Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 28 ( Published on: 16/07/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1070/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night lamp
 
Brand: Neon Nite Lite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NNL-34,NNL-35,NNL-36
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock for children because they are child-appealing. They are not fitted with a fuse so there is no overcurrent protection.

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

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

 
Description:  NNL-34 night lamp with external cover in the shape of a lion. NNL-35 night lamp with external cover in the shape of penguin. NNL-36 night lamp with external cover in the shape of a Dalmatian dog.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1072/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: King Avon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FACTORY CODE YL-2606, Model BB/NL101, Barcode 5017403040200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it does not have any provision for overcurrent protection and the adaptor has inadequately sized pins. As a result the socket can overheat and the mechanical connections between the base and the cover of the adaptor can suffer undue strain when inserting into, or removing from, a socket.

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

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

 
Description:  Night light with automatic sensor, ideal for dark halls and children`s rooms, with free extra bulbs.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1073/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Neon Night Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock for children because they are child-appealing. They are not fitted with a fuse hence there is no overcurrent protection.

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 and recall from consumers by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plug in night lamps with images that are child appealing. Three types found: 1. Moon and stars 2. Christmas bells 3. Gorilla and monkey drawings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1078/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Neon Night Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NNL-3R
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock for children because they are child-appealing. They are not fitted with a fuse so there is no overcurrent protection.

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

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

 
Description:  Circular night lamp with a smiley face design on the cover. The cover is coloured yellow on the front with the smiley face in black. Transparent outer ring that can revolve. The rest of the body is white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1079/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Neon Night Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock for children because they are child-appealing. They are not fitted with a fuse so there is no overcurrent protection.

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

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

 
Description:  Yellow night light with a black smiley face design on the front. Two pin plug with no fuse.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1084/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Robotic lawnmower
 
Brand: Indream A/S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9600XL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because:


- the enclosure for the cutting mechanism does not extend below the cutting plane resulting in risk of objects being fired out and of body parts coming into contact with the cutting mechanism;


- it is possible for a person to raise the machine horizontally from its normal working position and hence get access to the rotating blades, or to lift the machine at one side (tilting it by more than 30 degrees) without the cutting mechanism stopping. Therefore, there is a risk of amputation of fingers, cuts and skin lesions;


- the time it takes for the cutting mechanism to stop is measured at 4-5 seconds which is not in accordance with the standard and is not considered sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive, the relevant European standard EN 836 or ISO EN 13850.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales by the retailer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  original manufacturers type designation: TC-G158 Robotic lawnmower
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: 1085/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Robotic lawnmower
 
Brand: Indream A/S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9800XL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries because:


- the enclosure for the cutting mechanism does not extend below the cutting plane resulting in risk of objects being fired out and the possibility of body parts coming into contact with the cutting mechanism;


- it is possible for a person to raise the machine horizontally from its normal working position and hence get access to the rotating blades or to lift the machine at one sides (tilting it by more than 30 degrees) without the cutting mechanism stopping. Therefore, there is a risk of amputation of fingers, cuts and skin lesions:


- the time it takes for the cutting mechanism to stop is measured at 4-5 seconds which is not in accordance with the standard and is not considered sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive, the relevant European standard EN 836 or ISO EN 13850.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales by the retailer.Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  original manufacturers type designation: Gardener Robotic lawnmower
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1062/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda Civic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ES4, model year 2001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because in some vehicles the passengers� airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure if the airbag deploys in an impact. The increased internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture and metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, possibly causing an injury to vehicle occupants.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns certain Civic 4 doors. VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w28/2010-w28_5-vin.pdf" target="_blank">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1065/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mitsubishi Truck
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L200 (KB)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the upper ball joint mounting bolts may not be tightened to the sufficient tightening torque to endure an external impact. This could cause the mounting bolts to start loosening in use and the ball joint to be detached resulting in the vehicle being unable to be driven.
 

