Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 40 ( Published on: 10/10/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1099/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand:  1. Cakes: Hoff Interieur – Wohnen und Schenken 2. Pots: "Chocolate & Cacao Fragrant Candle" Description : 1. Candles which resemble cakes and biscuits. 2. Metal pots resembling a mousse with candy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because, although it is not a food, the form and appearance are such that it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently either place the product in their mouth, suck or ingest it, which could cause choking.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1109/08       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Drawer knobs in solid glass – "KVIBY"
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5-digit supplier number 10269, 4-digit date stamp (YYWW)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and laceration injuries to the hand should the glass drawer knob break. This could occur due to over-tightening of the screw fitting used to fix the drawer knob to the drawer front, either during assembly or normal use.



14 incidents have been reported worldwide.
 

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

 
Description:  KVIBY glass drawer knob made of solid glass and fixed to the drawer front by means of a self-tapping screw and plastic insert imbedded into the glass drawer knob. The country of manufacture, Denmark, is indicated on an adhesive label attached to the underside or rear of the frame.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1112/08       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Recliner and sofa
 
Brand: LINKWISE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Conforama internal references: 121944, 122011, 122012, 133114, 133116, 133117, 133118, 132072, 137214, 137215, 137216, 137218, 138512, 144474, 144475, 145862 and 145865.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk and can cause skin irritation due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF). This substance is a fungicide used to combat mould during the monsoon period. The substance is packed in sachets inserted in the arms and/or seats, and/or foam of the recliners and sofas. The dimethylfumarate contained in the sachet may be allergenic depending on the speed of release or the quantity released from the sachet, which then impregnates the leather of the chair.


Ten incidents have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Leather recliners. Only products manufactured during the monsoon are concerned and this has enabled the trader to identify the imports concerned by the risk.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1126/08       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Furniture
 
Brand: Bedanfer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - N703-1 (1 seater brown), - N703-2 (2 seater brown), - N703-3 (3 seater brown), - JN223-1 (2 seater cream), - JN223 –3 (3 seater cream), - JN223 –1 (1 seater black), - JN223-2 (2 seater black), - JN223-3 (3 seater black), - N705-1 (2 seater black), - N705-3 (3 seater black), - N923, - T044.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The products pose a risk of fire because they fail the ignition test for:


- loose fibres,

- PVC fabric,

- layered fibres.


In addition, all the furniture fails to comply with the furniture fire safety labelling requirements.
 

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

 
Description:  Various household furniture - armchairs and sofas.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1103/08       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Stud earrings
 
Brand: Janina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN Code: 49627006211000000100, Article No 49627.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a nickel migration of 5µg/cm²/week, which exceeds the limit laid down by the Chemicals Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Earrings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1117/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Darabos
 
Brand: Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0608-105L, 2.5X0.5M, bar code: 6924524300122
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- the length of the cord between the mains plug and the first lampholder is too short (0.48 m),


- there is only basic insulation on the soldered connections of the light sources,


- the cross-section area of the core is too small,


- the bipolar socket and the mains plug are of a non-standard type.


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 105 series connected incandescent lamps with a resistor bridge and a bipolar socket. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug with inscription: "2.5 A 250 V~; socket with inscription: 2,5/250+CE; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 104 W; 2,2 V; 0,07A; 0,65W; Class II, IP20
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1127/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100L RICE LIGHT,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924324307017
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- there is only basic insulation on the soldered connections of the light sources,


- the cross-section area of the core is less than required,


- the wires broke when cord anchorage was checked.


