Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 46 ( Published on: 21/11/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1320/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Central-heating boiler
 
Brand: Buderus, Milton, Nefit, Oso, Sieger, Tata
 
Name: Unknown
 
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Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the top of the burner can overheat due to extreme pollution of the heat exchanger.



14 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Central-heating boiler.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1342/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Expander
 
Brand: Tchibo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. number 252882
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the insufficient durability of snap hooks and rubber, these parts may break during use.

 

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

 
Description:  The product is an expander used for physical exercise, made of rubber and metal parts, coloured blue, red and black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1351/08       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace - Janina necklace 50 cm
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 23624006211000000299
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a nickel migration from 0.147 - 38.661 µg/cm²/week, which exceeds the limit laid down by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Silver-coloured necklace with large metal links and various metal charms (squares, rectangles, cloud, stars, wedges).
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1321/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light – Bear light
 
Brand: Prezent
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 1208 BEAR BLUE, EAN code: 8586007087982, 2. 1209 BEAR GREEN, EAN code: 8586007087999, 3. 1210 BEAR ORANGE, EAN code: 8586007088002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- construction and dimensions of the plug are not compliant,


- no special screws are used for the cover,


- the switch does not comply with the relevant requirements, as the clearance and creepage distances of the switch are less than permitted.


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

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

 
Description:  A night light in the shape of a teddy bear – three models in blue, green and orange. Data on name plates - model, 1,5W, 230V, 50Hz, CE, R06W51. Packed in a blister with a cardboard background marked – "PREZENT The Lamp Company, model, Lovely Mini Night Light". The information provided on the packaging is in 4 languages – Slovak, Czech, Polish, English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1355/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Disco lights - Twins disco lamp
 
Brand: Out of the blue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 57/8296 EAN 4029811195244
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- live parts of the lamp socket can be touched when changing the bulb,


- the lampholder lacks protection against touching the live lamp socket,


- the cord strain relief device is not firmly attached to the lamp.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 60238.
 

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

 
Description:  Disco lights, 230 V, 15 W, E 14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1338/08       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric impact drill
 
Brand: VD-TECH Profi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  V532,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8014132030189, batch code: T-2247-1
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the basic insulated wires may come into contact with moving, accessible metal parts, and could therefore be damaged,


- insulation of the wires is not sufficient, thus flashover can occur between the live parts and accessible metal parts.


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

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

 
Description:  The outside of the electric drill is red plastic. There is a switch on one side for selecting the material to be drilled. The chuck speed switch has two positions. The direction of rotation can be changed and there is also a locking option for permanent operation. Technical parameters: 230V~; 50Hz; 500W; 1900/2800RPM; 13mm, Class II.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1323/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Honda CB 1000
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CB 1000 R/RA.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because part of the rear light may not function, causing the level of light emitted to fall below the approved standard, thus posing the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Honda motorcycles, CB 1000 R/RA (2009) models with the following VINs: ZDCSC60A*9F000074 - *9F008647 ZDCSC60B*9F000074 - *9F008647 ZDCSC60C*9F000074 - *9F008647 ZDCSC60D*9F000074 - *9F008647
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1339/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Handbrake lever
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Jazz (model codes: GD1 and GD5).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the internal push rod within the handbrake assembly may have been damaged during manufacture of the parking brake. This damage can lead to the joint 'jamming' and subsequently the handbrake may not engage or in some cases it may release itself.
 

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

 
Description:  VIN GD1 2004 JHMGD1XX04S232566-JHMGD1XX04S247249 GD5 2004 JHMGD5XX04S210286-JHMGD5XX04S212382 GD1 2005 JHMGD1XX05S200004-JHMGD1XX05S287642 GD5 2005 JHMGD5XX05S200002-JHMGD5XX05S236804. The recall concerns certain 2004 and 2005 model year vehicles.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1345/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Mercedes Benz Vito/Viano
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Mercedes Benz Vito/Viano, type 639
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the passenger airbag is activated in the case of an accident, the airbag attachment can shear off from the housing. As a result, the passenger airbag might not be completely released and inflated. In unfavourable circumstances, components may also be detached and propelled into the passenger cabin.
 

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

 
Description:  Concerns vehicles manufactured between 20 June 2008 and 16 July 2008, VIN range WDF639****3449314 to WDF639****3456797.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1344/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Skate helmet
 
Brand: Skills
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 918996099, EAN code: 4897021001064
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the shock absorbing capacity is not sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1078.
 

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

 
Description:  The helmet is available in blue or red. Packed in a black cardboard box with pictures of children riding scooters and a photo of the helmet. The word “Skills” is printed on the box along with an adhesive label with warnings in Swedish.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1329/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child’s bib - Soft pelican bib
 
Brand: Libra
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Child’s bib "KOD033", EAN code: 5907746000033
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10.2% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).


