Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 50 ( Published on: 25/12/2009)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1654/09       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Roller stool - STAR
 
Brand: Genito
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  STAR
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it tips over easily and unexpectedly during normal use. When the seat height adjustment lever is put in the upper position, the seat becomes detached from the under-frame. The lack of stability and unexpected ejection of the seat pose the risk that the user may fall and suffer injury. Some stools have a locking mechanism on two of the five rollers, which increases further the danger of tipping over. Two accidents reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1335 and with DIN 4550.
 

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

 
Description:  STAR rolling stool, medium-sized (38-48 cm), with or without armrests; colours: grey, black, blue, yellow and red. In one variant, the opening in the seat section has a toroidal ring. In the other it has a non-continuous toroidal ring.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1684/09       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Seal ring for buoyancy control system for divers
 
Brand: Ocean Management Systems
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BCA-500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 

The product poses a risk of drowning because moulding variations could cause cracking or breakage, resulting in rapid loss of buoyancy.
 

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

 
Description:  Sealing ring used in the Ocean Management Systems Buoyancy Control System for divers.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1682/09       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer - Laser/Flashlight Combo, 8-LED
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  103 / 200446 / 6 410412 004468.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because of the power of the laser which is a class 3B laser.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  8-LED flashlight with laser pointer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1661/09       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 50 Clear/Red/Green Marble Lights
 
Brand: B&Q Christmas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Clear: 05215805; 2. Green: 05215812; 3. Red: 05215829.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because of the possibility of touching un-insulated wires close to the bulbs.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains powered 50-light Christmas lighting chain with coloured bulb covers in clear acetate retail box. Three colours: Clear, Red or Green.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1657/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Suspended luminaire - Lamp Holder E27
 
Brand: Xclou Power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 172510,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4009977862112
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the basic insulated parts are accessible during normal use.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The product includes an E27 lampholder (inscription: NSW22429 + marks of approval), 14 cm long supply cord (<VDE> NO. 40023032 H03VVH2-F 2 x 0.75 mm² ZHONGSHAN GUZHHEN YUANBEN CABLE & P) and a terminal block (RUNYING 450V PA8 1.5-2.5 mm² CB).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1660/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: Mabrilux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TL7034
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5411849117579
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is child-appealing and does not use a low voltage transformer. It also poses a risk of burns because the casing can easily break making hot parts 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 product is made of glass and metal, and imitates a lighthouse (Tiffany-style design). An E14 lampholder is fixed to it with a spring-operated clamp. The lampholder is connected to the supply cord, which is supplied with a switch. Main components: supply cord (LEADER -TOP RESOURCES- H03VVH2-F 2 x 0.75mm² + marks of test houses), plug (2.5A 250V~ TOONG YEAN TY-011 + marks of test houses), switch inserted into the supply cord (303; 99332137.2 99238813.9; 2/250~ + marks of test houses), lampholder ("500/C1"), nipple ("5100/7"). Technical parameters: 220 V, max. 15 W, Class II.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1681/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Stephane Davidts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NAOS1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mains supply cord is not anchored.


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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Table lamp. 230 V, 50 Hz, max. 40 W;
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1685/09       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Guide light
 
Brand: Philips
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model GL-PH; Reference 69112/31/PH – LAC61AWWC. The recall concerns products manufactured between August 2006 and September 2007 with 6 or 7 in the production code, which is visible on the base of the product.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the small internal battery may overheat and catch fire.

 

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

 
Description:  Portable lamp, colour: white; size L x D x H: 105 x 80 x 105.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Greece

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Alert number: 1671/09       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Garden mulching blower/ vacuum - Aspirateur Souffleur Broyeur
 
Brand: Ryobi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RESV 2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of cuts because the distance between the aperture of the tube and the moving parts of the extraction/blowing unit is too small and fingers could get caught in the moving parts if the arm was inserted into the tube.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant national standard NF EN 294.
 

