Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 22/02/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0206/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cosmetics resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent
 
Brand: CIOCCO THERAPY line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 07040510, code SUB 243 REP 214, 14-23180.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
 

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

 
Description:  Effervescent bath salts named “sweet delight – chocolate caramel – bath fizzer”: packets containing four 50-gram units in gold- and wine-coloured tinfoil, with the shape, appearance and scent of chocolates.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0207/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cosmetics resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent
 
Brand: CIOCCO THERAPY line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  article 07040510, code SUB 243 REP 214 , 14-23179.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
 

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

 
Description:  Effervescent bath salts named “sweet delight – chocolate caramel – bath fizzer”: packets containing two 100-gram units in gold- and wine-coloured tinfoil, with the shape, appearance and scent of chocolates.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0208/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles resembling sweets
 
Brand: CIOCCO THERAPY line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code SUB 243 REP 214, 14-23895 and 14-23896.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
 

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

 
Description:  Candles resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0211/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative biscuits
 
Brand: Ideal Home Range - IHR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Christmas Bakery, Code AH 252000,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 86423 40379 8.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for a foodstuff (cookies). This may lead children to put them in their mouths, bite off and swallow small parts fitting into the small part cylinder, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of the risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
 

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

 
Description:  6 food-imitating decorative biscuits in a shape of: a) 6-ray round ended dark brown star with a hole in the middle (approx. dimensions: 6x6x1 cm). b) Dark brown hart with a hole in the middle (approx. dimensions: 6x6x1 cm). c) Dark brown round-shaped biscuit with a hole in the middle (approx. dimensions: diameter 6cm, height 1 cm). d) Light brown-yellow 6-ray star (approx. dimensions: 6x6x1 cm). e) Christmas tree (approx. dimensions: 6x5x1 cm, two items: dark brown and green-light brown). The 6 items are carrying on the top two small red bands and are packed all together in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0222/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cosmetics - Soap in the form of a bar of chocolate
 
Brand: Nesti dante
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LOT 1516, Bar code: 837524000359.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
 

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

 
Description:  This 200 g bar of soap looks like a bar of chocolate. The product has paper wrapping bearing the following wording: “Chocolate with Cocoa Beans. Sapone Soap - shea butter enriched.” The ingredients, weight, use-by date and bar code are also indicated.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0209/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit - Rubber solution in a bicycle repair kit containing two tools
 
Brand: "K"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CB001 “Bicycle repair kit”, Ref. Ft 07RL052, bar code 8033049802368.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30% by weight of toluene. Toluene may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives and spray paints intended for sale to the general public. Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction and generally toxic. The product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Small white tube with English text contained in packaging with some instructions in Italian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0212/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "140 Bruch, Stern Jagen" (set of fairy lights in the form of a star)
 
Brand: Sternlichter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GS-TZC-140.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances:


- lack of strain relief on flashing device and lamp sockets,


- nominal cross-section of lead is too small,


- length of lead between plug and lamp socket too short,


- no warnings included.


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

 
Description:  Set of fairy lights in the form of a star, 230 V, for indoors, 140 coloured lights in holder, with flashing device.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0218/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Set of fairy lights in the form of a star
 
Brand: Sternlichter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GS-TZMC-140.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances:


- lack of strain relief on flashing device,


- the nominal cross-section of lead is too small,


- length of lead between plug and lamp socket too short,


- no warnings included.


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

 
Description:  String of 140 fairy lights with flashing device.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0238/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains (for outdoor use)
 
Brand: DMC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  153.884, 927.617, 789.574, transformer 24.10B.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because when the plug-in transformer is unplugged, it is possible to touch live pins. This is the result of the fact that a number of housings from the delivery batch 2007 had hairline cracks and material faults.


