Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 6 ( Published on: 17/02/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0075/06       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The kinetic energy of the missiles (0,142j) is higher than allowed (lower permissible limit: 0,08j).


Considering the material and construction of the product it can be confused with a toy gun, and therefore it can be attractive for children.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Custom’s decision to block the product at the border. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Custom’s decision to block the product at the border.

 
Description:  Power sport gun. Brand: Unknown. Type/model: CH-0081A and ammunition (6-mm diameter bullets).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0074/06       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire, Injuries
 
Due to the missing safety instructions for use, there is a risk of fire. In case of direct exposure to sunlight or other heat sources, the vapors of the liquid are explosive. Explosion may also happen in case of spillage.


A long-term skin contact could result in a dermal disease – xerodermia. Liver may be damaged if oil is swallowed.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Liquid fuel – lamp oil "Lamp oil Flame" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0077/06       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The lighters come under the definition of "novelty lighter" set out in European Standard EN 13869: "Lighters. Child-resistance for lighters. Safety requirements and test methods".


It was found that the lighters present a risk of burns, in view of their characteristics, particularly as they are objects that are likely to be attractive to children, especially small children under 51 months, and the lack of labelling or indications concerning how the flame is produced. It should also be pointed out that the light effects produced by lighters Nos 9, 10 and 17 are even more likely to give the impression that they are toys.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Novelty lighters of different shapes. Brand: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0083/06       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a risk of electric shock because: length of the main cable is shorter than required, cross-section of external and internal wires are much smaller than required. Conductors have insufficient mechanical characteristics.


This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing of the product on the market banned by authority.Economic operator is obliged to withdraw the product from the market.

 
Description:  Lighting chain Type/model: 63624-100 l.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0086/06       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Cross-section of internal and external conductors are less than required, conductors have insufficient mechanical characteristics (they broke during the test).


This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing of the product on the market banned by authority.Importer is obliged to withdraw the product from the market.

 
Description:  Lighting chain Brand: Unknown. Type/model: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0072/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The insulation material does not have sufficient resistance to flame, so it may cause fire.


This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Hanging lamp with TM35L type lighting chain. Brand: Unknown. Type/model: Art. No 12123.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0073/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
There is a risk of electric shock because: the mains cable was only knotted on the metal frame of the luminaire, the cord anchorage has sharp metal edges (thus the cable may get damaged) and the device does not provide effective protection against pulling and twisting.


There is a risk of fire because the insulation material does not have sufficient resistance to flame.
 

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

 
Description:  Hanging lamp with TM35L type lighting chain. Brand: Unknown. Type/model: Art. No 13732.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0080/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible distortion of the screws meant for the support of the hitch while they are being screwed, resulting in poor holding of the hitch on the coachwork.


Danger of accident in case that the screws of the hitch break and the trailer comes loose.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Name: Screws for hitch for Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,6 & 2,0 L (vehicle’s parts) Type/model: Code Nr. of the screws: 990E0-65J28 (JB420) or 990E0-64J09 (JB416).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0068/06       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: hvs.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
1. Problem with hinges: Because of the incorrect construction of the hinges, the ladder becomes unstable when it is set upright and can collapse.


2. Problem with straps: The straps which are supposed to prevent the ladder from sliding apart are made from material which is not resistant to ageing. They lose almost 100% of their tensile strength within a very short time (one year).
16 accidents have happened so far.
 

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

 
Description:  Multi-purpose ladder, three sections. Brand: hvs. Name: Multi-purpose ladder, three sections. Type/model: hvs 1021 (3*7), 1027(3*9), 1033 (3*11), 1024(3*8), 9378(3*8).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0079/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The whistle fitted entirely into the small parts cylinder (risk of suffocation) and the chain was too long - 345 mm (risk of strangulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Mouth-actuated toys "Metal Whistle" Type/model: 3003, bar code 734 00 10 230 039.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0081/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: ers (toys) "The First Years"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
Fluid within rings may contain pseudomonas aeruginosa and pseudomonas putida which could cause illness in children. Possible symptoms that could be witnessed in young infants may include irritability, vomiting, diarrhoea, and dehydration, this will only be the case if the teether has been punctured and the sanitised water from the teether is ingested.
 

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

 
Description:  Teethers (toys) "The First Years" Name: Disney Bundles of Magic Baby Pooh Soft Cool Ring Teether. Cool Animal Teether – Fish, zebra and dinosaur. Floating Friends Teether. Type/model: Y1142, Y1473, Y1474.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0082/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The whistle fitted entirely into the small test cylinder (risk of suffocation) and the cord was 780 mm long (risk of strangulation).
 

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

 
Description:  Mouth-actuated toys "Whistle Aojie" Type/model: 131901, AJ0078B, bar code 7320341319016.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0087/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
Risk of suffocation to young children - head can become detached from body and head fits within the small parts cylinder.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden Toys containing small figures "Escor" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0084/06       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
Risk of ingestion of lamp oil due to the fact that closures of filler opening did not have the required two independent mechanisms to be opened. The lamp has a tendency to tip over and leak oil poses severe flammability risk.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Importer voluntarily is going to recall the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Decorative oil lamps "RAYBURN" Type/model: (VARIOUS)- CODES RAY590 to RAY596.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0069/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Three accidents reported: the frame, the power supply unit and a wire caught fire, which might also have caused the laundry to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Household electrical appliance for drying laundry "INNOVAXE SECHEVIT - Cloth Heater Bac" Type/model: Cloth Heater Model 58 00 20.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0070/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible to access live parts of the appliance when, if the airflow is blocked, the appliance overheats and melts.


This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Portable heater "VIDAL" Type/model: 0204413. Inscription on the packaging: VIDAL (R) 2Kw FAN HEATER 0204413 (3273) CALEFACTOR 8 432583044133 CE
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0071/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The user’s hands are likely to come into contact with very hot parts of the appliance and the cables are neither adequately nor sufficiently insulated.


This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Waffle iron "Bifinett" Type/model: Model H-3044.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0076/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is the risk of an electric shock because the solder connections are not insulated and the cross-sectional area of the cable is too small.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from sale ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Crystal 6 Hole Outlet. Type/model: CT5053, EAN 1234567050539.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0078/06       
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
 
This product presents risk of electric shock and fire because the protective element is not included in the phase conductor circuit, two thread-forming screws are not used for safety connection and the safety connection is not protected against accidental disengagement.


This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Electrical pizza pan "Cacerola – Pizza pan 40 cm 1500 W" Type/number of model: ELECTRIC PIZZA PAN.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6

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Alert number: 0085/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
After tests burn marks were visible and the gasket became loose and fell to the bottom of the housing, leaving the contact exposed.
 

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

 
Description:  Contact assembly (component for various cordless kettles) "SUNLIGHT" Type/model: SLT-101B.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 6