Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 6 ( Published on: 12/02/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0188/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Naphthaline - Desadorisant
 
Brand: ERFREŞ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) E-0015, 2) РТ 0100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 8 697566 641062 (on the nylon package), 2) 8 697566 641055 (on the cardboard box)
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking because it can be confused with a foodstuff by children and swallowed;

- chemical because the swallowing and touching of naphthalene by children can cause irritation, burning, poisoning and, in the case of a contact with eyes, redness and burns.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Naphthalene, trade mark ERFREŞ ®, resembling food – in the form of bonbons (pills), oval, in white colour, in nylon package, which is put in a cardboard box, with the following signs in foreign language: ERFREŞ, Desodorisant, ÇOK AMAÇLI KORUYUCU TABLET, 100 gr.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0230/10       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Garden furniture - Oler
 
Brand: Nefryt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 80180640356180; 001322; HP 09.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to insufficient durability of the armrests, which can easily break. This can lead to a lack of stability and cause the user to fall, resulting in serious injuries of head and limbs.


One accident and several complaints reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is an outdoor, folding arm-chair made of hard plastic, coloured forest green. The product is packed in a plastic, transparent bag. On the product there are stickers with information concerning the product and trader/manufacturer. Maximum 90 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0225/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer - Green laser pointer
 
Brand: Global
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model ARIAL, No. 600262
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class IIIB laser. Class III lasers may not be placed on the market for consumer use.


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

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

 
Description:  Black laser pointer in the form of a small torch (approximate length: 10.5 cm) which emits a green laser beam. The product is operated by a 1000 mW (3.0 V) battery and is packed in a white cardboard box (battery and instruction manual included, approximate dimensions: 18 x 10.8 x 4 cm). Technical characteristics: output power <50 mW, wavelength 532 nm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0224/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Kele
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  973-2, 5-digit code on lighter base: 39009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because the lighter does not have a child-resistant mechanism.



The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC according to which only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  Red lighters packed in an orange cardboard box (50 items), marked “Sport”. Half of the lighter is transparent, while the other half is opaque and bears a small torch that is activated by pressing a button on the side of the lighter. Dimensions: 7.9 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 0199/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: Eglo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  80323
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have a transformer.


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:  The luminaire has a blue bear-formed lampshade. Main components: E14 lamp holder without marking, mains supply cord (<VDE> H03VVH2-F 2 x 0.75 mm2 YUNHUAN), switch inserted into the cord ("R307" and CE mark+ marks of approval), plug (2,5A 250V ~). Technical parameters: 240V, 15W, E14, Class II
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0216/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp with ceramic structure
 
Brand: La bolata
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  883232
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8408832321140
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


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


- the sleeve is not insulated,


- 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:  The product in question is a cuboid-shaped lamp which is 20 cm in height. It is made of ceramic and the vertical sides have a grid-like structure. The upper side is smooth and dark brown and its base is covered in black towelling to which is attached an adhesive label providing the following information: barcode: 8408832321140, ref. 883232.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0228/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light fitting
 
Brand: ÖZCAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6046-3,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8698522516493
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the mains cable and the internal wiring can get damaged because they are in contact with sharp edges;

- the terminal block is not properly fixed in position and accessible metal parts may come into contact with only basic insulated parts.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

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

 
Description:  Light fitting. Three non-adjustable metal brackets are fixed to a wooden plate, and a G9 lamp holder and a decorative cube is fitted to each bracket. There is a terminal block (marking: ATILIM ENEC14 ATL3 450V 24A ) on the other side of the wooden plate. Technical parameters: 230 V, 50 Hz, Class II, light source: 3xG9, maximum 40 W.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0171/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Master
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: E70, J70, F70, U70, Camping Cars, EC type approval e2*98/14*0129*34-*35, ABE-Nr. H912, H913, H914, K149. The vehicles in question were manufactured in 2008 and 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the right-hand front individual seat may not be welded properly and in the event of an accident could become detached from the lower part and move forwards.
 

