Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 36 ( Published on: 12/09/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1015/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: HONEST
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  reference: EAN 6926095511822, model BCZ 118-2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because there is no flaring resistance. Moreover, when the lighter is lit and the ignition button pressed, gas evaporates outside the lighter.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a lighter made of silver-coloured metal, packed in a cardboard box. It is an adjustable lighter with premixing burner. Information and warnings attached to the product - in the form of a leaflet and sticker - meet the requirements set out in the standard EN ISO 9994.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1016/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: PROMISE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 6926095582013, model BN201-F12.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns because during tests a lack of flaring resistance was detected. Moreover, when the lighter is lit and the ignition button pressed, gas evaporates outside the lighter.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a lighter made of silver-coloured metal, packed in an elegant box. It is an adjustable lighter with post-mixing burner. Marked ´PROMISE since 1997 by HONEST´ - on the packaging and inside. Information and warnings attached to the product - as a leaflet and sticker - meet the requirements set out in the standard EN ISO 9994.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1018/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: TIGER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model TW 126#C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because there is no flaring resistance. Moreover, when the lighter is lit and the ignition button pressed, gas evaporates outside the lighter.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a lighter with a pocket knife (two blades) made of silver-coloured metal, packed in a cardboard box. It is an adjustable lighter with premixing burner. The inscription ´TIGER´ is marked on the lighter and ´TIGER LIGHTER´ on the packaging. Information and warnings attached to the product - in the form of a leaflet and sticker - meet the requirements set out in the standard EN ISO 9994.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0985/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - "Marvel - The Amazing Spider Man Magic Night Light"
 
Brand: MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8714143151001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:



- it is possible to change the bulb or come into contact with internal live parts while the mains socket-outlet mounted nightlight is still connected to the power supply,



- the shape and decoration of the cover is such 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 has a semi-circular lamp cover decorated with images of Spiderman. It has one bulb with a rated power of 7w, 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 - 36

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Alert number: 0986/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lighting chain for indoor use - 160L Net light
 
Brand: NET LIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GS-RF-160L, HWZ 64210A-C,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032105089
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the cross-section of the core is smaller than the minimum requirement (0.5 mm2); the measured value is less than 0.15 mm2,


- the plug does not meet the requirements of the standard.
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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The lighting chain contains 160 series-parallel connected incandescent lamps with a resistor bridge. The lamps are non-replaceable. Main parts of the luminaire are: bipolar plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~ ASIA 777 VDE 06"; two-core mains cable. Technical parameters: on the packaging: 220V-240V~ 50 Hz; 2,5A 250W; Class II, IP20; on the product: 230V~ 50Hz, 33,6W, IP20, bulb: 3V, 70mA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0993/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Dora Magic Night Light
 
Brand: MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714143181008
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock , burns and injuries because:



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



- it is possible to change the bulb or touch the internal live parts when the nightlight is connected to the power supply,



- 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 has a semi-circular, lamp cover decorated with the "Dora" cartoon character. It has one lamp with a rated power of 7w, voltage 230v and a frequency of 50Hz. Packaging bears 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 - 36

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Alert number: 1002/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable light - RCA HANDY LITE
 
Brand: RCA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type/Number of model: HT-10, Bar Code: 5605645259261
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it fails the dielectric strength test.


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:  A rechargeable, portable light with two fluorescent lamps of 10w and a switch. It has a rated power of max. 2x10w, voltage 220-240v and a frequency of 50-60Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1017/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night Light - Disney Snow White Night Light with photo cell
 
Brand: MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0236055000034
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because the nightlight has a cover that is shaped and decorated so that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children.



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 has a circular lamp cover decorated with a Disney character, a square base and incorporates a plug and photo cell. It has one lamp with a rated power of 7w, voltage 230v and a frequency of 50Hz. The following inscription is included on the packaging: "Warning-This item is not a toy. It must be used only by adults. Danger of Electric Shock. Teach children not to play with electrical appliances"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1019/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: JUMBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: DJ03M-2 Bar Code: 0249447000031
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because the cover is shaped and decorated in a way that could lead a child to treat it as a toy.



