Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 31 ( Published on: 14/08/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1056/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Wooden eggs
 
Brand: DEPOT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SUI 038.240; EAN-Code: 4 002770 236562
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

Although the product is not food, because of its appearance it could easily be mistaken for food by consumers, especially children, who may consequently put the eggs in their mouth, suck or ingest them, which could cause, in particular, choking 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 the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Yellow, blue, pale pink, green, dark pink and white (two of each colour) wooden eggs in a small wooden box. Length: 3 cm, diameter: 19.5 mm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1072/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Flannels - Single Layer Choc Cheesecake
 
Brand: Unique Cake
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cherry: TC002 - 4" Double Layer Cherry Cream Cake. TC008 - Single Layer Cherry Cheesecake. TC004 - Multilayer Chocolate Cheesecake. TC005 - Multilayer Vanilla Cake. Strawberry: TC000 - 4" Double Layer Strawberry Cake. TC001 - 4" Double Layer Straw/Choc Cake. TC003 - Multilayer Strawberry Cake. TC006 - Multilayer Coffee Cake. TC009 - Single Layer Strawberry Cheese Cake.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking, especially for a child less than 36 months, because the cherry/strawberry could be mistaken for food and swallowed.


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 the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Flannels packaged to look like a slice of cake. There is a plastic cherry or strawberry on top.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1071/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink - Eternal Ink tattoo colours
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w31/1071_09.pdf"> See the attached list</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" border="0" width="40" height="13"/>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains the bacteria pseudomonas with can cause infections. Sixteen different Eternal Ink colours contain the bacteria pseudomonas and 25 Eternal Ink colours are not sterile.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottles with different colours of tattoo ink. On the label is printed the colour name, Exp. Date, Lot number and Colour Index number.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Germany, United Kingdom, France

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Alert number: 1082/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super Glue
 
Brand: LIFETIME classics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM No 08295 EAN code: 8 711252 082950
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains approx. 23% by weight of chloroform (trichlormethane). Preparations containing 0.1% or more by weight of chloroform should not be available on the market. The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Blister pack containing three printed metal tubes with a flat front and elongated two-part nozzle/cap made of white plastic. The product carries the following markings: "SUPER GLUE, SUPERKLEBER, *LIFETIME* EUROPE, 3 g. Hazard symbol Xi without description of hazard. Cyanoacrylate, Danger. Bonds skin and eyes in seconds. Keep out of reach of children." The packaging is also marked: LIFETIME classics, SUPER GLUE, New Formula, Hazard symbol ‘irritant’. The following R and S sentences word for word: R36/37/38, R43, S2, S23, S24/25, S26, S36/39, S46. Warning: Bonds skin and eyes in seconds. Use only in well-ventilated places."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1083/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super Glue
 
Brand: Lifetime
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 70194, EAN code 8711252701943, Item 08295, EAN code 8711252082950, Item 70193, EAN code 8711252701936.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.8% by weight of Chloroform, a carcinogenic substance, above the allowed limit of 0.1% by mass. Consumers may have skin contact with the product or may inhale the vapour.



The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a metal tube containing 3 ml. Item 70194 contains 1 tube of 3 ml. Item 08295 contains 3 tubes of 3 ml. Item 70193 contains 6 tubes of 3 ml
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Cyprus

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Alert number: 1084/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super glue
 
Brand: Better life
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 41/028. 5 030481 410284
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a 16.1% of Chloroform which is above the allowed limit of 0.1% by mass.


The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.


 

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

 
Description:  Super glue tube on cardboard and blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1085/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super glue
 
Brand: Rapide
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: R9993. 5 060070 399935.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.3% of Chloroform, which is banned in preparations with a mass content of 0.1% or more and, in accordance to the REACH Regulation, may not be put on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  Super glue tube in plastic blister on cardboard. Volume: 25 g.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1088/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue set
 
Brand: Life time power glue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no.: 37289
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and piperidine.


The product does not comply with the restrictions laid down in the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of three glues
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1068/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Lux lighters
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Lux Love Film CR: 40483 - Lux Fashion Project CR: 40464 - Lux Old Cars Projection CR: 40508
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, particularly those under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy.


