Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 48 ( Published on: 03/12/2010)
Corrigenda
Notification 1649/10 from report 44 of 2010 has been removed from the RAPEX system following additional information on the risk assessment provided by the national authorities.
Notification 0365/09 from Week 10 of 2009 has been removed from the RAPEX website following a request from the notifying Member State.
Notification 1788/10 has been removed from the RAPEX website pending the clarification of the risk."
Notification 1786/10 from week 48 of 2010 has been permanently removed following further information received from the notifying country

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1755/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Pot pourri - Raspberry Lemonade
 
Brand: Nature’s Own
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  038864282683
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains imitations of raspberries which could be mistaken for real ones. They can be easily detached and they fit completely into the small parts cylinder.


The product does 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 and recall from consumers. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the stock ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Pot pourri containing imitation raspberries and lemons, packaged in two formats (transparent bag, large or small, fastened with a red knot with white polka dots).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1756/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative punnet of cherries
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  871127704379 0
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because these imitation cherries may be mistaken for real fruit. Once the stem is detached, the imitation cherries fit entirely into the small parts cylinder. Therefore, these imitation cherries pose a choking hazard for consumers and children in particular, if swallowed or inhaled, regardless of any warnings provided.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden punnet containing dark red imitation cherries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1760/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Dissolvent - Kalk und Rostlöser (Scale and Rust Dissolvant)
 
Brand: POR CÖZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8690802028528
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20-30% of nitric acid. It is highly corrosive and emits fumes that can be dangerous if used indoors.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Regulation 648/2004.
 

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

 
Description:  Scale and rust dissolvent
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: 1762/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Washing-up liquid - Super piatti concentrato
 
Brand: Doctor Line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No 19009-L122; Bar code 8033247481747
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because, in view of the particularly attractive appearance of the packaging, the probability of inappropriate exposure to this product (primarily ingestion) is increased. The container, which makes the product appear to be a toy or doll and gives it a fun appearance, conveys a message that the risk associated with the product is minimal and draws attention away from the content of the product and the general precautions for its use.

The detergent contains dangerous substances, in particular Sodium Laureth sulfate and Cocamidopropyl betaine, which in the concentration present in the product are irritant to eyes. In addition, it contains limonene, substance which can cause allergic reactions and which implies obligation of warning on the label.
 

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

 
Description:  The smooth white plastic container is made to resemble a muscular man. There is a green/yellow dispensing nozzle (open/close) on the man’s head. On the front, under the man’s crossed arms, is a yellow sticker bearing the words “Super concentrato PIATTI” in red. On the back is a white sticker bearing the following text: ‘Super piatti’ contains (Detergents Regulation 648/2004/EC): anionic surfactants, <5%; amphoteric surfactants. Other ingredients: fragrance (Limonene), preservatives (Metthylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, 2-Bromo 2-Nitrpropane- 1,3 diol. Does not contain phosphorus – Biodegradability >90% - Batch No 19009-L122 –
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1761/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter - Lighter
 
Brand: Flame
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No.: 2482
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children, particularly children under the age of 51 months, who may confuse it with a toy.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  Refillable novelty lighter in the shape of a green-silver motorcycle (approximate dimensions: 9 x 5 x 3 cm). An LED light is produced from the headlight of the motorcycle by pressing a button on the upper side of the lighter. The flame is produced from the back tyre of the motorcycle by pulling the front tyre and pressing down a mechanism on the front side of the product. The lighters are packed in black carton box marked “FLAME” (12 items), with warnings in Greek end English (approximate dimensions: 16 x 11 x 11 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1765/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Nocna Lampka
 
Brand: Rum-Lux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DY-XYD4B01, EAN code 5905003001403
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is made from material which is not sufficiently resistant to heat and may consequently deform leading to the possibility that live parts can be accessed. It poses a particular risk for children because it is decorated with a child-appealing motif which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged in the socket.

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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plug–in night light with switch made from white PVC. Picture of a man with brown hair, grey trousers and dark red polo neck sweater. Packed in blister.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1766/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Cars, 95 Lightning McQueen
 
Brand: Disney PIXAR <font color="#ff0000">(THIS PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91786, EAN code: 8420406917863
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the cover overheats, and a risk of electric shock because it is decorated with a child-appealing motif which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged in the socket.


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

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

 
Description:  Night light (size 12.5 cm x 5 cm) made from PVC with switch. Cover decorated with a picture of red cars. Sold on cardboard.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1767/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light - Winnie The Pooh
 
Brand: Disney <font color="#ff0000">(THIS PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91666, EAN code: 8420406916668
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the cover overheats, and a risk of electric shock because it is decorated with a child-appealing motif which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged in the socket.


