Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 14 ( Published on: 13/04/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0318/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cosmetics1. Ice cream sundae bath fizzers; 2. Afternoon tea bath salts; 3. One scoop or two – Bath Fizzers; 4. Bath Candy sweetheart selection box; 5. Bath Candy Muffin Fizzers; 6. Bath Candy Tea party bathing collection with ceramic plate; 7. Strawberry Mousse and Vanilla Slice Cake; 8. Bath Candy ice and slice fizzers and bath salts; 9. Bath and Cocktail Shaker not stirred bath Salts.
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ting products Product: Cosmetics 1. Ice cream sundae bath fizzers; 2. Afternoon tea bath salts; 3. One scoop or two – Bath Fizzers; 4. Bath Candy sweetheart selection box; 5. Bath Candy Muffin Fizzers; 6. Bath Candy Tea party bathing collection with ceramic plate; 7. Strawberry Mousse and Vanilla Slice Cake; 8. Bath Candy ice and slice fizzers and bath salts; 9. Bath and Cocktail Shaker not stirred bath Salts. Brand: 1-7: Sweet Heart; 8-9: Fruity cocktail
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Injuries
 
These products pose a serious risk of poisoning because it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse them with foodstuff and place them in their mouth or suck or ingest them, which might be dangerous and cause choking, poisoning or perforation or obstruction of the digestive tract.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0321/07       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Bunkbeds
 
Brand: Jubee
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  82006-08
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because the mounting of the rail and the strength of the rail is too weak which can lead to the upper berth falling down. Only bunk beds with an upper berth with a rail of wood are affected.


One accident has been reported.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 747.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0332/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Reebok Fusion Treadmill
 
Brand: Reebok
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number: REV-10301; catalogue number 335/5707
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because internal wire may be routed so as to come into contact with moving parts. Long-term use may lead to the insulation becoming worn down and lead to a short circuit and potential electric shock to the user.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0314/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium lamps – Terrarium lamp
 
Brand: EuroZoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EuroZoo TerraPlus EcoFlux, EAN 4037797051041
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock because of:



- accessible live components of the plug connection assembly;



- inadequate voltage stability;



- missing labelling and warnings.



This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 61347.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and corrective measures taken by the manufacturer (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0316/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Volkswagen VW Passat 2.0 TDI
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Volkswagen Passat; chassis range: WVW_3C_6E 000057 to WVW_3C_6E 048020 and WVW_3C_6P 000013 to WVW_3C_6P 022951; saloon motor vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen AG; Model Passat 2.0 TDI
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the two mass flywheel of a certain supplier can get damaged during extreme clutch engagements (jumping-back clutch pedal) because of a not optimally designed through-flow opening in the breather of the clutch pressure pipe. This could cause drivability issues and could cause the vehicle to stop suddenly in extreme circumstances causing an accident.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0323/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbikes – Pocket bike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Minibike-WQ-01. Red and silver mini motorbike – two stroke air cooled 47cc engine. No packaging.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of:



(i) injuries because:


- drive chain and sprocket are insufficiently guarded;



- the steering's free movement is being fouled by the fairing assembly;



- front brake operating cable is not properly locked in position at the brake lever end;



- the product has various sharp edges;



- handle bar levers are not ball-ended;



- speed limiting device is not fitted;



- throttle control is not self closing;



- engine stop has no re-set and the wiring is insecure;




(ii) fire and injuries because fuel is vented via the fuel cap, directly in front of the rider which has health, machine control and fire hazard implications.



This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0325/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mazda Premacy passenger cars
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CP; type-approval e1*98/14*0116*; chassis numbers in the ranges JMZCP19**01169960 to JMZCP19**01316419 and JMZCP19**21300011 to JMZCP19**21316449. The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 12 July 2001 and 31 January 2002.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because the airbag control unit may transmit wrong signals. As a result of impurities in the processors of the airbag control unit, the side airbag may be triggered inappropriately. This defect is being rectified by replacing the control unit.

 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0329/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbikes – Pocket bike
 
Brand: Sport racing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5412479003317
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries because:



- brake discs in the control circuit are not securely attached;



- plastic parts on surfaces, edges and corners can easily break;



- there is no full protection of moving parts as chain and sprocket;



and a risk of burns because the end of the exhaust pipe can reach a temperature in excess of 70°C.



In addition, instructions are incomplete and incorrectly translated.



This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0330/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Suzuki SX4, Aerio or Aerio SX4, Liana or Liana SX4
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: SX4, Suzuki SX4, Aerio or Aerio SX4, Liana or Liana SX4; Vehicle type: EY; EC type-approval e4*2001/116*0105; chassis numbers in the range TSMEY***S00100651 to TSMEY***S00155065. The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2006 by Magyar Suzuki Corporation, Hungary.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because the handbrake cable may protrude at the brake shoes, rendering the handbrake ineffective.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0331/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Atego trucks
 
Brand: DaimlerChrysler AG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type 970-976. Vehicles affected were produced in the period January 2005 to June 2006. VIN range: WDB 97XXXX XK 880662 to WDB 97X XXX XL 140118.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

Electrical conductors rubbing on the base module holder and the front-end flap can lead to malfunction, such as failure of the lighting system, airbag or indicators or to shorting of unprotected electrical conductors.
 

