Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 40 ( Published on: 07/10/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0537/05       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of fire. Tilt switch rendered inoperative by manufacturing error could result in patio heater flame not going out if patio heater was knocked or blown over

 

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

 
Description:  Gas appliance "Outback Patio Heather" - standing outdoor gas heater (All models: PH04 Green PH04 Stainless Steel PH30 Moonshine PH30 Halo Customs Tariff Code 7321819000)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0533/05       
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. Insufficient cord cross-section and fixation; unsafe plug and supply cord insulation. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric desk lamp "AOYUE"; movable and magnifying; 22 W; 230 V, 50 Hz ( (Type/model: 928; N°928003009615).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0536/05       
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. Absence of cord fixation can expose a child to live parts. The child lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric child night lamp in the shape of a sitting translucent dog Brand: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0541/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Relative delay in the air bag electronic system.
 

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

 
Description:  Fuel car "Audi A6" (Type/model: A6 produced from July 2004).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0535/05       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The cross-strut not fastened to the stile. Risk for falling down when standing on the upper step because the cross-strut may be pulled out. Three accidents reported, one with serious injuries. The stepladder does not comply with the relevant European standards.

 

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

 
Description:  Household seven-step aluminium ladder "Kwikkie", (Type/model: N° 9707).
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0542/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The red ribbon contains azo dyes which can form carcinogenic amines:
310 mg/kg of the released amine 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine (CAS-No. 119-93-7) were detected in the red ribbon. The toy dog does not comply with the directive on dangerous substances and preparations (azocolourants) and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Cuddly toy dog "MAGOMORA"; made from silver/grey and white long-pile plush material with red satin collar. (Type/model: EAN4016620121083).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0539/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Risk of intensive paraphenylendiamine (PPD) dermatitis; PPD is forbidden in skin products (apart from hair colours). 30 children have been reported to suffer from burns and blisters. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Temporary tattooing kit "BLACK HENNA"; powder to be mixed in water for skin application; 6 gr. pocket. Mainly sold on Internet. Brand: Unknown. (Type/model: HNN).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0534/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Risk of electric shock and fire. Unsafe protective conductor; insufficient wires cross sections; unsafe internal soldering; unsafe wires fixation; unsafe internal bridging from live conductors to the protective conductor; incompliant use of the wires insulation. The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric eight socket extension cord with switch "Budmann" (Type/model: Ouna).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0538/05       
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 internal insulation; insufficient protection against humidity; insufficient electric resistance; Presence of sharpened parts that can damage the wires insulation; insufficient cord section; missing cable fixation; missing safety instruction. The hair dryer does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from distribution ordered. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from distribution ordered.

 
Description:  Electric hair dryer "CROWN- Professional hair dryer" in various colours; 220/240V; 50/60 Hz; 450/750W. (Type/model: HQ-683 – 684 – 685 – 686).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40

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Alert number: 0540/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Risk of electric shock and fire. Incompliant dimensions of the connector; insufficient wires cross section; missing required markings. The cord set does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric cord set; 1,5m cord computer set, sold without packaging. Brand: Unknown. (Type/model: Unknown).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 40