Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 39 ( Published on: 05/10/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0979/07       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Children's wooden crib "Laura"
 
Brand: DREWEX® kolorino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  “Laura“, bar code 5906609097104
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:


- the bars of the crib can break, allowing the baby to pass a part of its body through it and thus placing it at risk of becoming trapped;


- there are no instructions for use in Lithuanian.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's wooden crib/cot “Laura“, deferent sides is made from softwood. Crib/Cot is packed in card box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0996/07       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Lime scale remover spray – Nix Banyo
 
Brand: Levent
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive amount of nonylphenol ethoxylates. This substance should not exceed the maximum allowed limit of 0.1%.


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

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

 
Description:  Limescale remover spray, for the bathroom and kitchen. Flat white plastic bottle with a white plastic pump top. The nozzle, locking ring and pump lever are made of dark blue.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0977/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Aquarium light
 
Brand: BOYU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PL-35-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- there is no protection against ingress of water,


- the earthing of the product is defective,


- the construction of the switch is not appropriate.


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 product has a black aluminium cover with plastic specular surface inside. A plexi front plate can be slipped into the rails on the cover.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0990/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light – Led Economic night light
 
Brand: KEHEIDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because it is made of material which is not resistant toward heat and fire as required for this type of lighting equipment.


The 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, recall from consumers and information to consumers by the distributor. Press release has been issued. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting equipment is made of plastic, has shape of butterfly and has not got a cable. After plugging in the front side is illuminated by 3 coloured diodes. On the part which goes to the wall socket there is the notice: KEHEIDA and data: 220V- 120 V, 50-60 Hz, 0,3W. The wrapping is the cardboard label on which there is pressed plastic shaped transparent cover. On the package there is name of product, origin, trademark of manufacturer and instructions in English language.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0991/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp – indoor glass lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Importer: V 733, Exporter: ATL101-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- the electrical connections are not effectively protected against twisting/contortion during replacement of the lamps,


- the lampholder E27 is not effectively protected against loosening. The live parts become accessible when the movable parts of the lampholder are removed.


The 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 by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Art deco style glass lamp. The lamp has two light bulbs: one for illuminating the shade and the other for illuminating the base. Packaging: neutral cardboard box. Marking: GLASS LAMP V733 – L.E.C. (Lesne et Cie).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0994/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Fluorescent light
 
Brand: LUCERNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TL 3020/18W
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The 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 fire to get extinguished spontaneously. The material kept on burning after loop has 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 recall from consumers by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product was sold in cardboard box on which there was: "fluorescent light LUCERNA TL 3020 18W, 230V/50 Hz, type of pentad G13 and CE mark". The product was labelled by typal label on which there was: "LUCERNA, model: TL 3020/18W, 230V/50 Hz, G13:IP20 and CE mark".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0995/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Fluorescent light
 
Brand: GLOBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 4235 EE (on typal label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- after testing with pellet at temperature 125 ºC, deformation of die-casting occurred,


- pellet impress diameter is 7,3 mm (pellet impress diameter is not allowed to be more than 2 mm),


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


- after testing with burning loop at temperature 850 ºC, the material immediately set on fire without any change of fire to get extinguished spontaneously. The material kept on burning after loop has been pushed aside.

The material also failed after testing at temperature 750 ºC.


The 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 recall from consumers by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product was sold in cardboard box on which there was: "Electronic Wandlampe GLOBO T5 21W and CE mark". The product was labeled by typal label on which there was: "GLOBO Art. 4235EE, max. 21W, T5, 230V, 20/04 and CE mark". Directly on the light there are 2 plugs without marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1002/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp – Disney Princess
 
Brand: Spearmark International Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type 6543, Dream castle lamp kool lite, bar code 5021703065436.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a serious risk of electric shock because, when the flexible mains supply cord is put under mechanical strain, the cord anchorage does not sufficiently relief the conductors from strain where they are connected to the terminals in the luminaire. Due to mechanical strain the live conductors could come loose.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1000/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Brush cutter
 
Brand: IKRA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  IKRA BT2640
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because:



- a possible fault in the control system can cause the product to accelerate out of the user’s control,



- if the operator release the control device and unintentionally catch the cable, can cause that the engine to run at high speed,



- the connecting cords are not protected, and if they are disconnected the earth circuit will remain open, which prevent the machine from being switched off.



This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and the relevant European standard EN ISO 11806.
 

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

 
Description:  Petrol brush cutter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0983/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – VW Caddy
 
Brand: VW - Volkswagen AG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type 2K, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0252. Vehicle identification numbers: WV1***2K*7X024877 to 029277 and WV2***2K*7X000061 to 031164.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because owing to defective heat treatment of the spring U-bolts, which attach the rear axle to the leaf spring, the spring U-bolts of Caddy vehicles may break. In the most severe cases, this could lead to loss of control of the rear axle.