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

 
Description:  VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w28/2010-w28_8-vin.pdf" target="_blank">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, Lithuania

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Alert number: 1074/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - G650 Xcountry, Xchallenge, Xmoto
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type E65X, EC type-approval e11*2002/24*0500. This concerns motorcycles manufactured between 2006 and 2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because on the affected vehicles, the roller for the chain guide may not be strong enough, which may cause the roller to break and, in extreme cases, the chain or wheel to lock.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1082/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: BMW R1200
 
Type / number of model:  R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200R, R1200ST, R1200RT and R1200GT made in 2006-2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to brake fluid leakage. The failure may lead to lack of front brakes and in consequence to the road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w28/2010-w28_25-vin.pdf" target="_blank">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, The Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 1083/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Civic and Stream
 
Type / number of model:  Civic 4dr (HTR, Sss) and 2 dr (HAM-ELP); Stream (Css). Year: 2001 and 2002.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because some airbag inflators may have been assembled with insufficient propellant components which, over a period of time, can result in the propellant being broken into small pieces, thus increasing its surface area. During airbag deployment, this increased surface area of propellant can cause an excessive inflator pressure. If the inflator pressure is too high the inflator case may rupture and metal fragments can pass through the airbag cushion material.
 

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

 
Description:  VINs are available in the attached document - <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w28/2010-w28_26-list.pdf" target="_blank">Details</a>.
Country of origin:  Japan, Turkey, United States
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1069/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby book - Baby�s first book - boys edition cloth book
 
Brand: Usborne
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch 1 - On stitched-in tag within book (no batch number present). Batch 2 - On packaging code JFMAMJJ SOND/09 90594 and on stitched-in tag within book (90594).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the shiny green spot material of the dinosaur on the fifth page can be easily removed and swallowed.

Incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  A soft filled textile book with various flaps and accessories with cover in blue and green stripes stating �Usborne Baby�s first book�. Wrapped in plastic sleeve with Velcro fastening coloured blue and purple stating �Usborne Baby�s first book�. ISBN: 9780746087930
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 1071/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and Arrow Set - Marbel
 
Brand: ELTEH LTD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ELT-55302B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking , because the suction cups can be easily detached from the arrows and from the foam darts (with force of less than 90N) and fit through the small balls/suction cups template. As children often put suction cups into their mouths to moisten the cups, there is a risk that the suction cup detaches in the mouth and poses a potential choking or asphyxiation hazard to a child, by blocking the airway;


- damage to sight, because it is possible to fire the arrows with the sucker ends detached. Without the sucker ends, the arrows would be classed as "rigid projectiles without resilient impact surfaces" and the kinetic energy of 0.83J and 0.81J exceeds the permitted maximum of 0.08J for rigid projectiles.


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

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

 
Description:  Blue Bow with Three Arrows. Wooden bow with three arrows, with red suction cups attached. The central section of the bow varies in colour (either red or blue).
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 1081/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Score Game 2 in 1 with target
 
Brand: Air Blaster
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WGP394038 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached from the arrows. As children often put suction cups into their mouths to moisten the cups, there is a risk that the suction cup detaches in the mouth and poses a potential choking or asphyxiation hazard to a child by blocking the airway.

The toy 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:  2 plastic guns, 12 foam plastic arrows with suction cups and a target packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1058/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies` shoes
 
Brand: Jolyne
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4033446 094407, Item No. 45720 599
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.53mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the insole, 0.5 mg/kg in the inner lining and 3.1 mg/kg in the silica gel.

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 importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cream/white ladies` mules with black plastic outer sole and heel (size 38), silica bag filled with transparent and white crystals.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1059/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies` shoes
 
Brand: Jolyne
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4033446 081254, 106180.3, silver, 37162 385
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.43mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the insole, 0.39 mg/kg in the straps and 4 mg/kg in the silica gel.

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 importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Women`s sandals with silver straps, brown leather outer sole and heel (size 36), insole silver at the front, the rest light-coloured leather, packaged in a labelled cardboard box containing a silica bag: transparent or beige crystals.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1060/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Gym shoes
 
Brand: Reebok
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Conjure II, size 38: 1. Shoebox (Reebok): EAN 713732280595 2. Sticker (shoe label): 2043513102753
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.2 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the blue fabric inner lining and 0.28 mg/kg in the in the blue fabric 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 stop of sales. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Gym shoes, size 38 (EUR), upper material white and silver patent leather, with blue plastic application; inner lining and insole in blue fabric; outer sole made of light-brown elastomer, coated partly in white; blue fabric laces.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1063/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby dress
 
Brand: SAREM baby
 
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 neck.

