Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 25 ( Published on: 24/06/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0324/05       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. The pen can generate peak voltage of 756 volts that can be harmful to particular sensitive persons or those wearing pacemaker.
 

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

 
Description:  Joke item - shock pen (brand unknown). Perfect imitation of a ball pen, battery operated with electric circuit generating electric discharges when the button is pressed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0325/05       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. The toy pistol can generate peak voltage of 1400 volts that can be harmful to particular sensitive persons or those wearing pacemaker.
 

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

 
Description:  Joke item - shock toy pistol (brand unknown).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0326/05       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. The lighter can generate peak voltage of 460 volts that can be harmful to particular sensitive persons or those wearing pacemaker.
 

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

 
Description:  Joke item - shock lighter (brand unknown).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0327/05       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. The cell phone can generate peak voltage of 740 volts that can be harmful to particular sensitive persons or those wearing pacemaker.
 

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

 
Description:  Joke item - shocking cell phone (brand unknown).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0328/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The beam exceeds the allowed power. Wrong classification in Class II. The laser pointer does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy - laser pointer (brand unknown) “Flash Stick&Blinking Led”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0329/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The beam exceeds the allowed power. Wrong classification in Class II. The laser pointers do not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy - laser pointer (brand unknown) “Laser pointer flashlight”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0313/05       
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 design of the engine vent can result in one of the valve cover seals to be pushed out; due to the oil leakage, the oil can cover the exhaust and the rear wheel and cause fall.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorbike “KTM” - KTM 990 Super Duke.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0314/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Possible contact and damage between the front pipes and the brake disks, affecting the braking capacities.
 

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

 
Description:  Megane II Renault Sport
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0321/05       
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 front suspension lower ball joint may wear and become loose; in extreme case ball joint may separate from knuckle and cause loss of steering control.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor Four-wheel-drive vehicle “Toyota Land Cruiser” – petrol, diesel (1990/1995 series).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0322/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The “Lotto” game panel presents sharp edges: one case of injury involving a child of six year of age is reported. The toy 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:  Automatic dices toy “RAMA” – “Oca/Parchís automático” - goose game and lotto game (RA 10.000).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0323/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Excessive kinetic force of the projectiles. The pistol does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy pistol “CYMA” - “Air Sport Gun” (P. 638). Plastic pistol with choking hazard warning.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0315/05       
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 cross section of the supply cord wires; if the low melting overheating protection operates, it can produce small particles of molten metal ejected from the nozzle of the dryer touching the user’s hair/skin. The hair dryer does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric two-speed hair dryer “Deloni” (DH-68; 230V, 1250W).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0316/05       
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 electric resistance: the base can allow a flashover between live parts and foil in contact with base; unsafe earth connection; live parts accessible. The kettle does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric Cordless Jug Kettle “CB” with metal housing (JS-103.)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0317/05       
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 cross section of the supply cord wires; unsafe functioning of the bi-metal switch. The kettle does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric Cordless Jug Kettle “Scarlett” (DG2001-1003) with plastic housing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0318/05       
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 electric protection; missing earth connection; the metal casing can become live in case of an insulation failure; excessive temperature of the metal sides of the toaster. The toaster does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 2 slice toaster “BOSS”. with metal housing (YM-101/YM-102; 230V, 750W.)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0319/05       
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 conductor fixation; internal wiring poorly terminated; incompliant rated voltage indication (220v); inadequate plug pins. The telephone does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric cordless phone “KCM” (KX-T2206CID). Set including a central phone unit and a secondary cordless phone unit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25

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Alert number: 0320/05       
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 electrocution. Possible access to live parts. The adaptor does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and oral sales ban. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Travel adaptor “Swiss World Adapter” (brand unknown) No.1692426.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 25