Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 4 ( Published on: 29/01/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0092/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Guirnalda Luminosa
 
Brand: Xingyao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XY1063
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts can become accessible if the cables are pulled.


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): Import rejected by the customs authorities. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with lights of various colours and a white cable. The packaging is a red cardboard box with a Christmas design.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0097/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 100 L Bomilla Multifuncion
 
Brand: Xingyao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XY7001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts can become accessible if the cables are pulled.


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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 lights of various colours and a green cable. The packaging is a red cardboard box with a Christmas design.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0086/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp
 
Brand: Gerimport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 0051 Bar code: 8430540115254
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the flex passes over rough areas or sharp edges;


- there is no sleeve to protect the cable against metallic parts;


- the cables do not have an anchoring system;


- the internal wiring is not protected against sharp edges.



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:  Lamp with a wooden base, transparent stem and blue shade.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0110/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Alto
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AMF310. The recall concerns 5-door vehicles equipped with 1.0L engine, with VINs from MA3GFC31S00117403 to MA3GFC31S00193450.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because fuel leakage may occur due to a possible problem with the seating of the fuel pump. .
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: 0099/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm - Détecteur de Fumée
 
Brand: ASTRELL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 101442 KD 108; Barcode 8431891014425
 
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.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0095/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's reticular playpen - Madrid
 
Brand: Brestil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 506.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of unprotected sharp edges on the metal tubes which are accessible to a child.



The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12227.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s reticular playpen with maximum weight 15 kg, comprised of a frame made up of metallic bent thin-walled tubes, folding feet, and a net enclosure. The bottom of the playpen is made from washable PVC with teddy motives. Packed in a transparent plastic bag with etiquette and warnings in Italian and English languages.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0082/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic duck with fluffy body - Disney Collectible Characters
 
Brand: Koosh - Mouseketoys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Part No. T9150; Barcode 098905091506.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44.5% 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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic duck with fluffy body.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0087/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy vehicle - Speed Buggy with Trailer
 
Brand: GOWI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 9002289009508
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts easily detach and could be swallowed.


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:  Toy vehicle with trailer (battery included).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0088/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy windmill - Moulin à Vent
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 3760001670691; Ref. 103302.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can detach (from the butterfly-shaped part) and could be swallowed.



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:  Four small windmills attached to a base that is in the shape of a butterfly. The toy is coloured lilac and yellow. The packaging and the toy are decorated with cartoons of Winnie the Pooh.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg, Poland

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Alert number: 0090/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats - Tappetone educativo
 
Brand: M & Friends
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 450;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033866464503.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Coloured letter shapes in transparent plastic packaging. The label is white, yellow, fuchsia and green in colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0091/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats - Eva Floor
 
Brand: Xin Yue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Each mat, measuring 60 × 60 cm, consists of 4 puzzle pieces made of coloured rubber. The transparent plastic package bears a white label with red edges.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0098/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Yellow solitaire Game
 
Brand: Dilemma Games
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses:


- a risk of choking due to small parts,

- a chemical risk, because the dark green paint contains 93 mg/kg of lead and 22 mg/kg of chromium and the light green paint contains 871 mg/kg of lead and 184 mg/kg of chromium.


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

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

 
Description:  Wooden, shape sliding puzzle game with a wooden lid, one shape bearing a ball and 9 other shapes being painted.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0100/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats - Eva Puzzle Mats
 
Brand: Sun Ta Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  code RST 1959 & barcode 8006458167571.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The transparent plastic bag contains a mat set that can be assembled out of 10 puzzle shapes in various colours with drawings of letters of the alphabet, numbers or animals.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0101/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats - Eva Puzzle Mats
 
Brand: Song Jian Tm
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6931268732003.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The transparent plastic bag contains rubber puzzle shapes in various colours with letters of the alphabet on the upper side. Inside the packaging an illustrative sheet shows the picture of a baby sitting beside the EVA mats.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0102/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats - Tappeto Puzzle con Numeri
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8019050257724.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Numbered puzzle shapes in various colours packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0103/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Self-assembly table - Mickey Mouse Club House
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H 915.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A self-assembly table, comprising six yellow and blue panels bearing illustrations of Disney characters, contained in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0104/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costumes
 
Brand: E Collection, Creative Education
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Princess cape: 21192220, 2. Fairy tunic: 21192213
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck and the waist area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Pink polyester cloak with silver decorations. Size M. 2. Pink polyester dress with silver decorations. Size M.
Country of origin:  Sri Lanka
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0105/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Funny Game.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900368698466; Art. No. MPD 69846.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can easily detach and could block airways if put into the mouth.


