Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 43 ( Published on: 31/10/2008)
Corrigenda:

Notification 1217/08 from week 42 of 2008 has been removed because after more investigations the product was found to be compliant with the relevant European requirements.

Notification 1081/08 from week 39 in 2008 has been updated

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1240/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Apple candle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 633006, bar code 6930988800597
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

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

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

 
Description:  Six decorative food imitating products in the shape of a half green apple, packaged in a metal case and covered with a plastic transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1243/08       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Glue in the form of a baby's bottle
 
Brand: WARM BABY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because, in addition to shortcomings as regards the labelling, the glue is packaged in a bottle that looks exactly like a baby's bottle, and thus may mislead children. If children ingest the glue there is the risk of poisoning or gastrointestinal upsets.


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

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

 
Description:  This is glue packaged in a bottle that has the form of a baby's bottle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1249/08       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Joke items - FUNNY DROPS – Exploding candies
 
Brand: WIDMANN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 4835X, bar code: 8003558483501
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
This product poses a risk of injuries and burns because when trying to load the device it can explode in the hands and injure the eyes. The percussion cap explodes with a flame, which can cause burns.



One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Joke item “FUNNY DROPS” in a plastic blister attached to cardboard. The product is comprised of a hard plastic cylinder in the form of a tube of sweets, decorated with fruits and candy. Attached to the tube is a ring capsule with 8 pieces. Inside the cylinder is a metallic device with a percussion cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1233/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Scuba regulators and adaptors
 
Brand: AQUA LUNG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Titan DIN 1st stage scuba regulators and titan/conshelf DIN scuba adaptors
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning because over-tightening of the DIN retainer by a technician during installation can result in the retainer breaking under pressure, a rapid escape of air from the scuba cylinder and the regulator detaching from the scuba cylinder.
 

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

 
Description:  The regulators have a brass DIN retainer manufactured prior to June 2006. The Aqua Lung Titan Din 1st Stage regulators have serial numbers lower than 6062501 stamped on the side of the regulator’s body. Recalled Titan/Conshelf DIN adaptors are marked “300 BAR MAX” on the side of the part. DIN adaptors marked “300 BAR MAXI” are not included in this recall.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1264/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Spray paint VIVE
 
Brand: VIVECHROM (ΒΙΒΕΧΡΩΜ)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. High temperature black colour, with batch number 071128, produced on 28.11.2007 2. Mat black colour, with batch numbers 070404 (produced on 4.4.2007) and 071128 (produced on 28.11.2007). Bar codes: 5202565 700493-700523-700530
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and a chemical risk because, due to a fault in the joining seam of the metallic container, the container may explode while the consumer is shaking the product before use.



Three incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Two types of quick drying acrylic paint, packed in metallic, high pressure, white spray cans with coloured caps. The colour of the cap denotes the colour of the paint. The paint can be applied on wood or metallic surfaces.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1236/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: EXRA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. PT-03 and Ref. XHD32, bar codes: 8435056808041, 8435056808027, 8435056804302 and 843505680429
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
These products pose a risk of fire and burns because they do not include a safety device making them child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  Various lighters which operate irregularly and have no child safety mechanism. The model with reference XHD32 is offered as a gift with the purchase of RIZLA brand cigarette paper. The lighters are presented in display boxes with instructions for correct, safe use. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/docs/1236-08.pdf">list of references and bar codes</a><img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" border="0"/>
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1237/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: EXRA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. PT-03 and Ref. XHD32, bar codes: 8435056808041, 8435056808027, 8435056804302 and 843505680429
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
These products pose a risk of fire and burns because they do not include a safety device making them child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  Various lighters which operate irregularly and have no child safety mechanism. The model with reference XHD32 is offered as a gift with the purchase of RIZLA brand cigarette paper. The lighters are presented in display boxes with instructions for correct, safe use.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1239/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: KKK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF.3KD128, bar code: 6926384026952
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
These products pose a risk of fire and burns because they do not include a safety device making them child-resistant, as required by Commission Decision 2006/502/EC ensuring that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  A lighter with a picture of an eagle's head which has no child-resistant mechanism. The lighters are presented in 50-unit display boxes which carry instructions for correct, safe use of the product and are marked "SHANKAI HIGH QUALITY LIGHTER - ISO 9001".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1258/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Recessed lights – Sirius lights
 