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

 

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

 
Description:  Child’s bib with a pocket, printed with a picture of dogs and flowers. The bib is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with coloured card. A coloured card is stapled to the bib with the inscription: “Libra Soft pelican bib. Strong practical - large packet catches crumbs and spills - only wipe it."
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1322/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys - Colored Growing Pets & Growing Pet Hatch’Em Egg
 
Brand: Hingfat Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 510 Colored Growing Dinosaur Assortment Barcode 7523542005102/ Item 513 Colored Growing Sea Life Assortment Barcode 7523542005133/ Item 512 Colored Growing Dolphins Assortment Barcode 7523542005126/ Item 516 Colored Growing Frogs Assortment Barcode 7523542005164/ Item 652 Hatch’em Growing Pets Alligator Egg Barcode 7523542006550 Item 655 Hatch’em Growing Pets Penguin Egg Barcode 7523542006550 Item 657 Hatch’em Growing Pets Snake Egg Barcode 7523542006550 Item 531 Colored Growing Large Whale Barcode 7523541005295/ Item 537 Colored Growing Large Lobster Barcode 7523541005295
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The products pose a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toys expand in different dimensions of 250% - 270%. The small parts (arms, legs, tails & fins), which may detach from the toy, as well as the rest of the animal entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and may expand more than 50% in three directions.


The products do 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 toys are: 3 dinosaurs (A-C), 3 sharks (D-F), 3 dolphins (G-I), 3 frogs (J-L), 3 eggs (M-O), and 2 sea creatures (P,Q): (A) triceratops-orange with brown spots, (B) two-legged dinosaur, yellow in colour with brown and white strips, (C) armoured dinosaur - green in colour with camouflage on back, (D) great white shark - blue and white with yellow mouth, (E) shark - yellow and white with black eyes, (F) basking shark - grey and white with white strips and spots, (G) dolphin - blue and pink in colour, (H) dolphin - yellow and pink in colour, (I) dolphin - grey and pink in colour, (J) frog - green and yellow in colour with orange spots and strips, (K) frog - orange and yellow with green spots and purple legs with black specs, (L) frog - red and yellow with large webbed feet with black outline, (M) penguin - grey with yellow beak and a black head, (N) alligator - green in colour with red eyes, (O) snake - purple and yellow with an orange head and a red tongue, (P) whale – black in colour with red spots, and (Q) lobster– red in colour with green strips on the tail. Each toy is packed in a transparent plastic bag. On the cardboard label situated inside the packaging there are markings and information: “CE mark”, the name of a toy, barcode and type. Model numbers, pictogram concerning the age “0-3” restriction and written information”. Other warnings are in English only: “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts”, “do not swallow.” “Dimensions of a toy may extend up to 600%”. The user’s manual is in English only.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1326/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair for doll - Doll’s trolley
 
Brand: Doll Carrier
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 122348
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it collapses when loaded with the test mass.


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 metal hulled, pink doll’s trolley with colourful seat.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1327/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's scooter - Rollerboard
 
Brand: SCOOTER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8470898090834
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because:



- the diameter of the front wheel is 100 mm, which is below the minimum requirement of 120 mm,



- the diameter of the end of the handlebars is 31 mm, which is below the minimum requirement of 40 mm,



- the toy contains sharp edges.



In addition, there is a lack of warning information and instructions for use.



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

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

 
Description:  Folding metal scooter with black handlebars. The word "Scooter" is printed on the footplate and the bar. A yellow sticker on the lower part of the scooter includes safety instructions in English. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with a photograph of the scooter and the wording "Rollerboard. Scooter".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1332/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ten-piece baby gift set
 
Brand: Beanstalk (Argos own brand)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Argos catalogue number 347/0572
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because one component part, a “remote control”, has a rotating clear plastic ball containing beads. This ball may break apart allowing the beads to escape. Four incidents reported.


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:  A ten-piece baby's gift set containing various plastic items.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1340/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask & Snorkel Set - Juniors
 
Brand: Bestway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 4750649050640, Art. Nr. #24007 and 380-192
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the plastic in the diving goggles contains 35.7% by weight of di-"isononyl"-phthalat (DINP) and 0.11% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),


- the plastic in the snorkel contains 1.1 % by weight of di-"isononyl"-phthalat (DINP) and 6.3 % by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).


Certain phthalates are prohibited in toys and childcare articles at levels exceeding 0.1%.
 

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

 
Description:  Set for swimming marked "Mask & Snorkel Set. Juniors" The set is intended for children from age 7+. Made of plastic in blue or green nuances. Consists of 2 parts - diving goggles and snorkel. There is a sticker on the packaging in Latvian language with the name of the distributor. A user's manual and warnings are also attached to the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1343/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic air squeeze gun - Octoshot
 
Brand: Chupa Chups
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no. 8300449/15742, EAN code 8410031938906.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cup, which fits entirely into the small parts cylinder, is easily detached from the foam projectile.


