Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 48 ( Published on: 11/12/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1601/09       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Table
 
Brand: Halmar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VERA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because it is unstable due to a construction failure.
 

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

 
Description:  The table (120 cm x 64 cm x 46 cm) is made of wood – legs and glass – table top. The wooden parts may be coloured dark brown or beech. There are three legs of different widths: 46 mm and 15 mm and 123 mm. Under two bigger legs there are metal supports. The thickness of the table top is 8 mm. The product is packed in two cardboard boxes, which are marked with the name of the importer, the name and picture of the product. Assembly instructions are attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1599/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Throw bag - Yak
 
Brand: Yak
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

This product is used as a rescue line. It has been identified that the throw line has, in some instances, a joint in the rope. This means that when weight is applied to the rope it may become detached.
 

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

 
Description:  Yak throw bags - 15, 20 and 25 meter lengths (part codes 6222-15m, 6222-20m and 6222-25m). A length of floating rope contained in a bag attached to a belt.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1610/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable arm bands - Inflatable – 9x6 arm bands
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Inflatable / item no. FHT 1251, EAN 5023614012516
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning because the holes for the arms are too large for children aged 2-5 and the non-return valve does not work.


In addition, the required warnings are missing.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1590/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Glue Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3587110000269
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The cyanoacrylate glue causes a chemical risk as it contains more than 1% of chloroform, and the neoprene glue causes a chemical risk due to atoluene content of more than 20%.

Both chemicals are restricted to 0.1% according to REACH Annex XVII. The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent blister pack containing 3 tubes of adhesive: Neoprene adhesive: 50 ml. Cyanoacrylate adhesive: 3 g. Transparent all-purpose adhesive: 20ml.
Country of origin:  Monaco
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1594/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Incense sticks - Muschio Bianco
 
Brand: HEM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8901810001909.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because 5 mg/m³ of benzene was detected in the area around the stick, which corresponds approximately to 1.25 mg/day, which is close to the critical level of concentration estimated in the risk assessment for benzene according to Regulation 793/93.
 

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

 
Description:  Incense sticks in a cardboard box marked "HEM White Musk, Muschio Bianco, Incense Sticks; Hand Rolled in India".
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1598/09       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue - Red Sun
 
Brand: BRICOGAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 54225;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422838542255.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains benzene at a concentration of higher than 1% by weight.


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:  Bicycle tyre repair kit containing glue, patches and tools. The words “RED SUN” appear on the tube of glue. The packaging is a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1586/09       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters - Mini Liberty Lites
 
Brand: Liberty Lites
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4891305180551
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because it is over-filled with lighter fuel and does not have sufficient resistance to continuous burning.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994.
 

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

 
Description:  Mini disposable lighters.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1587/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain with flashing unit
 
Brand: Feliz navidad
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  20L "Serie de Esfera Magica"
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cable is not provided with effective protection against a pulling force,

- the cable inlets of the flashing unit have sharp edges that could damage the cable,

- the insulation of the live parts is not sufficient;

and a risk of fire because:

- the cross sectional area of the conductors in the cable is too small,

- the fire resistance of the lamp holders is not sufficient.

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 20 series-parallel connected incandescent lamps with resistor bridge. Each lamp is covered with a plastic ball (diameter: 5 cm) The flashing unit controls 2 circuits. Main components of the lighting chain: plug (250V CE), flashing unit, mains cable without marking. There is no data plate attached to the product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1603/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Shinly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 108, Ref. 03840;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435264303840
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the flex passes over rough areas or sharp edges, which may result in wear of the cable insulation,

- contact between the accessible metallic parts and the live parts, which are separated only by one main insulation, is not effectively prevented,

- the flexible power cable and the internal wiring does not have the appropriate characteristics,

- live parts are accessible after detaching the removable parts.

