Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 33 ( Published on: 25/08/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0532/06       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P37
 
Batch number / Barcode:  923156978334
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
This product poses a risk of damage to sight because the output irradiance of the laser pointer beam is 5.1mW. In addition, the class indicated, namely Class II, is not consistent with the European Standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser Pointer key holder in a shape of a revolver, sold in grey package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 6 photos

2 of 6 photos

3 of 6 photos

4 of 6 photos

5 of 6 photos

6 of 6 photos

Alert number: 0547/06       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
These products pose a risk of burns. These lighters are attractive to children who may consider them as toys. The products do not contain instructions for use.
 

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

 
Description:  Child-appealing lighters in the form of a 1. Toy gambling machine; 2. Mobile phone; 3. Mobile phone; 4. Ball-pen. Brand: Unknown.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0534/06       
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 internal conductor of the light rubs against the cover when the spotlight is turned, hence after a certain period of time the basic insulation of the conductors may be damaged and the live part may make contact with the metal cover.


In addition, the labelling is incorrect and required information is missing.


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

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

 
Description:  Spot light “LUCERNA”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0535/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LNP (on the product), LN (on the package) 5LN1 (in the directions for use)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:


- the imprint of the ball on the plastic cover of the light (which contains live parts, bare conductors and component terminals), heated to the temperature of + 125 C when tested and has a diameter of 6.9 mm (the maximum allowed value is 2 mm);

the plastic holder of the plug burns continuously after being removed from the flame and the burning drops of plastic set the silk paper on fire;

- the dimensions of traces and spacing measured on the printed circuit inside the light are smaller than required;

- the labelling is incorrect/insufficient, including that there is no indication that the product is to be used only in the interior.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban, warning of consumers and informing them of recall ordered by the authority. Voluntary withdrawal from the market and warning of consumers by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Neon lamp “ELGOTECH”
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0536/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:

- <u>electric shock</u> because the wires in the surroundings of the switch are unfixed and can get pinched;

- <u>fire</u> because during the thermal test, after 4,5 minutes the machine started to operate at fluctuating speed, then emitted smoke and flame and stopped;

- <u>injury</u> because the instructions for use do not contain provisions required for the safe use (e.g. applicable extension cord in case of outdoor use, use of ear-protector required for operation).

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the European Standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric drilling machine “POWER GT” Type/model: PG-ID0 (ZIJ-13T)1200W).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0537/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
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:

- <u>electric shock</u> because in the surroundings of the switch the internal wires are not properly fixed and can get into contact with sharp edges or get pinched;

- <u>injury</u> because the instructions for use do not contain some provisions required for the safe use (e.g., extension cable set in case of outdoor use, use of complementary grip).

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the European Standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric drilling machine “REDLINE” Type/model: RL/ID0709-760.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0539/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:

- <u>electric shock</u> because during thermal test, in the course of normal operation the insulations damaged causing a breakdown between the accessible metal parts and live parts;

- <u>fire</u> because the mains cable cannot be fixed firmly in the connecting terminals; during the thermal test, the product emitted smoke and flame and stopped;

- <u>injury</u> because the instructions for use do not contain the majority of provisions required for the safe use and certain provisions are unclear or contain contradictory instructions (e.g., maintenance instructions that may be dangerous in the lack of expertise or proper tools).

This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the European Standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric drilling machine “MAN’S FRIEND”. Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

No pictures are available

Alert number: 0525/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MPV with 2.3L engine
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
It is possible that the power steering oil pump pulley fixing nut may be loosened or the pulley may crack due to insufficient tightening torque of the fixing nut and insufficient strength of pulley. If the vehicle continues to be used under such conditions, the pulley may be broken or come off, allowing the steering effort to increase. This can lead to the loss of control of vehicle.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0546/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PD-049
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injury because:


- the spot of contact of drive chain and sprocket of the rear wheel are unprotected resulting in a risk of winding a cloth in and injuring limbs;

- the necessary warning information is not provided, including measures that should be taken as regards children's safety when using the product and clear warning of the risk resulting from an insufficient distance of a person from the unprotected spot of contact of drive chain and sprocket of the rear wheel.


This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

No pictures are available

Alert number: 0548/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle “BUELL”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XB12X Ulysses
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to two assembly issues that could compromise the sidestand’s performance, either the pivot bolt for the sidestand leg or the mounting bracket bolts could break, possibly without notice. If either of these failures occurs, the motorcycle could fall, possibly causing injury or death.
 

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

 
Description:  Description: 2006 Buell model XB12X Ulysses motorcycles, built between March 15, 2005 and June 16, 2006.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0544/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injury because:

- there is no second breaking system;

- there is no safety guard set on the chain;

- contrary to requirements, space between stabilizer and rear wheel is less then 175mm;

- metal elements all over the frame have sharp and abrasive edges;

- contrary to requirements, protrusion of the screws fastening the mudguard on the front wheel and the ends of the break holders is more then 8cm long;

- fastening screws are not rounded at the ends.
In addition, concentration of the lead and chromium in the orange paint is higher then limits laid down in European Standard EN 71-3 and the product thereby poses a chemical risk.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): This product does not comply with the European Standards EN 71-3 and EN 14765. Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and press release ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Bicycle for children “BMX12” (no specified age group) Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0550/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K.SK/J-40001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5204738400018.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because garment fastener has a big unventilated area and during the “impact resistance test”, the soother holder was broken, generating ‘small parts’, which can be swallowed by the baby, causing choking. This product does not comply with the European Standard EN 12586.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer. Press release has been issued. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soother holder with clip “JUNIOR’S” Description: White coloured soother holder, with the icon of two bears on the clip, sold in blue-yellow package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 2 photos

