Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 40 ( Published on: 12/10/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1044/07       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Pia and Bari Range leather furniture.
 
Brand: Argos.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Pia Range Argos catalogue numbers 635/8309, 628/3986, 635/8316, 635/8323, 635/8330, 635/8347, 628/3962, 635/8354, 635/8316, 635/8378, 635/8062, 628/3937, 635/8079, 635/8086, 635/8093 - Bari Range Argos catalogue numbers 627/1895, 627/1905, 627/1912, 627/1929, 627/1936, 627/1943, 627/1950, 627/1967, 627/1974, 627/1981, 627/1998, 627/2007, 627/6164, 627/6151, 627/6175, 627/6168.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of allergy because of incidents of skin irritation and lesions reported indicate a possible link in relation to contact with some of the Argos Pia and Bari ranges of leather furniture.

Complaints have been reported and some customers have received medical treatment.
 

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

 
Description:  Pia and Bari ranges of leather furniture sold in combinations of either 3 piece suite; Large Sofa; Regular Sofa or Recliner Chair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1023/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  In Line Skates - Gasoline Skating Shoes.
 
Brand: Marked with logo that resembles “FLY”.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of:



(i) injuries because:



- the braking arrangements do not meet the requirements for independent and easily accessible controls for slowing down and stopping,



- the guarding arrangements for the drive gears are not located at an adequate distance from the danger zone and fingers can easily reach the gear infeed points,



- the incorrect wiring of the stop control means that there is no normal means of stopping the engine,



- the risk of break up during operation,



- the drag brake mounting clip failed test,



- the inner end of the control cable sheath is not secured and the stop wires are very vulnerable to damage.



(ii) fire because the fuel tank is the first point of contact in a fall and is going to be damaged leading to fuel leaks and fire risk.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of in line skates (roller blades) right skate has a two stroke motor attached to rear with driving wheel (hand throttle).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1014/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser ray pistol - Sperior air sport gun.
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: P66C.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

This product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3B laser, which is potentially dangerous to the sight in all conditions of use. Prolonged exposure to moderate levels of laser light may bring about irreversible damage in the eye, particularly the retina and the crystalline lens.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Imitation firearm with laser. The packaging is a cardboard box with a photograph of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1026/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser ray pistol.
 
Brand: JIEKE.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: P355E.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

This product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3B laser, which is potentially dangerous to the sight in all conditions of use. Prolonged exposure to moderate levels of laser light may bring about irreversible damage in the eye, particularly the retina and the crystalline lens.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Imitation firearm with laser. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1049/07       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 100 Luz de Navidad.
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 7990003.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the sample does not pass the electric strength test corresponding to Class II,


- there is no reference indicating the kind of bulbs,


- absence on the bulb holder, cable or a label attached to the cable of any origin mark, class II symbol, markings of the degree of protection against dust and damp or warning that the lights can be used indoors only, voltage and power of replacement bulbs and to use only replacement bulbs of the same time as those supplied with the light chain.


- the terminals do not pass the test for the efficiency of permanent connections,


- the cable incorporated in the chain has characteristics inferior to those of the standard cable specified in the standard and the nominal section of the conductors, at 0.07 mm², is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard,


- the cable does not pass the tensile test,


- the power plug does not comply with standard and the length of the cable between the plug and the first bulb, at 0.70 metres, is less than the 1.50 metres required by the standard,


- it is not protected against the conditions of damp which may arise in normal use,


- it does not pass the electrical rigidity test and the test for not exceeding the ball pressure.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Christmas lighting chain with 140 coloured bulbs. The packaging is a red cardboard box with Christmas decoration and the statements: "Low energy light. Indoors/Outdoors. Flashing or continuous. Spare light included".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1038/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp.
 
Brand: 2 TOUCH LAMP.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2 TOUCH LAMP, Bar code: 0999876040961, No.A04096A.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because earth bed cord and Class II protection symbol are missing, so this product has Class 0 protection.


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

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

 
Description:  Table lamp with shade with picture of animal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1025/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Soldering iron.
 
