Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 28 ( Published on: 21/07/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0437/06       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SIGMA D1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injury due to its incorrect construction.

This chair has inappropriate balance because it falls down when a user presses front and back parts of a seat, the rest arms or when the user sits on the front edge of the seat. Moreover, the seat height adjustment mechanism does not work.


This product does not comply with the relevant European Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Office chair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0440/06       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) D9: serial numbers 62102582 and below, 2) D6: serial numbers 62103693 and below
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 6417084112132, 2) 6417084119612
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning to the diver because dive computers could pose a computing problem which could result in incorrect dive time measurement.

 

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

 
Description:  Wristwatch-type dive computer “SUUNTO”
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0441/06       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: r solution “Work-it”
 
Name: 1) Tyre repair set (rubber solution + 2 plasters). 2) Bicycle repair set 12 X (rubber solution, tyre levers, spanner, several plasters). 3) Bicycle repair set 18 X (rubber solution, several plasters tyre levers, tool set, pump).
 
Type / number of model:  1) 86008, 2) 86012, 3) 86018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 8714892860087, 2) 8714892860124, 3) 8714892860186
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5-6.7% of benzene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic category I and mutagenic category II and its provision to consumers is thereby prohibited at levels exceeding 0.1% under Directive 76/769/EEC.

 

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

 
Description:  Rubber solution “Work-it” A white tube with black printing and symbol ‘highly inflammable’
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0431/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the terminal area is easily opened without tools making the conductors accessible;

- the conductor cross-section is < 0,5 mm²;

- there is no strain relief on the chain of lights that are shaped to form the lamp;

- the warnings are incomplete.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and destruction of products by the supplier.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Table lamp “84 lights”, pineapple-shaped
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0442/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and injury because:

- Insufficient resistance of the polystyrene cover of the hole in the base can not prevent the consumer from touching the live parts.

- The requirements for accessible internal wiring on double/reinforced insulation are not met.

- The internal wiring is not protected against abrasion in the sharp edges of opening.

- The insulation lining in a lampholder is not in compliance with the safety requirements for replacement of the lamp.

- The stability of the luminaire is inadequate.

- The supply cord is secured by knotting the cord.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Table lamp with a porcelain base with a motif of blue dolphins and with an ultrasonic remote control. Type/number of model: HD-2002-1.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0430/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZZR 1400 (ZX 1400 A6F/B6F)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The motorcycle’s down sensor ensures that the engine cuts out when the motorcycle goes down. In the affected motorcycles, the bolts holding the down sensor may not be properly attached. If the bolts become loose, the down sensor may come out of its bracket, causing the engine to cut out while the motorcycle is being ridden or preventing the engine from cutting out if the motorcycle goes down.
If the engine cuts out while the motorcycle is being ridden, or if it fails to stop when the motorcycle goes down, this could be very dangerous and could injure or kill the motorcyclist.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle 1400 cc “KAWASAKI”
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0434/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Isuzu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NKR 130.35
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When the vehicle is used continually and the seal breaks, losing its ability to lubricate, the front-suspension lower ball joint may wear over time and possibly fracture in the strut area. In the worst case, the front-suspension lower control arm may become loose, making steering more difficult.
 

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

 
Description:  model manufactured between 1994 and 2006.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0424/06       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GT 320
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury in the event of an accident because the closing mechanism for the chinstrap may open under the slightest load. In particular, a metal T-piece is misshaped so that the mechanism opens even when pulled slightly.
 

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

 
Description:  Helmet for riders of motorcycles and mopeds “UVEX”
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0439/06       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EVAC U8 /EVAC+
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Carbon monoxide slippage of greater than the test threshold occurs.


 

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

 
Description:  Emergency Escape Smoke Hood “Brookdale International Systems Inc” (product to enable the user to breathe for 15 minutes in the middle of fire smoke).
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0422/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RC-807 WP, Art. No. on the label: 84161
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 997695 708074
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This soother holder poses a risk of choking because:


- diameter of the unventilated area is 25 mm,

- the clip of the soother holder fits in template A,

- the soother holder does not include warning and instructions for use.


