Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 23/02/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0178/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire in particular to children because it bears a resemblance to other products and it may be attractive to children (entertainment functions are included).



This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13869.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0127/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Hand winch
 
Brand: Hand winch "HANDSEIL WINDE"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Hand winch 800 HM Müllner, Art. Nr. W16-0,6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock because:



- the machine does not have an appropriate brake for lowering of lifted 600 kg loads;



- the ropes do not have a working coefficient of 5;



- the instructions for use do not comply with the requirements and can lead to dangerous situations.



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

 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0128/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Hydraulic trolley jacks
 
Brand: TOPEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Hydraulic trolley jacks TOPEX 2t PH 200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries to the user or a third person since it is possible to use it incorrectly to lifting given the non-compliant users manual and marking on the product.


In particular:
- the original instructions or the translation into Slovenian do not contain the required information;



- the instructions translated from Polish are essentially shortened and do not include the contents of the control book;



- the marking and warnings on the product are inadequate.



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

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:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0167/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Cordless reciprocating saw
 
Brand: Dewalt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Dewalt DC305 with date codes 200601-49 through 200640-49
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire because the switch on this saw can short-circuit.

 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0121/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Heated windscreen earth point
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passengers’ cars, models C-MAX & GALAXY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the affected vehicles may not have the heated windscreen earth point tightened to the specification. An incorrectly tightened bolt may lead to electrical arcing and in some cases the arcing may cause scorching or burning of the surrounding trim components.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0162/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because:


- there is insufficient guarding of the engine drive chain and rear-most sprocket;


- the fuel is vented via the filler cap directly in front of the rider which has health, machine control and fire hazard implications;


- the fuel pipe and tank were insecure;


- the engine stop has no additional action to re-set;


- the handlebar levers are not ball ended;


- there was no reserve travel on the off-side brake operating lever (front brake) which means that it cannot achieve full braking efficiency if required;


- the free movement of the steering mechanism was being fouled by mis-aligned body parts.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Product destruction ordered by the authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0163/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because:


- there is insufficient guarding of the engine drive chain and rear-most sprocket;


- the fuel is vented via the filler cap directly in front of the rider which has health, machine control and fire hazard implications;


- the engine stop has no additional action to re-set;
- the handlebar levers are not ball ended;


- the free movement of the steering mechanism is being fouled by mis-aligned body parts;


- sharp edges are also present;


- no user manual is supplied with the machine.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban of sales ordered by the authorities. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the retailer  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0168/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Renault R21
 
Brand: RENAULT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model R21 Turbo. The recall concerns vehicles produced from 1 January 1987 to 31 May 1993.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because due to immobilising fault, a loosening of the turbocharger oil supply pipe is possible. Presence of oil on the hot surface of the turbocharger can cause a serious risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0170/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike – Minimoto pocket bike GP 49.9 CC Carenada
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Snuggers KT-28
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of injuries, fire and cuts because:



- sharp edges are located close to the foot representing a driving hazard;



- moving elements (chain) have no protection to avoid body parts becoming trapped when the product is in operation and to avoid foreign bodies like stones or other objects interfering with its correct operation;



- fingers can get trapped interfering with the normal handling of the drive and control devices which can cause accidents;



- the petrol pipe is not made of rigid material but of very weak, flexible rubber, which risks cracking in use due to overheating because it is in contact with the exhaust pipe. This results in a risk of explosion because it is located just above the engine.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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 - 7

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Alert number: 0175/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: YAMAHA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles, model YZF MT 03 ‘06. The recall concerns 2006 model year YAMAHA YZF MT 03 ’06 motorcycles.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

In affected motorcycles, high-pressure washing or long usage in rainy conditions can cause water infiltration inside the main wiring harness’ protection. This water could remain for a long time inside the wiring harness area, which is U-shaped and trickle down into the TPS wire through a joint. This could cause a corrosion problem, especially inside the TPS coupler. As a consequence, the TPS signal could be disturbed causing incorrect ignition advance and injection timing to occur, with one or more of the following symptoms:


- engine difficult to start;

- bad engine response;
or
- muffler overheating that may cause certain plastic parts to melt and/or muffler damage.


