Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 50 ( Published on: 17/12/2010)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1851/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Chocolate-scented candle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  references: gls cup w/coffee scent
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717794336339
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because this chocolate-scented candle (which can be smelt even when the candle is not lit) is decorated with imitation chocolate beans which can be mistaken for coffee-bean shaped chocolate. These imitation chocolate beans fall off and 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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Round, chocolate-scented candle in a glass pot. It is decorated with imitation chocolate beans.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1885/10       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Naphthalene moth balls - Jolly Plus
 
Brand: Relevi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 002 100 234066
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk and a risk of choking because the naphthalene is attractive to children due to its appearance. If it is swallowed, it may lead to choking and suffocation and the contact with naphthalene may cause irritation, burning and poisoning.


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

 
Description:  Naphthalene moth balls which look like white, round sweets. They are sold in coloured plastic packaging on which there are some inscriptions in a foreign language: Jolly plus, ANTITARMICO PROFUMATO, Per armadi e cassetti, 4 MESI DI EFFICACIA Non macchia, 100g.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 1883/10       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable swimming seat
 
Brand: Race Car Kiddie Rider
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of model: JL 036003NPF Bar Code: 6926799200664
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because it has elements giving the impression that it is a toy and children under 3 years could capsize in the seat, with a risk that their head may go underwater and it is not possible for them to return to the upright position on their own.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable swimming seat with a steering wheel and printed images resembling a car. The packaging is a cardboard box bearing warnings and the name of importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1847/10       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Air freshener
 
Brand: Crystal Air Freshener Series
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 07670 (apple and lemon aromas)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  843085207670007670
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Ethanol, 2-tert-Butylcyclohexanol and acetato o-tert Butylcyclohexanol and, having an appearance and a shape likely to attract or arouse the active curiosity of children, it is likely to be treated as a toy.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Air freshener in penguin-shaped container; the transparent lower part houses the air freshener pearls. The container is a blister pack with a transparent front through which the product can be seen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1872/10       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Refillable lighter
 
Brand: FOGO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 1214 (SKD107R HC5), 5-digit code on lighter base: 44002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 201467 012147
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it does not carry a child-resistant mechanism.


According to Commission Decision 2006/502/EC, Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market.
 

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

 
Description:  Refillable, electronic gas lighters with the pictures of tropical beaches (approximate dimensions: 8.3x2.6x1 cm). The lighters are packed in a transparent plastic bag (3 items), with an orange part bearing the name “GALAXIAS”, the barcode and the address of the importer (approximate dimensions: 13x4.5x1 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1855/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night Light
 
Brand: Finding Nemo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91906, EAN code: 8420406919065
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the shade overheats during use; and a risk of electric shock because it is decorated with child-appealing pictures which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged into 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:  Night light (size 12.5 cm x 5 cm) made from PVC with a switch. The lampshade is decorated with a red fish on a blue background with red "NEMO" text.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1868/10       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night Light - Bart
 
Brand: The Simpsons
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  91301, EAN code: 8420406913063
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the shade overheats during use; and a risk of electric shock because it is decorated with child-appealing pictures which might lead a child to manipulate it whilst it is plugged into 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:  Night light sized 12.5 cm x 5 cm, made from PVC, equipped with switch. The lampshade is decorated with a picture of Bart Simpson with a skateboard on the blue background. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1854/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van - Movano
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2010 model year vehicles produced in France: 1. Recall 10-C-038: only vehicles with single front seats (driver and/or passenger) are affected. 2. Recall 10-C-039: only front wheel driven vehicles are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:


1. The seatbelt bracket may be incorrectly assembled on the outer side of the single front seat which could prevent the seat belt from protecting the driver in the case of an accident.


2. The left-hand axle stub of the rear axle might detach from the knuckle holder with the result that the axle could separate from its holder, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and leading to the risk of a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Poland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 1861/10       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle - F 650 GS
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: E8GS, EC type approval: e1*2002/24*0352. The vehicles in question were manufactured between October 2006 and January 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the screw connection of the front brake disc may not be tightened sufficiently and there is the possibility that individual screws could become loose.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 1848/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pram - Fast Rider
 
Brand: Tako
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2009088423
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the insufficient retaining function of the side of the portable cot which could allow babies to fall out.


