Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 35 ( Published on: 03/09/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1329/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Lip gloss - Sundae lip gloss
 
Brand: Shudehill
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ‘Lip gloss icecream sundae’ UK retailer item# 12014 / barcode 5036740160952
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the lids can be easily detached 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: Voluntarily withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Flip top plastic containers of lip gloss, finished to resemble small ‘ice cream sundaes’ i.e. ice cream in a serving glass. Retail packaging is a clear plastic tray of 24 units with a coloured cardboard header.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1333/10       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Horn - Party Air Horn
 
Brand: Grafix
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref no 25-0054; EAN code 5015934 354933
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the gas contains propane, isobutane and butane.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic horn with pressurised gas container. Packaged in a plastic bag with card and warning highly flammable.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1347/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty Lighter
 
Brand: Champ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children.

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

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the form of a toaster. Cream and silver body with a brown top that resemble slices of bread. Black ignition button.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1348/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty Lighter
 
Brand: Champ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighter that flashes a light when pressed to ignite. Light stays on as long as the ignition button is kept pressed. Silver and orange body.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1331/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Garden trimmer - Grass-Bush Trimmer
 
Brand: Gardeo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model GDCBT41, EAN code 5411074120344
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries during use because the blade guard does not have sufficient strength and fails to give the user adequate protection.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 11806.
 

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

 
Description:  Garden trimmer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1330/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Sun roof - Hollandia
 
Brand: Webasto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  700 (H700) and TSV 900 (H900). Manufactured from 1 January 2002 to 19 May 2009. H700: Serial numbers from 6000000 to 6396298 H900: Serial numbers unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to a defect in the adhesive seal which joins the glass panel of the sunroof to its metal frame, there is a possibility that the glass panel may detach from the frame.
 

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

 
Description:  Opening/sliding sunroof to be fitted in the roof of motor vehicles.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Greece, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1339/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic luggage cords / Bungee cords - 3 pc Stretch Cords
 
Brand: Boboriyong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. MCC 1025 5034567810258.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries to the user because the metal hooks can straighten out when they are under tension causing the elastic cords to recoil.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

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

 
Description:  Elastic cords with metal hooks on each end.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1349/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: Sof Mar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. W401
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a child could fall down steps whilst using it.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby walker with rocking function. The baby walker is plastic with a textile seat and a metal foldable construction which includes a tray for toys. There is a label attached with product brand, instructions and warnings. The product is available in two colours: blue and yellow. The product is packed in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1346/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat - Eva Puzzle Mats
 
Brand: Euro-One
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  code: YX-10-6, SE1021, EAN code: 8344102132132
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a serious risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales by the distributor. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Varicoloured foam puzzle floor mat made up of 6 building blocks, each block comprising 6 squares with detachable letters or digits. Packed in transparent foil with adhered label comprising a picture of a playing child.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: 1350/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter – Scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because fingers could get trapped and because the diameter of the handlebar ends is too small.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink-coloured scooter with red wheels. Marked "Scooter". The hand grips are covered with pink soft foam. The scooter is sold in a black cardboard box with a black and white photograph of a boy on the scooter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1131/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Bathing shoes
 
Brand: Playshoes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 4010952256031, Article No: 173910
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.7% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 4.5-4.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 21,1-21,2 of di-"isobutyl" phthalate.


The bathing shoes may be worn by a child on its naked feet during long hours (at the beach) in the hot sunshine. The child's feet would thus be in intense contact with the plastic of the shoes, and thus the child's exposure to phthalates could be very high.
 

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

 
Description:  Bathing sandals made out of soft, transparent plastic, with buckle, structured soles, shoe length: 15.5 cm, size: 22/23.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Estonia

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Alert number: 1341/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: GLO STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GPO-3847,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032738478
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstring 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 sweatshirt with green-white stripes, zip-fastener and a hood. The drawstring in the hood has knots on the ends. Size: 104.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1342/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: GLO STORY KIDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BPO-5313
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032753136
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstring in the hood.