Brand: White rocks.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 1.4013, EAN 4250107842386.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- it has no strain relief fitting,


- conductors inside housing are not adequately connected,


- connecting leads are only twisted into place,


- conductors did not pass the resistance test,


- it did not pass the voltage stability test,


- certain safety instructions of the soldering iron and markings are missing.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  Beige-coloured soldering iron in blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1042/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Impact drill.
 
Brand: Gérex.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GX 500-13.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses serious risk of electric shock because basic insulated wires get into contact with the sharp edges of the stator and accessible metal parts.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  The product has green plastic cover. The machine is supplied with an ordinary chuck, which can be tightened with a tool. Main parts of the device: mains plug (Y002; 10/16A; 250V; + marks of approval); mains cable (YUYAO JINMAELECTRIC WIRE FACTORY; H05VV-F; 2x0.75mm2; VDE); switch + speed regulator unit (FA2-6/1BEK; 4(4)A; 250V~; 5E4; TÜV), suppression unit (MEX/TENTA; MKT; 275V; 0,22uF; X2 + marks of approval) and motor without inscriptions. Technical specification: 230V~; 50Hz; 500W; 0-2800r/min; 13mm; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1043/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Impact drill.
 
Brand: Straus Austria.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ST/ID13-320
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1909040133206
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



- basic insulated wires get into contact with accessible moving metal parts,



- the insulation tubes are not fixed,



- the insulation damaged during the thermal test,



- flashover occurred in the electric strength test.
(ii) fire because during the thermal test the product caught fire.



(iii) injuries because the instructions for use in Hungarian do not comply with the requirements.



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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  The product has blue plastic cover with black rubber insert at the grip. The machine is supplied with an ordinary chuck, which can be tightened with a tool. Main parts of the device: mains plug (FY-007; 16A; 250V; VDE); mains cable (H05VV-F; 2x0.75mm2; VDE); switch+speed regulator unit and motor without inscriptions. Technical specification: 230V~; 50Hz; 500W; 1900/2800r/min; 13mm; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1045/07       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Impact drill.
 
Brand: REDLINE.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RL/ID0709-761 Bar code: 9 003 898 400 052.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses :



- serious risk of electric shock because when replacing the main cable the internal wiring and brush holders moves from their original position, thus the proper arrangement of the wiring cannot be controlled, they can get pinched between the two plastic parts of the cover, furthermore the live wires can get into contact with accessible metal parts.



- moderate risk of injuries because many of the general safety rules are missing in the instructions for use.



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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  The product has plastic cover with rubber insert at the grip. Main parts of the device: mains plug (10/16A 250V~ D02 QINOPU+marks of test houses); mains cable (H05VV-F YONGKANG CITY HUAQIANG CABLE AND WIRE FACTORY 2X0,75mm2; VDE); switch including control circuit and selector of direction of rotation (FA2-6/1BEK. The package contains a pair of carbon brush, a 3-m tape-measure and 5 drills. Technical specification: 230V~; 50Hz; 760W; 0-2600r/min; 13mm; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1041/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Nissan - Qashqai.
 
Brand: Nissan.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle model J10, EC type-approval number: e11*2001/116*0295*00.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses risk of injuries because the airbag in the head airbag system does not open properly.
The routine quality control checks have revealed that the manufacturing process can leave the bracket for the head airbag system with sharp edges which may damage the airbag when it is deployed. The bracket for the head airbag system is being replaced in all affected vehicles.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned are those manufactured in the period 04.12.2006 to 26.02.2007 with vehicle identification numbers within the following range: SJNF**J10*1000001 to SJNF**J10*1019413.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1048/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Off-Road Vehicle.
 
Brand: NISSAN.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Pathfinder R50.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire caused by the fuel intake pipe. There is the possibility that rust may appear around the assembly support, creating a hole which may cause fuel to leak when fuelling up.
 

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

 
Description:  Off-road vehicle.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1019/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair.
 
