Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 20 ( Published on: 21/05/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0808/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Swimming belt
 
Brand: Ricky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Swimming belt Art. B-5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because the fastening clip may easily come loose.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  Swimming belt which can be adjusted by a black strip and attached by a plastic clip. The product is wrapped in a plastic film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0814/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer - 210 mm (8.5") Flexible LED Torch
 
Brand: Rolson
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  60736
 
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 which is dangerous if a direct beam, or even a beam reflected off a reflective surface, strikes the unprotected eye.

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

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

 
Description:  210 mm (8.5") flexible LED torch with a class 3A laser. Silver-coloured body with a black neck (14 cm long) and silver-coloured head. The product has three button batteries and a magnet at the base.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0810/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp
 
Brand: Itre
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. 1151/C-CO; model: ACTUS 1 COM.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the mains supply cord is not properly protected where it enters the metal base of the lamp and not properly anchored to prevent it from being pulled out.

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:  Desk-lamp. Metal, silver-coloured base and a plastic, white shade.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0815/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamp
 
Brand: Techno-Lux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R08W19 (Gumi SERCE 1044)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the connection between the lamp holder and the cord anchorage is not secured against loosening and live parts are thus accessible.

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:  Desk lamp in the form of a heart. The lampshade is made from a red rubber-like material. The base is a metal spiral.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0809/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Fiat - Punto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  199, EC type approval e3*2001/116*0217*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, owing to an electronic problem, the deactivated passenger airbag can be reactivated.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected vehicles were manufactured in 2009.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Finland, Hungary, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0811/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Changing table - Baby care changing mat
 
Brand: Bebe Jou
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Serial number: 680056 Manufacturer No: 62065
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because it contains 0.26% 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:  Wedge-shaped changing mat - orange coloured with a picture of a dog.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0799/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy military aircraft - Military
 
Brand: R&T
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 60799, nº 785 A B,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436019660799
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels of the planes can easily come off exposing dangerous axles.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of 6 toy military aircraft models in a blister pack. The labelling carries the statement that these toys are not recommended for children under three years of age, and the details identifying the importer and the CE mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0800/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of toy trucks - 12 Funny Truck
 
Brand: Hengyuxing Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 2068-12, item No 0611C156, bar code: 8499690680890
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the wheels of the planes can easily come off exposing dangerous axles.

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:  A set of nine small toy trucks packaged in a plastic blister on cardboard. On the front and back there are the inscriptions: "Top the Builder, 12 Funny Truck, Fun for all!!, Collect us all!!, Style truck." There is also the No 2068-12 and the symbol 3+.. On the back there are photographs of the six trucks, and the lower part is marked with the symbol indicating that the toy is unsuitable for children under the age of three years, CE marking and recycling symbols..
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0801/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy horses - Champion Beauty`s
 
Brand: Simba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Supplier reference No 10 432 6646 Reference PICWIC 1617444
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2400016174449 or 4006592466466 Batch number: 090711208
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a magnet with a high magnetic flux index may break off as a result of an impact to the head of the horse and could be swallowed.


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

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

 
Description:  Set of two toy horses with accessories; there are four different types of sets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 0802/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy with key ring
 
Brand: Bukowski
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7340031302753
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of an easily detachable small part (the metal fastener) that could be swallowed 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 withdrawal from the market by the retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft toy in the form of a bear with a key ring
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: 0804/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Wei Mei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6568 6569 /SL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it has accessible sharp points.

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:  Doll with dark blue bicycle. The doll has a ponytail and a pink tracksuit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0807/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Spiky glove
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 4 250238 239321, Article No 823932, ID130542
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it catches fire easily and the fire quickly spreads to the entire glove.

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

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

 
Description:  Fingerless glove of soft elastic plastic with orange and violet spikes; CE mark on package, together with the indication "not suitable for children aged less than three years"..
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0813/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy telephone - Music Telephone
 
Brand: Beautiful Woman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1106, Item no.: 4963668, EAN code: 8713149636680
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 84.8 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 and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Two toy telephones, battery operated, interconnected by a white cable. Made from pink and white plastic with purple buttons.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0805/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lightening cream - Aufhellercreme, Fair&White - Creme Eclaircissante - Whitening Cream
 
Brand: Fair & White
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 3 425123 645391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.2 ± 0.2% of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening agent.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Information to consumers by the dealer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Information to consumers by the dealer.

 
Description:  Folding box with label, 50 ml/1.7 fl.oz opaque, white-painted metal tube, white plastic screw-top, single-colour printed text.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20

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Alert number: 0806/10.       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lightening cream - Aufhellercreme, La Creme Traitante Eclaircissante, Skin Light
 
Brand: Skin Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot: CSL DI5, tube seam: 01122011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.6 ± 0.2% of hydroquinone as a skin-whitening agent.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Information to consumers by the dealer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Information to consumers by the dealer.

 
Description:  Folding box with inscription containing 50 ml / 1.7 fl.oz tube of opaque white plastic with a screw cap of opaque red plastic, printed in several colours.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 20
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Portugal