Furthermore, the product poses a chemical risk because the black plastic of the handle contains 34.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1466.


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

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

 
Description:  Combined pram with portable cot and accessories, bag to hang on handle, shopping basket and raincover.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1884/10       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair - Brio Duette
 
Brand: Brio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the hinges on the pram’s hood can pose a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to a child standing next to the pushchair when the user closes the hood. Examination of the product showed that the hinges of the hood have a shear point less than 12 mm.

One incident reported

This product does not comply with the EN 1888
 

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

 
Description:  This recall involves the Brio Duette pushchair.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 1850/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy with sweets - Candy Missile – Toy candy car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  305
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6914204338989
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because of small parts (wheels, the front holders of the rocket, rear part of the rockets) which can easily detach from the toy,


- injuries, because the toy can easily break, opening the metal axles of wheels. There is also a risk due to the thickness of the cord (0.9 ± 0.1 mm).


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:  Cardboard box containing 24 pieces, the individual units are not packed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1852/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Construction set - Construction Spot
 
Brand: Junior Builder - Toyman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 6438022389690, item no 38969 in the package
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the black plastic material in the belt of the conveyor contains 0.7% bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 13% of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic construction toy set containing excavators, conveyors, traffic signs and other equipment for building sites. Packed in a cardboard box. Information “Junior BuilderTM” attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1858/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mobile phone screen cleaner - Mobile Screen Cleaner
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  901 040 215 901 040 216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts which can be easily detached


In addition, there is a risk of injuries due to the presence of a string which is less than 1.5 mm thick.


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, withdrawal from the market and recall. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Mobile phone accessory – small soft toy charm intended for cleaning the screen of mobile phones.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1859/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy – 1. plush frog, 2. cat, 3. plush frog
 
Brand: Eetu ja Konna
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Konna: Item 34800000 in invoice 2. Pushkin: Item 34804000 in invoice 3. Sammakkokuningas: Item 34802000 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the frogs and the pearls of the cat’s necklace can be easily detached and fit 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:  1. Green frog (“Konna”) with green shirt, yellow trousers and white shoes. Height approximately 23 cm. 2. Reversible cat (“Pushkin”) which can be white/pink with yellow eyes or grey/black with red eyes. The other “side” of the cat can be hidden inside the toy (in stomach). Pearl necklace included. 3. Light green frog king ("Sammakkokuningas") with yellow crown, red coat, red pants and black legs. Height approximately 25 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1880/10       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable ball - Tapbal 2000
 
Brand: Marsupilami
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.nr 100011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 34.5% by mass of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

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:  Inflatable ball with a print of a ‘Marsupilami’ figure, attached to a plastic racket by an elastic strap. The product has a CE-mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1849/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s hairbands - Style Bÿu
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  item: 3705,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697970002411
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of sharp edges on the teeth of the combs which do not bend when applying a force of 4.5N, and could cause injury to the child’s head.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s plastic hairbands with two rows of teeth on the inner side. There are silicon or leather decorations in various colours and different decorative elements attached (hearts, animals or flowers). There is also a label with the inscription: "Style Bÿu".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1856/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s trousers
 
Brand: SUNIS LAND
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: TYD-51
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of excessively long sashes in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s grey trousers with mauve seams on the pockets and a mauve picture of a girl skating. The garment has two sash cords in the waist area. Sizes: 6-12 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1857/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shoes
 
Brand: Finzi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Oxford model
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5412252891247
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the soles of the shoes have high levels of extractible chrome (120 mg/kg) and in particular of chrome VI (60 mg/kg). Chrome VI is a contact allergen. Furthermore, the chrome VI components are generally very toxic.