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 has a lamp in the form of a bear, and incorporates a plug with a switch. It has one bulb with a rated power of 7w, voltage 180-250v and a frequency of 50-60Hz. Packaging: the following inscriptions are on the package: "The cover uses non-flammable and non-toxic material which is safe and reliable. Lamp duration is 1200 hours. Warning- Please do not touch the metal jack when you use the product. Please do not open the plastic cover by yourself. Please do not throw and hit it. Keep away from children".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0984/08       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Circular saw
 
Brand: MICA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturer product code M1Y 165F. Item number 1101. Commodity Code 8467223000. Barcode 506099260308.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- it does not withstand the drop test of 1 metre on to a concrete surface;


- the plastic casing cracks and the live parts on the motor brushes become accessible.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  1200w hand-held circular saw with laser guide. Blue, with MICA logo on the side of the product. Packaging: Blue box with image of product on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0997/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: JAGUAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Jaguar XF
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to a fault in the rear seats belts. If the moving parts of the belts, fastened to the frame of car, do not rotate freely, the seat belts may fail to retract and thus endanger the safety of passengers in the event of a frontal collision.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles affected have VIN numbers between R00019 and R22438. Campaign number: J007
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1009/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars and lorries
 
Brand: PEUGEOT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type (model 308): EC type approval e2*2001/116*0362, Type (model 607): EC type approval e2*98/14*0199, Type (car, model Partner): EC type approval e2*2001/116*0365, Type (lorry, model Partner), ABE No N128.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the switchgear unit, which controls certain functions such as windscreen wipers, headlights or ignition, can cause intermittent malfunction or breakdown.
 

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

 
Description:  A number of vehicles manufactured in 2008 are affected. The vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are: - model 308: numbers between VF34H9ZH55129075 and VF34CRHRJ55252483, - model 607: numbers between VF39UXFV692239255 and VF39URHRH92239488, - model Partner: numbers between VF37JNFUC68000755 and VF37JNFRC68011467, and VF37D9HXC68500469 and VF37A9HXC68512235.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0999/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: GRACO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Discovery Walker A4872, symbols: CRRE, GGRE, GNAE, GWNE, PRIE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts as one of the toys fastened to the walker is a bear with a mirror which fits into the small parts cylinder and can easily be detached from the toy.


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:  A folding walker made of plastic, which includes a tray of toys. The product is available in different colours: CRRE - cars (violet), GGRE - garry (yellow), GNAE - gaia (orange), GWNE - gwen (red), PRIE - paris (blue).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1001/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's cot
 
Brand: ALENKA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 3595244400065
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:



(i) injuries because :



- there are sharp edges and burrs on the upper plastic holders of steel rods,



- the surface of the cot is treated inadequately, the fixed plastic ledge contains chips of wood in the groove and sharp edges.



(ii) choking because on the outside there is a plastic logo label, which could easily be removed by hand, and which fits into the small part cylinder.



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

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

 
Description:  The cot is made out of wooden bars painted in colourless varnish. It consists of two bed-heads, two sides (one which can be lowered) and has slats in the bottom. The upper edges of the side parts are fitted with plastic protections, which are fixed in grooves along the side. The bottom of the cot is adjustable in height using screws (3 positions). Dimensions: L 1240 x W 655 x H 990 mm. A guide for installation and use is included with the product, along with a tool (spanner) for assembly.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0982/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Torch with sweets
 
Brand: LAMP TORCH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 7625; EAN 2007071635498
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because the button batteries are accessible without using a tool,



- injuries because the part that lights up may break and the wires of the lamp have sharp points.



