Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 48 ( Published on: 08/12/2006)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0808/06       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium water heater
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because testing established that the suction cup of the supporting consoles strain due to the high temperature, the glass cover breaks during the mechanical strength test and thus the live parts become accessible.


The products do 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:  Category: Hobby/sport equipment Product: Aquarium water heater Brand: RISHENG Type/number of model: RS508-E
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0788/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Beacon light - E12 capped sensor night light supplied with a candle lamp (portable luminaire)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the insulation between the contact on the bottom part of the lamp holder and the accessible metal part is not sufficient according to the electric strength test carried out;


- the use of the E12 capped lamp is forbidden based on the Joint CENELEC amendment of standard EN 60432;


– the necessary marking is missing from the luminaire.


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 authorities

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Beacon light - E12 capped sensor night light supplied with a candle lamp (portable luminaire) Brand: COLITE Type/number of model: NB991305 (only on the packaging)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0797/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Plasma lights (portable luminaire) provided with 2 switches. Diameter of bulb: 1. 100 mm; 2. 125 mm
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products pose a serious risk of electric shock due to:

- the inappropriate dimensions of the plug;


- the cross section area of the core which is smaller than required;


- the lack of cord anchorage.


The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and consumer protection fine ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Plasma lights (portable luminaire) provided with 2 switches. Diameter of bulb: 1. 100 mm; 2. 125 mm Brand: Plasma light Type/number of model: Unknown
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0798/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamps with mosaic lamp shade
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
These products poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- there are sharp metal parts protruding into the wireways,



- the fastening screw of the lamp holder is not secured against rotation,



- there is no cord anchorage applied protecting the wires against pulling and twisting force.



This product poses also a serious risk of injury since sharp edges were found on the external surface of the lamp shade. In addition Sample 2 tipped over during the tests.



These products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the LVD standard.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Desk lamps with mosaic lamp shade Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: 1. 30SL (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-010 (ECHO); RFM-011 (EMERALD) bar code: 5999547 005362; RFM-012 (HERA) Bar code: 5999547 005379); 2. 66L (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-004 Bar code: 5999547 005294; RFM-005; RFM-006).
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0799/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamps with mosaic lamp shade
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
These products poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- sharp metal parts protrude into the wireways,



- the fastening screw of the lamp holder is not secured against rotation,



- there is no cord anchorage applied protecting the wires against pulling and twisting force.



This product poses a serious risk of injuries because sharp edges were found on the external surface of the lamp shade. According to the risk assessment the grade of risk of electric shock and fire is serious.



These products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the LVD standard.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Desk lamps with mosaic lamp shade Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: 1. #25L (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-001 (ECHO); RFM-002 (EMERALD) Bar code: 5999547 005270; RFM-003 (HERA)); 2. OVAL LAMP (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-007 ECHO; RFM-008 EMERALD Bar code: 5999547 005331; RFM-009 HERA Bar code: 5999547 005348)
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0800/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp with mosaic lamp shade
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- there are sharp metal parts protruding into the wireways;



- the basic insulated wires contact with accessible metal parts;



- the fastening screw of the lamp holder is not secured against rotation;



- there is no cord anchorage applied protecting the wires against pulling and twisting force.



This product poses a serious risk of injury because sharp edges and points of the glass plates are found on the external surface of the lamp shade.



The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and consumer protection fine ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Desk lamp with mosaic lamp shade Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: 250L, article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-013, ECHO; RFM-014, bar code: 5999547 005393, EMERALD; RFM-015, MC/HERA
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0801/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp with textile lamp shade (with wood and leather cover)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- basic insulated wires can get into contact with accessible metal parts,



- the wireways have sharp edges (risk of damaging the wires),



- the cord anchorage is missing (lack of protection against twisting or pulling force),



- the plug is of non-standardized type.



This product poses a serious risk of fire because there is no indication of rated wattage of the light source to be used.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the LVD standard.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Desk lamp with textile lamp shade (with wood and leather cover) Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: Unknown
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0803/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Hand-held luminaire
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-sectional area of the supply cord is inadequate;


- the end of one of the pins of the plug is not mechanically fixed;


- the lamp-holder is not locked against rotation;


- the resistance to pulling is insufficient;


- the product is not marked according to the required marking.
The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598 and the IEC standard 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Hand-held luminaire Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: HEAVY DUTY 5m
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0809/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium lamp (pendant luminaire)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- basic insulated wires are in contact with accessible metal parts;


- there is no protection against ingress of water;


- the mains cable has an inappropriate length;


- single-pole mains switch is used.


