Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 44 ( Published on: 13/11/2009)
Corrigendum
Notification 0466/09 from week 13 of 2009 has been updated.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1468/09       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Erasers - Pen Set
 
Brand: Centrum
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bar code: 5999509871899. Description: The set contains two erasers in the form of a peanut and a bar of chocolate. Label on the package indicates: non-food product, not recommended under 3 years; label on the chocolate: Fun collection, Art. No. 10-29 883
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. The erasers fully fit into the small parts cylinder. This may lead children to put them in their mouths 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The set contains two erasers in the form of a peanut and a bar of chocolate. Label on the package indicates: non-food product, not recommended under 3 years; label on the chocolate: Fun collection, Art. No. 10-29 883 Barcode: 4003273268951.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 1472/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Floating baby seat - Blue sky pro
 
Brand: MGM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Blue sky pro – 65 cm - 061235
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning as, due to the lack of stability, the seat can easily capsize and the child would be unable to free himself from the seat or keep his head above water.


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

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

 
Description:  Floating baby seat, yellow – 65 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1460/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  JCD halogen lamp
 
Brand: Landlite.com
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JCD-50W (on the product: 230 V 50 W, 407);
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998982303583.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because during normal use when replacing the lamp the live bi-pins are accessible.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60432.
 

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

 
Description:  A halogen lamp 220-240 V (on the product 230 V) 50 W GY6.35.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1448/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Civic
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Honda Civic, type FK2, EC type approval e11*2001/116*0256*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because three weld spots are missing from the front wing and this may alter the crash behaviour in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned were built in 2009 and have the following vehicle identification numbers: SHHFK27809U014315, SHHFK28809U016051. The action is being implemented by the manufacturer under the code 5SW.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Sweden

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Alert number: 1480/09       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic luggage cord - Pulpo de Sujecion
 
Brand: Espada
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 84-7467
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435048374677
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the metal hook can become detached from the elastic cord when the product is under tension.


The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

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

 
Description:  Elastic cord covered in coloured mesh, with metal hooks at the ends. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag, stapled together with a cardboard label containing the following text: "Pulpo de sujecion, 130 cm, CE, Ref: 84-7467, Fabricado en China, ESPADA, Simbolo de Calidad". The importer identification and the barcode also appear on the label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: 1476/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Mini rocking cradle
 
Brand: Bino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 727806
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5703923501160
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the lack of stability. When a horizontal force is applied to the top of the cradle, the feet rise off the floor.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1130.
 

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

 
Description:  Wood-effect rocking mini cradle. The packaging is a cardboard box. It has a label reading: "Toys "R" Us" Spain Autentique, SKN: 727806.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1458/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask - Glow in the dark
 
Brand: Widmann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 4678T
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8003558467808
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the speed of propagation of the flame is too fast (greater than 10 mm/s).

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:  The front of the mask is made of rubber and the back is made of cloth.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1470/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Indian headdress
 
Brand: Western Life
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.Nr.50000, batch code: 0000590.00, bar code: 8712364500004.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the artificial feathers can easily catch fire and burn quickly.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Indian headdress with colourful feathers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1481/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim-ring
 
Brand: Waterfun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 6417564292880
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 23% 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 recall from consumers.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Inflatable swim-ring; upper part transparent plastic; lower part green plastic, with attached turtle head; valve made of transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: 1482/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy - Music Recreation Ground
 
Brand: Hang Lei Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2008-06.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts that can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  Musical, rotating, plastic toy to be hung above a cot. 5 rattles resembling bees hang from a thin cord. The product is provided with a sound-emitting unit. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1483/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattles
 
Brand: Baby Favourite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3318
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the toy can easily break releasing small parts that could be swallowed by children.

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:  Set of six (6) different plastic rattles. All parts of the toys are made of multicoloured plastic. The packaging is a window box with the following inscription: Not for children under 3 month, CE mark, Model 3318.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1451/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  072A902583126004159
 
Batch number / Barcode:  28000029527450101
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords on the top, middle and bottom part of the bikini.


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

 

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

 
Description:  A multicoloured bikini for children up to 5 years with cords in the neck and chest waist area. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1453/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini - Costume Due Pezzi
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A90338312600
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2800003806306
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords on the top, middle and the bottom part of the bikini.


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


 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured bikini for children up to 5 years, with cords with plastic toggles in the neck, chest and waist area. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1454/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's Swimsuit - Have a dazzling summer
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  072A902613126004085
 
Batch number / Barcode:  28000032665510101
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the top of the swimsuit.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Pink swimsuit for girls up to 5 years. The swimsuit has cords in the neck area. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1455/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers - Pantaloni and Pantalone Lungo
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  01. 072A216655411494085, 02. 072A216655412804085
 
Batch number / Barcode:  01. 28000031010810100, 02. 28000028795090101
 
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 by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children trousers, in pink colour, intended for children up to 5 years of age. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist and at the ankle, extending below the hemline of the trousers. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1456/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini - Costume Due Pezzi
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  02. A90343311456/1512F, 01. A90343311456/1516F
 
Batch number / Barcode:  01. 2800004014229, 02. 2800004014168
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords on the top, middle and bottom part of the bikini.


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

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

 
Description:  Pink and red striped bikinis, for children up to 3 and 4 years. The bikinis have cords in the neck, chest and waist area. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1457/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's Swimsuit
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A90376313/2173F
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2800003869424
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the top of the swimsuit. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  White swimsuit, for girls up to 5 years. The swimsuit has cords at the neck. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1461/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  072A902633126004085
 
Batch number / Barcode:  28000032354100101
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the top of the swimsuit. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

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

 
Description:  White bikini with red and pink flowers, for children up to 5 years. The bikini has cords with plastic toggles at the neck and chest. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1462/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers - Pantalone
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model:
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 28000022275080101, Model: 62A21425209788031.
 