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 set consists of: - a gun made of black and brown plastic, - 3 darts made of black plastic, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups, length 95 mm, - silver sheriff’s star, - grey handcuffs. Packaging consists of plastic, transparent part fastened to cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0106/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Play at Home
 
Brand: Funny Play
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907664200140; MK 1996704, NO. 101 A.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 18.0% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the 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 the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll with high-chair. Product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0107/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrows
 
Brand: Lisia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907664200386; MK 2508876.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the suction cups of the arrows contain 6.0% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the 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 the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Bow and four arrows. Cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0108/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toy - Super Gentle Craft
 
Brand: Modish Best.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 59007616628398; No. 2158A.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation for children less than 36 months because of the length of the cord.


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:  A toy cat made of multicoloured plastic with four wheels. There is a cord with a small, ring handle attached. On the sides of the toy are puzzle holes. There are 12 puzzle blocks.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0109/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden pull-along toy
 
Brand: Cause, Terre des Hommes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4013594540094
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small detachable elements (the dragon's dorsal spines) which could be swallowed.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Wooden pull-along toy – green dragon with red cord (length 640 mm), size 12.5 x 1.5 x 7.5 cm. Without packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0112/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toy set - Bathtime play set
 
Brand: Fun time
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 028503050865, item No: 5086
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the end of the play figurine can be swallowed.


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 withdrawal from the market by the importer.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Bath toy set with different coloured elements, made of plastic. The toy is packed in a cardboard box. The name and address of the manufacturer and importer and warnings are indicated on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0120/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Nautilus/Regenbogenschiffchen
 
Brand: Nina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5900946000377
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because parts of the toy which fit into the small part cylinder can be easily detached (blue wheel = 55 N and 64 N, red wheel = 22 N and 30 N).



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

 
Description:  A toy boat made of green, yellow and white plastic with blue and red wheels. In the upper part of the toy there are 5 holes of various shapes. There are also 5 blocks in different colours matching the holes. The packaging is a transparent plastic pack. The name and address of the manufacturer and warnings are indicated in Polish; the name and address of the distributor is in Latvian.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Italy

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Alert number: 0124/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic rattles - Infant Gift Set – Lots of Fun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. 68041, bar code 5291410052917.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the toy can easily break, releasing small parts which fit entirely into the small part cylinder.


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:  Set of four (4) different rattles made of hard multicoloured plastic. The packaging is a cardboard box with transparent plastic window. On the package there is the “CE” mark, the name of the importer/distributor, the age limit and a warning concerning small parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0081/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Jeans - Nudie Jeans
 
Brand: Average Joe Clean Blue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no. 110454, Batch NJ2358;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7311139614443.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

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


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

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

 
Description:  Denim Jeans in Clean Blue Wash.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: 0083/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfits
 
Brand: Mеrkids
 
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 functional cords 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:  Children’s outfits consisting of two parts, which are intended for children up to 7 years of age – a jacket with a hood that has functional cords, with embroidery of a bunny, a bird and a carrot as well as the inscription “best friends” and a pair of trousers with embroidery of a bunny and a bird and the inscriptions „best friends” and „cik”. The outfits are available in three colours – light blue, dark blue and pink. There is a label with the inscription “Merkids”. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0084/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfits
 
Brand: XCWZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article Nos 860, 862, 898
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords 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:  Outfits intended for children up to 7 years of age: a pair of trousers and a jacket with a hood that has functional cords with toggles. The outfits are available in various colours, with various appliqués and inscriptions: - article No 862 – for girls – with embroidered printed patterns on the jacket – horses and the inscription “PONY CLUB”; - article No 860 – for girls – with machine-made embroidery on the jacket depicting a girl with a hat and a fish as well as embroidered inscriptions “Magic Turun” and „pnpu”, colours – pink, orange and purple; - article No 898 – for boys – with an embroidered cartoon character in a car, a helicopter with a rocket and the inscription “FOOK” on the jacket, colour: light blue and light green. The products are sold in transparent cellophane packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0093/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's overall - Best Friends
 
Brand: Flexi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 22ТА3801, Barcode 8697858005749.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

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


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

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

 
Description:  Children's winter overalls (astronaut), with hood with functional cords with stoppers, and labels with the following information: baby astronaut, producer – Turkey, Content – cotton, 62/3, www.flexibaby.com. Available in different colours, with an embroidered image of a penguin and a moon on the front side, and the inscription: “Best friends”.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0094/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's set - Wild Eyed
 
Brand: HAPPYTREE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HR-169
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses:


- a risk of strangulation, due to the presence of functional cords in the hood;

- a risk of choking, because the decorative sequins can be easily detached and swallowed.


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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set consisting of three parts for children under 7 years of age: sweatshirt with zipper, hood, with functional cords, a long-sleeved blouse, pair of trousers, with labels with the following signs and information: content 100% cotton, KIDS HAPPY TREE, article number HR-169, made in P.R.C. On the front side of the sweatshirt and blouse there is embroidery with sequins forming the words: "wild eyed", "Northern".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0096/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's set
 
Brand: Popolin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 2052.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

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


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

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

 
Description:  Outfits intended for children up to 7 years of age, which consist of three parts: a pair of trousers, a long-sleeved blouse and a sleeveless jacket with a hood that has functional cords, in pink and light yellow. The number “16” is written on the front of the sleeveless jacket and metal studs have been glued to it. A label has been attached to the product containing the following information in a foreign language: the brand ”Popolin”, Turkey, composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane, model 2052, various sizes.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0111/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf - 1991 one size
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No 20620660
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants. The scarf's grey colour released 100 mg/kg of benzidine which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.


