Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 19 ( Published on: 14/05/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0797/10       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Set of household tools - Household Tool Kit
 
Brand: Rolson.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  36800
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the torch incorporates a class 3 laser.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of household tools that includes: 10 oz hammer, 2-in-1 screwdriver, 4" adjustable wrench, 6 piece double ended bits, 210 mm flexi LED torch incorporating a laser and supplied with three button batteries.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0762/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Aerobar for racing bicycles - Ventus
 
Brand: 3T
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ventus Ltd , Ventus Ltd 17, Ventus Ltd Gold, Ventus Ltd Track, Ventus Team, Ventus Team 17.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the rubber handgrips can loosen on the handholds with the potential to cause an accident for the rider.
 

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

 
Description:  Aerobar for racing bicycles (time-trial or triathlon)
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0786/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink - Cherry Bomb
 
Brand: Intenze Tattoo Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cherry Bomb, Batch: SS34 REF 9060024#M8D6W10Y12RD5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because some azo dyes among the components of tattoo inks may release aromatic amines (o-toluidine and anisidine) which are carcinogenic.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0788/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink - Sienna
 
Brand: Intenze Tattoo Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sienna, Batch: SS44#W25Y23RXT5RD12IMX40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because some azo dyes among the components of tattoo inks may release aromatic amines (anisidine) which are carcinogenic.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo Ink
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0789/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Yakuza Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Velvet Red, Batch: 10092008; 2. Velvet Yellow, Batch: 03102008; 3. Brilliant Orange, Batch: 03102008/60144*
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because some azo dyes among the components of tattoo inks may release aromatic amines (toluidine and 2-methyl-5-nitroaniline) which are carcinogenic.
 

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

 
Description:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0779/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Light for swimming pools
 
Brand: Astral Pool
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11279
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the power cable overheats during use. In addition, the information that the luminaire can be used only when immersed in water is written only in English.

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:  Luminaire for swimming pools (Underwater spotlight); Colour: white; Rated power: 300 W; Protection class: III; Degree of protection IPX8. Brown cardboard packaging. The dimensions of the packaging are: 30 x 18 x 29 cm.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0765/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Alto
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Alto type GF, EC type approval e6*2001/116*0123*00. The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that defective wiring could cause the brake light switch to malfunction. The brake lights would then no longer function during braking which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Ireland, Iceland, Malta, Denmark, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal

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Alert number: 0773/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car/van - Scudo 2.0 JTD
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns all vehicles, with chassis ranging between 4003021 and 4208669 and between 5999002 and 5999517.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire


because there could be contact between the fuel pipe and the engine sound insulation cover, resulting in deterioration of the fuel pipe over time.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car/van
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0781/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car/van - Ulysse and Scudo
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns Ulysse vans, whose chassis numbers range in the interval between 3351749 and 3376826, and all Scudo vehicles, whose chassis numbers range between 4003021 and 4171160 and between 5999002 and 5999517.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is the possibility that, due to a software problem, the headlamps could switch off while driving, which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car/van
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal, The Netherlands, Finland

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Alert number: 0763/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children - Disney Club House bicycle
 
Brand: Toimsa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 614, EAN: 8422084006143
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebars can easily break which may cause the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle with plastic wheels, red and black
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0764/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children - Liefie bicycle
 
Brand: Limit Cycle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8717931981545
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the handlebars can easily break which may cause the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Red bicycle with black dots and ladybirds
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0768/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby carrier - Front baby carrier, in & out carrier
 
Brand: Bruin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 400 7923689045 Manufacturer No: 589045 Internal item No: 19-6231
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the straps of the front baby carrier contain 0.18% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 3.4% 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 childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue front baby carrier.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 0769/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children`s highchair - Highchair insert: Seat reducer, blue romantic
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 430 6544232 638 Manufacturer No: 70452 Internal item No: 59-9689
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the surface material contains 28% by mass of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP) at a place where babies could put it in their mouths.

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 childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Highchair insert, blue with bears no model description.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0774/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Diego
 
Brand: Bai bian
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 1103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 90.8 dB exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.