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:  Lighting chain with 100 miniature, non-replaceable, incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit. The flashing unit controls the four parallel circuits. Main parts of the luminaire: mains plug with inscription: "B, 2,5 A 250 V"; flashing unit with inscription: "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC PRESS. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63 W, 9V; 0,07A; Class II, F-mark.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1108/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Alpine ski helmet
 
Brand: Aldo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: razer
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the helmet’s chin strap attachment does not hold and the helmet could come off the head.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue helmet with a white inscription “RAZER helmet” on the front. Packed in a grey box with black dotted lines and a thick black stripe around the middle, and a label marked “SKIING HELMET”. On the inside of the helmet there is a label with the following information “YJ-2 ptilba pro sjezdove lyzovani. Dat.vyr: VII/07 hmotnost 565 gr. Helmets RZ, Made in China, CE EN 1077 vel.:54cm”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1118/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Alpine ski helmet
 
Brand: Carrera
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: Prorace 2001/ article: E001703GQ, E001702BX, E001705BM/ bar code: 221801113 / batch code:65061080.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the shock absorbing capacity test (low temperature, impact zone crown) shows that the peak acceleration exceeds 250 g.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sale by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Red, silver or blue coloured helmets decorated with silver shapes and labelled “CARRERA”. The inside of the helmet is covered in textile marked “CARRERA”. There is also a label with a CE mark and the following information: “model-PRORACE 2001, EN 1077, Italy”. The packaging is black marked with “CARRERA”.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1134/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Alpine ski helmet
 
Brand: R.E.D.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: TRACE 05, article: R70706074/
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to its insufficient shock absorbing capacity, sharp pieces of plastic may come loose from the helmet and result in concussion.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.
 

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

 
Description:  The helmet is black with the following information on the inside: “meets ASTM F2040-00 and EN 1077, mod. TRACE 0.5, size, weight 489 g., location of manufacture China”, CE mark and warnings. The packaging is a red box with a label marked: "TRACE 0.5 Youth M, black./noir."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1135/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Ski helmet- wintersport helmet
 
Brand: Scott
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LOWRIDER, article: 207399, size L (58-59),
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0948867000101.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because due to its insufficient shock absorbing capacity, in case of shock the peak acceleration exceeds 250g which may cause concussion.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and with the relevant European standard EN 1077.
 

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

 
Description:  The helmet is white with the name “SCOTT” marked on the back. On the inside of the helmet there are symbols, warnings and the following information: “Made in Czech Rep., CE mark, standard EN 1077/96”/ The packaging is a black box marked “SCOTT wintersport helmet protection technology”.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1129/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s bicycle
 
Brand: tpt Power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T16133/ TJ 080111891.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the supporting wheels do not withstand the impact test and the generated permanent deformations are 56mm and 61mm (allowed 15 mm).


- the handlebar is non-compliant.


The product does not comply with European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s bicycle tpt Power model T16133.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1105/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Eraser
 
Brand: Stabilo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Swano 1195, bar code: 9556091107339
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 49.5% by weight of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The product is attractive to children, who may put it into the mouth.
 

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

 
Description:  PVC eraser with light blue, orange and dark blue stripes. Packaging: plastic film and cardboard. Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 1 cm.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1106/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Eraser
 
Brand: Bensia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XS45, 0202048132
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 47% by weight of diethylhexyl phthalate (DINP). The product is attractive to children, who may put it into the mouth.
 

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

 
Description:  Eraser in the form of an ice cream with a fruit scent, available in various colours. The product is packed in a plastic bag. Dimensions: 44 x 9 x 3 mm.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1096/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy hippopotamus
 
Brand: HERO GIFTS NL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM 806900
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes may be easily detached and these fit entirely into the small part 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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A grey plush hippopotamus figure approx. 15 cm in height.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1097/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy bulldog
 
Brand: GLOBAL PLUCHE TOYS B.V.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item GPT001006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the zip can be easily detached and it fits 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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plush bulldog approx. 13 cm in width. Dog is white and brown, dressed in a hooded sweatshirt with front zip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1098/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children’s LCD mobile phone
 
Brand: Wiky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  118228
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The toy poses a risk of damage to hearing because the measured value of the sound produced by the children’s mobile was 96.4 dB. In the case of such toys that are clearly made for use close to the ear, the weighted emission of acoustic pressure must not exceed the value of 80 dB. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Child’s mobile telephone made of plastic, operated by 2 batteries of 1.5V, type AA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1101/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Military play set
 
Brand: Force Military
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900851208981
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the suction cups can easily be detached.