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

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

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Aquarium lamp (pendant luminaire) Brand: BEN XIANG Type/number of model: BX-120K
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0790/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Mini motorbike – 'Mini Dirt Bike 47cc'
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- there is no provision to drain spilt fuel away from engine and exhaust;



- there is no securing strap fitted to fuel filler cap;



- there is inadequate engine cut out switch;



- assembly instructions and risk labels are inadequate.



This product poses a serious risk of injury from:


- brake levers, brake cables and chain;



- inadequate chain guards;



- insecure handlebar grips;



- poor anti-vibration fastenings (locknuts) on suspension and steering.



Users of these machines are exposed to the risk of physical injury and also to the risk of injury caused by fire or explosion.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall by the importer (By: Other)

 
Description:  Category: Mini motorbikes Product: Mini motorbike – 'Mini Dirt Bike 47cc' Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: LLMDB-P
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0810/06       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Inflatable liferafts for recreational boats – 'Liferafts Viking RescYou ™ (UKL)' and 'RescYou ™ PRO (UKSL)', sizes 4, 6 and 8 persons in either container or valise
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The valve, type OTS65, may break and prevent the liferaft from inflating properly, posing a risk of drowning.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Liferafts Product: Inflatable liferafts for recreational boats – 'Liferafts Viking RescYou ™ (UKL)' and 'RescYou ™ PRO (UKSL)', sizes 4, 6 and 8 persons in either container or valise Brand: Viking RescYou ™ Liferafts Type/number of model: Viking 4 UKL, 6 UKL, 8 UKL, 4 UKSL, 6 UKSL and 8 UKSL. Each product has its own serial number.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0789/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Armbands
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Drowning
 
Both armbands pose a serious risk of drowning because they failed the tensile test (the stoppers came off when a force of less than 90N was applied). These products pose a serious risk of choking because the stoppers fit into the small parts cylinder defined in the standard EN 71-1.



Furthermore, the model with reference 3604 (no 1) did not pass the puncture test.
These products do not comply with the European Standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Children’s equipment Product: Armbands Brand: Bestway Type/number of model: 1) SEA LIFE, ref 3604; 2) TROPIC PRINT, ref 3605
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0792/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wheeled child conveyance – 'Bayamo ABC Starline' and 'Cyclone ABC Starline'
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of concussion, wounds and fractures for a child because several of the screws in the construction become detached, including screws that should hold the handle in place.


An incident has been reported where the handle became loose and the baby fell down the stairs.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Children’s equipment Product: Wheeled child conveyance – 'Bayamo ABC Starline' and 'Cyclone ABC Starline' Brand: ABC Design Type/number of model: 363 (Cyclone) 3 wheels and 563 (Bayamo) 4 wheels
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0794/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wheeled child conveyance – 'Max'
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of concussion, wounds and fractures for a child because the locking mechanism of the reversible handle releases turning the body of the pram over and the plastic part of the handle can break.


Three incidents have been reported. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Children’s equipment Product: Wheeled child conveyance – 'Max' Brand: Aro Type/number of model: PN-91/N-98100
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0787/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sport gun – 'Air Sport Gun'
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The output irradiances of the laser pointer beam is 10.4mW while the marketing and sale of pointers generating more than 1 mW is prohibited by Ministerial Decision for laser products F1-806/20-5-1998 (FEK 921/B/27-08-1998).

This product does not comply with the European standard EN 60825-1 regarding its class.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Sport gun – 'Air Sport Gun' Brand: TIAN YING Type/number of model: No M2008D
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0791/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy in the form of an aeroplane
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because during the drop test, small pieces that fit completely in the small parts cylinder become detached from the toy. In addition, the label bears the wording "Not recommended for children aged under 36 months" although the toy is appropriate for children of that age.


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

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Push-along toy in the form of an aeroplane Brand: FUNNY TOYS Type/number of model: Model No 111; bar code: 8413419962012
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0793/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask for children – 'Blood Gushin´ Hooded Mask'
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because it does not meet the minimum ventilation requirement of 1300 mm2.


There are also shortcomings in the labelling, as the warnings for use are not in Spanish.


