Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 18 ( Published on: 11/05/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0420/07       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Patio Heater
 
Brand: Fire Friend
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 1642
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
When a terrace heater is being ignited with a capacity more than 5 kW (Hs) a burst of flame can be so big that burning of clothes and skin may occur. (Measured 8.4 kW (Hs)).
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0394/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Sunglasses - “Cool”, “Sport” and “Kost”
 
Brand: Eyewear by Colmag
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Cool, model col53, (blue lenses); - Cool, model col 61, (blue lenses); - Sport, model s3 (yellow “mirror” lenses); - Kost, model 9562 a (blue lenses); - Kost, model 9406.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

Sunglasses do not have warnings that they are not suitable for direct solar viewing and not suitable for driving or other road use. These products are considered to be dangerous due to the risk of confusing the colours of traffic lights.
These products do not comply with the European standard EN 1836.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Placing of correct label on the product ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Sunglasses are labelled with 2 labels attached to the frame by a plastic ring: -one label indicates the type on one side (e.g. cool) and a bar code and the model name (e.g. col 53) on the other side; -the other label indicates the filter category and compliance with the en 1836:1997 standard. These glasses are wrapped in a transparent plastic film which itself has no label. The frames are marked on the sides with the CE marking, the model name and the filter category.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0398/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp - Jamaica
 
Brand: Massive
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Outdoor reference: 71630/21/30 and 71633/21/30
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because the rubber protection ring melts after a few days. The quality of the rubber is not resistant against the high temperature of the bulb (PAR 38). The protection fails and water can penetrate into the product. The article becomes unsafe since the person can be electrocuted by the wet surface.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0413/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp in the shape of a crocodile
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SR 1801, Ref.: 4655/SR1801 BP (indicated on the manufacturer's invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435109746559
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because it does not have any device to convert its live parts to a voltage of 24 V and the design is appealing to children. Moreover, it fails the impact and drop tests and when it breaks, the pieces have dangerous, sharp edges.



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

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

 
Description:  It is a lamp in the shape of a crocodile. There is a label stuck on the base of the lamp bearing the wording: "Sunrise Trading Co. Ltd, SR 1801, 230 V-50Hz, 10W max, CE". The lamp is packaged in a white cardboard box with a label bearing the wording: "Original Vidrio S.L. Navarres (Valencia) 962266371-962267308" along with the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0421/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Soldering iron
 
Brand: HOBBYRING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Brenn-Peter 3, B5024, 220-240 V, 26 W
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because the supply cord was not provided with a cord anchorage and it was fixed using CA-glue.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0402/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Replacement disc brake linings
 
Brand: SCT GERMANY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SCT LP770 (SP175), DP 7775
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

According to the test report, the product does not meet speed sensibility requirements of UNECE instruction Nr. 90: deceleration on 100 km/h and 135 km/h difference can not be more then 15% at deceleration reached by 65 km/h. Laboratory test revealed:


brake action from 65 km/h deceleration– 5,12 m/s2;


brake action from 100 km/h deceleration– 4,4 m/s2 (14,12% difference);


brake action from 135 km/h deceleration– 3,48 m/s2 (32,14% difference).
 

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

 
Description:  Replacement disc brake linings, packed in a carton box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0406/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Light truck (rear wheel bearing)
 
Brand: NISSAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Light truck, model CABSTAR (F24)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

In affected vehicles, there is a possibility that an incorrect specification for pre-load torque has been applied on the rear wheel bearing. If this is not rectified, it could result in reduced bearing life and ultimately the bearing could fail, causing an accident if the vehicle is in motion.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles produced from 27 July 2006 to 9 February 2007 with VIN numbers from VWA * * * F24 * 1 000008 to VWA * * * F24 * 1 010059.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0407/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bicycle brake set - Force Road Brake Caliper Sets
 
Brand: SRAM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All models of SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Sets, produced until 31 December 2006. If there is a date code, it is embossed on the back of the brake caliper.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because some of the affected brake calipers may have been manufactured with a faulty mounting bolt, which can break. If it brakes, the brake caliper could detach from the fork or frame, and the rider could lose control of the bike and fall.
 