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

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

 
Description:  Christmas lights in three models: 153.884 - tree lights, 927.617 - 90-LED curtain, 789.574 – icicles and 24.10B, transformer 230/24V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0205/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Renault Trafic II
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Renault Trafic II Phase 2, JL, EC type-approval e2*98/14*0213.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

These products pose a risk of injuries because a series of vehicles have been fitted with 195/65R16C tyres instead of the 205/65R16C models. Use of these tyres in traffic when the vehicle is loaded, entails the risk of a decline in the vehicles' performance which can cause the tyres to deteriorate and even burst in certain particular conditions of use and loading of the vehicle. As these vehicles are not fitted with the right tyres there is a risk of a blow-out and consequent traffic accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles manufactured between 1 June 2006 and 5 September 2007 are affected.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0215/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Locks on both left and right side cases and the rear carrier
 
Brand: KAWASAKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZG1400A8F, 1400GTR.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- if a large force is applied to the side case latch, for example from the motorcycle falling over while stationary or from improper installation or engagement of the latch (as shown), the latch’s pivot pin could break. This could result in the saddlebag becoming detached from the machine in use potentially causing a road hazard;


- if a Kawasaki genuine accessory luggage system (top case) or similar carrier mounted luggage is installed and a passenger leans against it, the rear carrier could break. In the worst case, the carrier and luggage could become detached from the motorcycle creating the potential for an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers from JKBZGT40AAA005036 to JKBZGT40AAA013543 (locks on side cases) and from JKBZGT40AAA005036 to JKBZGT40AAA011397 (rear carrier).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0219/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Crank Position Sensor Harness
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LCV, model: F24 Cabstar.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the Crank Position Sensor Harness could be damaged due to contact with the blades of the engine cooling fan and as a result the engine may stall and cannot be restarted.
 

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

 
Description:  This recall applies only to the vehicles produced between 27 July 2006 and 22 June 2007.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0228/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Lorry manufactured by Daimler AG, Model Mercedes-Benz Atego
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle types 970-976.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because excessively long screws may have been included in the repair kits for securing the wheel flange and brake disc to the hub. As a result of insufficient pretensioning in the hub-brake disc-wheel flange interface, an oscillation fracture of the screws may occur, compromising the securing of the wheel in question.
 

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

 
Description:  8 194 vehicles worldwide (approx. 5 360 in Germany and 2 751 in the rest of Europe) manufactured between January 2004 and October 2005 are affected.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0232/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Snowmobiles
 
Brand: Polaris Industries Inc.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Polaris Snowmobiles, Model Year 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Model number S04ND4BS(A), S05ND4BS S04NB3AS, S04NB3AE S04NB4BS S04ND3AS S04ND5BS, S04NP5BS(A)(B), S04NE5BS, S04NJ5BS(A) S05NB4BS S05ND3AS S05ND5BS,S05NP5BSA S05NE5BS S05NJ5BS(A) S04ND6ES(A)(B) S04ND7CS(A) S04ND8CS(A)(B) S05ND6ES S04ND7DS(A) S04NE5CS, S04NP5CS(A)(C) S04NE6ES, S04NP6ES(A) (C) S04NE7CS, S04NP7CS(C) S04NE8CS, S04NP8CS(C) S04NK6ES(A)(B)(C) S04NK7CS(A)(B)(C), S04NL7CS(A)(B)(C) S04NK8CS(A)(B)(C), S04NL8CS(A)(B)(C) S04NM8CS(A)(B)(C), S04NM8CR S04NS6ES(C)(D) S04NS7CS(C)(D) S04NS8CS(C)(D) S05NE5CS, S05NP5CS(A)(B) S05NE6ES, S05NP6ES(A)(B), S05NS6ES(A)(B) S05NS8CSA S05NK6ES S04NX5BE, S04NX5BS S04NX6ES S04NX7CS S04NX8CS S04NY6EE, S04NY6ES, S04NY6ER S04NY7CE, S04NY7CS S04NY8CE, S04NY8CS S04NZ8CS(A), S04NZ8CE, S04NZ8CR S04NT3AE, S04NT3AS S04NT5BE, S04NT5BS S04NU5BS S05NT3AS S05NT5BS S04NT6ES S04NT7CE, S04NT7CS S04NT8CE, S04NT8CS S05NT6ES(A)(B) S05NT8CS S05NT7DS S06PD7ES S06PT7ES S06PD7FS, S06PT7FS S06PS7FS S06MP6FS(A)(B), S06MC6FS S06ME6FS S06PK6FS(A) S06PS6FS(A) S05MP8DS(A)(B), S05PL8DS(A)(B)(C)(D), S05PM8DS(A)(B), S05PN8DS, S05PN8DE, S05PS8DS S06MP8DS(A)(B), S06PL8DS(A)(B), S06PM8DS(A) S06PN8DS(A), S06PR8DS, S06PS8DS(A) S06ME7HS, S06PD7HS, S06MP7HSA S07PS6FS, S07PS6FSA S04NT5BE, S04NT5BS S04NU5BS S05NT3AS S05NT5BS S04NT6ES S04NT7CE, S04NT7CS S04NT8CE, S04NT8CS S05NT6ES(A)(B) S05NT8CS S05NT7DS S06PD7ES S06PT7ES S06PD7FS, S06PT7FS S06PS7FS S06MP6FS(A)(B), S06MC6FS S06ME6FS S06PK6FS(A) S06PS6FS(A) S05MP8DS(A)(B), S05PL8DS(A)(B)(C)(D), S05PM8DS(A)(B), S05PN8DS, S05PN8DE, S05PS8DS S06MP8DS(A)(B), S06PL8DS(A)(B), S06PM8DS(A) S06PN8DS(A), S06PR8DS, S06PS8DS(A) S06ME7HS, S06PD7HS, S06MP7HSA S07PS6FS, S07PS6FSA.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because a crack in the fuel filler neck area of the fuel tank may allow fuel/or fuel vapours to escape from the fuel tank. Over an extended period of time, the cracks could eventually cause a complete separation of the fuel filler neck. The loss of fuel or fuel vapours arising from a crack in the fuel filler neck could potentially cause a fire hazard. We consider that the crack in the fuel filler neck and failures of the fuel filler necks are caused by the use of an incorrect high density polyethylene (HDPE) material for the fuel filler neck that is moulded into the top of the fuel tank.
 

