Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 31 ( Published on: 06/08/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1171/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative branches
 
Brand: Festi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 1 100 000 467 663
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the imitation violet berries could be confused with real berries and swallowed by children.

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, recall from consumers and destruction of the stock. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Decorative branches for arrangements, 11-12 cm long, with violet berries.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1174/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Artificial strawberries
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  item no. v-194 ref: fgd 040194
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the imitation strawberries could be confused with real strawberries and swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Artificial strawberries in a cardboard punnet with transparent celluloid wrapping.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1175/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Patisserie-shaped candle
 
Brand: SIL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CD 2947/SIL PLC BO1/06 EN 87 PGUK
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it could be mistaken for a real blackberry tart: the artificial blackberries can be easily detached and could be swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Blackberry-scented candle in the form of a patisserie (blackberry tart).
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1170/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Ski boot sole pads / Ski boots - Quest / Quest Pro / Quest Pro Prebax
 
Brand: Salomon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns models that have metal inserts in order to make them compatible with "low-tech" ski touring bindings.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because in certain circumstances, when used with "low tech" ski touring bindings, the toe portion of the pad fails to fit securely to the binding, causing the binding to release unexpectedly and potentially causing the skier to fall.

One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns: 1. Sole pads for Salomon Quest ski touring boots, and 2. Quest ski touring boots supplied with the recalled sole pads. The sole pads have visible steel inserts intended to make them compatible with a specific type of ski touring binding, commonly referred to as a “low-tech binding". The products concerned were manufactured between October and December 2009.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1173/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle - B12 / B16 / S32
 
Brand: Felt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B12, B16 and S32. 2009 models.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the front forks can break. Seven incidents reported one involving minor injuries.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14781.
 

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

 
Description:  Triathlon bicycle with carbon frame and forks.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1155/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - XC90
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XC90 made in 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to possible leakage from the fuel hose which may lead to self-ignition in the area of the front right wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles with VIN numbers range: 0551239 – 0553207.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Bulgaria, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1165/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Focus
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  e13*2001/116*0157*04, e13*2001/116*0144*09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Corrosion of the control module of the radiator fan, can lead to overheating and cause the module and the surrounding cables and components to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned are: Focus 1.6L diesel, 4/5-door, manufactured between 1 January 2006 and 31 May 2006 and Focus 1.8L & 2.0L petrol, estate, manufactured between 1 January 2006 and 25 January 2007.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Lithuania

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Alert number: 1167/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Patrol
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles manufactured between 25 and 31 August 2001.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front passenger airbag could over-inflate if triggered in the event of a collision and, in extreme cases, the inflator housing could rupture, possibly projecting metal fragments.


One incident has been identified.
 

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

 
Description:  4x4 saloon car
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1168/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Legacy/Outback
 
Brand: Subaru
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2010 model, 2.5 with CVT automatic transmission
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The oil cooler hose may break due to a material defect, in which case oil could leak onto the exhaust manifold causing fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Finland, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Sweden

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Alert number: 1169/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Sprinter
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sprinter, types 903 and 906. The vehicles affected were manufactured between 10 August 2009 and 5 March 2010 and have Vehicle Identification Numbers ranging from WDB906 *** ** E022768 to E031632.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seat belts may not have been attached with the required tightening torque. This means that in the event of an accident, the restraining function of the seat belt cannot be fully guaranteed.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car / goods vehicle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1177/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflector
 
Brand: Mastermark
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number T6377A5V, Bar Code 6 430023 000543
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. Product fails to meet the requirements for retroreflective values for type 1 and therefore 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:  Flexible white rectangular reflector with Led light.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1178/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflectors
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Les armband - Bar Code 6 438159 014793 2. Reflective slap wrap - Bar Code 6 438159 014809
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. The results for retroreflection are so low (lower than values for type 2), that they can not be regarded as safe visibility accessories.

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

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

 
Description:  1. Yellow reflective wrap with Velcro and 4 Led lights 2. Orange-red reflective slap wrap
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1179/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflector
 
Brand: Mono Quick
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number: 06181 Smiley, EAN code 4 001074 000039
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. The product fails to meet the requirements for retroreflective values for type 2 and therefore 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: Voluntary recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Yellow reflective patch, can be iron or sewn to cloth. There is a sticker on the package stating text "Heijastava Reflex" and "Turvallisuutta pimeään" (Reflextive and Safety to the dark).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1149/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother chain
 
Brand: HEIMESS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 732210
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4011534322106
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries because babies' fingers can be entrapped in the chain.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a soother chain made up of several coloured beads with a white/grey ring. The packaging is a sheet of cardboard with the words “HEIMESS Made in Germany” and other text on the front. On the back is a sticker with the text “732210 Schnullerkette bunte Perlen Dummy chain coloured pearls. 1460208” and other information.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1150/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother chain
 
