Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 9 ( Published on: 09/03/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0213/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Rubber in the shape of a doughnut
 
Brand: Swoopies
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 4 031172958109. Product was distributed by "Un Jeu d’Enfant" stores
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because a child may be deceived by the imitative aspect of the product and tries to swallow it. The product fits completely within the small parts cylinder.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0208/07       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Portland folding chair
 
Brand: Standford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 00400029567872, supplier code: 2400571, Heatons code: 10500074
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because when the chair has been in use the rubber stopper which holds each chrome bar in place (when folded) is moving and therefore when somebody sits on the chair the chrome bar is slipping away from the rubber joint causing the chair to collapse.
One accident causing back injury has been reported.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0210/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Oven cleaner and cold degreaser
 
Brand: Frisco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

There is a risk of damage to sight since the product is not provided with child-resistant closure (fastenings) and tangible symbol indicating the danger. Due to the above risk the product poses serious risk to people with visual impairment and 3-11 year children.


This product does not comply with the Directive 67/548/EEC on classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0232/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Those lighters mainly due to their shape (cell phone, pistol and bottle) can be easily confused with toys by children.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0209/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: Fortuna Trend
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Rattan 1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock since the connection between the lamp holder and cord anchorage is not secured against loosening. Serious risk of fire is also present, because there is no instruction for use attached which prohibits the use of the luminary while the umbrella is in folded position.



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 authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0231/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PL-35L (on the package – HS3501); bar code: 0000011214533
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric fire because:


- the nominal cross-section of the external and internal wirings is less than the minimum required of 0.16 mm²;


- lampshades are wiggle in the lamp holders;


- the cable fails to withstand the tensile test;


- there are no safety marks or safety instructions on the product.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban 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 - 9

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Alert number: 0233/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock and fire because:



- there is an easy access to the live parts (the lamp cover could easily be taken off);



- the cross section of the electric wires is less than required.
This product poses a risk of injuries because the plastic edges are sharp.



During the visual inspection it was concluded that the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0212/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Civic 4 Door Saloon
 
Brand: HONDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2006 Civic Hybrid; JHMFD£***6S200009-JHMFD3***6S204739
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

When a passenger sits on the rear seat, the deformation of the rear seatback may cause a brief interference between a protection plate and an electric connector of the IMA system. This could result in the main fuse blowing, causing the engine to switch off when vehicle is in motion.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0227/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike.
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MX-P1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of:


- non-conforming materials used (insufficient mechanical resistance);


- sharp edges and corners;


- missing protective chain guard;


- non-conforming breaking system;


- non-conforming fuel system design;


- excessive level of noise;


- insufficient safety instructions and warnings.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and informing of consumers ordered by the authorities. Complementary voluntary action  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0230/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  3-wheeled mini motorbike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because of:


- insufficient mechanical resistance of the materials;

- insufficient stability;

- sharp edges and corners;

- improper fuel system design;

- excessive noise level;

- incorrect braking system;

- insufficient safety instructions and warnings.


This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and information to consumers by the retailer Sales ban, withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers imposed on the main distributor by the authorities (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0234/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Fiat Panda
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fiat Panda with ABS (Anti-Blocking System). Cars equipped with ABS produced in the period between June 2003 and November 2006. Cars of series from the beginning of type to 797330.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because the ABS welds are leaky thus water intrusion is possible. Water intrusion may cause short circuit and car ignition.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0237/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  4-wheeled motorised quad bike – 50cc Auto Mini Quad Bike
 
Brand: Necht
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code on engine block: 05121174. Example engine block no: 147FMD05121174. Example VIN: LXESA14085E917487.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of fire, burns and injuries because fuel is being vented out in front of rider which has health, machine control and fire hazard implications. In particular, there is a risk of:



- fire because the fuel pipe is not secured and information regarding stop/switch/tap positions of the fuel system is insufficient;



