Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 16 ( Published on: 22/04/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0364/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Hand towels
 
Brand: Sfera Gifts
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sweet-shaped decoration: Ref. 006Z88DH, bar code: 59015203223; Strawberry-shaped decoration: Ref. 006Z88DI, bar code: 59015203231.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the sweet-shaped and strawberry-shaped decorations could be placed in the mouth and swallowed by children, especially small children, who may confuse them with food.

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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Hand towels in packaging imitating a cake with either a sweet-shaped or a strawberry-shaped decoration. They bear a label with the importer’s details and the reference.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0368/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Radio controlled model helicopter "Blade mCPX , Ready to fly and Bind and fly"
 
Brand: Blade Helicopters
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BLH3500UK1…………..605482036020. BLH3500UK2…………..605482036013. BLH3500EU1…………...605482036006. BLH3500EU2…………...605482035993. BLH3580UK……………605482024270. BLH3580EU…………….605482024263.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the main rotor blades can detach from the rotor head and fly off during use.


Incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Radio controlled model helicopter packed in a display box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Italy

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Alert number: 0357/11       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "Green Laser Pointer"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser product (measured laser output 63 milliwatts).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary surrender of products. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black laser pointer that emits a green laser beam. The laser is operated via a push button to activate and deactivate it. The product is supplied with an outer sleeve which has a picture of the laser pen emitting a green laser and pictures of the solar system on the background. Supplied in a grey coloured gift type box and comes with two AAA batteries and 4 inter-changeable heads, each of which produces a different pattern.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0358/11       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "Super Powered Laser Pointer"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code – 5794080258110
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3R laser product (measured laser output 1.7 milliwatts).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary surrender of products. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Laser pointer with 42 different tips. This product is supplied in a clear, hard plastic outer case with a yellow coloured inner holding the 42 tips. The laser pen itself comes in a variety of colours and has a small chain linking it to a key-ring. On the back there are instructions for use and warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 0352/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super glue
 
Brand: Alico
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code: 6950663317738, Art. No. 325-0000012-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 22.4% 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): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and destruction of product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Adhesive "Super Glue" tube with the inscription "Super Glue" in red on a yellow background and the words: "ALICO SUPER GLUE“, "for WOOD RUBBER - PLASTICS – METAL - PAPER & LEATHER Cyanoacrylate Adhesive CAPACITY 2ocmg." written in white on a black background. On the other side of the tube on a white background in black letters there are warnings in English and instructions for use. Adhesives are packed 12 pcs on a cardboard sheet, each tube surrounded by a transparent plastic cover.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia

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Alert number: 0362/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SUNFLOWER, batch No 119, BRIGHT YELLOW, batch No 197,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain O-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) 16.2 mg/kg in the SUNFLOWER and 7.1 mg/kg in the BRIGHT YELLOW ink; This substance is classified as carcinogenic, muttagenic, and toxic.


The products do not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  The clear plastic phial containing the yellow/orange ink, with a black top and transparent dispenser cap, has a yellow label in the case of the SUNFLOWER ink and a red label in the case of the BRIGHT YELLOW ink indicating the brand name (Eternal Ink) in yellow on a red background. The label shows the batch number and indicates that the product is sterile.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0355/11       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "100 Icicle Curtain lights / 100 Juego De Luces Colgantes Carambano "
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Not known
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because:


- the wires are not properly fixed in the bulb sockets;


- the cross-sectional area of the wires is not sufficient;


- the bulb sockets are not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire.


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 of sales. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Christmas lighting chain with 100 variously coloured bulbs. Packed in a blue cardboard box with a picture of house with lights.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0359/11       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain 35 Luzes Natal Classico
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HJ-35L/1F, Bar code: 7058235680118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock since the insulation resistance of the cable is not sufficient and a risk of burns because the cross-section area of the cord is too small and the flame resistance of the lampholders is not sufficient.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Decorative lighting chain for indoor use in the form of two bells The bell-shaped lighting chain includes 35 removable series-parallel connected lamps fitted to a plastic frame.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0363/11       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain 35 Luzes
 
Brand: TCC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 6901055088064
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock since the insulation of the cord is not appropriate: it only has single insulation and flashover may occur between the live parts and the lampholders.


