Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 26 ( Published on: 02/07/2010)
Corrigenda
Notification 0959/09 of week 28 of 2009 has been changed into a "For information" notification following the discussion between the Member States on the risk assessment and has consequently been removed from the RAPEX website.

Notification 0925/07 of week 36 of 2007 has been updated (changes with regard to the model numbers).

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0975/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative branch
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 1390105
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the branch contains imitation fruit which may be confused with real berries (raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries). These berries become detached at 7 N, 14N and 20N and fit entirely inside the small parts cylinder. Therefore, they represent a safety risk to users, and in particular to children (suffocation, obstruction of digestive tract).

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Branch 14 cm long with imitation berries: raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1003/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bunch of grapes
 
Brand: Clayre & Eef
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6PL0003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses risk of choking because the individual grapes, which fit entirely in the small parts cylinder, can be easily detached. These imitation grapes therefore pose a choking hazard to small children who might ingest or inhale them.


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 withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Imitation bunch of grapes measuring approximately 23 cm.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1002/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer - FISHING
 
Brand: MUNCISA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 71502 Barcode 8435230715028.
 
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.

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

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

 
Description:  LED torch with a laser pointer. The packaging is a plastic blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0973/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night-Light
 
Brand: Scan Lamps
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2500081000; A7111
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock for children because it is child-appealing and the light source can be removed while the lamp is still connected to the mains, thus giving access to live parts.

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:  Night-light in the form of "Winnie the Pooh". 230V, 5W
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1009/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Grand Vitara 1,6 and Jimny
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to the weak material used to make the belt tensioner, there is a risk of loosing power steering assistance which could 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:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal

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Alert number: 0991/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Visibility accessory - Reflexer / Reflekser / Heijastimet
 
Brand: Biltema
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  32�503
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product does not provide the expected visibility for the user because the retroreflective values of the reflective surfaces are too low.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13356.
 

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

 
Description:  Reflective bands with Velcro and RFX-logo. Colour is neon yellow.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0997/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Barbecue glove - Grillvott
 
Brand: Coop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 4717687004066
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product can cause severe burns when using it because the coating on the glove melts when exposed to heat.

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Silver-coloured barbecue glove packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a paper tag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1012/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Sleeping bag for babies
 
Brand: Pippi design
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S 42552-083-579
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 098200 000126
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings and toggles in the neck area.


The product also poses a serious risk of suffocation when the drawstrings are closed.
 

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

 
Description:  Sleeping bag for newborn babies in white, pink and beige colour. The upper part includes a hood with a drawstring. The front of the bag is decorated with an image of a deer`s head and an embroidered inscription "Rudolfina".
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0972/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft lion - PELYO
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999553860481
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34 g/100 g of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the suction cup.

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

 
Description:  soft, stuffed toy - lion with a suction cup. Height: 30 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0974/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Lamb costume - Baby Cuties - Lamb
 
Brand: Widman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article code 67797, EAN code: 8 003558 274901
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached (particularly the left eye at 51N and the zip tag at 88N) and swallowed or inhaled 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 stop of sales and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Suit with hood for children aged 1-2 years in the form of a lamb.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 0976/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of games - Games Chest 4 in 1 (Spielekiste 4 in 1)
 
Brand: Lifetimes Games
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 85442, EAN 8711252854427
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 794.59 mg/kg formaldehyde.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicomponent set of four games (chess, draughts, mikado, dominos) in a wooden box measuring 17 cm x 17 cm x 3 cm with a sliding lid.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0977/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble set - �BUBBLE FUN�
 
Brand: Simba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 4006592794651
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the microbial count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria was 3.8×106 CFU/ml.

The solution also contains:

- Pseudomonas putida (opportunistic pathogen);

- Gram-negative bacteria, indicating the possible presence of enteric bacteria.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are containers for soap solution, made of smooth coloured plastic: red with a green cap, yellow with a red cap and green with a yellow cap. The caps have a dome-shaped top of clear plastic and have little spheres around them. Each item bears a dark blue label decorated with soap bubbles in a lighter blue. On the front there is the face of a blond child who is making bubbles by blowing on the end of a wand attached to a green cap, as well as the name of the article in red, yellow and orange lettering.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0979/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy - "Tante bolle Ciuf Ciuf"
 
Brand: RE.EL TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8001059006199
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the microbial count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria was 5.0×106 CFU/ml.

