Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 31 ( Published on: 08/08/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0864/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: ELECTRA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Amsterdam model bicycles Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8, and Sport 3.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the interior alignment tabs of the bicycle’s chain guard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail.

 

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

 
Description:  The bicycles have an enclosed chain guard. “Electra” and “Amsterdam” are printed on the bicycle’s frame and/or chain guard. Bicycles with frame numbers beginning with “F06” or “EL” or bicycles with chain guards marked “06/08” are not affected. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0825/08       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermos flask
 
Brand: THUNDERBIRD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article N°38T10D, Article N°01762 (according to the importer)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the spacers in the double wall of the flask glass. Asbestos fibres may pose a carcinogenic effect.


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:  Yellow thermos flask with a handle on the side and a cup-shaped top. It has a label which reads: “THUNDERBIRD” “VACUUM FLASK” “KEEPS IT” “HOT OR COLD”. The packaging is a cardboard box with a drawing of the thermos flask.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0831/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: Ronson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model Shark, RXL 12070P, code affixed on the lighter: 5011435623721;code on the collective packaging: 5011435623738
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because:


- flame is excessively high: over 120 mm;


- five of the lighters tested were not resistant to flaring and three out of them were not resistant to spitting; burning gas spilled out of those three;


- in six lighters, flame extinction was impossible due to the blocked ignition mechanism; in two cases burning gas spilled over the lighters.


The product does not comply with requirements of essential safety standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  The lighter is made of semi-transparent plastic, coloured blue, red, green or yellow. It is a disposable, adjustable lighter with postmixing burner. On the button of the ignition mechanism there is a logo “RONSON”. On the lighter there is a sticker with warnings in Polish: “WARNING! Contains flammable gas under pressure. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. Use with care. Ignite lighter away from face and clothing. Never expose to heat above 50°C or to prolonged sunlight. Do not puncture, put in fire or inhale. Do not keep lit continuously for more than 30 seconds. Be sure flame is completely out after use.” There is also a users' manual in English and an EAN code. The collective packaging carries the information: “country of origin: Vietnam”, name and address of importer, an EAN code and warnings, as well as pictograms written in Polish.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0826/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volkswagen Tiguan
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2.L TDI
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because:


- the earth cable has not always been correctly tightened on the connection of the electric heating element;


- the contact resistance on the earth connection of the heating element for the additional air heater can get too high. This can lead to a high heat development in the connection area of this cable and to scorching damage and in the most unfavourable case to a vehicle fire.
 

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

 
Description:  VW Tiguan Production period: 11 July 2007 to 10 February 2008 Chassis number: - WVG ___ 5N _ 8 W 000002 – 026941; - WVW ___ 5N _ 8 W 000014 - 000094.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0827/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Golf cars - hip restraints
 
Brand: E-Z-GO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RXV Golf Cars, models Fleet RXV, Freedom RXV and RXV Shuttle 2+2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries because the hip restraints on the cars can detach at the base, posing the risk of falls and injuries.


20 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall involves electric and gasoline-powered Fleet RXV, Freedom RXV and RXV Shuttle 2+2 golf cars. The model names and the E-Z-GO logo are printed on the side and front panels of all three vehicles. Serial numbers ranging from 9300001 to 9300188 and 5000000 to 5021328 are printed on a plate attached to the steering column, and the front and rear frames. The affected vehicles were sold to dealers from January to June 2008.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0828/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Mercedes-Benz Vito & Viano
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  cles Product: Passenger cars - Mercedes-Benz Vito & Viano Brand: Mercedes-Benz Type/number of models: Passenger car: type 639, EC type-approval No e9*2001/116*0048 and Lorry: type 639/4, acceptance specification (ABE) No L275
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because a plastic component with incorrect material composition was installed on the rear left brake cable and may break. As a result, the vehicle loses its parking brake performance. The break may also occur after the vehicle has been parked and vacated.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles were manufactured between 2 and 9 June 2008 in the following vehicle ID number ranges: WDF639****3448731 – WDF639****3453749.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0834/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Scooter rear rim
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model Satelis 250cc
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because of crack which might appear in rear rim spokes due to weakness of the design. This could impair the vehicle's road holding-ability.
 

