Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 43 ( Published on: 06/11/2009)
Corrigendum
Notification 1380/09 from week 42 of 2009 has been removed pending clarification of the risk assessment.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1420/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Soap
 
Brand: Loydis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because, the form, colour and appearance of the product is such that it is likely that children will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently place the product in the mouth. Due to the consistency of the products (soap) small children can easily bite them and detach small parts which can be swallowed, posing a risk of choking.



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:  Bars of soap of various colours and in the shape of sweets, individually wrapped in cellophane.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1421/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Soap
 
Brand: Loydis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because, the form, colour and appearance of the product is such that it is likely that children will confuse it with a foodstuff and consequently place the product in the mouth. Due to the consistency of the products (soap) small children can easily bite them and detach small parts which can be swallowed, posing a risk of choking.



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:  Soap with a wooden stick similar to a lollipop wrapped in cellophane, some have a ribbon, whereas others have an image of a child face. The ingredients are listed on one side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1427/09       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Bunk beds
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Bunk bed Colour options Silver and Lilac, 2. Mid Sleeper Colour options Silver, Silver with blue tent, Silver with pink tent, 3. High Sleeper Colour options Black, Pink, 4. Triple Bunk Silver, Lilac, Black, 5. Futon Bunk bed Silver with black, Blue, Fuchsia or Natural futon, 6. Sit n sleep Futon Silver with blue or fuchsia futon
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of cuts and injuries because a weld that holds the side rail of the top bunk may break causing the side rail to become loose.

Reported incidents relate to cuts, bruises, one incident of a broken wrist, one incident of child knocked unconscious.


This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 747.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal framed bunk beds and high sleepers in various styles and colours.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1423/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for ladies
 
Brand: Leader Fox
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AWAY, CS8, 28“, No of frame: LF80104213
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the design of the brake lever does not allow safe operation of the brakes,

- the handlebar stem can crack,

- the frame tube and the front fork can easily break,

- the axle of the crank assembly can fracture.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for ladies with 28”wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking on the frame 4CW, LEADER FOX, No of frame ITFSD08A00245.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1424/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Mountain bicycle
 
Brand: Leader Fox
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MAXIM, MTB 26“, No of frame: LF80102946
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the cable caps do not meet the requirements,

- the handlebar stem can crack,

- the axle of the crank assembly can fracture.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bicycle with 26” wheels and 21 speeds, suspended front fork, frame from aluminium alloy. Marking on the frame LEADER FOX, No of frame LF80102946.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1428/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for ladies - Lofty
 
Brand: Lofty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No of frame BC06000241.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the design of the brake lever does not enable safe operation of the brakes.



This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for ladies with 28” wheels and 18 speeds, blue, equipped with rear carrier, bicycle holder, light and dynamo. Marking on the frame SUPER READY TO RACE, LOFTY, No of frame BC06000241. Marking on the front fork TEAM 5 78, on the rear fork ORIGINA PARTS, on the wheel rim YINYA BIKE.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1429/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for ladies - Vertec
 
Brand: Vertec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lady 26, No of frame: J70502213.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the design of the brake lever does not enable safe operation of the brakes.



This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle for ladies with 26” wheels and 3 speeds NEXUS, equipped with rear carrier, bicycle holder and light. Marking on the frame VERTEC, No of frame J70502213, on the saddle tube Lady 26. Marking on the front fork VERTEC, on the rear fork www.vertec-bike.com.
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1430/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Diving computer - Nemo Air Quick Connector
 
Brand: Mares
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type no: 414158, 414159, 44200771, 44200770 EAN-Code: 768225171799, 792460009388, 792460009425, 792460009432
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because under certain circumstances the O-ring on the connector can fail and air may start leaking. This may lead to the diver panicking and ascending to the surface too quickly which could cause decompression sickness.
 

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

 
Description:  Diving computer
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Sweden, Italy

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Alert number: 1443/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Swim aid armbands - Ben 10
 
Brand: CN cartoon network
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842502796 ref. 50.279
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning because of insufficient resistance to the puncturing test.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  Swimming aid armbands The packaging is a cardboard box with the following information printed on a green background: CN Cartoon Network- BEN 10 - armbands - Age 3-6. Made in China CE.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: 1403/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Shoe polish - Pasta do butow
 
Brand: Eco +
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906764644243 and 5906764644250, batch number: 25-09-2009
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it is supplied without a child-resistant cover and therefore the round black plastic box can be easily opened.




