Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 39 ( Published on: 09/10/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1291/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Fairy cakes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code A0514230,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 203390 576215
 
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 (small cakes). This may lead children to put the product in their mouth, cut it into pieces and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Food-imitating decorative candles in a shape of coloured small cakes with various toppings (approximate dimensions: max. diameter 6 cm, height 4 cm). The candles are packed in six pieces in a plastic box (approximate dimensions: 20 cm x 14 cm x 5 cm), decorated with pictures of cakes, with a transparent top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1316/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Diving snorkel
 
Brand: TRIBORD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SNK 500 blue, codes 1105364 and 1105830, SNK 500 grey, code 1105371, and sets consisting among others of the pipe: - CARAIBI 500 blue, codes 1111751, 1111753, 1111754, 1111755, 1111756, 1111757; - R’GO LADY NAUSICA blue, codes 1105277, 1105278, 1105279 and 1105281; - MT 500 LADY pink, code1105365; - MT MAN blue, codes 1105368 and 1105369; - MT MAN red, codes 1105827 and 1105828.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning due to the leakiness of the diving snorkel.
 

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

 
Description:  Diving snorkels in different colours with the transparent rivet.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1296/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - LED Christmas Light Chain
 
Brand: RM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LED-TW-20-230V,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6944623300601.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires of the stranded conductor can come loose from the soldered connections and contact accessible metal parts.


This 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The lighting chain includes 20 db series connected LEDs, a rectifier, a negative booster module, a connecting plug, a terminating plug. Technical specification: 230 V / 50Hz, 0.9 W, bulb: 3 V 0.045 W, Class II, F-mark, inscription: “for indoor use”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1297/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - LED Christmas Light chain
 
Brand: RM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LED-TW-60-230V, bar code: 6944623304593
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires of the stranded conductor can come loose from the soldered connections and contact accessible metal parts.


This 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The lighting chain includes 60 db series connected LEDs, a rectifier, a negative booster module, a connecting plug, a terminating plug. Technical specification: 230 V / 50Hz, 2.7 W, bulb: 3 V 0.045 W, Class II, F-mark, inscription: “for indoor use”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1298/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Mini globe Christmas light
 
Brand: RM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Mod.: RV-50P; Ref Nr.: 2010502,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6944623301196
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the lampholder may catch fire and keep burning, and small burning parts may fall down.


This 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 50 series connected mini-globe bulbs. According to the information on the package and in the instructions for use the product is intended for indoor use (IP20) and class protection II is indicated, while outdoor use (IP44) and class protection III is written on the data plate. Technical parameters: 220-240 V 50Hz, 32.5W, bulb 5 V 0.65 W, F-mark
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1309/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Mini Globe Christmas lights
 
Brand: RM (Realm)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RV-35P, bar code: 6944623301172
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the lamp holder may catch fire and continue burning, and small burning parts may fall off.


This 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Christmas Lighting chain with 35 series-connected mini globe bulbs. Technical parameters: 220-240 V 50 Hz, 31.8 W, bulb 7 V 0.91 W, F-mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1295/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light fitting
 
Brand: Drew-Lamp
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z-501-Z2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, burns and fire because of lack of proper insulation.



This 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:  Light fitting with three lamp holders and wooden frame. The wooden part may be in different colours: oak, venge, natural, alder, mahogany, brown.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1303/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Corsa D
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type S-D, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0379*08
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries because it is possible that the screws connecting the front seat rail to the seat frame do not meet the required specifications, which means that the solidity of the screws and the performance of the entire seat/seatbelt system are compromised.

