Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 45 ( Published on: 12/11/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1681/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candle
 
Brand: Biuro-Set
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No: 10469, EAN code: 5906729633794
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it may be easily confused by consumers, especially by children, with foodstuffs by its form, colour, appearance and size and in consequence could be placed in mouth, sucked or ingested, causing danger for their health or safety.

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 stop of sales. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Candle in a shape of dark violet grape, the size of the candle 15 x 7.5 cm, the size of one berry 1.5 x 1 cm. The berries are easily detachable. Equipped with a cardboard label with marking BEPPE Decor.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1688/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable swim seat
 
Brand: Halis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SL 24003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4750733120371
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Drowning
 
The product poses a:


-chemical risk because the toy’s green polymer material contains 1.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 28.2% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and 0.54% di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), and the toy’s yellow polymer material contains 13.7% by mass of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 9.6% di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and 0.05% di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP);


- risk of drowning (capsizing) because the product is designed in such a way that it can be confused with a toy.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable swim seat crocodile, 81 x 56 cm, multicoloured (blue, white, red) on a green base. There are warnings in various languages. The product is packed in a transparent bag containing a colour picture of the inflatable seat and a sticker with the name of the manufacturer, importer and warnings in Latvian language.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1655/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Swift
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type of vehicle MA, EC type-approval e6*93/81*0027*01, e6*98/14*0027*02, e6*98/14*0027*03, e6*98/14*0027*04
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to possible defects in the coating of the front shock-absorber unit, the brackets holding the stub-axles in place could yield to corrosion. As this corrosion progresses, it is possible that the stub axles could work themselves loose, which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1997 and 2002 and have a vehicle identification number in the range: TSMMA******316394 to TSMMA******908872.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Greece, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 1673/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars - Navara, Pathfinder, Micra
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Navara (D40), Pathfinder (R51) and Micra (K12).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the ignition and ECM relay contacts, in the IPDM, may become contaminated with a build up of silicon oxide from the relay diode. This can lead to poor conduction at the relays contacts. In an extreme case, this can result in electric problems, engine stall and failure to restart the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Commercial and Passenger Cars: - Micra with VIN’s (SJNFBAK12U1) 000113 – 444382 and production period: 29 January 2004 to 28 June 2006 - Pathfinder (R51) with VIN’s (VSKJLWR51U0) 022307 – 900533.
Country of origin:  Spain, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Malta, Germany, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1675/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Master
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Master III
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the left spindle axle of the rear axle may crack which can in the most serious cases lead to it breaking.
 

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

 
Description:  Light Commercial Vehicle. Production period: up to 16 April 2010. Fabrication numbers: B000001 to B006693.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Sweden

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Alert number: 1677/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Legend
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Legend (model code: KB1)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries (accident) because during regular brake fluid replacement or brake bleeding operations, it may be possible for a seal in the brake master cylinder to become deformed resulting in a small brake fluid leak. If the brake fluid level reduces significantly, the brake warning light and low brake fluid warning light will be activated in the instrument panel. If the vehicle is continued to be driven in this condition, the brake pedal stroke will gradually increase. Finally, if the above symptoms are ignored, one of the brake circuits may fail. Although the remaining circuit provides sufficient brake force to stop the vehicle, the stopping distance will increase.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns certain 2005, 2006 and 2007 model year vehicles, manufactured between 23 December 2005 and 6 February 2007 and within the VIN range from JHMKB1***7C200006 to JHMKB1***7C204817.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Germany, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Iceland, Slovenia, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1678/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles - Kawasaki VN
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Motorcycles, models VN1700 Voyager, VN1700 Classic Tourer and VN1700 Classic
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries (accident) because the engine may stall under deceleration due to an improper setting of the ECU (electronic control unit). This may cause the rider to lose balance and could result in an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects MY 2009 and 2010 motorcycles with serial numbers: VN1700B9F: from JKBVNT70ABA000184 to JKBVNT70ABA001858 VN1700BAF: from JKBVNT70ABA003379 to JKBVNT70ABA004612 VN1700C9F/C9FA: from JKBVNT70CCA000045 to JKBVNT70ABA002698 VN1700DAF: from JKBVNT70CDA005026 to JKBVNT70CDA006139 VN1700E9F: from JKBVNT70EEA000045 to JKBVNT70EEA001586 VN1700FAF: from JKBVNT70EFA004028 to JKBVNT70EFA004356
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1651/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker - Baby Mix
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Series No: BL 6221 SY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of head injuries because it can easily tip over.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby walking frame, with pink plastic frame, pink and yellow patterned seat and game console with acoustic module. Possibility to convert to swing/rocker or as a fixed set-up.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1650/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Centro Giochi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 6933575840709
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small part (plastic label) can be easily detached. In addition the suction cup became detached from a toy after abuse and passed entirely through template E.