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

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

 
Description:  Babies� dresses of brand �SAREM baby�, whose skirt and sleeves are made of checked cotton material. They have a belt made of ribbon and a blouse made of red knitted fabric, with printed flowers and a decoration of beads. The blouse has functional cords in the neck area, which are intended to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1064/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby outfit
 
Brand: NIM BEBE COLLECTION
 
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 neck.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby outfit of brand "NIM BEBE COLLECTION" consisting of two parts: a pair of leggings made of white cotton knitted fabric and an attached skirt made of checked fabric, with a belt in the waist area and a blouse made of white cotton knitted fabric with sleeves made of checked fabric, with an appliquéd pattern of flowers and an embroidered inscription �Girl�. The blouse has functional cords in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1067/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby outfit
 
Brand: EGEMINIX GIRLS COLLECTION
 
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 neck.

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

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

 
Description:  Children�s outfit consisting of two parts: a skirt made of checked fabric with a belt made of cord and a short-sleeved blouse made of white fabric with a decoration of a flower sewn on. The blouse has functional cords in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1068/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby outfit
 
Brand: EGEMINIX GIRLS COLLECTION
 
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 neck.

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

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

 
Description:  Children�s outfit consisting of two parts: a skirt made of checked fabric with suspenders and a short-sleeved blouse made of white fabric and has functional cords in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1075/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Mule sandal shoes
 
Brand: Bio life
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4300175165723, Size: 44, Art. 48216-112
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25.0 mg/kg of

Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) in the silica gel.

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 withdrawal from the market by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Men`s mule sandals with two straps with Velcro fasteners, (size 44), blue upper material (similar to leather) with fabric interior, light beige leather insole with cork footbed and black plastic outer sole; silica bag included in the large packaging box. Printed on the label: 82 HSE 8255267 067
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1076/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men`s sport shoes
 
Brand: Original Newport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4300175 165723, 82, HSE 8255267 076, Original Newport by HLF, Size 41
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20.25 mg/kg of

Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) in the silica gel.

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 withdrawal from the market by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Men`s shoes (trainers) made of leather with grey horizontal straps, insole and inner lining made of black leather, with light fabric inner lining on the front area, black plastic outer sole; silica bag filled with white crystals in the shoebox.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1061/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical supply cord
 
Brand: Youzhi Dianxian
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the insulation cord can melt and catch fire due to the following contraventions:


- the supply cord does not include an earth protection conductor. - the size of the cross section of each conductor is 0.133 mm² (must be at least 0.75 mm²) ;


- the electrical resistance is different from what is required in the standard.


One accident reported.


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

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

 
Description:  White plastic body with three sockets for plugs and a red switch. The cord itself is 3 m long. The product is packed in a transparent polyethylene film. A blue and yellow label is attached to the polyethylene packaging with metal staples. Rated voltage (16 A/250 V).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 1066/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Halogen heater
 
Brand: Sanat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: NSB-C23, EAN code: 8586009785428
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it does not pass the heating and fire resistance tests.

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

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

 
Description:  Electrical halogen heater, grey-orange with circular base, marking on the product - Sanat®, NSB-C23, Rated Voltage: 220/240 V, Rated Frequency: 50 Hz, Power: 400/800/1200 W and CE. Packed in a violet-grey cardboard box with picture of the product and marking - Sanat®, Halogen heater, Made in China, texts in 6 languages and others.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1077/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED Nightlight
 
Brand: Mercury
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style PMS 2498. Model 429.886. Date Code 06/07/09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it does not have any overcurrent protection.

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: Other)

 
Description:  A compact, plug-in night light with LED illumination.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1080/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical supply cord
 
Brand: Makel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  300/500V
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the size of the cross section of each conductor is only 0.071 mm² (must be at least 0.75 mm²);


- the electrical resistance is different from what is required in the standard;


- the diameter of the plug terminals is 3.92 mm (minimum size of 4.74 mm).


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

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

 
Description:  White plastic body with three sockets for plugs. The product is packaged in a transparent polyethylene film. On the electrical extension cord there is the inscription "PVC Insulated Electric Wire". Used for 300/500V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28

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Alert number: 1086/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension cable
 
Brand: HENGPENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model HP-216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because the cross section of each conductor is too small and the electrical resistance is too high.


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

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

 
Description:  Extension cable, 2m, with plug and 4 movable sockets. Outer body in white plastic, blue sockets; transparent polyethylene packaging; red, green and blue label, attached to the polyethylene film packaging with metal staples (10/16 A - 250 V - 50 Hz).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 28