Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 47 ( Published on: 30/11/2007)
Corrigendum
Notification 1171/07 of week 45 has been amended (product types have been added).

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1227/07       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Fluorescent straws
 
Brand: Westside
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VOG No: 619332, Article No: 24565059
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the light capsule can come out of the straw easily after only moderate sucking. As it may be foreseen that both children and adults could chew on or suck a straw relatively hard, the risk of problems in swallowing or breathing and therefore of choking is very high.


Two accidents involving children in Austria have been reported. The light capsules were sucked out of the straw and swallowed by the children.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent, light milky-white plastic straws, each with a small moveable liquid-filled capsule inside. To ensure that the capsule does not come out of the straw while drinking, there are three indentations at either end, reducing the internal diameter of the straw. Pack of six in various colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1225/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Outdoor Flood Light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. ILU 0146, 1000 W, Bar code: 060014600008.
 
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 the relevant 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 handle for hanging. The base carries a sticker indicating the model, power and various indicative symbols. The packaging is a cardboard box with a photograph of the luminaire, the model, "FLOOD LIGHT" and the power, 1 000 WATT.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1230/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Energy saving lamp
 
Brand: LEXXA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 439791 and 439790, EAN: 6 420617 647919 (for 439791) and 6 420617 647902 (for 439790).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because there is not sufficient insulation between the live parts of the lamp cap and the body of the lamp made of metallised plastic which is touched when the lamp is replaced. During the electric strength test between live parts of the lamp-socket and the body (metallised plastic), a breakdown occurred at about 300V, the minimum requirement is 4000V.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Energy saving lamp (self-ballasted lamp), 230 V, 3 W, 38 leds, reflector of metallised plastic, E14 and E27 cap.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1239/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall lamp (fixed luminaire)
 
Brand: Glimex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :



- electric shock because the wire ways are not properly designed (certain metal elements have sharp edges, the bushings are not fixed, thus the wires may get damaged) and the basic insulated wires contact accessible metal parts;



- fire since the indication of the rated power is missing from the light source;



- injuries because the iron tube holding the arm has harp edges and points, the steal plate used for fitting the luminaire has burry edges.



The 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The luminaire has a bronze metal cover. The arm made of bended tube is fitted on the approx. 13 cm diameter of base plate, and the E14 plastic lamp holder and the glass lamp shade (diameter: 15 cm) is placed onto the end of it. There are decorations made of iron plate and iron wire (leaves and petals) on the luminaire. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug (2130; 2,5/250~ + ENEC); mains cable (SALCAVI SPA TALAMELLO (PU); H03VVH2-F 2x0,75 mm2; HAR; IEMMEQU); mains switch (304; 2(1) [1]/250~ 1E4; ENEC; CE); E14 lamp holder (ELP 61; 6/250; T210; CE). Technical specifications: 230V, lampholder: E 14, Class II.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1245/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall lamp (fixed luminaire)
 
Brand: Glimex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  43
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of:



- electric shock because the wire ways are not properly designed (certain metal elements have sharp edges, the wires may get damaged when they contacting, bushings are not properly fixed), the basic insulated wires get into contact with accessible metal parts;



- fire because indication of the maximum power cannot be seen on the light source when replacing it;



- injuries because the iron tube holding the lampholder has sharp edges and points, the steal plate used for fitting the luminaire has burry edges.



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

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

 
Description:  The luminaire includes a bended arm mounted to a metal plate, a plastic E14 lampholder fitted to it and a glass lamp shade. There are decorations made of iron plate and iron wire (leaves and petals) on the luminaire. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug (Wiko 25/250); mains cable (H03VVH2-F 2x0.5mm2 BBJ HAR VDE CE); switch inserted into the cable (Ł2 NW 2,5A 250V); E14 lamp holder (2/250 T210). Technical specifications: 230V, 50 Hz; 40W; lampholder: E 14, Class II.; F-mark.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1251/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall lamp
 
Brand: RAFEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GALA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of:



electric shock because the product do not pass the twisting moment of 2Nm;



and a serious riskof fire and burns because:



- inappropriate installation of parts of the product, which does not guarantee required durability,



- lack of essential information such as classification of protection against electric shock, power rating, type of insulation, way of installation.



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

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

 
Description:  It is a wall lamp made of glass and metal coloured cream and brown. Diameter 12,5 cm and height 23 cm. The product was marked neither with CE nor technical parameters. For more details see attached picture.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1228/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: KTM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SX, SX-F, EXC, EXC-F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because user may not fully close petrol filler cap or may unintentionally strike it open whilst riding allowing fuel leaks.
 