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:  Plastic tube containing sweets. Sealed to the upper part is a lamp with a bulb powered by a button cell.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0988/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Sparkle Time Fashion Doll
 
Brand: OSTOY TRADING B. V.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 7030082, EAN-Code 8 712296 055429
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains 51% by weight of di-2-ethylhexylphthalate
 

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

 
Description:  A doll made out of skin-coloured plastic, approx. 24 cm tall. Packaging: colourful, printed, rectangular cardboard boxes with large viewing panels made of transparent plastic
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0994/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toys with wireless control
 
Brand: ROAD MASTER
 
Name: Toys with wireless control- Jeep
 
Type / number of model:  N0 901-A21, N0 901-A24 and N0 901-A25
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the design of the toys enables recharging of the batteries only when batteries are loaded inside the toy.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Three jeeps : - all-terrain transporters made of plastic, coloured in green, beige and black, with open roof, the frame is marked "US ARMY". Supplied with 4 Ni Cd batteries, type AA, 700Ah 1.2 V, with a recharging appliance, brand C&S, model E1-35U, labelled: AC/DC ADAPTOR INPUT: AC 220V 50 Hz, OUTPUT: DC 4.8V 150 mA; - all-terrain transporters, made of plastic, coloured in blue and yellow, with closed roof, marked "EXTREME RACER". Supplied with 4 Ni Cd batteries, type AA, 700Ah 1.2 V, with a recharging appliance, brand CHUAN, AC-DC ADAPTOR model CH35-4V8U, labelled AC/DC ADAPTOR INPUT: 220V 50/60 Hz, OUTPUT: 4,8V 250 mA; - all-terrain transporters, made of plastic, marked "FIRE RESCUE" on the side of the doors, supplied with 4 Ni Cd batteries, type AA, 700Ah 1.2 V, with a recharging appliance, brand C&S, model E1-35U, labelled AC/DC ADAPTOR INPUT: AC 220V 50 Hz, OUTPUT: DC 4,8V 150 mA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0995/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Projectile toys - Action play sets
 
Brand: 1. SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM; 2. F.B.I.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. N° 9008; 2. N° 9338
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the arrows are shorter than 57mm. In addition, since children often wet the suction cups to improve adhesion, they may put the arrows into their mouth and obstruct air access.


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

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

 
Description:  1. Set containing a toy pump action gun, pistol, walky-talky, sunglasses, holster with 6 plastic arrows with suction cups, police badge, handcuffs with 2 keys, a truncheon and 2 targets. Packaging: blister pack on coloured card marked: SRT, SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM and ACTION PLAY SET, includes marking concerning age restriction, 2. Set containing a pump action shotgun, pistol, walky-talky, sunglasses, holster with 6 red arrows with suction cups, police badge, handcuffs with 2 keys, an F.B.I. card and 6 plastic bullets. Packaging: blister pack on coloured cardboard with the inscription F.B.I ACTION GUN SET, and marking concerning age restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0996/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchairs for dolls : 1. Lovely Baby Barrow, 2. Baby Toys Series, Lovely Baby Barrow, Beautiful Pram, 3. Lovely cart.
 
Brand: CHIPPO TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Three different models : 1. Item no. 6617A ; 2. Batch code: CMSL997A and
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3010600402002 ; 3. Item no. 8826
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the minimal clearance between moving parts is 3 mm, instead of the required 12 mm.


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

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

 
Description:  1. Doll's folding pushchair made of pink plastic tubing (13 mm diameter), white plastic joining bars, joints with metal rivets, a plastic blocking mechanism and a textile seat (red fabric with printed figures). Packed in a polythene bag closed with colour card marked "Lovely Baby Barrow", with a photo of the pushchair (with a doll seated in it) and a girl holding a teddy bear. Packaging includes marking concerning age restriction. 2. Folding doll's pushchair made of blue metal tubing, a seat printed with images of parachute jumpers (textile predominantly blue), 4 plastic wheels, plastic handles, white blocking mechanism on the back wheels ´scissors´ type. Dimensions: length in folded position 550 mm, height in unfolded position 580 mm, length 430 mm, width 260 mm, width of the seating surface (between 2 tubing) 200 mm. Packaging: polythene package with a cardboard label carrying a CE conformity mark, a pictogram concerning age restriction (not for children between 0-3 years), and the following inscriptions: Baby Toys Series, Lovely Baby Barrow, Beautiful Pram. 3. Plastic folding doll's pushchair, ´Lando´ type, made of pink plastic with white plastic joint bars and silver rivets, includes a doll's basket, pink textile, 4 plastic pink and white wheels and a plastic blocking mechanism. Packaging: polythene bag with a coloured card label bearing the inscription "Lovely cart" and marking concerning age restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0998/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Tricycle
 
Brand: PIKOLO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Tricycle 20505,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3831072905057
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :



1. injuries, because:



- it may tip over, both as a tricycle and when transformed into a rocker,



- there are rough edges on the available screws,



2. chemical, because the squeezable toy contains 36% and the seat contains 12% by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in toys by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.