The solution also contains:

- Achromobacter xylosoxidans (opportunistic pathogen);

- Gram-negative bacteria, indicating the possible presence of enteric bacteria.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a red plastic train. The wheels (front ones smaller than the rear ones) are yellow, and the front of the train, the roof of the cabin, the cover of the boiler (which has yellow inserts) and the mechanism that moves the wheels are all blue. There is a working yellow light on the front of the train. Coloured stickers on the side are illustrated with pictures of soap bubbles and the words "Ciuf Ciuf" ("choo choo!") and "Tante Bolle" ("lots of bubbles"). Next to the boiler is a pin with a plastic ring on the end. The package containing the train also includes the container of soap solution, which is red with a white cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0980/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble set - "SUPER TOY BUBBLES"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 8004817069658, item number: 896-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the microbial count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria was 3.8×102 CFU/ml.

The solution also contains:

- Pasteurella pneumotropica/haemolytica;

- Shewanella algae/putrefaciens (opportunistic pathogens).
 

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

 
Description:  The products are containers for soap solution, made of smooth coloured plastic: orange with an orange cap, yellow with a purple cap and pink with a fuchsia cap. The caps have an unusual shape that incorporates a ring. Each article bears a yellow label with coloured stars over which the words �Super toy bubbles� are printed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0981/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy with shapes
 
Brand: HAPPINESS GROWUP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 27835
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break in small parts which can be swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  The product consists of a base into which fit different shapes in red, orange and green. It is accompanied by a yellow plastic hammer joined to the base by a pink cord. The product is packed in a cardboard box, the front of which carries a photograph of a very young child. The top of the box carries a photograph of the toy with some parts removed from the base.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0982/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats
 
Brand: Linea in
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EVA PUZZLE MAT Article 257748, bar code: 8019050257748
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of acetophenone, a substance classified by Directive 67/548/EEC as harmful if swallowed and irritating to eyes.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products by the authorities.

 
Description:  The plastic wrapping contains a set of rubber shapes of various colours forming a puzzle. These have the outlines of animals (such as foxes or squirrels) in various colours. A coloured illustration is contained inside the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0983/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun - Super Action
 
Brand: Taidi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TD-2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3B laser.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products by the authorities and recall from consumers initiated through the media.

 
Description:  Black plastic toy gun in a yellow box with TD-2007 written in silver colour along the top. The gun contains a built-in laser module which is initiated using a button near the trigger. The gun makes sounds and vibrates.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0986/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swing
 
Brand: Hörby bruk
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no. 76023
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the impact force is too high if the seat should hit a child on the head, and may result in concussion and severe head injuries.


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 manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Wooden swing for domestic use with a rectangular wooden seat suspended from two ropes.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark

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Alert number: 0987/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swing
 
Brand: Hörby bruk
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.no. 76022
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the impact force is too high if the seat should hit a child on the head, and may result in concussion and severe head injuries.


In addition, it is possible for a child to climb up the swing and to put a hand or a finger between the crossbeam and the suspended steel tubes while the swing is moving. This could lead to pinching, crushing or in worst cases amputation of a finger.


One incident reported.


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 manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  A green and red metal framed swing for domestic use with a yellow dual-seat and footrest, the means of suspension are steel pipes.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Finland, Denmark

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Alert number: 0995/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask
 
Brand: KIK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Saison: 209, WGR:912, Euftr: 3714600, EAN 37146009121000000149
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because a child can easily cover the head by the plastic bag containing the item.