 

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

 
Description:  Tray containing 50 lighters with designs of hearts, fashionable clothes and old cars. The lighters can project a picture.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1059/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 8 Funkcios – 240 L Darabos
 
Brand: NTH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  240L,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924324307048
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the insulation of the connections is insufficient (only single insulation),

- the cross section area of the core is less than required,

- the cable inlets have sharp edges, thus the cable may get damaged,

- the cord anchorage 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 lighting chain includes 240 series-parallel-connected non-replaceable miniature lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit operates the four parallel circuits of the lamps. Main components: "2.5 A 250 V~" bipolar plug; "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230V AC 50HZ 0.83A CE TÜV EMC NTH PRESS" 8-function flashing unit; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, Max 65 W, Class II; IP20.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1060/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 8 Funkcios – 180 L Darabos
 
Brand: NTH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  180L,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924324307031
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the basic insulated parts are accessible,

- the insulation of the connections is insufficient and thus flashover may occur,

- the cross section area of the core is less than required,

- the cable inlets have sharp edges, thus the cable may get damaged,

- the cord anchorage 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 lighting chain includes 180 series-parallel-connected non-replaceable lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit operates the four parallel circuits of the lamps. Main components:"2.5 A 250 V~" bipolar plug; "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230 V AC 50 HZ 0.83 A CE TÜV EMC NTH PRESS" 8-function flashing unit; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63 W, Class II; IP20.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1061/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 8 Funkcios – 100 L Darabos
 
Brand: Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MD.0501
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the basic insulated parts are accessible,

- the insulation of the connections is insufficient (only single insulation is applied) and thus the flashover may occur,

- the cross section area of the core is less than required,


- the cable inlets have sharp edges,

- the cord anchorage 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 lighting chain includes 100 series-parallel-connected non-replaceable lamps with resistor bridge. The flashing unit operates the four parallel circuits of the lamps. Main components:"2.5 A 250 V~" bipolar plug; "FLASHER CONTROL UNIT 230 V AC 50 HZ 0.83 A CE TÜV EMC NTH PRESS"8-function flashing unit; mains cable without marking. Technical parameters: 230 V~, 50 Hz, 63,7 W, Class II; IP20.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1078/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Spangling night light
 
Brand: GOYA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YGS-P2, Bar code: 0244714000035
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to change the lamp, or to gain access to the lamp-holder or other internal live parts, whilst the product is plugged into the mains supply.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mains socket night light. The lamp heats a tube filled with a yellow liquid with floating stars.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1098/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Indoor lamp
 
Brand: CRISTALMER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. AL 24L NOMINAL VALUES: 100W; 230V; 50 HZ ; CLASS I; IP20)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord anchorage in the lamp holder is not efficient and because of the possible degradation of the insulation components caused by heat.


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

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

 
Description:  Indoor ceiling lamp in varnished brass. Height: 38 cm; diameter: 33 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1058/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Citroën Berlingo
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Berlingo, EC type-approval: e2*2001/116*0366*
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the welding on one of the fastening points on the single left-hand second-row seat in the cars in question may be inadequate. Secure fastening of the seat is no longer guaranteed.


 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 3 December 2008 and 9 January 2009 and bear identification numbers between VF77J9HTC9J00841 and VF77P9HZC9J01365.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1069/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motor car - Jaguar XJ
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Recall affects 2003 and certain 2004 vehicles in the VIN Range SAJAC73P63SG00001 to SAJAA72P94SG27878.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible corrosion of the brake pipes could lead to failure of one or both brake circuits and hence reduced braking performance or complete loss of braking.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 1073/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo S80 and V70
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  317 S80 (07-) / V70 (08-), engine B4204S4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fuel pressure regulator may become detached from the spigot within the fuel pump at high ambient temperatures. This would lead to a loss of fuel pressure in the fuel system and the vehicle will stall with no warning to the driver, causing a risk of accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Volvo S80 and V70 Model Year 2008-2009. Fitted with the 2.0 petrol flexi-fuel engine. The VIN range is from chassis number G00001 to G27878.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary

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Alert number: 1080/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Vehicle starting aid - 3 in 1 Jump Start/Quick Start
 
Brand: NIKKAI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Order Code: A 56 FR. Bar Code: 5026686047 64
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the gross inaccuracy of the pressure gauge (errors recorded in excess of 50%) resulting in incorrect inflation of vehicle tyres, which may cause a vehicle accident.



