Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 ( Published on: 11/06/2010)
Corrigendum
The notification 0766/10 from week 19 of 2010 has been updated.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0861/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath Tablets - Camomile
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 81597 EAN 8711252815978, LOT 307154, Exp. Date: 30 March 2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it could be mistaken for another product and swallowed causing a risk of asphyxia.

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

 
Description:  Round, white camomile bath tablets, 19 mm in diameter. Packed in two transparent plastic bottles with aluminium screw tops inside a transparent plastic box. Each bottle contains 20 four-gram tablets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0868/10       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Glitter and confetti guns - Glitterkanone (glitter gun) and Konfettikanone (confetti gun)
 
Brand: Tinchant NV/SA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The products pose a risk of damage to hearing due to the excessive sound level (over 125 dB(C) in 7 out of 8 products. Maximum sound level in one product > 139 dB(C)).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers by the retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Glitter and confetti guns with the following characters stamped on the moulding: PAT. ZL 00 227186.9 ZL 03 226029.6 ZL 98 223236.5 Taiwan 151985 147474 138215 U.S. 6120346
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Spain

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Alert number: 0862/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 20L LED LIGHT
 
Brand: NTH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924324307437
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the basic insulated live parts are accessible and come into contact with accessible metal parts. Furthermore, the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cord is not sufficient.


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:  Lighting chain with 20 series connected LEDs fixed onto a frame (in a shooting star form). Main components: plug (2.5A 250V VDE); rectifier (24 V - 240 V 50/60 Hz 1.0 A); mains supply cord without marking.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0906/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - Happy New Year
 
Brand: K
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2552 100L/LED
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the cable inlets have sharp edges and thus the cable may get damaged,


- there is no effective protection against twisting and pulling,


- there is no cord anchorage,


- the insulation of the LED terminals is insufficient,


- the cross-sectional area of the core of the cable is not sufficient.


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:  Lighting chain with 100 red LEDs and a flashing unit. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0896/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Desk lamps for children - Cloud/Fish/Ghost/Snowman
 
Brand: Prezent
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cloud: model 541, EAN 8586007085414, Fish: model 543, EAN 8586007085438, Ghost: model 550, EAN 8586007089320, Snowman: model 540, EAN 8586007085407.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock for children because they do not have a transformer to convert the voltage to a maximum level of 240V.

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

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

 
Description:  Desk lamps in the shapes of: fish, ghost, cloud and snowman.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0893/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Hand-held concrete vibrator - Hand Vibrator
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZN35
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because internal electrical parts are visible and are thus clearly accessible.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Hand-held electrically operated [200Volts] concrete vibrator.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0883/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler - Sebring Cabriolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles manufactured before 13 July 2007.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In certain circumstances, the doors may not be properly locked and could open leading to injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0884/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler - 300 C
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between 19 January and 12 March 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In certain circumstances, the wheel nuts may come loose and the wheel could come off.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0898/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Fire blanket - Couverture anti-feu / Blus Deken
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model K75
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because during use it may catch fire, burning the user or setting fire to the surroundings.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1869.
 

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

 
Description:  Fire blanket 1.2 × 1.2 m in red plastic packaging
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0899/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Fire blanket - Blusdeken
 
Brand: Bevaplast
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: 84506/n°596000301/8712175914069
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because during use it may catch fire, burning the user or setting fire to the surroundings.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1869.
 

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

 
Description:  Product intended to extinguish cooking oil fires, 1.10 x 1.10 m in red packaging.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0900/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Fire blanket - Branddeken, Couverture Anti-Feu
 
Brand: Somati
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  510/11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because during use it may catch fire, burning the user or setting fire to the surroundings.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1869.
 

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

 
Description:  Fire blanket: 1.1 x 1.1 m packaged in a plastic shell.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0873/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker
 
Brand: Baby Land - Lovely Angel.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: A5041 Walker;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 605545050418.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the locking mechanism can easily break and there is also a possibility of inadvertent dismantling or folding.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Babywalker for children from 6 to 12 months, mostly in yellow and blue colours. It is sold unassembled in a plastic bag (73 x 96 cm) inside a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0864/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll - Fashion Sportswear
 
Brand: Color baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  reference 21.852
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842218529
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's legs contain 1.3% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 9.1% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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 recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Fashion doll dressed in jeans and a white t-shirt, with plastic accessories (purple bag, pink shoes and blue and green necklaces). The set is displayed in a cardboard box with a transparent front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0866/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Quad bike with lights
 
Brand: POP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6212703 / E62
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking and a chemical risk because the battery compartment can be opened easily without the aid of a tool and without the need for two independent movements applied simultaneously.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  A blue, plastic quad bike measuring 15 cm with "POP" written on the chassis. There are lights on the wheels and button cell batteries in a compartment on the underside. Description of the packaging: a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0867/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask - Carnaval
 
Brand: ABG - Atosa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 73043
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259730439
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because, when exposed to a flame, the duration of the flaming is too long.

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:  Egyptian mummy mask with a blue and yellow striped cloth to be placed over the head like a bag. A label sewn to the mask with plastic thread reads as follows: CARNAVAL, Accessories, Atosa, ABG.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0879/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wrestling figures - World Championship Wrestling Figures
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LD 298B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.4% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 2.71% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 2.66% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Wrestling figures in a cardboard box decorated with pictures.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0880/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cuddly dog keyring
 
Brand: Vanok bvba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Keyring/dog 16781, EAN 5412619167817
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the ring can easily break and 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 cuddly toys in the form of dogs, each measuring around 10 cm. They each have a metal ring for carrying keys or attaching to a rucksack, etc.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0882/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic frog
 
Brand: Steybe für Kinder
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PT 001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because it contains 36% 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 withdrawal from the market by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic frog with interior light.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0885/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby's rattle
 
Brand: Sport Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8581939031171
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The toy poses a risk of injuries because of its shape and size.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby�s plastic, green and pink rattle in the shape of a hammer, which produces a sound due to a small ball placed in the top part of the hammer. Packed in plastic net bag closed with a plastic seal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0894/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Goldspyr - Nowa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NGEMM788, EAN 5900308162613.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes, which are small parts, can be easily detached from the toy 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 withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The toy is a fish made of soft material with plastic, glued eyes (dimension 16 mm). On the label sewn onto the toy there are markings as follows: CE mark, the names and addresses of distributors, pictogram and warning concerning age 0-3 restriction due to small parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0902/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pram for doll - Beautiful Pram
 
Brand: Tiachen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 7700-010, Batch code 69785141111, item no: C818120; EAN 4561234581834
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the locking device does not work and a child could trap a finger in the side of the frame,


- the ends of the tubes are not protected and sharp edges protrude.


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

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

 
Description:  Foldable pram for dolls, made of pink metal tubes, with plastic handles. The seat is of pink fabric with different pictures and the words "GOOD CIRCLE". The pram has a plastic locking device. Packed in transparent plastic bag with a colourful cardboard flap with markings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0905/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's mobile phones - detsky telefon
 
Brand: Wiky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. art. No: 113522, EAN code: 88590331135226 2. art. No: 113524, EAN code: 8590331135240
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The products pose a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is too high:


1. 92.8 dB,


2. 90.5 dB.


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

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

 
Description:  1. Children's plastic, silver mobile phone, the display has a picture of a football goal-keeper with a ball. 2. Children's plastic, silver-hinged mobile phone with blue keyboard, display with changing pictures of WIKY and a head of dog. The products are packed in blister packs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0907/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat
 
Brand: Tianxiang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9313
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains elements (letters) which entirely fit into the small parts cylinder and can be swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Puzzle made of colourful foam rubber consisting of removable letters of the alphabet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0908/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy
 
Brand: Step2
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  715700, 768400, 792300, 882900, 7923OR, 885700
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a pin attached to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen causing the handle to detach from the buggy.
 

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

 
Description:  Multi-coloured plastic ride-on car/buggy with pushing handle at rear. The buggies come in various colours including orange, red, blue, pink, and green. Buggies with plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this notification.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0869/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sandals
 
Brand: KiK - Biolife
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season: 110 Product group: 899 Order No: 79842 EAN code: 7984200899100000079
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.27 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

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

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

 
Description:  One pair of ladies` sandals with two straps and two metal buckles, beige uppers, inside of uppers coated with light beige plastic and partially lined with white textile.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0870/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Hiking shoes
 
Brand: Brütting
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 211019; EAN-Code: *EA4706608120100007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.14 (± 0.02) mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the brown suede (upper material); 0.15 (± 0.02) mg/kg in the black fabric of the insole; and 0.34 (± 0.02) mg/kg in the brown shoelaces.

