Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 31 ( Published on: 10/08/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0772/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles in the form of fruit
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 166583, Bar code: 166586001665
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a serious risk of choking because it may mislead consumers since, given their shape, colour, appearance and size, consumers and particularly children may confuse them for food.


If a consumer were to try and eat one of these candles, he might choke or his digestive tract might become blocked.
 

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

 
Description:  Candles in the form of different fruits: apples, oranges, lemons and peaches. They are packed in rigid transparent plastic boxes, each of which holds two candles. The label presents the following data: the importer's name, CE marking, reference, bar code and Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0784/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles in the form of sweets
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF: 05555, 05556, 05557 and 05558 Bar code: 8431175055564, 8431175055571, 8431175055557 and 8431175055588
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

Given their form, colour and size, these candles may lead consumers and young children in particular, to mistake them for foodstuffs. As candles, they are easy to bite, and a piece might be swallowed, which may entail a risk of choking and gastrointestinal upsets.
 

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

 
Description:  These are candles in the form of various kinds of sweets. They are packed in rigid transparent plastic boxes, wrapped in a gift ribbon from which a label printed "chocolate" hangs. They also have an adhesive label which carries the details of the importer and the bar codes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0791/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Halogen lamp 50W
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 11848; Bar code: 8431487118483
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there is no means of securing the mains cable;


- the distance between live and accessible parts of the luminaire was measured at 2.0mm (distance required by the standard - 6.5mm).


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN-60598.


 

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

 
Description:  50W halogen lamp. The packaging is a blister bearing the words “Novedades Leiva, S.L. JCDR FIXTURE” and the bar code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0781/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  ATV off-road four-wheel vehicle
 
Brand: KAWASAKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KSF450B8F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

A joint connecting the fuel pump with the tank may be faulty and may cause petrol leaks.
 

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

 
Description:  VIN: from JKASF450BBB600001 to JKASF450BBB601619
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0786/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – shift cable clip in Suzuki vehicles
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passengers car Suzuki Aerio/Liana (RH413/RH416/RH418/RH420/RH423)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The affected vehicles are equipped with the gasoline engine and 5 speed manual transmission. Due to an improper shape of the shift cable clip that keeps the gearshift cable attached to the gearshift lever, the shift cable clip can contact the gearshift lever housing if excessive lateral force is applied when shifting to first gear. Repeated shifting in this manner can eventually cause the shift cable clip to break. If the shift cable clip breaks, the gearshift cable can become disconnected from gearshift control lever, resulting in loss of the ability to change transmission gears.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles, equipped with 1.3 and 1.6 engines, produced from 1 January 2001 to 5 January 2006 (2002 to 2006 model year) at KOSAI factory in Japan. The chassis numbers of the affected vehicles are from JSAERC11S00100525 to JSAERC11S00302344 (1.3 5D), from JSAERC31S00103151 to JSAERC31S00308988 (1.6 5D), from JSAERD31S00100418 to JSAERD31S00303670 (1.6 5D 4x4), from JSAERA11S00100004 to JSAERA11S00200827 (1.3 4D) and from JSAERA31S00100034 to JSAERA11S00300244 (1.6 4D).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0814/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mountain bicycles
 
Brand: Cannondale
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cannondale Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The notified product poses a serious risk of injuries due to a possible failure of a fork.



Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken collarbone, broken ribs and bruises. All accidents were reported in the US. So far, no accidents reported in Europe.

