Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 ( Published on: 05/06/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0843/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model VFR1200FA, Type SC63, EC type-approval e4*2002/24*2383*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the hooks fastening the top box to the motorcycle could break causing the top box to fall off and leading to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle. Products from model year 2010 are affected.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Hungary

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Alert number: 0855/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Jazz and Civic
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Jazz: GG4, GG5, GG6 Civic: FN1, FN2, FN3, FN4, FK1, FK2, FK3.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as a brake pedal pin retaining clip may not be installed, in which case it is possible for the brake pedal pin to become detached.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. The recall concerns certain 2010 model year vehicles, manufactured between 2 February 2010 and 6 April 2010 and within the VIN range as indicated in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w22/2010-w22_15-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Ireland, Slovenia, Hungary, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria, Spain, Malta, Portugal

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Alert number: 0857/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Corsa D
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns 2010 model year vehicles, with VIN numbers from A 4 056611 to B 4 000023 (factory: Zaragoza, Spain) and from A 6 028704 to B 6 000004 (factory: Eisenach, Germany).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as the handbrake cable end fitting can move into the support bracket, resulting in a loss of the handbrake function which could potentially lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany, Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Finland, Malta, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 0858/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota Lexus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LS460 and LS600h
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as, under some circumstances, the Variable Gear Ratio Steering, "VGRS", system can cause the steering wheel to become off-centred by approximately 90 degrees.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects certain vehicles equipped with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w22/2010-w22_18-vins.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a>.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0770/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - High school musical 2
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8592548219805, item n. Q1021980, NO. 1203-05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 93.5 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:  Children's plastic hinged mobile phone - white and red, with a red string to hang it around the neck of a child. The cover has a picture of a boy and the title "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2". The product is packed in a blister with a blue background and pictures of 6 young people, a yellow title `HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL`, Disney logo and other marking
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0771/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Hannah Montana
 
Brand: Ding Li
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is 92.7 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:  Children's plastic hinged mobile phone - white and pink, with a transparent antenna and a pink string to hang it around the neck of a child. The cover of the mobile is equipped with a label "HANNAH MONTANA". Two small batteries are part of the packaging. The product is packed in a blister with a pink cardboard background, big title "HANNAH MONTANA", 5 photos, logo Ding Li and other marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0844/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of rattles for babies
 
Brand: Baby Concert
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  885-9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing 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 by the supplier. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Set of four varicoloured plastic rattles for babies. Packed in transparent plastic bag closed with printed cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0850/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beach toy - Sand Toys
 
Brand: JIA XIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 3360 Bar code: 8429283033604
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the water wheel can easily come off leaving a sharp edge.

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:  Toy consisting of a red, plastic spade and a green spade-holder. At the top of the spade-holder there is an orange truncated-cone-shaped receptacle. The spade holder is bent, ending in a yellow cog or waterwheel that turns. The product is sold in a net tied with a label bearing a picture of two boys and a girl playing on a sandy beach.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0851/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy
 
Brand: Fou d'bois
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 3700156611002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Pig made of painted wood on a blue wooden car with green wheels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0853/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled helicopter - Q- Exceed
 
Brand: Weizuan Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains adaptor poses a risk of electric shock because:

1. the internal insulation between the input and output circuits is not sufficient;

2. internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position;

3. the dimensions of the live and neutral pins are incorrect.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standards.
 

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

 
Description:  Radio-controlled helicopter and AC/DC adaptor in cardboard box with pictures and plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0856/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle for babies
 
Brand: Baby Favorite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 23321
 
Batch number / Barcode:  841242233218
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can release small parts:

- the knot on one end of the cord on the rattle can come undone releasing the coloured balls threaded on the cord;

- the plastic parts can break releasing the plastic balls contained inside.

