Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 49 ( Published on: 14/12/2007)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1296/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative articles - Plastic ice-cubes
 
Brand: DEKO ICE-CUBES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  521316, EAN 8 716128 889039.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because all parts fit into the small parts cylinder and must therefore be regarded as capable of being swallowed, causing choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Foil bag with adhesive label. Text on label: 521316, EAN 8 716128 889039, 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm, TRANSPARENT.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1311/07       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative articles - FRUTAS DECORATIVAS - Decorative aubergines and peppers
 
Brand: Vital
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM No 0213775 AND ITEM No 0214906.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size of an aubergine and a pepper, they may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract. The tests confirm that small pieces break off from the ends of the samples. And these parts fit fully into the small parts cylinder.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative fruit sold in packs of two units (pepper-aubergine and tomato-orange) with the reference ITEM No 0213775 and in packs of six units(potato, pear, water melon, apple, orange and peach) with reference ITEM No 0214906. They are packed in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label stapled to the top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1298/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Socket lighting equipment
 
Brand: Goya
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: A-7108EAN-code: 328209634152.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because according to the lamp calibre, dangerous live parts (foot of the bulb) are accessible after, before and during changing of the bulb.


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 recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric night luminaire with a built-in plug and a conic lampshade filled with liquid and floating stars. Package: Cardboard Box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1295/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Corsa D
 
Brand: OPEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S-D
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries because the intermediate shafts of the steering systems that are not sufficiently robust may break under high stress (when parking). This defect results from a temporary discrepancy in the production process at the manufacturers. The defective shafts can be identified by the date of production, which is printed on them.
 

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

 
Description:  EC type approval e1*2001/116*0379*05. The vehicles are 2007 models with Vehicle Identification Numbers in the following ranges. The measure is being conducted under Code No 07-C-038 and information is available from dealers. VIN ranges: 7 4 029534 to 7 4 233663, 7 6 021542 to 7 6 087940.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1300/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Bicycles
 
Brand: 1. Raleigh, 2. Raleigh, 3.Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Ice Pick – ICE2007, 2. Wolf - WOL2006, 3. React – REA2006.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because a defect was detected on the handle bar stem. The handle bar stem could show signs of fatigue and crack, which could result in the handle bar stem coming away from the stem column and lead to injuries.
 

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:  Ice Pick, Wolf & React BMX bicycles. All packed in plain cardboard cartons. Wolf has an image of the bike on one side of the carton. They come in red and silver.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1301/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – fuel pipe
 
Brand: LEXUS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passenger cars, models IS250 and GS300.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of fire because in a section of the fuel line located in the engine compartment of the subject vehicles, due to the improper orientation of the fuel line’s seam weld during a bending operation in fabrication, there is a possibility that stress at the seam weld location may become high, causing a small crack to develop as a result of the action of small amounts of corrosive ingredients in the fuel. If the vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the crack on the fuel line may expand as a result of fuel pressure fluctuation and, in the worst case, fuel could leak from the fuel line.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2004 and 2005 model year LEXUS IS250 and GS300 vehicles. VIS : - IS250: 00001015-00003003, 02000011-02006199, 05000019-05006048. - GS300: 00001011-00001019, 05000014-05028535.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1288/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Figures on a string filled with bath gel
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product: Figures on a string filled with bath gel Brand: Jelly pendant Type/number of m odel: Art. 8002001, batch no. 082007, EAN 7070788002001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a serious risk of suffocation because the string attached to the figures is too long.


The 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 the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The products are sold in a plastic bucket. The products are shaped like a red santa, a white snowman and a green reindeer. To each figure is attached a long string of 38 cm long. In fact the string is twice that length, as it is divided in two parts and locked with a plastic locker at the end. The string has the same colour as the figure attached to it.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1290/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy - Active Doggy toy
 
Brand: Active Doggy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 8811CDEF.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because brown material in plastic collar contains lead 190 mg/kg and 13 % DEHP by mass of plasticised material.


The quantity of lead exceeds the limit 90 mg/kg and the quantity of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) exceeds the limit 0,1 % by weight.


This toy 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 authorities.

 
Description:  A battery operated, barking and walking dog in a cardboard box. Black and brown fur, black plastic nose.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1305/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy - Tractor with hanger and animals
 
Brand: CH255
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batchcode 8714218622559.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because the steering mechanism of the tractor breaks easily and a plastic ring comes off. This plastic ring fits completely into the small parts cylinder.