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

 
Description:  The SRAM brake calipers may have been installed on the following makes and models of bicycles: Specialized (S-Works Tarmac SL, S-Works Roubaix), Trek (Project One Madone models), Fuji (Fuji SL1), Scott USA (Addict R3), Bianchi (Bianchi 928 SL), Kuota (Kuota KOM, Kuota KREDO, Kuota KEBEL), Orbea (Orca, Aqua, Loboular, Opal, Arin, Aqua Dama, Dama Race and Diva), Kestrel (Evoke SL/Force, RT700/Force), Titus (Vuelo, Solera) and Sampson (Diablo)
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0412/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars – ABS unit
 
Brand: JEEP, DODGE and CHRYSLER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - 2007 (LX) Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum – built from 7 September 2006 through 18 November 2006 (MDH 090701 – 111801), - 2007 (LE) Chrysler 300C and 300C Touring – built from 11 October 2006 through 23 November 2006 (MDH 101100 – 112323), - 2007 (JS) Chrysler Sebring – built from 10 October 2006 through 15 November 2006 (MDH 101019 – 111509), - 2007 (PM) Dodge Caliber – built from 7 September 2006 through 18 November 2006 (MDH 090707 – 111801), - 2007 (MK49) Jeep Compass – built from 7 September 2006 through 18 November 2006 (MDH 090707 – 111801), - 2007 (MK74) Jeep Patriot – built from 7 September 2006 through 18 November 2006 (MDH 090707 – 111801), - 2007 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee – built from 18 October 2006 through 6 December 2006 (MDH 101813 – 120606), - 2007 (WH) Jeep Grand Cherokee – built from 11 October 2006 through 23 November 2006 (MDH 101100 – 112323), - 2007 (XK) Jeep Commander – built from 18 October 2006 through 6 December 2006 (MDH 101813 – 120606), - 2007 (XH) Jeep Commander – built from 11 October 2006 through 23 November 2006 (MDH 101100 – 112323), - 2007 (KJ) Jeep Compass – built from 18 September 2006 through 30 November 2006 (MDH 091807 – 113018), - 2007 (KA) Dodge Nitro – built from 18 September 2006 through 30 November 2006 (MDH 091807 – 113018), - 2007 (JK) Jeep Wrangler – built from 9 November 2006 through 8 December 2006 (MDH 110914 – 120811). The recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with an ESP/ABS system (sales code BNB, BRF, BRY, BR1, BR3, BR4 or BR6).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The software programme in the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) control module on the above vehicles may cause the rear breaks to lock up during certain braking conditions. This could result in a loss of vehicle control.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0423/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car YARIS (front/rear seat headrest and front seat side airbag)
 
Brand: TOYOTA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model code: KSP90, NLP90 and SCP90; WMI: VNK; VDS and VIS: JG9#3# and 0A002425-0A032787, KG9#3# and 0A001018-0A032844, JC9#3# and 0A008629-0A046881, KC9#3# and 0A001024-0A046882, JL9#3# and 0A013738-0A090052, KL9#3# and 0A001022-0A090056.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

In certain products, possible seat defects have been discovered during product quality tests. Namely:


- front seat side airbag: the reliability of side airbag deployment on the front seats is insufficient. In the worst case, the side airbag may not offer the expected protection;


- front/rear seat headrest: there is a possibility that the locking performance of the headrest support is insufficient. In some cases this may lead to the headrest coming loose from the locking position during impact. In the worst case it may result in ejection of the headrest from the back seat.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected vehicles were produced from 4 November 2005 through 31 July 2006.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0411/07       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Electronic breathalyser
 
Brand: SIIL AL 1000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ALCOOTEST AL 1000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to its inability to detect a positive alcohol level resulting in a risk of user driving with undetected excessive alcohol level. The product does not comply with nine points of the relevant national standard NF X 20-704.
 

