Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 19 ( Published on: 13/05/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0432/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Lip glosses
 
Brand: Naughty but Nice!
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. strawberry cream tart/tarte a la creme: EAN: 5060081144012, Batch Code: 3143 2. strawberry cream/creme a la fraise: EAN: 5060081144029, Batch Code: 3456 3. raspberry cream/creme a la framboise: EAN: 5060081144005, Batch Code: 3143 4. chocolate sprinkles/pépites de chocolat: EAN: 5060081144036, Batch Code: 3456
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, they may be mistaken for foodstuffs. This may lead children to put them in their mouths, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

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

 
Description:  Lip glosses in the shape of cakes, weight 1,6 g – cream cone, strawberry tart, chocolate cone with a raspberry, raspberry tart. The lip glosses are packed separately in transparent plastic foils with affixed labels marked Naughty but Nice!
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0430/11       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty Lighter
 
Brand: Dora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children.

The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the shape of a bowling pin. It has a white body with two red stripes on the neck of the bowling pin. The top has an LED and the lighter is at the bottom.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0431/11       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Dora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Not known
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it is attractive to children.


The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the shape of a mobile phone. Silver body with two coloured stripes on each side of the top cover. Three different colours found, blue black and red. The top cover can be opened.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0417/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle top box
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle models concerned: CBF1000F, MJ 2010/11, SC64, e4*2002/24*2395*00; CBF1000, MJ 2009/10, SC58, e3*2002/24*0373*00; Transalp, MJ 2009, RD13, e9*2002/24*0223*00; Ab MJ 2010: RD15, e9*2001/24*0426*00; CBF600, MJ 2099-11, PC43, e3*2002/24*0490*00; Varadero, , MJ2009, SD02, e9*92/61*0059*00; Ab MJ 2010: SD03, e9*2002/24*0421*00.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the top box mountings may break, with the result that it could fall off whilst the motorcycle is moving.
 

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

 
Description:  Top box which is an accessory for certain Honda motorcycles. The motorcycles concerned are 2009-2011 models.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Greece, Hungary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Portugal

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Alert number: 0418/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Fluence"
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Production period: since production began up to 23/08/2010; Fabrication numbers: C043118 to R048083.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as a possible malfunction of the airbag computer may occur. As a consequence, in the event of a frontal impact, the driver’s airbag may fail to deploy and/or the passenger airbag may deploy even though it has been deactivated.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, Lithuania, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0421/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle F4 1000
 
Brand: MV Agusta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  This recall applies to certain 2010 F4 model motorcycles, built from 27.10.2009 through 07.09.2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the upper fixture points of the rear sub-frame are not sufficiently robust, which may cause the sub-frame to break during normal use. If this occurs, the stability of the rider and the passenger would be comprised and there could be a risk of a crash.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0423/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Protective sports helmet "Moon"
 
Brand: Shunde Moon Helmet Co.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SKN N° 573000 - MOON-2/MV10 Batch : YY 200908-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because in case of a fall, the protective shell can separate from the internal part of the helmet and the head would no longer be protected.

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

EN 1078
 

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

 
Description:  Grey striped helmet for cyclists, skateboarders and roller skaters, size S (50-56)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0424/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy rucksack "Super Mario Plush Backpack"
 
Brand: Together Plus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RN#118976
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5016743103095
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of detachable small parts (metal zipper).


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 and recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Soft stuffed rucksack in the form of the 'Yoshi' character from the 'Super Mario' video game. The character is green with a white front and orange shoes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Luxembourg, Norway, Belgium

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Alert number: 0429/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing toy
 
Brand: Fishing Fun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number 66619
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the loose magnetic component could be swallowed.


The product poses a risk of injuries because the loose magnetic component has a magnetic flux index greater than 50 kG²mm² and could cause an intestinal blockage if it was swallowed.


The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the fishes contains 1,7-2,0 % DBP, 2,0-4,8 % DINP and 3,9-17 % DEHP by mass of plasticised material.


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


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 stop of sales and withdrawal from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic fishing game with magnetic components. A fishing rod with a reel, a float and a separate magnetic part packed in a blister pack on cardboard. Plastic fishes are also included.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0416/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming trunks
 
Brand: Candy Floss
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  “Familia 13” Bar code: 8436538562024
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstrings present in the waist area are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' cotton swimming trunks. Printed shorts with drawstring waist. On the label: Importer’s information, barcode, composition, washing instructions and the phrase "Made in Thailand".
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0419/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: Artus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Artus Daimengte Shoes, Art. No. 7011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather part of the sample (grey leather part of the insole) contains 11.4 mg/kg of Chromium(VI).

The product does not comply with national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Men's black shoes (slip-ons), uppers of black leather, inside lining of grey leather and black textile fabric, forefoot insole of grey textile fabric, rear insole of dark grey leather, black plastic outsole bearing the inscription: "ARTUS, 41“ on the outside surface.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0420/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sports sets
 
Brand: "Nini 2005"
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1U-1066
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords at the bottom of the trouser legs, which hang below the lower hem of the garment. They have knots at the ends and have not been protected against unravelling by means of a hot seal or by attaching an object. In addition the cords have not been properly attached to the garment.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s clothing sets intended for children up to 7 years of age. The upper piece is a sweatshirt with a hood from which cords have been removed. The lower piece is a pair of trousers with cords in the waist area. There are embroidered inscriptions, rhinestones and patterns on both pieces. There are pictures of hearts on the front of the sweatshirt. Labels provide information in Bulgarian and a foreign language: Nini 2005” fashion, no. 1U-1066, size, "Made in P.R.C" and the composition: (cotton -85%, polyester -15%)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0425/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: JINYLTE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code nr 12054, size 31
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.03 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.

 

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

 
Description:  Children's sandals made of blue denim, bearing the inscription "JINYLTE".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0426/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: UNIQUE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 28024
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 205846204239
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket with a hood that has functional cords and is attached by means of buttons. There are fastening functional cords in the waist area and also under the lower part of the garment. On the front is the inscription "Unique" and under this is a bell attached with thread. Composition: 100% polyester, 2 pockets. The jacket is fastened with a zipper and buttons.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0428/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ dress
 
Brand: ROHAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style: 81285
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 59 mg/kg of the aromatic amine benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Woven ladies’ dress with three horizontal coloured stripes: mauve, yellow and red. Composition: 100% cotton.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0415/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Lamp-holder
 
Brand: Lumi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E27181502604029 / 1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as the casings are made of metal and there is no insulating ring between the two. When unscrewing the ceramic ring, live parts become accessible, which may result in an electric shock.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal lamp-holder with ceramic ring. Description of packaging: - packed in bulk in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19

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Alert number: 0422/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Dust mite UV vacuum cleaner "Milbensauger"
 
Brand: Clean-Maxx
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P00183
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk of UV-damage to skin and eyes because when it is used on uneven surfaces the user may be exposed to UV radiation.


Measurements show that the exposure limit set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is exceeded in approx 60 seconds at a distance of 100 mm in front of the product (40 microW/cm2).


Furthermore, the warnings given in the operating instructions are not sufficient to guide the user how to act in order to assure safe use of the product.


Two incidents of burns to the skin reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Dust mite UV vacuum cleaner.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: 0427/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension cable 1) Durel Electrik Material 2) Haska Electrik Material
 
Brand:  1) Kia 2) Haska
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Not known 2) 307-400-XX
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts are not adequate:

- they are not flexible enough to provide sufficient contact pressure;

- they are attached by rivets through a piece made of insulating plastic which can overheat and melt.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  1) Extension cable for three plugs. 2) Extension cable for four plugs.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 19