Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 9 ( Published on: 10/03/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0122/06       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Hammer presents a risk of injury because: the hammer head is loose on the handle and can be pulled off easily by hand (it is not mechanically secured), the head is not made of steel of the requisite quality but of cast iron that can break or splinter during use (the test sample fractured after three strikes, causing flying fragments).
 

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

 
Description:  Hammer - Crosspane hammer 100g. Type/model: EAN 8711295092312.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0125/06       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The hammer head is made of cast iron (granular crystalline structure, soft and brittle) rather than the requisite grade steel. The hammer head is fastened onto the handle without a positive–fit locking device. The plastic grip breaks under normal strain, since the metal handle is only partly inserted (2.2-3.5 cm) and the handle easily becomes separated from the grip, since it is glued in with non-elastic adhesive.
 

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

 
Description:  Hammer with metal handle (aluminium tube) and black plastic grip "Crosspane hammer 270g" Type/model: 270 g, CK9/777700, EAN 8711295286353.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0113/06       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The laser pointers are dangerous for the consumers’ health for the reason of direct contact of the ray with the eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Obligation to inform the consumers about the risks and obligation to put on the product missing information/warnings imposed by the authority.

 
Description:  Laser pointer "HI-OUTPUT KEY CHAINA LASER 5 in 1" Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0126/06       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Absence of a warning label. Wrong warning label for two types of glue: should be labelled R63.


Tests are being carried out.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal and recall of the kits in which the percentage of toluene is above or equal to 10%.Addition of a warning label. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Glue for repair kit sold with inflatable products (toys, mattresses, armchairs, accessories, armbands) "La Boutique DESJOYAUX" Names of the products: BALI, FIDJI, BIKINI, BUBBLE, MALIBU, HAWAI, HAITI, COIN COIN, HECTOR, CUBE, SOLIFLORE, SPLACH ATTACK, HANDIBALL, COUSTO SECOURS, SWING DECO, BALLON FRUIT DE MER, BALLON TAG, BRACELET FRUIT DE MER, CAMELITOS, MARGUERITE, MATELAS TAG, SPEED, WILLY. Type/model: Various.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0118/06       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
Flame extinction failed during the burning test as the lighted continued to burn after the trigger was released. Adjusting of flame was inverse (flame height increases when it should decrease and vice versa). Product fails the relevant requirements of the European standard.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Distribution/sale of the product banned by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic gas lighter “DORA” depicting a figure of a kneeling woman.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0129/06       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product presents a risk of electric shock because: the cross section area of the core applied between the lamp holders and the mains cable is less than required, the inlet of the flashing unit is not rounded (thus the cable may get damaged), the cord anchorage is missing and the construction of the plug is non-standardized.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing of the product on the market was banned and recall was ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Lighting chain "UNISTAR" with 140 non-replaceable incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit. Type/model: 8103T140S 140L
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0117/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live internal and external wiring parts accessible. External isolation does not comply with relevant sections of the European standards for protection against electric shock. Absence of mark of origin, model number and warnings.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Products withdrawn by the manufacturer. Product recall and collection is also foreseen (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products withdrawn by the manufacturer. Product recall and collection is also foreseen

 
Description:  Electrical lamp in shape of a mushroom. Type/model: barcode 3 427000 650 597.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0127/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a serious risk of electric shock because: the passageway for the wire includes sharp glass parts which may cut the insulation of the wire exposing the bare copper which can lead to electrocution, the luminaire is not provided with cord anchorage and bushing, no earth wire is provided (the metal base is not earthed).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Product was blocked by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Decorative multi-coloured lamp holder. Type/model: Unknown. Description: Multi-coloured egg-shaped portable luminaire with a metal base and a lead that passes through the glass.
Country of origin:  Egypt
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0128/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product presents a risk of fire and burns because: the temperature of the accessible part of the cover was measured at 80,8 °C, (maximum allowed value: 75°C), the warnings are only in English, the instructions for use are not correctly translated into Hungarian and the meaning of the pictogram indicated on the luminaire is not explained.


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 recall from consumers ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Portable lamp "NEON BLOB LAMP". Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0136/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Serious risk of fire caused by overheating of supporting surface and insufficient resistance of the lamp holder of the fluorescent lamp to flame.


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

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

 
Description:  Adjustable economic desk luminaire TOPLIGHT. Type/model: YUPPY.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0116/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: rical percussion drill "ES TOOLS"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Wiring of the appliance is such that distances between live parts and accessible parts are below minimum distance required thereby potentially leading electric shock when consumers use it. Indicated tension of 220 V does not cover normalised tension of 230 V.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Immediate withdrawal by the importers and the distributors. Recall plan foreseen. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Immediate withdrawal by the importers and the distributors. Recall plan foreseen.

 
Description:  Electrical percussion drill "ES TOOLS" Name: drill. Type/model: 500 W ES tools Z1j-13.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0114/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Under certain circumstances damage of the fuel pipe is possible and in extreme cases leakage of brakes' liquid may appear.
 