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

 
Description:  The electronic breathalyser is made of grey plastic. It is bean shaped with a little digital screen on the top. It is packed in a red carton.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0419/07       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Flammable gas monitoring and control device – Z10 series
 
Brand: SF Detection (by Honeywell Analytics)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z10EAC0N Z10a Z10 110-230V AC Natural Gas, Z10EAC0P Z10d Z10 110-230V AC LPG, Z10EDC0P Z10e Z10 12/24DC LPG, Z10EDC1P Z10b Z10 Boat Unit Single LPG Sensor, Z10EDC1P-P Z10b Z10 Boat Unit Single LPG Sensor, Z10EDC2P Z10c Z10 Boat Unit Twin LPG Sensor, Z10EDC2P-P Z10c Z10 Boat Unit Twin LPG Sensor
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of explosion and injuries because Z10 detector’s sensitivity to gas can reduce over time. In some instances the reduction may be sufficient that, in the event of a gas leak, the detector might not give any warning before a hazardous (explosive) gas mixture builds up.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50194.
 

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

 
Description:  Affected products were manufactured between March 2005 and September 2006. The Z10 series of flammable gas detectors are intended to provide warning of a leak of flammable gas. Various models are available to cover both Natural & Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG); ac mains and low voltage dc power supplies; internal or remote sensors; with applications in domestic homes, caravans, boats, etc. They are designed to meet the requirements of the European Standard for domestic gas alarms (EN50194) and give alarms providing early warning of a potential flammable gas hazard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0408/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Tako City Voyager
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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.


The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 1888.


In addition, this product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP) – 28,6% percentage by weight – prohibited by Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The spring-loaded pushchair with an adjustment of a suspension, an reversible adjustable handle, basket, inflatable wheels
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0395/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  "Shrek" Headbands/ "Shrek" Ears
 
Brand: DreamWorks Shrek the Third
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

On certain items, a wire in one or more ears may not be secured correctly and as such could be loose. In addition, the loose wires may protrude through the fabric, in particular, when handled or manipulated during use.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market and information to consumers  (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and information to consumers

 
Description:  "Shrek" headbands for children. The headbands consist of a plastic headband covered in bright green materials with two ears of the same material stiffened by wire.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0397/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy - Butterfly
 
Brand: Butterfly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2135
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This toy poses a risk of choking because it contains small elements (balls) which children may put into mouth and choke.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  A pull-along toy in a shape of butterfly is made of coloured plastic. The wings wave when the toy moves. At the end of the wings there are small balls which rattle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0399/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze plastic toy - Hare
 
Brand: PROFIBABY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8594024220671
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains phthalate esters DEHP in amount of 0,35% by weight. The content of DEHP detected in the toy exceeds the allowed value in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the retailer  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is made from PVC. Its length is around 13 cm. It is sold in the transparent plastic cylinder with the label PROFIBABY. On the packaging: CE-marking, EAN code, name of producer, distributor.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0400/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden jigsaw puzzle – Farm theme with clock
 
Brand: Pfennigpfeiffer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  92B0194
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4038611051124
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
This product poses a risk of choking because it contains loose small parts which children may put into their mouth and they may choke.

In addition, this toy poses a chemical risk because it contains formaldehyde and lead in green and red paints which exceeds the permissible limit values.


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 and destruction (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product is a toy clock made from plywood, and is 8 mm thick with an edge length of 30 cm x 30 cm. Farm-themed puzzle figures are arranged around the clock. Small plastic knobs are screwed into these figures. The toy is sold in a transparent plastic film. There is a sticker on the film with the following text: "DEKORATIONSARTIKEL KEIN SPIEL-ZEUG! KLEINTEILE KÖNNTEN VERSCHLUCKT WERDEN!" ("Decorative item, not a toy! Small parts could be swallowed!").
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0401/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy – Mini-chick with suction cup
 
Brand: LELLY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8004332106746
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Suffocation
 
