Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 42 ( Published on: 27/10/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0673/06       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Garden swing „PROMO“
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury (bruises, broken arm and leg) for users, including vulnerable persons, because:


- given the insufficient assembly instructions and missing screws, there is a possibility that the swing could be assembled incorrectly;

- there are sharp edges and corners as well as squeeze points between springs and brackets;

- the strength of the front tube (situated under the thigh) is insufficient and could lead to its deformation while using the product;

- the carrying capacity declared by the producer is 180 kg, however a deformation of the product occurred during the test at test force of 160 kg.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0684/06       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Pressurised air cartridge for sport and hunting rifles “Anschütz”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. cartridge, anodised silver, 430 mm long: from 012947 to 016846, Art. No. 711.3415, 2. Cartridge, anodised red, 430 mm long: from 002444 to 002527, Art. No. 711.3414, 3. Cartridge, anodised black, 430 mm long: from 000006 to 000053, Art. No. 711.3413, 4. Cartridge, Junior, 290 mm long: from 001632 to 002225, Art. No. 711.3412
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of explosive separation of the pressure gauge or fill-valve.

Three incidents of burst cartridges have been reported since August 2006. The most serious accident occurred when a cartridge separated from the fill-valve during loading, hitting the marksman's hand. The marksman suffered considerable lacerations to the inner surface of the hand.
The product does not comply with Directive on transportable pressure equipment.
 

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

 
Description:  The aluminium cartridges are numbered in a continuous series
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0689/06       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  “Time” RXS/RXE bicycle pedals
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Time RXE road pedals, Time RXS, Time RXS Carbon, Time RXS Ti Carbon
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury because the screw fastening of the pedal shaft on the right pedal may slacken in use, allowing the pedal to become detached. This may cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall.


Two accidents have been reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action by the wholesaler. (By: Other)

 
Description:  This notification relates to pedals of the model years 2004–2006.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0677/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Decorative glass ornament oil lamp holders
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
Product does not meet requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14059 regarding stability, wick guard and guarded opening for filling purposes. This can lead to fire and/or personal injury to small children through digestion of oil which can lead to lung damage and vomiting.



In particular:


- the product overturns 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 instructions for use are insufficient.
 

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

 
Description:  red & white metallic taper. Approximately 15 cm in height.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0678/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  56160
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9003348995596
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
- the product is delivered with two pole plug for class II appliances and intended to be connected directly to supply network of 230V although portable luminaries for children intended to be used with tungsten filament lamps should be delivered with a transformer/converter giving SELV and their maximum voltage should not exceed 24V;

- the product gives direct access to the lamp although portable luminaries for children should incorporate means preventing direct contact with hot parts. During heating test, measured temperature of the lamp was 215° C (max. allowed 75° C), measured temperature of the insulating lampholder housing was 129° C (max. allowed 75° C) and measured temperature of metallic spiral around the lampholder housing was 98° C (max. allowed 60° C).


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:  Portable luminaire for children “ESTO”
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0679/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LT100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4004712977045
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock and injury because:


- the luminaire fails the test with spring-operated hammer (with impact energy of 0,7Nm) and ‘fall test’ (height 850mm); in both cases lampshade becomes detached;

- during the tests, accessible parts of the lamp reach temperature of 118° C (maximum allowed temperature for accessible non-metallic parts is 75° C);

- connector for adaptor 12 Va.c. fails the ball-pressure test at 125° C;

- measured diameter of impression is 5mm (maximum allowed diameter of impression is 2mm).


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:  Portable luminaire for children “Hartig & Hellig“
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0680/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  990535
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9003348842616
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock and injury because:


- the product is not marked with “for operation only with a short-circuit-proof isolating transformer according to IEC 61558-2-6 or a toys transformer according to IEC 61558-2-7” as required;



- the guitar shaped lamp breaks during impact test with spring hammer with impact energy of 0,7Nm;



- the glass guitar breaks to small peaces during the fall test from a height of 850 mm;




- the connector for adaptor 6 Va.c. fails the ball-pressure test at 125° C;



- the measured diameter of impression is 5mm although the maximum allowed is 2mm.