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

 
Description:  Scooter "SUZUKI" Type/model: AY50AK5/AK6.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0133/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Under certain conditions of operation, there is a possibility of capillaceous cracks on the "neck" of the chassis, presented on the point where the fuel tank is fixed.


Risk for the rider’s life in case of fuel leakage, which could eventually result in fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Fuel tank for Suzuki motorcycles with production dates from 1998 to 2005. Type/model: VL1500W.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0135/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
There is a possibility that the fuel leaks from the fuel tank, in case when incorrect material of the O-ring was used inside the fuel tank cap. Risk for the rider’s life in case of fuel leakage, which could eventually result in fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Fuel tank cap for Yamaha motorcycles YP250R(XMAX) with serial numbers from SG161-00002336 to SG161-00006529. Type/model:YP250R(XMAX)
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0124/06       
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 tab attached to the sleeping bag zip can be detached and may be swallowed.


Consumer complaint: An infant (aged less than 1 year) managed to remove the plastic zip tab insert, put it in its mouth and spit it out again.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary actions: placing of the product on the market was stopped, recall of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Baby sleeping bag "Club of me". Material: 100% cotton.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0134/06       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The erasers contain 25.1 m/m% Bis-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, (DEHP) which is classified as mutagenic and toxic to reproduction in concentration more than 0.5 m/m%. Therefore, they should not be placed on the market for public use.
 

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

 
Description:  Pencils with eraser. Type/model: Code: 8711295530890. Description: The product (set) consists of 4 coloured pencils, with erasers in forms of various animals. On the backside, it bears a symbol indicating that this product is not intended for children under the age of 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0131/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This toy presents a risk of puncture wounds from sharp-ended wires projecting from the teddy bear's arms and a risk of choking for a reason of small part that can be detached by a force of less than 90N (right eye), which may be ingested or inhaled.


This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standards. One accident reported - a child injured his cheek with wires projecting from the teddy bear's arms.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Importer was obliged to destroy the product by authority., Voluntary withdrawal from the market by retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Dressed teddy bear "STARTOY" Type/model: 91713.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0132/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
Risk of choking for babies due to small parts coming loose.


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby line wooden toy "Jumbo" Type/model: 09213 Chicken with Chicks — 09214 Coloured building blocks — 09218 Tortoise mirror — 09207 Caterpillar rattle — 09212 Peek-a-boo! Cat and Dog — 09200 Happy teddy bear — 09219 Fun seesaw— 09220 Playhouse with shapes — 09206 Wobbly clown — 09201 Elephant rattle.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0112/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer between the primary windings and secondary windings / between the primary windings and output winding wires of the secondary windings / between the secondary windings and output winding wires of the primary windings are less than 4 mm; measured a minimum of 0.2 mm. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals. The windings are positioned concentrically on a single coil former and wounded on the edge of the coil former.


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 the authority.

 
Description:  Power supply unit for portable DVD player. Type/model: FJ-SW2545XY.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0115/06       
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 due to the fact that class 0 products can be engaged to an earthed socket outlet of the adaptor.
 

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

 
Description:  Electrical plug adaptor "Biltema" Type/model: 44-421/ABE-2.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0119/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Wiring of the appliance (connectors, capacitors, primary and secondary circuits, winding) is such that distances between live parts and accessible parts are below minimum distance required thereby potentially leading electric shock when consumers use it. The appliance is also not marked properly with marking either missing, being misplaced or wrongly coloured.
 

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

 
Description:  Refrigerator / Heating Cabinet "Euro Cooler & Warmer" Type/model: CC-24B.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0120/06       
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
 
Risk of electric shock due to inadequate insulation and faulty cable components. There is also a risk of injuries being caused due to the likelihood of the fan overturning (fan overturns when placed on an incline of 100).


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 authorities.

 
Description:  Floor standing fan "Meierle" Type/model: Model VS40-2S 16°.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0121/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product is dangerous and it does not comply with the standard in the following points: depth of the sockets, no protection against water ingress, appliance is not designed to meet the requirements of the IP 44 protection category.
 

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

 
Description:  IP44 multiple socket Type/model: Article No 345032, EAN 4016667001652.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0123/06       
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 presents a risk of electric shock for the reason of: inadequate anchoring, possibility of touching live components when attempting to change the bulb, lack of indication of the protection class, lack of CE marking.


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

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

 
Description:  Picture light with fluorescent tube with the motive of "Madonna and child" and according to test report "Shepherd with flock". Description: The mirror lamp comprises a black plastic casing of diameter approx. 42cm and depth approx. 5 cm. It has a rim of width approx. 5 cm decorated with silver reflectors and red and green LED lights. There is a switch at the side operating a light behind the mirror. When the light is on the mirror becomes transparent and a figure appears behind it depicting a shepherd with his flock
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9

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Alert number: 0130/06       
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
 
The internal connections are poorly terminated (conductors are attached to the terminals using the solder alone). Live parts easily accessible. Overheating during normal use.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Magic Wand "Firstline" Type/model: FSM 453
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 9