Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 34 ( Published on: 04/09/2009)
Corrigendum
Notifications 1128/09 and 1130/09 from week 32 of 2009 have been permanently removed following confirmation that not all the notification's criteria have been met.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1215/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Towable water ski tubes
 
Brand: Sevylor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models - G38244 (ADG 204 945) ST 2607 Drag’N Master, - G38153 ST 2624 Drag’N Master, - G38209 (ADG 204 955) ST 9007 Double Threat, - G38142 (ADG 204 746) ST 2000-12 Le Biscuit, - G38236 (ADG 204 848) ST 7050N Aurora, - G35507 ST7050 Aurora.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the "Quick Hitch" connector may be too weak to withstand the forces exerted and may consequently break while in use. The connector is then liable to fly backwards towards the boat while still attached to the tow rope, and can strike the person in the boat.
 

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

 
Description:  Various models of towable water ski tubes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Spain, Portugal

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Alert number: 1192/09       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: New collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art no. MTBR-17 series
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of 3.1-19 µg/cm²/week of nickel from the metallic cylinders.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured metallic-wooden-leather-textile bracelet. Brown leather straps, green textile cord with a couple of black wooden parts and a key-shaped pendant and a red textile cord with wooden parts in various colours and two metallic cylinders.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1197/09       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Coffee maker - Caffettiera in Ceramica
 
Brand: Golden Hill
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 575578, Bar Code 8032732037964
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the pressure safety system may not work properly and the upper ceramic part may explode breaking into pieces.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13248.
 

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

 
Description:  Six-cup coffee pot, the lower part is made of an aluminium alloy while the upper part is ceramic. The packaging is a cardboard box and the address of the producer is written in the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1214/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Golden Eagle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

This product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, especially under 51 months of age.


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

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the form of a grey mobile phone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1217/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - Dice Lighter
 
Brand: Dice
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number on box LT-49, bar Code on box: 5015815297946.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because since it is shaped like a dice, it is attractive to children, especially those less than 51 months of age.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Cubed shaped lighter, measuring approximately 30 mm, decorated with dice spots. Available in yellow, white, green, blue and red, in a box of 24. The box is a green and white cardboard. The push-button of the lighter is on the six dot side and the flame emerges from the centre of the one dot side.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1206/09       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Plunge router - 1/4” Shank
 
Brand: Trend
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T5EB-5027654516256. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EB/EURO-5027654516737. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EK-5027654135068. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EK/EURO- 5027654514757. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5EK/MK2- 5027654527870. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5ELB- 5027654516775. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999. T5ELK- 5027654135907. S/N 03090001 TO 04099999.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because if the collet is over-tightened the armature can fracture and the collet and nut assembly with the cutting tool can break away from the machine whilst under load during use.



Two incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric plunge router in blow mould case with colour sleeve, or four colour carton.
Country of origin:  Slovenia
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, Slovenia

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Alert number: 1194/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Royal Enfield Bullet
 
Brand: Royal Enfield
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bullet 500 EFI Classic and Bullet 500 EFI Electra Vehicle type: Bullet, EC type-approval e11*2002/24*0134*05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is insufficient clearance between the gearbox main shaft and the second to fifth gear pinions and the gears could seize up while the motorcycle is being driven, causing an accident.



Five incidents reported.

 

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

 
Description:  Affected vehicles of build years 2008 and 2009. VIN range: ME3CKEAT58C000026 to ME3CKECT59C001838
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, France, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 1195/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - BMW K1300
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: K1300S - K1300R - K1300GT, category L3e, code NC 0508 0518 0538
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because air may enter the front brake circuit as a result of vibration, leading to loss of braking efficiency for the front wheel.

 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles in question bear the following identification numbers: <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w34/2009-w34_4_attached list.pdf">see the attached list</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" border="0" width="40" height="13"/>.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 1202/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Suzuki Grand Vitara
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Grand Vitara diesel JB 419 D
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because there is a possibility that the engine’s electrical wiring may come into contact with the screw of the engine distributor cap, damaging the wiring insulation and causing a short-circuit.
 

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

 
Description:  Suzuki Grand Vitara all-purpose passenger vehicle, JB 419 D model, diesel. Affected vehicles: <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w34/2009-w34_10_attached_list.pdf">see the attached VINs</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" border="0" width="40" height="13"/>.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Norway, Slovenia, Malta, Iceland, Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1211/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - HYUNDAI SONATA
 
Brand: HYUNDAI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SONATA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the ESP light may switch on. The brake lights may not light up or may remain lit permanently. The automatic gear shift lever cannot be moved from the P position to other positions or vice-versa. Cruise control cannot be cancelled or cannot be activated. These features may lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Hyundai motor vehicle. Please <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w34/2009-w34_17_attached_list.pdf">see the attached VINs</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" alt="pdf" border="0" width="40" height="13"/>.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1196/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: Carisma baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CA-5801-1r
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the silver covering may detach from the clip which fastens the chain to clothes under a force of less than 90N and a child may put it in his/her mouth.


