Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 46 ( Published on: 27/11/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1532/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle tyre - Ultremo R
 
Brand: Schwalbe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ultremo R
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because deformation of the tyre casing can occur after only a few kilometres of use which could lead to the inner tube bursting.
 

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

 
Description:  Tyre for racing bicycles
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Malta, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Sweden, Hungary

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Alert number: 1525/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cyanocrylate glue
 
Brand: 929 Super Glue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6937042500110
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Chloroform, a category-3 toxic and carcinogenic product, at a level of over 10%.



The product does not comply with REACH regulation.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary destruction of stocks. (By: Other)

 
Description:  1 x 3-gram tube of glue in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1539/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: 1. NTH; 2. NTH Royal.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MD.0512;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924324307123.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cable is not anchored;

- the cable inlets of the flashing unit have sharp edges that can damage the cable;

- basic un-insulated parts are accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  The lighting chain consists of 36 db series parallel connected incandescent lamps with resistor bridge and a flashing unit. Main components: bi-polar plug; flashing unit (8 programme mini controller) with name of functions; mains cable. Technical parameters: 220~240 V, 50 Hz, 163.8 W/129W, 70 mA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1530/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: JLR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 3025-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  69408463022156
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the flexible power cable is not sufficient and the cable could consequently overheat.



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

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

 
Description:  Blue metal table lamp, packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1548/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable luminaries
 
Brand: Lampex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100/GLI and 100/ŻABA; Hz50, max power 60W, rated voltage 230V; F.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The products pose a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible.


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

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

 
Description:  Lamps intended for children. The ceramic base is in the shape of a worm or a frog. The plastic lampshade is violet or green. The height of the lamp is 30 cm.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1537/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini motorbike - Super Dirt
 
Brand: HB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HB-GS01A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the efficiency of the brakes is poor;

- the inappropriate construction of the brake levers can impede braking;

- fuel can leak from the fuel system;

- the exhaust is not sufficiently shielded.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  White and green mini motorbike with two-cycle engine, metallic frame with chrome front fork, black seat, chrome handlebars with black handgrips.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1538/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Mini all terrain vehicle
 
Brand: AcXA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2112, ARQD49-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and fire because:

- the efficiency of the brakes is poor;

- the inappropriate construction of the brake levers can impede braking;

- inappropriate or no protection of moving parts may lead to entrapment of clothing;

- fuel can leak from the fuel system.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Mini all terrain vehicle with metallic frame and plastic bonnet of metallic silver-blue paint, chrome handlebars with blue-silver handgrips.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1549/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motor scooter - Satelis 400cc
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects scooters with VINs from VGAJ2AEAA80070633 to VGAJ2AEAA80070701.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to the lack of tightening of the rear brake calliper screws, the rear brake calliper might come loose leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor scooter
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Portugal

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Alert number: 1550/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Fiat Grande Punto / Grande Punto Abarth
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because possible incorrect tightening of the steering shaft upper joint fixing screw could lead to the breakage of the shaft, with consequent loss of steering control which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The chassis numbers are given in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w46/2009-w46_26.pdf" targer="_blank">attached document</a><img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/>. Passenger car
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Iceland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1528/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle
 
Brand: Gusto Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2690-2;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8019050014631.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it easily breaks into small parts that fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.


The products do 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:  Rattle in the shape of a flower with a face. The product comes in a cardboard and plastic box indicating, among other things, the following information: Gusto Baby Erjutoys S.L, Made in China, CE, barcode and warning: not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to small parts which could be ingested or inhaled.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1540/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toy - Lovely
 
Brand: You Da
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907784423818; F 01000701.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:

- choking due to the presence of the blocks which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and small parts (hinge of a flap) which can be easily detached and swallowed;

- strangulation because the cord is too long (exceeds 390 mm).

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 the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is in the shape of a doggie/house that moves on four wheels, with a cord attached. On the sides of the toy there are holes of various shapes. There are also 10 blocks, with numbers imprinted, matching the holes. The toy is made of yellow, orange and green plastic, with a pink cord ended with a green handle for pulling the toy along. On the back of the toy there is a flap to remove the blocks from the toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1541/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Qing Pai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  n° 3230, HWA 156923, EAN 5907784422712.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces 98 dB, which exceeds the maximum permitted level of 80 dB for close-to-the-ear-toys.


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 by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is an imitation mobile phone, coloured black. The toy is powered by 2 “AA” 1.5 V batteries, which are not included. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing a picture of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1542/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll's pram - Wozek Dla Lalek
 
Brand: Natalia Baby Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 5903116684957.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product causes a risk of injuries because fingers can be entrapped due to the safety locks being insufficient and not working automatically.


In addition it is not sufficiently strong and can easily break under load.


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 the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is a pushchair for dolls consisting of metal tubes with handles covered with plastic. The seat is made of pink and white textile material. Other parts of the toy are coloured pink. On one side there is a safety lock. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1545/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Farm tractor - Sounds and light
 
Brand: Boys Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1921
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422562019214
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it has small parts that can easily be swallowed by children.



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

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

 
Description:  The product is a plastic tractor of basic colours, with light and sound. The packaging is a cardboard box, the front of which is open so that the tractor can be seen and has the following inscription: Farm Tractor Sounds and Lights, 12 M+. On the back of the box, there is the same inscription, together with “Made in China” and the CE mark, and an importer’s label which reads: Boys Toys Cod. BTO1921 - Ref. E838.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1547/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft cow
 
Brand: Unijota Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  105/01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cup may be placed into the mouth by a child.