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

 
Description:  Fuel filler caps. One is black with an orange centre and the other is all black. Type approval number: e1*2002/24*0285*00.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1237/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - models Lancia Musa, Lancia Ypsilon and Fiat Idea
 
Brand: Fiat and Lancia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 350 (Lancia Musa, Fiat Idea), EC type-approval e3*2001/116*0153 and Type 843 (Lancia Ypsilon), EC type-approval e3*2001/116*0149.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a faulty weld, the front axle may develop clicking noises. In extreme cases, the vehicle may go out of control.
 

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

 
Description:  Lancia Musa and Fiat Idea models manufactured between March 2005 and July 2005 with vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges: - Lancia Musa: ZLA35000001000933 to ZLA35000001035956; - Fiat Idea: ZFA35000000055997 to ZFA35000000103352. Lancia Ypsilon model manufactured between January 2005 and July 2005 with vehicle identification numbers in the following range: Lancia Ypsilon ZLA84300002089857 to ZLA84300002171055.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1238/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - model Chevrolet Captiva
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: KLAC, EC type approval e4*2001/116*0113*00*.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because on vehicles with steel wheel-rims, wheel nuts may work loose, causing cracks in the surface of the wheel disc. Tests showed that this damage is caused by rims that do not lie flat on the hub.
 

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

 
Description:  Worldwide 12 876 vehicles (2006 to 2008 model), including 3 605 in Germany, are affected by the non-vehicle-related problem. The part number of the 16" steel wheel-rim in question is 96 626 210. The operation is being conducted under Code OSB07-2E-056 and information is available from dealers.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1246/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo XC90, XC70, V70, S60 MY 2006
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Volvo XC90; XC70; V70; S60 MY 2006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire due to a material fault, the braces and screws holding the fuel-injectors may become detached, hampering the fuel feed to the engine and giving rise to irregular firing, loss of power and even fuel spillage. There may be smoke and a smell of diesel oil. Under extreme conditions, there can be a fire in the engine compartment. The company states that the firewall between the engine compartment and the passenger compartment is designed to allow the driver to bring the vehicle to a halt and leave it unharmed.
 

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

 
Description:  Volvo XC90; XC70; V70; S60 MY 2006
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1249/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Renault Modus
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type P, EC type-approval e2*2001/116*0319
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because non-compliant positioning of components during welding of the guide tube in the seat back frames of front seats, which can in specific cases, lead to the guide tube breaking free of the frame.
This results in insufficient support to the headrests with the risk that the latter are unable to withstand the impact of a collision or accident.


The vehicles concerned are to be inspected and the components exchanged as appropriate.
 

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

 
Description:  This concerns vehicles produced in the period 27 October 2004 to 28 October 2004.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1229/07       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Horse protection jacket - Alpha Horse protection jacket level III for horse riders
 
Brand: Alpha Horse
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Protective vest for horse riders
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it did not withstand the test regarding shock absorption, protective material and adaptability for the user.


This product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13158.

 

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

 
Description:  Safety vest for horse riders
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1220/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Halloween squish spider
 
Brand: TESCO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batch codes
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a serious risk of suffocation by strangulation because the string can be prolonged depending on the way of its use. So the toy represents a serious risk of strangulation by wrapping around the neck of a child.


The 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 importer. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  TESCO favour mixed gore (Halloween squish spider)
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1222/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring - Koleso- Swim ring, 61 cm
 
Brand: Bestway®, SURF AND SUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  61cm (74“), on sticker ref. No.: 03 40364, EAN: 8585017540364
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 20,5 percentage by weight of DEHP and 0,73% by weight of DINP,


- the yellow plastic foil with printing contains 15,1 percentage by weight of DINP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable swim ring with diameter of 61 cm, made from a transparent PVC in various colours, packed in a transparent bag with inserted paper. The latter contains a picture of the product, its name, logo Bestway and SURF AND SUN in the front. An user manual, warnings in various languages and marking of target age category of children are on the back of the pack. A sticker with information in Slovak language is attached, too.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1223/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim whale - Nafukovacia veľryba - Whale ride-on
 
Brand: INTEX®, The wet set®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  213x109 cm, #58561, EAN code: 078257585236, on sticker: 158561.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 0,42 % by weight of DEHP and 4,5 % by weight of DINP,


- the black plastic foil contains 19,4 % by weight of DEHP,


- the white plastic foil contains 20,4 % by weight of DEHP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  A toy – inflatable whale is made from a softened PVC, the bottom is white, the top is black with warnings in various languages, size 213x109 cm. The toy is packed in a paper box with a coloured printing - a picture of the product in the front and marking on the back. The sticker in Slovak language with a name of distributor, warnings and code is attached to the packing, too.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1224/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush bear
 
Brand: LOUISE MANSEN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QJ056
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (eye) can be detached with a force less than 90N 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Stuffed bear in soft plush, beige coloured, with dark brown nose. The eyes are made of black plastic, and the nose and mouth of black thread. The undersides of the feet are made of brown cloth. He has a predominantly brown checked scarf round the neck. A cloth label is attached. The bear is stuffed with granules. Height: approximately 30 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1226/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring - turtle (Koleso na plávanie- korytnačka)
 
