Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 33 ( Published on: 24/08/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0859/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Funny play set - Kitchen set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 5003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
This toy poses:



- a risk of choking because it contains a plastic egg which passes through test "cylinder E". In addition, there is no warning that this toy contains small balls,



- a chemical risk because a strap of a plastic bag contains 21,9% by weight of phthalates (DINP, DBP and DEH According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, the allowed maximum for phthalates is 0,1%.


The strap can be sucked and chewed by children.



The product does not comply with 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. Press release has been issued

 
Description:  Set contains food-imitating plastic products (lemon, carrot, egg, potato, corn, chicken) in transparent plastic bag with strap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0884/07       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Magnetic earrings for loosing weight
 
Brand: Acu Slim
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of allergy because it can not be qualified as golden, but rather as nickel-copper with gold, silver and lead inclusions.

The release of nickel may cause allergic and skin problems.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, destruction of the product and importation ban ordered by the authorities.Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  Magnetic earrings for loosing weight – pearly white and golden. Each ear-ring consists of two parts on magnetic principle of fastening. Sold in a dark green box with inscription “Acu Slim”, 2 pair from each type.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0885/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminary for children
 
Brand: KUMRAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because :


- protection against contact to live parts is not sufficient. The protection of this type of luminaire is generally ensured by the use of power transformer/converter of safety voltage not exceeding 24V,


- there is no suitable protection of the supplying cable against mechanical damage to the insulation,


- there is no mark of the protection class. The luminaire's insulation does not conform to the requirements of protection class II (double or strengthened insulation),


- there are no instructions for assembly and use.


This 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:  1. Construction: body representing crossing cone with base diameters 15 and 10 cm, and height 18 cm, made from light beige impregnated textile with painted rabbits and flowers; both bases of the body end with red textile drapery. The base is made of white coloured cylindrical metal with diameter 14 cm and height 2 cm. Through the white metal tube, coming out of the base centre, passes the supplying electrical cable. On the base of the luminary is placed a white downy toy - a sitting yellow coloured bear, one of its ear is red coloured in its inner side, the other is blue; its leg feet are in the same colours; bear’s height is 10 cm, black eyes, pink ribbon, golden muzzle; 2. Electrical characteristics: lamp holder #27 of filament lamp with power 60W; 175 #m long double-core, white, flat supplying cable with non-rewirable flat plug; switch – trade-mark KUMRAL 2,5 #, 250 V; 250V, 2,5#.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0886/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminary for children
 
Brand: Ozdpsan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 6157
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because :


- protection against contact to live parts is not sufficient. The protection of this type of luminaire is generally ensured by the use of power transformer/converter of safety voltage not exceeding 24V,


- there is no suitable protection of the supplying cable against mechanical damage to the insulation,


- there is no mark of the protection class. The luminaire's insulation does not conform to the requirements of protection class II (double or strengthened insulation),


- there are no instructions for assembly and use.


In addition, there are small removable parts.


This 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:  1. Construction: body – glass part in a shape of a hemisphere with a diameter 23 cm, representing the upper part of a mushroom, painted on it four red mushrooms with white points and a black foot. In four places are painted tree points with different diameters; metal base, representing a red cylinder, with diameter 13 #m and height 2,5 cm. Through a metal tube (the foot of the mushroom – luminary) passes a supplying cable connecting the lamp holder under the hemisphere; 2. Electrical characteristics: lamp holder #14 of filament lamp with power not exceeding 40W; a double-core black flat supplying cable of 130 #m length, switch - black 1,4 #, 250 V; plug– black with technical data 250V, 2,5#.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0887/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminary for children
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because :


- live parts are accessible,


- there is no transformer giving a SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage),


- the insulation of the outer and inner supplying wires can be damaged when passing through sharp cutting edges,


