Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 21 ( Published on: 30/05/2008)
Corrigendum:


Notification 1269/07 from week 48 in 2007 has been removed (the product complies with the relevant European safety requirements).
Notifications 0494/08 and 0495/08 from week 18 in 2008 have been amended (product brand).

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0579/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: "VISICOM LIGHTER" and "FOOTBALL"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Visicom Lighter, 2) FOOTBALL lighter
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 2007080308123, 2) 0070920705538
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
This product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, particularly those under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy.
 

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

 
Description:  1) Lighter in the form of a flashlight. After dismantling of the flashlight it can be seen that the lighter has a refill gas nozzle; there is an inscription on the box VISICOM LIGHTER ISO 9001:2000, unknown; 2) rectangular lighter with flashing lights when ignited, the inscription football is printed on the lighter, and on the box ok graia" and a barcode sticker marked "item no gra 70553"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0580/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters with flashing lights
 
Brand: SAMRAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  604022027030
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a risk of fire and burns because it is attractive to children particularly those under the age of 51 months who may confuse it with a toy.
 

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

 
Description:  Lighters of various colours with flashing lights when ignited, an inscription "SR", barcode, selling price: 0.50 BGN, available quantity: 110 items, without a label in Bulgarian, inscription on the box SAMRAN.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0578/08       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Combined mitre and bench saw
 
Brand: DeWALT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DW 710; type 3, 5 011402 264278; Serial No.:0393
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of cuts because the instructions for use lack information on how to fix the transportable machine on to the table.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61029.
 

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

 
Description:  Cardboard: packaging, dimension: 59 x 59 x 43 cm.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0570/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: NISSAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X-Trail T31
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to a fault in the electrical kit of the trailer-towing hook. If the ignition key is at OFF (disconnected) and the intermittent warning lights are switched on, the warning lights will not be activated on the trailer attached to the vehicle. The vehicle`s warning lights function normally.
 

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

 
Description:  140 vehicles are affected. The affected units of this model bear the following references: JN1***T31U0, with a chassis number between 000008 and 32851, manufactured between 7 March 2007 and 4 March 2008.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0576/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Air-conditioning unit in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
 
Brand: DAIMLER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  902.6, 903.6, 904.6, ABE K623, K624, K626
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because in vehicles with rear air-conditioning units, there is a risk of a short circuit and consequently of a localised cable fire in the rear interior lighting.

Incidents have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles with rear air-conditioning units are affected, all manufactured between 2006 and 2007.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0575/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Plastic bib
 
Brand: JUMBO BEBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DH-13-DSP
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 254972 000036
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 48.3% by weight of Di- "isononyl"-phthalate (DINP) and 0.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Clear plastic bib with a printed car, blue edging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0568/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car "Zent"
 
Brand: FAST WHEELS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Friction-powered - ref. 7030029
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because in the fall and impact test, small parts were released and cutting edges and sharp points are produced.

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

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

 
Description:  This 30cm long toy car is friction-powered. It is packed in a colourful cardboard box and covered in transparent polymeric material.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0572/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic baby doll
 
Brand: LOVELY DOLLY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 68206,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 892859 682065
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.7% 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:  A set comprising a plastic baby doll with white nursing bottle in a plastic bath.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0577/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toys "Wonderful World"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 000000 003109
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 38% by weight of Di- "isononyl"-phthalate (DINP) and 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Yellow plastic duck with a pink rubber mesh.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0573/08       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Water Pocket calculator
 
Brand: A.I.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 711252 753270
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it consists essentially of a complex hydrocarbon mix which can cause lung damage if swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Two rectangular pocket calculators with LCD displays, made from transparent, red or purple plastic. The round keys are made of soft white plastic with black overprint. The pocket calculator offers the basic calculating functions and a memory function. A transparent plastic box is affixed directly to the left side of the calculator. The box is divided into two chambers which are connected to each other by two holes. They contain two fluids which cannot mix with each other (one colourless and the other a milky, slightly pigmented fluid) and which smell strongly of organic solvents. Overall dimensions of the pocket calculator: 6.5 x 10.2 x 1.0 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0571/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Cosmetic sets for children
 
Brand: GIRLZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) 1370904 (Bracelet Boutique), 2) 1370342 (Super Compact Cosmetic Case), 3) 1370905 (Compact Cosmetic Case)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 0651 (batch), 2) 5050837034216 (barcode), 2) GF070710 (batch), 3) 0704 (batch), 3) 50508370905 (barcode)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains excessive levels of lead :

- in the orange eyeshadow in both the Super Compact Cosmetic Case (1800mg/kg) and the Boutique Bracelet (2500mg/kg),

- in both the green eyeshadow (9900mg/kg) and yellow eyeshadow (7500mg/kg) in the Compact Cosmetic Case.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  1) manufacturing date Dec 06; Best before June 09 3) manufacturing date - Jan 07; Best before June 09 - Bracelet Boutique: cosmetics set with 7 parts - Super Compact Cosmetic Case: cosmetics set containing 11 eyeshadows and six lipsticks in a clear plastic case enclosed in pink cardboard and clear plastic packaging. - Compact Cosmetic Case: cosmetics set containing six heart-shaped eyeshadows in a white plastic heart-shaped palette with double-headed applicator, pink false nails, multi-coloured heart-shaped stickers, 2 lipsticks and two flower-shaped hair clasps. Again, the packaging is pink cardboard with clear plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0574/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Stainless Steel Garden Torches
 
Brand: VILLAVERDE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BOWL stainless steel torch
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4019916471183
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the exposed gasket between the oil reservoir and the wick holder contains asbestos (chrysotile).

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

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

 
Description:  Bowl-shaped stainless steel garden torch containing chrysotile with cover; the wick opening (organic fibres) is attached to the cover with a red compressed seal with a ring 23 mm in diameter and 1 mm thick. There are fibres around the edges.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21

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Alert number: 0569/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hand mixer
 
Brand: EXTRASTAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  608159
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not equipped with a switch to which constant pressure needs to be applied in order for it to operate nor does it have any protection to prevent the appliance from being operated accidentally.

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:  A hand-mixer with a stainless steel arm, packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the mixer, "Model n°608159" and a CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 21