Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 43 ( Published on: 29/10/2010)
Corrigendum
Notification 1202/10 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the authorities.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1594/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decoration balls - Seven Color Crystal Boll
 
Brand: EM & EM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Seven Color Crystal Boll BH9K081, 2) Seven Color Crystal Boll SIM2921
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 5907626231595, 2) 5907626210996
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because the appearance, shape (similar to jelly beans or sweets) and packaging (with picture of little girl) is such that it could be mistaken for food, especially by children. Product expands more than 50% in any dimension and in case of swallowing by child it may cause gastrointestinal occlusion or internal injuries.


One accident reported.


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

 
Description:  Product is crystal soil/water gel in form of irregular cubes packed in clear plastic bags. Product use is: for indoor planting and decoration. Crystal gel is sold in yellow, purple, dark blue, green, orange and red colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1560/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Scooter
 
Brand: Spartan Sport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  318
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 001741 003184
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and cuts because:


- fingers can become trapped between folding parts;


- the user’s hands can slip off the handlebars because the retaining plugs for the handlebar grips can come out easily;


- the steering column does not have sufficient strength and can deform;


- the accessible parts of the rear wheel-fork are sharp and have protruding sharp points.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14619.
 

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

 
Description:  White-yellow-red coloured foldable scooter with aluminium frame, packaged in cardboard box. Weight limit indicated on box is 70 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1561/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard - BurnOut
 
Brand: Skateboard Hot Wheels
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 980066, bar code: 4 040333 220085
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the supports for the wheel axles do not have sufficient strength and can bend and crack, which would affect the controllability of the skateboard causing the user to lose balance.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.
 

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

 
Description:  Skateboard, 31 x 7.75 cm. The wheels are made out of polyurethane (50 x 30mm). On the bottom of the board there is a yellow sports car on a black background. Weight limit: Category B (up to 50 kg).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1570/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard
 
Brand: Crazy Creek
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. 149535, bar code: 7 611311 603083
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the platform does not have sufficient strength and can break, resulting in the user falling.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.
 

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

 
Description:  Skateboard. The upper surface is black, the bottom is decorated with white and yellow patterns.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1571/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard - Fire street board – Crazy Fire
 
Brand: U-Punky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cool Design 2, bar code: 5999042301006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the surface of the board is slippery and the user could slip off, and because the axle supports are not sufficiently strong and can break.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13613.
 

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

 
Description:  Skateboard decorated with two gun-holding figures. The product has aluminium alloy trucks and plastic wheels. According to the instructions manual the product is not suitable for anyone who weighs over 80 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1593/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Lamp oil - Colour flame lamp refill, ruby red
 
Brand: FAERIE FLAMES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Plastic bottle, 250 ml - EAN 5060075371127
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it is classified as toxic and highly flammable and the closure is not child-safe. Therefore, the bottle can be easily opened by children.

Furthermore the product the danger symbols of toxic and highly flammable are missing, as well as the obligatory R&S sentences. Flame point: < 21°C Methanol: 25.0% w/w/ Ethanol: 56.2% w/w

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EG.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic bottle with lamp refill oil and an oil lamp.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1592/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp - Berta Lamka
 
Brand: Ultra Lighting
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  506001-17, EAN 5906737302064
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have a cord anchorage mechanism (the cord is anchored by a knot) and there is no isolating bushing of the internal wires.

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

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

 
Description:  Table/reading lamp with metallic shade in yellow, stand covered with plastic in red, stand base in blue. Packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1580/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Cutting attachment for grass cutters - Profi Predator
 
Brand: Ratioparts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. No 6-565
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the metal chains are subject to high stresses during normal use and can consequently break, ejecting parts at high speed which could hit persons in the vicinity. The operator could also be hit on the leg by ejected parts, as the guards of brush cutting machines are not designed to withstand the kinetic energy of ejected parts of a metal chain.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Cutting attachment for grass cutters with three metal chains. Used for brush cutting.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1568/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - S80, V70, XC70 and S60
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S80, V70, XC70 and S60. Model year 2010 and 2011. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w43/2010-w43_10-vins.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there may be an electrical problem with the driver's airbag. The problem will cause the message "Airbag system service required" to be displayed. If the driver ignores the warning however, the driver's airbag may not deploy as intended, or not deploy at all, in the event of a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Slovenia, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Finland

