Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 29 ( Published on: 23/07/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1101/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: 1. Dove (chocolate bar), 2. DONG FANG HONG (pack of chewing gum)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  (chewing gum not available), 20181219Y43/20081218A (chocolate)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 912 008 577719 (chocolate), 6962 8801 (chewing gum)
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children, especially those under 51 months of age.


The product does not comply with Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Lighter in a form of a chocolate bar; filled with gas; can be easily activated by a lever. Dimensions: length 70mm, width: 27mm, thickness: 13mm; 2. Lighter in a form of a pack of chewing gum; filled with gas; can be easily activated by a lever. Dimensions: length 75mm, width: 20mm, thickness: 11mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 1114/10       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain - 100 Mini Lights
 
Brand: KSD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 090691
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711277496916. Only products with the batch code 2009 03 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical contacts can be easily pushed out.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Light chain with 100 lamps, 230 V, 50 Hz, 32 W, Class II, IP20, in carton box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy, Slovenia

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Alert number: 1094/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night Light
 
Brand: PET
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BNL-48
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock for children because it is child-appealing. It is possible to change the lamp or gain access to the internal live parts whilst the mains socket-mounted nightlight is connected to the power supply.

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:  Night lamp with a yellow cover decorated with moons, stars and Christmas tree shapes. The rest of the body is white. Has a switch at the bottom to turn it on and off.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1090/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Alfa Romeo 147
 
Brand: Alfa Romeo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 190, EC type approval: e3*98/14*0070
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the formation of a tear in the side of the tyre which can lead to a loss of pressure in the tyre and in consequence to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between July 2007 and January 2010, fitted with the Pirelli Zero Nero 215/40 ZR18 89W tyres. The VINs of the affected vehicles are: ZAR93700003397789 - ZAR93700003465637 and ZAR93700005257483 - ZAR93700005270696.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Portugal

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Alert number: 1100/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Transporter
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Transporter T5 GP; Type: 7E
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the bonnet lock may not have been fastened with the specified tightening torque. If the bonnet lock is not correctly tightened, the bolts may become loose. As a result, the bonnet may suddenly open when driving.
 

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

 
Description:  Model year: 2010 (produced from 02.11.2009 to 10.11.2009). VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w29/2010-w29_14-vins.pdf" target="_blank">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Hungary, Greece, Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1102/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - Kawasaki Z1000
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models ZR1000DAF/DAS, (Z1000) and ZR1000EAF (Z1000 ABS)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries the position of the brake hose allows it to move up and down through a guide attached to the front fender as the front suspension moves. On some of the affected units, as the left front brake hose moves up and down through the guide under hard braking, a section of the hose can come into contact with the still-rotating brake disc. This might result in leakage of the brake fluid, diminishing the effectiveness of the front brake system and leading to a risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers: 1. ZR1000DAF/DAS - JKAZRT00DDA000096 to JKAZRT00DDA010442; 2. ZR1000EAF - JKAZRT00DEA002687 to JKAZRT00DEA010446.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Poland, Finland, Bulgaria, Hungary, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 1106/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - BMW 1 Series Cabrio (US model) and BMW 1 Series Coupé (US model).
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type corresponds to 182 and 1C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the clearance between the front seatbelt retractor and the sound insulation is too small. In a crash of sufficient severity, with deployment of the front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load-limiter it is possible in very exceptional cases that the sound insulation around the front seatbelt retractor could ignite.
 

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

 
Description:  US vehicles manufactured between December 2007 (series launch) and May 2010. Vehicles with a European type-approval are not affected. The US vehicles were sold to members of the US military within Europe.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Greece

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Alert number: 1107/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Altea and Toledo
 
Brand: SEAT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Altea and Toledo with diesel engine and without stationary heating.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the earthing wire for the electric heating element of the additional air heating can be incorrectly screwed into place. An incorrectly secured earthing wire may cause overheating (the wire overheats in the cable connection area) and, in the worst-case scenario, it may set the vehicle on fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars manufactured between 1 December 2006 and 21 December 2007. The chassis numbers (VINs) concerned are in the following ranges: VSS ZZZ 5PZ7R023900 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ7R077059 VSS ZZZ 5PZ7Z 000231 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ7Z 000233 VSS ZZZ 5PZ8R 000021 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ8R 043888 VSS ZZZ 5PZ8Z 000001 to VSS ZZZ 5PZ8Z 000132
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Hungary, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1109/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflector
 
Brand: Fjällräven
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  This information is not available.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. The results for retroreflection are so low, that it can not be regarded as a safe visibility accessory.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Information to consumers by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Information to consumers by the importer.