The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A striped grey viscose scarf.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0113/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarves
 
Brand: L’asessor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Art No AF-4671 2. Art No AF-4671
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants. The colour on the red scarf released 77 mg/kg of benzidine and the colour on the purple scarf released 96 mg/kg of benzidine which both exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg.


The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  1. a red silk scarf. Size 50x180 cm; 2. a purple silk scarf. Size 50x180 cm.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0114/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's dress
 
Brand: Jiabi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because the beads and sequins can be easily detached and swallowed;

- injuries, because of the long belt in the waist area.


The product does not conform to the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s dress with a rose and sequins sewn on the front, and a stitched belt designed to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0115/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Kid's t-shirt
 
Brand: Ke Ke Er
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3882
 
Batch number / Barcode:  335824 678128
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because the colourful decorative stones can be easily detached and swallowed;

- strangulation, because of the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.


The product does not conform to the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Kids t-shirt in a combination of two colours, with sewn and glued sequins and stones and cords with free ends for fastening around the neck.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0116/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Kid's clothing set
 
Brand: Yong Da
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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:  Kid’s clothing set in two pieces: overalls and a jacket with functional cords in the hood area, designed for children up to 36 months old. In two colours: blue and green, with embroidered figure of a small male wearing a hat and with inscriptions on the two sides: "GAF" and "SHE".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0117/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket - Fashion Best
 
Brand: Amy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  J 003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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:  Children’s jacket, with a hood and functional cords with knots and plastic stoppers at the ends. On the outer part there is a motif of a teddy bear with a ball and the caption "Fashion wear". On the back, there is the caption: "SPORT".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0118/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: JSJ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 3206.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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:  Children’s jacket, intended for children up to 7 years, with a hood and functional cords with knots and plastic stoppers at the ends. On the outer part there is an embroidered flower.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0119/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: JSJ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 3209.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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:  Children’s jacket, intended for children up to 7 years, with a hood and functional cords with knots and plastic stoppers at the ends. On the outer part there is an embroidered car.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0121/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's camisole set
 
Brand: Ufaklik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries, because of the presence of functional cords 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.

 
Description:  Baby camisole set, with long sleeves, consisting of two parts with textile cords in the waist area, 26 cm. long for the upper camisole, with appliqués and prints.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0122/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sport suit
 
Brand: Beautiful Sister
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 66.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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:  Children’s sports suit, intended for children up to the age of 7: trousers and jacket, with a hood and functional cords, dark blue colour, with embroidery and a print on the jacket with various captions.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0123/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's sleeping bag
 
Brand: Acen Canini
 
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 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:  Baby's sleeping bag, with a hood and functional cords, in different colours, with bunny appliqué and labels with the following information: article: baby bag, contents: 30% cotton, 30% viscose, 40% acryl, origin Turkey.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0125/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket - Forever
 
Brand: YI JIE 2000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  n°JL-01
 
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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's jacket with elastic drawstrings in the hood. Available in different colours, with embroidery – a flower with the inscription “Forever” and butterflies on the front and back of the jacket. A label is attached with information about the manufacturer and materials used – 100% nylon, lining - 35% cotton, 65% polyester and labels with inscriptions: "YI JIE 2000”, best collection” classic wear, No JL-01. The products are offered without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4

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Alert number: 0089/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Crème - Penis XXL Creme
 
Brand: Orion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturing code: 33 06.2012, EAN code: 4 024 144 610334. To be used within 3 months in conjunction with the symbol referred to in Annex 8a to the Kosmetik V [Cosmetics Order]
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk due to the presence of potentially pathogenic organisms. Total aerobic mesophilic bacteria count (two batches) 4.4 x 105 CFU/g, differentiation: Enterobacter gergoviae; 1.6 x 104 CFU/g.

 

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

 
Description:  Container: black, imprinted plastic tube with a black plastic cap sealed with a plastic film. Contents: white, creamy, almost odourless mass
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0085/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger and USB AC DC Adaptor
 
Brand: ELCELL/E CELL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DPL-168
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


1. the internal insulation does not provide adequate insulation between the input and output circuits;


2. the internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position;


3. the adaptor has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket or undue strain on the mechanical connections between the base and the cover of the adaptor.



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

 

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

 
Description:  The adaptor is intended for direct mounting onto a mains socket outlet. It has integral non-UK pins to which a detachable conversion unit is attached so that the adaptor can be used in the UK. The adaptor has two outputs. One is a pair of contacts for recharging a battery and the other is a USB socket. The product is packaged in a heat sealed and transparent package, headed with the logo ‘E Cell’ on a blue background.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 4