The 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Wooden tractor with hanger and animals in a red coloured box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1307/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and Minnie Plush
 
Brand: Disney Store
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Small Mickey – 412010661346. Small Minnie – 412010662589. Medium Mickey – 412010658964. Medium Minnie – 412010659121. Large Mickey – 412010663739. Large Minnie – 412010663814. Giant Minnie – 412010901671. Mickey MBB – 437014697917. Minnie MBB – 437014698099.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (buttons) detach under 90 Newton / 9kg tension and fit within the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the toy standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft Plush Toys sold loose with swing tag (sizes: MBB (Mini Bean Bag); 9” (23cm); small 11” (28cm); medium 14” (36cm);large 18” (46cm); and giant 38” (96cm) Minnie only).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1312/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy - Wooden activity centre for children
 
Brand: Kid’s Love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6135 18530071
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of:



- choking because small parts can detach at a force of less than 90N (green wheel with handle which releases a red string) and the small parts detached during the drop test fully fit into the small parts cylinder,



- injuries during the drop test splinters can form which could injure the users.



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:  Wooden toy with several activity surfaces (include a puzzle surface). Orange cardboard box with the dimensions: 25 X 15 X 15 CM. Transparent window showing the puzzle pieces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1293/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set - Children’s set T-shirt and jeans skirt (Detská súprava tričko + riflová sukňa)
 
Brand: ALI- KAN BABY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  size 86- 2 a 92-3.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking because the plastic buttons were detached in the tension test. The item represents small parts and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder thus it can be swallowed or inhaled by children, thus causing choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl’s set – a green T-shirt and a jeans skirt with braces with two plastic buttons for reclosing, applications in the front of the skirt- sewed flowers, declared material composition 100% cotton.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1294/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers (Detské nohavice)
 
Brand: SANJOY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.: XQFK 6071, size 92 and 98.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a serious risk of choking because during testing the slack up devices from the waist were detached. The item is a small part and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder thus it can be swallowed or inhaled by children, thus causing 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 trousers made in grey-red and white-red colour combinations, size 92 and 98, declared material composition: 70% cotton, 30% polyester. Tightening elastic bands terminated with plastic slack-up devices are in top (waist) and bottom of the trousers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1297/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothes - "Basic-Jeans" blue-black jeans for children (sizes 92-176)
 
Brand: Review kids and Review Fourteen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Review Kids, sizes 92-140; Article Nos. II-KB/07-D100 slim fit, II-KB/07-D101 regular fit, II-KB/07-D205 slim fit, II-KB/07-D206 regular fit. - Review Fourteen, sizes 140-176; Article Nos. II-TB/07-D100 slim fit, II-TB/07-D101 regular fit, II-TB/07-D102 plus fit, II-TB/07-D203 slim fit, II-TB/07-D204 regular fit, II-TB/07-D205 plus fit.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a carcinogenic risk because it contains banned azo dyes which may release one of the carcinogenic amines.


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

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

 
Description:  Blue-black jeans for boys sold after 30 June 2007.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1308/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Hooded sweater
 
Brand: Jacky Baby So Jacky Baby sweater
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7000100718711, 434-292723/3110.
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
This product poses a risk of:



- choking because the ends of drawstrings, functional cords, decorative cords and sashes should not be knotted and must be secured through heat sealing or bars to prevent them from fraying. Through the fraying of the ends, parts of the ends could become detached and, if swallowed, result in the infant choking,



- suffocation because the hooded jacket, size 56, has drawstrings in the neck area. There is a danger of the drawstrings getting caught in moving vehicles or toys, which could lead to suffocation by strangulation.



The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Green baby sweater with hood, size 56/1-2 months, 2 front pockets.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1309/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Slippers in the shape of a light-brown teddy bear - sizes 35 to 39
 
Brand: Ombrosa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Main reference: 32 45 589 7103 on a cardboard label - size 37. Other references on the product: 4749 (on the sticker inside the slipper) and 00 44983 - 370 (on a cardboard label).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of fire because the sample failed to pass the flammability test as regards the surface textile of the sole. The flame propagation rate is faster than 30 mm/s.
 

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

 
Description:  Slippers in the shape of a light-brown teddy bear with white-tipped paws. Dimensions approximately 30 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1303/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lightening Cream - Maxi White S1 Lightening Cream Gel - strong formula
 
Brand: Lobo farmax
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MWS1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9% of hydroquinone.


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

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

 
Description:  30 grams, white tube in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1304/07       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shampoo - Body Shampoo Abricot
 
Brand: NaturCare
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  THT 08/2008, Batchcode: 6C036.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 580μg/kg N-Nitrosodiethanolamine. This substance is classified as a human carcinogen.


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle, 500 ml.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1299/07       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Glass vase - 50cm Square Top Clear Glass Vase
 
Brand: Marks and Spencers
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product Code: T27/1553V 9225503.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

This product poses a risk of cuts because the wall thickness for this vase was specified to be greater than 1.0 mm in thickness. Testing reveal that in some case thinnest measurement is 0.6 mm. Vases falling below the 1mm requirement are more fragile and by looking at the rim and base of the product a false impression of the wall strength will be given creating a greater chance of personal injury.


