Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 4 ( Published on: 01/02/2008)
Corrigendum
Notification 0054/08 of week 3 has been removed (the product does not pose a risk of fire and burns and complies with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115).

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0083/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative articles - Artificial grapes (green and black)
 
Brand: J.A. Woll
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  01008064 (black grapes), 01008065 (green grapes).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:


- a risk of choking because it contains small parts which fit into the the small parts cylinder;


- a chemical risk because it contains excessive levels of plasticizer: green grapes contain 48,7% by weight of DEHP, black grapes contain 46,6% by weight of DEHP, stalks contain 19,9% by weight of DEHP.
 

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

 
Description:  Decorative articles made of plastic, in the form of a bunch of green or reddish black grapes with green leaves.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0123/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath gel - Perle penguins
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 123
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it looks the same as popular sweets and it is likely that especially children will easily confuse them with foodstuffs and swallow it. The product fits completely within a small parts cylinder.

That means this product might be danger for the health or safety of consumers especially children, according to Council Directive 87/357/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Small pearls with bath gel in a shape of small penguins- with warning signs and words on the label - it is not edible, keep away from children.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0124/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Body balsam - Cleo yoghurt corpo balsamo
 
Brand: Cleo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8001280310614.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it looks the same as popular milk products and it is likely that especially children will easily confuse them with foodstuffs. Products contain substances (detergents), which can cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Nausea may also occur and possibly abdominal cramping and vomiting. Aspiration during vomiting can cause chemical pneumonia. That means this product might be danger for the health or safety of consumers especially children, according to Council Directive 87/357/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  After shower balsam, smells like apricot, packed in a 250ml plastic bottle with pictures of apricot; yogurt is written in the upper side of the product; warning signs and words on the label -it is not edible, keep away from children.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0125/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Shower cream - 1. Fruttini Strawberry Smoothie Duschcreme mit joghurt- rotein&Erdbeer-Extract, 2. Fruttini Blueberry Smoothie Duschcreme mit joghurt protein &Heidelbeer-Extract
 
Brand: Fruttini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1 4003583083947, 2. 4003583083985.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because they look the same as popular milk products and it is likely that especially children will easily confuse them with foodstuffs. Products contain substances (detergents), which can cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Nausea may also occur and possibly abdominal cramping and vomiting. Aspiration during vomiting can cause chemical pneumonia. That means this product might be danger for the health or safety of consumers especially children, according to Council Directive 87/357/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Shower gels, smell like fruits, packed in 250ml plastic bottles with pictures of fruits.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0130/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Shower gels - Happy Shower Bellini; Happy Shower-Tequila sunrise; Happy Shower-Caipiroska
 
Brand: Happy Shower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Happy Shower Bellini- EAN 8011935045785; Happy Shower-Tequila Sunrise-EAN 8011935045761; Happy Shower-Caipiroska-EAN 8011935045747.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because they look the same as popular milk products and it is likely that especially children will easily confuse them with foodstuffs. Products contain substances (detergents), which can cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Nausea may also occur and possibly abdominal cramping and vomiting. Aspiration during vomiting can cause chemical pneumonia. That means this product might be danger for the health or safety of consumers especially children, according to Directive 87/357/ EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Shower gels, smell like fruits, packed in 250ml plastic bottles with pictures of fruits with warning signs and words on the label -cosmetic product.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0096/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycles
 
Brand: B-TWIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - VTT ROCKRIDER 9FR, code 609004, - VTT ROCKRIDER 9.1, code 609123, - VTT ROCKRIDER 8.1, code 609055.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the bicycle models in question, fitted with Mayes brakes, may lose the purge cap on the brake lever. This loss may affect braking quality.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bikes of various colours. The bicycles concerned were sold between 1 March 2007 and 23 August 2007 and were fitted with Mayes brakes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0128/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cleaning product - Kir Cöz Teppich-, Polstergarnitur- und Gardinenreiniger - Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
 
Brand: Levent Kimya San. Tic.A.S.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Kir Cöz, batch No: ÜT:16/11/06 19:57 3010200116, EAN 8690802030019.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.1 % or more of nonyl phenol ethoxylate.