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 distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Grey plastic mask with black spots and red triangles
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0996/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cat magnet
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 62621 - supplier reference IM1268
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries (digestive lesions) because small detachable parts (magnet) with a magnetic induction flux higher than 50 kG²mm² (73 kG²mm²) can be easily detached and 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: Other)

 
Description:  Resin cat with fabric legs holding a heart and with a magnet on its back.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 1000/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toy - Babytoys
 
Brand: Logitoys/Zig zag
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MQ08/GUE41 bar code 3 375 006 251 41
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because some parts of the plastic whale figures protrude too much, causing a risk of choking through regurgitation if put into the mouth.

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:  The toy comprises a pink plastic boat with three blue figures representing whales.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0988/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's garment set
 
Brand: Tingba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XRMT 64331
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6938073843313
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby's garment set. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Embroidered inscription on the front part: "ven ezl". The trousers also have a drawstring at the waist. Size: 86
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0989/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's Waistcoat and Blouse/Dress
 
Brand: Q&E
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because:


- the waistcoat and blouse have buttons that can be easily pulled off and the decorative elements on the upper can be easily removed. These small elements can be swallowed or inhaled by small children, which may cause choking.


- the polka dot dress has cords which are too long.


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:  1. Waistcoat & Blouse - Peach/ grey chequered waistcoat with jewelled embellishments attached; a white lace trimmed blouse. 2. Polka Dot Dress - White background with either pink/red spots, 2 jewels on bow at front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0990/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's garment set for girls
 
Brand: Tingba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XRMT 64205-N
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6938073842057
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby's garment set for girls. The hood includes a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles at the end. Embroidered inscription on the front part: "fashion". The trousers also have a drawstring in the waist with knots and plastic toggles. Size: 98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0992/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing sets
 
Brand: SUNPARTY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6605
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood 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 clothing sets - a jacket and a pair of trousers in grey colour. The jacket has a detachable hood with fastening elastics ended with stoppers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0993/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatsuits
 
Brand: RAMAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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:  The products are children�s sweatsuits consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers. They are intended for boys and girls up to 7 years of age, brand "RAMAN". The sweatshirt has a hood with functional cords whose ends are tied in a knot and have plastic stoppers. The sweatshirt is fastened with a zip. There are 2 pockets, sizes: from 1 to 5. On the front of the girls' sweatshirts there is an embroidered inscription "Gap Girl" and on the boys' sweatshirts there is another inscription: "MEXT" 82.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0998/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: FRIENDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 243734/243733 EAN 7340011368458/7340011368373
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons can easily be detached and could be swallowed by a child.
 

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

 
Description:  Two models of trousers for children size 56-86 with buttons.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 0999/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: "Happy Tree"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HR-2079
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and 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 jackets, Happy Tree brand, with a hood that has functional cords ending in metal toggles, with two pockets, sizes: 4, 6, 10 and 12. On the front there is an embroidered inscription "SUPERS" with attached sequins as well as other inscriptions: "Super Star" "Once Girl" and a printed picture of a girl. At the waist area there are functional cords for fixing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1001/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: Looking good
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C.15289 090900 EAN 2 099901 152893
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 192 mg/kg 3,3`-Dimethoxybenzidine (Limit value for prohibited azo dyes: 30 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black scarf with fringes at the ends (165 x 60 cm).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1004/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's Short Trousers
 
Brand: Cap Casuals
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CAP K ¾ 002006
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290625012631
 
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 and corrective actions by the importer ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's white three-quarter length trousers, intended for children up to 8 years old, with drawstrings in the waist area. 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 - 26

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Alert number: 1005/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Urchin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FH9054
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290625016202
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area that are extended below the hemline.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set consists of 3 pieces - a white sweatshirt with a zip in the middle, a white blouse and a violet trouser which is design with cords in the waist and the ankle area - intended for children up to 8 years old. The drawstrings are extended below the hemline of the trouser. On the labels is written: "URCHIN", the code, the barcode, the size, and the price.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1006/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's Trousers
 
Brand: Puzzle 3
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5202321369001 Model: BGSR7515
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that are extended below the lower hemline of the garment.

