Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 ( Published on: 19/06/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0810/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Pastry candle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998042578555
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries as, due to its appearance, it may be confused with food, especially by children. Small parts can be detached and may be swallowed by children, posing a risk of choking or blockage of the digestive system.


The product does not comply with Directive 87/357/EEC on 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Nine candles in various forms imitating pastries. The candles are packed in paper box with a transparent lid and tied with a ribbon. Dimension: 180 mm x 180 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0769/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle crank arm
 
Brand: Dartmoor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Chukka. Year 2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to incorrect weld grinding of the crank mechanism, which may cause the product to cracks or break. If this occurs it may lead to twisting of the pedal and instability of the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  colours: black, blue, violet, green, yellow and white.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0777/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Lei She
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  786
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy.

 

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

 
Description:  Lighter in the shape of a pistol, loaded with a laser. The lighter is packed in a cardboard box which shows a man with a gun. The packaging is marked: "Lighter - Refillable butane - Adjustable flame".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0793/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp with a hook
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JS-14
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- since the dimensions of the cross-section area of the core and the engagement face are smaller than required, there is no device effectively protecting against pulling, twisting or cracking,

- an adequate discharge device is missing.


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

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

 
Description:  The fluorescent lamp and the electronic ballast is located in a 41 cm long protected tube (diameter: 3 cm), with a hook fixed to one end. Marking on the product: Class II, symbol for indoor use and a non-standardized symbol for high voltage. Components: fluorescent lamp ("8W 220 V"), mains supply cable and connecting plug without marking. Technical specification: 220 V, 8 W, Class II.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0807/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rotating table lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because:

- the design of the connecting terminals is not appropriate,

- the cross-section area of the cable is too small,


- the dimensions of the plug do not comply with the requirements,


- the bushings of the internal wiring are not fixed in position,

- there is no device protecting against pulling or torque,


- live parts become accessible when replacing the bulb.


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

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

 
Description:  The lamp illuminates two moving foils (imitating seabed and sea-life) inside the transparent top part of the lamp. Main components: mains plug (2.5 A, 250 V); mains supply cable (RVVB PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300V); motor without marking; lampholder – E12. A candle-formed bulb (marking: 220 V, 15 W) is supplied with the product. Technical specification: 230 V ~, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0792/09       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder
 
Brand: Möller Professional
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MR/AG230-120
 
Batch number / Barcode:  131810701206
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses risk of:


- electric shock, since the electrical strength decreases during the heating test; the dimensions of the main cable do not comply with the requirements and therefore the cable can be damaged;


- fire, since the product caught fire and burnt during the heating test carried out at rated power;


- injuries, because as a consequence of the inappropriate design of the terminals and the location of the switch, operation of the appliance is not reliable and could present a risk to the user.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  The product has a motor covered with plastic. One grip is fixed to the end of the casing and is made of plastic in another colour. It can be turned after releasing a lock and includes the mains supply switch. The second plastic grip can be screwed into any of the holes on the side of the metal crank case. It is also equipped with a protective shield made of iron-plate, which can be fixed to the crank case by fastening a separate screw. Main parts of the device: mains plug („16A/250V~ Y-002” + mark of manufacturer + VDE); mains cable („H05VV-F 0.75mm2X2C), switch („FA2-10/2B 20(20) A 110V~ 10(10) A 250V~5E4”).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0787/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Buell
 
Brand: Buell
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models 1125R, XB12R y XB12Scg/US
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries since the front brake line may come into contact with the front tyre. This could wear a hole in the front brake line, permitting brake liquid to leak and possibly leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  - 1125R motorcycles, 2008 model, manufactured between 30 October 2007 and 17 July 2008, - XB12R motorcycles, 2009 model, manufactured between 2 July 2008 and 12 February 2009, and - XB12Scg motorcycles, 2009 model, manufactured between 1 July 2008 and 10 February 2009. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w23/0787-09.pdf">See attached list</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/>.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Slovenia, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 0799/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Ducati 1198, 1098, 848 and Streetfighter
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models 1198, 1198 S, 1098 R, 848 model year 2009, Streetfighter and Streetfighter S model year 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire because the plastic fitting between the injector and hose on the affected motorcycles is warped or broken, resulting in fuel leakage from the fuel line at the injector end, thereby causing the risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects motorcycles with the following frame numbers for EU models: - 1198 and 1198 S from frame No. ZDMH705AA8B021336 to ZDMH704AA9B024977 manufactured on 29 April 2009; - 1098 R from frame No. ZDMH702AB8B021458 to ZDMH702AB9B024905; - 848 from frame No. ZDMH600AA9B009592 to ZDMH600AA9B010298 manufactured on 27 April 2009; - Streetfighter and Streetfighter S from frame No. ZDMF100AA8B000014 to ZDMF100AA9B001398 manufactured on 27 April 2009.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0774/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle - Keller Helix Bicycle
 