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

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

 
Description:  One pair of men`s shoes, upper material brown suede, insole and lining made of black and grey fabric, outer sole with profile of black and grey elastomer, brown shoelaces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0871/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Nordic walking shoes - Nordic Walking
 
Brand: Brütting
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.1 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the desiccant bags contained in the shoebox and 0.33 (± 0.02) mg/kg in the black shoelaces.

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

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0872/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Gym shoes
 
Brand: Brütting/Lico
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 310020, EAN-Code: 45319414938
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.34 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the red inner lining fabric (direct contact with skin) of the shoes.

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

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

 
Description:  One pair of gym shoes, upper material white and silver imitation leather, with white and silver plastic or grey fabric applications; lining and insole made of red fabric; outer sole made of light-brown and blue elastomer; 3 Velcro strips per shoe, with red "LICO" stamp.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0874/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Clothing set (sweatshirt and trousers)
 
Brand: Gear Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  251B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  W09C109
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.


The product poses also a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Athletic set for boys consisting of blue trousers with a grey stripe at the side and a blue sweatshirt. The trousers have blue drawstrings in the waist area which have a length of 16 cm. The sweatshirt has blue drawstrings in the hood which have a length of 13 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0875/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Vision Touch
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: L-042 Shop Code: S10C021
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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:  White sweatshirt with green stripes and letters at the front side. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstrings of a length of 20 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0876/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Ativo Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: JJ-118 Shop Code: W09C406
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2800121188612
 
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:  Girls' sweatshirt intended for children of 4 years old, in violet colour with blue stripes and several words printed across its surface. The sweatshirt is designed with free-end drawstrings of a length of 13 cm in the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0877/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Miss Bellina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: XRA-400 Code: W09C484
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' trousers intended for children of 10 years old, in purple colour. The trousers are designed with free-end drawstrings in the waist area with a length of 21 cm. The waist is decorated with the word "dance".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0878/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' athletic trousers
 
Brand: IN-LINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: W98CO72B Code: CLASICC010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys- athletic trousers intended for children of 8 years old in blue colour, designed with free-end drawstrings in the waist area, the length of which is 22 cm. Composition: 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0887/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Clothing set (sweatshirt and trousers)
 
Brand: Ativo Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L - 580
 
Batch number / Barcode:  W09C395
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.


The product poses also a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Two-piece boys- athletic set in grey colour with violet stripes at both sides intended for 8 year old children. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstrings of a length of 27 cm and the trousers have drawstrings of a length of 18 cm. The sweatshirt is decorated with some words written in the chest area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0888/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Clothing set (sweatshirt and trousers)
 
Brand: Energy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C048
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SCHOOLC048
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.


The product poses also a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Children's athletic set intended for 6 year old children, consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers in grey colour. The sweatshirt is designed with free-end drawstrings in the hood and the trousers are designed with free-end drawstrings in the waist area. The length of the drawstrings in the hood is 32 cm and in the waist area is 17 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0889/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Queenz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: PLU 01012
 
Batch number / Barcode:  W09C069
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' pair of trousers intended for children of 12 years old, in grey colour. The trousers are designed with drawstrings in the waist area, the length of which is 26 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0890/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: IN-LINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: W98CO72A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Army green trouser intended for children up to 6 years old, designed with free-end drawstrings in the waist area the length of which is 34 cm. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age and treatment.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0891/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Ativo Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: PT - 468 Shop Code: W09C208 Manufacturer
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2800104688610
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls` trousers intended for children of 12 years old, in purple colour, designed with free-end drawstrings in the waist and lower area. At the waist there is a shape in the form of a heart. The length of drawstrings in the waist area is 21 cm and in the lower hem area is 14 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0892/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Clothing set (sweatshirt and trousers) - Football History club
 
Brand: Ativo Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: A - 053 Shop Code: W09C383 Manufacturer's
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2800180538618
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.


