Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 37 ( Published on: 21/09/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0954/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Glass ice-cube 4-10 mm, transparent
 
Brand: Donath Creativ, Mach Dir die Freude
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot No 58, Article No 42928-012, EAN Code: 4 017198 222172
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts because it can be swallowed as a whole. Sharp corners and in some cases sharp edges can cause injury to the mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach and intestines.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourless decorative stones made of glass in a wide range of shapes and sizes (0.5-1.5 cm), some with sharp edges and points, some flat like broken glass, and a few rod-shaped, some curved. Packaging: round transparent plastic box with hinged lid bearing three stickers.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0934/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Xbox360TM Wireless Racing Wheel
 
Brand: Xbox360
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because a component in the Wheel chassis may overheat and release smoke when the AC-DC power supply is used to energize the Wheel.
Microsoft has received a small number of reports from consumers and retailers worldwide of failure.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected Xbox360 Wireless Racing Wheels (the "Wheels") are sold as aftermarket products as an accessory device for use with Microsoft's Xbox360TM games console. The Wheels were manufactured during 2006 and 2007. Wheels purchased before November 2006 are not affected.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0952/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Climbing harness
 
Brand: "Rock" lightweight sit harness
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  753, 1993-1995 model and 1996-1998 model
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the seams could open, causing a risk of falling.


This product does not comply with the Directive 89/686/EEC on personal protective equipment.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0931/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp series
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, SJ-077A, DSL-016, DSL-077A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the wires are in contact with sharp edges, thus the cable may get damaged,



- internal wires are not properly insulated and they can contact with accessible metal parts,



- it does not withstand the tilt test and tipped over, which leads to the situation that the supporting surface can overheat.



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

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

 
Description:  The base plate is made of thin painted iron plate, the counter-weight and the switch are placed inside.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0951/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall light
 
Brand: LUCERNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TL 3020/15W.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- deformation of die-casting occurred at temperature 125 ºC,


- pellet impress diameter is 7,3 mm whereas the limit is 2 mm,


- after testing with acicular flame, the material of product has ignited,


- after testing with burning loop at temperature 850 ºC the material immediately set on fire without any chance of the fire to get extinguished spontaneously. The material kept on burning after the loop had been pushed aside. The material also failed after testing at temperature 750 ºC.


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

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

 
Description:  The light was sold in the cardboard box marked as follows: "Lighting equipment LUCERNA TL 3020 15W, 230V/50Hz, type of pentad G13" and CE mark. The product was labelled with a typical label marked as follows: "LUCERNA, model: TL 3020/15W, 230V/50 Hz, G13/154W:IP20" and CE mark.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0936/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric planer
 
Brand: STRAUSS AUSTRIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ST/PL821-902 on the packaging, ST/PL821-903 on the label, Bar code: 9 120 022 490 243 (on the packaging), 1092034789500 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of :



- electric shock because after the thermal test the electric strength of the insulation decreases, and the majority of the information related to electric safety is missing from the instructions for use,



- fire because during the thermal test the planer caught fire,
- injuries because the instructions for use do not include the majority of the general instructions related with the safe use of the product.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has plastic cover and the surface contacting the material to be treated is made of aluminium. The button setting the depth of planning also serves as a grip. The appliance neither has an automatically closing protecting shield nor a lowering device. The machine can be operated by pressing the locking button then the starting button, where it cannot be locked. Main parts of the device: mains plug with inscription "16A250V YXD-02 YYEAC”+VDE; mains cable with inscription "YU YAO YU XIANG H05VV-F 0,75mm2+VDE"; bi-circuit switch with inscription "FA6-8/2B8 8(6)A 250V~ 5E4" + SEMKO; condenser with inscription: "MKT .22 GPF K x2 40/085/21 MEX/AID EN 132400 275VAC 250VAC"+VDE. Technical specification: 230V~50Hz; 600W; 15000 r/min; width and depth of cutting: 82x1mm, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0930/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mobile phone
 
Brand: QUNXING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO1000, Bar code: 5906031186179
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

This toy poses a serious risk of damage to hearing because the emission of decibel recorded is 96db. As it is intended to be played close to the ear and it should not exceed the allowed noise limit of 86db. This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy is a phone with aerial made of pink coloured plastic. Pressing any buttons results with sounds emission and appearance of pulsating light on aerial. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” batteries. The package of a toy is a multicolour cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0941/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Necklace of synthetic amber beads for children
 
Brand: ELFOS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
This product poses a serious risk of :



- choking because small parts can become detached at a force of 71 N,



- suffocation because the length of the necklace exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 220 mm.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace of synthetic amber beads. It is sold in a plastic bag marked as follows: "Necklace of synthetic amber beads, Electromagnetic, helps babies' teething, Elfos-Geneva, Switzerland. INSTRUCTIONS: For safety reasons, adjust the necklace around the baby's neck. Never lengthen the necklace".
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0942/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy
 
Brand: Arctic Merlin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no in invoice DS0005B (big owl) and DS0005A (small owl).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the quantity of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight:


