Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 14/10/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0543/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The central wall of this particular type of bar may be too thin and could fail in use, causing the rider to lose control of his bicycle. Seven failures without severe injury were reported.


 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle handlebars "PRO cycle equipment - PRO-XLT-OPS Aero handlebars". (Type/model: PR320328 and PR320329). <i>Description</i>: Aero anatomic oversized (31.8 mm) handlebars for road racing bicycles; breadth 42 and 44 cm; sold as an aftermarket product.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0544/05       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The rubber solution contains benzol. According to the Directive 67/548/EEC this substance is carcinogenic (category 1- R45), mutagenic (category 2 – R46) and toxic in the event of prolonged exposure (R48/23/24/25). The rubber solution contains at least 50 % by weight of benzol and according to the Directive 76/769/EEC, products containing more than 0.1% by weight of benzol may not be supplied to non-commercial final consumers.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution by the retailer and wholesaler. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cycle repair kit "Global Partner", consisting of: blister pack with a tube (10 ml), 1 abrasive grater, 2 valve tubes and various rubber patches. (EAN number: 4030681 003782)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0547/05       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Risk of chemical risk. The erasers contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in a 31.5% wt/wt by content. The product intended for children could be used as a toy and/or mouthed.
 

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

 
Description:  Stationery eraser "Eraser Fun Shape Zhengda"; various colours. (Type/model: EAN8770228201061);
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0548/05       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The eraser contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in a 44.8% wt/wt by content. According to the regulation (Directive 2001/60/EC) the specific substance is classified as toxic, my impair fertility and may be harmful to unborn child.
 

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

 
Description:  Stationery eraser "Eraser LYRA (3464F)"; of white colour with strawberries printed on it. (Type/model: Bar code: 4 084900 840511)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0545/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The two sorts of explosive caps tested exceed 125 dB (140.3 dB and 137.8 dB) and could cause damages to the ears of a child. The toy gun does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun "CAP GUN SPECIALACTION" (Type/model: TO 411/TC 7888B). Description: Black metal toy gun.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0546/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Risk of chemical risk. Toys contain cycloheksanone, which may endanger to the health of children (Martin Mistr Prd’ – 145.5 mg.kg-12, ‘Zigo Zumpa’ – 50.9 mg.kg-13,
‘Gregor Grglos Cibulovy’ – 93.3 mg.kg-1). The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy - stink blasters Names: 1) Windy mountains gang ‘Martin Mistr Prd’; 2) Country cousins ‘Zigo Zumpa’; 3) Country cousins ‘Gregor Grglos Cibulovy’. <i>Description</i>: The figures are part of the 24-piece set of figures. After being pressed the figures emit characteristic smell.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0549/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation. Small parts, including squeaky device can be easily removed and swallowed by a child. The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Squeaky toys "TOYS" - Duck, duckling, dolphin and lifebuoy (set of four toys). (Type/model: EAN4893126153820)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41

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Alert number: 0550/05       
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. Possible contact with live parts; internal conductors in contact with sharp metal edges; unsafe distances between live parts of the secondary circuit and touchable parts. The insect killer does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric insect killer "LEXXA"; protected by two metal grids and functioning with two UV internal lamps. (Type/model: BT-16W).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 41