Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 8 ( Published on: 26/02/2010)
Corrigenda
Notification 1216/09 from week 34 of 2009 has been permanently removed following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the authorities.

Notification 0163/10 from week 5 of 2010 was changed to a notification "For information" following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the authorities and was consequently removed from the RAPEX website .

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0365/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles - Fruit Flavor Candle Craftwork
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S-003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries as, due to its appearance, the candle can be confused with a foodstuff, especially by children. If they put it into the mouth they may bite small elements from it and, if these small parts are ingested, it could lead to choking or obstruction of the digestive system.


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

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

 
Description:  Candles in the form of a strawberry with a leaf on top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0366/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative article - orange slices
 
Brand: QX-IMPEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  403 033,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996033372847
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative article can be confused with a foodstuff and the lemon skin can be peeled off generating small parts.


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

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

 
Description:  Orange slices made of plastic, sprinkled with sugar-like material. 12 slices/package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0390/10       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Garden chair
 
Brand: Torpet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 7319072204777.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- it has sharp edges on the seat;

- the instability of the chair may cause users to fall.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.
 

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

 
Description:  White coloured garden chair.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 0388/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Air soft gun - Gun
 
Brand: Vigor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Gun M-16, Item No. 224-A7.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class 3 laser. Class 3 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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black coloured 1/1 scale high performance assembled plastic air soft gun (approximate dimensions: L: 60 cm, W: 4.5 cm, H: 18 cm), shooting 6 mm BB plastic bullets and equipped with a laser beam source. The product is sold in black packaging (approximate dimensions: 62 x 18 x 6 cm), with the following warning on it (English): "WARNING: Choking Hazard – Small Parts. Not for Children under 18 years. Do not shoot at any human or animal. Read the instructions and note before using. LASER radiation. Do not stare into beam."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0325/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer - Led torch
 
Brand: Meisile
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 2YN139-3 (from invoice), No: 8+1 (from packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the laser pointer is classified as Class IIIA laser product.


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:  Metallic LED torch with laser pointer (blue with silver-coloured top, approximate length: 11.2 cm). The laser is operated by 3 AAA batteries. The product is packed in a blister with carton paper bearing instructions for use and safety instructions (approximate dimensions: 15.7 x 9.5 x 3.3 cm). Technical characteristics: output power <5 mW, wavelength 650 nm ±10.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0326/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: K
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 347WD
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the laser pointer is classified as Class IIIB laser product.


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:  Pen-sized, black-coloured laser pointer with silver top (approximate length: 16.7 cm) that emits a green laser beam. By turning a part of the product, a light effect is produced. The product is operated by two AAA batteries and is packed in a black carton box (batteries and instruction manual included, approximate dimensions: 18 x 6 x 2.7 cm). Technical characteristics: output power <30 mW, wavelength 532 nm ±10.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0330/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Global import
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model PGL-III 8095182
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the laser pointer is classified as Class IIIB laser product.


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 shape of a big torch (approximate length: 23.7 cm) that emits a green laser beam. The product is operated by two “C” batteries (not included) and is packed in a transparent blister. The laser bears a safety key switch and an on/off blue button, and can also be activated by a remote controller. Technical characteristics: output power <500 mW, wavelength 500-600 nm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0350/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer - Green Laser Pointer
 
Brand: GLOBAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model DIAS, No. 600197
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is classified as a Class IIIB laser product.


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 torch (approximate length: 16.2 cm) that emits a green laser beam. The product is operated by a 2200mW (3.7V) battery and is packed in a white cardboard box (battery and instruction manual included, approximate dimensions: 18 x 10.8 x 4 cm). The laser has a safety key switch and a blue on/off button. Technical characteristics: output power <50 mW, wavelength 532 nm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0327/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Electronic lighters
 
Brand: Rolling
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3KD117CR, 5-digit code on lighter base: 39018.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not have sufficient resistance to continuous burning.


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic, refillable, gas lighters with pictures of cigarette rolling paper and tips (approximate dimensions: 6.4 x 2.4 x 1 cm). All lighters are packed in multicolour cardboard boxes (50 items, safety tips and instructions for use included, approximate dimensions: 15 x 15 x 6.5 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0369/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: HISHO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GRA-3333
 
Batch number / Barcode:  11101024 (on packaging), 2 005053 033331 (on packaging)
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not have a child-resistant mechanism.


