Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 10 ( Published on: 14/03/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0321/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candle – coffee candle (aromatherapy)
 
Brand: Nonna & Sons
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no.: 53.2684, EAN code: 5906922678998
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the candles may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The decorations resembling coffee beans and pieces of chocolate can become detached and pose a risk of choking if put into the mouth and swallowed.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Set comprised of two candles placed in ceramic cups for coffee. The candle has the shape of a cappuccino with a skim decorated with coffee beans and with pieces of dark wax resembling pieces of chocolate on the top. The candles have an aroma of coffee. Packed in a transparent box fixed inside brown cardboard. A paper band with the text "coffee candle aromatherapy" is glued on the box. On the bottom – three stickers – a green one with title "Nonna & Sons", the second one in Polish language with data about economic operator, the third one from the Slovak distributor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0322/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: PPD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) coffee bar - No.: 800287, EAN code: 4021766081108 2) Christmas mix - No.:800253, EAN code: 4021766076579
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the candles may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The decorations resembling coffee beans and pieces of chocolate can become detached and pose a risk of choking if put into the mouth and swallowed.



The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  1) A set comprised of 4 candles – a coffee bean, a white cube, a "bishop" cake with almonds and a caramel cube. Packaging in a transparent box with a paper sticker marked “coffee bar”. A label on the bottom with data - coffee bar, floating candle, 4 pcs, code, EAN code, logo, the address of the producer and warnings. 2) A set comprised of 4 candles – a gingerbread man, gingerbread in the shape of a star, a walnut and an apple. Packaged in a transparent box with a paper sticker marked “Christmas candles ppd”. A label on the bottom with data - Christmas mix, floating candle, 4 pcs, code, EAN code, logo, the address of the producer and warnings.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0328/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: ROGITO®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type: Candle collection 1937, Apple
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking 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 it, 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 products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a transparent plastic closed with a ribbon; a label is attached with the following data “Candle collection 1937, APPLE”. Despite the name of the product, the candle is in the shape of a lemon size 8cm (diameter) x 5cm (height).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0329/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candle – coffee scented
 
Brand: Bright
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 7586998000466.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour, size and smell, the candles may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The decorations resembling coffee beans and pieces of chocolate can be detached and pose a risk of choking if put into the mouth and swallowed.


The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Candle in the shape of a cylinder (size 45x45x60 mm), brown, with coffee beans (size 8x6x3mm) attached on the bottom, aroma of coffee, packed in transparent PVC, closed with a string.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0298/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Mountain bikes
 
Brand: B-TWIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ROCKRIDER 5 XC LIMITED DISK 2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the gear lever could be badly assembled and the disc brake adaptor on the front brake mounted the wrong way round. These defects could cause gear change failure and a loss of braking power.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bikes, all painted in blue, white and yellow. Sizes concerned: S-295641, M-295642, L-231274, L-231274/285648 and XL-295659.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0299/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  In-line skates
 
Brand: Mapa toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF: YJ908
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- pressure exerted on different parts of the skate causes breaks in the plastic structure,


- there are no instructions for use and maintenance,


- the skates do not have the marking laid down in the standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic boot with four little in-line wheels. The packaging is a cardboard box with a drawing of the skates and the CE mark.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0296/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 7LK249;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 770786 960039
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the nominal cross-section of the external and internal wirings, 0,09 mm2 and 0,047 mm2, is less than the ≥0,5 mm2 required by the Standard,


- the cable failed to withstand the tensile test,


- lampshades are loose in the lamp-holders.


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

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

 
Description:  Chain of Christmas lights with 100 permanent contact bulbs. Technical characteristics: registered voltage -230V, registered wattage 117 W, rate protection IP20, mass – 0,23kg; The packaging consists of a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0302/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain
 
Brand: Multi function
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  140 rice light, EAN code: 6901022235224
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is insufficient (detected value is 0.055 mm², which is less than 0.5 mm² required by the standard),



- during mechanical testing the conductors of the network plug spring leaving the live parts accessible,



- the cover of the flashing unit broke during the test leaving live parts accessible,



- insufficient insulation of bulbs identified,



- the conductors can be easily moved from and into the flashing unit.



