Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 29 ( Published on: 27/07/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0714/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - 2-in-1 laser and LED light – key chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 2008101 – Class IIIA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Sales package containing aluminium colour laser pointer with white LED light marketed as "2-in-1 laser and LED light – key chain" (code 2008101) – Class III
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0715/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - LASER & LED LIGHT FLEXIBLE & MAGNETIC 4 IN 1
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  COD. 2006101
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in which case their intended use and the instructions for correct use must be clearly indicated by the person responsible for placing them on the market.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Pack containing a magnetic instrument with a flexible adjustable white LED light and a laser pointer "LASER & LED LIGHT FLEXIBLE & MAGNETIC 4 IN 1" (COD. 2006101) – CLASS IIIA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0716/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers – HC-101
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code HC-101-Class IIIA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Pointer in the shape of a grey pen
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0717/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - HI-output key chain laser 2007 – Class III
 
Brand: JD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Sales package containing gold colour laser pointer with 12 interchangeable points for projecting laser images, marketed as "HI output key chain laser 2007" – Class III
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0718/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - Copper laser radiation LED and pen 3-in-1
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code MX-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Sales package containing aluminium colour laser pointer with white LED light and pen, marketed as "Copper laser radiation LED and pen 3-in-1" (code MX-01) – Class IIIA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0719/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 2006101 – Class IIIA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

Label on the product indicates that it is a laser of class 3.

These products, therefore, are potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.).

Selling of lasers of class 3 is prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

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

 
Description:  Unmarked torch with white five-LED light and laser pointer with case in various colours (code 2006101) – Class IIIA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0720/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - LED laser pointer and laser pen
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 2008108 – Class IIIA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

Label on the product indicates that it is a laser of class 3.

These products, therefore, are potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc).

Selling of lasers of class 3 is prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

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

 
Description:  Pointer in the shape of a grey pen (code 2008108) – Class IIIA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0721/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - New 2-in-1 Super LED Lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code HC-108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

Label on the product indicates that it is a laser of class 3.

These products, therefore, are potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.).

Selling of lasers of class 3 is prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

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

 
Description:  Sales package of aluminium colour laser pointer with white LED light "New 2-in-1 Super LED Lamp" (code HC-108) – Class IIIA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0724/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 2006101 – Class IIIA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Sales package of aluminium pen with white LED light and colour laser pointer in unmarked wooden box and aluminium box (code 2006101) – Class IIIA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0727/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - "Travel Card 6-in-1" – Class III
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

Label on the product indicates that it is a laser of class 3.

These products, therefore, are potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.).

Selling of lasers of class 3 is prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

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

 
Description:  Packaging - red plastic base containing metal scissors, pen, adjustable white LED light and laser pointer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0729/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers - Super Bright LED Mini Size Keyring pointer with 2-in-1 Super LED light
 
Brand: TM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MOD ZK8 code 2008108 – Class IIIA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because it is potentially dangerous if the beam strikes an unprotected eye directly or even when reflected by another surface (watches, rings, pens, etc.). The label indicates that it is a class III laser. Sales of these products are therefore prohibited in Italy except for specific professional uses; in such cases the supplier must clearly indicate the purpose of the product and the instructions for its proper use.

In addition, the label is not suitable, since the information is in English only.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60865.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Grey keyring laser pointer – Class IIIA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0711/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Artists' oil paints
 
Brand: OLD-HOLLAND CLASSIC OILCOULOURS DRIEBERGEN HOLLAND ®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KREMSER White (Cremnitz White)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8715046100035
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk of poisoning because it contains lead carbonate, which may not be in substances and preparations marketed for use as paints (exception for restorers).


In addition, the labelling is inadequate as the terms "Toxic" and "Dangerous for the environment" are missing.


This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Shiny silver metal tube with white plastic screw cap
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0728/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Child-appealing lighter
 
Brand: CURLY & SMOOTH HANDELS GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  V-Fire Mini Tyre Piezo Rotation, Cod. 020504, bar code: 4 035687 016828
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire and burns because it is attractive to children — particularly those under the age of 51 months — who may confuse it with a toy.
 

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

 
Description:  The lighter has a shape of a tyre (approximate diameter 5,5 cm) and uses gas to produce the flame. Two red arrows indicate point where the flame appears and the button that activates the flame. The wheel rim has the following warning (in German): "Von Kindern fernhalten" und "Für Kinder unerreichbar aufbewahren".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0726/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini-motorbike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GA-637H, GA-640F2, GA-640H,GA-643B, GA-643H, GA-644H
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The notified mini-motorbikes pose a serious risk of injuries because:

- the construction of a seat causes lack of stability of a rider (in models: GA-637H, GA-640F2, GA-640H GA-644H);

- the chain guard does not provide sufficient protection (clothes may be entrapped between the chain and sprocket) (in models: GA-637H, GA-640F2, GA-644H);

- there is no user manual in Polish.

