Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 33 ( Published on: 22/08/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0902/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas boiler - InterActice
 
Brand: Eco Therm Plus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WGB 15-70 C, WGB Pro 20 C, WGB-K 20 C (where air code C33 is used)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of poisoning and explosion because of presence of high levels carbon monoxide (CO) leakage (1,000 and 3,000 ppm measured) due to non-compliance of tight joints on the ventilating system. The boilers are mounted with vertical balanced ventilation which is lead through existing chimney. The air shaft to the flue gas works through the top hat under effect of heat from the combustion. Under cooling when the boiler is not working the pipe is contracting by opening in the spigot-and-socket joints on the cord in the existing chimney because the air shaft through the top hat is not coming back to its starting point due to a tight packing. When combustion products (flue gas) recirculate to the boiler a flue gas explosion can arise in the beginning of the boiler which can cause burns and fire. By leaks on the fresh-air conduit (existing chimney) CO can be discharged to the adjoining rooms at the risk of CO poisoning of the persons who are staying there.
 

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

 
Description:  Baxi gas boiler which is connected to a brick-built chimney.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0900/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Disposable lighters
 
Brand: Samran SR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) N° 39038 on the bottom of the lighter, no bar code, 2) N° 39038 on the bottom of the lighter, bar code: 6 040022027030, 3) N° 39030 on the bottom of the lighter, no bar code, 4) N° 39030 on the bottom of the lighter, bar code 604022027030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not meet the requirements of the relevant standard EN ISO 9994:06 on the following indexes:



- resistance to continuing and to cyclical firing,



- resistance to spread and light test

 

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

 
Description:  Disposable lighters ”Samran SR”, metallic, opaque, with flame generating button, with recharge option and flame regulation and button with light without image, packed in packages containing 50 pcs., without information about part number and model.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0901/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Disposable lighters
 
Brand: Samran SR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) N° 39038, A-01 at the bottom of the lighters, bar code 604022027030, 2) N° 39038 at the bottom of the lighters, no bar code
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the product is not secured against the use by children and it does not meet the requirements of the relevant standard EN ISO 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  Disposable lighters, plastic, opaque, with flame generating button and recharge option and flame regulation, with engraving on the metal part, stating “SR”, packed in packages, containing 50 pcs. of lighters, without engraving.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0906/08        
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Various: LIGHTER, LONG LIGHTER, BAIDA, GOOD LUCK, BEIJING 2008
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - brand LIGHTER : lighters in the shape of a motocycle, ref.WY0352/300, bar code 9555078903520 - lighters in the shape of a motocycle, ref.WY0370/500, bar code 9555078903707 - lighters in the shape of a mobile phone with no reference - lighters in the shape of a gun, ref.WY0383/500, bar code 9555078903834 - brand LONG LIGHTER : lighters with lights in the cover, ref.WY0379/500, bar code 9555078903711 - brand BAIDA lighters in the shape of a mobile phone with music with no reference - lighters in the shape of a dolphin and a pen with no reference. - brand GOOD LUCK : lighters in the shape of a poker dice, ref.FY0122/500, bar code 9555078901229 - lighters with lights in the cover, ref.WY0380/500, bar code 9555078903803 - BEYING 2008 : lighters with lights in the cover, ref.WY0384/600, bar code 9555078908417 - lighters in the shape of drinking bottle, ref. WY0126/500, bar code 9555078901267 - lighters in the shape of female torso with lights, ref.WY0349/400, bar code 555078903490 - lighters with lights in the cover, ref.WY0373/500, bar code 9555078903735 - lighters with lights in the cover, ref.WY0388/500, bar code 9555078903998 - lighters with lights in the cover with music, ref.WY0386/400, bar code 9555078903865 - lighters with lights in the cover, ref.WY0353/500, bar code 9555078903933
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the design of the lighters makes them attractive to children, who might mistake them for toys, and inappropriate use by children could lead to risks of burns and fire.



The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN ISO 13869.

 

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

 
Description:  Lighters in the shape of: motorcycle, mobile phone, pistol; lighter with lights in the cover; lighters in the shape of mobile phone with music, dolphin ballpoint pen, poker dice, playing cards, drinking bottle and female torso with lights.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0914/08        
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Disposable lighters
 
Brand: "Kai Kai"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 39029 on the bottom of the lighter
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not meet the requirements of the relevant standard EN ISO 13869 because these lighters are not secured against use by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Disposable lighters, opaque plastic, different colours, without engraving, with flame generating button, recharge option and flame regulation and button for a lamp, without picture /No. 39029 on the bottom of the lighter/, pack, containing 25 pcs. of lighters, with engraving on the packaging – “KAI KAI”, made in China, importer for Bulgaria.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0917/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Disposable lighters
 
Brand: Jinyan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 604022027030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the product is not secured against the use by children and it does not meet the requirements of the relevant standard EN ISO 13869.
 

