Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 44 ( Published on: 09/11/2007)
Corrigendum
Notification 1037/07 of week 40 has been withdrawn.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1146/07       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Pneumatic pistol
 
Brand: Blow air power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the pistol shoots accidentally during loading or when it is dropped.
 

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

 
Description:  The pistol is black. The single-shot pellet-loaded pneumatic pistol caliber is in black colour of the caliber 4,5 mm wide. The arm of the pistol is engraved with the name „BLOW” and the trademark. The case of handle is engraved with the following information: „Warning: Misuse or careless use may cause serious injury or death. For use by ages 16 or older (BRD 18 Jahre&Alter)”. The other side of the pistol is engraved with the information: „cal. 4,5 mm, 177, made in Turkey”.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1160/07       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers – key rings
 
Brand: “Lankunxilie Supermarket monipilization”
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because :


- the laser radiation measured at the output aperture of the laser pointer showed a maximum power of 1.40 mW. The measured P value is lower than the maximum admissible power for lasers of class IIIA, but exceeds the maximum admissible power for lasers of class II. Therefore, the laser pointer is a laser system of class IIIA;


- the corpus of the laser pointer has a marking with warning and information sticker indicating the main technical characteristics and the class, which did not comply with the real class of the laser pointer;


- no safety working instructions are printed on the package of the laser pointer and there is no warning that laser pointers should not be used by children. The instructions to the laser pointer should be supplemented with a warning to avoid direct looking into the laser beam or its mirror reflection, unless wearing protective glasses, as well as to avoid directing the laser beam to bare eyes.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointers – key-rings with inscription “Lankunxilie Supermarket monipilization”, made in China, and sticker DANGER.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1161/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters - plastic
 
Brand: ROI BAM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model 6213209090
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

These products pose a risk of burns because these lighters do not comply with standard EN-ISO 9994 with respect to:


- resistance of high temperature,

- resistance of waste of gas,

- regime of burning,

- resistance of cycle burning,

- going out of the flame,

- demands for the generator of flame,

- resistance of dispersion and light test.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  Plastic filled gas lighters for multiple use, without a safe mechanism, coloured, with a rolling button for lighting – 3000.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1147/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Flood light
 
Brand: OUTDOOR FLOOD LIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1000W-SL-1500; bar code: 060014500001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

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


- sharp edges on the wire ways,


- inadequate mechanical resistance, (one side of the product broke and cracked in the mechanical test).


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

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

 
Description:  Black rectangular luminaire with an iron stand. There is a sticker on the base bearing wording that includes the following: “OUTDOOR FLOOD LIGHT-230V/50HZ-1000W” and various instruction symbols. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with the following information: “Model SL-1500. Power 1500 W. Colour black”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1151/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Spiked garden spotlight
 
Brand: NINGBO MENGYE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SPOT SPG102
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- the product is not IP4X: it is possible to touch the live parts of the lamp holders directly through the vent holes,


- the product is not IPX4: water can penetrate the product and gather inside it but it is not possible to empty the water effectively,


- the power rating indicated on the product (2xMax100W) is different from that indicated on the instructions on the packaging and on the power rating of the light bulbs provided (2x80W),


- the distance indicated in the instructions “0.8 m” is different from that indicated on the product “0.5m”.


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

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

 
Description:  Packaging: three-coloured (green, white and violet) cardboard box bearing a photograph of the product. Product: Black, plastic, spiked, double spotlight. Light bulbs provided.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1155/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Harley Davidson VRSCR – Exhaust Shield
 
Brand: HARLEY DAVIDSON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles, model VRSCR MY 2006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a risk of burns because it has been designed and built with a condition whereby the pant leg of some riders can have direct contact with the exhaust pipe. This condition could cause the pant leg to burn, which could lead to the possibility of burns to the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  2006 model year motorcycles HARLEY-DAVIDSON VRSCR, built prior to February 16, 2006. VIN numbers: 5HD1HCZ4*********
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1159/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles - "Rocket III" and "Rocket III Classic"
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type C23XBS3IRA5PP51, EC Type approvals e11*2002/24*0108*00 to 03, Motorcycles manufactured by Triumph Motorcycles Limited, United Kingdom also vehicles imported from the USA.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because when the butterfly valves close, the engine may cut out while the vehicle is being ridden. The dealers are loading the vehicles in question with new software that ensures stable idling.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned are 2005 to 2008 models. Information on the measure (Code SB386) is available from the dealers.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1162/07       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Necklace - Fossilised Tree Resin teething necklace
 
Brand: Green Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (beads) come off in the tension test (at forces of less than 40N) and the parts fit into the small parts cylinder. Children may put the small parts into their mouth and choke.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

One reported incident.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace of fossilised tree resin (amber) beads: sold in a hessian bag marked with “Green Baby” with a label stating: “Made from fossilised tree resin mainly found at the coast of the Baltic and North Sea, the beads have distinctive colours that catch and reflect the light.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1149/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle in the shape of a butterfly
 
Brand: I'M TOY - International
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 068.501.96079
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the butterfly’s body completely fits into the small parts cylinder when the fabric wings are separated from the toy. Given its shape and size, this rattle presents a risk of choking if the baby using it puts it into his or her mouth.


