Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 51 ( Published on: 03/01/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0871/06       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermoses and thermal containers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
If the glass container breaks and the asbestos board pads are handled, asbestos fibres (carcinogenic if inhaled, class 1 IARC) may be released.



The laboratory tests revealed the presence of serpentine asbestos (chrysotile variety) and amphibole asbestos (crocidolite variety).
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories Product: Thermoses and thermal containers Brand: TESCOMA Type/number of model: Nine items with the following codes: 311019, 312010, 312210, 312610, 314101, 314102, 314105, 314107, 314110
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0882/06       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in bike repair set containing rubber solution, spanner and several plasters, 'Fahrrad Flick' set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 60% benzene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic (category I), mutagenic (category II) and toxic and prohibited in consumer products under the EU chemicals legislation. Consumers will have skin contact with the product and inhale the vapour. In addition, the labelling is incorrect and incomplete.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Administrative fine imposed by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Chemical products Product: Rubber solution in bike repair set containing rubber solution, spanner and several plasters, 'Fahrrad Flick' set Brand: GaD Type/number of model: EAN code 4038732701298
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0880/06       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter in the form of a dolphin
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a risk of burns because by its appearance the intended use is not obvious. The lighter may in particular be appealing to children. This lighter is a novelty lighter according to the relevant European standard EN 13869. According to this standard the safety risk of this type of products is high and may cause burning injury to users, especially for children.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Lighters Product: Novelty lighter in the form of a dolphin Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: Unknown
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0867/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminaire for children Happy Flower
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Cuts, Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a serious risk of:


- electric shock because rated voltage indicated on the luminaire is 230V~, while it is designed to operate on 12V~;



- burns and fire because a bulb, which is accessible, during tests reached temperature of 259° C and shade, which is also accessible, reached temperature of 96° C. The maximum allowed temperature for accessible non-metallic parts is 75° C;



- cuts, burns and fire, because the luminaire failed the stability test because it overturned on the plane inclined at the angle of 15°.



The luminaire failed the test with spring-operated hammer with impact energy of 0,7 Nm.



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

 

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

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Portable luminaire for children Happy Flower Brand: ESTO Austria Type/number of model: Art. 56323, bar code: 9003348831870
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0881/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamps with glass lamp shade (Murano-type)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

These products pose serious risks of electric shock because:

- sharp metal parts protrude into the wireways;


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


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


These 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Desk lamps with glass lamp shade (Murano-type) Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: Unknown
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0884/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Disco light (portable 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 E 12 lamp and lamp holder and the internal wiring are unfixed and can therefore get into contact with moving parts;


- the protecting tubes on the soldered connection are unfixed.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Disco light (portable luminaire) Brand: EUROTEC Type/number of model: EU-5716
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0889/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Bank desk lamp (portable luminaire)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- sharp edges protrude into the wireways;



- the basic insulated wires get into contact with accessible metal parts;



- the insulation is not appropriate since flashover occurred;



- the cross-section area of the core is less than required (0,5 mm2);



- there is no cord anchorage preventing the wires from pulling and twisting;



- the lamp holder is of non-standardized type.



This lamp also poses a serious risk of injuries because external metal parts have burring edges.



This product does 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Bank desk lamp (portable luminaire) Brand: REALM (only on the packaging) Type/number of model: ZBT809G-G (only on the packaging)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0890/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Electric touch lamp
 
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:

- sharp edges protrude into the wireways;


- the basic insulated wires get into contact with accessible metal parts;


- the insulation is not appropriate since flashover occurs;


- the cross-section area of the core is less than required (0,5 mm2);


- there is no cord anchorage preventing wires at the connection from pulling and twisting;


- the wires can get damaged because they are not protected at the cable inlet.


This product does 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 and informing of consumers ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Electric touch lamp Brand: ELCO Millenium Electronic Company Finland Type/number of model: EL-282
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0891/06       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Electric touch lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- sharp edges protrude into the wireways;



- the basic insulated wires get into contact with accessible metal parts;



- there is no cord anchorage preventing wires from pulling and twisting;



- the protecting tubes are unfixed;



- the insulation between the live and accessible parts is not appropriate since flashover occurred.



This lamp also poses a serious risk of injuries because sharp external metal edges of the luminaire may cause injury.



This product does 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority

 
Description:  Category: Lighting equipment Product: Electric touch lamp Brand: ELCO Millenium Electronic Company Finland Type/number of model: EL-276 (various names depending on the form of the lampshade: Fish Tail, Crescent Moon, Water Drop, Umbrella)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0887/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle Grinder
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
Protection of the cable is made of the material with inappropriate flexibility and mechanical resistance. This may lead to the damage of power supply cable vain and be the source of insufficient insulation which can cause the risk of electric shock.



The content and composition of the user manual (lack of adequate warnings concerning safe use) may lead to the misuse of the grinder and therefore be the cause of external injuries (machinery of that type cannot be used safely without proper user manual).



This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards EN 50144 and EN 60555.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Machinery Product: Angle Grinder Brand: Blaucraft Type/number of model: BWS 115
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0888/06       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric sander
 
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 insulation material of the network connector has no resistance to high temperature.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Machinery Product: Electric sander Brand: Blaucraft Type/number of model: BSS 135
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0885/06       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Feeding spoon
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The material in the soft part of the spoon can deteriorate after a long time period of use and pieces come loose.