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: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting chain comprised of 140 non-exchangeable lamps with flashing unit marked by “Flasher control unit, 220V, AC, 50 Hz, 0.33A, CE marking". On the other side of the flashing unit there is a button for switching between functions and a description of the functions. The packaging is a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and marking on the bottom.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0306/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain
 
Brand: Multi function
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  180 rice light, EAN code: 6901022235231
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the nominal cross-section of the conductors is insufficient (detected value is 0.055 mm², which is less than 0.5 mm² required by the standard),



- during mechanical testing the conductors of the network plug spring leaving the live parts accessible,



- insufficient insulation of bulbs identified,
- the cover of the flashing unit breaks during the test leaving the live parts accessible,



- the conductors can be easily moved from and into the flashing unit,



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: Other)

 
Description:  The Christmas lighting chain is comprised of 180 non-exchangeable lamps. It is equipped with a flashing unit with marking “Flasher control unit, 220V AC, 50 Hz, 0,83A, CE“, a button for switching between functions and a description of the functions. Packaging - a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and text "180 Rice Light", and marking on the bottom of box in 3 languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0307/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting decoration "Natal Clássico" for windows
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2006-115, EAN code: 6902712202052
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the product does not pass the tensile test resulting in shift and damage of conductors and access to the live parts,



- the material of bulb holders fails the ball pressure and the glow wire tests,



- the consumer is not informed sufficiently about basic technical data and possible risks,



- the cross-section of the conductors is non-compliant, posing a risk of overheating and fire,



- the product is not marked in accordance with the requirements of the standard.



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: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting decoration for windows in the form of two candles with mistletoe sprigs and ribbon. It is comprised of 35 bulbs. Packaging: transparent plastic bag closed with a card marked "Natal Clássico Apenas Utilizar no Interior, 35 Luzes, Made in China, 220, 60 Hz, code and EAN code”. Data 220V was glued on, overlapping the data 110 V. Data on the fork: 2.5 A, 250V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0308/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Laplandia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ApT. 2001-68
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the cover of the regulator fails the mechanical test posing a risk of access to the live parts,



- the cross-section of the conductors is insufficient,



length of the cable between the plug and the first light-socket is not compliant nor is the fork of the plug,



- the insulating material fails the ball pressure test by 1250 C and the glow wire test.



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: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting chain comprised of 200 lights and a regulator with a rotary switch. Packing - a blue and white cardboard box with a Christmas motif on the top, data in Russian language and marking ApT. 2001- 68, 220V on the bottom.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0309/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 7LK268; bar code: 3 302224 566612
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the nominal cross-section of the external and internal wirings 0.09 mm2 and 0.047 mm2, is less than the ≥0.5 mm2 required by the standard,


- the cable failed to withstand the tensile test,


- the lampshades are loose in the lamp-holders.


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

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

 
Description:  Chain of Christmas lights with 20 bulbs; Technical characteristics: registered voltage: 230V, registered wattage 31.2 W, rate protection IP20, mass – 0.15kg; The packaging consists of a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0311/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain – 140 chasing lights
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the cross-section of the conductors is insufficient, the length of the cable between the plug and the first light-socket is not compliant, nor is the fork of the plug,



- the product is not marked in accordance with the requirements of the standard, the consumer is not informed sufficiently about basic technical data and possible risks,



- the cover of the regulator fails the test and the cable can be removed from the latter posing a risk of accessing to live parts,



- the insulating material fails the ball pressure test by 125 C and the glow wire test.



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: Other)

 
Description:  Lighting chain comprised of 140 lamps. It is equipped with a regulator, packed in a cardboard box with a red and green top, a picture with text in English, the bottom of the box is white with user manual, warnings and other marking in two languages
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0316/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Control power unit (CPU) in Ducati motorcycles
 
Brand: DUCATI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles, models Superbike 1098 - 1098 S – 1098 Tricolore
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because there might be a failure of the control power unit (CPU). As a result the engine might stall while idle, causing serious risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects motorcycles within frame no. range ZDMH700AA6B000007 to ZDMH700AA7B004659 (EU version) and within frame no. range ZDM1XBEW07B001077 to ZDM1XBEWX7B004634 (USA version). The motorcycles were produced until 16.03.2007.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0325/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - brake master cylinder
 
Brand: VOLVO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passenger cars, models C30, C70, S40 and V50. VIN numbers : - C30 :0010877-0019184 - C70: 0022371-0023734 - S40: 0297302-0305575 - V50: 0314140-0321961
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to an internal leakage in the brake master cylinder. If affected, the driver may experience reduced performance when applying and maintaining force on the brake pedal.


Over time the capacity to brake will gradually deteriorate, forcing the driver to put more force on the brake pedal compared to when braking with an intact brake system. The deterioration will eventually result in a complete loss of the brake system function.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns models from the year 2007
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0326/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: YAMAHA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: XJR1300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the inner cover of the casing for the throttle position sensor (TPS) may not be properly sealed to the outer cover, and allow damp to penetrate. The TPS can therefore produce incorrect signals, causing the following problems:


1.-The emission of exhaust gases may exceed the maximum permitted.


2.-At low speed, or when the vehicle is coming to a halt, engine deceleration is unstable and the engine may stall, following which it is difficult to restart.


There is therefore the risk of a traffic accident because, should the engine stop at low speed when a gear is engaged and the motorcycle is in movement, the rider may lose balance and fall, particularly bearing in mind the considerable weight of this kind of motorcycle.
 