The product does not comply with Commission Decision 2006/502/EC which requires that 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:  Mini yellow transparent lighters packed in grey cardboard box (50 items). Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.1 x 1 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0343/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Light Flower Set
 
Brand: Rollearth
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 240L (green), 144L (white) and 100L (green); Bar code: 8605720015598, 8605720015536 and 8605710005202.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and live parts can become accessible;

- parts can be removed without a tool, providing access to live parts;

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


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:  Electric lighting chain with small bulbs. The packaging consists of a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0344/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Light Flower Set
 
Brand: Rollearth
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 240L (white). Bar code: 8605720015574
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and live parts can become accessible;

- parts can be removed without a tool, providing access to live parts;

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


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:  Electric lighting chain with small bulbs. The packaging consists of a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0339/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: KIKA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. No.14850756, model No: C5009,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000148507568
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because it uses an E14 bulb which is accessible and can be touched by a child.


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:  Child-appealing table lamp made of painted wood, with a bear figure, honey jar and a beehive on the base, and a lamp holder with a lamp-shade. It is operated with an external transformer. Technical specifications: 15 W, E 14, 12 V, 50 Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0355/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Magic Night Light
 
Brand: Globo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JY003-01 (lamp), 01102 (lampshade),
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9007371125852.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is attractive to children and the lampshade can be removed and the bulb replaced while it is connected to the mains supply.


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 lamp has a plastic cover and can be directly inserted into the socket outlet. The plastic lampshade is decorated with a cartoon figure and can be removed by hand, without using a tool. Technical parameters: 230 V; 7 W; lamp: E14 Class II; F-mark
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 49 0357/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Globo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JY003-01 (lamp), 04102 (lampshade), 66202 (packaging),
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9007371125876.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is attractive to children and the lampshade can be removed and the bulb replaced while it is connected to the mains supply.


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 lamp has a plastic cover and can be directly inserted into the socket outlet. The plastic lampshade is decorated with a cartoon figure and can be removed by hand, without using a tool. Technical parameters: 230 V, 7W, lamp head: E14, Class II, F-mark
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0359/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Chainsaw - Tronçonneuse à Chaine
 
Brand: Rondy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RDY 1501 TCT (Ref.: 994912)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 06931994912 4
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and burns because:


- the chain guard does not remain in place if the machine is placed vertically;


- the shut-off mechanism is in such a position that it is not easy to stop the machine under normal operating conditions, particularly if the operator is wearing protective gloves;


- the exhaust silencer is positioned near the front handle and direct contact with it is possible when the brake is applied.



The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 11681.
 

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

 
Description:  Serial No: 18066-2007 Chainsaw 45.02 cm³, 2-stroke, 6 kg
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0337/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Micra K12
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the passenger’s air bag may not inflate in the event of a frontal road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles made from 2 May until 28 September 2009. The affected vehicles are left-hand drive and have a black-coloured dashboard. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w8/2010-w8_32-1.pdf"/>See attached list with VIN numbers</a> <img src="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/pdf.gif"/>. Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0362/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Cruze
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2010 model year vehicles, produced between 25 September 2009 and 3 December 2009. The affected vehicles have VINs in the range between AK550595 to AK599629: <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w8/2010-w8_54-1.pdf">see attached list with VIN numbers</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 fuel feed pipe could leak.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: 0364/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Vehicle jack - Draper 1.5 tonne Scissor Jack
 
Brand: Draper
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SJ2A, Stock No. 87433, Barcode ref 50 10559 874330, Batch codes begin with either “1208” or “0109”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the tensile strength of some components may be too low.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 1494.

 

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

 
Description:  Blue colour, metal scissor jack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0385/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Captiva C100
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the steering intermediate shaft yoke may become disconnected from the steering column shaft under certain driving conditions.

 

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

 
Description:  The VIN ranges of affected vehicles are as follows: 7B002599 - 8B210085. Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Finland

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Alert number: 0311/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Fake moustache - Sideburns & Moustache
 
Brand: Widmann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 26985
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8003558269808.
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because when it is exposed to a flame the duration of the flaming is too long and the extent of the burning is too large.

