Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 29 ( Published on: 27/07/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0451/06       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CA1003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is evidence of failure of stops designed to prevent over rotation of the burner head. Over rotation of the burner head may lead to damage to the gas supply capillary thereby causing a risk of explosion.



In addition, failure to provide safety critical information required by EN521 and the Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulation prevents the purchaser from being able to make safe use of the appliance.
 

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

 
Description:  Portable Gas Heater Proteam (Quickheat)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0453/06       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of explosion because there is a risk of gas leakage between the gas canister and the burner. The gas can then escape through the top of the plastic house and be ignited by the burner. This can cause the plastic house to soften and the burner to start tilting to one side which further can lead to ignition of a rather large quantity of gas.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliance Directive and the relevant European standard EN 521.

At least four accidents have been reported, including accidents that caused personal injury and total damage by fire to a house.
 

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

 
Description:  Camping gas stove Providus Type/number of model: models FG 100 and BG 1000.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0450/06       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a carcinogenic risk to consumers because the rubber solution contains 64.9 % benzene and 14.4 % toluene.

Benzene is classified as carcinogenic category I, mutagenic category II and toxic under Directive 76/769/EEC. Toluene is classified as carcinogenic category III, harmful and highly inflammable.



In addition, the labelling is incorrect and incomplete.



Consumers have skin contact with the product and inhale the vapour.
 

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

 
Description:  Bike repair set Sedio Type/number of model: Article nr. SG-GC015 EAN code 4260047621873.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0447/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The clip on the front left wheel balance weight may chafe against the brake hose, ABS sensor or brake pad wear sensor. If any of these situations occurs, the driver will have to press down further on the brake pedal, increasing the braking distance and the brake failure warning light or brake pad wear warning light on the dashboard will come on.
If braking effectiveness is reduced, this could cause road accidents, irrespective of whether the driver is alerted by the brake failure warning light or brake pad wear sensor light
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car Land Rover 4x4 Type/number of model: Range Rover Sport LS
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0452/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury caused by vehicle impact because testing revealed that parking brake may not engage or fails to hold the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car Daimler Chrysler
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0455/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DISCOVERY 3, RANGE ROVER, RANGE ROVER SPORT
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The gearbox may fail to lock when the gearshift lever is put into the parking position “P”, which could lead to the vehicle moving if the handbrake is not activated.


In the case of the Discovery 3, in addition to this defect, the vehicle is equipped with xenon headlights without the system of automatic dynamic height control that is required by law.
The rolling away of the vehicle when in the parking position may lead to collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians and cause traffic accidents. The lack of automatic dynamic height control for the xenon headlights of the Discovery 3 could reduce visibility for the driver or blind other vehicles, thereby increasing the risk of accidents.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0457/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Toyota Corolla Verso
 
Type / number of model:  Corolla Verso
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
These cars pose a risk of injuries.

Due to incorrect programming of the electronic control unit (ECU), the seat-belt pre-tensioner for the right side of vehicle is disabled instead of the passenger’s airbag in the affected vehicles when the “airbag manual on-off system” is turned off. This poses a risk of injuries for the co-passenger due to non-function of the seat-belt pre-tensioner.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0454/06       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
In pure hot water mode (summer mode), it is possible that the heating system may overheat, which in extreme cases may lead to a fire in the vehicle interior.

A possible malfunction of the heating system can lead to the overheating of casing parts. In extreme cases, this may lead to a local fire. The thermal overload can lead to a noticeable smell developing. The manufacturer recommends not using the heating system until it has been examined.
 

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

 
Description:  Heating appliance Truma Type/number of model: Heating systems, authorisation numbers: e1*2001/56*2004/78*0146 e1*2001/56*2004/78*0147 National authorisation number S 300; Trumatic C 3402 (E); Trumatic C 4002 (E), Trumatic C 6002 (E) and Trumatic C 6002 EH, Factory numbers: C …. 16 255 001 to 17 159 000 C EH…. 15 329 001 to 17 159 000,
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0456/06       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  350 MAG, 350 MAG MPI, 5.00 MPI, MPI Horizon, MW6.2 MPI Horizon
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Alpha Drive: OM300000 to OW387854, Bravo Drive: OM300000 to OW386609
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
An incorrectly routed wire could cause the boat engine to malfunction, which, in turn, could give rise to a fire.

 

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

 
Description:  Petrol multi-port fuel injected boat engines BRUNSWICK Mercruiser
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0458/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  30998ABCD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 97421 718015
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking.

During testing, the suction cup easily comes off the projectiles. The height of the suction cup is 13 mm and the closing element of the blow pipe is smaller than required. These ‘small parts’ may be easily swallowed and cause choking if the child puts them into his mouth.

The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European standard for toys.
 

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

 
Description:  Shooting blow-pipe
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0449/06       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains carcinogenic aromatic amine benzidine prohibited under Directive 76/769/EEC at levels of 60 mg.kg/l.

 

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

 
Description:  Children’s briefs New Line
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0443/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because they contain vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) which is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetics Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Temporary sales ban ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Tanning intensifiers and bronzers ‘Swedish Beauty’. Type/number of model: All batch codes are affected. Bar codes are: 05440267002, 054402670019, 05440267071, 054402670026, 054402670057, 054402670033 & 054402650547
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0444/06       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SR10, SR14, SR21, SR30, SR36, SR37 (not marked) - in two principle designs
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire because:


- The oil lamps overturn when placed on a platform inclined at 20 degrees.

- No wick guard is fitted to prevent access to the wick by small children.

- The filler opening does not require two independent movements to be opened.

- The lamp leaked oil when under test.

- Instructions are not provided.


These products do not comply with the European Standard on decorative oil lamps.
 

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

 
Description:  Oil lamps. Decorative Glass Ornament Oil Lamp Holders.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0445/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L 6 - 25A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
In case of overload of the home electrical installation the circuit breaker can cause a direct risk of electric shock for a user. Late opening or not opening at all of the breaker contacts can cause overheating and/or fire. The circuit breaker can also become damaged, causing live parts to become accessible.
 

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

 
Description:  Circuit-breaker FSE Kontakt.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29

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Alert number: 0448/06       
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 poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- it is possible to touch live parts with the test finger;

- flames came out of the appliance during the tests and the hairdryer failed to withstand the subsequent dielectric strength test:

- it is possible to remove parts acting as additional insulation without damaging them;

- casing used for additional insulation is not appropriately or securely set in place;

- the appliance does not attain the specified voltage value of 230 volts, there is no Class II symbol and not all the mandatory warnings are given.

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

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

 
Description:  Hairdryer Mompo Type/number of model: Model: SSRH 1238, Barcode: 84 35019763462.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 29