Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 51 ( Published on: 26/12/2008)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1529/08       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Patio Heater
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  562/052
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns because:


- the gas supply does not turn off if the appliance topples. This could lead to a fire and burns,

- it is not easy to light the product (due to an unstable pilot flame), combustion is not stable and ignition of the main burner is delayed. The accumulation of unburned gas and the delayed ignition can cause a sudden burst of flame.
 

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 - 51

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Alert number: 1532/08       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermos flask
 
Brand: D'CASA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: "CHOCO Y NATA" (CHOCOLATE AND CREAM), Ref. 233214, 1L, Bar code: 8400002332147
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains asbestos fibres in the separators of the flask's double glass wall.


In addition, there are no instructions for use which are necessary to ensure correct use of the product.
The product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Thermos flask bearing a label which reads: "CHOCO Y NATA BY D´CASA. HOGAR, DULCE HOGAR. D´CASA 902885779. www.cial-lama.com. REF.233214. 840002332147. CE. Es necesario mantener los datos del importador".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1498/08       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter - Electronic decorative lighter
 
Brand: Tokai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P12C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns as it does not comply with the requirements of the relevant standard ISO 9994 regarding:


- flame height,

- resistance to spitting, sputtering and flaring,

- resistance to dropping,

- flame extinction.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic lighter in various colours and with various decorative pictures.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1530/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Series de lampadas
 
Brand: ORGANIZACOES CIAGE IMPORT EXPORT, LDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no.: 96911/96912/96913/96914/96915/96916/96917, EAN code: 5608992969128
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord anchorage of the control box does not comply with the requirements and live parts can 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 LEDs with figures of a moon, a star, a flower, an icicle, a Christmas tree decoration and an angel.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1531/08       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains - Series de lampadas
 
Brand: ORGANIZACOES CIAGE IMPORT EXPORT, LDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 96923, EAN code: 560899296234
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it lacks cord anchorage and live parts may become 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 by the customs authorities. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Christmas lights/lighting chain with 4 LEDs in glass Christmas baubles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1501/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the base of the lamp can break,

- the lamp is without SELV. 10.10,

- the parameters of the plug and the cable (cross-section of 0.1 mm2) are not compliant,

- the supply cable is not fixed to the lamp; it moves freely and can be released from the lamp holder,

- the product is not insulated and the plastic cover can be released resulting in access to live parts.


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:  Table lamp made from PVC with a white plastic lampshade, a plastic gold coloured lamp holder, a black and silver plastic base in the shape of a fish and an anchored bulb holder. The fish has an opening with a picture of two cats, stars and wording “Happy time”. A black supply cable with a black switch and a red button is anchored to the base. Data on plug – 2,5 A, 250 V, data on the cable - PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V. Packaging – a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1519/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Photo-sensored night light
 
Brand: S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type: SNL 340
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there are no special screws used to secure the cover,


- the base and the cover are not firmly connected,


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

 
Description:  Night light for sockets in the shape of a clown with the following marking - SNL 340, 230V, 50 Hz, E14/7 W, CE
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1526/08       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp "Sea Artist"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TL-159, TL-160 (on packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- there is external and internal wiring,

- the size of the plug is not compliant,

- the cord cross-section is 0.1 mm2,

- the supply cord is not appropriately anchored to the lamp and moves freely,

- the supply cord can be released from the switch screws,

- the plastic material of the bulb holder does not meet requirements,

- marking, data about frequency, type of supply and other instructions are missing.


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:  Table lamp made from PVC and a lampshade covered in textile. The lamp has a brown base with a blue textile cover decorated with flowers. A sticker on the bottom of the base contains data concerning the origin and the importer. A black supply cord is anchored to the base marked "PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V"; the plug contains data 6A, 250 V. Packaging: a cardboard box marked "LAMP TL-159, Made in China", six safety warnings in foreign language 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 - 51

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Alert number: 1497/08       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Heat-sealing gun
 
Brand: CM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref.: 090101
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the difference between the limits of the rated voltage range is 11.7% of the mean value of power measured for each voltage, which exceeds the 10% mean value laid down by the standard. Accordingly, the manufacturer must indicate the power for each of the voltages of the rated voltage range,


- the gun has no instructions for use, which must include the following warning for supply cables with a Z clamp: ‘The supply cable cannot be replaced. If damaged, the appliance must not be used',