In addition, there is no warning about the necessity to use only the cartridge attached to the toy or the warning “Caution! Do not aim at the face and eyes”.


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:  The toy consists of a gun made of grey and black plastic, a cartridge, four darts 98 mm long with suction cups with a diameter of 24 mm, two targets, goggles, a watch, a holster and two badges. The toy is marked with a CE-mark and a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction. The following information in Polish is on a sticker attached to the box: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep for further reference”, “Made in China”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1102/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy pony set "Trendy Magical Pony Set"
 
Brand: TEDi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 68243001211000000200 108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains (6.8%) of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  Set consisting of two plastic ponies, plastic accessories, a small brush and comb in a coloured cardboard box (mainly yellow and pink) with a plastic window, and warning "Not for children under 3".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1107/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy knitted bear
 
Brand: Mr Bean
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LGS-165
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the bear’s eyes can be detached with little force, resulting in small pieces. Furthermore, the seams open easily, giving access to the bear’s stuffing.


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 custom authorities.

 
Description:  Soft, brown, knitted bear filled with white stuffing and measuring approximately 20 cm. There is a white fabric label sewn onto the bear marked ‘Made in China’. Another paper label is attached to this bearing the brand name. There is no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1110/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magic stick – "Paea Magika"
 
Brand: TOYS.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 5903292233703
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The products pose a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the mouthpiece) which may easily be detached and swallowed by children.
The product fits 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:  A toy whistle made of hard plastic ended with a mouthpiece made of soft plastic. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag closed with folded, colourful plastic. On the packaging are two stickers with the following information: CE mark, the inscription: “Made in China”, EAN number, the name and address of the importer, and a warning: "Attention! Not suitable for children under 3 years". There is also a pictogram concerning 0-3 restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1111/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy special agent set
 
Brand: Country Force
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908445704895, No 6311
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:


- sharp edges on the knife blade,


- suction cups which detach in tests, revealing sharp edges,


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

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

 
Description:  The toy consists of: - a gun made of grey plastic, - three darts, ended with orange suction cups, - imitation knife, walkie-talkie and badge. The toy is packed on cardboard marked with a CE-mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information in Polish on a sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep for further reference”, “Made in China”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1113/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Shooting set
 
Brand: Special toys collections
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 681
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:



- choking because during the tensile test the suction cups were detached by tensile forces of 42, 50 and 41N respectively. There is a risk that the detached suctions cup could block the airways causing asphyxiation if put into mouth.



- injuries because the kinetic energy of arrows shot from the bow was 0.1305J. In such cases where kinetic energy exceeds 0.08 J, the consumer should be warned about the danger posed: there is no such warning on this product.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the 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:  The toy comprises 1 bow, 3 arrows with suction cups and a dartboard made from PVC.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1114/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy weapon set
 
Brand: Police set
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908445713743, n° 2010 or 2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the suction cups can easily be detached.


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:  The toy consists of a gun made of black plastic, two darts, ended with orange suction cups, an imitation truncheon and small dartboard. The toy is packed on cardboard marked with a CE-mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information is provided in Polish on a sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “Made in China”. There is other useful information and markings as well as user’s instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1115/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Crossbow
 
Brand: Super Heroes Bowman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 189-A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cup can be detached by a force less than 90N (20 and 21N respectively). If the suction cup is not properly affixed to the toy, it could be easily detached during normal use. As children often put suction cups in their mouths to moisten them before sticking them on a surface, there is a risk that the suction cup could block the airway causing asphyxiation.



