Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 48 ( Published on: 02/12/2005)
Addendum
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Picture available for notification 7- 615/05

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0617/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Pressure and gas may leak on a shooter because the cartridge case may break. Some of the Sako 308 calibre cartridges manufactured in 1990-1992 may have corrosion defects. One confirmed leakage in Finland.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the manufacture. Importers and dealers in the following countries have been notified: Estonia, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary, Sweden, UK, Poland, Italy, and Denmark. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cartridges for centerfire firearms, Cal 308 Win "SAKO". Type/number of model: Cal. 308, manufactured 1990-1992.
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0618/05       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the plug and the flashing unit. The cross-sectional area of the wire is <0,1 mm2.Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the flashing unit and the lamps insulated by heat shrink tube, soldered into the wire. The cross-sectional area of the wire is <0,1 mm2. The bushing of the flashing unit is not rounded off. The flexible wires soldered to the bushing are not supplied with conductor relief. The single-core wire comes off the soldering under force of 10,2N. The plug is not of standardized type.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited by the authority.

 
Description:  Lighting chain labelled on the package as follows: "Decorator Micro Light Set" with 140 pieces of not replaceable miniature lamps and with a flashing unit of 8 functions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0619/05       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the plug and the flashing unit. The cross-sectional area of the wire is <0,1 mm2.Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the flashing unit and the lamps insulated by heat shrink tube, soldered into the wire. The cross-sectional area of the wire is <0,1 mm2.The bushing of the flashing unit is not rounded off. The flexible wires soldered to the bushing are not supplied with conductor relief. The single-core wire comes off the soldering under force of 23,4N.The plug is not of standardized type.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited by the authority.

 
Description:  Lighting chain labelled on the package as follows: "For Happy Christmas 60L, 80L, 100L, 140L with 100 pieces of not replaceable miniature lamps and with a flashing unit of 8 functions. Type/number of model: 60L, 80L, 100L, 140.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0620/05       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the plug and the flashing unit. The cross-sectional area of the wire is <0,1 mm2. Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the flashing unit and the lamps insulated by heat shrink tube, soldered into the wire. The bushing of the flashing unit is not rounded off. The flexible wires soldered to the bushing are not supplied with conductor relief. The single-core wire comes off the soldering under force of 15,2N. The plug is not of standardized type.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited by the authority.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with the following indication: "MULTI FUNCTION 140 RICE LIGHT" with 140 pieces of not replaceable miniature lamps and with a flashing unit of 8 functions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0621/05       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The voltage (220V) indicated on the package differs from the one used in Hungary (230V). Flexible, single-insulated wire is applied between the plug and the flashing unit and the lamps insulated by heat shrink tube, soldered into the wire. The cross-sectional area of the wire is <0,1 mm2. The bushing of the flashing unit is not rounded off. The flexible wires soldered to the bushing are not supplied with conductor relief. The single-core wire comes off the soldering under force of 13,5N. The plug is not of standardized type.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited by the authority.

 
Description:  Lighting chain ‘MULTI FUNCTION 100 RICE LIGHT’, the package with 100 pieces of not replaceable miniature lamps and with a flashing unit of 8 functions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0622/05       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The voltage (120V, 220V) indicated on the package and also on the plug differs from the one used in Hungary (230V). The cross-sectional area of the twisted conductors of the cord between the connecting cords and the lamp holder is less than 0,1mm2.The plug can be taken apart without using a tool. The connecting pins can be screwed off the plug by hand. The twisted conductors have been screwed on the pins of the plug. The wire connected to the lamp holder comes off the lamp holder under force of 14,2N. During the fire test and the needle flame test for 10 seconds on the material of the lamp holders the fire did not stop burning within 30 seconds and the falling fire drops burnt the paper placed underneath the sample (distance: 200 mm+- 5 mm).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited by the authority.

 
Description:  "100 Miniature Lights" lighting chain with 100 pieces of small plug-in lamps. Type/number of model: -/MU-10004. The lighting chain consists of 100 pieces of lamps. In order to flash the lighting chain 3 bimetal lamps are used. Weight: approximately 0,21 kg Package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0623/05       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The voltage (220V) indicated on the package and also on the plug differs from the one used in Hungary (230V). The cross-sectional area of the twisted conductors of the cord between the connecting cords and the lamp holder is less than 0,1mm2.The plug can be taken apart without using a tool. The connecting pins can be screwed off the plug by hand. The twisted conductors have been screwed on the pins of the plug. The wire connected to the lamp holder comes off the lamp holder under force of 15,7N. During the fire test and the needle-flame test for 10 seconds on the material of the lamp holders the fire did not stop burning within 30 seconds and the falling fire drops burnt the paper placed underneath the sample (distance: 200 mm+- 5 mm).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited by the authority.

