Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 15/01/2010)
Corrigendum
Notification 1380/09 from week 42 of 2009 has been removed permanently following information that the product does not pose a serious risk provided by the Spanish authorities.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0025/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candle
 
Brand: Steinhart Kerzen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  08094-23
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4008542976032
 
Risk type:  Choking, Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk and a risk of choking because due to its appearance the candle can be confused with a foodstuff, especially by children, and small pieces may be swallowed causing choking or occlusion of the digestive system.



The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Candle imitating a hard boiled egg. Dimension: 50/45 mm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 0008/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Nightlight
 
Brand: LC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of:


- electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient between live parts and accessible metal parts and because the bulb can be replaced when the lamp is connected to the mains supply,


- fire because the flame resistance of the plastic cover 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 lamp has a plastic cover and can be directly plugged into the socket outlet. It has a transparent plastic lamp shade, which can be removed without using a tool. The lamp is supplied with an E12-capped candle bulb. Main components: E12 lamp holder, supply switch (KC-995; 250 V; 3 A AC)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0002/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Sprinter
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 906. Vehicles manufactured in the period 21 April 2009 – 29 April 2009, VINs: WDB906 *** *N 420037 to N 420331 and S 389666 to S 392757.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the starter cable duct may not be properly attached and, should the vehicle be involved in a collision, it could be partially dislodged creating a short circuit that may lead to a fire.

 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Lithuania, Finland, Slovenia, Portugal

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Alert number: 0004/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Ford Focus C-MAX 1.6 litre turbo diesel
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The cars affected are those manufactured between 1 June 2006 and 25 January 2007, with type-approval numbers e13*2001/116*009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because corrosion of the control module of the radiator fan can cause road salt to penetrate the electronics leading to overheating which can cause the module and the surrounding cables and components to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 0007/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Model Jeep Grand Cherokee
 
Brand: Chrysler/Jeep
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WG
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the front seat heating elements may overheat resulting in charring of the upholstery and seat fabric.
 

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

 
Description:  vehicles built between 2001 and 2004 are affected. EC type-approval e4*98/14*0039*04 to 09. Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Slovenia, Sweden, Greece, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: 0027/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Defender
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles made from 7 June 2007 till 13 February 2008. VIN numbers: LD 740135-LD 757662, LD739991, LD066843-LD068528.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because transfer box oil contamination of the park brake shoes and brake drum may mean that the park brake when engaged will not hold the vehicle stationary on a gradient leading to an accident.
 

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:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Finland, Greece, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 0031/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm - Détecteur de Fumée
 
Brand: CFI EXTEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WEDF 65 00; type GNS-366 CE 07 Lot CFFI/0863/09w02/5603
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the delayed detection of commonly occurring types of fire in buildings prevents users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire.


The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Circular white plastic smoke detector. Diameter 10 cm. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0039/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm - Détecteur de Fumée
 
Brand: ADDAX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3700124901661
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the delayed detection of commonly occurring types of fire in buildings prevents users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire.


The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Self-contained smoke detector/alarm: photoelectric, battery-operated, includes a test button, CE mark present.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0021/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Hanny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because there are gaps in the structure where the fingers of the child can get pinched. Moreover, there is only one, non-automatic, locking system, Therefore it can be folded during the use thus causing injury to the child.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding pushchair with seat belt, sunshade, footrest and textile carrier-rack. The rear wheels are fitted with brakes. The folding mechanism can be locked. The back of the seat is adjustable. Dimensions when closed: approximately: 112 x 29 x 50 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0029/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair - Leopard
 
Brand: Ikea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Frame 101-455-21, Frame 201-573-54, Seat 501-614-58, Seat 701-455-23, Seat 701-614-57, Seat 901-614-56
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- injuries, because the snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and the child to drop through the frame;


- choking, because the snap locks can be easily detached and swallowed.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14988.


 

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

 
Description:  Sold at IKEA stores between 1 October 2009 and 27 November 2009. High chair frame with tray. Individual seat with safety belt. Colours of the frame: black and white. Colours of the seat: transparent grey, red, black, white. The seat and tray has an adhesive label affixed to the underside with the words LEOPARD and “Made in Italy”, an eight-digit article number and a five-digit supplier number (19589).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Poland, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal

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Alert number: 0035/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pram harness - Dan 2
 
Brand: Baby Dan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5705548450632
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the buckles can easily break into two parts and the smaller part fits into the small parts cylinder, posing a risk of choking to children.

There is also a risk of injuries because when the crotch strap is open the child could open the zipper, take off the harness and thus fall out of the pram .


The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 13210 and EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Dan 2 is a pram harness used to prevent children from falling out of their pram. The colour is blue and it has a zipper and a crotch strap which closes with a buckle.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Iceland

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Alert number: 0001/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy rucksack
 
Brand: Sun-day (Sandy)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5904073081919
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small detachable components.