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

 
Description:  Model Year 2006 Polaris FS and FST Snowmobiles.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0233/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Oil pump drive
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passengers’ cars, models Touareg (type 7L) and Passat (type 3C) with 3.2/3.6l FSI engine (Recall Campaign 24L8).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because on vehicles with 3.2/3.6l engine of a limited production period the oil pump drive may overload at cold start. As the result the vehicle may break down causing road accidents.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned are of the model years 2006 and 2007 and have vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges: - Touareg: WVG*7L*6D000033 to VG*7L*6D069879,WVG*7L*7D000001 to WVG*7L*7D071580. - Passat: WVW*3C*6E001678 to WVW*3C*6E239950,WVW*3C*6P000075 to WVW*3C*6P226975, WVW*3C*7E000001 to WVW*3C*7E227984,WVW*3C*7P000001 to WVW*3C*7P157295, WVW*3C*6Z000038 to WVW*3C*6Z000054.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0239/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Vans manufactured by Daimler AG, Model Mercedes-Benz Vito and Viano
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 639, EU type approval e9*2001/116*0048 (Vito, Viano), Type 639/4, national operating permit ABE L275 (Vito).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of interruption of the fuel supply, causing the engine to stall (risk of accident).
 

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

 
Description:  Cars and lorries with 6-cylinder petrol engines. 10 337 vehicles concerned worldwide, built between March 2003 and September 2006. VIN range WDF639XXXX3001739 - WDF639XXXX3273496
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0229/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby seat
 
Brand: TOPEAK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H-TCSO1-GB 9/03 (serial number), 768661110642.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to constructional defects and incomplete instructions for use:


- the product is not provided with a restraint system and only a crossbar restricting the child's movements is provided. This is misleading for the user because it gives a false sense of security although the child can fall out of the seat, which can lead to head injuries or to fracture or abrasion;


- the product dimensions do not fulfil the requirements regarding the minimum height for the side of the seat;


- the area of integral foot guards is smaller than the minimum area required and there are no required foot retention straps;


- the warning and instruction are insufficient.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1434.
 