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

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

 
Description:  Flattened bottle made of white plastic with a white push-pull seal and a green locking ring – 550 ml.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0084/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain with 100 mini lamps
 
Brand: VIDAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 0217145.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the wire does not pass the tensile test,

- there is no statement that the lamps are not replaceable.

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

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

 
Description:  100-mini lamp lighting chain. The packaging is a red cardboard box with Christmas motifs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0088/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain in the form of a star
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the sample failed the electric strength test for Class II luminaries,

- the mechanical strength of the lighting chain is insufficient, given that it failed the test with the apparatus activated by a spring, leaving the live parts accessible,

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

- the chain’s cable are lower than that of the type of cable specified in the standard and the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0.06 mm², which is less than the 50 mm² required by the standard,

- the cable did not pass the tensile test, - the plug does not comply with IEC standard 60083,

- the length of the cable between the plug and the first light-socket is 0.70 metres, which is less than the 1.50m required by the standard,

- it does not provide protection against damp conditions that may arise through normal use,

- it failed the electric strength test,

- it failed the ball pressure test,

- it does not have any markings or safety instructions.

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

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

 
Description:  The lighting chain consists of coloured Christmas stars into which the lights are inserted. The packaging is a transparent cellophane bag that is sealed at the top with a piece of cardboard on which is written “60 miniature lights”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0090/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain – garland of lights with 100 mini lights
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: HM 1117
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the luminaire is not sufficiently mechanically strong, in that it did not pass the spring-driven apparatus test, leaving live components accessible after the test,

- the cable incorporated in the chain has characteristics inferior to those of the standard cable specified in the standard and the nominal section of the conductors, at 0.10 mm², is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the standard,

- the cable does not pass the tensile test,

- the length of the cable between the plug and the first bulb, at 0.70 metres, is less than the 1.50 metres required by the standard,

- there is no guaranteed protection against direct access to live components,

- in not bearing the safety marks and instructions required by the standard.

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

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

 
Description:  Christmas garland with 100 coloured lights. The garland is packaged in a blue cardboard box with a photo of the garland and the statement: '100 mini lights 220V/240V'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0099/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: Laudmann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LM-102, LM-103.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the torch can be recharged from the mains via the plug which can be pushed out of the grip and the adaptor plug which is included,

- the pins of both plugs are without insulating sleeves and can therefore be touched,

- the adaptor plug does not fit properly onto the torch plug, which means that contact with the live pins is possible.

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

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

 
Description:  LED torch with built-in rechargeable battery, marked Laudmann Germany High Power LED. The torch can be recharged from the mains via the plug which can be pushed out of the torch and the adaptor plug which is included.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0100/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed luminaire with halogen lamp
 
Brand: AURO LITE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MS118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of:


- electric shock because the basic insulated parts are accessible,


- fire because the SELV lampholder can be used for 230V.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The luminaires have gold and chrome metal cover. The lamp can be fixed with a spring. The insulated cable is connected to a GX5.3 SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) lampholder ((DX-106 25 V 4 A VDE). Free wire ends are used for mains supply connections. The light sources can be adjusted in 20°. There were no light source and installation instructions attached to the product. Technical specifications: 120/240 V; 50-60 Hz; Max 50 W GX5.3; F-mark, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0101/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed luminaire
 
Brand: Realm
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SPS-50-F and SPS-50-M (on the packaging), SP-50 (on the product), Bar code: 5 998675 632501: 5 998675 641503.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses risk of electric shock because the basic insulated parts (lampholder and wires connected to the lampholder) are accessible.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The metal-covered luminaire consists of a metal frame and a fitting unit (including a terminal block and a GU10 lampholder). A "JDR+C GU10 230V 50W CE" light source and installation instructions were attached to the product. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder (“FORTUNE FT10U T300 250V 2A VDE”); terminal block („TEILBAR 500 400V 2.5 4 CE" + mark of approval. Technical specifications: 230 V; Max 50 W GU10, Class II. Diameter: 83 and 105 mm, height: 95 and 90 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0102/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed luminaire set with halogen lamp
 