Brand: LightStyle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Jupiter chrome No 017773, 2. Uran gold No 017703, 3. Mars chrome No 017523, 4. Mars white No 017515, 5. Mars chrome No 017515
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the halogen lamp-holder for 220V is identical to lamp-holders intended for extra low voltage (≤50 V). Lamp-holders initially intended for extra low voltage should not be used for light fixtures intended for use with tungsten halogen lamps with a voltage higher than 50 V.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Light fixtures NN 017773, 017703 and 017523 with following technical data on the packaging: 3х50W, 230V. Light fixtures NN 017515 and 017525 with following technical data on the packaging: 5х50W, 230V. The recessed lights are supplied with halogen lamps with reflector (technical data: 220 V-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 50 W), a pin cap and a plug for a pin cap.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1274/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Nightlight
 
Brand: düwi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type FH-104 and type FH-105.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the cover of the nightlight may break leaving live parts accessible,


- the enclosure of the nightlight type FH-105 may be scorched after prolonged use,


- the height of the letters and numerals on the marking plate is 1.3 mm (required at least 2 mm).


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


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The nightlights have a circular cover. The cover of type FH-104 is made of white plastic and the cover of type FH-105 is transparent. Dimensions: cross-section of the cover is 4 cm, nightlight type FH-105 has day/night sensor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1279/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lava lamp
 
Brand: LAMPARA MOVIMIENTO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LD-02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:



- the dimensions of the cord do not meet the requirements,



- there is no proper cord anchorage protecting against a pulling and twisting force,



- the accessible metal part is in contact with basic insulated wires,
- complementary insulation is not appropriate.



In addition, during normal use, there is a moderate risk of burns due to overheating of the lamp.



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:  An incandescent lamp in a metal-covered base which illuminates the upper glass part, which is filled with liquid. An E14 bulb is provided with the product. Main components of product: lamp holder ("ONLY.230V 25W"), switch inserted into the cable ("2/250~ Patent 99332137.2 99238813.9"); plug ("2,5A250V"). Height: 41 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1230/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Electric booster heater in passenger car
 
Brand: LAND ROVER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model Freelander 2 Diesel (programme number P011)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because condensation from the air conditioning evaporator mounted in the air conditioning unit can come into contact with the control circuit for the additional electric booster heater; resulting in a short circuit. This would normally cause draining of the battery which will eventually go flat, leading to a non-start situation.

Additionally, the short circuit may lead to a distinct smell from hot and/or melted components which, in extreme circumstances, may develop into a fire inside the vehicle. All of these symptoms can occur either when the vehicle is in use or parked and unattended.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall is specific to 2007 to 2009MY Freelander 2 Diesel vehicles fitted with an electric booster heater. VINs from H000100 to H111695.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1247/08       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Gas detectors
 
Brand: HP POPP McTOXI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  McTOXI Item No 58613.00.001.01, Order No 745163, EAN 4004705745163, (BST 73859200606).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the alarm is only triggered once the lower explosion level has been surpassed. The gas detector is unsuitable for providing a warning of the risk of an explosion caused by leaking gas.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas detectors for natural gases: butane, propane, methane and petroleum gas, etc. Dimensions: height: 100 mm, width: 76 mm, thickness: 43 mm, Voltage: 9 V DC, via power supply adaptor Acoustic alarm: 85 dB. Year of construction: 2006, First year of commercial distribution: 2007.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1280/08       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Electronic cigarette / nicotine inhaler
 
Brand: Mini cigarette
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DSE901
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk to consumers, and particularly children, having skin contact or swallowing nicotine soaked cartridges. According to CHIP 2002 (1999/45/EC), preparations containing nicotine should be marked "Highly Toxic", "Toxic", or "Harmful" if they contain at least 0.1% nicotine, and must be accompanied by safety phrases such as "Toxic if in contact with skin or swallowed".

Whilst this product has been sent for analysis and test results are awaited, the declarations of nicotine content on the product itself claim nominal 18 mg content for even the medium strength cartridge. On this basis, as regards CHIP 2002, the product would be placed in at least the TOXIC category and would require numerous warnings concerning risks, tactile warnings and possibly, for the higher strength cartridges, child-resistant packaging, all of which are absent.



In addition to this, the product has no specific warnings about the dangers posed to users, maximum dosage, or any information about the potential danger to children from using the product.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Suspension of sales ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  23 x 7 x 5 cm outer box with contents including one ‘electronic cigarette’, a spare battery, nicotine atomised cartridges, charger and plug adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1232/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Cut-resistant gloves
 
Brand: STIHL ECONOMY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Series No: 0000 883 1508, 09, 10, 11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts because it has only 10 layers of cut resistance instead of the required 18 layers.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Directive and the relevant European standard EN 381.
 