Brand: JANE.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CARRERA PRO, Reference: 2152-G34.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible to insert a 5mm-diameter rod into various apertures within the access area with a force of less than 30 N but not a 12-mm rod. Therefore, a child can insert its finger into these openings, where it may become trapped, causing lesions.One accident reported: A 10-month girl suffered a laceration on the third finger of the right hand, requiring hospital treatment.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority.Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Pushchair with folding, removable front protective bar.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1009/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy "Snake" - Magic Aqua Grow.
 
Brand: Magic Aqua Grow.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 9572, EAN 4019142095726.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because:


- the tongue of the snake and the segmented end of the tail/individual segments of the end of the tail can be torn off very easily before and after soaking,


- the tongue and the entire end of the tail fit into the small parts test cylinder,
- the soaking tests showed that

the toy and the individual parts which can be torn off become approximately 150% bigger when soaked in water.


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

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

 
Description:  Snake toy which expands when soaked, 40 cm long, made of solid plastic, the back is reddish-brown with black marks, the underside yellow, and the tongue is red.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1010/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll - Judy Collection.
 
Brand: LeluKulma.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no in invoice 108/43406.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The toy poses a chemical risk because the plastic head (which can be placed in the mouth) of doll contains 33% of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) by mass of plasticized material, which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1%. This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by customs authorities.

 
Description:  15 cm plastic doll (a fairy), 3 colours assortment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1015/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable ring - Swim ring.
 
Brand: Best way, SURF AND SUN.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. No.:03 40340, EAN: 8585017540340.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because :


- the valve contains 26,69 % by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),


- the blue plastic material contains 23,1 % by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2,02 % by weight of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP),


- the transparent plastic with the applied colour contains 27,3 % by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1,59 % by weight of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP).


The content of phthalates in the toy designed for a child is much higher as the maximum allowed limit of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for a health of a child.


This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy has a form of two interlinked rings. The greater opened ring is designed for adults. The smaller one is closed and designed for a child. The latter is equipped with two bands to prevent sliding down of a child from the ring. The valve is on the bottom in the back. The bottom parts are made from a blue plastic foil, the top is made from a printed transparent plastic foil. The toy is packed in an applied colour paper. The user instructions are in the front, warnings and information in various languages are on the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1016/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys - Forest dwellers (snakes, insects, beetles).
 
Brand: Kik Textilien und Non-Food GmbH.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 12008, product code: 851101.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 21.5% by weight of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP), which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for a health of a child.


This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Animal figures in the form of beetles, length 66 mm, made of plastic.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1018/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Seesaw.
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SPS 0170.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The toy poses a serious risk of injuries because :


- the screws can get loose and metal can fatigue occur,


- the handles can not be secured properly,


- when moving the handles in the seesaw direction, fingers entrapment can occur.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1020/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  213-piece wooden colouring case
 
Brand: Universe of Imagination
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. SKN 653233 (MA199W), Gencod: 80351674152.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This toy poses a risk of poisoning because excessive levels of lead were identified in the paint of the wooden case. Also, some of the black watercolour paint contains excessive levels of lead. Lead may be toxic if ingested by children and can have adverse effects on health.


This product does 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: Other)

 
Description:  Colouring set in a wooden case. 213 pieces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1024/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toys - Racing car with wind-up mechanism.
 
Brand: Spiegelburg.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 20139; EAN 4029753201393.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 7,8 % by weight of Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for a health of a child.


This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue painted wooden toy car with wooden driver’s head attached to the top (size approx. 7 x 4 x 6 cm); winding-up mechanism, metal axles, 4 white plastic wheels, 4 small soft black plastic tyres.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1027/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Chunky World Magnetic Fishing.
 
Brand: Shure.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No963. ISBN1-058286-963-4. Bar code 408984 00963.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a risk of choking because the drawing pin can easily be removed by person with nails (In original batch of toy the drawing pin was glued into position and hence not easily removable). Children may put the small parts 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 recall from consumers by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Painted sea creatures with drawing pin attached in wooden box with a magnetic fishing rod. Magnet attracted to metal pin in side of creature to enable removal from box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1029/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control and battery charger.
 
Brand: ZHENGGUANG.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.UD2017.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, the attached transformer adaptor does not comply with the Hungarian plug/socket system.



