Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 27 ( Published on: 09/07/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1025/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Jel jewels
 
Brand: Transomnia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Alphabet set -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5020661065700. Model: 154839H.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the letters could be confused with food (appearance of being made from jelly) and fit wholly inside the small parts cylinder.

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 the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Transparent soft plastic letters held between two sheets of clear plastic. Sheets contained in a clear plastic bag sealed by use of a stapled cardboard header.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1055/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath salts
 
Brand: Fresh juice1. Bamboo & Kumquat2. Mango & Mandarin3. Papaya & Strawberry 4. Passion fruit & Lavender
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. barcode 482301591643, batch No 27 01 10, 2. barcode 482301591641, batch No 30 12 09, 3. barcode 482301591640, batch No 29 12 09, 4. barcode 482301591642, batch No 27 01 10
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Suffocation
 
The products pose a risk of choking, suffocation and a chemical risk because their packaging, size, marking, image, colour and appearance imitate food products. Consumers, especially children, may confuse and mistake these products with popular food products (candies, lollipops), taste and swallow them, which could cause suffocation and choking hazard.


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

 
Description:  Bath salt products with packaging, size (200 g), colour, appearance, image (fruit), labelling (inscriptions fresh juice, mango, mandarin, etc.) imitating popular food products (candies, lollipops).
Country of origin:  Ukraine
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1037/10       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Bean bag
 
Brand: Doomoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5 400653 999051
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it can easily ignite when the cover fabrics are exposed to a small flame such as a burning match.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS 5852.
 

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

 
Description:  Beanbag, for small children, beige in colour. Packaged in a clear plastic bag with Doomoo written on the side. The product has warnings and instructions.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1032/10       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Jewellery set
 
Brand: Fashion Accessory
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. HH103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the release of nickel which is a skin sensitiser. Rate of nickel release from the metallic parts (hooks and decorative balls) of earrings is 0.93-1.8 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A bracelet, a necklace and a pair of earrings consisting of violet plastic heart figures and metal parts, packed in set with plastic label. Also pink and red sets available.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1035/10       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Metal hairslide
 
Brand: Anabel Hair-Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 4101210227181
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the release of nickel which is a skin sensitiser: 17.2 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal slide, upper side set with semi-precious stones.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1049/10       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Non-stick saucepan
 
Brand: Saveur et Dégustation
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 906045
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3533419060459
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the plastic handle can become too hot, reaching a temperature of 94°C, and no indication is given in the information at the point of sale that the product should be used exclusively on gas or electric (spiral resistance) hot plates.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12983.
 

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

 
Description:  Non-stick saucepan with a diameter of 16 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1056/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Pump-spray detergent - NanoCover Floor Seal, Non-absorbent
 
Brand: NanoCover
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains trioxytridecafloursilane which should be classified as toxic by inhalation.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle with pump spray containing floor sealer for non-absorbent floors. The product is intended for surfaces such as granite, vinyl, linoleum, lacquered tiles, processed marble, epoxy and plastics and aims to protect floors against dirt, damp, wine stains etc.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1023/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp holder
 
Brand: Krang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: K21022, K21007, K21010 and K21037 Bar code: K21037:8435240706382 and K21010:10000000000045
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock because they can unscrew when the lamp is removed leaving live parts accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60238.
 

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

 
Description:  Various lamp holders models, individually packed in cellophane (K21037, white) or in cardboard boxes containing 50 pieces (K21010, black, and K21007, white) and 105 pieces (K21022, white). Description of the packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1026/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Nightlight - Electric nightlight
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Reference: 5967 - Batch number: CJ050730
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it can easily break, leaving live components accessible;

- live components are accessible when the bulb is replaced;

- the insulation resistance is not sufficient;

- it could be mistaken as a toy by children.

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:  White porcelain nightlight in the shape of a teapot
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1029/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Outlander
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CW8W. The recall concerns vehicles equipped with 2.0 DiD engine, produced from January through March 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A cable harness might be in contact with the anti-theft bracket and may eventually wear through and cause a short circuit. If the cable for the starter motor short circuited, the starter motor could start to run whilst the car was being driven and could result in the starter motor overheating.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria, Finland, The Netherlands, Lithuania

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Alert number: 1036/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - F4 1000
 
