Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 27/02/2009)
Corrigenda:

Notification 0104/09 of week 3 of 2009 has been removed; according to the national authorities the product does not pose a serious risk to the health and safety of the consumers.
Notification 0153/09 from week 4 in 2009 has been updated.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0259/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Waterproof glue for wooden products
 
Brand: Emer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a serious risk of injury because the glue fails during the tensile strength test. According to the requirement of category D3 the product should resist water. However, wood that is glued with this product may lose stability and fall apart, if it gets wet, thus causing injury to users.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 204 and EN 205.
 

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

 
Description:  Cold glue containing polyvinyl-acetate. Class D3, waterproof, suitable for gluing doors, windows, kitchen and bathroom furniture, ready-made floor. Due to its composition the product is non-toxic, non-flammable. Date of manufacture: 12 05 2007. Shelf-life: 36 months.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0258/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains – Fairy light chain
 
Brand: CMP PARIS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LA6017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the shrink sleeve does not provide permanent and effective cord grip.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and destruction by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Fairy lights 230 V/50 Hz; 20 x 0.54 W, information on packaging only in French.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0263/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Driver’s airbag
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Micra (type K12)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to incorrect welding of the airbag module. There is a possibility that, in the event of frontal impact, the driver’s airbag may not function correctly, potentially resulting in reduced protection of the vehicle's occupants
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles produced from 17 September 2008 to 22 October 2008 with VIN numbers ranging from JNFCAK12U3089727 to SJNFCAK12U3094773.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Portugal, Hungary, Spain

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Alert number: 0265/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Rear shock absorber in motorcycle
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models TW125 and TW2000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the rear shock absorber is inadequately welded to the shock absorber’s lower mounting boss. Because of this, the welding may crack due to vibrations and knocks during operation. If the rider continues to use the vehicle with the cracked rear shock absorber, the mounting boss will break off and the rider's seat will sag, resulting in loss of control.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns all units manufactured from the beginning of production until 2000 year models (TW200:1987#2000 model, TW125:1999#2000 model). <a href="http://158.167.240.125:6082/consumers/safety/rapex/docs/0265-09_model.pdf">List of models</a><img src="http://158.167.240.125:6082/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/>
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0270/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Renault Trafic
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ELO, FLO, JLO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries, due to a possible malfunction of the handbrake, which could cause the handbrake intermediate cable connector to break.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0275/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles - Jiffy stand spring anchor on motorcycles
 
Brand: HARLEY-DAVIDSON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Dyna (models FXD,FXDF,FXDC,FXDL,FXDB), recall campaign 0137
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of a positive defect in the welding of the jiffy stand spring anchor which may prevent the jiffy stand assembly from retracting as intended. This condition could lead to a crash causing injury or death to the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  This recall applies to 2009 model year motorcycles built between 24 July 2008 and 28 August 2008.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 0280/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All terrain vehicles (ATV) - Can-Am DS90X - tether engine shutoff switch
 
Brand: Can-Am
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model name: DS90X Model year: 2008-2009 Model number: 3L8A, 3L9A and 3L9B Recall concerns models built from August 2007-July 2008 (<a href="http://158.167.240.125:6082/consumers/safety/rapex/docs/list-0280-09.pdf">list attached</a><img src="http://158.167.240.125:6082/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/>).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the engine may fail to switch off when pulling the cord from the accessory tether engine shutoff switch post installed on these race-ready vehicles. If this occurs in situations where the rider is ejected, the vehicle may run away uncontrolled until the engine returns to idle. This may lead to the vehicle to collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles resulting in injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Black body with x-package graphics, four wheeled ATV.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0273/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children - Vital
 
Brand: AUTHOR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vital Junior 16“ No. of frame UA08160186 and HR1124716
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the brake lever does not function correctly,


- the handlebar grips are not sufficiently long and do not have protected ends,


- the pedals do not allow the bicycle to incline, which may cause the child to fall while riding,


- it is not equipped with a complete chain-guard.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  A child's bicycle with 16”wheels, 1 speed, back pedal brake on the rear wheel, frame in red & white colours, marked with the logo of the producer "AUTHOR".
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0282/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children
 
Brand: Lofty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Y11163
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the handlebar grips are not sufficiently long and do not have protected ends,


