Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 35 ( Published on: 08/09/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0561/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Cuts, Injuries
 
The use of this machine is extremely dangerous and it could injure the rider or any other person in the vicinity because:

- a finger can easily be inserted up to the sprocket since the chain guard near the sprocket is insufficient;

- there is no chain guard near the gear cog to prevent trapping between the gear cog and the chain;

- the lateral protection of the exhaust heats up to 84ºC and the bend of the exhaust pipe in the foot area heats up to 230ºC;

the product contains sharp edges, such as the panels for protecting the underside and the brake pedal;

- the intake air filter falls off when touched and it is in a position where it can easily be hit by a foot;

- the operation of the fuel shutoff valve is awkward since the plastic parts of the bodywork make it difficult to operate;

- the throttle (air) does not stay in position;

- the steering stop damages the lower end of the fork;

- the noise level is excessive;

- the warning information and instruction manual are incomplete.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  mini motorbike “CMM” Type/model: Superminicross 125 CC.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35

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Alert number: 0565/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3331
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because the measured length of the missiles was in the range of 28.3 mm and 28.9 mm depending on the shape or deformation of the suction pad whereas according to EN 71-1, the missiles with the suction pad, which serves as the crash surface, must be at least 57 mm long. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European Standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Police set.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35

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Alert number: 0564/06       
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 carcinogenic aromatic amines benzidine (measured value 431 mg.kg-1) and 3,3-dimethoxybenzidine (measured value 1288 mg.kg-1) prohibited under Limitations Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s 100% cotton briefs “Emilia”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35

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Alert number: 0560/06       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No type marking in the detachable mains cord
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The detachable mains cord poses a risk of electric shock when used with the portable DVD player it is supplied with because:



- the power supply unit has a class I appliance inlet and the plug of the cord set delivered with the portable DVD player is of class II and the connector of the cord set is of class I (the protective earth terminal of the connector is not used) although the plug and the connector should be of a type intended for the connection of the same class of equipment and the cord set should be rated according to class of the plug and the connector;



- the plug is 2.5 A and the rated current of the connector is 10 A although the rated current of the plug should not be less than the rated current of the connector.



This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  Detachable mains cord (supplied with portable DVD player “SeViC”) Product number SV100670D on the portable DVD player package. EAN of the package: 4 045365 701441. Consumers may build personal computers themselves. Instructions how to build your own personal computer are available on the internet. In this case the consumers buy computer components and install e.g. a motherboard, a hard drive, CD/DVD drives and a power supply unit to the computer casing.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35

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Alert number: 0566/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: “Caribbean Breeze”
 
Type / number of model:  7541
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1% of lidocaine which is listed in the Cosmetics Directive as a prohibited substance.
 

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

 
Description:  Aloe Burn Relief (cosmetics)
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35

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Alert number: 0567/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  05055AA SDA/NJ 2465
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.7% of lidocaine which is listed in the Cosmetics Directive as a prohibited substance.
 

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

 
Description:  Aloe Gel Cooling Burn Relief (cosmetics) “Banana Boat”
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35

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Alert number: 0563/06       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire because during combustion of the candle, the sunflower seeds incorporated in the candle catch fire and a particularly powerful flame reaches height of approximately 10-11cm, resulting in a total destruction of the candle. Given the flame intensity, it is likely that burns may occur. Under certain conditions, a fire can also be generated in closed spaces, due to the powerful flame.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  Decorative candle with sunflower seeds in the shape of a cylinder, wrapped up in transparent colourless cellophane. Type/model: Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 35