Brand: MV AGUSTA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles built from 10 February 2010 through 19 April 2010 are affected. VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w27/2010-w27_21-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The clips attaching the air filter frame may become disengaged during normal use, in which case the air filter frame may lift up allowing foreign material to by-pass the air filter. This foreign material could cause blockage of the throttle valve which could potentially lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1048/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - R12
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R1200GS Adventure, EC type approval e1*2002/24*0199. The vehicles in question were manufactured in the period between January 2006 and October 2007.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bolts on the front tank supports can loosen, causing the nuts to become detached and the bolts to slip inwards. As a result, a bolt could potentially touch the fork strut. This could limit the steering angle and, at low speed (e.g. manoeuvring), cause an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Hungary

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Alert number: 1051/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Kangoo II
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Affected vehicles were produced from 1 April 2009 to 24 April 2009; fabrication numbers: U057140 to U080278.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a possibility that a front brake pipe may become detached from a retaining clip possibly resulting in a loss of brake fluid from half of the braking circuit and a partial loss of braking efficiency.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Bulgaria, Ireland, Hungary, Finland, Greece, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 1057/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Lexus GS and LS
 
Brand: Lexus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GS450h, LS460, LS600h e LS600hL. Year: 2006 to 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because in the valve operating system of the engine, which contains multiple valves in each engine cylinder, there is a possibility that the strength of the valve spring may degrade, causing the spring to break. If one of the springs in the engine breaks, an abnormal noise and rough engine performance will be noticed. In the worst case, the engine could fail and stop suddenly while the vehicle is in motion.
 

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

 
Description:  Light Passenger Vehicle. VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w27/2010-w27_42-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Hungary, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Lithuania, Greece, Malta

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Alert number: 1033/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Sliders for doors and windows
 
Brand: Sigenia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models PSK, PSK-Z and HSK (manufactured between 1994 and 1996).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because there is the possibility that the plastic sliders may break and, if they do, the window or door elements could potentially fall out of their frames.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary warning to distributors and to consumers by the manufacturer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Sliders for sliding doors and windows that can be opened by both sliding and tilting. The sliders concerned were installed into sliding doors and windows by numerous manufacturers, mainly up until 1998.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1038/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Stepladder - 5 Step Steel Stepladder
 
Brand: SupaTool
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model Number: STSS5. Catalogue No. 870978.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5017193009784. Manufacturer`s model number is HS-L005.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient strength and the only means of opening restraint is the platform locking mechanism.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a lightweight five-step stepladder, suitable for domestic use, with a steel frame and aluminium treads. The platform is made from steel. It has blue plastic inserts at the end of each tread.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1052/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Visibility accessory - Multi-use Reflex Material DIY Patches
 
Brand: Senior Products
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number: SC-032, EAN code 6420616790425
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the reflective area of the reflectors is too small and the reflectors will give a false sense of security to the consumer when they are used as visibility accessories.

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

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

 
Description:  Package include reflective sticker material and model templates.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1016/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair - Mark
 
Brand: Ardek
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8310192 (B1060)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8852031033647
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the plastic tray mechanism can break resulting in small parts that could be swallowed by children.


In addition, there is also a risk that children´s fingers could become trapped in the tray mechanism.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden high chair with adjustable tray.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1017/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter - Trottinette
 
Brand: Cool speed
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2 references: 729000 and 729001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of gaps where the fingers of the child can get trapped, sharp edges, and the absence of a locking device. In addition the wheels and the handlebar ends are too small.

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

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

 
Description:  1. 729000: Child`s scooter, green with black wheels. Hand grips covered with green soft foam. Stickers showing dogs sitting on jumping balls. The scooter is sold in a black cardboard box with yellow flames. The box is marked "Trottinette" and "Cool Speed" 2. 729001: Child`s scooter, red with black wheels. Hand grips covered with red soft foam. Stickers with images of children on scooters. The scooter is sold in a black cardboard box with yellow flames. The box is marked "Trottinette" and "Cool Speed".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1018/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter - Trottinette
 
Brand: Cool speed
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  729002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of gaps where the fingers of the child can get trapped, sharp edges, and the absence of a locking device. In addition the handlebar ends are too small.

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

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

 
Description:  Aluminium-coloured scooter with red wheels. The hand grips are covered with blue soft foam. The product has stickers representing a little blonde girl.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1019/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter - Trottinette/Scooter
 
Brand: Cool speed
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  729004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of gaps where the fingers of the child can get trapped, sharp edges, and the absence of a locking device. The braking system is too harsh. In addition the front wheel is too small.