- the supply cable has only basic insulation accessible and so there is insufficient protection against accidental contact with live parts,


- Class II appliances and Class II parts must be built and enclosed in such a way as to ensure sufficient protection against accidental contact with the primary insulation and with metallic parts separated from the live parts only by primary insulation,


- the appliance failed the electrical strength test at 3 000 V~ in relation to reinforced insulation between the live parts and the appliance’s casing,


- the conductors of the supply cable should not be fixed by Sn-Pb soldering where they are subject to contact pressure, unless the fastening mechanisms are built in such a way as to ensure there is no risk of poor contact because of the cold flow of the soldering,


- the markings are not long-lasting and do not remain legible.


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

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

 
Description:  Trigger-activated glue gun. It comes in a blister pack marked: Imported by CM.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1500/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Engine spacers
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models 911 Carrera 4 (997) / 911 Carrera 4S (997)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible that stress caused by vibrations can result in noise and the formation of cracks in the engine spacers of the affected vehicles. The engine spacer can break and fall off vehicles with high mileage, causing the risk of a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns model year 2009 market launch vehicles.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 1506/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Triumph
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 986ME2, EC type approval: e11*2002/24*0625*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the attachment screws on the brake calliper bracket of the front wheel may be too short, thereby failing to guarantee that the brake calliper is securely attached. This can cause brake failure and lead to a fall.
 

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

 
Description:  The motorcycles in question were manufactured in model year 2008 and 2009. <a href="/consumers/safety/rapex/docs/1506-08VINnumbers.pdf">List of vehicle identification numbers</a><img src="/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/>
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1507/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car manufactured by Fiat
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Panda, Type: 169
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because due to a manufacturing error in the steering angle sensor of the vehicles in question, the EPS can be erroneously triggered, thus leading to loss of vehicle control.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected vehicles were manufactured in October 2008. The action is being taken by the vehicle manufacturer under code 5335. Vehicle identification numbers: ZFA16900001277360 - ZFA16900001279265
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1508/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Fiat Punto
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Grande Punto, type 199
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because incorrect chassis parts are fitted to the affected vehicles, which can cause a loss of stability.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected vehicles were manufactured in July 2008. Vehicle identification numbers: ZFA19900000446267 - ZFA19900000455662 and ZFA19900001433556 - ZFA19900001435864
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1518/08       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Snowmobiles
 
Brand: Ski-doo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Expedition TUV V800, MY 2007 and 2008 - Scandic SWT V-800, MY 2007 and 2008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because friction between the fuel hose and the cylinder head cover can cause the hose to pierce. This could cause fuel to leak out, posing a fire hazard. Four incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Ski-doo Snowmobile Expedition TUV V800 and Skandic SWT V-800 Model year 2007 and 2008. The model name is located on the side panels. The snowmobiles are sold in deep red/black or yellow/black colours.
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1515/08       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Safety vest
 
Brand: Ningbo Pa-am Co
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Safety vest art. 0315003 Barcode 4750848014610
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the characteristics of the reflective material do not meet requirements and therefore the Safety vest does not ensure safety of the user in the dark.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 471.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety vest made from fluorescent fabric in orange-red colour, with two reflective stripes sewn in horizontally. Marking: CE, EN 471, Size L, Composition of fabric - 100% Polyester.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1503/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Xu Shun Wan Ju
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 810A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of the head contains 19.9 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.56% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).


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

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

 
Description:  Doll dressed in textile clothing and plastic boots, with monofilament hair. Small comb and hand-bag are included in the package. Packed in a plastic bag with data: Xu Shun Wan Ju, No. 810A, Made in China, a 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 - 51

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Alert number: 1505/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy for bath - Mimi Collection "Hracky pro miminka"
 
Brand: MADE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  34986
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8590756349864
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:


- a chemical risk because the plastic material contains 0.38% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) by weight. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited,

- a risk of choking because the plastic fastening of the net is a small part which might pose a risk of choking.


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

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

 
Description:  A bath toy made from softened plastic material comprising 1 big frog and 3 small frogs. When squeezed they produce a whistling sound. Packed in a plastic net bag with a plastic fastening.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1510/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic rattle - Rattle "Funny"
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B1 (printed in the PVC)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle-holder may be inserted into the mouth, as far as the throat.