600 000 pieces sold. 11 returned spoons have had parts coming loose.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Children’s equipment Product: Feeding spoon Brand: BABYBJÖRN Type/number of model: 0771015 and 077062
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0878/06       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Fuel Rail Pulse Dumper Retainer Clip
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the fuel rail pulse damper retainer clips may fracture with exposure to vibration, corrosion and other environmental conditions. If the clip fractures, the damper can come loose and fuel can leak from the fuel rail until the fuel pump is off and the fuel rail pressure drops. Under these circumstances a fire may occur if an ignition source is present.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Recreational crafts Product: Fuel Rail Pulse Dumper Retainer Clip Brand: MERCURY MERCRUISER Type/number of model: 496/8.1 L engines for recreational crafts
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0879/06       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Peanut shaped eraser
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

Children can confuse this product with foodstuff, due to its shape, size, colour, and appearance and thus they can easily put it in their mouth and swallow it, jeopardizing their health.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Stationery Product: Peanut shaped eraser Brand: BRUNNEN Type/number of model: Fun Collection, Art. No: 10-2988601, barcode: 4 003273 278172
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0886/06       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Eraser
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in a greater quantity than 0,5% w/w by content di-n-octyl phthalate in quantity greater than 20% by weight.


DBP is classified as toxic and may impair fertility or cause harm to an unborn child. Di-n-octyl phthalate is characterized as irritant to the skin and causes serious eye damage. Given the fact that the eraser is used mainly by children and given the usual behaviour of children, namely chewing and sucking of things they keep in their hands, this product is particularly dangerous to children.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Stationery Product: Eraser Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: ZD 788 – 4, bar code: 0 249356 000030
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0866/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pistol and projectiles with suction cups in a toy set with the name 'Military Play Set'
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the length of the projectiles is less than 57 mm which is the limit set in the standard. In view of the normal behaviour of a child, the product therefore presents a risk of suffocation and can endanger children's safety. The warning is not in German.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales by the supplier  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Toy pistol and projectiles with suction cups in a toy set with the name 'Military Play Set' Brand: FIMSE Type/number of model: GM-01047
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0870/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic finger toy in a shape of snake head in a Surprises Lucky Egg
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP) at level of 0,7% by weight and di(2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) at level of 0,5% by weight.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Plastic finger toy in a shape of snake head in a Surprises Lucky Egg Brand: Mr Lucky Egg Type/number of model: EAN 8697422650702
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0874/06       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a serious risk to children because of very high amount of lead - 482 mg/kg. Limit set by the standard is 90 mg/kg.



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

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

 
Description:  Category: Toys Product: Wooden toy Brand: Tic Tac Toe Type/number of model: Felix motif, order No: 8759, EAN: 4 029753 087591
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0872/06       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt - Style
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injury because through the channel that is around the hood runs a textile pull-string. This does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which clothing for small children younger than 7 years and shorter than 134 cm may not include pull-strings, functional and decorative strings that are placed on the hood and in the neck area. Therefore, there is a danger of a child getting caught on the surrounding objects. In addition, there are knots on both string ends which are not secured against frazzling, which does not comply with the above standard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market, and recall from consumers by the distributor. A notice has been placed in the public media.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Category: Clothing Product: Children's sweatshirt - Style Brand: SUN ISLAND, BOY FASHION Type/number of model: jL- 05
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0873/06       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers with a belt - Style
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FB 215 RUBY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product endangers the health of children because the nickel content in the metallic clenches of the product (18,7 micrograms/cm2/week) exceeds the limit set in the relevant European standard EN 1811 (0,5 micrograms/cm2/week).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market, and recall from consumers by the distributor. A notice has been placed in the public media. (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0875/06       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's T-shirt - Style
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injury due to the following non-compliances with the relevant European standard EN 14682:


- the product has two functional textile strings with a constant length of 155mm sewn on the edging of the neckline although clothing for small children younger than 7 years and shorter than 134 cm must not include pull-strings, functional and decorative strings that are placed in the neck area;


- the length of the four textile pull-strings on the bottom part of the T-shirt that hang freely under the edging of the T-shirt is 155 mm;


- all string ends are not secured against frazzling.


There is a danger of a child getting caught by the surrounding objects.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market, and recall from consumers by the distributor. A notice has been placed in the public media.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Category: Clothing Product: Children's T-shirt - Style Brand: F&D Fashion Type/number of model: TD 619
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0868/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Steam iron with boiler
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of explosion and burns.
One accident resulting in an explosion and serious burns has been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Steam iron with boiler Brand: JURO PRO Type/number of model: Models 800 and 810
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0869/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Straightening iron
 
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:

- cross-section area of conductors of the supply cord is inadequate;


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


- the product is missing the marking for class of protection II and symbol for non-use in a bath or shower;


- the instructions for use are not provided with the appliance.


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:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Straightening iron Brand: GUANG MING Type/number of model: RCT 528
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0876/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a serious risk of scalding. Three accidents of a scalding of a hand have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Electric kettle Brand: Electric House Type/number of model: 60964
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0877/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Drink shaker
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

Some of the notified products pose a risk of electric shock due to a possibility of failure at the grounding.
One accident has been reported, without serious injury to the consumer.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from the consumers by the distributor. A press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Drink shaker Brand: ROHNSON Type/number of model: R-009
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0883/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
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 plug pins are not insulated, which as regards the contact voltage is dangerous and therefore not permitted.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Battery charger Brand: SBT Type/number of model: MCN 10450-01
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51

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Alert number: 0892/06       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Steam iron
 
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 during the abnormal operation test both flames and poisonous/ignitable gas were emitted and the test corner floor temperature rise exceeded the required value. In addition, after the abnormal operation test the product did not withstand the electric strength test.



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:  Category: Electrical appliances Product: Steam iron Brand: EUROBIG (EURBIG) Type/number of model: 854006
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2006 - 51