 

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

 
Description:  The products are mountain bicycles with certain models of Lefty suspension forks. Note that these forks are proprietary Cannondale products with unique dimensions. Unlike many suspension forks these cannot be fitted to other brands of bicycles. Lefty Speed Carbon SL: - 2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica - 2007 Scalpel 1 - 2007 Scalpel Team Replica - 2007 Rush Carbon 1 - 2007 Rush Carbon Team - 2007 Aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed Carbon SL forks Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm): - 2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets – CPSC press release #07-206) - 2007 Rush 3 - 2007 Rush 4 - 2007 Rush 5 - 2007 Caffeine 29’er - 2007 Scalpel 2 - 2007 Scalpel 3 - 2007 Caffeine 1 - 2007 Caffeine 2 - 2007 Rush Feminine 1 - 2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2 - 2008 Rush Carbon 3.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0776/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair – combined wheeled child conveyance
 
Brand: KAJTEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sprint
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because it has openings where a child can entrap his fingers, hand or arm.
This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. Information to consumers by the supplier ordered by the authorities  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The wheeled child conveyance is made as a combined one with a pram and a pushchair unit. It has four inflatable wheels equipped with braking devices. A handle is height adjustable and reversible. Instructions for use with warnings are attached to the product.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0799/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bib – two pieces
 
Brand: Akuku
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results a plastic bib contains 12 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.
 

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

 
Description:  The set of 2 pieces of bibs made of white textile material: terry with printing, trimmed with coloured edge lined with PVC foil. One bib with light blue edge and with brown-blue printings in bear shape. The other bib has beige edge and printings in giraffe shape.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0804/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bib - PVC Feeding Bib G mini
 
Brand: Gmini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8591942058423; Batch code: 12005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results a plastic bib contains 19.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.
 

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

 
Description:  Feeding bib for babies made of plastic printed foil (PVC-polyvinylchloride) with a pocket, trimmed by light blue textile edge.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0806/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby Change Mat - changing mat with a bear
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 10002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results, plastic foil contains 2.9% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 10.9% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and 13.1% by weight of di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.


Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.
 

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

 
Description:  Changing mat made of light yellow foil with bear printings of different colours.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0808/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby Change Mat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5903407094311, No. cat. 9/431
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results, plastic parts contain 14.8% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.


Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2
 

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

 
Description:  Baby change mat; dimensions: 76 x 58,5 cm; made from white foil with printing, with combination of yellow, red and green colour. Warning includes: "Do not insert in mouth, longer contact may release phthalates harmful to child’s health".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0813/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Changing unit NUVOLA
 
Brand: Cam
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. C 610
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results, plastic foil contains 25.7% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.


Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.
 

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

 
Description:  This unit is on a plastic stand.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0774/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  BB "Sound Swing" swing seat
 
Brand: PARADISO SUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 910, Supplier code: 55705, Bar code: 5 425000339106, Importer/distributor reference: SKN 117978
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because the child’s head can easily become trapped.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue and yellow plastic seat with ropes for hanging. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0775/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Helicopter
 
Brand: LI FENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 091
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The toy poses a serious risk of injuries and cuts because :



- the pin at the bottom part of the toy becomes uncovered, detaching the plastic ring, by forcing power less than 60N;



- small parts with sharp edges detached after the drop test;



- does not bear warning in Greek "WARNING: Not suitable for children under 3 year. In contains small particles that can be swallowed. ”.



The toys 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.A press release has been issued

 
Description:  White coloured plastic helicopter, adorned with red-blue stickers, operated with batteries. The product is packed in a red-blue paper box with the picture of the product on it and the indications: “MORE FUNNY GAME, HELICOPTER, HIGH SPEED” and a symbol, showing that the product is not suitable for children under 3 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0777/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft cubes
 
Brand: SHELCORE Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 02202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) , which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight.


The toy does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of six multicoloured blocks, made of soft plastic with printing of child motif, wrapped in carton box, on cover is stated: SHELCORE TOYS Infant Soft Blocks ™,+6M.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0778/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable plastic boat "THE WET SET"
 
Brand: INTEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  INTEX 58590
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.2 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight.


The toy does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Child’s toy of boat shape made of multicolour plastic foil with coloured printing and with a predominant of blue, light blue and white colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0785/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Lovely Beetle.
 