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

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

 
Description:  The product is a rattle in the shape of a teddy bear on a tree bearing the sticker “FUNNY”. The trunk of the tree is the rattle holder and it is about 5.5 cm long. The teddy bear holds a rattling ball in its hands. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with data - Toys, Warning: Choking hazard- small parts. Not for children under 3 years, CE, pictogram (0-3), Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1511/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Bessy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 808, EAN code: 8590756367516
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because, for toys which are clearly made for sound production and to be put close to the ear, the weighted emission of acoustic pressure must not exceed the value of 80 dB. The measured value of the sound produced by the mobile is 90.8 dB.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s telescopic mobile phone operated by two 1.5V button batteries, equipped with a string for hanging around the neck of the child. On the mobile is a sticker with a picture of a doll and the text "Bessy". Packaging – a cardboard box with a picture of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1512/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and pony sets
 
Brand:  1. Doll set: Babyz love 2. Pony set: Luckily pony
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Doll set: Item no in invoice 6273871 and in package 22016, 2. Pony set: Item no in invoice 6273846
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because the plastic material in the doll’s face contains 23% and the plastic material in the pony contains 26% by weight of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  1. Doll set: A plastic doll, approx. 13 cm high, with accessories (mirror etc.) packed in a clear plastic package, 2. Pony set: A blue plastic pony with green and pink mane and tail packed in a clear plastic package including pink brush. The pony is approximately 14 cm high.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1513/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll set - Princess Thalia
 
Brand: Doll set Lelukulma Hunson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item N° in invoice B2063/2110
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


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

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll, approximately 15 cm high, with accessories (a bag, sunglasses, a comb, etc.) packed in a plastic blister on card.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1514/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toys - Magic Grow Reptile and Dinosaur Eggs
 
Brand: Wild World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Reptile Egg - EAN Number 5 050837 093619. Item Number 1370936. 2. Dinosaur Egg - EAN Number 5 050837 093527. Item Number 1370935.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The products pose a risk of choking due to the fact that after 72 hours in water the toys expand more than 50% in three directions. All animals entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and small components (arms, legs, tails and fins) may be easily detached from the toys.


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 distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toys are reptile and dinosaur eggs of 5 different kinds that grow when placed in water. 1. Lizard in various colours. Black Reptile with white spots and yellow eyes and green reptile with scaly back and black stripes, 2. Green Dinosaur with scaly back and yellow eyes, 3. Crocodile in various colours - green and pink/purple colour, 4. Black coloured dinosaur with yellow eyes, 5. Yellow chameleon with pink spots. There are twelve toys in a box, which contains warnings: "not suitable for under 3. Do not swallow".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1516/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy soldier - ULTIMATE SOLDIER
 
Brand: CM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 3053, Ref. 0756
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- sharp points can be accessible if the foot breaks,


- if the body of the toy comes apart, dangerous and unprotected rods (rods with off-centre levers) are revealed.


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:  Crawling action figure dressed as a soldier. The package is a box with a transparent window allowing the action figure to be seen. It is labelled: "SOLDIER ULTIMATE. CM. Made in China." There is also a CE mark and a pictogram indicating that the toy is prohibited for children between 0 and 3 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1527/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toy – "PUZZLE INTEREST - The elephant with puzzle blocks"
 
Brand: LISTA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MT – 20099. EAN 5907664207408
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of sharp edges around the puzzle holes as well as on the puzzle blocks.


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:  A toy elephant made of yellow coloured plastic, on pink wheels, with a yellow cord for pulling the toy along. On the side of the toy are different shaped holes and the elephant contains eight colourful puzzle blocks to match the holes, in the shape of different mammals and sea creatures coloured: pink, violet, yellow, orange and green. Underneath the toy there is a flap to remove blocks from the toy – coloured violet. With the toy there is a tag with a CE mark and the following markings: “Unsuitable for children under 3 years old”, name and address of the importer, CE mark. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about necessity of storing the packaging as it contains useful information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1528/08       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along dog
 
Brand: LUCKY DOG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  515 (on cardboard label), B79397 (on sticker)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595090793977
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking because the plastic tail can be detached and the rings released. All released parts fully fit into the small parts test cylinder,

