Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 18/02/2011)
Corrigendum
Notifications 1702/10 and 1704/10 from report 46 have been removed from the RAPEX website following additional information on the risk.
Notification 0079/11 from the report 5 of 2011 has been modified and removed from the RAPEX website following the additional information on the risk assessment provided by the notifying authorities.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0132/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Erasers "Apple/Capuchin Mateo"
 
Brand: Mikro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 0551, bar code 6925336991737
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the imitation candies could be placed in the mouth and swallowed by children, especially small children who may confuse them with real candies.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s erasers in various colours (orange, pink, green, brown), imitating candies wrapped in paper.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0137/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Gel beads for real plants "Gel beads for real plants"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 22071
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8031244044514
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of choking and injuries because they are identical in appearance to berries such as currants, and because they expand rapidly upon contact with water, they may, if accidentally ingested, obstruct the intestine, or, if they enter the airway, impede or completely prevent the passage of air, resulting in respiratory distress and/or asphyxia.


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


Similar hygroscopic beads sold as toys have been mistaken for sweets.
 

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

 
Description:  The packaging is a clear plastic bag containing 15g of purplish-red hygroscopic beads, stapled to a sheet of pink and pale green card bearing an image of a plant with open green leaves in a glass bowl. At the top is the wording “Gel Perla per piante vere (gel beads for real plants)”, in green: the same wording appears on the back of the rectangular card. The instructions for use are shown in green. On the right is an image of a plant in a glass bowl and the words “15 g of product".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0126/11       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable Gas Heaters "Royal Classic/Calor Classic/Calor Compact Portable Gas Heaters"
 
Brand: Royal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LD 168E
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the carbon monoxide produced by the heaters exceeds the levels set in the standard which can lead to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

The products do not comply with the European standard EN 449.
 

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

 
Description:  Portable gas heaters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0148/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Armbands "Green Monster Arm-Ring"
 
Brand: Sun & Fun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4892938369054
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because, in the event of accidental opening of the stopper of the inflation valve, the armband immediately deflates. It is not fitted with a non-return valves to ensure that the inflatable device retains at least 75 % of its original buoyancy after the stopper is open for a period of 2 minutes.

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:  Armbands 25 x18 cm in the form of a green monster, packed in a white bag. On the bag there is a photo of a girl wearing the armbands, instructions in English and the trademark of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0153/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Lead casting set
 
Brand: WECO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  782800-108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because according to the label the casting figures contain 87% lead. The product also poses a risk of burns during use.
 

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

 
Description:  Lead casting set packed in a transparent, plastic covered, flat box, containing 12 lead moulding figures and a melting spoon. A label is attached underneath bearing the following precautionary inscriptions written in 7 languages: "Lead casting. Not to be given to children under 14 years of age. Swallowing is harmful to health. Dirty objects and surfaces have to be cleaned thoroughly. Keep away from food, utensils, drinks and animal feed. Contains 87% of metallic lead. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU OBSERVE THE INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE (BELOW THE CONTENT)!”
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0152/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue "Super Glue"
 
Brand: Handy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nr. 07.13519 Bar code 8716201223323
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 11.9% by weight of chloroform.

Substances and preparations containing more than 0.1% by weight of chloroform shall not be placed on the market for sale to the general public according to the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  4 tubes in plastic on a cardboard
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0130/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "SUBARU Justy"
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type MS, EC type-approval e6*93/81*0028*00 -01 and e6*98/14*0028*02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, due to possible defects in the coating of the front shock-absorber unit, the brackets holding the stub-axles in place could yield to corrosion. As this corrosion progresses, it is possible that the stub axles could work themselves loose.
 

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

 
Description:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 1997 and 2002 and have a vehicle identification number in the range: TSMMS*35S00316394 to TSMMS*35S00907700. All vehicle owners will be notified and dealers will provide information on the measure, code 201009.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0138/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Replacement windscreen clips
 
Brand: Belron
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7261AKCC1F
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the outer trims on the left and right sides of the windscreen may detach from the car body when driven at high speed. The clips used to attach the trim to the car body are not sufficiently strong to hold the trim securely in position. In some cases, the trim may become detached and swing back, breaking the glass roof, and/or side window and/or rear window.


7 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Replacement windscreen clips for Renault Megane Cabriolet V2 vehicles manufactured between October 2003 and July 2005 (the "Affected Vehicles")
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Sweden, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0127/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Helmet "Penelope Pitstop"
 
Brand: SHUNDE MOON HELMET CO Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: MV6-5-S Bar Code: 0250730000034
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of insufficient shock absorbing capacity. As a result the users' head (cyclists, skateboarders and roller skaters) can be injured.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 1078.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and sales ban ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Helmet for cyclists.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0128/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair "Sapphire Stroller"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Catalogue number 376/5555
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the bolt that holds the cross-frame together can work loose during use and as a consequence the stroller may collapse while in use. This poses a hazard to any child in the stroller at the time of failure.

