Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 25 ( Published on: 03/07/2009)
Corrigendum
Notification 0826/09 from week 24 of 2009 has been removed at the request of the notifying country.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0865/09       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Rocking chair
 
Brand: Lazypap
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  111013-2, EAN code: 2000159238918, EDV No.: 15923891, Order No.: 950889, SUPPLIER No.: 27599
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can tip over.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1022.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The frame of the rocking chair is made from rattan; the seating part and backrest are made from natural material. The seat is provided with a cushion made of PVC foam covered in brown textile material. Dimensions: 58x96x98 cm. Packed in a cardboard box marked with EAN code, EDV No., Order No., Supplier and country of origin Indonesia. The rocking chair is sold unassembled.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 0887/09       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Vision card - BlueChart g2 SD card
 
Brand: Garmin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BlueChart g and BlueChart g2 Vision cards
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries since in certain waters, there are inaccuracies and/or omissions in the way that the BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision v2009 cards present depth contours and depth areas which could result in the depiction of water depth as deeper than the actual depth under certain display conditions. As such, there is a possibility of boats going aground leading to possible accidents.


 

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

 
Description:  Affected products are all 2009 versions of BlueChart g2 in Garmin card format, BlueChart g2 in micro SD/SD card format and BlueChart g2 Vision in micro SD/SD card format, purchased between 8 April 2009 and 3 June 2009. The hardware or firmware of the Garmin unit is not affected. Affected cards can be identified in one of the following ways: 1. The exterior packaging is a cardboard envelope. 2. BlueChart g2 Vision cards will have one of the part numbers mentioned in the attached list and have a MAR 09 release date on it. 3. BlueChart g2 cards will have one of the part numbers mentioned in the attached list and have a description that begins with the letter H or HX (example: HXUS039R).
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Denmark, France, Slovenia, Greece, Malta, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0893/09       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Joke item - 99 Мarker – M
 
Brand: 99 Мarker – M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number 0132865.Х
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the peak current and impulse discharges that are generated are above the permitted safety norms and it could therefore be considered dangerous for the life and health of the user.


The product does not comply with 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:  A joke marker pen in various colours: yellow, red, blue, black. The product is marked: "99 Мarker – M, N° 0132865Х", and has a label with the inscription: "Made in China". When pressing the nib while using the marker, it produces an electric shock which causes spasm of the muscle and tingling of the arm. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0868/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Machete
 
Brand: Puma-tec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.Nr. 311244 EAN 4001833083044 Art.Nr. 311442 EAN 4001833083037 Art.Nr. 311136 EAN 4001833083020
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts because the hollow pin passing through the end of the handle, used to secure the handle to the blade tang, is missing. Thus, the blade can come loose during use.


 

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

 
Description:  Machete or cutting knife with plastic handle, available with various types of metal blade.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0878/09       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Kitchen utensils
 
Brand: Marks and Spencer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Stainless Steel and Nylon Slotted Spoon - T32 0601G / 0640G. Stainless Steel and Nylon Solid Spoon - T34 0601S / 0640S. Stainless Steel and Nylon Ladle - T34 0601L / 0640L. Stainless Steel and Nylon Turner - T34 0601T / 0640T. Stainless Steel and Nylon Masher - T34 0601M / 0640M.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Primary Aromatic Amines which are a potential carcinogen. The levels are in excess of the amount permitted under Directive 2002/72/EC on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (0.01 mg/kg). Only products from one source are affected but the recall relates to all the utensils.


 

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

 
Description:  A selection of stainless steel and nylon kitchen utensils branded as M & S. Other than the above codes there are no further identifiers on the products or their packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Greece

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Alert number: 0883/09       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Garden grill
 
Brand: OBI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BB00504G (FFT-22014); art. No. 460509.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns due to poor manufacturing which does not guarantee the required level of stability of the fire grate. Moreover, the product can become perforated.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1860.