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

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

 
Description:  The toy is comprised of 1 crossbow, 2 arrows with suction cups made from PVC and a dartboard made from paper, packaging – blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1116/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Gyral umbrella - Roundabout
 
Brand: Clockwork
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5906713824603, SPS 228.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of sharp edges and a protruding needle, which may become accessible in different parts of the toy.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy is a wind-up roundabout, emitting sounds as it moves. The toy is made of different coloured plastic materials. There is a base with rotating parts suspended from the top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1119/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll's pram
 
Brand: BABY Cart
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 8826AH, EAN: 8591945023886
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- some open edges of the metal frame are not protected by plastic caps,


- the diameter of the metallic tubes enables entrapment of children’s fingers resulting in possible injuries,


- the pram does not meet the requirements for blocking devices.


The product does not comply with the European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Doll's pram, metallic frame with plastic accessories and a hood and bag made from textile. Packed in a cardboard box with pictures of prams.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1121/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy special agent set
 
Brand: SWAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5902849810435, n° 9009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because :



- the whistle has inappropriate dimensions and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder.



- the suction cups can be easily detached.



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:  The toy consists of: a gun made of grey plastic, three darts 80 mm long, ended with orange suction cups of diameter 24 mm, a whistle, an imitation grenade, binoculars, handcuffs with key, walkie-talkie and a badge. The packaging has a CE-mark, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and the following information in Polish on a sticker: name and address of the importer. EAN number, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep for further reference”, “Made in China”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1122/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's jumpsuit – Dino
 
Brand: Gunkon baby
 
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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby's jumpsuit in yellow and blue with a hood containing drawstrings ended with textile tassels. The front upper part has an image of a dinosaur’s head, above which is marked “DINO”. Closes up the front with 5 press studs, located diagonally from left to right. On the inside, there is a textile label sewn on with information in a foreign language, "Gunkon baby" and the size. A card label is attached with the following information in Bulgarian: Produced in Turkey, material: cotton, three symbols for correct treatment of the clothing. On the reverse side there is an image of Santa Claus and text “Baby junior wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for choosing us!"
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1123/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's clothing set
 
Brand: Vis Vitalis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  barcode 00010422, set “Fani”
 
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): Withdrawal from the market and information to consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby set in two parts (sleeveless jumpsuit and jacket) in pink and blue, with hood containing drawstrings ended with plastic bears. The suit has buttons at the shoulders and a rabbit is embroidered on the front. On the inside at the back there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following information in Bulgarian language: "Vis Vitalis", written in a flag carried by a bear, and the size. On the back of the label: 100% cotton and 3 symbols concerning correct treatment of the clothing, "Produced in Bulgaria". Jacket contains a hood, with sewn on drawstrings ended with plastic bears, which is attached with 5 press studs. The jacket has 3 buttons at the front and is embroidered with a bear and a flower. On the inside there is a textile label identical to the one on the trousers, a card label is attached with a safety pin, and has an image of a bear and a company logo. The baby’s set is packed in a transparent packet with an adhesive paper label marked with the barcode, "set “Fani”, t. quilted knitted fabric, 100% cotton", and the size.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1120/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream
 
Brand: Tura England
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  023721100045
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk of developing skin sensitization due to the presence of methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC
 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening cream. Yellow cardboard box with text in blue and a white logo. The packaging bears the following warnings in French: “If comes into contact with eyes, rinse with a lot of water. Use together with sun protector”. Methyldibromo glutaronitrile is mentioned in the list of ingredients.
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1100/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switching mode power supply
 
Brand: EuroCASE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ATX-350 JSP, P#2007-09, 0718001382, ATX 2,03AAA(P4), E401-9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products pose a risk of electric shock because :


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


- the condensers in primary circuits do not comply,


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


- the requirements on 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 55022 and EN 55024
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers, sold without packaging, user's manual or installation instructions. Sticker on the side of the product marked with "EuroCASE®", CE, technical parameters, etc.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1104/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switching mode power supply - ATX switching power supply
 