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

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Mask for children – 'Blood Gushin´ Hooded Mask' Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: Model 3381
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0795/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bicycle for children
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of injury to children because:


- the fastenings (screw) of a saddle and of a sound signal device are unprotected;



- a 5 mm diameter rod can be inserted in spaces between moving handle bar and the body, between the front wheel and the body, between front wheel and the mudguards, between back wheels and the body, but a 12 mm diameter rod cannot be inserted in these spaces.



This product poses a risk of choking because the detached plastic sheeting of the stickers and white sound part detached during the tension test fits within the small parts cylinder.



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

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Bicycle for children Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: SHT 01
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0807/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

In the case of the blue, white and red doll, 25% of the DEHP was released from the test sample. This figure was 28% in the case of the yellow and red doll. The amounts of DINP released were 3% and 8% respectively.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market  (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Dolls Brand: Soft Soccer Player Type/number of model: ADV Code 851101, EAN 4260030941902
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0812/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Laser projector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

This product poses a risk of damage to sight because the output power of laser radiation (1,2 mW) exceeds three times the limit value (0,39 mW) of the Class 1 laser product. The product belongs to laser safety Class 3R and the marking “Class 1 laser product” in this toy is therefore incorrect.


According to the European standard EN 62115, lasers and light-emitting diodes in toys shall meet the requirements for Class 1 lasers in accordance with standard 60825-1 as only Class 1 laser products are safe under foreseeable conditions of operation, including the use of optical instruments for intrabeam viewing.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Laser projector Brand: DANCE Type/number of model: EK-9223, XEMU LASER, 51040, 60-0810
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0813/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puffer ball with multi thorny ends
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because while it is in contact with a flame of 20mm high, the product catches fire immediately. Complaints from consumers have been reported that the petroleum smell was present in Puffer Balls. The petroleum smell was also present in a sample of the product subject to tests.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): The withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Puffer ball with multi thorny ends Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: PON PONBALL
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0806/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail colour
 
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 19.8% of dibutylphthalate. Dibutylphthalate is prohibited in cosmetic by the Cosmetics Directive and classified as harmful for reproduction. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their body is developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances.


 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Cosmetics Product: Nail colour Brand: Cm Nail Art Type/number of model: 13 hot orange
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0811/06       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face cream
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a serious risk to consumers because they contain excessive amount of mercury:

Yellow cream (jar 1): 7100 mg/kg; White cream (jar 2): 6600 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Cosmetics Product: Face cream Brand: CL Type/number of model: CL050708n on both containers; not discernible on the packaging
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0796/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- during the normal use the basic insulated wires can get into contact with accessible metal parts,



- the internal wiring is not fixed,



- the accessible metal parts become live,



- the plug is of non-standardized type.



This product poses a serious risk of fire due to overheating and the too small cross section area of the core.



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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Hair dryer Brand: SOKANY Type/number of model: SM-1500
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0802/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Heat-sealing glue gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the insulation does not comply with the requirements of the standard on both double and reinforced insulation;


(the pins of the plug are insulated insufficiently and the insulation of the conductors of the supply cord does not comply with the requirements on double or reinforced insulation);


- when the plug is partly inserted into a socket-outlet, it is possible to touch the pins of the plug by the test finger;


- the cross-sectional area of the conductors of the cord is insufficient;


- the instructions for the use are not provided in the Czech language.


These products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the LVD standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Heat-sealing glue gun Brand: Taipan Tools (on the package) Type/number of model: model HJG-053 (on the packaging)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0804/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because during the abnormal operational test the flames were emitted from the product and the temperature rise of the floor of the test corner exceeded the required level. The product failed to meet the electric strength test.


The product is not delivered with instructions for use in the Czech
language.

These products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the LVD standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Electrical equipment Product: Hair dryer Brand: KARIO FIRST Type/number of model: 200
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48

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Alert number: 0805/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the dimensions of the plug are insufficient;



- the cross sectional area of the conductors are insufficient;



- the cord anchorage is inadequate;



- during the abnormal operational test both flames and poisonous/ignitable gas were emitted and the temperature rise of the floor of the test corner exceeded the required value. As a result the product failed to meet the electric strength test;



- the product is not marked with the necessary warnings.



The products do 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:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Hair dryer Brand: RAINBOW Type/number of model: Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 48