Brand: Keller Helix
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12" MTB
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the end of the handlebar grips' diameter is only 32 mm, which is less than the required 40 mm. This could cause the child's hands to slip from the handlebars and lead to a fall while riding.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's bike equipped with a metal frame in a combination of blue and yellow colours and a front brake.
Country of origin:  Sri Lanka
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0776/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Keller Lexar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  16" BMX
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to an insufficient chain guard, which could cause clothing to be entrapped or the child's fingers to be injured.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's bicycle with metal frame, front brake and stabilisers at the rear.
Country of origin:  Sri Lanka
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0779/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Velamos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Magic 16"
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to an insufficient chain guard, which could cause clothing to be entrapped or the child's fingers to be injured. In addition, the handlebar grips' diameter is less than the required.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's bike with a metal frame in a blue and yellow colour combination, equipped with a front brake, a yellow saddle and a stand.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0781/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Velamos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cross 16"
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to an insufficient chain guard, which could cause clothing to be entrapped or the child's fingers to be injured. In addition, the handlebar grips' diameter is less than the required.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's bicycle with a metal frame in black and blue colour, front brake and plastic mudguards.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0796/09       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Eraser
 
Brand: Sky Art
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ER 501C, bar code: 5997648317223
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 11% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 34% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP). The eraser is attractive to children, who may use it as a toy.

According to the REACH Regulation, 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:  The product is a colourful clover-shaped PVC eraser (4/pack) of approximately 1.8 cm in diameter. The product is packed in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  Australia
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0770/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dolls
 
Brand: Elaine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 1220
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains 13.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.17% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).
According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited
 

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

 
Description:  A set of 3 plastic dolls made from softened PVC, length about 16 cm, with monofilament green or pink hair and dressed in multi-coloured clothes. The dolls are packed in a transparent plastic bag, closed with a coloured printed tag with marked: ELAINE, No 1220, CE, "Made in China".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0771/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Tracy Holiday Doll
 
Brand: Tracy Holiday
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 8D15, on sticker: NO. HX8Q15, EAN code: 9200770200186
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material from which it is made contains 14.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.75% by weight of di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation, 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:  Doll made from softened PVC, with pink monofilament hair, wearing clothing from red and white textile materials and boots. The set contains a cap and a comb in the shape of a star. Packed in a blister marked "Tracy Holiday, Happy holidays" and NO. 8D15. Marking on the sticker - NO: HX8Q15.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0789/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fishing set game - Angelspiel
 
Brand: Ernstings Family
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4049114053003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts which can be swallowed are detachable with a force of 30 and 42 N whereas they should withstand 88 N.

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:  Six plastic ducks in different colours, together with a fishing rod, packed in a transparent plastic tube.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0794/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle chain - Hand-in-Hand Fun
 
Brand: Xin da mei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 22935, No K857,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842229358.
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the string of the toy expands, under a force of 25 N, by more than 40% of its length in the resting position.

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:  Rattle chain with elephants. The packaging is a cardboard box with a plastic window through which the product can be seen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0803/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Remote control car - Dragon
 
Brand: Pro power series
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 1063. Bar code: 8421692010634
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the design of the toy enables recharging of the batteries only when batteries are loaded inside the toy.

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

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

 
Description:  Remote control racing car sold in a blister pack marked with the brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0805/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll's pram - Pull along doll wicker pram
 
Brand: Petitcollin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model reference: 800108, bar code: 3523198001088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can be detached at a force of less than 90 N and may be swallowed or inhaled, which is unacceptable given that it is intended for children under 36 months.