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Oxford-style leather shoes for men.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1866/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set - ”SURF BABE”,”HONOLULU”
 
Brand: WANEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8001234597672
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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 clothing set consisting of two parts – a short-sleeved top with the inscription 'WANEX”, ”SURF BABE”,”HONOLULU” on the front, and a skirt with elastic and functional cords in the waist area. There are also printed flowers and an inscription “Beach” with small white rhinestones glued to them. The sets are available in two colour combinations – a white blouse with orange edging on the sleeves and around the neck and an orange skirt, and a white blouse with red edging on the sleeves and around the neck and a red skirt. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1867/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s dress
 
Brand: MISS ONE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style Nr.: 0094-702-26,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 800022 940105
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdraw from the market and corrective actions ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girl’s dress in grey, with grey buttons, two pockets in the waist area, a silver tie belt and a decorative silver coloured heart. The garment bears two drawstrings with toggles at the ends that hang below the lower edge of the garment (their free ends protrude 100 mm each). Sizes: 6-14 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1869/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s overalls
 
Brand: ANGEL-G
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 110336,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  206347 210101
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords 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:  Girl’s sleeveless, short overalls in dark pink with two stripes of small decorative stones in the front. In the chest area there is a heart and a star made from decorative stones and the inscription “Angel-G” in dark blue. The garment has a functional cord in the waist area. Sizes: 6 and 8 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1870/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy’s swimming shorts
 
Brand: SAM 0-13
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 109.860,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 206068 323067
 
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 corduroy swimming shorts in yellow with side vertical white and blue stripes. The garment has two blue drawstrings in the waist area. Sizes: 8-12 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1871/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s outfit
 
Brand: BARBIE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 0102061.B7001,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 205620 702890
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the chest and the waist area that their free ends protrude 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:  Girl’s sleeveless, one-piece outfit with a white top with red straps and turquoise shorts with red edging. Across the chest there is a grey and mauve flower and the inscription “Have a BARBIE SUMMER”. The garment bears 4 functional cords, 2 in the waist (330 mm length) and 2 in the chest area (260 mm length). Sizes: 6 to 12 years. The product is not counterfeit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1873/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s jacket
 
Brand: SPRINT WEAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 10-68411,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  11989040103
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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:  Girl’s jacket with white transparent outer part and floral lining. The garment bears a zip with a decorative silver coloured heart and two drawstrings in the neck area. Sizes: 4 and 6 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1874/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s coat
 
Brand: Mini Mignon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 3609,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  79989030104
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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:  Girl’s fuchsia coloured coat with two outer pockets and a sash in the waist area. The garment also contains two drawstrings in the hood. Size: 6 years
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1875/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s shorts
 
Brand: Miss Ebita
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 6049,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  67998010104 (white), 67998010204 (red)
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of 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:  Girl’s white or red shorts with a zip, a button and two pockets. Inscription in front: MISS EBITA (red – yellow frame and white letters). The garment bears 4 drawstrings that hang below the lower edge of the garment (their free ends protrude 230 mm each). Composition: 97% cotton, 3% elastane. Size: 6 years
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1876/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s top
 
Brand: PALATINO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 19774
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area.

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:  Girl’s pink, halter-neck style top. The garment bears the picture of two sandals and four small white hearts in the chest area. Composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane. Size: 6 years
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1877/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s dress
 
Brand: ADVANCED
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. HS 56
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of strings 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): Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Sleeveless, white summer dress with pink flowers. The garment has fabric ties at the waist. Sizes: 6-12 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1878/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Alta Linea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART.XBA.105 / art.1050000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and choking due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood with decorative stones.


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

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

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with a hood and functional drawstring with decorative stones. Intended for children of 2 years.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1879/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini - Collezione Mare
 
Brand: Gems
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  G 24-23
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area.


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:  Light blue bikini for children up to 9/10 years old, with cords with plastic toggles in the neck, chest and waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by: 
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1881/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini and skirt - New Style Jia Jia – Best Fashion
 
Brand: Jia Jia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  206
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.