 
Description:  Slap wrap reflector. Products were given to consumers free of charge.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 1112/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bed guard
 
Brand: Mamas & Papas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sold Under Argos Catalogue Number 376/4116
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because when a single-sided bed guard is installed in position in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, the gap between the mattress and the bed guard is too wide. Therefore children can suffer injuries from falling and due to an entrapment hazard.

Incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Fabric Coated Metal Bedrail.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1115/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker - Baby Mix baby walker
 
Brand: Alexis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Roane baby walker
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because when pushed over an edge, it does not come to a halt. Furthermore, the product is not equipped with any device that would prevent a fall down stairs.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  baby walker
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1087/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Pink Panther
 
Brand: Jemini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups on the hands of the toy can be easily detached and put in the mouth by children (they pass entirely through Template E).

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 the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft toy in the form of the Pink Panther character.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1088/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll - Angel doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Angel doll - reference 8926 (No bar code)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains:

- 17% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the face, 6% in the arms and legs and 8% in the shoes;

- 11% of di-"iso-nonyl" phthalate (DINP) in the arms and legs and 8% in the shoes.

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

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

 
Description:  Jointed plastic doll, approximately 28 cm long, with blond hair including one red lock, dressed in a check shirt, yellow pants and red shoes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1103/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubbles - Bubble toy 3 pcs set
 
Brand: Bubbles Jianhui TM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SSP247326 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
These products pose a microbiological risk because the liquid inside the toys contains significant amounts of aerobic microbes.
 

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

 
Description:  3 plastic bottles (115 ml) in different colours containing liquid packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1111/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mini-quad - Dirt Quad
 
Brand: Razor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  24 V RAZOR
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- the braking system is incomplete (does not have a locking brake in braking position);

- there are sharp edges on the disc brake;

- the suspension system is non compliant, as the gap between two consecutive spirals of the spring is too wide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Mini-quad
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1117/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set - Police of Sets
 
Brand: Junye
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy set which consisting of a police badge, a radio, a water bottle, a pair of binoculars and a toy gun which fires darts with suction cups as the impact surface.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1118/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set
 
Brand: Junye
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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

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

 
Description:  The sample was a toy set which consisted of a pair of handcuffs and a toy gun which fired darts with suction cups as the impact surface.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1119/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys - Stickymix i/c
 
Brand: Gamaco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because:

- the yellow toy contains 51.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), and 12.2% by mass of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

- the brown toy contains 52.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 12.4% by mass of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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

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

 
Description:  The toy is sold in a semi-transparent ball in a vending machine. The ball contains two soft snakelike figures, one brown, another yellow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1120/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set - The Super Weapon
 
Brand: Junye
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the suction cups of the darts can be easily detached and put into the mouth.

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

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

 
Description:  The sample was a toy set which consisted of a police certificate, a radio, a small dartboard style target and two toy guns which fired darts with suction cups as the impact surface.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1121/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic rattle - 4 pc Magnetic Rattlesnake Eggs
 
Brand: MIE Ltd
 
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Four magnets in a blister pack with a black insert card and green detailing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1091/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby jacket
 
Brand: Leo-poldi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  013100080,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999016100789
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  pink, orange and light-blue quilted jacket with hood and knots on its ends. Size: 62-68, 98-104 and 74-80.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1092/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Trousers for girls
 
Brand: GRACE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WT9316,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999011593166
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of 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 recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  trousers for girls in pink and violet with pockets decorated with small stars. There is a drawstring in the waist area with knots and toggles on the ends. Size: 116-140
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1093/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for girls
 
Brand: YILISI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NY-B8811
 
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:  Green sweatshirt for girls with zip-fastener and hood. The hood includes a drawstring. The word "Player" is inscribed on the front and is decorated with glitter. Size: 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1095/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: GRACE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WT9083
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999011590837
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstring in the waist area. Furthermore the sequins pose a risk of choking since they can be easily removed and children can inhale or ingest them.