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 - 14

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Alert number: 0328/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Scout x Classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8581500227408
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries because:



- it has sharp edges and openings in the access zone where the fingers and a foot of a child could be entrapped;



- the locking device for the folding mechanism is insufficient;



- the instructions for use are missing.



In addition, this product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP) – 31% percentage by weight.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0317/07       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Recreational crafts - outboard motor
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type F13.5B; F15C; F20B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries (crash/break of arms and legs). Potential breakage of the grip's throttle shaft on the steering handle might cause loss of throttle control and reduced steering ability, which could result in loss of control and possible accident.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0313/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy "Wild boar Toljans"
 
Brand: FANCY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  527242, bar code: 4810423012285
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
This toy poses a risk of choking because it contains small elements (chain and plastic fastening) which fit within the small parts cylinder. Children may put small elements into mouth and choke.



This product poses a risk of suffocation via strangulation because the length of chain loop exceeds 380 mm.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0315/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattles – Intelligence funny toys
 
Brand: FU YUAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code 5291 4100 17312
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because it broke during the impact and drop tests and released small parts which fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. Children may put small parts into mouth and choke.


Two labels attached to the toy are misleading because the first one states that the product is intended for children older than 12 months while the second one informs that it is not suitable for children under 3 years.


This product does not comply with the Toy 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:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0319/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Superman Returns Mobile Phone and Figure Set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product: Superman Returns Mobile Phone and Figure Set Brand: Unknown (counterfeit product - not to be confused with the genuine Superman Returns product)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a risk of poisoning because the paint on the figure contains 1860 mg/kg of migratable lead (upper limit 90 mg/kg) and 407 mg/kg of migratable chromium (upper limit 60 mg/kg). This exceeds the maximum permissible concentrations and poses a potential toxicity hazard to a child.



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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products voluntarily signed over to authorities for destruction

 
Description:  counterfeit product
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0320/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Spiderman 2 mask and motorcycle set
 
Brand: Unknown (counterfeit product - not to be confused with the genuine Spiderman 2 product)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type A518/1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking for children because the whistle fits entirely in 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): Products voluntarily signed over to authorities for destruction

 
Description:  counterfeit product
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0322/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Spiderman 2 mask, glove and water pistol set
 
Brand: Unknown (counterfeit product - not to be confused with the genuine Spiderman 2 product)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: A518/6.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of:



- choking because the whistle fits entirely in the small parts cylinder;



- injuries because the badge component exhibits a sharp point on the pin part. No warning statement about the presence of the functional sharp point is given.



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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Products voluntarily signed over to authorities for destruction

 
Description:  counterfeit product
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0333/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Spiderman 2 mask and soft dart gun set
 
Brand: Unknown (counterfeit product - not to be confused with the genuine Spiderman 2 product)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: A518/2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because the whistle fits entirely in 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): Products voluntarily signed over to authorities for destruction

 
Description:  counterfeit product
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0334/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electronic musical mobile phone
 
Brand: QUNXING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QX-774
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because the cover of the battery holder can be detached by hand without the aid of a tool resulting easy access to the button cells. The cover fits entirely within the small part cylinder.


The product does not bear the proper indication: "Warning! Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years. It contains small parts that can be easily inhaled and ingested” in Hungarian language and required instructions for battery toys are not added.


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 50088.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0335/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toys – Pink Lady, plush dog
 
Brand: SLAMMER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models 45125 and 45128
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (eye) that fit entirely in the small parts cylinder. The eye came loose during tension test at force lower than 90 N.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban ordered by the authorities and voluntary withdrawal from the market  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0324/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric pan
 
Brand: SOGO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model SS-10020PM WITH REGULATOR CTW300; F. Code: FH-40B; Bar code: 8425490081391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- the active parts of the regulator are accessible to the test punch;


- the regulator is marked "0" when this in fact does not disconnect the appliance;


- instructions are in English only.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 60335-2-9 and EN 60.335-1
 

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 - 14

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Alert number: 0326/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Manual illuminator
 
Brand: Beast
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  812280; bar code: 5907698 017905
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- it does not have cable inlet anchorage;


- conductors cross-section area is less than required (required minimum is 1 mm² and the measured cross-section is only 0,5 mm²);


- it fails flexion test (all conductors of brown thread broke).


In addition, the product fails to meet marking requirements.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard.
 

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:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14

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Alert number: 0327/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Three-way electrical adaptor
 
Brand: KANLUX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type KRT/2-1, No. 02180
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of fire because during the glow wire test at a temperature of 750 °C an ignition and burning of material, which is in contact with current-carrying parts, occurred.


This product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales, recall from consumers and information to consumers by distributors and suppliers  (By: Other)

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 14