- black plastic nose material contains 26,3% DEHP by weight of plasticized material,


- black plastic nail material contains 19,9% DEHP by weight of plasticized material.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected and destruction of imported products ordered by the customs authorities

 
Description:  White owl with black plastic nose and black plastic nails. Two sizes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0947/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys - fruit
 
Brand: Shuangjian
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.37% 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 the marking: "Shuangjian, made in China, children within 3 years old are not allowed to play“. On the product there is also the sticker saying that the toy is not designated for dogs (in this way the product has been declared in acquiring documents), the distributor and the origin. The toys whistle and have a shape of fruit (grape, bananas, pineapple, orange).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0955/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy – Teddy bear with thermophore pillow
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4016161 216859
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Microbiological
 
This product poses a bacteriological risk because the grain is polluted with calandre.



This product also poses a risk of choking because the seams of a pillow can bust and small parts (grain) can occur.
This toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
 

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

 
Description:  It is a soft, partly plush toy Teddy bear with a pillow stuffed with wheat grain. The head and paws are plush (100% polyester). In the middle of a toy there is a space for a pillow with velcro fastener. This part is made of acrylic (60%) and polyester (40%). The pillow is made of cotton. The toy is about 45 cm long/high. On the label there is a CE mark and "Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH & Co. KG D-74172 Neckarsulm". The toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a handle. The plush toy is intended to be thermophore. The pillow should be placed in microwave oven and after 1 minute heating can be used as a “filling” of a toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0937/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Tooth whitener set – 'Maximum white'
 
Brand: Smilecare
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Best-before date 2009/11/21 (stamped on seam at bottom of tube).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk of poisoning because the presence of 4.0g/100g of Diethylene glycol. The product poses a serious risk particularly for children and the consumers with renal and liver disorders.
 

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

 
Description:  The set consists of a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush and a container of tooth polish; plastic packaging with card back and accompanying leaflet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0943/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail Polish
 
Brand: Colours and Beauty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP). This substance may not be used for the production or processing of cosmetics.


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

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

 
Description:  Glass bottle with printed information and a label, application brush and plastic screw top, 10ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0945/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: MR. COOL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  COOL MINT 120, Bar code: 8427472100083, Ref: 910008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains 1.1% of diethylene glycol (DEG), which may pose a health risk to consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  The toothpaste comes in a white plastic tube with a blue stripe containing the mark MR.COOL and is accompanied by a toothbrush. The packaging is cardboard with a transparent part through which the toothbrush is visible. An adhesive label carries the details of the importer, the bar code, reference and the statement "Made in China".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0946/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: ACTIVE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: ULTRA WHITE, Set bar code: 5023907026596, Toothpaste bar code: 5023907026541.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a risk of poisoning because the toothpaste contains 4.4% of diethylene glycol (DEG), which may pose a health risk to consumers.

 

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

 
Description:  The product is sold as a set containing toothpaste, mouthwash and a toothbrush. The toothpaste is marked as follows: "Active Total Oral Care, ultra white antibacterial cleansing action, 150 g". The instructions are in English. The set comes in a blue cardboard box with a transparent part, containing the toothpaste and the brush. The mouthwash is blue-coloured and comes in a plastic bottle. The two packages are taped together as a single pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0953/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste
 
Brand: UFSBD, MSA and LANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - UFSBD mint-flavoured fluoride toothpaste, - UFSBD strawberry-flavoured fluoride toothpaste, - MSA mint-flavoured toothpaste, - LANG Green Tea Toothpaste.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

This product poses a microbiological risk because if the presence of germs responsible for opportunistic infections, thus posing a potential risk of local infection of the gums, of the oral cavity and possible digestive infection in immunosuppressed individuals.


Bacterial contamination:


- total number of revivable mesophilic aerobic microorganisms: average: 4,2.106 bacteria per gram (norm: less than or equal to 103 ufc per gram).


Identification: Klebsiella oxytoca

Presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (norm: absent).
 

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

 
Description:  The toothpaste comes in a plastic tube. The packaging is cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0932/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Starting cables
 
Brand: O.K.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  150A, code: AL-AG0003, XX1238242, EAN code: 9004181009235
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because at simulation of thermal overload of cable, allowed temperature during the starting impulse is 135 ºC. When testing, during the one starting impulse (max. 150A, 15s) the temperature of conductor reached 314 ºC, during the second starting impulse (max. 150A, 30s) the temperature of conductor reached more than 400 ºC. After the tests were finished, the insulation got on fire and conductors burned down.
 

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

 
Description:  Starting cable for connecting positive poles of accumulator has a black colour. Starting cable for connecting negative poles of accumulator has a red colour. On the product there is a mark of importers for more countries, distributor, origin, type, codes, name of product in seven languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0933/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Starting cables
 
Brand: ALPIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type: 600A, 3m, art. number: 40043, EAN: 9002852400435
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because at simulation of thermal overload of cable, allowed temperature during the starting impulse is 135 ºC. When testing, during the one starting impulse (max. 600A, 15s) the temperature of conductor reached more than 400 ºC, during the second starting impulse (max. 600A, 30s) the temperature of conductor also reached more than 400 ºC. After the tests were finished, the insulation got on fire and conductors burned down.
 