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 by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children trousers, in violet/purple colour, intended for children up to 5 years. The trousers have red drawstrings at the waist and ankle. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the trousers. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1463/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Footwear for girls
 
Brand: Weide
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0628-203, bar code: 6000000039028
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small decorative elements that can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.


The product does not comply with relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' shoes with a plastic sole and a lining made of plastic and leather. The upper part of the footwear is made of artificial leather and is decorated with spangles and beads. Size series: 20-30.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1465/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 072A216655411493086, 2. 072A216655411491000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 28000031010050100, 2. 28000028791650101
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the ankle and waist area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's trousers, in white and orange colours, intended for children up to 5 years. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist and ankle. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the trousers. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1466/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boots for children
 
Brand: Weide
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  606
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that are easily detachable and could be swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  The boots have a red upper made of artificial leather with artificial fur lining and a plastic sole. They are decorated with beads hanging from a chain on the outer side of the leg and a flower-shaped, artificial, leather-bead combination strap around the ankle. Size series: 20-30.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1467/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Iana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. A26454129910005ANNI , 2 06214275412804124
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 28000014229590101, 2. 28000023658660101
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the ankle and waist area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

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

 
Description:  Children's trousers, in white and pink colours, intended for children up to five years. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist and ankle. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the trousers. "IANA Logo" is written on the front of the label.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1469/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Footwear for girls - Super kids
 
Brand: Super cool
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7048
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative elements on the upper can be easily removed and ingested or inhaled by small children.


The product does not comply with relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' footwear made of red artificial leather, with a plastic sole. The shoes are fixed with a strap around the ankle. The upper part is decorated with spangles and beads. Size series: 20-30
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1471/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers - Grace kid's fashion wear
 
Brand: Grace boys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WZ 8065,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7000080354591
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstring applied at the waist is too long and has knots at the ends.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

 

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

 
Description:  Greyish-greenish jogging-suit trousers for children with drawstring and knots at the waist. Size: 116.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1479/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: Flower Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. 155280, barcode on packaging 4001552800328, size 32.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 916.2 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets (substance not present in footwear).


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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girls' shoes in dark-brown and taupe colour, packed in a cardboard box bearing the words “Flower Girl” and a label indicating the number of the article, colour, size and a sticker with information in Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian about the distributors, manufacturer and country of origin. In the box of shoes there is a mould-proof sachet with information: “ACTIVE MINERAL ANTI-MOLDS DO NOT EAT!!”
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1473/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body Butter - Lait Cocoa Butter
 
Brand: Skin Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch LCBSL E 31
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.16% hydroquinone. It must be assumed that this product will be applied frequently and extensively, thus posing risks to human health.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1475/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream - Beauty Body Oil with Vitamin E
 
Brand: Peau Claire
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot 469
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a serious chemical risk as it contains 5% hydroquinone and is likely to be applied frequently and extensively to the skin by users.


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

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening cream.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1477/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin beautifying milk
 
Brand: Clear Essence
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch #080930-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.8% hydroquinone. It must be assumed that this product will be applied frequently and extensively, thus posing risks to human health.


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

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1478/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream - Lightening Body Lotion
 
Brand: Sivoclair
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch 1701
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 4.6% hydroquinone and is likely to be applied frequently and extensively to the skin by users.


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

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening cream.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1449/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric coffee brewing pot - Protagonist Café
 
Brand: Singer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 3700394500359.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the marking plate can be easily removed,

- live parts are accessible,

- the base does not withstand the electric strength test.

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 recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric kettle for brewing coffee, 230V AC, 50Hz, 700W, protection class I, CE, symbol for WEEE.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1450/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Single hot plate
 
Brand: Home classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EP-2500
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290656024047
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the appliance is provided with a braided supply cord instead of an appropriate polyvinyl chloride sheathed supply cord.

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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The product is a single electric coil type burner used for cooking. It is white and fitted with an electric coil on the upper side. 240V, 50Hz, CLASS I, 1000W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1452/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  DC to AC power inverter
 
Brand: Jensound
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model JDA-4300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because non-insulated wires can cause a short circuit and current leakage is excessive.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60590.
 

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

 
Description:  Voltage converter, voltage input of 24 V DC voltage output of 230 V AC, 50 Hz, with a rated capacity of 300 watts and peak power of 600 watts. The converter is packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1474/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Humidifier - Teddy Bear
 
Brand: HI – M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 1810
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8009607501394.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because :

- certain live parts are accessible,

- the appliance is shaped and decorated in such a way that children may use it as a toy,

- the instruction book does not state that it is necessary to disconnect the appliance during filling and cleaning operations.

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 ultrasonic humidifier with a white base. The product has a base in the form of animal's feet, each with three toes. There is a dial for turning on the power. The tank is in the form of a bear's head, with eyes and nose. Water vapour escapes through a white lid that is shaped like ears. The packaging is a white and yellow cardboard box with the image of the product and the words TEDDY BEAR.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44

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Alert number: 1490/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for mobile phone - AC-3E charger for mobile phone
 
Brand: Nokia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AC-3E. The recall affects chargers manufactured between 15 June 2009 and 9 August 2009. Consumers can check to see if their chargers are part of the exchange programme at <a href="http://chargerexchange.nokia.com" target="_blank">http://chargerexchange.nokia.com</a>. The required identification number is given at the bottom of the label on the charger.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the plastic covers can come loose and separate, exposing the charger’s internal components which could be touched while the charger is plugged into a live socket.
 

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

 
Description:  Charger for mobile phone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 44
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Poland, Iceland