Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 33 ( Published on: 19/08/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0444/05       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Potential risk of injury for entrapment and crushing of fingers at the metal linkages of the chair.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden garden folding chair, with two simple metal linkages allowing the rear edge of the seat to be tipped up. Brand: LOMA
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0450/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Potential risk of electric shock as sharp edges and internal design defects can result in ‘live’ wires touching metallic parts of the bracket.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standards and the Low voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Ornate wall metal bracket with glass cover. 2009-62-09
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0448/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
Risk of injury and fire. Overheating in the fuel reservoir may lead to a dysfunction in the oxygen sensor, the neutral position sensor, the back indicator lights, the handbrake, and the flow regulator and in extreme situations may cause fuel leakage from the reservoir. Risk of injury from the resulting loss of control of the vehicle and risk of fire from the leaking fuel.
 

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

 
Description:  Car MAZDA. Fuel pump of MAZDA RX-8 The vehicles manufactured between 28.07.2003 and 01.07.2005 are affected.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0449/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury because of potential for loss of control of the vehicle resulting from a defective holder of the spherical joint of the front lower wishbone which in extreme situations may become detached.
 

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

 
Description:  Car MAZDA. Wishbone of Mazda RX-8, fuel. The vehicles manufactured between 28.07.2003 and 27.12.2003 are affected.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0451/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. Technical default in the ventilation valve of the clutch pressure pipe can lead to mass flywheel damage and in cases of extreme clutch engagement can result in fire in the clutch area.
 

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

 
Description:  Volkswagen Touran 2.0TDI 100 kW.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0453/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Cavity that holds aluminium steering joints holding wishbone pellets may loose its shape upon vehicle impact with natural obstacles (e.g. stones) during intended all terrain use. This after continuous use may result in the separation of the wishbone pellets from the joints thereby resulting in loss of vehicle control.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Authorities issued press release. Importer will inform owners via individual letters to bring in vehicles for free of charge repairs/modifications

 
Description:  All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Kawasaki KVF300A/B, KVF400C/D, KVF360A/B/C, KVF650/A/B, KVF700A/B/D
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0446/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Flexible materials used as impact surfaces do not comply with the European Standards as they fail the pulling test of the standard and can detach easily. Incomplete safety and use instructions as no warning is given not to use bullets other than those supplied or recommended by supplier.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy gun with 2 bullets fitted with suckers and target fixed to plastic figures. Type/number of model: 938
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0447/05       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Presence of banned azo dyes that can give rise to carcinogenic aromatic amines.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s briefs YOUJOY of dark blue colour printed with orange, red and white rectangles, and are made of cotton.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0445/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Potential risk of electric shock as the interior wires can be exposed. It does not comply with the relevant European standards. In addition, there are no instructions for safe use of the product and marking is incomplete (package is marked, product is not).
 

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

 
Description:  Name: Hairdryer RIWA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33

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Alert number: 0452/05       
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 electrical shock as the individual fuses for the individual socket outlets can be easily removed exposing live parts.
 

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

 
Description:  6 in-line trailing socket BORL, BL-164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 33