 

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

 
Description:  Three-door vehicles built in 2009 within the vehicle identification number range W0L0 SD L08 9 6 121296 to W0L0 SD L08 9 6 131696.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1306/09       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves - Arbeitshandschuhe
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 2905 8105
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk because it contains banned azo-dyes. It contains 208 mg/kg of benzidine in the green cotton material.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  One pair of work gloves. Palm, fingertips and strips on back made of grey leather; cuff and back made of green cotton material; padded white lining; inner white elasticated strip at the wrist; green edging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1315/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby bib
 
Brand: Olmitos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 7012 /LOT. 2007/, barcode 8414147070123
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 4% 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 made from PVC in blue colour in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1283/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's diary set - Secret Wishes Diary Set
 
Brand: Hot focus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 253BF barcode 0278523000030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.6% 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 transparent hand bag which contains one diary with lock, one pen, one key chain with alphabet and zodiac inserts, and stickers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1284/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable turtle
 
Brand: Bebe toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Group (176) barcode 0268775000032
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 4.0% 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 inflatable turtle, green colour, in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1285/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Cattex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  110.12/11.5/ 110.28
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain nitrosamines which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.



Blue balloons:


- N-nitrosamines (total): 4.18 mg/kg


- N-nitrosatable substances (total): 6.15 mg/kg


Orange balloons:


- N-nitrosamines (total): 0.472 mg/kg - N-nitrosatable substances (total): 2.46 mg/kg balloon


Yellow balloons:


- N-nitrosamines (total): 1.65 mg/kg


- N-nitrosatable substances (total): 6.95 mg/kg balloon.



The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue, orange and yellow balloons. The balloons are packed in a plastic bag containing 100 pieces.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 1286/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Everts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Balloons 05014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.112 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 0.334 mg/kg of nitrosatable substances which are carcinogenic.


The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a plastic bag containing 50 pieces.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1287/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Danina Lovely Girls
 
Brand: Yilesi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model YLS814-6, barcode 8 100020055591
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 23% 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:  A plastic doll with blond hair and orange clothes. The box in which the doll is packaged also contains hair accessories.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1288/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Water Pump
 
Brand: Sport Machine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.10687-HI, barcode 0282565000033
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 12.8% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).


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 sponge-type pump with a plastic hippo head in pink colour. Shoots waters up to 20 ft.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1289/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring - Fairyland on the Water
 
Brand: Mandash
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 59603, barcode 4135191283225
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.1% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 3.3% 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:  Yellow, 61 cm, inflatable swim ring in the shape of a duck. Sold in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1290/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring - Bestway Inflatables
 
Brand: RIR World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  COD. 82612 (61 CM), barcode 6924421321640
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 6.3% 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:  Pink, 61 cm, swim ring with pictures of fish. Sold in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1292/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Boxing set - Sport Toys
 
Brand: SNOOPY (counterfeit)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO. TY-5538A, barcode 5291410028127
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the green colour on the boxing bag contains 27% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by weight,


- the yellow colour on the glove contains 31% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.12% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and

- the green colour on glove contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.8% 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:  Boxing bag and boxing gloves with the image of Snoopy packed in a net. <b>This product is counterfeit</b>.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1293/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kitchen play set
 
Brand: SF
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 9962,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5887380099627
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 0.24% 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:  Kitchen accessories, fruits and vegetables in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1294/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: My Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907664200935, MK 3139875.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 10% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

 

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

 
Description:  Doll with dress and boots with pink glasses. Packaged in a plastic, transparent bag, closed with folded cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1301/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons - Plastic balloons 3 inch pastel assorted
 
Brand: Globos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Sample: 54062702, 3 inch balloons EAN 7501060400036, production date 12.11.2008. 2. Sample: 54062729, 12 inch balloons EAN 7501060401781, production date 27.01.2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the migration of 0.14 mg/kg (sample 54062702) and 0.18 mg/kg (sample 54062729) of nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic.


The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  100 balloons in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1302/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Memory game
 
Brand: KIK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  code: 36770009121000000199, season: 208, WGR: 912, order No: 3677000 (according to data plate)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because there are gaps between the glued layers of wood into which finger nails can be inserted. The upper layer of wood on some of the squares can be removed by applying slight pressure with the finger nail, revealing sharp splinters.


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

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

 
Description:  Wooden memory game; wooden box and 16 squares with images (bee, butterfly, frog, dog, cow, cockerel, fish and ladybird).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 1307/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy - Calculation Balance
 
Brand: Happy Nature
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 10585
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that may be swallowed and which fit completely into the test cylinder.


