Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 27 ( Published on: 13/07/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0661/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bleach tabs - LEJITABS, MAXIMA LIMPIEZA
 
Brand: EAU ECARLATE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8410429005883
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk of poisoning because the lack of a tactile warning of danger and the absence of clear information on the product, its risks and the precautions that must be considered may lead to poisoning.



This product fails to comply with Directive 1999/45/EC, since the compulsory information is not very legible, especially the risk phrases (R) and safety phrases (S).
 

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

 
Description:  The product consists of 35 bleach tablets, each weighing 3 g. The packaging is a cylindrical container with a dark blue, child-proof cap.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0652/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp with E12 capped candle incandescent lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No B-17 F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- live parts of the lamp-head are accessible;


- the plug is of non-standardized type;


- there is no cord anchorage protecting against the pulling and twisting force, and it can contact with sharp edges, thus the cable may get damaged.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 60238.
 

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

 
Description:  The cover of the luminary is made of glass plates of various sizes placed into wooden frames. The glass is decorated with different motifs. The frames are fixed with screws on the bottom and upper part. The bottom profile part is fitted with the E12 lampholder to which the cord switch and the mains cable is connected. Main parts of the luminary: mains cable (SANTORY; 300V; 70°C; PVC; VFF; 2x0.6 SQ.MM.; TABLE; 10; TIS; 11-2531; A.R.C.); mains plug (KTR-1991); cord switch (SANTORY; SP-109; 6A; 250V); unipolar switch built into the cord switch (LG; 6A; 250V; TÜV; CE); E12 lampholder (SANTORY; LH-12A; 250V; 7W). Technical specification: there is no data plate, Class II by appearance.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0676/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminaire for children
 
Brand: ACIKO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The toy poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- live parts of the lamp-head are accessible,


- possible damage of the supplying cable due to lack of anchorage protecting from mechanical tension in case of cable’s extension and torsion,


- there is no transformer for over low-voltage.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN-605908.
 

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

 
Description:  Portable luminary for children with ceramic basement in a shape of two light green frogs sitting on their back legs, on a base sized 170-180 mm facing a glass lampshade in a shape of white coloured sphere. Fundamental parts of the luminary: plug with inscription 6- 250V~; potentiometer- witch with inscription TIAO GUANG, 220V/110V, 50Hz/60Hz, W<100; supplying cable with inscription: 227 - 52(RVV), 300/300V, 2-0,5mm2. Technical characteristics: 220V, 60W, class II, lamp holder 27.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0681/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable desk luminary with movable arm
 
Brand: TINKO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TK 202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock and burns because:



- the accessible non-insulated metal parts may be in contact with the live parts with double or strengthened insulation,



- wire’s temperature near to the lamp holder and the accessible metal parts exceed the permissible values,



- it does not contain all markings.



The product does not comply with 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:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0664/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric soldering-iron
 
Brand: PROFI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- accessible metal parts of the device are not earthed (the earth terminal and earth cable are missing),


. the lower and higher limits of working voltage of the electric soldering-iron are not marked in the range of notified parameters,


- the instruction for use does not include a text that in case of damaged cord the manufacturer must replaced it.


The 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, withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The following technical parameters are indicated on the electric soldering-iron: 220V, 240V, 60W. The supply cord is bifilar 2X0.5mm2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0669/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ols Product: Angle grinder Brand: MANS FRIEND Type/number of model: MF 125-110; Bar code: 9 120 022 491 561
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:



- live parts are accessible,



- the ventilation holes got damaged during the required mechanical tests, therefore the live parts became accessible,
- the internal wiring is not fixed therefore they can got damaged due to contacting moving parts,



and of injuries since the majority of the safety instructions and general safety rules are missing from the instructions for use.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50144.
 

