Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 15 ( Published on: 15/04/2011)
Corrigenda
notification 0348/11 has been permanently removed from the RAPEX website following clarification of the risk assessment by the notifying authorities.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0341/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath pearls
 
Brand: Perla Bono
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: C0901004 ART NUMBER: 1108003 Bar code: 9930000285002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because its appearance, flavour and shape (similar to jelly or sweets) are such that it could be confused with food and swallowed by children.

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:  Plastic pack of one hundred pieces of bath pearls in the shape of different animals and fruits, etc. (red piglet, yellow ducklings, yellow banana, red stars, pink hearts). The pearls have various flavours and are similar to jelly sweets. Approximate size - 2cm; displayed for sale in glass bowls without user instructions.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0336/11       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas refrigerator "Fridge"
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) XC-60 G, 2) XC-43 G
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the combustion with 30 mbar supply pressure leads to excessive amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) being released into the environment.

The products do not comply with the Gas Appliance Directive and the relevant European standard EN 732.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: 1) Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities. 2) Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Absorption refrigerator. Capacity 60 litre (XC-60 G) and 43 litre (XC-43 G).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0347/11       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Coffee-maker
 
Brand: Valira
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects all of the induction models: 6-cup (ref. 1906/130 and 1899/141), 9-cup (ref.1909/130 and 1900/141), 12-cup (ref.1912/130 and 1901/141). Of the non-induction models, only those with the brand name “Valira” engraved on the bottom are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because as the pressure builds up while the coffee is being made, the central ring can become detached from the body of the coffee-maker causing the top to fly off, potentially causing anyone nearby to be scalded by the hot liquid.


Thirty incidents have been reported.
 

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

 
Description:  A range of aluminium coffee-makers, in 3-, 6-, 9- and 12-cup sizes, induction and non-induction models. They are packaged in cardboard boxes, presentation boxes or display units.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Bulgaria

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Alert number: 0329/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable lamp LED 20 Hours Light Rechargeable
 
Brand: Casibao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CA-318
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross sectional area of the supply cord is not sufficient;

- it does not have any over-current protection.

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

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

 
Description:  Luminaire with 32 LEDs. The body is black with a transparent cover, containing 21 small LEDs, 4 medium sized LEDs and 7 large LEDs. It has a cord which can be plugged into a mains supply for recharging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0346/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Nightlight "Night Lighting"
 
Brand: Dim
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5608080255386
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not have sufficient mechanical resistance and can break leaving live parts accessible;

- the pins do not meet the necessary requirements;

- the cover can be removed whilst the nightlight is plugged in.

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

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

 
Description:  A nightlight with a mains plug. The product is sold in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0335/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger vehicle C30, S40 and V50
 
Brand: Volvo.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C30, S40 and V50. Model year: 2011. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w15/2011-w15_7-vins.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because some of the cars may have a crack on the right side of the side support member in the engine bay which may have an effect on the front structure of the car and reduce crash performance.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger vehicle
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Hungary

No pictures are available

Alert number: 0342/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van / passenger vehicle Sprinter
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 906, type approval numbers: L763, L764, L765, L766.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the wrong A-pillar casing may have been installed in the vehicles. In some circumstances there may be an increased risk of injury to passengers in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicles manufactured between 28.2.2006 and 12.5.2010 are concerned.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Hungary

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Alert number: 0343/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Child's reflective safety vest
 
Brand: Rolly Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 558889 EAN code: 4006485558889
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore gives a false feeling of security to the consumer when used as a visibility accessory.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.

 

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

 
Description:  Orange reflective safety vest.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0344/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflective safety vest
 
Brand: Spider King
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 101.99 EAN Code: 5425023168776
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore gives a false sense of security to the consumer.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 471.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange reflective safety vest.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0345/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflective safety vest
 
Brand: Spider King
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: FV001 Code: 40924
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently reflective and therefore, does not ensure the safety of the user in the dark.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE) and the relevant European standard EN 471.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow reflective safety vest
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0337/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother-holder
 
Brand: FRANCK & FISCHER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5704361001700 batch code: 0802-2093
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation if it gets entangled around the neck, because the strap is too long (249 mm).

The product does not comply with the European standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  A crocheted soother-holder with a green cotton yarn strap. The garment fastener is a metal clip fastened to a grey elephant head crocheted in cotton yarn and filled with soft material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0330/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Infant fancy dress costume Puppy costume for infants (pink and blue)
 
Brand: BOYS TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Pink: Ref. 2635, NW10B00238.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422562026359 (size 7-12 months); Blue: Ref. 2691, barcode: 8422562026915 (size 6-12 months)
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of decorative ribbons 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:  Puppy costumes in pink and blue, consisting of a bodysuit and headpiece. The accompanying cardboard has a photo of the costume, the size and details of the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0339/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stress ball "PU Earth Stress Ball"
 
Brand: BrandArt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HL1518S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.187% 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 in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A blue and green soft plastic ball with a globe design.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0331/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's jacket
 
Brand: ARTESANÍA GRANLEI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 706. Color: 7.
 
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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Cream jacket with functional cords with pompoms attached to the ends. There is a cardboard label bearing, among other information, the following: 'Model 706, Colour 7, Size 12M'. There is a sewn-in label on the top part with the wording: 'ARTESANÍA GRANLEI.'
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0332/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: NECK & NECK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF: 10I11513, Colour 41, Size 6M
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Dark red cardigan with cable-stitch on each side and cords with pompoms in the neck area. The labelling states: ‘Hecho en Portugal’ (Made in Portugal); ref.10I10513.41; composition; care instructions; Size 6M, 62-68cm.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0334/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Henna paste "Kone Henna Paste"
 
Brand: Bajwa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturing code (packaging): EAN-Code: 0615298748017 L 039006, BBD 31.03.12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.65% of phenol which causes skin corrosion.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC as phenol is prohibited.
 

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

 
Description:  Henna paste in a silver plastic tube (30 g) with a white plastic screw top and a white plastic nozzle for applying the paste to the skin and an accompanying leaflet.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0340/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair straightening treatment "Brasil Cacau"
 
Brand: Cadiveu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 898927 206895 Batch No MHB001 Manuf. 12/2010 Exp. 12/2012
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 6.7% formaldehyde.


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

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

 
Description:  1000ml Brown Plastic Bottle (30cm height) with white screw cap.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 0338/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer "Salon Styling 2000W"
 
Brand: Wahl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZX778.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5037127012956.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because if the rotor is jammed the motor can overheat, resulting in the plastic casing catching fire.

Two incidents of heat/fire damage reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic hairdryer. Packaging: Cardboard box in black and grey.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15

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Alert number: 0349/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan heater
 
Brand: Bluesky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CFH2000-10
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because under abnormal conditions of use live parts may become accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Fan heater, power: 2000 W, adjustable thermostat, two heat settings 1000-2000W, ventilator function, carry handle, dimensions: 22 x 13.4 x 24cm, weight 1 kg, voltage 230V - 50hz
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 15