- the age symbol (8 years) and certain technical parameters (voltage) are missing, there are no instructions in Hungarian for the safe use.



(ii) burns since the battery charger can be short-circuited and thus the cover overheats.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.

 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car with a control frequency of 27 MHz or 49 MHz, (number plate on the product: WOLFHOUND), operated by batteries, a battery charger (XIONG FENG ELECTRONIC model No.: XF-3053A AC 220-240V;50/60 Hz;/DC 9,6V 200mA Class II ; for the connection of the battery charger an transformer adaptor is also provided), a remote control (“R/C FREE CONTROL TOP POWERFUL TOP SUPERIOR SPEEDY CE MHz 006P 6LR61 9V”), battery ( “Ni-Cd AA700mAh 9,6V”), and a dry battery of 9V 6LR61. Size: L: 38 cm x W:18 cm x H:15 cm. Inscription on the packaging: Power Cross-Country 4WD.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1030/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Rattle.
 
Brand: Baby Design Collection Butterfly Rattle.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code 27043-096.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a serious risk of choking because all four wings and two antennas can be easily detached and fit into the small parts cylinder.


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


One incident reported: A small part of the toy was detached while a young child (6 months) was playing with it. The detached part ended up in the child mouth but the child was not injured.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy is a colourful rattle in the shape of a butterfly. It has got four small wings with fibrous filling, two antennas and a green scarf.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1031/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: RACING MIX.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.666-26.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply,


- the cover of the battery charger can be removed without using a tool,


- the insulation of the wiring is not sufficient (flashover occurred),


- certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (scale 1:14) with a control frequency of 27 MHz, operated by batteries, a battery charger (HENGXIN input: AC 110-240V;50/60 Hz; output: DC 4,8V 200mA Class II), a remote control (“SUPER SPEED R/C 27 MHz 9V”), battery ( “4,8V 700mAh MADE IN CHINA”), and a dry battery of 9V 6F22.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1032/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: SUPER TRANSPORTER.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.666-20.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply,


- the cover of the battery charger can be removed without using a tool,


- the insulation of the wiring is not sufficient (flashover occurred),


- certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (scale 1:32)with a control frequency of 27 MHz, (number plate on the product: NO.666-20), operated by batteries, a battery charger (HENGXIN input: AC 110-240V;50/60 Hz; output: DC 4,8V 200mA Class II), a remote control (“SUPER SPEED R/C 27 MHz 9V”), battery ( “4,8V 700mAh MADE IN CHINA”), and a dry battery of 9V 6F22.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1033/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: QUNXING.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QX-3021
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6928928021034
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized and the attached adaptor-transformer does not comply with the national plug/socket system,



- the cover of the battery charger can be removed without using a tool,



- the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing.



(ii) burns and fire because when the battery charger is short-circuited the cover overheats.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (scale 1:16)with a control frequency of 27 MHz, (number plate on the product: QX-3021), operated by batteries, a battery charger (QUN XING 220V;50/60 Hz; output: DC 6V 700mA Class II), a remote control (“QUNXING SUPER POWER RADIO CONTROL MADE IN CHINA R/C 27 MHz 9V”), battery ( “Ni-Cd AA1000mAh 4,8V”), and a dry battery of 9V 6LR61. Size: L: 26 cm x W:11,5 cm x H:7 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1034/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: BEI TIAN.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BT-22528-3, BT-22528-4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply,



- the cover of the battery charger can be removed without using a tool which may entail the accessibility of live parts,



- the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing.



(ii) burns and fire since the batteries can be charged in the toy car, they are removable without using a tool and interchangeable with the dry battery. The contacts of the battery holder of the remote control can be short-circuited, the insulation of the wires in the toy car can get damaged.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car with a control frequency of 27 MHz, (labelling on the product “HUMP KILLER UNSF-528”, number plate: BT-22528-3 or “TRAMP OVER HILL AND DALE JUPER BT-528, number plate: BT-22528-4), operated by batteries, a battery charger (model No.: KW3307 AC 220-240V; 7,5V; 250 mA Class II), a remote control (“RADIO CONTROL BT RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM”), 4 batteries ( “Ni-Cd JN 1,2V AA500mAh” or Ni-Cd 1,2V AA700mAh”), and a dry battery of 9V 6LR61. Size: L: 21 cm x W: 15 cm x H: 12 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1035/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pirate ship play set.
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The toy poses a risk of injuries because the figures of the pirates have sharp edges, which children may scratch their skin on.