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 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: 0197/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Swift
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Suzuki Swift 3 and 5 door models, capacity 1.3 and 1.5 l. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w6/2010-w6_33_vin_number_pl.pdf">See attached list</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the clearance between the fuel hose and the engine cover might be not adequate and therefore the fuel hose may touch the engine cover. In consequence the outer skin of the fuel hose may get damaged and cause fuel leakage.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Slovenia, Portugal

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Alert number: 0198/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Tow rope - Trainocar
 
Brand: Bottari
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8016038280064; art. 28006; product made up to October 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it can break during use. One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Four metre long tow rope made of elastic material coloured dark blue. Intended for cars up to 2500 kg. Packaging is a transparent bag closed with folded cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0200/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Jazz
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w6/2010-w6_36_vins_numbers.pdf">See attached list</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because, under severe operating conditions, water may enter the driver’s window and reach the master power window switch, potentially causing the window switch’s circuit board to overheat.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Cyprus, Germany

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Alert number: 0215/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Yamaha YBR
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model YBR250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as, due to improper working seals of the relay arm, there is a possibility that grease could leak through the seals’ lips. This condition could allow water and dust from the roads to enter in between the bushes and collars causing them to rust and seize up. In extreme cases, this could result in the connecting rod breaking by bending force, causing the rider to fall.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns motorcycles with VIN numbers from the start of production to RG021-010000.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Portugal

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Alert number: 0218/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - C2, C3, C3 Pluriel, C8, Jumpy
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2009 are affected: C3: VF7FC8HZB28779493 to VF7FRKFVC29119309 Type: F*HFX* e2*98/14*0256*.. Type: F*KFV* e2*98/14*0257*.. Type: F*NFU* e2*98/14*0258*.. Type: F*8HX* e2*98/14*0259*.. Type: F*8HY* e2*98/14*0261*.. Type: F*KFU* e2*2001/116*0289*.. Type: F*8HZ* e2*2001/116*0317*.. Type: F*9HX* e2*2001/116*0318*.. Type: F*9HZ* e2*2001/116*0329*.. C2: VF7JG8HZC97425595 to VF7JMNFU97536203 Type: J*HFX* e2*2001/116*0283*.. Type: J*KFV* e2*2001/116*0284*.. Type: J*NFU* e2*2001/116*0285*.. Type: J*8HX* e2*2001/116*0286*.. Type: J*NFS* e2*2001/116*0309*.. Type: J*8HZ* e2*2001/116*0316*.. Type: J*9HZ* e2*2001/116*0339*.. Type: J*KFU* e2*2001/116*0344*.. C3 Pluriel: VF7HB8HZC28036886 to VF7HBNFUC8E500020 Type: H***** e2*2001/116*0266*.. C8: VF7EA4HTH13353043 to VF7EBRHRH13376919 Type: E***** e2*98/14*0254*.. Jumpy: VF7ATTENT64006762 to VF7XWRHKH64154556 Type: X***** e2*2001/116*0350*..
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is possible that the headlights may deactivate when not required.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger vehicle.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, Portugal

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Alert number: 0231/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Citroen C1
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model C1, equipped with the MAP gear-box. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w6/2010-w6_66_vin_numbers.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a> of the vehicles concerned <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 there is a possibility that the accelerator pedal mechanism may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0249/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Peugeot 107
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 107 automatic gear-box and ESP system. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w6/2010-w6_33_vin_number_pl.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</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 there is a possibility that the accelerator pedal mechanism may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Ireland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Norway, The Netherlands, Sweden, Malta, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: 0273/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car – Toyota Prius
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w6/2010-w6_33_vin_number_pl.pdf">See attached table</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, due to the improper programming of the ABS (Anti Lock Brake System), there is a possibility that the braking force after ABS actuation is completed may slightly degrade as compared to the braking force before the actuation.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Malta, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Lithuania, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Latvia, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland

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Alert number: 0186/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm
 
Brand: MU Electronic Europe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: C9-SMOKEDET-5 Type: GB 2188 Lots: 0507266; 0509380; 0512845; 0511227; 0511802; 0511762; 0511801.
 
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 and recall from consumers by the trader. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Smoke detector/alarm: round plastic body, diameter 10 cm. Plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 0219/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Wooden highchair - Kombi Hochstuhl Kiefer
 
Brand: Ardek
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: Design TELEFON; Item No: 831 021100 000; EAN 4035805040865.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because rearward stability is not sufficient and it might tip over.