This product does not comply with the relevant European Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Soother holder “Disney Baby”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0423/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X63102-02015800x530x445
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injury and cuts because:


- edges of the plastic parts of the toy are abrasive and contain splinters,

- the gap between springs of the saddle is 6 mm and springs are accessible,

- it is possible to insert a 5 mm diameter rod between the wheel and the metal body and it is not possible to insert a 12mm diameter rod;

- plastic nuts fit within the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Tricycle for children (toy). identification code E03-R16-389.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0427/06       
Category:  Toys
 
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 the failure to provide a warning concerning the long hairs means that they could be swallowed by very young children (less than 10 months). In addition, the label with a 3+ logo concerning the recommended age is not clear. However, the toy is apparently suitable for children at all ages. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the Toys Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft toy “SAGOLEK”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0428/06       
Category:  Toys
 
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 the plastic fastener that is attached to the net can create small parts and there is no warning to remove the plastic fastener before giving the toy to a child. Although the label includes a warning that “the toy is not suitable for children under 36 months”, the toy is apparently suitable for children at all ages. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the Toys Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy “FUNNY” in shape of a tortoise
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0432/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Water yo-yo ball; puffer ball
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
This product poses a risk of suffocation because during testing, when swung around in the air, the cord stretched to cover a radius of at least 2 metres. It is therefore possible for the cord to wrap itself around a child's neck (two or three times) when swung around in the air and for the ball, or the other counter-weight, to get stuck in this position when the child jerks his/her shoulders. Once it is wrapped around the neck, the elastic cord exerts pressure, partially blocking blood circulation and making it difficult to breathe. Given that elastic adheres to skin and is very strong, it is difficult for children to disentangle themselves.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products seized by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Description: 1) ball made of coloured plastic, filled with air, with soft bristles, two eyes, containing a hard ball which flashes when the yo-yo is used; 2) plastic ball in the form of an eye, filled with a viscous liquid and contained in a box intended for another type of toy called "YO-YO WATER BALL”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0435/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A249
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4090001 555124
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product which is clearly intended for children under 3 years of age poses a risk of choking because:


- the small ball fits in template E therefore the toy is not suitable for children under 3;

- the handle of the flute and also the green frog overreach the template A.


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

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

 
Description:  Baby flute (rattle) JANE.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0425/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk to consumers because it contains hydroquinone at concentrations 3,3% - 3,6%. This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.



 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening beauty cream “G&G” (500 g can) Description: White-coloured solid mass contained in a white, printed plastic can with a pink-coloured twist-off lid; nominal contents 500 g.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0429/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
According to the laboratory tests, the notified product contains betametasone dipropionate (0.057%).
This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive which forbids the use of glucocorticoids in cosmetics.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightener based on glucocorticoids “BENEKS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.” Type/number of model: N° DE LOT « E0337, MFG: 12/2004 EXP : 12/2009.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0426/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PDVD-7048-B3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 417536 065702
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock due to the fact that in the mains transformer there is not sufficient insulation between the primary and the secondary winding. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals. This product does not comply with the LVD Directive and the LVD Standards.
 

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

 
Description:  DVD player “SOGOOD”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28

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Alert number: 0433/06       
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 product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because

- insufficient insulation resistance and electric strength

- when testing the electric strength at a voltage of 4 kV, a flashover occurs between the live parts and the metal part of the grinder;

- during durability testing, the grinder operation interrupts permanently several times;

- during no-load test at 299 V, after 32 s, the rotor starts to scrape the stator causing excessive sparks and smoke.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 50144.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and warning of consumers by the distributor and supplier.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Angle grinder “A Selection” made of red plastic. Type/number of model: A352.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 28