Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 14/01/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0004/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van “Primastar”
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Primastar X83. Production period: 19/05/2010 to 23/08/2010; Affected VIN´s: VSKF4AHA6UY (627240 – 627261).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the handbrake cable can detach leading to loss of function of the handbrake.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0011/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car “Jazz”
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GD1 and GD5. The recall concerns certain 2002 to 2008 model year Jazz vehicles, manufactured between 22 October 2001 and 24 July 2008, within the VINs ranges given in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w2/2011-w2_11-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the lighting switch terminal may fail resulting in the headlights not working or going off whilst driving. Inoperative headlights may lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0014/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car S80, S60, V70, V60, XC60, XC70, C30, S40, V50
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S80 - e4*2001/116*0057*14, e4*2001/116*0057*15 S60 - e9*2007/46*0023*02, e9*2007/46*0023*03 V70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10, e9*2001/116*0065*11 V60 - e9*2007/46*0023*02, e9*2007/46*0023*03 XC60 - e9*2001/116*0068*07, e9*2001/116*0068*08 XC70 - e9*2001/116*0065*10 C30 - e4*2001/116*0076*21, e4*2001/116*0076*22 S40 - e4*2001/116*0076*22 V50 - e4*2001/116*0076*22
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire because the high pressure fuel pipes may not have been correctly installed which could lead to a fuel leak and, in the worst case, a fire in the engine bay.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars fitted with five cylinder diesel engines.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0026/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder “My Baby Baby-Clip”
 
Brand: Bino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 86500
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4019359865006
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the wooden elements and the garment fastener present on the soother holder can be easily detached and swallowed.


The product also poses a risk of strangulation because the soother holder and the exposed cord are too long.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standards EN12586 and EN 71.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor with the assistance of the Authority. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Wooden soother holder with a number of coloured beads and a heart shape. The soother holder is also considered to have a play value so has a double function, as a soother holder and as a toy.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0001/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow and arrows "Super Shoot Game"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 991
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429283991003
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached and they 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  This is a bow with three arrows (a light green one, a dark green one and a red one) capped with suction cups. The product is sold in a blister pack, the front of which includes the description: "BOW & ARROWS".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania, Portugal

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Alert number: 0008/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic dolls with accessories
 
Brand: VOGUE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 22-8801
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the big doll and that of the small doll contain more than 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  A set including two dolls, one of which is bigger than the other, and various accessories: pushchair, bag, boots, hairbrush, teddy bear, etc. The packaging is pink with the wording 'Vogue Series'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0016/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft dogs
 
Brand: Ostoy Trading
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  article nr. 2129611 Barcode 8712296059700
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the nose and the eyes 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): Sales ban and import rejected by customs authorities.

 
Description:  Soft toy dog, in four different colours (black, white, brown and beige).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0017/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Construction set “Speeltoestel Kings Tower”
 
Brand: Kingwood
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Speeltoestel Kings Tower extra WL 2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because on the left side of the ladder there is an opening and the toggle of the slide got stuck.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop on sales by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Construction set to build an activity toy with swing and slide
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0018/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush panda “Keychain Panda Tjin Ling 10 cm”
 
Brand: Panda Droom
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Keychain Panda Tjin Ling Small 15 cm; HS Code 22.999.024; Eft.art.nr 14758; EAN 8 712269 400805
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the karabiner can be easily detached and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Plush Panda (black/white) with a small karabiner; no packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 0020/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun “City Police Force CQB (Close Quarter Battle) Tactical Play Set”
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number: TP-500737 Bar code: 6412165007376
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the plastics bullets when they are fired is too high.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy gun, with yellow circular plastic bullets. Package includes gun, bullets and targets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0022/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car “Racing Exceed”
 
Brand: Motordom
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product number: NGZ2461293, EAN code: 5900308170281
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow colour contains 2540 mg/kg lead.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic racing car with flywheel of yellow colour with stickers of various titles and a red driver in the cockpit. Transparent plastic packaging with red-black cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0023/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy “Musical Sound Dulcet”
 
Brand: Funny Piano
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  no. 7697-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the transparent plastic window is not tight and the expanded polystyrene balls can easily be removed and swallowed by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated, musical toy, white colour, made of plastic. On the toy there is a transparent window behind which there are small white expanded polystyrene beads that are moved by a rotating wheel. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent film.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0024/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy – puzzle “Dance car”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of model: 20238-6; bar code: not available
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): recall from consumer in cooperation with the national authority.

 
Description:  Toy puzzle packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0025/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Blackboard “Tabla Piši Briši”
 
Brand: Concord Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 66-105000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3850223661055
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets have a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG² mm² and could cause an intestinal blockage if two or more were swallowed by a child.