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

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

 
Description:  A wooden, convertible highchair with tray. The seat and the back rest are upholstered with a foam pad covered in plastic (colours: light blue/ dark blue/white-pattern). It is decorated with motifs of children, numbers and telephones.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0169/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic board / painting set - Magnettafel / Malset
 
Brand: BSM Enterprise (manufacturer); Michel Toys Handels-GmbH (importer).
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 924525,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 012825 924597.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the concentration of formaldehyde exceeds the national recommended limit value of 110 mg/kg.

 

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

 
Description:  Colourful board with wooden frame and ten wooden pieces, with several layers of glue (pungent smell) each with an embedded round magnet (height: 2 mm, diameter: 6 mm), six small paint pots (red, yellow, green, black, blue, white), 2 brushes, 1 black felt pen, 1 loose, rectangular magnet (2.4 x 1.1 x 0.2 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0176/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Brilliant glasses
 
Brand: Yuan Huang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YH136A/B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily break and release hazardous sharp points and small parts that could enter the eye.


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


In addition, the battery of the glasses is a small button cell which does not fulfil the requirements of the standard 62115, section 14.6 (cells are easily accessible). Therefore there is also a risk of choking and a chemical risk.
 

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

 
Description:  Flashing glasses. Toy glasses with flashing lights on the frames. Two different colours, red and yellow. Both are packed in blue packaging with pictures of children wearing the glasses.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0178/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats - Puzzle Podlogowe
 
Brand: BabyOno
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907791839398, Nr.kat.264.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small detachable elements which could be ingested or inhaled.


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:  Foam jigsaw pieces with lift-out elements in shape of letters and numbers in different colours. The packaging is a transparent plastic pack. On the label there is a name and address of manufacturer (made in Taiwan) and warnings in Polish and sticker with name of manufacturer, name and address of distributor and warnings in Latvian.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 0180/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask for children
 
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 2.4%, 2.8% and 2.3% 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 hippopotamus, tiger and bear mask, made of soft plastic, brightly coloured. Attached to cardboard label by means of plastic strings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0181/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Paint pail slime - Paint Pail -o- Slime
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4026272060319.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 285 mg/kg of phenol.


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, recall from consumers and destruction of the products. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy – paint pail, yellow funny slime packed in plastic pail. Paint pails are packed in cardboard display box (24 pcs). On the paint pail there is information to be retained and warnings in different languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0182/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic frogs - Hammy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5998230726706.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic white part of the ring contains 20% and the transparent part 23% 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 recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft plastic green frogs with white and transparent ring.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0183/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic pony - Pretty Pony
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24% 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 recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Purple plastic pony with hair accessories.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0184/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Felt-tip pens - Fibre Pens
 
Brand: Linnea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3831025853640.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains from 5 to 30.3 mg/kg of benzene.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  1 pack of 12 felt-tipped pens, assorted colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0189/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electric elephant - Elephant Beautiful Melody
 
Brand: Color Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 27650;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842276505.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break in small parts that can be swallowed by small children.


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

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

 
Description:  Blue and yellow plastic elephant with light and sound. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing statements including the following: "ELEPHANT No 0988, warning not recommended for children under 36 months of age – contains small parts. The packaging and instructions should be kept". The box has a transparent plastic front through which the toy can be seen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: 0190/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Ball
 
Brand: Softis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  402
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:

- 22-26% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the leatherette material;

- 98 mg/kg of lead in the leatherette material.


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 relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Ball for children made of white, blue, red and yellow leatherette.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0191/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic box for toys - Box Pirat 38 L - Kids
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8010059616956; art. no. 1695/KIDS.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 

The product poses a risk of suffocation as a child could hide inside, the box can be closed externally and it does not have ventilation holes.


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

 

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

 
Description:  A plastic box for toys in the shape of a casket with a concave arched lid with external dimensions 44 x 30 cm and height with lid of 40 cm. On the sides there are plastic handles and an external closing mechanism to secure the lid. Declared volume - 38 litres. The lid fits tightly.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0202/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle for babies' perambulator
 
Brand: Baby Favorite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 22934;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842229341.
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord longer than 750 mm under a drawing force of 25 N and which stretches by more than 40% of its length in the resting position.