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

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

 
Description:  Trousers intended for children of 3 years old, in green colour, with the presence of drawstrings at the lower edge of the garment which are extended below the lower hemline. There is a label on the garment stating the model, barcode, composition, age and treatment. Made in E.U.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1007/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl`s Bikini
 
Brand: David Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8030524486754
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured bikini, for children up to 8 years old. The bikini has free-end halter neck cords. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age and treatment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1008/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl`s Bikini
 
Brand: Small Paul
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000000010281 Model: 0036-101003, L4429, art PF5138SO
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords � halter neck - with free ends on the top of the bikini.

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

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured bikini, for children up to 6 months old. The bikini has cords in the neck and chest area. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age and treatment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0984/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Colouring balm - Henna Color/Herbal Colouring Balm
 
Brand: Venita
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  i) Henna Color 12 Cherry (Visnia), 50 ml, b.c. 5902101710336,batch No. 9.11.521, ii) Henna Color 13 Wild Walnut (Lesnoj Orech), 50 ml, b.c. 5902101710343, batch No.9.11.541, iii) Henna Color 18 Black tulip (Cernyj Tiulpan), 50 ml, b.c.5902101710398, batch No. 9.10.477.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain the substance CI 11105 (INCI name - Basic Blue 41), which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are packed in brown packages containing a brown tube with the colouring balm -50 ml.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic, Poland

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Alert number: 0985/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Colouring cream - Perfect Color Intensive Creme Gold/Hair colour
 
Brand: Venita
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  i) 141 Bordo, b.c.5902101713405, batch No. 01.002/070; ii) 151 Krasnoje Derevo, b.c. 5902101713429, batch No. 01.021/070; iii) 003 Sverch-Svetlyj, b.c. 5902101713276, batch No.01.008/059; iv) B60 Pepelnyj Blondin, b.c. 5902101713306, batch No. 01.033/071; v) 200 Machagon, b.c. 5902101713467, 11.437/060; vi) Gold 100 Tiomnyj Ka�tan, b.c. 5902101713344, batch No. 11.449/060.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine and Hydroquinone, which are prohibited in cosmetic products by Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Colour cream packed in green packaging including a grey tube of colour cream - 50 ml, bottle with oxidative Emulsion - 50 ml, packaging of balm - 15 ml.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic, Poland

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Alert number: 0994/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger - International Travel Adaptor Kit
 
Brand: iLuv
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  i108, 6 392471 50218
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The adaptor poses a risk of electric shock because 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 and the relevant national standards BSEN 60950 and BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  USB AC/DC mains adaptor. Input: 100 - 240 V 50 / 60 Hz 22 W Output: 5 V DC 2 A with interchangeable pin types for USA and European Sockets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1010/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Washing machine / washer-extractor - Kitchen Linen
 
Brand: Miele
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PW 6055 (capacity 5.5 kg) and PW 6065 (capacity 6,5 kg). Products made from 30th November 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because hot water or foam may suddenly escape from the machine through the detergent dispenser drawer.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Washing machine / washer-extractor.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Slovenia, Greece, Portugal

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Alert number: 1011/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for laptops - H AC/DC Adaptor
 
Brand: Hipro Electronics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: PPP009H/Serial No: F3-W9820910
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate separation of the input and output circuits and the electric strength of the insulation is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  AC/DC charger for laptops and notepads
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1013/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for laptops - 19v AC/DC Adaptor
 
Brand: Surelaptop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SX-19Z3421
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate separation of the input and output circuits and the electric strength of the insulation is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  AC/DC charger for laptops and notepads.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1014/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for laptops - Universal AC Adaptor
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SCAC2004/CA047/70W
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the electric strength of the insulation is not sufficient and because the dimensions of the pins of the plug that is fitted do not meet the requirements.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Universal Laptop/Notepad Charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26

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Alert number: 1015/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Wireless Microphone Set
 
Brand: J-Mark
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JM-306
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

1. It has inadequate insulation.

2. The supply cord is inadequately sized and is not properly anchored.

3. The travel adaptor supplied to enable the product to be connected to a UK socket has socket contacts that are not protected by shutters and the pins are not of the required dimensions.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Product is a wireless microphone system most suitable for karaoke or supplementary equipment to portable loudspeakers. It includes 2 VHF microphones and a receiver box with 2 aerials attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 26