One incident reported.


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

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

 
Description:  The item consists of a soother fastener a plastic chain. The fastener has a silver covering. It is packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1209/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle
 
Brand: Brave TN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the chain guard does not protect the chain adequately;

- fingers could be trapped between the front wheel and the forks;

- there is a sharp edge on the front fork.


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:  Bicycle for children with freewheel gear, colour blue-yellow-white combination, 12" wheels, two side stabilisation wheels, rear carrier, blue-yellow-white saddle with picture of lion, marking on frame BRAVE TN.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1205/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and bathtub - Baby & Bathtub
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM No.810; EAN: 200903211879
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 29.1% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the doll.

According to the REACH regulation certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  The set of toys consists of one doll, a blue coloured bath and a pink coloured soap container. Toys are packed into a net bag. On the label is WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years; CE-mark; Approximate size of packaging: 15 x 26 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1210/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - My little baby
 
Brand: Ming Ming
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  W04519-4, NO. 30021, EAN code: 8585018038822
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.124% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


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



 

Measures taken by economic operators: Sales ban and recall from consumers by the retailer ordered by the authorities. Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll made from softened PVC, wearing textile cap, socks, pants and scarf. Packed in a coloured cardboard box with transparent front and the marking "My Little Baby, NO. 30021".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1212/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Zabawki Piszczki
 
Brand: MAP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article nr 041; EAN 5905485120418
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.79% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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



 

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

 
Description:  Duck-shaped toy made of flexible yellow plastic. Approximate size: 5.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 5.5 cm. The toy is packed into a cellophane bag, using a cardboard header which closes the upper bag lips.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1213/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mobile phone
 
Brand: Batman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5905882501629; zr 350, BATMAN NO. AK 1430SS-3, NO 1430SS – on the toy only.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound pressure exceeds the maximum permitted value of 80 dB (95 dB).


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


 

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

 
Description:  Toy mobile phone with aerial and red cord. There is a Batman logo on the display and on the cover. The toy may differ from the picture on the packaging, so similar toys may be in the circulation. The toy is powered by two 1,5V LR 4 batteries (LR44) (supplied). The cardboard packaging contains warnings and information in English: “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of model, brand, and pictogram concerning age “0-3” restriction. <b>The product may be counterfeit</b>.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1198/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Yomax Italy Style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. AN-F-A 918C SILVER.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.24 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachet included in the packaging.


Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.
 

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

 
Description:  Brown patched high-heeled shoes with a strap. Packaging is brown with the label Yomax Italy style.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1199/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Lady's shoes
 
Brand: Yomax Italy Style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. AN-F-A 918A RED
 
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 5.57 mg/kg in the accompanying sachets.


Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is considered harmful, irritating and sensitising on contact with the skin, and its use as a biocide is not authorised.
 

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

 
Description:  Red, strapped high-heeled shoes. Packaging is black with the label Yomax Italy style.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1200/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: N New Page
 
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 and import ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s sleeveless jacket with a hood with elastic drawstrings ending in plastic caps in different colours – red, dark blue, dark green, light blue, beige, a zipper and two small pockets. In the front part on both sides there are printed Latin letters and a textile inscription "BEST SPORTS" is sewn on the front left. A label is sewn inside the collar with the brand and care instructions. Another label is sewn inside with information on composition (100% polyester) and country of origin. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34

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Alert number: 1203/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Jeans - Kik-Jeanshose; X-Mail, Gr. 34 slim fit
 
Brand: KIK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Saison: 208 WGR: 983. Order No. 70110. EAN-Code: 701100009831340001999
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of banned azocolourants; the jean fabric releases 154 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine which exceeds the limit 30 mg/kg.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Dark blue women's jeans, size 34, with flaps on the back pockets.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 1193/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: LG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  on pack: LG KG800, EAN code: 4895120339453 on product: S/N: RAS6120043; model: STA-P51ER
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the mean output power deviated by 50% (10% permitted);

- the temperature during use can reach up to 113 ْ C (105ْ C permitted);

- the construction of the transformer does not comply with the requirements;

- the casing close to the plug does not comply with the requirements for resistance to heat.


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

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

 
Description:  Travel charger LG TRAVEL ADAPTER is made from black plastic material. Marking on product: CE, S/N: RAS6120043, model: STA-P51ER, input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz 0,2A, output: 4,8V, 0,9A, Made in China. Packed in blister with sticker on right top corner marked LG KG800 and EAN code. This product is counterfeit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 1204/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Universal adapter - Adaptator universal/all-in-one adapter
 
Brand: Extrastar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: QZ36-9, bar code: 8432011609606
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug are not correct,

- live parts are accessible by the holes.


In addition, the maximum permitted power is not stated.


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:  This is a white adapter with the reference marked in black. It is packed in a blister pack marked "ADAPTADOR UNIVERSAL - ALL-IN-ONE ADAPTER".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 34