Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 ( Published on: 03/06/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0516/11       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Chair "Moon Chair"
 
Brand: Blooma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  05292387 (same code for all 3 colours)
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk as a weakness in the weld between the hinge and the seat frame may fail and lead to finger entrapment.

1 accident and 5 incidents recorded.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding garden chair in three colours (Red/Green/Polka Dot). Sold in polybags with full colour swing tag label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0517/11       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Chair Picnic chair
 
Brand: Blooma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  05292547 (same code for all 3 colours)
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a risk of finger entrapment and falling off the chair.

5 incidents reported

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding Picnic Chair in three colours (Red/Green/Striped). Sold in polybags with full colour swing tag label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0518/11       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Avantyn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item AVS11039 in the label
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk the bracelet releases nickel at a rate of 14-15 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A metallic chain bracelet consisting of silver, brown and beige balls. A black plastic label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0485/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle tyre repair kit
 
Brand: Feiyue Tool
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref:. 22415 Bar code: 8436042224159
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the tube of glue contains benzene in a concentration greater than 60%.

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:  Bicycle tyre repair kit with patches, tools and tube of glue The tube of glue bears the words 'Red Sun' in orange lettering.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0491/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle tyre repair kit "Set Reparacion Bicil"
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 093587 Bar code: 6920060935873
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the tube of glue contains benzene in a concentration greater than 70%.

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:  Bicycle repair kit. It is supplied in a blister pack and contains a white tube of "Red Sun" glue bearing a number of instructions in orange.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0493/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super glue
 
Brand: Laser
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4719867213732
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 93.9% by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A 3g tube labelled as SUPER GLUE, in a black paperboard packaging with transparent plastic cover marked with the text “ Material from Osaka, Japan” Manufacturing: APR 2010, EXPIRING: APR 2014
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0494/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super Glue
 
Brand: Foska
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 11.3% by weight of chloroform and 0.424% by weight of benzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A 3g tube labelled as SUPER GLUE, in a red paperboard packaging with transparent plastic cover marked with the text “ Material from Osaka, Japan”
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0507/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall lamp
 
Brand: Rába-Lux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is unearthed and metal parts could become live:

- the wires touch the sharp edges of the metal mounting plate;

- the stranded conductor at the live terminal can contact accessible metal parts;

- the mounting plate fixing screws may damage the single-insulated internal wiring.

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:  Metal covered, screw mounted wall lamp without lamp shade. Unpackaged. Technical parameters: 250 V, 1 x max 40 W.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0521/11       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  All terrain vehicles
 
Brand: Fuxin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FXATV-002A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and burns because:


- there is no horn or similar device;


- the front and rear brakes do not work independently;


- the parking brake needs an excessive force to operate;


- it may be difficult to access the engine stop button;


- exposed parts of the exhaust system reach high temperatures.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales. Sales ban ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  70cc ATV supplied boxed and assembled by importer at time of sale. The body of the sampled product was green camouflage although red, yellow, and blue versions are also available.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0483/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Latitude"
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles manufactured from the start of production through to October 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the driver and passenger airbags may fail to activate in a frontal collision.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 0484/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car H3
 
Brand: Hummer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e13*2001/116*0209*00, type GMT345. The vehicles concerned were built between 2006 and 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the clip-tabs securing the bonnet louvre may fracture. This may result in the louvre coming loose while the vehicle is in motion and turning into a dangerous projectile that could strike another vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Estonia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0501/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car C4 Picasso
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type approval number: e2*2001/116*0345*00 ; e2*2001/116*0345*01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the handbrake may not work efficiently when engaged. It could occur that only one wheel is locked.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, Sweden, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Portugal

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Alert number: 0512/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car 3008; 5008; RCZ
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval numbers: RCZ:  e2*2007/46*0036*00 /  e2*2007/46*0036*01. 3008: e2*2001/116*0377*01 / e2*2001/116*0377*02 / e2*2001/116*0377*03 / e2*2001/116*0377*04 / e2*2001/116*0377*06 /  e2*2007/116*0057*00 / e2*2007/116*0094*00.                     5008: e2*2001/116*0004*00 / e2*2001/116*0004*001/ e2*2001/116*0004*02 / e2*2001/116*0004*03  / e2*2001/116*0004*04 / e2*2001/116*0058*00.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire as, in the affected vehicles, possible wear of a fuel return pipe located in the engine compartment, through contact with the diesel filter support, may, over time, lead to the risk of a fuel leak.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, United Kingdom, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0519/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Peugeot 407
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type approval No.: e2*2001/116*0295*08; e2*2001/116*0296*10; e2*2001/116*0297*05; e2*2001/116*0297*11; e2*2001/116*0330*05; e2*2001/116*0331*05; e2*2001/116*0346*05; e2*2001/116*0346*06; e2*2001/116*0352*06; e2*2001/116*0396*06; e2*2007/46*0062*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the slack take-up system of the handbrake lever mechanism may not work correctly.


 

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

 
Description:  Passenger Car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0520/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Peugeot 207
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type Approval No.: e2*2001/116*0340*17; e2*2001/116*0340*21; e2*2001/116*0340*22; e2*2001/116*0340*23
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the rear brake hose could come into contact with the rear suspension spring. Over time, friction could damage the brake hose causing brake fluid to leak.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0509/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Perfumed incense sticks "Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa Agarbatti"
 
Brand: SHRINIVAS SUGANDHALAYA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 8901802001016
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the incense sticks release 37 µg/m³ of benzene during and after combustion.


Furthermore, the product releases also 52 µg/m³ of toluene during combustion and 44 µg/m³ toluene after combustion.


