Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 9 ( Published on: 13/03/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0328/09       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Funny goods - Shoking Peni
 
Brand: Sanlian
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290504200999
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Health risk / other
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and a health risk because it generates pulses of very high voltage. It is dangerous for sensitive population groups like children, old people and people with pacemakers. The danger is bigger if the user holds the pen with both hands in a manner that the discharged voltage poses through the heart.
 

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

 
Description:  Pen farces which discharge a strong voltage leading in electric shock. The front side of the package has the inscription: ‘Shoking peni” , “SANLIAN” and Not available for non adult to touch or carry this product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0315/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Spray paint - Light Grey Primer
 
Brand: Quicksilver
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  92-802878Q52 (part)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  74506103989
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass.


Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Spray paint in a can (Net wt 12 oz / 340 g) The can is grey and have prints in white, black and blue. The prints read: 'Quicksilver Marine parts & accessories', 'Light gray primer', 'Spray paint' and warnings about flammable contents.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0316/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit - CB Reparationssats
 
Brand: CB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3000585
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7392584398400
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.3% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass.


Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle tyre repair kit containing glue and patches in an orange box. Glue is in a yellow tube with red cap. The tube has three pictures: a red skull, a red flame and a black bicycle tyre. There is also a print “For all rubber repair”.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0317/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit - Equip Punkteringssats
 
Brand: Equip
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  901205
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7330597001528
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 17% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass.


Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  A kit for bicycle tyre repair. Rubber solution is in a yellow tube with a white cap, approximately 10 ml. On the tube there are prints, “Rubber Solution” “Thumbs” and a pictogram of a hand in red.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0318/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Rubber solution - Twice cycle parts
 
Brand: Hall Miba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7450026
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7313227450026
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.3% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass.


Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle repair kit containing glue and patches. The word Rubber Solution on a yellow tube of glue, approximately 20 ml.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0319/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle repair kit - Lappegrej med vaerktöj
 
Brand: Cycletrack
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5750003371434
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.1% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass.


Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle repair kit containing glue, patches and tools. The word Cycletrack on a black tube of glue (10 ml). On the package there is “Lappegrej med vaerktöj” printed.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0344/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Spray paint - Enamel spray paint EDP Propeller Black
 
Brand: Quicksilver
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Part no: 92-802878Q50, EAN-code: 74506103985
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.8% toluene. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, in adhesives intended for sale to the general public, toluene should not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass.

Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction.
 

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

 
Description:  Enamel spray paint in a can (Net wt 12 oz / 340 g). The can is marked: "Quicksilver Marine parts & accessories", “EDP Propeller Black” and contains warnings about flammable contents.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0340/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters - SPORT
 
Brand: KELE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of fire and burns because flashing light on lighters is attractive to children particularly those under the age of 51 months who may confuse it with a toy.


The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC which prohibits placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  Lighters of various colours with flashing lights when ignited, with inscription "SPORT" on one side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0329/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Light 10M
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 10M, EAN code: 2004112211352
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock, because:


- the flasher unit is not sufficiently anchored on to the cable,

- the mains cable is not suitable for outdoor use,

- the cover of the flashing device does not pass the test,

- the product does not pass the test and may break between current-carrying parts and external insulation of flasher unit.




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

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

 
Description:  Sealed lighting chain as a plastic transparent red tube of 10 m length, packed in a rose-red cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0330/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chains - 320 L and 240 L Rice Light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 320L, EAN code: 6924324307055 2. 240L, EAN code: 6924324307055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- the cover of the flasher unit does not pass the test,

- the mains plug does not have the required parameters
Diameters of wires as well as the length of the supply cable are not compliant,

- the covering is not sufficient to protect against the electric shock.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60598 and EN 55015.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Lighting chain with 320 transparent bulbs equipped with a flasher unit, packed in a blue cardboard box with printed small yellow stars. Marking on packaging - 320L darabos, 8 FUNKCIOS, 230V~, 50Hz, 67,2W, 3V, 0,07A BUDAPEST CLEAR 2. Christmas lighting chain with 240 small varicoloured bulbs, equipped with a flasher unit, packed in a blue cardboard box with printed small yellow stars. Marking on packaging -240L darabos, 8 FUNKCIOS, 230V~, 50Hz, 58,8W, 4V, 0,07A BUDAPEST MULTICOLOUR
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0341/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas light chain
 
Brand: Galerías Lorens
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot: 12538
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of:

- inadequate resistance to humidity,

- inadequate insulation resistance and electric strength,

- inadequate construction of external and internal wiring.


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.

