Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 47 ( Published on: 28/11/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1358/08       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Folding stool for outdoor use
 
Brand: Gandia blasco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: PICNIC 35x35x40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because:



- sharp points and edges were noted on the corners of the aluminium structure and on the lower part of the seat,



- sharp edges were found in the area where the transverse tube is inserted into the folding area,



- the product has a safety catch under the seat. If this catch is not engaged correctly, or should it move while the item is in use, there is a high probability that the stool would collapse if a user tried to move it with both hands.



In addition, there are no instructions for the use of the safety catch or any indication on the model that it exists.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581, EN 14183 and EN 1022.



One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding stool for outdoor use, with aluminium structure and legs and a polyethylene seat.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1369/08       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Binoculars
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 0219018 Bar code: 8432583190182
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of organic volatile compounds in the materials which come into contact with the skin and which may cause skin irritations. One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and silver binoculars with a cord for hanging them around the neck. The packaging is a cardboard box with a picture of the product and the following information: 6 x 30 mm DCF CE mark; Item No 0219018; Not suitable for children under 36 months of age, Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1372/08       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Salt remover for steam irons
 
Brand: WPRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code IRD010-4812 817 29956,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 015250 020663
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains acidic solution which is classified as corrosive C R35 due to its low pH value.


In addition, the label of the product is missing the following safety information:


- the risk symbol C “Corrosive”,

- the risk phrase R35 “Causes serious burns”,

- the precaution instructions

S36/37/39 “Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection” and S45 “In case of accident or if you fill unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible)”.


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

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

 
Description:  Liquid salt remover for steam irons packed in a white plastic bottle with blue cap. Capacity 250ml. On the bottle there are instructions for use and safety instructions in Polish and Greek.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1381/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain with LEDs and flashing unit
 
Brand: Multi function
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100 LED Light, HY-803A, bar code: 2008989612014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the basic insulated live parts are accessible,


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


- the dimensions of the plug do not comply with requirements,


- there is no effective protection against pulling and twisting of the mains cord.


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

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

 
Description:  The lighting chain includes 100 series-parallel connected LEDs. The flashing unit controls 4 parallel circuits for operating the non-replaceable light sources. Main parts of the lighting chain: mains plug "2.5A 250V CE Y"; flashing unit HY-803A CE, ETS Germany, EMC tested, INPUT: 24-240VAC 50/60Hz, Made in CHINA, and unmarked mains supply cord. Technical parameters: on packaging: 55W 60 Hz; on control unit: 24-240 VAC 50/60Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1356/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Prezent
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 1200 PENGUIN BLUE, EAN code: 8586007087906, 2. 1204 TIGER GREEN, EAN code: 8586007087944, 3. 1206 DOG PURPLE, EAN code: 8586007087968
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the night light is fitted with a non-compliant plug,


- no special screws are used for fixation of the cover,


- the switch and the condenser do not comply with relevant requirements,


- the clearance and creepage distances of the switch are less than permitted,


- the cover is shaped and decorated in a way that could lead a child to treat it as a toy.


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

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

 
Description:  Illuminating socket lights in shapes of a blue penguin with a white belly, a green tiger and a violet coloured dog. All 3 models have a name plate on the back with the data - model, 1,5W, 230V, 50Hz, CE, R06W51. Packaging – blister with cardboard marked PREZENT The Lamp Company, model, Lovely Mini Night Light. Information on packaging in 4 languages – Slovak, Czech, Polish, English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1365/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Floor lamp series
 
Brand: OTLETHAZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord is not protected efficiently against twisting force, thus it may get damaged.


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

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

 
Description:  The floor lamp has metal frames and legs. The various metal frames are covered with lampshades made of textile. The lamp includes an E27 lamp holder. Main components of the lamp: "2,5A/250V~ KF-H1" mains plug, "VDE H03VVH2-F 2x0.75mm2 NINGEO KAIFENG ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD" mains supply cord, ”2/250 T210° 0,5-1,5” lampholder és "KF-HK1 2,5A 250V 1E4" switch inserted into the cord. Technical parameters: max. 40W bulb 230V, Class II, „F” mark.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1367/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Photosensitive position light
 
Brand: S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SNL 330
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there are no special screws used for fixation of the cover,

- the cover is not connected to the enclosure and the cover is not secure,

- the enclosure may break, giving access to the light source,

- the cover is shaped and decorated in a way that could lead a child to treat it as a toy.


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

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

 
Description:  Night light with a child’s motif – yellow colour with marking - SNL 330, 230V, 50 Hz, E14/7 W, CE.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1371/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Disco light with rotating sphere - Brightly light
 
Brand: Perfection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 892A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses risk of electric shock because:


- the cross-section area of the cord is less than the requirement,


- the dimensions of the plug do not comply with requirements,


- the metal part in contact with basic insulated wires is accessible,


- the live parts of the screwed-in bulb are accessible.


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

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

 
Description:  The light includes a silver, plastic rotating sphere (diameter approximately 13 cm) with a bulb inside, which illuminates the sphere through coloured plastic inserts. Main parts of the light: lampholder E12, mains supply cord "PVC YOUZHI JUEYUAN DIANXIAN 300/300V", mains plug "2.5A 250V".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1380/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Stroboscope - STRONG DINT LIGHT
 
Brand: YIN HE LIGHT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the basic insulated parts and the unearthed accessible metal parts can come into contact with each other,


- the bushings at the cable inlets are not properly designed,


- the mains cord is not protected against a twisting and pulling force, thus the cord can be damaged,


- the dimensions of the plug are non-compliant.


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

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

 
Description:  The cover of the product is made up of 2 black painted metal plates. The flash-tube is placed on the front plate, while a chromium-plated floodlight can be found behind it. Main components of the product: mains plug (2,5 A 250 V CE jelölés); mains supply cord without marking; condensor (SHX NO. 382193 6μF 25D 200W VAC NICHICON és SH CAP M 200 VAC 6μF F20AMLN605U2 MARCON 7S05U).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1375/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles - Fuel tank to KAWASAKI Motorcycles
 
Brand: KAWASAKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VN900B,C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because, under certain riding conditions, fuel can leak from between the tank filler neck and the fuel cap gasket. Fuel leakage in the presence of a spark or flame could cause a fire. All fuel tanks have to be replaced on the affected motorcycles.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers: 1. VN900B8F - JKAVN900BBA040137 to JKAVN900BBA042011, 2. VN900C8F - JKAVN900CCA021753 to JKAVN900CCA022028.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1382/08       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Eraser - School’s Set Fancy
 
Brand: JUMBO BOOKIE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Erasers sold in the following sets: 1. code ND3375-1,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 257901 000039, 2. code ND3375-1S, barcode: 0 257750 000037.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the sets’ eraser may be mistaken for a foodstuff (ice-cream stick). This may lead children to put it in their mouths, bite it into pieces and swallow it, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.
 

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

 
Description:  Erasers sold in stationery sets. Each one consists of two pencils, a ruler, a sharpener, a notebook and an eraser in the shape of an ice-cream stick (approximate dimensions: 6cm x 3.5cm x 0.8cm). All the items (except the eraser) are multicoloured and decorated with pictures of dolls or other figures of girls. The sets are packed in plastic (PVC) handbags (approximate dimensions: 20cm x 13cm x 1.5cm). The handbags bear a label with the address of the importer in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria and the warning: “ATTENTION! Not suitable for children under 3 years. It contains small parts that can be swallowed” (written in Greek and Bulgarian). None of the sets’ items can be bought separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1357/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy happy elephant
 
Brand: K’s Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  007716
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the white plastic contains 983 mg/kg of lead, thereby exceeding the permitted limit of 90 mg/kg.


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 importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Push-along toy in the form of an elephant's head with plastic handles and wheels, and ears in padded crepe paper. Dimensions: 56 cm high.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1360/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Little Flower Dolly
 
Brand: Simba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 501 3807, Batch No: 080304212, EAN Code: 4006592538071.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the fibrous material of the doll's hair contains 770 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.


The 'hair' of the doll was manufactured using banned azodyes, which, by breaking down into one or more azo groups, can form one of the carcinogenic amines.


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

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

 
Description:  Doll; body made of soft material; head and arms made of plastic; hair made of orange-coloured, fibrous material; pink dress, pink legs, pink shoes, green shirt and pink/green hairband.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1363/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beanstalk 3 Wooden Jigsaw Set
 
Brand: Beanstalk (Argos own brand)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Catalogue number 347/1643
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the small knob on the face of the puzzle pieces can break off and produce small parts which fit entirely within the small parts cylinder, thus presenting a choking hazard for children under 3 years of age.


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

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

 
Description:  Set of three wooden jigsaws. The pieces are either in the form of numbers, letters or animal pictures and are located in a base board.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1368/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy rabbit
 
Brand: Sandy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PZ/7129, bar code: 3700299906324
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and which can be ingested or inhaled by children, may be easily detached from the bead necklace.


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:  Soft cuddly toy in the form of a yellow rabbit wearing a yellow dress and hat. A string of plastic beads is attached to the dress.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1370/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable airbed
 
Brand: BOYS TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259204893, Model: THE SIMPSONS
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because fragments of plastic film can come loose, generating small parts.


In addition, the label reading "WARNING! To be used only in water that is shallower than a child's depth..." is located more than 100 mm from the valve for inflation.


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

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

 
Description:  Red airbed with cartoon characters from "The Simpsons". The packaging is a cardboard box with a label reading: "BOYS TOYS, S.A. Made in China", a CE mark and safety instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1373/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle - JS Twisting Rattle – "Twist'em"
 
Brand: baby baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Serial number 73635, EAN 738339736351
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts are revealed when the screws that join the rattle become loose during use. The parts fit into the small parts cylinder.


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 importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The rattle is a figure made of colourful plastic consisting of several parts which the baby can twist, and other parts which emit a sound.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1374/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy car – Rennwagen (racing car)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 75036001221000000100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the racing car tyres contain 6,5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales.  (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Stop of sales.