- the luminaire has no adequate mechanical strength,


- there are no instructions for use. This 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 technical data: 230V, 50Hz, 15W, consisting of: body in the shape of crossing cone made from textile; metal base with cylindrical form; soft body doll, with blue eyes and braid blond hair with red ribbon, sit on the base of the luminary, with spread hands, dressed in a textile cami-knicks, put on bootees; lamp holder #27, switch with technical data: 250V, 2#; 170 #m long double-core supplying cable; non-rewirable plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0864/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Brush cutter
 
Brand: MAKITA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models DBC340 (type 387) and DBC400 (type 347)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The fuel tank on the brush cutter is damaged. As a result of this, fuel can leak out of the tank. In the worst event, this leakage could cause a risk to a user.
 

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

 
Description:  The recalled products are MAKITA petrol brush cutters, models DBC340 and DBC400, produced on year 2007. Serial numbers for Greece are from 54732 to 54761 (model DBC400).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0874/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Saw - Challenge 1200W 8" Mitre Saw
 
Brand: Challenge
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Challenge 1200W 8" Mitre Saw catalogue number 711/0649 and 710/5805
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because:



- the plastic blade cover can shatter in use, causing injuries due to flying pieces of plastic from blade cover shattering and cuts or lacerations due to the blade itself,



- washers used to retain the guard were inadequate and leading to failure in use.



Complaints and incidents reported.



This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Product 26cm x 39cm x 35cm. Packaging carton 41cm x 38cm x 31cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0879/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Saw - Powerbase "xtreme 1200W 8" Mitre Saw and Powerbase "excel 8" Mitre Saw
 
Brand: Challenge
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Powerbase xtreme 1200W 8” Mitre Saw product number 398913, - Powerbase excel 8” Mitre Saw product number 58448.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because:



- the plastic blade cover can shatter in use, causing injuries due to flying pieces of plastic from blade cover shattering and cuts or lacerations due to the blade itself,



- washers used to retain the guard were inadequate and leading to failure in use.



Complaints and incidents reported.



This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Mitre saw, 1200W 5000rpm table mounted, 240 volts mains operated.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0853/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  AT manual control lever bolt in Mitsubishi SUV
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Pajero/Montero (Shogun) AT (V87/V88/V97/V98)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

There is a possibility that the bolt welded to the manual control lever (lower) at the AT side may be cracked, which may result in loosening of the adjust nut and moving of the cable. This can then lead to a different positioning of the shift lever itself from actual A/T shift position. (For instance: Shift lever position is “P”, but actually A/T shift position is “R”). In this case, customer tries to start the engine, but engine cannot start because of “R” position .In a worst-case scenario, the bolt might get broken and then, the control cable might be disconnected from the fixing location, resulting in no operation of A/T shift and inability for driving.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles with production dates from 21 November 2006 to 22 March 2007. The VIN/chassis numbers of the affected vehicles are: JMBMYV87W7J000140 - JMBMYV87W7J000164 JMAMYV88W7J000170 - JMAMYV88W7J000431 JMBMYV88W7J000380 - JMBMYV88W7J001430 JMBLYV97W7J001392 - JMBLYV97W7J002678 JMBLYV97W8J000138 - JMBLYV97W8J000147 JMALYV98W7J000182 - JMALYV98W7J001296 JMBLYV98W7J001032 - JMBLYV98W7J003377.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0863/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Battery in motorbikes
 
Brand: DUCATI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Hypermotard 1100, - Hypermotard 1100 S.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The motorbikes pose a risk of injuries because the battery can move in its housing in the fuel tank and this could result in main wiring harness cables damage at the battery terminals. This may allow the engine to stall, causing a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects DUCATI motorcycles within frame no. range ZDMB100AA7B000011 to ZDMB100AA7B002350 (EU version) and within frame no. range ZDM1YACP98B000059 to ZDM1YACP98B002491 (USA version).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0865/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Renault Trafic
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Renault Trafic II Phase 2, manufactured in Barcelona before 1 February 2007.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because the airbag sensor is configured without a pre-tensioner for the front passenger seat belt and the pre-tensioner will not be triggered in the event of impact. However, the passenger in the said seat will still be held in by the belt.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles in question are equipped with height-adjustable seats.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0867/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) in Jeep vehicles
 