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

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

 
Description:  Night light (size 12.5 cm x 5 cm) made from PVC with switch. Cover is decorated with a picture of Winnie the Pooh.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1764/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - Santa Fe and Trajet
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Types SM and FO, EC type approval e11*98/14*0162 and e11*98/14*0130.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
On the affected vehicles, there is a possibility that the longitudinal arms on the rear axle will rust through on account of inadequate anti-corrosion protection. This may affect the stability of the vehicle whilst in motion or prevent the vehicle from being steered properly which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. Vehicles built between 2000 and 2004 are affected.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovenia, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, Bulgaria, Lithuania

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Alert number: 1772/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby's changing mat - Puslehynde
 
Brand: Trold & Co
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar codes: 1. 5704211000396, 2. 5704211104193
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because the cotton material contains 86-91 mg/kg and plastic foam material contains 48-60 mg/kg of formaldehyde (maximum permitted level of formaldehyde in textile material products intended for children under 2 years is 30 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the relevant Finnish legislation.

In addition the package, a plastic bag, poses an environmental pollution risk and indirect health risks because the quantity of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds the limit 0.01% (i.e.100 mg/kg) by mass of the polymer (400 mg/kg of cadmium).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Cotton textile covered baby changing mat with foam plastic padding, size 63 x 48 x 8 cm. Packed in a transparent plastic bag. Two different designs: 1. a beige covering with brown giraffe figures, 2. a black and white covering with flower figures (retrostyle).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 1779/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder - Comforter Chain Doggo Blue And Comforter Chain Rabby Red
 
Brand: Keptin – Jr
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Comforter Chain Doggo Blue: 48.23.3, 2. Comforter Chain Rabby Red: 48.23.1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the head can be detached from the body on the rabbit at a force of 31 N and becomes small parts.

The products do not comply with the European standards EN 12586 and EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  The soother holder has a textile ribbon to which is attached a rabbit head, ears and a body made of soft textile in two different colours, striped.. The garment fastener is made of metal affixed to a wooden disc and the soother fastener has a fixed loop of textile strap. The soother holder is also considered to have significant play value – so it has a double function: soother holder and toy.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1782/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Happy Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SL-101, barcode 0000101-041004170997
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the required warnings, instructions and information are missing and because a child's fingers could be trapped by the sunshade if the child is left unattended with the pushchair.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Pushchair. The product is sold in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 0710/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy plastic figures - Figure Set card GORMITI
 
Brand: Nuova serie <font color="#ff0000">(THE PRODUCTS ARE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: III Serie Art.№ NCR99850,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8027638998501
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because:

the toy coloured in blue, brown and purple contains:

- 1.44 mass % of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- 2.34 mass % оf di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- 12.02 mass % оf bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP);

the toy coloured in grey and beige contains:

- 2.33 mass % оf di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- 3.67 mass % оf di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- 13.29 mass % оf bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP);

the toy coloured in light blue and green contains:

- 1.27 mass % оf di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- 3.21 mass % оf di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- 8.39 mass % оf bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the 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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy figure representing a character from the film series GORMITI, ~ 62 mm in height. The figure and a card are packed in original packaging in a dark red colour. The paper card is marked "GORMITI".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 0711/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy plastic figures - The Invincible Lords of Nature
 
Brand: GORMITI <font color="#ff0000">(THE PRODUCTS ARE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6948544128016
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain:

- 0.46% by mass of of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP),

- 1.81% by mass of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP),

- 5.3% by mass of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the 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 the childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A kit consisting of 4 figures with cards. Each figure is made from plastic material and represents a character from the film series GORMITI. Figures are high ~ 62 mm. Cards contained in the set are made from paper and represent film figures from the same series.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1768/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Hanel Global Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART. NO. 32029-1, EAN code: 8591452032685
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the small beads can be easily detached from the jacket and fit entirely into the small parts cylinder.

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. Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Textile toy mouse, beige with soft stuffing, dressed in a pink jacket with cords in the collar ended by two small beads. The jacket is detachable and has two wooden buttons in the front. Cardboard label attached to the mouse is marked with NO. 32029-1 and EAN code. Other marking on the textile label affixed to the toy.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1769/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical rotating toy - Happy Carnie
 
Brand: Hang Lei Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HL2082-7
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8662141539881
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of :


- choking, because small parts, which fit entirely into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached;


- injuries, because the toy can easily break forming very sharp edges.


