Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 ( Published on: 06/06/2008)
Corrigenda:


Notification 0753/07 from week 30 in 2007 has been updated.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0592/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath salts
 
Brand: DE LAURIER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Triple Tartelette de Bain. Decadent Chocolate. Triple Tub Cake. Ref. 16194, 120g,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5425013556088
 
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 into 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:  Bath salts in the form of chocolate and strawberry cream cakes. The wrapping is transparent plastic. The label on the underside reads "Triple Tartelette de Bain. Decadent Chocolate. Triple Tub Cake, 120 g", and carries the manufacturer's name.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0581/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas grill
 
Brand: BROIL KING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models Signet, Sovereign and Sovereign XL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the bottom of the cooker that contains the burners can melt or crack as a result of a grease fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects gas grills produced after 2006, with the following characteristics: - Signet series (models starting with 986xxx): 400 sq. inch cooking surface with 3 burners and drop-down shelves; includes models with side and rear burners. - Sovereign series (models starting with 987xxx): 450 sq. inch cooking surface with 3 burners and drop-down shelves; includes models with side and rear burners. - Sovereign XL series (models starting with 988xxx): 600 sq. inch cooking surface with 4 burners and drop-down shelves.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0594/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-200, L-202, L-203, L-205
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses :



- a chemical risk because its mantle contains thorium. The mantles become "crumbly" with use, i.e. they fall apart upon contact. As a result, dust containing thorium can be absorbed into the body through inhalation or ingestion, meaning that radioactive substances may be incorporated into the body causing damage to health.



- a risk of injuries because the metal sheets have very sharp edges.



The product does not comply with the Directive 90/396/EEC on appliances burning gaseous fuels.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas lamp with blue housing. Height approx. 25.5 cm. Diameter approx. 10 cm.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0608/08       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: LASER POINTER SUPER POWERED
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the measured values of a direct beam exceed the limit value for eye exposure. In addition, the product has insufficient safety warnings and user instructions. In case of inappropriate use, especially by children, the beam could directly strike an unprotected eye and damage it.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointers – a key chain with 12 interchangeable points, marked as He-Ne laser, wavelength 630-680 nm, output 1 mW, class II. The points have various motifs (eg. butterfly, hand, ant, etc.) The laser pointer works in a continual regime. Packed in a plastic container with a transparent lid and in a cardboard box with a transparent front part enabling the product to be seen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0585/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Brake switch
 
Brand: HONDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model Civic 4D (model codes: FD1, FD4, FD6, FD7) and Hybrid (model code: FD")
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the brake switch may fail due to contamination (incorrect application of silicon grease type and amount) which could cause the brake lights not to illuminate during braking. This could result in an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2006 and 2007 model year vehicles. The list of the VIN of the affected vehicles : -JHMFD1***6S205089 to JHMFD1***6S214413 -JHMFD1***7S200004 to JHMFD1***7S206651 -JHMFD3***6S200833 to JHMFD3***6S205020 -JHMFD3***7S200007 to JHMFD3***7S201126 -NLAFD7***6W000031 to NLAFD7***6W001320 -NLAFD6***7W900241 to NLAFD6***7W912909 -NLAFD7***7W900031 to NLAFD7***7W900085 -JHMFD4***6S200216 to JHMFD4***6S200807 -JHMFD4***7S200001 to JHMFD4***7S200161
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0588/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child's Tom & Jerry bib
 
Brand: BOCEK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 78.96mg/kg (limit 30mg/kg) formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is absorbed rapidly and can cause irritation, allergic reaction and can damage muscular membranes. It may damage the central nervous system, liver and kidneys.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's bib with a pocket. Made of white polyvinyl chloride (PVC foil) printed with a picture of Tom & Jerry and BOCEK®. Lined with white textile material, trimmed with yellow edging. Proportion 36 x 29cm. The bib is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with coloured card.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0596/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Safety gate
 
