Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 19/01/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0035/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters: 1. red pepper, 2. green pepper, 3. dolphin, 4. green grape, 5. violet grape, 6. nut
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Due to their shape, these products are attractive for children and pose a risk of fire and burns. When the product has been lit, children have been taken aback by surprise reacting in different ways that have resulted in dangerous consequences: burns and fire. The products are therefore dangerous for children and for the property of their users.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authority. Press release has been issued.

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0061/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters: 1. corn-cob shaped lighter, 2. woman-shaped lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
These products pose a serious risk of burns and fire because due to their appearance the intended use is not obvious. These lighters are in particular appealing to children who can mistake them for toys and there is no indication that the products are lighters. These products are novelty lighter according to the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0062/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter, wine bottle shaped
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a serious risk of burns because its intended use is not obvious in particular for children, who may confuse it with a toy.


This product is a novelty lighter. According to the relevant European standard EN 13869, the level of risks posed by this type of products is high and they may cause burning injury to users.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0050/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain, 40 bulbs
 
Brand: Vidal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 0217141, bar code: 8432583171419
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of overheating due to the following non-compliances with the relevant European standard EN 60598:


- the dimensions of the wire in the chain are less than what is specified in the standard;


- the nominal cross-section area of the conductors is 0,18 mm², which is less than the required 0,50 mm²;


- the chain is not market with the required warnings ("Do not remove or insert lamps while the lighting chain is connected to the supply."; "For series-connected lamps, replace failed lamps immediately by lamps of the same rated voltage and wattage to prevent overheating."; "Ensure all lamp-holders are fitted with a lamp.");


- it is not indicated in the product that only replacement lamps of the same type as those supplied with this lighting chain must be used.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0051/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lighting chain
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 08532, model: RA 50 6m, bar code: 0853201006032
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there is no guaranteed protection against direct access to live parts;


- the characteristics of the lighting chain's cable do not match those specified in the standard,


- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0,28mm², which is less than the 0,75mm² required by the standard;


- the plug does not comply with standard;

- the length of the cable between the plug and the first light-socket is 0,90 m, which is less than the 1,50m required by the standard;


- it is not stated that the lighting chain must not be used unless all the gaskets are in place;


- there is no mark of the degree of protection against dust and humidity on the lamp-holder or the cable or above a label attached to the cable.


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 ordered by the authority

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0058/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Garden torch
 
Brand: PROGARDEN CLASSICS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: S04000020, origin: IND 664/94055000, GENCOD: 8 711295 606342
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of :


- fire if it is accidentally tipped over as the different components of the torch are not properly fixed; and



- burns for the user because the fuel reservoir comes away easily from the support.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0031/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger’s airbag in Suzuki cars
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passenger's car Suzuki Ignis 1.3 and 1.5. The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers from JSAFHV81S00100188 to JSAFHV81S00106203 for Ignis Sport 1.5 (RG415), from JSAFHX51S00157393 to JSAFHX51S00159675 for Ignis 2WD 1.3 (RG413) and from JSAFHY51S00153676 to JSAFHY51S00154587 for Ignis 4WD 1.3 (RG413).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The passenger’s airbag cannot deploy properly in crash due to production failure.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0045/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Volkswagen 'Passat'
 
Brand: VW – Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type 3C, EC type-approval 1*2001/116*0307*. It concerns vehicles from the production period March 2005 till August 2006 in the following chassis number ranges: WVW ZZZ 3C Z 5 P 000 238 - 003 189 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 6 E 000 057 - 246 222 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 6 P 000 013 - 226 966 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 6 Z 000 019 - 000 255 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 6 9 000 001 - 000 353 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 7 E 000 003 - 052 030 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 7 P 000 001 - 036 002 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 7 Z 000 076 - 000 302 WVW ZZZ 3C Z 7 9 000 001 - 000 014.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The following problem was found on Passat vehicles. Thermal strain on the front fuel-cooler support could cause it to break. As a result of the support breaking, diesel fuel could leak out and the cooler could shear off and be lost.

 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0047/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Sport utility vehicle
 
Brand: Daimler Chrysler
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Mercedes Benz class G with following numbers: WDB4633401X168159, WDB4633401X168353, WDB4633401X168411, WDB4633401x168572, WDB4633411X168592
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The differential locks may not connect or may disconnect again without the switch being operated. In extreme circumstances, one or more differential locks could be activated without the switch being operated. This could modify the direction and traction of the vehicle.


