Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 31 ( Published on: 05/08/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0411/05       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk electric shock. Release of electric current which may harm the health and safety of consumers and in particular that of sensitive population groups.

 

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

 
Description:  2 in 1 Shocking lighter "TANY" (joke article), TY-532.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0412/05       
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 imitation pen’s release of electric current may harm the health and safety of consumers and in particular that of sensitive population groups.




 

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

 
Description:  Electric shocking pen (joke article).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0413/05       
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 imitation chewing gum package’s release of electric current may harm the health and safety of consumers and in particular that of sensitive population groups.

 

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

 
Description:  Shock Chewing Gum (joke article) Package resembling chewing gum package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0415/05       
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. The insulated conductors are in contact with sharp accessible metal nipple pipe. The cord anchorage is missing.
The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from distribution, issue of warnings and recall ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Incandescent Table Lamp "R & A COLLECTION" (12386).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0408/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Decrease of the brake performance. The deformation of the resin portion of the brake vacuum hose may occur; this may result in a shortage of vacuum to the brake booster.
 

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

 
Description:  Cars: Toyota Avensis and Toyota Corolla Type/number of model: a) Toyota Avensis manufactured from 21 February 2003 to 24 November 2004. B) Toyota Corolla manufactured from 1 April 2003 to 14 March 2005. c) Toyota Corolla manufactured from 7 June 2004 to 17 March 2005. Description: a) Toyota Avensis (TMUK),
Country of origin:  Turkey, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0409/05       
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 scratched lower ball joint installed in the Land Cruiser after its long exploitation may wear and become loose. In extreme cases, the lower ball joint may separate from the knuckle causing a loss of vehicle steering control.

 

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

 
Description:  Car, Toyota Land Cruiser 90/95 (JT and JTE) manufactured from 22 May 2001 to 30 September 2002.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0406/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Risk of choking or asphyxia from swallowing or inhaling small parts.
 

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

 
Description:  Rattles "Infant Gift Set" ,BABY’S FUN (305/306/308). Packaging with three rattles in the form of a ring, an elephant head, a rhinoceros.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0407/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Small parts can be detached and be available for the baby.
The baby can push the handle of the rattle into his throat. It might cause nausea or make him vomit.
The rattles don’t comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  3 types of plastic rattles "HONGDA" (BB2008) 1. Product: Plastic rattles with a Mickey mouse face. 2. Product: Purple plastic rattles with handle with a cat face. 3. Product: blue plastic rattle with handle with a cat face.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0416/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
Parts of the snake being swallowed, these parts could remain in the digestive tract. Once ingested, these parts can harden or form sharp-edged or pointed parts by dissolution of the plasticizer.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic snakes (number of model: 61/5521, bar code: 4 029811 133772).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0417/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Presence of small parts that can be swallowed by a child. The toy set does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. In addition presence of excessive phthalate content.
 

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

 
Description:  Squeeze toys set "Doll Meccano" (N° 034).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0410/05       
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 insufficient electric strength of the connecting device after moisture test. There is corrosion of connector’s pin FASTON on the heating element of the cooking container.
The Kettle does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Kettle "KINGSTAR ELECTRICAL" (KS 6681).The kettle consist of two pieces, the supply cord H05VV-F 3G 1,0 mm2 is fitted with an undetachable plug 16A/250V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31

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Alert number: 0414/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
Risk of electrical shock and risk of injury.
Inadequate isolation and insulation between high voltage AC and low voltage DC circuitry create a separate risk of electronic shock and damage to products used with the inverter as well as risk of injury.



 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped product recall from consumers and consumer information. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Car/Aeroplane Dual outlet Inverter "Targus" (APV07EU and APV07UK).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 31