Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 5 ( Published on: 09/02/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0124/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cosmetics - shower gel
 
Brand: Fruttoli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Peroncino 8002842011550, Melanana 8002842011529, Papagola 8002842011543, Mandarillo 8002842011505, Coccolone 8002842011536
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These cosmetic products look the same as popular milk products and it is likely that especially children will easily confuse them with foodstuffs. These products can pose a serious risk of chemical pneumonia.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0125/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cosmetics - body lotion
 
Brand: Fruttoli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Peroncino 8002842011, Melanana 8002842011581, Papagola 8002842011604, Mandarillo 8002842011567, Coccolone 8002842011596
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a serious chemical risk because it looks the same as popular milk products and it is likely that especially children will easily confuse them with foodstuffs. The product contains denatonium benzoate, which can cause chemical pneumonia.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0133/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Ski bindings – Market M1 Demo bindings
 
Brand: Marker
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MOD M1 11.0 D, marker item number 6778F1SE. Affixed to Apache Outlaws, Recons, Croosfires, Stryker and Moto Cross K2 skis
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of injuries because in certain circumstances, the lever at the rear of the mounting, which lock into place the adjustable front and back boot fittings on the track, can release when kicked or knocked by the user allowing the boot fittings to move on their track. This may result in injury due to the untimely release of the boots from the skis.




Four incidents in the US and one in the UK have been reported.

 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0132/07       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermos flasks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Thermos flask code 8029121010516, thermos with lid, bar code 8021029400062 and other codes
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product contains serpentine and amphibole asbestos.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0129/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter in the form of a watermelon
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Novelty lighter in the form of a watermelon
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
By the appearance of the product the purpose of its intended use is not obvious. This product is a novelty lighter. According to the relevant European standard EN 13869 the safety risk of this type of products is high and they may cause burning injury to users, especially to children.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0115/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Undercupboard lighting appliances 'Paneel': 1. 2x20 W and 2. 3x20 W
 
Brand: Lite-Licht GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. serial No: 110665010000, EAN 4004894362899; 2. serial No: 110665020000, EAN 4004894362905
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

These products pose a serious risk of electric shock because accessible parts of the housing may become live.



According to information from the company, several occurrences of short-circuiting have been reported.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0114/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo S40/V50
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S40 VIN: 0150030-0177430, V50 VIN: 0150056-0179064, manufactured as model year 2006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injury because of a communication error between the central electronic module and the engine control module. Thus, in rare cases the engine oil can get enriched by diesel potentially causing the engine to over run - also when switching of the ignition - which may cause the engine to break down.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0119/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Ford Mondeo
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type Mondeo Diesel 2.0 Duratorq -TDCI with DPF, EU type approval: e1*98/14*0154-*0156*16/*17. Only vehicles with diesel engine and exhaust system with built-in coated diesel particle filter (DPF), built between 10 February and 8 September 2006 are concerned.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

In the vehicles concerned, an area containing insulation material is placed above the diesel particle filter. The diesel particle filter system automatically performs regeneration cycles in order to remove soot deposits from the filter. In this case the diesel particle filter can become so hot that the insulation material can ignite. This is theoretically possible even when the vehicle is parked.
Three cases have been reported where insulation material and chassis parts were damaged during diagnosis by Ford dealers.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0120/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
 
Brand: DaimlerChrysler AG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles Sprinter light trucks, equipped with diesel engines, built between August 2006 and September 2006, whose starter wiring harnesses were produced on 31 July 2006. Only vehicles with diesel engine and built between August 2006 and September 2006, whose starter wiring harnesses were produced on 31 July 2006, are concerned.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire due to a manufacturing fault on the wiring harness from the starter to the alternator, the cable of the positive line may detach from the cable lug. If this cable detaches from the cable lug, the power supply to the vehicle will fail. In the worst case, a short circuit with flying sparks in the engine compartment may result upon contact with a component of the engine or the body.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0123/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Fox
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type: 5Z; EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0301*00-02. The vehicles concerned are of the model years 2005 to 2007 and have vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges: WVW***5Z*54004631 - WVW***5Z*54073923, WVW***5Z*60000001 - WVW***5Z*60043340, WVW***5Z*64000001 - WVW***5Z*64214091, WVW***5Z*70000001 - WVW***5Z*70007367, WVW***5Z*74000001 - WVW***5Z*74043936.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injury because inadequate surface coating, corrosion and salt can result in increased friction in the bonnet latch. If the bonnet is opened and closed frequently, the latch may become bent.