13 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles manufactured from 24 July 2006 to 31 August 2006.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0998/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Water pump impeller in DUCATI motorcycles
 
Brand: DUCATI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DUCATI motorcycles, models Monster S4 RS and ST3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because the water pump impeller does not turn as a new impeller, with a wrong shaft – which is shorter than the nominal one, and does not engage on the timing lay shaft – was installed. Due to this reason, the cooling system does not work properly (Coolant temperature easily exceeds the max. allowed value of > 120° C, even if electric fans correctly switch on), with a consequent damage of some engine parts (piston seizure, for example). That 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 models Monster S4 RS and ST3 motorcycles within frame no. range: - ST3 from frame serial number ZDMS302AA7B006600 to ZDMS302AA7B006640 (Europe model) - Monster S4 R and RS from frame serial number ZDM1RB5T77B106330 to ZDM1RB5TX7B106516 (USA version), from ZDMM417AA7B106006 to ZDMM417AA7B106675 (Europe version) and from ZDMM418AA7B106009 to ZDMM418AA7B106021 (France version).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0999/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbikes
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GA-625; 49,0 cm³
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the chain guard is insufficient and therefore there is a danger that the rider or her/his clothes will come into contact with the chain,


- the construction of a seat caused lack of stability of a rider.
In addition insufficient safety instructions and warnings.


This product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Diameters of the product: length 950 mm, width 500 mm, height 565 mm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1007/07       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Brake cable set used in climbing – Via Ferrata set
 
Brand: DB4 Stretch Y and DB4 Stretch Y Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Via Ferrata set, models DB4- STRETCH-Y and DB4- STRETCH-Y LIGHT, item numbers AS85A2S and AS85AMS. EAN: 9006381608539 and 9006381608591.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the brake cables leading through the shock absorber are partially twisted, leading to varying, uncontrollable brake values which could, in the worst case scenario, cause the brake cables to break.


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

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

 
Description:  Grey and red Via Ferrata set with red and white brake cable
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0976/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s bicycle – Funny 12"
 
Brand: Funny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Funny 12"
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the handlebar grips have insufficiently extended and guarded ends (child's hands may slip from the handlebars),


- it is not equipped with a complete chain-guard.
This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and information to consumers by the producer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Bicycle for young children with 12” wheels, a yellow frame and an orange saddle. Information on the frame: Funny, child collection, magic, buble, <a href="www.dema.sk">www.dema.sk</a> and STN ISO 8098. Notices on the wheel: Rubena, 47-203, TO 35PSI-250kPa.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0982/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Scooter, model “Speed Limit Girl”
 
Brand: GO SPORT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 81540, bar code: 2 060499 395801
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries to the user given the risk of trapping.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding scooter for children. The GO SPORT “Speed Limit” scooter also exists in a boy’s version with the same reference number. As the only difference compared with the girl’s version seems to be the colour of the handlebar grips, it is probably affected by the same problems.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0986/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cot
 
Brand: Bambino world
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number H0624
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because :


- dimensions of the changing pad are too small,


- there is no locking mechanism,


- inconsistent depth of the seam of the bassinette.


One accident has been reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 716, EN 1130 and EN 12221.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby mobile travel cot in bulky (large) brown cardboard box with pictorial description of an animated baby hold holding a teddy bear with 3 stars on each side of the baby’s head. Following written information on box: "Item number: H0624, Description: Travel Cot. IZ N0-SUD, STRABE 2 M7 A02355 WIENER NEUDORF AUSTRIA".
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0980/07       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Self-inflating life rafts
 
Brand: BFA MARINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: BFA, Baltic, Atlantic, Pacific and XM/BFA OFFSHORE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a serious risk of drowning because the life raft may not inflate when used, owing to a fault:


- in the two valves on each of the two compartments,


- on the Y-shaped plastic inflating connection.


It seemed that the valve fault originated from assembly in a factory using lubricants which allowed tightening beyond the force recommended by the supplier. When over tightened, the overpressure valves can crack, or even break, after a period of time which is difficult to estimate, but which may apparently be shortened as a function of storage temperature. Concerning the Y-connection, a Y-shaped plastic inflation connection is fitted to a small number of life rafts manufactured. The presence of traces of lubricant detected by analysis suggests that the cause of the faults on the Y-connection is the same as in the case of the valves.
 

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

 
Description:  Self-inflating life rafts manufactured between 1997 and 2002 (serial numbers 10001 – 50180) and between 2002 and April 2007 (serial numbers starting with the prefix XDC).
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0985/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair for dolls
 
Brand: Funny Baby Barrow
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 53002B, EAN: 5907479407963.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:


- sharp edges are within the reach of a child,


- the blockades and whole toy broke under the weight of 50 kg,


- the plastic bag is made of thicker material than allowed,


- lack of information concerning the necessity of checking the toy by an adult before the child starts playing with it.