The product also poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes which may release carcinogenic amines. The product releases 496 mg/kg of 3,3'-dimetoxi-benzidin.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and 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:  Dark blue sweatshirt with zip-fastener and hood. The hood includes a drawstring. Inscriptions: "52 GLO-STORY BOYS SINCE 1995" , GLO-STORY 1.9.9.5" Size: 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1343/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Grace
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999011548203
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the use of toggles and a drawstring 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 sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Inscription on the front: "French kisses". Size: 104/110.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1345/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's blouse - Girls Collection
 
Brand: Creem
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  81-1430
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area.


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

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

 
Description:  Girl's blouse with cords with free ends in the neck area. Height: 128 cm, 150 cm and 166 cm, composition: 95% cotton and 5% elastane. There is an inscription "Springtime" on the front. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 1328/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Cream gel for massage
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: 01 10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4607017940556
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains diethylene glycol (INCI - diethyleneglycol), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Cream Gel in tube of 46ml
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1332/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair colouring creams - Perfect Color Intensive Creme
 
Brand: Venita
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 001 Super rozjasniajacy blond naturalny; 2. 002 Super zesvetlujici svetly blond (Brightening golden blonde); 3. 003 Super zesvetlujici pastelovy blond (Brightening pastel blonde); 4. B10 Jasny blond; 5. B10 Svetly blond; 6. B20 Prirodní blond (Naturalny blond); 7. 70 Strední kastan (Sredni kasztan); 8. 75 Kavove hneda (Kawowy braz); 9. 80 Tmavy kastan; 10. 90 Cokoladovohneda; 11. 130 Burgund; 12. 131 Granatove jablko (Owoc granatu) + 131 new product packaging; 13. 141 Bordo; 14. 150 Rubin; 15. 160 Cerná visen (Ciemna wisnia); 16. 161 Visen; 17. 181 Baklazan; 18. 220 Cerný (Czarny) Each colour shade is in several batches with numbers of EAN.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the ingredients include 2-nitro-p-phenylenendiamine and hydroquinone which are prohibited in cosmetic hair dye products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair colour cream in 50 ml tubes with cardboard packaging. Click <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w35/2010-w35_5_pictures.pdf">here</a> to see all pictures.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1334/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - Nail Enamei
 
Brand: TMT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Color 40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.2 g/kg dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink nail polish. White lid with gold stripe. Volume 12 ml.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1335/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - Nail Polish BT
 
Brand: Beauty Treats
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Color 118 – Black, EAN 676768221188.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.3 g/kg benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Black nail polish with black lid. Volume approximately 56 fl.oz.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1336/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lipstick - 23 red-brown
 
Brand: BAOLISHI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 60.8 mg/kg of lead and 573.3 mg/kg of cadmium.

Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2 such as lead and its compounds and cadmium and its compounds are prohibited for use in cosmetic products.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the items found ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lipstick BAOLISHI in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1337/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lipstick - Lipstick BAOLISHI/JULINNA No 2 red, 3 pink, 4 red, 8 pink, 9 brown, 11 red and BAOLISHI No 70
 
Brand: BAOLISHI and BAOLISHI/JULINNA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain cadmium. Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2 such as cadmium and its compounds are prohibited for use in the cosmetic products.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and destruction of the items found ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lipstick BAOLISHI and BAOLISHI/JULINNA in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1340/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish - Nail Polisch
 
Brand: Opoola
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Color 6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.0 g/kg bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow nail polish in 8.5 ml glass bottle, with glitter, silver lid. Volume 8.5 ml.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1338/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: Enjoy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: TCNOK4 (AC-4)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the distances between the primary and secondary parts are not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Travel charger for mobile phone.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35

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Alert number: 1344/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Indoor amplified antenna - TV Indoor Antenna
 
Brand: EDC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item ref.: 3-0180 Bar code: 8 716176 301804
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the level of insulation between the primary and secondary parts of the transformer is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Indoor amplified antenna consisting of a base surmounted by a foldable panel, two telescopic antennas and one circular antenna; potentiometer. CE mark, voltage 230V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 35