Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 32 ( Published on: 12/08/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0432/05       
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. Risk of injury to user by blade of knives braking or pulling away from the handle.
The product 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:  House appliance cutlery “Chefs Kitchen/ Ultimate Products Limited - deluxe 10 Piece Knife Set with cutting board”. (3686; Product code: WW/HD489215 Barcode: 5035680489215.)
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0435/05       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The labelling does not include any warning of danger or any precautionary advice, trough the product is corrosive. The product does not comply with classification, packaging and labelling of the dangerous preparations Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Chemical substances - decaling liquid “ANTI CAL Anticalcare Rapido Ferro”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0431/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Electric shock. Risk of electric shock from possible access to live parts.
The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage and Machinery Directives and 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:  Electric rotating ball-shaped lamp with iridescent coloured holes “BRIGHTLY LIGHT” (890A)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0436/05       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock. Risk of electric shock, if the wires were to become loose the metal body of the shredder would become live.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Garden furniture - Garden Shredder “ MTD/E P Barrus” (118E)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0418/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation/ injury. Risk of choking or asphyxiation from swallowing or inhaling small parts and risk of injury from cuts.

 

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

 
Description:  Musical toy with three moving parts - astronaut, ball and bird - operated by pulling a cord (0383B).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0420/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation.
Danger of choking due to the presence of small parts. Danger to health of children.
The baby gym 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:  Multi activity toys Kamco “Baby Gym” No9001 and No.885C
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0421/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The toy poses potential risk to children as it contains excessive amounts of metals (Lead and Chromium) in several of the paints used.
This product does not comply with Toys Directive and 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:  Funny car Toy (1689)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0422/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The toy poses potential toxic hazard to a child as it contains excessive heavy metal (Lead and Chromium) in several of the paints used.
This product does not comply with Toys Directive and 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:  Powerful Super Autobus Heng Di (9903 and 9988).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0425/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Presence of banned carcinogenic azo dyes .
This product does not comply with Toys Directive.

 

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

 
Description:  Bath and Shower Sponge “Disney Winnie the Pooh” – towelling soft toy animal in ochre, red and black with dark red hanging loop.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0426/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation/ Injury. Presence of small parts that can be swallowed by child. Elastic safety comes off plastic arrow when stretch force is applied. When this happens arrow can be swallowed.
This product does not comply with Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Police Series (WF:202A, b.k.00051279) - toy set, decompounds of small parts: a toy gun, missiles with suctorial cup, rubber stick, whistle, handcuffs, binoculars and wireless
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0428/05       
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 small parts that can be swallowed by child. Elastic safety comes off plastic arrow when stretch force is applied. When this happens arrow can be swallowed.
This product does not comply with Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun “Swat Silver action” (20918; b.k. 6902758099722)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0429/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The suction cup at the end of each arrow can easily be removed, leaving the arrow unprotected, which could lead to injuries.
This product does not comply with Toys Directive and 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:  Police set “Comandos S.W.A.T.” (ref-3899/75320) - toy
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0430/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The toy poses potential risk to children as it contains excessive amounts of metals (Lead and Chromium) in several of the paints used.
This product does not comply with Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Police car “Jian Chang” –toy (No:368A) Item is a pack of 12 small back and go friction powered cars, all of various police/justice designs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0433/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Risk of self-inflicted wound. Elastic cover of the slings with suctorial cup pulled apart. It failed the stretching test of tensile power.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun “Super Weapon” (824; b.k. 6902758099753)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0434/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The risk of self, inflicted wound. Elastic cover of the slings with suctorial cup pulled apart. It failed the stretching test of tensile power.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun “Super Bow arrows game” (338, b.k. 6902758075313)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0437/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The risk of self, inflicted wound. Elastic cover of the slings with suctorial cup pulled apart. It failed the stretching test of tensile power.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun “Funny toys” (204, b.k. 6902758076792)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0438/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Danger to heath of children. Danger of choking due to the presence small parts.
The product does not comply with Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun “Super Police Play Set” (7071; b.k. 5903116625028)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0439/05       
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 product does not comply with Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

 

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

 
Description:  Toy animal zoo consisting of 6 small toys: dog, little horse, dragon, duckling, small cock, lamb (2008, b.k. 0000005128655).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0440/05       
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 product does not comply with Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Training toy ”DINOZAUR Woblly” (0212, b.k. 6902758099302).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0441/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The lasers radiation energy exceeds on several occasions allowable maximum of exposure values.
The laser 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:  Laser indicator, electric game and a clock “J-MAX” (JM-20K. b.k. 2000030420067)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0442/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The lasers radiation energy exceeds on several occasions allowable maximum of exposure values.
The laser 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:  Laser indicator, electric game and a clock “J-MAX” (JM-10K, b.k. 20000304220012)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0427/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Use of the substance hydroquinone, which is banes from use in cosmetics. Misleading label “hydroquinone-free”.
 

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

 
Description:  Cosmetic Skin-lightening cream “Clear Essence - skin beautifying milk, hydroquinone-free”.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0443/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Confusion of parts of the samples available with these foods constitutes a health hazard, mainly because some of the glass fragments have sharp edges and corners and could cause injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Household decorative item “Kristall-Sand”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0419/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The plug does not comply with the standardized system of plugs and socket outlets due to its incorrect construction.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric rewireable plug without earth contact for connecting equipment of Class 0 (DOT-102)
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0423/05       
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. The fan heater can overheat while in operation, thereby deforming the front protection guard and making the equipment’s electric parts accessible to the user.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric fan heater ( 2000W CH2001 Type/number of model: CH-2001 / 230V /2000W; EAN code: 3 99999 008 5807 / 3 99999 004 2077 / 3 99999 004 2060 / 3 99999 004 2053; all serial numbers.)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32

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Alert number: 0424/05       
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. The fan heater can overheat while in operation, thereby deforming the front protection guard and making the equipment’s electric parts accessible to the user.

 

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

 
Description:  Electric fan heater (2000W CH2003) CH-2003 / 230V /2000W; EAN code: 3 99999 008 5791 / 3 99999 004 2046 / 3 99999 004 6608 / 3 99999 004 5777 and 3 99999 008 5784; all serial numbers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 32