- burns because apertures adjacent to rider’s feet are insufficiently guarded to prevent child’s foot from touching engine block;



- injuries because the chain and the sprocket are insufficiently guarded and expose parts within 500mm of seat. In addition, there are sharp frontal projections over vehicle’s front lights.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0238/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Golf
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Volkswagen Golf, Golf+ 2.0 TDI with 6 speed manual gearbox. Chassis numbers: AAV ___ 1K _ 4 U 000032 - 006313 AAV ___ 1K _ 5 U 000039 - 026754 WVW ___ 1K _ 4 B 000157 - 091435 WVW ___ 1K _ 4 P 001113 - 075630 WVW ___ 1K _ 4 U 000013 - 005848 WVW ___ 1K _ 4 W 000218 - 155736 WVW ___ 1K _ 4 9 000001 - 000163 WVW ___ 1K _ 5 B 000008 - 162040 WVW ___ 1K _ 5 P 000019 - 108166 WVW ___ 1K _ 5 U 000048 - 027400 WVW ___ 1K _ 5 W 000068 - 572528 WVW ___ 1K _ 5 Z 000012 - 000362 WVW ___ 1K _ 5 9 000001 - 000602 WVW ___ 1K _ 6 B 000032 - 003111 WVW ___ 1K _ 6 P 000062 - 000937 WVW ___ 1K _ 6 W 000073 - 001820
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The dual mass flywheel may become damaged due to the configuration of the restrictor passage in the bleeder valve in the hydraulic pressure line for clutch actuation. This can happen if the clutch is engaged very abruptly, for instance if the pedal is allowed to spring back by itself. After causing unusual mechanical noises, the dual-mass flywheel will eventually fail completely. In unfavourable conditions this can lead to a fire in the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0211/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Kendy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type B 1506 Free Line
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

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


The 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 - 9

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Alert number: 0219/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Gum massager
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 180013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a serious chemical risk because the quantity of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a category-2 toxin, contained in the product exceeds the maximum level laid down in Directive 2005/84/EC. In particular:


- the blue massager contains 0,38% of phthalates, of which 0,3% of DEHP;


- the pink massager contains 0,31% of phthalates, of which 0,2% of DEHP.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Croatia
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0221/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: COSING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses risk of injuries (crash, jam, break of fingers) because of:


- openings in the access zone, where the fingers of a child could be entrapped and cause injuries, such as breaking, dislocation or contusion;


- the locking device fails to meet the requirement that to avoid hazards due to incomplete deployment, at least one of the locking device shall engage automatically;


- the instructions for use are insufficient.


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:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0222/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Sojan Exklusive
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
This product poses risk of injuries (crash, jam, break of fingers) because of openings in the access zone, where the fingers and a foot of a child could be entrapped and cause injuries, such as breaking, dislocation or contusion.



The product also poses a chemical risk due to the high value of DEHP phthalate present.



In addition, the locking device, the instructions for use and marking are insufficient.



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:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0229/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Lander X
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X Lander AA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because:


- openings in the access zone, where the fingers of a child could be entrapped were found;


- attached instructions for use are insufficient (the warning considering the thickness of the mattress is missing).


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:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0236/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair – 4-wheels pushchair
 
Brand: SPRINT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LUX
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries to children because it has openings, where the fingers of a child could be entrapped. In addition, information about the product is incomplete.
This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0214/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bricks
 
Brand: Bildo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5201429011027
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking to children under 3 years due to the presence of small parts and because the warning does not refer to them but to the imitative contents.
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0217/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys – white teddy bear
 
Brand: PEKE LUCHES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 8422259410539
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because small parts that fit into the small parts cylinder come off. Children could choke if they put these small parts into their mouth.


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 - 9

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Alert number: 0220/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys – Football head (Tête-Foot)
 
Brand: SANDY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. P1160
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because of small parts (suction pad and nose) which are detachable with a force of less than 90 N, which fit completely into the small part cylinder and which could be ingested or inhaled, causing an unacceptable risk for children under 36 months.


