Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 47 ( Published on: 04/12/2009)
Corrigenda
Notification 1459/09 from week 44 of 2009 has been permanently removed following the additional information on the risk assessment provided by the Hungarian authorities.

Notification 0669/09 from week 19 of 2009 has been updated (column Danger).

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1573/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Swimming Armbands
 
Brand: Power Rangers Jungle Fury
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8001011163106.
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning because it has insufficient resistance to being punctured.


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 armbands packed in a cardboard box marked as follows: POWER RANGERS.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1575/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Hunting rifle - Sauer 303
 
Brand: Sauer / Sigsauer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Year of production: 2009; Serial numbers in question: <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w47/2009-w47_21.pdf" target="_blank">attached</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif" border="0"/> .
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the firing pin locking device can be triggered, and the excessively long firing pin could reach the primer.
One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Semi-automatic hunting rifle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark

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Alert number: 1565/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - Dora Lighters Lighting up the World
 
Brand: Dora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  579.637
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435168198146
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The 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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Two black lighters with a picture of a cross, a crown, a heart or a horseshoe with jewellery attached. Packaging: blister pack on cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1562/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Jaguar XF 3.0L and 4.2L
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model year 2010, VIN range R38497 to R63407.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because fuel starvation can occur due to a problem with the fuel transfer pipe, leading to the engine cutting out with minimal warning and subsequent loss of power-assisted steering and brake power assistance.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Denmark, Malta, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: 1567/09       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Cement - Super Portland cement CEM I 42,5 N
 
Brand: CEMEX Brocēni
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 4751002340095, prod.17.06.2009. Only the batch produced on 17.06.2009 is affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.0015% soluble chromium VI of the total dry weight of the cement. Hydrated cement and cement-containing preparations may not be used or placed on the market if they contain more than 0.0002% soluble chromium VI of the total dry weight of the cement.


The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Cement mix in a paper sack, weight 25 kg
Country of origin:  Latvia
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1579/09       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair and infant carrier - Flyte Travel system and Spin Infant Carrier
 
Brand: Mothercare
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K0993 (Flyte) and K3961 (Spin). Barcode 992589-0 and 233152-0 respectively. All products sold to date are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a warning label – to advise customers not to install rearward-facing infant carriers in the front of a passenger car equipped with front air bags unless the airbag is de-activated– is missing from the inside of the infant carrier/car seat.



The product does not comply with the relevant standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Pushchair and infant carrier in single carton for Flyte. Infant carrier in single carton for Spin Infant carrier.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Ireland, Slovenia

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Alert number: 1557/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic bath toy - Squeaky Duck
 
Brand: Out of the Blue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 20/1027;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 029811 225514.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains more than 0.1% di-n-octyl phthalates (DNOP) by mass of plasticized material mass in the yellow plastic (3.8%).


According to REACH Regulation 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:  Yellow plastic duck with an orange beak.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1566/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair for dolls - Doll Stroller
 
Brand: Feili
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FL6066-A; Model No. 6071; Barcode 8413411696175.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently strong and folds when subjected to weight. The chair has a metallic tube structure without protection so fingers may be trapped when the chair folds down.


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:  Folding pushchair for dolls, with a pink metallic tube structure. The seat and back are decorated with pictures. The chair comes folded and wrapped in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1571/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic crocodile - Animalz - Crocodile
 
Brand: Aglow Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 31094, EAN 3661051310943.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the wind-up key and the wheels are small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed by children.


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:  The product is a wind-up plastic crocodile. Some of the individual body parts are simply stuck together and can be dismantled without the use of tools. The product comes in a colourful box. The packaging is approximately 19 cm x 8 cm x 6.5 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1572/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons - 25 Ballonnen/Ballons
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code 8711197355386, 020900, C.38134.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because it contains 4502 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.


 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  25 balloons in transparent plastic bag with card notice. The name of the importer is recorded on the packaging: Zeeman textiel Supers.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1574/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beach Toys - Beach Set
 
Brand: Sand Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  75190 (Lot: 20098000160005)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259751908
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels of the toy vehicle can be easily pulled, exposing sharp axles. In addition, the product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord longer than 220 mm.


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:  Plastic backpack containing a beach set consisting of a bucket with a rake and a spade, plus a pull-along vehicle on a string.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1576/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow with arrows - Arquero
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: JU5767; Bar code: 8435235857679.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight due to the presence of suction cups that can be easily detached.


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:  Bow and quiver with five rigid arrows with separate suction cups. The product comes in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 1578/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of hand-tools - Joiner's Tool Set
 
Brand: Joiner's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900700048386, No. 2920.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 

The product poses a risk of cuts due to the presence of burrs.


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 set of hand-tools, coloured yellow, red, brown, black and grey, packed in a tool box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1582/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Gun and target toy - Super Police Special Mission
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 74229;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5400311742296; No.12963.
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight due to the presence of suction cups that can be easily detached.


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:  Blister containing 1 gun, 1 holster, 3 darts, 1 target and 1 knife.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1558/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's boots
 
Brand: Sandic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  640265,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1060000775024.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of long cords (36 cm) that can easily become loose and could cause the user to trip up or could get trapped in objects during use.
 

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

 
Description:  Boots made of a combination of synthetic material and fur. The leg part is decorated with a string (made of synthetic fibre) which has pompoms on the ends. Size: 24.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1559/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater
 
Brand: Tigon Kinds Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item n° 04818.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and ingested.

 

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

 
Description:  Children’s knitted sweaters with flowers and imitation pearls glued to the front and the collar. Sizes 2 and 4. The sweaters are intended for children aged 2 and 3 years and are packed in cellophane bags.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1560/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's footwear
 
Brand: Aura
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of choking and injuries because they have small parts which can detach (the ribbon, the costume jewels, the little flowers and the buttons), and the laces are longer than required.
 

