Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 20/01/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0378/04       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Insufficient wire cross sections; inadequate connecting plugs and wires fixations; live parts accessible; wrong labelling (referring to lighting chains) and missing information. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative clock desk lighting "XinQiang - High-Class" (N° 20941).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0376/04       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The chain brake is not reliable. The saw does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and product recall. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric chain saw "Matrix ECS 2000-400 - No 320.400.032" (serial No 03000119, made in 2004), 2000W, blade length 400 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0377/04       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The spray nozzle and the cap are easily detachable and could be swallowed or inhaled by the child during consumption. The excessive acidity of the liquid might burn the eyes. The cap does not comply with the relevant European standards applying to small parts under the Toys Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Product voluntarily recalled by the distributor (By: Other)

 
Description:  Candy Spray "Magic Spray N° 2" (melon flavour: 13/07/05, cola flavour: 12/07/05, blueberry flavour: 13/07/05, passion fruit flavour: 23/06/05, apple flavour: 23/06/05, melon flavour: 15/07/05, cola flavour: 15/07/05, blueberry flavour: 16/07/05, passion fruit flavour: 15/07/05, apple flavour: 16/07/05).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0001/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The strings can easily break releasing the small balls that can be swallowed by children. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden gripping toy "Simba Toys" (N° 2356), with cubes, cylindrical parts and balls, knotted together with strings.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0002/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The antennas can be easily detached and swallowed by a child and the metallic spirals present sharp edges. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Product recall and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Wheeled pull-along plastic toy "Funny Snail" (N° 6060, EAN 5901271036666).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0375/04       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The laser beam exceeds the admissible values and could cause eye injury. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Placing on the market voluntarily stopped and product recall. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy gun "Gun-Auto laser toy" (P-008); laser gun imitating a revolver, projecting a single focus beam or different pictures by rotation of the gun cartridge.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0379/04       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The rattle can easily break releasing small parts that can be swallowed by a child. 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 and issue of warnings ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Yellow plastic rattle (infant toy) with two balls and a handle. Each ball contains small parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0380/04       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Small parts of the wheels can be easily released and can be swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Pull-along wheeled toy "Happy Snail" (N° 1689).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0383/04       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
When rotated over the head the elastic cord extends and can get wrapped around the neck. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Water filled yoyo ball "Sparkle Slime-Ball Yoyo" (KBY38020, EAN 4893138005636), with elastic cord and sound effects.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0385/04       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
When rotated over the head, the elastic cord extends and can get wrapped around the neck. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Water filled yoyo ball "Yo-yo" (KBY38017), with a beetle floating inside the ball and an elastic cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0381/04       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Excessive content (489 ug/kg) of N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) in the shampoo.
 

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

 
Description:  Shampoo "Zydot - Ultra Clean" (N° 701 on the packaging, N° 1299 on the product), with deep cleanser and cure product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2

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Alert number: 0384/04       
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
 
Insufficient wires cross section and insulation; inadequate connecting plug; possible release of flames and smoke; live parts can become accessible. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric hair dryer "New Rainbow" (EAN 6931731280000).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2005 - 2