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

 
Description:  Disposable lighters, opaque plastic, different colours, with engraving on the metal part, stating “Jinyan” with flame generating button and recharge option and flame regulation /No. 39036 stated on the bottom of the lighter/, in pack containing 50 pcs. of lighters with engraving „Jinyan Lighter- Item JY -228”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0890/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Qashqai (J10) with the following VINs : - SJNFCAJ10U1900421 - SJNFCAJ10U1900435 - SJNFCAJ10U1900450 - SJNFCAJ10U1900459 - SJNFCAJ10U1900470
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because due to a fault in the air conditioning compressor on some Nissan Qashqai (J10) vehicles. The air conditioning compressor may seize up and cause the vehicle engine to cut out unexpectedly.
 

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

 
Description:  Nissan make, Qashqai (J10) model motor vehicles and SUVs
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0904/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Motorcycle jacket
 
Brand: HOLLY GHOST
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because after a series of three impacts, each one the equivalent of 50 Joule, the average force registered under the anvil is much higher than the maximum permissible limit (a maximum of 24770N for 18000N). The back protection even cracked after the third impact, therefore making it impossible to carry out all five impact tests required by the standard.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1621.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and yellow motorcycle jacket. Front and back: yellow top and shoulders, black bottom with yellow circle marked "Speed Zone" in white. Yellow and black sleeves. Right sleeve marked "Speed" and left sleeve marked "Zone". Jacket equipped with protection on the back, shoulders and elbows.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0922/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Sunglasses
 
Brand: Eyewear by Colmag
 
Name: Sunglasses
 
Type / number of model:  Model S101 (mirror lenses), Model S102 (mirror lenses)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because :



- model s101: there is no warnings "not suitable for directly viewing the sun" or "not suitable for drivers and road users". Therefore the product is dangerous in view of the risk of confusion of the colours of traffic lights.



- Models s102 : there is no warnings "not suitable for directly viewing the sun" or "not suitable for drivers and road users". Therefore the product is dangerous in view of the risk of confusion of the colours of traffic lights.



These sunglasses are not suitable for drivers and road users.


Consumers are not informed of this restriction on their use.



The product does not comply with the Directive on personal protective equipment 89/686/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 1836.
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Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The sunglasses have two labels attached to the frame by a plastic ring. One has the brand sport eyewear by Colmag on one side and a bar code on the other. The other label corresponds to the user instructions, indicating the filter category (cat 3) and compliance with the standards. The arms of the frames carry the CE mark and the model reference: - s 101 uv400 ce cat.3 - s 102 uv400 cat.3
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0893/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child's bib
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 16133
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses chemical risk because :


- it contains 14-15 % of bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) by mass of plasticised material,


- it contains high concentration of lead (120-130 mg/kg).


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:  . Children’s bib with different animal figures and with pink, blue or green edging. The front part is white textile material with printed colourful figures, the back part is white plastic material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0898/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Chain for soothers "Tom&Jerry"
 
Brand: BOCEK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number on the product: 3999636, EAN code: 8590310996367
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the clip for attachment to clothes has no ventilation holes to enable breathing in a case the child takes the clip into the mouth.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  . The product is made from PVC and contains a clip for attachment to clothes, a chain and a holder for soothers. The picture of a lion is printed on the clip. The product is packed in a blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0908/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: TAŞPINAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because :


- there are edges with a radius of roundness less than 2 mm,


- the product may fold without the use of instrument. The mechanism is released with a single action upon application of force less than 50N.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard ЕN 1273.


 

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

 
Description:  Baby-walkers “TAŞPINAR” packed in transparent plastic bag. Made of plastic, two colours: yellow and dark blue, and yellow and red, with a mechanism made of metal tubes and a textile seat, with height-adapting mechanism, with 8 plastic wheels, plastic accessories, that cannot be detached on the board for entertainment of the child, with a label in Bulgarian with information on the producer and instructions in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0918/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s high chair - Detsky Dreveny Set (Children’s wooden set)
 
Brand: BABY SET
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8595054704360
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not pass the test of the rearwards and sideways stability and it may therefore tip over.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s high chair with a table and a chair (made in two variant solutions). A belt serves as a crotch restraint. The product is packed in a cardboard with marking LAUBR-SPORT SK, BABY SET, EAN code, installation instructions in 2 languages (SK, CZ).
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0920/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's high chair
 
Brand: Brestil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SIVIGLIA, art 322
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not pass the test of the rear side stability when the backrest is set into the maximal folding position and the product may therefore tip over.


