Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 49 ( Published on: 09/12/2005)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0632/05       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Risk of choking. For the reason of shape, colour and image, these rubber erasers can be confused with food. The rubber erasers may resemble cakes, biscuits, candy, chewing gum etc.
Therefore these products pose a threat to the life and health of children.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): The distributor voluntarily withdrew the product from the market and informed consumers about the recall. Placing on the market was prohibited by the authorities.

 
Description:  Rubber eraser. Description: 1. The shape of the rubber eraser resembles a whipped cream cake. 2. The rubber eraser resembles a small tea biscuit in shape. 3. The rubber eraser is composed of five parts joined together as a jigsaw puzzle in the shape of a seahorse.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0631/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of premature wear out of the hook’s finger mechanism what might cause that the mechanism will not close again properly.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from sale and recall from consumers by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  "Via ferrata" snap hook "Singing Rock" Type/model: Via Ferrata (type K) Nos 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0638/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of the product is more than allowed. It might cause serious eye damage. Having regard to the material, the construction and the price of the product, it can be confused with a toy. It is child-appealing. The consumer has not been informed on the safe use of the product.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic Air Gun (Light industrial product) Type/model: Super BB Air Sport Gun.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0639/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Force bigger than 10 daN is needed to activate the safety systems (10 daN is indicated by Standard NF S 52-503). Attempts to activate the safety systems are ineffective because one piece of the release mechanism breaks and makes further attempts impossible. This means that users can neither reduce or eliminate traction or separate completely from the kite while kite surfing.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary suspension of marketing, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Kite surf control bar "PETER LYNN" Type/model: Zero 4 Pro Carbon Bar: <li> 40cm version, code R Bar 41; </li> <li> 50 cm version, code R Bar 51; </li> <li> 60 cm version, code R Bar 61.</li> (subcontracted from a third country)
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0630/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power plug does not provide adequate protection against electric shock. Certain safety markings and warnings are absent, which could result in incorrect and unsafe handling of the product. The cross section of the cable is smaller than required.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Telescopic halogen lamp "Happycasa"
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0637/05       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
If the wires of the stranded conductor are released, contact between metal parts of the lamp and the wires is possible what can lead to electric shock.
 

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

 
Description:  Outdoor luminaire Type/model: MB 310-1.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0636/05       
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
 
The bear-shaped soother protector which has surface of 25 mm (diameter) may cause suffocation, if gets into the mouth of the child. The Hungarian instructions for use do not contain warnings and instructions according to the relevant standard. This product doesn’t comply with the European Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Soother holder "Mister Baby" Type/model: 7145300 (Bar code: 8004373 145308).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0629/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The length of the cord of the toy (more than 220 mm) exceeds the limit specified in the standard.
During the impact test the toy broke and small pieces which fit completely within the cylinder detached from the toy. The warning "not recommended for children under 3 years of age" is placed, although this toy is intended for children of this age.
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Stacking and pull-along toy "TIA DE LI" Type/model: No 3412.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0633/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing, Strangulation
 
The phone cable is longer than allowed by the standard (220mm).
The sound pressure level LpA (118,3db) exceeds the upper limit of 90db.
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

 

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

 
Description:  Music Phone (toy). Type/model: Νο. 101.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0634/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The sound pressure level LpA (121,7db) exceeds the upper limit of 90db.
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

 

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

 
Description:  Phone deluxe (toy). Type/model: Code 148.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0635/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The sound pressure of a toy (14,0 dBA) exceeds the limit defined for squeezable toys in the standard.
The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities. Economic operator was obliged to inform consumers about the recall.

 
Description:  Set of five squeezable toys. Description: The set of toys consists of five little coloured and flexible plastic animal figures. Toys have a peeping whistle. Five toys are in the plastic bag, which is fixed with carton-label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0640/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The distance from the rim to the base of the plug failed to meet the specified tolerances. It is possible to connect the pin of the appliance plug 2P-2,5A, 250V and the contact hollow of the socket-outlet of the cord extension set. Rewirable multiple fold socket-outlet of the cord extension set is not fitted with screw-type terminals. The safety warning is stated only in a foreign language. The plug is not marked with alternating current symbol ~.
The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric extension cord set "ET (Elektrokomplex M.Tibensky)" Type/model: UNISHUKO T-30 V.
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0641/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Insufficient electric strength of a reinforced insulation of the connecting device of the stand (testing voltage 2500V, breakdown occurred at 1000V). The kettle does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Household kettle "ROHNSON" Type/model: R – 725.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49

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Alert number: 0642/05       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The distance from the rim to the base of the plug failed to meet the specified tolerances. It is possible to connect the pin of the appliance plug 2P-2,5A, 250V and the contact hollow of the socket-outlet of the cord extension set. Rewirable multiple fold socket-outlet of the cord extension set is not fitted with screw-type terminals. The safety warning is stated only the paper sleeve, which is not part of the product. Moreover the warning is only in a foreign language. The plug is not marked with alternating current symbol ~ . The measured temperature rise on phase terminals exceeds the specified values during the testing current 15A/1h.
The extension cord does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric extension cord set "ET (Elektrokomplex M.Tibensky)" Type/model: UNISHUKO T-40 V.
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 49