These products do no comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0725/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's pen on wheels for mattress
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  pen on wheels for mattress 016
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of:

- internal height at sides and both ends;

- effective diameter of openings at the sides being in the form of an apple.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s pen on wheels for mattress 016, size 70/100 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0712/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress - "Robin Hood" costume for children
 
Brand: ATOSA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM QD 118/2-4 (69137), according to manufacturer’s invoice. According to adhesive label: 10769137.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a serious risk of:


- burns because the average rate of spread of flame of the cap of the costume is 17.5 mm/s, while the maximum rate permitted is 10 mm/s;


- choking because the foam in the cap is accessible from the inside of the same and pieces easily become detached, producing small parts which fits into the small parts cylinder. Pieces of the imitation leather belt, the red feather in the cap broke and the rivets on the front of the shirt also become detached easily, producing small parts which fit into the small parts cylinder;


- suffocation because the thickness of the bag, which has an opening perimeter greater than 380 mm, is 0.035+/-0.005 mm.


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

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

 
Description:  Costume for children aged 2 to 4, green in colour, consisting of boots, shirt, belt and cap with feather. Packaging is a clear plastic bag with a sheet of cardboard bearing a picture of the costume and the label that reads: "DISFRACES ATOSA CE, distributed by ATOSA, made in China: "Warning: keep away from fire. Keep plastic bag out of reach of children". Washing instructions, hand wash, no machine wash. Do not tumble dry. No bleach. 100% polyester, ages 2 to 4. Contains shirt, cap, boots and belt." There is an adhesive label with the text "www.toyplanet.es, 10769137, Robin Hood disguise costume 2-4" and the price.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0713/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic wooden fishing toy
 
Brand: Kruidvat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type/model 5148/5149, EAN 9580255072959
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the magnetic of the fishing rod and the floater can be ripped off with an effort of less than 90 N and fits completely into the small parts 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, withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Magnetic Wooden Fishing Toy with magnetic fishes and two fishing rods
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0722/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Princess costume - "Fairy princess"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 3541; bar code 8422802035417
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire and burns because the rate of spread of the flame on the shiny pink material exceeds the 30 mm/s specified in the standard.


This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Princess costume in pink colour consists of a dress with trailing sleeves and a tiara. The packaging - a clear plastic bag closed with a folded card bearing the following text: Princesa RO-Fairy-Nº 3541-CE-Warning keep away from flame. Creaciones Llopis S.L.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0730/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toys - Animal MINI
 
Brand: MINI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: MINI 22022
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains a suction cup which can be easily detached and fits into the small parts cylinder.

The toy is declared for children >36 months but the soft toys are classified as a toys for children <36 months.

The toy 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:  Soft-plush toy with suction cup attached to a toy by a band
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0731/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toys - JG Animal
 
Brand: JG Animal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 21396, code 900551
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a serious risk of choking because it contains a suction cup attached to a band which can be ripped off with an effort of 26N and which fits into the small parts cylinder.

The toy is declared for children >36 months but the soft toys are classified as a toys for children <36 months.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft plush toy in the shape of an animal with a suction cup attached to the toy by a band.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0734/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Exploding pen
 
Brand: Funnyman / Jarroy of London
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1117P
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing, Damage to sight, Injuries
 
This toy poses a serious risk of :


- injuries and damage to sight caused by debris from the percussion cap;


- damage to hearing due to excessive sound pressure.


One accident reported: a 9 year old boy opened the pen, the resultant explosion caused blast injuries and abrasions to eyes. Possible long term damage.


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

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

 
Description:  A black novelty pen which explodes a percussion cap when lid is removed. The packaging is a clear plastic wrapper against a cardboard descriptor with comic style picture.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0723/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Freckle cream
 
Brand: Stillmann´s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 39000 mg/kg of mercury.
 

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

 
Description:  26 grms, red box, white jar with red lit
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0732/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Herbal cream
 
Brand: Fasco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a serious risk of poisoning because it contains 440 mg/kg of mercury.
 

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

 
Description:  30 g, pink box, pink cream in plastic jar
Country of origin:  Philippines
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0733/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Freckle cream NEW
 
Brand: Stillmann's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a serious risk of poisoning because it contains 42000 mg/kg of mercury.
 

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

 
Description:  28 g, red box, white jar with red lit
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0736/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Christmas decorations with treated feathers
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Article 66439585 BLUE ball bar code 8031295891631; - Article 66439685 BLUE festoon bar code 031295891648.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
When touched, the notified products release colorants in considerable quantities.


The colorants found are:


- BASIC BLUE 9 (methylene blue CAS 61-73-4), which in concentrated solutions can cause damage to the cornea and conjunctiva and which can be harmful if swallowed in large quantities;


- BASIC Violet 14 (CAS 632-99-5) is also present, which has been assessed by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) as a probably category 2B carcinogen.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative articles made from duck feathers treated to 90° and then coloured blue. There are also quills of various kinds, probably peacock.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29

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Alert number: 0735/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote-controlled socket (wireless switch unit)
 
Brand: Kangtai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - 434 MHz - Receiver No 6899 - EAN 9008254034766
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

During the load test, the socket’s printed circuit board caught fire, and the socket contacts heated up by more than 80 K.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and R&TTE Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Article No 6899; Input voltage, output: 230V AC 50/60 Hz, 1000 W, 5 A; CE mark: present, GS-mark: present, TÜV Rheinland
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 29