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

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

 
Description:  Four little bears, blue, orange, green and yellow in colour, with bow ties, arranged in a row, joined at the 'hands' with little intermediate balls, while two rings at the ends serve to attach the rattle to a pram. The packaging is a coloured cardboard box, white with red dots, while the upper rim on the top is red and the lower rim on the top is blue. It has a window through which the product can be seen attached to a piece of blue card. The rear of the box carried photographs of the various product models.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0204/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle - Jakub
 
Brand: Baby Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  31-116
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8594019111168
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because the balls can be easily accessed and swallowed if the rattle is broken;

- injuries, because the plastic container for the rattling balls is not sufficiently strong at the joins and can crack creating small sharp pieces.


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:  A plastic triangle with three rings in which, on split axes, are inserted small, colourful, rattling balls with a diameter of 30 mm. The rattling balls, which contain another small ball made of hard plastic, are easily detachable from the split axes.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0211/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Princess costume - Cinderella Super Deluxe
 
Brand: Disney Cinderella
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and of injuries due to the presence of functional cords at the back.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.



In addition, the product does not comply with the provision of the relevant European standard EN 71 concerning warnings on flammability.
 

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

 
Description:  Importer's / Manufacturer's code 19931. Cinderella costume, 140 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Denmark, Sweden

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Alert number: 0212/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play set with bow, projectiles and knife - Kung Fu Weapons Playset
 
Brand: Xin Le
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a:


- chemical risk, because the suction cups material contains 2.2% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 22% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP), 3.2%
di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP);


- risk of damage to sight, because the suction cups can become loose, thus becoming rigid projectiles without resilient impact surfaces.



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.



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

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

 
Description:  Importers' code: 19043, Manufacturers' code: 750806. Play set with bow, suction cup projectiles and knife.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden

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Alert number: 0213/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow with laser sight - King Archer
 
Brand: The World Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 9822-3.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Damage to sight, Injuries
 
The product poses a:


- chemical risk, because the suction cups material contains 32% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.1% of dibutyl phthalate (DBP);


- risk of injuries, because the kinetic energy of the arrows is over 2 J;


- risk of damage to sight, because the laser beam has output power 4.3 mW (laser class 3R).



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 relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 61125.
 

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

 
Description:  Bow, with five arrows. There is a picture of a target and the inscription "King Archer the world champion" on the bag. There is a white inscription "SHOOTER" on the blue part of the bow. A black laser sight is attached to the bow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0214/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden animal train
 
Brand: Orange Tree Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  93-3343
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5067064303350
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because wheels and pins holding the magnets in place can be easily detached and swallowed;

- injuries, because the magnets exceed the permitted magnetic flux.


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:  Wooden train consisting of 3 separate carriages and one engine. The engine is red, green, yellow and black and the three carriages are orange, red and blue. The engine and carriages connect together with magnets and each of the three carriages holds one wooden animal. The product is wrapped in bubble wrap and then put in a box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0217/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play set with bow, projectiles and knife - Super Weapon
 
Brand: R & Warrior
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  66852, No. 5789
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436019666852
 
Risk type:  Choking, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of choking and damage to sight because the elastic material used for the suction cup detached from the product when subjected to a traction force of less than 60 N.


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:  Blister pack containing a bow with four arrows tipped with suction cups. The label indicates: WEAPON. SUPER WEAPON! Warning: not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to small parts which could be ingested or inhaled.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0226/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Soft stuffed toy dog
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 4210, 4026272042100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes, which fit entirely into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached.
The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft stuffed toy in the form of a dog made from pink synthetic material, with yellow paws, black ears, a black nose and a nylon tongue, sewn at one end. There are also hard plastic, white eyes with black piping and pupils. On the head is sewn a yellow tuft of long synthetic hair and a pink, plaited, synthetic cord for hanging the toy. Toy filling - synthetic fibres. Toy dimensions – 180 x 140 x 220 mm, weight - 58.0 g.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0227/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys
 
Brand: ApaxT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. T-9605 (horse) 2. T-497 (truck)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Injuries
 
1. The horse poses:


- a risk of choking, because
the rattle attached to the stick (which is included in the horse set) can easily break and the sleeves of the saddle can easily come off. These loose parts fit in the small parts cylinder,


- a chemical risk, because the plastic material in the handles contains 34% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), in the saddle: 2.8% by weight of DEHP and 34% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and in the bridle: 4.8% by weight of DEHP and 33% by weight of DINP.