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

 
Description:  Garden mulching blower/vacuum. Air velocity: 140–252 km/h. 2000 W. Turbo shredder. Air volume: 7.5/13 m³/min. Lever change for quick changing to blower. Mulching ratio: 10:1. Bag capacity: 35 litres. With strap. Weight: 3.8 kg.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: 1669/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Movano
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Movano, 2008-2009, chassis numbers between VIN 39354877 and 41510147.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the spot welds on the rear supports of the single, front, right-hand seats may not be sufficient. In the case of an accident, the right front seat might separate from the floor panel and move forward.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Lithuania

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Alert number: 1683/09       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Volvo XC90
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2007 to 2009 model year Volvo XC90 vehicles, equipped with diesel engine D5244T4 or D5244T5. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w50/2009-w50_30-vins.pdf">See attached list of the affected VINs</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 the power steering hose may come into contact with the engine cooling fan. Should this occur, the subsequent chafing on the hose could lead to sudden drainage of power steering oil and a consequent loss of power steering assistance.


This problem was the subject of a previous recall but the corrective action taken was found not to be fully effective.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Bulgaria, Malta, Finland, Lithuania, Sweden

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Alert number: 1656/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio controlled toy car with adaptor - R'EXPEC Blitz
 
Brand: Racing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No:1633A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because overheating can occur in the battery compartment of the remote control due to possible short-circuiting of the poles.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  . The toy includes: a plastic, battery-operated, remote controlled car; an adaptor without identification marking; a remote control (radio control); a battery unit ("NI-CD AA700 mAh 4.8 V"); a dry battery (LI FENG Heavy Duty 9 V 6F22). Technical parameters: power supply: 700 mAh, 4.8 V battery unit; adaptor: input: 220 V; 50/60 Hz; output: DC 4.8 V, 250 mA, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1659/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy
 
Brand: Gulliver
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TS14906; 124220026,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999030 200274
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because three animal figures 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Wooden toy set consisting of zoo figures (10 various animals, 6 fence elements, 1 gate with inscription "ZOO") inserted in a wooden plate. The elements are painted, while the wooden plate is not. Dimension of the wooden plate: approximately 20 x 22 x 2.2 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1674/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of police toys - Police Jungle Storm
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FJ2003.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:

- suffocation, because the suction cups can be easily detached from the darts and swallowed;

- injuries, because the darts can be fired without the suction cups, thus becoming rigid projectiles without resilient impact surfaces, and the measured kinetic energy exceeds the permitted 0.08J for rigid projectiles.

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

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

 
Description:  Blister pack on cardboard backing. Pack includes: toy pistol, 3 sucker tipped projectiles, plastic radio, PDA badge and grenades.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1675/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft stuffed toy with music - Amused Briskcrab
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4750733180031, No.C1618.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation, as the cord exceeds the permitted maximum length of 220 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 and recall from consumers by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft stuffed toy which emits music in the form of a big crab attached with a cord to a smaller crab, colour – orange. The toy is in cardboard packaging. On the packaging there is information to be retained and warnings in different languages. There are also stickers in Latvian with the name of the importer and warnings attached to the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1676/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden farmyard puzzle - Koka puzzle
 
Brand: Gollnest & Kiesel KG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art.15065, EAN 4013594150651.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic knobs can be easily detached and swallowed.


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

 
Description:  A farmyard puzzle made of plywood with 10 removable pieces. Small plastic knobs are attached to the pieces. Size of puzzle: approximately 30 cm x 21.5 cm. On packaging there is information to be retained in different languages.
Country of origin:  Sri Lanka
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1679/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Foam Pistol with Light and Sound
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. A/TY50048.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 225mg/kg of lead in the grey foam.


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:  Toy pistol made of foam of different colours and containing electronic batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1686/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's torch - Bussis süße Taschenlampe
 
Brand: Bussi Bär
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BB1209,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the screw of the switch, which extends unprotected into the body of the torch, can damage the outer insulation layer of the battery causing a short circuit which generates heat and leads to melting and burning.


One incident reported.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's torch for projecting shadows distributed free with the 12/09 issue of "Bussi-Bär" magazine. Wrapped in a blister pack on cardboard. Four stencil forms of various colours are included with the torch.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 1687/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Lion mask
 
Brand: FUNPACK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 3469730034780.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 43.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's half-face lion mask, made of soft plastic, brightly coloured. A cardboard label is attached by means of plastic strings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1688/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic train - Soft Racer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 2000079316161.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.5% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy train, size 7 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm, colour - red train with green wheels. The toy is without packaging. On the label, there is the name of the manufacturer, importer, distributor and warnings in Latvian language.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1689/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic car - Auto Soft Racer
 
Brand: Hipo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 808986007187.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.6% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).


According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy car, size 6.5 cm, colour - red car with green wheels. The toy is without packaging. On the label there is the name of the manufacturer, importer, distributor and warnings in Latvian language.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1690/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Agatha Fairytales – Princes's Pony
 
Brand: Interkobo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5902384343917.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because it produces 94.8 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: Other)

 
Description:  A pink toy phone with a plastic, transparent carrying case. The case is decorated with a pink flower. On the packaging there is the name and address of the importer, information to be retained and warnings in different languages. The batteries are attached to the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1691/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's play sets – "Bob the Builder" Gift Sets
 
Brand: Bob the Builder
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bob the Builder ‘Character’ Gift Sets (3 different characters available - ‘Lofty’, ‘Scoop’ and ‘Muck’) and Bob the Builder 4 Vehicle Gift Set. Article Nos BB540, BB542 and BB550 (Character sets). Barcodes 5055127317345, 5055127317260 and 5055127317246; Article No. BB595 (4 Vehicle set) Barcode 5055127351448. ALL the above products have the same Batch Code of 090525.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the possible presence of sharp, pointed, foreign objects within the packaging (objects used in the manufacturing process, but which should not form part of the finished product). Two incidents reported.


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 distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  ‘Bob the Builder’ character play sets with friction powered vehicles, in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1693/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Girls' Purse
 
Brand: Girlz – My Favorites
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code 7330570034383.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 845 mg/kg of lead and 120 mg/kg of chromium in the light blue glitter.


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 withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Light blue glitter purse for children with zipper and turquoise hearts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1700/09       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby activity toys
 
Brand: Disney Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  • Eeyore Playmat • WTP Basic Mobile • Tigger Chime Wriggler • Tigger Multi Play • Mushroom Autumnal Playmat • Pooh Travel Toy • WTP Revserable Playmat • WTP Pram Bar • Sunshine 3D playmat and arch • Winnie the Pooh Body Playmat • Winnie Mobile Dungarees • Forest Friends Unisex Playmat (Brown) <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2009-w50/2009-w50_41.pdf">See attached document for the different product codes and pictures</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because some units contain lead and chromium in the brown stripes on the Tigger character whose levels of migration exceed the levels of 90mg/Kg for lead and 60mg/Kg for chromium.



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:  A range of baby activity toys, featuring the Tigger character from Winnie the Pooh. There are 12 different designs of products featuring this character which are affected. The affected character is a component contained in each of these product designs and is a small soft plush tiger, orange with brown stripes and all items were manufactured between July and November 2009.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Poland, Ireland

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Alert number: 1662/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Energie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  817200
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033864558402
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.

 
Description:  Sweatshirt intended for children up to 4 years, with drawstrings in the hood. There are 5 labels on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1663/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Barbie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205620342874; Model: 7201001.B1006.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.

 
Description:  Pink sweatshirt intended for children up to 4 years.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1664/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set - Monkey
 
Brand: Rosso Kid's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X-175, 09WB010001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3000000650219
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.

