Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 34 ( Published on: 01/09/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0945/08       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Wooden hammock ´Barcelona Garden Hammock´
 
Brand: B & Q
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Live Outdoors , ´Barcelona´ Range / 05061525
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because deterioration of the timber frame caused by water may create a weakness in the wood around the metal socket at the base of the hammock frame. This may lead to the hammock frame breaking whilst in use. 21 recorded incidents.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden framed garden hammock with striped canvas supplied in colour retail box. This product was offered for sale from March 2005.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0928/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Compressed air cartridge for airgun
 
Brand: WALTHER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2/WALTHER/ 0,085
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

There is a risk that the compressed-air cartridge will burst when being loaded or used due to faulty raw material. One accident reported.



The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN ISO 6506.
 

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

 
Description:  Cartridges stamped with test date between 6/00 and 6/01. The batch including the burst cartridge was delivered to WALTHER by a sub-supplier in 2000 and the cartridges were sold until 2001.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0939/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Refillable Lighter
 
Brand: SMOKING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Quality lighter
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to incorporated electric circuit powered by a battery, which causes electric shock when the button on the top is pushed.
 

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

 
Description:  Refillable lighter with adjustable flame. Approx. dimensions: 7.3 x 3.2 x 1.4 cm. The lighter is available in red or green with a silver-coloured head with a lightening symbol. At the base is an on/off switch for the operation of the electric discharge. The lighters are packed in box (20 items) marked: WARNING: This is not a toy. Keep out of reach of children . Each lighter may be sold separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0938/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type FL 003, EAN code 3858883938272
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because :




- the cross-sectional area of cord conductors is less than 0.2 mm2 which can cause heating and lead to fire,




- cord anchorage is not effective and cord may pull out with force of 60 N, which means that the user can come into contact with live wires.




The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  . Ceramic table lamp, 220-240V~, 50Hz, 40W, with double insulation, class F.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0936/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle transmission jet
 
Brand: BUELL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles model 1125R MY 2008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the affected motorcycles can experience 5th gear galling on the clutch shaft due to lack of lubrication. This condition can cause the gear to seize to the shaft, resulting in rear wheel lock-up. This could result in an accident, which could cause injury or death to the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall applies to 2008 model year motorcycles, built from the start of production through to 30 May 2008. The VIN numbers list for Greece is: - 5MZHL04R183B01974 - 5MZHL04R283B01482 - 5MZHL04R483B01483 - 5MZHL04R583B01797 - 5MZHL04R583B01931 - 5MZHL04R983B01964 - 5MZHL04R983B02421 - 5MZHL04RX83B00855 - 5MZHL04RX83B01150
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0940/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Intercooler outlet pipe in Suzuki Grand Vitara
 
Brand: SUZUKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JB419WD (3D) and JB419XD (5D)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire due to the inappropriate material of the intercooler outlet pipe insulator. If the insulator is exposed to engine oil for a prolonged period it could swell and slip off from the throttle body due to internal pressure causing an improper ratio of air/fuel mixture. After certain period of usage, the above condition may cause excessive deposition of carbon particulate in DPF that could burn up and result in overheating or melting of DPF. In the worst cases, DPF may catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles with chassis numbers from: JSAJTA44V00 100031 to JSAJTA44V00 302336 (JB419WD) and from: JSAJTD44V00 100055 to JSAJTD44V00 306862 (JB419XD), manufactured between 28.06.2005 and 31.05.2008.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0941/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car power-assisted steering hose in Ford Focus
 
Brand: FORD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Focus, Focus CC and Focus C-Max
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire due to a fault in the power-assisted steering hose which could cause premature failure and leakage of power steering fluid. In extreme cases, the leaking fluid could touch hot components in the engine compartment and ignite, thus starting an engine compartment fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles, produced between 02.04.2008 and 15.05.2008.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0925/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: BRUIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T2004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of




(i) injuries because:




- there are gaps more than 5mm and less than 12mm wide which may lead to finger entrapment,




- the angle between the back and the seat of the pushchair is less than 100°,




- the conveyance does not remain stationary on a slope,




- the hood has moving parts which can be closed to less than 12mm,




(ii) suffocation, because two of the plastic bags supplied with the article have an opening perimeter greater than 380mm and an average thickness of less than 0.038 mm.