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:  Rattle for a baby's pram with five plastic parts of different shapes and colours. Between the figures are little balls, also of different colours. There are two orange rings at the ends of the rattle. The product is packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0841/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shoes
 
Brand: Mou NtaiN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the small decorative rhinestones can be easily removed and may be swallowed or inhaled.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's footwear made of gold and green imitation leather with rhinestones on the upper.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0845/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt - TRN BOY
 
Brand: Terranova Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 13801001, TSM 6189
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000142684976
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt in army green colour with yellow trim at the end of the sleeves and the inner of the hood, intended for children of 3 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with free end drawstrings and across the front there is the inscription: "Bad Boys Caribbean".
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0846/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt - TRN BOY
 
Brand: Terranova Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CFC0013241001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000136082498
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt with a zipper and blue and white stripes, intended for children of 3 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with free end drawstrings.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0847/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress - TRN GIRL
 
Brand: Terranova Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CFC0013775001 Bar Code: 1000142706814
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of free end halter neck functional cords.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl's strapless multicoloured dress intended for children up to 7 years old. The dress has two free end halter neck functional cords.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0848/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's blouse - TRN GIRL
 
Brand: Terranova Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CFC00137500001 Bar Code: 1000146987257
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a non-continuous shoulder strap.

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:  Blouse intended for girls up to 3 years old with green, violet, yellow, red and pink stripes. The blouse consists of a shoulder strap on the left hand side of the garment.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0852/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children`s clothing
 
Brand: LCKR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style no: 0101406 /0101408 /0101422 /0101440 /0102112 /0102504
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords/drawstrings in the hood and in the neck area.


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

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

 
Description:  4 boys` sweatshirts, 1 girls` coat and 1 girls' tunic
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Belgium

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Alert number: 0859/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' hair accessories
 
Brand: "Lovely" Fashion Accessories
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9452
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 360000 094521
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The hair band poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges and a risk of choking because the flower can be detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair accessories - children's set: 1 hairband, 6 elastics, 2 elastics with hearts and ribbons attached to them and 2 hairpins. The products are available in various colours: red, purple, yellow, pink and blue. The hairband is made of plastic. On the inside there are two rows of sharp teeth. On the outside there is a textile band on which there is a plastic decoration - a flower and two hearts. The accessories are sold in cellophane packaging on which there are two stickers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0849/10       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Lithium ion rechargeable battery packs
 
Brand: Hewlett-Packard and Compaq
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lithium ion rechargeable battery packs used with various Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers: HP Pavilion: dv2000, dv2500. dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700, dv9000, dv9500, dv9700, dx6000, dx6500 and dx6700 Compaq Presario: A900, C700, F500, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500 and V6700 HP Compaq: 6510b, 6515b, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s and 6720s HP: G6000 and G7000 The notebook computers themselves are not subject to the recall action. All affected packs will have a CT coding that includes the following sequences where ^ can be any letter A-Z or number 0-9: 62940^^AXV ^^^^ 65000^^B5V^^^^ 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V ^^^^, 65033BGU^^^^ 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035BGV^^^^ 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^ Not all packs that include one of these sequences is subject to the recall. Verification of the complete code by HP is required.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire because there is the possibility that the batteries can overheat.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  There are four different battery pack designs, each of which is compatible with a subset of the listed notebook computers. The date code is embedded in a code printed on an adhesive label affixed to the inner surface of the battery pack. They are black and rectangular in appearance with safety markings and labelling.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, Norway

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Alert number: 0842/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hairdryer - Satin Pro and Satin Hair Colour
 
Brand: Braun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type number: 3549. Production codes from 701 to 852.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because there is a possibility that it may short-circuit, overheat and start burning if left plugged in in a very humid environment, even when switched off.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  Electric hairdryer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Ireland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0854/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric Fan - 18" Commercial Fan
 
Brand: Taster
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  45T-S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily overturn.

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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The product is a pedestal black oscillating fan, size 18" for domestic use. It has two switches. One switch for on/off operation (3 speeds) and one switch for the oscillation mode. 240V-50Hz, 130W, CLASS I
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22

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Alert number: 0860/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Heat pump - Ground Source Heat Pump
 
Brand: Lämpöässä
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0704700399001002
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because two cables are electrically overloaded and because of badly connected wires.
 

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

 
Description:  Heat pump type V10.5 Tall metal electrical heating pump appliance. Grey in colour. Units supplied are single phase.
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland