Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 51 ( Published on: 04/01/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1359/07       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Memory Foam Mattress Topper
 
Brand: Home Living
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code 1000018251103, BM Code 182511.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire because the foam filling from the mattress topper would fail to meet the flammability performance requirements. The mattress topper also failed to meet the low hazard category requirements of relevant standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Foam mattress with zipped cover. Contained in plastic cover with colour picture of couple lying on mattress.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1340/07       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Rechargeable gas lighters
 
Brand: Velta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code on lighter - 4035687005617
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a serious risk of burns because it does not comply with requirements of essential safety standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable lighter from transparent plastic
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1355/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 0603-180L-10M Bar code: 6924524300122, 2. 0602-140L-8M Bar code: 6924524300122.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock since:


- the insulation is not sufficient (only single insulation cover the connections),


- the cross section of the core is too small,


- the length of the cable is too short (0,91/0,89 m),


- the cable inlets are sharp,


- the wires are not secured against loosening, they can get damaged.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The lighting chain contains 180/140 series-parallel connected incandescent lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit controls the four parallel circuits. Main parts of the luminaire: bipolar plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~ VDE CE"; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC PRESS". Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63,7 W, Class II, IP20, bulbs: 9 V, 0,07A.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1356/07       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 0601-100L-6M (model No on the packaging: 0601) Bar code: 6924524300122, 2. 0604-240L-13M (model No on the packaging: 0604) Bar code: 6924524300122.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:


- the insulation is not sufficient (only single insulation cover the connections),


- flashover occurred at 3050V/2800V when tested the insulation,


- the cross section of the core is too small,


- the length of the cable is too short (0,9/0,91 m),


- the cable inlets are sharp,


- the wires are not secured against loosening, they can get damaged.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The lighting chain contains 100/240 series-parallel connected incandescent lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit controls the four parallel circuits. Main parts of the luminaire: bipolar plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~ VDE CE"; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC PRESS". Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63,7 W, Class II, IP20, bulbs: 9 V, 0,07A.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1339/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passenger car, models 911 (997) GT3 and 911 GT3 RS
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because a result of a defective control console, the Traction Control function regulating drive forces on the rear axle or the PASM system providing the sports control of damper forces may malfunction and fail to operate, leading to possible loss of control of vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns cars built between 28 September and 9 November 2007.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1353/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Touring bicycle PAIKANG 26"
 
Brand: Paikang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of frame BC05005538 and TP-2623 on the package.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the braking distance of front and back wheel differs on the dry and wet road.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764. .
 

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

 
Description:  Touring bicycle PAIKANG 26“ TP-2623.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1360/07       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Snowmobiles
 
Brand: Ski-doo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MXZ X 800R, BB8E.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because some of the fuel tanks may develop a crack, which could permit liquid fuel and/or fuel vapour to leak. If such leakage occurs, a spark or flame may ignite fuel vapours. If those situations happen it can potentially cause serious injuries or even death to rider or bystanders.
 

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

 
Description:  Snowmobile Ski-doo MXZ X 800R Model year 2008
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1341/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electric scooter 12 V
 
Brand: SPEED LIMIT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: SC1034, PICWIC reference: 1545789
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the braking force required to hold the toy scooter on a sloping surface exceeds 50N, causing a risk of falls.


The product does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric scooter in metal. Dimensions: 94x37x71.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1342/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy cash register
 
Brand: PLAYGO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 3215, PICWIC reference: 1523921.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of:



- cuts due to the metal wire inside the white plastic microphone neck, which broke during the metal wire flexibility test;



- damage to sight because the red LED does not meet the class 1 radiation requirements.



The product does not comply with the Toy Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Cash register with sound and light effects, battery-operated, with microphone, credit card, money (notes and coins), basket containing packet of corn-flakes, milk, butter, chocolate and bottle of water. Dimensions: cash register: 31 x 17 x 16; keys: 3.5 x 2.6 x 0.7.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1343/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  String of t eddy bears
 
Brand: LOUISE MANSEN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SH014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation due to:



- the presence of an impermeable plastic bag, with an opening perimeter of more than 380 mm and an average thickness of less than 0.038 mm,



- the presence of a string with a length of more than 220 mm at 25 N, able to form a noose, with objects (soft toys) at each end;



and a risk of choking due to the unacceptable presence on this toy for children under the age of 36 months of small parts which can be detached by a force of less than 90 N (buttons).