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Alert number: 1587/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Astra J and Meriva B
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns 2011 model year vehicles: - Astra J vehicles, with VIN numbers from B 8 012507 to B 8 016159 and from B G 013718 to B G 028039; - Meriva B vehicles, with VIN numbers from B 4 023636 to B 4 061403. Only vehicles with a passenger seat without seat height adjustment are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the bolts connecting the passenger seat rails to the seat frame could break in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Malta, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: 1591/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - V60, V70, XC70, S80, XC90
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  V60 - e9*2007/46*0023*02 V70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10 XC70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10 S80 - e4*2001/116*0057*14 XC90 - e9*2001/116*0046*22
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the standard wheel bolts (the locking wheel bolts are not affected) may corrode leading to noise and/or vibration, and, if left, to a wheel becoming loose.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Greece, Hungary, Finland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1559/10       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Fire extinguisher - Stop Fire
 
Brand: Walser
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JO0208
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the labelling on the product could give the user a false sense of security:

- a pictogram incorrectly indicates that the product can be used to extinguish class “C” fires involving flammable gases;

- it is not indicated that the product is only suitable for extinguishing the initial stage of fires.
 

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

 
Description:  Fire extinguisher for household use - water based foam. Net weight: 1000 g.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1589/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother - PHYSIOSOFT GOMMOTO SOOTHER 0+
 
Brand: CHICCO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CHICCO PHYSIOSOFT GOMMOTO SOOTHER 0+, LOT 1009120051/12/2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 166.2 μg/kg extractable nitrosable amines (as NA) - N-nitroso-dimethylamine (NDMA).


The product does not comply with the Directive 93/11/EC and with the relevant European standard EN 12868.
 

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

 
Description:  Pacifier (soother) of caoutchouk, packed in blister with white cardboard label and the following inscription in blue: “CHICCO PHYSIOSOFT GOMMOTO SOOTHER 0+, ORTHODONTIC CHICCO SYSTEM”.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Bulgaria, Spain

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Alert number: 1562/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter - Scooter Alu 2 Roues
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  690899 (SCO/067). Bar code: 3 245671 407346
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fingers of a child could get trapped in gaps between moving parts.

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:  Foldable scooter made from aluminium alloy with two red semi-transparent plastic wheels. Maximum weight 50 kg. The colour is blue. Ladybird sticker on top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1563/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic musical animals - Musical Roll Along Playmates
 
Brand: Navystar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4891622050391 No. 65039-E.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the button cells are easily accessible and can be swallowed.


One reported case of a baby swallowing the batteries.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy imitating caterpillar with 5 musical buttons that also light up. Product suitable for 18 months +. Batteries supplied contain mercury.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1564/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter - Transformers
 
Brand: Stamp
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P/O#-B9260-01, bar code: 3 245671 877361
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fingers of a child could get trapped in gaps between moving parts.

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:  Foldable scooter made from aluminium alloy with two red plastic spoked-looking wheels. Maximum weight 50 kg. The colour is blue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1565/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toys for babies including inflatable balls
 