Brand: JEEP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passengers’ Cars models Wrangler: - Wrangler Unlimited (type JK), - Dodge Nitro (type KA).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) is programmed with software that may allow the engine to stall under certain operating conditions. This could cause a crash without warning.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles built through 22 January 2007. The VIN/chassis numbers are: - for Wrangler – Wrangler Unlimited : 1J4$A?%#!7L* where: $ = G or F ? = B or C or E % = 4 or 9 # = 1 or 9 ! = 1 to 9 or X * = production numbers of 6-digits - for Dodge Nitro 1D8GUB8K!7W* where: ! = 1 to 9 or X * = production numbers of 6-digits.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0870/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Blower motor in Jeep vehicles
 
Brand: JEEP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cherokee (type KJ)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the blower motor of the vehicle may overheat and cause an interior fire under certain operating conditions.

 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles built through 15 August 2006. The VIN/chassis numbers are: 1J!G6^8#$%W* where: ! = 4 or 8 ^ = C or E or B # = K or 5 $ = 1 to 9 or X % = 6 or 7 * = production numbers of 6-digits.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0851/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: SARO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 53061, 53062 and 53063; bar code: 8424568045570
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a risk of suffocation because:


- its length when measured under a tensile force of 25 N exceeds the maximum limit laid down by the standard,


- the clothing fastener has no ventilation holes,


- the clothing fastener passes through gauges A and B,


- the strap of the pacifier fastener broke during the impact resistance test.


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


One incident has been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured pacifier chain made of wood. The fastener has a metal clip with a mouse’s head stuck on it. The chain is made up of small, brightly-coloured balls of wood. The packaging is a sheet of blue cardboard on which “pacifier chain” is written in a number of languages. The warnings and instructions for use are given on the back.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0847/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set for swimming - "Maisy mermaid snorkel set"
 
Brand: Early Learning Centre
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product No: 115337 0806; bar code: 5 050048 195881
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because the plastic in the diving glasses contains 4.2% by weight of Di-"isononyl"-phthalat (DINP). The use of DINP in toys is restricted under the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Set intended for children at the age of 3 to 8 years old. Made of plastic in pink nuances. Consist of 3 parts, diving glasses, flippers and snorkel.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0848/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car – Sarge Car
 
Brand: MATTEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - H6405 – Part of assortment, - H6414, - H6418 – Part of assortment
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a risk of long term adverse health effects due to excessive amount of lead in paint.
 

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

 
Description:  Die-cast toy vehicle in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0849/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toys
 
Brand: MATTEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Various Polly Pocket, Doggie Day Care and Batman toys and an accessory part of Barbie & Tanner toy.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
These toys pose a risk of injuries because they may release small, powerful magnets that can then be swallowed or aspirated by young children or placed by a child in their nose or ears. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation, infection or blockage, which can be fatal.


Aspiration to the lungs requires immediate surgery. Magnets in nose or ears can cause swelling and be difficult to remove.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toys inside cardboard box <a href="http://eceuropaeu/consumers/images/rapex/2007-w33/2007-w33_6-1fpdf">all </a>
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0850/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloon Helicopter
 
Brand: HOTOY®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 0626
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because the mouth-piece fits within the small parts cylinder. Children my put the mouth-piece into mouth and choke.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy consists of 7 parts (two balloons, three rotors, one mouth-piece for balloons and one propeller base). All parts are in transparent plastic packs glued on a varicoloured carton. On the front of the carton, there are: the trade name HOTOY®, PATENT No: ZLO2238850.8, notices “WOW” “FLYING”, warnings in English and Slovak languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0852/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 30008 EAN 5412619300085
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because it contains small elements which fit into the small parts cylinder. Children may put small elements into mouth and choke.