2. The truck poses a risk of injuries because, when tipping the platform of the truck, the space between the platform and the hull is less than 12 mm but more than 5 mm. Therefore, a child’s fingers could get caught in the hinge line.



The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.



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

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

 
Description:  1. Horse: T-9605, a green plastic horse with red wheels and a bridle and saddle. A yellow stick with a rattle is included in the package. Height approximately 40 cm, packed in a transparent plastics. 2. Truck: T-497, a yellow and red plastic truck with black tyres and various accessories (e.g. a bucket, spade, 4 different plastic moulds), packed in a plastic net.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0165/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Hupsakee
 
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:  Children’s sweatshirt, with a hood and functional cords. On the front part there is a print with the images of girls and a caption: "Hupsakee", label and the contents: 100% cotton, country of origin - the Netherlands. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0166/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  1. Children's jacket 2. Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand:  1. Blue Moon 2. BI QI Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. New style, MT-9395C, 2. As right fashion, BQ-027 and BQ-033.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The products pose 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:  1. Children's jacket MT-9395C – size 104 cm. Jacket with a hood made from a light blue fabric and the same colour lining. The jackets have a hood containing elastic drawstrings and plastic toggles on the ends. Purpose of the drawstrings is functional, intended to fit to children size. 2. Children's sweatshirt BQ-027 – size 4 year with hood, yellow in colour with appliqué and printing on the front. Hood contains elastic drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends. Purpose of the drawstrings is functional. Children's sweatshirt BQ-033 - Size is 4 years old with a hood and front pockets. On the front and back is printing and embroidered designs with small jewellery.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0167/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirts
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Children's sweatshirt 'Best girl' M-7603C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168, 2. Children's sweatshirt with lining M-7308C barcode: 558258168
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The products pose 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:  1. Children's lined sweatshirt M-7603C size 110. On the front there are motifs and glued sequins. The sweatshirt has a hood with a textile cord. 2. Children's sweatshirt M-7308C size 98, printed on the front and on the hood. The hood is lined with artificial fur material and contains elastic drawstrings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0168/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Winter boots for children
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  textiles and fashion items Product: Winter boots for children Brand: Däumling Type/number of model Article No: 4999-1-105-25; EAN code: 2049991105255.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.2 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the textiles material of the insole.


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

 
Description:  One pair of dark-blue lace-up winter boots for children; uppers made of dark-blue leather and coloured (mostly blue) textile; insole made of black and grey textile, lining made of black, wool-like textile, and outer sole made of black plastic with the imprint "25, www.daeumling.de, JD MOD.DEP."; no packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0175/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Urchin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  code 4746.
 
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 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s jackets “URCHIN” with a hood that has functional cords. The hood is attached to the jacket by means of a zipper. There are two pockets and on the front there is an embroidered pattern depicting a girls’ head with a hat on it and the inscription: Miss Pretty.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0187/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's cloaks
 
Brand: Caramel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  article No. 0003134.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the level of the waist.


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 cloaks with a hood, with an embroidery in the front and mother-of-pearl buttons, sewn butterflies and flowers, two items on each side, sewn to the lower edge of the clothing, with attached paper label containing information in Bulgarian language for the producer.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0192/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit - Happy time
 
Brand: Pink club
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Е 7258
 
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 neck area and in the lower part of the blouse, where the cords hang below the lower edge of the clothing. 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 outfit intended for children up to the age of 7, brand "Pink club” – skirt and short-sleeved top, with functional cords in the neck area, and a print with the image of a butterfly on the front. A label containing information about the contents: 100% cotton, code Е 7258 and the origin is attached. The product is sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0193/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers - Hippu
 
Brand: Napero,
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no 4544356750, bar code 6408642220222.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings at the waist.


