Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 ( Published on: 08/06/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0505/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: Mitam quality line Colzani SPA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 03805 (bar code 8 00302 038058) and article 03800 (bar code 8 003027 038003)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains a level of benzene which is greater than that allowed in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. Benzene is classified as a Category I carcinogen and it poses a hazard through contact and inhalation.
 

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

 
Description:  Products are sold in plastic packaging containing a cardboard card stating "Mitam quality line Colzani SPA Made in China". In addition, Article 03800 also contains a file and patches. These products may be counterfeited.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0506/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Repair kit: glue, patches and scraper: code 8 00 5476 167761; Complete repair kit: levers, glue, patches and file: code 8 005476 167754
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains a level of benzene which is greater than that allowed in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. Benzene is classified as a Category I carcinogen and it poses a hazard through contact and inhalation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure and recall ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Repair kit: enclosed in plastic packaging containing a cardboard card bearing the details of the distributor Auchan S.p.a and the importer. Inside there is a tube on which is printed in orange RED SUN with death's head-inflammable symbols, instructions for use in English only, four patches, a metal file and two rubber tubes. The complete repair kit is a sealed plastic pack containing a cardboard card bearing the details of the distributor Auchan S.p.a and the importer. Inside there is a tube similar to that in the repair kit, four patches, two black plastic levers, a metal file and a little rubber tube.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0517/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Adaptor for fluorescent tubes with aluminium reflector
 
Brand: Westinghouse WLM Europe LLP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Retrolux T5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock from aluminium reflector.


One accident reported


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

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

 
Description:  T5 adaptor for fluorescent tubes with aluminium reflector for standard T8/T12 lighting systems, which should result in substantial energy savings.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0514/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S-Type and HJ
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

In some of Jaguar vehicles there is a possibility of the ignition in the exhaust system because of the excessive rise of temperature of the cover of solid particles filter.
 

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

 
Description:  Jaguar S-Type and HJ (Diesel). Models affected were manufactured in 2004-2007 in United Kingdom.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0509/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic wooden boat – Captain
 
Brand: Smart Frames
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SF 812 – bar code 5 414301 218128
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of choking because the wooden fish of the toy was detached during tests and was divided into two pieces which fitted wholly within the test cylinder.



This product poses a risk of injuries because the pointed end of the screw fastening on each of the three sucker feet became accessible when the suckers were easily unscrewed without the use of tools and were deemed to be potentially hazardous sharp.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic and wooden boat on a circular base with a plastic mirror and activity wires and beads attached. The sample was received in an open fronted, labelled, cardboard box packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0510/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic bunny and tube – Happy Hours
 
Brand: VICTORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Wind up bicycle
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains :


- 4.1% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) ), which exceeds the allowed maximum limit of 0,1% by weight set in the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC;


- 11.6% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and 5.1% by weight of di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), totally 16.7% by weight, which exceeds the allowed maximum limit of 0,1% by weight. Phthalates may cause harm to unborn children and poses a risk of impaired fertility.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy consists of a plastic tube (16 cm height, 2 cm diameter), which contains multicoloured candies, and a toy on the top of the tube. The toy is of a shape of a grey-yellow little bunny riding a red bicycle, with two small back wheels and a big front one. The following warning is written on a paper inside the tube (in Greek): "ATTENTION: It contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years old".
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0516/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys – Klarinet Smer 631201
 
Brand: Smer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: 631201; no EAN code
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a serious risk of choking because it contains a removable piece that entirely fits in the small parts test cylinder.


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:  The toy clarinet is made from plastic of white and blue colour. The length is 31 cm.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0518/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mini squeaking duck, glows in the dark
 
Brand: Duckling glow in the dark
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 20/1018, EAN 4029811136469
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This toy poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of phthalate (di-2-ethylhexyphthalate DEHP) - 15.9 % by weight, which exceeds the limit of 0,1 % by weight.


DEHP is classified as category 2 toxic for reproduction material. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their body is developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances.
 

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

 
Description:  Cream-coloured, soft-plastic duck, approximately 4 cm in size; orange beak, blue eyes; small opening in base
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0519/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden blocks - "Holzstadt" (wooden city)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DC 50; EAN 4025818050418
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking to children below 36 months because the blocks (in the shapes of people, animals, trees and train cars) fit fully within the small-parts cylinder.
This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden blocks in wooden box, 46 parts
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0508/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Yeux Bleuet make-up remover
 
Brand: EUMADIS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: 21L07023 – DLUO 07/09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

This product poses a serious bacteriological risk because it contains Pseudomonas aeruginosa capable of producing infections, especially where lesions are present. Aerobic mesophilic flora is in excess of 3 000 000 CFU/ml whereas the limit is 100 CFU/g.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  125 ml bottle with spray cap; ingredient indicated: sodium benzoate
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0511/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair care product "Antesedin"
 
Brand: Dve linii
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: 03; bar code: 4607082850019, produced June 2005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product contains 3390 mg/kg of lead which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair care product “Antisedin” is in 200 ml white coloured plastic bottle. The product is designed for restoring natural colour of hair and to strength damaged hair.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0515/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish
 
Brand: Veronique
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Veronique French Look Rose Manicure, colour FL-2, bar code: 5060048400106; 2. Veronique French Look Rose Manicure, colour FL-3, bar code: 5060048400106; 3. Veronique Pure Color Nail Polish, colours 1-66, bar code: 5060048400106; 4. Veronique Luxury Line High Wear. Long lasting polish, colours 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 24, bar code: 5060048400243; 5. Veronique Resist & Shine. Long lasting nail polish, colours 1-40, bar code: 5060048400809; 6. Veronique Nail Polish Prisms, colours 110, 111, 112, 113, bar code: 5060048400816; 7. Veronique Split Nail response Nail Care, bar code: 5060048400632
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These products pose a chemical risk because they contain Dibutyl Phthalate (written on the list of ingredients), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl Phthalate may cause harm to unborn children and pose a possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.
 

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

 
Description:  Different nail polishes and nail care product in 6-12 ml glass bottles. Dimensions of bottles are 7,5 cm x 2,5 cm; 8 cm x 2 cm; 5,5 cm x 2 cm.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0507/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multi-function meter
 
Brand: SAM FL16
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TEMPHASER SAM 6830781
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the leakage currents and distances in the air measured between the dangerous live parts and the accessible part (the probe and the partly coupled crocodile clips) are less than the required 16 mm for leakage currents and 10.5 mm for distances in the air (reinforced insulation) for an effective working voltage of 600V;


- the following indications do not appear on the measuring probes: the double square symbol for double insulation, the measurement category - CAT I, II, III or IV as applicable – or the probe's maximum rated current;


- the product is accompanied by an incomplete notice for users. The following information is missing: Indication of the degree of pollution: 1, 2, 3 or 4.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard.
 

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

 
Description:  The SAM FL-16 multi-function meter consists of a black casing with a digital display screen. It is accompanied by a set of test cords, two crocodile clips, a yellow thermocouple probe and user instructions. It weighs 360g and its dimensions are: 147 x 70 x 39 mm (H x L x D).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22

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Alert number: 0513/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  VDE plug
 
Brand: TOPAIM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model no: TA-806
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel adaptor 2-pole with side earthing, 10/16A 250V. Dimensions: 64 mm x 34mm x 34mm, box of 10 pieces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 22