Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 15 ( Published on: 18/04/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0421/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative plastic articles
 
Brand: LINEA CASA IN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Potatoes, aubergines, tomatoes: barcode 8019050260953. The articles resembling fruit do not have bar codes.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, 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 mouth and swallow it, entailing the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Various fruit and vegetables packaged individually in cling film, bearing the following labels - on the vegetables: "imported by LINEA CASA IN Srl, Italy - Made in P.R.C."; - on the fruit: "ART: Plastic fruit - Made in P.R.C."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0428/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit.
 
Brand: BICYCLE GEAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 84333, Ean-code 8711252 843339.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 38.9 m/m% benzene and more then 50 m/m% toluene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic Cat I, mutagenic Cat II and toxic.
Toluene is classified as reprotoxic Cat III, and is harmful.
 

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

 
Description:  24 Pcs repair kit. The black/yellow nylon bag includes a metal tube containing approx 20 ml of rubber solution. The tube is labelled in 4 languages “Glue-Leim-Lijm-Colle”. The clear plastic box also includes several bicycle spare-parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0440/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: RIPARA E VAI (“Repair and Go”)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  “RIPARA E VAI” kit, Article code 263264, bar code 8 016565 004782, “RIPARA BICI” set, Article code 263315, bar code 8 016565004058.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the benzene content is higher than that permitted under the Chemical Restriction Directive 76/769/EEC. Given that benzene is classified as a Category I carcinogen, the risk is posed by contact and inhalation.
 

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

 
Description:  “RIPARA E VAI” kit: the packaging consists of a sheet of cardboard and a clear plastic casing containing the kit, which consists of: two small metal levers, one small metal scraper, one multi-purpose spanner in metal with some rubber parts, a small tube containing the mastic bearing the words “RED SUN”, ideograms of a skull and crossbones and an orange flame on a white background. The “RIPARA BICI” set contains some rubber patches of various sizes, one small metal scraper and a small tube containing the mastic bearing the words “RED SUN”, ideograms of a skull and crossbones and an orange flame on a white background.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0441/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: BICYCLE GEAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 68327 EAN-code 8711252 683270
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 18.4 m/m% of benzene and more then 50 m/m% of toluene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic. Toluene is classified as reprotoxic and harmful. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive, benzene and toluene are prohibited in consumer products at levels above 0.1%.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Administrative fine ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  64 Pcs Repair Kit. The clear plastic box includes a metal tube containing approx 20 ml of rubber solution. The tube is labelled in 4 languages “Glue-Leim-Lijm-Colle”. The clear plastic box also includes several bicycle spare-parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0434/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100 MINI LIGHTS, Bar code: 5606948206068
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:



- the terminals do not comply with the requirements for permanent connections,



- the characteristics of the chain’s cable are lower than that specified in the relevant Standard and the nominal cross-section of the conductors is 0.06 mm², which is less than the 0.50 mm² required by the Standard,



- the cable fails the tensile test (50 times a force of 30 N) 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 coloured lights. The packaging is a cardboard box with a blue background and the wording '100 mini lights'.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0418/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo V70, XC70 and S80
 
Brand: VOLVO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - V70 VIN: 31934-36471 - XC70 VIN: 24746-27290 - S80 VIN: 70273-71681
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because one or more screws in the rear seat belts may not have been secured correctly.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0422/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model – HB-GS02C.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :



1. Injuries because of :



- sharp edges and incorrectly welded elements,



- insufficient chain-guard,



- the steering mechanism has no constraint, which can cause the steering wheel to block, and when turned it scratches the fuel tank,



- the shape of the frame makes the vehicle less durable and easily collapsible.



2. Fire because :



- the electrical elements are not protected against wet conditions, which can cause a short circuit,



- the fuel pipe is not sufficiently protected, which could cause fire.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a two-wheel vehicle with combustion engine 49cc. The product is packed in a cardboard box, dimensions: 114.5 x 25.5 x 66 cm. On the box there are the following markings: Model HB-GS02C; OTY: 1 PC; NW 22 KGS; GW: 24 KGS; MEAS: 99.5X28X53CM, colour (not indicated), CE, the name and address of importer, manufacturing date: January 2008, and an oval logo with a small vehicle inside.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0423/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Quad
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZYZC0801021020ST.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  152FMH80107127
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:


- sharp edges and incorrectly welded elements,


- the electrical elements are not protected against wet conditions, which can cause a short circuit,