Brand: LINDAM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Lindam Easy Fit Plus Safety Gate - Model Number LD 145, Argos Catalogue Number 375/3086 2) Lindam Premium Easy Close Safety Gate - Model Number LD 146, Argos Catalogue Number 375/3282
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the hinge that holds the gate within the frame may crack and fail, allowing the gate to fall away from the frame. This would constitute a hazard to anyone passing through the gate at the time, and if the item did not break completely it could lead to failure at a later stage, e.g. if a child was to push or pull on the gate.
14 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal safety gate consisting of a hinged gate section contained in an outer frame, steel construction painted white. Products are exclusive to Argos Ltd
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0603/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child’s sleeping bag
 
Brand: ВABY KINGDOM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because:


- the cord ends have not been secured against unravelling,


- the cord has not been secured properly and comes out of the loops,


- the cord ends are longer than 255 mm and 330 mm and consequently pose a serious risk to children under 7 years of age because if the cord winds around the child’s neck it may cause strangulation.


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

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

 
Description:  A child’s sleeping bag with a textile tightening cord, designed for children up to 2 years of age, with a lining and a zip. Depending on the size, there is also an additional zip for the feet. The item is sold in a transparent, polyethylene bag with a label attached containing the following information: Made in Bulgaria, composition - 100% cotton.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0582/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wagging Dino
 
Brand: LEARNING ROAD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code 7431938997018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because the free length of the cord is 260 mm, which exceeds the limit of 220 mm.


The product does not comply 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:  It is a plastic toy in the shape of a dinosaur. The toy is moved on 3 wheels by pushing or pulling a cord with a small plastic handle attached at the end. All parts of the toy are made of multicoloured plastic. Packaging – On the cardboard are the following inscriptions: “Shaking Head”, “Wagging Tail”, “Wobbly Walk”, “Roaring Sound”, a pictogram concerning the age restriction (ages over 18 months) and a “CE mark”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0583/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: BENIGN GIRL and ADVENTURE HERO !!!
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 1108 is affixed on "Benign Girl" toys.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the batteries and the lid entirely fit into the small parts cylinder.


The product does not comply with the Toy 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 products are made from solid plastic. The body of "Benign Girl" is painted in white and pink, and has white push-buttons, numbers and symbols. The lid is painted in white and pink and has different coloured stickers of princesses. The body of "Adventure Hero!!!" is painted in red and blue, and has white push-buttons, numbers and symbols. The lid is painted in red and blue and has different coloured stickers depicting 'Spiderman'. The antenna of both brand toys is made from solid transparent plastic. A pink textile cord is affixed to the side of both brand toys. The toys have light and sound signals. The toys are supplied by two button batteries. The lid of the battery section of both brands of toys can easily be opened.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0584/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattles "Bell"
 
Brand: BABY GIFT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8675406010421, Model TY01042
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because during the impact test the product breaks and releases small pieces which may be swallowed.


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:  Baby rattle set of six (6) different plastic toys. All parts of the toys are made of multicoloured plastic. Packaging – On the cardboard are the following inscriptions: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (ages over 3 years) and a “CE mark”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0586/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic rattle - Tumble tower by Manhattan Toy
 
Brand: YORK RIVER PRODUCTS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n°206280, UPC code 0-1196442878-6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the blue plastic end caps of the rattle can break, resulting in small parts which could cause a child to choke.

Two incidents reported.


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

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

 
Description:  Clear plastic hand rattle with blue plastic ends. The rattle is 5 inches long and consists of a central tube encasing a blue painted face disc which spins on a purple twisted stick when the rattle is turned. There are colourful beads inside two clear handles with brightly coloured rings on the outside. No packaging but accompanied by a cardboard tag entitled "whoozit Baby's Favourite Friend".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0589/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys - Mjakishi kubiki (“Transport”)
 
Brand: MYAKISHI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N° of Art. : 043 ; Bar code : 4607070490425
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the textile toy contains formaldehyde 90 mg/kg (limit 30mg/kg).

Formaldehyde is absorbed rapidly and can cause irritation, allergic reactions and damage to mucous membranes. It may damage the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. It is a mutagenic substance and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen.
 