- strangulation because the length of the string for pulling the toy is 950 mm and, together with the plastic ring, enables loops to be formed posing a risk of strangulation.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN71.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy is made from PVC. White dog on wheels with black markings and wearing a red cap on the head. Red and green rings are strung on the tail. A textile yellow string with a plastic ring at the end is fixed to the neck. Packed in a plastic bag closed with coloured cardboard. Marking - LUCKY DOG, No. 515, Made in China, warning: Choking hazard- small parts. Not for children under 3 years, CE.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1495/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's boots
 
Brand: Hotline Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  "neat feed", Art. No 52313426, EAN code: 4033446091338
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes:


- dye disperse yellow 23 in the brown textile sock,


- content of 355 mg/kg 4-aminoazobenzene after cleavage.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Children's boots; uppers: brown "leather look" mixed material; side zip; brown textile lining; insole: brown textile glued to plastic foam; brown rubber sole.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1496/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Strap nightdress: white, printed in black and grey
 
Brand: Identic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  56371008131150000499; season: 108; WGR: 813; Contract No: 30686; Size: S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bezidine-based azocolourants. 136 mg/kg benzidine after cleavage.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Strap nightdress in white fabric printed in black and grey (leopard pattern) with black elasticised straps, black lace band at neckline and black bow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1509/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby gym shoes for indoor use
 
Brand: Domyos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Model reference: 8070134, 8070135, 8070139, 8070142; - Article reference: 1024669, 1024668, 1024667, 1024665, 1024664, 1024662, 1024661, 1024660, 1024659, 1024679, 1024678, 1024677, 1024676, 1024675, 1024674, 1024673, 1024672, 1024670, 1024719, 1024718, 1024717, 1024716, 1024715, 1024714, 1024713, 1024712, 1024711, 1024819, 1024818, 1024816, 1024815, 1024814, 1024813, 1024812, 1024811, 1024810.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the silicone anti-slip nubs on the sole can become detached and may be put in the mouth then swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  "Domyos" brand Baby Gym Shoe for indoor use. The shoes are dark grey, pink, mauve and khaki, with silicone anti-slip nubs on the sole. Distributed by Decathlon.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1517/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top
 
Brand: LEE (boys)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Rock Hoodie, Code: L227GB01, Bar code: 5 414843 704639
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings of length 150 mm with plastic toggles 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 shall be not more than 75 mm length.

 

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

 
Description:  Boy’s sweatshirt top in black, with a zip, two side pockets and a hood containing fabric drawstrings. On the front of the top there is an embroidered pattern including the name of the product: “LEE JEANS BLUE RAGS NIGHT ROCK, Lee Drive 1 9101 w.67, since 1889”. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, which has the following marking in English: “LEE, boys” and the size of the jacket: 8y, 128. There are two cardboard labels attached to the jacket which contain the following information: price, composition and bar code, colour, along with the marking: “ROCK HOODIE”. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 8y 128 (8 years old)
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1520/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: IDEXE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. TG 128 8A, bar code: 0691656900042 8A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings with a length of 120 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 shall be not more than 75 mm in length.
 

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

 
Description:  Silver-grey jacket with silver-grey hood, a zip and two side pockets. The hood contains a drawstring (made of velvet fabric) with knots. A red printed pattern in the form of a mushroom is embroidered on the front of the product alongside the inscription “High School”. Labels contain the information "IDEXE"; Composition: 65% cotton, 18% metallic fibre, 10% polyester, 7% elastane; Size: 8A.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1521/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top
 
Brand: NEXT STARS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No. DT-20122
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings with a length of 110 mm and plastic toggles 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 not be more than 75 mm in length.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey sweatshirt with a hood containing drawstrings with plastic toggles. White printed patterns and the inscriptions: “HIPO - JUNOR” and “INELIGE BE LOALE” are embroidered on the front. There is a cardboard label attached to the sweatshirt containing the name of the product. Composition: 65% cotton, 35% polyester. Size: 10 (10 years old).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1522/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: BRANDS 1970
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 8002, code FRD:088002, bar code: 8002003006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area with length 130 mm. 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 not be more than 75 mm in length.
 