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

 
Description:  Affected motorcycle is a 1250-cc motorcycle. Units with the following chassis numbers are affected: JYARP191000000301 to JYARP191000002822.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0314/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Welding mask with automatic protective filter
 
Brand: Tool Experts Fieback+Südmeyer GbR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Helmet LCD Electronic 3/11 with filter YC-03-C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it does not provide protection from 3 spectral light transmission. In addition the instructions for use are incomplete.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 379, EN 166 and EN 175.
 

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

 
Description:  Welding mask in the form of a helmet containing a protective filter. When the welding arc is ignited, the filter switches its protection stage automatically from low (bright state) to high (dark state). Markings on filter:YC-03-C; CE; Auto 3/11 Welding Fitler (sic); EN 379; ANSI Z 87.1.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0297/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy helicopter
 
Brand: AHM Plane
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 716
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains several, easily detachable small parts. The detached parts fit into the small parts cylinder and may therefore pose a risk of choking to children.


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:  Plastic toy helicopter in various colours, with a window that can be opened in the cockpit containing sweets (coloured, sugar pastilles in various shapes - e.g. stars, hearts). Underneath there is a wind-up mechanism in the middle, and press-on skids on the outside. The helicopter has three wheels and a small, black cylindrical part attached to a string at the back (for winding up).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0301/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy – transport truck
 
Brand: Cartoon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907791542465; No 6526A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:



1. choking because the small parts become detached during drop test and fit completely into the small parts test cylinder,



2. injuries because of sharp edges.



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: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is a transport truck, made of multicoloured plastic with orange/transparent cement mixer. Inside this part there are some colourful small balls. While switched on, sounds and lights are emitted and the steering wheel and concrete mixing part rotate. There is no data about the packaging except the marking: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, name and address of the importer, Polish name of a toy, the pictogram concerning age restriction (0-3), and a bar code. There are also warnings: “Caution! Not suitable for children below 3 years old due to the risk of swallowing small parts”. “Please keep the packaging for future reference”, “Store out of reach of children below 3 years”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0303/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Battery-operated toy dinosaur
 
Brand: Zax
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 993, EAN code: 82006930060360820 (on the self-adhesive label)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow/green plastic material contains:


- 1792.0 mg/kg of lead (Pb) which exceeds the limit for lead of 90mg/kg,


- 406.7 mg/kg of Cr, which exceeds the permitted limit of 6.77 mg/kg.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic battery-operated toy – yellow/green dinosaur, packed in a cardboard box printed with coloured dinosaurs, marking and instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0304/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Plastic "Shrilling chicken"
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no.: 3634, EAN code: 8714627736342, (K- 1196- on the label of the Slovak distributor)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains 13.8 % by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).


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

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

 
Description:  Toy chicken made from a yellow plastic material, with red legs, comb, beak and ribbon. At the bottom there is an opening from where an egg is released after pushing on the chicken. The toy also produces a sound after pushing on it. It has a tag on the neck with following data: "Shrilling Chicken", CE, Made in China, pictogram- not suitable for children up to 3 years, Toi- Toys, art. no., EAN code. On one of the self-adhesive labels on the back, there are data about distributor for the Slovak Republic and other information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0305/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: “Super Hero”.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO:9803
 
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 was between 87.4 – 95.5 dB.


The A-weighted emission sound pressure level for a close-to–the-ear toy must not exceed 80 dB or it can cause damage to hearing.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone is made of red and black plastic. There is a sticker with the picture of the super hero 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 - 10

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Alert number: 0310/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy helicopter
 
Brand: Zoom
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908310581699; H 8170/168
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it lacks a safety ring around the rotor.


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:  The toy is a helicopter made of black and white plastic with blades made of red plastic. On the packaging there is a CE mark, EAN code and the following markings: pictogram concerning age restriction 0-3, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years due to risk of swallowing small parts”, name and address of the importer. There is also a warning about the necessity of storing the packaging due to useful information and some information in English e.g. “For ages 5 and up”, “Item no 168”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0313/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy – gun with darts
 
Brand: Special Police
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908310574363; H7754/KF/902AB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the suction cups became detached during the stretching test,


- lack of information about the danger of using ammunition other than that provided with the toy,


- lack of warning “Do not aim at eyes or face”.