Brand: LEYUAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 3618A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts to children because during the drop test, small parts with sharp edges detached from the toy. In addition, there is no warning in Greek “Not suitable for children under 3 year. In contains small parts that can be swallowed”.


These products do 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 information to consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Multicoloured plastic toy, in a shape of a cowslip, with green legs, yellow body and red wings, adorned with multicoloured round stickers. The product produces sounds and is packed in a multicoloured paper box, with a transparent window on the front side. On the package the following indications are written: “MULTIFUNCTIONAL LOVELY BEETLE, AGES 3 UP”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0787/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Flute with a keyboard
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QM-13A, EAN: 5908265278200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a risk of choking to children because the removable mouth-piece fits within the small parts cylinder. Children may put the mouth-piece into mouth and choke.
According to the toys standard, removable mouth-piece of a toy actuated by mouth should not fit within 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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The flute (in a form of a clarinet) is made from a pink PVC. The keys are white and black. A removable mouth-piece is made from white PVC. The toy is packed in a carton box with pictures of the flute and the stave. The notices on the pack are in Chinese.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0793/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Various Nickelodeon and Sesame Street painted plastic toys
 
Brand: Fisher – Price (owned by Mattel Inc)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Various
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These toys pose a risk of poisoning to children due to excessive amounts of lead in paint.



These toys do 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 producer (By: Other)

 
Description:  Nickelodeon and Sesame Street painted plastic toys in card board box <a href="http://eceuropaeu/consumers/cons_safe/prod_safe/gpsd/images/fisher_price_pdf">all </a>
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0800/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Finger puppet "Devil"
 
Brand: Punch and Judy show, TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4013594 293822
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The textile parts of the puppet have been treated intensively with azo dyes, which are carcinogenic.


Azo dyes were confirmed in the red textile by identifying 2,4 toluylendiamine. The rates of release were 330 and 860 mg/kg, many times more than the limit value of 30 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Two identical packages – Punch and Judy puppet, type “Devil”; approx. 30 cm high and 16 cm wide, head made of painted wood, jacket made of textile material, outer part red, under-shirt dark brown; three-pronged wooden fork, painted grey, attached to the neck with a rubber band.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0803/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Alex Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No: 7030092, EAN 8 712296 056037
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a serious risk of chemical risk because the doll's head contains 32.1% by weight of DEHP.
The permissible maximum limit is 0.1% by weight.


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 the retailer  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with strawberry blonde hair; approximate height: 27 cm; soft plastic head; body made of a different type of plastic; lightly dressed and made up; with pink shoes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0805/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys - Collection for the smallest, Benniny, WIKY
 
Brand: Benniny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8590331198863, Batch code: 119886
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results plastic parts of a toy contain 0.12% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.28%.of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP). Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.


Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of three yellow ducks with orange bills having different sizes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0811/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Water book - "SEA FRIENDS SHELCORE TOYS"
 
Brand: SHELCORE Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  042299732071 (EAN), article no.: 73207
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results plastic parts of a toy contains di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) 48.1 % by weight and 11.6 % by weight in the material of clip. Allowed maximum limit - 0,1% by weight.


Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic book in coloured fish shape. According to the description the product is intended for use in water.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0812/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys - Collection for the smallest, Benniny, WIKY
 
Brand: Benniny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8590331198870, Batch code: 119887.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

According to the test results, plastic parts of a toy contain 0.03-0.67% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Allowed max. limit - 0,1% by weight.


Phthalates have been classified as reprotoxic, category 2.
 

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

 
Description:  A set of toys consisting of five fish having different colours (green, red and yellow) and different sizes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0773/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's upper garment
 
Brand: SAIHUXIAO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F 806
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation due to the drawstring and plastic toggle provided with the hood of the children’s clothing.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Plush children’s upper garment with a hood and a butterfly pattern on the front. The hood includes drawstring and plastic toggle. Size: 2-3.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0779/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: Toothpaste new 4 U
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch MF9, validation date 11/2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The notified toothpaste poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 3.5% of diethylene glycol.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue labelling - White characters - Content 85 ml
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0780/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Permanent powder hair colour
 
Brand: BIGEN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N° 59 Oriental Black
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product contains 13,7 g% of p-Phenylenediamine (PPD). The maximum authorised concentration in finished product, in oxidizing colouring agent for hair dyeing is 6%.


In addition, required warnings for the ingredient PPD are missing and the product does not have any warnings or explanation in the national languages (Dutch or French).


This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White-gold cartoon box containing a bottle with powder and a notice with instructions for use in English on one side and a language resembling Arabic on the other side.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0782/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste intended for children
 
Brand: MORNING BABY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code 6928289700050, 120g
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk of poisoning to children because it contains 6.4% of diethylene glycol (DEG).


This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

 

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

 
Description:  Cardboard box, red and yellow, displaying the brand name (Morning Baby) and the English words "EXCEED STRONG; Firmly tooth tone clean lily, Increase." Toothpaste, 120g. Accompanied by a toothbrush which is marketed in combination with the toothpaste.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0788/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body Clear Cream - Lightening Body Cream
 
Brand: Picos-ci
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch ref.: LOT: E01.250.0011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.6% of hydroquinone.


It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.


This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic pot with text printed on and with beige-coloured, labelled screw-on lid
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0789/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste intended for children – toothpaste with toothbrush
 
Brand: COOL MATE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref 071012, Barcode 8427472009553
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 2.9% of diethylene glycol (DEG).
This product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

 

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

 
Description:  Set comprising a toothbrush and a 120 g tube of toothpaste, displaying the brand name and some text in English. Packed in a green cardboard box and plastic part, on which are displayed the brand name, the content and some phrases in English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0792/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin Light milk
 
Brand: Rodis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch ref.: LSL E3 NF; EXP 09/2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.7 % of hydroquinone.


It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.


This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic bottle with printed text and red screw cap, shrink-wrapped in clear plastic film bearing the words "Rodis Original" in red. Contents: a white viscous mass smelling strongly of sulphite.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0794/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toning Body Lotion – Clair Liss
 
Brand: SIVOP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch ref.: LOT: E01.250.0011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 % of hydroquinone.


It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.


This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White, labelled plastic bottle with purple screw top, containing a white viscous lotion with pearlescent effect and smelling of sulphite.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0795/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin Light cream
 
Brand: Rodis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch ref: CSL D 15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 % of hydroquinone.


It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.


This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic pot with printed text and red screw-top, shrink-wrapped in clear plastic film bearing the words "Rodis Securite" in red; pale yellow creamy mass smelling strongly of sulphite.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0796/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Eye balm, 30 ml
 
Brand: I&M Naturkosmetik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4 037904 221107
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

This product poses bacteriological risks to consumers because Staphylococcus Aureus was found in 0.5 g of the product. Bacteria of the type Staphylococcus Aureus are germs which are potentially pathogenic and can cause for example, conjunctivitis. They may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact with the eyes, e.g. by hands which are infected following application of this cream.


This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Cream jar, labelled, in opaque white plastic.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0797/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin light, Super Lightening Body Lotion.
 
Brand: Rodis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch ref.: LCBSL E 23
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5% of hydroquinone.


It is to be assumed that the cream in question will be applied frequently and extensively and thus may pose risks to human health.


This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic bottle with label and dark brown screw-top; beige-coloured lotion with pearlescent effect and smelling of cocoa butter.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0809/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: (in Chinese)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 6934632780235
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The notified toothpaste poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 8.4% of diethylene glycol (DEG).
 

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

 
Description:  Orange and white tube with writing on it in Chinese. The packaging consists of an orange cardboard box with writing on it in Chinese.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0810/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpastes
 
Brand: Amalfi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Amalfi-Dent Classic 2. Amalfi-Dent Herbal
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The notified toothpastes poses a risk of poisoning because the Amalfi-Dent Classic contains 3.1% of diethylene glycol (DEG) and the Amalfi-Dent Herbal contains 2.9% of DEG.
 

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

 
Description:  1. The “Classic” toothpaste comes in a white tube with red strips bearing the brand name and is accompanied by a toothbrush. 2. The “Herbal” toothpaste comes in a white tube with a green strip bearing the product name and brand name and is accompanied by a toothbrush. The packaging is cardboard with a transparent section showing the toothbrush. The same colours are used for the packaging as for the toothpaste tubes and the product name, brand name and quantity (100 ml) are written on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0790/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Marble stone (yellow and green decorative stones)
 
Brand: Strecker GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 1454054
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The shape, colour and shininess of the stones make them very similar in appearance to pieces of jelly or other jelly-like confectionary.



The sharp protuberances, some of which have a barb-like appearance, mean that children who confuse these decorative stones with food and put them in their mouth or swallow them run the risk of injury to their mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach or intestine.

 

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

 
Description:  Polyedric transparent plastic stones/decorative stones in yellow and light green; some have barb-like protuberances at the corners.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0798/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  White decorative stones
 
Brand: Kik und Non-Food
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 61656009161000000100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
These products pose a risk of choking and injuries to consumers and in particular children.



Depending on shape and colour, the product has the appearance of ice, rock candy or sweets.



Children, who may confuse these decorative stones with food and put them in their mouth or swallow them run the risk of injury to their mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach or intestine.

 

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

 
Description:  Transparent, colourless, irregularly shaped polyhedrons, most with air bubbles, some with very pointed corners and sharp edges.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0783/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension cable
 
Brand: Geka
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Extension cable 20m
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714522105656
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire because the cable cross-section of 1.0 mm² does not comply with the standard (1.5 mm²) for a cable length of 20m.



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

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor

 
Description:  Orange extension cable in transparent packaging with blue label.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0801/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote-controlled socket (set consisting of remote-controlled socket and remote-control device)
 
Brand: Kangtai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 6899 (1+1)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of fire because:


- when a test current of 20 amperes was connected to a sample for the load test, there was an increase in temperature of more then 62 K. A short-circuit occurred on the printed-circuit board;


- there is no indication of rated current.


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

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

 
Description:  Input voltage, output: 230 V AC 50/60 Hz, 3 600 W, CE mark: present, GS mark: present, ETS (on packaging)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0802/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote-controlled light dimmer, remote-controlled socket
 
Brand: Kangtai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 6899 B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock because:



- all four remote-controlled dimmers measured had, as supplied, an excessively wide gap between the earth contacts (between 29.4 mm and 30.7 mm). If this gap is too wide, a safe contact between connected appliances and the protective conductor is not ensured;



- there is no indication of rated current.



This product poses a risk of fire because when a test current of 20 amperes was connected to a product for the load test, there was an increase in temperature of more then 56°K. A short-circuit occurred on the printed-circuit board.



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

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

 
Description:  The test piece is a remote-controlled light dimmer set, consisting of a remote-controlled light dimmer and a remote-control device. Input voltage, output: 230 V AC 50/60 Hz, 300 W CE mark: present GS mark: present, ETS (on packaging).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31

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Alert number: 0807/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: VIDAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 0250782
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product represents a serious risk of electric shock given that the sharp edges over which the flex passes may abrade the insulating sheath of the flex, and that the luminaire is not fitted with a sleeve made of resistant and insulating material. Furthermore, the safety instructions that would ensure safe use are absent.


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:  The lamp has a structure of black metal, sides made of plastic material decorated with “ethnic” motifs, and is finished off with a brown cord. Text is printed on and die-cut into the flex, plug and switch. The packaging is a blue and yellow cardboard box bearing the following text: "Vidal, table lamp with bulb (19749), ref 0250782. CE".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 31