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

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

 
Description:  Metallic child`s scooter with transparent wheels. The hand grips are covered with black soft foam. Marked "Scooter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1021/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle - Best/Baby toys
 
Brand: CM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1/E123654 - No K5801
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because one of the balls can be easily detached from the rattle. The toy can easily break generating small parts that fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of five baby rattles: two in the shape of little animals, one in the shape of a foot, one with two smiling faces and the last one with two coloured balls. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing the words: BEST, baby toys. On a label appear the CE mark, 'Made in China', the symbol indicating that the toy is not recommended for children under the age of three and a choking hazard warning in English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1028/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children Costume
 
Brand: Tucano Hero
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Spiderman Size L (11-14 ages) Item No: 13834 L / Item No: 26047-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because it has functional cords that are intended to be tied at the back.


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

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

 
Description:  Children costume resembling "Spiderman", including jumpsuit and hood. This product may be counterfeit.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1039/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle - Baby rattle toy
 
Brand: M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CH-571
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts that fit into the small part cylinder and can be swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy has a plastic ring having three modules attached, of different colours: green, purple and yellow. The last module is cylindrical and contains some coloured small balls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1040/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of rattles
 
Brand: Novel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts that fit into the small part cylinder and can be swallowed by children.


In addition, the edge of the toy is sharp causing a risk of injuries.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy set includes four colourful toys with various shapes. Some of them emit musical sounds.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1041/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of rattles - Baby Sway Bell/Baby Shakes Bell
 
Brand: Belle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts that fit into the small part cylinder and can be swallowed by children.


In addition, the edge of the toy is sharp causing a risk of injuries.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy set includes four colourful toys with various shapes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1042/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble set - 'HELLO KITTY MINI STICK BUBBLES'
 
Brand: SANRIO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 8001478840930, article reference HDG 84093
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the microbial count of aerobic mesophilic bacteria is 2.6×104 CFU/ml.


The water-based solution also contains:


- Pseudomonas spp (P. fluorescens);


- Pseudomonas aeruginosa;


- Burkholderia cepacia (opportunistic pathogen);


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The product is a container of soap solution made of clear plastic. The cap is fuchsia and incorporates a disk with a picture of a winking Hello Kitty on a light blue background. The packaging containing the article is made of clear plastic and light pink cardboard decorated with stylised flowers within circles in different shades of pink.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1046/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pushchair - Toys
 
Brand: Trads
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 6254858500012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it collapses extremely easily, with the consequent risk of injuries due to entrapment between moving parts.

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

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

 
Description:  This is a pink folding dolls` pushchair individually packed in cardboard carrying the following information: TOYS, the importer`s details, the CE mark, the symbol indicating that it is forbidden for children under 3 years of age, that indicating that the product can be recycled and the statement Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1050/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnets - Noise Magnets
 
Brand: Sonic Sound
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets have a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG2mm2 and could cause an intestinal blockage if they were both 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 stop of sales. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Magnetic pods - two in a packet. Presented in red and yellow packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1020/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sandals - Bio point/Ladies` mules
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 6185; EAN-Code: 2028588002382
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the dark blue upper material and the black inner fabric lining (direct skin contact) of the straps contain 0.38 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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  One pair of ladies` mules with three straps and three metal buckles (size 38); dark blue plastic upper material with silver design, black fabric on inner side, inner and outer layers inseparable; cork footbed with beige leather insole; black, elastic plastic outer sole with grips.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1027/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children�s pyjamas set
 
Brand: I Monelli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 20715 TG4 Bar Code: 8001976207150
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of free ends shoulder straps.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  White and yellow pyjamas set intended for children up to 4 years old. The top piece of the pyjamas is designed with shoulder straps with free ends. On the labels is written: 'I Monelli', the code, the barcode, the size, and the price.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1031/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Fleece blanket - Fleecedecke
 
Brand: KiK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fleece blanket 130 x 170 cm, 100% Polyester, 2.99 euro, Season: 109, product group 922, order number 3417600, black.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The black thread releases 51.5 mg/kg of 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Blanket made from black fleece, edge hemmed with black thread, printed paper binding label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 1034/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket - Classic house
 
Brand: "B.L.W"
 
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 functional cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket for children up to 7 years of age, brand: 'B.L.W' CLASSIC HOUSE. The jacket has a hood with functional cords that end in plastic toggles. Fluff has been sewn to the edge of the hood as well as some glittering stripes made of artificial material, which are easily detachable. On the front there is an embroidered inscription: 'Happy'. On the bottom on the garment there are embroidered butterflies. The jackets are sold together with a scarf that has the inscription: 'Happy'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1043/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Suitcases and briefcases
 
Brand: NIJI 'CITY TIME'
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Various articles, codes: 1984; 1985; 767; 1993; 1980; 1982; W-319; 301-X
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.5 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachet.