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:  Musical, rotating plastic toy to be hung above a crib or cot. Four soft stuffed toys in a shape of a snowman and one in a shape of a star, hang with a thin cord. The product is provided with a sound emitting unit. 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 - 48

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Alert number: 1770/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of rattles - Happy To Time
 
Brand: Baby Lovely
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LB059
 
Batch number / Barcode:  69170190
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and injuries because it contains small parts that could be swallowed, and it has sharp edges.


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 eight (8) different multicolour 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 - 48

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Alert number: 1771/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of rattles - Hand Bell Toys
 
Brand: Yu Huang Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code 7100010003558 Model U953+
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that could be 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 six (6) different plastic rattles. All parts of the toys are made of multicoloured plastic. Packaging window box. On the cardboard the following inscriptions are written : - The age restriction (Not for children under 3 month) - “CE mark” - Bar Code 7100010003558 - Model U953+
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1775/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Gun set - The Special Gun
 
Brand: Riding Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7100010005590
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and asphyxiation because the suction cups of the arrows are easily detached. Injuries could be caused if the arrows are fired without the suction cups. Asphyxiation could be caused if the suction cups come off in the child's mouth.


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 shotgun, coloured black and orange, - a small gun, coloured black, - 6 darts (3 big and 3 smaller) made of flexible plastic, coloured black, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups, - a walkie-talkie made of flexible plastic, coloured black, - 3 figures for target. Packaging: window box. On the cardboard, the following inscriptions are written: - The age restriction (Not for children under 3 months) - “CE mark” - Made in China - Warning “Choking Hazard Small Parts. - Bar Code 7100010005590.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1776/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set
 
Brand: Come After Me
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WB64855012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and asphyxiation because the suction cups of the arrows are easily detached.


Injuries could be caused if the arrows are fired without the suction cups. Asphyxiation could be caused if the suction cups come off in the child's mouth.


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, - 3 darts made of non-flexible white plastic, ended with red, semi-transparent suction cups, - a walkie-talkie made of flexible black plastic, - a black plastic watch, - a pair of plastic grey goggles, - a black plastic hand grenade, - a pair of plastic grey handcuffs. Packaging: window box with the following inscriptions written on the cardboard: - age restriction (Not for children under 3 months) - “CE mark” - Made in China - Warning “Choking Hazard Small Parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1777/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Gun set - Terrible
 
Brand: Soldier of Fortune
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WB64855001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and asphyxiation because the suction cups of the arrows are easily detached.


Injuries could be caused if the arrows are fired without the suction cups. Asphyxiation could be caused if the suction cups come off in the child's mouth.


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, - 3 darts made of non flexible, white plastic, ended with red, semi-transparent suction cups, - a walkie-talkie made of flexible, black plastic, - 3 figures for target, - a pair of plastic grey goggles, - a black plastic hand grenade, - a black plastic wallet. Packaging: window box with the following inscriptions written on the cardboard: - age restriction (Not for children under 3 months) - “CE mark” - Made in China - Warning “Choking Hazard Small Parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1784/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mini cars - 6 PC Mini Die Cast Cars
 
Brand: XTREME
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 142/116 bar code: 5 050565 097026.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the wheels can be easily removed 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:  Small plastic cars (1.5 cm / 3.5 cm.) in different colours. The cars are packaged in sets of six cars in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1787/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy house - Wooden series wisdom toy (number house)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because 11 independent elements of the toy can be 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Natural coloured wooden house with two detachable red roof panels. The toy has several holes on the sides and the roof for the insertion of different shaped parts (numbers from 0-9 and 9 other different figures). Dimensions of the toy box: 150 x 130 x 125 mm. The toy is packaged in a cardboard box which is wrapped in a transparent plastic film. The Hungarian warnings recommend the toy is for children from 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1757/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing
 
Brand: BYK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article codes: 1. Jacket: G601, 2. T-shirt: J7, 3. Jumper and trousers: J51, 4. Sweatshirt: J115, 5. Jacket and track suit: J118, 6. Sweatshirt: J121, 7. Sweatshirt: J122, 8. Shirt: J132, 9. T-shirt and trousers: 518, 10. T-shirts and shorts: 648, 11. T-shirt and shorts: 7912, 12. Track suit: W904.
 