 

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

 
Description:  Vehicle starting aid with light, compressor and pressure gauge.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1095/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Quad - DS450 ATV
 
Brand: Can-Am
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model name: DS450. Model year: 2009. Model number: 3F9F, 3F9G, 3G9D and 3H9C.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the rear calliper mounting bolts installed on these units are too short. This may affect rear calliper system integrity and may lead to partial or total calliper dismount. If this occurs, the vehicle may lose braking capacity causing a risk of accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Models built between March 2008 and January 2009.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Malta, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1096/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Lancia Musa 1.3 JTD 70 HP
 
Brand: Lancia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type 350, EC type-approval No e3*2001*116*0153
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

Owing to a possible welding fault on a connecting piece in the fuel return pipe, diesel fuel may leak out and cause a fire.


 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles affected were manufactured between March and April 2009 in the following vehicle ID number ranges: ZLA35000001156890 to ZLA35000001160797
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1087/09       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Garden glove - Garden Comfort
 
Brand: OX-ON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 057.08, Batch No 5880108, EAN 5701952057085
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains excessive levels of Chromium VI: 93.2 (+/- 8.3) mg/kg.
The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 420.
 

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

 
Description:  Unlined pig's leather glove.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1063/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Number wooden puzzle
 
Brand: CM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 075818; EAN code 8424906758186
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the knob of puzzle number 8, which fits into the small parts cylinder, may be easily detached.


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

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

 
Description:  Wooden puzzle with numbers (0 till 9).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 1065/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Melody service
 
Brand: Wader Quality Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4000438252664, article n°.25266
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The products pose a risk of choking because the handle of the cup and of the milk cup, which fit completely into the small parts cylinder, may easily come loose.


The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Tea set with noise, 58 pieces, in a cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1066/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby's chain - Booby Cheery Chain
 
Brand: I’m Toy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the beads at the end of the string can detach easily.


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

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

 
Description:  Toy intended to be strung across a pram
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1067/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: LITTLE Amy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 8188, ITEM NR: NGZ 4394709, EAN code: 8643947091230
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 16% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.39% 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:  Description: The doll is made from softened PVC, clothed in textile dress, with shoes and monofilament hairs. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked LITTLE Amy, No. 8188
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1074/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Qing Pal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907800868647; AL3948; No 3250.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level it produces (98 dB) is above the permitted level of 80 dB.


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 red and silver toy mobile phone with a picture of a landscape. The toy is powered by two “AA” 1.5V batteries, which are not supplied. The packaging is a cardboard box with a picture of a phone coloured black and silver.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1075/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy set of guns with darts - Super
 
Brand: Hero police
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because suction cups of darts and ring can be easily detached and swallowed by children.


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:  The set consists of: two guns made of black plastic, 4 darts made of black plastic, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups, handcuffs, police baton, binoculars, phone, walkie-talkie, mess tin, 2 boards made of cardboard and plastic, with numbers, coloured yellow, red, black and green. Packaging consists of plastic, transparent part fastened to the cardboard. There are following markings on the cardboard: name of a toy, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1076/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Fullo Telephone
 
Brand: Bai Bian Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7260.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound level it produces (96 dB) is above the permitted level of 80 dB.


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

 

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

 
Description:  A white toy mobile phone with a pink cord and picture of a doll with a headscarf. The toy is powered by two “AA” 1.5V batteries, which are supplied. The pink cardboard packaging has pictures of dolls with white and black headscarves.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1077/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Super telephone
 
Brand: Benign Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 8788, Super telephone Benign Girl.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the weighted emission of sound pressure exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB (94 dB).


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:  The toy is pink emulation mobile folded phone with aerial and pink cord. There is a picture of doll on the display and on the cover. The toy is powered by two AG13 batteries, which are supplied. The packaging consists of cardboard, coloured mostly pink, with pictures of dolls. On the stickers and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in English: "CE mark", "Made in China", and number of model, brand, and pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1089/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle
 
Brand: Inter-East
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714522236954
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains formaldehyde (from 158 to 204 mg/kg).



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.

 
Description:  Brightly-coloured laminated bonded wooden board printed with animal motifs in the form of a stylised elephant with recesses for five brightly-coloured puzzle piece (elephant, tiger, bear, rhinoceros, frog), 28 x 22 x 0.6 cm
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1099/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key ring with soft toy (mauve and white bear)
 
Brand: V-Rasehorn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts, which can be detached with a force of less than 90 N (chain with less than 20 N, eyes and nose with less than 50 N). The small parts can be ingested or inhaled by small children.