The product also poses a risk of suffocation because the thickness of plastic bag with opening perimeter 670mm is 0,022mm.


In addition, some heads of the screws have sharp edges.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers by the distributor with the assistance of the Authority. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Blackboard with green frame and magnetic parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0010/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Blouse
 
Brand: Fairfaery
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  not available
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the release of nickel, which is a skin sensitizer. Rate of nickel release from the metallic parts (buttons) is 0,99 to 2,04 µg/cm²/week.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Blouse made of cotton (35%) and polyester (65%) with a multicoloured (white, red, grey and black) pattern. Long-neck of blouse is decorated with metal buttons.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Germany, Ireland

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Alert number: 0009/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lip Gloss Mini – tone 54/pink
 
Brand: BAOLISHI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  On the attached label is written: LL549; lipstick, Ex.: 2-2012; do not use for children under 3 years; made in China; On the transparent package is written: “BAOLISHI; LIP GLOSS; Liquid Diamonds; Mini; 54“.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.92 mg/kg of cadmium.

Substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1 and 2 such as cadmium and its compounds are prohibited for use in cosmetic products.

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

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

 
Description:  Lip gloss with a gold cap; foam applicator
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0012/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Lip Gloss
 
Brand: Sophia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3600 mg/kg of barium salts. This value is not allowed in products that come into contact with mucous membranes.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink lip gloss in transparent plastic tube with silver plastic handle and silver tube cap. The tube cap acts as an applicator after opening.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0013/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Eye Cream
 
Brand: Premier by Dead Sea Premier
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no A12E in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the cream contains 2.9x105 cfu/g of aerobic microbes, e.g. Enterobacter gergoviae. These microbes may cause infection on irritated skin.
 

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

 
Description:  35 ml eye cream in a glass jar with golden lid. Packed in a cardboard box with information “all skin types”, “hypo allergenic” and “SPF 17”.
Country of origin:  Israel
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0021/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Henna hair dye “Afrin´s Supreme Red Henna”
 
Brand: Afrin's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EXP DT.: Sep 2012, GER-10, MFG.DT.: Oct. 2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.9% of the oxidation hair dye 2-Nitro-p-phenylendiamine which is prohibited in the production and processing of hair dyes by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Henna hair dye. Blue/green printed cardboard box showing a picture of a woman and containing paper sachets, each of which contains one sealed aluminium foil sachet enclosing a further aluminium foil sachet and powder.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0002/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fondue set
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KH 1090, Item No 421639
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the equipment casing and the pot may become live owing to a fault in the control knob.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric fondue set with heating ring and fondue pot. The pot is made from stainless steel with black lid, lower part black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0003/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric food blender "Blender Chauffant"
 
Brand: Siméo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TSK-9372SVP Model: PC 280
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the pins connecting the goblet to the base are accessible, and a risk of cuts because the blades are accessible and it is possible, inadvertently, to switch them on.


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

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

 
Description:  Black electric food blender with silver-coloured goblet. Power: 1150 W
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0005/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power inverter 240 Watt DC/AC
 
Brand: Celly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code: 8 021735 193005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because a live pin is accessible when the plug is partly inserted into a socket-outlet and could be touched by the user.

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

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

 
Description:  Power inverter for converting 12V DC to 230V AC
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0006/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor and charger MegaPlug
 
Brand: Akita
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code: 4 897020 450894
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug into the adaptor socket. In this case, the user may be electrocuted if he or she touches the other pin of the plug.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Universal travel adaptor with USB charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2

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Alert number: 0007/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor “Travel Adapter”
 
Brand: Tele Long
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: TR-2 Bar Code: 2 032002 156728
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the user can touch the live part of the adapter pin when the plug part of the adaptor is partly inserted into a socket outlet. In addition, it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug into the adaptor socket. In this case, the user may be electrocuted if he or she touches the other pin of the plug.


The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Universal travel adaptor set
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0015/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Foot massage appliance “Foot Massage Device”
 
Brand: AEG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FM 5507, batch: 2851 en 2971
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the water in the appliance can come into contact with parts at high voltage by bridging clearance and creepage distances.


One incident reported of a person receiving an electric shock.


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

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

 
Description:  Electrical foot massage appliance. Feet of the user are placed in the appliance reservoir, which is filled with water by the user.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark

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Alert number: 0019/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply for games console “Home Adaptor”
 
Brand: Bigben
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: BB2062 Bar Code: 3 499550 264296
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distances and clearances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are less than required. Consequently, the user can get a fatal electric shock from the accessible plug of the device in a case of a fault in the device.


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

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

 
Description:  Power supply intended for use with Nintendo DS games console (not original product).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, The Netherlands