Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 38 ( Published on: 24/09/2010)
Corrigendum
Notification 1237/10 from report 33 of 2010 has been removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the national authorities.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1416/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative cherries
 
Brand: MarHome
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 5200250 101754 and item: 10175 and 10 00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the product resembles cherries which fit into the small-parts cylinder. It can be expected that consumers, especially small children, may confuse it with food and place the imitation cherries in their mouths.

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

 
Description:  Plastic cherries with green stalks. The products are packed in transparent plastic boxes, each containing 70 items, with a label that has the inscription MarHome. There is also a label with some information in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1417/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters - Saaili / Whrh Bghhyrriy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products pose a risk of burns and fire 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Metal gas lighters with a nozzle for refilling. They have the form of cylindrical beer cans and are 6.2 cm high. In the lower part of the lighter there is a torch with 6 lights which can be activated by pressing a button located on one side. The products are packed in cardboard boxes, each containing 6 items.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1428/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Jeep Commander
 
Brand: Chrysler / Jeep
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Jeep Commander (XH) e4*2001/116*0095*05 to e4*2001/116*0095*12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
It is possible that the side airbags are not correctly positioned and that, in the event of an accident and under certain circumstances, the side airbags could open behind the B-pillar trim increasing the risk of injury for the occupant.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles from model years 2007-2010 without a sliding roof are affected.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Greece, Finland, Lithuania, Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1427/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Matches - Zünd-hölzer
 
Brand: Perkins House & Garden
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5138249
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because, when striking the matches, the match heads can break and hot or burning parts of the match head could land on the user or on surrounding objects.


One incident of damage to clothing and carpeting reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European EN 1783.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety matches; the box measures 50 mm x 35 mm x 13 mm; contents: 45 pieces.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1419/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child bicycle seat - Boodie
 
Brand: Cycletrack
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 5750007829412
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the plastic parts that attach the safety harness to the seat can break if a high force is applied. If the harness released there would be the possibility of the child falling.
 

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

 
Description:  Child seat in silver colour intended to be mounted on an adults bicycle. The seat has a black safety harness.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1423/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat - Puzzle Spiel Matte
 
Brand: Bieco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Puzzle mat/22-000777; EAN 4005544227773
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the it contains small parts (parts of the letters and figures ) which could 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 withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product is a foam puzzle mat with figures and letters. It comprises six parts. The maximum size of each part is 47 cm x 31 cm. The information printed on the packaging includes a CE marking, the supplier's address, a symbol showing that the toy must not be used by children under the age of three and a warning that it contains small parts that may cause choking.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1426/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Archery set - Super toxophily set
 
Brand: Kingsport/Archery
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Archery set, Article No 830.318
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight due to excessive laser output (4.8 mW which exceeds 1 mW).

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive or with the relevant European standards EN 60825 and EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Archery set with sucker-tipped arrows and bow with rubber string.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 1415/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for boys
 
Brand: Fxo By Fixoni
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: F22007, bar code: 5706453220075
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Sweatshirt for boys with stripes and hood. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Inscription on the front: "MOTOR CYCLE COMPANY". Size: 98-128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1418/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ sweatshirts
 
Brand: Cactus Clone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. model DISM-JF954, bar code 5998723189100; 2. model JPSW 903, bar code 5998723132731; 3. model DISM-JPSW 960, bar code 5998723189148; 4. model DISP-GPSW831, bar code 5998723185553.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hoods.

The products do 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:  Sweatshirts with zip fastener and hood for babies, decorated with various motifs. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: from 6/9months to 18/23 months.
Country of origin:  Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1420/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for boys
 
Brand: Explorer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BTOP-POL2305-C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Sweatshirt with hood for boys. Inscription on the front: "EXP". The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 110-128
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1421/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Wandeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: R-9468-TPL, bar code: 0010004023011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Sweatshirt with inscriptions on the front: "Classic", "e8". The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 104-128.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1422/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Huasheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A-143B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  598258167
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles.