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

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

 
Description:  The corpus of toy is made of brown plastic, mast and raft of ship is made of red polymer. Sail is made of white polymer with drawings in different colours. The figures of pirates are made of plastic in cream-colour with details in different colours. The mast of raft is made of yellow polymer. The box of treasure is made of plastic in brown colour with details in gold colour. All items are fixed with metal wiry to colourful cardboard base.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1036/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy Bear.
 
Brand: Spen.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no in invoice 91610.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The toy poses a risk of choking because small parts come off in the tension test and the parts fit into the small parts cylinder. Children may put the small parts into their mouth and choke.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Green teddy bear with red nose and mouth. Red bow tie in the neck. Black plastic eyes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1039/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble Soap Bottle.
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° in invoice 92842.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

This product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation due to the cord of bottle. With the cord the bottle is intended to be carried around the neck.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authority.

 
Description:  Plastic bottle (“grapes”) with a long cord on it and violet liquid inside the bottle. A violet whistle as a cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1011/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Raincoat in plastic package.
 
Brand: Shade Master.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5281.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses chemical risk because it contains plastic material in the raincoat and in the package contains 450 - 660 mg/kg of cadmium which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,01 % by mass of the polymer.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by customs authorities.

 
Description:  Clear raincoat (poncho) in a clear plastic package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1047/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby shoes.
 
Brand: BEBE COQUIN.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Y00140 (navy) and Y00141 (dark red).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the pompoms decorating the shoes are very easily detachable, causing a risk of choking for babies if swallowed.
One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby shoes navy or dark red. 0/3 months: 9 cm, 9.6 cm, size 16/17. 3/6 months: 10.2 cm, 10.8 cm, size 18/19. 6/10 months: 11.4 cm, 12 cm, size 20/21.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1012/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: Brother Toys.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.8233 (Art. No. 000032900)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 998 015 509 227
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply.



- the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing.



(ii) burns and fire since the batteries can be charged in the toy car, they are removable without using a tool and interchangeable with the dry battery. The contacts of the battery holder of the car can be short-circuited and then they significantly overheat, the cover of the battery charger significantly overheats during abnormal use, the cover of the battery holder of the remote control can be removed without using a tool and the contacts can be short-circuited.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (Scale of 1:18) with a control frequency of 40 MHz (number plate: “SPEEDY RACER NO:8233”) operated by batteries, a battery charger "Gers Electronics charger. CO., LTD" (model No. GS-104823E AC 230V 50 Hz; DC 4,8V; 230 m Class II), a remote control ("TOP RACER SUPERIOR POWERED SPEED"), 4 batteries-AA 700mAh 1,2V Ni-Cd, and a dry battery of 9V 6F22. L: 27 cm X W:12 cm X H:7,5 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1013/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: NS.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.8579 Bar code: 8 134 935 502 031.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



- the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply.



- the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing.



(ii) burns and fire since the batteries can be charged in the toy car, they are removable without using a tool and interchangeable with the dry battery. The contacts of the battery holder of the remote control can be short-circuited, the cover of the battery charger significantly overheats during abnormal use.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description:  The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (Scale of 1:12, number plate on the car: NO:8579) with a control frequency of 27 or 40 MHz, operated by batteries, a battery charger YIXIN ELECTRONIC (model No. YX-3515A8 AC 220V 50/60 Hz; 7,2V; 250 mA Class II), a remote control ("EXALTED SPORTS CAR CONTROL SUPER POWER'S NEW PROJECT RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM."), 6 batteries-AA 700mAh 1,2V Ni-Cd, and a dry battery of 9V 6LR61. L: 37 cm X W:17 cm X H:10,5 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1017/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
 
