Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 14 ( Published on: 14/04/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0208/06       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of injury due to incorrect construction of the chair. Chair has to keep its stability when 600 N of vertical strength and 20 N of horizontal strength are applied. The notified chair falls down using only 200 N of vertical strength.


The chair does not comply with the relevant European Standard.



 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing of the product on the market has been banned. Withdrawal from the market has been ordered by authority.

 
Description:  Chair "Omega". Description: Frame of the chair is bended form 25 mm thin metal pipes. Seat, back and armrests are made form leather. Height of the chair is 825 mm, width – 555 mm, width of seat – 470 mm, height form the floor - 440 mm.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0211/06       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  13127
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714892136007
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Product presents a danger from detaching parts. The hammer-head is made of cast iron rather than the required forged tool steel. In the practical test the hammer-head broke in several places after only a few blows and the pieces flew through the air.

 

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

 
Description:  Hammer "Carpenter’s hammer, claw hammer"(Work it). Description: Claw hammer with curved nail claws, polished hammer-head, black with chrome shaft and green handle, yellow and orange "Work-It" sticker on chrome shaft, cleft claws, total length 292 mm.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0206/06       
Category:  Lighting 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 creepage distances and clearances for live parts and accessible parts are less than permitted for luminaires of class II and the product did not bear the dielectric resistance test. The product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the relevant European Standards.






 

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

 
Description:  Lighting equipment "Spangling, Goya". Type/number of model: A-7108. Description: Electric night luminaire with a built-in plug and a conic lampshade filled with yellow liquid and floating stars. Packed in transparent packing. The front side of the package has CE mark and text "DANGER-Risk of electric shock, this is not a toy, to be used only from adults". On the backside of the plug, there is the following marking: GOΥA, E14, MAX 10W, CE, 230V, AC-50HΖ, A-7108.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0204/06       
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, Health risk / other
 
The teat broke easily during the traction test, producing small pieces of latex that could asphyxiate a baby.

Given that both natural rubber latex and synthetic latex are available, and that natural rubber produces the majority of allergic reactions in persons sensitive to rubber (or latex), an absence of this indication could result in sensitive persons suffering allergic reactions.
These products do not comply with the relevant European Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Latex soothers "cherry shape and anatomical shape" (SARO). Type/number of model: Model 4559. Description: These are two types of soothers, one type with the teat in the shape of a cherry and the other type with an anatomically shaped teat. Sold in a blister containing two units (two soothers with cherry shape or two with anatomical teat). One side of the packaging states: from the age of 6 months.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0202/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
Small parts could cause choking in small children and access to the light-bulb could cause varying degrees of injury. According to the label, the product is for children over 3 years of age, although it is clear that the product is intended to be used by children younger than this.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European Standards.



 

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

 
Description:  Musical toy in form of a bear “Mascota Musical (Musical & Flashing Toys)”. Type/number of model: Model number: 0211771, bar code: 8432 58311 77 14. Description: box with the inscription: “Distributed by Vidal Europa SA. Not recommended for children under 3 years of age. Contains small parts.”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0203/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 –Unknown. 13. TOYS 24. LIAN SHENG,
 
Name: 1. POLICE PLAY SET2. FORCE SUPER 3. ARROW RIFLE4. SPECIAL ATTACK5. POLICE PLAY SET6. POLICE FORCE POWERFUL7. STEAM PRESSURE GUN8. POLICE MILITARY SERIES9. BOW AND ARROWS10. SUPER TOXO PHYLY GAME11. SWAT POLICE FORCE12. SILVER ACTION13. SUPER BOWMAN14. "WEAPON SET, HERO ARMING15. ARROW RIFLE16. SUPER POLICE 17. POLICE SERIES18. ACTION TEAM S.W.AT. POLICE19. COUNTRY FORCE ARMY & POLICE (SPECIAL AGENT)20. FUNNY SHOOTING GAME21. SUPER POWER BOWMAN22. POLICE PLAY SET23. ACTION TEAM S.W.A.T. POLICE24. COMMANDOS25. SUPER BOW AND ARROWS GAME26. ACTION TEAM27. SUPER ARMS
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
When the suction cap is removed toys present risk of choking and injury. Children usually suck the suction cup to moisten it in order to make it stick better to the surface it hits.


These toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard.


A 4-year-old child died from asphyxiation caused by the suction cup of an arrow (notification 0460/05).




 

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

 
Description:  Toys including arrows with suction cups. Brand: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 – Unknown. 13. TOYS 24. LIAN SHENG, Name: 1. POLICE PLAY SET 2. FORCE SUPER 3. ARROW RIFLE 4. SPECIAL ATTACK 5. POLICE PLAY SET 6. POLICE FORCE POWERFUL 7. STEAM PRESSURE GUN 8. POLICE MILITARY SERIES 9. BOW AND ARROWS 10. SUPER TOXO PHYLY GAME 11. SWAT POLICE FORCE 12. SILVER ACTION 13. SUPER BOWMAN 14. "WEAPON SET, HERO ARMING 15. ARROW RIFLE 16. SUPER POLICE 17. POLICE SERIES 18. ACTION TEAM S.W.AT. POLICE 19. COUNTRY FORCE ARMY & POLICE (SPECIAL AGENT) 20. FUNNY SHOOTING GAME 21. SUPER POWER BOWMAN 22. POLICE PLAY SET 23. ACTION TEAM S.W.A.T. POLICE 24. COMMANDOS 25. SUPER BOW AND ARROWS GAME 26. ACTION TEAM 27. SUPER ARMS Type/number of model: 1. AK 004B 2. nº 401 a 407 3. nº 1389 4. FJ 373, ref, 633200 5. ref 653340 BL (NO.AK-010) 6. 0205 7. nº 3386 A 8. nº 22318 9. nº 5777AB 10. Unknown. 11. nº 10-5276 12. ref 635773 13. MODELO Nº 79055 14. lote 0123AB 15. nº ST 3288A, ref. 0075183 16. nº 2038 17. nº 300 18. Unknown. 19. nº 6312C 20. nº 2010 21. nº 231 22. Unknown. 23. Unknown. 24. nº 6908 25. nº 8211 26. nº del 0031 al 0040 27. 688A1-A2
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0210/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: ALINA
 
Name: Puppet
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
Product presents chemical risk because plastic components contain plasticizer - 29.9 % diethyl hexylphthalate (DEHP). Toy poses risk of choking because puppet’s hands and dummy could be swallowed.




 

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

 
Description:  Puppet "ALINA". Name: Puppet. Type/number of model: EAN 8711295471643. Description: Hand puppet, consisting of head with removable pink dummy, textile gown attached to the head (white, with blue flowers and rabbits), with lace trimmings, and skin-coloured plastic hands attached to the sleeves.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0212/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This toy contains small balls with a diameter less than 44.5 mm which present risk of choking. The toy is intended for children younger than 3 years old.
This product does not comply with the relevant Toys Standard.


 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the Swedish market. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the Swedish market.

 
Description:  Wooden toy "Hammer game" (Nam Hoa) containing a hammer and balls. Type/number of model: c 90102, 44002, EAN 7350018360027. Description: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0209/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Product contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which has been classified “toxic to reproduction” (category 2) under Directive 67/548/EEC on Dangerous Substances and is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sale of the product has been banned by the authority. Voluntary withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Nail varnish "Two Way Nail Art Pen & Striper" (ZhenLiPin). Type/number of model: ZC19711364 ZC. Description: 5 ml bottles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14

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Alert number: 0207/06       
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 there is no double/reinforced insulation between the primary and the secondary winding of the mains transformer. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals.


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



 

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

 
Description:  Power supply unit (plug-in type) for LCD television “SWITCHING ADAPTOR”. Type/number of model: FJ-SW1210X. Description: Bluish cardboard package (size 33 cm x 8.5 cm x 23 cm). Plug-in type power supply unit, black plastic enclosure (size is 8.5 cm x 4 cm x 5.5 cm; dimensions of the plug not included). <b>Rapex notification does not include the 7" TFT LCD colour television itself.</b>
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 14