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: Other)

 
Description:  The set consists of a gun made of silver-coloured plastic, 5 darts made of black plastic with orange suction cups at the end and a board with numbers made of yellow, red, white and blue plastic. There is no information about the packaging, only the marking, which is: “CE mark”, the name of a toy “set with a gun”, the name and address of the importer, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “Keep the packaging while it contains useful information”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0315/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Joke item – 'Puff Puff' Cigarette
 
Brand: Out of the blue KG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article n°: 61/2407
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because inhalation of the starch-talcum mixture may lead to respiratory tract irritation and inflammation. The powder contained within the cigarette is supposed to be released when it is blown into, imitating cigarette smoke. Inhaling, as with real cigarettes, is a foreseeable condition of use.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0320/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Lollipop with toy
 
Brand: Wom Bpop Bone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product code in invoice WBPB06X12C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because a small part (the holder of the lollipop) can come off and the loose part fits 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  A toy is firmly coupled with foodstuff (a lollipop which is similar to a comforter). The toy is a plastic mouth with red lips and a yellow bone between the teeth.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0324/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wig
 
Brand: Mapa toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TH92-OFW
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the duration of flaming is longer than 2 seconds after extinguishing of the test flame and the burnt length is greater than 75% of the initial length.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Short, brown fibre-optic wig. The packaging is tough transparent plastic with labelling reading: FIBER OPTIC WIG. MAPA TOYS. CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0327/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Basketball set action game
 
Brand: Troll & Toy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 007 193 6, EAN: 4 022498 508413, 04/06
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the ball in the basketball set contains an excessive level of dibutyl- and diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (permitted limit value: 0.1%).
According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  Basketball Set (small basketball basket (diameter approx. 14 cm) with net, board and ball (diameter approx. 6 cm); Packaging: clear plastic bag with adhesive label.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0312/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Complex-Cell-Serum
 
Brand: CoValence Inc.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Production ref: 43xxx.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of the substances Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), concentration 0.0143%. Ergocalciferol and Cholecalciferol (vitamins D2 and D3).
 

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

 
Description:  Container: small blue glass bottle with printed label, white plastic screw cap with squeeze drop applicator. Content: yellow liquid, with odour of alcohol and herbs. Volume: 30 ml.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0323/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lipstick: BK Premium Lipstick/Lippenstift 01 – rosa lachsfarben [salmon pink lipstick]
 
Brand: BK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Identical batch numbers for both lipsticks: MO 070310, PAO : 24M
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.96 mg/kg of antimony which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Salmon pink lipstick; Wine red lipstick with blue pearl gloss; Printed plastic twist-up tubes with protective top and two laminated labels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0317/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle glass "Hurricane" lamp With twisted stem
 
Brand: Laura Ashley
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SKU 3372886
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts because it is not sufficiently toughened and therefore prone to easier breakage.
 

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

 
Description:  Glass lamp with twisted stem (red and clear glass combination). Lamp would contain a candle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0295/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone (travel) charger
 
Brand: A.I.&E
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TC-01 EAN-code: 8711252108599
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- creepages and clearance distances are too small.


- the charger did not withstand the high voltage test.


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

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

 
Description:  Charger for mobile phone. Package: Blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0300/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor
 
Brand: Neuling
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Neuling SB 710
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- live parts can be touched when the euro plug or earth contact plug are not fully inserted into the mains adaptor,


- it is possible to insert safety plugs, thereby disabling the protective conductor function. The upstream circuit breaker does not recognise contact with a current-consuming appliance in the event of a fault,


- euro and safety plugs could be improperly inserted (possibility of touching the exposed plug pin, risk of electric shock),


- connection of mains adaptors labelled USA > BRD / BRD > USA
in order to form a plug extension,


- protection Class 1 (protective conductor) incorrectly indicated,


- rated current is incorrectly indicated as 250 volts (should be XX amps),


- failure to provide an adequate description of the missing protective conductor indicating the potential dangers resulting from the use of Protection Class I (protective conductors) electrical appliances,


- the information that the product may only be used abroad is misleading.
 

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

 
Description:  Adaptor for operating euro electrical appliances in the USA and various Asian countries; packaged on cardboard covered with transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0318/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Blender
 
Brand: ARIETE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 520, P.N. 0D052000AR0, SN: 01/060001628
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and cuts due to the additional risks introduced by the child-appealing character of the electrical appliance. Appliances shall not have an enclosure which is shaped and decorated so that the appliance is likely to be treated as a toy by children.



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

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

 
Description:  Brightly-coloured (e.g. red) blender 220-240V / 350W / Cl. II with several gripping points, small Mickey Mouse faces for indicating levels, two white feet, and a general shape designed to give it an endearingly human-like appearance. The appliance and packaging bear the name "Disney".
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10

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Alert number: 0319/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster
 
Brand: ARIETE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 116, P.N.0D011600AR0, SN /060079876
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:



- the internal wires can come into contact with burrs which may cause damage to their insulation,



- the appliance appeals to children.



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

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

 
Description:  2-slice toaster 220-240 V/ 800 W/ Cl. I, IPX0 with Mickey Mouse transfer on the exterior surfaces bearing the word "MORNIN' "; side levers with red or black ball-shaped grip with Mickey Mouse-type ears; the shape of Mickey's head is toasted onto each slice of bread, and a short tune is played when the toast is ready. Appliance and packaging bear the name"Disney".
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 10