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

 
Description:  Scooters with VIN numbers from VGAJ2ADAA70020004 to VGAJ2ADAA80090151
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0835/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: ory: Motor vehicles Product: Passenger car – Jaguar XK Coupe & Convertible
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XK 4.2 Coupe XK 4.2 Convertible XKR 4.2 Coupe XKR 4.2 Convertible
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the Restraints Control Module (RCM), fitted to right hand drive, has been incorrectly configured for the left hand drive in regard to the operation of side airbags.


In the event of accident in which the driver's seat side-airbag is required to deploy, it may not unless the passenger seat is occupied.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles from the model year 2007-2009 with following VINs are affected: SAJAC43R379B05073 to SAJAC43P895B28812.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0837/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - railing with ladder - “roof gallery”
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Master II
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a risk of injuries because it may be insufficiently fastened with screws that have a diameter which is smaller than recommended. The parts may be lost during driving or charging the roof gallery.
 

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

 
Description:  It is a part additionally installed on the car's roof, intended to be used as an additional carrier. Affected cars was produced from September 2006 to July 2007
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0845/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – FIAT Bravo
 
Brand: FIAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FIAT model Bravo with VIN numbers from 4007493 to 4044543
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of a risk linked to insufficient welding of the hind wheel hub. It may lead to break in welds and in consequence loosing of stability and causing road accidents.
 

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

 
Description:  Affected Fiat Bravo was produced from February to June 2007.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0851/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - rear brake calliper bolts in Toyota Corolla
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model Corolla TSAM
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because both rear brake calliper bolts may come loose from the rear axle beam. In the worst case, detachment of rear brake calliper might cause that brake rotor breaks, which could result in the vehicle becoming inoperative.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2008 model year vehicles, produced from 18 January to 12 May 2008 and with the following VINs: - Model Code ZZE150, VIN AHT LA5#E# 03006397 - 03012306 - Model Code ZRE151, VIN AHT LB5#E# 03009636 – 03017221, AHT LB58E4 83008961, LB58E5 83009472 - Model Code NDE150, VIN AHT LD5#E# 03000671 – 03003539 - Model Code ADE150, VIN AHT LE56E# 03002170 – 03002726, AHT LF56E# 03002317 - 03002926
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0853/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – FIAT Grande Punto
 
Brand: FIAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Grande Punto
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

This product poses a risk of fire because of insufficient or lack of fastening of bunch wires in a heating/cooling system, which may damage the insulation and lead to short circuit.
 

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

 
Description:  VIN numbers: from 00114670 to 00322635; from 01143872 to 01300776; and three sole numbers 00032678, 00088713, 00098589. Affected cars were produced from April 2006 to September 2007.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0856/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles – Triumph Speed Triple
 
Brand: TRIUMPH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Speed Triple 1050i, type 515NJ
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebar may move due to inadequate fastening screw, which could lead to a fall.

 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles from the model year 2008 with following VINs are affected: - SMT500PK08J356308 to SMT500PK08J359180 - SMT500PK18J356308 to SMT500PK18J359180 - SMT500PK28J356308 to SMT500PK28J359180 - SMT500PK38J356308 to SMT500PK38J359180 - SMT500PK48J356308 to SMT500PK48J359180 - SMT500PK58J356308 to SMT500PK58J359180 - SMT500PK68J356308 to SMT500PK68J359180 - SMT500PK78J356308 to SMT500PK78J359180 - SMT500PK88J356308 to SMT500PK88J359180 - SMT500PK98J356308 to SMT500PK98J359180 - SMT500PKX8J356308 to SMT500PKX8J359180 - SMTTE5815R8356308 to SMTTE5815R8359180 - SMTTE5865R8356308 to SMTTE5865R8359180 - SMTTE5915R8356308 to SMTTE5915R8359180
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0858/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo return line power steering
 
Brand: VOLVO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passengers’ cars, models C30, S40, V50 and C70
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because some material in the power steering hoses in the return line has not been vulcanized according to specification at the supplier. This may lead to sudden rupture of the hose and will result in a sudden drainage of all the servo oil in the system and a complete loss of servo assistance. This may appear suddenly and without warning to the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2008-2009 model year left hand drive (LHD) vehicles with engines B5xxxxx.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0859/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles - Fireblade
 
Brand: HONDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CBR1000RR8, type SC59
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because strong vibrations intensified by high engine speed may cause the coolant hose clamp fitted to the water pump nozzle to break, allowing hot coolant to leak onto the rider's left foot, which, in the worst case, may lead to scalding.

 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles from the model year 2008 with following VINs are affected: - JH2SC59A*8K020002 to JH2SC59A*8K020662 - JH2SC59A*8M000038 to JH2SC59A*8M013195 - JH2SC59B*8K020001 to JH2SC59B*8K020088 - JH2SC59B*8M000002 to JH2SC59B*8M001687
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0846/08       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Solar thermal collector
 
Brand: VAILLANT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  auroTHERM exclusive VTK 550
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because while working of the system, there is a possibility of breaking one or more of the pipes. Since the product is installed on the roof, there is a risk to consumers to get hurt by broken glass which is falling down.
 

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

 
Description:  The system consists of pipes made of glass with a liquid Tyfocor inside. The product is intended to be installed on the roof of houses and is used to warm water for household purposes.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0861/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Jacket and breeches for fencing
 
Brand: Jiang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CE 350N
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it failed the penetration test thereby there is a danger of penetration by broken blade.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13567.
 

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

 
Description:  Stretch jacket and breeches for fencing to level 1 (350N)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0838/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Scooter for children
 
Brand: SCOOTER PRINCESA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5902849699085
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:


- sharp edges of welds in the metal frame and slots in the plastic basket;


- lack of braking mechanism on back wheels;


- inappropriate dimension of handles (less than 40 mm).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is a children's scooter with three wheels and a basket, made of metal and plastic elements, coloured pink or dark blue. On the part intended to stay on there are colourful pictures of a boy. On the side of a product there is a brand “Scooter Princesa”. The packaging is a cardboard box coloured pink or dark blue with a photo of a girl and a picture of the product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0847/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: CARREFOUR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 1302N; bar code: 2 862868 500027
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- within the access zone, there are gaps that are wider than 5 mm but less than 12 mm, causing a risk of entrapment of fingers;


- during the test ‘Vehicle perpendicular to the slope’, the pushchair does not remain static on the slope.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Pushchair with a metallic structure and a red canvas seat and back. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag inside a cardboard box. The pushchair has a label made of card with a safety button, on which is written the bar code (2 862868 500027), reference number (1302N), a warning (it may be dangerous to leave a child unattended), distribution details and the wording ‘Made in China’ and ‘Fasten the belt for your child’s safety’.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0849/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's high chair
 
Brand: Baby Point
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SAFIR- 200704-0078, EAN code: 8592279020336
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because during test of the rear side stability the product tipped over.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s high chair comprising a tray and a chair offering two variant positions. The frame of chair and the tray is made from plastic mouldings joint together by plastic screws. Upholstering from mat and PVC fleece in rose-white combination is separate. Backrest is adjustable. Crotch restraint is made from plastic moulding. The plastic tray is detachable and adjustable. Packed in a cardboard box marked with a trademark, address of distributor, country of origin. Product is marked with CE (not correct). Safety warnings are only in Czech language.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0854/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel cot
 
Brand: BABIDEAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item. 21080100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the plastic parts which form the corners of the cot allow the 7 mm diameter gauge to enter to a depth of more than 10 mm causing the risk of entrapment of child's fingers.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is an orange cot. The packaging is a cardboard box which bears following indications “BABIDEAL. Made in China. Item: 21080100. Net weight 9.2 kg. Gross weight 9.8 Kg 3220660033713”. Inside the box the travel cot comes in a bag. There is also an instruction manual.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0829/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Fibre-tip pens
 
Brand: TipTop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  66630
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 044186 666304
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the benzene content in the ink of the individual fibre-tips exceeds the maximum limit of 5 mg/kg for toys (Benzene levels of up to 64 mg/kg was detected).
 

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

 
Description:  30 fibre-tip pens in 24 apparently different colours, barrel and top in the relevant colour, with black end cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0842/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Set of pens with roller stamps
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 108; WGR: 911; Marked: 2737800
 
Batch number / Barcode:  27378009111000000100
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the roller stamp contains 11.8% by weight of di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP) which exceeds the limit value of 0.1%.
 

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

 
Description:  8 fibre-tipped pens in various colours; motif-roller stamp with transparent plastic cap on one end, fibre-tip on the other end with plastic cap in the same colour of the fibre-tip; length approx. 11 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0822/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy – Bultak TOP
 
Brand: DEDE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8690476022266
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of choking and injuries because of small parts with sharp edges and sharp points that may become accessible.


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:  Plastic ball with elements fit into outlined shapes
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0823/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toys
 
Brand: Vicky & Beck
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item. 29012. 20 cm, Bar code: 8400000290128
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because some parts (whiskers, tail, “LOVE” pendant and bow) may easily detach from the toy and fit completely 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A pair of soft toys called Beck and Vicky wearing pendants which word “LOVE”. Their names are marked on the soles of their left feet. Beck wears blue clothes and Vicky pink ones.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0830/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Percussion plastic caps
 
Brand: YC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  121
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- damage to hearing because the sound emission by the caps exceed 125 dB (from 130,9 dB to 141,2 dB);

- injuries to the eyes when shooting sparks are coming out of the percussion caps.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Dimension of pack (160x25x95) mm. Shooting caps are sold in a cardboard display box with the inscription: “72 SHOTS & SHOT PLASTIC DISK CAP” A. Treat every gun with the respect due to a loaded gun. B. Never point or shoot your gun at anyone, loaded or unloaded. C. Hold gun at alarms length when firing. D. Unload guns when not in use. E. Store Guns and ammunition separately. Registration Trademark 00623881. “Caution not recommended for children under 8 years old. Item no. 121. Made in Taiwan. Contents caps are less than 20 grain per pyrotechnic composition consists of potassium chlorate red phosphorous sand glue. Warning do not fire closer than one foot to the ear do not use indoor caps for toy guns, may be hazardous if misused should only be used under adult supervision.”
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0840/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toys - domino stones
 
Brand: PLAYTASTIC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4022107037440
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the wooden toy gives off a strong odour causing throat irritation due to formaldehyde release 24 times higher than the permitted level.


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

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

 
Description:  250 painted wooden domino stones, approx. 2 x 4 cm in size. Colours: red, green, blue, yellow and natural. Also unpainted and untreated wooden components for building obstacles, an untreated wooden bar with bells and a white fabric bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0843/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys - Jumbo Farm Set
 
Brand: Paradiso
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  837
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5425000338376
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking because small parts can be detached and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder;

- injuries because smalls parts with sharp edges and sharp points can be accessible.


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

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

 
Description:  Set of plastic animals with tractor and fence
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0855/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys
 
Brand: HALLOWEEN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 54017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP):


- orange lizard contains 54% DINP by mass of plasticized material,


- black myrapod contains 44% DINP by mass of plasticized material.


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

 

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

 
Description:  A toy set including different plastic orange and black figures, e.g. a frog, a scorpion, a lizard, a myrapod packed in a clear plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0862/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of “Cars” cars
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO 766
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

These products pose a chemical risk because it contains high levels of lead and chromium. The levels vary from 95 to 280 mg/kg for migrated chromium and from 499 to 1270 mg/kg for migrated lead.


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

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

 
Description:  Pack of plastic toy cars. The cars come in colours of red, orange, blue and black and include both cars and trucks. The front window pane has eyes. The cars are packed onto a cardboard (blister pack) pack which depicts a colourful landscape. The pack also shows warning signs, CE marked. <b> Toys are counterfeit.</b>
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0863/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of cosmetics for doll
 
Brand: WEIQIAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N° 2932, EAN 5901130686728
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because in the green eye shadow the level of migration of chromium (Cr) is 287 mg/kg and the level of migration of lead (Pb) is 872.6 mg/kg.


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 distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The set consists of four eye shadows and applicator, three hairpins made of coloured plastic and elastic bands with decoration of flowers and teddy bears attached. The packaging is made of cardboard coloured light blue and transparent plastic blister. On the cardboard part there are following: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3”, ingredients. The packaging and markings on it suggests that there are different types of this toy consisting of similar products (e.g. lipstick or glitter). There is also a sticker with information and warnings in Polish, the name and address of importer and the bar code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0824/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's coat
 
Brand: BYOND
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MA-86203
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking and strangulation due to the presence of toggles and drawstrings in the hood area,



- injuries to the eyes or the face when pulling the drawstring firmly and releasing it.



