Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 32 ( Published on: 21/08/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1121/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Set of four tea light candles - Scented Candles
 
Brand: Naughty but Nice!
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5060081144579
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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). The top ‘icing’ layers and raspberry and strawberry detaches with little force. Children, especially under 36 months, may put them in their mouth and swallow them.


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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cup cake candles. The gift set includes four tea light candles with scents including cream tart, chocolate cream puff, strawberry cream and raspberry cream
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1111/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Folding bicycle handelpost - Batavus Nova Versa
 
Brand: Batavus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the hinge on the handlepost can crack.


 

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

 
Description:  The recall involves the Batavus folding bicycle wheelsize 20" single speed and the Batavus folding bicycle wheelsize 24" 3 speed or 7 speed. The affected Batavus bicycles have been manufactured and sold from November 2008 through February 2009. They are fitted with the Dahon handlebar stem.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1113/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Folding bicycle - Tranza Pure and Tranze Xtra
 
Brand: Gazelle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Gazelle Tranza Pure, Gazelle Tranze Xtra
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebar post may have a material and/or machining defect close to the hinge and may crack and break.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected Gazelle Bicycles have been manufactured and sold between September 2008 and June 2009. They are fitted with the Dahon handlebar stem.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Poland, Belgium

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Alert number: 1105/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Cannabis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fingers CR and bijouterie CR. 40523, 40313.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse them with a toy.


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

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

 
Description:  The lighters are novelty lighters. One type can project a picture. The other type has ornamental beads. Presented in cardboard box with 50 pieces.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1107/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters - Projector Love is in the air CR
 
Brand: Prof
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse them with a toy.


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

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

 
Description:  Tray containing 50 pieces of lighters with hearts in 5 different designs able to project love is in the air.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1102/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Interior spotlight
 
Brand: CRISTALMER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 118/3: WALL LIGHT FITTING (RATED VALUES: 2*75 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20) LENGTH 32 CM.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of defective earthing. In addition, the fixations of the lamp holder on the luminaire and the connection of the supports of lamp holder on the luminary are not compliant.


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:  Polished lacquered brass internal wall light fitting.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1103/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Interior spotlight
 
Brand: CRISTALMER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. P160: (NOMINAL VALUES: 40 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock since the earthing is defective and adequate space for the terminal block is not provided.


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:  Interior spotlight in varnished brass. Height: 10 cm; P: 16 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1104/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Interior spotlight – international sea line 1850
 
Brand: CRISTALMER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref SP224L: Nominal Values: 2 x 60 W; 230 V; 50 HZ, CLASS I; IP20; L: 20 cm; P: 16 cm.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of defective earthing.


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:  Polished brass double interior spotlight.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1137/09       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Set of drills - 16 Pc Drill Set
 
Brand: Unique Tools
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 45/041
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the cutting tip of the masonry drill bit is not hardened and does not cut into the masonry. The force applied by the user to compensate can cause the drill bit to bend which would be detrimental to the safety of the user.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of 16 drill bits for home use.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1126/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother chains (with a mouse's head, and in the shape of a train)
 
Brand: HESS SPIELZEUG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Mouse: 13405 - Train: 13453
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the chain can easily break producing small parts that entirely fit into the small parts cylinder.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  These are soother chains, one with a mouse’s head and one in the shape of a train. The products are sold in blister packs. The brand name, “+0 months” and “made in Germany” appear on the front of the blister pack. CE marking is present. The words “Folgende Hinweise Werden” [“the following warnings…”] and the warnings in different languages appear on the back. A white label stuck to the cardboard part of the blister bears the following text: the bar code and (respectively): - “Soother chain - mouse” Art. Nr. 21 cm/03-2008 – “Soother chain - train” Art.Nr.21cm/04-2008 del.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1101/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pair of cherries
 
Brand: Legler
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 1350
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the cherries, which can be mistaken for real ones, become detached at a force of 63 N and fit into the small parts cylinder. Children, especially under 36 months, may put them in their mouth and swallow them.


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

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

 
Description:  Wooden toy cherries on an elasticated string
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1106/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balls
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it expands rapidly on contact with water and could therefore partially or completely obstruct the airways if accidentally swallowed or if it enters the respiratory tract.


Incidents reported.


The products do 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:  Multicoloured balls with initial diameter of 0.2 cm which can absorb water to reach a diameter of 1 cm, packed in transparent plastic marked "TOYS", with the recycling symbol, the indication not suitable for children aged 0-3, the EC mark and "MADE in CHINA".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1108/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone with sweets - Global G28S
 
Brand: VERO Sweet Presents
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code 8711318287213. Article number 28721
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound pressure level (88 dB) exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB.