 

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

 
Description:  Black fake moustache with matching sideburns. The product is sold in blister packaging with a label bearing the following indications in Spanish and other languages: ‘Not suitable for children under 14 - Warning! Keep away from fire’.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0334/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm - Détecteur Avertisseur Autonome de Fumée
 
Brand: SCS SENTINEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SM 2188
 
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:  Visual and audible smoke alarm powered by a round battery.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0392/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladies' watch
 
Brand: M.J. Time
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of 2.8 µg/cm²/week of nickel from the metallic parts.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ watch with an imitation leather strap, a round face and figures in the form of small stones. There is the inscription M.J.Time” on the lower metal part and on the face, as well as a label indicating the country of origin. The products are sold without any packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0306/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair for dolls - Lovely Baby/Doll stroller
 
Brand: ARRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FL6066-A Bar code: 8435031275196
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not resistant to weight being applied and may collapse when only minimal pressure is applied, leading to the entrapment of fingers.


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

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

 
Description:  Product is a pushchair for dolls. The fabric of the seat is decorated with colourful pictures. The product is sold in a transparent plastic bag with a strip of card bearing the words: “Lovely Baby - Doll Stroller”, the model number and reference, the name and address of the importer, the CE mark, the symbol indicating that it is unsuitable for children under the age of three, and “made in China”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0307/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy cars
 
Brand: Rascend
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. E6122005 and E6183542
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries because the wheels can easily detach from the axles, revealing protruding components.


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

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

 
Description:  Various toy cars. Some are racing cars and some are all-terrain vehicles. The product comes in blister packaging bearing the following text: Championship, CE mark, Formula 1 and the symbol indicating that it is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0310/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Box of tricks - Witzdose
 
Brand: Kik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 209 WGR: 912; Order No. 563500; EAN-Code: 53635009121000000199.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.2% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the flies and the spiders and 16.7 mg/kg of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in the sticking plaster.


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: Other)

 
Description:  A set of plastic joke items: false teeth, 1 fly, 1 spider, 1 pile of dog excrement, 1 sticking plaster.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0333/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy laser gun with target - Shooter on Target Laser Gun
 
Brand: Qun Xing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM Nº: 2138;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9905719402224.
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

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


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:  Toy laser gun with target. The packaging is a cardboard box with a sticker bearing the address of the importer and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0336/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy - Im Freizeit Park
 
Brand: Rolling
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  09122502-001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the drivers of the racing cars can be easily detached and 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: Other)

 
Description:  Toy set consisting of: 1 off-road vehicle ("Safari") made of wood with plastic wheels, 2 racing cars made of wood with plastic wheels, each with a recess into which a “driver” made of wood is glued, 5 different traffic signs made of wood, 2 figures made of wood (1 “race marshall”, 1 sheep), some of the wooden parts are painted in different colours (particularly white, blue and red); Dimensions: length of racing car: approximately 6 cm, height of traffic signs: approximately 8 cm, weight of racing car: approximately 26 or 28 g, weight of “sheep”: approximately 9 g.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0338/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with accessories
 
Brand: Baby Peek a Boo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 91903, REF: 10950038;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  892813919039.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the doll's rattle can easily break and 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  36-cm high, blue-eyed doll dressed in a pink suit and cap, with a potty and other accessories (rattle and bottle). The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent front through which the toys can be seen. The sides and back of the box have pictures of a little girl playing with the doll and the following statement: "Baby peek a boo". There is also a picture of a teddy bear.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0342/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft tiger on rocking base
 
Brand: Qianfu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8456158651939.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the hard plastic eyebrows can be easily detached and 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Soft toy tiger on rocking base, with a label with the following information: Importer in Spain, Made in China, CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0345/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden birdhouse construction kit - Bau Dein eigenes Vogelhaus
 
Brand: Kik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 208 WGR: 912 Order No: 2025400; EAN No: 20254009121000000100.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 580 mg/kg of formaldehyde.


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:  Toy construction kit for building a birdhouse, comprising two wooden discs measuring 230 mm x 185 mm. The wooden parts are coated in transparent varnish and shrink-wrapped in transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0352/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter - Folding Scooter
 
Brand: Gallop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item: 0216641, Bar code: 8432583166415.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheel size is less than 12 mm (9 mm), the handlebar grips are less than 40 mm in diameter (34 mm), and the distance between the moving parts is less than 12 mm (7 mm).


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

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

 
Description:  Green musical scooter. Description of the packaging: Red cardboard box printed with the words "Folding Scooter". The back of the box bears a label marked with the data of the importer, "patinete infantil c/musica" (children's musical scooter), the barcode, the item number and the following warnings: contains small parts; not suitable for children under 36 months; keep the packing for future reference.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0356/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rubber ball - Squeeze wit
 
Brand: Jumbo Squishy Ball
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4260059592116, 7030800271100000010, Article No 3415.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because it can easily catch fire.