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 and recall from consumers by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Coloured rings to be placed on wooden pins. The wooden pins are mounted on a strip of wood that tilts on a pivot in the middle. This balances when the same number of rings is placed on either side of the pivot.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1311/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic strings - Funny Scoubi Lace
 
Brand: New Series
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model NMAQ700041
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 11.18% 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:  Plastic coloured strings in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1312/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys - Natural Creatures & Accessories to create FUN!
 
Brand: Reptiles World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 0816030900001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 3% 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 reptiles (crocodile, lizards, chameleon) in different sizes and colours in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1313/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toys - Juguetes de Bano
 
Brand: BBY puericultura
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. AB01P08AZ, barcode 8435213505103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 0.14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 10% 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 set of 6 bath toys in an orange cardboard box. The set includes 2 mice, 1 frog, 1 crab, 1 duck, 1 dolphin and a storage net.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1314/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic balls - Sport Toys
 
Brand: DQ - Da Qian
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 5291410042321
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 13% 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:  Set of 4 soft plastic balls in different colours in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1317/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toy - Elephant - Zabawka-SO
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LR-138
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5902496023479
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because the blocks with numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, as well as other small parts that can easily detach from the toy, fit fully into the small parts cylinder;

- suffocation, due to inappropriate length of the cord (745 mm, while it should be 220 mm).


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:  Plastic toy in the shape of an elephant with a cord, moving on four wheels. The cord has a small ring at the end. There are seven numbered blocks and small bells attached to the toy and on the sides there are matching holes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1305/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shoes - Moccasin
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  04/034 036/02 B7 53 605/0 42 Suppl. No.: 17118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 800 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in lining and 1700 mg/kg in heel area.



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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and product destruction. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Lady's moccasin shoe with white upper, beige crocodile pattern on front, silver lining, heel in beige-coloured leather-like material, buckle set with paste jewels, shoe box with adhesive labels, 1 sachet of desiccant, 2 sachets with no discernable content bearing the words: 'Mouldproof agent do not eat'
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Belgium

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Alert number: 1308/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boots - Lace-up boots
 
Brand: Graceland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 1 111 544 1 0123
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).


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

 
Description:  Mid-height lace-up boots with zip, made of red imitation patent leather with black textile lining. Size 40.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1310/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boots
 
Brand: Graceland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product Number 1 115 437; EAN-Code: 11443710127.
 
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 (80 mg/kg) and in the lining (45 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.


One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ black boots with 7-cm heel; a black zip is sewn into the inner side of the boots. On the outside of the boot, on the heel, ankle, instep and upper shaft, straps made of the same material as the upper are sewn to silver buckles for ornamental purposes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39

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Alert number: 1318/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots - Lisa / Lucio
 
Brand: To Be
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lisa: 4551/2; Lucio: 5428/7.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because the Lucio model contains 3.11 mg/kg and the Lisa model contains 0.41 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).


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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Two models of ladies' high boots, black or brown colour, leather upper with rubber sole and high heel. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1300/09       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Notebook computer - Aspire 5738
 
Brand: Acer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Aspire 5738G LX.PAL0X.002 – 4712842602880, 2. Aspire 5738G LX.PAM0X.006 – 4712842602903.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the external power supply may overheat under extreme operational circumstances.
 

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

 
Description:  Intel Core 2 Duo 15.6” notebook, with UK adaptor. Boxed in- retail box and outer carton.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Malta, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1299/09       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Table top decoration - Knitted Smiley Bunny
 
Brand: Junction 18
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 502 9306
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking for children under 36 months as it can be used as a toy and the plastic eyes detach easily and could be swallowed.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Table top decoration in the form of a soft toy rabbit – no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1304/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric toaster - Tostadora
 
Brand: LC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LCG-4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9789867735881
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:


- the sheath of the cable is not suitable to withstand the heat from external parts,

- the earth terminal can be loosened from outside the appliance, meaning that accessible metallic parts can become live if the insulation is faulty,

- the temperature of some accessible surfaces is too high.


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

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

 
Description:  Four-slice pop-up electric toaster packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 39