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 importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  A doll's pram with a metallic frame, plastic accessories and a hood and bag made from textile material. The product is packed in a cardboard box with a picture of the pram.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0772/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's T-shirt
 
Brand: Newness
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. M-9669.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 000000 641538
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of fabric drawstrings in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s white, short-sleeved T-shirt with a hood containing fabric drawstrings ending in knots. Inside, there is a label containing the following information: Newness Casual wear, 5/6. Additionally there is a cardboard label attached to the T-shirt which contains the logo of the product and information such as the style number, size and washing instructions. Composition 80% cotton, 20% polyester.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0775/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Knitted children's waistcoat
 
Brand: K-K Apsyelekр
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8697799021594, item No. 3272
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which clothes intended for small children should not be designed, produced or supplied with strings, functional or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

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

 
Description:  A children's knitted waistcoat with a zip at the front and a hood supplied with functional cords, sizes 2, 3, 4, in green colour. On the front there are appliqués of flowers in yellow and pink. A label has been sewn on the inside with information about the size. There is another label with the inscription “girls”. The products are supplied with labels containing the following information in Bulgarian: producer – Turkey, item – blouse, composition: 100% cotton, barcode 8 697799021594, item No. 3272.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0778/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Mirsa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  211
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the heels are not properly attached and, in certain situations, this could lead to severe injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12785.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ high-heeled shoes, brand “MIRSA”, the upper part is made of imitation patent leather, the lining and insole are made of imitation leather. The packaging is a white cardboard box with the marked "MIRSA® women shoes".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0780/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt - Roberta sweatshirt
 
Brand: Johny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model “Roberta” For sizes from No. 80 to No. 92 - code: 022165; from No. 92 to No. 116 - code 022166.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which clothes intended for small children should not be designed, produced or supplied with strings, functional or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s long-sleeved sweatshirt with a hood supplied with functional cords. The product is available in three colours combined as follows: dark and light pink, dark and light grey, pink and grey. On the front there is an embroidered inscription: "HIRE, No mercy THIS IS YOUR ADVENTURE". It contains two types of labels: on the inside, a white polyester label with the inscriptions: symbol of the company, size and 5 symbols for treatment. Under the hood, there is another polyester label with the inscription: "R Johny", to which three labels have been attached containing the code and name of the product, size and year of production. Intended for children up to 7 years of age. No packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0785/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress - Girls urban
 
Brand: Fox kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 747037390003, С-20, item No. KGS9-1320
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck area.


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

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s dress with cords to tie the top at the back of the neck. The dress is intended for children up to 7 years of age. A label has been attached to the product with the following inscriptions: the brand and a barcode and a fabric label with information about the composition: 100% cotton, Made in China and the codes – 747037, RN110996, CA35023. The product is packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0786/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt - WPXJY 32
 
Brand: DFJINMI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with a hood with functional cords, an embroidered inscription on the front: "WPXJY 32" and pockets with metal studs and stars attached. The product has labels with the following information: China, 100% cotton the product is packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0788/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Amelia Zaragoza
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model A72B339B12,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435159500934
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the boots. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is 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 packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0790/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes - Casual
 
Brand: Roberto Botella
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model M6717
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is 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' patent leather ballet shoes. The packaging is a cardboard box with a label featuring the brand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0791/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set consisting of 3 parts
 
Brand: YHTZ sport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. 17
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the sequins, which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder, may be easily detached and swallowed by children.

 

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

 
Description:  Children’s tracksuit consisting of 3 parts – a sleeveless waistcoat with a hood, sequins and embroidery on the front, a top and a pair of trousers - in different colour combinations. A label is attached to the product with the following inscription: "YHTZ sport" and textile labels with the following information: "65% cotton, 35% polyester, Made In China". The product is sold in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0795/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s tracksuit - Pegey&e
 
Brand: F&J fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence in the hood of a pull-cord with a knot.


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

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

 
Description:  Tracksuit for girls over 7 years of age consisting of two parts: a jacket with a hood with textile cords and an attached label containing the inscription: "F&J fashion" and inscriptions on the front: ”Pegey&e, The brotherhood teamporit”; a pair of trousers with textile cords around the waist and an inscription in the lower part ”The Brotherhood Team Porit”. The sizes are shown on a textile label (7, 9, 11, 13 and 15). A label has been attached with information: 65% cotton, 35% polyester and graphic symbols for use. The product comes in a transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0798/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Amelia Zaragoza
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: A72FS245A11 and A72FS243A11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435159501191 and 8435159596012
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in compounds in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is 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' shoes packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0800/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shoes - Sport patent leather shoes
 
Brand: Roberto Botella
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model M 6716
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachets included in the packaging.