The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

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

 
Description:  Black or brown shoe polish in a 40 ml round, black, plastic container with an easily-opened, press-down lid.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia, Poland

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Alert number: 1432/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - High-grade lighter
 
Brand: Smoking sets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighters of unusual appearance: novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English; metal refillable lighter, colour – grey, with camera lens and a lid. When opened the lighter emits light and when operated pictures of women begin to change.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1433/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - High-grade Lighter
 
Brand: Smoking Sets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighters of unusual appearance - novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English; metal refillable lighters, colour – grey, with the inscription ‘Dearing, I love you’, with a lid, emitting a melody and red blinking light.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1435/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Smoking Sets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - refillable metal lighter, formed as a mobile phone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1436/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - High-grade lighter
 
Brand: Smoking sets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - - metal refillable lighter, colour – grey, with a lid, with an image of a penguin, emitting a melody and a red blinking light.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1437/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - High-grade Lighter
 
Brand: Smoking Sets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - refillable metal lighter, rubber encased, with a lid. When pressed it starts to emit red, blue and yellow light.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1438/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters - High-grade lighter
 
Brand: Smoking sets
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
This product poses a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighters with unusual appearance – novelty gas lighters, offered for sale without a label in Bulgarian language, in cardboard boxes, with inscriptions „Smoking sets” and „High-grade lighter”, user instructions and consumer warnings in English - refillable metal lighter, colour – red, with a lid that has images of women which change with a change in viewing angles. The lighters produce music and red blinking light.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1446/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Mini Banker Lamp
 
Brand: Cristalmer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model (catalogue): st130 p/v/bd/b model (label): s4006.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because metal parts of the lamp are isolated from live parts only by primary insulation.



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

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

 
Description:  Brass table lamp (colours: yellow, green and blue), height 23 cm max power 40 w
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1406/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - JETTA, GOLF, EOS, PASSAT, SCIROCCO, TOURAN and CADDY
 
Brand: Volkswagen.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models JETTA, GOLF, EOS, PASSAT, SCIROCCO, TOURAN and CADDY (Recall Campaign 37E8).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the gearbox control unit may read the clutch temperature incorrectly, activating the gearbox protection function and resulting in a loss of transmission.
 

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

 
Description:  2009 and 2010 model years vehicles produced between September 2008 and August 2009 and equipped with 6-speed DSG gearbox.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Slovenia, Malta, Bulgaria, Sweden

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Alert number: 1408/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Altea (5P) and Leon (1P)
 
Brand: SEAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns 2009 and 2010 model vehicles, produced between September 2008 and August 2009, with 6-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the gearbox control unit may read the clutch temperature incorrectly, activating the gearbox protection function and resulting in a loss of transmission.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1409/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini-motorbike - Dirt Bike
 
Brand: King Roma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JLM 003B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of fire, burns and injuries because:

- the fuel system has defects which could result in fuel escaping,

- the exhaust system is missing a heat shield,

- plastic parts are likely to break when impacted resulting in very sharp edges,

- the handlebar levers are not ball-ended.

In addition, fuel vapour vents in front of the rider and could be inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Part-assembled mini motorcycle packaged in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1412/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Vivaro
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns 2001 to 2008 model year OPEL Vivaro van vehicles, with VIN numbers from 1V614529 to 8V643471 (factory: Luton England) and from 7Y723563 to 8Y951396 (factory: Barcelona Spain).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the bolts that secure the seat belt buckles of the second and third seat rows might become loose.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Spain, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Iceland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1425/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Peugeot 308
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Peugeot 308 with 1.6L petrol engine. The recall concerns vehicles with production period between March and April 2009, with chassis numbers from VF34B5FXH9S053849 to VF34C5FWF9Y039052.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a problem with the master cylinder can result in reduced braking efficiency under certain conditions of use.
 

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 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Sweden, Malta, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1426/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Koleos
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Renault Koleos – production began up to 21 August 2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the securing nut of the steering column on the gearbox may slacken at low speed when the steering wheel is turned very far in either direction. This might cause the steering column itself to disconnect resulting in a loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Light passenger vehicle. Fabrication numbers C008379 to C067712.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Malta, Greece, Sweden, Spain, Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Hungary, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1442/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Trafic
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Renault Trafic II, Type JL, EC type approval e2*98/14*0213*.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fixing bolts on the rear outboard seatbelt buckles in the vehicles concerned may come loose.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles built between 2001 and 2008.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Iceland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Hungary, Slovenia, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1447/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Honda VTX1800C2
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VTX1800C2, type SC46
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the weld seam on the left-hand side of the swing arm may be incorrectly positioned which could cause the swing arm to break while the motorcycle is being ridden and thus cause an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  EC type approval 2*92/61*0107*00 The vehicles concerned were built in 2002 and have the following vehicle identification numbers: 1HFSC46A*2A001270 – 1HFSC46A*2A001489 1HFSC46A*2A001490 – 1HFSC46A*2A001549.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Sweden, The Netherlands, Portugal

