Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 47 ( Published on: 26/11/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1746/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Electric bicycles - Electra, E-Bike, E-Swing
 
Brand: Pegasus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Electra 1, Electra 2, E-Bike LI-TEC 1, E-Bike 1, E-Bike 2, E-Swing (with 28-inch wheels).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the main tube of the bicycle frame can break causing the rider to fall.

Accidents involving injury to persons/damage to property have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected electric bicycles were manufactured in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1734/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED tube - LED Tubes
 
Brand: Omnilux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Omnilux G-13, EAN 4026397305197. The following types of LED tubes are affected with item numbers: 92001340/92001341/92001350/92001351/ 92001352/ 92001353/92001354/92001355/92001358/ 92001360/ 92001361/92001362/92001363/92001364/ 92001365/ 92001368/92001380 and 92001381
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock due to accessible live parts when fitting or removing the LED tube into or from the lamp: if the LED tube is inserted when the lamp is switched on and the user comes into contact with the metal pins on one end of the socket when the other end has already been inserted, the pins may become live and cause a fatal electric shock.

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:  LED tube compatible with double-ended T8 fluorescent lamps (G13 socket).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1747/10       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Chainsaws - Chain Saw
 
Brand: Kraftwelle, Powerhaus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Kraftwelle KW 6500 s, Powerhaus KW 6500, Powerhaus PN 5200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the safety throttle is defective and because the hand guards can break.

The products do not comply with the Machinery Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 11681.
 

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

 
Description:  Petrol chainsaws, orange/red, light beige, 52 cm, with gas interlock and throttle lock.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1736/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Electric passenger vehicle - City
 
Brand: Think
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VINs of the affected vehicles are in the range from YYCFT26B37J004001 to YYCFT26B4AU005454.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the water tightness of the brake vacuum pump may become reduced, allowing water to seep in when the cars are washed and potentially resulting in a loss of braking power and a risk of accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric passenger car.
Country of origin:  Norway
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1737/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - 9-5
 
Brand: Saab
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Saab 9-5 Sedan. MY 2011. VINs of the affected vehicles: YS3GP4ML9B4000587-YS3GP4AZ8B4002579
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, in the event of an accident and airbag deployment, the steering wheel airbag module may detach from the steering wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 1738/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - 9-3
 
Brand: Saab
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Saab 9-3 Cabriolet. MY 2010. VINs of the affected vehicles: YS3FH76Y8A6000005-YS3FF76W9A6000194
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the right-hand side, front seat recliner may fail, with the result that the user cannot move the backrest into the locking position after it has been tilted forward. If this happens and the vehicle is involved in a crash, the seatbelt which is integrated into the seat structure will not restrain the occupant as designed.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Greece, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 1743/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - PCX125
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WW125EX2A, model code JF28
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because an acidic mixture of battery electrolyte and water may drip from the drain hole of the battery box on to the top of the fuel pump, leading to cracks around the fuel pump hose connector area. As result, fuel will leak from the fuel pump while starting or riding the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns certain 2010 model year units, with VINs in the range: MLHJF28A*A5000007 - MLHJF28A*A5012777
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Slovenia, Finland, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 1748/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - XC60
 
Brand: Volvo.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The inflatable curtain airbags (IC) may not have been correctly mounted and, in the case of an accident the inflatable airbags may not deploy as intended.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Model years: 2009-2011. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w47/2010-w47_18-vins.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a>
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Greece, Bulgaria, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 1742/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Camming device - Dragon Cam 6
 
Brand: DMM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size 6. Product Code A7056A. There are 604 units in the market that could be affected, made between 28 April and 30 June 2010. The serial number is located on the back edge of one of the two centre cam lobes. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w47/2010-w47_12-serial_numbers.pdf">See attached list of serial numbers</a>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it could fail below its rated strength due to a structural defect in a raw material that is uniquely used to make a single component (namely the axle boss) in the product. The component made out of this defective material can develop cracks which propagate with time.


The product does not comply with the


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  A spring-loaded camming device for rock climbing protection. Colour – silver/grey. Product attached to card together with instructions.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Finland

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Alert number: 1753/10       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflectors - Reflector
 
Brand: Spen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Spen horse head reflector, Bar Code: 6426600043041, 2. Spen reflective stickers, Bar code: 6426600043027
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the visibility of the reflectors is not sufficient. The results for retro-reflection are so low (lower than values for type 1 or 2), that they cannot be regarded as safe visibility accessories.

The products do not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standard EN 13356.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Spen horse head reflector: Free hanging horse head reflector. 2. Spen reflective stickers: Reflective stickers in the form of a ghost and small and big faces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1739/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy with sweets - Toys Candy
 
Brand: King Ant
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  918
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6914204001142
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because the ant's horns, wheels, wind-up key and ant's head are small parts which can easily detach from the toy,


- injuries, because the toy can easily break, exposing the metal axles of wheels. There is also a risk of finger entrapment.