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

 
Description:  Starting cable for connecting positive poles of accumulator has a black colour. Starting cable for connecting negative poles of accumulator has a red colour. On the product there is a mark of distributors for SR, Slovenia and CR, manufacturer, EAN code and article number.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0935/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote control plug socket
 
Brand: CoMAG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Remote control switch set 9068, serial No: 06030000038259, EAN 4043052090687
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because :


- during the load testing, the printed board on the socket burned through and the temperature of the contacts increased by more than 85K,


- all four sockets examined had too wide a gap (ranging from 29.4 mm to 30.8 mm) between the protective contacts. Where the gap between the protective contacts is too wide, a safe connection between plugged-in devices and the protective conductor is not guaranteed.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the Directive on Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Remote control switch set, consisting of three radio-controlled sockets, one splash-proof radio-controlled socket and one remote control.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0938/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium water filter series
 
Brand: BOYU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SP-1800 (plus I, II, or III depending on the quantity of filter cups)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock due to the inappropriate construction of the switch of the product.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has black plastic cover. The motor is placed inside. A transparent plastic cup with the filter inside can be connected to the cover. Main parts of the product: mains plug with inscription: 6A 250V; mains cable with inscription: PVC YOUZHI JULV YIXI JUEYUAN DIANXIAN 250/300V. Technical specification: AC 220V/240V; 50 Hz; 25 W; Hmax: 1,3m; 1100L/h; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0939/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote-controlled switch set
 
Brand: CoMAG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  IP44 9061
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of fire and electric shock because:



- the socket caught fire during the load test, with the contacts heating up by more than 200 K,



- the distance between the protective contacts in a remote-controlled socket is too large,



- the product was not provided with adequate technical documentation.



The product does not comply with Low Voltage Directive and 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-controlled switch set comprising radio-controlled socket and remote-control unit operating at 434 MHz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0940/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Remote-control plug socket, remote-control switch set.
 
Brand: Global Switch Enterprise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  434MHz – receiver No 6899, production code: 603775, EAN 4010206890400
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of fire and electric shock because:



- during load testing the printed board on the socket burned through and the temperature of the contacts increased by more than 100K,



- four of six socket outlet had too wide gap (ranging from 29.2 mm to 31.4 mm) between the protective contacts,
- one of six socket outlet had too narrow gap (27.7 mm).



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

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 sockets and one remote control
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0944/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical pizza pan
 
Brand: PALA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Electrical Pizza Pan
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because of:


- breakage can lead to accessible live parts,


- inadequate cord anchorage,


- inadequate operating instructions and type-plate, i.e., the operating instructions state 1500 W in all cases, whereas the pizza pans are marked 1000 W or 1500 W depending on the size.


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

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

 
Description:  Pizza pan (230V/1.3kW), protection class I, appliance with heating surface on which foods can be placed. A contact grill with a single heating surface is familiar as a frying plate.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0948/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Starting cable
 
Brand: ALPIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type: 200A, 2,5m, art. number: 40023, EAN: 9002852400237
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because at simulation of thermal overload of cable, allowed temperature during the starting impulse is 135 ºC. When testing, during the one starting impulse (max. 200A, 15s) the temperature of conductor reached 263 ºC, during the second starting impulse (max. 200A, 30s) the temperature of conductor reached more than 400 ºC. After the tests were finished, the insulation got on fire and the conductors burned down.


This product does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Starting cable for connecting positive poles of accumulator has a black colour. Starting cable for connecting negative poles of accumulator has a red colour. On the product there is a mark of distributors for SR, Slovenia and CR, manufacturer and article number.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0949/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Halogen heater
 
Brand: Dyras
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QHT-408
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth protection on the front part is not appropriate (the screws connecting metal parts are not secured against loosening, the resistance is higher than required by the standard) and the basic insulated wires contact metal parts that are not supplied with earthing.


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

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

 
Description:  The heater has white plastic cover, on the front the heating elements are covered with metal grids. Main parts of the luminaire: mains cable (YA TAI WIRE INDUSTRY Co., LTD., H05VV-F 3G0.75mm2, VDE); mains plug (Y003, 250V, 16A, +marks of approval); speed switch (JINHE Electrics, 25T125, PA66, 250VAC, 15A, + marks of approval); safety switch (KW3-0Z, 16A, 250VAC, CQC VDE, CE). Technical parameters: 230V; 50 Hz; 800W; Class I.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37

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Alert number: 0950/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Pest repeller 4 in 1
 
Brand: Long well
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: IM-11GX. Serial number: 11G9P0C629xxxx. Batch of 490 units.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because due to poor assembly components, it can fall and cause overheating resulting in melting of part of the outer casing thus exposing live parts.


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

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

 
Description:  Ultrasonic and electromagnetic pest repeller with night light and ion generator.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 37