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 toy in a shape of dog with a suction cup attached to a toy with a cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1652/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble gun - Music Bubble Electric Gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  623
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Microbiological
 
The product poses a:


- microbiological risk due to the presence of mesophilic micro-organisms,


- risk of injuries due to the lack of resistance of the battery housing. The product can easily break generating sharp elements.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery operated bubble gun of clear plastic with two screw-top containers of liquid. - The products are packed singly in clear, blister-type packaging with cardboard backing. “No 0623” is printed on the packaging, but no brand name, indication of how to insert the batteries or instructions to keep the labelling are given.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1665/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy keys
 
Brand: Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref Fourn: 77759-AP, CUG: 614240, EAN: 4893413777593
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of detachable small parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Red plastic bunch of keys holding two keys: one purple and one green.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1668/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy house - House Puzzle – Funny Musical Toys
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that fit completely into the small parts cylinder.

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:  Brightly coloured plastic house with holes of various shapes and matching pieces to slot into them. Description of packaging: Cardboard box with transparent plastic window at the front, marked: House Puzzle, funny musical toys, "recomendado para más de 12 meses" (recommended for children over 12 months) and various markings in English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 1669/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toys set - Kimberly on Green Pasture
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 215830 in invoice, item no 3222 in package
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because plastic material in the violet video camera contains 47% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Horses, dolls and accessories (a videocamera, a barrel, brushes, etc.) packed in cardboard box with a transparent side. 3 different sets; e.g. colours of the horses vary (white, brown, light brown).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1670/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toys set - Funny - High Toys Set
 
Brand: LeluKulma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no TP-501267 in package, item no 1070225 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because blue material in the tube of the stethoscope contains 12% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 1.4% di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and 4.1% dibutyl phthalate (DBP) by mass of plasticised material.

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:  A toy set containing a plush dog and plastic veterinary accessories, e.g. scissors, a stethoscope and a syringe. Items are packed inside the pink plastic basket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1672/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: SAP 364888
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 024142 937323
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small free elements (feelers already detached from toy) which could be ingested or inhaled. There are also small elements released after the impact test (head of ladybird) which could be ingested or inhaled.

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:  Red wooden ladybird with black spots and four black wheels. The head has two red-tipped feelers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1685/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of baby’s rattles – Baby Rattles
 
Brand: Innocuity
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 5314A, product number: NGZ 6693219, EAN code: 5900232803354
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because:

- the rattles contain small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed by children,

- the parts of the rattles protrude through the base of template A.

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 market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Set of baby’s rattles comprising 5 pieces of multicoloured plastic rattles in shapes of animals, foot and star. Packed in a transparent bag closed with cardboard fastener with pictures of rattles and baby, marking BABY RATTLES, logo Innocuity, warnings and others.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1686/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic bath duck
 
Brand: LILALU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BC 4250282410165
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the duck is wearing a ‘pearl necklace' and the beads of this necklace can easily come loose and can be swallowed by children.

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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Soft rubber duck, for use in the bath tub, no packaging.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1656/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Track suit - Diffusion
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Navy blue women’s zippered track suit. The swing ticket is light green and bears the brand of the article and the word “Diffusion” in black. The white label sewn to the inside of the garment bears the brand in black print.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1657/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women’s trousers
 
Brand: WAOER-HUIDI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article code: R 3006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Light and petrol blue women’s trousers. The beige swing ticket attached to the garment bears a gold crest in bas-relief consisting of a crown over the brand (WEHD), with two crossed swords underneath. The full name of the brand is printed in white, above “Made in China” in black. A red sticker bears the size of the garment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1658/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Heavy jacket - Fashion
 
Brand: YIMANEILI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article CY5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black imitation leather jacket with grey and black tartan appliqué. The white swing ticket has a black stripe through the middle, on the edge of which the brand is printed half in white and half in black, together with a red logo. The upper part bears a white rectangle with “Fashion” printed in red.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1659/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Heavy jacket
 
Brand: ER SHUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article B-A-25
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black jacket with white lines of varying width forming a plaid pattern. There are black plastic buttons on the collar and sleeves. Includes a belt in the same fabric with a shiny black plastic buckle. The swing ticket is dark grey and bears the brand of the article in silver print.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1660/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women’s trousers
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article A 1014
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black imitation leather women’s trousers. The black swing ticket bears the brand of the garment in white print.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1661/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Heavy jacket
 
Brand: ER SHUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article A28
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black jacket with navy blue lines forming a sort of plaid pattern. With plastic buttons. The black fabric label sewn to the inside of the garment bears its brand in white. The rectangular swing ticket is black and bears the brand of the article in silver print.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1662/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women’s trousers
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article A1012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black women’s trousers with black laces.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1663/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women’s dress
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 95022
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Colourful floral-print dress (green, white, purple and red) with flowers of various sizes and colours (green, white, purple and red) against a black background. The cardboard swing ticket in pastel shades from white to yellow to green bears the brand of the garment.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1664/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women’s blouse - Diffusion
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 90082
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Navy blue women’s blouse. The white label sewn to the inside of the shirt collar bears the brand. The cardboard swing ticket is white with orange circles and bears the brand of the article and the word “Diffusion”, also in orange.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1666/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Heavy jacket - Diffusion
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Articles 9813 and 9815
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Article 9813: Women’s purple velvet jacket with a zipper (metallic pull tab) and snaps. The lining is of a brighter purple colour. The beige label sewn to the inside of the garment and the cardboard swing ticket (beige with a brown border) attached to it bears its brand, beneath which is printed “Diffusion”, again in brown. The same information is printed in black on the transparent packaging of the garment. Article 9815: Women’s brown velvet jacket with a zipper (metallic pull tab) and snaps, including on the front pockets and collar. The beige label sewn to the inside of the garment and the cardboard swing ticket (beige with a brown border) attached to it bears its brand, beneath which is printed “Diffusion”, again in brown. The same information is printed vertically in black on the transparent packaging of the garment.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1667/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women’s trousers - Diffusion
 
Brand: L & S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 9719
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 1.6 to 14.1 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Women’s purple velvet trousers. The cardboard swing ticket is silver and bears the brand of the article and the word “Diffusion” in orange. The lower part of the ticket bears pictures of small orange balls. The garment is packaged in a transparent plastic envelope with adhesive ends. The brand of the article and the word “Diffusion” are printed on it in black.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1676/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ jackets - Princess
 
Brand: Mert kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood

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

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

 
Description:  A jacket intended for girls up to 7 years of age, brand "Mert kids". The jacket has a hood with functional cords and the inscription "Princess" on the front as well as glued sequins. The product is sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1679/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl´s bikini
 
Brand: Small Poul
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Small Poul Bikini - Product Code: 103624 - art. No PF5449SO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicolour bikini for children under 7 years. The bikini has cords in the neck and chest area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1687/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ shoes
 
Brand: Francesco Milano
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  09.04-FM8109
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 94.9 mg/kg of Dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the sachets (mouldproof agent) put to the shoes.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Bronze coloured high-heeled ladies' shoes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1683/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye - Perfect Intensive Color Creme + VITAMIN C
 
Brand: VENITA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Hair dye 111 NOIX DORE (GOLD NUT): 1. Batch code: 7.01.046 B 111; EAN code: 5902101711791 2.Batch code: 6.11.751 A 111; EAN code: 5902101711388 3.Batch code 7.01.023 D 111; EAN code: 5902101711388
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2-nitro-p-phenylenendiamine and hydroquinone.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of hair dye packed in a green packaging.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1653/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric switch
 
Brand: Matel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 22339 and 21191 Bar code: 8436003123392 and 8425160211912
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock because:

- they have no cord retention mechanism and are not fitted with the terminals required for detachable single-pole switches for use with flexible cords;

- there is no cord anchorage to prevent the conductors being subjected to mechanical stress, including twisting, when they are connected to the terminals;

- the screws used to hold the face or cover plates in place are not captive.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61058.
 

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

 
Description:  Switches made of white and black plastic. The items are wrapped in clear plastic with a sticker bearing the brand name and the bar code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1654/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric socket
 
Brand: Matel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 22388 and 22389 Bar code: 8436003123880 and 8436003123897
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it is possible to insert a plug with a higher rating into the socket and because the holes in the socket are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure with the pins of any plugs inserted.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are white and black loose sockets. They are packaged in clear plastic with a sticker bearing the brand name and the bar code.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1671/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital multimeter - Digital clamp meter
 
Brand: DeBestDeals GmbH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 266; Serial No: 1004095519
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock:

- as a result of discharge owing to defective insulation of casing,

- due to a short circuit owing to exposed conductive parts,

- due to insufficient tensile strength of cable fastening.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Digital multimeter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 1674/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric pump
 
Brand: Rucejok
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of model H3;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 607172 012464
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- submersible pump shall be a Class I (on the pump Class II),

- the connection plug is Class I, but without earth connection wire conductor,

- power cord wire cross-sectional area smaller than the limit of 0.75 mm² (measured 0.5 mm²),

- lack or wrong instructions.

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): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Electric pump packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1680/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Insect repellent heater
 
Brand: ET KINTOX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8699621302666
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to the overheating during its functioning.

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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Specific device for insect repellent heater, blue coloured.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1682/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Insect repellent heater
 
Brand: AROXOL MAT DEVICE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: Mat device at4 batch code 5946004120397
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to the overheating during its functioning.

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:  Unknown
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45

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Alert number: 1684/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply for LED module - TapeLite
 
Brand: Oversol
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 10509003 Barcode (on the package): 6410041221564
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the clearance and creepage distance from the primary winding to the secondary winding of the transformer is less than 0.5 mm, minimum 5.8mm is required,

- during the electric strength test (primary – secondary), a breakdown occurred at 1600V (should withstand 3750V for 1 minute).

Due to these defects, user can easily get fatal electric shock from the accessible 12V DC plug in a case of a fault in the device.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61347.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic control gear for LED module.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 45