Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 20/10/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0661/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  “Electronic fluorescent lamp”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LS 1207
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock to consumers because:


- there is not cable inlet anchorage,

- cross – section of the conductors (0,2 mm²) is less than required (1 mm²)

- product failed flexion test,

- there is no insulation according to IP classification,

- electrical strength indicated on the packaging and on the product are different.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0666/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  lamp for outdoor use “LENA - Manhattan”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0210
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the lamp is not equipped with Class II IPX4 junction box connecting it to the mains;

- the lamp is not fitted with strain relief bracket or torsion spring as required.


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

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

 
Description:  wood and metal lamp
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0667/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Bedside lamps
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
These products pose a risk of electric shock because:


- there is no cord anchorage,

- live parts are accessible,

- external conductors are accessible,

- internal conductors touch metal parts,

- electrical connections made by splices under non-fixed isolating couplers can touch accessible metallic parts.


These products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the Low Voltage Standards in eight points.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0668/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp for outdoor use “ SYSTEM K, S - PM “SAVANNE”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S-018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no strain relief bracket for the mains flex to be mounted as required.

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

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

 
Description:  wood and wicker lamp.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0669/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  table lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Deco Light Dolphin
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717278860664
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This luminaire poses a serious risk because it is movable and appealing to children to whom it can remind an artificial fish; the risk of electric shock occurs when children play with the product in or close to the water

- the instructions for use include an indication to the effect that the product should not be used for more than 2 hours without interruption and should not be touched when in use;

- the design of the lamp belongs in Safety Class III: supply from the mains is not permitted.


The 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  “KOTRONIC Special Products”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0662/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbikes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The use of this machine is dangerous because:


- the engine drive chain and rear sprocket are insufficiently guarded;

- the fuel is vented via the filler cap directly in front of the rider which has health, machine control and fire hazard implications;

- there are three extremely sharp-pointed plastic parts on the fairing and windshield facing the rider;

- the steering mechanism excessively fouls the engine’s coolant pipe; should this fail whilst the machine was being ridden, very hot water may be sprayed onto the rider;

-when inverting the machine, an amount of fuel leaks from the vent;

- there is no speed limiting device;

- the handlebar levers are not ball ended and the outer handlebars are misaligned;

- the engine stop has no additional action to reset and the throttle control does not self-close;

- no user manual is supplied with the machine.
 

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

 
Description:  Unboxed mini motor bike in red colour.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0664/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  children's net playpen “Standard”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C-B 105 Standart, ozn. 2000 430
 
Batch number / Barcode:  800 5549101050
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product contains 24,8% di(2ethylhexyl) phthalate DEHP.
Childcare articles containing phthalates with higher concentration than 0,1%, may not be placed on the market. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs and are toxic for testicular cells.

This product poses a risk of choking, because a label with a logo "CAM" is attached in a place which is accessible for children.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0665/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of squeaky rubber animals “SAFETY TOYS”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of:


-choking because testing revealed that when the toys are pressed, the squeaking mechanisms located in the bottom section of the toys could be grasped and pulled out under a tensile force of 8 to 16 N which is significantly below the limit 90 N set in the standard. The separated squeaking mechanisms of the toys fit completely in the test cylinder for small parts.


-chemical risk because the soft plastic contains more than 0.1 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP):

-9.86 ± 0.46 % by weight in pink plastic;

- 8.24 ± 0.42 % by weight in yellow plastic;


-9.65 ± 0.47 % by weight in white plastic.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Compulsory measures taken by the authority.

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0660/06       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  “Dekor Candles”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AT670
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because during combustion of the candle, the dried flowers incorporated in the candle catch fire and a particularly powerful flame reaches a height of approximately 10cm, resulting in a total destruction of the candle. Given the flame intensity, it is likely that burns may be caused. 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 dried flowers
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0659/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  DVD player “DVD+”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DVD-026
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 416485 142816
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is not sufficient insulation in the mains transformer between the primary winding (connected to the mains) and the secondary winding (connected to the accessible output terminals of the product).


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41

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Alert number: 0663/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  electric chain saw “Yellow Garden Line by Zgonc”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1840 No 231-30
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4006825508864
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Under certain circumstances the “deadman’s handle” device may jam, causing the chain saw to operate unintentionally. This may lead to serious injury.

Two persons have sustained hand injuries.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 41