Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 14 ( Published on: 09/04/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0619/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles - Bougies chocolat
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLU 131138 bar code 8715907202687
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it into the mouth and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

 
Description:  Brown box with white and brown candles looking like chocolate candies, a white dish and a plastic pouch with cinnamon sticks
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: 0616/10       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Table - Jet Set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RF 1022 - 1 DT; barcode 100015890.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to shearing and pinching points which are created when the table is folded. There is a particular risk of trapping parts of the body if the user attempts to open the table whilst the table is upside down or on its side because the table could spring open violently.

One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding table with glass top, spring-mounted.
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0623/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Electronic lighter - Smoking Lighter Set
 
Brand: Notice
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X1037
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2003 (on the base)
 
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:  Black and silver-coloured lighter with flip-top ignition mechanism (approx. dimensions: 7.2x2.5x0.8cm). The lighters are packed in a blue and white cardboard box (50 items) that bears the warning "Keep lighter away from children" in 6 languages (approx. dimensions: 18x11.5x7.6cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0624/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Electronic lighter
 
Brand: DORA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 10-34 HSP, Type: 96/960, code on the head: KKK, 5-digit code on lighter base: 39018, barcode on packaging: 8 435168 196562
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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:  Refillable piezo electronic lighter (approx. dimensions: 8.3x2.5x1.1cm). The lighters are blue and bear depictions of the signs of the zodiac (a different zodiac each lighter). The products are also equipped with a torch in the base, which is activated by pressing a button on the side of the lighters and produces holograms of the signs of the zodiac. The lighters are packed in a blue cardboard box (50 items), with safety instructions and warnings in 6 languages (approx. dimensions: 16.7x11.7x25cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0629/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Talven Valot
 
Brand: Lumo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: XML-807-10L/2305 Bar code: 6 430033 333686
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the live soldered terminal of the lamp holder is accessible.

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): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain in the form of flowers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0622/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Antara
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2007 and 2008 models. VIN numbers from 7 0 005553 to 8 0 210090 and from 7 A 000001 to 8 A 000213.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is the possibility that the steering intermediate shaft yoke could become disconnected from the steering column shaft under certain driving conditions, resulting in loss of steering control.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea, Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Spain, Malta, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0626/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm - Optinen Palovaroitin
 
Brand: Fireman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BWK427, batch WK0910021
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it does not adequately detect smoke.

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

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

 
Description:  Round, white plastic smoke alarm, diameter 10.2 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0627/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Smoke alarm - Palo/Häkä Varoitin
 
Brand: Fireman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BWK401C, batch WK0910023
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it does not adequately detect smoke.

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

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

 
Description:  Round, white plastic smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, diameter 14.3 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0614/10       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Marine engine - Gasoline Sterndrive Engines
 
Brand: Volvo Penta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3.0GLP-J: 4012250992-4012258677 4.3GL-J: 4012250707-4012258760 4.3GL-JF: 4012252403-4012258107
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is the possibility that the throttle could stick in the open position, due to improperly fastened throttle plate retaining screws, which could lead to loss of control of the boat and collision.
 

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

 
Description:  3.0L and 4.3L carburetted Gasoline Sterndrive Petrol engine for leisure boats with Demon carburettor.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary, Greece

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Alert number: 0603/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pens - Loony Balloony
 
Brand: Kits to go - activity set
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8711252755342, Item No 75534, Article No 326628.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of an excessive quantity of benzene in the felt-tip pens: green: 75.6 mg/kg, blue: 61.6 mg/kg, yellow: 18.3 mg/kg, red: 12.4 mg/kg, brown: 14.2 mg/kg.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall from the market by the importer/manufacturer (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy pens for decorating balloons packed in an orange plastic case with printed cardboard sleeve and shrink-wrapped in transparent plastic film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0608/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children`s scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3177990311700
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the diameter of the ends of the handlebars is too small;

- the diameter of the front wheel is too small;

- the clearance between accessible moving parts is not sufficient.

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:  Children`s folding scooter, blue in colour with the word "scooter" on the base, supplied in a blue cardboard box bearing the word "Scooter".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0609/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Painting set
 
Brand: Mickey Mouse & Friends
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model A11-0281, Ref. 290069
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6922432900694
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains more than 0.1% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to 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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink plastic case with a small handle on top in the shape of a car, with Disney characters depicted inside the car. Dimensions 50 x 17 x 4 cm. There is also a list of the contents, written in English, totalling 70 pieces.-
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0610/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Xylophone - Music Maker
 
Brand: FENTOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 1525
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2204932015257
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because it includes a cord which is longer than 220 mm and could form a noose at the end.