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 ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Portable luminaire for children “ESTO” in the shape of a guitar
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0672/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) in Yamaha motorcycle
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FJR1300/1300A, FZ6-N/S, MT01, TDM900/900A, XT660R/X, XV1700PC, YZF-R1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
An improperly designed Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) could cause an intermittently unstable idle when the motorcycle is stopped or during low-speed operation. The engine could stall as a result. If the engine stalls after the operator disengages the clutch in a low gear while riding, the rear tire might slip momentarily if the operator abruptly re-engages the clutch. This could lead to loss of control of the motorcycle.
 

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

 
Description:  Affected motorcycles were built until 2005.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0681/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Intercooler outlet pipe in Suzuki Grand Vitara Turbodiesel 1.9
 
Type / number of model:  Suzuki Grand Vitara Turbodiesel 1.9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Due to the improper design of the intercooler outlet pipe and insufficient tightening of the intercooler inlet hose clump, they could slip off and cause the improper ratio of air/fuel mixture.

The above condition may cause excessive deposition of carbon particulate in DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system that could burn up and result in the overheating or melting of DPF. In the worst case, DPF may catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers from JSAJTA44V00107438 to JSAJTA44V00201289 (3D) and from JSAJTD44V00106868 to JSAJTD44V00205350 (5D).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0682/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Oil Cooler Hose in Mitsubishi Lancer Diesel Sedan passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to the improper design of the oil cooler hose, the clearance between towing hook and the engine oil cooler hose is not sufficient. This could lead to possible damage of the engine oil cooler hose and the engine oil cooler itself, resulting in insufficient cooling of the engine oil. The above condition may cause insufficient lubrication of the diesel engine, with possible damage to the engine and loss of control of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles with production year 1993.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0685/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Avanti, Bürstner Caravan Amara, Flirt, Fun, Kiss, Studio , Ventana
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury because on all front and rear windows, the adhesive bond between the inner and outer pane may be destroyed on exposure to sufficiently intense UV radiation. If the outer pane becomes detached, the users of the vehicle and other road users may be endangered when the vehicle is in motion.
One incident (without injury) has been reported. .
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action by the manufacturer (By: Other)

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned are of model years 1998 to 2000 (Year of manufacture indicated in tenth position: WBU?????? (W)??????? = 1998, X = 1999, Y= 2000)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0690/06       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Caravan “Bürstner”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1010, Bürstner T-Models (partially integrated)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar Code/Batch code : e1*2001/116*0208*00-06
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The spare wheel mounting may loosen thus the spare wheel may detached while the vehicle is in motion and so endangering the vehicle user and other road users.
One incident (without injury) has been reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action by the manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned are those of the model years 2001–2006 based on the Fiat Ducato or Citroen Jumper flatbed models.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0674/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's wooden cot “SIMONA“
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  859 4019433703
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts, bruises and eye injury for children (intended age group from 5 month to two years) due to protruding wires, sharp edges, insufficient strength of the side slats and inadequate clearances of the side slats.


In particular:


- it has dangerous protruding wires on connection of two slats;

- endings of the carrying beams of the bed base have burs and sharp edges;

- six clearances with width greater than required 65 mm occurred when using the slide gauge during appliance of power of 30 N;

- a permanent deformation occurred when the strength of side slats was tested breaking one of the vertical side slats;

- there are no lines on the sides indicating the maximum height or thickness of the mattress.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0687/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Policeman toy set “SUPER POLICE”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  306C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and eye injury because during traction test, suction cups detach from arrows using only 60 N + 2 N force. These ‘small parts’ may be easily swallowed and cause choking if the child puts them into his mouth. When the protective suction cup is removed and the projectile hits someone in the eye, there is a risk of injury.

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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0688/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wax crayons “SaKOTA” (TOYS)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6 pieces, type CFA 0942
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5997875 709426
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of poisoning because it has a high content of heavy metals:


- yellow wax crayon (Pb content 1168.7±85.6);

- green wax crayon (Pb content 360.5±14.9).


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0692/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy phone “BRIGHT PHONE” (TOYS)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PC6018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5908265240351
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Suffocation
 
- during traction test, dialling disk and one button detach from the toy and the circuitry plate which has plenty of dangerous sharp spikes and a small lamp inside becomes exposed;

- spiral string which connects the phone hook with the phone and which is longer than 220mm, can make a dangerous loop.

Risk of choking, suffocation and injury. The product poses a risk of choking, suffocation and injury because:

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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0693/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Shocking toy pistol (JOKE ITEM)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1750
 
Batch number / Barcode:  927111505207
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The toy pistol incorporates an electric circuit powered by a battery, which generates a series of pulses with a maximum peak voltage of 1047.6 volts. Electric discharge voltage depends on the speed by which the trigger is pulled. Particularly, pressure increase implies maximum voltage rate increase. This is certainly unpleasant and may be harmful to particularly susceptible persons or those wearing pacemakers. There are no user warnings on the product itself.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0694/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12 pieces, type OIL PASTERL, art. BBS 457
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5997875 709426
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk of poisoning because dark-blue wax crayon contains excessive quantities of barium (Ba content 1790.0±14.3).
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description:  Wax crayons “Memoris – Forever” (TOYS)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0695/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Super Plane DeLuxe F 19 XL – Helicopter (TOYS)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  528
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Injuries
 
One incident reported.

Risk of damage to sight. This product poses a risk of damage to sight because the metal rivets that are placed in the end of the prolonged support of the directional rudder contain sharp edges. The rotor of the helicopter does not have a ring around the perimeter in order to reduce the risk of injury. This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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 - 42

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Alert number: 0675/06       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The Sony batteries affected by Lenovo’s ongoing voluntary recall are, in rare cases, subject to extreme overheating, presenting a risk of fires that can affect users.
Lenovo is aware of three incidents involving the Sony batteries.
 

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

 
Description:  SONY lithium-ion battery installed in Lenovo and IBM Think Pad notebook computers sold between February 2005 and September 2006 (COMPUTER HARDWARE) Type/model: The part numbers of potentially affected batteries are: ASM P/N: 92P1072, 92P1088, 92P1142, 92P1170, 92P1174 FRU P/N: 92P1073, 92P1089, 92P1141, 92P1169/93P5028, 92P1173/93P5030. Note: Along with the part number, every battery has a unique identifier known as the 11S bar code. This bar code is key to identifying if the battery is affected by the recall.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0686/06       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  238000899
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product may be mistaken for food (sweets) or mistakenly used as ice cubes. It has sharp edges and can be swallowed in whole. The product thereby poses a risk of ingestion, health hazard from choking and displacement of the digestive tract. Investigation regarding the safety of similar products is pending.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear ice cubes - irregular lumps of transparent, hard, uncoloured plastic, with sharp edges sometimes running to a point.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0671/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9050 N 3 (FS - 40)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
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This product poses a risk of electric shock because during the tests, the test probe could easily be inserted into the motor housing, where it came into contact with the metal components of the motor (primary insulation). The fan falls over when it’s placed on a surface sloping at an angle of 10°.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.

 

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

 
Description:  Stand-alone fan “ELTA”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 42

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Alert number: 0683/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Pedestal fan “MESH”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SF 16
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
- rounding and leading edges of the fan blades are accessible to test finger;

- resistance of inner parts to heat and resistance of switch material to fire;

- stability in operation;

- the cross-section area of the supply cord conductors (0,25 mm²);

- the thickness of solid insulation of the supply cord (1mm);

- the cord anchorage as the cord is tied into a knot.


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

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 - 42

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Alert number: 0691/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Pedestal fan “SCARLETT”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SC-1377
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
- stability in operation,


- cross-section area of the supply


cord conductors,


- cord anchorage,


- rounding of the fan blades,


- resistance of inner parts to heat,


- resistance of switch material to fire.

Risk of electric shock, fire and injury. This product poses the above mentioned risks because it failed the tests on:

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

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 - 42