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

 
Description:  Red jacket with a hood, containing drawstrings with knots, a zip and two side pockets. On the front, are the inscriptions: “BRANDS SINCE 1970” and “Junior League”. Four labels are attached to the sweatshirt containing the name of the product and various information, such as the price, the composition, the origin, the barcode and the inscriptions: “FERNANDO FRND”, “FERNANDO COLLECTION”, “BRANDS 1970”, “HIGH QUALITY COLLECTION SINCE 1970”. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 8A (8 years old).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1523/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s top "Baby"
 
Brand: Wenice
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. AL105764, barcode 8698745349540
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of strings in the neck area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl's top "Baby" with two textile strings for fastening around the back of the neck. The clothing is embroidered with different coloured beads and a printed flower motif. Size 68.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1524/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: ENERGINO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. ST-4196, bar code: 5 200000 147537
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, 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:  Orange, dark grey and light grey jacket with hood, drawstrings with plastic toggles and a zip. A cardboard label attached to the jacket contains the name, the model and composition of the product, as well as washing instructions. Composition: 100% nylon.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1525/08       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shirt with gloves
 
Brand: P.P.H.U. ANNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 5790464102529.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because it does not meet the safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which clothes intended for young children up to 7 years of age should not be designed with any strings in the hood or neck area.
 

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

 
Description:  Shirt for infants with gloves. Shirt contains textile strings to be tied around the neck (length of strings from 19 to21cm); size 56-68.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1502/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  see Description
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk due to:



- the possibility of spilling the melted jelly substance onto the skin, which would cause scalding and reddening,



- the established discrepancy of the product in the glass containers with other paraffin products, i.e. its specific nature and the inability to identify it,



- the smell of burning candles because the content of the jelly substance has not been identified – the smell is not typical of semi-refined paraffin wax and is not in conformity with other paraffin and wax products.
Incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Candles placed in glass containers of different shapes, filled with a transparent liquid and decorations such as clams, snails, hearts, etc. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging. - Model 1465, in the shape of a flask, - Model 1464, in the shape of a flask, - Model 2220, a cocktail glass, - Model 1753, a wine glass, - Model 7073, a cocktail glass, - Model 1752, in the shape of a flask, - Model 6719, in the shape of a cone, - Model 1477, in the shape of a flask type II, - Model 1472, a brandy glass, - Model 1487, in the shape of a medium-sized vase, - Model 1480, a wine glass type II, - Model 1751, in the shape of a small-sized vase, - Model 1470, a cognac glass.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1504/08       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candles in the shape of a flower
 
Brand: MUSIC CANDLE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 933550403011
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because after lighting the candle the leaves open up and once the candle has burnt the leaves catch fire, burning intensively together with the rest of the flower. The battery then explodes and can be unexpectedly “thrown out” in any direction.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers by the distributor ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Candles in the shape of a flower - a lotus - made of thin plastic on which there are 8 small candles about 1 cm long and in the middle there is a combustible substance which can be ignited with the help of a special stick. When ignited, the tune “Happy birthday to you” plays. Packaging: a cardboard box with pictures of the candles, and the following inscriptions - “MUSIC CANDLE”, “Happy birthday to you”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1494/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply - DC ELECTRICAL SOURCE
 
Brand: WENLE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WL-328
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the output voltage exceeds the 5% when measurements are taken with an output intensity of 800 mA,

- accessible parts can overheat.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  Black multi-voltage power supply, marked: WENLE AC-DC, DC ELECTRICAL SOURCE, MODEL: WL-328, INPUT: 220 V 50/60 Hz, OUTPUT: DC 1,5 V-12 V, CURRENT: 1000 mA MAX. Packaged in a cardboard box. The front of the box displays a photograph of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51

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Alert number: 1499/08       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  AC adaptor for wireless handset of mobile telephone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  appliances Product: AC adaptor for wireless handset of mobile telephone Brand: Profset Pro10 (on the packaging) Type: HCR-EUR-D05-001 EAN: 6 430029 640101
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- there is insufficient isolation between the parts connected to the mains and the output circuit which can be touched via the output cable,


- creepage distances in the mains transformer (QYD 080310T1) between the primary and the secondary windings are less than 4 mm / 5 mm; measure a minimum of 0.2 mm between the primary winding and the output of the secondary winding,


- there are no insulation tubes on the output wires,


- the mains transformer does not pass the electric strength test of 3000 V AC for 1min between the primary winding and the secondary winding,


- flash-over occurs at 1250 V AC.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plug-in type AC adaptor for wireless handset of mobile telephone. Handset operates with Bluetooth mobile phones with USB connector.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2008 - 51