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

 
Description:  A multicoloured textile toy with motifs of transport vehicles (car/bus/airplane). Packed in a plastic bag with a cardboard tag on which is written: Appropriate for children above 1 year, high-quality development toy which does not contain any allergens and which encourages the child's growing. Symbol of maintenance, CE mark, name of importer. Product name only in Russian.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0590/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy electronic keyboard
 
Brand: KEYBOARD M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 2321,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8400000023214
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to accessibility of live parts, because the casing does not have sufficient mechanical resistance and because the transformer is inside the toy.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 50088.
 

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

 
Description:  A toy electronic keyboard. The product is packaged in a cardboard box. The label reads: "Electronic Keyboard M-3738S". The descriptions are not in Spanish. "Made in China", CE marking, pictograms 0-3 years. Ref.2321. Barcode 8400000023214. There are no instructions for the toy inside the box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0595/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Devil puppet
 
Brand: SIMBA® TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Devil hand puppet -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4006592453091; Article No: 458 5088 2) Devil puppet sold as part of a five-piece hand puppet set - Barcode: 4006592 442156; Article No: 458 4215
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the black textile part of the "devil" hand puppet contains 581 mg/kg 4-aminoazobenzene which is a banned azo dye.
 

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

 
Description:  1) The "devil" is packaged individually 2). Hand puppet set with five colourful hand puppets in the form of: "devil", "Punch", "grandma", "princess" and "policeman". The affected "devil" toy is available as an individual product (Article No 458 5088) and the identical item is also available as part of a set (Article No 458 4215). The head is made of soft plastic; skin colour: red; hair and beard: black; eyes: black, yellow and green; teeth and horns: white; mouth: purple. Cape made of black fabric with two red triangles on the front and a felt collar. The affected products are only "old goods" packed in a red and blue box with the number 88881101 printed on the bottom of the packaging beside the words "Made in China". The packaging of current products, which are not affected, has yellow elements. The coat has two different materials 1) shiny stiff material with a red apron 2) matt, black material with red stitching on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0598/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic playset – "Jungle King"
 
Brand: B.C.I.C.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model TJ208-197K
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the length of the projectiles is 42 mm, while the minimum required limit is 57 mm.


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:  Toy set of eight different plastic toys. Contains a shotgun, bow, a knife, small deer, a compass, a cactus, a set of six red projectiles and three arrows. Packaging – The cardboard contains the following markings: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (Ages Over 3 Years), a warning – Choking Hazard small parts and a “CE mark”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0599/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic tiara
 
Brand: “BARBIE”
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  (1) barcode 8 697410 285947, (2) barcode 8 697410 287514 and identification number Y-BR801-9J, (3) barcode 8697410284292, article number BRT 557.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it has sharp pins on the inner surface and a sharp cutting edge. As a result there is a risk that children may be hurt.


The products do not comply with the European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  (1) Plastic tiara for holding back hair with "Barbie" trademark, barcode 8 697410 285947, and a label in Bulgarian with following information: product type – tiara “Barbie”, warning: "not suitable for children under 3 years old" and additional label with identification number Y-BR801-6J , (2) plastic tiara for holding hair, "Barbie" trademark, barcode 8 697410 287514 and identification number Y-BR801-9J (3) child’s plastic tiara for holding hair, "Barbie” trade mark, with a label in Bulgarian – “Barbie” tiara, warning: "not suitable for children under 3 years old", barcode 8697410284292, article number BRT 557.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0601/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pirate mask
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2616, Bar code: 8412672026165
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Suffocation
 
The products poses a risk of:



- suffocation because the ventilation area is less than 1 300 mm² ( required by the standard),



- burns because the hat and band fail the flammability test.



