Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 50 ( Published on: 19/12/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1468/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Table heater – Garden Grill Gas heater
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Table heater, serial number 5001030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Health risk / other
 
The product poses a risk of burns because:



- there is no operating pressure on the appliance,



- the type of regulator to be used, indicating in particular reduced pressure; information concerning the minimum distance between the appliance and the gas cylinder is missing in the installation and user instructions,



- the burner is not accessible so it is not possible to light the burner safely. Several unsuccessful attempts can lead to an accumulation of unburned gas and subsequent successful ignition can cause a burst of flame;



and a risk of CO poisoning because



- there is no marking on the appliance about the pressure, which can cause deficient combustion leading to a build-up of CO,



- CO concentration of the neutral combustion gases is 0.2189%, which exceeds the requirement of 0.2%.



The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14543.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1472/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Patio heater - Terrasverwarmer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Supergarden 13 KW, model HSS
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because cross ignition occurs incorrectly at low capacity operation. A quarter of the burner ignites and unburned gas may accumulate leading to a sudden burst of flame.


The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14543.
 

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

 
Description:  Patio heater
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1466/08       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Necklace – Silver chain
 
Brand: Hot Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item code 0084
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel 1.4 μg/cm2/week. The product does not comply with the provisions of the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  A silver chain with embedded beads.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1476/08       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ring
 
Brand: Indiska
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  43 076
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it migrates nickel (0.75 µg/cm²/week) which exceeds the limit laid down by the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.


The packaging says “Nickel tested” which gives false information to consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  A silver-coloured metal ring with an oval plate attached to cardboard marked “Indiska” and “Nickel tested”.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1469/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Christmas lights – Series de lampadas
 
Brand: ORGANIZACOES CIAGE IMPORT EXPORT,LDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code 5608992969197, Item No: 96919 (same as 96918)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because caps can be loose and live parts may be 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): Import rejected and sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Christmas light / light chain with 4 LEDs in a glass Christmas ball.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1470/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp with children's motif
 
Brand: APOLLO lighting
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: JAGA, EAN code: 5908237119890
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:



- cable anchorage is not appropriate,



- cable terminals for supply cable anchorage are missing,



- switch terminals cannot be used for engagement of the supply cable,



- the diameter of the mains plugs is not suitable (3.4 mm, should be 4 mm),



- the cross-section of the wires of the supply cable is 0.5 mm² (should be 0.75 mm²),



- supply cable anchorage should be such that the supply wires are relieved from strain.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

 

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

 
Description:  Table lamp with a children’s motif, green colour, marked APOLLO, JAGA, 406/2007, ~230V/50 Hz, max. 60W, E 27, CE, F. Packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the product and marking similar marking.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1482/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Disney Magic Night Light
 
Brand: Dr. Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JY003-01, E14, on sticker: Art. Nr. 4872, EAN code: 5998250348728, on pack: 31706007612000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cover is not fixed with special screws, the base and the cover are not firmly connected and the cover can break, giving access to the light source.


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, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Night light with a switch and a semi-circular lampshade decorated with Disney characters. The product is marked "Good Night, Dr. Light", CE mark, Made in China, 230V, "WARNING! MAGIC NIGHT LIGHT IS NOT A TOY!"
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1490/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Rear drive shaft in passenger car
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model Crafter, type 2E or 2F (Recall Campaign 42E9)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries as the left drive shaft can break due to a manufacturing fault.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2008 model year vehicles, of the following chassis number ranges: 2E: from 028921 to 033746 2F: from 007541 to 008207
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1477/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Changing unit for domestic use
 
Brand: NG Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NG Baby 4710
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

This product poses a serious risk of injuries because:


- the changing unit has no protection barriers at the sides,


- the locking mechanism opens with a force less than the required 50 N,


- there are openings bigger than 25 mm within the baby’s reach, which could lead to entrapment of the child's fingers.


The product also lacks safety markings and instructions for safe use.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12221.
 