24 accidents (opening of bonnet) have been reported worldwide. No one has been injured.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Corrective actions taken by the manufacturer  (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the manufacturer

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0135/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – water sensor in fuel filter in Mitsubishi
 
Brand: MITSUBISHI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CR-L200. The recall concerns light commercial vehicles with a total permitted weight of 1 ton, with production year 2006. The VIN/chassis numbers for Greece is from MMBCNKB407D005820 to MMBJRKB407D022070.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

A crack might occur in the water sensor that is mounted in the fuel filter due to a combination of the design of the sensor and the applied torque. The applied torque must be 6Nm (+/- 2Nm) and not 13Nm (+/- 2Nm). This can cause unstable idling and loss of output power, leading to possible loss of control of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0136/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: HARLEY-DAVIDSON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles, model XL2 SPORTSTER MY2007, including the following models: XL883, XL883C, XL883L, XL883R, XL1200C, XL1200R, XL1200L and XL50. Model XL2 SPORTSTER MY2007; motorcycles built from 24 May 2006 through 14 November 2006.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because these motorcycles were built with voltage regulator, P/N 74546-07 that, as a result of a greater body thickness than used in previous model years, may contact the front fender under certain conditions. In some cases this contact may allow the front fender to catch on the topside of the regulator body, which could impede the operator’s ability to steer the motorcycle. This could result in an accident, which could cause injury or death to the rider.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0144/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - longitudinal roof rails
 
Brand: ALFA ROMEO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passengers’ cars, model 159 SW. The recall concerns vehicles ALFA ROMEO 159 SW, having frame numbers between 7001091 a 7058612.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

There is a lack of compliance of the longitudinal roof rails with the cross rails, leading to a possible release of the loaded items while moving with high speed or in strong winds. Release of the loaded items can cause accidents to other vehicles or affect the stability of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0130/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wheeled child conveyance
 
Brand: PATI SPORT KOMBI Free Line 1290
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Free Line 1290
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injury because of openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped.


In addition, required information concerning the product is missing.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0117/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle with farm images
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: DT2144, EAN 4038611051018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a serious chemical risk because it releases 206 mg/kg of formaldehyde in 24 hours, which exceeds the maximum limit of 110 mg/kg in 24 hours.
This toy 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 the distributor  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0118/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy in the form of a ladybird
 
Brand: Juguetelandia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 8040
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because the stickers are made of plasticized paper and come off easily, giving rise to small parts which fit into the small parts cylinder.
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 of the product from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0126/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys
 
Brand: 100% Nullermus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the product has been marketed as “baby´s first toy” intended for children under 36 months and it is therefore certain that young children will put the toy into their mouth.


Even though the toy cannot totally fit into the small parts test cylinder, it could due to its oval shape block the air passages of a child.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0131/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys - Light-Up Rattle
 
Brand: Marks & Spencer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All product packaging marked T79/7790/3059 Marks and Spencer. 5.000 products marked T79/7790/3059 Marks and Spencer. Unique product code: 01532210.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because where there is detachment of the battery compartment, critical parts are released (the battery lid, 3-pin plastic insert, screw, nut, battery compartment and three button cells batteries). The parts are considered to present a choking hazard:


- the battery compartment lid could cause direct obstruction of the airway, should it reach the rear of the oral cavity;


- the 3-pin plastic insert could become lodged in the oropharynx because of its shape, however it would be unlikely to prevent the flow of air;


- the screw and the button cell batteries are serious aspiration hazards. In particular if the button cells become lodged in the trachea they can cause complete obstruction of the airway or they can cause serious damage by electrical and chemical burns.