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

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

 
Description:  Pushchair for dolls made of plastic pipes (diameters 13 mm) connected by rivets. The seat is made of fibbers’ material (width 20 cm). On both sides of a pram and in the back of it there are safety blockades. The packaging of a toy is a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard multicoloured tag, which contains the following information: CE mark, 5907479407963.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0988/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby rattle set
 
Brand: Happy Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 0608S (06085), bar code: 013253060806
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This toy poses a serious risk of choking because the transparent plastic part of the telephone shape rattle was fissured during impact test due to low mechanical endurance and could release the small parts which are in the rattle. These small pieces fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. The toy which is obviously designated for children under 3 years old poses a serious risk of choking and suffocation.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  A rattle set consisting of 5 rattles namely roller, telephone, trumpet, baby duck and key packed in a carton box having a window with transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0989/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toy - “Zwierzęta do ciągania 26/28” (A pull along toy – animals 26/28)
 
Brand: HangeLei Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  028 AB, EAN 5906722006403
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
This toy poses a serious risk of :



- choking, because small parts (snail’s horn) can be easily detached and they fit entirely within the small parts cylinder. Children may put these parts into their mouth and choke,



- suffocation, because the free length of the cord (775 mm) exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 220 mm when stretched by a force of (25 ± 2) N. Cords which are too long can be wound around the neck and constitute a strangulation hazard.



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

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy in the shape of a snail containing 4 wheels, a long cord ended with a small plastic handle and a plastic transparent ball with small elements which rattle when shaken. All parts of the toy are made of plastic and have different colors: body – yellow, wheels – red, head – green. This toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a perimeter of 640 mm, which is closed with a folded cardboard. The folded cardboard contains drawings of two toys and the following inscriptions: “028”, “HangeLei Toys”, “Made in China”, a pictogram concerning the age restriction (1.5 +) and “CE”. A label attached to the folded cardboard contains inscriptions “Toy complies with the standard EN-71”, “Made in China”, “Warning! Risk of choking – small parts This product is not intended for children below 3 years. Warning - The packaging, which is made of plastic, is not a toy – do not make it available to children for playing. Please keep for future reference. Playing only under the supervision of adults.” "CE" and a pictogram concerning the age restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0993/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Spinning top
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  m238 (on the invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
This toy poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached easily and fit into the small parts cylinder.



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 and destruction of the product by the supplier. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Spinning top sold without packaging or in a bag bearing only the price. The top measures around 14 cm in width and 16 cm in height. It has white, sky blue, yellow and red stripes and an orange plastic handle.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1001/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy drum – Tesco My First Drum
 
Brand: TESCO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batch codes
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a risk of choking because the yellow plastic pin that holds the cymbals in place at the top of round yellow disc can break off when hit. Children may put the plastic pin 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 and recall from consumers by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy drum with cymbals - for ages 18 months +.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1004/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Growing Pet Dinosaur Egg and Growing Pet Snake Egg
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° in invoice FT-1545 (Dinosaur) and Item n° in invoice FT-1592 (Snake).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts (unswollen pet fits in small parts cylinder 8.2). In the test of expanding materials (8.14) the pet expands over 50 % in every dimension (dinosaur: 90 – 160 %, snake: 160 - 180 %). Test performed by Finnish Customs Laboratory.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink egg in a plastic package, growing/expanding pet inside the egg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1005/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable ring - Whale and Dolphin Swim Rings
 
Brand: Bestway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8734, #36027, EAN: 8595046387342
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the whale contains 28.9 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The blue plastic wrap contains 0.287 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 17.9 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP).


Phthalates are not allowed to be used as a substance or material in toys and products used for child care in concentration more than 0.1 %.


This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN-71.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has a shape of dolphin of blue-white colour with black print. The inflatable valve is on the tail. On the product there are warnings in English language, CE mark and trademark – Bestway. The rings are 76 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1006/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable air bed with cross section SUMMER WITH HEDGEHOG
 
Brand: WIKY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  170300, item: 87506, EAN: 8590331703005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk the valve contains 7.70 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP), green plastic wrap with the print contains 14.6 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP) and yellow plastic wrap contains 16.6 % by weight of di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP). Phthalates are not allowed to be used as a substance or material in toys and products used for child care in concentration more than 0.1 %.
This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN-71.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in plastic transparent bag on which there are: item, origin and information in 2 foreign languages including the using of plastic package. The product is in package together with cardboard paper on which there are 3 coloured product variations, name of the product, proportions, data on distributor, warnings and information. In the package there is also the leaflet "Kiddy Mattress" with warnings and information in 11 foreign languages. On this leaflet there is pictogram – suitable for children up to the age of three and CE mark. On the product itself there is the warning that this is a sport equipment not toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0981/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Jog suit for children
 
Brand: X-FACT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SU 97-55 ALIN, bar code: 2000000675480
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
This product poses a serious risk of injuries and suffocation by strangulation due to the presence of drawstring and plastic toggles provided with the hood and applied in the trousers. The use of toggles and drawstrings in the hood on garments for young children is not allowed.



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

 

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

 
Description:  Light and dark blue jog suit with a hood, drawstring and plastic toggles on the ends of the drawstring. Size: 128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0992/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children shoes - Caterpillar®
 
Brand: WOLVERINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Children’s Caterpillar® styles Equate, Kudos and Sheltered. Only shoes carrying one of the following stock numbers are affected: - Equate: 200756, 200757 and 200758, - Kudos: 200735, 200736, 200737, 200777 and 200778, - Sheltered: 200912, 200913 and 200914.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of suffocation because the black plastic tab at the end of the shoe laces comes unstuck from the laces when pulled and, in exceptional circumstances, could present a choking risk to very young children.

 

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

 
Description:  Only children’s US shoe sizes 7-12 are affected by the potential safety issue (equivalent European sizes 23 – 29).The affected models of shoes come in a range of colours. A label carrying the stock number can be found on the inside tongue of the shoes. Notices to consumers will incorporate the photographs and instruct them to check the brand and the stock number to see if they have an affected product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1008/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Plastic shoes
 
Brand: Outdoor footwear ESSE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ladies’ slippers HH-W6387 A36.41 mix, EAN 8591626024782.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains pungent smell, noxious substances (acetophenone, 2-phenyl-2-propanol), which are classified as irritating to the skin, eyes and airways.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink plastic shoes approximately 29 cm long (size 40) in transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0978/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fluorescent table luminaire
 
Brand: Lumine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 99-6000106, EAN: 7 393640 600017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the touch switch.


The product does not comply with Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard ЕN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is silver and black.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0984/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  TV wall support
 
Brand: Vogel’s Original
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code 8501500/TVB 150 Black, 110255
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a serious risk of injuries because, due to lack of clear information about the necessary parameters of the wall on which the product can be installed, the TV wall support with objects which are placed on it can fall down and badly hurt the user and damage his property.



One accident reported.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  TV support, which is design to be installed on the wall. The product is made of silver coloured metal and plastic. There are 4 screws, pins and nuts. The package of a product is made of cardboard. On the package there are pictures of the way of installation of the product on the wall, and following information: “TV wall support”, “Vogel’s Original”, “TVB 150”, “48-55 cm/19-22”, “max 30 kg/66 lbs”.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 0997/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multiple cord extension set
 
Brand: LUCERNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FX 4-7m, art. nr: WX-2003X74Fi, EAN: 8590849470000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:



- isolating material is not resistance towards excessive heat, fire and crawling currents,



- flexible cable can not be disjointed from attachment without getting permanently useless (during testing flexible cable shall be able to be disjointed),



- flexible cable has insufficient diameter (0.69 mm2). When testing with burning wire the flame has occurred. The flame lasted longer than 30 s after the burning wire has been removed;



and a risk of electric shock because:



- under specific circumstances the isolation of the product can be damaged. Material which the product is made of has insufficient isolating attributes,



- dimensions of the plug is incorrect,



- marking is incorrect.



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 recall from consumers by the distributor.Press release has been issued. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product is packed in transparent plastic bag enclosed by paper label on which there are the name of the product in more foreign languages, trademark „LUCERNA“, model, art. no., EAN code, CE mark and data on distributor and manufacturer. On the typal label there are data: 10-16V, ~250V, max. 3500W, CE mark, trademark „LUCERNA“and warning - „do not intervene in a connection!“ Data on cable: H05VV-F, 3G, 1,00mm2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39

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Alert number: 1003/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set - extending moving supply
 
Brand: LUCERNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FX 3-10m, art. N°: OY-2191x10 4FA, EAN: 8590849370003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a serious risk of electric shock and fire because :



- during the testing moving cable has detached and conductors got cut off (electrical connections of non-dismantled attachments must not be cut off),



- flexible cable has insufficient diameter (0.86 mm²),



- when testing with burning wire a flame occurred. The flame lasted longer than 30 s after the burning wire has been removed,
- material which the product is made of has insufficient isolating attributes. Under specific circumstances the isolation of the product can be damaged.



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

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in transparent plastic bag enclosed by paper label on which there is the name of the product in more foreign languages, trademark "LUCERNA", model, art. no., EAN code, CE mark and data on distributors and manufacturer. On the typal label there are data: "10-16V, ~250V, max. 3500W, CE mark, trademark LUCERNA" and warning – "do not intervene in a connection!" Data on cable: H05VV-F, 3G, 1,00mm2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 39