 

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

 
Description:  Rubber ball made of soft, coloured material (synthetic), diameter approximately 120 mm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0358/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toy
 
Brand: Åhlens Parvel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-code: 0239537552670
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the yellow horns on the head of the giraffe are glued and can be easily detached and could be placed in the mouth by a child.


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

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

 
Description:  Pull-along animal in the shape of a giraffe. The giraffe is turquoise with yellow dots and “horns”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 0363/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swing - Ladybird swing and Leaf swing
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 83159 and No. 83158.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because the impact force is too high if the swing hits a child.


In addition, during assembly or adjustment of the swing, the consumer must tie knots in the rope.


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:  Swing for domestic use, made in wood in the shape of a “Ladybird” or a “Leaf”.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0368/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull along toys - Pull-a-long Friends – Toucan, Alligator, Sharky
 
Brand: Manhattan Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Toucan – Item number 210720 UPC code: 0-1196444143-3. Alligator – Item number 210750 UPC code: 0-1196444207-2. Sharky – Item number 210740 UPC code: 0-1196444145-7.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the wooden dowel holding the top part of the toy can become loose and the resulting piece could pose a potential choking hazard to children.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Wood tug toys in the shape of a toucan, alligator and shark. There is a 7.5 cm hang tag secured through the tug rope. The hang tag has a 12m+ warning. There is also an instruction to retain hang tag for future reference and to remove all packaging before giving to a child. It gives the trader’s address details in USA and UK. It has CE marking. Packaging info is given in English, French & Spanish.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0379/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy machine gun - Multifunctional gun
 
Brand: Action
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  144F - Ref. E6176639
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 

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


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


 

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

 
Description:  Toy machine gun with laser pointer. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing the wording: ‘Action Multifunctional Gun - Battery Operation - Install 3 AA size batteries – Lighting and Shake System – Sound and Switch System - Included Infrared System.’ There is also a label with warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0389/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Prehistoric bubbles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 210142.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 

The products pose a microbiological risk because the liquid inside the product contains significant amounts of aerobic microbes.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  60 ml bubble liquid in a plastic bottle with a metallic tiny ball on the top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0312/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Aolibo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BR838
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' shoes, black in colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 0313/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ blouse
 
Brand: Trussardi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article: 1704, code: 9B68765
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords at the lower edges of the sleeves.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girls’ blouse in white with long sleeves and pink cords at the lower edges of the sleeves. Composition: 100%. Sizes: 3 to 24 months.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0314/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s dress
 
Brand: Unique
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 19318,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 205846473284
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends in the shoulder area and near the pockets.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girl’s sleeveless summer dress in white, pink and green. The dress has cords with free ends that protrude 26 cm. Also, there are cords in the pocket area, which protrude below the trim of the garment when they are untied. Composition: 98% cotton, 2% elastane. Sizes: 1-6 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0315/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Tiger
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Order nr. : 55721
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants. It releases 196 mg/kg (ppm) benzidine in the red textile which is a known human carcinogenic which easily can be absorbed through the skin.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Red textile scarf with black decoration and fringes.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland

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Alert number: 0316/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Gold Dragon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2Y70005-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2687 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' black boots with buckles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0317/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Daer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.16 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Black high-heeled ladies' boots with buckles.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0318/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' boots
 
Brand: Daer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B65
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.26 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Black high-heeled ladies' boots with buckles.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0319/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: Gold Dragon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 816-1.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21.1 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  White sport shoes for men with stripes and "skull and cross bones" signs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0321/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Gold Dragon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 818-2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.38 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' shoes, wine-red and brown in colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0322/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Gold Dragon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 818-3.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.28 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' purple, shiny casual shoes with the inscription BSR.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0323/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Gold Dragon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 818-5.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.2 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' black, shiny casual shoes with the inscription BSR.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0324/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: G River
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D81754/MIX24.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.54 mg/kg dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets.


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

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

 
Description:  White and light pink children's shoes with flower decorations.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0328/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's pyjamas
 
Brand: Style Text
 
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 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:  Two-part children’s pyjamas – upper part with strings in the neck area and white lower part with dogs and hearts in blue and pink and a sewn textile label marked: "Style text", Made in Bulgaria, 100% cotton, intended for children up to the age of 7. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0329/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' jacket
 
Brand: Unique
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 38011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings at the hood.


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

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer and ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Woven baby's jacket in red with a zip, two pockets and a hood containing drawstrings and a fur trim. Composition: 100% polyamide.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0331/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Kids' clothing set
 
Brand: For Funky Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 30-8075-2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings at the hood.