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

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

 
Description:  Tricycle for children aged 1½-3-years of max weight 25kg. The product is provided with a push-bar and removable rocking base which allows the tricycle to be transformed into a rocker. A squeezable toy chicken is attached to the handlebar. The seat is made of soft plastic, height: approx. 26 cm. The product is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1003/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Dinosaur egg growing pet
 
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 tail), which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder, and which can be easily detached. These small parts may expand by more than 50% (measured value: 75-186%).


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 dinosaur is hidden in an egg, which hatches and grows when immersed in water as recommended in 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 - 36

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Alert number: 1006/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy ball gun with laser
 
Brand: JUNMING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model CS 23576 No 307, EAN 5905133930956,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the kinetic energy of the balls when fired exceeds the permitted limit,


- lack of warnings and instructions, particularly as regards the necessity to only use the cartridge provided with the toy.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy is made of black and brown plastic. The cartridge contains several dark yellow plastic balls - diameter 6mm. The toy has a CE mark and is packed in a plastic, transparent bag with a folded cardboard label containing information in Polish on a sticker.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1007/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy helicopter - Super Airplane
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 2028, EAN 5900361496533,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the sharp edges of the moving blades and due to the lack of a safety ring around the rotor.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy is a helicopter made of silver, blue and grey plastic. There is a tag with a CE mark and the following markings: pictogram concerning age restriction ´0-3´, ´Unsuitable for children under 3 years old´, name and address of the importer, CE mark, ´Use only under supervision of an adult´, ´Keep the user manual´. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about the need to keep the packaging due to useful information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1011/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Cartoon car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, and which can easily be detached from the toy.


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:  Small battery-operated toy car for young children, with face: the headlamps are the eyes and the bumper is the mouth. There is a clown on the bonnet and a bear on the roof.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1012/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy - locomotive
 
Brand: SAND BEACH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because of small parts, which can easily be detached and which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder,



- strangulation because the length of the cord - 300 mm - exceeds the limit of 220 mm.



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

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

 
Description:  Locomotive with carriage made of hard plastic, with a pink coloured body, yellow roof and chimney, violet front part and green wheels; the carriage is yellow decorated with different coloured stickers. A pink cord is attached to the front of the toy with a green loop on the end. Packaging: a plastic net bag closed with a plastic clip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1013/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy locomotive - "Amazing"
 
Brand: LOVELY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  08050189-001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (figures), which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and which can easily be detached.


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:  Toy locomotive for young children with a face on the front and hands at the sides. A second smaller locomotive is also included.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1014/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play set - Entertaining set
 
Brand: FUNNY FISHING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  60
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because of small parts, which fit entirely into the small part cylinder and which can easily be detached,



- strangulation because the cord is thinner and longer than permitted.



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

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

 
Description:  A play set comprised of a plastic green fishing rod with red handle, blue reel with blue and green handle and blue loops for the cord, 9 fishes (attached to cardboard), packed in a fish-shaped cardboard box with a transparent top which includes marking concerning age restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0989/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit - Sport wear
 
Brand: SPORT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A child's two-part sports outfit - sweatshirt with hood and long sleeves and a black horse motif embroidered on a yellow background; trousers have a small, stitched rubber label marked SPORT SPORTWEAR.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0990/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sports suit
 
Brand: TINGBA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: TRT84111, bar code: 693807881111
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of :



- strangulation due to the presence of the drawstring and toggles in the hood area,
- injuries because the draws


tring in the trousers is too long and not fixed in the 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:  A three-part sports (jogging) suit for boys with hood and drawstring. The waistband of the trousers also includes a drawstring which is not fixed at one point. Length of the drawstring: 32.5 cm. Size: 6
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0991/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Quilted waistcoat - Morning 8
 
Brand: ZHUAN SHIBAO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F-005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 face when pulling firmly and releasing the drawstring.