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

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

 
Description:  Rattle in the shape of a butterfly with a multicoloured wooden body and fabric wings. There is a red cord coming out of the butterfly’s head. The base is spherical. The label on the back of the packaging states that the fabric can be removed and washed.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1150/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: You & Me, Beauty Baby, Stylish Toys; Doll, Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 303732; EAN: 4 041908 028440
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These products pose chemical risks because :


- the head of the doll contains 22,5% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),


- the shoes of the doll contain 6,2% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll, approximately 29 cm in size, with blond hair, jeans, shiny yellow polka-dot top, and mauve shoes; head, arms, legs and shoes made of soft plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1152/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy - Elephant
 
Brand: FUNNY CAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 349
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because children may put small details (blue plastic element for connection) into their mouth and choke; small elements completely fit into small parts cylinder.



- suffocation by strangulation because the pulling cord is 1400 mm long.



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

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

 
Description:  Toy consists of container for ice-cream and sunshade. Elephant on wheels is attached to sunshade with flexible articulate. Toy is packed in a plastic bag closed with a cardboard label. Label bears following information: "FUNNY CAR. Made in china. No.349. CE. Age limit symbol. WARNING: Choking hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Not suitable for children under 3 years. On sticker: Toy “Elephant” for children over 3 years. Made in China."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1154/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy sets
 
Brand: Fairlandtoy Pretty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Fairlandtoy Pretty Look Super Star, art. 12048, - Fairlandtoy Pretty Ponyz; art. 96001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These products pose chemical risks because:


- materials in Pretty Look Super Star-set contains 34 % di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) and 14 % di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by weight of plasticised material,


- materials in Pretty Ponyz-set contains 38-41 % di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) by weight of plasticised material.


The quantity of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and quantity of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP) exceed the limit 0,1 %.


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

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

 
Description:  - Pretty Look Super Star: set contains a doll with camera, suitcase, etc. - Pretty Ponyz: set contains a pony, a swing, brushes, etc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1156/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with accessories - YoToy
 
Brand: Clarks
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  String loop attachment supplied with toy doll wardrobe included with girls footwear listed below: 20307434 Cozy Daisy Inf Black – infant girls zip boot, 20307502 Cozy Daisy Inf brown – infant girls zip boot, 20307442 Cozy Daisy Jnr black – junior girls zip boot, 20307508 Cozy Daisy Jnr Brown – junior girls zip boot, 20311551 Inf Daisydream white/pink – infant girls sports shoe, 20306206 Inf Daisydream white – infant girls sports shoe, 20311552 Jnr Daisydream white – junior girls sports shoe, 20306302 Jnr Daisydream white/pink – junior girls sports shoe, 20306320 Lazy Daisy Inf black – infant girls bar shoe, 20306322 Lazy Daisy Jnr black – junior girls bar shoe, 20306321 Ops Adaisy Inf black – infant girls bar shoe, 20307214 Ops Adaisy Inf black patent – infant girls bar shoe, 20306323 Ops Adaisy jnr black – junior girls bar shoe, 20308033 Dolly girl lilac – girls slipper. (String loop attachment included with toy doll).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because small metal part of loop attachment was found to have higher levels of chromium and lead than permitted.


The product does not comply with Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-3.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Corrective actions taken by the producer. Dangerous attachment loops were withdrawn from wholesalers and retailers. New attachment loops which comply with the Toys Standard EN 71-3 were put into the wholesaler stock. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the producer. Dangerous attachment loops were withdrawn from wholesalers and retailers. New attachment loops which comply with the Toys Standard EN 71-3 were put into the wholesaler stock.

 
Description:  Small doll that is designed to be stored in the heel of a selection of girl shoes, boots and slippers (size 10 upwards). Shoes not suitable for children under 36 months of age. The doll has a ‘wardrobe’ which has a loop attachment that can be removed and put into the head of the doll. There are small parts warnings accompanying the shoe and the doll.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1166/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fisher–Price Laugh and Learn 2-in-1 Learning Kitchen
 
Brand: Fisher-Price
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L5987 – British, L7138 – German, L7139 – Italian, L7137 – French
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached and the parts fit into the small parts cylinder. Children may put the small parts into their mouth and choke.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy in cardboard box
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1153/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Girls cosmetics set
 
Brand: Girlz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5050837034216, Item Number: 1370342, Batch Number: GF060410
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses chemical risks because :


- high levels of lead (> 4200 mg/kg) has been found in two eye shadows,


- varying high levels of lead have been found in all other items in set.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls Super Compact Cosmetic Case. Plastic case containing 6 lipsticks, 11 eye shadows, brush and application wand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1157/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hygiene and bath articles – Lifosan soft
 
Brand: Lifosan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 6254M24, 11.2008; EAN 7612449076107
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 119 μg/kg N-Nitrosodiethanolamine. This substance is classified as human carcinogen.


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

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

 
Description:  Soap-free wash lotion, ph: 5.5.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1158/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Oil cream – Papillon Emu
 
Brand: Papillon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot 21 B 4948 Oct 2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34 μg/kg N-Nitrosodiethanolamine. This substance is classified as human carcinogen.


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

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

 
Description:  100-g tubs, cream
Country of origin:  Australia
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44

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Alert number: 1148/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Combined fridge/freezer for habitable recreational vehicles
 
Brand: Dometic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RM 7601, RM 7605, RM 7651, RM 7655, RM 7801, RM 7805, RM 7851, RM 7855, RMT 7651, RMT 7655, RMT 7851, RMT 7855
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because if in case a tapping screw assembly attaching the base of the cooling unit to the rear panel of the cabinet becoming loose, vibrations during transit may lead to a leak on the valve screw connection and thus to gas leakage, which may subsequently give rise to a fire.



Three fires incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  2-door combined fridge/freezer with or without an oven, with semi-automatic and automatic energy selection for habitable recreational vehicles (caravans and mobile homes)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 44