 

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

 
Description:  The product is a round, barbecue grill, diameter 365 mm, which consists of an enamel grill pan, 3 legs, a wind-guard and a fire grate. It is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0872/09       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: ory: Laser pointers Product: Laser pointer - Laser and LED light Brands: 1. IK 2. LD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Item No.: MT-S0510260, S/N: 2008108 2. S/N: 2006108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because they incorporate a class 3A laser which is dangerous if a direct beam, or even a beam reflected off a reflective surface, strikes the unprotected eye. Both pointers bear the indication “Class IIIA Laser Product”. Class 3 laser pointers should not be placed on the market for use by consumers.


These products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Items 1 and 2 have the same characteristics: Laser and LED pointers, silver colour, with a long black flexible light head. The LED light has a magnet in the bottom. The laser is operated by three 1.5V AG13 button cells. The products are packed in plastic frames in blue cardboard boxes. Approximate dimensions: 21x3.5x2.3 cm (cardboard package), 16.3x1.6x1.4 cm (unpacked).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 0877/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Screen wash and anti-freeze
 
Brand: Lamont products
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk as it is classified as toxic but does not have a child-resistant fastening. Children could therefore open the bottle easily and have access to the toxic fluid.


The product does not comply with the Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  A white 500 ml plastic bottle with blue liquid, black and red printing and the symbols indicating the product is toxic and flammable.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0884/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Aikon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A1 (by importer) , BD-F01 (by manufacturer)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4742279000034 (on lighter), 4742279000164 (EAN on packaging)
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it fails to meet the necessary requirements as regards flame height and extinction, volumetric displacement and resistance to continuous burning.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  A disposable, adjustable gas lighter made of transparent coloured plastic (dark blue, yellow, red, green, blue). The lighter is marked with the brand, a sticker with safety information in Estonian and data about the importer. The collective packaging bears the following inscriptions: "C•R Lighter type A1 Aikon; EAN; 50 pcs; Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Contains pressurised flammable gas. Do not expose to temperatures above 50º C and do not place the lighter in direct sunlight for long periods. When lighting keep away from face and clothing. Do not puncture or throw into open flames. Check that the lighter is extinguished after use. Do not keep lighter lit more than 10 seconds."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0889/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Gas lighter
 
Brand: StarLine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0105541CR-cartoon cat; 5-digit number 39018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4044352055413 (on packaging)
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it fails to meet the necessary standards as regards volumetric requirement and resistance to elevated temperature.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  The refillable, adjustable, electronic gas lighters are made of coloured plastic printed with cat images. On the lighters there is a logo with the brand name, the sticker with the safety information in Estonian and data about the distributor. The collective packaging bears a series of inscriptions.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0870/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Triumph Rocket III
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Rocket III Touring, Type 23XC, EC type-approval: e11*2002/24*0624*00 and vehicles imported from the USA.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of a loss of pressure in the rear tyre which could potentially cause a crash.

 

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

 
Description:  The problem affects vehicles of model years 2008 and 2009 fitted with Bridgestone tyres. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w25/vin_numbers.pdf">See attached VIN numbers.</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/>.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0890/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Punto, Idea, Idea, Panda, Palio, Siena
 
Brand: FIAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fiat Punto, Punto Van, Idea, Idea Van, Panda, Panda Van, Palio, Siena with 1.3 SDE, 70 HP engine
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire since on the affected vehicles, some diesel leaks could occur in the recirculation pipe due to the non-compliance of welding on one connector.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns Fiat vehicles, with chassis numbers in the range: Punto and Punto Van: from 1103252 to 1117100; Idea and Idea Van: from 191321 to 194341 + single chassis 1954056; Panda and Panda Van: from 1380151 to 1425382; Palio and Siena: from 6478169 to 6482332.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: 0875/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Condor Ducky 12"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SAN 061203581
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because, when the bicycle is tilted over at 15° and the pedal is in the lowest position, the pedal hits the ground which may cause the rider to fall.


