Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 3 ( Published on: 27/01/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0024/06       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The indication on the transformer (indoor use only) is different from the one indicated on the packaging (offered for outdoor use). There is risk of electric shock due to the fact that water can get on the transformer not protected against ingress of water. Lighting chain is not provided with a plug protected against splashed water and is not suitable for permanent connection to the mains supply with wiring box (what is required for the outdoor use lightings). These products do not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Order of withdrawal and prohibition of sale ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Lighting chains "Everstar" Type/model: 1. Lighting chain with 180 non replaceable miniature incandescent lamps, an 8-function flashing unit and a transformer (type: BL-24 V1200). 2. Lighting chain with 240 non replaceable miniature incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit and a transform.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0025/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In some vehicles, the rear seat does not snap in properly. In the event of an accident, the rear seat might not resist the forces involved.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicle "Smart Forfour" Type/model: W 454, EU type approval e1*2001*116*0263*03. Identification: through vehicle identification number (VINs concerned: WME4540331B092932to WME4540331B111770). Vehicles built in 2005.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0023/06       
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. When the seam strength test was applied certain seams tore giving access to filling material, which could form small parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Hanging Santa with Sound (toy in traditional Santa outfit with musical element) Type/model: A/XM 38614.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0026/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
During the drop test the side of the toy broke and the base of the toy with the metal jingling mechanism separated from the toy. In the case of one sample, the base broke off along with small sharp plastic shards. The jingling mechanism is composed of a slightly rusted cast-iron base, into which slightly rusted steel wires are inserted.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: The retailer voluntarily informed consumers about the possibility to return the product and withdraw the product from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small clown (toy) Type/model: 1001. Description: The toy is made of plastic and is in the shape of a bear. There is a ‘weight’ incorporated in its lower part providing balance and allowing the toy to swing, upon which it emits jingling sounds. The toy is packed in a transparent cellophane bag.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0028/06       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment
 
Garments fail safety of children’s clothing, cords and drawstrings specifications. Hood contains elastic cord and has an adjustment tab on the back which is not allowed. This product does not comply with the European Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s Waterproofs (Jackets) "Marmot - Boys & Girls PreCip Jackets" (various colours) Type/model: Boys - 5410 & Girls – 1207
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0022/06       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Risk of electric shock due to insufficient insulation between live parts and parts that can be touched by user.
 

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

 
Description:  Electrical multimedia speaker system Type/model: SP-220DS (on the package).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0019/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot 3074, article No 88350
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Product contains high level (204 µg/kg) of N- Nitrosodiethanolamin (NDELA) above the maximum limit allowed by the Cosmetic Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Volume mascara
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0021/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
Detection of contamination with the bacterium Burkholderia cepacia. This bacterium has been associated with nosocomial infections, particularly in persons with weakened immune systems. These nosocomial infections can manifest as bacteraemia, urinary tract infections, septic arthritis and respiratory infections, among others.
 

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

 
Description:  Children mouthwash "Enjuague Bucal Fluor-Kin Infantil", 500 ml (strawberry flavour; packaging - cardboard box) Type/model: Batch X-086.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0020/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains cable has only 2 leads and there is no protective conductor. The mains cable is soldered to the power strip contacts. The housing is secured by cross-head screws and can thus be opened using ordinary tools. The tension-relief device for the mains cable is insufficient.
 

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

 
Description:  Electrical extension cord "ZHONG YA - Power strip" Type/model: 5-way socket (power strip), EAN 5608199410072.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3

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Alert number: 0027/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
During the test (at the testing current 12A) the welding of the contacts occurred after 10 operations and in other case after 12 operations (200 operations are required by standard). Once the contacts have been welded, it is impossible to disconnect completely the appliance from the mains. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Prohibition of sale ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Two-way household switch "SEZ" (abbreviation for Slovenske elektrotechnicke zavody). Type/model: LYRA, SL052/0-B(on the packaging), SXB5/0-Y (on the back of the switch). Description: The product is fastened to a cardboard and it is inserted into a plastic cover.
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 3