Brand: Klausen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KL6018/3 MOBIL (on the packaging), Bar code: 5944009019869 (satin); 5944009019852 (chrome).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there is no device protecting efficiently against pulling and twisting force,


- sharp parts protrude into the wireways,


- the basic insulated parts (lampholder and wires connected to the lampholder) are accessible;


and a risk of fire because the mains cable covered with PVC which gets into contact with the light source overheats.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The luminaire set includes 3 metal-covered luminaries without a data plate and 3 light sources with inscription ("KANLUX 50W 230V 60° EKO#TJ1@Z" or "GU10+C 220/240V 50W"). Each luminaire consists of a metal frame and a GU10 lampholder. The light source can be adjusted within 15°. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder (S-122 250V 100W 0.4A T200 c UL US VDE CCC" or "TL-8PH 250V 100W 0.4A T200 TL c UL US VDE); cable with inscription ("H05S-K 1 x 0,75 mm2 300/500V 180°C"). Technical specifications: 220 V; 50 Hz; 3 X 50 W GU10, Class II. IP 20. Diameter: 100 mm, height: 70 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0103/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed luminaire sets with halogen lamp
 
Brand: Düwi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Art.-Nr.25673 (white); Art.-Nr.25674 (chrome), (only on the packaging); Bar code: 4008297256731; 4008297256748; 2. Art.-Nr.25675; Bar code: 4008297256755; 3. Art.-Nr.25845 (white); Art.-Nr.25846 (chrome); Art.-Nr.25847 (bronze), (only on the packaging); Bar code: 4008297258452; 4008297258469; 4008297258476.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock since the basic insulated parts are accessible.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  1. The sets include 3 luminaires of metal cover. Each luminaire consists of a metal frame and a fitting unit (including GU 10 lampholder and a mains connection unit). The light sources cannot be adjusted. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder (CQC 250 V 2 A VDE CE); terminal block (CQC PA10 HA 2,5 HJM 450 V VDE). Technical specifications: 230 V; Max 50 W; GU10, Class II; 2. The sets include 3 luminaires of metal cover. Each luminaire consists of a metal frame and a fitting unit (including GU 10 lampholder and a mains connection unit). The light sources cannot be adjusted. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder (DX-100 250V 2A 100W GU10 VDE UL); terminal block (CQC PA10 HA 2,5 HJM 450 V VDE). Technical specifications: 230 V; Max 50 W; GU10, Class II ; 3. The sets include 3 luminaires of metal cover. Each luminaire consists of a white/chrome/bronze metal frame and a fitting unit (including GU 10 lampholder and a mains connection unit). The light sources can be adjusted in 75°. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder (YUAN HENG YH-036 250V 2A VDE); terminal block (TEILBAR 500 400V 2.5 4 CE). Technical specifications: 230 V; Max 50 W; GU10, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0105/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed luminaire
 
Brand: Realm
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. SP-50-F (only on the packaging), Bar code: 5998675611506 (white); 5998675612503 (gold) 2. SP-50-M(only on the packaging), Bar code: 5998675623509.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock since the basic insulated parts are accessible.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  1. The sets include 3 metal-covered luminaires. Each luminaire consists of a metal frame and a fitting unit (including a terminal block and a GU10 lampholder). A light source (inscription of white: "JDR+C GU10 230V 50W CE"; inscription of gold: "REALM GU-10 230V 50W CE") and installation instructions were attached to the product. The light sources cannot be adjusted. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder ("FY-E13 250V 2A T200 GU10 VDE" (white) or "FY-E13 250V 2A GU10 VDE C UL US 250V 100W" (gold)); terminal block („TEILBAR 500 400V 2.5 4 CE" + mark of approval). Technical specifications: 230 V; Max 50 W GU10, Class II. 2. The set includes 3 metal-covered luminaires without data plate. Each luminaire consists of a metal frame and a fitting unit (including a terminal block and a GU10 lampholder). A light source ("REALM GU-10 230V 50W CE") and installation instructions were attached to the product. The light source can be adjusted in 20 °. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder ("FY-E13 250V 2A GU10 VDE C UL US 250V 100W"); terminal block („TEILBAR 500 400V 2.5 4 CE" + mark of approval). Technical specifications: 230 V; 3 x max 50 W GU10, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0106/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed luminaire set with halogen lamp
 