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:  Plastic air squeeze gun in the form of a squid, foam projectile with suction cup. Brown soft plastic body and tentacles, red plastic suction cup with yellow foam. Lollipop attached in the head of the squid. Age grading 3+ pictogram and “Warning! Read and keep. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1346/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeezable toy ducks
 
Brand: BABA MAMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:


- lemon colour : 16.8% by weight of di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP),


- orange colour : 20,3% by weight of di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP),


- yellow colour : 15,2% by weight of di- "isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


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

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

 
Description:  Set of squeaky toys in the shape of ducks - 5 different sizes and different colours (yellow with pink and blue heart shapes, and orange with yellow and blue hearts). The toys are packed in a transparent bag closed with a multicoloured card. A sticker in Latvian with the name of the distributor and warnings is attached to the packing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1347/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring
 
Brand: Bestway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Inflatable swim ring "Batman" (30"- 76cm), EAN code: 4750649050541, Art. Nr. 96004 and 380-202.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the blue plastic material contains 5.9% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),


- the yellow material contains 7.2% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),


- the valve contains 0.16% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and 1.0% by weight 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, recall from consumer and destruction of the products by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Inflatable swim ring, printed with a picture of Batman in blue, black, yellow and white colours. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a colour picture of the inflatable ring on the front and marking on the back, including a sticker in Latvian language with the name of the distributor. A user's manual and warnings are also attached to the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1348/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Reindeer and Father Christmas - Battery-powered reindeer and Father Christmas
 
Brand: BENZI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8425982009094, Reference: ROYAN200900101
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a choking and a chemical risk because the batteries in the toy can easily be removed.



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

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

 
Description:  A battery-operated, plush reindeer carrying a Father Christmas on its back. The batteries, which are not button batteries, are located in the reindeer's underside. The packaging is a cardboard box with indications in English. It carries the symbol indicating that it is not recommended for children under the age of three because it contains small parts, and a CE mark. The importer's details are given, along with the warning that it is not a toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1349/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Tricycle
 
Brand: EURO baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the compression springs are accessible when the gap between two consecutive turns exceeds 3 mm at rest and can be affected by a force of 40 N or more during play,


- the direct pedal drive wheel has holes bigger than 5 mm,


- the space between the wheels and the frame are not adequate,


- stickers separated during the tensile test fit into the small parts cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Tricycle with pedals attached to the front wheel. Black metal frame with red dots and three wheels made of hard plastic.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1350/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy helicopter - Police Zoom Copter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries caused by sharp edges because:



-the helicopter operates by a spring mechanism, which enables it to fly. There is no protection around the rotating surfaces. Owing to the design and the way the toy operates, the rotor blade edges constitute an injury risk,



- in launching the helicopter there is a danger of the rotating blades hitting the child in the face. Also, if the helicopter hits the ceiling, a rotor blade can fall off, constituting a further injury risk.



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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy pull-string helicopter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1353/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic inflatable toys - Fun Friends Turtle Float
 
Brand: My 1st Summer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  01448, EAN 026753014484
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:


- the foil of the inflatable toy contains 16.0% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and 0.20 % by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP),


- the valve of the toy contains 0.94% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.15% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).


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

 
Description:  Toy - Inflatable turtle float with shade canopy made of softened PVC. The float is yellow, blue and green. On the float is a safety warning in English. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a picture and description of the float and a safety checklist. A sticker in Latvian with the name of the distributor and warnings is attached to the packing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1330/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Setty Koop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model SК -8207
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation and strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood area.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  A children’s outfit consisting of three parts: a hooded jacket with drawstrings, a top and a pair of trousers in a variety of colour combinations. There are beads sewn to the front of the jacket forming the following inscription: "Smartly white", a printed pattern with the inscription: "Great amity" and a motif of a dog, with an attached label. On the top there is a picture and the inscription "Great". On the trousers there is an textile motif with beads forming the word "Kiss" and a textile label with the inscription: "SKІІ, 65% cotton, 35% polyester. The product is sold with a label in Bulgarian containing the following information: item – outfit, size, composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester, and the importer's details: The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1331/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes - trainers
 
Brand: COCCODRILLO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. W82-11104 SHO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic decorations, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, may be detached from the velcro fasteners by a tension force of 55 N (right trainer) and 45 N (left trainer).
 

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

 
Description:  The shoes are made from blue plastic material with pink embroidered flowers and a velcro fastener, to which a white and pink round plastic decoration (diameter 24 mm) is attached. A sticker with the word SPORT is on the back. The product is packed in a box with marking COCCODRILLO.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1335/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby’s hat
 
Brand: Baby by Lindex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 6037593
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the press studs on the chin strap, which can easily be detached, fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.