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

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

 
Description:  Children�s plastic hinged mobile phone - dark blue and red, with a blue string to hang it around the neck. Operates on two button batteries; the cover and display have pictures of a boy and a dog. The product is packed in a blister with a picture of the boy with dog, the titles DIEGO and Super telephone, logo BAI BIAN and other marking are printed on the green cardboard background.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0775/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Lovely Mobile Phone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 691-1, EAN code: 8102647922942
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 101 dB, exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.

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

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

 
Description:  Children�s plastic mobile phone of white and violet colours with a yellow keyboard. Display with a picture of doll and the word "Beautiful". Packed in a blister with a pink background and printing "Lovely Mobile Phone", a picture of a doll and other marking. A pink and violet small bag with a picture of a doll is part of the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0776/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Modern Phone
 
Brand: Jie Cheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 3530
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 95 dB, exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Children�s plastic green mobile phone with black keyboard, silver display and equipped with rose string to hang it up on the neck. Packed in a cardboard box, marked Modern Phone, logo JIE CHENG, with pictures of the product in orange (in the front) and red colours (in the back).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0777/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Mobile Phone with 20 melodies (Telefon z 20 melodiami)
 
Brand: BOHUI.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5907791543479; ITEM NO. 29002; art. nr 0606T032.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 95 dB, exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy imitates a folded, mobile phone with aerial. There are adjustable pictures of princesses on the �screen�. The toy is pink and is powered by 3 batteries AG 13 which are attached. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning the product in Polish. The product may be counterfeit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0778/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic chain - Infants� toy (zabawka z a cuszkiem 12 elementów)
 
Brand: NUBY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 048526001040. Nuby TM, EMM/RC, 060206.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the dimension of links of the chain is inappropriate.

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

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

 
Description:  The product is a plastic, multicolour toy consisting of 12 links making a chain. The links are different geometrical forms with the shape of a boat and figure of a sailor. The links and boat are made of hard plastic, the sailor is made of rubber-like material. The toy is intended for children aged 0-4.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 0782/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Super Telephone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 5900733167672
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 86 dB, exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.

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

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

 
Description:  Children�s plastic mobile phone of pink and violet colours operating on two button batteries. Display with a picture of a doll and the word "Beauty". Packed in a pink and violet cardboard box with a picture of a doll and a white hinged mobile phone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 0783/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children�s room phone
 
Brand: Phone New Style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 2233, EAN code: 8590756340618
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 92.9 dB, exceeding the permitted value of 80 dB.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales by the supplier. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Toy � two children�s room phones operating on the batteries interconnected by cable. Made from PVC of pink, red, green and blue colours. Packed in a varicoloured cardboard box with pictures of girl and boy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0785/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children`s costume - Kinder �Kostum � Teufel
 
Brand: Magomora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4 016620 921874
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants. The colour of the children`s costume releases 516 mg/kg of 3.3�-Dimethylbenzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Child`s devil costume, consisting of a red dress, a belt with sequins on the front, red mesh sleeves and a red headband with horns.
Country of origin:  Philippines
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0790/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush dog
 
Brand: Happy Garden Toy � Hong Feng Toy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the collar ball/bell can be easily detached and swallowed.

In addition, the electric wires are easily accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Moving puppy, battery-operated, covered in mustard-coloured fur, with brown ears, tail, underside of the paws and patches around its eyes, and a white muzzle. The (black) nose and eyes are made out of hard plastic. The toy is equipped with a dark brown collar with a metal bell and ball attached. A red and white brand label is sewn on one flank and bears the red writing "PRESS"; A red cardboard label is attached to one ear displaying the toy brand and the writing "HONG FENG TOY", both in white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0791/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair for dolls - Doll Stroller
 
Brand: Tutu love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 886 A. Bar code: 6888000001593.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient mechanical resistance. If it were to collapse during use fingers could become trapped.

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 customs authorities.

