Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 46 ( Published on: 18/11/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0584/05       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product can be used as a toy by children. Lighter is likely to be used improperly and for that reason poses risks to life and health (burns and fires).

 

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

 
Description:  Cigarette lighter filled with liquid gas "Volcan-Fire". Cigarette lighter shaped like a teddy bear with a flashing light, displayed as "Bär-Feuerzeug".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0578/05       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of Injury. The rung spacing may vary when the ladder is retracted what can lead to user’s fall. Furthermore, when the ladder segment locking bolt is operated, it may snap shut, trapping and severely injuring fingers against rungs or tubes. The warnings affixed are not adequate and the risk of entrapment should be precluded by the design. This ladder does not comply with European standard.

 

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

 
Description:  Telescoping ladder. Type/number of model: Article number: 50133, series number: IAN 794035, EAN 7394483501332.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0589/05       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Unsafe locking protective system against accidental folding of the push-chair. Incompliant labelling. The push-chair does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Child push-chair "Prenatal". Type/number of model: N° 720410; Ref: Utility-5.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0590/05       
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. Unsafe locking protective system against accidental folding that can accidentally trap a child. The push-chair does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Child push-chair "Chicco". Type/number of model: Ref: Ct 0.5.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0587/05       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. The erasers contain the dangerous substance DEHP bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate classified as mutagenic and toxic for reproduction in concentrations greater than 0,1% by mass. The eraser contains DEHP phthalate in a 43,1% wt/wt by content.

 

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

 
Description:  Eraser "Apple Bear". Colourful erasers in the shape of flowers in a transparent plastic wrap. Type/number of model: Bar code: 6 9263 29 000320.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0581/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
Damage to hearing. Sound pressure level of a toy is 136 dB while the limit is <=125 dB. That toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary suspension of distribution by retailer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy revolver "Wicke". Toy revolver in a rectangular box (blue/yellow), 15 × 11 × 3 cm (length × width × depth). Type/number of model: OLLY 0330, EAN 4000908003307.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0582/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
Damage to hearing. Sound pressure level of a toy is 136 dB while the limit is <=125 dB. That toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary suspension of distribution by retailer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy revolver "Ideal". Description: Toy revolver attached to a plastic plate (measures 16 cm × 3.3 cm). Type/number of model: Westernland / R8, EAN 4007832002819
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0583/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
Damage to hearing. Sound pressure level of a toy is 139 dB while the limit is <=125 dB. That toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary suspension of distribution by retailer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy revolver "Cap Gun Detective Special". Toy revolver in a plastic casing, stuck to a cardboard backing. Type/number of model: TC 7008B.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0585/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The soluble lead content of red and blue paint was 408mg/kg and 356mg/kg respectively. The limit in the standard for migration of lead from a toy being 90mg/kg.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Product seized by the authorities.

 
Description:  Spider-man Motorcycle - Bump’n Go Action. Toy plastic Spiderman figure and battery operated plastic motorcycle (4 wheeled) approx 15cm x 10cm. Type/number of model: Item No. 22298B
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0588/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name:  1) Play set Bow Arrows; 2) Gran Jefe Indio Super Weapon; 3) Shoot Set Super Arrow "Vidal"; 4) Unknown; 5) Bow with three arrows; 6) Archery set Sharpshooter; 7) King and Knight "Vidal".
 
Type / number of model:  1) N° 5775 AB (origin: Unknown); 2) N° 8618 (origin: China); 3) 0213486 (origin: China); 4) Unknown (origin: Unknown); 5) N° 1633 (origin: China); 6) N° 0293 (origin: China); 7) N° 02133320 (origin: China).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation and injury. In all the toys the protective suction caps of the arrows can be easily removed and swallowed by a child; in addition excessive kinetic force.
The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
One fatal accident occurred in the past with a similar toy (0460/05).
 

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

 
Description:  Seven toys with arrows. 1) Bow with four arrows; 2) Bow with four arrows and two knives; 3) Bow with arrows; 4) Bow set including two blue arrows; 5) Bow with three arrows; 6) Bow with three arrows; 7) Set including a bow, three arrows, a knife and a sward.
Country of origin:  China, Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0580/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Use of hydroquinone, which is not authorised for use in skin-lightening products. Misleadingly labelled as "Hydroquinone-Free". The product does not comply with the Cosmetic directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal of the remaining stocks from sale by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Skin-lightening crème "Clear Essence". White plastic bottle with a printed label and a white plastic screw top. Type/number of model: Code: 7 37192 00010 4/.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0591/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Use of hydroquinone (9%), which is not authorised for use in skin-lightening products. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal of the batch. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Beauty masks "Amelan R.". Type/number of model: Batch T3 (expiration date 01/2007). 10g glass flacon.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0579/05       
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. This socket bar has an IP44 marking Splashproof. However the water could penetrate freely to the current-carrying conductors. The sockets do not have the side earthing contacts required in Germany, but only the earthing pin common, e.g. in France.
Customer may be given misleading information that these are the waterproof sockets, and these do not require side contacts but the contact pin.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Trailing socket "MBO" Type/number of model: SL 5000.Black multi-socket bar with four splash proof sockets.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46

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Alert number: 0586/05       
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 is no double/reinforced insulation in the mains transformer between the primary and the secondary windings.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  AC adaptor for DVD player. Black plastic enclosure, rectangular shape, dimensions: 5 cm x 10, 5 cm x 3 cm. Type/number of model: FJ-SW2545XY.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 46