Brand: FISHER PRICE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground: ref. 73408 2. Crawl & Slide Arcade: ref. B2408 3. Ocean Wonders Aquarium: ref. H8094 4. Baby Goal: ref. K0476 5. 1-2-3 Tetherball: ref. J0327
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the valve of the inflatable balls of these toys many become detached and be swallowed.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The withdrawal from the market includes the following models: Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground, Crawl & Slide Arcade, Ocean Wonders Aquarium, Baby Goal and 1-2-3 Tetherball. The code and date for the Ocean Wonders Aquarium are on the back of the label fixed to the mattress. The code and date for the 1-2-3 Tetherball are located on the lower part of the base. If the fourth digit of the six-digit code is 7 or less, the product is included in the withdrawal. Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground (Product 73408): For children aged six months and above. The Baby Playzone Crawl n Cruise Playground has three types of play, permitting crawling, pulling and cruising and walking inside and out. Crawl & Slide Arcade (Product B2408): For children aged nine months and above. Becomes the baby's first imaginative playground. Ocean Wonders Aquarium (Product H8094): For newborn and older babies. This is a gymnasium with two bars to which toys are attached. The gymnasium is converted into a play area to enable the child to crawl. 1-2-3 Tetherball (Product J0327): For children aged six months and above. Big inflatable ball with base light. Baby Goal (Product K0476): For children aged six months and above. Football goalposts with dismountable ball.
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Finland, Iceland

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Alert number: 1566/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic rampway - Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway
 
Brand: FISHER PRICE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model LITTLE PEOPLE WHEELIES STAND 'N PLAY RAMPWAY Ref. T5095
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the wheels of the purple and green cars can become detached and be swallowed.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The withdrawal from the market concerns only purple and green vehicles from the Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway ® with model number T5095 identified by the “Mexico” brand that do not have a yellow dot on their lower part. The Stand 'n Play Rampway includes cars from the new Little People® "Wheelies" collection, which contain Little People dolls and which a child can push up and down the ramps contained in the toy. They are recommended for children aged between eighteen months and five years. The reference number is stamped both on the box containing the toy and on the lower part of the grey base of the Stand 'n Play Rampway.
Country of origin:  Mexico
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Ireland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: 1569/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter
 
Brand: Stuf
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model S1000, article No: 1000754, bar code: 4 047818 751812.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient strength and the steering column can bend, leading to loss of control, and because the fingers of a child could get caught in gaps between the moving parts.

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:  Foldable scooter with two wheels. The colour is black and white, with red and yellow decoration (stars and flames). Maximum weight is 50 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1572/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden building toy
 
Brand: CUBURI MARI CU ROTI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0663
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6422906000276
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the smallest wooden part could be swallowed and strangulation because the pulling cord affixed to the little cart is too long.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Building toy consisting of elements of various shapes in a wooden box supplied with wheels (looks like a little cart).
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1579/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy trumpet
 
Brand: Igra Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  871421707010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece easily detaches and is a small part that could be swallowed by a child.


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:  Wooden, red and yellow, toy trumpet.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1581/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Plisata Igraca
 
Brand: Tender Moments
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  item No. 145-307, EAN 5050565065841
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (plastic label and eye) can be easily detached from the toy and 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 recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plush sheep with flower.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1582/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy - Valle Karhunen
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 91457D in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the eyes), which fit into the small parts cylinder, can easily come off.


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

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

 
Description:  A white bear with brown nose tip and brown plastic eyes. The label attached to the toy contains text “Valle Karhunen”. Length from nose to tail is approximately 27 cm.
Country of origin:  Indonesia
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1583/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Carnival mask - Lidex
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8100000099058
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the toy's green polymer material contains 17% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.317% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

 
Description:  Carnival mask in the form of a clown's face, packed in transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1588/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beach ball - Pelota Playa - Tarta de Fresa
 
Brand: BOYS TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259206927
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the toy's green polymer material contains 27% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

 
Description:  The product in question is a beach ball. The ball has coloured stripes. The middle is pink with pictures of strawberries. It is packaged in a cardboard box on which the following is marked: beach ball. Strawberry tart.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1573/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Over garment for children
 
Brand: Sancred Denim
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: 1. 78501; 2. 78503
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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:  Over garment with zips, a hood and drawstrings at the neck area with 3 dimensional plastic toggles and knots on both ends. Size: 92/98
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1574/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Two-piece children overall
 