These symptoms (especially the second one) could lead to loss of control of the motorcycle.



Moreover, this product poses a serious risk of injuries because breakage of the side stand bracket may occur when the product is placed on its stand and the stand is then used as a pivot and during transport. No breakages have occurred whilst the product has been ridden. The breakage is caused by stress concentration due to bracket shape and its fixing structure. Breakage of the side stand bracket could cause side-fall of the motorcycle, resulting in possible injury of the rider. During transportation on a trailer/van/truck, an accident is possible due to instability of the machine after breakage.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0169/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wheeled child conveyance
 
Brand: Neonato
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type N 755, model Matteo, supplied as Speedy C 820/ EAN 8 005549728202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries (crash/jam/break of fingers) because there are openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped.


During tests of the locking device of the folding mechanism, the pushchair also collapsed.


In addition, the instructions for use are not in Czech.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0171/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Sport wheeled child conveyance
 
Brand: TechRider S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ping Pong
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of injuries (crash/jam/break of fingers) because there are openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0172/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wheeled child conveyance
 
Brand: Style AT + set M 655
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 9932 BéBé Car, model 2006, EAN 5602385264050
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of injuries (breaking, dislocation or contusion) because there are openings in the access zone where the fingers of a child could be entrapped. Sharp edges and tips were also detected, posing a risk of cuts.



In addition, the product poses a chemical risk due to the high value of DEHP phthalate present.



This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0164/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzles
 
Brand: LXT 1125 A
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. D-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the bag made of flexible plastic with an opening perimeter greater than 380 mm has an average sheet thickness of 0,017 mm while it should have at lease 0,038 mm. The detected defect poses a high risk for children. Covering the face by a thin plastic can lead to suffocation.


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 authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0165/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle
 
Brand: LXT 2193
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 331
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the bag made of flexible plastics with an opening perimeter greater than 380 mm has an average sheet thickness of 0,013 mm while it should have at lease 0,038 mm. The thin plastics can adhere to mouth or nose of a child. Covering the face by a thin plastic can lead to suffocation.


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 authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0173/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Metal bucket – 'The Triplets' bucket gift set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8410399228756
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

This product poses a risk of cuts because the edges of the bucket's handle are sharp.
Incident reported: one child suffered injuries to the neck.



The toiletries contained inside the bucket were not subject to the laboratory tests.
This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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 - 7

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Alert number: 0176/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children watches
 
Brand: Lefeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking to children because the small batteries are accessible for children without the use of instrument (lid of the battery compartment opens with one movement).


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50088.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0174/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Polar baby clothing set
 
Brand: Happy bears
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6 Ha H.L.-O (bar code: 7000037135730)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because it has the pulling cord and the plastic end-piece in the hood.
These elements are not allowed in baby clothing.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0166/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shower gel – Tropical Dream, skin-neutral pH
 
Brand: Soft & Gentle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. CH.Nr. 301, PROD 08.06, MHD, best-before date 02.09; 2. CH.Nr. 636, PROD 07.05, MHD, best-before date 01.08.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

This product poses a serious bacteriological risk because the product contains a high concentration of microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Use of cosmetics containing pathogenic microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa may cause infection, especially when the skin is broken, leading to inflammation, suppuration and sepsis. Eye infections and inflammation of the ear may also result.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7

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Alert number: 0177/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set with over voltage protection
 
Brand: JONEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: PS-5P/5m
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock and fire. It does not comply with the relevant standard with respect to:



- length of protective conductor;



- safety-fuses in network T 10A (current carrying capacity is 16A);



- heating of supply conductors;



- unsuitable type of cord.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales, information to consumers and recall of the product taken by the distributor (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 7