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

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

 
Description:  Soft toy in the form of a pink and white cow, with two hearts on the stomach. It bears a label with the words: "not recommended for children under 36 months". There is a suction cup attached to the head.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1524/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's T-shirt
 
Brand: Grace
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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:  Light pink T-shirt for children decorated with spangles. Size: 98.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1531/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's boots
 
Brand: Cockatoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TR 787,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4000000015017.
 
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:  Children's boots made of a combination of leather and artificial leather, with artificial fur lining. There are 4 wooden beads decorating the outer leg. Size: 21.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1534/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini - Swimwear
 
Brand: Tex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 192314;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205730004532.
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords on the top 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:  Blue bikini swimwear with white dots, for children up to 6 years. The bikini has blue cords in the neck and chest area. On the front of the label is written: “Tex”, “swimwear collection”. On the back of the label is written: the name of the distributor, the composition ("80% polyamide 20% elastane”), the code 192314, the barcode, the size, the colour and graphic indications concerning treatment and country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1544/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Tracksuit
 
Brand: Miss Gang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B6099
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and at the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  The jacket has a drawstring to adjust the waist and another drawstring in the hood. There are small metallic balls on the ends of the drawstrings. A label sewn onto the jacket reads: Miss Gang – 80% cotton, 20% polyester, together with the washing and ironing instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1546/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sandals
 
Brand: Kiargo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 120 (21512); Article 700935/4.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.5 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF).


Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.
Incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Sandals packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1551/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini - Multicolour
 
Brand: Tex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N410889-MULTICOLOR-0209
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205730005393.
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords on the top 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 swimwear, for children up to 8 years. The bikini has cords in the neck and chest area. On the front of the label is written: “Tex, boy, girl, baby”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1552/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys swimshorts
 
Brand: Tex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: n 410895-royal blue 0209,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205730005270
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the 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:  Blue swimsuit shorts for children up to 6 years. The swimsuit has white cords at the waist. There is a label attached to the swimsuit with “Tex” written on the front and, on the back, the following information: “4200600”, the barcode, N410895-ROYAL BLUE 0209, and the size. There is a label sewn to the product with additional information: "100% nylon" and graphic indications concerning its treatment and country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1553/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby clothing
 
Brand: Mono Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LF5123
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :

- choking, because the tracksuit has plastic decorations of a diameter varying from 2 to 3 millimetres which become detached under slight pressure and fit completely into the small parts cylinder;

- injuries, because the skirt has a drawstring on the front and back which hangs down from the bottom of the skirt.

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

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

 
Description:  Model LF5123, which comprises two parts: - a tracksuit top with a zipper. The front of the tracksuit has on one side a small doll with a dress decorated with sequins and on the other side hearts also decorated with sequins. The brand is indicated on the waistband. A label is attached to the box indicating the brand, the model number, the size and the care instructions. Another label is sewn onto the inside of the garment indicating that it is 100% cotton; - and a ruffled skirt with ribbons hanging from the bottom of the garment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1554/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: Tex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N410885-YELLOW 0209
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205730005355
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the top, middle and the bottom 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:  Yellow and blue bikini swimwear, for children up to 8 years. The bikini has white cords in the neck, chest and waist area, with yellow and blue toggles. On the front of the label is written: “Tex, boy, girl, baby” On the back of the label is written: “42004040, the barcode, code N410885 and the size. There is a label sewn to the product with additional information: ”80% polyamide 20% elastane” and graphic indications concerning its treatment and the country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1555/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' suits
 
Brand: I. and II. Rodeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  I. Art no. 06-SS-15; II. Art no. 1007.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because the transparent part of the garment bag in product I contains 790 mg/kg of cadmium and the garment bag in product II contains 800 mg/kg of cadmium which exceed the maximum allowed limit of 100 mg/kg.


This product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  I. Boy's black polyester-cotton suit, size 90. Garment bag includes a jacket, a waistcoat and a pair of trousers. II. Boys black-grey polyester pinstripe suit, size 130. Garment bag includes a jacket, a waistcoat and a pair of trousers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1526/09       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Laptop computer
 
Brand: Acer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AS3410 ASS3410T AS3810T AS3810TG AS3810TZ AS3810TZG
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it may overheat if extreme pressure is applied repeatedly to the left palm rest. This pressure may damage the insulation of a cable that passes underneath this area, potentially resulting in a short circuit that could deform the housing. Additionally, there is a very slight chance of users sustaining minor burns.
 

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

 
Description:  Laptop computer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Poland, Cyprus, Norway

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Alert number: 1529/09       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Notebook battery - X51 + Pro52
 
Brand: ASUS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Series no. 07G016QG1865M00A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because it may overheat and become deformed under certain rare conditions after long-term use (about 1.5 years).


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  Notebook battery
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1527/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric massage cushion
 
Brand: Pierre-B
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SH-109R-II
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live internal parts are accessible.


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

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

 
Description:  Black electric massage cushion.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1533/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: CHEN DA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MK -202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts in the base are accessible and because if the power cable comes out of its anchorage the earth connection is separated before the current-carrying connection.


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 kettle packaged in a cardboard box. Voltage 220V/50 Hz Power 1500W Capacity 1.5L.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1536/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric plug adaptor - Power Lectrik
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7290006415257
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because, when it is plugged into a socket, live parts in the socket become accessible.


The product does not comply with any accepted standards for plug adaptors/converters.
 

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

 
Description:  Plug adaptors for conversion from two pin plugs to three pin plugs. Sold either as a pack of three or as a single item.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46

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Alert number: 1543/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric steam iron - Steam Iron
 
Brand: SOKANY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ES-178. NEW DESIGN
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

- the enclosures deform to such an extent during use as to compromise the protection against access to live parts;

- accessible metal parts of the appliance are not properly earthed;

- the conductors in the cable are too thin.

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 steam iron in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 46