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

 
Description:  Cut-resistant gloves.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1266/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: Maggiolino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  V 249/EAN 2090450099905, manufactured in January 2005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because :


- it collapses when a force of less than 200 N is applied and maintained for two minutes,


- when lifting the upper part of the walker, without using any control mechanism, at a force below 50 N, the walker may fold.


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

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

 
Description:  The walker is in the shape of a toy car. It is made of plastic with metal tubes in the folding mechanism and a textile seat with two leg-holes. There is no safe locking device. There are three small figures placed on the walker.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1275/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child's car seat - Remi 2 Travel basic Car Seat
 
Brand: I.W.H.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number: 650455; Bar code: 4002850650455
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the strap/harness may become unthreaded from the car seat adjuster (e.g. when removing the cover for cleaning), with the possibility that if it is then rethreaded incorrectly the car restraint characteristics could be compromised.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's car seat.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1277/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair
 
Brand: Deluxe Healthy Care High Chair
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HC13-1, bar code: 5998032200374
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the high chair can tip over,


- the openings of the construction do not comply with requirements and fingers can be entrapped.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 14988 and EN 1178.
 

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

 
Description:  Foldable highchair with removable double trays, plastic seat covers and safety belt. The height of the high chair has 7 positions, the tray and the inclination of the back-rest can be adjusted in 3 positions. Dimensions: 620x520x200 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1238/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy bag – teddy-bear rucksack
 
Brand: TEDDY BYKIDS BAG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. n° 50141C, EAN 4042624117807
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the bag's carrying strap is too long: 950 mm instead of maximum 220 mm.


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. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  A soft toy bag approximately 20 cm in length in the form of a fabric teddy bear with soft stuffing, a zip, a handle and a removable shoulder strap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1244/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy - Dollyssimi
 
Brand: ESSE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. DE381 – on the paper label, EAN: 8027501989742
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because during the tensile test, the metallic snap-hook and the eyes were detached with a force of 10N and the nose with force of 30N. Loose parts fit within the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Plush toy in the shape of a rabbit with a plastic ring on the neck and a metallic snap-hook on the back, with a paper tag on the ear marked "Dollyssimi", CE, art. DE381, EAN, Made in P.R.C.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1246/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Combat set
 
Brand: Military
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907308153122; Nr 5512A.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the whistle, which forms part of the set, fully fits into the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  The set consists of multicoloured plastic toys: a gun, 3 darts ended with red suction cups, a whistle, handcuffs and a baton. The packaging is a blister made of cardboard and transparent plastic. On the packaging are markings and inscriptions: “Made in China”, “CE mark”, the name of the toy “Combat Set Military”, the name and address of the importer, EAN, a pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction and “Warning! Contains small elements – the risk of swallowing.”, “The packaging is not a toy”, “Keep the packaging”, "Play only under supervision of an adult".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1248/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy – "My first guitar"
 
Brand: Bontempi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PR3131, bar code 4766329263
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because parts of the toy can break off when subjected to a force of less than 90 N and these 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic musical toy in the shape of a guitar, with a cat sitting on the guitar. The guitar is a novelty toy in red and white. It is marked with the words "My First Guitar". The cat is white and is wearing blue dungarees. The cat has a black-and-white striped tail and has a yellow patch between its ears. The packaging is a yellow cardboard box which allows the toy to be seen. It is marked with the words "Bontempi" and "My First Guitar". It features a picture of a cat from the waist up, like the cat on the toy, holding a red musical note.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1250/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy - Pulling elephant/hippo
 
Brand: HAPPY HIPPO, HAPPY ELEPHANT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO: 3318, on sticker: Art. No. B110851
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of choking because:



- the small hat on the head of the hippo can be easily detached and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder,



- the plastic ring can be detached with a force of 10 N and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder;



and poses a risk of strangulation because the length of the string for pulling is 600 mm and, together with the plastic ring, enables loops to be created posing a danger of strangulation.



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 and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic toy in the shape of a hippopotamus on wheels with a textile string to pull and a plastic pole for pushing. Packed in a plastic bag closed with coloured cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1251/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Telephone set
 
Brand: Fashion Angel – Intercom phone set
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no in invoice 118100718 or 38084 (no 1008 in a package)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces sound with a weighted emission of acoustic pressure of 90 dB, which exceeds the permitted limit value of 80 dB.