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, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A toy ant containing sweets, packed in a cardboard and plastic box containing six pieces; the individual units are not packed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1740/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy - Sophie Giraf / Sophie la girafe
 
Brand: Vulli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Small, ref. 616324
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the dimensions of the legs mean that they could get stuck in the mouth of children unable to sit up unaided.

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

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

 
Description:  Squeeze toy made of natural rubber in the shape of a giraffe. The toy is white with brown spots. It makes a squeaky sound when squeezed. The approximate dimensions of the giraffe are 180 mm x 100 mm x 50 mm. The weight of the giraffe is approximately 54 to 60 g.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1749/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic rattles - Baby Toys
 
Brand: Yi Top
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code 5291410052924 Model YT28-518
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Set of five different multicoloured plastic rattles. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1750/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key rings
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Key ring with soft toy (bear): Barcode 0253238000032, Model: KC1152 2. Key ring with soft toy (cow): Barcode 0253242000035, Model: KC1155 3. Key ring with soft toy (giraffe): Barcode 0253242000037, Model: KC1154
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Key rings with soft toy in the form of a bear, cow and giraffe.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1751/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy camera - Little Photographer
 
Brand: Easy and Fun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8013512948786 Model: 6806
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy is in multicoloured cardboard packaging. On the cardboard the following inscriptions are written: - The age restriction - “CE mark” - Made in China - Warning “Choking Hazard Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1752/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police Set
 
Brand: Crime Fighter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FE060125
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5867944000535
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and asphyxiation because the suction cups of the projectiles are easily detached.


Injuries could be caused if the projectiles are fired without the suction cups. Asphyxiation could be caused if the suction cups detach in the mouth of a child.


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:  The set consists of a small black gun, 4 darts made of non-flexible plastic, coloured black, ended with red, semi-transparent suction cups, a pair of plastic black goggles, a black plastic hand grenade, a small black plastic dog, a pair of plastic grey handcuffs, a plastic target. Packaging cardboard box with transparent plastic window. On the cardboard the following inscriptions are written: - The age restriction (Not for children under 3 month) - “CE mark” - Made in China - Warning “Choking Hazard Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1731/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf - Ahmaddy Seiden-Schal-Samt (Ahmaddy silk scarf)
 
Brand: Ahmaddy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ahmaddy, P-104-8
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the scarf’s green weaving thread releases 130 mg/kg of the carcinogenic amine benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Violet/green/brown silk scarf, 200 cm long and 40 cm wide, with ruched piping around the edges.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1733/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's suits
 
Brand: Yong Da
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article codes: QX22/Q006/QX23
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose 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:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w47/2010-w47_3-description.pdf">See attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 1735/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: ory: Clothing, textiles and fashion items Product: Bed linen - Glanzsatin Brand : Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 32784001, EAN code: 5704659018724
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the blue textile material from which the bed linen is made releases 76 mg/kg of the carcinogenic amine 4-aminoazobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of satin bed linen, comprising a pillow cover (approximately 80 x 80 cm) and a quilt cover (approximately 135 x 200 cm); shiny blue textile material; transparent buttons on pillow cover and quilt cover.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1745/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dresses
 
Brand: Yong Da
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Articles Nos 1262; 5905; G617; 7804; 517; 22244; 1261; S198; 5199; XR0472; 5801
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain hexavalent chromium, in concentrations varying from 0.6 to 5 mg/kg. 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. According to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR; 2007), chromium VI should actually be below the detection limit due to the substance’s cutaneous sensitisation properties, i.e. its ability to cause allergic reactions such as contact dermatitis. Taking into account that the target population is children who have a tendency to suck on their clothing and that the chromium VI content is above established limit values, we consider that exposure may occur not only via the cutaneous route, but also by the oral and inhalatory route and that the products therefore pose a chemical risk.
 

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

 
Description:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w47/2010-w47_15-description.pdf">See attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1732/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Natural henna set - Dogul Kina Seti
 
Brand: Gökçehan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2122/10, black, date of minimum durability: 31.12.2010 (handwritten on separate label).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the black powder contains 29.9% p-Phenylenediamine (maximum permissible amount: 6%). Because of its p-phenylenediamine content, the product can, in the form in which it is prepared and under the proposed conditions of use (without an oxidising agent), cause sensitisation (allergisation).

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

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

 
Description:  Green powder, black powder and mixture of dried plant parts in cellophane bags inside a printed box.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1754/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Dental Whitening System
 
Brand: Smilebryte
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.9% of released hydrogen peroxide. This exceeds the 0.1% level permitted in the Cosmetic Products (safety) Regs 2008 (Directive) and is above the level of 6% considered by the SCCF to be the maximum permitted to be used by consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Syringe of clear gel in plastic bag
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47

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Alert number: 1741/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead - Enrollacables
 
Brand: MercaTools
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MT 34005
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430570340053
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cable is linked to the base via connections welded to other leads starting at the base, which are not fixed connections and are covered by an insulator which moves easily. Furthermore, the thickness of the cable, namely 0.95 mm², is below the required minimum of 1.50mm², thus causing a risk of overheating.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61242.
 

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

 
Description:  Red cable reel, cable 5 metres in length. Description of packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 47