Brand: Klausen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KL6041/3 FIX (on the packaging), Bar code: 5944009 019777.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock since:


- there is no any device applied protecting efficiently against pulling and twisting force,


- sharp parts protrude into the wireways,


- the basic insulated parts (lampholder and wires connected to the lampholder) are accessible;


and a risk of fire since the mains cable covered with PVC which gets into contact with the light source overheats.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The luminaire sets include 3 metal covered luminaries without a data plate and 3 light sources (“GU10+C 220/240V 50W CE”). Each luminaire consists of a metal frame and GU 10 lampholder. The light sources cannot be adjusted. Main parts of the luminaire: lampholder (TL-8PH 250V 100W TL UL US); cable with inscription: H05S-K 1 x 0,75 mm2 300/500V 180°C. Technical specifications: 230 V; 3 X 50 W GU10, Class II, no F-mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0129/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp "Present Light" in the shape of a star
 
Brand: Moon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Present Light, GB7000.11-1999.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the luminaire has no cord anchorage and the mains cables conductors are therefore insufficiently protected against tension and twisting. Nor does the mains switch have any strain relief,

- the nominal cross-section of the mains cable is less than 0.5 mm² (the required measurement is 0.75mm²), which does not provide sufficient mechanical strength,

- wires with basic insulation can be touched where they enter the lamp housing,

- all inscriptions required by the standard, such as the manufacturer's data, the rated voltage, the Protection Class II symbol, the type or order number and the rated power of the bulb are missing.

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

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

 
Description:  Portable table lamps (230V/25W) with plastic lampshade in the shape of a star. Protection Class II-design. The lamp housing is also made of plastic with an E14 lamp holder. Dimensions: (255x290x100) mm (HxWxD).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0082/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars
 
Brand: DaimlerChrysler Corporation/USA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 8, Jeep Wrangler (4x4) and Dodge Nitro (4x4) Type WH, EC type-approval e4*2001/116*0095, Type JK, EC-type-approval e4*2001/116*0116, Type KJ, EC-type-approval e4*2001/116*0122.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a possible fault in the software for the electronic braking system can cause a momentary delay in braking when on an incline in neutral gear, thereby lengthening braking distance.

The electronically-controlled braking system is being reprogrammed on all vehicles affected.

One accident has been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The notification concerns vehicles of model years 2006–2007.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0104/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Automotive component part - Suspension wishbone
 
Brand: Delphi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TC857 & TC858 with date codes AK18B and AK39B. TC859 & TC860 with date codes AK33B and AK34B.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a process control issue, there is a potential risk of cracking in the wishbone forging area. The defect can cause the loss of vehicle front wheel suspension.
 

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

 
Description:  Recalls include suspension wishbones with the following part numbers and date codes: TC857 & TC858 with date codes AK18B and AK39B. TC859 & TC860 with date codes AK33B and AK34B. The vehicles affected are: Citroen AX 1.4i; Citroen Saxo 1.4i VTS, 1.6i; Peugeot 106 1.3i, 1.4 XSI, 1.6i; Peugeot 1.4i Quicksilver; Citroen jumpy 2.oi; Citroen Synergie 1.8i, 1.9TD, 2.0i, 2.0 HDI and 2.1TD; Fiat Scudo 1.6i, 1.9D, 1.9TD; Fiat Ulysse 1.8i, 1.9TD, 2.oi and 2.1TD; Lancia Z 2.0i, 2.1TD; Peugeot 806 1.8i, 1.9TD, 2.0i and 2.1TD; Peugeot Expert 1.6i, 1.9D, 1.9TD, 2.0 HDI and 2.0i.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0107/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike
 
