Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 5 ( Published on: 13/02/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0199/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Scented candles
 
Brand: Candela ciocolatini / Terrano
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 3200000049826, Model 511294
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

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


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

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

 
Description:  Candles with a chocolate and cream fragrance in the form of various sweets. Nine candles in a cardboard box covered with a plastic transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0189/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby bottle with cleaner – "Plastic bottle and nipple"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  n°88880641
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it becomes completely deformed when placed in boiling water. The bottle should withstand the boiling process, which is part of the normal use for this kind of article. In this case, the material is not stable and could give rise to phenomena of migration of plastic into foodstuffs, loss of accurate volumetric markings due to deformation and the accessories possibly losing strength and breaking over time.


The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14350
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent plastic baby's bottle with a green lid. The teat is loose inside the bottle. Packed in a transparent plastic bag (along with another bottle and a cleaning brush) closed with a cardboard strip. The label carries the following information: "Baby Plastic Bottle and Nipple". Made in China. The numbers 88880641 appear on a white adhesive label. It carries no information concerning the distributor and there are no safety or maintenance instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0180/09       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Felt-tip pens - 24 Fasermaler
 
Brand: Korn Office
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 6100825
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the benzene content in the ink of the individual fibre-tips exceeds the maximum limit of 5 mg/kg for toys The levels measured are from 5.29 to 28.70 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  24 felt-tip pens in various colours in a colourless transparent plastic wallet. The withdrawal also concerns the packs of 12 felt-tip pens "12 Fasermaler".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0181/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Trendy Plüsch Kuscheltiere
 
Brand: T€Di
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code 66742001201000000300, order No 66742/00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains prohibited azo-dyes, 48 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethylbenzidine, in the head of the toy.


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:  Red soft toy in the form of a child’s handbag (24 cm wide) with a red head similar to that of a teddy-bear, with a card label bearing the product name, EAN code, price, CE mark, instructions for care and the words.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0182/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Lisa Doctor Set
 
Brand: Medical Center / OLYMP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 000890100971, Batch No: 200809.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 36.8% 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: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Set of plastic medical toy instruments and a plastic doll with blond hair and white clothes; coloured cardboard packaging with plastic window and the following information: "Not suitable for children under 36 months as the product contains small pieces which may present a choking hazard."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0184/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - "Margo"
 
Brand: Aslina "Cinderella"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code 8953018866, n° 6605-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive levels of:


- bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): 41.7% in the head and 25.9% in the shoes of the plastic doll,


- di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP): 10.9% in the doll's hands and 10.5% in the shoes.


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 importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll: approximately 29 cm tall with reddish-brown hair and pinkish-red and black clothing, multicoloured cardboard box with plastic window. The following information is contained on the label: Made in China, CE mark, pictogram for age. The warning label is in accordance with standard EN 71-6:1994 (0-3).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0186/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll – "Olga"
 
Brand: Vogue Design, Perfect doctrine" and "Lelia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 89630360613, Batch No: 200705.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 39% 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: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll made of beige-coloured plastic in a floral-pattern dress; rectangular cardboard packaging, printed in colour, with transparent plastic window; Labelling reads: "Vogue design Perfect doctrine", No. 60613, Made in China, CE mark, age warning symbol.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0188/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electric car - Oldtimer-Kinderelektroauto (children's electric car)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 10000309 and similar models
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- users can reach with their fingers into the moving spoke wheels,


- the toy can be operated using an "Auto" switch, requiring no further operation,


- there is no brake in compliance with the standard,


- the cables are not protected against mechanical stress.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's toy car. Dimensions: 114 x 59 x 45 cm (L x B x H). Fully equipped with indicators, horn, gas pedal, sounds, etc. Various sounds can be selected on the steering wheel - sounds can also be heard by pressing arrow keys. Horn, indicators and other melodies can be operated individually and are separately powered by 4x Mignon batteries. Wheels: rubber surfaces in the middle for quiet operation. Rocker switch for two speeds, approximately 3 and 5 km/h. Rocker switch for forward and reverse gear. Forward/Reverse - Fast/Slow - On/Off. Headlamps illuminate when vehicle is moving. Suitable for children aged 3-8. Load-bearing capacity: up to 45 kg. Weight: approx. 16 kg. Battery: 6V - 10AH (POWERAKKU). Speed easily controlled using the foot switch. 5th wheel = spare wheel. Fitted with fuse box – including spare fuse. The wheels, steering wheel, steering column, bumpers and windscreen must be attached to the preassembled car. Instructions in English are included. "CE tested".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0190/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic crayons – Marvel heroes
 
Brand: Marvel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 0252148. Bar Code: 8413240488118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the light blue and dark blue coloured crayons contain barium which exceeds the permitted migration limit when the correction coefficient is applied.


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:  12 plastic crayons packed in a cardboard box with pictures of super heroes on the front, and the following information on the back: "12 plastic crayons, not recommended for children under 3 years of age. May produce small parts."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0197/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring
 
Brand: SHEN YI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SY 60
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0200000004002
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a:


- risk of choking because the air stopper detaches when applying a force less than 90N and it fits completely into the small parts test cylinder,

- chemical risk because the swim ring contains 29% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the stopper contains 39% by weight of DEHP.