Brand: HEIMESS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 766700,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4011534667009 Ref.: 762510, barcode: 4011534625100 Ref: 765400, barcode: 4011534654009
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the chain can easily break producing small parts.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are three soother chains, all made of wood and with slightly different formats. The item with reference number 765400 consists of balls of different sizes and colours with a little bear in the centre, item 762510 consists of coloured balls and blocks painted to resemble the carriages of a train, and item 766700 consists of balls that are all the same size, some in two colours.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1151/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother chain
 
Brand: HEIMESS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 763530, reference 1525758 Model: 732190, reference 1524985 Model: 737300, reference 1498757
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the chain can easily break producing small parts.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are three soother chains, all made of wood and with slightly different formats. Model 763530 consists of coloured spherical beads and pieces shaped like stars and little bears, while models 732190 and 737300 consist of coloured spherical beads.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1153/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic gun with arrows - Piraten -Abenteuer
 
Brand: Island
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injures because the suction cups can be easily detached from the arrow and then, the maximum kinetic energy of the arrows can be exceeded (0.08 J for rigid projectiles without elastic impact tip).

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:  The product is a set of 1 black plastic gun, 1 target, 3 plastic arrows with suction caps, 1 eye patch with white skull and crossbones imprint. There is a warning on packaging: "not suitable for children under the age of three".
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1166/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy - Funny butterfly
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts, which fit into the small part cylinder, can come off easily and can be swallowed by children

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic butterfly (blue) with two wheels, coloured foil glued to the upper side, the wheels are joined together by wings, on each of which there are two balls. There is a warning on the packaging which reads "not suitable for children under three years".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1185/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby’s rattle - Shengyuan Funy
 
Brand: Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2108
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2009062601246
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because:


- the rattle can easily crack into small parts which could be swallowed,


- there are hard plastic edges that can cause cuts.


In addition, the rattle handle protrudes too much.


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 is packed in a clear plastic bag with a coloured label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1218/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play set
 
Brand: Mattel, Fisher Price
 
Name: Little People - Play ‘n Go Campsite
 
Type / number of model:  Product identification No. R6933. Affected component (Sonya Lee) identification No. R6935. Bar Code/CN: 0027084 84221 0.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking for children because it is possible that the Sonya Lee figure may break at the waist during play and release a small part (plastic washer) which could be placed in the mouth.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic tent-shaped ‘lunch box’ which contains a Sonya Lee figure. (Also contained in the box is a rabbit figure, camping chair, campfire, guitar and marshmallow stick.). Only Sonya Lee figures that bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around the neck are included in the recall.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Norway, Greece, Portugal

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Alert number: 1152/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Metal rivet buttons
 
Brand: Dill ® – World of Buttons
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code: 4008039000271; Colour: 30
 
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 rivet buttons is 0.86-0.91 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Rivet buttons with an upper and lower part. Packaging: Plastic tube
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1156/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Goloxy Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: MQ-831,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7501947315835
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  The sweatshirt is white with grey printed stripes, and has supplied with a zip-fastener and includes a hood with a drawstring. The front is decorated with a picture of a sailboat and inscription: NEW STYLE. The trousers are grey. Size: 98, 110, 116, 122, 128.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1157/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ sweatshirt
 
Brand: BABAHÁZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink babies’ sweatshirt with drawstring and knots in the hood. Inscription: „Girl” and an embroidered flower motif is on the front. Size: 68, 80, 86, 92.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1158/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  M-7603C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and because small decorative parts can be easily removed.


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:  Sweatshirt with zip fastener and hood, which includes a drawstring. Inscription on the front "Best", "Featuring" and "Girl" decorated with glitters. Size: 98.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1159/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  T-shirt for girls
 
Brand: GLO STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GPO-5716,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032757165
 
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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Long-sleeved tunic for girls with hood, which includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. A motif of a girl decorated with glitters is on the front. Size: 98-128.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1160/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Gold Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 6108809000,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 798643219464
 
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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The sweatshirt includes a hood with a drawstring and knots on the ends, inscription on the front: "SAILIE AWAQ XIUXIA FASHION". The waist part of the trousers includes a drawstring fixed in one point. Size: 86, 98.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1161/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Trousers for girls - Dolphin
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AR-8150
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 009111 081500
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because the ribbon in the waist area is not fixed at one point and the decorative rhinestones and toggles can be easily removed and ingested.


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 purple colour. The waist part of the trousers includes a ribbon with knots and toggles on the ends. Inscription: "Dolphin". The pockets are decorated with tiny rhinestones.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1162/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Skirt-trousers for children
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AR-8112
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2009111081128
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because drawstrings in the waist area are not fixed at one point and because small decorative parts can be easily removed.