This toy poses a serious risk of suffocation for children under six months due to the presence of a suction cup on the cord which is small and thereby passes through template E.
In addition, this product poses a chemical risk because it contains excessive levels of DBP (dibutylphthalate) and of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). The content of phthalates detected in the toy exceeds the allowed value in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary suspension of sales, recall from consumers and destruction of stocks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Yellow mini-chick with a hat from which a suction cup hangs. It has a white fabric bow around its neck and "smiley" prints under its feet. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0404/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy - teddy bear
 
Brand: Make your bear-kit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Assortment A Nikki bamse mix; Assortment B Prinsesse bamse mix; Assortment C Danni bamse mix; Assortment D Uni bamse mix.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking to children because the stuffing can easily be accessible to small children. Children may put the stuffing into the mouth and choke.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plush toy (teddy bears) with clothes to match, adoption certificate and stuffing inside a plastic bag to fill in the bear
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0405/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy – Hare ZAFO
 
Brand: FANCY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  010373
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This toy poses a serious risk of:


- injuries because different parts of the product (the flower and the doll) contain metallic wire with sharp endings which can scratch skin, cause lacerated wounds and in worst cases cause eye damage;

- choking because children may easily detach small details (the flower) which can fit completely into the small parts cylinder and put them into their mouth.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy is made of white and yellow textile; the eyes are made of white plastic and painted in black colour. The flowers are fixed on the toy's front paw. The toy’s maximal dimension is 550 mm. The label is fixed to the toy's ear with the following printed inscription: "FANCY, country of origin Russia. Not for children 0-3 years. Toy imported by LTD VP MARKET. Address: Brivibas street 129-22, Riga, Latvia."
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0409/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mobile phone -1000 Call me
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QX-1000A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Damage to hearing
 
This toy poses a risk of damage to hearing because the level of noise emitted exceeds permissible rate.

This toy poses a risk of choking because the cap of antenna is removable and when detached it fits within the small parts cylinder. Children may put the cap of antenna into mouth and choke.

Furthermore, the cap of battery box can be opened without any tools and batteries become accessible to children.
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, recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The body of the toy is made of plastic in violet and pink colours. The screen is made of transparent plastic. The bottoms of the phone are made of white plastic and their surface is red. The cap of the antenna is made of red transparent plastic. The toy can be operated with batteries, it makes different sounds and light signals. The toy is packed in carton box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0415/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key ring in the form of a stuffed fabric soft toy animal (tiger, dog, mouse, cow or pig)
 
Brand: S.T.C.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article reference: 2474, cod : 3700276214282
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because during the tests small parts detached when a force of less than 90 N was applied. Children may put these detached small elements into their mouth and choke.


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



The key ring element of this article is not in itself sufficient to enable it to be distinguished from other soft stuffed toys normally intended for children under 36 months.
 

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

 
Description:  This product is less than 150 mm high. Label stitched to the animal states: «Ce produit ne convient pas aux enfants de moins de 36 mois en raison de pièces détachables susceptibles d'être avalées» (this product is not suitable for children aged under 36 months because it contains detachable parts which may be swallowed).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0422/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Spiderman mobile phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
This product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it exceeds the noise limit of 86 dB (a weighted emission of 96 dB was recorded).



In addition, the graphical symbol for age warning, at 8 mm diameter, was less than the minimum 10 mm diameter specified.



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

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

 
Description:  Small toy mobile in Spiderman packaging (orange, red and yellow) blister pack, phone has cord attached and picture of Spiderman on back of hinged flip up Various sounds. Not to be confused with genuine Spiderman product. counterfeit product
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0424/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Elk
 
Brand: Paul
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 5210; bar code 4026272052109
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This toy poses a serious risk of:



- injuries because different parts of the product contain metallic wire with sharp endings which can scratch the skin, make lacerated wounds and in worst cases cause eye damage;