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

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

 
Description:  Key ring with soft toy (mauve and white bear)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1062/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s summer blouse
 
Brand: Alouette
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 00950422,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 206123 488595
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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:  Girl’s plaid summer blouses in pink, red and green in two different combinations. Each blouse ties at the back of the neck with cords. Composition: 97% viscose, 3% elastane. Size: 06 (6 years old).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1064/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes - Premium collection
 
Brand: BATA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 3607 13/03 624-6038, bar code 624603800102
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF) up to a value of 4.8 mg/kg in the accompanying sachet and in the shoes. 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Ladies' moccasin-type shoes, black with a low heel, packed in a white box with coloured lines and a label showing the article code, bar code price and size; another label with the importer's details matches those of the distributor. A stamp printed on the box in red reads “BATA Premium Collection”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1070/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children shoes
 
Brand: Clarks
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Hazy Daze Fst 20325334 2. Fun Shine Fst 20325443
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products poses a risk of choking because the rubber moulding may become detached, resulting in small parts that could be dangerous.

 

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

 
Description:  Young Child Shoe. Two types of First Shoe Style from Clarks. The shoes are both leather upper and lining with a vulcanised rubber sole, with some synthetic parts. They come in pink/white; brown/white with flower and butterfly motifs.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Ireland

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Alert number: 1081/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Burberry
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N4 PAUL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the fasteners on these garments may come off, generating small parts.

 

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

 
Description:  Clothing for children and babies. Model N4 PAUL is a pair of trousers with an elasticized waist and snap fasteners on the inside leg.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1086/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby suit - Omurlu baby
 
Brand: Angelo Kids
 
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 drawstrings 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby suit of cotton knitted fabric consisting of two parts – skirt and a blouse, with drawstrings in the neck area and a back tie up. There is a label attached to the product with the wording: "Angelo kids", together with you all, omurlu. There is embroidery depicting flowers and the wording "Angelo girl" on the blouse. The wording “Omurlu baby” is on a textile label. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1090/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's Bikini
 
Brand: Leonado
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  556
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords on the top and the bottom of the bikini.


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:  Green bikini with orange flowers, for children aged 7-8. The bikini has orange cords in the neck, chest and waist area.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1091/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt - Super underground wall
 
Brand: Smile
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Smile Fashion Wear, 6M.
 
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.
 

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

 
Description:  Green hooded top for children aged 6 months. The hood has a drawstring in the neck area. The item of clothing is printed with text including the words: "SUPER UNDERGROUND WALL".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1092/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's top - Fashion Ativo Kids
 
Brand: Ativo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 7780 0954
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of loose ends in the hood and 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:  White top for girls aged 4, with ribbons in the neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1093/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's knitted top
 
Brand: Musgo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 2301112104029
 
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.
 

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

 
Description:  White and pink knitted top with ribbons for children aged 12 months. There is a cardboard label on the item bearing the following text: - “Musgo”; - “M2115, CAMISETA 33; BL/ROSA 1 AÑO" and “Bar code: 2301112104029”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31

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Alert number: 1057/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adapter - World universal mains adapter
 
Brand: Geheimshop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OCL-T12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The adapter poses a risk of electric shock because it can be used in such a way that live parts can be touched. In addition, it is possible to establish a functioning plug connection which bypasses the earth.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adapter in neutral cardboard packaging with a label affixed by the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 1079/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Water dispenser
 
Brand: Home classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KDY-L18
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and injuries due to excessive pressure and the leakage of steam and water through the plastic tube joints.



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

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

 
Description:  The product is a water dispenser. It is used to provide hot and cold water for drinks. It is grey white and fitted with a water bottle on top. It has two buttons to switch on and off the heater or cooler of the device. It has two thermostats one for low temperature and one for hot. Packaging: Hot water temperature 85-95C. Heating power 550W. Cold water temperature 5-12C. Chilling power 85-95w. Refrigerant gas /weight r134/38g. Class I.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 1094/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Water dispenser
 
Brand: Home Classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KDY-L20-8
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and injuries because of:


- excessive pressure and the leakage of steam and water through the plastic tube joints,


- the voltage is 240V instead of 230V.


In addition there is a high nickel concentration in the drinking water from the appliance.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a water dispenser. It is used to provide hot and cold water for drinks. It is grey white and fitted with a water bottle on top. It has two buttons to switch on and off the heater or cooler of the device. It has two thermostats one for low temperature and one for hot. Packaging: Hot water temperature 85-95C. Heating power 550W. Cold water temperature 5-12C. Chilling power 85-95w. Refrigerant gas /weight r134/38g. Class I.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 31