Brand: Mini-moto Daytona MX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Serial number AMSYHXPB101000088.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the maximum speed of the machine is high for the little children so the consequences can be very serious if the control is lost. There is no speed limiter in the machine,

- the fastenings of the foot pegs and their mountings seem to be unsafe because the fastening is loosening by itself. If the fastening fails it can cause a leg injury,

- chain guard is sloppy and fragile piece of plastic,

- insufficient use instructions.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Mini-motorbike for children and adults, 49 cc. Maximum load is 110 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0113/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden folding playpen
 
Brand: Ateliers T4
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 27046410, Batch No 0811181, Bar code: 3294452704013.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking due to the presence of detachable components, which could be ingested by children,


- injuries due to unintentional folding during locking mechanism and stability tests, causing a risk of trapping.


One complaint from a consumer has been reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding playpen made of varnished wood. Sides with rounded bars. Fabric groundsheet. Dimensions: 104.5 x 89 x 64.5.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0098/08       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Recreational boat - Throttle lever mechanism
 
Brand: KAWASAKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Personal Water Crafts (PWC), model JT1500-B7F, Ultra 250x.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because under certain circumstances, the throttle lever mechanism may come into contact with the handlebar padding, resulting in a failure of the throttle to return to idle upon release of the operator's hand. It is possible for the throttle lever housing to be rotated or to be moved laterally on the handlebar. Under certain conditions of lateral movement and rotation, if the operator twists the housing to a new location (possibly to accommodate a different position of the adjustable handlebar) and does not re-tighten the screws securing the housing to the handlebar, the throttle lever housing can be positioned such that the handlebar padding may interfere with the ability of the throttle to fully close upon release of the throttle lever. Movement of the housing can result in a situation where the handlebar pad can interfere with the proper return of the throttle lever to the idle position, causing a possible risk of fall and injuries for the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects 2007 model year Kawasaki Personal Water Crafts (PWC), model JT1500-B7F, Ultra 250x, with serial numbers from KAW39001*707 to KAW39972*707, where * is any variable element.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0127/08       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Chart plotter for recreational crafts
 
Brand: Garmin GPSMAP 500-series
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no 520, 520s, 530, 530s, 540, 540s, 550, 550s.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because they may provide incorrect position information to the user or to interfaced NMEA device(s) in some circumstances. When this happens: 1. a navigation error may result, 2. interfaced NMEA device(s) would not receive correct position information, 3. autopilots utilizing the GPS outputs may navigate to unintended locations.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a chart plotter for recreational crafts. NMEA device(s) can be interfaced.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0087/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Felt pens - ½ metre 48 felt pens
 
Brand: Free&Easy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8 711295 487781.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the felt tips contain 29-333 mg/kg of benzene, which exceed the threshold value of 5 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  48 felt pens with body and cap in colours matching the ink, black stoppers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0080/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Snake
 
Brand: Save the world
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 442.109.6, EAN 4022498500356.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- injuries because in the worst case scenario, when the tongue of the notified snake is swallowed it might become hard due to a loss of plasticizer (even sharp needles may emerge) which may cause serious injuries to the stomach or intestine mucosa,


- choking because the snake's tongue may be easily detached and it fits within the small parts cylinder.
 

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

 
Description:  Snake made of soft plastic with green dorsal band and yellow and black spots; models in three different colours.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0085/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  A pull-along toy in a shape of Donald Duck
 
Brand: Mimi Pet World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- injuries because of sharp edges between the parts of the toy,


- suffocation by strangulation because the length of the cord is 880 mm (the limit is 220 mm).