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

 
Description:  Floor-standing baby's changing unit composed of a white metal frame and a white fabric changing mat with pockets at the front.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1483/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby's changing mat
 
Brand: JUMBO BEBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n°: Μ-08, bar code 0 267161 000038
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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


 

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

 
Description:  Baby's plastic changing mat decorated with figures of animals in cars (approximate dimensions: 81cm x 48cm x 9cm). Packed in a transparent plastic bag with a label containing the address of the importer in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1493/08       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Changing mat
 
Brand: JUMBO BEBE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 60048B-3, bar code 0 255035 000031
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  Light blue changing mat (approx. dimensions: 79cm x 47cm x 9cm), packed in a transparent plastic bag with warnings, instructions for use and the address of the importer in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1474/08       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Boat – Recreational craft
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GIO'21.02 (serial number:RO-GIO21020E807)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because of incorrect wiring. Lays are suspended everywhere in the boat leading to the possibility that they may be broken or become worn which could result in a fire, and a risk of drowning as all the tops and openings on the craft's deck are incorrectly tightened which means that water could enter the boat causing it to sink.
 

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

 
Description:  The boat is 6.8 m in length, 1.6 m high and 2.5 m in width. The moulded draught is 45 cm; Power 185 KW, speed 45 knots, maximum capacity: 8 persons.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1478/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy bear
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it has loose seams and the stuffing contains small balls that fit into the small parts cylinder; these are not enclosed in a covering as required.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Blue, white or red teddy bear wearing a tee-shirt marked "Les sapeurs-pompiers de la Somme te souhaitent un bon rétablissement" [The firemen of the Somme wish you a speedy recovery].
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1479/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toys - "GEOMAG magnetic world The Original"
 
Brand: GEOMAG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - GEOMAG magnetic world The Original, PANELS 46; Article No 401, EAN 7640115414014; - GEOMAG magnetic world The Original, PANELS 125; Article No 403, EAN 7640115414038; - GEOMAG magnetic world The Original, DEKOPANELS M; Article No 802, EAN 7640115418029
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the warning is incomplete and not clearly visible.


Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause injury to the digestive tract.
The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2008/329/EC requiring Member States to ensure that magnetic toys placed or made available on the market display a warning about the health and safety risks they pose.


Incidents have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Sets of magnetic building components.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1484/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: SHI SHANG SHAO NU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JS:1338
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the head contains 27.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in childcare articles are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  A doll made from PVC with monofilament hair and dressed in textile clothing with plastic shoes. A small comb is included. Packed in a plastic bag with data - SHI SHANG SHAO NU, JS: 1338, CE, origin - Made in China and "Warning- Choking hazard- small parts. Not for children under 3 years".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1488/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Interactive doll - Magic Interactive Baby – 42cm
 
Brand: Dream Creation
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5050837082910, No.1370829
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 32% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).


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

 

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

 
Description:  Interactive baby doll with plastic head, arms and legs and a soft body. The doll emits different baby sounds.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1489/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Lorry and trailer toy - Tractor & trailer street machine
 
Brand: RAMA TRITTON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 46120
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the trailer and lorry axles can be removed with a force of less than 60 N, causing the axle to be dangerous.

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 labelling reads: "Pro Engine. Tractor & Trailer Street Machine. No conveniente para menores de 3 años por contener partes pequeñas" (Contains small parts and is therefore not suitable for children under three years). CE. "Made in China".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1491/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: SALLY ANN COLLECTION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cutie Tots, item No.: 24786, barcode 4 893126 247864
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 13.4% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directives 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  Doll in the form of a baby (approx. dimensions: 30cm x 15cm x 5cm), dressed in a light blue baby jumpsuit. The toy is attached to pink cardboard, accompanied by two small light blue teddy bears. The packaging carries warnings, a pictogram “0-3 not intended”, the CE mark and the address of the importer in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1492/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: PONY TAILS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lovable Play Pony “Pony Tails” to treasure and love!, barcode 6 901139 907335
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.8% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP). According to the Chemical Restrictions Directives 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  Light blue plastic toy pony (approx. dimensions: 10cm x 15cm x 4cm). The toy is packed in a blister on cardboard along with a white comb and 10 stickers. The cardboard bears the warning “CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1467/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ boots and shoes
 
Brand: CACHE CACHE and PATRICE BREAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Boot DIJABO (black and brown) – ref.: 3964005 Boot CHAVIE (black ) – ref.: 9933026: supplier RISING SUN Boot CHAZUS (black ) – ref.: 9933011 Boot CHAVIA (black ) – ref.: 9933015 Shoe CHARID (yellow/black ) – ref.: 9931015 Shoe CHENI (black ) – ref.: 9932019 Shoe CHAMIE (black ) – ref.: 9932020 Shoe CHAPAT (black ) – ref.: 9931031 Boot CHATAZ (brown) – ref.: 9933025 In addition, models Boot DIJA P and Boot CHUSIA are subject to the voluntary recall campaign, although the presence of dimethylfumarate has not been confirmed.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the allergy caused by this substance manifests itself in the form of irritation, rashes, burns, joint pain and in some cases debilitating acute and generalised eczema. It would also appear that the allergy resulting from contact with dimethylfumarate (DMF), combined with other pathologies, can cause chronic or acute respiratory disorders. The characteristics of the substance, i.e. its volatile nature, make it likely to contaminate products in the vicinity and permanently permeate finished products exposed to it, thus aggravating the danger.


