Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 35 ( Published on: 05/09/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0951/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: ROXAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 100629,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4044984013584
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than what they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  The candles are presented in the form of ice-cream and fruit: pear, watermelon, peach, etc, in glass dishes. The candles come in transparent plastic boxes containing twelve ´sundaes´ in four different models. Each one contains a label with information including the article number, the barcode and the wording 'Made in China'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0974/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative stones
 
Brand: DEPOT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: KST002.560, EAN-Code 4 002770 196071
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries to the mouth and throat, oesophagus or gastrointestinal tract because it can be mistaken for food, particularly by children.



The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than what they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal and destruction of the product by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Transparent, irregularly shaped stones with sharp corners and sharp edges, diameter between 1 and 2.5 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0958/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Methanol and ethanol gel fuels
 
Brand: LACOR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 69008, 69009,69108, 69109 AND 69107
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
The product poses :




- a chemical risk because the lid is not child-proof and this could give rise to a serious hazard if the product is inhaled, comes into contact with the skin or is swallowed.




- fire because of a lack of appropriate safety warnings which could lead to misuse of the product.
 

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

 
Description:  1-litre plastic bottles of ethanol gel, 4 kg plastic cubes of methanol gel and cubes of ethanol gel and 225g tins of ethanol gel and 225g tins of methanol gel.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0948/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: ATOMIC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Ref. 82320 model Swing, barcode 4014663028451 - Ref. 36568 model Electronic, barcode 4014663365686 - Ref. 3652006 model Electronic, barcode 4014663003793 - Ref.36003 model Electronic, barcode 4014663360032 - Ref.36621 model Electronic, barcode 4014663366218 - Ref.36141 model Electronic, barcode 4014663361411 - Ref.3652107 model Electronic, barcode 4014663014850 - Ref.36510 model Electronic, barcode 4014663365105 - Ref.36520.08 model Electronic, barcode 4014663005384 - Ref.36610 model Electronic, barcode 4014663366102 - Ref.36624 model Electronic, barcode 4014663366249 - Ref.3620115 model Electronic, barcode 4014663017912 - Ref.36201.58 model Electronic, barcode 4014663042693 - Ref.36201.50 model Electronic, barcode 4014663035077 - Ref.3620134 model Electronic, Biddies, barcode 4014663026266 - Ref.3620124model Electronic , Fruits, barcode 4014663020165 - Ref.3620114 model Electronic, cocktail, barcode 4014663017882 - Ref.36201.28 model Electronic , Golf, barcode 4014663023579 - Ref.3620123 model Electronic, barcode 4014663020134 - Ref.3620137 model Electronic barcode 4014663026358 - Ref. 3638200 model Electronic Beauti, barcode 4014663013006 - Ref. 3620131 model Reggae, barcode 4014663024491 - Ref. 3620105 model Ladies, barcode 4014663013364 - Ref. 3602703 model colgante forma enfermera, barcode 4014663060413 - Ref. 3602705 model colgante forma cerdito, barcode 4014663060475 - Ref. 3602702 model colgante forma muñeca, barcode 4014663060154
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because of a lack of child-proof, safety mechanisms on some of the lighters with novelty designs. These irregularities could result in the lighters being used inappropriately by children, leading to a fire or burns.
 

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

 
Description:  A variety of lighters, some of which are novelty lighters while others are decorated with different pictures. They are sold in a box in the style of a display case. The labels have instructions for using the products safely and correctly in accordance with EN ISO 9994.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0949/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp
 
Brand: Sunlit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 2002,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435105510024
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :




- fire because the lamp is not adequately stable and could fall over,




- electric shock because the plug does not have the same degree of protection as the lamp.




In addition, safety instructions, a mark of origin, Class II symbol or corresponding symbols for luminaires are not provided.




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

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

 
Description:  A black desk lamp packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0965/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Disney Magic Night Light
 
Brand: Magic Night Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YY003-01,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714143021007
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:




- it is possible to change the bulb and come into contact with the internal live parts while the nightlight is connected to the power supply,




- the cover is shaped and decorated so that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children,




- markings are not visible during lamp replacement.




