Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 15/10/2010)
Corrigendum
Notification 1479/10 from week 40 of 2010 has been temporary removed from the RAPEX website pending the clarification of the risk by the authorities.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1522/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Lip gloss
 
Brand: Natural Products
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Lip gloss Chocolate Sprinkle Naughty but Nice! - EAN 5060081144036; 2. Lip gloss Cherry Feast Sugar and Spice - EAN 5060081147143; 3. Lip gloss Strawberry Sprinkle Sugar and Spice - EAN 5060081147147; 4. Lip gloss Violet Fancy Sugar and Spice - EAN 5060081147167; 5. Lip gloss Raspberry Fluff Sugar and Spice ( - EAN 5060081147181; 6. Lip gloss Coconut Dream Sugar and Spice - EAN 5060081147198; 7. Lip gloss Lemon Twister Sugar and Spice - EAN 5060081147150.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because, although not foodstuffs, they have the form, colour, odour, appearance, packing, labelling, volume or size, such that it is likely that consumers, especially children, will confuse them with foodstuff and in consequence, place them in the mouth or suck or ingest them. The products fit into the small parts cylinder.

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:  Lip glosses packed in plastic mini pots in the form of little tarts (Chocolate Sprinkle tart, Cherry Feast tart, Strawberry Sprinkle tart, Violet Fancy tart, Raspberry Fluff tart, Coconut Dream tart, Lemon Twister tart). On the package the following is written: “In the rare event of an adverse reaction discontinue use. All products are for external use only. Please retain packaging for future reference. Choking hazard. Keep away from young children. Do not eat. This is not a toy.”
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1541/10       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Folding chair - Piccolo
 
Brand: Idea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  95133385, bar code 9006218200509.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the folding mechanism has very strong springs, and unfolding and folding the chair requires a high force, and the user’s fingers can get trapped between the seat frame and and the backrest frame, possibly leading to the fracture, or even the loss, of one or more fingers.

Six accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding chair made of metal tubing, diameter of 18 mm, with fabric seat and backrest and plastic armrests. Three metal springs of 10 mm diameter, placed in plastic sleeves connect the seat and the backrest. The chair is packaged in plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1519/10       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas cooking hobs
 
Brand: Teka
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) ST6EG229 (Black hob), 2) ST6XG230 (Steel hob)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) barcode: 3601653433855, 1) code: 343385, 2) barcode: 3601653433862, 2) code: 343386
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because a fault with a seal could cause gas to leak from the valve.


The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and steel gas cooking hobs. 4 burners: 1 x 3000 W, 2 x 1750 W and 1 x 1000 W. Pan supports and burner caps in enamelled steel.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1543/10       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas refrigerator - Absorption-Diffusion Refrigerator
 
Brand: Scandic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XC-50, XC-75, XCD-183, XCD-95, XCR-40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because an accessory pipe at the top of the exhaust pipe can cause a problem with the combustion that can lead to excessive amounts of carbon monoxide being released into the environment.

Two incidents reported.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standard EN 732.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas refrigerator
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1525/10       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pen - UV LED LIGHT & LASER PEN
 
Brand: FELEXIBLE.PDA.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Laser pen
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1518/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle puncture repair kit - Kits de Reparaciones – Red Sun
 
Brand: ITC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF: 8308647
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435269986475
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1% by weight of toluene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle puncture repair kit. It includes a little tube marked with the brand name Red Sun in orange. The product comes in a blister package. The top part of the front reads: ITC Kit de Reparacioned 13 pcs. The rear of the pack carries the following details, among others: ITC Kit de Reparaciones 13 pcs. The importer's identification. REF: 8308647.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1535/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters - Lighter Chocolate
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 912008 577719 (as part of the packaging of the chocolate)
 
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 gas lighters – made of plastic, with a nozzle for refilling. The lighters are in the form of bars of chocolate consisting of 4 parts – sizes 7.6 cm/ 2.8 cm/ 12 cm, with different inscriptions – Lighter Chocolate and others, barcode 6 912008 577719 and 20181219Y43/20081218?. There are no warnings or information in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1534/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Mini Night Light
 
Brand: Betty Boop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 0282011 Bar code: 7630004400822
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock for children because it is possible to change the bulb while the night light is connected to the mains.

