Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 23/10/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1351/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Beach shoes
 
Brand: Aqua speed
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Aqua Shoe Model 10 – 672-XX.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the soles of the shoes are extremely slippery when wet.
One accident reported.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Importer added new user warning. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s shoes made of soft foam, coloured blue and grey. Sizes (22-34). The product is intended to be used while doing different water sports: diving, surfing, and canoeing (according to the information from the distributor’s website).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1356/09       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Green laser pointer
 
Brand: Global
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product incorporates a class III laser and poses a risk of damage to sight if the laser beam is pointed at the eye. Class III lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.


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

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

 
Description:  Pen-sized black laser pointer (approximate length: 15.8 cm) which emits a green laser beam and is operated by two AAA batteries. It is packed in a grey gift box, 18x6.5x3 cm. Batteries and an instruction manual are included. Output power <50 mW, wavelength 532 nm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 1353/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Garden Lamp
 
Brand: Dimco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 67068/G, Batch Νο.: 0339,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291889007920
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- metal parts, which are accessible when the lamp is mounted and could become live, are not properly earthed,

- sharp edges protrude into cableways and could cause damage to the insulation of the cables,

- the input cable connector is mounted in an extremely tight space with the consequent danger of input cable disconnection and shorting to the metal body.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A floor-mounted lamp which is used for indoor/outdoor domestic environments. 220-240V- 50Hz, 15W, CLASS I IP 54, E27. "Dimco - the lighting experts" is written on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1354/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Outdoor wall mounted light
 
Brand: Dimco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1007B2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because accessible metal parts are not properly earthed.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Outdoor wall-mounted light. 240V- 50Hz, 60W, CLASS I.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1350/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Land Rover Discovery and Sport
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Discovery 3 TDV6 Diesel and Sport TDV6 Diesel
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because fuel may leak via the fuel pump front seal onto the rear of the engine or onto the ground under the vehicle and could catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall is specific to 2007-2008 model year Discovery 3 and 2007-2008 model year Range Rover Sport vehicles with the EU4 TDV6 engine, with VINs from: - LA412125 to LA487033 (Discovery 3), - LS100008 to LS999998 (Range Rover Sport).
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Malta, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Bulgaria

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Alert number: 1352/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All terrain vehicle - Sportsman XP 850 and Sportsman EPS XP 850
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A09ZN85AL, A09ZN85AQ, A09ZN85AS, A09ZN85AT, A09ZN85AX, A09ZN85FL, A09ZN8CFL, A09ZN8XAL, A09ZN8XAQ, A09ZN8XAS, A09ZN8XAX, A09ZX85AL, A09ZX85AQ, A09ZX85AR, A09ZX85AS, A09ZX85AX, A09ZX8CFS, A09ZX8XAG, A09ZX8XAL, A09ZX8XAQ, A09ZX8XAR, A09ZX8XAS, A09ZX8XAX.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because, if operated in sub-freezing temperatures for repeated, short-run periods of time, the crankcase ventilation valve assembly may become blocked by ice, leading to excessive crankcase pressure and leakage of oil, which could catch fire if it comes into contact with the exhaust header pipe.
 

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

 
Description:  Four-wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Sweden, Finland

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Alert number: 1355/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Lancer Evolution X and Lancer Ralliart
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns cars made in 2008. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w41/2009-w41_5-list.pdf" target="_blank">The list of VINs</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/> is attached.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because there is the possibility that fuel may leak from the rear fuel hose.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Sweden, Slovenia, Iceland, Bulgaria, Hungary

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Alert number: 1357/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorbike - Sprint ST 1050 and Sprint ST 1050 with ABS
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VIN numbers range: 287720 - 290143.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a bolt used in the rear suspension drag link assembly can bend and could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorbike
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1360/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Ford Focus 1.8 / 2.0 L Turbo Diesel
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The cars affected are those manufactured between 20 February 2004 and 31 May 2006, with type-approval numbers e13*97/27*0037, *0040, e13*98/14*0081, *0082,*0095, e13*2001/116*009, *144, *157.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because corrosion damage can lead to overheating of the control module of the radiator fan which can cause the module and the surrounding cable and components to catch fire. Three incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, The Netherlands, Sweden

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Alert number: 1365/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger vehicle - Primastar X83
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns Combi and Minibus types (not van types), produced from 20 December 2002 to 12 March 2008. The VINs are from start of production to VSKF4****6UV177796, and from start of production to VSKF4****6UΥ612891.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the rear seatbelt buckle may become loose due to loss of torque on the seatbelt buckle retaining bolt and it could potentially detach from the seat frame.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger vehicle
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Hungary

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Alert number: 1366/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Spyder Roadster
 
Brand: Can-Am
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Spyder GS SM5/SE5. Model year: 2008-2009. Model number: 18B, A18C, A18E,A18F, A18G, A18H, A18J, A18L, A18M, A18N,A18P, A29,29F, A29G,A29H, A29J, A29K, A29L, A29M, A29N.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a situation may occur whereby the operator may need to exert a force greater than expected to initiate turning of the steering handlebar, possibly leading to an accident.

 

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

 
Description:  Three-wheel motorcycle
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Greece, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: 1367/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Twingo II
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns LHD and RHD vehicles manufactured between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the possibility of permanent or intermittent non-locking of the driver's seat on its runners which could lead to an accident.

 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Malta, Spain, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary

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Alert number: 1361/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim-ring - Surf and sun
 
Brand: Bestway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  16“ (41 cm) Designer, 933436012, EAN code: 821808360123
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the valve contains 0.41% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 23.60% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- the white transparent plastic foil with green printing contains 0.26% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 30.20% by weight of. di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable toy for water - swim-ring (41 cm) made from transparent PVC with green printed stars and warnings in various foreign languages. Packed in a transparent plastic bag with a paper label showing a picture of a family with a child in a swimming-pool and the title Surf and Sun 16” (41cm) Designer and other marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1364/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim ring
 
Brand: Jin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  70 cm, EAN code: 6925801110205
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the valve contains 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- the transparent plastic foil with green printing contains 7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 25% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable toy for water – swim-ring (70 cm) made from yellow plastic and transparent foils with printed fishes and warnings in English language. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag containing a paper label with a picture of the coast and the title SWIM RING.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1362/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's short trousers
 
Brand: Next
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YN/939 –432-493-052;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  94324930522621.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's short trousers intended for ages up to 3, with drawstrings at the waist. On the front label is written: “Next”.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1363/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's short trousers
 
Brand: Next.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YN/940 – 459-173-061;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  94591730612621.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's grey short trousers intended for ages up to 4, with drawstrings in the waist. On the front label is written: “Next”.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1369/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Dress for babies
 
Brand: Play zone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 398
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the lining of the lower part releases 570 mg/kg of formaldehyde and the lining of the upper part releases 630 mg/kg of formaldehyde. Both of these values exceed the limits, assigned in national legislation, of 30 mg/kg of formaldehyde in textile products meant for children under 2 years old and 100 mg/kg for textile products that are in contact with the skin during normal use.

The product also poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' dress with black velvet top and lace bottom with three pink underskirts. Black and pink cords on the waistline. Size: 80 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1371/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Alta Linea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist and ankle area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.



 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's trousers intended for children up to 8 years, with drawstrings at the waist and the ankle. There is a label sewn to the product with information: "8A", "alta linea", "new brand", "95% cotton 5% spandex".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1372/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Angel Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-170
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and the waist area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A pair of trousers and a sweat shirt intended for children up to 36 months. The sweatshirt has a hood with a cord and is fastened with a zip. The trousers have a cord at the waist. On the front label is written: “Angel Kids”, Jing Ping Tong Zhuang “Kuai Le Tong Nian”. On the back label is written “Angel Kids Children’s Fashion”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1373/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set - Design in France
 
Brand: Bébé Chic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  53087
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A pair of trousers and a sweatshirt intended for children up to 6 months. The trousers have drawstrings at the ankles which extend below the hemline of the trousers. On the front label is written: "Bébé Chic", "sentiment d’amour" and the price in Euros. On the middle label is written: ‘Style: 53087.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1374/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Brum Beby.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BM-264.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the hood and the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s sweat shirt intended for children up to 8 years. The sweat shirt has a hood with a cord with plastic toggles. It’s fastened with a zip. On the front labels is written: “new wear”, “BRUM BEBY”, “CLASSIC FASHION”, “BM”, “ART. BM-264”, “TG. 12A”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1375/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers - Baci - Danza
 
Brand: Jin Shi Dun Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10306
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist and the ankle area.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.


 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's trousers intended for children up to 6 years with drawstrings at the waist and the ankles. On the front label is written: “Jin Shi Dun Girl”.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1376/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set - Tiger
 
Brand: Qingli.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A pair of trousers, a sweatshirt and a jacket, intended for children up to 36 months. The jacket has a hood with a cord with plastic toggles. On the front label is written: “Qingli”, “fashion wears”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1370/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hand and body lotion - Strawberry & Milk.
 
Brand: Sen Body Care
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 0030409 Bar code: 8697980565616.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the list of ingredients includes the substance CI 45100, a colouring agent allowed exclusively in cosmetics intended to come into contact only briefly with the skin.


The product does not comply with the requirements of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Hand and body lotion, white package. Volume 150 ml. Description on the packaging includes: “Deep moisturizing for smooth, soft and silky skin with glycerine & vitamin E”, “Lotion pour Corps & mains, softening & moisturizing” and “Strawberry & milk, shine and silky softness”.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41

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Alert number: 1368/09       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle - Coffeetime, Cappuccino
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  205785
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Choking, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of:

- burns and fire because the imitation coffee beans can catch fire;

- choking because the imitation coffee beans detach with little force and may be mistaken as food items by children and swallowed.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493 or the Directive 87/357/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  A candle inside a beige and brown coffee cup which is on a saucer. The words “Coffeetime” and “Cappuccino” are printed on the side of the cup and on the saucer. The candle is in the form of a frothy drink decorated with coffee beans and dark wax resembling chocolate on the top. Product is packed in transparent plastic packaging with a brown ribbon
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 1358/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Submersible pump
 
Brand: Kärcher
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SCP 9000; SDP 9500; SCP12000; SCP16000; SDP14000; SDP18000; SPP33; serial No.: 1.645-152.0.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because of cracks in the outer sheath of the mains cable.

 

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

 
Description:  Submersible pump for use in garden ponds.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Spain

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Alert number: 1359/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Insect killer - Kill pest
 
Brand: Contra
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: RTD 1316KP, Bar code : 5414385031316
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the high-voltage grille is accessible to the fingers,

- the grille preventing contact with the high-voltage components can be removed without any tools,

- the high-voltage grille has a voltage of 34V one second after the appliance is disconnected from the mains supply,

- the power cable is not of the required type,

- the earth terminal is not properly attached.

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:  Electric insect killer, rectangular, with a protective grille. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with the following information: Code RTD1316KP, CONTRA INTERNATIONAL, 30W Mosquito Stop.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 41