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:  Quilted waistcoat with hood containing a drawstring with a loop at the end. Size: 4-5.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1004/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby boots
 
Brand: COCKATOO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TR-089
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts (wooden balls) which can be detached from the boots with a force of 14.6-39 N (minimum force should be 90 N ±2 N). These parts fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.
 

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

 
Description:  Footwear for babies with textile upper and lining, the sole is made of plastic and textile. The external surface of the leg part is decorated with 2 hanging wooden balls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1008/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Coat for children
 
Brand: HANNY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code 231
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring and toggles 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:  Coat for children with hood and fleece lining. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 92; 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0983/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Whitening cream - Lightening Beauty Crème
 
Brand: G&G
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: 33245 (embossed on tube). The product also has the markings P:07/12/04 NPG E:06/12/07
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.8% of hydroquinone, which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC
 

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

 
Description:  Off-white cream in a 30g metal tube with pungent odour, inside a white and orange/peach coloured box.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0987/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colouring cream - "Color Contrast"
 
Brand: JALYD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Concerning the presentation of "Color Contrast", it is sold in three colours: red, copper and copper red. The withdrawal from the market covers all batches and all presentations/colours of this product.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance “m-phenylenediamine”, which is banned in cosmetics and personal hygiene products under the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The product "Colour Contrast", brand "Jalyd" is exclusively for professional use by hairdressers (hair colouring cream) but certain stores may sell this kind of product directly to the consumer. The product is used to obtain contrast with other colouring products of the same brand.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0981/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Popcorn maker
 
Brand: EXCELLENT ELECTRICS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AM/63
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711295501944
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:


- the switch does not withstand the glow wire test of 750°C,

- the thermal cut-out does not withstand the overload test.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and EN 60659.
 

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

 
Description:  Popcorn maker to be used in the home.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 0992/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set - Puutarhapistorasia AV-2005
 
Brand: MY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: SGS-202G EAN: 6 417846 032470
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- during various tests the cable showed cracks both at the sheath and in the insulation resulting in the wires of the conductors becoming accessible;


- the temperature of the terminals rose in excess of 100 K in circuits L-earth, when it should not exceed 45 K;


- The measured contact pressure of the earthing contacts is 0-4.9 N, when it shall not be less than 5 N;


- the measured distance between the side-earthing contacts is 30.3 mm and 30.4 mm, which exceeds the requirement of 29 mm +0/-1 mm.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 60811.
 

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

 
Description:  Cord extension set with two socket-outlets and a rubber cable of length 1.5 m.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1000/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Steam iron
 
Brand: TREDIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YC 5318
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because it fails to comply with the thermal test for insulation of the internal parts of the supply cord.



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

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

 
Description:  A steam iron with an input power of 2000w, voltage 240v and a frequency of 50Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36

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Alert number: 1005/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster - Disney Ariete
 
Brand: ARIETE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Ariete 198, Bar Code: 8003705102934.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because the appliance is decorated like a toy and thus is appealing to children.



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

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

 
Description:  An electric toaster with a cover and grill decorated in the form of a Mickey Mouse face. It has a rated power of 700w, voltage 220-240v and a frequency of 50-60Hz. Warning on the packaging "This toaster sandwich maker is not a toy".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 1010/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glass tube for sunbeds - Tube Ergoline Turbo Power 160W
 
Brand: ERGOLINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C1246001, Production codes A7 to L7 (from January to December 2007)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the tubes in one batch display a charge defect causing the emission of a UVA and UVB radiation dose which exceeds the authorised limits (maximum 0.15W/m2 for wavelengths of 250 to 320 nm, and less than 0.15W/m2 for wavelengths of 320 to 400 nm). The sunbeds equipped with Ergoline Turbo Power 160W C1246001 lamps – production codes A7 to L7 (from January to December 2007) must not be considered to be type 3 UV beds within the meaning of standard EN 60335. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Tube to be installed on UV sunbeds. Glass tube marked on one end as follows: C 1246001 ERGOLINE TURBO POWER 160 W ERGOLINE ** (** : shows a letter and a figure indicating the month and year of manufacture (from A to L, followed by the figure 7))
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 36