- insufficient protection of fuel pipe,


- asymmetrical frame of the vehicle, which makes it easily collapsible.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a four-wheel vehicle AT ATV with a 49cc combustion engine. The product is protected from damage by a metal frame, size: 114 x 68 x 60 cm. On the product there are markings: ZYZC0801021020ST on the axle of back wheels and a barcode sticker on the gearbox: 152FMH80107127. The quad body is painted red and other parts are black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0426/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Axle shaft end of passenger car
 
Brand: FORD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Transit 2000.5 RWD (Recall Ref: 7C136).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of wear within the rear axle, between the axle shafts and the differential pinion shaft. Wearing away of the axle shaft will cause axle noise and a change in the vehicle's handling characteristics may be noticed. In cases of severe wearing, it may be possible for the axle shaft retaining clips to detach, resulting in the axle shafts coming out of the casing, thus causing loss of steering and possible instability.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2003 to 2006 model year FORD Transit cars, produced from 11.12.2003 until 30.04.2006 (Southampton, UK) and from 11.12.2003 until 30.07.2005 (Kocaeli, Turkey.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0429/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Daimler AG , sales designation Mercedes-Benz SLR-McLaren
 
Brand: MERCEDES-BENZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 199, EU type approval e11*2001/116*0226*
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the windscreen has not been properly glued according to production procedures and, in the event of an accident, it could come out of its frame. Owing to the loss of support which the windscreen provides for the passenger airbag, this would make the retention systems less effective and, in the case of convertibles, would reduce the crash resistance of the A-pillar.
 

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

 
Description:  Concerns vehicles manufactured in 2006-2007 with VIN range: WDD299xxxxM001266 to WDD299xxxxM001518.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0433/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: BMW F 800 S and BMW F 800 ST
 
Type / number of model:  K71 / F-series. Approval type: E8ST. Approval number: e1*2002/24*0283
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of insufficient pressure equalisation in the fuel tank which may cause it to expand close to the rear wheel and thus become damaged by rubbing against the rear wheel tyre.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles manufactured between January 2005 and November 2007 are affected. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN): - F 800 S: ZP15000 - ZP23168 - F 800 ST: ZR00000 – ZR09416.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0424/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Playpen
 
Brand: GALASSIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 025
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:



1. Choking:



- the rim of the playpen can be punctured by teeth and it is possible to pull off pieces of the foam filling, which in turn generates a small part that fits completely into the small parts cylinder,



2. Suffocation:



- by strangulation because of gaps and openings.



In addition, the instructions for use do not indicate that the playpen should not be used without its base or advise that all assembly fittings must always be properly tightened.



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

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

 
Description:  The packaging is a cardboard box with a label marked: "L. ROSSI IBERICA, S.L". Inside the box is a label marked: GALASSIA. Art. 025.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0430/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother with chain and clip
 
Brand: VIDAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 354, Batch 02/2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the teat can come off when a force of less than 90 N is applied.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 1400 and EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  Latex pacifier with plastic support and clip. The packaging is a labelled blister pack containing two units.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0432/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby carrier
 
Brand: PRENATAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Canguro so tender, Ref. 479934
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because :


- the minimum size of the leg opening is bigger than the maximum permitted limit,


- the belt and straps of the carrier’s attachment system do not have the minimum width of 40 mm,


- the instructions for use are incomplete and the carrier’s label is not marked with the recommended minimum and maximum weight of the child for which the carrier is intended.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13209.
 

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

 
Description:  Red, textile baby carrier. The packaging is a cardboard box with text in various languages, including Spanish.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0417/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy binoculars
 
Brand: NEW STYLE TELESCOPE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 939, article code 09930, barcode 8 004158 099307.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to :


- a significant release of irritating, toxic, harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons,


- the presence of naphthalene and alkylnaphthalenes causing irritation to the skin and eyes,


- toluene causing irritation,


- other chemical substances such as styrene and ethylbenzene.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey metal binoculars with black grip in a blister pack marked “New Style Telescope, 6x30, new challenge, stimulation fun game, item 939-949, Made in China, logo di destinazione 0/3, marchio CE”. On the back there is an adhesive label bearing the words “NIZZI TOYS N GIFTS” and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0431/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy cow
 
Brand: MBS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: PEL0928
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because:


- small parts can be released if the toy’s right horn is detached,


- the stuffing consists of small plastic balls, which are accessible if the toy’s tail is detached.


