Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 1 ( Published on: 13/01/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0736/05       
Category: 
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type: 
 
Chemical risk. The scarf was produced using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines (820 mg/kg of Benzidine - CAS No 92-87-5) and >1000 mg/kg of 3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine - CAS No 119-93-7 were found in the red part of the scarf fabric).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Public warning published by authority.

 
Description:  Silk scarf. Type/model: Unknown. Description: red silk scarf with white pattern. Approximate dimensions 178 x 30 cm.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0727/05       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Imitation fruits (in terms of shape, size and colour) that can be mistaken as real fruits and ingested by small children. If ingested, the imitation fruits can cause choking to small children as they do not comply with the relevant parts of the European standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawn from the local distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawn from the local distributor.

 
Description:  Imitation Products "Framboises et mûres factices" (Fake blackberries & strawberries)"ARTFLEUR" Type/model: unknown Description: fake strawberries & blackberries of 2cm each in 24 pieces’ packs.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0716/05       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Risk of burns from the lighter. The object is attractive to children — particularly children under the age of 51 months — who may take them for toys. Absence of any indication of how the flame is produced.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the form of a gun. Type/number of model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0717/05       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The plastic nipple can be detached with force less than 90N and fits completely into the test cylinder. There is chocking hazard in case of ingestion. The product does not bear the proper indication: "ATTENTION! Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years. It contains small parts that can be easily ingested." This product 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 authority.

 
Description:  Flashing pacifier with whistle necklace (toy). Type/model: Carton item no: 13-538A, item no: A538.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0732/05       
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
 
During the impact test small wooden piece of soother holder detached.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall of the product by retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soother holder "NATTOU" Type/model: BILLY - ref. 720106. Product comprising a fabric sleeve to which is attached a plush animal head. One of the ends of the sleeve is formed by a cord to which the soother can be attached and the other end is fitted with a clip covered with a wooden button allowing the holder to be attached to a garment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0718/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
In the tension test the nose of the toy came off. The nose fits in the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of choking. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft toy – dog "Bogi" Type/model: 938465.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0723/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
When the spinner gains speed the blades can pose a risk of cuts. One incident where the blades of the spinner led to deep cuts in a child’s lips and nose.
 

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

 
Description:  Spinning toy "Frisbee Spinner" (product sold as attachment to the Mickey Mouse Magazine no. 11/2005). Type/model: item no: HY9182.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0729/05       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Risk owing to the use of azo dyes (Benzedin content 145mg/kg).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product by importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product by importer.

 
Description:  Lingerie "Elisa - Damen Tango Slip" (Microfaser) Pack of three. Type/model: Art.0250138, EAN Code 4037487010020.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0734/05       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The sling was produced using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines (305 mg/kg of 4-Chloro-o-toluidine was found in the red part of the sling fabric).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal of the product from distribution by retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Textile baby sling. Type/model: Unknown. Description: one coloured baby sling with longitudinal stripes and fringes; about 215 x 65 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0735/05       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The sling was produced using prohibited azo dyes, which can form one of the carcinogenic amines (575 mg/kg of 4-Chloro-o-toluidine was found in the red part of the sling fabric).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Public warning published by authority.

 
Description:  Textile baby sling. Type/model: Unknown. Description: One coloured baby sling with longitudinal stripes and fringes; about 380 x 70 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0728/05       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Product contains high levels (1002 ppb) of contaminating carcinogenic nitrosamines (NDELA) above the 50 ppb maximum limit allowed by the Cosmetics Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawn by the manufacturer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawn by the manufacturer.

 
Description:  Eyeliner "Chicogo" Professional Liquid Sterling Silver Charge 1186
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0719/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Decorative Oil Lamp Candles - Square Glassware Oil Lamp "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0724/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years). Missing use instructions, product purchase, and marking/labelling and packaging information.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Public warning published by authority.

 
Description:  Decorative Oil Lamp Candles - Round Glassware Oil Lamp "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0725/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years). Missing use instructions, product purchase, and marking/labelling and packaging information.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Decorative Oil Lamp Candles – Bell Glassware Oil Lamp. "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0726/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Lamps failed parts of the national standards concerning the wick, filler opening, leakage and appeal to children. As a result small children may gain access and ingest the lamp oils. Ingestion of small amounts of lamp oils with certain toxicity characteristics directly from the lamps or via the wick can lead to severe lung damage and even death of small children (ages 1 – 3 years). Missing use instructions, product purchase, and marking/labelling and packaging information.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Decorative Oil Lamp Candles – Rebecca Glassware Oil Lamp. "Best Kept Secrets" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0730/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Risk of burning and fire for the reason of powdered metal spread on the candle.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary destruction of the product by retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Candles in the shape of a fir tree. Brand: Unknown. Type/model: 250788036, EAN 7610054143238.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0731/05       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
When the candle has been burning for about 45 minutes, the red edge with the metal glitter catches fire and the candle burns down within about 15 minutes, producing a large flame (up to 20 cm).
 

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

 
Description:  Brand: unknown type/model: ean 4326470607942
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0720/05       
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
 
Soldered terminals are used for the terminals of electric circuit and also for earthling terminal and this may cause an electric shock. Cable conductor’s cross-section area is much smaller then required. During the thermal test wires overheated and melted. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric cord extension set. Type/number of model: PF-C1
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0721/05       
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
 
Soldered terminals are used for the terminals of electric circuit and also for earthling terminal and this may cause an electric shock. Cable conductor’s cross-section area is much smaller then required. During the thermal tests wires overheated and melted. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric cord extension set. Type/model: PF-C5.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1

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Alert number: 0722/05       
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
 
Soldered terminals are used for the terminals of electric circuit and also for earthling terminal and this may cause an electric shock. Cable internal wires and conductor’s cross-section area is much smaller then required. Earthling cord is not complying with colour combination. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric cord extension set. Type/model: PF-C6
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 1