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:  Knitted brown baby pants, 100% cotton. Brown drawstring in the waist area. Size 62-92 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0194/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
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 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 outfit consisting of two parts – jacket and overalls; the jacket has a hood with functional cords whose ends are tied in a knot with plastic toggles. Each cord is 15 cm long. On the front of the jacket there is an appliqué of a dwarf-painter and the inscription: LITTLE DOG H FOOD, sizes of the jacket: 6 110/116 and 4 98/104, sizes of the overalls: 14 and 16. The outfit is intended for children aged 4 and is packed in a cellophane bag.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0195/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Lihao
 
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 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 jackets of brand LIHAO®, with a hood that has functional cords whose ends are tied in a knot with plastic toggles. Each cord is 15 cm long. On the front there is an emblem with the inscription: HIPPO HOPPO, size: 3. The jacket is intended for children aged 2-3 and is packed in a cellophane bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0196/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Setty Koop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 7033
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation, because of 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 sweatshirts with a hood that has functional cords whose ends are tied in a knot. Each cord is 12 cm long. On the front there are appliqués of flowers and the inscription: LOVE, sizes: 4 and 6. The sweatshirt is intended for children aged 6 and is packed in a cellophane bag.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0201/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's overalls - Baby star
 
Brand: Class house
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model X-705.
 
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 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s overalls with functional cords in the hood, in two colours – a combination of blue and orange and a combination of pink and red, with coloured embroidered car and a sigh: "Вabу star". The product is sold without package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0206/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s cardigan - Kids
 
Brand: One to one
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref n°Т-32326, bar code 8693468323266
 
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 cardigan, brand “One to one”, ref. n°Т-32326, barcode 8693468323266, contents: 100% acrylic, with functional cords around the neck, length 400 mm, country of origin – Turkey. The product is sold in a transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0207/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shirt
 
Brand: Çikoby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. n° 9128
 
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:  A shirt for girls, brand "Çikoby", made of knitted fabrics – striped in two colours with decorative cords around the neck. The product is sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0208/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shirt - Bettsi
 
Brand: Unsea
 
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:  Girl's shirt, brand "Unsea", long-sleeved with functional cords around the neck and images of flowers, leaves and branches, contents: 100% cotton. The product is sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0209/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Mono Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. n°F50
 
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 outfit, for girls up to the age of 7, consisting of trousers and a blouse with a hood and functional cords. Labels are attached containing information about the country of origin, the composition, cotton 95%, polyester: 5%, and captions: "Monostar fashion wear" and "Monostar".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0210/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's boots
 
Brand: Graceland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code: 1 113 439 10 123 (Size 40), EAN-Code: 1 113 439 10 117 (Size 37).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 101 and 7.5 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Women’s black patent boots, black patent upper, black fabric insole and lining, black plastic outer sole, outer soles of one pair marked “40”, outer soles of other pair marked “37”, both pairs marked “Graceland” inside, both pairs with black zip, metal buckles on upper; packaging: yellow printed shoebox with cardboard lid, coloured in places (dimensions: approximately 45 × 30 × 11 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0220/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: TDM 966
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: A334,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000000092936
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood 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:  White sweatshirt with black stripes, intended for children of the age of 6. The sweatshirt has a hood which has a cord. There is a zip fastener placed in the middle. A label on the garment indicates the brand name, model, textile composition, age, barcode and treatment.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0221/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Ativo Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2800104638615, Model: W09C211
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood 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. Corrective action will be taken by the importer.

 
Description:  Sweatshirt intended for children up to 4 years of age, with drawstrings in the hood. There is a label 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:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0223/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress
 
Brand: Unique
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 19325,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 205846 446479
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a decorative ribbon on the shoulders with length 120 mm.


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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s sleeveless, woven summer dress with straps made of ribbon sewn onto the dress which cannot be untied. The length of the ribbon is 12 cm. Composition: 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Sizes: 1-6 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0275/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Hair accessories - Just basic
 
Brand: Art craft
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Access -399 Barcode 2200000090751
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 67.5% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP).
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic hair accessory.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0170/10       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Christmas Pyramid - Krippe
 
Brand: Kögler GmbH &amp; Co.KG (manufacturer).
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Serial No: 260065; EAN 4045392260065.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because the wooden parts may catch fire if unsuitable candles are used.
 