This 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: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0223/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy cars – Die Cast Metal
 
Brand: Fast Wheels
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number – 17/ED202; batch code – 5050373021619
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
Poisoning

The corrected, soluble chromium content of the yellow paint on both of the yellow cars in the set was greater than the maximum level permitted by the standard (60 mg/kg).
In addition, the bioavailability of chromium resulting from the use of the toys would exceed 0.3 μg.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0224/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electronic mobile phone
 
Brand: JIN HUA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number – 17/CTR604; batch code 5050373019876
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

This product poses a serious risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted sound pressure level produced by the toy is 92 dB which is greater than the maximum of 80 dB permitted for close-to- the-ear toys.


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 importer  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0225/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical doll baby luz
 
Brand: ATOSA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8422259447269; reference number 44726
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because:


- during the tensile test the plastic part came off generating small parts;


- during the seam test, the white cloth on the doll's back came off leaving the inside musical mechanism which generates small parts accessible.


The small parts generated by this toy may pose a choking risk for children using it.


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:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0226/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy in the form of a dog with accessories to be slotted in
 
Brand: JUINSA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item: 17298, bar code: 8413930172983
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because it has small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder. The label carries the statement: "Not suitable for children under 36 months of age because it contains small parts which could be swallowed", but this is a toy for children of that age.


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 - 9

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Alert number: 0239/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Booklet
 
Brand: Play&Learn, Baby touch
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GG0904/411BK
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product (in its plastic parts) contains phthalate esters DEHP in amount of 21,6% by weight which highly exceeds the limit.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0218/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Wig
 
Brand: RUBIE'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Super Model Wig; Reference 50495, bar code 082686504959
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of fire and burns because duration of flaming exceeds 2 seconds after the test flame is extinguished and the burnt length exceeds 50% of the initial length.
 

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 - 9

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Alert number: 0215/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Three-way electrical adaptor
 
Brand: LEIVA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8431487119794
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- gauge falls out under its own weight when inserted into the adaptor. It should remain firmly in place without falling out;


- gauge does not go into one of the poles of the multiple adaptor;


- it is possible to insert a single pin of a plug into the adaptor.


This product does not comply with the standard UNE 20315 on electric plugs and sockets for domestic and analogous uses.
 

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 - 9

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Alert number: 0216/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Laser epilator
 
Brand: EPILA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Laser SI-808
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Electric shock, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of damage to sight, skin lesions and electric shock because of insufficient insulation and protection against laser radiation if used incorrectly. In particular:



- the laser beam is highly effective at a distance of 2-3 cm from the spacer on all settings (low, middle, high).


This is sufficient to cause irreversible retina damage, among other things;



- it is likely that the product can be classified as Laser Class 4 contrary to Class IIIb as labelled;



- the product has accessible live parts through the power supply voltage to earth of 230 V~/50Hz causing risk of electric shock;



- the product does not have:



the required access control (keypad code, key, etc.) or the required time switch that reacts when the device is idle and automatically switches it off;



- the required safety lock (the laser can be operated without any controlled function enable, e.g. body resistance measurement, or similar).



Moreover, even if the instructions recommend that the product device be kept out of children's reach, the possibility of damage resulting from foreseeable misuse cannot be ruled out, mainly due to lack of access control and safety lock.



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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0228/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension cord with three sockets
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of :



- electric shock because even it seems that the electrical lengthener has an earth conductor, inside it had been ascertained that there are only two conductors under-dimensioned and they are not specially adapted in case of higher electric charge (e.g., washing machines, refrigerators, heating devices and so on);



- fire in case the lengtheners are placed near the inflammable surfaces.



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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9

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Alert number: 0235/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: Electric products
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to faulty construction. The kettle cover becomes easily detached making the live parts accessible.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 9