Brand: Mercury
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: MKP- 4400, EAN codes: 027050045325/ KE 11071396, 027050045383/ KE 11071396
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products pose a risk of electric shock because :


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


- the condensers in the primary circuits do not comply ,


- possible risk of injury by electric power caused by accumulated condenser charge after disconnection of device from the mains,


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


- it is not possible to set up the output parameters,


- the requirements on 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 55022 and EN 55024
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers, sold without packaging, user's manual or installation instructions. Sticker on the side of the product is marked: "Mercury", CE, technical parameters, etc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1124/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switching power supply
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ATX-350W P4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


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


- mains and secondary wires are not sufficiently fixed on the board of printed circuits,


- material of mains plug does not pass the resistance test against excessive heat,


- the product does not pass the voltage test between output connector and mains plug for double insulation.


Due to non-compliance with the technological requirements for this type of product, interference may occur among clearances, creepage distances and respective insulation resulting in line voltage on the output connector, which could lead to an electric shock if it came into contact with the user.


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

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers, with a sticker on the side with marking. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1125/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switching mode power supply
 
Brand: EuroCASE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ATX-450 JSP, P#2007-09, 0718014014, ATX 2,03AAA(P4), E401-9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


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


- the capacitors in primary circuits do not comply,


- values for clearances and creepage distances are less than the minimum required,
- the length of conductors enables by-passing of double insulation in the case of connector release and a possibility of presence of mains voltage on exit connectors,


- material of connector is not resistant against excessive heat,


- the product did not pass the tensile test for basic insulation between cover and mains plugs.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 55022, EN 55024 and EN 61000.
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers sold without packaging, user's manual and installation guide.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1128/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BAT 6 (transformed version of mains adaptor SAX 500)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:


- the deviation of the actual value of the secondary current from the nominal one is significant (+48,5 %),


- the instructions for use do not include all information necessary for the safe use of the product.


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

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

 
Description:  The battery charger BAT 6 was transformed from the output cord of the mains adaptor SAX 500 by removing the original plug and replacing it with a red and a black split plug. The cover of the product is black and has an integrated mains plug. Main part of the product: mains transformer (MW TF-70GS); thermal link (MW W3 Tf135°C 250V 2A). Technical parameters: 230 V; 50 Hz; 12 W; 3-12V; 500mA; 6VA max; Class II; 6 V; 400 mA.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1130/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply unit
 
Brand: TRUST
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PSU 370W, item no. 14885, EAN code: 8713439148865
 
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 distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,


- capacitors in primary circuits do not comply with the requirements,


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


- the material of the connector is not resistant against excessive heat,


- the product does not pass the tensile test for basic insulation between the cover and mains plugs.


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

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers with marking "Trust".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1131/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switching power supply
 
Brand: ALLIED
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  a) Type: AL-8400BTX b) Type: AL-8360BTX
 
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 distance between primary and secondary windings for reinforced insulation,


- capacitors in primary circuits do not comply with the requirements,


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


- the products do not pass the tensile test for double insulation between the cover and mains plugs.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the European Standard EN 60950, EN 61000, EN 55022 and EN 55024.
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers with CE and RoHS marks, safety warnings in English, German, Italian and French.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1132/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  DVD player
 
Brand: Qvision
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QV-53
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to:


- basic insulation between primary conductors and the Class 2 housing (requires double insulation),


- no clearances/creepage distances in the transformer as required for double insulation (5 mm),


- a live connection in the primary input voltage and an exposed output voltage on the Video and Audio outputs and the housing.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  All products with QV-53 model number are affected.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40

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Alert number: 1133/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Switching power supply – The new generation
 
Brand: COLORSit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 400U-SPT
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :


- the capacitor's discharge is not sufficient,


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


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

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

 
Description:  Power supply for computers. The product is packed in a cardboard box with marking "COLORSit The new generation", CE mark and a reference to the standard EN 60950.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 40