Brand: JIANLING (on the product)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 14,9 % by weight of DEHP and 0,2 % by weight of DBP,


- the yellow plastic foil with printing contains 0,34% by weight of DEHP and 12,9 % by weight of DINP,


- the green plastic foil with printing contains 13,5% by weight of DEHP and 0,74 % by weight of DINP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy- an inflatable swim ring in a shape of turtle made from a softened PVC. The bottom is orange, the top- yellow, orange, blue. Head, tail and legs are green, packed in a PVC bag with a sticker containing a name of the product and distributor from the Czech Republic.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1232/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Princess Club
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Enchanted Princess & Horse item no 3322 in invoice, - Magical Princess & Horse item no 3326 in invoice.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These products pose chemical risks because:


- materials in Enchanted Princess & Horse set contains 21-48 % of DINP (face, saddle) and 4,2 % of DEHP (face) by weight of plasticised material,


- materials in Magical Princess & Horse set contains 41-46 % of DINP (face, shoes) by weight of plasticised material.


The content of phthalates in the toy exceeds permitted limits of 0,1 % by weight laid down by Directive 2005/84/EC. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  - Enchanted Princess & Horse set contains a doll, a horse, a tiara etc. (3 colours assortment: violet, pink, blue). - Magical Princess & Horse set contains a doll, a horse and a brush (3 colours assortment: violet, pink, blue).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1234/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring - Sea animals swim ring
 
Brand: Bestway®, SURF AND SUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  64cm (25“), 8855, #36021, EAN: 8595046388554
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 0,20 % by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP),


- the pink plastic foil contains 11,5 % by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable swim ring with diameter of 64 cm with affixed head, paddles and tail, printed eyes, nose and mouth, packed in a transparent bag with inserted paper. The latter contains a picture of two models of the product (a pink seadog and a blue dolphin), its name, size and logo Bestway in the front, an user manual, warnings in various languages and marking of target age category of children on the back. A sticker with information in Slovak language is attached, too.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1235/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim air-bed - Nafukovacka lietadlo - Flotation air-bed - airplane
 
Brand: JUMBO JET
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100x92 cm, CSY-A 1070, EAN code: 8511690027694.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 22,3 % by weight of DEHP,


- the transparent plastic foil with printing contains 22,0 % by weight of DEHP,


- the blue plastic foil contains 24,4 % by weight of DEHP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates must not be used in the toys and the products designed for care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  A flotation toy- air-bed in a form of air-plane is made from softened PVC, size 100x92 cm, the bottom is blue, the top varicoloured with printing, an yellow plastic driving wheel is affixed in the front. Packing: a transparent plastic bag with an inserted paper containing a picture of two models of the product, name of the product, code, CE marking, origin and warnings. Two stickers are attached to the bag with information about the producer, country of origin, warnings, etc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1236/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim blue dolphin
 
Brand: HIT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KK/DMU/103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 17,5 % weight of DEHP,


- the green plastic foil with printing contains 19,4 % by weight of DEHP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy- inflatable dolphin of blue colour with printed eyes and mouth, made from PVC. Packing: a transparent plastic bag with following marking on the stickers: data about distributor for Slovakia, user manual and warnings, logo and address of producer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1240/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy binoculars - Calekohcad TELESCOPE
 
Brand: ROYAL TOYS (on packing), SHUANG JIAN (on the product)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SJ4X46 (on product), 119293
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the eye-pieces butts contain 4,25 % by weight of DEHP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy - binoculars in a silver-black colour combination, parts designed for a close contact with eyes are made from softened PVC. The product is marked with SHUANG JIAN, SJ4X46, CE, age-group pictogram. Packing: a cardboard with a transparent plastic blister and pictures of soldier with a telescope in the front as well as in the back, a stick-on-label with information about the importer and distributor – WIKY, warnings in various languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1241/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim ring
 
Brand: AIXIANG TM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8511690044813, type: 90 cm.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains12,0 % by weight of DEHP,


- the yellow plastic foil with printing contains 11,8 % by weight of DEHP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  A swim ring with diameter 90 cm made from an yellow PVC, in offer in various sizes, notices on the ring: Swim ring with a letter A, B, C or D, ABCD series, warning in various languages close to a valve, packed in a transparent bag with inserted paper containing a picture of the product, a trade name AIXIANG TM, origin and offered sizes of the swim ring. A sticker with a general name “Nafukovacka” (=inflatable), warnings and other marking is glued on the pack, too.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1243/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Paints - Tempera paints (Temperové farby) Creative Jungle
 
Brand: SaKOTA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CEA 2039, 12 pcs, EAN: 5997875720391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk of poisoning because the pink paint contains 143,9 mg/kg lead (Pb) which exceeds the limit for lead of 90mg/kg laid down in the relevant European standard EN 71-3 The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  The product – tempera paints packed per 12 pieces in a cardboard box. Each paint is packed in a plastic tube with a cap in colour corresponding a colour shade of the paint in the tube. The cardboard box contains a picture of a tiger and a boy with paint brushes and sketch-book, titles “Creative Jungle” in four languages, code and number of pieces in packing, distributors for various countries on the side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1244/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Snake swim ring - Nafukovacie zvieratká
 
Brand: Bestway®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  188cm (74“), #36041, EAN: 821808360413
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the valve contains 26,7 % by weight of DEHP,


- the transparent orange plastic foil contains 23,2 % by weight of DEHP.


