Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 39 ( Published on: 01/10/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1455/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Candle-praline Kerze (3 shapes): EAN 4020837806947; 2. Candles-praline set (2 pieces) Le Chocolat Grand Chocolat scented candles: EAN 4020837909136; 3. Candles-praline set (4 pieces): EAN 4020837808309 4. Candles-praline set (6 pieces): EAN 4020837780636
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they can be mistaken for a foodstuff (cake) and detachable parts (for example a coffee bean, a walnut) can be swallowed.

The products do 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 and destruction of the products by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Candles having the form of a cake and a praline scent.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1459/10       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Chest of drawers - Milano
 
Brand: Stolwit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently stable and could fall over.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14749.
 

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

 
Description:  Chest of drawers. The body is made from laminate chipboard of dark apple tree wood colour. It has four drawers which are white on the front.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1444/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: “OO” HD MULTI-FUNCTION MINILASER LEVEL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HT-LL-03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a class 3 laser.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The articles are packaged in rectangular cardboard boxes that are blue and white in colour. Each laser levelling device comes with a black support and a small adjustable metal tripod. The devices are powered by penlight batteries and are switched on by pressing a small button on the top. The article resembles a silver-coloured parallelepiped on a slightly larger black base. On the side with the pointer is also a sort of label with a plus sign (+) and a minus sign (-). On one side of the article is a white sticker with black and yellow stripes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1451/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Neslte, Lighter Biscuit, Ginmiing and others
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 982009 08 1919
 
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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Novelty lighters – made of plastic, with a nozzle for refilling. The lighters are in the form of three-layer wafers – sizes 7.6 cm/ 3 cm/ 14 cm, with different inscriptions – Neslte, Lighter Biscuit, Ginmiing and others.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/1443/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch - "Big Power LED"
 
Brand: Yanuo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YN - 688
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the pins for recharging are un-insulated on their entire length and could be touched when they are inserted into a socket.

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

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable LED torch, black and red coloured. The torch is plugged directly into a mains socket for recharging. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1447/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Chainsaw - Pita Spalinowa
 
Brand: Go/On!
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GS-4500 EAN 5908276818013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of cuts because:

- the chain braking time is not sufficient and therefore the chain brake may fail to prevent the operator being struck by the running chain in the event of kickback occurring;

- the cold start button can be inadvertently pressed in whilst the operator is using the chainsaw with the engine running, causing the chain to start running unexpectedly.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 11681.
 

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

 
Description:  Chainsaw with two-stroke petrol engine, 45 cc, 2.17 hp, 40 cm guide bar, Carlton chain 5B
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1456/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Shower screen - Odin Bath Shower Screen
 
Brand: Selecta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model Number: 204704
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 018582 204704
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the glass may become loose and fall out of the frame.

Two incidents reported, one involving injury.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  A glass shower screen measuring 1300 mm in height and 765 mm in width with a curved top edge.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1449/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: Adrians - Kinderartikel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Luxus 2 in 1, Series No W-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:


- the entrapment of fingers or toes is possible as the openings are too wide (openings between 5 mm and 12 mm with a depth of penetration of more than 10 mm),


- the brackets used to fasten the wheels to the frame are not chamfered or rounded off ,


- there is a risk of cuts or crushing between wheels and wheel arches,


- the product can easily tip over which could lead to severe head injuries.


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

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

 
Description:  Year of manufacture 2009 Baby walking frame in the form of a car, with blue and white frame and blue seat. Game console with acoustic module. The product can be converted into a swing and is available in various colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1462/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic airplane - Airplane
 
Brand: PLANE POWER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 815, EAN code: 5907659804742
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because wheels can be easily detached and swallowed.

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 marked ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic airplane of yellow colour with two rose wheels, printed eyes and mouth in the front, openings of various shapes on the sides, which serve for inserting of varicoloured plastic geometric pieces to develop of skills of a child. Sticker on the top with marking Airplane No. 815, marking on the wings – PLANE POWER. Packed in a plastic net with coloured cardboard etiquette.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1463/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children’s mobile phone - Vogue Girl
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 143-367A, ITEM NO: 116-956, EAN code: 6568521169568
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is too high (95 dB exceeding the permitted limit of 80 dB).

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:  Children’s plastic mobile phone operating on button batteries, white-rose with white buttons, transparent plastic antenna, rose string to hang it up on the neck of a child, display with a picture of a girl and title Vogue Girl. Packed in a blister with rose-violet background with two pictures of girls and one picture of a baby and marking Vogue Girl, Try Me!, press button, warnings, made in China and others. Two batteries are part of the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1445/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Nesyel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N-8692C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- strangulation and injuries due to the use of a drawstring, with knots and toggles, in the hood and a drawstring in the waist area that is not fixed at, at least, one point;


- choking, because small decorative elements can be easily removed from the garment and they can get into airways if swallowed.