In addition, the toy did not pass the impact test.


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 importer  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0854/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Vicky doll
 
Brand: Ra Konrad
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 8328, EAN 4020972083289
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a serious chemical risk to children because:


1. Current model:

- banned azo dyes were used in the doll's hair: 4-aminoazobenzene
(p-aminoazobenzene),


- the shoes contain the sensitising dye dispersion orange 37/76;


2. Older model:

- banned azo dyes were used in the rucksack - 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine.


- banned azo dyes were used in the doll's hair: p-aminoazobenzene. Disperse Yellow 23, Cl 26070.


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

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

 
Description:  1. Current model (since approx. 2006): 40 cm with brown woollen hair, checked blouse, blue dungarees and burgundy fabric shoes; blue plastic buttons are sown onto the trousers. Rucksack made of dark blue material. 2. Older model (from 2005): 40 cm with brown woollen hair, checked blouse, blue dungarees and burgundy fabric shoes. A strap can be used to attach the doll to the back of the rucksack. Rucksack made of dark blue material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0857/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set with bow and arrows with suction cups and lance
 
Brand: Beat Magnum True Hero
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking since during testing the suction cup becomes detached with a tensile force of 23N (requirement 60N) and the suction cup fits completely into the small parts cylinder. Once the suction cup becomes detached, it poses a risk of choking.


The 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:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0858/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Indian set
 
Brand: HPI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 4002422050195
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking since during testing the suction cup becomes detached with a tensile force of 37 N (requirement 60N) and the suction cup fits completely into the small parts cylinder. Once the suction cup becomes detached, it poses a risk of choking.


The 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:  Bow and arrows with suction cups
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0860/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Umbrella
 
Brand: Thomas & Friends
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5 036278 007095, stock code: THOMAS005013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 271 mg/g diisononylftalat (DINP) corresponding to 27,1%. The use of DINP in toys restricted under the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Umbrella, bright blue plastic, yellow edge with motives from Thomas Tog (Thomas train)
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0861/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic ball – Smile ball
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 15293
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 1.9% by weight of Di-"isononyl"-phthalat (DINP). The use of DINP in toys is restricted under the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow ball, sold as not inflated, 15 cm - 6 inch. Decorated with "Smiley".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0862/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Vomit-like blot made from plastic
 
Brand: Ming Shing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 8708F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The toy poses a chemical risk as it contains 0,47 % by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, the allowed maximum level for phthalates is 0,1%.


The product may come into contact with a child’s lips and mouth and the restricted chemicals may get into saliva and can be swallowed. Phthalates may cause harm to an unborn child and possibly pose a risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative impact on the development of male/female reproductive organs.
 

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

 
Description:  Vomit-like blot of plastic, 8-12 cm in diameter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0868/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 17648, EAN 54126193176482
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a risk of choking because it contains small elements which fit into the small parts cylinder.


Children may put small elements into mouth and choke.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0872/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dog Beanie Toy
 
Brand: Next
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  999032
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a risk of choking to children because the dog's nose can be detached. Children may put it into their mouth and choke.


Two customer complaints regarding the dog's nose detaching from the toy were received but no incident or injury reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Plush Fabric Toy Dog
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0878/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun – Soft bullet gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 906B+
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking since during testing the suction cup becomes detached with a tensile force of 20 N (requirement 60N) and the suction cup fits completely into the small parts cylinder. Once the suction cup becomes detached, it poses a risk of choking.

The 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:  Pistol, projectiles with suction cups, target
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0880/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow with target set
 
Brand: Shoot Technique Sport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 2828
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking since during testing the suction cup becomes detached with a tensile force of 78 N and the suction cup fits completely into the small parts cylinder. Once the suction cup becomes detached, it poses a risk of choking.


The 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:  Bow, target, arrows with suction cups, blower and stand
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0883/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toy - "Lili Bath Jelly" Pig bath toy
 
Brand: MADES COSMETICS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No: 060413, Article No: 2702145 , Gencod: 8714462059088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
This toy poses :



- a chemical risk because the PVC used to make the pig and the stopper contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) at levels higher than the maximum allowed limit,



- a risk of choking because of small parts detachable at a force of under 90N, which can be ingested or inhaled.




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

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

 
Description:  Pink plastic pig with “Lili Bath Jelly” written in red and white on its belly. The pig is filled with a shower gel and closed underneath with a colourless plastic stopper. 95ml.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0875/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's dress
 
Brand: Little Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Little Bitty
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it has two small beads on a little bib around the neck area.
One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby’s red & white dress. No packaging. There is a label sewn inside the dress that reads "Little Bitty". There is also a second label sewn into the dress that reads "Exclusive of TRMS Excepto Los Adornos. V52440. Made in Philippines".
Country of origin:  Philippines
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0845/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: Gilchrist & Soames
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Recall concerns Gilchrist & Soames Toothpaste/Dentifrice (SKU #U001H300). 18 ml/0.65 oz tube supplied in the last 12 months.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
Presence of diethylene glycol (DEG) in the toothpaste is 1.2%, which may pose a health risk to consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  18ml/0.65 oz tube labelled “Gilchrist & Soames Toothpaste/Dentifrice”. The back of the tube lists the ingredients and the words “Manufactured in China” and “Distributed by Gilchrist & Soames”. The toothpaste is packaged singly and is sometime included in dental kits with a toothbrush.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0855/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Sport line Antidandruff Shampoo & Balsam
 
Brand: FILA cosmetics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 01110, lot nr. 104L, EAN 8016150011102
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 56750 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Sales ban and administrative fine ordered by the authorities.
 

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

 
Description:  150 ml
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0866/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Set of cosmetics for children
 
Brand: DROMADER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900361034186
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because in the green eye shadow the level of migration of chromium (Cr) is 320,3 mg/kg, and the level of migration of lead (Pb) is1506 mg/kg, which exceed the maximum allowed level.


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

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

 
Description:  The set is sold in the packaging made of plastic and multicoloured cardboard. There are different shapes of a toy: fish, shell, heart, cat and dog. The set consists of eye shadows (5 colours), lipstick, rouge and applicator. On the cardboard part of packaging there are following: CE mark, pictogram “not intended for children 0-3”, ingredients.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0871/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail Polish with vitamin E
 
Brand: G04
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch B18811, colour code 28, best before 12.2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 60,5 g/kg of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and poses a possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs. Especially children are vulnerable as their body is developing and can be negatively affected by these toxic substances.


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

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

 
Description:  Glass bottle with black screw cap, volume 15 ml
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0873/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - Acryl Nail Enamel CORAL
 
Brand: DELIA COSMETICS Ltd Poland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch L 003, colour code 35, best before 31.12.2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk as it contains 60,5 g/kg of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which exceeds the maximum allowed limit. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of male/female reproductive organs.


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

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

 
Description:  Glass bottle with black screw cap, content: violet substance, volume 10 ml
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0844/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  5 M 1500W extension lead on reel
 
Brand: LEIVA ELECTRICIDAD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 11901
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because:



- the reel is not fitted with threaded terminals for external copper conductors,



- the reel is not fitted with a flexible cable in accordance with HD 21 0 HD 22 and is lighter than a flexible PVC-coated cable,



– the minimum dimensions of the cable are 0.40 mm2, less than 0.75 mm2,



– the ends of the conductors are consolidated using soft solder,



– the reel has no cable fastening to ensure that the conductors do not suffer tension or twisting,



– the reel is not designed to protect the flexible cable,



– the reel does not permit for easy connection of the conductors to the terminals,



– as the conductors are not fixed, the creepage and clearance distances may be reduced,



– the power intake plug does not comply with Standard UNE 20-315,



– the maximum permitted heating values are exceeded (by more than 25 K),



– it did not pass the ball pressure test.



This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61242.
 

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

 
Description:  5 m, 1500W extension lead, which can be wound up on a reel. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a round label carrying the details of the firm LEIVA ELECTRICIDAD, CE marking and reference 11901.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0846/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote-controlled socket
 
Brand: Unitec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Remote-controlled socket set 3+1, 5-channel version, Art. No 450801, model EIM-814, EAN 4008153508011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The notified product poses a risk of electric shock because all six tested remote-controlled sockets had a too wide gap between the earth contacts (between 29.3 mm and 31.5 mm). This means that a safe connection between appliances plugged in and the earth wire is not ensured.



The notified product poses a risk of fire because in the load test the socket’s printed-circuit board caught fire, and the temperature of the socket contacts rose by more than 100 K.
This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the R&TTE Directive and the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of three remote-controlled sockets and one remote-control device
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0856/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium - Fish House
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock due to:


- inadequate cord anchorage and finger-accessible live parts on the lamp-holder,


- total absence of marking and instructions: i.e., no rated voltage, frequency, power or current.


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

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

 
Description:  Fish tank with glass walls and base fitted into a wooden enclosure in the shape of a house with windows and a sloping roof. Within the enclosure is an electrical lighting unit consisting of a lamp and lampholder with a cable leading to a two-pin plug. Approximate size of product: L (x-axis) x W x H 300 mm x 200 mm x 400 mm.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0869/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  AC adaptor
 
Brand: Roadstar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: FJ-48# EAN: 7 621800 020376
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the secondary circuit that can be touched. The secondary circuit can be touched via the output cable of the AC adaptor.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  AC adaptor for Roadstar 5' TFT-LCD colour TV LCD-5010K/S
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0876/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cordless kettle - Tesco Rapid Boil cordless Jug Kettle
 
Brand: Tesco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model JK 16, bar code 5051008494112
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the base can be detached from kettle possibly causing scalding.


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

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

 
Description:  Cordless Rapid Boil Kettle
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0877/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Insect killer
 
Brand: So-Lite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  So-Lite EAN: 6 430019 810484
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the accessible metal part.


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

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

 
Description:  Racket like product. Black handle and grey hitting part. Size of the product: 46.5 cm x max 17 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0881/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Thermoelectric sauna belt
 
Brand: SAUNA BELT PREMIER AB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MB-8186
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a risk of burns because:


- the machine does not switch off automatically after 50 minutes of use as stated in the instructions,


- the conductor section of the supply cable is 0.23 mm², which is less than the stipulated 0.5 mm²,


- the power absorbed indicated on the instructions (28 W) is not the same as that indicated on the appliance (35 W).


In addition, the instructions are in English.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Belt on which is written “SAUNA BELT PREMIER AB”. It comes packed in a cardboard box bearing the wording “PREMIER AB SAUNA BELT”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33

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Alert number: 0882/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Washing machine
 
Brand: ASPES (Spain) OCEAN (Martinique, New Caledonia; Egypt) BRANDT (Greece) CRYSTAL (Israel)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ASPES LA143CS-EG/G BRANDT WTC0413G-XD/D BRANDT WTC0413G-XE/E OCEAN CA423N-XE/E CRYSTAL TL5044-J/01, TL-5022-J/01, BM5002-JD/D TL5011-J/01, TL5033-J/01, AM5050-JE/E BM4001-JE/E, BM4002-JE/E
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of fire because:


- due to the electrical contacts of the timer, when the washing machine is in the spin-drying cycle, the timers may overheat, and subsequently cause fire
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and from consumers ordered by the importer. Press release  (By: Other)

 
Description:  top washing machines manufactured between July 2005 and August 2006
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 33