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

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

 
Description:  Foldable frame of chair is made from white metallic pipes, wheels are plastic. Height of the seat and inclination of the backrest are adjustable. Slip-cover is from brown PVC with motive of teddy bear, restraint secured by safety belts. A plastic table is adjustable and removable. Packing – a white cardboard box with a picture of the product and marking.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0921/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's high chair
 
Brand: AMAL II
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Paola (marking in purchase documents)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not pass the test of the rear side stability and it may therefore tip over.



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

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

 
Description:  Children’s high chair comprises a table and a chair (made in two variant solutions). Frame is from beech wood block. A seat and a backrest are upholstered in PUR foam and PVC with a motive of bunnies and stars on a blue background. A belt serves as a crotch restraint. Installation guides in 3 languages (SK,PL,CZ) are attached Packing – cardboard without marking.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0889/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Set of pens - Felt pens: 18 watercolour pens
 
Brand: Water Color Pens
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8 711197 295460
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the benzene content of certain felt-tip cartridges is up to 76 mg/Kg, which exceeds the maximum limit of 5 mg/kg.


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

 

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

 
Description:  18 felt pens in different colours, casing and cap in the correspondent colour, end plug in black, length approx. 15 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0895/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Learning pots and pans
 
Brand: Fisher Price
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H0679-German. H0680-French. H0681-English.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls.


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 and recall from consumers by the manufacturer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Learning pots and pans toy sets with stackable pots and pans, a lid and shape-sorting blocks. The toys have light and sound features that operate on three AA batteries. It is supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0896/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic strings
 
Brand: FASHION STRINGS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses chemical risk because it contains 18,7 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

 

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

 
Description:  The toy is composed of varicoloured plastic strings of length about 80 cm. A child can create various formations using various nodes. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag, marking - CE, pictogram of age group, warnings in English language on risks of suffocation and swallowing.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0899/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - "6 assortment" dolls
 
Brand: LOVELY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO: 222, EAN code: 5901792269123
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses chemical risk because two plastic materials, from which the heads of dolls are made contain respectively :


- 22,4 % and 14,9 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),


- 0,48 % and 4,17 % by weight of di-"isnonyl" phthalate (DINP).


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

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

 
Description:  . Set of plastic dolls dressed in varicoloured textile clothes and plastic shoes with monofilament hairs. Packed in a paper box with a plastic transparent cover, sticker with marking in Polish language informing that the product was produced in China for companies GOLDSPYR and NOWA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0903/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic car - Racing car
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N°: 353, code: 5023
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the paints (red, white and yellow) contain :


- 761,6 mg/kg of lead (limit 90 mg/kg),

- 158,2 mg/kg chromium (limit 60 mg/kg).


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 and recall from consumers by the importer  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic car with a driving mechanism and a flywheel, painted in red, white and yellow, with marking MOTIVE HIGH 32 SPEEDY and Number 36. Packed in a plastic bag with a cardboard label marked TOYS, MOST NEW ITEMS, CE, pictogram of age group of children (0-3) and MADE IN CHINA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0905/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Kate
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO: B9938
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head and the body of the doll contain 25,75 % by weight DEHP and 0,13 % by weight DINP, which are banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll with monofilament hairs, dressed in textile clothes and plastic boots, a small plastic bag and a comb, packed in a transparent plastic bag, marking - CE, pictogram of age group, MADE IN CHINA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0919/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy train "'cause; colour the world"; Baby Line
 
Brand: BeNi Design
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch n° 105750, Item n° 65.098, EAN code: 4 013594 650984
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the silver plastic application contains 2.6% by weight of Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which are banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities Voluntary recall from consumers  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Fabric locomotive with one carriage; main colours: yellow, red, green, blue; a round, silver plastic application is sewn onto both sides of the driver's cab of the locomotive.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0891/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather key wallet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4030681012500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1123 mg/kg of benzidine.


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

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

 
Description:  Black leather key wallet (6.5 x 11.5 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0894/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby’s overall
 
Brand: MINI CLUB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses chemical risk because the rate of nickel release from the back part of the zip, which is against the skin, is 2,2 - 13,2 µg/cm²/week, which exceeds the maximum permitted level of 0,5 µg/cm²/week.