 
Description:  Plastic-framed lighting chain illustrating a Xmas tree. The lamps are fixed to the plastic frame of the lighting chain. There is one bimetal lamp for operating the flashing unit. Weight: 0,1 kg Package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0612/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live parts of the built-in switch and the basic insulated internal wiring are accessible by the standard test finger through the hole on the bottom of the luminary.


 

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

 
Description:  Desk lamp "HUAKE" series with compact fluorescent lamp (portable luminary) Type/number of model: 929 (model No. MT-3911) (versions: MT-1911; MT-6311). Their main parts are: electronic ballast type, rocker switch, lamp holder, and plug. The luminary is also provided with a G23 capped fluorescent lamp capped on one end. Dimensions: 18 cm x 26 cm x 40 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0613/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live pins of halogen lamp inserted in the GX5,3 lamp holder are accessible by the standard test finger even in the completely plugged-in positions. The cover of the switch inserted into the cable can be removed by hand, thus the live parts also become accessible. The luminaries do not have protection against water penetration; therefore their use for boiling water may have electric shock risk.

 

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

 
Description:  Luminary’s series evaporating volatile oil (portable luminary) (versions of cover: glass bowl, fountain). The products made of glass, plastic or ceramics are portable luminaries used for evaporating volatile oil. Dimensions: 13 cm x 13 cm x 16 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0614/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
After removing certain parts by hand the live metal parts of the lamp cap became accessible. The cover of the switch broke due to impacts of 0,50Nm and therefore the live parts became accessible.
 

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

 
Description:  Desk lamp with built-in clock (portable luminary) "XinQiang". Type/number of model: 20940. The luminary has ball-formed lamp which can be screwed in the lamp holder on the top of the luminary. Dimensions: 21 cm x 37 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0624/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The basic-insulated internal wires contact the accessible metal cover. The single-core wire comes off the soldering under force of 5N. The plastic cord anchorage in the metal cover of the luminary can be easily removed. The plug is not of standardized type.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Table lamp with touch-on switch. Type/number of model: 2203 and 2205 (on the package after the type number there are letters ‘A B C D E’ indicating the different types of lamp-shells)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0625/05       
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. The basic-insulated internal wires contact the accessible metal cover. The internal wires soldered to the PCB of the switch are unfixed. The dimmer is covered by paper insulation inside the luminary. Plastic shackle on the wire is not suitable for cord anchorage.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of a product prohibited and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Portable luminary with dimmer "SAN YI LIGHTING". Type/number of model: 9901-H. Portable luminary with dimmer. Package: card box. There are different types of lamp shells.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0611/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In some cars, a short distance between the B+ terminal on the starter motor and the surrounding components may result in a short circuit and a fire in the wiring harness.


 

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

 
Description:  Volvo S80 and XC 90. Type/number of model: S80 and XC 90 with 6-cylinder engine, manufactured as Model Year 2005 and 2006.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0627/05       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk that the left-hand curtain airbag will not deploy correctly in the event of impact and, depending on the type of impact and the driver's morphology, may not fully perform its function.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions are planned by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Airbag in Peugeot. Type/number of model: All types of 307 Berlina. Vehicles with the following serial numbers: 83921144 to 84047873 and production dates from November 2004 to March 2005.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0615/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The nose of the soft toy can become detached and a child may put it in his/her mouth. The nose fits in the small parts cylinder, and therefore poses the risk of suffocation. The nose of the toy came of during the tension tests. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the Relevant European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Consumers were informed about the risks posed by the toy and recall by the authority.

 
Description:  "Jollybaby rattle". Rattle in the shape of a prince with an orange crown. The rattle is attached to a piece of cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0616/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The tail of the soft toy can become detached and a child may put it in his/her mouth. The tail fits in the small parts cylinder, and therefore poses the risk of suffocation. The tail of the toy came of during the tension tests. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the Relevant European Standards.


 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Importer voluntarily withdraw product from distribution. Consumers were informed about the risks posed by the toy and recall by the authority.

 
Description:  Soft toy - pig (rattle). Type/number of model: 12312 (in the label), batch numbers: 17433 09/05, 14632 11/04. Orange rattle in the shape of a pig.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0626/05       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Higher chrome content than allowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Forge cinder cement "BALCEM". Type/number of model: CEM III/A 32,5 N. Description: Weight: 50 kg, Package: paper bag.
Country of origin:  Ukraine
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0609/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Chemical risk. Performed tests showed that extension mascara blue contained
N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) at the levels of 142, 133 and 111 µg/kg (products are available on the market that contain no detectable levels of N- nitrosodiethanolamine (<10 µg/kg).


According to the Cosmetics Regulation nitrosamines are permitted in cosmetic matrixes only as technically unavoidable residue at levels that do not pose a risk to health.



 

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

 
Description:  Extension mascara blue "IKOS" Customs (3304 20 00). batch No L01073
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48

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Alert number: 0610/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Risk of allergy. Presence of P Phenylene Diamine 26%.
 

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

 
Description:  Name: Black powder for henna tattooing "HENNA TATTOO". Tinted glass bottle containing 6 grammes.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 48