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

 
Description:  The samples are identical with each other considering their construction and the used parts, but the packaging is different. The housing of the grinder also serves as a grip. It is made of black plastic; there is an orange plastic insert on it. The second grip is also plastic and can be screwed into one of the holes on the sides of the metal crank house. The machine can be operated by pushing forward the switch button, where it is locked. The lock is released when pressing it from the side, and thus the button gets automatically into switch-off position. The protecting shield is made of iron plate and can be fixed onto the crank house with a screw. Main parts of the device: mains plug (16A/250V FV-007+mark of manufacturer+VDE); mains cable (H05VV-F; 2x0,75mm2 YONKANG ZHIYING CABLE AND WIRE FACTORY; VDE); bipolar switch (ZRHL DQ FD2-5/2F 125V~60Hz 250V~60Hz 16(16)a 5E4); attached cutting disc "MANS FRIEND max.80m/s 125X22,2mm Upm/rpm/tpm max. 12200” + mark of direction of rotation. Technical specification: 230 V; 50 Hz; 750 W; Class II; 11000 RPM; diameter: 125 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0683/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Impact drill
 
Brand: REDLINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RL/ID0955-910, Article No: Z1JE-KZ2-16B, Code: 1809049559109
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of fire because the internal wiring is unfixed therefore short-circuits may occur and the machine caught fire during the thermal test.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has a red plastic cover, while the drive gear house has a silver metal cover with a black rubber insert at the grip. The machine is supplied with a quick-chuck, thus the machine can be tightened with the hand. Main parts of the device: mains plug (FY-007; 16A; 250V; VDE); mains cable (H05VV-F; 2x0,75mm2 YONKANG ZHIYING CABLE AND WIRE FACTORY; VDE); switch+speed regulator unit (FA2-6/1BEK; 6(6)A; 250V~; 5E4; TÜV) and motor without inscriptions. Technical specification: 230V~; 50Hz; 910W; 0-2800r/min; 13mm; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0655/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - PKW Chrysler Cruiser
 
Brand: Chrysler
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Limousine, Model PT Cruiser
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because the fixed rear side windows (triangular windows) can fall out. If this happens during a journey, other vehicles may be damaged or pedestrians may be injured.

 

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

 
Description:  In Germany, 227 vehicles of the models manufactured between 17 May 2005 and 1 September 2005 are affected.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0660/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bicycle Street 2006 B'Twin
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  r/> Product: Bicycle Street 2006 B'Twin Brand: BMX (Decathlon)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because during riding the crank of the bike can drop off, which can lead to rider falling off the bike. This defect is caused by the crank's hinge being insufficiently screwed on to the pedals' gear.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0666/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Active Body Control (ABC) distribution line in Mercedes-Benz passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passenger car Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because on the vehicles, corrosion in the steel braiding of the ABC distribution line may occur when exposed to heat and moisture. This may cause leaks at the ABC distribution line between the pressure supply valve unit and the front axle/rear axle distributor, leading to possible improper function of the ABC distributor.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class vehicles, built between August 1999 and February 2004. S-CLASS - from WDB2201751A260778 to WDB2200671A327079 CL-CLASS - from WDB2153741A035425 to WDB2153751A040564
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0678/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Quad - ATV
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Outlaw 525 including A07GP52AA & A07GP52AB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of fire and injuries because the fuel petcock valve mounting inserts may become loose from the fuel tank assembly due to an imperfect fit of the threads of the fuel petcock valve and fuel tank mounting area, respectively. If a brass mounting insert becomes loose or is pulled from the base of the fuel tank, a fuel leak may develop in the petcock valve mounting area.



This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Recall concerns 2007 models produced between 21 August 2006 and 7 February 2007.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0680/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - steering system in Smart Fortwo
 
Brand: Daimler Chrysler AG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Smart Fortwo
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because during the assembly process by the supplier of the mechanical steering (Delphi) it could be that a circlip (Seeger retaining ring) is not correctly fitted in all cases, which means that a perfect fit of this circlip in the groove provided is not always guaranteed. In the worst case this could result in migration of the ball bearing including the steering shaft during steering. This would mean loss of the connection between the steering pinion and the steering rack. The front wheels are then no longer steerable.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns Smart Fortwo vehicles, built between May 2007 and June 2007.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0686/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Accessories for motorcycles – top case carrier and adaptation kit in Suzuki scooters
 
Brand: SUZUKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Top case carrier (P/N 990D0-03H00-060) and adaptation kit (P/N 990D0-03H00-065)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because some of the top case carriers and adaptor sets were not attached correctly and thus the top case may loosen while the scooter is in motion.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns top case carrier and adaptation kit for motorcycles (scooters) SUZUKI models UH125K7 and UH200K7.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0677/07       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Playground climbing equipment
 