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:  Child’s night light, which is plugged directly into a wall socket, with a switch but no cable. The shade has a picture of the children’s cartoon character Betty Boop, framed by a heart. The product is 13 cm tall, 10 cm wide and 4 cm deep. It is packaged in a cardboard-backed, transparent, plastic blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1533/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Ferrari 458 Italia
 
Brand: Ferrari
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VIN range 170463 to 175763
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the wheel-arch assembly and its heat shield can deform, bringing it too close to the exhaust. Under specific conditions of high ambient temperature and vehicle use, this can lead to a fire occurring.
 

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

 
Description:  Coupé manufactured in 2010, with a direct injection V8 engine.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, Slovenia, Greece, The Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: 1532/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Inflatable seat - Princess
 
Brand: Out of the Blue KG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 62/6150, EAN code: 4029811180073
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 29.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the film and 24.3% in the valve. The product may be played with or intensely grabbed by a child during long hours without the plush coating and the chair could be taken into the child’s mouth, especially if not inflated. The child would thus be in intense contact with the plastic of the chair, and thus the child's exposure to phthalates could be very high. 
 

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

 
Description:  Toy seat with pink plush cover embroidered with the word "Princess" in yellow lettering and small flowers, textile fibres; with a zip fastener; containing an inflatable plastic bag with a valve.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1517/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Felts pens
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code: 4 300175 621724.2381010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of an excessive quantity of benzene in 17 felt-tip pens.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Felt pens in 24 different colours with ventilated caps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1523/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy guitar - Guitar Mini
 
Brand: ATS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 5078CD, EAN 5907699467044
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of burrs and sharp, protruding elements. The product is dangerous because the irregularities may lead to cuts and punctures.

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 the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product is a toy–guitar made of blue plastic with four metal strings. On the cardboard packaging there are information as follows: "GITARA, EAN number, name and address of the importer, CE mark, “Made in China”, pictogram concerning “0-3” age restriction. There is also warning about the risk of swallowing small parts and about necessity of storing the packaging due to useful information, but not within the reach of children, while the packaging is not a toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1524/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable toy - Krokodil-Surfer
 
Brand: Sun Games
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 2206890002690
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the toy's green polymer material contains 0.024% by mass of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), 23.5% di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.1% di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP), the toy's yellow polymer material contains 0.022% by mass of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), 28.2% di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.084% di-"isononyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable toy in the form of a crocodile, size 157 cm x 65 cm, green and yellow with black sports. On the label there is a name of the manufacturer, importer, distributor and warnings in Latvian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 1527/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy set - Sand and Water Transportation Station
 
Brand: Step 2
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  790300 UPC 733538790395. The model containing the trains with light blue plastic wheels are affected. The trains with grey wheels are not part of the recall.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the wheels on the trains can detach from the axles and could be placed in the mouth.


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 and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  A stand-alone play station consisting of a round plastic table, including train tracks, train cards, toy sailboats and a hand rake/shovel.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Ireland

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Alert number: 1529/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll - Eunice Cool Swimmer
 
Brand: DDI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. W0809
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290504184220
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 26.9% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 
Description:  Doll in a cardboard window box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1530/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll - Katie Diamond Sticker Doll
 
Brand: Ddi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. W1132
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290504153813
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 25.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 5.64% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP) while the body of the doll contains 0.44% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 31.6% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 6.09% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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

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

 
Description:  Doll in a cardboard window box (diamond stickers included).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1531/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll - Tanya Magia Del Vento Doll
 
Brand: Tanya <font color="#ff0000">(THIS PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 10320
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8008253483306
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk to children because the head of the doll contains 53% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.15% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), 1.77% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.22% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP) while the body of the doll contains 39.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.32% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 0.29% by weight of di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).

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

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

 
Description:  Doll attached to a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1536/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask - Accessories – Great for parties
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because it does not have the required ventilation.

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

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

 
Description:  The mask is black and white coloured and it represents an accessory for parties.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1537/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Tricycle - Tough Trikes
 
Brand: Fisher Price
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B8775 (2005)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key.
 