 
Description:  Children’s clothing set consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 18M. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord with plastic toggles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1665/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Redlea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  890.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.03 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Ladies' black shoes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1666/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Redlea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F-17.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.79 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Ladies' white shoes, red packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1667/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Luszi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HB0746-3.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 140.9 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  White, high-heeled shoes with a buckle at the front; pink packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1668/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Luszi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GK7106-2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.25 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black, high-heeled shoes with a buckle at the back; pink packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1670/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Trainers
 
Brand: "Nike"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. NIKE SHOX R4: Article code 104265 106 00, 2. AIR MAX ’97: Article code: 310026 081 00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 09120864607714, 2. 8 84751 239830 14
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 0.5-0.7 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  1. NIKE SHOX R4: Yellowand green cardboard box bearing the article code and barcode. White shoes with red heel wedge and red trim (origin: China) 2. AIR MAX ’97: Orange cardboard box bearing the article code and barcode (origin: Vietnam) Black shoes with Gold trim. <b>These products are counterfeit</b>.
Country of origin:  China, Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1673/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set - Le Poulet Kids
 
Brand: Le Poulet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9074-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  529160409450
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities and corrective actions taken by the importer.

 
Description:  Children’s clothing set in grey and pink colour; consists of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 1 year old. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord with plastic toggles. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. There are 3 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 - 50

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Alert number: 1677/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Asylum
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VE-210-35-08.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.32 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Brown ladies’ flip-flops with red and pebble-like decorations.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1678/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Weide
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XDH-111.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2749 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red ladies’ shoes, orange packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1680/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Melly Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2756.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girls’ sweatshirts with a hood, long sleeves and a zipper. On the front of the sweatshirt there is an embroidered pattern and a pocket. Size 80/12, available in a combination of dark and light pink as well as mauve.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1692/09       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress - Lace Print and Star Print
 
Brand: Norlie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lace Print: Style No. 709KG739SS09; Star Print: Style No. 708KG739SS09.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of shoulder straps and decorative cords.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls' dress where the right shoulder strap consists of 2 long cords to be tied together and finished with a bow. The cords are 360 mm long and 60 mm wide.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 1672/09       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Mouth spray and mouth wash – Doreperol aktiv
 
Brand: Doreperol
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Doreperol aktiv Mundspray (mouth spray) 50 ml (batch 09001/01) and Doreperol aktiv Mundspülung (mouth wash) 200 ml (batches 09002/01 and 09003/01).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The product poses a microbiological risk because of suspected contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.
 

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

 
Description:  Mouth spray and mouth wash.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1655/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Sun bed - Megasun 4000 Super
 
Brand: KBL-Solarien AG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Megasun 4000 Super
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product, when equipped with the lamps specified in the description, poses a risk of burns because the UV-emission is too high and exceeds the authorized UV type 3 limits by up to 100% for the short- and long-wave bands.



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:  Sun bed equipped with high pressure lamps of type Megasun 600, different filters (Evo 17500, 17500 and blue filter, with and without a Honeycomb gitter) and low pressure lamps: • Powertan New Impression Smart Sun Type III VHO-R 100W, • Megasun Super R 15502/100W (Art. nr. 3230070000), • Megasun Ultimate III 100 CPI Energy (Art. nr. 3230076050), • Megasun Super N 100W, • New Technology Phase I 100W (204051), • Heraeus Original Hanau New Colors 100 HCX R 100W 45007554, • Heraeus Original Hanau New Colors 07/100 R 100W 45006506, • Heraeus Original Hanau Magic Sun OH M 07/100R 100W 80015428, • Megasun R 1806 100W / R 1806 100W III / Ultimate III 100 (Art. nr. 3230071600, 3230076000), • New Technology Phase Soft 100W (204050), • Megasun R 120W / Megasun Ultimate III 120 (Art. nr. 3230071610, 3230076010).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50

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Alert number: 1658/09       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Automatic battery charger
 
Brand: XINJI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XJ-528B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mains supply cable is not properly attached and may become damaged, resulting in live parts under mains power supply voltage becoming accessible.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Battery charger with 4 different connectors, which is suitable for charging 4 AAA or AA or 2 C or D NiCd batteries. Technical parameters on the package: Input: AC 220V; Output: DC 3V-4.5V-6V 350mA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2009 - 50