Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 27 ( Published on: 08/07/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0357/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The brake holder is not adequately fixed and can be lost during jump or skating.
 

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

 
Description:  Inline rollers Stadium AB “Revolution”. (N° 039655 Pro Spees X2).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0349/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Excessive beam power (up to 7 mW) can damage the eyes; missing information. 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 “2 in 1 Sound Laser Pointer”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0350/05 – 0352/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. In the power steering gear of the 307 model short circuit may appear. The short circuit might be caused by the corrosion; in consequence there is a risk of self-igniting. 10 cases of ignition have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Car vehicle “Peugeot 307” with petrol engine, 1,6 and 2,0 litre only. Serial numbers: 82001728 - 83046212
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0358/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. The second heating system is inadvertently activated during a garage/dealer intervention on the heating system, the structure of the second heating system can overheat; burning smell and fumes can enter the vehicle through the air vents and even more extensive damage can be caused to the heater housing.
 

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

 
Description:  Car vehicle “Renault Espace IV”, petrol version; manufactured from 7/11/03 to 2/4/04 inclusive; models fitted with a second heating system.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0355/05       
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. The fixing device of the safety belt can be defective or subject to wear (and tear) allowing its opening by a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Infant bicycle seat “Bellelli”, model “Lion Standard” (ref: 659235).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0353/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. Insufficient resistance of the charger housing, the insulation cover can split into pieces; the temperature of the charger exceeds 80° and the cover can be softened; missing information and incompliant marking. The helicopter 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 and consumer information ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy - Remote controlled helicopter “ X-1 AIR FOX”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0354/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock (and interference with TV channel N°1). Insufficient resistance of the charger housing, the insulation cover can split into pieces; Insufficient insulating resistance; missing product information. The airplane 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; withdrawal from distribution and issue of warnings ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy - Remote control airplane “SKY Warrior”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0356/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The plastic cover of the iron plate can be removed easily, thus a child can come into direct contact with the sharp iron plate; one case of an injured (cut) 5-year-old child has been reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from distribution ordered. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from distribution ordered.

 
Description:  Toy wristband “Trello-louraki” (“crazy wristband”).
Country of origin:  Ireland
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27

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Alert number: 0351/05       
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 and insulation; live parts can become accessible (the side panel can disengage from the toaster itself); incompliant plug (length of the pins).
The toaster does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric 2-slice toaster “Satellite” (AJ-7082) with vertical slices introduction.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 27