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:  Green and white bikini for children up to 4 years old with cords in the waist area. The set also includes a skirt with cords in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1882/10       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini - Costume da Bagno
 
Brand: Katia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6618
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and a risk of injuries because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and functional cords with free ends in the back area.


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:  Multicoloured bikini for children up to 9/10 years old, with cords in the neck and the back area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1853/10       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  LCD Monitor - 7" TFT Color LCD Monitor
 
Brand: Super
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PL7003.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearance and creepage distances in the mains transformer primary and secondary windings of the power supply unit are not sufficient.

Due to this defect, the user can easily get a fatal electric shock from accessible parts of the power supply unit in a case of a fault in the device.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN60950.
 

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

 
Description:  7" LCD monitor supplied with mains power supply (model number PA005A-12004GE). Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50

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Alert number: 1862/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment - Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment - Blonde Hair
 
Brand: Coppola
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LOT 062410
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.6 g/100g of free Formaldehyde. Due to the high level of free Formaldehyde (8 times the limit value), the product presents a serious risk to health, even if used according to the instructions, both for the consumer and for the hairdresser, e.g. through inhalation. Formaldehyde vapours can affect the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Due to the high Formaldehyde content, the product has an irritating effect on skin and mucous membranes and significant allergenic potential. Formaldehyde is to be classified as a genotoxic carcinogen for the nasopharynx if the substance is breathed in.

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

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

 
Description:  Packaging: bulk product, filled from original packaging: white plastic bottle with print - 32 oz/ 946 ml Appearance: cloudy, milky gel Consistency: semi-liquid. Coconut fragrance
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: 1863/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment - Keratin Complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment
 
Brand: Coppola
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch #0022KT, Lot #092909
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.7 g/100g of free Formaldehyde. Due to the high level of free Formaldehyde (8 times the limit value), the product presents a serious risk to health, even if used according to the instructions, both for the consumer and for the hairdresser, e.g. through inhalation. Formaldehyde vapours can affect the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Due to the high Formaldehyde content, the product has an irritating effect on skin and mucous membranes and significant allergenic potential. Formaldehyde is to be classified as a genotoxic carcinogen for the nasopharynx if the substance is breathed in.

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

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

 
Description:  Packaging: plastic bottle with screw cap - 4 oz / 119 ml Appearance: light brown, viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: 1864/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment - Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment
 
Brand: Coppola
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. LOT#072610, Batch#0049KT 2. LOT 042810
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of free Formaldehyde (1.8% and 1.9% whereas the allowed limit is 0.2%).

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

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

 
Description:  1. Packaging: plastic bottle with screw cap – 32 oz/946 ml Appearance: light brown, viscous liquid. Coconut fragrance. 2. Packaging: bulk goods, filled from original packaging: white plastic bottle with print - 32 oz/946 ml Appearance: brown, cloudy gel. Consistency: semi-liquid. Coconut fragrance
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: 1865/10       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment - Keratin complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment - Blonde Hair
 
Brand: Coppola
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Batch#0005BT, LOT#02 1710 2. Batch#0011BT, LOT 07 1210 3. Batch#0003BT, LOT#11 1209
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a high level of free Formaldehyde (1.7%, 1.7% and 2% whereas the allowed limit is 0.2%).

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

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

 
Description:  1. Packaging – plastic bottle with screw cap. Appearance – white viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance 2. Packaging – plastic bottle with screw cap. Appearance – light brown viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance 3. Packaging – white plastic bottle with screw cap, printed, no covering box. Appearance - cloudy, milky gel. Consistency: semi-liquid. Coconut fragrance
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: 1860/10       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains charger for mobile phone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MOT-V8/V9/Q9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- wires to the conductor pins are held in place by solder only;

- single insulation mains wiring could touch low voltage parts on the printed circuit board;

- the electric strength of the insulation between the input conductor pins and the DC output connector is not sufficient;

- there is no fuse fitted to the mains circuit.

One incident reported involving damage to the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains charger intended for use with Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone <font color="#ff0000">(NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)</font>. Product supplied without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2010 - 50