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

 
Description:  A child seat for cycles type Baby Seat TOPEAK, produced by TOPEAK, TAIWAN is designed for transportation of children on the back of cycles, which must be carried with a carrier. The product is useful for a child age 1 to 4 years, and a mass of 9 kg to 18 kg. It is provided that the child sits in the seat and is fixed with the restraint system. The child's feet are settled in specially designed retentions straps. The seat has the following dimensions: - width: 300 mm - length: 230 mm – minimum length of the backbone: 480 mm - minimum height of the foot carrier: 70 mm - minimum surface of the retention strap: 260 mm.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0236/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Plastic bib
 
Brand: Emma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° in invoice: F-8004.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because plastic material in bibs contains 16-18% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by mass of plasticised material prohibited under the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear plastic bib with printed figures and red, blue or yellow edging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0204/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Battery-operated toy - Extreme Surfer
 
Brand: EDDY TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Order/Article No. 1537300.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the legs of the surfer contain 21.5% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, the permitted limit value for certain phthalates in toys is 0.1% by weight.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy surfboard set, comprising a white plastic surfboard, 20 cm long, a battery-operated orange plastic propellant for attaching under the surfboard and a plastic surfer, 9 cm high. The surfer's head and limbs are made of soft plastic and are mobile. The surfer has imitation black hair and green shorts. The product is blister packed with a label. Extreme Surfer, Battery-operated, 12241, Code 15373001231000000300.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0220/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic figures - Animal
 
Brand: ZHAN CHI TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of model: 0028; code: 231252.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  The set contains a several animal figures and is packed into a transparent plastic bag. Approximate size of packaging: 21 cm x 15 cm. The top of the bag is closed with a folded slip, fixed to the bag with staples. On both sides of the slip there are inscriptions: “Animal, WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA”, CE – mark.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0221/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic pistol set - DELTA ELITE - COLT AUTO
 
Brand: Air SOFT GUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  М-659 “6mm ВВ 555” BULLET USE.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

These products pose a risk of injuries because the maximum kinetic energy value for firing of small hard plastic bullets exceeds the permissible value.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and 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:  The toy is plastic pistol, coloured in silver with brown-black handle, packed in transparent envelop, with a small envelop for the bullets, with inscription "6mm ВВ 555"; on the product is written "DELTA ELITE - COLT AUTO". On the label is written:" Toy; Material: plastic, metal, rubber; Attention: For children over 3 years!; Contains easily detachable small components; made in China; Standard in accordance with Ordinance №3 of Ministry of Health; Permission № 07407-074/0 of 2002"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0223/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toy inside an egg - "Hatch and grow animals"
 
Brand: Küchle- sweet sheets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts (unswollen pet fits in small parts cylinder). In the test of expanding materials the pet expands over 50% in every dimension.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  This is a blister pack containing some wafer biscuits and a toy egg from which, after soaking for 72 hours, an animal hatches and grows. The packaging is a two-part cardboard and plastic blister. The lower part is rectangular, bearing the name 'sweet sheets' and holds 12 wafer biscuits, the ingredients of which are stated on the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0224/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of squeezable toys - Set of squeezable, squeaky toys 6 different colours in shape of 1) fish, 2) lambs and 3) cars
 
Brand: BABA MAMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 5900851193867, 2) 5900851193843, 3) 5900851193812
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because they contain:



1) 16.4% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP),



2) 15.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP),



3) 16.6% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).



According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of toys; is packed in a transparent bag closed with a multicoloured card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0225/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic car - POLICE
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 1488, code of the product: 1023 Ew.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the red surface of the car contains 204.4 mg/kg of lead (Pb) which exceeds the limit for lead of 90mg/kg by 2.27 times.


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

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

 
Description:  Toy - a car with a driving mechanism pull back, red and white with a notice "Police CENTRUM PATROL", packed in a plastic bag with a coloured tag comprising following information "Toys, Made in China, CE...".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0226/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toys with batteries - Carp - Lovely carp – playing fish
 
Brand: Chuang Xing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N° 438
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.71% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.09% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic toy - fish – carp on batteries (3x1,5V AA) with flashing eyes and moving paddles, gills and tail, size 21x9x9 cm. The toy produces sound. Marking on packing "Lifelike swimming action, specifications colours and contents may vary from illustrations, flashing lights, music & motion".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0230/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Benign Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 231255.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is between 79.1 – 85.5 dB. The A-weighted emission sound pressure level for close-to–the-ear toy shall not exceed 80 dB.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mobile phone is made of pink and violet plastic. There is a sticker with the picture of a doll on the phone. The toy is battery operated. Approximate size of packaging: 19 cm x 12 cm. There is "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA”, CE –mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0235/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set with a toy gun
 
Brand: M 11 S.W.A.T.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900851126346
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking because small parts become detached from the darts;

- injuries due to the lack of information about the danger of using ammunition other than provided with the toy or recommended by the producer.