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:  Pirate mask with a hat with a red band. The label bears the following wording: ‘This is not a toy; it is for fancy dress. Not recommended for children under 14 years of age. Keep away from fire.’ The importer identification, the wording ‘Made in China’ and the barcode also appear on the label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0602/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. in invoice: B123467
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

This product poses a chemical risk because:


- the plastic material in the head of blue-haired doll contains 39% by mass of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),


- the plastic material in the head of pink-haired doll contains 31% by mass of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8.9 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


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

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll with blue or pink hair in a clear plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0604/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Remote controlled mini-helicopter - Mini super infrared radio controlled helicopter
 
Brand: HELICOPTER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4015655031497, Art. Nr. 3149
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because an encircling ring for the rotary blades on the helicopter is missing.


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:  The remote controlled helicopter is 17 cm long and 6 cm high and weighs around 10 g.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0605/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Double push-chair for dolls
 
Brand: BABY CAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 1210-43
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- some edges of the metallic construction are not protected by plastic caps,


- the metallic tube diameter enables entrapment of children’s fingers,


- the pushchair can be partially unfolded without activating the blocking device. The child may think that the pushchair is fully open and, while playing, be injured if the pushchair unexpectedly folds up.


- the diameter of the plastic packaging is 470 mm, its average thickness is 0.032mm.


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

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

 
Description:  The double push-chair for dolls has a metallic frame and plastic decorations; the seat part is made from coloured (pink) textile. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard tag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0606/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic inflatable toy – "Crawl-a-Long Roller"
 
Brand: BLOSSOM FARM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5-050048 193955. 113386 0406
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These products pose a chemical risk because it contains di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP) in a concentration greater than maximum limit of 0.1% by weight. Although not intended to be placed in the mouth, this toy could clearly come into contact with a child's mouth and be sucked on.


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:  Baby's plastic inflatable "crawl-a-long" toy for ages 6-18 months.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0607/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical game – "Baby Play Thing"
 
Brand: SUPER TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° SL-0682A / n° 2002E, Bar code 5291410028141
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

This product poses a risk of choking because it releases small parts that fit into the small parts cylinder. The toy is clearly intended for children under 3 years old.


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

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

 
Description:  Assembled musical toy for a child's bed. Packaging: the cardboard contains the following information: a pictogram concerning the age restriction (ages over 3 years), a warning: choking hazard small parts and a “CE mark”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0609/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ball and racket
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  736327 bar 360,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996033413618
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the mouthpiece of the inflatable ball contains 28.8-31.9 % by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).


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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable PVC ball with cartoon figures and a racket. Dimensions: ball diameter: approx. 31 cm; racket: 24.5 x 11.5 x 0.7 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0597/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Child’s top (sweatshirt)
 
Brand: MISS GANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation because it contains draw strings.
 

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

 
Description:  Child’s top (sweatshirt) from a set, consisting of a T-shirt and two trousers. The sweatshirt has long sleeves, a hood and strings in the hood area, red colour and decoration "DREAM ON"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0591/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fan
 
Brand: GUT MODEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GDV032
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- the gauges can touch the main insulation of the internal parts,


- the timer and speed selector controls are not properly secured.


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

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

 
Description:  An electric fan packed in a cardboard box. The label carries the following information: "Box fan gama Silent". CE marking. "Made in China". Spanish-language instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0593/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor - "continental adaptor"
 
Brand: DESIGN GO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  076528231
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the travel plug adaptor (plug part) may overstretch/deform the earthing bracket of the socket outlet. The earthing bracket may therefore no longer provide the intended protection. The metal casing of a device connected to these socket outlets may carry 230 V from the mains supply.


The product does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug for UK plugs into earthed sockets
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22

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Alert number: 0600/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fryer – "Smart Clean Fryer"
 
Brand: TEFAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FR400915 and FR400916
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because of loose connections in the mains terminal block which causes arcing, leading to melting and burning of the surrounding plastic insulation which could drop onto the plastic moulding beneath and melt or burn a hole in the base of the appliance. A large hole in the base would provide access to live parts, which could present a risk to the user, bearing in mind that the product may be alight and smoking and somebody, in a panic, could try to lift the product to put the flames out without disconnecting it from the mains supply.


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

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

 
Description:  Domestic electric deep-fat food fryer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 22