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

 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer and ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Kid’s clothing set consisting of green trousers and jacket in green, blue and yellow, with a hood with fabric drawstrings. On the front of the jacket, there is embroidery depicting a baseball cap. Additionally, there is a cardboard label attached on the jacket, containing information about the product. Size: 5 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0335/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes - Tex Man
 
Brand: Tex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T401781.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.4 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 and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Men’s lace-up shoes, sizes 39–46, black in colour.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0347/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfits - 22 base ball/dogy/3g team
 
Brand: Bilkon baby
 
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 – a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers. The outfits are intended for children up to 7 years of age. The sweatshirt has functional cords with plastic toggles at both ends. On the front of the sweatshirt there is an appliqué of a dog with a hat and the inscription: “22 base ball, dogy, 3 team 9”. The sweatshirt is fastened with a zipper. There is a textile label with inscriptions in a foreign language: „Bilkon baby – 2 – 92, 100% cotton”, as well as symbols concerning its treatment.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0349/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jackets - Lucky Stars children’s jackets
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Miss Gems , Piccola Danza , LOVE Glamour girls; serial No SP-58, SP-61
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Long-sleeved, hooded children’s jackets in various colours and patterns with drawstrings in the hoods.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0353/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Hooded jacket
 
Brand: LCKR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 2092014565499, Article No 9201456.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose 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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black hooded jacket (red lining), sizes 92-134.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland

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Alert number: 0354/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's pants
 
Brand: Riemuli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area which are too long and not attached to the garment


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:  Red baby velour pants, 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Red drawstring in the waist area. Size 50/56-134/140 cm.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0360/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers - Jean trousers
 
Brand: Cycle Band
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: CC30969, bar code: 2000001465059
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

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


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s blue jeans , intended for children of the age of 5. The trousers have blue drawstrings in the waist and red drawstrings at the ankle. The drawstrings extend below the hemline of the trousers. There is a label sewn to the product with the additional information: “100% cotton” and graphic indications concerning its treatment.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0361/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's suit
 
Brand:  1. Hong; 2. Disney Fairies; 3. Happy House
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Children's suit „HONG“, mod. A911, children's jacket „HONG“, A875; 2. Children's jacket „Disney fairies“, art.DGFY-5775, bar code: 5999032757752; 3. Children's jacket „HAPPY HOUSE“, mod. WO-017 – without barcode.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the hoods.


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 suit Hong (three parts - jacket, shirt and trousers) made of light green knitted material. Suit jacket fastens with a zip and has a hood with a textile cord. Children's jacket Hong, made of electric-blue coloured material, jacket with hood containing an elastic cord, fastened by a zip. . Baby's pink jacket made of knitted material, with printed geometric patterns, a zipper and a hood with a textile cord. Children's jacket with a hood made of reddish-purple satin fabric, fastened by a zip and buttons, hood edge sewn with downy material, hood contains an elastic cord. <b>The product "Disney Fairies" may be counterfeit.</b>
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0367/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baseball cap
 
Brand: G & D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4038732802551.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 43 mg/kg 4-aminoazobenzene.



The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers.  (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the remaining products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baseball cap in black fabric with G&D logo.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0370/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ boots
 
Brand: Love red
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Colour: fuchsia Model: 0600, Ref.: 92300290
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 308 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ fuchsia, quilted, casual, flat boots with fuchsia soles. The packaging consists of a black, cardboard box. The brand name ‘love red’ is printed on the box in black and there are red hearts of various sizes on the lid.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0371/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's skirt
 
Brand: Angel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 5123,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000000092493
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

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


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:  Violet skirt intended for children of age 3. The skirt is designed with two free-ended cords at the waist. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and information about treatment.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0372/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Cycle Band
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CC31074,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000001600795
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area which extend below the hemline of the trousers.


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:  Polyester children’s trousers, in blue colour, intended for children of age 5. The trousers have blue drawstrings in the waist and in the ankle with no free ends. The drawstrings in the ankle area extend below the hemline of the trousers. There is a label sewn to the product concerning its treatment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0373/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Mavin Sport Group
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 9433,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000000092929
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist, on the sleeves and between the knee and ankle area.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Pink children’s clothing set consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to age 5. The sweatshirt is designed with cords at the waist and on the sleeves. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with cords between the knee and ankle area. On the label is written: “Mavin”, the barcode and the price.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0374/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy's swimming trunks
 
Brand: Doxuer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code – 03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

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


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

 

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

 
Description:  Swimming trunks for boys, available in various colours, with different kinds of edging. There are labels with information in Bulgarian: imported from China, composition: 20% elastane, 80% polyester, instructions concerning use, size: S code – 03. The products are sold without any packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0375/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: Doxuer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords on the top and bottom part of the bikini.