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

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

 
Description:  Toy mobile phone in different colours with sweets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1109/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy torch - Ben 10 Alien Hero Torch
 
Brand: Kinnerton
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because during the first operation of the product the handle heats up rapidly to a maximum temperature of 99.3° C within approximately 4 minutes to then cool again as the battery power drains.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.


Three incidents reported
 

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

 
Description:  Small green torch approximately 16 cm in length sealed in bright yellow packaging with four projector lenses. Sold as part of chocolate Easter egg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1110/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key ring with soft toy (bird)
 
Brand: PIA Holland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code:8715964179113; item number 1070911
 
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 (key ring of the blue bird at 62.56 N and of the yellow bird at 51.37 N). The small parts, which fit into the small parts cylinder, 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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Blue or Yellow plush bird attached to a key ring
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1112/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - ALIEN Gsm
 
Brand: VIDAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8427265040794, model 3210, ITEM NO. 1014079
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound pressure level (98 dB) exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 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 a mobile phone in yellow and black and it displays an alien. Pressing any of ten rubber buttons produces different sounds. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” 1.5V batteries, which are supplied. The packaging consists of cardboard with pictures of a boy and of a toy. On the stickers and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product: name and address of Spanish importer, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, and number of model, brand, and pictogram with the age 0-3 restriction”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1114/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of police toys - Police set
 
Brand: Met Pol
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5906340375998, 4-5/TS 1012, nr 112.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the set contains a whistle which fits fully into the small parts cylinder.


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

 

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

 
Description:  The set consists of: gun made of black plastic, binoculars, police ID made of cardboard, compass, watch whistle. 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. On the sticker there is information concerning the importer of the toy and warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1115/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Butterfly – push along toy
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NGZ 3176892
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5903176892125
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, due to the presence of small parts that fit fully into the small parts cylinder,

- suffocation, due to the thinness of the plastic bag that it is packaged in.


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:  Butterfly with a stick, moving on two wheels. While the toy is moving the wings are beating. It carries a tag with CE mark and the following markings in Polish and Slovak: name and address of the distributors, “Made in China”, EAN number. There is also a warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about necessity of storing the packaging, but not within the reach of children.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1117/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Felt tip pens - 20 felt-tipped pens
 
Brand: Free & Easy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  538 001739 and 8 711295 889646
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzene in free state above the maximum limit:

- wine-red 120 mg/kg

- black 129 mg/kg

- grey 138 mg/kg

- dark blue 254 mg/kg.

 

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

 
Description:  Pack of 20 felt tip pens, assorted colours, with ventilated caps. Pen length 13 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1119/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° NGZ4074669, EAN code: 8640746691234
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.8% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by weight.


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:  The doll is made from softened PVC, clothing from textile material, plastic shoes and monofilament hairs. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked "TOYS". Marking on affixed sticker "ITEM NR. NGZ4074669".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1120/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys
 
Brand:  1. Pistol: Toys 2. Appel guitar BEL (BO ER LE) 3. Music guitar: Unknown 4. Strawberry piano: YAN FA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Pistol: F-11 2. Guitar: 2008 ½ 3. Guitar: 5005 ½ 4. Piano: 2216 A15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The products pose a risk of cuts because they do not have sufficient mechanical resistance and can be easily broken resulting in sharp pieces.


The products do 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:  - Space pistol: coloured pistol packed in a transparent plastic bag bearing the word ‘TOYS’ and a sticker with the CE mark and the importer information. - Guitars: 2008: the toy looks like an electric guitar. It is coloured, with various fruit on it on both the fret and the sound box. It is packed in a cardboard box on which is written ‘Music Guitar – 5005’. The sound box looks like an apple, it has fruit on it and a butterfly in the centre. The words ‘Apple Guitar’ are written on the box and on the back there is a lot of writing in English and a label with the importer information. - Piano: 2216: it looks like a strawberry and has animal faces on it with their names in English. The packaging consists of a cardboard box bearing the wording ‘Strawberry Piano’. On the back there is a lot of writing in English and a sticker with the importer information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1122/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Beauty – Babika plast
 
Brand: Casallia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8585017202309
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) by weight.


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:  The doll is made from softened PVC. It has a plastic blue raincoat, a plastic blue hat, and plastic blue shoes. It is packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked Beauty. Marking on affixed sticker reads BÁBIKA PLAST.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1124/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Shun Hong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  n°. 8512, EAN code: 8027501896019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.7% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.8% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 1.89% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) by weight.