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Alert number: 1405/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pencils with eraser - Jumbo Bookie
 
Brand: Jumbo Bookie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code ZDT93D-2,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 249360 000033.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



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 corrective actions taken by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Set of two silver coloured pencils with 4 orange erasers in the shape of a watermelon or a strawberry attached on each pencil (approximate dimensions: watermelon 2 cm Ø x 1 cm, strawberry: 2.2 cm x 2.4 cm x 1 cm). The set is packed in transparent plastic bag (approximate dimensions: 25 cm x 6 cm x 1 cm), with red top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1410/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden puzzle
 
Brand: INTER-EAST B.V.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714522236558
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains formaldehyde in excess of more than 3 times the maximum limit.




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:  Laminated wooden board printed with colourful animal motifs, with cut-out shapes for puzzle pieces. Design with 6 puzzle pieces (zebra, ostrich, hippopotamus, elephant, rhinoceros, lion). Design with 5 puzzle pieces (sea horse, crab, starfish, octopus, whale).
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1411/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  My First Creative Playset
 
Brand: Mountains Plasticity
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 4038967277933; Article No: 127793.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the pink strings contain 24.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the green strings contain 11% of DEHP and 11.1% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).



According to REACH Regulation, phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Playset consisting of a plastic case with various plastic parts (e.g. strings, beads).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1431/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy electronic keyboard
 
Brand: MQ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MQ-3788, bar code: 5996055620339
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient between the accessible and live parts, the mains cable is not properly fixed to the terminals of the plug, the cable is not protected against pulling force.



The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115 and EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy electronic keyboard with black cover. On the front panel in addition to the 37 keys there are colourful buttons for various effects. On the back panel there are the power supply and microphone inlet. On the bottom there is the battery compartment for 4 AA batteries. Main components: plug (220~240 V); mains supply cable (A RVVB PVC INSULATED WIRE 300/300 V); supply unit without any marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1434/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Duck whistle - Näbbig visselpipa (Duck whistle)
 
Brand: Kalle Anka & co (Donald Duck)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it consists of a small whistle which fits entirely into the small part cylinder.



According to the standard EN 71 mouth-actuated toys or removable mouthpieces of mouth-actuated toys shall not fit entirely into the small part cylinder, regardless the age of the child.




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:  Plastic orange duck beak with a yellow whistle inside. The duck whistle comes unassembled in three parts. The toy is labelled not for children under 3 years. The toy is enclosed with the children’s magazine “Kalle Anka & co” (Donald Duck).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Norway

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Alert number: 1441/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fire engine book with wheels "Sam à la rescousse"
 
Brand: HEMMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9782800 694733, ref.: F6161/2
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:

- a chemical risk, because the toy's wheels contain 16% by weight of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP),

- a risk of choking, because small parts can be easily detached.

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.

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:  Children's book in the shape of a red fire engine with wheels.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: 1444/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle
 
Brand: Eurekakids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 25220024 f203 34081,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0000000142984
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:

- choking, because the jingle bells can be unscrewed and removed generating small parts,

- suffocation, because of the rattle's long and thin shape (it passes through templates A and B).

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:  Purple rattle with jingle bells, wrapped in cellophane with a sticker bearing the text “PVD 9.50 CASCABEL UNIVERSO VIOLETA C.B. 0000000143004, 252200245 F203 39221” and another label reading “3 + WOODEN JINGLE BELLS, EUREKAKIDS CUIDADO. C.B 0000000143004 CE.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1445/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Lil´Mom Magic bottle
 
Brand: Lil´Mom
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 3 661051240011, REF. 24001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 41.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



According to REACH Regulation, phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are prohibited in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Double-walled closed bottle (imitation) made of hard, colourless clear plastic (polystyrene) with a white liquid, which is inaccessible, within the double wall, an orange teat and a pink plastic ring.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1404/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket - Gabriel Jacket and Filippa Jacket
 
Brand: Hummel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Gabriel Jacket: 81399;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5700491478269. Filippa Jacket: 81394; barcode: 5700491478559.
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings at the hood.



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

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket for boys and girls with drawstrings and functional elastic cords in the hood and neck area. The strings end with a tightening device (toggle). The jacket is blue/white (Gabriel) and purple/white (Filippa) with a lining. The product has a label containing the following information: Shell: 90% polyester; 10% nylon. Lining: 100% polyester.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1440/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' s boots
 
Brand: M Joys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2М368-266.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets (mouldproof agent) put to the shoes.