 
Description:  Plastic toy racing car, 135 mm in length; blue body, tyres of soft plastic, with pull-back function. The product is packed in a blister pack with a label. Label (extract): Racing car, pull-back function, CE label, warning symbol indicating the age group for which this toy is appropriate in accordance with standard EN 71, Not suitable for children under three years of age because of small parts which may be swallowed, bar code, Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1376/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft Eva puzzle
 
Brand: D&S Toys Company
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DS96550 and DS96600F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts which form a puzzle and which fit entirely in 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Playmats used by children, especially under 36 months of age, and which consist of multi-coloured foam tiles which fit together to form a mat.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1377/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Color baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 22133 Bar code: 8412842221338
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Damage to hearing
 
The product poses:



- a risk of damage to hearing because the sound produced by the toy exceeds the 80 dB permitted for toys to be held close to the ear,



- a chemical risk because of the transparent material of the plastic case and because the pink flower on the case contains di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), which is banned in toys and childcare articles.



The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, 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:  Blue toy mobile telephone with five purple keys. It includes a transparent plastic case with a pink flower. The packaging is a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1379/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Shocking Rocket and Explosive Experiments - "Fusée rusée" et "Expériences explosives"
 
Brand: GALT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:


- risk of the reservoir exploding while being put under pressure,


- risk of falling and injury if the take-off during the launch phase goes wrong.


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 manufacturer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The first box, "Fusée rusée" (English name: Shocking Rocket), contains a water rocket with a 300 ml water reservoir, the second, "Expériences explosives" (English name: Explosive Experiments), contains a water rocket with a 500 ml water reservoir and a chemistry experiment kit including a bottle of sodium tetraborate and a pair of glasses, described as protective glasses, with no CE mark.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1362/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Riding gloves - Reithandschuhe
 
Brand: Loesdau
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Western Profi" riding gloves, Article No 4017.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of benzidine 1518 mg/kg.


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

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

 
Description:  Riding gloves made of black leather with a velcro strip fastening, elasticated at the wrist, no lining, large "M".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1378/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Casual shoes for children
 
Brand: Weide
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4623-111
 
Batch number / Barcode:  69300868008200693
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk because the design of the toe area of the shoes is not appropriate: the toe is too narrow; the sole is too rigid and hard. Therefore, during normal use the footwear may cause health problems to the user and harm the healthy development of the feet.



The product does not comply with the national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  The shoes are made of black man-made leather upper, leather and man-made leather lining and plastic sole with gluing technology. The top part is decorated with pearls and flitters imitating a butterfly.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1359/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Portable radio-cassette recorder MEGA SOUND
 
Brand: Kingsound
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KS-1900 DL, bar code: 6926950220248
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the conductors (the insulation of which are smaller than required by the standard) are accessible through the lid of the battery compartment,


- the wires are not properly fixed,


- the night light is fitted with a non-compliant plug.


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

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

 
Description:  Portable cassette recorder with integrated radio, operated from mains supply (230V 50Hz) or batteries (4x1.5V „D”). Special features: disco light effects in the loudspeakers and on the tuning scale. Technical parameters: Class II; 220 ACV 50Hz.; 4x1.5DCV; AM 530-1600 KHz; FM 76-108MHz; TV2-5CH. Dimensions: 125x135x285mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1361/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multifunctional kitchen appliance
 
Brand: MAGIC BULLET
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock since during normal use the liquid can get onto the live terminals of the motor through the wires inside 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:  The appliance includes a basic unit and accessories (blender, grinder and fruit extractor). Main components: electric motor, (Sundi HC5440 220V, 50(60) Hz; thermal switch, (KSD301-9700, 15A, 250V, 110°C); mains supply cord, (CCC AOO3359 Ruiashi Huianqiu Qiaxsiandianlan Youxiangongsi 227IEC 52(RVV) 300/300V 2×0.5mm2 Yingwu); mains plug, (2.5A 250V~).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1364/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Grill and oven - Bimeks Turbo
 
Brand: Bimeks
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1100-50, 2300 Watt
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, fire and burns because:



- the appliance may overheat and the handle and junction box may melt away from the casing, exposing live components,



- the metal surface heats to over 90˚C,
In addition, there are no warning indications and no operating instructions.



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 manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Oven and grill. Dimensions 38 x 23 x 13 cm. The top and the bottom are heating elements. The product is packed in cardboard.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47

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Alert number: 1366/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightening irons
 
Brand: GHD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SKU code 387932, Barcode EAN 5060034524236
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there is a lack of fuses and they are of the incorrect size,


- the requirements for creepage and clearance distances of basic insulation to accessible metal parts are not met.


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:  Pink sleeve with a box inside. No security seal, as there would be on the genuine product. Lack of seal shows that the product is counterfeit. CE mark is also slightly different from the one on the genuine product. Product and box are both CE marked. Box measurements: L = 33.5cm; W = 14.5cm; D = 9cm. Product measurements (iron only, not lead): 26cm; W= 3cm. Labelled GHD. <b>This product may be counterfeit. </b>
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 47