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

 
Description:  - Children's canvas shoes, sandals and boots. Shoes: three different models of children’s shoes. The brand and size (from 17 to 23) are marked on the inside of the shoe, and there is a velcro strap for adjusting the shoe to the foot. Various decorations: ribbon with costume jewels, flowers also with jewels and a decoration made of jewels and a button. - Sandals: “Roman”-type sandals with straps around the foot and ankle decorated with costume jewels. The back of the sandal is enclosed. - Boots: canvas ankle boots. The inside of the boot is checked, with the word KISS written on the tongue and a red heart with the word LOVE. - Packaging: cardboard box with painted dolls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1561/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: Crescendo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  911068 and 99910
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The products pose a risk of choking because they have small parts (plastic flower for model 99910 and decorative balls for model 911068) that can be easily detached and could be ingested by children.


 

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

 
Description:  Baby's sandals from sizes 17 to 23 with leather lining in different colours and patterns (butterflies and flowers). Reference is made to the brand and the leather lining on the sole of the foot. The label indicates the article number and the colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1568/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Parka coat
 
Brand: Hugo Bitti
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 79, Series 202.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

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


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


 

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

 
Description:  The product is a dark green parka coat for children. It has a detachable hood with cords.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1569/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's shoes
 
Brand: Sweet Day
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No: 8221-1.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.64 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' pumps, black, heel 5 cm, decorated with a bow at the toe; black inner lining and insole; entire heel covered with plastic material similar to upper; black plastic sole approximately 3 mm thick. Packaging: cardboard box containing two sachets with 'dessicant' – 1 with blue and 1 with black writing; blue writing: "Desiccant, Biochemical Dry, Do Not Eat" (contains colourless crystalline powder); black writing: "Desiccant Silica Gel, Throw Away, Do Not Eat" (contains colourless transparent beads, diameter 2-4 mm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1583/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Briefs
 
Brand: Viva
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 4022222224190.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azo-dyes. Release of 4-aminoazobenzene: 195 mg/kg from the briefs with gold imprint and 158 mg/kg from the briefs with silver imprint.



The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Two pairs of briefs made from black elastic textile, one with gold imprint and one with silver imprint (with a 'lip' design and 'Kissing you' text), black elastic waistband; unpackaged.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Austria

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Alert number: 1584/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - TL Design Sidney Nail Lacquer
 
Brand: TL Design
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 7090003580954.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.2% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Nail Lacquer in 13.31 ml class bottle.
Country of origin:  Norway
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1556/09       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle-holder
 
Brand: SUNCHI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4897008795009
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the sides of the candle-holder may catch fire if the height of the candle is more than 5 cm.
 

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

 
Description:  A candle-holder fixed with thread to a metal frame which has footing. The four sides of the frame are covered with coloured leather. Dimensions: 105x105x175 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1577/09       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candle in a glass container
 
Brand: Color Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  30451
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842304512
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the glass container can break when the candle is burning.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.
 

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

 
Description:  Glass container with candle, similar to a drinking glass, filled with transparent liquid.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Portugal

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Alert number: 1523/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Refrigerator
 
Brand: Samsung
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No-frost system, Multi-flow, serial number: RS21, RS23 and RS60.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because a short circuit can occur, leading to damage in the insulation of the heating part in the defrosting system.



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

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

 
Description:  Double doors refrigerator.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, Malta, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: 1563/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger - Mobiltelefon Tartozékok
 
Brand: Gigatel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  G07966
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation of the live parts is not sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel charger for Nokia 6070/6233/E51 mobile phones (not original accessory). Technical specification: Input: AC 100-240 V, 3 W, 80 mA, 50/60 Hz; Output: DC 5.6 V= 380 mA; CE, Class II. Dimensions: 210x90x26mm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1564/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mini Travel Charger
 
Brand: CLEAR VOICE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  M600
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation of the live parts is not sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel charger for Sony-Ericsson M600 mobile phones (not original accessory). Technical parameters: Input: AC 100 - 240 V, 200 mA, 47/63 Hz; Output: DC 4.5 V – 9.5 V. Max. 800 mA. Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1570/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric toaster
 
Brand: TechnoStar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: T1000R / YT-2001A; Serial no: 10442xxxxx; Production year: 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is insufficient protection against accidentally touching live parts: when the plug is in the socket, the heating elements are connected with the phase.


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

 
Description:  Electric toaster with white plastic casing. Classified under protection class I. A maximum of two slices of bread can be toasted at the same time. The bread-toasting mechanism is triggered by a spring. The toasting time can be adjusted. The toaster also has a “Stop” control key in order to stop the toasting process before the end of the set time.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1580/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Wall-mounted electrical socket - Leiva Electricidad
 
Brand: Leiva
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 6A 250V Ref.: 13185;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8431487131857
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the components used to secure parts through which electrical current passes are not sufficiently heat resistant.


The product does not comply with the standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  White, rectangular, electrical socket packed in a plastic blister bearing the words 'Leiva eléctricidad, 6A 250V, MAX 1500W, CE'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1581/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer
 
Brand: Raydan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 20093
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429160200938
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are accessible and the conductors in the supply cable are too thin.


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

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

 
Description:  Hairdryer packed in a cardboard box. 1800 W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47

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Alert number: 1585/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Night light - The Little Poly-Coloured Fluorescent
 
Brand: Heng Guan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is child-appealing and attracts children towards socket outlets. Being a child-appealing luminary the lamp should be operated by a (24V) transformer.


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

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

 
Description:  Multi-coloured LED night-light in the form of a star beside a crescent moon.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 47