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

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

 
Description:  A battery-operated, pink telephone set (2 pieces, connected with a wire) in a violet cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1255/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy telephone
 
Brand: Baby English Phone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 8005A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because:


- plastic parts, which fit completely into the small parts cylinder, can break off,


- the cover of the battery compartment can be removed without using a tool.



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

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

 
Description:  Plastic telephone, lower part yellow, upper part pink with yellow receiver, battery-powered, makes noises and plays tunes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1256/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rocking horse
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No in invoice BF-008 (item No 12596 for Finnish markets)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material used in the saddle contains 12% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which exceeds the maximum limit of 0.1% by weight.


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

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

 
Description:  A golden brown rocking horse with black hooves, white mane and tail. Brown bridle and saddle. Approximately 64 cm high. Wooden rockers. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1265/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic rattle
 
Brand: Funny toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 23
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts because the ball with beads is unsuitably manufactured and has protruding sharp points. Some parts (shape of hand) are dangerous because of their sharpness and they may be detached by a child.


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 rattle made of yellow, orange and green plastic in the form of a hand. Inside the rattle there is a ball and beads. On the packaging there is a sign of conformity and a pictogram with age restriction under three years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1268/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children’s mobile phone – Ball star elegant
 
Brand: Ding Li
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 929-B – on the product, XK 3266, EAN: 5999555064658 – on the sticker
 
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 93.9 dB. In the case of such toys, which 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:  Children’s plastic mobile phone supplied with two button batteries of 1.5 V, equipped with an antenna and a cord to hang it around the neck of a child. The front cover, as well as the display, has stickers with a football player and text. Packaging marked "Ball star elegant appearance".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1271/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Child necklace and bracelet – Fashion ornaments
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. 181985 (necklace) and 181984 (bracelet)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP). Moreover, inside the plastic material there is a liquid which contains 50% ethylene glycol (1,2-etandiol), thus there is a risk of poisoning if a child chews on the plastic necklace and swallows this liquid.


The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic necklace and bracelet with pendant.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1273/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soccer and basketball play set
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C.31091
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28.6% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  Soccer and basketball play set.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1278/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy coffee set – "Coffee"
 
Brand: Vidal Europa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 0218104; Bar code: 8432583181043
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the spindle on the plunger of the coffee pot comes off under a force of less than 60 N producing a dangerous protruding part.


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:  The toy is a coffee set which consists of 4 cups, 4 plates, 4 spoons and one coffee pot. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent window, through which the content is visible, and which carries the following label: "Not suitable for children under the age of 3. Made in China."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1231/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s blouse
 
Brand: MAGIC KIDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Be-be, bar code: 5907258972385
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's pink top, 100% cotton. The collar is embroidered with a small flower. The petals of the flower are made from nylon and in the middle there are plastic beads sewn on to a clear base. Size: 68/92.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1253/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Train
 
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 with toggles in the hood and waist 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:  Children’s jacket with textile cords and toggles. There is a trademark “Train”, an embroidered caption "Help me! I`m skating and lean`t”, "Stop!!!”, "Stop skating”. On the label the materials are mentioned: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, country of origin – Turkey, as well as some information about the importer without identification data. The product is supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1254/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood
 
Brand: Diteks
 
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 with knots 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:  Children’s brick-red sweatshirt with a hood and cords around the neck, with knots at the end. There is a print on the front part and captions "Driver" and "Classic". A label with some information in Bulgarian: material 100% cotton, importer, and origin – Turkey, is attached to the product.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1257/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set consisting of three parts
 
Brand: Piaoliang xiong di
 
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 neck and in the waist 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:  Children’s clothing set consisting of three parts: jogging pants, t-shirt and zip-up sweatshirt jacket. The jacket has a hood and a string round the neck area. The trousers have a string around the waist area. The set is designed for children under the age of 7 and less than 134 cm in height. On the label there is information about the importer, manufacturer and the name – "set". The product consists of: 35% cotton and 65% viscose; size – 4. There are some symbols giving instructions for washing, ironing and dry cleaning. On the outside of the jacket there is an embroidered number “16”, a print: COMPETITION, FOR YOUNG EXPERTS. There is an advertising mark at the neck: “Piaoliang xiong di” and height mark – 4.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1259/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set – Children Fashion
 