Two incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Brown and white baby’s hat in fur-type fabric with small ears on the top and chinstrap. Size 42/44 – 46/48.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1336/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket – "Sport - Teсhnal wear"
 
Brand: Aijia fashion qualified
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  -
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  A children’s jacket with detachable hood, elastic drawstrings with plastic ends, available in different sizes, with printed patterns and inscriptions: ”Fashion kids”, „Jiushon”, „Jflai xzdud”. The product is sold with a label in Bulgarian containing the following information: item – sweatsuit, composition: 65% cotton and 35% polyester. The product is sold in a transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1352/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Halloween costumes
 
Brand: Poundstretcher
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLU 229071 - Delightful Devil, PLU 229069 - Faceless Ghoul, PLU229063 - Vampire Cape, PLU 209287 - Skeleton Outfit, PLU 229070 - Witch Outfit, PLU 202320 - Little Devil.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring and knots in the neck area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl's red velour dress with a functional tie at the back of the neck.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1354/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boots and booties
 
Brand: ETAM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model « Anne Sophie » ref 6258546, Model « Marie » ref 6258544, Boot « sioux » black ref 6260758, Boot « sioux » brown ref 6260758, Bootee « Pocahontas » black ref 6256860, Bootee « Pocahontas » camel (light brown) ref 6256860, Shoes « amandine » black ref 6256861, Shoes « amandine » navy blue ref 6256861.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain anti-mould sachets with dimethylfumarate (DMF), a biocidal substance used to prevent mould, which may cause irritations and allergies to certain persons. The allergy results in: an itching sensation, redness, burns and, in some cases, articular pains (rheumatism).
 

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

 
Description:  See pictures
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1319/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair balsam - Bálsamo Nutritivo e Reparador
 
Brand: Botica Natural
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches of the product.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bishydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide, which may be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Bálsamo Nutritivo e Reparador” is a maintenance product for the care of dry, damaged hair. Packed in a 200ml bottle.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1324/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Anti-ageing cream - Emulsão Contorno de Olhos
 
Brand: Botica Natural
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches of the product.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bishydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide, which may be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  "Emulsao Contorno de Olhos" is an anti-ageing product for the area around the eyes, sold in a 15 ml tube.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1328/08       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up remover - Emulsão Desmaquilhante Integral
 
Brand: Botica Natural
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches of the product.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bishydroxyethyl biscetyl malonamide which may be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction and which is banned under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  "Emulsão Desmaquilhante Integral” is a product for removing make-up from the face and the eyes, which is packed in a 250 g bottle.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1325/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor Multi plug
 
Brand: Melissa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 692004, type No 931L, EAN No 5707160920043
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the contact pins of the adaptor, intended for use in the United Kingdom, can be exposed and therefore touched prior or during use,


- the contact pins of the inserted plug can be touched,


- it is possible to insert one plug contact pin, while the other live pins are exposed.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel adaptor for use in the United Kingdom.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1333/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener - Intellectual ionic hair permer
 
Brand: Guangming
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GM-528, bar code: 6925979788505
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the dimensions of the plug are smaller than required,


- the insulation is not sufficient and therefore flashover may occur between the live parts and accessible metal parts,


- the sharp edges of the spring and metal plate may damage the wires,


- the insulation is not properly fixed at the heating elements.


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 plastic. A red LED indicates if the appliance is in operation. Main part of the product: mains supply cord (RVVB Insulated Wire 300/300V), mains plug (2.5A, 250V), the heating elements and the switch have no marking. Technical parameters: AC 220V, 50-60Hz, 30-180W, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1334/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer - Eifa – "Elektrischer Föhn"
 
Brand: ART-LAND
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HD-217, bar code: 4038478106166
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the heating elements are not properly fixed in the appliance.


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:  A hairdryer made of plastic. A power switch is placed on the grip. Main parts of the appliance: mains plug "KENIC KE-21 2.5A 250V~ VDE CE NDSFI ÖVE CEBEC", 2-core mains supply cord "227 IEC 52, H03VVH2-F, 2×0.75mm2, KELF-75, N15075, NF-USE, 1327, A003828, 300/300V, CE". Technical parameters: 230 V, 50 Hz, 200W, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46

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Alert number: 1337/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  AC-DC adaptor
 
Brand: METRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: GW-TR-008, EAN: 5 060017 978773
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- insulation between the parts connected to the mains and the secondary parts (output), which can be touched, is not sufficient,


- clearances/creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings are 0.5 mm instead of the required 4 mm/5 mm,


- there are no insulation tubes on the output wires.


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

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

 
Description:  AC-DC adaptor (travel charger). The mains plug forms part of the black plastic enclosure.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 46