5 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Various boots and shoes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1471/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top
 
Brand: NEXT STARS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. PL078A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings (340 mm in length) in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red, blue and white sweatshirt with a blue hood containing a drawstring. On the front are blue and white printed patterns and the inscriptions: "A 6", “SPORT JM 2008”and “NEXT STARS”. A cardboard label, attached to the sweatshirt, contains the name, model and size of the product. Other labels contain the inscription: NEXT STARS, the composition: 100% cotton and the size: 10A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1473/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top
 
Brand: SPORT’S HOUSE bebe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 778002-1
 
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 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red sweatshirt with a beige hood and brown fabric drawstrings with knots. On the front, there are green and white printed motifs with the following inscriptions: “SHJW DEFENCE 72 DEPARTMENT ALLIANCE ” “Sergent John Mc Daniels”, “GENERAL AIR FORCE 296/ S- 7 OPERATION”. A cardboard label is attached to the sweatshirt containing the name of the product, the price, the size, the code and the indication “imported”. Composition: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Size: 3E (3 years old)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1475/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: BABY ENERGINO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. ST-6475, bar code: 5 200000 494853
 
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 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  White and blue jacket with hood, elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles, a zip and two side pockets. The jacket is embroidered with a polar bear wearing a red hat and the inscription: “JUNIOR ENERGINO INTERNATIONAL”. There is a cardboard label attached to the jacket, containing the name (Baby energino), the model and composition of the product, as well as washing instructions. Composition: 100% polyester. Size: 80.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1480/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top
 
Brand: IDEXE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. TG 104 4A,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  969165840011A 4A
 
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 according to which garments intended for young children aged from birth to age 7 years shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  White zip-up top with hood containing a drawstring with knots, and two side pockets. On the front there are red, blue, pink and purple printed patterns in the form of flowers and stars, and the inscriptions: “New York style” and ‘fashion time”. The labels contain the inscription: IDEXE. Composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane. Size: 3/4A (3-4 years old).
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1481/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: NEXT STARS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style n° SE021
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings with a length of 180 mm in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which, on garments for children aged from 7 to 14 years, functional cords and adjusting tabs should be no more than 75 mm in length.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the distributor ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girl’s zip-up red jacket with a hood containing fabric drawstrings ended with plastic toggles. White, black and yellow flowers are embroidered on the front of the jacket. On the inside, there is a sewn-in, textile label marked “Next Stars” and the size of the jacket: 12 M. A cardboard label is attached to the jacket containing the logo of the product: “New Stars FASHIONABLE WEAR”, the style number, the size and washing instructions. Composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. Size: 12M (12 months old).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1485/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jeans - Baby Girl Denim Jean
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  07020544
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative buttons can become detached. The buttons fit entirely into the small parts cylinder thus can be swallowed by children, causing choking.

 

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

 
Description:  Child's jeans in 100% cotton denim woven fabric with 5 buttons in various colours along the rim of the front pocket. Three floral patterns on the left-hand side of the jeans.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1486/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby girl denim skirt and leggings
 
Brand: BABY ENERGINO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  07080005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative buttons can be detached. The buttons represent small parts which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder thus they can be put into the mouth by children and cause choking.
 

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

 
Description:  Denim woven skirt in dark indigo, frill edge with matching rainbow stripe legging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50

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Alert number: 1487/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top
 
Brand: WPM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 3006300, art. No. 7064,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8032676469005
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area with a length of 130mm. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which functional cords and adjusting tabs shall be not more than 75 mm length in garments intended for children aged from 7 to 14 years.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red and yellow sweatshirt top with grey hood and a drawstring with knots. The top is embroidered with yellow printed patterns on the front and on the sleeves. The labels contain the inscription WPM, Royal society, found 1956. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: M (medium, intended for children of 10 years of age).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 50