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:  Trousers with skirt. A drawstring is used in the waist area. Inscriptions: "Sweet"; "Sweet Girl" and embroidered motif of a dancer. The pockets and the waist part are decorated with glitters. Colour: red, purple, pink. Size: 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1163/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Goloxy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MQ-078
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 501947 315835
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area and because the small decorative elements can be easily removed.


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:  The sweatshirt includes a zip-fastener and a hood. Inscription on the front: "SWEETLOV". An embroidered flower motif and also decoration from beads can be seen on the front. The pockets (both on the trousers and the sweatshirt) are decorated with strings and knots and beads. The waist part of the trousers includes a drawstring (inscription: "Rock Heart"). Size: 24 M, 30 M
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1164/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Trousers for girls
 
Brand: Goloxy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MQ-190
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 501947 315835
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area and because the small decorative elements can be easily removed.


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:  Pink trousers for girls with drawstring in the waist area. The pockets are decorated with tiny rhinestones and a motif of a cat. Size: 12 M, 18 M.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1172/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's outfit - Detska Moda
 
Brand: Donna-M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Outfit consisting of two parts - a blouse and a skirt - with cords in the neck area, with sewn sequins, height: 134 cm, 140 cm, 146 cm and 152 cm, composition: 100% polyester. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1176/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's boots
 
Brand: Spirit Carmen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SP25007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the inner lining leather contains 120 mg/kg 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 withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black coloured women's artificial high ankle boot.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1180/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-746
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots and toggles

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:  Children’s outfit consisting of two parts. The sweatshirt includes a hood with a drawstring, knots and plastic toggles. Inscription: Top Col. Size: 2
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1181/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Outfit for girls
 
Brand: AD Miring
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KT-950
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7453002698202
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and in the waist, which is not fixed in one point.


The products do 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:  Outfit for girls with hood and zip-fastener, consisting of 2 parts. Size: 98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128. Colour: pink, yellow
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1182/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ sweatshirt
 
Brand: AD Miring
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SY-58, bar code: 7005533304802
 
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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Babies’ sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood, zip-fastener and printed patterns. Size: 98.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1183/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ sweatshirt
 
Brand: YILISI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NY-B8811
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. As the decorative elements on the front can be easily removed and could be swallowed, there is also a risk of choking.


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:  Babies’ sweatshirt with hood (including a drawstring) and zip-fastener. There is glittering decoration ("Player") on the front. Size: 92
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1184/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: PLAYBACK Sportwear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: No. 14a
 
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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red children’s sweatshirt with white printed patterns and a hood, which includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 98, 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1186/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Diamond
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 333, barcode 3800824086504
 
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:  Children’s sweatshirt of brand Diamond, model 333, barcode 3800824086504, size 2 – 21 items, size 10 – 4 items, size 12 – 14 items. The children’s sweatshirts have been made of knitted fabrics with the following composition: 65% polyester and 35% cotton. Their colours are grey and beige, dark blue and orange and they have been supplied with functional cords in the hood area. They also have an inscription “HEAVY STEEL”.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1187/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s set
 
Brand: Diamond
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 63, barcode 3800824086306
 
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:  Children’s set of brand Diamond, which consists of two parts – a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers, model 63, barcode 3800824086306, size 4 – 2 items, size 10 – 5 items, size 12 – 2 items. The sets have been made of knitted fabrics with the following composition: 65% polyester and 35% cotton. The trousers are black and dark blue and have been supplied with cords in the waist area, which have not been fixed to the garment in one point and have not been secured against unravelling. They have free ends and their length exceeds 140 mm. The sweatshirts are grey and light blue with a printed pattern “FASHION 63”. They have a hood supplied with functional cords and other cords in the lower hem of the garment.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31

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Alert number: 1154/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Toothpaste - AloeICEgel
 
Brand: ZUCCARI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8026380702602 Date of expiration: 11.05.2012 Number of model: 19204
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains phytomenadione.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Toothpaste in 100 ml tube. Approximate size of tube 17.2 x 3.8 cm.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1148/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electrical soldering iron - Soldador
 
Brand: ITC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 8308611
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435269986116
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is no sufficient protection against accidental contact with the basic insulation and with the metal parts,

- it does not pass the voltage test between live parts and accessible parts,

- it does not provide sufficient degree of protection against humidity,

- it does not pass the voltage test between live parts and accessible parts,

- there is no base incorporated or supplied,

- there is no anchorage for the supply cable.

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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electrical soldering iron in a plastic blister packs. The cardboard label in the blister pack reads: ITC®, Soldador 35w CE made in china, ref 8308611 productos de confianza (products you can trust).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 31