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.
 

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

 
Description:  Girl's lace-up shoes made of patent leather, packed in a cardboard box with a label featuring the brand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: 0801/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Amelia Zaragoza
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: 820655, 820703 and 820674
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging. 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies' boots packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0802/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Amelia Zaragoza
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 820267,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  843515950942.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachets included in the packaging. 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ "Mary Jane" shoes, black with white stitching. The packaging is a black cardboard box bearing the name of the brand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0804/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Amelia Zaragoza
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: 820516, 820125 and 820583
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and in the sachet included in the packaging. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is 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 packed in a cardboard box. v
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0809/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby’s jacket - TBT
 
Brand: Felpa Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model TF 4792
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area that protrudes more than 140 mm at each end when the garment is opened to its largest and laid flat.


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

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

 
Description:  Baby’s jacket in red colour with a hood, zip and a long, fabric drawstring in the waist area. On the front of the jacket, there is embroidery in gold with the inscription: “TBT”. There is also embroidery depicting a heart and a moon. Size: 4-8 years old.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0773/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make up set - Girls world
 
Brand: John Toy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  27160
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch no 030108, EAN code: 8 711866 27 1603
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains lead: 3163–3683 mg/kg (green) and 1279–1363 mg/kg (red).


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The set contains eye shadows, lipstick, lip-gloss, brush and stick, packed in a blister in pink and white colours, intended for children. Date of production: 15 January 2008. Recommended expiration date: 15 January 2010.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0783/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish
 
Brand: Nail Art
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because the yellow nail polish contains 5.5% and the green nail polish contains 6.5% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is toxic to reproduction and which is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  1. Nail Art, 25fl. oz. / 7.5 ml, yellow, 2. Nail Art, 25fl. oz. / 7.5 ml, green. Glass bottle with printed text and application brush in a plastic screw-top.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0784/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - O.P.I Nail lacquer
 
Brand: O.P.I
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  O.P.I Nail Lacquer, 15 ml, Cara Mia Crimson K 68625 VR
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because the nail polish contains 6.3% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is toxic to reproduction and which is prohibited in cosmetics under the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Glass bottle with a printed label and a plastic screw-top fitted with a brush for applying the lacquer.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0782/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster - el Leon
 
Brand: Nevir
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NVR-9819T
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the hooks for winding the cable are not rounded, which could damage the power supply cable when wound or unwound around the sharp edges of the hook.

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

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

 
Description:  A two-slice toaster packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0797/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger - The battery experts – trio charger
 
Brand: Stronger
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ST-89, bar code: 5999546106305
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the basic insulated parts of the mains supply are accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  The product has a silver coloured plastic cover. The connecting plug is integrated into the cover and made of the same material. The contacts for the batteries are on the front panel. 4 AA/AAA or two 9 V batteries can be charged with the appliance. Main components: mains transformer without marking, plastic spacer between the pins of the plug (marking JJ); printed board (HLM61, DS-2622). Technical parameters: 230 V; 50 Hz; 2 x 2.8 V; 220 mA; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0806/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair drier
 
Brand: Sokany
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RCY-1100W (on the packaging: SM-2000)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6932186820001
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of:


- electric shock, because the mains cable is not properly fixed to the terminals (only soldering is used). Thus, when heating elements break they can come into contact with metal parts, which became active during the test;

- fire, when the product overheats.


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

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

 
Description:  The product has a silver-coloured metal cover and black plastic handle. The mains cable (marking: RVVB PVC INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE 300/300V) is supplied with a non-rewireable plug. Marking on the switch: Shundan AC250V 6A. There is no marking on the motor and heating element. Adequate thermal protection is missing. Technical specification: AC220V; 50/60 Hz; 2000 W; Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23

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Alert number: 0808/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mini remote control doorchime
 
Brand: Gallop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JXA-XS111 (on packaging), 002318-2 (on product)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the plastic components fixing the conducting parts have insufficient mechanical strength. In addition, the dimensions of the plug are significantly smaller than required.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European and international standards EN 60065 and IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  A wireless, electric doorbell consisting of two parts. The bell-part can be connected to the mains supply, the push-button is operated with a 12 V A23 battery and connection to the bell is made by radio frequency. Technical specifications: 220-240V, 50-60Hz, max 5W; battery type: A23, 12 V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 23