The 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 by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  It is a plastic toy in the shape of Donald Duck. The toy is riding on 4 wheels while pushing or pulling a cord ended with a small plastic handle. The toy is made of plastic coloured white, yellow and blue. The toy is packed in a plastic transparent bag with a folded cardboard label with pictures of several animals. On the cardboard are following inscriptions: “Made in China”, a pictogram concerning the age restriction (0-3), “CE mark” and warnings: “Unsuitable for small children due to small parts”, “The packaging, which is made of plastic, is not a toy – do not make it available to children for playing. Please keep for future reference”, the name and address of importer. The product might be counterfeit
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0089/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Underwater wooden puzzle
 
Brand: Free&Easy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 3 000 mg/kg of formaldehyde. The wooden toy, given its form, is clearly designed to be played with also by children under the age of three. The warning therefore merely provides cover for the manufacturer.
 

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

 
Description:  Puzzle made of plywood, 6 mm thick, dimensions approx. 28 cm x 21 cm. Individual figures depicting marine animals are placed on a board.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0092/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of polar animals – 37 pieces
 
Brand: Simba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 4342595, ref. PICWIC 1584935.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the flexible coloured plastic contains 3.9% by weight of DNOP,

- the coloured plastic contains 0.2% by weight of DNOP.

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, permitted limit value for certain phthalates in toys is 0,1% by weight.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of polar animals – 37 pieces, 24 rubber animals and 13 detachable rubber stones. The set is a around 40 cm high and resembles an ice landscape (colour: blue). 40x40 cardboard packaging. Name on packaging: Nature World Arctic.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0093/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy cars
 
Brand: ATOSA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CODE 72055 REF. KL23106.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- during the tensile test the metal bodies of the cars come off, and one has sharp edges,

- the wheels come off the cars during the tensile test, exposing dangerous axles.

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

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

 
Description:  Cardboard box with a stiff transparent plastic front through which the complete set can be seen. The box carries the statements "Made in China. Imported by ANGEL TOMAS, S.A.". It contains 5 small cars and a helicopter of the same size, made of plastic and metal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0094/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Flying Saucer
 
Brand: Spider-man
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the pins of the plug part of the adaptor are accessible when it is partly inserted into a class 0 socket-outlet and the pins make contact with the contacts,


- the charger unit consist of a 2 pin transformer unit which is then connected to an adaptor plug. The safe operation of the charger unit cannot be assured as it is possible to connect the 2 pin transformer unit in any of 3 different positions on the adaptor (i.e. L to E, L to N, E TO N).


In addition the toy or the packaging was not marked with the name, trademark or identification mark of the manufacturer or responsible vendor.
 

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

 
Description:  The flying saucer is black plastic with a spider web design. The packaging is a colourful cardboard box with a clear plastic centre. Toy Radio Controlled. Product consists of a flying saucer, remote control trigger gun, and a transformer/adaptor which is used to charge the product. Packaging is cardboard with images of Spider Man on it. The product might be counterfeit
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0095/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring - "Trendy Summer Beach" swim ring (50 cm)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code 32870001231000000100, Order /Article No 32870/00.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because:

- it contains 25.2% by weight of di-iso-nonyl-phthalate (DINP) (the maximum level of phthalate allowed in toys is 0.1%,

- migration of the solvents phenol (129 mg/kg) and 3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one or isophorone (64 mg/kg) from the foil of the swim ring.

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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable swim ring. The top part is transparent and brightly printed; the bottom side is blue. Diameter 50 cm; packaged in a foil bag with insert, label/sticker: Warning “Not suitable for children under the age of three years old because of risk of drowning! Use only under adult supervision. Does not protect from drowning. Use only in shallow water” and symbol “Not for children from 0-3 years”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0112/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of pirate figurines
 
Brand: Simba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 4412530 PICWIC reference: 1580771, Gencod: 4006592425302.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the white plastic of the figurines contains 0,15 % by weight of DINP.

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, permitted limit value for certain phthalates in toys is 0,1% by weight.
 

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:  Pirate figurines (8 cm high).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0114/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush bag
 
Brand: PINK LADY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 871916451235.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the zip pull can be detached under a force of less than 90 N and generates small parts which fit fully into the cylinder. Children can put small elements into the mouth and choke.