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 (sweatshirt and trousers). The sweatshirt has a hood, which includes a drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The front is decorated with patterns and tiny stones. Inscription: "urban Established 1562". Size: 98, 104.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1446/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ overall
 
Brand: Flexi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PCT AN50
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000004074340
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the use of a drawstring 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:  Babies’ overall which includes a drawstring and plastic toggles in the hood. The front is decorated with a motif of a snowman, inscription: "FLEX WINTER SPORTS". Size: 74-86.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1450/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Blouse for small girls
 
Brand: Real
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MGB-865406
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4894096281698
 
Risk type:  Strangulation, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- strangulation, because a child could put the cord around the neck,


- suffocation, because the cord can be introduced into the mouth.


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

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

 
Description:  The blouse is a garment whose textile fibre composition is 100% cotton. The blouse is brown coloured, has long sleeves and a decoration of flowers and sequins applied over them at the top, on front of blouse. The product is intended for age group up to 36 months. In the middle, the blouse is fitted with a continuous cord designed to be tucked-in.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1452/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ blouse - Butterfly
 
Brand: G.Q.C kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item R39D1019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative stones can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ short-sleeved blouse, item R39D1019. The product is available in various colours. On the front there is an inscription „Butterfly” with small stones attached to it and another inscription "Princess of spring time tour on the beach”.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1453/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s blouse - Surf-riding
 
Brand: Kaixinbang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative beads and sequins can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  A short-sleeved children’s blouse with beads and sequins on the front as well as printed patterns of flowers and animals and various inscriptions: “Surf-riding”, the number 35, "Beach Valley dauinument, Happy and others".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1454/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s cotton trousers
 
Brand: G.Q.C kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item R39D1023A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it has drawstrings at the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s cotton trousers with cords in the waist area. They are intended for children from 6 up to 12 years of age. The products are available in various colours. They have silver edging and an appliquéd pattern with the letter “S” on the front.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1457/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: AkrKid’s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 02960
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435257274331
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends. 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 green and red bikini, for children up to 4 years old. The bikini has halter neck cords with free ends.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1458/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s short trousers - NY&LON
 
Brand: Monnalisa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 633417S4 Art.3006 Bar Code: 2200000656483
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of free end drawstrings in the waist area the length of which is 250 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:  Short trousers intended for children up to 3 m, in blue, pink and white colour, decorated with stripes and stars, with the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1460/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s short trousers
 
Brand: U.S. Polo Assn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 82194-4712 Bar Code: 0821946840037
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of external injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that are extended below the hemline. 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:  Short trousers intended for children up to 4 years old, in green and white colour, with the presence of drawstrings on the lower hemline.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1461/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s blouse - So Rock
 
Brand: MISS GRANT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article FW92811
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings 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 blouse in grey with two pockets and a hood with two drawstrings in the neck area. The garment bears in the chest area a small decorative brown fur and imprinted the phrase “So Rock Miss Grant” and a circular flag. Sizes: 6-12 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1464/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls Clothing set
 
Brand: Best Kid’s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CBA-3105
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of free end drawstrings in the waist area the length of which is 270 mm.

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:  Girls’ set with blouse, skirt and trousers intended for children up to 10 years. The skirt has ruffles at the bottom and a yellow belt in the waist area which has length of 27 cm and width of 2 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1465/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress
 
Brand: Fanny Look
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that form a loop.

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:  Multicolour dress intended for children up to 4 years. It has drawstrings in the waist area that form a loop with a perimeter of 38 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1466/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Le Poulet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: 7024 - 8 Bar Code: 5291604010990
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of loose end halter neck functional cords. 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:  Girls' clothing set consists of a halter neck blouse and a short trouser in white and red colour, intended for children up to 8 years old. The blouse has printed butterflies and letters at the front side. It also has red drawstrings with free ends at the neck area.
Country of origin:  Cyprus
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1467/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ clothing set
 
Brand: Lin Ni Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of model: BG-001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of free end functional cords in the ankle 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:  Girls’ set consisting of a pink blouse, white trouser and pink tights intended for children up to 6 years old. The white trouser has functional cords at the ankle area which extend below the hemline of the trouser and their length is 20 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1468/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress
 
Brand: Miss Hope Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GS 1057
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of free end drawstrings in the waist area the length of which is 270 mm.

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:  White dress with floral and striped ruffles at the bottom intended for children up to 6 years. The dress has drawstrings in the waist area which have length of 27 cm and width of 25 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1442/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening serum
 
Brand: Clear Essence
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LOT #080805-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.84% hydroquinone, which can pose a threat to health if applied over a large area over a long period.

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

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

 
Description:  Skin Lightening Serum for areas around the eyes sold in plastic bottle with pump-action dispenser cap, packed in a printed cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39

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Alert number: A12/1448/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cord extension set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZOY-DB 06K - 1.5M
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses risk of electric shock and fire since:


- the wires of the stranded conductors can become free and accessible at soldered connections;


- the cross section area of the cord is less than the minimum requirement.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Cord extension set with 6 sockets, earth contacts and switch. Inscription on the socket panel: "GS CE 16A/250V~ Nur für Wechselstrom Max 3500W", on the plug: "CE 10/16A/250V VDE", on the cord: "VDE H05VV-F 3Gx1.0mm²". Technical parameters: 16 A, 250 V~, max 3500 W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 39