Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 36 ( Published on: 18/09/2009)
Corrigendum
The attached list with the model numbers and serial numbers of notification 1055/09 from week 30 of 2009 has been updated.



 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1238/09       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas barbecue
 
Brand: Landmann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  923738302. Barcode 25120455. PLU 331.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the gas hose that feeds the side burner can, if assembled incorrectly, 'kink' up against the underside of the barbecue causing it to melt and allowing gas to escape which could ignite.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas barbecue with side burner, wheels and bottom table.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1236/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Master LED lamp 7W 230 Dimmable
 
Brand: Philips
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GU 10 E27 standard, E27 NR63
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the overheating of one component of the power supply of the lamp may damage the electrical fitting and/or the luminaire.

 

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

 
Description:  Lamps intended for professional use, but some may have been fitted for domestic use.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Spain

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Alert number: 1240/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motor car - Carens, Carnival, Sportage and Sorento
 
Brand: KIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2007 model year vehicles, produced from 20 September 2006 to 25 October 2006.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk of injuries with the affected vehicles because the brake light switch may malfunction causing the brake lights to fail to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed, or to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. In addition, it is possible that the electronic stability control may be disabled and that the cruise control may not deactivate when the brake pedal is pressed.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Spain, Iceland, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, Malta, Sweden

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Alert number: 1241/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Viano, Vito
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 639, EC-type approval: e9*2001/116*0048, ABE L275. The vehicles affected were manufactured between October-December 2005 and March-April 2006 and have vehicle identification numbers in the range 113873 – 243876.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk of injuries because the rear vent windows of the affected vehicles can become loose and may detach completely causing an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1242/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - K25 / R-series
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R12, R 1200 GS. The motorcycles affected (47 691 worldwide) were manufactured between August 2006 and January 2008 and have the type-approval number: e1*2002/24*0199*.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk of injuries because water ingress into the fuel-pump electronics can result in failure of the fuel supply. This may have the effect that the engine can cut out.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Greece, Slovenia, Norway, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1239/09       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Personal water craft
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: JT1500A8F - STX-15F
 
Type / number of model:  Serial numbers from US-KAW49096A808 to US-KAW49325E808
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because, under certain circumstances, the fuel tank can develop cracks which could allow fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

 

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

 
Description:  Personal Water Craft
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1243/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ball
 
Brand: WD Spiderman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3230 MM, EAN code: 8420011025403
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic from which it is made contains 0.34% by weight of DEHP, exceeding the permitted limit.


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

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

 
Description:  Ball made from PVC with a picture of Spiderman and the marking "Marvel Spider–man & Friends"
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1244/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with pony - Dressing Room
 
Brand: My Little Pony (counterfeit)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TS269
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic from which it is made contains 21.20% by weight of DEHP, exceeding the permitted limit.


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

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

 
Description:  Doll and pony made from softened PVC. The doll has monofilament hair and clothing made from a textile material. The green pony has a mane and tail from monofilament material. Violet textile saddle in shape of heart is a part of the packaging. Packed in a plastic bag closed with a coloured cardboard tag. <b>This product is counterfeit</b>.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36

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Alert number: 1237/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: Yimaida
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A91-89C-005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the permitted threshold of 0.1 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) is exceeded in the uppers (45 mg/kg) and in the lining (28 mg/kg).


Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Men's shoes, brown, size 44
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 36