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

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

 
Description:  1. Article 1984: Microfibre pilot case with wheels and telescopic handle, external side pockets, combination lock. Dimensions: 45 x 37 x 22 cm; 2. Article 1985: Microfibre pilot case, side pockets, combination lock. Dimensions: 45 x 37 x 20 cm; 3. Article 767: Large fabric pilot case with side-opening storage pocket, document holder, internal divider, black strap. Dimensions: 46 x 34 x 20 cm; 4. Article 1993: Microfibre and synthetic material trolley case with telescopic handle, roomy internal compartment, lock and key. Black. Dimensions: 45 x 37 x 21 cm; 5. Article 1980: Rolling pilot case of synthetic material with telescopic handle, internal compartment, front pocket with Velcro closure, mini side pocket, combination lock. Dimensions: 46 x 33 x 20 cm; 6. Article 1982: Large pilot case of synthetic material, internal divider, external pocket, combination lock. Dimensions: 46 x 31 x 21 cm; 7. Article W-319: Imitation leather briefcase, combination lock, synthetic interior, black. Dimensions: 45 x 32 x 9.5 cm; 8. Article 301-X: Imitation leather briefcase, expandable, synthetic interior, black and bordeaux, combination lock. Dimensions: 46 x 34 x 11 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1045/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls` clothing
 
Brand: Hope Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. BK9044 y BK9055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the decorations in the chest area, which are small parts, come off easily.
 

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

 
Description:  HOPE STAR brand matching outfits and dresses for small children (all sizes are for children under 3 years of age) Reference BK9044 one-piece dress with a little bear and flowers and the words Dance and Armony Sweet. Reference BK9055, two-piece pink T-shirt and trouser with little bears and the words Lovers Bear and Valentine Day on the T-shirt.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1053/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's dress
 
Brand: Polarn O. Pyret
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. 60052279, 60052276
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a long sash in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Red dress with white dots, sash in waste line intended to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Denmark, Norway

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Alert number: 1054/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket - Sports
 
Brand: Nini 2005
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-8120
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood of the jacket.

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 jacket, brand 'Sports', intended for children up to 7 years of age. It has a hood with fastening elastics ending with stoppers. Sizes: from 98 to 128. The textile label of the jacket contains the following inscription: "Nini 2005/98/104", and on the additionally attached paper label there is some information in English: "Nini 2005", model L-8120, and some information in composition 100% cotton.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1044/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up set - Set Trucco
 
Brand: Piccole Donne- Giocattoli Linea Paggio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code N 8032605819314; ARTICLE: N422-30365 81931; lot number: 20100310 B 515.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 13.23 mg/kg of nickel. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The article is sold in a pink cardboard box decorated with spirals in various shades of pink as well as in pistachio green; on the front of the box is a transparent plastic window revealing the fully open make-up set. At the top there is a fuchsia strip with the wording in colour 'Piccole Donne 'Il trucco per un look davvero alla moda!!'. On the left of the box, printed on the design of a white flower in a range of colours, are the words 'Il set trucco più speciale che ci sia!!'. The pink plastic set, which takes the form of a bivalve shell when closed, has a jewel decoration on the lid.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1022/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan heater - Heizlüfter
 
Brand: Techno Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: FH2100R; Serial No: MS 120; EAN 4049011003910
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because in case of operation with a reduced air supply the heating element does not switch off.

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

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

 
Description:  Fan heater with cool air function, two settings (1000 W and 2000 W), and toggle switch on base to cut off electricity if the appliance falls over.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 1024/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Gel curing UV lamp for fingernails - Manicure Gel Curing UV Lamp
 
Brand: Chery
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the supply cord is not sufficient and because the dimensions of the pins of the plug 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:  Gel curing UV lamp for fingernails.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27

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Alert number: 1047/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  12/230 V transformer - Transformateur 12/230 Volts
 
Brand: OUTIROR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 16900
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0000000169004
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation between high voltage parts and other parts is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  12/230 V, DC/AC, transformer intended to be used for operating household mains appliances via a car battery.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 27