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

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

 
Description:  Bag in the form of a little pink dog with two handles and ribbons on the sides of the head.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0115/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy dog with corduroy trousers
 
Brand: Weihai Teddy Toy Co. Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Order n° 13740/00.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:


- a chemical risk because it releases 332 mg/kg of amine 4-Amino-azobenzene and azo dye Disperse Yellow 23,


- a risk of choking because of very easily detachable long brown polyester fibres which can be swallowed.


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

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

 
Description:  35 cm tall white and brown soft toy dog with orange-red corduroy trousers. White body with 1 cm-long white fibre. Both ears, part of the torso and the undersides of the paws ("feet") have 1 cm-long brown fibres. A blue and orange flower and black navel are stitched to the brown torso. An orange bow is tied around the neck. The face consists of two plastic eyes, a brown nose and a sewn-on red tongue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0116/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Compressed air toys - “Super Wheels Air Pump” compressed air powered car
 
Brand: Toi Toy's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2602330.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because under certain circumstances, the product, after being filled with air, can explode scattering small pieces more than two metres around.

One incident reported.

The 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 destruction of the products by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Compressed air powered plastic car or motorcycle, complete with a plastic pump that is used to fill the reservoir. Packaging: blue, yellow and red cardboard box with a plastic window. Information on the front of the box: “Air Pump Super Wheels” – “Races over 50 ft/15m”. Information on the back of the box: “Air Pump Super Wheels” – “Over 300 mph scale speed”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0117/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic puppets - Box of 6 puppets
 
Brand: Simba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 4583757, PICWIC reference 1584926.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to excessive phthalates content. The results of tests on samples of the coloured plastic (bears and cubs) and coloured flexible plastic for DNOP show that the maximum permitted concentration (0.1% by mass) is exceeded:

- coloured plastic: 0.2% by mass,

- coloured flexible plastic: 3.9% by mass.

The product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive.
 

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:  Box of 6 plastic puppets representing fairy-tale figures. Red and yellow box, dimensions 30 x 30 cm. The front is transparent so that the puppets are visible.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0118/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy - Teddy bear
 
Brand: Egmont Kärnan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art no: 960065, Bar code: 73174409600658.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The toy poses a risk of choking because the seams can bust and plastic filling can become accessible which children may put into their mouth and choke.

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

 
Description:  Teddy bear in brown plush with hooded sweater also in brown plush, height approximately 30 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0119/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Solid 3D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5906160120907; Phone 7610, No. K-20907.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the detected noise level is of 97 dB, which exceeds the maximum allowed noise limit of 80dB.

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: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is a mobile phone made of black plastic. There is a sticker with a picture of an exotic beach. Pressing any buttons results with sounds emission. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” 1,5 V batteries. On the label of a toy there were following inscriptions: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (0-3), “CE mark”. There is also the name and address of the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0120/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy - Carretto costruzioni
 
Brand: GLOBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8014966312208.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which fit into the small parts cylinder. As the toy is clearly intended for children under the age of 36 months, the presence of a warning that it is “not suitable for children under the age of 36 months” is insufficient protection against the risk associated with the presence of small parts on toys intended for that age group.

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 manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Trolley containing a set of multicoloured wooden building blocks.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0131/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys - Funny multifunctional toys-bears
 
Brand: Funny multifunctional toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 854A.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts which can be easily detached and which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic rattle with a bear
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0081/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Crinkled scarf
 
Brand: Bijou Brigitte
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Crinkled scarf, 80 cm x 30 cm, Pink/Orange/Brown, Article No. 913722+700.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the carcinogenic aromatic amine benzidine:

- the orange threads contains 76.8 mg/kg,

- the brown contains 280 mg/kg.