 
Description:  Pink, plastic pushchair for dolls. The seat and back support have pictures and letters on them. Description of the packaging: The pushchair is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a label on which is written: �Doll Stroller�, the brand name and model number. There are also some pictures indicating how to open and close the pushchair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 0793/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Simla Home Decoration
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference TSH002 1 Beige stuffed elk S/4 SMALL + 2 LARGE
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product, which cannot be distinguished from a soft toy, poses a risk of choking for small children because the wooden buttons are easily detachable and could be swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Stuffed soft animal representing an elk with a red coat and striped beige and green scarf. Length: 30 cm. "Not for children" written on the label.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0796/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy truck
 
Brand: Lena
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 01299; EAN: 4006942012992;
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking for small children because it has easily detachable small parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy breakdown truck, made from red -blue-yellow coloured plastic, with black tyres; supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 0798/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow and arrows - Bow and Arrows
 
Brand: Unknown.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5908249040922; no. 2088-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the suction cups of the arrows easily detach.

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

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

 
Description:  The set consists of: - a bow made of hard plastic, coloured silver, - 3 arrows made of flexible plastic, coloured silver, tipped with orange, semi-transparent suction cups, - a gold-coloured plastic holder for the arrows. Packaging consists of a cardboard box with a transparent, plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0780/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Foot warmers
 
Brand: Aptonia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 1052085 and 1052135. Batch number concerned: 906232, 906242, 906252, 906262, 906292, 906302, 910052 and 910062.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
These products pose a risk of injuries because, due to the possible excessive heating of the skin, they may cause skin irritation.
 

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

 
Description:  Packages of 2 foot warmers and packages of 5 x 2 foot warmers for outdoor activities.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Belgium

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Alert number: 0787/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Gloves - WIA Gloves
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Leather Black S/M/XL ("100% Leather"), Bar code: 4022222500621, Item No: 150062
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 344 mg/kg of benzidine which exceeds the permitted limit (30 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Glove made of black leather with a black lining.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0792/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf - "Hable" and "Rosby" scarf
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item: 81320; Col: 800; EAN: 4 023066 162273
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 96.7 mg/kg of benzidine which exceeds the permitted limit (30 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Scarf made of cotton with a brightly coloured decorative floral pattern; edge reinforced with pink-coloured yarn sewn on in a wave-like pattern with pink felt balls of around 1 cm in diameter attached
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0794/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Dress - H&R 16
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H&R 16; 97% cotton, 3% elastane
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 88.9 mg/kg of benzidine which exceeds the permitted limit (30 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Red dress with black flock pattern, red lining, black tulle and black bow. 97% cotton, 3% elastane.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0795/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies` sports shoes
 
Brand: BET`Y
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  item number indicated in the customs declaration 050113
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.15 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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Ladies� sports shoes, black colour. There is an inscription BET`Y.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 0766/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair lotion - Brazilian Keratin Treatment
 
Brand: Marcia Teixeira
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  689076 099974 / All Batches
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of free Formaldehyde (2% whereas the allowed limit is 0.2%).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Product: A low viscosity lotion, light yellow in colour. Packaging: a white plastic bottle with a blue "Marcia Teixeira" logo around the top, and blue and black text. 32 oz / 960 ml. Labelled "professional use". The product is for use as a hair conditioner / treatment agent.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 0761/10       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Glass oil lamp
 
Brand: Edelman B.V.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. 020317; EAN 8711473824568
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the top of the lamp can be easily opened and the entire wick holder is no longer attached to the jar and therefore no longer child-safe. The glass contains paraffin which can be swallowed by children and cause chemical pneumonia.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14059.
 

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

 
Description:  Glass oil lamp
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0767/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital Universal Multimeter
 
Brand: BLD/ The Builders
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  318.0548714612046739
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the clearances and creepage distances are not sufficient;

- the cord anchorage is not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

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

 
Description:  Digital Multimeter in a blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19

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Alert number: 0772/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BLT-XC1215B.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce the creepage distances and clearances;

- the pins are inadequately sized which could damage the socket and put undue strain on the adaptor.

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

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

 
Description:  Black USB travel charger, with 3 pin UK plug, in plastic bag. Input 100-250V 50/60 Hz 0.5A. Output 12V DC 1.2A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 19