Brand: ANDI
 
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, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s clothing set – shorts and sleeveless top with a flower motif and textile laces around the neck; materials: 100% cotton, a label with a caption “ANDI”. It is supplied in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1260/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s set consisting of two parts - Bear
 
Brand: Albi
 
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:  Children’s set consisting of two parts, trademark “Albi”: - jacket with two pockets with buttons; a red print on the left-hand side with the caption ‘bear’ repeated around a picture of a bear; a hood fastened with an elastic yellow cord 45 cm long, ending with plastic toggles; - overall with a red print of a bear on the front part and a caption ‘bear’ and two glued orange motifs of bear heads with two glued plastic eyes. Materials are mentioned on a label: 40% acrylic, 30% viscose, 30% cotton. It is supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1261/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s top with a hood, K 33
 
Brand: Point for boys
 
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:  Children’s top with a hood and laces around the neck with knots at the end, short-sleeved, colour red, with a print on the front part and a caption “K 33”, and a label with some information in Bulgarian: material 100% cotton; code 1166000.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1262/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Sparkle & Shimmer Christmas tree with baubles - tea light holder -
 
Brand: Salco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  75-0811 / 75S0811 / 75R0811 / 75B0811. Bar code: 5023313897094.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:


- the tea lights can set light to the baubles when the Christmas tree is in use,


- the baubles are highly flammable,


- the maximum temperature of the surface likely to be touched is 80°C, with the maximum limit being 65°C,


- some of the baubles may melt and others may become discoloured. During tests, the baubles were ignited deliberately, they ignited after: gold: 19 seconds, red: 5 seconds, silver: 20 seconds, and burnt rapidly with flame heights which reached 110 mm.


Three incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a tea light holder in the shape of a Christmas tree. It is made of metal and comes in four colours: gold, silver, red and brown. The item has baubles hanging from a twisted wire around the main vertical frame which has six tea light holders attached to it and is topped by a star.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1234/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glass tube for sunbeds – Ergoline Efficient Tan
 
Brand: Ergoline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D-12664, D12664-01, and D-12386
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the tube's UV-emission is found to exceed the authorized UV type 3 limits by a factor 2-3 for the shortwave band (maximum permissible 0.15 W/m² for wavelengths from 250 to 320 nm) and more than a factor 1.5 for the longwave band (maximum permissible 0.15 W/m² for wavelengths from 320 to 400 nm).
 

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

 
Description:  Tube lamp for installation in sunbeds. The tube lamps are marked with Ergoline Efficient Tan + (plus) 100 W Super Power D-12664 or D12664-01 and Ergoline Efficient Tan 160 Watt turbo power D-12386.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1235/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical oven
 
Brand: SMEG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SE 210X-5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because of:


- excessive temperatures on parts accessible to users,


- lack of information in the user manual concerning cleaning.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1241/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Iron
 
Brand: RIWEI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RW 1806
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6926488818064
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Health risk / other
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the conductors are correctly connected in the system but the earth and neutral terminals have been incorrectly indicated, causing a risk of electric shock when the power cable is replaced,

- the users' manual does not include the following warnings: "users must not leave the iron unattended when connected to the power supply"; "the iron must be used and set down on a stable surface";

and poses a health risk because before activating the heat protection device, the appliance emits smoke in dangerous quantities, causing a risk of intoxication.


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

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

 
Description:  Steam iron with power of 1500W. Protection against electric shocks. Class I and power cable with type X connection. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1242/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glass tube for sunbeds – Soltron efficient tan plus super power
 
Brand: Soltron
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D-12665-00 and D-12390 and D-12391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the tube's UV-emission is found to exceed the authorized UV type 3 limits by a factor 2-3 for the shortwave band (maximum permissible 0.15 W/m² for wavelengths from 250 to 320 nm) and more than a factor 1.5 for the longwave band (maximum permissible 0.15 W/m² for wavelengths from 320 to 400 nm).
Sunbeds equipped with Soltron Efficient Tan Plus super power 100 Watt D-12665-00 and Soltron Efficient Tan turbo power 160 Watt D-12390 and D-12391 should not be considered as UV type 3 sunbeds.


The product does not comply with the UV type 3 specifications in the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Tube lamp for installation in sunbeds. The tube lamps are marked with Soltron Efficient Tan Plus super power 100 Watt D-12665-00 and Soltron Efficient Tan turbo power 160 Watt D-12390 and D-12391.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1245/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set – 4-plug extension lead
 
Brand: AdR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO: 02395, Bar code: 8431869023954
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:



- the section area of each of the two conductors are 0.1 mm², which is below the required 1 mm²,



- after two minutes' operation at the maximum admissible load (16 A), the power cable begins to smoke due to extreme heating of the conductors, while the electrical insulation also deteriorates rapidly, which may leave the wires accessible resulting in a shock hazard and the risk of burns and smoke.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  This is a white 4-plug extension lead. The packaging is a plastic blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1252/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster – Daisy, electric toaster with sound
 
Brand: Breville
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BREVILLE TR13S Bar code: 5011773015790
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:



- it has a cow-shaped enclosure, is decorated as a cow and emits a moo sound meaning that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children,



- there is no supply cord anchorage,



- proper warnings for hot surfaces are missing.



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:  The electric toaster has a colour cover, a sound and is in the shape of a cow. It has a rated power of 500 W with voltage 230-240 V and a frequency of 50 Hz. Packaging is marked: "this product is not a toy and must be left unattended in the presence of children".
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1263/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hot water electric kettle
 
Brand: NEO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KE-928
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the appliance coupler of the cordless kettle is not resistant to mechanical and electrical damage. The plastic spring element of the coupler part on the separate stand can be damaged.


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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric kettle with 360° detachable base. Technical parameters: 2000W, 230V~, 50Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1267/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Standing ventilator
 
Brand: GOLDEN CROWN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GC-8830
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the protecting grille does not ensure protection against the rotating vanes and does not have sufficient mechanical strength,


- the fan overturns when positioned on a slope surface of 10°.


In addition, the appliance is not marked with the required symbol and the instructions for use lack safety information.


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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Floor standing fan, light grey, total height of about 1 m; the stand is fixed to a cross-shaped base and is equipped with a control panel with four push buttons and a light source, rotating vanes protected with a grille approx 45 cm in diameter; supply cord H03 VV H2-F with a moulded plug marked: 2,5А 250V. The standing fan rotates at 3 speeds. Technical data: 45W, 220V, 50Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1269/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair clipper - Proclipper
 
Brand: Sanusy Austria
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SN-3999, Bar code: 9191439003500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the basic insulated parts are accessible,


- the dimensions of the mains plug are non-compliant,


- the wires are not protected against detachment.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant 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 appliance is made of black and grey plastic. Main components of the appliance: mains plug (6 A; 250 V~; + marks of approval); mains cable (H03VVH2-F; 2x0.75mm2; VDE); mains switch (SAN LIAN; KC 888; 6 A; 250 V; AC). Technical specification: 230 V~; 50 Hz; 35 W; Class II.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1270/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair clipper - Maurice
 
Brand: Trion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TR-363, bar code: 9120020490511
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

This product poses a risk of electric shock because the dimensions of the plug are non-compliant.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant 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 appliance is made of black and grey plastic. Main components of the appliance: mains plug (Y001; 2.5 A; 250 V~; VDE); mains cable H03VVH2-F; (2x0.5mm²; VDE); mains switch (YY; KC 103; 6 A; 250 V; AC). Technical specification: 230 V~; 50 Hz; 9 W; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1272/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Jump leader/starter cable 120A
 
Brand: VETO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9606
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711938104563
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because:



- the clip connection of the strands to the terminal pincers is defective. The connection comes loose even at low tensile force,



- the diameter of the cable is approximately 3 mm² instead of the required 16 mm²,



- the terminal pincers are insulated only at the handle and even there the insulation is defective.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is enclosed in a plastic sheath marked "Starterkabel / Anlasserkabel Kupfer" in German and similarly in other languages ("starter cable/jump lead – copper") and the number "9606/120A". The item is printed with the EAN code, the item number and a small, simplified image of the connection to the batteries.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43

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Alert number: 1276/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer – Silence N 1000
 
Brand: Inter Natianol
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Rcy-2000.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section area of the cord is too small (0.3 mm²),

- the dimensions of the plug are non-compliant, live parts are accessible during abnormal use;



and a risk of fire and burns because the product caught fire in the test for abnormal use.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant 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 hairdryer is made of plastic, with a power switch on the grip. There is no built-in thermal switch or any heat protection. Main parts of the appliance: plug "CE"; mains cable: "RVV 300/300V 2x0.3mm² GB5023.3-97"; built-in switch "JINXING CQC JX95-01 3A250V". Technical specifications: 220 V, 50 Hz, 450-1000 W, Class II. The product was supplied at product shows as a gift.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 43