Brand: NANSHENG.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.8517A (model version NO. 8516A) Bar code: 3549819456044. Description The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (Scale of 1:18) with a control frequency of 27 MHz, (labelling on the product NO:8516 or NO:8517), operated by batteries, a battery charger (model No. 3530NRF or D4120-09-300 input: AC 220V 50/60 Hz; output: 6V; 300 mA Class II), a remote control (“RADIO CONTROL”), 4 batteries ( “LJ Battery or DANENG BATTERY”)-AA 700mAh 1,2V Ni-Cd, and a dry battery of 9V 6F22.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :



(i) electric shock because:



-the plug of the battery charger (353NRF) is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply, the cover of the battery charger D4120-09-300 can be removed without using a tool, which may entail the accessibility of live parts.



- the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions and warnings referring to the battery charger are missing.



(ii) burns and fire since the batteries can be charged in the toy car, they are removable without using a tool and interchangeable with the dry battery. The cover of the battery charger significantly overheats during abnormal use; the contacts of the battery holder of the remote control can be short-circuited.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1021/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle.
 
Brand: SAPIR.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SP1230Y.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

These products pose a risk of electric shock because after the pouring of water, water enters in the space under the metal device bottom where electrical connections are. Therefore, the product does not pass the test of electrical strength of the insulation.


This 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 sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric kettle for boiling water without cord, with 360° detachable base, and with connecting element trade-mark LIANG JI. Technical parameters: 220-240V, 50-60Hz, 1850-2200W, min 0,5 L - max 1,7 L.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1022/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric instantaneous water heater.
 
Brand: PRESLAVA.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MT-1.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of explosion because the pressure release device does not operate and the switch, the part of water catcher actuated of pressure, destroys. The construction of the device does not ensure a protection against excessive heat water pressure increasing.
In addition, the product is not marked with the announced pressure according to the requirements to the electric instantaneous water heater.


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 form the market ordered by the authority.

 
Description:  Electric instantaneous water heater, for kitchen, with technical characteristics: 220V; 50Hz; 4500W; 0,2МРа; ІРХ1; defence against defeat of electric shock, class І; water capacity 3 l/min; t°=80±5°C.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1028/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Clothes dryer - Condensation dryer.
 
Brand: Hanseatic and Viking.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C 280, C 290, C 295, K 20, K 251 and K 351.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because in condenser driers there is always the possibility of large amounts of fluff accumulating and starting to smoulder. This is quite normal in a condenser drier. The problem in this case is a plastic grid not made of fire-resistant material which is fitted behind the condenser in the air current before the heater to prevent users from putting their hands in. It has been established that smouldering or burning fluff can cause this plastic grid to catch fire. The fire can subsequently spread to the drier and then even to the surrounding area.


Four incidents have been reported.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Clothes dryer: Make Typ Art. No: - Hanseatic C 280 655 932, - Hanseatic C 290 450 305, 591 329 and 655 940, - Hanseatic C 295 377 756, - Hanseatic K 20 254 847, 288 306, 459 584, 775 810, 288 435 (including washer/dryer TL 1200 S and K 20), - Hanseatic K 251 440 365 and 741 829, - Hanseatic K 351 255 004, - Viking C 280 332 580, - Viking C 290 332 896.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40

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Alert number: 1040/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set with switch.
 
Brand: LUCERNA.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FK 3-7m, art. nr: OY-2111x7 4FA, EAN: 8590849370102.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of:



(i) 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 (0.86 mm2). When testing with burning wire the flame has occurred. The flame lasted longer than 30 s after the burning wire has been removed.



(ii) 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 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 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 - 40

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Alert number: 1046/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multi-socket extension cord.
 
Brand: Laudmann.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PF-C8; EAN 8033112706210.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:



- the protective conductor is shorter than required,



- connecting wires are soldered,



- distance between the protective conductor contacts exceeds the value permitted in the standard,



- protective conductor contacts are insufficiently stable,



- connection cable is non-compliant and mechanically unstable,



- wire cross-sections are too small



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

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

 
Description:  6-socket power strip, white, with switch. Packed in plastic foil.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 40