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:  Bikini for girls, with free ends in the area of the neck, chest and waist. There are labels with information in Bulgarian: imported from China, composition: 20% elastane, 80% polyester, instructions concerning its use, size: 6, code – 03, item N° Н007.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0376/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: ELBG
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s sleeveless jackets/sweatshirts intended for children up to 7 years of age, supplied with a hood which has functional cords. There is an inscription on the front and back "36 Modern music". The products are sold without any packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0377/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Setty Koop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 8219
 
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 sweatshirt. The top of the sweatshirt has a hood with functional cords that end in a knot. On the front of the top there is the inscription “SETTY KOOPXT”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0378/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Michel Dali
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 0509301, 014С18.
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the distributor.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years of age, with a hood that has functional cords. On the front there is an embroidered inscription: “MDB baby”. There is a label attached to the product and it contains information about the composition. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Cyprus
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: 0380/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: America Rap
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: B033,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000000093032
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.


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

 

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt intended for children of age 3. The sweatshirt is grey with black stripes and has a hood which is designed with a cord. There is a zip fastener placed in the middle and a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0381/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Adrenalina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Trousers: H3685, 2. Sweatshirt: H3687
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 1000000093230, 2. 1000000093247
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck and waist area.


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:  Children’s clothing set consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of violet trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children of the age of 3. The sweatshirt is designed with cords in the hood. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with cords at the waist. On the label is written: "Adrenalina", the barcode and the price.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0382/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirts
 
Brand: TTOWATTO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HFT11389
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because small elements which fit entirely into the small part cylinder can be easily detached,

- 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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirts intended for children up to 7 years of age, with functional cords in the hood. There are labels containing the following information: item n° HFT11389, brand name, country of origin, composition -100% cotton, and inscriptions and embroidered patterns on the front, as well as some glued small elements.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 0391/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s top
 
Brand: Wanxiwa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s top which fastens with a zipper. On the front there are 2 embroidered butterflies with glued decorative beads.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0346/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Powder with glitter - Glitter powder for fingernails
 
Brand: Kik – BL Beauty Line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 209; WGR: 921; Order No: 5223000.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 140 mg/kg and 211 mg/kg of antimony which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Fine red powder with small glitter parts; Fine white powder with glitter effects.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0383/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair mask - Active Mask A; - Active Mask B; - Color Melange N.º 4.35 – Brown
 
Brand: Hantesis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  All
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The products pose a chemical risk because Active Mask A and B contain Basic Red 22, while Color Melange contains HC Yellow n. 5.


These substances are prohibited by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Active Mask A: Activating mask for permanent and semi-permanent colours, with Pro-Vitamin B5. Volume: 500 ml; Active Mask B: Activating mask for permanent and semi-permanent colours, with Pro-Vitamin B5. Volume: 500 ml; Color Melange Nº 4.35 - Brown: Gelatinous Coloration Ammonia Free. Volume: box with 3 pieces/60 ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia

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Alert number: 0332/10       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Jumbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 279829 000038.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 

The product poses a risk of fire because, once ignited, it can suddenly and unexpectedly burst into flames. One incident reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 15493.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions taken by the importer and ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Candles in the shape of orange flowers (approximate dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm) in a plastic container. The candles are packed in eighteen pieces in a transparent bag, with warnings and instructions for use in Greek, English and Bulgarian on the reverse side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: 0308/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hair straightener - Ion Hair Perming Appliance
 
Brand: Guang Ming
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model RCT-588
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6925979788930
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- openings give access to live parts that are protected by only basic insulation;

- the insulation resistance is not sufficient;

- the conductors are not properly attached to the pins of the plug.


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

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

 
Description:  Electric hair straightener in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8

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Alert number: 0320/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  USB power supply - USB Peripheral Suit
 
Brand: ϵ (lower-case epsilon symbol)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: LF-003A, Bar code: 7 340004 626138
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The mains adaptor poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances/creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings in the transformer are less than required and there are no insulation tubes on the output wires.


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:  USB mains adapter supplied in cardboard box together with USB extension cable and USB car charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 8