Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 35 ( Published on: 07/09/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0908/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Magnetic treadmill
 
Brand: ABISAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HMS, B1700
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of:


- too narrow place for feet on anti skid part of belt (it is 20 mm wide and should be at least 70 mm),


- too narrow place for running on the tracking belt (it is 305 mm length instead of minimum 325 mm),


- lack of information about the maximum allowed weight of user and class of use,


- lack of essential information and warnings in user’s manual.


The product does not fulfil the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 957-6.
 

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

 
Description:  The treadmill is made of steel. The base is 70 mm wide. The tracking belt is 305 mm wide and made of gray coloured plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35

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Alert number: 0909/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Primastar
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the notified vehicles a fault involving the pretensioner of the front passenger seat has been detected. The control unit may not be programmed to recognise the front passenger seat pretensioner and the airbag will therefore not activate in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  VIN: VSK*4*J**UY from 591366 to 598302
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35

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Alert number: 0911/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Audi A6
 
Brand: AUDI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Audi A6 Avant
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

On opening automatically, the tailgate may accidentally close abruptly after an interval.


The affected vehicles are repaired by replacing the power tailgate software.


Worldwide, a small number of cases resulting in minor injuries have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Affected vehicles were manufactured between June 2004 and July 2007. Vehicle ID number ranges: Type 4F (Audi A6) WAU***4F*5N000201 to WAU***4F*5N000391, WAU***4F*6N000101 to WAU***4F*6N195117, WAU***4F*7N000107 to WAU***4F*7N170981, WAU***4F*8N000105 to WAU***4F*8N033030 and Type 4L (Audi Q7) WAU***4L*6D000001 to WAU***4L*6D000134, WAU***4L*7D000001 to WAU***4L*7D107072, WAU***4L*79000007 to WAU***4L*79000100, WAU***4L*8D000004 to WAU***4L*8D014465, WAU***4L*89000001 to WAU***4L*89000020, WAU***4L*9D000010 to WAU***4L*9D000014, WA1***4L*7D000042 to WA1***4L*7D106989, WA1***4L*8D000005 to WA1***4L*8D014458, WA1***4L*9D000002 to WA1***4L*9D000016,
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35

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Alert number: 0907/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soft carry cot
 
Brand: Carena
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

There is the risk that a baby can fall down from the carry cot, because the attachment point of the handle can become loose. The nut of the attachment hook can become loose.
Two reports from consumers that the nut of fastening ring has become loose were received.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions and information to consumers by the importer  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft carry cot of baby stroller
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35

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Alert number: 0913/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stuffed teddy bear
 
Brand: GK Konzept und Handels GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Watch out! Pirates, EAN 4027942811460
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a risk of choking because it contains detachable small parts (buttons), which children may put into their mouth and choke.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Stuffed bear 25 cm. Pirate with hook instead of left hand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35

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Alert number: 0910/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Outside spotlight, 500 W
 
Brand: BRICORAMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product code: BRPRJ5N, BRPRJ5B; packaging code: BRPRJ5N-9016844, BRPRJ5B-59016842
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- it did not withstand the mechanical impact test at 0.7 Nm,


- it did not withstand the endurance test, one of the wires connected to the lamp holder broke.


The product does not comply with Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598-1 and EN 60598-2-5.
 

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

 
Description:  Halogen spotlight, voltage: 220-240 V, rating: 500 W, protection against electric shocks: class 1
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35

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Alert number: 0912/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote control plug socket set
 
Brand: OCSM GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SD 402 4501268, EAN 4044783701781
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- the remote control plug socket set caught fire during load test 20A,


- the contacts heated up by more than 80 K during test.


The product does not comply with Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61058.
 

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

 
Description:  Remote control plug socket set, consisting of three radio-controlled plug sockets (one with dimmer) and one remote control.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 35