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:  Red and black table lamp with clip. The packaging is a cardboard box with a label including: "Shinly-108 MT-108-E27 max. 40 W 220 V
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 1600/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All terrain vehicle - Sportsman
 
Brand: Polaris
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w48/2009-w48_16-vin_numbers.pdf">See all models and VIN-numbers attached</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because an oversized ball joint stem mounting hole, and/or improperly tightened steering knuckle pinch bolts, could cause a reduction in the clamp force required to retain the ball joint stem in the steering knuckle. Reduced clamp force may not adequately retain the ball joint stem in all conditions, which can result in unwanted movement between the ball joint stem and the steering knuckle. This movement can lead to accelerated wear between the ball joint mounting stem and the steering knuckle, leading to loss of control.
 

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

 
Description:  Four-wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV). <a href="http://eceuropaeu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w48/2009-w48_16-allpdf">see additional attached</a> <img src="http://eceuropaeu/consumers/images/pdfgif"/>
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1613/09       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Hockey helmet - G200 Junior Goalkeeping Helmet
 
Brand: Gray’s International
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5039044041248
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it might not offer suitable protection if it is used with a senior ball, contrary to the product instructions, and if there is a severe impact to the top of the helmet.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Junior hockey goalkeeping helmet; Size: junior - Weight approximately 0.5 Kg; Material – moulded helmet shell, high density moulded foam; Lining colour – black/silver.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1097/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puffer ball - Massive Googly Ball
 
Brand: Imperial
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 22165 (13085), EAN 0766662216530.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because it may burn too fast in case of fire.


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 distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1591/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy revolver - Westernland
 
Brand: Ideal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  09089799-001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure exceeds the maximum permitted value of 125 dB (139.3 dB).


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

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

 
Description:  Black revolver in hard plastic; trigger and hammer cast in grey aluminium. Warnings on the reverse side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 1595/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy
 
Brand: Poptoy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 27325C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes can be easily detached and 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  A 14 cm tall soft toy in the form of a brown bear in a sitting position, with black eyes and a dark brown ribbon around the neck.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1609/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy train - Zug
 
Brand: Relaks Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908313306534
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the locomotive has a detachable small part (the black chimney) that could be swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  Train - locomotive with three cars.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1614/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy vehicle - Mean Machines "Clown"
 
Brand: Handelshaus Legler OHG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number 7742
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the clown's head, clown's collar and rear wheel can be easily detached and swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  Wooden toy vehicle with clown's head, approximately 6 cm in length.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 1615/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden butterfly - Butterfly Magnifying Glass
 
Brand: Handelshaus Legler OHG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 7682
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the red knobs on the head can be easily detached and swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  Wooden toy butterfly (9.5 cm wingspan, 9 cm in length) with neck cord (76 cm circumference). Each wing contains a magnifying glass.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 1596/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' suit
 
Brand: Victoria Design
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azodyes.


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:  Black-coloured ladies’ suits, 100% polyester, made of gabardine.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1597/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' trousers
 
Brand: Panda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azodyes.


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:  Ladies’ trousers, colour black, 100% polyester, made of gabardine.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1604/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Wallet
 
Brand: K-Classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4300175198981
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the black leather of the credit card slots contains azodye (amine benzidine) with a concentration of 145 mg/kg (HPLC/DAD) and 168 mg/kg (LC/MS).


According to the REACH Regulation, azodyes which may release aromatic amines in a concentration above 30 mg/kg shall not be used in textile and leather articles which may come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.
 

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

 
Description:  K-Classic wallet, black leather, approximately 12.5 cm × 9.5 cm with rectangular metal decoration on the outer material; two internal pockets which can be pulled open and which have a black fabric lining; flipping open the outer pocket uncovers a set of credit card slots with a transparent window on both halves of the wallet. Label on backing card with plastic hook.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1608/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Reflex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No: 133946, EAN 4250181531893
 
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:  Children's multi-coloured zip-up jacket with hood and a label inside marked "Impol".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1616/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt - So Rock
 
Brand: Grant
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FW 92801
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5206142775812
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.