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. Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Ladies’ boots whose upper and lower parts are made of artificial materials. The boots cover the ankle and have a flat sole. They are available in various colours. The boots are packed in cardboard boxes in which there are sachets with the following inscriptions: ”silica gel” ”mouldproof agent”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1413/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Cotton buds
 
Brand: Boots
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5045094290550.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the cotton is contaminated with pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic gram negative pathogen which could cause infection when in contact with mucous membranes or broken skin in those with depressed or compromised immune systems.
 

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

 
Description:  Boots Cotton Buds - double ended cotton buds intended to be used for the removal of make up sold in packs of 80, contained in clear plastic box.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1415/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colour cream - Color Ego – New quality system
 
Brand: Alter Ego
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches with codes starting with the letter "A" in shades Nos 5/0, 6/0, 6/1, 7/1, 9/1, 10/1, 7/3, 4/5, 5/5, 6/5, 11/1, CENERE and SAHARA.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the substance “6-amino-o-cresol”, which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Tube of permanent hair colour cream. Volume: 100ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia

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Alert number: 1416/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colour cream - Color Ego
 
Brand: Alter Ego
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches with codes starting with the letter “T".
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Basic Yellow 28”, “Basic Yellow 11”, “Basic Red 2”, “Disperse Blue 3”, “Disperse Blue 7”, “Disperse Orange 3” and “Basic Violet 4” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Tube of permanent hair colour cream. Volume: 100ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1417/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colour cream - Ego color – New quality hair
 
Brand: Alter Ego
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substances “Basic Red 2”, “Basic Yellow 11”, “Basic Yellow 28”, “Disperse Blue 3” and “Disperse Blue 7”. Al shades.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the substances “Basic Red 2”, “Basic Yellow 11”, “Basic Yellow 28”, “Disperse Blue 3” and “Disperse Blue 7” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Tube of ammonia-free semi-permanent “ton sur ton” (matching shade) hair colour cream. Volume: 100 ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1418/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shampoo - Hasty – Hi Flier – Shampoo Volume
 
Brand: Alter Ego
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the preservative “methyldibromo glutaronitrile”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Methyldibromo glutaronitrile” which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Keratin-enriched volumising shampoo. Volume: 300 ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1419/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face cream - Alta cosmetica - sarcodes creme oxi-regenerador reafirmante vn
 
Brand: Utsukusy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substances “Opium”, “Belladonna” and “Red Scorpion”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Atropa belladonna”, “Strychnos” and “Opium” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Face Cream. Volume: 50 ml and 200 ml.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1439/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Bleach and toner powder - Flaxtone
 
Brand: Alter Ego
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Basic Yellow 28”, “Acid Orange 3”, “Basic Red 46” and “Basic Red 2” which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Bleach and toner powder for hair. Volume: 250 g.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1407/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Submersible electromagnetic vibrating pump
 
Brand: Marina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SKM 1000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the power input and the current exceeds the maximum permitted value,

- the leakage current is higher than permitted ,

- the cross-section of the wires in the supply cord is too small,

- the wires are not sufficiently secured against accidental loosening,

- resistance between protective parts is not sufficiently low.

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

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

 
Description:  Submersible electromagnetic vibrating hydrostatic pump intended for permanent underwater operation. It is made from alloy of aluminium with a flexible membrane. Marking on the product - marina ®, Q 1080 l/h, IP 68, H max. 70 m, P 280 W, 230 V ~ 50 Hz, n 2800 min-1.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1414/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: Mars Mobil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Benq Sie AF51, EAN code: 8585011200554. (Not original accessory.)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the output power deviates more than permitted,

- the insulation does not meet the requirements,

- the dimensions of the pins are not correct.

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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mobile travel charger is made from black PVC. Packed in a blue cardboard box with a picture of the product and motives of the globe, satellite antenna and parts of the mobile. Marking on the box – Travel charger, MARS MOBIL. Label on the product comprises following data: MOBIL CHARGER, 220–240V–/50–60Hz/4mA, 5V–200–400mA, SNG–49–2–1/1456, IEC60050, IP40, T45/E, CE, Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43

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Alert number: 1422/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric Halogen Heater
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YQ-12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it can catch fire easily and of electric shock because the fireguard openings are too large.


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

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

 
Description:  Halogen heater that is used to provide heating for domestic purposes. It is grey and it has four buttons. One button to switch on/off, another two to adjust the heating power, one button to turn on and off the rotation of the heater. 220-240V,50Hz, 400/800/1200W, CLASS I
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 43