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-w48/2010-w48_3-description.pdf">See attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1758/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Pullover - Kik - Kinderpullover okay Kids (Children's pullover okay kids)
 
Brand: Kik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Kik-25361009551210000499 Season: 210 WGR: 955 Order No: 2536100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo-dyes releasing the aromatic amine 4-Methyl-m-phenylenediamine (71.8 mg/kg and 48.0 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's pullover, 100% cotton, in the colours black and white with small red sections around the neck and a multicoloured racing car motif.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1778/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy’s short trousers
 
Brand: NEXT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: YN/957, 701111 NAVY SS10 SS NXT S ENGLAND SHORT
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area with free ends protruding more than 140 mm each.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Boy’s short trousers in navy with two white side stripes on each side. The trousers have two white drawstrings in the waist area. Sizes: 3-12 years
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1780/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirts
 
Brand: Smart
 
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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Sweatshirts for children from 2 to 6 years of age, with removable hood with cords. In the collar area there is a label bearing the inscription “Smart” and the size. There is another label with the inscription “Stars wing”. On the front there are various inscriptions. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1781/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s swimming costume
 
Brand: “Sirocco”
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Diva
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800214151973
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the free ends of the cords in the upper and the lower parts have knots and there are cords on both sides of the waist in the lower part which are not attached to the garment.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ swimming costume consisting of two parts, brand “Sirocco”, with a label containing information in Bulgarian, composition: 80% polyamide and 20% elastane.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1783/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Raman girls
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No R-513 - Item No L-501
 
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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s winter jacket intended for children from 3 to 7 years of age. The jacket has a hood with cords. There is an embroidered pattern on the front and in the collar area there is a textile label bearing the brand name and size. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1790/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: NICE WEAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GL-071, bar code: 05966699853558
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of a drawstring (ribbon) in the hood and in the waist area.


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


The product also poses a risk of choking because the decorative rhinestone parts are easily detachable and can be ingested or inhaled.
 

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

 
Description:  A girl's outfit consisting of three parts including a sweatshirt with a zip and a hood containing a ribbon. The left-hand side of the outfit is decorated with a rhinestone cat with a bow. The words "Simle Milou" are stitched on the right-hand side of the sweatshirt, with 3 hearts which are decorated with rhinestones and flitters. The elasticated waist of the trousers contain text and knitted yokes. The bottom parts of the trousers above the yokes are decorated with decorative cords which hang below the hem of the trousers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1791/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: HONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A 916
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood, and choking because the plastic toggles can be easily removed and swallowed.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of three parts (trousers, waistcoat with hood, sweatshirt). The waistcoat includes a hood with a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1793/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for girls
 
Brand: F&D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 6610, bar code: 7010016613050
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a silk, ribbon-like drawstring in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Purple sweatshirt for girls with a hood containing a drawstring with knots on both ends. The words “Miss Hear” are written across the front, decorated with rhinestones. Size: 122
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1759/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Multimeter - True RMS AC/DC Clamp Meter
 
Brand: Extech
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EX 612, EX613,EX622, EX623, EX570
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because at low battery voltage conditions the meter will not display voltages properly when voltage is present.
 

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

 
Description:  Multimeter
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 1774/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Gel curing UV lamp for fingernails - 36W UV Curing Lamp for Drying of UV Gel (Nail Art)
 
Brand: Fraulein
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type/Model Number: 38. Product Code: NA198 and NA273.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the supply cord is not sufficient, the connector does not have the required earthing protection and the plug and fuse supplied are not adequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and the relevant national standards BS 1362 and BS1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Gel curing UV lamp for fingernails, 36W. Lamp has a digital display on top and comes in a purple box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1789/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead - Lengökábel 5M, Fehér
 
Brand: Cixi Donggong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  type: DG-YD01, bar code: 5 998032 192341
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts of the socket outlet are too wide and as a result an appliance connected to the extension lead may not be properly earthed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant standards IEC 60884 and MSZ 9871.
 

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

 
Description:  5m long white cable extension set with a single socket. Technical characteristics: 10A/ 230V 50HZ Size: H05VV-F 3G1.0x5M.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1792/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Balance board stand - Wii Balance Board Stand
 
Brand: Blue Ocean
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number is BOA025. UK.RB. Barcode - 4020628997304.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply poses a risk of electric shock because the connection to the live and neutral pins of the plug is made purely by solder. In the event of the solder failing on one of the pins a short circuit could occur. There is excess wire on the low voltage side of the transformer; if one of these wires were to become loose they could touch the input side of the board. In addition, the transformer does not provide sufficient insulation between the primary and secondary circuits. The plug face and pin sizes are considered to be too small.

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

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

 
Description:  Balance board stand which includes a power supply. The risk is posed by the power supply only.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48

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Alert number: 1794/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  DVD player - DVD Soitin
 
Brand: Kingwood
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: DVD-865 Bar code: 6 430033 334386
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  DVD player
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 48