9 incidents reported.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Foldable pushchair
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0142/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker
 
Brand: Baby Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 6002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The baby walker does not comply with the European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Green and blue plastic babywalker with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. The babywalker is also equipped with some toys attached to the plastic tray. There is a label attached with some instructions and warnings.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0143/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker
 
Brand: TCV Industrial Co Ltd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 418
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The baby walker does not comply with the European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Babywalker for babies up to 25 lbs. The babywalker is plastic with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. The babywalker is equipped with some toys attached to the plastic tray. There is a label attached with some instructions, warnings, as well as the country of origin.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0144/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker
 
Brand: Junior’s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: J-1020
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The baby walker does not comply with the European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured plastic babywalker with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. The babywalker is also equipped with some toys attached to the plastic tray. There is a label attached with some instructions and warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0145/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker
 
Brand: Farlin Baby Walker
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BF-876
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The baby walker does not comply with the European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic babywalker for children up to 25 lbs, with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. On the plastic tray there are some toys. There is a label attached with some instructions, warnings, as well as the country of origin.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0146/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker "Spaceship"
 
Brand: Baby Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 6000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The baby walker does not comply with the European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured plastic baby walker with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. There is a label attached with some instructions and warnings.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0147/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babywalker
 
Brand: Kennel – Baby Walker Rocky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4135191342168
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device which could prevent a downstairs fall.

The baby walker does not comply with the European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Multicoloured plastic babywalker with a textile seat and metal foldable frame. Some toys are attached to the the tray of the babywalker. There is a label attached with some warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0129/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby doll
 
Brand: Baby Donna
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  no information
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the small ornaments 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Doll with plastic head, hands and feet and a soft body, dressed in a pink outfit with small plastic ornaments applied around the neck and legs. Wrapped in a transparent plastic bag without any inscription in Romanian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0131/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic Dartboard "Toys"
 
Brand: STC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. SL170
 
Batch number / Barcode:  506006211708
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets on the darts can easily detach and these fit wholly into the small parts cylinder. The magnets are too strong (maximum magnetic flux index of 436kG²mm²) and could cause fatalities if they block the respiratory or intestinal tract.

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 and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's colourful, magnetic dartboard, packaged in a clear plastic bag, approx 20 cm diameter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0139/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: CHRISTMAS HOUSE ORNAMENT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART No 778087 Code: 130
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0756770779195 SUPPLIER: F 0007675 BOTANIC INTERNAL REF: 491936
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (with sharp points) 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)

 
Description:  Bear for hanging on Christmas tree
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0140/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART No 46144099 L2804
 
Batch number / Barcode:  541400627158 Botanic Internal Ref.: 315830
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and might be ingested or inhaled.

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

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

 
Description:  Bear for hanging on Christmas tree.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0149/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable guitar
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. nr 53220023, code 4029069704304
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plasticized material contains 27.1% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) in the pink guitar, 23.9% in the green guitar and 0.45% in the valve.

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): Stop of sales ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Inflatable guitar with CE mark. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Choking hazard - Small parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0151/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Juggling balls
 
Brand: Funny toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.nr 10868/101686, code 4002422016146
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.59% by weight 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  3 coloured, soft-filled juggling balls with animal figures. CE mark. Not for children under the age of 3 because of small parts which might be swallowed. Danger of suffocation.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0133/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: FOX kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item KGW10-7111 KGW10-7112
 
Batch number / Barcode:  834033280003
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt intended for children up to 7 years of age. On the front of the sweatshirt there is an inscription „FOX”. There is also a hood supplied with functional cords. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0134/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s bolero
 
Brand: CIKOBY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 3091
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood of the bolero.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s bolero, intended for children from 12 to 36 months of age. The bolero has a hood supplied with double functional cords. Composition: 100 % cotton. No packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0135/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: Silver Sun baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item: T/41284
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 693468 412847
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Sleeveless jacket intended for children from 12 to 18 months of age. The jacket has a hood supplied with functional cords, composition: 55% cotton and 45% acrylic. No packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0136/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: B & Q kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No: BQ-1070 Size: 12M/74
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the cords in the waist area are not fixed to the garment in at least one point and the length of the free ends of the cords exceeds the permissible length.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s trousers with a satin fastening cord in the waist area. Composition 93% cotton and 7% elastane according to the label. On the front there is an inscription "Doll" made out of beads. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Singapore
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 0141/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Alex
 
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 cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's outfit – a dress with a waistcoat intended for children from 1 to 2 years of age. The waistcoat has a satin cord around the neck and is not attached to the dress. There is a label with some information in Bulgarian including the name of the town of Varna, the composition: 100% cotton and treatment symbols. There is no textile label attached to the set. The sets are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7

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Alert number: 0150/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Automatic kettle
 
Brand: YONG HENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GB 04706.1-1998 Bar code 6949579000056
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire due to:

- incorrect wiring insulation;

- the power cable presents a zone of clearance in the plastic support which can lead to cutting / breaking and therefore causing a short-circuit;

- the small cable inside the plastic cover is not fixed firmly in place;

- the welding with the power cord has been made on a small surface.

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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The kettle is made of stainless steel, 10.5 cm diameter and height of 8.5 cm. At the bottom of the kettle there is a black plastic support for positioning. This support contains the heating elements which are separated from the plastic support by a circular metal piece. The kettle is fixed on the plastic support by a connecting nut 10mm in diameter. The power cord is inserted into the bottom of plastic support. The product is packaged in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 7