Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 39 ( Published on: 03/10/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1068/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Three-wheeled scooter – "Rollerboard Scooter"
 
Brand: Scooter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because :


- the anti-slip surface area is insufficient,


- there are no protection sleeves on the handlebar,


- the handlebar column extends to such a height that the requirement for minimum depth for fixing the column is not respected.


The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14619.
 

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

 
Description:  A three-wheeled scooter with a metal frame. The handlebar is made of thin wall pipe without protection sleeves. The footboard is marked "SCOOTER" and has an anti-slip surface on an area of 100 cm2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1095/08       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: "Janina"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article n°64729
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the migration of 10.5µg/cm²/week of nickel.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1088/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution in a bicycle repair kit
 
Brand: Workers
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article code 8660116, barcode 2000032578018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 50-75% by weight of distilled petroleum, which is prohibited under the Chemical Restriction Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Repair kit with "rubber cement", patches and rasp. The tube of rubber cement is packaged in a blister pack and is marked with an orange danger symbol (skull) on a white background.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1076/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Furniture luminaire
 
Brand: BRILUM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REGA 21 number: 5002199, EAN code: 5905148044419
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of :



1. fire, because :



- during the glow wire test burning did not stop within 30 seconds after removal of the glow wire,



- at a temperature of 125ْC the diameter of impress by ball is more than 5 mm (maximum should be 2 mm),



2. electric shock, because:



- the plug and socket outlets do not comply with the national system.



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

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

 
Description:  The product is a white luminaire with marking on the name plate: BRILUM, model REGA 21, 230V/ 50Hz, T5(G5), 21W, IP 20, F and CE marks, and information about the origin of the product in Polish and English languages. It is packed in a cardboard box marked "BRILUM" and "REGA 21", with a picture of the product and a transparent plastic opening.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1081/08       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Lawnmower
 
Brand: Jiangsu World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WYZ22D, EAN code 0804185869440
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the user's foot could come into contact with the cutting blade.
This product does not comply with the European Standard EN 836:1997.
 

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

 
Description:  Gasoline engine lawnmower with one 22-inch cutting blade and powered by a Briggs&Stratton 675 series 190 cc engine Serial number: 200804 P 102173.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1075/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Electric scooter with battery charger
 
Brand: 1. Electric scooter: unknown;2. Battery charger: TUOS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Scooter: TDR-85Z, TDR-99Z, TDR81Z, TDR-09Z, TDR80Z; 2. Battery charger: DS-MC-48V II
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of:



1. Electric shock since:



- the mains cable is not fixed in the printed circuit independently from soldering,



- the live conductors may come into contact with low voltage parts or opposite pole,



- the socket applied at the output part of the battery charger is similar to the ones used at connections of other appliances, thus the plug under the seat can easily be connected to mains supply (230 V).



2. Explosion and fire since:



- the batteries can be directly connected to the mains supply (230 V) through the plug placed under the seat and the battery unit;



- there are no diaphragms applied at soldering, therefore the conductors may cause defects in the regulatory circuit,



- the batteries cannot be fixed properly in the battery space, their cables may be damaged and they can detach from terminals which could cause a short circuit.



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

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

 
Description:  The plastic covering of the electric scooter is fixed to an iron frame. The electric motor is placed into the rear wheel. The battery charger can be connected to the plug placed under the seat. The battery unit can be found under the footrest and includes 4 rechargeable lead acid batteries. Once removed, the battery unit can also be connected directly to the charger. The plastic housing of the battery charger is supplied with ventilation holes and includes all electronic parts. Main components of the electric scooter: plug under the seat for connecting the charger (10A 250V), cable in the battery space (2 x 1.5mm2 227 IEC 300/500V, WIRE & CABLE FACTORY), socket in the battery space (SY-007 A 027262), plug in battery unit (15A 250V~, SS-7B) and other parts. Main parts of the battery charger: mains plug with side earth contacts (16A 250V~ DJ-012 DONG JU); mains cable (H05VV-F 3G 0.75mm2 227IEC 53(RVV) 300/500V 2002010105021011 DONGJU); output cable (48V - ZHEN JIANG SHI HUACHENG DIAN ZI QI CAI YOU XIAN GONG SI 227 IEC52(RVV) 2 x 0.5mm2 300/300V); socket (10A250V~ Y3-EA005633); printed circuit (DS-MC-17 HUAXIA), and other components. Technical parameters: scooter: drive: 3 x 42V AC, auxiliary circuit: 12V DC; battery charger: input: 220V~ ±10% 50/60Hz 150W, output: 48V 1,7-2,5A Class II. Dimensions: distance of wheel-base: 130 cm; height of handlebar: 107 cm; battery charger: 17 x 10 x 6.5cm. Mass: scooter: 60 kg, charger: 0.72 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1080/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Types 164, 168,169, 171, 203, 204, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 230, 245, 251, 451, 463
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because some affected vehicles have incorrect software calibration number (SCN) codes. Incorrect SCN coding could affect control of the engine cut-off, in the event of a crash, the onboard diagnosis interface and the fuel and speed indicators.
 