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:  The night light is a semi-cylindrical shape with a decorated cover. It has one lamp with a rated power of 7w with voltage 230v and frequency of 50Hz. Packaging includes the following inscription: ´Warning-Magic Night Light it is not a toy!´
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0970/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Outlander 2.2 DI-D, with HDI engine made by PSA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and fire because there is a risk of fuel leakage on to rubber fuel return hoses, which could lead to self-ignition and cause a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Various VINs (<a href="http://158.167.240.125:6082/consumers/images/rapex/2008-w35/0970-08vin_list.xls">see list attached</a>).
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0953/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: HAUCK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SPEED SUN
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:



- the braking device does not work properly and the pushchair does not remain static on a slope,



- gaps in the pushchair are accessible and could cause entrapment of children´s fingers.



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

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

 
Description:  Pushchair comprised of a metal structure with canvas seat and back-rest with straps and a belt to secure the child in place. Packaging: cardboard box with the following information on the labelling: Item name: 131954. Colour Splash Pink. GW: 7.8 Kg. Dimensions: 25x20x100.5 cm, Carton No 21 of 90 Hauck for Kids.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0954/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: Tomi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KONRAD III
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

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



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

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

 
Description:  Child�s multi-function highchair made from beech block. The seat and back-rest are upholstered in PUR foam and PVC with a motif of a clown on a blue background and includes a belt as a crotch restraint element. The product has two positions: a highchair and a small chair with table. Installation guide and warnings are attached. The product is packed in a cardboard box with marking 'krzeselko wielofunkcyjne, typ: KONRAD III, GAT: A- B, kolor: sosna'.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0955/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Multi-functions reclining high chair
 
Brand: Sun Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. BIMBO J-D001, EAN code: 5907478641627
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not pass the rearwards stability test 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 by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Multi-function reclining high chair made from a plastic material in different colours of green, with textile upholstering. On the side is a label ´SUN BABY´. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box with inscriptions ´HIGH CHAIR´, etc.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0976/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: FURKAN GROUP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BABIESS F 8888
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:



- the width of the seat is less than 50 mm,



- the height of the seat in its lowest position is less than 180 mm,



- the mechanisms for folding and adjustment do not meet requirements,



- the product fails the static stability test.



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

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

 
Description:  Baby walker ´spider type´, made from plastic and textile in different colours.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0978/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child's garden chair with parasol
 
Brand: Suntime.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:




- injuries (piercing or puncturing) because of the thin needle-like wires which appear when removing the parasol beading,




- choking because of caps which are accessible when removing the parasol from shaft support.




In addition, instructions and safety information is missing.
 

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

 
Description:  Coated, steel tube, lightweight, folding outdoor chair with plastic arms and a collapsible parasol consisting of a foldable umbrella system, steel tube and spokes and a fabric sunshade. The chair comes in several colours and is supplied folded in a transparent, polythene bag, together with an instruction leaflet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0952/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical soft toy dog
 
Brand: SL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. R0423,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8657911070121
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts. The eyes of the dog, which are made of a rigid polymeric material, may be detached and these fit entirely 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:  Soft toy dog with the following information on the label: ´Not recommended for children under 36 months, RO423, seated musical dog´.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0960/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys - Alligator egg growing pet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9414760000247
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small components (legs) entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and can be easily detached. These small parts can expand by more than 50% (measured value: 25.7 190.6%).



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:  The alligator is inside an egg which hatches and grows when immersed into water according to the instructions for use. The dimensions of the egg are approx: 60 x 46 mm. Packaging: plastic capsule.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0961/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys ´Easter egg´ growing pet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0988426566549
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small components (leg and ear), which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder, and can be easily detached. These small parts can expand by more than 50% (measured value: 84.8 255.8%).

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:  A small toy rabbit inside an egg which hatches and grows when immersed into water according to the instructions for use. The dimensions of the egg are approx: 60 x 46 mm. Packaging: plastic capsule.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0962/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys - Tortoise egg growing pet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9414760000247
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of small components (leg and the head) which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and can be easily detached. These small parts can expand by more than 50% (measured value: 69.8 -176.8 %).

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:  A tortoise hidden in an egg which hatches and grows when immersed into water according to the instructions for use. The dimension of the egg: approx 60x46 mm. Packaging: plastic capsule.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0963/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden rattle - Touch Ring Rainbow
 
Brand: Heimess
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: 733460,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 011534334604
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because :



- the mid-blue bead can be detached with a force of 44 Newton (N). The bead can be pulled off the knotted end of the elasticised cord that is securing it, leaving the paired, dark blue bead and the elasticised cord attached to the central ring.



- the dark blue bead can be detached with a force less than 5N with the cord attached.



Both the bead and the bead with the cord attached, fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.



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:  A wooden ring-shaped rattle, threaded with coloured beads and a bell. The product is CE marked.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0964/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys - Colored Growing
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4029069285902
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small components, which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder, can be easily detached. These small parts can expand by more than 50% (measured value: 50.4 190.6 %).



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:  A plastic snake, which according to the label is capable of expanding by 600% after immersion in water for 72 hours. Dimension of the package: 13 x 38 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0967/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair for dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GG 7007/886 ADBU
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:



- the end-pieces of the wires on the parasol are not fixed in place. They can easily be pulled off and the wires could thus damage the eyes of a child,



- some parts of the tubes used in the pushchair structure are not covered; the covers are not fixed and can be easily removed,



- there is only one blocking device on the toy, the pushchair can easily collapse, the construction can be damaged and children may be injured.



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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A pushchair for dolls in red or green colour with a parasol, sold in plastic packaging. Markings on the packaging: CE mark; and information such as ´Not allowed for children up to 3 years. It contains small parts. The packaging is not part of the toy. Retain information for future use. Intended for playing only. Only dolls should be carried. Assembling allowed by adults only´.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0973/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  W-1603,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2408000001030
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :




- choking because it generates small parts,




- injuries because it has sharp edges.




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

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

 
Description:  A plastic wheeled dragon carrying an egg containing a little dragon in its front paws. The tail has an opening into which a rod is inserted for pushing the toy along. The product comes in parts to be assembled. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed by a cardboard strip which carries the word TOYS repeatedly, the ´CE mark´ and the logo indicating that it is not suitable for children under 3 years of age, MADE IN CHINA and a barcode. Assembly instructions are provided inside the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0969/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Child´s coat with hood
 
Brand: GLORIOUS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GFY-3484
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032 734845
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:




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




- injuries to the eyes or the face caused by toggles 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:  Light blue coat for children with hood which can be unzipped. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. Size: 110 / 4-5 years.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0971/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Child´s sweatshirt with hood
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F-853 B,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000000 132 014, 554321679
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood area.



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:  Beige sweatshirt with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes a drawstring. Size: 134
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0972/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  2-piece clothing outfit for girls
 
Brand: FU TONG PAI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F-853 B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation, strangulation and injuries due to the presence of toggles and drawstrings in the hood area.




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:  Pink, two-part garment with hood containing a drawstring and plastic toggles. Size: 6.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0977/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Child´s jogging suit
 
Brand: SEAGULL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: 6 Segu 751, CSQ-751,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7000042983722, 545321697
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of :




- strangulation and injuries due to the presence of toggles and drawstrings in the hood and waist area.




The toy 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:  Jogging suit in two parts with hood and printed pattern. The hood includes a drawstring and plastic toggles. In the waist area of the trousers there is another drawstring which is not secured at at least one point. Size: 4, 6
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0956/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish
 
Brand: inm
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - inm Out The Door Nail Lacquer A Good Year S239239 (EAN: 670387002395) - inm Out The Door Heart of Glass S239207 (EAN: 670387002074) - inm Out The Door Merlot S239208 (EAN: 670387002081)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3-5.95% by weight of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is banned under the Cosmetics Directive76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Nail polish in 15 ml glass bottles. Approximate size of bottle: 30 x 70 mm.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0975/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Home Fragrance Christmas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  item n° on invoice: 029202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because flashover occurs spontaneously when candles are lit.
 

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

 
Description:  25 piece set of small candles packed in a gold coloured cardboard box. The package is wrapped in clear plastic material. Each candle is in a glass (i.e. candle container), diameter 4.5 cm. Imported batch contains a similar set also in silver and red colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0950/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable electric razor
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432583063783
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the cover preventing direct access to the blades can be removed without the use of a tool, leaving the cutting parts accessible even when the machine is in operation,

- the dimensions of the mobile base for the power cable do not meet the requirements of the standard.


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

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

 
Description:  Silver coloured electric razor with black parts and a transparent top packed in a cylindrical cardboard box with the following information: ´Rechargeable electric razor´, ref. 0206378. AC 220 V-50 Hz.-CE
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0957/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster
 
Brand: IDEEO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 0915, Article ID 0915, Article ID 0916.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the heating coil remains live even when the toaster is switched off. There is a risk of electric shock if hands or a conductive utensil are inserted into the toaster (for example, in order to remove an obstacle or to clean it) and touch the heating coil.