Three incidents have been reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers by the distributor. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Square, clear, glass vase, 50CM in height.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1287/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set (Predlzovací pohyblivý prívod)
 
Brand: LUCERNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FX 3-3, art. nr: OY-2191x3, 4Fc, EAN: 8590849330007.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk because of electric shock and fire because:



- the cross-sectional area of 0,9 mm² for the flexible cable is not sufficient (required 1,5mm2);



- during the glow wire test, a visible flame occurred and did not extinguish by 30 s after removing glow wire;



- the material from which the product is made has no sufficient isolating properties. Under certain circumstances, a damage of isolation of the product can occur.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is white with 3 socket-outlets, weight- 0,35 kg, length of 3m, packaged in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard label containing marking – name of the product in various languages, trade name “LUCERNA”, model, Art. No., EAN code, CE and data about the distributor and the producer. Marking on the product: 10-16 V, ~250V, max. 3500W, CE, trade name "LUCERNA" and warnings "Nezasahujte do zapojenia!" Data on the cable: H05VV-F, 3G, 1,0mm².
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1289/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Standing fan (Stojanový ventilátor)
 
Brand: Air Maxx
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: MAX-3300, EAN code: 8308773831109.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of :



- electric shock because the supply cable has the diameter of 0,133 mm2 which is less than required (0,5 mm2),



- injuries because the design of cover basket is presenting a risk of contact of fingers with rotating parts.



In addition the instructions for use are insufficient.



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

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

 
Description:  Standing ventilator, white, 3 speeds, a cue light built-in, openings on the ventilator cover have diameter about 1,6 cm, marking -Air MAXX, model, voltage: 220V/50 Hz, 45 W, CE. Packed in a white cardboard box with a blue title AirMAXX, MAX-3300 and inscriptions “3 speed, with light, oscillating, with lamp”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1291/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set (Predlžovací pohyblivý prívod)
 
Brand: LUCERNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FX 4-5, art. nr: OY-2191x3, 4Fi, EAN: 8590849450002.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the material of the product has not sufficient isolated characteristics,



- the flexible cable has no sufficient cross-sectional area (according to producer 1 mm², according to test 0,73 mm²),



- diameter of impress given balls shall not exceed 2 mm, after testing the impress in plug was 2,40 mm.



- during the glow wire test, a visible flame occurred and glowed sample did not extinguish to 30 s after removing glow wire.



In addition markings are insufficient.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is white with 4 socket-outlets, weight- 0,5 kg, length of 5m, packaged in a transparent plastic bag closed with the paper label and marking – name of the product in various languages. Marking on the product: 10-16 V, ~250V, max. 3500W, CE, Data on the cable: H05VV-F, 3G, 1,0mm2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1292/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Starter cables (Štartovacie káble)
 
Brand: FILSON®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Comfort, 300A/3m, Filson Nr. 48.300, EAN: 8591522483003.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire because the insulation ignited and the conductors burnt over in the overload test.
In addition markings and user manual are insufficient.
 

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

 
Description:  A starter cable for connection of positive terminals of accumulator is black, a starter cable for connection of negative terminals of accumulator is red. The product is packed in a plastic bag marked with trade name FILSON®, Comfort 300A/3m, EAN code and others. A user manual and a scheme for connection of starter cables to battery are attached to the product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1302/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric insect killer
 
Brand: Super Human
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 461334EAN-code: 328209600122.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there are accessible live parts (the grid), which are live dangerously (824Vpeak);


- there is a dangerous current leakage (3,92 mApeak and 24,2 mApeak) on the accessible part of the grid.


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

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

 
Description:  Device to attract insects by UV-light and then kill them with a high voltage. Package: Cardboard Box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1306/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  DVD player
 
Brand: Denver
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: Denver DVU-1008mk2. EAN: not available.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains and the secondary circuit that can be touched. The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals. Creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer between the primary windings and secondary windings, between the primary windings and the output winding wires of the secondary windings, between the secondary windings and output winding wires of the primary windings are less than 5 / 4 mm (measured a minimum 0.45 mm / 3.5 mm / 1.7 mm). The secondary circuit is accessible through the terminals. The windings are positioned concentrically on a single coil former. All output winding wires are not insulated with the insulation tubes.


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:  DVD Player. State-of-the-art MPEG-4 and MP4 decoding technology. Class 1 laser product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49

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Alert number: 1310/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Baby food blender/steam cooker - CuociPappa Sanovapore
 
Brand: Chicco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 70601
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a serious risk of choking due to the possibility of small parts separating from the inside of the jug if it is repeatedly washed in a dishwasher.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 49