Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 ( Published on: 10/06/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0527/11       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric bicycle battery
 
Brand: Genesis
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9020100016511 - E-Mover, Men, frame size 52, Mod. 09, 9020102137368 - E-Mover, Ladies frame size 48, Mod. 09, 9020104319618 - E-Mover1, Ladies, frame size 44, Mod. 10+11, 9020104320539 - E-Mover1, Ladies, frame size 48, Mod. 10+11, 9020104321338 - E-Mover1, Men, frame size 52, Mod. 10+11, 9020159992088 - E-Mover, Ladies frame size 44, Mod. 09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because if the battery charge falls below a certain voltage (e.g. if the battery is not charged over the winter months), in certain cases there may be the danger of the battery catching fire when it is charged again.


Two incidents reported.


The product does not comply with the Machinery directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns the battery. Battery dimensions: width: 290mm, height: 75mm, Depth: 120mm (11Ah, 13.2Ah)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0522/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Zero"
 
Brand: Tazzari
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 26 Versions: 01 and 02.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, for the affected vehicles, there is a possibility that the front suspension arm tie rod could break.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Spain

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Alert number: 0523/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Zero"
 
Brand: Tazzari
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 26 Versions: 01 and 02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, for the affected vehicles, possible overheating of the remote control switch and its connected cables on the battery power line could lead to the risk of fire and fire propagation.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Spain

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Alert number: 0537/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Wig
 
Brand: JINRUILI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 2609
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435320926099
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because, during testing, the combustion lasts for more than two seconds after the flame is extinguished. Moreover, the entire wig was burned.
 

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

 
Description:  Long blue wig. The wig is packaged in a transparent plastic bag measuring approximately 15 x 60 cm, and marked with a small adhesive label measuring 3 x 4 cm, indicating the details of the importer, the barcode and the item reference. Inside the bag, attached to the product by a plastic thread, is a large golden oval label, indicating, among other things, the make JINRUILI, kanekalon? and Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0538/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Pirate skull mask "CARNAVAL"
 
Brand: Atosa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 73049
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259730491
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk because the hair elements, if they catch fire, remain burning for too long.
 

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

 
Description:  Pirate skull mask with a red headscarf and black beard. The product is not packaged. The front of the label indicates the brand and name as well as the warning: "KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE. ABG." The back of the label reads: "¡ADVERTENCIA! MANTENER LEJOS DEL FUEGO. ESTE ARTÍCULO NO ES UN JUGUETE. USO EXCLUSIVO PARA ADULTOS. FABRICADO EN CHINA" ("Warning! Keep away from fire. This article is not a toy. For use by adults only. Manufactured in China").
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0535/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Energy absorber "Absorbica"
 
Brand: Petzl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11137*****
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the lack of security stitching in the energy absorber.


One accident reported.


The product des not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directive and the European standards EN 355 and EN 362.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is designed for protection on a lifeline (rope or cable). The energy of the fall is absorbed by the tearing of specific webbing. A mesh pouch with a zipper protects the energy absorber from abrasion or projections and allows regular verification of the absorber's condition.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Norway

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Alert number: 0536/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Via ferrata lanyard "Petzl Scorpio"
 
Brand: Petzl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Scorpio; lanyards manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137**** with product references : L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the lack of security stitching in the energy absorber.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and the relevant European standards EN 355 and EN 362.


One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is designed for protection on via ferrata. The lanyard consists of an energy absorber, with two arms which connect to the cable with karabiners, and a means of connecting to the harness.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Slovenia, Norway

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Alert number: 0524/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Play & Learn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 27489
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842274891
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as it may break easily, releasing small parts. In addition, the casings for electrical components are too weak, meaning that the toy may present a risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Musical toy in the form of a rocking horse with lights. Packaged in a cardboard box bearing a label showing the importer's details.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0525/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy set "Combat"
 
Brand: Loob
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 10412
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8499690903128
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the pistol, grenade, badge and goggles contain more than

0.2% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Combat pistol with compass, badge, goggles, etc. Description of packaging: pistol in a blister pack which states the brand, reference and barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0531/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of toys "Baby Concert"
 
Brand: MYL – Ming Yu Long
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  N. 885-10, Barcode 6921501648000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle grips are too long. The child could put the grips in the mouth and thus the grips could enter the throat.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1
 

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

 
Description:  Set of musical toys consisting of maracas shaped rattles, a drum with two sticks and a saxophone. Packed in a transparent bag closed with a cardboard fastener. On the packaging there is a printed logo indicating the age limit of the toy: "unsuitable for children under 3 years".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0529/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Lady’s bag
 
Brand: X SIDE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  barcode 8699867905676
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A lady’s bag resembling a purse, which is made of silver coloured, imitation leather and has an appliquéd pattern depicting a tree and bats. There is a moisture-absorbing blue sticker.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0530/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ shoes
 
Brand: X SIDE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8 698579 380 105.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.5 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities..

 
Description:  Ladies’ summer shoes with an upper made of brown imitation leather. The sole is made of artificial material. The products are sold in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0532/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sports shoes
 
Brand: Mania
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 9990000003006, item number 4ML – 3#
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 52.1 mg/kg of Benzidine and 73.4 mg/kg of 4,4 methylendianiline, exceeding the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ sneakers made of black, imitation leather with cyclamen seams and two tongues, one in each colour. Outer sole: natural rubber; inner sole/insole: textile. On the insole there is the inscription "Mania Team". Sold in transparent bags with labels containing information in Bulgarian about the producer, the importer, the price, the type of product and pictograms concerning the materials used.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0534/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s undergarment 8026/ baby sprockets
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44,9mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s undergarment, green with floral pattern, packed in plastic transparent bag.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0533/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening cream "Lightening & purifying body creme"
 
Brand: Maxi Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 6181100231731; Batch code: p 10/10; E 10/13 D122883 “23”; 325 ml
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.5% of hydroquinone as a skin-lightening substance which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White and brown plastic packaging with brown screw-cap and brown characters.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Portugal

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Alert number: 0526/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Shoe dryer "Shoes Drier"
 
Brand: WEIWEI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6941757104549 WW-768
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- leads with only basic insulation come into contact with accessible metal parts,

- protective tubing can easily be dislodged, and

- the leads are not sufficiently held in position.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 6033. In addition it does not comply with European standard EN 50075.
 

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

 
Description:  Electrical shoe dryer, protection class II; Colour: orange; Metal base; Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.5 x 15 (width, height, length). Mains lead approx. 1.37 m long, with moulded Europlug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23

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Alert number: 0528/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains socket outlet
 
Brand: Lumitek
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 21324/156
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436003113249
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the socket holes are not elastic enough to guarantee an appropriate contact pressure on the plug. This can cause a spark which could burn the cables and lead to overheating and fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  Socket outlet for outdoor use. Description of packaging: - The product comes in individual plastic packaging with a label showing the brand and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 23