 
Description:  Four different types of Christmas light chains. The packaging is a cardboard box with writing in Chinese.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0332/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Floor lamp - Floor uplight
 
Brand: Tween Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Tween Light HF-8779EB-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because of damaged insulation in the joint area.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Floor uplight with reading lamp attached. - EAN 4 024506 312814, Item No 12019738, Colour: nickel; - EAN 4 024506 312821 Item No 12019752, Colour: brass
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0322/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars/vans - Spare wheel carrier
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Viano, Vito
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the spare wheel, which is under the floor, may get lost as a consequence of a breakage in the spare wheel support, causing a risk of a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Model series 639 with RR6 and without RR8 The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between July 2003 and May 2008, with the following vehicle identification numbers: - WDF63960313001522 - WDF63981513434776
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0323/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Scooter - GHOST 50
 
Brand: TNT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GHOST 50
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the piece fitting for the back suspension to the chassis can break due too poor quality welding, which may lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  V.I.N. from 1 May 2008 to 10 December 2008. Length: 1860 mm, Height of saddle: 780 mm, Dry weight: 94 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0334/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Alfa Romeo 920
 
Brand: Alfa Romeo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 920, EC type approval: e1*KS*0012*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the weak screw joints can cause the control arms to become loose, consequently damaging and destroying them. The driver can lose control over the vehicle.

 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between December 2007 and May 2008 with the VIN between ZAR92000000034064 ¿ and ¿038946.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0337/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Xsara Picasso
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type C***** EU type approval e2* 98/14* 0153 * 18
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the front right-hand seat console of the vehicles may be inadequately welded. In the event of an accident this could reduce the effectiveness of the restraint system.


 

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

 
Description:  Concerned vehicles were built between 31 March 2008 and 10 April 2008, with following vehicle identification numbers: VF7CH9HXC8L501828 to VF7CHNFUC98296631.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0320/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden playpen
 
Brand: Vertical
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  75x100 VERTICAL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and in particular finger entrapment, head or neck entrapment in the sidebars because the Ø 65 mm cone can penetrate using force of 30N. The inner height of restraints is measured as 590 mm (minimum is 600 mm).


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 

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

 
Description:  The playpen is made of solid wood varnished on surface. It consists of parts of frame construction, side parts with vertical bars with diameter of 16 mm. The packing is in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0321/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden playpen
 
Brand: Basic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  020100002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4042219119780
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to a too large hole in the base attachment, the base may fall down and the child can be hurt.


One incident reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.

 

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

 
Description:  A playpen made of white painted wood. 1 x 1 m. The base can be adjusted in two positions.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0336/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Playpen - Soft Sided/Fabric Playpen
 
Brand: Lindam
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model Number LD123 & LD123N, bar Code 5019090443739 & 5019090444835. All product purchased prior to 9 February 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small bolts on playpen may come loose, which fit into the small parts cylinder.
Several incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Fabric sided playpen with separate mat. Provided in either brown box or white poster box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 0342/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children
 
Brand: SUPREMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fly 16" No. of frame MY 004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the handlebar grips are not sufficient and their ends are not protected. This could cause the child's hands to slip from the handlebars and lead to a fall while riding,

- the bicycle is not equipped with a chain-guard that fully shields the chain,

- the stabiliser wheels do not pass the longitudinal load test which could result in loss of stability.


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:  Children's bicycle in a blue, red, white and yellow colour combination with a green basket in the front, two 16" wheels with mudguards and 2 additional small stabiliser side-wheels, 1 speed, back pedal brake on the rear wheel, carrier on the back, marking "SUPREMA".
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0324/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toy - Dinosaur egg – growing pet
 
Brand: Magic egg
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0803370
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5100008033705
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the figure and parts of the expanding figure grow in size by more than 50%. If a child swallows this toy or part of it, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to expand which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.


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:  Toy in form of egg. The shell is made from white fragile material with perforations. The green dinosaur is hidden in an egg, which hatches and grows when immersing it into water and growing up it broke down shell of egg. The dimensions of the egg approximately: 58x46 mm, weight: 29 g. The toy intended for kids elder than 36 months.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0326/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expanding toy
 
Brand: Beetle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the figure and parts of the expanding figure grow in size by more than 50%. If a child swallows this toy or part of it, contact with the saliva or gastric juices will cause the toy to expand which may cause asphyxia or gastrointestinal injuries.