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:  Soft, non-stuffed plush backpack in the form of a sleeping dog, multicoloured: light yellow, pink, lilac, red, yellow cords. Without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0003/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy guitar - Music Guitar
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of: strangulation because the strap forms a loop around the neck.


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 and destruction of the products by the supplier. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Battery-operated toy guitar made of hard plastic with various push-buttons in the shape of animals, notes or apples. Supplied with plastic carrying strap, screw fixed battery holder for three AA batteries on the back. Dimensions: length approximately 44 cm. When the buttons are pressed, it produces various melodies, notes and animal noises.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0005/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car set - Thunder Super Racing
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No YD890A, Manufacturer's article No: H-030, H-031, H-032, EAN 4009134385171.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow toy releases lead (904 mg/kg - limit: 90 mg/kg) and chromium (191 mg/kg - limit: 60 mg/kg).


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:  Toy car set with six cars in different colours: blue, yellow, red, black, silver and white. Made of painted plastic. Length: approximately 80 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0009/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bounce ball - Lighting and music
 
Brand: G 9000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.4608
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the soft removable spikes of the toy contain 5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


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

 
Description:  Transparent, hard plastic ball with plastic soft spikes. It is operated with 4 x 1.5 V AAA batteries. When button is pressed the ball begins to flash, bounce and emit sounds.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0011/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy
 
Brand: Hanya
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking since the suction cup can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.


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

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

 
Description:  A yellowish-brown toy bear made of synthetic fur with a plush heart around the neck and supplied with a suction cup. Height: 23 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0012/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy
 
Brand: Sun-day - Sandy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5904073 066299
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the frame of the glasses contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6.4% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


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

 
Description:  Soft, stuffed toy bear with motorist's clothing, glasses, scarf and attached to a suction cup. Height: approximately: 10 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0013/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Sweet girl play set
 
Brand: Funny doll – Princess
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item. n° W00800230, barcode 5290509021131
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll. The toy is attached to a pink cardboard window box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0014/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy
 
Brand: Sunnytad
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:


- a risk of choking, because the eyes and the suction cup can be easily detached and swallowed by children,

- a chemical risk, because the suction cup attached to the toy contains 37% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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.


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

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

 
Description:  Soft stuffed toy duck with a heart, a suction cup and a talking mechanism inside. Height: 22 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0015/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim-ring - ABCD Series
 
Brand: Shen yi toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model D-90
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.4% by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2.8% by weight 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Inflatable swim-ring 90 cm, in yellow colour, packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0017/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swim-ring - Drake ring
 
Brand: Inflatable
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 32.5% by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Inflatable swim-ring 58 cm, orange colour, in the shape of a duck. The toy is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0028/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of rattles - Baby Toys
 
Brand: Susan and Aladin TM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 6941140234808, No.615
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break making small parts accessible that could be swallowed by a child.


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

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

 
Description:  Set of rattles (2 elements), made of plastic, colours – green with pink ring and orange with green ring. The toy is packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0033/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of hand tools - Tools set
 
Brand: Mr. Carpenter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 1261132402400, No. 67828.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because some elements of the toy set have burrs.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy is a set of hand tools, coloured orange, red, brown, black and grey. The set is packed in a cardboard/plastic box. On the packaging there are stickers with the following information: “Made in China”, CE mark, EAN number, name and address of importer, “Intended for children aged 3 and up”, pictogram concerning age 0-3 restriction, “Warning! Small parts – the risk of swallowing”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0034/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle - Educational rattle (Grzechotka edukacyjna)
 
Brand: BabyOno
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Nr kat. 741, EAN: 5904341205566
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break, releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children.


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

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

 
Description:  The rattle is made of red and green plastic. The toy is intended for children over 3 months of the age. The packaging is a transparent plastic blister on light-blue cardboard. Approximate size of packaging: 16 cm x 22 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 0036/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio controlled toy car
 
Brand: Famous Car
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No HQ3040-1, bar code: 8006087150975
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the length of the insulation of the plug pins of the mains adaptor is not sufficient.


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 toy includes: a plastic battery-operated radio controlled car (operating frequency: 27 MHz); an adaptor without marking; a (radio control) remote control; a battery unit (HUANYU NI-CD 4*AA700 mAh 4,8 V); Technical parameters: toy car power supply: 700 mAh, 4.8 V battery unit; remote control: 2 x 1.5 V-os (AA )dry battery; adaptor: input: AC 220-240 V; 50/60Hz; output: DC 4.8 V 180 mA, Class II
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0037/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Agatka
 
Brand: INTERKOBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 24766, EAN: 5902384247666
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high (95.9 - 97.7 dBA compared to the limit for close-to-the-ear toys of 80 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy mobile phone made of pink plastic. There is a sticker with a picture of a girl on the toy. "Take me home" is written on the packaging. The toy is battery operated. Approximate size of packaging is 14 x 20 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0038/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic drawing board - Ardoise Animaux
 
Brand: La Grande Récré
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Gencod: 5 420019 975772; ref.: BK3026.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of a small detachable magnet (the pink butterfly's body) which could be swallowed. The magnet fits wholly into the small parts test cylinder and has a magnetic flux higher than 50 kG²mm² (F=92 kG²mm²).