A modification in the vehicle's direction and traction could cause a road traffic accident
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0049/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: HONDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SCV100 LEAD, internal code: JF11. Scooter type motorcycle, 100 cc. Affected vehicles have chassis numbers from ME4JF11A* 58009186 to ME4JF11A* 58028245.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injury because the nuts of the wheel hub may be insufficiently tightened, which could cause instability of the vehicle when ridden.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0057/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Mitsubishi 7-seater
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Mitsubishi Grandis 7-seater. The affected vehicles were produced in 2006 and have VINs from JMALJNA8W6Z001699 to JMBLRNA4W6Z001727.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injury because the backrest locking mechanism in the second row of seats is not strong enough and may fail in a rear-end collision.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0063/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passengers car
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Captiva. The recall concerns 2007 model year vehicles, with VIN numbers from 6Β000257 to 7B052216.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

In some Captiva vehicles the retaining clip connecting the brake booster push rod with the brake pedal may not be installed. If this is a case the brake booster rod can be separated from the brake pedal-mounting pin by the repeated brake pedalling operation. In the consequence the loss of the braking function by the brake pedal is possible.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0034/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  'Baby walker'
 
Brand: 'HAPPY WORLD'
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries to children because:

- there is no braking mechanism;


- the seat has insufficient length, height and strength what can lead to braking of the product.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0036/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ringpyramid Clown
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 85-784
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk to the health of children:


- from the release of metal because the green paint of the toy contains lead at level of 290 mg/kg whereas the limit set in the relevant European standard EN 71-3 is 90 mg/kg. Lead is a poisonous heavy metal and it can cause dangerous health defects especially to small children;

- from choking because the clown-shaped head of the toy fits into the small balls cylinder (template E). It can therefore enter and block the airway at the back of the mouth and upper throat of children contrary to the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 71-1.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0037/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ankpyramid (Duck pyramid)
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 45-046
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because wings of the bird disassembled during the torque test and they fit within the small parts cylinder.


The toy is falsely marked to be suitable for children above the age of 3 although it is clearly intended for younger children.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0038/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle – 'Helistin Skallra'
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 85-781
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because one of the wooden sticks got loose after the tension, drop and impact tests and the red ball which fits within the small parts cylinder was revealed.


This toy poses a chemical risk because yellow paint of the toy contains lead 850 mg/kg (EN 71-3 limit 90 mg/kg) and chromium 120 mg/kg (EN 71-3 limit 60 mg/kg) and red paint of the toy contains lead 310 mg/kg. Lead and chromium are classified as poisonous heavy metals.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0039/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy dog
 
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 string and suction cup attached to the toy disassemble in the tension test and fit into the small parts and small balls (template E) cylinders.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0040/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  641124
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because the plastic knobs disassembled during the torque test and they fit within the small parts cylinder thus they can cause choking.
The toy is falsely marked to be suitable for children above the age of 3 although it is clearly intended for younger children.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0041/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy rattle shaped as a bee – Baby MaxiMo toy
 
Brand: MaxiMo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 67000-012700
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the antennas of the toy disassemble in the tension test and fit into the small parts cylinder. The antennas are made of fabric but there is a knot in the middle of the antenna which can cause choking if it enters a child’s throat.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0042/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll set 'Little Ones'
 
Brand: Kid Kore
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 1663
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the shoes of the doll contain phenol at level of 980 mg/kg whereas the limit is 150 mg/kg. Phenol can cause various poisoning symptoms.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0043/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dress-up and blocks box
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because the toy’s wooden corner parts are fixed to the surface with wooden sticks, which detach easily and fit within the small parts cylinder. The detached parts can cause choking.


