Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 4 ( Published on: 03/02/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0031/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrect functioning of an airbag control device can in the worst case lead to delay in deploying the airbag in an accident.
Internal crash tests by the manufacturer revealed the shortcoming.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor vehicle - car “Audi”, model A6. Type 4F, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0254*00-06. Description: Vehicles concerned were produced during the period 05.2003-03.2005 with identification numbers in the following ranges: LFV???4F?53000001 – 000071; WAU???4F?5N000101 – 109817; WAU???4F?5Z021628 – 074381; WAU???4F?59057137 – 109522; WAU???4F?6N000101 – 006042.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0035/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury as the support arm may become disconnected or may slide. During the sliding resistance test the base of the bike’s support arm becomes permanently distorted under 590N while 600N force is required by the Standard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Importer voluntarily stopped marketing of this product and asked retailers to return all the items left. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Car accessories - roof rack for bikes "SIEPA" Type/model: Model XXL 500
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0033/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The projectiles are too small in size and are made of a soft material. The requirements of the Standard DIN EN 71-1/A6:2002/06 are not met.
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Distribution of the product voluntarily stopped. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy pistol with arrows made of synthetic material, air gun. Type/model: Galaxy Guard, EAN 5016064030469.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0034/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The pipe mouthpiece can be pulled off and fits completely into the small-parts cylinder. The drop test caused small plastic parts to break off the pipe, and these fit completely into the small-parts cylinder. The graphic symbol concerning age of the child does not meet the minimum size required by the Standard EN 71- 6.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy Candy "Fancy" Type/model: Toy Candy, EAN 8499999100600. (Pipe for children, made of transparent plastic, in the form of a bird.)
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0037/06       
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 exceeds the maximum limit of 90db laid down by the Standard (it was measured at 120,2db).
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution of the product was stopped by authority.

 
Description:  Mobile Phone (toy): packing bears the following words: Electronic Musical, Mobile Phone, Electronic Sound.. Type/number of model: Unknown. Description: Blue cell phone with green screen and green antenna. The toy produces musical sounds while pressing the buttons. The packing bears a graphical symbol indicating that the toy is not intended for the use of children under the age of 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0039/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Toy did not meet the requirements of pull test security of attachment (with reference to EN71 part 1) BS EN 71-2: 2003. The right eye, nose and the battery compartment catch all failed to withstand a force of 90 Newtons for ten seconds and detached, all released components were found to fit wholly within the small parts cylinder.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Suspension/Prohibition Notice (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Suspension/Prohibition Notice

 
Description:  "Top grade rag baby catena dog" – soft toy in leather bag. Sings "How much is that doggie in the window" on squeezing paw.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0032/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Product has no instructions for use and inadequate connections. Internal wiring inadequately fixed which could result in contact with moving parts. External wiring inadequately fixed which could result in access to live parts. Lack of instructions for use and inadequate connections combine to pose serious risk of electric shock.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Suspension/Prohibition notice issued.

 
Description:  "Bubble Foot Massage" (electrical household appliance) Type/number of model: CH - 800
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0036/06       
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
 
Bare wires, no insulation on contact points. While replacing the bulb, the sheet metal mirror below the bulb is touchable. The mirror may touch the not insulated connections of the switch. Therefore it leads tension if it is switched on and connected to current. Risk of electric shock. The risk of fire is assumed by the complaint leader, since it is missing an overheating protection for the lamp.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Selling of the product voluntarily stopped by retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Aquarium set "Aquatic Nature" Type/model: Aqua Paradise, 27 L, EAN 5413946020851.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4

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Alert number: 0038/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
Screw of the earth contact which is connected to the metal cover of the machine is not properly fixed thus may become loose and cause electric shock. During operation metal particles were noticed in the tomato juice produced by the machine. The user has access to the internal moving parts of the machine through the feeding hole.
This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by authority. Press release issued for consumers.

 
Description:  Electrical appliance for preparation of tomato-puree "Imperia Spremy" Type/model: Art. 2121-SP.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 4