Brand: Kompan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ELE500004 ELE500006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation because of an opening that creates a head and neck entrapment between the shells and the equipment.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1176.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Climbing equipment with shells under the platform. PLEASE NOTE the danger concerns the green shells on the pictures.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0673/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: UNIKATOY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 900837, 0-18 M, 22136
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
This product poses a risk of choking to children because during the tensile test:



- the chain broke generating small parts,



- the fastener was ripped off and fitted within the small parts cylinder,



and a risk of suffocation because the fastener is not permanently attached and it does not have ventilated areas.



This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  Soother holder in the shape of a teddy bear with a chain. This product has warnings that it is not a toy. On the contrary the product is marked with the CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0679/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cradle
 
Brand: Easy fold-up Travel Cradle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5 030770 750008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because:


- the safety requirements regarding the construction and stability are not fulfilled when the cradle is used to carry the child,


- the flimsy construction of the frame might present a trap risk for the child.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1130.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel cradle, folding, including mattress, mosquito net, activity toy and hood with UV-protection.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0674/07       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Fuel level sensor in a fixed fuel tank for recreational crafts
 
Brand: Nuova Rade / San Giorgio S.E.I.N.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  "Sogliola" nr. 50218 (in 2006 catalogue) Volume 80 litres, net volume 72 litres fitted with a fuel level sensor and gasket provided by the manufacturer San Giorgio S.E.I.N. Fuel tanks in Buster X craft manufactured between November 2006 and June 2007. Possibly other craft using the same fuel tank and/or fuel level sensor and gasket.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of explosion, fire and skin irritation because the fuel level sensor’s gasket loses its properties and becomes fragile when in prolonged contact with petrol. This may lead to leakage of fuel from the tank with consequent leakage of petrol into the boat.



The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.Press release has been issued. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic fuel tank for recreational craft with a sensor for fuel level. A fault has been detected in Buster X craft.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0651/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Video game with a supply unit – Super study game piano - Musician
 
Brand: SANY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  03323793 X
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:



- the live parts of the primary circuit in the transformer are accessible;



- the insulation between the primary and secondary circuit is less than required;



- the size of the plug is non-compliant,
and a moderate risk of burns because the spring conductor of the battery holder overheats (measured value: >500 °C) if short-circuited,
and a moderate risk of injuries because there is no adequate distance between the moving parts of the game (piano keyboard/cover).



This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  The basic unit of the video game provided with plastic cover consists of a computer keyboard (105-buttons) integrated with piano keyboard. For the power supply of the unit there are 4 series connected AA-R6 batteries and an adaptor operating with 10 V d.c. output voltage. The basic unit contains a port for memory cards with the game software, 2 COM ports for external control devices (mouse, pistol as hit sensors, push-button game control), an RCA for sound and video output. The game can be started with a press button. Main electrical parts of the video game: interface panel with inscription: KX-6561(2); control panel with inscription: KXL-999-1; mains supply adaptor "TV-GAME AC ADAPTOR Z AC 220V 50/60 Hz DC 10V 500 mA POWER SUPPLY CAUTION Indoor use only Technical specification: AC 220V; 50/60 Hz DC 10V 500 mA; 4x1,5V R6". Class II (by appearance).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0653/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle (toys intended to be strung across a cradle, cot, or perambulator)
 
Brand: MAKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains small parts which can be easily detached and fit entirely into 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 recall from the trade by the importer (By: Other)

 
Description:  A strung with coloured wooden pearls with a wooden rattle in the middle shaped as a bear.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0654/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys - Triple Horn "Wiky Hracka"
 
Brand: Fan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  116129
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains a fixed mouth-piece which can be easily detached and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy with body in shape of sport ball to which three telescopic pipes are attached. It is packed in a plastic bag of diameter 290 mm and closed by a carton flap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0656/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wig - Child's Clown Wig
 
Brand: RUBIE´S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 1971; bar code: 082686019712
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a serious risk of burns because it did not withstand the flame test. The duration of flaming exceeds 2 seconds after the test flame is extinguished and it burns along its entire length.
 