The toy is falsely marked to be suitable for children above the age of 3 although it is clearly intended for younger children.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0044/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Growing pet crocodile egg
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 5 794080 800142
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

Detachable components were produced following the tension test. These components fitted entirely within the small parts cylinder. The appropriate warning was not present. Expanding toys (or expanding components of toys) which fit within the small parts cylinder shall not expand by more than 50% in any direction. All parts removed that fitted entirely within the small parts cylinder expanded by more than 160%.
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:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0048/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys – 'Police Force No 3912'
 
Brand: Yi Feng Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CHT 198118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because the suction cups of projectiles became detached during the tests. The suction cups of projectiles may block airways if placed by children in the mouth.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0053/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy telephones – blister pack of three toy telephones
 
Brand: MODISH PHONE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: V456, bar code: 8019050032246
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

These products pose a risk of choking because the cap of the battery box of the two telephones which operate with button cells has no screw. It can therefore be removed easily, leaving the batteries accessible. According to the relevant European standard, button cells must not be accessible without the use of a tool, unless the cap can be opened only via the simultaneous operation of two independent movements. In addition, the product does not comply with the labelling requirements for the toys with batteries.


These products do not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0054/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy turtle with butterflies
 
Brand: DIMASA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 2089
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
These products pose a risk of:


- choking because the adhesives contained in the toy are of laminated paper and become detached easily, producing small parts. If put into mouth by a child, they may cause choking;



- suffocation because the cord is longer than 220 mm when stretched with a force of 25 N and at one end there is a handle which can form slipknots.



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: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0055/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Whistle
 
Brand: AOJIE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No AJ0078B, bar code: 5996055200913
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the whistle fits entirely within the small parts cylinder.


The toy does not bear the indication in Hungarian language, concerning the strangulation risk arising from a long cord.
This toy 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:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0056/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Battery operated toys – 'Eggtravaganza' battery operated singing rabbit and chick in Easter egg
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Item No 074/188 – rabbit Eggtravaganza, 2. Item No 074/189 – chick Eggtravaganza
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

It is foreseeable that whilst playing with the toy a child may be holding the toy when the lid is open, and unknowingly position their finger or fingers along the edge near to the hinge part. When the lid closes, the finger(s) would become trapped.


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive.



One accident relating to the Eggtravaganza toy was reported. An adults' finger became trapped in the toy. No serious injury was sustained by the consumer.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0059/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Green liquid-filled yo-yo ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the cord of the yo-yo ball is very elastic. During the test with a force of 2,8 N the cord of 205 mm stretched to 1500 mm. In addition, a child’s finger may jam into the loop of the cord. Due to these two faults the yo-yo ball may snake to the neck of the child and strangle him while playing with it.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0060/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Blue yo-yo ball with flashing unit
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T-10-486
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the cord of the yo-yo ball is very elastic. During the test with a force of 12,4 N the cord of 120 mm stretched to 1210 mm. In addition, a child’s finger may jam into the loop of the cord. Due to these two faults the yo-yo ball may snake to the neck of the child and strangle him while playing with it.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0046/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Glitter candles sets
 
Brand: Dunnes Stores
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 2 Pack Glitter candles: style No: 7701453, bar codes: white: 5099019076422, black: 5099018448961, gold: 5099018448978, red: 5099018448985, silver: 5099018448992; 2. Glitter Votive candles: style No: 7701476, bar codes: silver: 509901846170, black: 5099018464657, brown:5099018464664, burgundy: 5099018464671, gold: 5099018464688, red: 509901846469
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Exterior of candle catches fire when lit. 1 incident reported: tablecloth caught fire when candle was lit.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0032/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Steam iron
 
Brand: MICO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model HD 1268
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
One incident was reported. A MICO steam iron model 1268 exploded while being in use, without any injuries to the consumer.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0033/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set
 
Brand: Contra
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: RTD30M3EL; EAN: 5 414385 045030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the cross-sectional areas of the wires of the cord extension set do not meet the requirements: the cross-sectional area of the protective safety earth wire (green-yellow wire) is only about 0,2 mm². Therefore, the protective safety earth wire of the cord extension set may break in case of a fault condition occurred in a product connected to the extension cord set. In this case the protective safety earthing does not work and it causes a risk of electric shock.


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

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:  2007 - 2

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Alert number: 0052/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Vacuum cleaner
 
Brand: Chestron
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CH10111, bar code: 8432433000722
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The notified product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- during the ball test at 125 ºC, the black plastic part incorporated into the cable winder was not resistant to heat and deformed, with the risk that live parts would become loose;


- during the glow-wire test at 750 ºC, the black plastic part incorporated into the cable winder produced a flame, with the risk of fire.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 2