Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 20/01/2006)
Corrigendum concerning notification no. 2 (0740/05):
Please note that according to the information provided by the producer on the packaging of the product, the quick release snap hook "Kong, model AISI 316" should be used for water skiing, trick competition and racing and slalom. There are no indications that this product is dangerous for such uses. The safety problems have occured when the product has been used for used for kite-surfing.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0005/06       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
According to the laboratory tests, the notified hammer is made of steel which does not have sufficient hardness.
This product does not comply with the European Standard.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Prohibition of placing the product on the market and withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Hammer "ORIENT TOOLS". Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0739/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Safety system does not work in emergencies, putting users at risk of accidents. Too much force is required to activate the safety system (higher than the maximum limit of 10 daN) and the release mechanism does not work, which means that users can neither reduce or eliminate traction nor separate completely from the kite while kite surfing.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Suspension of distribution ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Kitesurf control bar "AIRUSH" Type/model: 5-line Pilot bars 25 m 50 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0740/05       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Safety system does not work in emergencies, putting users at risk of accidents. Too much force is required to activate the snap hook (higher than the maximum limit of 100 N laid down by the standard), which means that users cannot separate themselves easily from the traction system while water-skiing<font color="#FF0000">*</font>.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary measures taken by importer: placing on the market stopped and withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Quick release snap hook for kitesurfing "KONG"; offered in the INTERMER catalogue. Model AISI 316; Reference W08250.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0017/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The chassis of the product may become live. On some of the LEDs the insulating heat shrink sleeving was not pushed sufficiently far onto the leg of the LED to prevent access to the standard test finger. Three accidents reported to Argos (including: unit overheating, unit tripped circuit breaker, customer received "shock" - no injury / hospital treatment required).
 

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

 
Description:  Electric ring lighting "Lani 4 light Plate with 8 White LEDs" Type/model: Argos catalogue number 432/1613, BSB Orion model 78787.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0004/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
According to the laboratory tests, the notified drills are made of steel which does not have sufficient hardness.
These products do not comply with the European Standard.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Prohibition of placing the product on the market and withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Drills "5 PCS MASONRY DRILL SET" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0002/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible circumferential deformity in the side of tyres, which could lead to a drop in tyre pressure.
 

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

 
Description:  Tyres "Michelin Pilot Sport". Type/model: Dimension 255/35 R20 97Y Extra Load.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0737/05       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury due to insufficient instruction of use of the appliance. One accident reported – hand and facial injuries.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from distribution and corrective actions taken by importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Tyre inflator "Luftronic - Digital Tire Gauge" Type/model: Luftronic, PNAU.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0003/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The black fabric belt of the toy contains banned azo dye. The benzidine concentration in the belt was 900 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy "T€Di Toy Santa, 5€". Type/model: Code 9641500115100000500.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0006/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
During the tension test the nose of the toy came off. The nose fits in the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of suffocation.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft toy – dog. Type/model: 30198 (for Tiimari retail stores).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0007/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
During the tension test the eye of the toy came off. The eye fits in the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of suffocation. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft toy – dog. Type/model: Mini plüschtiere. Description: White-brown soft toy in the shape of a dog.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0008/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
During tests, wires supporting the dragon’s wings broke and produced sharp points which protruded through the surface of the toy.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft plastic dragon toy "Soft play, Bullyland Dragon" Type/model: Batch number: 63875 Batch: 507.
Country of origin:  Sri Lanka
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0009/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When released on a tilted surface (10 degrees tilt, 50N applied to the brake pedal)), the toy should not move more than 5cm, however, when tested the toy did not stop at all.


The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric police car (toy) "Biltema Electric police car" (battery operated) Type/model: 26-941.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0010/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
During test two wheels and a ball detached, all of which fit within the small parts cylinder.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.

 

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

 
Description:  Pull along toy – caterpillar. Brand: Pull Along Animals – Caterpillar. Type/model: MT-3181C.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0011/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The toy has a removable mouthpiece, which fits within the small parts cylinder, thus posing a risk of suffocation.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic horn (toy). Type/model: Conf. legge nr 4618-2-83, Niagara, Milano.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0012/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Toy should not burn longer than 2 seconds after the removal of the test flame. During tests the wig burned longer than 2 seconds and did not self-extinguish. The instructions for battery-operated toys were incomplete.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal of the product by importer (By: Other)

 
Description:  Fiber Optic Wig(toy) Type/model: no: 39245 batch: 8118/04.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0013/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA was between 83-89 +/- 2,5 dB while emission sound pressure level for close-to–the-ear toy shall not exceed 80 dB.


The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft toy telephone "Patrick, K’s kids" Type/model: item no KA10298P.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0014/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA was between 98,5 +/- 2,5 dB while emission sound pressure level for close-to–the-ear toy shall not exceed 80 dB.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy telephone "ALIKI - My handy celluphone" Type/model: art.no 6408 (T-1803).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0015/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Length of the projectiles was 51 mm while according to the standard, projectiles with a suction cup as impact area shall have length of 57 mm or more.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy gun set "Super Hero Air Pistol Shooting Game" suction cup projectiles. Type/model: No. 3119.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0016/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
During the tension test, the toy’s nose and ear came off and they fit within the small parts cylinder. Moreover, the wooden part in the end of the string fits through the test template E. The string also detached in the tension test.


The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden toy cat (pull-along toy). Type/model: Item. no. YG200, YG201, YG202.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0018/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The whistle fits wholly within the small parts cylinder specified in the standard thus it presents risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Wacky Whistle (toy) Type/model: Unknown. Packaging of the article included "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE".
Country of origin:  Australia
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0741/05       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
During tests kinetic energy exceeded the limit of 0.08 J. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing on the market stopped by authority,

 
Description:  Toy pistol (brand unknown). Type/model: Model P-999 and ammunition (6-mm diameter bullets), EAN 5400311492702.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2

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Alert number: 0001/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock because of insufficient insulation in transformer T1 between the primary and the secondary circuit. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by authority.

 
Description:  AC-DC electrical adaptor "CELLY" Type/model: CBR8310.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 2