- choking because children may easily detach small details (bell and plastic fastening) which can fit completely into the small parts cylinder and they can put them 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, recall from consumers and destruction of the product ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The body of the toy is made of brown textile. The shawl (around the toy's neck) is made of textile and the endings of the shawl are embroidered with green threads. The nose of the toy is made of black textile. The eyes are made of white plastic and the surface of the eyes are coloured in black and yellow. The horns of the elk are made of brown textile. The mouth and feet are embroidered with black threads. A metallic bell coloured in gold is fixed to the horns. Between the horns is sewed a loop made of brown textile. The toy has a label which is fixed to the ear. The toy's maximal dimension is 400 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0417/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nutritive night cream for sensitive and dry skin
 
Brand: Recepto Babushki Agafii
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4607040311941
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
This product poses a microbiological risk because it contains an excessive level of more than 1,7x104 cfu/g of aerobic mesophyllic microorganisms. The product therefore fails to meet the technical and health conditions required to guarantee consumers’ health under normal conditions of use.
 

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

 
Description:  produced July 2006 The cream is in 40 ml beige plastic tube. Tube size: 13,6 cm x 3,5 cm x 2 cm. Package size: 14 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm. On the beige package there are pictures of flowers, blackcurrants and briers.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0418/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shampoo - KeraBond hidro-keratin shampoo for dry and chemically damaged hair
 
Brand: Chenice
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch codes: 5E286, 6C039, 5N001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a serious chemical risk because it contains nitrosamines which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC given that they are carcinogenic. In particular, the following values were detected:


- batch code 5E286: 1060 µ/kg,

- batch code 6C039: 710 µ/kg,

- batch code 5N001: 800 µ/kg.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary recall from professional users by the importer  (By: Other)

 
Description:  250 ml plastic bottles
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0416/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle holder – Time Channel
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C-2233
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of overheating and possible breaking of the glass holder.

Due to the design/position of candles, convection current causes the heat towards the apex of the holder. This increases the likelihood of overheating and igniting the upper tealight.

One sample broke with shards being ejected.
 

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

 
Description:  Two glass arches held together by 7 glass tea light candleholders. White cardboard box containing a large and small candleholder. This notification concerns only the large glass candle holder.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0403/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mini steam cleaner
 
Brand: ELECTRIS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SC 225 VA, Batch: 575127
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the dielectric strength tests to approve the verification test of the degree of protection against the harmful effects due to the penetration of water caused a breakdown between the mass and the active parts after 35 seconds of application (main isolation 1 250V) and between the active parts and the external casing of the device as of the application (class II part, reinforce isolation 3 000V). The duration of the application of the test voltage set by the norm is 1 minute;


- information on the supply voltage given on the data plate (220V) does not cover the standard voltage in France (230V);


- in the instructions for use, some pages give the supply voltage as 220V and another page gives it as 220-240V;


- furthermore, a data plate shown in the instructions for use shows a voltage of 230V and the symbol for class II devices.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  The cardboard box bears the reference: # SC 225 VA – 575 127, bar code: 3 700201 600722, serial number: DOS 149, degree of protection: IPX4
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0410/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Two-way electrical adaptors – Kopp Thaya and Kopp Topaz
 
Brand: Kopp Germany
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Kopp Thaya, Art.: 941720537, EAN4008224540346; 2. Kopp Topaz, Art.: 9279.1353, EAN4008224540315.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The insulated materials of both products did not pass the glow wire test at a temperature of 850 °C. An ignition and lasting burning of materials, which are in contact with current-carrying parts, occurred after removal of the glow-wire, which is not in compliance with requirements on inflammability of insulating material.
 

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

 
Description:  Both products are made from white PVC, sold in blue-yellow bags. On packaging, there are marks THAYA Kopp Germany and TOPAZ Kopp Germany respectively and article numbers. Both products re labelled as "ABEX".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18

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Alert number: 0414/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Texet Digital Photo Frame
 
Brand: Texet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. DPF562. No associated batch codes. Argos Catalogue No. 570/0697.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

Electrical contacts in the connection of the mains lead are accessible, leading to the potential access to live parts. This may lead to the user receiving an electric shock.
 

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

 
Description:  5.6 inch LCD display. 2 USB ports. Supplied with a remote control, user manual and AC adaptor. Comes in a cardboard carton measuring 30 cm x 23 cm x 10 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 18