Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 24 ( Published on: 26/06/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0811/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Fruit Series
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6336DS100480
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998379385055
 
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 detach and may be swallowed by children, posing a risk of choking or blockage of the digestive system.


The product does not comply with the 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:  Three candles imitating red apples. The candles are packed in a box with a transparent plastic lid.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0814/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Apple Candle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6333DS150660
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998379352965
 
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 detach and may be swallowed by children, posing a risk of choking or blockage of the digestive system.


The product does not comply with the 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:  Six candles in the form of apple halves placed on a green tray.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0836/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath milk - Deliciously creamy
 
Brand: DE LAURIER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 12303
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because on the basis of the product's presentation and appearance, consumers, especially small children and elderly persons, could mistake it for a foodstuff and therefore put it in their mouth and swallow it. This could result in serious damage to their health due to the high surfactant content. The product contains the anionic surfactant, sodium laureth sulphate, measured at 12.5%. There is no bittering agent in the product.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary destruction of stocks. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Transparent plastic bottle (height: 17 cm) similar to certain milk bottles on the market. The bottle cap is made of white plastic. The bottle contains a mildly viscous, white, lightly perfumed liquid. From the label and the overall presentation of the product (appearance, shape and packaging) it would be perfectly reasonable to assume that the bottle contains a milk drink.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0838/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Fairy cakes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code A0514231,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 203390 576222
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because, due to the characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, this product may be mistaken for a foodstuff (cakes). This may lead children to put it in their mouth, cut it into pieces and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The product does not comply with the 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Food-imitating decorative vanilla scented candles in the shape of coloured cakes with various toppings (approximate dimensions: diameter 7 cm, height 7 cm). Each candle is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a red and white bow on the top. The candles are packed in nine pieces in a transparent plastic box (approximate dimensions: 23 x 23 x 8 cm). The candles can be bought separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0849/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative strawberries
 
Brand: Marianne hobby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  502-57, 22 cm, EAN 9005791218017.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The strawberries can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


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

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

 
Description:  Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (strawberries).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0850/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative bunch of green grapes
 
Brand: Marianne hobby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  502-03, 20 cm, green, EAN 9005791241398
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The grapes can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


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

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

 
Description:  Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (green grapes)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0851/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative bunch of red grapes
 
Brand: Marianne hobby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  502-36, 13 cm, red, EAN 9005791103955
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The grapes can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


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

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

 
Description:  Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (red grapes).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0852/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative bunch of grapes with 49 berries
 
Brand: Marianne hobby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  502-18, 20 cm, EAN 900579101401
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The grapes can be easily detached and fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


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

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

 
Description:  Decorative object in the shape of imitation food (grapes)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0854/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bubble bath - Bath Bubbly Carbonated Bubble Bath
 
Brand: Get Fresh Cosmetics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5 037028 244821
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The tensides in the product pose a risk of serious damage to health because users may confuse the product with a foodstuff, taking it into the mouth and swallowing it. The possible damage to health includes aspiration pneumonia (following inhalation of vomit), which can be fatal.


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

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

 
Description:  Green glass bottle resembling a champagne bottle; neck covered with golden-coloured metal foil (which must be removed before the bottle is opened for the first time); stopper: plastic cork secured with a wire collar; diameter of opening: approximately 2 cm, no dispensing aperture.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0832/09       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Shock items
 
Brand:  1. Shock 2. Haoke 3. Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products pose a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated by the Shock Chewing Gum (385 – 400 V), Shock Lighter (144 V), and Shocking pen (380 – 400 V) are above the permitted level (42.4 V) and therefore they should be considered dangerous for the health of the user.


The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are joke items: 1. “Shock Chewing Gum” – product resembling chewing gum – white, green or yellow packaging, 2. “Shock Lighter” – product resembling a metal lighter, 3. “Shocking pen” – product resembling a pen, made of black plastic, with metal tip and cap. The products are packed in plastic blisters fastened to cardboard bearing the CE marking and the following information in English: “Made in China”, “The product may cause a risk especially for children under 14 years and persons with health disorders”. There are also instructions for replacement of the batteries and information in Polish: “Exclusively for children over 3 years”, “Use only under supervision of an adult”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0820/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Folding bicycle
 
Brand: Dahon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Roo D7
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of a fault in the alloy of the handlebar which may cause it to break and thus the cyclist may fall.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.
 