The product also poses a risk of choking because the laminated paper adhesives on the toy and one of the pivots attached to the xylophone�s metal plates 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:  Yellow toy xylophone. On its upper side are eight plates of various colours. The stick for tapping on the strips is white and attached to the toy by means of a blue cord. The toy is sold in a cardboard box labelled as follows: "MUSIC MAKER. New Century New Design Musical".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 0617/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mermaid doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8772900700381, art. No. 09008B.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material contains more than 7.9% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to 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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy doll. On the cardboard packaging there are markings as follows: name of the toy and model number, "CE mark", the name and address of the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0604/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl`s skirt
 
Brand: YI JIE 2000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L024
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of cords in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Skirt for children up to 4-6 years of age, with cords in the waist area, embroidered stones and various printed patterns.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0605/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Nova
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code OI/568735-211-168, item 0094
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords 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 sweatshirt with a hood that has functional cords, with embroidered inscriptions on the front: MXCO, MEXX COMP.SURVIVAL GEAR, ART.OUTDRS. CMP.SRL/498.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0606/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Yobeibei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 135112005053, code 0811
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords 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 sweatshirt with a hood that has functional cords, with embroidered patterns on the front and the inscriptions: Army, FSWWKIDS. There is a picture of an eagle on the back and an emblem sewn to one of the sleeves with various inscriptions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0607/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby`s outfit
 
Brand: Lin Ni Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FB011 , FB013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it is decorated with small shiny adornments which can be easily detached and swallowed.


The product also poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a ribbon around the belt.


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:  Clothing set for babies, consisting of a skirt, T-shirt and sweater. The skirt has a bow around the waist and the sweater has various sequinned adornments. One of the labels shows the size (12M) and the composition. A cardboard label shows the brand name and the model number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0611/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Puledro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 507401002290
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of straps 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 consisting of two parts: white trousers and a top made of patterned fabric, with shoulder straps.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0612/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Puledro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 813701002280
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of straps 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 consisting of three parts: white trousers, a top which resembles a bra with straps to be tied at the back of the neck and a top made of red knitted fabric.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0613/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls` dress
 
Brand: Puledro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 505901002290
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of loops on the pockets.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls` dresses made of patterned fabric in two colours - white and blue - with pockets. The pockets have decorative loops with a circumference of 520 mm.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0620/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children`s sandals
 
Brand: Tree
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  603
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it is decorated with beads and glittering material which can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  The footwear is made of synthetic leather upper with leather and synthetic leather lining and soles. The upper part is decorated with beads and glittering materials. Size: 24.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0621/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Trousers for girls
 
Brand: Fang Zhou
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. X-8
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it is decorated with pearls which can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Children`s trousers in pink, white, yellow and violet colour, decorated with pearls. Size: 2
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0625/10       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Candles - Unfragranced tea lights
 
Brand: Body Shop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Barcode 5028197840280. Type 1084028. 2) Bar code 5028197613303. Type 1061330.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because, once ignited, it can suddenly and unexpectedly burst into flames. 20 incidents reported.


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

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

 
Description:  1) Pack of 24 unfragranced tea lights in a transparent packaging (145mm wide, 72mm deep, 70mm high) with 3 layers of 8 tea lights divided by a white card. The base card is printed in 2 colours. The tea lights are made of creamy white wax with raised ring detail in silver metal cases with a wick. The bag is sealed at the top by 3 metal staples attaching a white card folded in two and printed with black and a yellow/orange design. 2) Pack of 25 unfragranced tea lights A frosted white bag (145mm wide, 75mm deep, 80mm high) with 3 layers of 8 tea lights divided by a white card with 1 tea light on top. The tea lights are made of creamy white wax with raised ring detail in silver metal cases with a wick. The bag is sealed at the top with 3 metal staples attaching a 4 colour printed card folded in two.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal

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Alert number: 0615/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED tube lamp
 
Brand: Ledicor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 25W, LC-T8-150-K/LC-T8-150-L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the accessible metal body of the lamp is live.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  LED lamp (T8 tube type)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14

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Alert number: 0628/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger for mobile phone
 
Brand: Celly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: LH-208T, Bar code: 8 021735 191421
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances in the mains transformer between the primary and the secondary windings are not sufficient.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Travel charger for mobile phone with retractable cable.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Italy