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 trousers are decorated with sequins and an inscription ("Sport"). The waist part of the trousers includes a drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. Colour: violet, grey, pink. Size: 98-104.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1096/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children`s trousers
 
Brand: OneWay
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9402,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998399394020
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury due to the presence of drawstring 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:  Children`s trousers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1097/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's track suit
 
Brand: AD MIRING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KT-961
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7453002698202
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist area.


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The product releases 291 mg/kg of dimethoxy-benzidine.


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

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

 
Description:  Blue track suit consisting of two parts for boys. The upper part includes a hood with drawstring. The waist part of the trousers is supplied with an unfixed drawstring. Inscription: "FBX STRONGESTTHREAD PMENT RIENHS". Size: 110
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1098/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for boys
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N-8676C,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 58258168
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Blue sweatshirt with zip fastener and a hood with drawstring. Plastic toggles are tied to the ends of the drawstring. Inscriptions on the front side: "FELDS" "LEISURETON" and the head of a lion. Size: 98
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1099/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt
 
Brand: GLO STORY KIDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BPO-5948,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  599932759480
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red sweatshirt with zip fastener and a hood with a drawstring with knotted ends. Inscription: "GLO * STORY*" "053" Size: 98-128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1108/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby`s camisoles
 
Brand: Vis Vitalis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sizes: 22 code 610410, 24 code 610422, 24 code 610411, 26 code 610423 /
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 000000 021775/ and 26 code 610412.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of cords in the waist area.

The product does no comply 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:  Baby`s camisoles of brand Vis Vitalis, designed, produced and supplied with textile cords in the waist area that are intended to be tied at the sides. On the front there is a glued-on picture of a teddy bear's head with the inscription: "Vis Vitalis". Category of consumers - children aged 0-36 months. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1110/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shoes
 
Brand: 'XJH'
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's shoes, pink coloured, with upper and lining made of artificial materials. The sole is made of thermo rubber and has a wedge heel. There are two straps with a common buckle in the form of a ribbon with a bead; and a sewn band in the area of the toes on which there is an attached plastic figure of a kitten's head with eyes and mouth made of beads. On the insole there is an inscription: 'XJH'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1104/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Henna hand paint - "Elruha Export Quality Heena"
 
Brand: Elruha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Printed on the label: Ko 56522, L-NU-L, MC:841200; 28.04.2010, Verda 20, L-NU-00049-10-baa, Henna Handfärbemittel [hand paint], 10-0056209-001-01, AGF305
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains 2.6 x 106 CFU/g of Pantoea agglomerans, which can cause sepsis and infection of the uric tract. - Also Bacillus firmus is present.
 

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

 
Description:  Green plastic bag, multicoloured print, with strap; on the inside, clear heat-sealed plastic bag.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1105/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Bath gel
 
Brand: Soapland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 4 014531 966359; Batch No: DB 090210
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated with more than 107 CFU/g of Burkholderia cepacia which can cause infection for people with cystic fibrosis or a weakened immune system.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the remaining stocks ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Bath gel contained in a 45ml PVC bag in the shape of a parrot.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1089/10       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Sky lantern - Himmelslaterne
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4 005558 000416 Art. No. 100045
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because sky lanterns are flying balloons with a burner inside to generate hot air. When the lantern is in the air, it is not possible to predict its direction. It is then very difficult or impossible to avoid the lantern coming into contact with flammable material, e.g. dry vegetation or buildings.
 

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

 
Description:  Red/white sky lantern in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29

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Alert number: 1116/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: BCB-15 Bar code: 6419943427999
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the hazardous live parts of the fuse holder and the mains fuse become accessible, either during insertion or removal of the fuse or after the fuse has been removed.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Battery charger for vehicle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 29