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

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

 
Description:  Child´s pushchair with a hood bearing an adhesive label that reads: production date: 09/7, production line: A. It is packed in a plastic bag, within which another bag contains the safety and user instructions.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0932/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child´s scooter ´Shrek´
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8643000058422
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the button batteries in the luminous components are easily accessible.




The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 50088.
 

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

 
Description:  Green scooter with ´SHREK´ stickers and a red footrest which lights up. It also has a little green basket suspended from the shaft, linking the handlebars to the front wheel. It is packed in a green cardboard box with coloured dots around the edges, pictures of ´SHREK´ and the words CHILDREN SCOOTER, VIBRATION & SPARKING This product is counterfeit
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0935/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Feeding bottle - ´Baby Plastic Bottle & Nipple´
 
Brand: XJ(I)ER KANG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8717227015435
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the teat on the feeding bottle contains 32.2% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in childcare articles by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC. Phthalates may cause harm to the unborn child and a possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby´s feeding kit containing two plastic feeding bottles, two bottle brushes and hygienic sticks in a small plastic bag. The capacity of the larger bottle is 240ml/8oz and the smaller bottle is 120ml/4oz. The bigger bottle has a white locking ring and green protective cover; the smaller bottle has a white plastic ring and yellow protective cover. Both bottles have a feeding teat made of soft PVC. The feeding kit is packed in a transparent plastic bag. On the label are inscriptions: BABY PLASTIC BOTTLE & NIPPLE, materiales non toxicos, XJ(I)ER KANG .
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0937/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Feeding bottle ´All in one set baby training cup
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model No. 9865 EAN: 8717227015442,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.39 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8.63% by weight di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), which are banned in childcare articles by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  . A 225 ml/8oz feeding bottle made of transparent plastic with different equipment for different age groups (intended for children aged 3 months to 4 years). Feeding teat is made of soft PVC. Sticker on the bottle with images of a cat and rabbit. The feeding bottle is packed in a plastic bag inside a box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0942/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children´s high chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GUCIO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not pass the stability tests and may 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:  Children's high chair made from beech wood . The seat is equipped with PVC upholstering (with motifs of flowers, hearts and ducks) and a safety belt serving as a crotch restraint element. The product has 2 variants: can be used either as a highchair or as a low, small chair with a table. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0943/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children´s high chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MAJA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not pass stability tests and may 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:  Children's high chair made from beech wood with PVC upholstering (decorated with motifs of cats in a ship) and a belt serving as a crotch restraint element. The product has 2 variants: can be used either as a highchair or as a low, small chair with a table. Packed in a transparent plastic box. Installation guide and warning are attached.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0944/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby´s feeding kit - MOMLOVE Baby plastic bottle and nipple
 
Brand: MOMLOVE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8717227020385; item EU-BB-005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the teat of the feeding bottle contains 3.12% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in childcare articles by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC. Phthalates may cause harm to the unborn child and a possible risk of impaired fertility.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby´s feeding kit containing a transparent, plastic feeding bottle, bottle-brush, bib and hygienic sticks in a small plastic bag. The capacity of the bottle is 120ml/4oz. The bottle has a white locking ring, a green handle and a green protective cover in the form of a cat's head. The feeding teat is made of soft PVC and is packed in a transparent, plastic bag with inscriptions on the label: MOMLOVE Baby plastic bottle and nipple, materiales non toxicos .
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0926/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress mask
 
Brand: FLYGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2106440001206
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to lack of adequate ventilation.