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

 
Description:  Car manufactured by Daimler AG. The vehicles in question were built between 2003 and 2008, and passed through the workshop during the periods from 15 to 17 April 2008 and from 5 to 10 June 2008.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1090/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Honda Civic
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3-door Civic, 5-door Civic. TYPE: FN1/FN2/FN3, FK1/FK2/FK3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries because the cable guide plates have not been welded securely, and this could cause the brake cable to become slack. Should this happen, the vehicle may roll away unexpectedly when parked on a slope.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1077/08       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: JO-EL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model COA-001 Item n° 822611
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because it fails to detect CO, causing an intoxication hazard.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1069/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Teether – Cooling teether
 
Brand: NUK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NUK, 3-15 months, article n° 10.256.206, EAN 008600083672.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the protective ring can easily be detached by the child and the item then put deep into the throat, causing a serious risk of choking.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Soft plastic teether in the form of a pen (white and dark blue) with flexible head (light blue) and a soft plastic protective ring (yellow) that can be fitted on the end.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1072/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy car with bricks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No RY5-2577, EAN 4038611057973.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts - three wheels and the steel pins used to attach parts - which may easily be detached and swallowed by children.
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 importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Wooden car with colourful puzzle blocks, packed in a transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1073/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath sponge – Aqua massage
 
Brand: Be Free
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Penguin -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800126491259 Turtle - barcode: 3800126491266
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which may be easily detached and swallowed by children.


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:  Bath sponges of polyurethane foam in the form of animals and fish, with plastic balls attached as eyes (white with black balls moving inside them), and other attached small polyurethane parts. Colours: sponge in the form of fish – yellow, blue and orange; dolphin – pink, white, crab – green, pink, whale – blue, white; frog – pink. Packaging includes the following information: “Bath sponges, it is not a child’s toy. Do not give to children, Producer: People’s Republic of China." Penguin and turtle sold in individual packages marked: "Be Free, Bath Sponge, Aqua Massage", and other information in Bulgarian: “Bath sponge, content: polyester – polyurethane foam, producer: People’s Republic of China, produced: 05/2006, expiry: 2009".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1074/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Rattle "Baby Concert"
 
Brand: Baby Lovely Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.406 CD,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6901140245624
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because some parts can split and produce splinters with 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): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The rattle consists of pink, yellow and blue flowers made of hard plastic with a coloured hard plastic handle. On the packaging there are markings and inscriptions: “Baby Lovely Toys”, “Best companion in baby! Delightfully fresh shape. Outstanding quality. Send out the voice that baby like”, “Develop focusing and tracking through visual and aural stimulation. This Toy Will Help Your Child", "Collect All These Exciting New Set!" No. 406 CD Made in China. "Warning: Choking hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years". CE mark and mark for disposal of waste. There is also a label in Lithuanian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1082/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy "Scarecrow"
 
Brand: Made
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number 34450, EAN: 8590756344500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the elastic band, which is made from a highly tensile material, can be stretched up to 650mm long and could wrap around the neck of a child.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy resembles a soft yo-yo attached to an elastic band. Available in various colours with painted eyes. A light flashes inside the toy when it is hit. Packed in a transparent, plastic bag containing a paper label with various indications, CE mark, pictogram concerning age restriction, etc.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1083/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle "Funny Baby Toys"
 
Brand: JIESHENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.6551-E, item no 114024196, barcode 6901140241961
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

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


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

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

 
Description:  Red, hard, plastic, rattle attached to a small doll wearing a hat. Blister pack on cardboard marked: "FUNNY BABY TOYS, stimulating your child to learn and develop”. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA. Also has a .CE mark, a mark for disposal of waste and a label in Lithuanian with the following information: “Barskutis. item No. 114024196, prekės brūkšninis kodas 6901140241961. Mass of toy – 35 g, measurements – 128 x 99 x 68 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1084/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle "Funny Baby Toys"
 
Brand: JIESHENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.6377-A, item no. 114024198, barcode 6901140241985
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts, which may be easily detached (butterfly and plastic beads). The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange, green and yellow, hard plastic flower rattle. One side depicts the sun, the other has a removable butterfly with a sound emitter. Packed on cardboard marked: “FANNY BABY TOYS, stimulating your child to learn and develop”. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA. Also has a .CE mark, a mark for disposal of waste and a label in Lithuanian with the following information: “Barskutis, item No. 114024198, prekės brūksninis kodas 6901140241985. Mass of toy – 32.5 g, measurements – 110 x 64 x 33 mm."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1085/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy phone "Telephone"
 