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 manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Two-slot toaster 220-240V -50Hz, 680-800W; blue and white. Year in which product was first placed on the market: 2004
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0959/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Flat screen television set
 
Brand: Philips
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  19PFL5403D/1020PFL3403/10 and 20PFL3403D/1022PFL5403D/1026PFL3403/10 and 26PFL3403D/10, with serial numbers: CG1A0813xxxxxx -CG1A0832xxxxxx, in which x can be any number.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of contaminated components affecting the mechanical internal construction of the TV. Over time this damage could lead to loosening of high voltage parts thereby giving access to live parts, especially antenna input, leading to a potential electrical shock hazard.
 

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

 
Description:  Flat screen television set. Packing material: cardboard box. The affected products were produced between March (week 13) and August (week 32) 2008.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0966/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: maxpower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T 180B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:



- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for safe separation of primary winding from secondary winding,



- clearances and creepage distances do not comply with the requirements for double insulation,



- the length of the conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in the case of connector release, and a possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connector,



- the size of the plug does not comply with the requirements,



- the product does not meet the requirements for reinforced insulation between output connector and mains plug for double insulation,



- the product does not comply with the electromagnetic emission requirements.



In addition it is missing the symbol for class II, rating power.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 55022 and 55024.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is black and sold in a cardboard box marked ´maxpower, mini travel charger, ladowarka siecowa, top quality products, mini travel charger for mobile phone, Made in China, CE, MOT T 191´. Marking on the product : ´Travel charger, Mot T 191, CE, Made in China, Type T 180B, input AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, output DC 5V-11V, 200-300MH, Caution: indoor use only´.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0968/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: Koracell (on package) - eastern alliance (on product)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  On the package: 1. product - LG KG 800, 2. product - LG 7050 3. product - SO.ERI K750 On the products: type- MS- TC- 004E/1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:



- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for safe separation of primary winding from secondary winding,



- clearances and creepage distances do not comply with the requirements for double insulation,

- the length of the conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in the case of connector release, and a possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connector,

- the size of the plug does not comply with the requirements,

- the requirements for reinforced insulation between output connector and mains plug for double insulation are not met,

- the product does not comply with the electromagnetic emission requirements.

In addition it is missing marking for rating power and frequency.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950, EN 55022 and 55024.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are for LG and Sony Ericsson mobile phones. They are black, sold separately in a blister pack with marking: ´Koracell®, mobile world´. Marking on the products: eastern alliance, type: MS-TC-004E/1, input: AC 90V-250V, output: DC 4,5V- 12V. Caution- indoor use only, Made in China, CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0979/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: CPA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type: TR-613-08CE/C73CE169 (3310/3210), CPA E-08/2005 (on a sticker), EAN code: 8595097718683
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :



- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for safe separation of primary winding from secondary winding,



- clearances and creepage distances do not comply with requirements for double insulation,



- the length of the conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in the case of connector release, and a possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connector,



- the requirements for reinforced insulation between the output connector and mains plug for double insulation are not met.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 55022 and EN 55024.
 

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

 
Description:  Black travel charger in a blister pack with marking -CPA®, cellular phone accessories, data on the product - TR-613-08CE/C73CE169, 100- 240 V-/50-60 Hz/45 mA, 5,2 V/450 mA, SNG-49-2-1/1456IEC 60950, IP 40, T45/E.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35

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Alert number: 0980/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electronic mini chargers –- 1) Mini travel charger electronic 2) Fast Mini Charger
 
Brand:  1) TF1- Tel Force One, FOREVER 2) TF1- Tel Force One
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) TC-02FR, LAD 107/6610/3310/6600/6310, NOK 3310 2) type: TC-02TF, NRG 60, LAD 864/6101/N91/N70/6103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the construction of the converter does not comply with the requirements for safe separation of primary winding from secondary winding,


- clearances and creepage distances do not comply with requirements for double insulation,


- the length of the conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in the case of connector release, and a possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connector,


- the size of the plug does not comply with requirements,


– the requirements for reinforced insulation between the output connector and mains plug for double insulation are not met,


- the product does not comply with the electromagnetic emission requirements.


In addition, there is no marking for type and input power.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950, EN 55022 and EN 55024.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, a cardboard pack with marking. Data on the product: 1) FOREVER, TC-02FR, input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, max 80mA, output DC 5V-10V, max 600mA, CE značka, designed by TF1 in EU, produced in PRC for Forever Europe. www.forevergsm.com 2) NRG60, type TC-02TF, input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, output DC 5V-10V, max 600mA, CE značka, designed by TF1 in EU, produced in PRC for Forever Europe.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 35