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

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

 
Description:  A plush cow with a textile label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0435/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle set
 
Brand: BABY PLAY SET
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Rattles No. 8808, 1004, 1016 and 1017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:



1. Choking: because the glued seams may come apart and small plastic balls are accessible,



2. Injuries: because a child's fingers could be entrapped between the edge of the rattle and the ball inside.



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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Four colourful plastic babies' rattles placed in sets: No. 8810 (10 pcs), No. 3803 (5 pcs) and No. 3310 (10 pcs). Packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent film at the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0438/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys - "Colored Growing'
 
Brand: HINGFAT TOYS MANUFACTURER®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.533,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000053313957
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the figure and the parts of the expanding figure grow in size by more than 50% when submerged in water. If a child swallows parts of this toy, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to grow in size, which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.
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, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Expanding toy sea-shell made from hard spongy and expanding polymeric, in multicoloured material. The toy contains the following markings: “COLORED GROWING“, „It grows in water!”, “Caution: Do not swallow”, “WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small parts. Not for children under 3 Years”, “EXPAND 600 % OF SIZE” and trademark with lettering: “HingFat TOYS MANUFACTURER®, art. No.533". It also carries a CE mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and an adhesive tag with an inscription in Lithuanian. Size of toy – (65 x 60 x 35 mm), mass – 22.5 gr.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0442/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Joke item - "Puff Puff cigarettes"
 
Brand: HAPPY INDUSTRIAL LIMITED
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 4012825533003, article n° 533000
 
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 the consumers by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Imitation cigarettes (rolled paper resembling a lit cigarette) with ash at the tip and a standard filter at the other end. Blowing into it releases a fine white powder from the tip, which is supposed to look like real smoke
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0420/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top and trouser set
 
Brand: TISSAIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 3606042105993
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of elements which can be detached with a force of less than 90 N (buttons). These elements fit into the small parts cylinder and could therefore be ingested or inhaled.
 

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

 
Description:  Set consisting of a pair of trousers and a top, both pink. Size: 6 months
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0427/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby clothing - bolero
 
Brand: KINDERIT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° 8216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation due to entrapment of the cords. Garments intended for young children may not include drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.


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

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

 
Description:  A knitted baby's bolero with cords; material 96% cotton, 4% elasthane.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0419/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Adaptor
 
Brand: TRAVEL & CO,
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  14098
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to place one pin of a plug into the converter plug while at the same time touching the other pin.
 

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

 
Description:  Converter plug
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0425/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set - 4-socket switched extension lead
 
Brand: RAYDAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MODEL 09023
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the cable is 0.45 mm² in section although, according to the marking, it should be 1 mm².


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

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

 
Description:  4-socket extension lead (3 x 1mm -1.5m) with red switch. The packaging is a plastic blister pack with a blue cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0436/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Vacuum cleaner
 
Brand: MATSUI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model MVC2000M, code 923709, barcode 5017416 211871
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the plastic covering of the mains supply cord (blue) does not comply with resistance requirements regarding flammability and fire spread in parts of non-metallic material.

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

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

 
Description:  Red-coloured, bag-less vacuum cleaner, sold in grey cardboard box displaying a picture of the cleaner. Technical characteristics: 230V, 50Hz, 2000W max.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0437/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair crimper
 
Brand: TRENDY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 2637 17/07, barcode 4 260089 612310.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Cuts, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of burns, electric shock and cuts because :



- in some parts, the temperature increase is beyond the maximum permitted limit,



- the heating elements separated from the accessible metal parts have only basic insulation (it should be double or reinforced),



- the product fails the damp test,



- the product contains sharp edges.



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

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

 
Description:  White-coloured electrical appliance for hair treatment (crimping), sold in white cardboard box displaying pictures of the product. Technical characteristics: 100-240V, 50Hz, 20-25 W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15

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Alert number: 0439/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Wall-mounted condensing gas boilers
 
Brand: BUDERUS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Logamax plus GB 142-24 and GB 142-30 (serial numbers between 01-7246 and 01-7290).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the housings of the defective plugs show an abnormal percentage (up to 13%) of coal (or soot) residues, and levels of polypropylene that do not correspond to those indicated in the specifications. The condition of these materials means that, contrary to the design specifications, the housings of the defective plugs are slightly electrically conductive, to a varying extent depending on the make-up of the material used. It should be noted that this leakage of current cannot in any way cause an electric shock to anyone using the equipment because the housing in question is located in an area that is not accessible.
 

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

 
Description:  Housing of the power connectors for the boiler’s main switch.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 15