The product poses a risk of burns since the cross-sectional area of the cable is too small.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A lighting chain which includes 35 removable series-parallel connected lamps fitted to a plastic "Merry Christmas" part. Packaging: transparent plastic with cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0366/11       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Lampki Choinkowe Led Dioda"
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100, Art. No.: 9205
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because of sharp edges on the switch which can damage the insulation of the wires and because the cable is not sufficiently protected from pulling.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary information to consumers. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Christmas lighting chain with a controller for light effects. Packed in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0351/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger vehicle Scudo 1,6JTD and 2,0JTD
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0351, e2*2007/46*0056* General type approval: L862 Type: 270
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to insufficient starting torque and an inadequate screw locking device for the screw in the lower part of the steering column, the steering shaft may come loose on the vehicles concerned. This can lead to loss of control of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2011.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0356/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: DucatiMultistrada 1200 MY2010 and MY2011Multistrada 1200 ABS MY2010 and MY2011Multistrada 1200 S Touring MY2010 and MY2011Multistrada 1200 S Sport MY2010 and MY2011Diavel MY2011Diavel Carbon MY2011
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects 2010 and 2011 model year motorcycles.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, upon instrument panel switch-on, the hands-free control unit on the affected vehicles may cause, under special conditions of use, the disengagement of the electronic steering lock to fail. It might hence be possible to start the engine before realizing that the steering is still locked.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0365/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  High chair "Agnieszka III"
 
Brand: Pphu Klupuś w Gostyniu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Not known
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a child might get their fingers stuck in the adjustment holes.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s wooden high chair; the seat and back are covered with colourful fabric. Packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0367/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: Smallstuff
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Not known
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because a small child can get the strap caught around the neck.

The strap measured 420 mm.

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

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

 
Description:  Soother holder in elastic thread with pearls and a cotton crocheted bee. The soother fastener is a loop of elastic thread. The garment fastener is a metal clip with a round wooden disc. The wooden disc is white and has 3 hole
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 0369/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother holder
 
Brand: Smallstuff
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the length of the strap that would connect the soother to the garment.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Soother holder with flower print, textile strap. The soother fastener is a cord loop. The garment fastener is a metal clip with a round wooden disc. The wooden disc is white and has 3 holes with the brand Smallstuff printed on it.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 0353/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dart board
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 8049103 Bar code: 8499660010283
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets, which fit into the small parts cylinder, can be easily separated from the darts. They have a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG²mm².

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:  Magnetic toy comprising a dartboard and magnetic darts of different colours. The packaging is a stiff plasticized cardboard blister pack containing the game, with two labels stuck on the back of the packaging, one bearing the barcode, the reference and the name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0360/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toy "Duck Bath Bag"
 
Brand: A to Z
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product ref. no. 62062; bar code 5012866620648
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the dog contains more than 7.3% by weight of di (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: Other)

 
Description:  Mesh bag, two yellow plastic ducks with suckers and a blue plastic whale, in card backed blister pack with cardboard outer packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0350/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's jumper "Junior & Baby"
 
Brand: Neck & Neck
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 10I10205 (size 0M, 50-55 cm)
 
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:  White and pink baby's jumper with pink ties on the shoulder. It has a cardboard label, marked on one side with the indication: NECK&NECK. Junior&Baby. The other side reads, among other things: 10I10205. SIZE: 0M. COLOUR: 30.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0361/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Jeans "Damen denim Tregging"
 
Brand: Kik
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code: 64449004431000000999; Season: 111; Product group: 443.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 48mg/kg of the aromatic amine benzidine and 615mg/kg of the aromatic amine 3.3’-dimethoxybenzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Dark blue jeans with elasticated waist, no front pockets or zip fastener
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0354/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Voltage tester set "Fázismérő készlet"
 
Brand: Promoline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0220,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4895136902207
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as the un-insulated metal tips of both voltage testers are too long and users could consequently touch the live metal ends of the testers by accident. In addition, the protecting rims on the handles, which are intended to stop the users' fingers slipping off the handle, are not large enough.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61243.
 

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

 
Description:  Voltage tester set, 140-190 mm. The package includes 2 voltage testers. Inscriptions: longer voltage tester: Black Bull; shorter one: Made in China 100-500V AC.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16

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Alert number: 0370/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor "230 V - / 110 V Adaptor"
 
Brand: SAL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5 998312 727454 Type: AC 220/110X
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because, due to its construction, it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug, leaving the live part of the other pin accessible. In addition, during normal connection of the plug, the live metal parts of the pins are accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  The adaptor enables appliances (Class II) supplied with an American-type plug to be connected to sockets used in certain European countries. Inscription on the packaging: "Suitable for using American type appliances in Europe", "Not converting voltage" Packaging: transparent plastic and cardboard
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia