Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report

Report 36 ( Published on: 14/09/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0923/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Tent – Open Air
 
Brand: Woodstock
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No: 4721900, Bar code: 5703384000189
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because it lacks permanent air holes. When two persons are in the tent there is not enough oxygen which can cause suffocation. At the same time there is an increased concentration of carbon dioxide.


One accident reported: a person after few hours in the tent had breathing problems.
 

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

 
Description:  Pop-up tent for two persons
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0915/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink – Atom Colour Sonic Green, Hot Yellow and Blaze Orange
 
Brand: Atom colour
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Sonic Green: 31073, - Hot Yellow: 31073, - Blaze Orange: 30607.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a serious chemical risk because the azo-dyes contained in the products may cleave into carcinogenic aromatic amines:


Sonic Green: 1130 mg/kg o-anisidine,

Hot yellow: 374 mg/kg o-anisidine,

Blaze orange: 277 mg/kg o-anisidine and 344 mg/kg 2,4-toluenediamine.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic transparent bottle with a white plastic lid. Containing approximately 100 ml.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0916/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminaire with a clock
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  № 7856А
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of
electric shock because:


- the live parts are accessible,


- the essential characteristics on the luminaire are missing,


- there is a lack of accompanied instruction for use.


The 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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Portable luminaire with a clock, lamp holder Е14, with lamp 200V 10W, plastic hemisphere with six golden bands, cardboard packaging with colored picture on the luminaire with inscription Reading Lamp, Art. CLOCK.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0922/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain – 100 Musical lights
 
Brand: VALUE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses risk of electric shock and fire because:



- there is no cord anchorage protecting against pulling and twisting,



- the insulation applied between live and accessible parts is not sufficient,



- flashover occurred during the electric strength test.



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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The lighting chain contains 100 replaceable miniature incandescent lamps. The 2x50 series connected lamps are connected to the sound generating unit, where a volume control can be found. Main parts of the product: mains plug with inscription: 2,5A/250V CE B; electronics in the sound generating unit with inscription: Y213. Technical specification: 220-240V; Class II.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0918/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles – BMW Motorcycle Dakar
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models F650GS and F650GS Dakar E650G; EC type approval: e1*2002/24*0200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The handlebars might come loose from their correct position while the motorcycle is being manhandled or ridden so that there is a risk of falling.


The upper yokes and both handlebar retaining clamps of the vehicles in question are being replaced.


One accident involving material damage or personal injury has been reported worldwide.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles were manufactured between 10 January and 6 March 2007.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0925/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair – wheeled child conveyance
 
Brand: BeBetto Joker
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Joker model L0079
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  The conveyance is multi purpose type and it is intended for transport of one child.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0929/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair - “Agnieška - 1“
 
Brand: KLUPŚ® MEBLE DZIECIĘCE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  High chair “Agnieška - 1“, Gat. I A-B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to incorrect construction and openings in the access zone, where the fingers or other parts of a child could be entrapped. The product contains the following non-compliances:


- the pin with cross-section 7 mm goes into a hole between backrest and hind leg further on 10mm, (further then 10mm shall no to climb),


- the assemblage of the high chair uses screw-bolts (screw-bolts can not be used for the assemblage of singly projected parts, when highchair is demountable for transportation or storage),


- moving the high chair emerges the openings between crossbar of legs and supporting bar (possibility of injury),


- the instructions for safety use in Lithuanian are missing.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
 

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

 
Description:  High chair with soft seat and backrest, there is a tablemat and a crotch belt. The high chair consists of a table and a chair; the table turns 90º angle and chair puts on.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0924/07       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Personal Water Crafts – fuel hose clamp
 
Brand: KAWASAKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Personal Water Crafts (PWC), model JT1500-B7F, Ultra 250x, with serial numbers from KAW39001*707 to KAW39791*707.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of fire because the fuel hose clamp may not have been properly connected to the fuel injection system fuel rail. This can result in the fuel leakage from the hose to fuel rail or for the hose to separate from the mounting pipe, resulting in the risk of fire or explosion.
 

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

 
Description:  Kawasaki Personal Water Crafts (PWC)
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0914/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Accessories to dolls and locomotive
 
Brand: Mattel Inc., Fisher–Price
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H5705 – Geotrax Red Locomotive, J9485 – Barbie Dream Puppy House, J9486 – Barbie Dream Kitty Condo, K8606 – Barbie Table and Chairs Kitchen Play set, K8607 – Barbie Bathtub and Toilet Play set, K8608 – Barbie Living Room Play set, K8609 – Barbie Desk and Chair Bedroom Play set, K8613 – Barbie Living Room Play set, L1207 – Barbie Ultimate Furniture Gift set (product assortment which includes K8613), L6940 – Barbie Kitchen Furniture Play set (product assortment which includes K8606)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The products pose a risk of long term adverse health effects due to excessive amount of lead in paint.
These toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toys inside cardboard box<a href="http://eceuropaeu/consumers/cons_safe/new_mattel_recall_092007pdf">all </a>
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0921/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle – Educable toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 36, barcode 5904097000088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
This toy poses a risk of:



- choking because of small removable elements, which fit into the small parts cylinder,



- suffocation because the accompanied thin flexible plastic film bag can lead to suffocation.



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:  Plastic toy in the shape of a house. The roof has holes in different forms and there are 12 different fitting plastic pieces.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0927/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy balls
 
Brand: SAFETY TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.83% per weight of DEHP phthalate, which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight. These chemicals are added to PVC to make it softer and are very dangerous getting to the organism through skin or digestive tract.


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

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

 
Description:  In one package there are six pieces of toys. On the paper label there is marking "Safety toys, made in China, for children age 0-3, Shuhuawanjuchang“. On the product there is also the sticker saying that the toy is designated for dog (in this way the product has been declared in acquiring documents), then there was distributor and origin on the sticker. Toys whistle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0920/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste.
 
Brand: Dr. Cool whitening
 
Name: Toothpaste
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8588001584078, date of production 15 February 2007, date of expiration 15 February 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of 2,9% diethylene glycol in the toothpaste as indicated on the package of the toothpaste.


The product poses a serious risk particularly for children and consumers with renal and liver disorders.
 

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

 
Description:  120 g tube of the toothpaste is of white-blue-red colours, the cardboard box is white-blue-red, too.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0928/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: TERPAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - fluoride toothpaste, 47 ml, - fluoride toothpaste, 75 ml, - strawberry-flavoured toothpaste, 16 ml, - bubble-gum-flavoured toothpaste, 16 ml.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains between 6.3% and 7.1% of diethylene glycol (DEG). Diethylene glycol is toxic if ingested, especially for young children.
 

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

 
Description:  Toothpaste in tubes
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0917/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Timer – spare parts for household (electrical) appliances
 
Brand: Elbi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  52X2849 (Brandt Customer Services order reference) or 350 200 30 (Elbi reference)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire due to the degradation of the electrical contacts of the timer. When the washing machine is in the spin drying cycle, the timer may overheat and subsequently cause fire to the washing machine.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0919/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Three-way electrical adaptor
 
Brand: SOLID
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 4RW-2-1 (on the label); P90 (on the product), EAN: 5907736500017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- the insulated material did not withstand the glow wire test,


- the perimeter of impression in the insulated material was greater than 2,5 mm.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  The product is marked with CE, SOLID, Pmax2500W, 250V, P90 for 2,5A+2x10
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36

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Alert number: 0926/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric warmer
 
Brand: "BRZ"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GEMR-2-60
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses risk of electric shock because:


- the internal wires with a basic insulation are accessible,


- at test the operation power is 52 W, which exceeds the permissible limit of 42W,


- there is incomplete marking of flexible parts,


- the instructions for use are missing.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Warmer is packed in cardboard box
Country of origin:  Belarus
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 36