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 set consists of a gun made of black-coloured plastic, 3 darts and an imitation of a walkie-talkie. The packaging is a transparent, plastic bag, closed by folded cardboard, on which are some markings: “CE mark”, the name of a toy “set with a gun”, the name and address of the importer, EAN, pictogram concerning age restriction (0-3) and written information “Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “The packaging is not a toy. Store the packaging out of reach of children and store it due to useful information”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0240/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Baby My
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EP 440, EAN code: 9000999992561.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.02% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy comprises 3 plastic dolls with the length of 21 cm, with monofilament hairs, dressed in varicoloured clothes with plastic shoes, packed in a transparent plastic bag with marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0210/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Wigs - Fashion wig
 
Brand: Widmann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. W6116, Bar code: 8003558061167.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

These products pose a risk of fire because the duration of flaming was more than 2 seconds after removal of the test flame and the length of hair burnt was more than 50% of the initial length.
 

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

 
Description:  Green fancy-dress wig in the style of a short bob. The packaging consists of a plastic blister pack with a piece of cardboard on which the following is written: “Warning: keep away from fire, not suitable for children under 14 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0214/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  3-piece jog suit for young girls
 
Brand: SEAGUL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-1171
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation to children because of drawstrings and toggles which should not be used on free ends of drawstrings or decorative cords, no drawstrings are permitted in the hood in clothing for young children and drawstrings should be secured at least at one point in the waist area.


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:  Jogging suit for young girls consisting of trousers, an upper and a waistcoat with a hood. There is a drawstring in the hood with toggles. There is also a drawstring on the waist area that is not fixed at minimum one point. Length of the drawstring from the opening: 27,5 cm each. Size: 4; 6.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0227/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Rose facial milk
 
Brand: Martina Gebhardt Naturkosmetik GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Production batch No 24460; MDD 02/2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The product poses a microbiological risk due to the presence of pseudomonas aeruginosa:


- part-sample 1: 6.0 * 10² cfu/g;

- part-sample 2: < 10² cfu/g.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is classified as pathogenic to human beings, and can cause a range of serious diseases.
 

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

 
Description:  White opal glass container (100 ml) with pump dispenser.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0234/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Child coat hook - Hook x3 JASPER L26 Blue; Hook x3 MAISY L26 Pink
 
Brand: SIA Home Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  752321 / 3533597523210 / AJ06112 (MAISY), 752351 / 3533597523517 / AJ06112 (JASPER)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
These products pose a risk of:


- choking because all peripheral component parts (hands, feet and hair) become detached too easily;

- injuries because the hair contains sharp points.
 

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

 
Description:  Child coat hook x3 hooks in two different characters. White cardboard gift box with printed characters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0203/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Car cabin heater
 
Brand: Powerheat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: PTC16 (Powerheat) EAN: 6 417536 071055.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.
 

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

 
Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0213/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Car cabin heater
 
Brand: Osaset
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: PTC-19 (Osaset), EAN: 6 420617 646080.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

There is a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.
 

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

 
Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0216/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Car cabin heater
 
Brand: Luxus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: PTC-19 (Luxus), EAN: 6 419773 608698.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

There is a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.
 

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

 
Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0217/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  DVD player
 
Brand: MicroOne
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: DVD-800, EAN: 8 688667 534629.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains, less than 5mm / 4 mm; measured 0.75 mm,


- the secondary circuit can be touched and through the terminals.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  Super Slim DVD player. Class 1 laser product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7

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Alert number: 0231/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hand mixer
 
Brand: Rohnson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R-550 Bar code: 5202561510157.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the construction of the appliance does not prevent the mixture from getting into the appliance.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has white plastic housing. The speed control, the release button of the beaters and button “MAX” is blue. The approx. 18 cm long mixer head can be connected to the rear part of the appliance. Main parts of the device: mains plug (HQ-B201; 2.5A, 250V, + marks of approval); mains cable (H03VVH2-F 2x0.75mm2 + marks of approval); suppression unit (MPX DAIN 0.22 mikroF 275 V X2 40/100/21/C + mark of approval); motor without inscription. Bar code: 5202561510157 Technical specifications: 230V; 50 Hz; 300W Class II.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 7