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

 
Description:  Christmas pyramid with four candles, a wooden arch with a centrepiece – little figures and overhead propeller-shaped wooden segments.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0172/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension - Extension Part with 3 Sockets
 
Brand: Netlux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XH03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 779025 854740
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the mounting screws are not properly secured and because the plastic is not sufficiently heat resistant and can catch fire.



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:  Extension cord with three sockets: 250V, 10A, packed in a transparent plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0173/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: National
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NC-TH 26, Article No 2114
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- water can penetrate the appliance housing near the power socket, adversely affecting the electrical insulation;

- the appliance is not earthed and an insulation defect could mean that accessible metal parts are live.


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

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

 
Description:  Electric kettle, protection class I, rating: 700 W: • Capacity: 2.6 l, • metal vessel, painted white with flowers, • Mains cable, 2-core, approximately 1.2 m long, with non-compliant 2-pin plug without earth contact.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0174/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Rice cooker - Cuiseur de Riz Automatique
 
Brand: Kailo Brand
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PSL-SYL060, Article No 08387
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because water can penetrate the appliance housing near the power socket, adversely affecting the electrical insulation.


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

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

 
Description:  Rice cooker (230V/350W), protection class I, volume: 0.6 l, white plastic housing. Dimensions: approximately 26 x 22 x 23 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0177/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel Adaptor
 
Brand: Travel Log
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item code 078/344. Bar number 5022896783442.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the possible incorrect insertion of plugs and the fact that it should not be used with appliances requiring earthing.



The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall from consumers by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Twin pack worldwide travel adaptor for use in Americas and Europe.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0179/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric steamer - Multi Cooker
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HS-120C (30 cm).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because water can seep into the appliance around the socket, thus compromising the electrical insulation. In addition, the lid of the steamer does not have a handle, which could lead to a risk of burns.


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

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

 
Description:  Electric steamer. Capacity: 5.8 L. Power: 1600W. Glass lid, without handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0185/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Rice cooker - Cuiseur de Riz Automatique
 
Brand: Kailo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PSL 250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because water can seep into the appliance around the socket, thus compromising the electrical insulation.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Rice cooker, class I protection, power: 900 W, volume: 2.5 l, white metal casing with floral decoration. Wording on the rice cooker: "Something Blossoming, The flower duet plays a gentle melody".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0203/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  3-Way Extension Socket
 
Brand: Raydan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  COD. 09316 Bar code: 8429160093165
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lateral earth contacts do not have sufficient elasticity to ensure appropriate contact pressure on the side contact of the plug, and the holes in the extension are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure on the plug pins.


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

 

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

 
Description:  This is a white 3-way extension socket. The packaging is a transparent plastic blister with a cardboard back carrying the labelling, the Raydan brand and the statements 3-way extension 3 x 1 mm 1.5 m. CE, Code 09316, Hidalgos, Pol Ind. Benifla Parcela 5 46722 Benifla, the barcode and the statement Made in P.R.C.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6

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Alert number: 0222/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer
 
Brand: Carrera
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4260089613614; Article/production numbers: 2794-2707, 2794-0208, 2794-1608, 2794-3008, 2794-4008, 2794-0209, 2794-1309, 2794-1409, 2794-122008; Production year: 2007.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it can overheat damaging the insulation of the power cable. One accident reported.


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

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

 
Description:  Hair dryer with folding handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0229/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Inverter - Power Inverter
 
Brand: TITAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HW-150, bar code: 4260120534816
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- basic insulation of the inverter is insufficient;

- a pin can be inserted on one side into the socket while the other live part is accessible.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standards EN 60884 and EN 60950
 

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

 
Description:  Main components: plug (JENN FENG 15 A 250 V), two-core cable (CSA TYPE SPT-2 2/C 1.31 mm² (16 AWG) 105 °C 300 V FT2 LL59042 LF (12-6) (UL) E89204 SPT-2 2/C 16 AWG 105 °C 300 V FTS TA TONG), inverter with metal and plastic cover, supplied with a switch and fan-cooling, socket (Wonpro 16 A 250 V). Technical parameters: Continuous Power 150 W, Peak Power 300 W, DC Input Voltage 10.5-15 V, Input Current 20 A, Input No Load Current 0.2 A, Output Voltage 230Vrms ac ± 10% Modified Sine Wave, Efficiency 85-95%
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 6