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


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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable aquatic toy with colourful printing. Inner diameter: 21 cm. The warning in Hungarian is not indicated on the product (“Warning: Only to be used in shallow water and under supervision”). The instruction is only in a foreign language. No CE-marking applied.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0198/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeezable toys
 
Brand: Happy Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  99328
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:


- a risk of choking because the squeezing device is accessible and it fits entirely into the small parts cylinder. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71,

- a chemical risk because it contains 31% of DEHP phthalate. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  A package containing two squeezable ducks (one big, one small). Dimension of the package: 15 x 15 x 6 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0201/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: JIE CHENG TOYS (JC)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  On packaging: deftness, phone deluxe, on product: JC- 6630. On sticker: item n° 5246630, EAN code: 8713152466304
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound produced by the mobile is 105.2 dB, whereas for toys which are clearly made for sound production and are placed close to the ear, the weighted emission of acoustic pressure must not exceed the value of 80 dB.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s mobile phone in silver and green or silver and dark blue colours, with yellow buttons and a sticker instead of a display, operating on 2 batteries of 1.5 V type AA. Packed in a blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0202/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: NF SCOOTER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebar grips have ends with diameter of 27.5 mm instead of 40 mm laid down in the standard. This could cause hands to slip from the handlebars and consequently the child could fall while riding.


In addition, the scooter does not correctly indicate the weight category for which the product is intended.


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

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

 
Description:  A toy scooter with a basket at the front, 3 wheels, a steel frame and other parts made from PVC. A system operated by three AA type batteries produces a melody when switched on.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0203/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rubber balls - "Flummi zum Selberbauen" ("Make your own rubber balls")
 
Brand: KIK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product code: 18404009121000000149
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because if the granules are mixed with liquid and orally ingested as a "fizzy drink", the substance quickly expands and can adhere to the stomach lining, in which case its powerful adhesive force will prevent spontaneous discharge. From a medical point of view there is a very real risk that the pylorus [exit from the stomach] may become blocked.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Granules for making a rubber ball.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0204/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy - Spinning top
 
Brand: LASER TOP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item: D09847, ref.: no. 8654,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435155444348
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the spinning top includes a laser device, the features of which are not marked. Given its emission power (1.80 mW), it should be classified as class 3B in accordance with standard EN 60825, and is therefore potentially hazardous to eyesight under all conditions of use.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden spinning top bearing the picture of a black dragon. The product is packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent window. The following indications are marked on the box: LASER TOP, MUSIC & LIGHTING, not suitable for children under the age of 36 months. No. 8654, made in China, CE, not suitable for children under the age of 3 years due to small parts. Item: d09847, barcode and importer identification.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0187/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: ACTONIC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CK05763
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the sequins can be easily removed from the upper by applying a low force and they could cause a serious risk of choking if inhaled or swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  White and violet synthetic sandals with a strawberry-shaped decoration made of sequins on the front. The inscription “ACTONIC” is marked on the insole. Size: 24
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0219/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' court shoes
 
Brand: STRABOSKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Ref. 3038 099 5900, Black - Ref. 3038 099 5903, Brown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the shoes and in the sachets contained in the packaging:


Reference 3038099 5900: 487 mg/kg

Reference 3038099 5903: 451 mg/kg


Dimethylfumarate is a substance which has to be considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.


One incident reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales. Information to consumers by the authorities (By: Other)

 
Description:  Ladies' court shoes, black or brown, packed in the original box containing sachets of desiccant and an anti-mould agent.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0183/09       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Computer - Acer Predator Computer
 
Brand: Acer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Acer Predator PC ASG7200 / ASG7700 <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w5/0183-09AcerAspirePredatorSniper2.pdf">Acer Aspire Predator "Sniper II", 9W.PJRFW.DB6, 4718235899615 <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w5/0183-09AcerAspirePredatorTrooper2.pdf">Acer Aspire Predator "Trooper II", 9W.PJKF3.D36, 4718235900557 <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w5/0183-09AcerAspirePredatorCrusher2.pdf">Acer Aspire Predator "Crusher II", 9W.PC8F8.D465, 4718235899868 <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/></a> <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w5/0183-09AcerAspirePredatorEliminator2.pdf">Acer Aspire Predator "Eliminator II", 9W.PC4C6.DX6, 4718235899967 <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/></a>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because under certain circumstances the computer can overheat, and this in turn may cause a number of components to fail. In individual cases there is also a danger of the PC catching fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Personal Computer (PC).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0185/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - Cosmetic case “Natural Beauty”
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91246/npd-0005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 252 mg/kg and 224 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Case containing eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0191/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - Cosmetic case “Star Jeans”
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91245/LTC-0135
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 400 mg/kg, 2730 mg/kg, 56.5 mg/kg and 446 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Case containing eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0192/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - Cosmetic case “Beauty orange heart”
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91239/LTC-036
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 420 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Make-up box containing eye shadows, mascara and lipsticks.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0193/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - "Exclusive White"
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91243/LTNPD-0008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 120 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Case containing eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0194/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - "Instinct"
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91244/LTC-066B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 124 and 71.9 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Make-up case containing eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0195/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - "Rose Pearl"
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91242/LTNPD-0132
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 2440 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Make-up case containing eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0196/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up case - "Beauty Green Flowers"
 
Brand: Fun & Colors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91237/LTC-035
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of excessive lead levels of 384 mg/kg in lipstick.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Make-up case containing eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5

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Alert number: 0200/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lightening body lotion without hydroquinone – Natural Bio-vegetal Activator
 
Brand: Bio Claire
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P:05/08 E:05/11 082657 “S3”
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.06% of hydroquinone.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White 8” (200ml) high container with white screw-top lid.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 5