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:  Three toys in form of egg, shell it made from white fragile material with perforations. The pet is hidden in an egg, which hatches and grows when immersing it into water and growing up it broke down shell of egg. The dimensions of the package: 85x60x30 mm, weight of toy: 20 g. The toy intended for kids elder than 36 month.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0331/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dolls - Lovely friends
 
Brand: Beauty girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  05V-001, P001, EAN 8134935502291
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains from 20 to 25% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.25 to 0.30 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).



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 distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Set of a boy and a girl with a plastic head, arms and legs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0335/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Modelling clay - Polyform oven-bake clay
 
Brand: Sculpey III
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 573 or 521 depending on colour. Barcode 1589111521 - 1589111573
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 0.1% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), respectively 2.1% and 2.3% in the yellow and green clays. Children could put these materials into their mouths.


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: Other)

 
Description:  Rectangular slabs (4.5 x 6 x 2 cm) of 57 g in various colours. Warning: "suitable only for children over the age of 8 years – to be used under adult supervision. Read the instructions before use, follow them, and keep them for reference."
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 0339/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's bike cycle - Super Power 007
 
Brand: Super Power 12
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of:

- the braking effect of the brakes is not sufficient,

- the handle diameter of the handle-bar is 28 mm whereas 40 mm is required,

- the handle-bar does not withstand the impact test of 15 Nm but only fulfils 10 Nm,

- the upper edge of the saddle backrest is 250 mm while it should not exceed 125 mm,

- the saddle column does not withstand the impact test,

- the chain guard does not cover the inner side of sprocket and join points of chain and sprocket.


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

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

 
Description:  Bike for children with backrest, steel frame, plastic pedals, plastic chain-guard, steel front and rear hub that are without marking and the wheel rim too. It has front shoe brake and the rear drum brake type TAIZHENG and plastic brake handles. Mudguards of steel, balance wheels, plastic basket in front of handle-bar, bandage on cross-bar, bell, back mirror.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0314/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Miss Coquines
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BOT0852
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of 49 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).


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.


Incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ black leather boots. The upper and sole of the boots are made of a synthetic material and the lining is made of fabric and leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0325/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby sets - Princess
 
Brand: Play zone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area with free ends are tied. Drawstrings on the waist line are not attached to the garment and are free-moving.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  I. Art. 6852, Cotton-polyester shirt and pants, 86 cm, red-brown with text peguena – ficcais girl, II: Art. 6852, Cotton-polyester shirt and pants, 86 cm, pink-grey with text peguena – ficcais girl.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0333/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Alicia Shoes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART. N°H0406
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of:


1. dimethylfumarate (DMF),


- black model: 200 mg/kg,

- brown model: 109 mg/kg.



Dimethylfumarate is substances that considered being harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised;



2. chrome,
- black model: 74 mg/kg,

- brown model: 54 mg/kg.


Chrome is considered being harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin.



Incident reported
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies court shoes, black or brown, synthetic upper, dyed leather insole (brown, black or white, coordinated with the colour of the upper), synthetic lining, plastic sole, packaged in the original box containing sachets of dessicant and antimould agent.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0343/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby’s overalls
 
Brand: Jumbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9611
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0259194000031
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking because the stones and the hearts may detach from the overall and they fit completely into the small parts test cylinder;

- strangulation 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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby’s overalls with a hood containing cords, intended for children aged 0-3, with a motif in the form of a teddy bear on the front decorated with 5 small glass stones and 2 glass hearts. There is a label attached to the product containing the following information: "Jumbo, 03m, Made in China, MHNΩN" and further information in a foreign language.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0327/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Bath/shower cream - Sinnesrausch Erotik-Schaumbad
 
Brand: Orion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SchSi 04
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 128 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  250 ml bottle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0345/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Eyeliner
 
Brand: Hashmi Kohl Aswad
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: SA-17/07 (blister pack)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains toxic heavy metals and in particular 774425 mg/kg of lead.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Sales ban ordered by the authorities. A press release has been issued.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black powder in gold plastic container with screw top and blister packaging
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9

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Alert number: 0338/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  AC-DC adaptor - Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger and USB Power Supply
 
Brand: Skytronic or Mercury
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  421.746-1000mA USB Power Supply -8715693153637. 421.740-500mA USB Power Supply-8715693101508. 421.734-Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger Set-15693100433. 421.735-Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger v2-715693181951.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- a loose wire may reduce creepage distances and clearances with the risk of electric shock,

- the adaptor had inadequately sized pins. This could cause damage to the socket with the risk of overheating or arcing within the socket.


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

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

 
Description:  1000mA USB Power Supply. 500mA USB Power Supply. Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger Set. Mobile Phone 3in1 Charger v2. All items packed in sealed blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 9