Brand: S&R
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: MC0605
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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:  Two-piece children overall the exterior is purple and the interior is green. The coat contains hood and zips. The exterior is decorated with a green stitched butterfly and rhinestones. The hood contains a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 90
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1575/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweat suit for boys
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: F-824,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2008111018240
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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:  Sweat suit for boys containing sweatshirt and trousers. Green and white coloured striped sweatshirt with a hood. The interior is light green. The shirt contains an RS BORUDS writing. Next to the writing it also contains a stitched green lion. The hood is equipped with a drawstring with two 3 dimensional knots on ends. The trousers do not contain any strings. Size: 98
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1576/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Two-piece baby garment
 
Brand: Dong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model, A-15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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:  Two-piece baby garment containing a winter coat and suspender trousers. The coat has zips and a hood. The front of the coat is decorated with a “happy cat” and “kids” writings. The chest area is decorated by a stitched rabbit and a seal. The sewn-on pockets are shaping an apple and a cat. The hood is containing a drawstring with 3 dimensional knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The size of the product is 12M.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1577/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Winter coat for children
 
Brand: Good children
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: DH-802
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles and knots on the ends.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink winter coat with a sewn-on pocket on the front. The bottom part is decorated with stitched flowers. The hood contains a drawstring with 3 dimensional knots and toggles on the ends. Size: 3
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 1584/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Purse
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  INO-25-035-02 / 10103343
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the black textile lining contains azo dyes releasing the aromatic amine benzidine (390 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black leather purse, approximately 7.6 x 5.9 cm, with press-stud closing loop; one inside compartment; two skin-coloured figures stamped on one outside surface; black gauze-type textile lining; with one pouch of silica gel (6 x 3 cm).
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 1578/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair straightening treatment - Acai Professional Smoothing Solution
 
Brand: Brazilian Blowout
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains an excessive level of free Formaldehyde (8.8% and 9.5% in two samples).

In addition, the list of ingredients, as on the Product Formula and MSDS provided, includes methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBG), which should not be present in any cosmetic products.

One incident reported.

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

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

 
Description:  1 litre (34 oz) brown plastic bottle with white lid, white and brown writing and a rust coloured flower picture to front.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1585/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Colouring shampoo - “BIO EXTRATUS HOMEM - Shampoo cabelos grisalhos - cevada e nogueira”
 
Brand: BIO EXTRATUS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch Number 1004/002 (Volume: 250 ml) and 1004/187 (Volume: 250 ml).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient “CI 51319 (Violet 23)” as declared in the label, which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products when used as a substance in hair dye products by the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Colouring shampoo, for man with grey hair, presented in a blue package with blue cap.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1567/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fan - Air40
 
Brand: Esperia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 743292
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8024972645467
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the internal wiring supplying power to the motor and the power supply cable are not effectively protected against tensile stresses.

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

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

 
Description:  Floor-standing electric fan. Voltage 230 V – Power 45 W - Class II.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43

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Alert number: 1586/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric terrace awning - Sunea CSI RTS
 
Brand: Somfy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1113212 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 20/17 VVF 3M 1113213 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 20/17 RRF 3M 1115198 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 30/17 VVF 3M 1115202 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 30/17 RRF 3M 1117219 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 40/12 VVF 3M 1117220 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 50/12 RRF 3M 1118165 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 50/12 VVF 3M 1118166 – Sunea 50 CSI RTS 50/12 RRF 3M
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock for anyone coming into contact with a metallic part of the awning under the following circumstances:


- the handle of the integrated emergency control for the motor has been used,


- use of the handle has caused the swivel connector to jam,


- the jammed swivel connector has caused the hood of the electronic chassis inside the motor to open,


- the opening of the chassis hood has led to the chassis support breaking due to the strain increment,


- the connection wires of the electrical power cable have been pulled out following the rotation,


- one of the two power cables is disconnected and the other has just touched a metallic part of the motor (crankcase),


- the earthing cable is completely disconnected.


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

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

 
Description:  Electric terrace awning.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Greece, Poland

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Alert number: 1590/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Halotec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SK08103
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435100506435
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:

- a higher-power plug can be inserted at the base of the extension lead;

- the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national and European standards, UNE 20315 and EN-60238.
 

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

 
Description:  3 metre extension lead in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 43