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 retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Animal-shaped board with 40 magnetic letters, a dry erase pen and a butterfly eraser.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0010/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set - Pink lady
 
Brand: Tt Studio junior
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3000000651889, Model: BXT7409, 09WC062001
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the sweatshirt.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s clothing set consisting of 3 pieces - a pair of trousers, a sweatshirt and a t-shirt intended for children up to 12Y. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord with plastic toggles. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0018/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes
 
Brand: Mamibb
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sizes: n°15, 16, 17, 18.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

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

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

 
Description:  Babies’ shoes intended for children up to 1 year of age. The shoes have a strap with a Velcro fastener. On the upper toe section there are 3 attached elements – beads, as well as a plastic heart. 3 beads; a star and a cut-out crescent shape have been glued to the plastic heart.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0019/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jogging suit - Le petit train du nord / Flower garden
 
Brand: Melly kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article № 0093 and article № 0094.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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.

 
Description:  Children’s jogging suits of brand “Melly”, which are intended for children up to 7 years of age. The top has a hood with functional cords that have plastic toggles at both ends. Composition: 100% cotton. On the front of the top there is an appliqué of flowers with the inscription: "flower garden" or an appliqué of a train with the inscription: "TRAIN le petit du nord", sizes: from 9 months to 18 months.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0020/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes - Sitong
 
Brand: Shenfu shoes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses:


- a risk of choking because the flowers, stars and pearls can be easily detached and swallowed;


- a risk of injuries because the shoes contain easily detachable parts with sharp edges.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s shoes – in pink and white colours, decorated with flowers that have caps and a rubber star on which there is a picture of two children and the inscription “Sitong”. The shoes have a strap with a pearl attached by means of a clip with sharp edges and points, which remains on the inner side of the child’s foot There is a sticker on the insole with pictures and the inscription "SHENFU shoes".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0022/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's pyjamas - Junior Cow
 
Brand: Elina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 20-02, size: 56.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 97 mg/kg azo-dyes which exceeds the permitted limit (30 mg/kg).


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s yellow pyjamas with cow print.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0023/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Baby Look
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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.

 
Description:  Child’s jacket, brand - “Baby Look” intended for children up to 7 years of age, size of jacket – 0 to 5, with a hood containing functional cords, 2 pockets. There are flowers embroidered on the back of the jacket.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0030/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sports outfit
 
Brand: Kurtoglu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and 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.

 
Description:  Children’s sports outfit consisting of two parts – a top with a hood and a pair of trousers, brand “KURTOĞLU ®” kids, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The top has a hood with functional cords and plastic toggles. It is fastened with a zip. The trousers have a functional tightening cord in the waist area with plastic toggles at both ends.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0006/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Herbal henna - Moon Star Herbal Henna black
 
Brand: Moon Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8906003771027.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15.3% of p-phenylenediamine, exceeding the permitted limit (2%).
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Herbal henna. Green foil bag and yellow foil bag in cardboard outer packaging (6 bags of 10g = 60g).
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0032/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polishes - Tangeglo / Danger Zone
 
Brand: Diamond
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Diamond Tangeglo EAN: 092834799468; Diamond Danger Zone EAN: 092834999803.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains between 2% and 2.8% 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 polishes in 15 ml glass bottles. Approximate size of bottle is 73 x 27 mm.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0016/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: DuinO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T026;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999021173402.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Travel charger for Nokia 6101/N70/N90/N91 mobile phones (not original product). Technical parameters: Input: AC90-240V; Output: DC6,8-8V= max 350mA; CE
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0024/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set
 
Brand: RM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MH-2120
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8685910610321
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contact is not effective, and a risk of fire because the cross-sectional area of the core is not sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standards EN 60884 and EN 9871.

 

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

 
Description:  The cord extension set has a white plastic cover and is fitted with a switch and earth contacts and can be used for connecting 6 plugs. Main components: connecting plug (10-16~250A +VDE), mains supply cord (VDE H05VV-F 3G 1.0 mm2) socket outlet: (Max. 3500 W).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2

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Alert number: 0026/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Submersible water pump - Masking Vibration Pump
 
Brand: Straus Austria
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ST/MVP200A,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1913221620010
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contact is not connected and there is therefore no effective electric shock protection.


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:  Submersible water pump with metal casing. The earth contact of the plug is not connected to the metal casing. Main components: connecting plug (16/250~ HN-5A + VDE), mains supply cord (VDE H05VV-F2x0.755mm2). Technical parameters: 230 V, 50 Hz, 280 W, 12l/min, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 2