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

 
Description:  Tricycle for toddlers in plastic.
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Portugal

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Alert number: 1538/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Gun play set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No 10041089-001, and 8041
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because the suction cups can be easily detached, put in the mouth and, in consequence, get stuck in the throat,


- injuries, because the kinetic energy of projectiles without cups is too high,


- chemical risk, because the suction cups contain 11.1% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 16.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  Set comprising: 1 plastic pistol (black) and 10 plastic projectiles (white) with plastic suction cups (red).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1542/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AL2S38/ AL2S39/ AL2S40, bar code: 5999042301129
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- when applying the required load, the steering tube bends and thus the user can lose control,

- the diameter of the wheels is 20 mm smaller than required, consequently they can easily get entrapped on an uneven surface,

- the ends of the handles have a diameter of 22 mm (minimum requirement: 40 mm) which may contribute to loss of control during normal use,

- the space between the moving elements is capable of injuring or shearing fingers.

Moreover certain metal parts have sharp edges and when the user lifts the scooter, injury may occur.

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

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

 
Description:  Aluminium scooter - boy’s design with PU wheels, and LED lighting. Maximum load is 50 kg (in the instruction manual).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1528/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby shoes - Baby-Schuhe
 
Brand: NKD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 1542158
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the artificial leather contains 23% by weight (limit: 0.1% by weight) of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). With baby shoes, a regular contact of the child with the parts that contain the plasticiser, and even a mouthing contact, is foreseeable. Babies regularly take objects into their mouth and may suck on shoes or textiles.
 

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

 
Description:  One pair of baby shoes, size 3-6 months, made of textile and plastic materials, with textile uppers. Basic colour dark blue, with white and blue stripes on toes and around ankles and red heel seam; embroidered decorative red and blue circle motif on the side; lining of white textile material; sole of white textile material with white plastic protrusions; white and dark blue artificial leather strip running around circumference.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1539/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby outfit
 
Brand: Baby pink
 
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 are extended below the lower hemline of the garment.

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:  Baby outfit of brand “baby pink”, consisting of two parts: a blouse made of white cotton knitted fabric with an appliquéd pattern of a butterfly and embroidered flowers and a skirt made of checked fabric with a flounce supplied with 6 pairs of cords, which are intended to wrinkle the flounce and which hang below the lower edge of the skirt.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1540/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby outfit
 
Brand: Baby pink
 
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 are extended below the lower hemline of the garment.

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:  Baby outfit of brand “baby pink”, consisting of two parts: a blouse made of white cotton knitted fabric with an appliquéd pattern of hearts and embroidered flowers and a pair of Bermuda shorts made of checked fabric with two outer and two inner pockets. The shorts are supplied with pairs of cords in the side edges. These cords are intended to wrinkle the shorts and hang below their lower hem.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1520/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead - Three Gang Socket Earthed With Switch
 
Brand: Elfe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8697 416 307575the
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section of the conductors in the supply cord is too small,

- live leads are soldered to contact surfaces,

- contact surfaces are too weak and already deformed,

- there is no contact between the earth lead on the socket and the earth lead on the plug.

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

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

 
Description:  Extension lead with three-way socket, white, with switch; information on packaging partly in Turkish, English and Russian, upper and lower parts fastened together with seven cross-head screws. Mains cable 2.90 m with moulded earthed plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1521/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hot silicone gun - Pistola de Silicona
 
Brand: ITC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8308458
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435269984587
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- it is possible to access metal parts that are separated from live parts by functional insulation;


- the tip of the gun is an accessible metal part and is not separated from live parts by reinforced insulation;


- the cross-section of the conductors in the supply cord is not sufficient.


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

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

 
Description:  The product is an electrical hot silicone gun. 220V/10W. It is packaged in a plastic blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41

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Alert number: 1526/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: DS Power Automotive
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BCJ-12A, bar code: 5997882124854
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wiring and its insulation could be damaged by getting into contact with sharp edges of the transformer;

- the cord anchorage is not adequate and the cord could be pulled out exposing live parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Input: AC 230-240V/50Hz Output: DC 12V 8.4A Power: 144W, Charging current: max.12A, Max. charging voltage: 14.4 V, capacity: 40-160Ah
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 41