- it is not equipped with a complete chain-guard.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for children, blue and silver colour, with two 12” wheels, mudguards and 2 additional small side wheels, 1 speed, back pedal brake on the rear wheel, black basket in the front, carrier on the back, saddle in black and blue colour, marking on the frame "LOFTY and on the tyres - 12 ½ x 2 ¼ NYLON INFLATE TO 35 P. S. I
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0260/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Jump ball - Kengurupallo, Hoppboll
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  45-881 blue, 45-880 red
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 43% 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 withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  A large ball made of softened plastic with handles pointing upwards. The intended use is for a child to sit on the ball and bounce while holding the handles. Available in two colours: blue and red.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0261/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Building set, 40 pieces
 
Brand: Zoob Traveler Set
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 23 % 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 corrective actions taken by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Building set with 40 pieces, packed in a transparent plastic bag with a red nylon handle and a zip for closing the bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0266/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy xylophone
 
Brand: Magic xylophone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WX-01, WX-03, WX-06
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4895005130014, 4895005130038, 4895005130069
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- injuries because of sharp edges,

-choking because of small parts generated by the plastic foam.


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:  Multi-coloured 8- and 15-tube xylophone sold in a cardboard box with a picture of a xylophone and a child playing with it. Depending on the model it reads: 8 tunes or 15 tunes. The boxes carry stickers giving the details of the importer and the warning: "Not suitable for children under 3 years of age".
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0267/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rocking horse - Cheval à bascule
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 484624, Ref. GS090-G,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3661121704597
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because:


- the parts (bolts and washers) which attach the horse to the rocker fit completely into the small parts cylinder,


- the velcro on the horse can come off, exposing polystyrene stuffing, pieces of which fit completely into the small parts cylinder.


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:  Plush brown rocking horse with yellow tail and mane, saddle and stirrups. The horse is animated and produces a sound.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0271/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dolls
 
Brand: Alexia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts which may come loose from the toy and which fit completely into the small parts test cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Doll that emits sounds when pressed. A battery compartment is contained in the abdomen. The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: "Alexia collection".
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0274/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Gorilla
 
Brand: Pekeluches
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 73454 Bar Code: 8422562734544
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts, the nose, which detaches under a force of less than 90 N and fits completely into the small parts test cylinder.


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

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

 
Description:  Soft toy in the form of a gorilla, brown in colour with white paws, abdomen and mouth. The packaging is a cardboard box which supports the gorilla's back. A label carries the CE mark and the safety warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0277/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable chair - "Postman Pat & Jess"
 
Brand: Born to Play
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PP086. 5013126 560866
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 42% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 20% 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 withdrawal from the market by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic inflatable chair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0278/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy - Lovely
 
Brand: Jintong Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  231391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the toy can easily be broken and some parts of the toy detach. The detached parts have sharp edges and points which could scratch a child. Some detached elements also fit into the small parts cylinder, posing a choking hazard for young children.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Pull-along puzzle toy made of yellow, red, orange and lilac plastic. Approximate dimensions: 22 cm x 16 cm x 11 cm. The toy is packed into a net with a label marked: "Warning: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for Children under 3 years. Jintong Toys, Lovely toys; Made in China." There is also a pictogram, indicating that the toy is not intended for children under 3 years old, and a CE-mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0279/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Animal plastic figures – Farm playset
 
Brand: Polyfect toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 5316, bar code 6 78565 05316 0
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 41.3% 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Five plastic animal figures (white sheep, pink pig, white dog, white cow, brown horse) and a boy figure, packed in transparent box with a cardboard base bearing the CE mark.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0283/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Cellular phone with Light and Sound
 
Brand: Toi-Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N°5136; EAN: 8714627851366
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is between 86.2 and 89.8 dB, whereas the limit for close-to-the-ear toys is 80 dB.


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

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

 
Description:  Swivel-mounted mobile phone made of grey and blue plastic. The toy is battery operated. Approximate size: 8.5 cm x 4 cm. There are also 2 extra covers: one is made of red and blue plastic, the other is made of red and yellow plastic. Approximate size of packaging: 25x17 cm. The product is marked: "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years"; CE-mark; Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0286/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Riding toy – Super Train
 
Brand: OFRAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 90296 / OF06SPI,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7290006539250
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the seat, made of a rigid polymer material, has a rough edge which can cause injury or chafing,


- during stability tests, when loaded with a 50 kg mass and placed on a 10º incline the toy tips over.


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 destruction of the products.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Riding toy in the form of a wheeled locomotive, red, with a yellow funnel, nose, seat and steering wheel. The cardboard box in which it is packed is green, with the words "SUPER TRAIN" in yellow and, beneath this, the phrase "The Educational Activity Choo-Choo".
Country of origin:  Israel
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0262/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Seppälä
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LDS Scarf Fusion, multicolour pink
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the scarf's blue colour releases 85 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine, which exceeds the limit 30 mg/kg.


Levels greater than 30 mg/kg indicate that azocolourants have been used to dye the scarf.
 

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

 
Description:  Cotton scarf with black-pink-white and blue squares and stripes, size 100 x 100 cm.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0264/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy's trousers
 
Brand: JUMBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: NEW-05, bar code: 0 277233 000033
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist area with free ends which protrude by 300 mm each. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which free ends of drawstrings in the waist area should protrude by a maximum of 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened out and laid flat.
 

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

 
Description:  Boy’s trousers in black and grey with one side pocket and two elastic drawstrings ended with plastic toggles in the waist area. On the front of the trousers there is embroidery depicting the number 5. On the inside there are two sewn, textile labels, which has the following inscription in English: “Jumbo, 08 years old”, the barcode of the product and washing instructions. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached to the trousers, which contains the brand name and size. On the back of the label, there is information concerning the importer. Composition: 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Size: 08 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0268/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: MARIA MARE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 6032, Code 2828920000000, 81.6032-0221-MJ-MOKA- Nº 39.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' boots with synthetic instep and sole. The label reads: MARIA MARE- 28289. Code 2828920000000, 81.6032-0221-MJ-MOKA- Nº 39.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0269/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes - Ankle boots in various colours
 
Brand: Coolway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 2706545 NORWAY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' ankle boots in different colours (black, grey, beige, white and brown) The packaging is a cardboard box marked as follows: "Since 2003. Coolway Footwear". An adhesive label reads: "Model 2706545. 995 Norway Black".
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0272/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: BELLUCCI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model SUIZA-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' boots with fringed strips at the back.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0281/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Flashing Santa hat
 
Brand: BGC Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JY1320A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5055026012839
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because of bare wires which can come into contact with each other causing a ‘short-circuit’ to occur. This could result in the wires rapidly heating up and igniting, with a risk of the textile materials burning.
 

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

 
Description:  Plush red & white Santa hat with 5 flashing stars, a battery box (but no battery included), operated by means of 2 x R6 / AA sized batteries. Product sold separately or in a plastic bag in quantities of 12. No warnings or instructions are supplied with the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0284/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's tops with hoods
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  textiles and fashion items Product: Children's tops with hoods Brand: 5.10.15. Type/number of model -
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords and drawstrings in the neck area in clothes intended for children under 7 years of age.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN14682.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Girls’ tops: 4F1308 (brown/pink, size 128 and 134), 3F1307 (brown/pink, size from 92 up to 122) 2. Boys’ tops: 2F1301 (orange/beige, size 128 and 134), 1F1303 (red, size 116), 1F1301 (orange/beige, size from 92 up to 122); 3. Boys’ tops: 1B1305 (red, size 104, 116 and 122), 2B1304 (green, size 128 and 134), 2B1305 (dark blue, size 134).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0285/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Black leather gloves
 
Brand: ASC Trading Yiwu (RMB)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 7213700896000000499, size S/M
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

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


- benzidine 1.504 mg/kg,

- 4-aminobiphenyl 177 mg/kg,

- aniline 1.367 mg/kg.


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

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

 
Description:  Black leather gloves, cuff with Velcro fastening, black fleecy lining.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0287/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lubricant.
 
Brand: LUBRIX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K-05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The product poses a microbiological risk because it exceeds the maximum level of mesophilic microorganisms (yeast).


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

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a white, plastic tube closed with a sea-green cap. 100 ml
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7

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Alert number: 0276/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multi charger for handheld game consoles – AC Adaptor
 
Brand: Logic3
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: DSL614E
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the creepage distances and clearances between the primary windings and the secondary winding are less than 5/4 mm (measured a minimum of 0.7 mm),


- the creepage distances and clearances between the outputs of the primary winding and the secondary winding are less than 5/4 mm (measured a minimum of 0 mm),


- the creepage distances and clearances between the outputs of the secondary winding and the primary winding are less than 5/4 mm (measured a minimum of 1.1 mm),


- clearances/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and the secondary windings are less than 4/5 mm; measured a minimum of 0.9 mm between the solder terminals of the primary windings and the solder terminals of the secondary winding through the iron core,


- the transformer does not pass the electric strength test of 3000 V~,


- the capacitor does not pass the electric strength test of 3000 V~.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950 EN 60384.
 

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

 
Description:  Multi charger for handheld game consoles: GPA-SP, DS & DS Lite. Power supply unit with plastic enclosure.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands