Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 47 ( Published on: 25/11/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0603/05       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible gas escape from leaky soldering joints of the pipes, posing a risk of explosion.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Gas boiler JUNKERS. Type/number of model: Cerastar-5KE/AE and Ceramini-5KE/AE,- 6KE/AE. Description: Wall-mounted gas boiler designed for chimney duct or for forced evacuated duct (turbo). The gas boiler is intended for heating and warming of water.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0602/05       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
Risk of Illness. 10 persons became sick in Denmark after using Guardian Textile Protection. The symptoms have been sputum, difficulty in breathing, and common symptoms as during influenza. Some have had changes in lungs by X-rays.
 

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

 
Description:  Guardian Textile Protection - Guardian Protection Products Type/number of model: Unknown. Description: 23 cm high beige brown spray with brown lid. The spray is 6, 4 cm in diameter.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0592/05       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
Risk of eye injury. Measurements of the radiation level produced readings of 2.5 mW – 3.5 mW (limit value is 1 mW). The Class II laser mark on the packaging is incorrect. No information or warnings in German.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Laser Music Flash Gun. Type/number of model: GD 168 GUODA. Description: Cigarette lighter in the shape of a pistol incorporating a laser with optical and acoustic signals (flashing light, siren and gunshot noises).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0593/05       
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. Usage of this bed can result in cuttings or jamming. Edges of the pegs for attaching the bed and at the joining elements are sharp. All sides of the bed are not solid and the distance between the openings is not as required. The wheels haven’t got ratchet and on the frame rust was found.
 

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

 
Description:  Bed with tubular construction. Description: Children’s cot, tubular construction, red colour, with a metal device for canopy, with 4 wheels without ratchet mechanisms.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0597/05       
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
 
The CFS bracket on the child seat can break at the first assembly to the bike. When this happened the child seat became loose from the bike, but the safety strap will prevent the child seat from touching the ground.
Three accidents in the EU.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle child seat Polisport. Type/number of model: Wallaroo CFS red model and black, bought before 01-08-2005 and produced in the beginning of 2005. Description: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0596/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
During the test the toy broke and small details detached from it. These small details fit completely within the small parts cylinder. Some edges and tips are sharp after smashing of the toy. The warning “Not for children under 3 years” does not correspond to the nature of the product.
Toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Tumbler. Type/number of model: Unknown. Description: Yellow duckling like tumbler with red shirt and black shorts on the red wheels. Both wheels contain small details. The size of this toy is 120x140x70 mm. The toy is packed into the transparent plastic bag with colourful label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0598/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
Risk of injury and suffocation. During the test the toy broke and small details detached from it. These small details fit completely within the small parts cylinder. Some edges and tips are sharp after smashing of the toy. The warning "Not for children under 3 years" does not correspond to the nature of the product.
Toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  A pull-along toy "Yellow duck CIAGADLO". Type/number of model: EAN 5901271020511. Description: Yellow duck with green wheels, green hat and transparent ball on its back. The toy has a cord. The size of the toy is 130x110x70 mm. The toy is packed in the transparent plastic bag with colourful label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0599/05       
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 test the toy broke and small details detached from it. These small details fit completely within the small parts cylinder. Some edges and tips are sharp after smashing of the toy. The free length of cord is 1070 mm and there is a strangulation hazard. The warning "Not for children under 3 years" does not correspond to the nature of the product.
Toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  A pull-along toy "Yellow duck with three duckling on its back". Type/number of model: Unknown. Description: Yellow duck with orange wheels and three ducklings (green, red and violet) on its back. The toy has a cord. The size of this toy is 240x210x130 mm. The toy is packed in the transparent plastic bag with colourful label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0604/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cup at the end of each projectile can easily be removed and may cause a risk of asphyxiation if a child puts it into mouth.
These toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standards.
One fatal accident occurred in the past with similar toy (0460/05).
 

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

 
Description:  Various toys with arrows having suction cups (42 different models and brands).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0605/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrows
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Risk of choking. The projectiles, which have a suction cup, are less than 57 mm long and could therefore cause asphyxiation as they are not long enough to be removed if they blocked the respiratory tract.
These toys do not 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: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0606/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Risk of choking. The suction cup at the end of each projectile can easily be removed and may cause a risk of asphyxiation if a child puts it into its mouth; suction cup can be removed under traction of less than 60 N.
Toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
One fatal accident occurred in the past with similar toy (0460/05).
 

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

 
Description:  Various toys that include arrows with suction cups (8 different models and brands)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0600/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The problem posed by these kits resulted from a translation error of the length of time, which should be 2 minutes than 8 minutes. Following the instructions the bowl containing the paraffin granules should be heated in a microwave oven at high power for 8 minutes while the contents of the bowl catches fire after 5 minutes of heating.
 

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

 
Description:  Candle making kit 'L’Art de Créer'. Type/number of model: Batch No 0705, Bar code 3 491 951 804 262. Description: Cardboard box (38 x 31.5 x 5 cm) closed by a transparent plastic lid. This box contains a selection of items needed to make candles: 1 bowl, 1 small bag of paraffin granules, 4 moulds, 1 small bag of wicks, 1 pair of gloves, scents, 4 tools, and glitter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0594/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When the power is on the conductors’ and the supply cable’ isolation soften inadmissibly, which leads to a risk of short circuit and occurrence of risk of electric current damage and thermal risks. It is possible to set a plug with nominal electric current 16A into the movable contact of the prolonging flex with nominal electric current 10A; the protective terminals do not comply with the requirements for thread terminals; the terminal junctions of the movable contact are filled by welding; there is no switch labelling.
 

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

 
Description:  Connection-block UYE with four sockets. Type/number of model: YX-016. Description: Prolonging flex with flexible cable 1.7m 3x0.75mm2, movable multiply dismountable bipolar contact with four sockets with a defensive mechanism 10A 250V and undismountable bipolar plug with defensive mechanism 10/16A 250V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0595/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Risk of Fire. Possible inflammation for some of the batteries, due to overheating.
There were reported 5 accidents, 2 of which in Europe.
 

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

 
Description:  Ery nikontype/number of model: en-el3description: the ion-lithium rechargeable battery is provided as a supplementary accessory to the nikon digital cameras (slr d100, d70 and d50) and can be used with the nikon d70 range of products it is also sold separately the above-mentid batteries were manufactured between may-september 2004
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47

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Alert number: 0601/05       
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
 
The cord extension set consists of only two conductors. The conductor cross-sections are too small. The earth contacts of the plug and the socket-outlet are not connected. The earth contacts are not fixed on the socket; they can be removed without the help of a tool after it is dismantled. The assembly screws of the socket bar do not retain themselves on the body of the socket bar after its dismantling. The cable in the socket is not fixed.
The Multiple Socket with switch does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Multiple socket with switch BORAX. Type/number of model: Unknown. Description: White five-way multi-socket with switch; packed in a plastic bag with stapled cardboard label, 16A/250V AC, 3500W, bears GS mark from SLG Chemnitz.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 47