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

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

 
Description:  String of 8 stuffed brown teddy bears. Nose made of black fabric, eyes made of black plastic. The bears are wearing clothes, the predominant colours of which are light and dark pink, with wooden buttons. The bears’ bodies are made of white fabric. The dresses have white collars. The bears are linked by a string, with a loop at each end. Article sold in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1345/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bag of 5 in 1 outdoor games
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference AJ505CS, Reference PICWIC: 1564071
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk of poisoning due to presence of lead in the coating of the racket handle cover.


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 distributor. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Green plastic bag containing accessories for outdoor games. Dimensions: 14.5 x 9.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1346/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dazzle Rattle
 
Brand: John Crane Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  30.1168
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because small parts can be easily detached on the application of 90N tensile force, presenting a choking hazard;



- injuries due to sharp points on the loop attaching the bell to the cord when the bell became detached.



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



One incident has been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  A toy consisting of wooden beads, rods and other shapes connected using red cord to form a tetrahedron. A metal bell is also attached to one of the corner beads using the red cord. The attached label is marked inter alia, “Dazzle Rattle” and “Age from 6 months”.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1347/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cube with 144 nylon balls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference TO 302 FB. PICWIC reference: 571946.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the four pieces of yellow velcro come off at forces of 52N, 68N, 58N and 74N and fit completely within the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured nylon cube in the form of a little house. Dimensions: 90x85x109. Colours: blue, red and yellow. Each side has a window, only one of which can be opened. The multicoloured balls form a carpet inside the cube.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1348/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bag with baby doll (28 cm tall), with clothes and accessories
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 63816, PICWIC reference: 1581376, Gencod: 042607638163.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because under a force of less than 25N, the cord thickness is less than 1.5 mm.


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 information to consumers by the distributor. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Square plastic bag containing a stuffed doll and accessories. Dimensions: Bag: 37x29x6.5 cm Doll: 23x9x28 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1349/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Octagonal game board
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Gencode: 2499900000520, Reference PICWIC: 1587651.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- black plastic on the underside of the board contains 8.30 % by weight of DEHP,


- black plastic part in bag contains 0.08 % by weight of DBP; 5.50% by weight of DEHP and 1.99% by weight of DINP,


- plastified red covering on the green felt contains 0.17 % by weight of DEHP.


According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC certain phthalates shall not be used in toys in concentration higher than of 0,1 % by weight.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, information to consumers and destruction of the product by the distributor. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Folding octagonal game board in bag. Materials: plastic, paint, tissue/textile, metal, wood. Dimensions: 120x120x2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1350/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy – Punching ball and gloves
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PICWIC reference: 1534611, Gencod: 990001534611.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of the plastic bag containing the punching ball, which has a perimeter of 406 mm (>380 mm) around the opening and a thickness of 0.030 mm (<0.038 mm).


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

 
Description:  Punching ball for assembly by an adult, with size 10 gloves and pump. Diameter of punching ball: 43x143 Needle: 0.7x4.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1351/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Twin dolls in box 38 cm (Coffret jumeaux)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 65706, Reference PICWIC: 1588801, Gencod: 042607657065.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses as serious risk of choking because of the velcro strips, which came detached from the dolls during the traction tests and fit completely into the small parts cylinder.
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. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Transparent plastic box containing twin dolls, one dressed in pink with pink bonnet, the other dressed in blue with blue bonnet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1352/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Slittle slide
 
Brand: Paradiso toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF.: 711, Bar code: 5 425000 337119.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because:


- the slide collapsed and broke in the 50 kg weights resistance test,


- during the stability test, (slide with a 50 kg load on a surface sloping at 10°) the slide topples over,


- the holes measuring between 5 and 12 mm with a depth of 10 mm or more, which are accessible under the top section,


- the length of the foot section is less than the minimum value laid down (80 mm for 150 mm minimum),


- the angle of the foot section is greater than 10° (angle measured: 22°).