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 by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Fancy dress mask packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a cardboard flap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0927/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: TRENDY BEAUTY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  On product: Item No. 98965, on sticker : Item No .67.1347
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28.5 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP), which are banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 79/769/EC.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban ordered by the authorities. Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll with colourful hair, comb and brush in blister packaging marked ´FOR AGES 5 AND UP´, ´Trendy Beauty´, ´Create your own Trendy Dollz! Play more different MAGICAL Hair Styles´. ´Made in China´, CE-marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0929/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll ´Doll YONG´
 
Brand: YOL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N°: 2382, code 5030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 18.7 % by weight of DEHP, 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:  Two plastic dolls with monofilament hair, dressed in multi-coloured textile skirts and T-shirts with plastic shoes, packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0931/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Child´s mobile phone
 
Brand: QING PAI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  on product: no. 878, on sticker: EAN code- 5907308888208, item no: 00308820EL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the weighted emission of acoustic pressure of toys which are clearly intended to be put close to the ear must not exceed the value of 80 dB, whereas the measured value is 97.4 dB.



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 distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy - children's plastic mobile phone in the shape of an animal, with a pink string to hang around the neck of a child. Supplied with 2 batteries type AA. Packaging a transparent plastic bag closed with a multi-coloured label with marking Qing Pai, TOYS, warnings, etc. Marking on the product, Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0933/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Tricycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S 868-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:



- it does not pass the stability test and may tip over,



- there are sharp edges on the accessible components.



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:  Tricycle for children aged 1½-3-years old with a push-bar, sunshade and folding swing plate. The frame is made of metal, the other parts are plastic. A dog shaped head is attached to the handlebar and emits a sound when pushed. It is operated by two 1.5 V AA batteries. Height of seat: approx. 31 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0934/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Tricycle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T504X-4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:



- it does not pass the stability test and may tip over,



- there are sharp edges on the accessible components.



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:  Tricycle for children aged 1½-3-years old with a push-bar and sunshade. The frame is made of metal, the other parts are plastic. A pig shaped head is placed on the handlebar, which emits a sound when pushed and is operated by two 1.5 V AA batteries. Height of seat: approx. 32 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0946/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy ´ Happy baby toy´
 
Brand: HONGXING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 348A, Bar code: 5999502850648
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the size of the hook for hanging the toy is too small and small parts can be easily detached. These small elements fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and pose a risk of choking if children put them into their mouth and swallow them.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Musical, rotating plastic toy to be hung above a crib or cot. 5 rattles resembling animal figures hang from the stand. The product is provided with a sound emitting unit. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Dimensions: 31 x 40 x 6 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0924/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Lampholder
 
Brand: ELEKTRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: E44013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lamp cap is accessible when it becomes live during insertion.



In addition, the rated current in lamps, rated voltage, type of current symbol, manufacturer´s mark and the model or reference are not shown and the markings are not lasting and easily legible.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60238.
 

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

 
Description:  E27 Ceramic lampholder with white, upright base, packed in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0930/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: MOBILNET
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8588002657290
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- construction of converter does not comply with the requirements on distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,

- the product failed to pass the voltage test between output connector and mains plugs for double insulation. Therefore, interference may occur among clearances, creepage distances and insulation resulting in appearance of line voltage on the output connector, which might lead to an electric shock in case of incidental contact.


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

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

 
Description:  . Black mobile phone mains charger for SE K750, sold separately, packed in a cardboard box marked: ´mobilnet , mobile phone accessories, Sietova nabijacka na mobilny telefon, CE, K 750, www.mobilnet.sk, Made in China´, EAN code, user's instructions in various languages. Marking on the product : Mobilnet, siet(ová nabíjac(ka, vstup: AC 230 V, 50 Hz, výstup DC 5V- 12V, symbol triedy II, CE, Made in China, ERI K750, K750i, W850, W800, K800i, W950i
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34

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Alert number: 0947/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Baby monitoring device ´Mobile babysitter´
 
Brand: m-e
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DBS-1850, EAN 4250109111855
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock when activating the reset button. If, as recommended, a paper clip, needle or similar fine-tipped metal object is used to penetrate the small reset opening in order to access and activate the reset switch, an electric shock could occur as the reset switch in question has only simple foil insulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby phone with voice output.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 34