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

 
Description:  7-speed; 20-inch wheels; folded size 30 x 77 x 64 cm; weight 11.9 kg
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Sweden

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Alert number: 0827/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Mountain bicycle - Proxima
 
Brand: Esperia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Proxima 7400, Art. 9 7400 U, EAN code: 8015236072761. Only the products with frame No G6002111201 and G G6002111300 are concerned.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the design of the brake lever does not enable its safe grip and safe stoppage of the bicycle,

- the frame of the bicycle and the front fork may crack which may result in injuries if the rider should fall.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bicycle with 26”wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame made from aluminium alloy. Marking on the label in the top part of the frame: CICLO 7400 PROXIMA MTB 26 TZ, Art. 9 7400 U and EAN code. Marking on the sticker of the saddle tube, logo ESPERIA, the number of the standard EN 14766, and the number of frame G62111238. The same product is marketed also under the name Esperia Proxima 7400 MTB 26T x 50 21V. Marking of the product by TZ, TX, or TY has no influence on model, quality or safety of the product. Identification of the model "Esperia Proxima" is determined by: name "Proxima, Art. 9 7400 U", where the number 9 defines the year of the model, 7400 the model of the bicycle and the letter U determines that it is a bicycle for men.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 0813/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp - Trouble light
 
Brand: Power G
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 3800070031556
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lamp holder is not ensured against rotation by two independent means - at least one of which should be operable with the aid of a tool.


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


 

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

 
Description:  Portable lamp with a metal grill, a cable measuring 7.5 meters and a two-pin plug without an earth terminal. Technical data on the product: 220 V, ~50 Hz, 60 W. The lamp is packed in a plastic transparent bag closed with orange cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0818/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp - Wohnlichter
 
Brand: Esto Qualität
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  number of model 56328; bar code 9003348835861
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- it is possible to access live parts,

- there is no transformer for voltage exceeding the low voltage level.


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

 

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

 
Description:  A portable metal lamp in the form of a colourful flower in a flowerpot with grass, and the inscription “Happy flowers Blau". The following information is written on a label on the product: ESTO, art. 56328, E14 Glote 1x max 40W, 230V~, CE, sign F; plug type “euro” with technical data: 2.5А, 250V~; supply cord КЕМА № 19103 ССС27 300/300 V 2х 0.75mm² and assembled switch with symbols: 2/250V~, СЕ; packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 0746/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: SUZUKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GSXR1000 K5-K6, years 2005 and 2006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the frame may crack and/or break on the side below the steering head tube. The cracking or breaking are the result of certain uses that cause extreme fatigue to the frame, such as extended or extreme wheelies or other stunts.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns the following models: GSX-R1000K5: JS1B6111100100302 to JS1B6111100107283, GSX-R1000K6: JS1B6111100108058 to JS1B6111100116030
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, France, Denmark, Slovenia, Greece, Norway, Malta, Sweden, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: 0816/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles - OHLINS front fork
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Streetfighter S model years 2010, 1198 S model years 2009, 1098 R model years 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because on the affected motorcycles there is a possibility of cracking of the right-hand side fork bottom-end clamp situated at the front wheel shaft pinch bolts. As a result, the fork could break, causing a risk of a fall for riders.


 

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: - STREETFIGHTER S from frame No. ZDMF100AA9B000068 to ZDMF100AA9B002082, - 1198 S from frame No. ZDMH704AA8B020786 to ZDMH704AA9B025026, - 1098 R from frame No. ZDMH702AB8B021458 to ZDMH702AB9B024905.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Norway, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0857/09       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Wood fuel pellets
 
Brand: Naturkraft premium
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of Caesium 137 in the ashes and smoke resulting from the combustion of the product. Caesium 137 is a highly toxic radioactive substance and the amount present is 23.828,38 Bq/kg.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Wood fuel pellets, 6 mm in diameter, packed in transparent sacks containing 15 kg of pellets and marked with the brand name.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0842/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child 4 in 1 swing seat
 
Brand: TP QuadPod
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TP 999. Bar code: 0053865179992
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the seat may - in some circumstances - turn upside down during use, resulting in the child's head hitting the ground.


5 complaints reported.
 

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

 
Description:  A green plastic "four in one" swing seat – four different options of seat assembly; aimed at children between 6 months and 8 years for use in conjunction with a swing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0848/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother chain - Silver baby
 
Brand: International Gift
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because babies' fingers can be entrapped in the chain. In addition, sharp edges could cause lacerations.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 12586 and EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  A pink-coloured soother holder with a sound emitting element. The packaging is a cardboard box and a plastic bag. The box containing the article also includes a guarantee certificate.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0856/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Fish-shaped bath thermometer
 
Brand: Pommette
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  40184 (supplier reference), 55 452 002 (internal reference)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3250391277223
 
Risk type:  Burns, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because small parts may be detached and swallowed by children,

- burns (scalds), because the temperature is incorrectly displayed.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic, fish-shaped bath thermometer. Colours: yellow, green, blue or pink.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0812/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy xylophone - Xylofon
 
Brand: Søstrene Grene
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, since the screws can be easily undone and swallowed by children. The released screws fit into the small parts tester;

- cuts, since the screws have accessible sharp points.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with 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:  Toy xylophone consisting of 14 wooden, coloured bars held together with screws and two wooden sticks. Dimensions: approximately 410 mm long, 235 mm wide and 35 mm high.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 0819/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Cheng Huo Wun Ju
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 2388, bar code: 4892096249311
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  A doll packed in a transparent plastic bag printed with flowers and butterflies. The upper part of the packaging is a strip of card bearing the text: “CHENG HUO WUN JU, Made in China, for ages 3 and up” with labels showing the article code, barcode and name of the importer. The bag contains a doll made of soft plastic material, wearing different clothes in each package. The doll comes with small detachable parts made of coloured plastic: a tiara, earrings, a necklace, a comb, a handbag and boots.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: 0821/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Les Copines de Thea
 
Brand: B&G International
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nr. 60615 (bei Fa. OSMA Werm). EAN 3 588270 042601
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll’s head contains 27.6 ± 4.1 g / 100 g by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited


 

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

 
Description:  A doll made of beige-coloured plastic material, approximately 25 cm tall, with long blond hair, wearing a simple white textile dress and red plastic boots, together with a plastic comb, a handbag and a hair clasp.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Greece

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Alert number: 0822/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume, lion - Carnaval de disfraces
 
Brand: PROFISA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 91.107, bar code: 8426215911078
 
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.
 

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

 
Description:  Lion costume of size 2 years packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0831/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume - Blancanieves
 
Brand: Boys Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 6995 Model 89021
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord around the neck.


The product is not compliant with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

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

 
Description:  "Snow White" outfit for age 2 to 4 years consisting of a dress, tiara and cape.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0833/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble soap bottle – 1. Batman, 2. TMNT bubble soap
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. and 2. Art no. MK-08-01682 1. Bar code: 2278348735016 2. Bar code: 2278348735030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The products pose a microbiological risk because the liquid inside the toys contains significant amounts of aerobic microbes.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Both of the products are liquids for the creation of soap bubbles: 1. with Batman’s face and a text “Clooney/Batman” on the label, 2. with the text “TMNT” and various Turtle characters on the labels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0840/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cooking set - Happy Family Cooking Set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code No. 2393 2394
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to excessive migration of toxic heavy metals. In particular, the migration of lead (Pb) in the yellow paint is 374 mg/kg (maximum allowed limit 90 mg/kg), causing a possible chemical risk.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  Toy cooking set for kids, consisting of a yellow and pink hotplate and various coloured cooking accessories. The set is packed in a blister on cardboard that bears the CE mark, pictogram concerning the age restriction (+3) and warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0841/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Cute baby
 
Brand: HX Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 0723, No. of product: NGZ3522816, EAN code: 5900308181829
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll contains 10.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited
 

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

 
Description:  A doll in a small pink bath with other accessories – a comb, a hairdryer, a spoon, a fork, a dish, a cup, a potty and a soap container. The doll is made from softened PVC, dressed in a short T-shirt and short trousers made from a textile material. The doll is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag. Marking on the sticker "Cute baby, no. 0723".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0844/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ladybird picture book - Marienkäfer
 
Brand: arsEdition
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Marienkäfer. ISBN: 978-3-7607-4907-S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the ball made of textile on the end of the antenna and the entire antenna) can detach with a single pull, with a force of less than 90 N and can be swallowed by children.


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


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Picture book made of textile material with a humming ladybird.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0845/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy double-barrelled gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907791541185; art. No. 9236.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups become detached during the stretching test.


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

 

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

 
Description:  A toy double-barrelled gun made of hard plastic, coloured yellow, green, dark blue and orange. There are also 6 darts made of soft plastic, ended with suction cups, and 4 shells. The toy is packed in a cardboard box. On the packaging there are markings and information as follows: “CE mark”, the name and address of the importer, and distributor, “Made in China”, EAN number, pictogram “not intended for children “0-3” and written information “not intended for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0847/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and baby doll - Dong Hao
 
Brand: Dong Hao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TA-768E, bar code 0715843076883
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 40% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



According to the REACH Regulation, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited



 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Administrative seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Doll and baby doll, packaged in a clear plastic bag printed with flowers and butterflies. The upper part of the packaging is a strip of card bearing the text: “DONG HAO, made in China, for ages 3 and up” and with labels showing the article code, barcode and name of the importer. The bag contains a doll made of soft plastic material, wearing different clothes in each package. The doll comes with a tiara, earrings, a necklace, a comb, a handbag and boots. There is also a baby doll made of soft plastic material with different outfits and a stroller made of coloured plastic with detachable wheels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0815/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's cardigan
 
Brand: Tutto Piccolo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  code 2640, bar code: 8430332462672
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the waist area that protrudes by more than 140 mm (length of right string: 280 mm; left string: 580 mm).
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:  Baby's short cardigan which fastens at the front with long functional strings, one of which goes around the back.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0817/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Pretty wear collection
 
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 hood.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Children's pink jacket with hood and embroidered inscriptions "Love by girl" and "Pretty".
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0823/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's track suit
 
Brand: Hausel AAS Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code HAS 70866 SWIFT/C STULE: HAS 520
 
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.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby's track suit "Hausel AAS Collection" with inscriptions containing the barcode and composition (65% cotton and 35% polyester) and symbols for maintenance and treatment.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0824/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sleeveless sweatshirt
 
Brand: EMBU BEBE
 
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 cords in the neck area.


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


 

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

 
Description:  Children's zip-up, sleeveless, pink and white sweatshirt with hood. There is embroidery on one side at the front and the text "Goodnight and sleep well".
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0825/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Nil Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: C939965/R Code on invoice: 52-6505/50
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

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


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

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

 
Description:  Hooded sweatshirt with zip and various motifs on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0828/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's clothing set - Niedzwiadek
 
Brand: EWA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906245130111.
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the hood area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682, according to which garments intended for young children 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby's clothing set "Niedzwiadek" consisting of two parts (top and trousers), size 68 cm. The top has a hood containing functional cords with toggles on the end. Intended to fit to children size.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0829/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's windbreaker jacket
 
Brand: Zippy Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 2100001510275; Internal code: 2973874ZB-1.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because the hood and the bottom hem of the children's clothing contain drawstrings.


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:  Red windbreaker jacket for ages 12-18 months. The item has a drawstring in the hood and a drawstring with plastic toggles in the bottom hem. Composition of the shell: 100% polyamide and of the lining: 100% polyester. Length of the drawstrings in the hood (± 67 cm) and in the bottom hem (± 73 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0834/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: Tokitos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 82077
 
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.


One incident has been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's leather shoes with Velcro fastener, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0835/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: LATINAS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 721405
 
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' knee-length boots with a high heel. The boots are packed in a dark coloured cardboard box, the entire surface of which is printed with the brand in white letters. Inside the box, along with the boots, there are two square white sachets marked in green lettering: "Mouldproof agent. Do not eat ".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0839/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Lunedi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models W10 and K236
 
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:  - model W10: ladies’ flat pumps with round toe, black; - model K236: ladies’ shoe, black with a square toe and buckle. For both models the packaging is a cardboard box containing two dehumidifying sachets, one marked “SILICA GEL” and the other “MOULDPROOF”, together with a label identifying the importer and showing details of the composition.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0846/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s knitted sweater
 
Brand: K-K Apsyelekp
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n°3268, barcode 8697799021341
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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:  A child’s knitted sweater with a hood containing cords and a zip at the front. The waistcoat is striped and has embroidered flowers on the front. There is also a label with information about the garment in Bulgarian, item no. 3268, barcode 8697799021341.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0853/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: ESS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models 8865 and 8865-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because of the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and the sachets contained 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 in black or white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0855/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Burberry
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KB6 CLAUDY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons on the garment may become detached and could be swallowed by children.


 

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with snap buttons, available in various colours.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0837/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Sun cream - Lilien SUN active
 
Brand: Union Cosmetic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lilien SUN active, Sun LOTION opaľovacie mlieko OF 4, 2441, EAN code 8594008293417
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The product poses a microbiological risk due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (amount: 550 000 KTJ/g, 150 000 KTJ/g, 600 000 KTJ/g, 1 900 000 KTJ/g, 1 300 000 KTJ/g) and the abundance of micro-organisms (in the amount of: 720 000 KTJ/g, 7 500 000 KTJ/g, 2 600 000 KTJ/g, 7 500 000 KTJ/g, 5 700 000 KTJ/g).


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

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

 
Description:  Sun lotion in an orange bottle 275 ml with a blue cap.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24

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Alert number: 0843/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Transformer - AC – AC Convertor
 
Brand: Neuling
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MW2P045.EAN 4011186055711
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because a three-pin American plug with protective conductor can be plugged into the voltage transformer's output socket and this could lead to possible misuse of the product. It is not permitted for Class I apparatus socket plugs to be able to be inserted into Class II equipment sockets.


This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60320.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Voltage transformer with Europlug and pluggable earthed 110-volt plug (e.g. for operating American electrical equipment)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 24