 'Petrol engine Lawnmower FEVILL' has been withdrawn.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0258/05       
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. Because the safety valve has been installed at the same height as the water level, there is a risk of limescale build-up. The design of the dip tube is such that it can become blocked at the top and deposits cannot be seen at the top of the tube. One accident reported. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. Corrective action by the manufacturer and distribution under new type name "Nuova Kontessa"

 
Description:  Coffee machine “Espressokocher” (Kontessa, 6 cups).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0265/05       
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. Incompliant lamp holder; live parts easily accessible (pins of the fluorescent lamp, contacts of the fuse; insufficient insulation of the reflector).
The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Fluorescent Luminaire, Aquarium “Dolphin” (L-600).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0262/05       
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. The device fixing the pacifier holder to the babies’ garments has insufficient ventilation holes. The pacifier holder does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Pacifier holder SARO with 19cm plastic chain (N° 4558).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0268/05       
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. The pacifier holder can break releasing small parts that can be swallowed by a child. The pacifier holder does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Pacifier holder with a brooch covered by a silver elephant.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0259/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The product contains a dangerous substance (cyclohexanone) that it is neurotoxic by inhalation.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy “Stink Blasters - Reggie rotten egg”.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0261/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation / strangulation. Insufficient resistance of the pieces that can break generating small pieces which can be swallowed by a child; excessive extension capacity of the string that can get around the neck of a child. The rattle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Rattle TOYS made of different pieces tied with a string, to be suspended (N° 06905; EAN 8422562069059).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0263/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The protective suction caps can be easily removed (traction < 60 Newton) and the arrows are projected with a kinetic force of 0,42J; missing safety information. The arrow rifle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Arrow rifle toy set including a rifle, a bow and four arrows “ARROW” (N° 126-1).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0269/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The latex is particularly thick, the balloons are difficult to inflate and can unexpectedly explode causing injury to the globe of the eye. One accident is reported. The balloons do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable heart shaped balloons (Art. 130, EAN 8421332004344; EAN 8421332004795).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0266/05       
Category:  Communication and media 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 conductor and soldering insulation; possible contact with live parts; incompliant creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer; misleading switch connected to the secondary circuit not separating the whole apparatus from the mains. The speakers do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Ozaki rectangular Multimedia speakers (EM-616).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0270/05       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. Electric shock can result from the home cinema unit or from other units connected to it.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall and corrective action. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Home cinema solution “Hitachi” (HTD-K170).
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0264/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
Type of risk: Fire / child poisoning. The filler cap can be opened by a single movement (instead of two independent movements); oil leaks at angle less than 90°. The oil lamp does not comply with the relevant European standard.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Request from authorities to comply with the relevant requirements for further marketing.

 
Description:  Decorative round Oil lamp “MENU” (N° 4748019).
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0256/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. Two fires have been associated with the Tellabs RiSU equipment (7/2003 and 8/2004).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary individual information and removal from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric Tellabs 2300 Remote in-home Service Unit (N° 84.2302-2C68FG).
Country of origin:  Ireland
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0257/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Risk of electric shock / fire. Insufficient cable cross-section; the tension relief device does not work; incompliant connector bridge; missing labelling. The extension cord 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 extension cord “7-socket extension lead” (EURO GOLD Profiline Ar.37774; Old item 9612).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21

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Alert number: 0267/05       
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 creepage distance and clearance between the mains circuit and the secondary circuit that can be touched; insufficient clearances / creepage between the primary and secondary windings, between the conductive patterns of the primary and secondary circuits; Insufficient resistance to fire of the plastic housing. The charger does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Phone travel battery charger “Nokia” (BML 162 089 R1A 402 0038-UK).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 21