As the product is intended for use in closed environments and not to be dispersed by ventilation, the values for benzene and toluene are to be considered harmful to health.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  The article is sold in a blue rectangular cardboard box, to two sides of which is affixed a white label with red lettering in each case, one showing the brand name and the other identifying the manufacturer of the article.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0513/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Articulated ladder
 
Brand: Ermet Bis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5902176593605
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the ladder is too high and it does not provide sufficient stability, which may cause the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Articulated aluminium ladder, high – 1250 mm. On the cardboard label: “aluminium multi-purpose ladder, max 150 kgs, warning, serial number, EN 131” and 12 warning pictograms about proper usage of the ladder.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0486/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby Walker "Baby in car" - (Super)
 
Brand: Baby Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 103B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device to prevent falls down stairs.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby walking frame in the form of a car, with green frame and green and white seat. It also has a game console with acoustic module.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0489/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: Jumbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0255075000039 Model: FW180
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device to prevent falls down stairs. It is also likely to fall down stairs as it has eight wheels/castors.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby walking frame in the form of a car, with light pink and yellow frame and white and brown patterned seat. It also has a play console with an acoustic module.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0490/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby Walker
 
Brand: Jumbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0278187000032 Model: SL-336
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the absence of a braking device to prevent falls down stairs.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby walking frame, with light blue plastic frame, white, light blue and orange patterned seat and game console with acoustic module.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0506/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Happy Tree
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HR-611
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck and in the waist 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:  Children’s clothing set consisting of two parts – sweatshirt and trousers, trade mark “Happy Tree”, Art. No. HR-611, country of origin – China. The sweatshirt has a hood with functional cords, with zipper, with 2 pockets, contents: 100% cotton, also with the following inscriptions: girl, Bebm, Biolife. Sizes: 18m and 24 m. The lower end of the set has decorative cords in the area of the waist, 2 pockets and textile label with the following information: Happy Tree, 100% cotton, made in China. The product is offered without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0510/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's shoes "Pink leather slip-ons" (for babies)
 
Brand: MaxiMo®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000534098809
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the grey leather insole contains 28.7 mg/kg of Chromium(VI).

The product does not comply with national legislation.

 

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

 
Description:  Pink baby's slip-on shoes/slippers, pink leather upper , white leather lining, grey leather insole and outer sole, size 18.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0511/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shirts1) Baby 2) Best
 
Brand: Golonif
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Children's shirt art. NO:MQ-248, Children's shirt art. NO:MQ-250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the shiny hard plastic crystals, which fit into the small part cylinder, can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's shirt art. NO: MQ-248, size 24 months., 95% cotton and 5% elastane, light blue color printed butterfly design with glued shiny hard plastic crystals on the front of the chest ("Baby"). Children's shirt art. NO: MQ-250 size 12 months. 95% cotton and 5% elastane, light blue printed floral design with glued shiny hard plastic crystals on the front of the chest („Best“).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0515/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Dress Polka Dot Pattern Dress
 
Brand: Emma's Garden
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N/A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons can be easily detached and swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the national standard BS 7907.
 

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

 
Description:  Dresses: pink/white spots and black/white spots with 3 decorative buttons on front. Age 0-3yrs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0492/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair dryer "Secador De Cabello Con Difusor"
 
Brand: Elettro GT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  897803 Bar code: 8015361997519
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the front nozzle can be displaced, exposing live parts (the heating element).

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

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

 
Description:  Hair dryer with diffuser, 2000W, 230V, 50HZ packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0495/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric heater "Ceramic Heater"
 
Brand: Emily
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: EM1618
 
Batch number / Barcode:  529075600276
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because:


- the appliance can easily overturn (at an angle of 13°);


- walls that are in proximity can overheat;


- The fireguard openings are too large;


- The plastic base is not sufficiently resistance to heat and fire.


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

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

 
Description:  Grey, parabolic heater on a stand, 230V, 50Hz, Power: H: 1200W L: 950W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0497/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Steam cleaner
 
Brand: United
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: SC5199 Bar Code: 7022282051993
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation resistance is not sufficient (water can leak into the heating elements compartment creating current leakage).

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

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

 
Description:  Steam cleaner coloured yellow with black steam pressure knob, black safety cap and black straight jet. Pressure: 3 bar, Power: 1000W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0504/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead "Asztali Sor"
 
Brand: Not known
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MH-2117 3m, Bar code: 8685910310320
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the protection against electric shock is not ensured. In fact the distance between the earth contacts at the socket outlets and the width of the earth contacts are too large.


In addition, the product poses a risk of fire because the cross sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient.


The product does 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:  Cord extension set for 3 plugs, with earth contact, a switch and a 3 m cable, unpackaged. Technical parameters: max 16A, 230V
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0505/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead "Asztali sor-Prelungitor"
 
Brand: Realm
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MH-2115 3m Bar code: 8685910610314
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the protection against electric shock is not ensured. In fact the distance between the earth contacts at the socket outlets and the width of the earth contacts are too large.

The product does 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:  Cord extension set for 6 plugs, socket outlet with earth contacts and 3m cable. Packaging: plastic with cardboard label. 16A, 250V
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0508/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fan Ventilatore Con
 
Brand: Hong DA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FS-40, Bar code: 8435154448903
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is not earthed and single-insulated parts are accessible and can be damaged.

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

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

 
Description:  Mains powered standing fan, 220 V; 50 Hz; 45 W; Class I.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22

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Alert number: 0514/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adapter "Rejseadapter"
 
Brand: Tiger
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 0200019011848
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it can be used in such a way that live parts can be touched. In addition, it is possible to establish a functioning plug connection which bypasses the earth.

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

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

 
Description:  Mains travel plug adapter with packaging
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland