Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 20 ( Published on: 26/05/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0286/06       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Danger of electric shock due to a faulty plug connection.

 

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

 
Description:  Furniture “OTTO” - wall unit with 5 built-in luminaries. Type/number of model: Art.-Nos.: 549189 and 650464.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0287/06       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Danger of electric shock due to a faulty plug connection (plug-plug connection) for the electrical connection of the built-in luminaries.
 

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

 
Description:  Glass chest of drawers/ highboard/sideboard “OTTO” Type/number of model: Glass chest of drawers Art.-Nos.: 655167 and 549168; highboard Art.-Nos 549209 and 655187; sideboard Art.-Nos 655109 and 655098. Description: Glass chest of drawers with a built-in luminaire at 53 cm; highboard with 2 built-in luminaires at 86 cm; sideboard with 2 built-in luminaires at 53 cm.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0281/06       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: “Work-it”
 
Name: PAX RUBBER CEMENT(Rubber solution in a tube in a bicycle repair kit).
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product presents risk to consumers because the rubber solution contains approximately 90% benzene which is classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic.





 

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

 
Description:  Repair kit “Work-it” Name: PAX RUBBER CEMENT (Rubber solution in a tube in a bicycle repair kit). Type/number of model: 86020, EAN 8714892860209.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0277/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The use of the product is extremely dangerous posing a risk of injury for the rider or other persons in the vicinity of the product. The product is not in compliance with the Machinery Directive and the relevant standards:

-there are sharp edges all over the bike;

-the chain guard is insufficient, posing a risk that the rider will come into contact with the chain; the material of the guard poses an additional risk of cutting the rider;

-there is a danger that the rider’s hands will get trapped and a risk of the steering stop getting stuck, causing the bike to overturn and fall;

-the end of the petrol pipe passes over the engine without any protection posing a risk of overheating, which may cause a fire; the pipe is non-standardised for carrying petrol, which means there is a danger that petrol will leak onto the hot areas;

-the design of the brake calliper prevents the engine from functioning properly, as a result of which a touchable surface could reach temperatures of 200 °C within a few metres;

-the levers have little mechanical resistance and the cables get stuck when the handlebars are turned; the steering column is weakened;

-the materials have low mechanical resistance and the means of signalling are not long-lasting;

- the noise level is excessive;

-the warning information is incomplete and not given in Spanish, there is no Spanish instruction manual nor necessary markings.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Racing mini motorbikes RR TCC. Type/number of model: Granate 109.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0280/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The use of the product is extremely dangerous posing a risk of injury for the rider or other persons in the vicinity of the product. The product is not in compliance with the Machinery Directive and the relevant standards:

-there are sharp edges all over the bike;

-the guards over the moving and hot parts are insufficient, posing a risk that the rider will come into contact with these parts; the material of the guard poses an additional risk of cutting the rider;

-there is a danger that the rider will burn his/her foot if it comes into contact with the exhaust manifold at temperatures above 140°C;

-there is a danger that the rider’s hands will get trapped since the handlebars have no steering stop;

-the end of the petrol pipe passes over the engine without any protection posing a risk of overheating, which may cause a fire;

the pipe is non-standardised for carrying petrol, which means there is a danger that petrol will leak onto the hot areas;

-the design of the brake calliper prevents the engine from functioning properly by obstructing the gear;

if the gear is forced the disc becomes red and deformed within a few meters and temperature of a touchable surfaces reaches 200 °C;

-the levers have little mechanical resistance and the cables get stuck when the handlebars are turned; there is no steering stop;

-the materials have low mechanical resistance and the means of signalling are not long-lasting;

- the noise level is excessive;

-the warning information is incomplete and not given in Spanish, there is nor Spanish instruction manual, neither necessary markings.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  mini motorbikes “Dirt Bike” Type/number of model: Minimotard 116.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0279/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A faulty thread in the clutch casing could break the clutch while the vehicle is in operation and fragments of the broken clutch could pierce the engine housing and injure the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle “BMW” Models R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200RT, R1200ST and HP2. Type/number of model: type R12 (EC type-approval e1*2002/24*0199), type R12T (EC type-approval e1*2002/24*0228), type R1ST (EC type-approval e1*2002/24*0230), type RHP2 (EC type-approval e1*2002/24*0254). Description: The recall applies only to motorcycles constructed between December 2005 and February 2006 with clutches made by Valeo.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0284/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Opel Vectra and Signum
 
Type / number of model:  Signum (Z-C/S), Vectra (Z-C, Z-C/SW)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Moisture ingress to the heatable spray nozzles can trigger a malfunction, which can result in the spray nozzles overheating. In unfavourable circumstances, overheating of the spray nozzles can lead to a fire in the engine compartment shortly after the engine has been stopped. Some fire damages have been reported without any injury to persons.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary worldwide corrective actions taken by the producer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  EC-type approval e1*98/14*0187*09 ff and e1*2001/116*0214*05 and e1*2001/116*0238*02ff and e1*2001/116*090*00 ff and e1*2001/116*0291*00 ff and e1*2001/116*0292*00 ff. Cars from the model years 2004-2006 are affected.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0285/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A screw which attaches the steering damper body to the frame bracket may come loose and the steering damper may work free of its fixing, thus the driver can lose control of the steering. That screw needs to be tightened to the correct specification.

One accident has been reported.



 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle “Kawasaki. - Ninja ZX-10R” Type/number of model: ZXT00D, e1*2002/24*0270*00. Description: Motor vehicles from the model year 2006. Motor vehicle identification numbers: JKAZXT00DDA000071-018730, JKAZXCD1?6A000078-018735or ZXT00C-001209-018227.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0291/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XC90
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The outer ball joint stud on the steering gear may fracture. As a result, the driver may notice difficulty in handling manoeuvres which may cause an accident due to insufficient control of the car. The problem may appear after using the car under extreme driving conditions and intense strain of the direction system (off road driving or driving on a bumpy road).


80 accidents have been reported worldwide.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles produced in 2003-2006, with chassis numbers ending from 0000001 to 0273555.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0276/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  12100001892552
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Product poses a risk of serious, even fatal injuries, if the car in which the child is travelling is subjected to a strong impact, as the child is not fastened securely enough in the seat.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard UN ECE 44.03: the seat does not provide the necessary protection in any situation; once the Group 1 child restraint system is in place, the child can easily loosen the part of the seat that restrains the pelvis; the visibility of the weight range information does not meet the requirements; there are no clear pictures showing how the seat should be used nor a diagram permanently attached to the seat showing the correct way of fastening the seat’s straps.
 

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

 
Description:  Child’s car seat "Renolux - Rehausser Optimal Orcade child’s car seat”.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0282/06       
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 product poses a risk of choking because:


-during main traction between the chain and the clip for attaching it to clothes, one of the links in the middle of the chain broke in two at a force of less than 90 N constituting a small part;

- the soft toy fish comes apart from the clip for attaching it to clothes with a force of less than 90 N, providing access to the adhesive device and this device, which can come off easily, constitutes a small part.


The product does not comply with the relevant European Standards EN-12586 and EN-1400.
 

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

 
Description:  Dummy on a chain with a fastener in the form of a fish “D’Azucar Creaciones” Type/model: 05049, reference number 240764 also appears on the label on the product.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0288/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Daatje set, nr. 4706100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The rattle presents a risk of choking because the small parts may become detached when the rattle is dropped.

During the drop test it was found that the seam of the plastic ball containing the small rattling parts (pellets) was liable to burst. The small parts in question pass through the cylinder.
One complaint reported by a consumer.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall of the product from consumers. Sales ban ordered by the authority. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Baby set “DA - Daatje" - baby set, consisting of a bib, a bottle, 2 bottle brushes, a pacifier and a rattle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0290/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
During the pull test, the suction-cup easily comes off the toy and fits in the small parts cylinder causing a serious choking hazard for children under 3 years. In addition, the product has a DINP content of 38g/100g which poses a serious health risk.

Product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard.
 

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

 
Description:  hewable bath toy “JANE” Type/number of model: model: 40513; bar code: 8420421405130.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0278/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product contains hydroquinone: 5.7 % (+/- 0.1 %).




 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Information/warning displayed in the retailer shop. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Lightening Body Lotion “NIUMA” Type/number of model: Manufacturing code 50649; EAN-Code: 8410874100287.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20

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Alert number: 0283/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Risk of crash/jam/brake of fingers.

This product poses serious risk to consumers because:

- the dangerous moving parts are directly accessible

- there is a switch that allows the appliance to operate when the lid is off .


Moreover the appliance’s specified voltage is not stated and it does not attain the specified voltage value of 230 volts and the following warning is not given “Do not use the appliance if the rotating sieve is damaged”.


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

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

 
Description:  Kitchen Robot "Jocca" Type/number of model: Ref.: 5414.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 20