Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 44 ( Published on: 04/11/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0564/05       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. Package is marked 'Class III laser product' which are considered not suitable for use by general consumers. The laser pointer carries a label, which states "Glass II" (incorrect spelling). Class II pointers can be supplied to consumers, however, the labelling fails to conform to the BS, in that it doesn’t bear the appropriate warnings.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric laser pointer "Super Powered Laser Pointer Key Chain"; battery powered. Type/model: Accession #9810627-02.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0567/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The holding rings for the rear brake pad springs can fail and cause blockage of the rear wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Light motorcycle "Hyousung Motors & Machinery Inc" manufactured from 2000 to 2005. Type/model: XRX 125; EC type approval e9*2002/24*0008
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0569/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The front suspension spring can break and get in contact with the tyre that can be damaged. Several cases reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Car vehicle "Peugeot Partner" <i>Type/model</i>: Vehicles built from June 1999 to September 2003 with serial numbers 60247531 – 60546472 and 95000070 – 96057665. <i>Type approval numbers</i>: e2*98/14*0224, e2*98/14*0061, e2*93/81-98/14*0133, e2*98/14*0230, e2*98/14*0202, e2*98/14*0231, e2*98/14*0182, e2*2001/116*0279, e2*2001/116*0280, e2*2001/116*0281, e2*2001/116*0282<ve>
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0566/05       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. When the perambulator is carried up/down stairs, there is a risk that fastener of the handle can break open and the child can fall out of the perambulator.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal and recall (By: Other)

 
Description:  Perambulator "Voyager" Type Voyager 005, model: AA0001-AA5170
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0568/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation and chemical risk.
An opening perimeter of the bag is wider than 380 mm and is tied with a cord, which may cause suffocation.
Moreover, a plastic part of the gloves and the punch ball contains correspondingly 226 mg/Kg and 149.9 mg/Kg of cadmium (maximum allowed limit 100 mg/Kg). The toy doesn’t comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy set box USA 12-02; Boxing set containing a punching bag and a pair of boxer gloves with the colours of the United State’s flag on. Set is packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0570/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The caps tested exceed 125 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 - plastic cap gun "Zabawka pistolet" Type/model: No. 3089
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0571/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The caps tested exceed 125 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 "Airsoft" Type/model: N° 2140; 1156695.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0572/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The caps tested exceed 125 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 - cap colt.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0573/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
Risk of injury, suffocation and strangulation. During the tests the toy broke and small metal elements which fit completely within the cylinder detached from the toy. Some edges became sharp after the toy was broken. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Push & pull toy "Yellow horse with horseman". Type/model: Item No.HM 26. AD/BD.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0574/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury. The sound emission by the toy guns with explosive caps exceed 125 dB (from 130,9 dB to 141,2 bD) and could cause damages to the ears of a child. The toy guns 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 revolvers a) Gonher Cobra (Eight shot metal cap revolver) b) Gonher Piton (Twelve shot metal cap revolver) c) Gonher Police” (Twelve shot metal cap revolver) <i>Type/model</i>: a) N° 44; b) N° 123; c) N° 85.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44

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Alert number: 0565/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Wall stickers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. High content of toxic volatile substances (phenol and higher secondary alcohols).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and distribution ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Self-adhesive decoration with Disney pattern "Finding Nemo". The product has strong, unpleasant, irritable and tenacious smell.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 44