Detachment of the battery compartment is due to failure of attachment of the plastic insert by inadequate gluing.


This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers by the distributor  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0134/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden box of wooden building blocks
 
Brand: HKE GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article Dc009B; EAN 4025818050401
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
This toy poses a serious chemical risk because the amounts of formaldehyde released by the wooden box and the building blocks exceed the limit value of 110 mg/kg of formaldehyde over 24 hours:



- wooden box: 233.8 mg/kg of formaldehyde released over 24 hours;



- building blocks: 687.9 mg/kg of formaldehyde released over 24 hours.



This toy also poses a serious risk of choking because the building blocks fit completely into the small parts cylinder.



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 the distributor (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0137/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bricks - “HAPPY TOY’S” (with numbers and mathematical signs on it)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.99328; bar code 2000052317727
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This toy poses a chemical risk to children because it contains phthalate DEHP at level of 44,07%, which is classified as toxic for reproduction (category 2).
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0138/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pulling duck moving with sounds
 
Brand: Charl’s Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number hs034, bar code 8714218660346
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This toy poses a risk of poisoning to children because it contains excessive quantities of lead and chromium in red paint (lead 618mg/kg, chromium 113mg/kg).


This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0139/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Bright Starts Star Teether Beads
 
Brand: Bright Starts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 8483, UPC 074451084834
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because there is a risk of the plastic ring cracking or breaking and in some cases resulting in the beads becoming detached from the ring thereby posing a risk of choking to children.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0140/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy – Mouse Box
 
Brand: Chelona
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 20.42301
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because wooden mice pieces (ears) that detach constitute small parts. During soak test, the glue used to hold the ear pegs in place degraded and the pegs can be considered to be a choking hazard.


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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0141/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzles: 1. baby animals wooden puzzle, 2. baby farm wooden puzzle, 3. vehicles wooden sound puzzle, 4. farmyard animals wooden puzzle, 5. pin head farm and animals wooden puzzle
 
Brand: TOP BRIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item codes: 1. 5068A, 2. 4311T, 3. M8122A, 4. M8035AS, 5. 3620 Batch codes: 1., 2., 3. and 4. 632/06, 5. PO205/04
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the handle parts of the puzzle pieces may separate during play and may cause choking.


This toy 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 and recall from consumers. Press release has been issued  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0143/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Steering wheel toy.
 
Brand: INTERESTING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 42358
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because in the torque, tensile, drop, impact and compression tests, small parts were generated which fit completely the small parts cylinder.


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 authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0142/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Vases - PARODI and APELSIN thick-walled vases
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Only vases from supplier #18347 are affected: - 201-102-34 PARODI vase 70 black, - 000-795-45 PARODI vase 70 clear glass, - 501-121-99 PARODI vase 70 white, - 601-129-19 APELSIN vase 70 assorted colours (amber, dark green and purple).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

This product poses a serious risk of cuts. Due to too high internal stresses in a number of products, if knocked or scratched, the base of the product could break off without warning, posing a laceration hazard.

 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0116/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Washing machine
 
Brand: LG Electronics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WD-65130F, WD-80130F, WD-10130F. The models concerned had been produced between March 2002 and June 2003, were identifiable by serial numbers between 203KW00001 and 306KW99999 and had been sold in Italy in the June 2003-2005 period.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because of a possible overheating of a component of the front panel.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers, information to consumers and corrective action taken by the importer  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5

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Alert number: 0122/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle repair set (rubber solution, tyre levers, spanner, and several plasters)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 009198, EAN 8711938104013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a serious chemical risk, if consumers had skin contact with the product or inhale the vapour, because the rubber solution contains > 60% of benzene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic (category I), mutagenic (category II) and toxic.


In addition, the labelling is incorrect and incomplete :

- benzene is not listed;


- the product must be classified as toxic and highly flammable;


- a number of mandatory risk and safety sentences are absent;


- the content (volume) was not indicated.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 5