Brand: "On the phone"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  n° YX0538A-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains easily removable small parts (plastic eyes), which fit completely into the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  A child's phone in the form of a frog. Plush toy combined with plastic, push-buttons of different sizes which when pressed play several melodies. On the reverse side is a battery compartment intended for 2 AA size batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1086/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy bee
 
Brand: MIKRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  #YL-1057, 90654, EAN: 8592117906549
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cup, which fits entirely into the small parts cylinder, may be easily detached. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Plush toy (length 14 cm) in the shape of a bee with a string and a plastic suction cup attached to the head. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1087/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy ball gun
 
Brand: Super Rifle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5906722050468
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it exceeds the kinetic energy limit.


In addition, there is no warning to use only the cartridge attached to the toy.


This 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 importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The gun is made of black plastic. The cartridge contains several orange plastic balls of diameter 6mm. Two cardboard targets are included in the set. The toy is marked with a CE mark and a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. Information in Polish on the sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “Warning! Risk of choking – small parts”, “Unsuitable for children under 3 years”, “The toy complies with the EN-71 Standard”, “Made in China”, “The toy should be used only under the supervision of adults”, “Keep for further reference”.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1089/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable ball
 
Brand: LETO S KRTKEM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  170101, EAN 8590331701018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.9% of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), which exceeds the limit laid down by the the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable ball - 61 cm diameter
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1091/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Shooting caps
 
Brand: Police officer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TC 121 A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries to the eyes because when shooting sparks come out of the caps.


The product does not comply with European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  The shooting caps are sold in a cardboard display box with the inscription: “72 POLICE OFFICER, for use with 'Police Officer' Wasp, Western, Chief and all other 8 shot guns”. Dimension of pack: 160 x 25 x 95 mm.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1092/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfits
 
Brand: ECCO
 
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 strings and cords 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:  1. Child’s outfit consisting of three parts – a top, a sleeveless jacket with hood and trousers: 30% cotton; 30% viscose, 40% acryl; 2. A baby’s outfit consisting of two parts – a sweatshirt with hood and a pair of trousers.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1093/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Ditex
 
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 drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  A child's outfit “Ditex” consisting of a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood that has a cord with plastic caps at the end. There is a printed pattern and an inscription “Girl Power”, composition: 75% cotton and 25% polyester.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1094/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jogging suit
 
Brand: Misil Baby, Ozücler
 
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 drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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 two-piece jogging suit. Sweatshirt top with hood containing cords, an inscription “Mega 32 Star” across the front and a label with inscriptions: "Misil Baby", "Ozücler", 80% cotton, 20% viscose, made in Turkey. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1070/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening lotion with shea butter
 
Brand: MAXI-TONE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch 080303-2, EXP 03/10, Net Wt. 227 gm, EAN737192201686 Lot 070706-2, best before date 07/09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2% of hydroquinone, which can endanger human health as a result of frequent and prolonged use.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a folding box marked "Complexion Clarifying". The bottle is made of opaque, white plastic with a white plastic screw cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1071/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby cream – "Baby pflege und Wickelcreme"
 
Brand: Avalon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 638, PZN 3819166, batch no. SZ:1:R-02066388, SZ:2: R-12036388; EAN : 4026802006381
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The product poses a microbiological risk because the permitted total viable count for micro organisms of 10² cfu/g is greatly exceeded in this product (3168 cfu/g).
 

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

 
Description:  Opaque, white plastic 75 ml tube, with a white plastic hinged lid. Contents: pale yellow cream.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1078/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: Montt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E 530, on product: model: ST- 099G1, EAN code: 8592303005209
 
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 on safe separation of a primary winding from a secondary one,


- clearances, creepage distances and size of isolation 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 the possibility of the presence of mains voltage on the exit connector,


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


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


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

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

 
Description:  Black phone charger in black and red cardboard box marked "travel charger, model: ST- 099G1, input: 100V-240V, 50/60 Hz, max. 80 mA, output: DC 5V- 10V, max 600 mA. Caution- indoor use only, Made in China," CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39

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Alert number: 1079/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for mobile phone
 
Brand: Mobilnet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  on the pack: 3310, EAN code: 8588002657023
 
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 on safe separation of a primary winding from a secondary one,



- there is no reinforced insulation between the output connector and mains plug for double insulation,



- there is no interference between clearances, creepage distances and insulation resulting in appearance of line voltage on the output connector,



- the name-plate does not carry marking for type nor input power.



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

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

 
Description:  Black charger, sold separately packed in a cardboard box marked "mobilnet, mobile phone accessories", CE mark; on the back - user guides in 3 languages (SK, CZ, HU), EAN code, Made in China and importer's information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 39