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

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

 
Description:  Green plastic slide; recommended for children aged 2 and above.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1354/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pushchair – Twin stroller
 
Brand: Bayer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  23061D BB A, PICWIC reference: 1569002.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of:



- choking because of ingestion of the tip of the dummy, which breaks off during the traction test and fits completely into the small parts cylinder;



- injuries because of entrapment in the locking system of the stroller, which does not engage.



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 distributor. Press release has been issued. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Pink stroller with two dolls, dimensions 46/77 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1357/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bag containing 100 balls
 
Brand: INTEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  reference: 49600, Reference PICWIC 1534127, Gencode: 078257496006.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the cadmium levels exceeding the maximum permitted concentration of 100 mg/kg (Plastic bag: 539 mg/kg and handle: 189 mg/kg);


- the phthalate levels exceeding the maximum permitted concentration of 0.1% by weight.


The contents of DEHP in the toys exceed the permitted limit laid down by the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

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

 
Description:  Transparent plastic bag. Balls in different colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1358/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress – Princess Calice dress
 
Brand: FESTIVAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference L619001/2, Reference: PICWIC 1588858/60, Dress 5/7 years: Gencode: 3700263138812, Dress 8/10 years: Gencode: 3700263138898.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the flame propagation speed of the pink tulle is 37 mm/s, thus exceeding the limit of 30 mm/s laid down in the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink princess dress, dimensions: 90 x 50 x 5.
Country of origin:  Madagascar
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1362/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: Power Gun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Power Gun No 5638; AFGH: NL-7327AC-12.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a serious risk of damage to sight because the kinetic energy is 0.12 J. Since rigid projectiles without flexible tips can be used, the kinetic energy should not exceed 0.08 J.


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 by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The sample is a toy pistol made of black plastic, measuring 143 mm in length and 89 mm in height and marked "MADE IN CHINA" and "NO:5638" on both sides above the butt. It is supplied with three black plastic projectiles measuring 69 mm in length and three red suction cups made of a soft material and measuring approximately 20 mm to 25 mm in diameter that can be fitted onto the projectiles. The items are sold in a welded blister pack with cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1363/07       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  100-piece wooden train set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PICWIC reference: 1557876, Product reference: 13276A/1338, Gencod: 834162000161 and 834162004268.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk of poisoning because of the presence of barium in the red covering of the figurines in the barrel.


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 distributor. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  100-piece wooden train set in a plastic tub to be assembled by the child, dimensions of the locomotive (7x3x4.5) and of the barrel (2x3).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1338/07       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Underpants 2,5 II
 
Brand: Boston
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO: MBOX026 Bar code: 9 33155 50065 4, 3 505731 888694.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 745 mg/kg 3,3’-dimetoxi-benzidine (limit value: 30 mg/kg). The presence of aromatic amine refers to the fact that azo-dyes prohibited by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC were used. During normal use the product may have harmful effect on human health.
 

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

 
Description:  Elastic cotton underpants, dark and light blue with red stripe on the front. Size: XXL/8 and XL 7.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1344/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glass blender
 
Brand: BJM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 9040, Bar code: 8002091090405
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts because:


– it is possible to activate the knives that cut the food while they are accessible. Since the knives are accessible while the blender is in operation, there is a risk of cuts and injuries,


– the instruction manual makes no reference to the appliance’s operating time.


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

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

 
Description:  White glass blender. The glass jug has a capacity of 1.3 litres. The packaging consists of a cardboard box bearing a photograph of the blender, importer information, the wording “made in China” and “CE”, the bar code and the product’s characteristics.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51

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Alert number: 1361/07       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Pressure washer
 
Brand: MARINA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HPC 1900
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the machine has insufficient level of ingress protection against liquids,


- there is no warning to users to wear hearing protection,


- the machine’s data plate does not include any information on pressure units and water volume,


- the instruction manual contains incorrect pressure units and there is no symbol or indication to “read the instruction manual”,


- no exploded view of the machine is provided,


- no indications concerning the airborne noise emitted by the machine is provided.


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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Machine with green and black housing, wheels on both sides, a handhold at the top and a trigger gun attached to the back. Near the handhold is a sticker with a white background bearing the text "MAR HPC 1900". The packaging is a cardboard box reading "POND 4554 MARL HPC 1900 WATT 230 V-50 Hz. 180 E BAR MAX. PRESSURES 110 BAR 360 L/h 5400338021718 CE".
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2007 - 51