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 dark blue baby’s overall with colourful figures, 100 % polyester (fleece). The zip is in the front side of cloth.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0897/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket with a hood and baby's jumpsuit
 
Brand: AZIZ BEBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code: - jacket : 86983291517653 -jumpsuit : 869832908226.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  - Children’s jacket with a hood and a string at the hood's ends with plastic devices, which are tied near the collar and with sewed on appliques on both sides of the front of the jacket with the form of a cat. There is a label wit the following information: AZIZ bebe – Baby & junior Company; AZIZ LUKS BEBE, 2361, YESIL/6-9M; VEL SOFT HIRKA. - Children’s pink cami-knicks with a hood, with a string with plastic ends, which is tied near the collar; it is buttoned with tick-tack buttons, with sewed on appliques. There is a label with the following information: AZIZ bebe – Baby & junior Company; 1589 РЕМВЕ/18М.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0907/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: "Unique baby"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.

 

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket with trade mark “Unique baby”, design 17037, produced by quilted knitted fabric in red colour, 100% cotton, with hood with a string, lace with plastic ends, and which is buttoned with a zip. There are two external pockets and a print with a sign „Exploring adventure”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0909/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirts
 
Brand: "Idko Kids"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.


 

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirts with hoods and strings in the area of the collar and waist, blue colour, the neck edge of the collar and the pockets are in light blue, with a decoration of coloured buttons, with sewed on textile label by the producer with notified content of the textile fibres 50% cotton and 5-% polyester.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0910/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket - Unexplorer street
 
Brand: SALI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s jackets with trade mark “Sali”, with long sleeve, a hood with strings and plastic ends, pockets, zip, with embroidered sign on the left front part “Unexplorer” with sewed on textile label in Bulgarian with declared content – 50% cotton, 50% polyester.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0911/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirts with strings in the hood
 
Brand: "WAXMAN High Quality"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with strings in the hood, with permanent label on the inside of the textile product with a sign “WAMEN High Quality” and a paper label with information for product – children’s clothing, content of the textile fibre – 100% cotton, internationally adopted symbols for the method of treatment, in colour – a combination of blue and orange.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0912/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's blouse
 
Brand: WENICE KIDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  barcode N° 8698281181055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Short-sleeve children’s blouses, colours: grey, mauve, electric-blue and yellow, sized from No. 98 to No. 122. On the front there is a sewed application of a sweatshirt with strings of approx. 40 cm, which are tied behind the neck. On the front there are prints with inscriptions: wenice, summer, the best for your funny, enjoy holidays, a tag with information on the content: cotton – 100%, and symbols for treatments, country of origin: Turkey.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0913/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sport suits in two parts
 
Brand: "WNC"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 8697845993486
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s sports suits in two parts, colours: olive green, dark blue, light blue, sizes from 99 to 116, consisting of a sweatshirt with strings in the hood, a zip and two small pockets, with sewed application on the front with inscription: “WNC 1982, 5”, and lower part: pants with strings in the waist area, on the left leg there is an embroidered inscription “WNC” and sewed application “5”. There are labels on the upper and lower parts with information on the content: cotton – 75%, polyester – 25%, and symbols for treatment. On an upper part label there is barcode 8697845993486.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0892/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Garden oil lamps
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article N° (original): 09.3817 and 09.3797, N° 351264 and 351266, EAN 8713219209400
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because due to the absence of the wick guard, the wick and the metal cap holding the wick are placed only loosely. Therefore, the fuel containers can be easily removed from the lamp and thus the lamp oil may be swallowed by children.



The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14059


 

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

 
Description:  Wall oil lamp with glass container (size of glass container 18 cm). Glass container stands unattached in the casing and can be taken out at any time.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0916/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer
 
Brand: SELECline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: RCY 150C, bar code: EAN 3661121742353
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because with some of these models of hairdryer, the parts come apart when the hairdryers is dropped.


The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  RCY 150C models of SELECline-brand hairdryers received in Portugal on 24 October 2007 and sold between November 2007 and May 2008.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33

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Alert number: 0923/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle - Travel water kettle
 
Brand: FIF
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EK-100, art. No. Hofer: 6194, bar code: 24576956, customs tariff No.: 8516797090.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- flashover may occur between active parts and exposed metal parts connected to the earth conductor,


- water may be present on the insulation and thus, the leakage path and the clearance may be reduced to below the values specified in the standard.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Electric kettle with a volume of 0.5 litres, including 2 cups and storage bag, with automatic cut-off; 230 V / 1000 W, 110 V / 230 W, 50/60 Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 33