According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy- inflatable swim ring in shape of a snake from a transparent orange PVC with printing – eyes on a head, yellow maculae on a back, 188 cm long, a side opening close to the head for insertion of a tail by which a “ring” for swimming is created. Packing: a transparent plastic bag with an inserted paper containing a picture of the product, its name and logo Bestway in the front, an user manual, warnings in various languages, target age group of children, EAN code on the back. According to a sticker glued on the pack, the toy is made from material – vinyl 0,25 mm, suitable for children up to 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1247/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll - Doll "Alex Collection (Denim Collection)"
 
Brand: Alex Collection, Funky Things
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code 712296056037 (packaging) or 36447001211000000200 (TEDi-sticker), task/article No 3644700
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's head contains 38.8% by weight di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
According to Directive 2005/84/EC phthalates shall not be used in the toys and the products designed for a care for a child in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight. The product poses a serious risk for the health of a child.
 

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

 
Description:  29 cm-tall plastic "Barbie"-like doll in the shape of a woman with reddish-light brown hair, wearing a short white summer dress with printed pink and blue butterflies and a black waist sash; packaged in a blue denim-effect cardboard box with clear plastic film panel, printed with: "Ostoy Trading B.V.", CE, "Not suitable for children under 3 years old as it contains small parts which can be swallowed" and the symbol "Not for children aged 0-3.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1231/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothes - Girl’s set (Dievcenská súprava)
 
Brand: O&S Children's Wear 12
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  size No. 12 (2,5 years), 562-869-WZS (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the sewed beads can be detached by a tension force of 50 N and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.


As the product is intended for children below 36 months, it poses a serious risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl’s set – a T-shirt and a skirt in green-beige-brown colours, declared material composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, applications in the front: sewed nacreous beads, stringed beads with one end sewed on to the T-shirt.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1233/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers (detské nohavice)
 
Brand: PEPERONCINO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  size No.2- for two years old children, marking W- 54 (on the label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the sewed beads and spangles) were detached in the torsion moment test and the parts fit into the small parts cylinder.
As the product is intended for children below 36 months, it poses a serious risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s denim trousers, size 2, declared material composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. Applications: metallic egg-shaped adornments on the right pocket, a crown from strass twizzles on the left pocket, six flowers from glistening material (spangles and beads), three beads and three metallic egg-shaped adornments on each leg. W-54 marking on the paper label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1250/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s blouse - Detská blúzka
 
Brand: Trend
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the beads can be detached by a torsion moment and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.


As the product is intended for children below 36 months, it poses a serious risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s blouses in pink and green colours, declared material composition: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Application in the front: a textile string sewed in the middle with three plastic beads on ends.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1252/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothes - Children’s outfits consisting of two parts
 
Brand: RICO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because there is a sharp edge in the metal fastener.


This product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfits consisting of two parts (a blouse and a pair of shorts) with a paper label with the inscription RICO and number LY-22, light-blue colour, with a flower attached with a safety fastener.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1221/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  SABON Milky Soap, Ginger Orange, 200 ml
 
Brand: SABON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot nr. 02652L exp 12/09; 504105
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 90 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen.


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

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

 
Description:  200 ml Bootle
Country of origin:  Israel
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1219/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric warming booties used to dry nail varnish
 
Brand: PRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference on packaging: PRO ELECTRIC WARMING BOOTIES 220V/40W.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because :


- the appliance failed the electric strength test,


- the control unit’s flexible cord failed the traction test,

longitudinal displacement of more than 2 mm was recorded.
In addition markings and instructions for use are insufficient.


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic booties connected to the mains, cardboard packaging 36 x 23 x 5.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47

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Alert number: 1248/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  AC adaptor - Voltage inverter
 
Brand: XDOM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Mobile Power UD 5215
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- the reinforced insulation between circuits carrying dangerous voltages (230 v ac) and the 12 v dc of the converter is less than required (1mm measured required 5mm),


- the socket outlet is not equipped with a cover plate.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey striated housing bearing the words "Mobile Power" in green. White electrical socket and red switch on one end. The product is supplied with two crocodile clips. 150W/15Hz.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 47