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:  The doll is made from softened PVC, clothing from rose textile material with white stars, black shoes, monofilament hair. Plastic hat is a part of packaging. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a coloured printed tag marked SHUN HONG, NO: 8512 and DUE ESSE.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1127/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Laser pistol - Fire Game - Revolves
 
Brand: Novel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 198
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III laser emitting 1.78 mW, which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1132/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Laser Pistol - Terror Game
 
Brand: Happy baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 6889
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The products pose a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III laser emitting 4.3 mW, which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy laser pistol comprising: one laser pistol and 1 target.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1133/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy laser pistol - Shoot game train the gun
 
Brand: Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 168
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class III laser emitting 1.84 mW which is dangerous for the user’s sight. In case of misuse, the laser beam may cause severe damage to the unprotected eye.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy laser pistol comprising one laser pistol and one disc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1134/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Carnival fancy dress – Hat and headband - Naruto
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of accessible metal parts having sharp edges.


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


Two incidents have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Hat made of knitted dark grey synthetic material and a head band, made of dark blue textile material, with a metal plate attached through 6 rivets, bearing the mark NARUTO.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1139/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy - helicopter
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking since the piece holding the bar and lever together comes apart from the toy and fits entirely into the small parts cylinder. The toy is clearly intended for children also under 36 months.


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

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

 
Description:  Coloured helicopter in the shape of a whale with a stick to pull it. The packaging consists of a transparent plastic bag on which is written ‘TOYS’ and ‘Made in China’. There is a sticker on the bag with the CE mark and other information.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1116/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shorts
 
Brand: Throttleman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5609071539638
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the lower edge of the garment. Moreover, when the garment is opened to its largest and laid flat, the free ends of the drawstrings in the legs protrude by approximately 190 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:  Pink shorts for girls aged 8, with ribbons in the waist and hem area. Labels on the item bear the following references, among others: - “THROTTLEMAN girl”; - “8”; - “BRASOPI COMÉRCIO DE VESTUÁRIO SA, PORTO, PORTUGAL” , “THROTTLEMAN RG.TM.”;“00153963”;“G0804710P09N 110 8”; and the bar code.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1123/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's camisole
 
Brand: Plami
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the ends of the functional cords in the waist area are not protected against unravelling.


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 camisole in white with a cord in the waist area. There is a textile label containing some information in Bulgarian about the size, the producer and the composition – 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1129/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Panda Nova
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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:  Children’s jacket for girls supplied with a functional cord in the hood and a zip. The jacket is made of blue plastic fabric with a lining. In its left lower part there is embroidery depicting a bear/panda and a pocket on the right with the inscription "Bambino best collezione”. The product has a label containing the following information - „Panda nova”, city of Sofia, Made in Bulgaria, composition: 55% cotton, 45% polyester /for children up to 7 years of age. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1131/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Panda Nova
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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:  Children’s jacket for girls supplied with a functional cord in the hood and a zip. The jacket is made of orange plastic fabric with a lining. In the left front part of the jacket there are sequins in the form of a flower and a pocket on the right. The product has a label containing the picture of a panda as well as the following information – "Panda nova", city of Sofia, Made in Bulgaria. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1135/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby’s skirt
 
Brand: Pixel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model GONNA, Linea: OB, art. GC412700, col. 0999, barcode 150M0BGC412700099905
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the lower edge of the garment.
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 skirt in white with a zip, a belt and blue, green and red seams (two at the front and two at the back of the garment) that end in drawstrings. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the skirt. On the inside, there is a sewn, textile label, with the inscription: “PXL 0.14”. Additionally, there are three cardboard labels attached on the skirt, which contain the inscription “PIXEL, 0.14, KIDS AND FASHION”, instructions concerning the washing of the product and information concerning the product, such as the colour, the article number and the barcode of the product. Composition: 100% cotton. Size: 5 - age 18M - height 86 (18 months old)
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1118/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Halogen table lamp - Mira 2
 
Brand: Ecoplanet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model L116A, EAN 8 590849 116120
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the transformer has insufficient power capacity. In addition, the lamp has insufficient stability, there are missing safety instructions in the manual for users, the lamp is incorrectly classified and the label contains wrong information.


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 recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Table lamp with joint mechanism. The light source is a halogen lamp 12V/50W. Supplied with a power adaptor 230V/12V connected to the lamp by a connector.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1125/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Universal electrical adaptor
 
Brand: NC - New Casty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 8300000106248
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because

- the dimensions of the accessory differ from those required,

- it is possible to insert a plug with a higher rating into the socket,

- the live parts of the socket protected by a seal can be accessed without a plug being inserted,

- the holes in the socket are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure.


The product does not comply with the national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a universal adaptor, white in colour and packaged in a plastic bag with a cardboard label bearing the following information: NC New Casty Universal Adaptor for temporary use. 10A/250v max 2200w, bar code: 8300000106248.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1136/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone travel charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible for the user to touch internal components.


The product does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone charger marked NOK3310 in blue box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32

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Alert number: 1138/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone travel charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KMEM89
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible for the user to touch internal components.


The product does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone charger with no packaging
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 32