Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 38 ( Published on: 22/09/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0510/05       
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. Because of the appearance and the flavour a child can swallow the erasers. The erasers do not comply with the Dangerous Imitation Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Stationery erasers “Bensia” ice cream shaped with fruit flavours and pictures. (type/model: 0202048132).
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0517/05       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of scalding. If in spite of the information provided on the packaging the jug is used with boiling or near boiling water the handle will give way; missing warning safety warning (not to use with boiling water).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from distribution ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Kitchen multipurpose glass jug “BATERMAX” (type/model: CB8/432655/060757). Contains plastic cover and handle. The packaging indicates as maximum temperatures 120° for the glass and 90° for the handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0511/05       
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 pipes from the petrol filter towards the carburettor can cause fuel leakage.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor scooter “Nipponia ELEGANCE 125” (125cc; type/model: CF125T-19).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0516/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Some scooters are can be assembled with a defective main switch that may cause instant lights out or interruption of the motor operation.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor scooter “Suzuki” (type/model: AN400-AN650, manufactured in 2003-2004).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0513/05       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The different glove components exceed the maximum allowed quantities of Chromium VI (179; 255; and 299 mg/kg instead of 3 mg/kg). The gloves do not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment directives and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped. (By: Other)

 
Description:  DIY equipment - Working gloves “AGKI” (yellow and green) (type/model: N° 5-592 113).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0509/05       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Two main components of the electric system (rectifier and APS) can de subject to oxidation causing overheating of the motor area and malfunction of the accelerator leading to loss of control of the Waverunner.
 

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

 
Description:  Recreational sea scooter “Yamaha Waverunner” (type/model: VX1100 Sport and VX1100A Deluxe (F1K)).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0512/05       
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. Water can enter in the pump housing coming in direct contact with live parts; missing earth connection. The pond pump does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric pond pump “Aquapower+” (type/model: Aquapower+ 14000; EAN8714404014762). Description: Water pond pump.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0514/05       
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. Unsafe earth contact; incompliant cable section and length. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric extension cord “ET TOOLS Power strip” with eight sockets, four round shaped and four flat shaped (type/model: XM-D04/4K, EAN87156009297)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38

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Alert number: 0515/05       
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 adaptor allows the connection of plugs leaving accessible live parts. The adaptor does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric plug adaptor
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 38