2 of 2 photos

Alert number: 0529/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  26564
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3588270026564
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because it contains ‘small parts” that may be swallowed by children. The building blocks are toys that can easily be held and played with by children under 36 months.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard EN 71-1. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Chariot construction alphabet “Ludi’ Bois” (brightly-coloured wooden building blocks).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0530/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because it contains ‘small parts” that may be swallowed by children. The building blocks are toys that can easily be held and played with by children under 36 months.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard EN 71-1. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Wooden pyramid-shaped figures (balancing game)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0531/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Zoo Truck
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because it contains ‘small parts” that may be swallowed by children. The toy is be intended for children under 36 months.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard EN 71-1. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Wooden toy lorry “Xinsheng” (push fit puzzle)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0541/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  85359
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a risk of poisoning due to high levels of metals transfer in paints. Red coating contains 550 mg per kg of soluble lead and 98 mg per kg of chromium. The limit laid down in European Standard EN 71-3 for soluble lead in toys is 90 mg per kg and for soluble chromium 60 mg per kg.



This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard EN 71-3.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Wooden puzzle blocks on rack “Woolpro”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0542/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X-94019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a risk of poisoning due to high toxic levels in yellow and silver paint on car. Yellow coating contains 1549 mg per kg of soluble lead and 233 mg per kg of chromium. Silver coating contains 291 mg per kg of soluble lead and 75 mg per kg of chromium. The limit laid down in European Standard EN 71-3 for soluble lead in toys is 90 mg per kg and for soluble chromium 60 mg per kg.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard EN 71-3.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Sports car “Modern Speed Toys – Funny Toys”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0533/06       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Prohibited azodyes are used in the production of this product. Breakdown of one or more of the azo groups can form carcinogenic amines. 220 mg/kg of 2,4-toluylendiamine (CAS-No.: 95-80-7) was found in the red part of the fabric.
 

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

 
Description:  Men’s flannel shirt “NKD” (100% cotton). Type/model: “St. Moritz” flannel shirt, Art. No. 1426117, EAN-Code 2014261172558 (in Germany) or Art. No. 1426119 (in Austria).
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0538/06       
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 to consumers since it contains prohibited carcinogenic aromatic amine 3,3-dimethoxybenzidine (measured value 144 mg.kg-1) and formaldehyde (measured value 23.5 mg.kg-1).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall by the distributor (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and warning of consumers ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Boy’s briefs “DMD 8” Description: Boy’s briefs, knitwear. Size: up to 1 year. Information on the label: MADE IN CHINA, 100 % cotton, DMD 8. Colour: dark blue with a print on the front of a tractor with the inscription “TRACTOR”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0543/06       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns because under certain rare conditions, there is an elevated risk that a battery cell may overheat or catch fire as a result of the presence of metallic particles in the cell. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive. 11 over-heating related incidents have been reported of which none resulted in personal injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Computer battery pack “Dell” Type/model: 1K055, C5340, D6024, JK616, U5867, X5333, 3K590, C5446, D6025, JD617, U5882, X5875, 59474, C6269, F2100, KD494, W5915, X5877, 6P922, C6270, F5132, M3006, X5308, U1333, C2603, D2961, GD785, RD857, X5329, Y4500, C5339, D5555, H3191, TD349, X5332, Y5466. The affected batteries are sold separately or with the following Dell notebook computers: Latitude D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810; Inspiron 500M, 510M, 600M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, XPS, XPS Gen2, XPSM1710, XPS M1710 and Dell Precision(TM) M20, M60 and M70 mobile workstations.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

No pictures are available

Alert number: 0527/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2FW04345
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a risk of skin irritation because it contains hydroquinone, at concentrations of between 3.5% - 3.6% w/w.
 

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

 
Description:  Cream “Paris Fair & White Whitening Cream” Expiry date 12/09.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0526/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SW-059
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Standards. During the tests the temperature rising at feeding lead strands was higher than the allowed upper limits.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric contact grill – toaster “DIXAN”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0528/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PW-1050p/MWST-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 713439 143560
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- it is possible to insert only one pin of an europlug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor,

- the shutter does not prevent single-pole insertion when a pin is pressed against the shutters with a force of 40 N.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Standards. Recall from consumers ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  One Plug adaptor “Trust”
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0540/06       
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:

- temperature controller and thermal limit control the same contactor which is not allowed since thermal limit does not work if the contacts of the contactor will weld to each other;

- opening of the switch (contactor) is approximately 0.5 mm whereas the requirement is 3.0 mm;

- locking hole is missing from the terminal part of the earthing terminal;

- connection diagram is missing from the connection space of the product;

- fixing devices needed to fix the product on the wall are missing;

- instructions for use and installations and markings are unclear, defective and/or contradictory.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Sauna heating appliance “TM-TOOLS” Type/model: Type: PSAU-60NS, EAN: 6 405086 002506.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 1 photo

Alert number: 0545/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KR1000LCD
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock since there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the part of the mains voltage and the secondary circuit (USB connector). This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 62040.
 

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

 
Description:  UPS device (Uninterruptible power supply) “AEC”
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33

1 of 2 photos

2 of 2 photos

Alert number: 0549/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HB6720
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the insulation between the metal parts and live parts is not sufficient which may cause electric shock in case of a breakdown;

- the insulation tubes complementing the internal wiring are not fixed in their position;

- the plug is non-standardized;

- there are no Hungarian instructions for use; and

- there is no indication of Class II and the indicated voltage (110-220V) differs from the value used in Hungary (230 V~).


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 60335.

 

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

 
Description:  Glue gun “PISTOLA SILICONA”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 33