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 steel welded frame, front brake type V, aluminium alloy, aluminium alloy rims and plastic pedals K 327.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0866/09       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Felt-tip pens
 
Brand: Grafix kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4 009017 050578 Article No 706019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzene. The felt component in the black pen was found to contain 29.8 mg benzene/kg and the yellow pen 13.7 mg benzene/kg (limit value: 5 mg/kg of the weight of a toy). According to Directive 67/548/EEC, benzene is a Category 1 (R 45) carcinogen, a Category 2 (R 46) mutagen and poisonous (R 48/23/24/25).
 

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

 
Description:  20 felt-tip pens in a transparent pack.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0859/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume – Clown-Hoop
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CLOWN HOOP CHICA T2. 702676 (88386)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423667035833
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords (length 300 mm) 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:  A clown costume, consisting of a suit and hat, for children aged 7-10. The packaging is a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0862/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Baby lovely
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. XMY201A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material, from which the toy is made, contains 0.21% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 44.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).



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

 

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

 
Description:  Doll made from softened PVC, dressed in a pale-blue jumpsuit and hat. The doll operates on 3 batteries of 1.5 V. It performs the following functions: it laughs, cries, moves its hands and drinks from a bottle. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with a transparent plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic, Italy

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Alert number: 0863/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with carriage - Funny play set
 
Brand: Beautiful princess
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 0058
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.1% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 8% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


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 doll in a horse-drawn carriage. The doll is made from softened PVC and is dressed in pink textile clothes, red boots and has monofilament blonde hair. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with a transparent plastic window and marked "Funny Play Set".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0869/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Clown costume - Payaso
 
Brand: Boys toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 19001 Bar Code: 8423831032996 and 8422259190011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to functional strings in the neck area.


The products do 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:  A clown costume, size 0-6 months. The packaging is a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0873/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby's rattle
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the ball on top of the rattle can break into small parts, generating sharp edges and releasing a rattling small ball that fits entirely into the small part test cylinder.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Two plastic varicoloured rattles packed together in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard label marked "TOYS", with a CE mark, a pictogram and the country of origin. Sticker affixed to the toy is marked: "Funny: 2108". The rattle is comprised of a ball with 3 rings on the handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0874/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby's rattle
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - rattle with saxophone NO: 685, - rattle with guitar NO: 686
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the ball of the rattle can break into small parts, generating sharp edges and releasing a rattling small ball that fits entirely into the small part test cylinder.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic varicoloured baby’s rattles in the shape of animals playing musical instruments. Two pieces packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a cardboard label marked "TOYS", with a CE mark, a pictogram and the country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0880/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun with darts - Action Swat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. A266
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the arrows with suction cups which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily swallowed by children.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  A shooting game consisting of 2 revolvers, arrows with suction cups, bullets and safety goggles. Packed in a blister pack marked (in English) “Not suitable for children under 3 years, CHOKING HAZARD, small parts”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0881/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Assault police set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 629
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of small parts that fit into the small parts cylinder, which may detach and be swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  A police set consisting of a revolver, arrows with suction cups, a whistle, knife, badge, baton, target, watch and compass. All packed in a blister pack with markings (only in English): “The things can’t be put into the mouth, Can’t aim at peoples shooting," "WARNING CHOKING HAZARD, small parts, Not for children under 3 years”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0882/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy police set - Police material
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 234
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the arrows with suction cups. The arrows fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily swallowed by children.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Police set consisting of a revolver, arrows, knife, hand grenade, telephone, target and handcuffs. Packed in a blister pack and marked: “WARNING CHOKING HAZARD, small parts, Not for children under 3 years” in English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0885/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun with darts - Shoot game - super power
 
Brand: Rongye
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 8818 (A or B)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation due to the arrows with suction cups which fit entirely into the small parts cylinder and may be easily swallowed by children.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Shooting game consisting of a revolver, bullets, target (with animal figures which appeal to small children) and arrows. Packed in a blister pack and marked: “CHOKING HAZARD, small parts, Not suitable for children under 3 years” (in English language).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0858/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's track suit
 
Brand: Güfix
 
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. Press release has been issued.