The commercial manufacture and treatment of textile and leather products that may come into direct contact with human skin for extended periods must not make use of any azodyes which on cleavage of one or more azo groups could release more than 30 mg/kg of one of the aromatic amines listed in the Annex. Consumer goods not complying with this provision may not be placed on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  Scarf 80 cm x 30 cm, with rubber cross strips at three places along its length, giving it its crinkled form. Colours: bright pink, orange and brown; some pink fringing on one side.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0091/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Snowy Days Scarves
 
Brand: Russ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 33234 Item No: 33230 – Snowy Days Wearables (scarves only).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of choking and suffocation because:


- conventional neckties, i.e. similar to those worn by adults, are not suitable for children under five years old. Neck ties for children in this age group should be designed to be easily detachable should they become entangled. This can be achieved by the use of touch and close fastenings at the neckband or the use of a clip-on fastening,


- the scarf was child appealing and was intended to be worn by young children. The presence of the animal head increased the likelihood that the scarf would be worn by children under five years of age.
 

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

 
Description:  Different knitted scarves of various colours with knitted animal heads.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0097/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shoes for men
 
Brand: Hebba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 903 colour black. Size 45.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 33mg/kg of aromatic benzedine.

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

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

 
Description:  The product- shoes for men, marked Hebba shoes, size 45, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0111/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt with a hood
 
Brand: Lebe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bapt 14041.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because the presence of drawstrings on the hood, which can be regarded as dangerous when it is used by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with a hood, with drawstrings around the neck, with plastic toggles, in two sizes – for three- and six-month babies.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0086/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby balm
 
Brand: EUPHIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  070620 (use-by date 06/2010), 070823 (use-by date 08/2010) and 071114 (use-by date 11/2010).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC and SCCP recommendation on the quality of cosmetic products.
 

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

 
Description:  Cardboard box with picture of a baby. White tub with black print, 50 ml. Recommendations for use: from age 3 months, recommendations in several languages.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0109/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Eye contour cream - PEPTILYS Contour des yeux
 
Brand: URIAGE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch 70301A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains rhizobium radiobacter, soil saprophyte.

The product does not comply with the recommendation of the European Scientific Committee.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0126/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - Nail Stripe
 
Brand: Nail Stripe SO'EASY 1. Nail Stripe SO'EASY Glitter Silver, 2. Nail Stripe SO'EASY Glitter Gold.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. NP ST 23, 2. NP ST 22.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains dibutyl phthalate which is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to an unborn child and possibly pose a risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.
 

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

 
Description:  Nail polish 8ml
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0108/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp in the form of a dragon
 
Brand: Mayer Chess
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article n° 130175.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
The notified products pose a chemical risk because:


- there is no wick guard to make the wick inaccessible to young children,


- the wick holder and the filler opening are not secured with a closure requiring two independent movements to open it (pressing and twisting movement), i.e. there is no bayonet joint.


Ingestion by children of lamp oil by sucking on the wick may prove fatal.


The products also pose a risk of fire because:


- there is a risk of oil leakage,


- the lamp filled with lamp oil is very top-heavy, which could cause it to tip over allowing oil to leak out (since there is no leakage prevention mechanism) and resulting in a major fire.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14059.


Similar products have caused five deaths and over 700 accidents in Germany.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market by the importer.

 
Description:  Oil lamp consisting of a dragon holding a glass ball into which the lamp oil is poured.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0110/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Terracotta oil lamp
 
Brand: Chielang Vietnam Art & Crafts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  850614
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:


- there is no wick protection and no leak protection,


- seals do not require two independent movements to open them;


and a chemical risk because it poses a risk of lung damage for children in case lamp oil is swallowed and ingested.
 

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

 
Description:  Spherical terracotta oil lamp. Tin housing for oil lamp is loosely inserted.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0121/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle holder
 
Brand: Dunnes Stores
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Three Stand Candle Holder;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5099019597064; Product No: 7708280.
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because fake foliage can catch fire if it is in contact with the flame.


One incident reported where the fake foliage has caught fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Candle wreath holders - rectangular. Three stand holder contains a fake winter foliage and red berry display with three brown candle stands.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4

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Alert number: 0122/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle holder
 
Brand: Dunnes Stores
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Magnolia Centrepiece -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5099019586860; Product No: 7708284.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the fake foliage can catch fire if it comes in contact with the flame.

One reported incident.
 

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

 
Description:  Magnolia holder contains a fake winter foliage and black berry display with three black candlesticks.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 4