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

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

 
Description:  Wadded, hooded children’s coat. The hood can be taken off by means of a zip fastener. There is an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0860/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Plastic apron
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C.33377
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25.1% by weight of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is toxic to reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Kliederschort. Plastic apron used by children when painting, claying etc. to protect their clothes.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0836/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream
 
Brand: Caro Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code: 950110137009B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2% of hydroquinone, which frequent and prolonged use can endanger human health.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening cream with carrot oil in orange and white bottle, with blue cap, picture of a woman, and brown text. The reference “hydroquinone (max. 2%)” is included in the ingredients list.
Country of origin:  Congo
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0844/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream
 
Brand: Caro Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E28A022701552, manufactured 11/07, exp. 11/09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2% of hydroquinone.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange and white bottle depicting a woman, text in brown. The following warnings are printed on the packaging: “Contains hydroquinone. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid exposure to sunlight”. The list of ingredients includes the reference “hydroquinone (max. 2%)”.
Country of origin:  Congo
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0857/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream with lemon
 
Brand: CHABINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

 

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

 
Description:  The white cardboard box with text in brown and red logo ('C') contains a white tube (50 ml). The packaging bears the following warnings: “Avoid any contact with the eyes or the mucous membranes. If irritation occurs, consult your doctor. Do not use on children aged less than 12 years. Keep out of children's reach.” Hydroquinone is mentioned in the list of ingredients.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0832/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Decorative lamps in the shape of dolphins
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JH0508
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- internal wiring has no double insulation;

- the main cord is not secured with a cord anchorage.


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, recall from consumers and destruction of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Appliance made of ceramic material with decorations (dolphins), many small lamps, with function for water filling and waterfall creation device, and with many sea lifestyle decorative elements.
Country of origin:  United Arab Emirates
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0833/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Decorative lamps in the shape of turtles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JH0502
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- live parts are accessible;

- internal wiring has no double insulation;

- the main cord is not secured with a cord anchorage.


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, recall from consumers and destruction of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Appliance made of ceramic material with decorations (turtles), many small lamps, with function for water filling and waterfall creation device, and with many sea lifestyle decorative elements.
Country of origin:  United Arab Emirates
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0839/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E0402 E0403 Rabalder
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the socket-contact assemblies do not have sufficient resilience/spring to ensure adequate contact pressure on plug pins;

- the resilient earthing contacts were crushed during insertion of the test plug.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Multiple socket-outlets with switch
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0841/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp
 
Brand: Brennenstuhl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Terrazza art. N°1 17430 0
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the connecting lead used is of the type H05VV-F 3G 1.5mm2 instead of a H05RN-F connecting lead. The connecting lead used offers insufficient protection against the environmental effects which are to be expected;


- the lamp has a connecting lead of 3.04 metres in length. A short lead of this kind is not sufficient for the lamp to be connected correctly and safely;


- there is no IP number or symbol indicating the degree of protection on the product. Given that the product is intended, among other things, for outside use, it should bear a label indicating the degree of protection against ingress of moisture.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 60238 and EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Portable lamp with three power sockets
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0848/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Adaptor
 
Brand: SANAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  on packaging: EF-7, brown, EAN: 8595025324368, on product: SN- 2-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:



- during the test, displacement of live parts occurred;



- diameter of impress given balls should not exceed 2 mm whereas it is more than 5 mm;



- during the glow wire test at 750ºC, a visible flame occurs and does not extinguish in 30s after removing glow wire.



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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electrical adaptor – brown, packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a card with various data on the distributor and on the product: 'SANAT, type SN-2-1, Pmax 2300 W' and technical specifications
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0850/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: CPA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - on packaging: ATCER 28MIINBK ERIC T28/T610, na výrobku: TC98A, - on label on the product: CPAE-08/2005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- construction of converter does not comply with the requirements for safe isolation of primary winding from secondary one;


- length of conductors enables bypassing of double insulation in case of connector release which may result in occurrence of mains voltage on exit connector;


- parameters of mains plugs do not comply with the standard;


- there is no possibility to set up output name-plate parameters;


- the product does not pass the voltage test even on basic insulation between output connector and mains plugs.

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

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

 
Description:  The product is black packed in individual red cardboard box with marking CPA®, cellular phone accessories, ATCER 28MIINBK ERIC T28/T610 and the name of the product in four languages. On the back - information in various languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31

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Alert number: 0852/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension leads
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KF-HY4-01, - 3m: bar code: 4 770364 007040; - 5 m: bar code: 4 770364 007057; - 10 m: bar code: 4 770364 007026; - 15 m: bar code: 2 000524 007033.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because temperature in sockets can rise above 45 K.
 

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

 
Description:  Extension leads with plug and one socket packed in a transparent plastic bag. Article is sold individually.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 31