 
Description:  Baby's track suit with the inscription SKECHERS across the front of the top, which has a hood.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0860/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Metaline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 28208.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430806060120 Model 28206-5. Barcode: 8430806060076 Model 28123-1. Barcode: 8430806060014
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear. 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’ shoes in different models packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0861/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Clara Garcia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 52300252 Black
 
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 reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ black, fold-over boots. The packaging consists of a cardboard box containing two sachets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0864/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby crawling shoes
 
Brand: Clarks
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Kirsten 20325230. India Sparkle 20325230. Little Kyle 20324553. Little Kyle 20332303. Little Kyle 20324554. Grizzly Bear 20332302. Sparkle Toes 20332967.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The products pose a risk of choking because the rubber moulding on the sole and toe of the shoe can detach, generating small parts that could be swallowed by children.


Two complaints have been reported.

 

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

 
Description:  Baby crawling shoes in different models.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 0867/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Tintori
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model T5815
 
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’ black boots with two buckles packaged in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0871/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Ducky Mini Beau
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E581085-661
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717567219968
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the card label sewn onto the outside lower leg can be detached with a force of 60N. The label could be swallowed by a child which may induce vomiting and lead to choking and/or serious illness.



The product does not comply with the national standard BS 7907.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s light pink trousers consisting of a drawstring, 3 pockets, a zip, a metal fastener, six sewn-on labels and a card label attached with a cord marked with the article number, colour, size 50/56 (for a child of 0–3 months) and the price.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0876/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Azurelle
 
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 48 mg/kg 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 reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, patent leather, ladies’ court shoes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0886/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Kammakarlo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Alex
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

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


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children up to 7 years shall not have drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary information to consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's mid-season jacket ("Kammakarlo" Spring 2008) with a fleece lining, in blue and green, and a drawstring in the hood and in the hem.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0888/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Hooded jacket
 
Brand: Dipinto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. DISY08836
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because it has drawstrings in the hood.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 according to which garments intended for young children up to 7 years shall not have drawstrings, functional cords or decorative cords in the hood or neck area.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary information to consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Girls' grey Dipinto hooded jacket with drawstrings and functional cord in the head and neck area. Sizes 92-134 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0891/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's clothing set - Girl's jacket and bib overalls
 
Brand: Glass house
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z903
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood of the jacket.
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 sets for girls consisting of two parts – bib overalls and a jacket. The overalls have shoulder straps, a small zip and embroidery in the right section – 2 flowers in pink and yellow, a white background and a green leaf. The jacket is in various colours – pink, red, dark pink. It has cords sewn into the hood. The jacket is fastened with a hook-and-loop fastener and a zip which is covered with a flap on which there are 2 decorative buttons with ribbons and embroidery. There are labels with an inscription in a foreign language: “Glass house”, model Z903, 65% polyester, 35% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0892/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy's clothing set
 
Brand: AI XIN TONGLILUDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model n°А011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

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


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:  Boy's clothing set consisting of two parts – a pair of trousers and a jacket in light and dark blue. The trousers have elastic in the waist with 2 blue stripes and white piping along the outer length of the legs and embroidery above the hem. The jacket has a hood that cannot be detached and elastic cords with plastic toggles. The clothing is embroidered with pictures from basketball scenes. There is a label with the following inscriptions: "AI XIN TONGLILUDA, the best fashion, model n° А011". The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25

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Alert number: 0879/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish “Advanced Hard as Nails”
 
Brand: Sally Hansen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: 2GPXKC; EAN: 074170261264
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.045% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and lead to the possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink nail polish in a 13.3 ml glass bottle of approximate size: 85x35 mm.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia