Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 38 ( Published on: 02/10/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1278/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp - Rococo
 
Brand: Alfa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N 10558; Barcode 5 900 458 105 584.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is no insulating sleeve in the metal hole of the lamp where the mains cable passes and the insulation of the cable could consequently break or be cut, exposing users to live parts.



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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A desk lamp in the form of a flower. It has a metal stand in “old gold” colour, a glass lampshade, and a supply cord, Н03 VV Н2-F 2х 0,75mm², with a plug and an ON/OFF switch. Technical data: 230V, 1х60W.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1272/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo S80, V70, XC70, XC60
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S80, V70, XC70, XC60 model year 2008-2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because, under certain conditions, the Pump Electronic Module (PEM) may not start working as intended which, in turn, will inhibit operation of the fuel pump.


This may cause the engine not to start, start roughly and/or run roughly when idle.


The engine may also stop shortly after start-up which in some cases could cause stalling.
 

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

 
Description:  Cars equipped with T6 engine.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Iceland, Spain, Hungary, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1273/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Yamaha YP
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model YP 250R, model code 1C01-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to a battery discharge problem.



The joint’s temperature could rise and, in extreme cases, cause other parts located close by to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  2005 and 2006 model year motorcycles, with VIN numbers from start of production to VTLSG1610025576.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary

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Alert number: 1279/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby's bib
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model BIB205 barcode 0247668000038
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



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

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

 
Description:  Baby's bib packed in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1281/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bib - Barbie - Artist Apron
 
Brand: Mattel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 4606 barcode 5203199046063
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 3.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



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

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

 
Description:  Plastic pink apron with a Barbie motif, packed in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1264/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons - Ballonnen
 
Brand: Zeeman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C.37119 090800, EAN: 8711197355386
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the migration of 0.091 mg/kg of nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.



The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Balloons: 25 pieces, in a plastic bag with a cardboard label. Colours of the balloons are red, orange, green, pink, blue and yellow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1266/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Rhinoceros
 
Brand: Kik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 207, WGR: 912, 50514009121000000199
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by weight.

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

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

 
Description:  Grey soft toy rhinoceros, height approximately 7 cm, length approximately 13 cm.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1268/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby doll - Musical And Shake Rattle - Baby Alexis
 
Brand: MEI NGAI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM No 813, barcode 5290436217638
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

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



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

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

 
Description:  A baby doll holding a rattle which emits music. The toy is attached to cardboard with the image of the doll.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1269/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable car - Hot rod
 
Brand: Surf & Fun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 1201 barcode 5290436201507
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the yellow plastic of the base contains 22% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP),

- the blue plastic contains 20% by
weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and

- the white glossy plastic on the wheel contains 26% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5.90% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable, toy car that squeaks when it is squeezed or bounced. It inflates to 28" (71 cm) x 17" (43 cm)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1270/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeezable rabbit
 
Brand: Baby Farlin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TOY 27, barcode 4710962670277
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 32% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).



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

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

 
Description:  Yellow squeezable rabbit in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1271/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeezable Toy
 
Brand: Baby Farlin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Toy 28, barcode 4710962670284
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 33% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).



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

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

 
Description:  Yellow squeezable toy in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1276/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim ring - Barbie Swim Ring 20"
 
Brand: Halsall
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code no. 1394103; Barcode 5 050839410315
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 31% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).




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

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

 
Description:  Pink, 51 cm, inflatable swim ring, with an image of a Barbie doll. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1277/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim ring - The Amazing Spider-Man Swim Ring 20"
 
Brand: Marvel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code no. 1394161; Barcode 5 050839416119
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 42% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).




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

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

 
Description:  Blue, 20’’, inflatable swim ring with the image of Spider Man. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1280/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable toy - Inflatable dog figure
 
Brand: Bebe toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Group (176), barcode 0255465000038
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



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

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

 
Description:  Plastic, red, inflatable dog figure, packed in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1282/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy - Cocodrilo Con Baston
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2309B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7460745403529
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of


- choking because it can break easily producing small parts which may be swallowed by a child,

- cuts because it can break easily producing sharp edges and points.


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 toy crocodile made out of green (the back), yellow (head and tail) and orange (bottom) plastic, with five holes on the back. The toy has three wheels and a green stick, in two parts, for pushing the toy along. Each part of the stick is 23 cm long. The stick has a pink plastic handle. The toy is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1274/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Original Marines
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000102983025 Model: AIE1123NA
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the ankle 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:  Children trousers with decorative cords which extend below the hemline. There is a label on the front marked: "Original Marines". On the back label is written: ‘Style’, ’Colour’, ’Size’, ’Height’. On the side: the website, barcode and the price in euros and Cyprus pounds.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1275/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Original Marines
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. OM: Model AIPW384BA1, barcode 2000094730010, 2. Tweety dance: Model AIP0054NO, barcode 000095129035 02.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the ankle 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:  Children trousers with drawstrings that extend below the hemline of the trousers. There is a label on the front marked: "Original Marines". On the back label is written: ‘Style’, ’Colour’, ’Size’, ’Height’. On the side: the website, barcode and the price in euros and Cyprus pounds.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38

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Alert number: 1267/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Water dispenser
 
Brand: Domotec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D6240
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and injuries because, when operated, excessive pressure was observed and the plastic tube joints were leaking steam and water.



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:  White water dispenser fitted with a water bottle on top. It has two switches to switch on and off the heater or cooler of the device. Power: 601W, Voltage 220-240 volts, 50 Hz, made in P.R.C., Certificates CE, RoHS
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 38