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

 
Description:  This is a multi-coloured clown wig. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag. The label reads: "Masquerade Wigs by Rubie´s Clown Wig. Perruque de Clown. Rubie´s ref 1971. Made in China. Bar code. In Europe Rubie´s España, S.L. Barcelona. Keep away from fire." Pictogram green dot. CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0658/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy – baby animal snug rattle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GG1849-R346/7
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because small parts, which became loose during the test, fitted in the small parts cylinder.


Children may put small parts into their 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities

 
Description:  Soft-filled rattle
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0659/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ball Set - a set of ball-shaped squeezable toys
 
Brand: “Lovely Collection”
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 5905698350800
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a serious chemical risk because the yellow and orange balls contain di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) 35,1% by weight and blue ball contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) 32,1% by weight. Allowed maximum level - 0,1% by weight.
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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The set of toys consists of three coloured (yellow, blue, orange) flexible plastic figures in the form of a ball. Diameter of balls is about 8,8 cm. The set of toys is in the plastic bag. Approximate size of packaging is 17,8 x 23,5 cm. The top of the bag is closed with cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0665/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wax crayons (voskové pastelky)
 
Brand: SaKOTA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CFA 0945, SCC 024 EAN:5997875702380
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a risk to children because the green crayon contains 1108,1 mg/kg Pb, which exceeds the limit value of 90mg/kg laid down by the standard.



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

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

 
Description:  24 varicoloured wax crayons are packed in a cardboard box. The size of a crayon is 5 x 11,5 x 0,9 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0667/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable balloons in different shapes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the removable mouth-piece fits entirely into the test cylinder. Children may put these small parts into their mouth and choke.


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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable balloons in different shapes made from colourful plastic with attached mouth-piece for blowing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0668/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy - Tiger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 63/2149
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because the suction cup can be ripped off with an effort of 83N and fits completely into the small parts cylinder.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the importer. Withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft plush toy in the shape of a tiger with a suction cup attached to the toy without cord or band.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0671/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy with magnets - Rattlesnake
 
Brand: TRENDUS WORLD Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 7330287014616
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The toy poses a serious risk of injuries because the magnets are strong and are of a size that makes it possible for children to swallow them. They fit into the small parts cylinder and when two or more magnets are swallowed simultaneously or on different occasions the magnets can stick together across intestines causing intestinal perforation, infections or blockage, which may lead to fatal accidents or blockage due to swallowed magnets.


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy contains two plastic outer casings with magnets inside. Black metallic colour and oval shape. Length circa 45mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0672/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Tricycle – green frog
 
Brand: BUMI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  730214
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The toy poses a serious risk of injuries because :


- the hub caps covering the wheels can be detached when 5 N force is applied, and sharp endings become accessible,
- the stability of the toy is not appropriate, both the tricycle and the rocking-seat tip over,


- the lid of the battery holder can be opened without using a tool with one movement, and the batteries become accessible,


- the safety instructions are missing.


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:  The tricycle is intended for children between 1,5-3 years, supplied with a push-bar and detachable rocking plate, by which the tricycle can be transformed into a rocking-seat. There is a frog-formed device on the handle-bar which can be operated with 3x1,5 V AA batteries. The toy gives music sound and croaks.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0675/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy Superman unusual toy
 
Brand: Happy Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO: HS.6603-19; EAN: 5412000410744
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains small parts which can be easily detached and fit entirely into 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The butterfly-shaped figure is made of yellow, green and pink plastic. Approximate size of butterfly: 15 cm x 4,5 cm x 8 cm and size of wings: 21 cm x 10 cm. The product is packed into a plastic bag. Approximate size of packaging: 26 cm x 22 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0688/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy - PUCCA
 
Brand: PUCCA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PUU 61077-PUCCA, EAN 3281640157942
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the small suction cup of a toy attached to a band can be detached with a force of 24N.


Suction cup, chain and the metal ring fit within the small parts cylinder.


Children may put small parts into their 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): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0662/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Sauna infusion - Bath & body Sauna infusion, Orange ("Sauna-Aufguß Orange")
 
Brand: Nicol
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10040040
 
Batch number / Barcode:  400680 523201
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses health risks because:



- the sample tested did not have a child-proof cap,



- on the basis of the chemical composition of the sample, the labelling and packaging do not comply with the applicable provisions of the chemicals legislation and should be notified,



- it may cause harm to health due to its composition.



Swallowing a very small amount of such low-viscosity liquids may cause severe chemical pneumonia in infants.
 

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

 
Description:  500-ml brown stoneware bottle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0684/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Sauna fragrance - Orange-Black Pepper sauna fragrance
 
Brand: Dresdner Essenz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch No 01502
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a serious health risk because the bottle-top is not child-proof and the bottle can be opened easily by children.



Opening the bottle releases a fruity fragrance which children are likely to find pleasant. It is foreseeable that children, especially infants, will be attracted by the smell and colour of the sauna fragrance and will drink it. The bottle's relatively wide opening (approximately 5 mm) means that at the very first attempt to drink the product a few millilitres of the harmful preparation may enter the child's mouth and be swallowed. Swallowing a very small amount of such low-viscosity liquids may cause severe chemical pneumonia in infants.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear glass bottle with white plastic screw-top; contents 100 ml; packaged in a multicolour-printed paperboard box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0685/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: Spearmint and Spearmint Tri Leaf
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Spearmint, 2. Spearmint Tri Leaf
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. Batch 082006, 2. Batch 20050530
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
These products pose a serious risk to consumers because it contains Diethylene Glycol: Spearmint (7%) and Spearmint Tri Leaf (8,3%)



 

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

 
Description:  Toothpaste in small size tube of white colour, 17g, with a red square with the brand written on it in white letters and the following inscription "Shanghai Whitecat Shareholding Co".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0657/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switch unit - Funksteckdose (Wireless switch unit)
 
Brand: H & H (Hartig & Helling)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FSD 33; EAN 4004712966735
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- the maximum increase in the temperature of the casing was 120 K, (permitted 60 K),


- the protective contacts in the outlet were too far apart,


- the transmitter and the receiver failed the disturbance test.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 300220.
 

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

 
Description:  Wireless switch unit set comprising three plug adaptors and a remote control
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0663/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Dishwashers - Zanussi, Electrolux and AEG-Electrolux
 
Brand: Zanussi, Electrolux and AEG-Electrolux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZANUSSI ZDF 501 – 911516004; ZANUSSI ZDI 300 X – 911925227; ZANUSSI ZDI 310 X – 911525002; AEG-ELECTROLUX Favorit Performance IM 911925283; AEG-ELECTROLUX Favorit Control IM 911926236; AEG-ELECTROLUX Favorit AUTO 911916220; AEG-ELECTROLUX Favorit 50777 911916275; AEG-ELECTROLUX Favorit AA AUTO 911516012; AEG-ELECTROLUX Favorit 65080 IM 911926606; ELECTROLUX ESF 65010 – 911915273; ELECTROLUX ESF 6162X – 911916227; ELECTROLUX ESF 6161 – 911916228; ELECTROLUX ESF 6160 – 911916229; ELECTROLUX ESF66030X- 911916290; ELECTROLUX ESI 64010X- 911925306; ELECTROLUX ESI 65010X- 911925311; ELECTROLUX ESI 66010X- 911926265; ELECTROLUX ESI 66050 X911926268.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

These products pose a serious risk of fire because while working, they can overheat and consequently cause fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Dishwashers
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27

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Alert number: 0682/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: ACIKO
 
Name: Table lamp with flexible arm and clip
 
Type / number of model:  108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- the insulating cover of the cable can be damaged in case of passing through sharp cutting borders,


- possible damage of the supplied cable due to lack of anchorage protecting from mechanical tension in case of cable’s extension and torsion,


- possible access to the live parts due to the non-securely fixed insulated bushings, which could be unwound.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN-605908.
 

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

 
Description:  The luminary consists of a body of metal and plastic. The basement of the luminary is a plastic clip with build-in potentiometer-switch. The flexible plastic pipe fixes the coloured metal lampshade. Main parts of the luminary: ceramic lamp holder 27 without inscription, supplying cable with inscription: excessive stand power connect flexible cable 300/300V PVC, plug with inscription 2,5- 250V. Technical characteristics: 220V, 60W, class II, socket 27.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 27