Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 34 ( Published on: 26/08/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0466/05       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. The product can be mistaken for sweets. Due to the shape, colour and appearance of the erasers, there is a risk that small children can mistake them for foodstuffs. After being placed in the mouth, the product can be swallowed or breathed in and thus put health at risk.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sale banned by the authority that ordered the retailers to inform consumers about the possibility of returning the goods.

 
Description:  Plastic eraser of various fruit shapes in pastel colours
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0464/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The instructions for use are incorrect and if follow they jeopardize the safety. Insufficient resistance to flame and ignition.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and ban on placing on the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Bathroom electrical stationary luminaries “SIEPER”(model: Type 5425/1, model CHICO GL)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0454/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Improper settling in of crankshaft of steering column can influence the stability of the driving/steering function.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary measures by importer to inform dealers and via them individual customers to bring in vehicles for free of charge repairs. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Motor vehicle – Car “Renault Modus” produced until 05.04.05
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0455/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Risk of short circuit in the loom of the horn placed in the steering wheel and touches the module of the air bag can result in the malfunctioning of all three components.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary measures by importer to inform dealers and via them individual customers to bring in vehicles for free of charge repairs. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Motor vehicle – Car “Renault Clio 2” produced from 08.05.03 to 18.11.04
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0462/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Bicycles can become detached from the rack and fall on the road.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall of the racks concerned via the Mercedes-Benz branches for checking and replacement if necessary.The authority is still to take a decision on whether compulsory measures are necessary on German territory. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Voluntary recall of the racks concerned via the Mercedes-Benz branches for checking and replacement if necessary.The authority is still to take a decision on whether compulsory measures are necessary on German territory.

 
Description:  Motor vehicle accessories - Rear-mounted cycle rack “Uebler” for Mercedes Benz Class A (model: B6 684 8282)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0465/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The LH drive shaft may disconnect from transmission due to the improper design with insufficient drive shaft holding to transmission by drive shaft circlip. Vehicle use under the high-speed driving condition can reduce the connecting force of drive shaft from transmission, causing revolution of the drive shaft. Such a condition can disconnect drive shaft from transmission and the vehicle can be unable to be driven.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: The importer has informed the owners through individual letters in order for them to visit the network of authorised Suzuki repairs for replacement of the defective part. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): The importer has informed the owners through individual letters in order for them to visit the network of authorised Suzuki repairs for replacement of the defective part.

 
Description:  Motor vehicle - Car "Suzuki Ignis" 1.5 (RG415)(model with engine type M15, cubic capacity of 1.5 litres and frames from JSAFHV81S00100188 to JSAFHV81S00105149 and production dates from 01.08.2003 to 09.01.2004)
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0457/05       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Plastic cover and plastic handle containing the button size batteries can easily be detached (fails the relevant European standard) and the button size batteries can be swallowed by small children and block their pharynx thus leading to suffocation (size of batteries fails requirements of European standards). No CE marking.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products seized and withdrawn from the market/distribution chain by authorities.

 
Description:  Luminous lollipop with batteries “Nite Pop” with plastic handle with a battery button (on/off) and wrapped with coloured label ((Ref. NP 001)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0458/05       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Teat contains mixtures of two banned phthalates (3,2% w/w DBP, 4.6 % w/w DEHP) from use in PVC toys and childcare articles intended to be put in the mouth of small children. Product also contains 17.1% w/w of another phthalate ( DIBP).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products seized and withdrawn from the market/distribution chain by authorities. Product recall from consumers. Warnings issued by authorities.

 
Description:  Childcare PVC feeding bottle with teat and brush “VIDAL EUROPE 0794722 BIBERON 2 PZAS”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0456/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
Parts of the snake can be easily detached, be swallowed by small children. Upon swallowing they can harden and lodge in the digestive track. In addition, presence of phthalate plasticisers (DEHP 40.3% and DINP 1.5% banned under national provisions were identified.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): No remaining stocks, no tracing of distribution list. Authorities in search of distribution channels for eventual removal from the market.

 
Description:  Plastic/rubber snake (toy) Country impressed on the product, no relevant documentation.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0460/05       
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. Elastic suction cups can easily come off, can be ingested by small children and lodge and block the air passages and cause suffocation. Arrows without protective suction cups can cause injuries. Toy does not comply with the relevant European standards for traction (to remove suction cups) and kinetic energy of arrows.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products withdrawn from the market/distribution chain by authorities.

 
Description:  Toy bow and arrows “SUPER” covered by elastic suction cups (model 328)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0461/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
Risk of injury and suffocation. The suction-tip separated from the projectile during the traction test, presenting two separate risks: because there is no any protection (suction-tip) at the end of the rigid projectile, it can be shot without any impact-cushioning surface, and could cause injuries if shot at a person; if accidentally swallowed, the suction-tip detached from the projectile could cause suffocation of the child if it lodges in the throat and blocks the airway, it being difficult to remove because it is difficult to obtain a firm hold.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): The competent authority has ordered the person responsible for placing the product on the market to stop marketing the product.

 
Description:  Toy set of police equipment “City Police Set” (model 1015486)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0463/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Risk of choking. The toy contains a separate, loosely attached balloon nozzle. The toy does not fulfil the relevant requirements for mouthpieces attached to balloons. One accident happened in Finland where an 8-year old child accidentally inhaled the mouthpiece while blowing up the balloon and nearly choked to death.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall of products from the consumers and withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Balloon powered toy car “JET RACER” (model CL-600)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0467/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. The projectiles with suction cups are not sufficiently long to be removed from a child’s throat, in the event that they block the air passages. The relevant requirements of the European standard with regard to size were not complied with.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from sale. Sale banned by the authority that ordered the retailers to inform consumers about the possibility of returning the goods. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy set – MILITARY MEN SOLDIER FORCE including a machine rifle, knife in a case, truncheon, police emblem, target in the form of a figure, 2 grenades and 5 projectiles with suction cups (model N° 300)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34

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Alert number: 0459/05       
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 are deficiencies in the connector dimensions, fixing of internal earthing parts can come apart during use thereby exposing live components
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products withdrawn from the market/distribution chain by authorities.

 
Description:  Electrical earthed T-connector “Dealer” (model 40288/20241)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 34