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 with hood in various colours (light-blue, orange, pink). Inscription on the front: "Garments for Lord!" The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 104,110,122,128,134.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1424/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s trousers
 
Brand: Miss Grant
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article FW92110
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings at the waist area with free ends that protrude more than 140 mm.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s trousers in black with two drawstrings in the waist area. Black decorative elements hang from the waist area. Sizes: 6-12 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1425/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s cardigan
 
Brand: Lu Lu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article FW91851
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s cardigan in grey with 4 buttons, two pockets and a hood with two drawstrings in the neck area. Sizes: 4-6 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1430/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FT-18,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2007111010186
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood. Inscription on the front: Best. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 98
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1431/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ outfit
 
Brand: Cactus Clone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: JJOG9181, bar code: 5998723184167
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Babies’ outfit consisting of two parts with a bear figure on the front. The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 6/9 M, 9/12 M
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1432/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Gold Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: K-38, bar code: 6108860900088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Dark blue children’s outfit. The sweatshirt includes a hood with drawstring. Inscriptions on the front include: "Snall Gang", "Leacue Ataca" "London Falcon". Size: 2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1433/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfits
 
Brand: Ke Yi Qi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 1. K-908, 2. K-904
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hoods.

The products do 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:  1. Dark-blue children’s outfit. Inscription: "Fashion" and "Fashion SITE". The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 18 M. 2. Red children’s outfit with flower motif and inscription: "Luckly star". The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots on the ends.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1434/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Glo-Story Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GFY-4586, bar code: 5999032745865
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black children’s jacket with hood. The hood includes a drawstring. Size: 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1435/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Sancred Denim
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CUF1155M
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10026475
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood and of choking because the decorative stones are easily detached and could be put in the mouth and swallowed.


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 outfit consisting of two parts. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstring and metal toggles on the ends. The front and the back of the sweatshirt and also the trousers are decorated with tiny decorative stones. Size: 98-104.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1436/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for boys
 
Brand: Glo Story Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BPO-5947
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032759473
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Strangulation
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine 3,3'-dimethoxy benzidine (490 mg/kg) and a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.


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

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

 
Description:  Blue sweatshirt for boys with drawstring in the hood. Inscriptions on the front: "G-Story" "G-005". Size: 116
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1438/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ jacket
 
Brand: Yilisi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NY-B 9553
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles.


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:  Pink padded jacket for small children. The hood includes a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Inscription on the front: "DANCES". Size: 98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1439/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ jacket
 
Brand: Yilisi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NY-B 9556
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood. In addition, the plastic adjusting tabs on the elastic drawstring may case injuries to the eyes or face when fixing/releasing the drawstring.


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:  Blue padded jacket for babies. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic adjusting tabs on the ends. Size: 110
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1440/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Nice Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GL-072
 
Batch number / Barcode:  05966699853558
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood;


- injuries because the drawstring in the waist is not fixed at, at least, one point;


- choking because the decorative elements can be easily removed and thus could be swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of three parts. The sweatshirt has a hood with drawstring. The front part is decorated with a motif of the Eiffel tower and small decorative elements. The trousers also have a drawstring in the waist area. Size: 98.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1441/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Goloxy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: MQ 829, bar code: 7501947315835
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Light-blue outfit for children with a drawstring in the hood of the sweatshirt. Inscription: VIXEN SNOW. Size: 128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1429/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin cream - Olive Oil & Aloe Vera Skin Toning Cream
 
Brand: Tura
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P0208B09: Minimum durability: E0211
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.3 mg /100 g of methyldibromo glutaronitrile, the use of which is forbidden in the manufacturing and processing of any cosmetic product in the EU.

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

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

 
Description:  Skin cream, pale pink, perfumed, in a plastic tube, 50 g, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United Arab Emirates
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38

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Alert number: 1437/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Mascara
 
Brand: Carlo Di Roma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No 1204,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436002470831
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains N-nitrosodiethanolamine (3652 µg/kg) which is classified as a human carcinogen and prohibited 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:  Brown mascara. Clear bottle containing brown liquid with black screw cap with brush.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 38