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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord. There are 5 labels on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1617/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt and trousers
 
Brand: Diadora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5202665730864 - 99990001189
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s clothing set consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 8 years. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with a cord at the waist.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1605/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colour cream - Voila Avance, 8.30 Rubio Claro Dorado Intenso
 
Brand: Intercosmo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substance “HC Yellow No 5”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains "HC Yellow No 5", which is prohibited in hair dye products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  "Ton sur ton” (matching shades) hair colour cream, ammonia-free, long-lasting colour. 60ml tube. Although they carry the statement that they are for use by professionals, these products are liable to cross over to the consumer market.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1606/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face cream - Sarcode Creme Hidrante Regenerante
 
Brand: Utsukusy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substances ‘Curare’ and ‘Cannabis sativa’.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains "Curare" which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Pot of moisturising face cream. Volume: 50 ml. The substances ‘Curare’ and 'Cannabis sativa’ are not listed among the product's ingredients but are mentioned on a label attached to its packaging.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1607/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face cream - Sarcode Creme Anti-Rugas Illuminador Triplo
 
Brand: Utsukusy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substances ‘Aconitum napellus’ and ‘Datura Stramonium’.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains ‘Aconitum napellus’ and ‘Datura Stramonium’, which are prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Pot of anti-wrinkle face cream. Volume: 50 ml. The substances ‘‘Aconitum napellus’ and ‘Datura Stramonium’ are not listed among the product's ingredients but are mentioned on a label attached to its packaging.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1611/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colour cream - Voila Avance, C.66 Rojo Intenso
 
Brand: Intercosmo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substance “Basic Red 2”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “Basic Red 2”, which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  "Ton sur ton” (matching shades) hair colour cream, ammonia-free, long-lasting colour. 60ml tube. Although they carry the statement that they are for use by professionals, these products are liable to cross over to the consumer market.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1612/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colour cream - Voila Avance, G.97 Gris Acero
 
Brand: Intercosmo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All batches containing the substance “N, N-diethyltoluene-2, 5-diamine HC1”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains “N, N-diethyltoluene-2, 5-diamine HC1”, which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  "Ton sur ton” (matching shades) hair colour cream, ammonia-free, long-lasting colour. 60ml tube. Although they carry the statement that they are for use by professionals, these products are liable to cross over to the consumer market.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1588/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply unit
 
Brand: Everpower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KC701CE.1000A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435173804582
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to overheating and short-circuits.


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:  A power supply unit, black in colour bearing the words “Everpower AC-DC power supply 1000mA 12VA (max)” and other information on the back. The packaging is a black cardboard box bearing text and photographs of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1589/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer
 
Brand: Elta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Elta HT352, Serial Nos: 604213/x and 604716/x.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because, during tests, the product caught fire after prolonged use.


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

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

 
Description:  Hairdryer with 2 heat settings (0, I, II).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1592/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Flood light - PROYECTOR HALOGENO
 
Brand: Raydan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 09220 Bar code: 8429160092205
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the casing is not sufficiently strong and could break, for example when trying to change the lamp, allowing water to enter.


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:  Halogen floodlight. The packaging is a cardboard box marked with the following information: "Raydan lighting, halogen floodlight, including lamp, adjustable fastening, suitable for outside use".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1593/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric insect killer - Electrical Mosquito killer
 
Brand: CCJGE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CMD-12-B.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to touch live parts of the appliance.


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

 
Description:  Electric insect killer packed in a cardboard box marked "Electrical Mosquito Killer". The inscription "Kill Pest" is written on the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48

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Alert number: 1602/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer - Scarlett England SC-2076
 
Brand: Scarlett England
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SC-2076
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the power input by rating voltage and normal use temperature does not correspond to the permitted deviation.


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

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

 
Description:  Hairdryer – silver and black colour, marked "SCARLETT ENGLAND", with folding handgrip, 3 buttons regulating temperature and one for cold air. Diffuser can be removed and replaced by attached accessory. Data on the name plate - SC-2076 HAIR DRYER, AC230-240V, 50-60Hz, 1200W, CE. Packed in a blue cardboard box with picture of the product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 48