The product also poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of free-end drawstrings in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Children's two-piece athletic set consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers with light blue, grey and orange colours, intended for 6 year old children. The sweatshirt is designed with free-end drawstrings in the hood of length 23 cm and the trousers are designed with free-end drawstrings of length 20 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0897/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children`s clothing set - Princess Girl
 
Brand: Bouny Baby.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Princess Girl; Art. BR-8226.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area and at the lower edges of the trousers.

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 clothing set consisting of a t-shirt and a pair of trousers in white and yellow colours, intended for children of 6-9 months. The white and yellow t-shirt, with short sleeves, bears the words "Romantic girl". The yellow trousers have one drawstring at the waist and two drawstrings in the lower hems that are not attached to the garment. The drawstrings at the waist have free ends with 3-dimensional cylindrical pieces of plastic of various colours and knots.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0904/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women`s shoes
 
Brand: Ht Hengtai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style no 183-26
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the small pouches contain 11.4 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).


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

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

 
Description:  Outdoor shoes for women, black with high heels, decoration at the front. Packaging includes 2 small sachets of silica gel.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0881/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hand-washing paste - Gib her 88 hand-washing paste
 
Brand: Der Spezialist Walter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 40006200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it has a total bacteria count of 8.2 x 106 CFU/g of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
 

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

 
Description:  Colour-printed plastic tub with tab lid containing hand-washing paste.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0895/10       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp - Glow/Thomas Sandell 2008
 
Brand: Iittala Glow
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  64-2850-112048-7
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
The product poses:


- a chemical risk, because the wick-guard is totally loose and the filler cap on the oil container is not childproof. The filler opening does not require two independent movements in order to be opened, i.e. there is no bayonet joint. Therefore, the wick is easily accessible to children. Small children can put the wick in their mouths and ingest lamp oil which may prove to be fatal (lung damage);


- a risk of fire, because there is a risk of oil leakage due to a hole in the filler cap.


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

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

 
Description:  Oil lamp consisting of two separate parts, which are similar in shape. The metallic lower part is the oil container. Upper part (wick-guard) is made of glass.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Denmark, Norway

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Alert number: 0863/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set - Alargador De 3 Bases, 1.5 m, Alungatore 3 Prese
 
Brand: Bricman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code:1 /E 123 Ref.: 090996
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424906909960
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the earth contacts on the sides of the sockets can deform and fail to work properly;


- the holes in the sockets are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure between the pins of a fully inserted plug and the metallic contacts in the socket.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  1.5 m extension lead with three Schuko sockets. Packaged in a plastic bag with cardboard strip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0865/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Lampholder and mains adaptors
 
Brand: Famatel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Lampholder: model 301, 2. Adaptors: model 1203, 2. Adaptors: model 1213, 2. Adaptors: model 1401, 2. Adaptors: model 1403-E, 2. Adaptors: model 1405
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 8429760302025, 2. 842970111092, 2. 8429760211570, 2. 84297604611093 , 2. 8429780210610
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock and fire because:


1. Lampholder:


- Live parts are accessible while the lamp is being inserted.


- The dome of the lampholder unscrews without the use of a tool, leaving live parts accessible.


2. Adaptor:


- It is possible to insert a plug into a socket with a lower rating.


- It is possible to establish a connection between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible.


- The elasticity of the holes is not sufficient.


The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Metal lampholders. 2. White plastic mains adaptors.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0886/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric pump - Vibration Masking Electric Pump
 
Brand: Taifu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TVM60
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contact of the plug is not connected to the metal casing of the pump.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric pump with metal casing. Main components of the product: mains supply cord (VDE H03VVH2-F 2x0.5 mm2), plug (10/250~ + VDE). Technical parameters: 230-V ~ 50 Hz 280 W; class II; 1080 L/h.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0901/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Garden extension cord
 
Brand: Calex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  178388
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712879116714
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the diameter of the conductors in the cable is too small and the socket on the cable has no protection against water.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Green coloured extension cord for garden use, 250 Volt, 16 A, class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23

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Alert number: 0903/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension cord
 
Brand: Intra
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  16/250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- the dimensions of the sockets and the plug do not comply with the standard requirements and there is a possibility of the user touching live parts;


- in case of a defect in the basic insulation, accessible metal parts become accessible.


The product poses a risk of fire because the cross-sectional area of the core of the cable is not sufficient and the cable can overheat.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Extension cord set for 6 plugs with switch (10-16A/250V).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 23