Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 28 ( Published on: 15/07/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0654/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Key rings
 
Brand: Bimar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they can easily break into small pieces which fit completely into the small parts cylinder. Furthermore, the doughnuts are very realistic, even smelling of pastries which makes that children might bite into them.
 

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

 
Description:  Doughnut-shaped key rings in various colours. Description of packaging: - cellophane.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0645/11       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Body piercing
 
Brand: FAH Bodypierce
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Codes: SSp 009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel at the rate of 0.4 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Steel piercing of twister-type, suitable for lip, eyebrow, belly with cone. Length: 1cm. The product is sold unpacked.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0647/11       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Body Piercing
 
Brand: FAH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: SSP 004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel at the rate of 0.3 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Steel piercing, labret, lip ring with cone. Length: 1 cm. The product is sold unpacked.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0648/11       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Ibero
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item BR11052a in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel from the metallic parts (silver balls) at the rate of 6.8-8.6 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 bracelet consisting of metallic (silver) and pink parts. A label attached.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0651/11       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer ring "5 in 1 laser pointer and led flashlight"
 
Brand: IK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: NT-014, Patent Number: ZL 200620041106.7
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3 laser product (measured laser output 3.26 milliwatts).

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  5 in 1 laser pointer and led flashlight, in a shape of a key ring torch. Approximate dimensions: 13.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm (with the ring). The body of the torch is silver and has engraved designs looking like flowers. The laser is operated by 3 LR44 button cells. Each pointer is packed in a transparent plastic bag. The products are packed in carton box (25 items, approximate dimensions: 17 x 15 x 9 cm), with pictures of the pointers, the CE mark, warnings and instructions of use in English. The products could be sold separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0653/11       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter "Pistol shock"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: HH-920
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it contains a Class 3 laser product (measured laser output 5.8 milliwatts).

In addition the product is a novelty lighter and emits electric shock by pulling the trigger.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825 and the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products by the authorities.

 
Description:  Refillable plastic lighter in a shape of a silver pistol, with black grip and viewfinder (approximatedimensions: diameter 10.7 x 7.8x 2.4 cm). The viewfinder produces a laser beam when you push a small button on its back side. The lighter also. The flame is produced from the pistol barrel by pushing down the cock. Each lighter is packed in a transparent plastic bag. The products are packed in blue carton box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0643/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch "LED Rechargeable Portable Light"
 
Brand: Jinlite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JF212
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:


- a knot is used to anchor the cable. During regular use the knot may move to such an extent that it no longer protects against twisting and pulling force and the ends of the wires may become free;


- the edges of the compartment housing the battery charging cable and the plug are sharp, and may, therefore, damage the cable. As a consequence, the basic insulated internal wiring cables may contact the accessible metal parts.


The product poses a risk of fire because the cross-sectional area of the core of the cable fixed to the torch is substantially less than required and, in case of a short circuit occurring, it would overheat.


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:  Rechargeable torch with plastic housing. There is a compartment for the storage of the battery charging cable and the plug. The mains cable is fixed to the torch. On the box of the product there are instructions in Hungarian and Romanian.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0657/11       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Compressors
 
Brand: Regen-Tec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  a) Airprofi 1.8 b) Airprofi 2 c) Profi-Airtec 128-8-1.1 d) Profi-Airtec 210-8-1.8 e) Profi-Airtec 380-8-2.5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a serious risk of injuries because they can explode.

For a) to e): cause: defective welds, for b), c) and e): additional cause: use of unkilled steel.

The products do not comply with the Directive 2009/105/EC on simple pressure vessels, the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC and the Directive 2004/108/EC on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and the European standard EN 286-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Public warning issued by the authorities.

 
Description:  a) Airprofi 1.8: Mobile compressor with reclined vessel V= ca. 30 l , p= 8 bar, delivery rate = 120 l/min; b) Airprofi 2: Mobile compressor with upright vessel V=50 l , p=8 bar, delivery rate = 120 l/min; c) Profi-Airtec 128-8-1.1: Mobile compressor with reclined vessel V= 24 l , p= 8 bar, delivery rate = 128 l/min; d) Profi-Airtec 210-8-1.8: Mobile compressor with reclined vessel V= ca.30 l , p= 8 bar, delivery rate= 210 l/min; e) Profi-Airtec 380-8-2.5: Mobile compressor with reclined vessel V= 50 l , p= 8 bar, delivery rate = 380 l/min
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0639/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car - RX400h
 
Brand: Lexus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model year: 2005 to 2006. VINs of affected vehicles in Europe are given in the attached document.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because a control board in the "Intelligent Power Module (IPM)" of the inverter assembly may fail. If this happens, various warning lamps will be illuminated on the instrument panel. In limited instances, the fuse of the power supply circuit could blow. If this occurs, the hybrid system will stop while the vehicle is being driven.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Bulgaria, Iceland, Spain, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0646/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van "Master"
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Master III. Vehicles concerned by the recall: since the beginning of the production on 29 August 2010. Fabrication numbers: B000004 to B022084.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fairing axle, which secures the spare wheel winch, may break. The possible consequence of this is a risk of the loss of the spare wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, The Netherlands, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Sweden

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Alert number: 0658/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car C30, S40 and V50
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Chassis numbers C30 039846 - 234946 V50 419200 - 614323 S40 350445 - 539675
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the cover on top of the engine could chafe against the brake vacuum hose. If this occurs, it may lead to a vacuum leak in the brake booster system and a gradual reduction of brake booster assistance. This would lead to the brake pedal becoming harder to push than normal and increased force would be required to stop the car.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0664/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car INDICA and INDYGO
 
Brand: TATA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w28/2011-w28_35-vins.xls">VINs number </a>
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because in some cars of those models the length of the brake cable may get reduced to the engine compartment components. This defect can result in damage to the cable and distort the work of one of the brake circuit system.
 

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

 
Description:  The products affected were manufactured between 2007 and 2010.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Norway, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0631/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Roll up blind for terrace
 
Brand: Cello
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6405422561483 (yellow-grey striped, size 3 x 2.5 m), 6405422561520 (yellow-grey striped, size 4.5 x 2.5), 6405422721719 (green-beige striped, size 3 x 2.5 m), 640522721733 (green-beige striped, size 4.5 x 2.5), 6405422721726 (beige, size 3 x 2.5 m), 6405422721740 (beige, size 4.5 x 2.5), 6405422561490 (red-beige striped, size 3 x 2.5 m), 6405422561537 (red-beige striped, size 4.5 x 2.5 m).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the textile roll may come off the holders and can be strongly catapulted, possibly injuring people nearby.
 

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

 
Description:  Roll up blind for terrace. Different colours and sizes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0656/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Key rings "Photo Tok"
 
Brand: Lusoalimentos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: K7446 green frog – barcode 56003734744 Ref.: K7444 pink dolphin – barcode 5600373474443 Ref.: K7449 brown bear – barcode 5600373474498
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the key rings which fit entirely in the small parts cylinder can easily detach and can be swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  These are key rings with soft animal toys. They have a label showing the CE marking, the barcode and the brand name. Description of packaging: They come in bags of six units.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0638/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children "Daisy – Mali"
 
Brand: Probike
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MA10001343
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as the bike is not equipped with a front-wheel braking system. It has only a back pedal brake, which increases the braking time. In addition the chain guard does not completely cover the outer edge of the chain meaning that clothing may get caught.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink and white young children’s bicycle with a pair of support wheels. Height of adjustable saddle: 435-635 mm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0630/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set "CONJUNTO POLICIA"
 
Brand: Secret Raider
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 225A, REF. 65113
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430373651134
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups on the darts can be easily detached. If the suction cup is put in the mouth, it can block the airways resulting in choking.

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:  The toy consists of a pistol, three suction cup darts, a grenade, a dagger, a canteen and a walkie-talkie. The packaging is cardboard and transparent plastic. The wording on the front reads: "SECRET RAIDER, MODERN AND ELEGANT IN FASHION MOST NEW SERIES, SUPER MILITARY EQUIOMENT. ENDLESS POWER." Origin, CE mark and age restriction symbol. The back carries identification of the importer, the reference, barcode, origin, CE mark, age restriction symbol, safety warnings in various languages including Spanish and the name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0634/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic beach toys
 
Brand: Safari Sub
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  33015 (Yellow bucket), 33047 (Excavator), 33048 (Boat), 33055 (Bucket, spades and moulds)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1201103160335 (Excavator), 8422440330158 (Yellow bucket), 8422440330486 (Boat), 8422440330554 (Bucket, spades and moulds)
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking as they may break easily, releasing small parts which may be placed in the mouth by small children.


The products do not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Various models of plastic beach toys; packaged in a yellow plastic net with a label containing the bar code, brand, the CE mark and the phrase 'Made in China'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0635/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy set "WEST WARD/WILD WEST"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 9267A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7290005007620
 
Risk type:  Choking
 


The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups on the projectiles can be easily detached. If the suction cup is put in the mouth, it can block the airways resulting in choking.

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:  The toy includes a bow, a dagger, a shotgun, a pair of handcuffs, a Sheriff’s star and three arrows with suction cups. The packaging is transparent plastic and cardboard. WEST WARD and WILD WEST appear on the front. On the back is the CE marking, age restriction symbol, origin, barcode, identification of the body responsible and a series of warnings, including a warning that it is not suitable for children under 36 months, and the instructions for use.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0637/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car "Shadow Breaker"
 
Brand: Qunxing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 6928928022291 / QX8337
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence in the removable wheels of the toy of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) at a concentration of 4.2% and di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP) and di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP) at concentration of 2.6%.

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:  Plastic toy car. Colour: red-black-silver, with removable wheels made from soft plastic. The toy is sold in cardboard packaging with a transparent plastic window. Dimensions: 29 cm x 27 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0642/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plane pull toy "Funny Plane"
 
Brand: Happy Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MPE 593078
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900368593075
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of choking as small parts may easily become detached and be placed in the mouth by young children. In addition it presents a risk of suffocation as the plastic in the packaging is too thick. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic, pull toy plane on 2 wheels, decorated with stickers. There is a tag with CE mark, name and address of the distributors, “Made in China”, EAN number & the pictogram concerning “0-3” age restriction. There are also warnings about the risk of swallowing small parts and about necessity of storing the packaging due to useful information, but not within the reach of children, as the packaging is not a toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0655/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Pregain
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the toy can be opened easily, giving access to particles of polymeric material which fit into the small parts cylinder.

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

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

 
Description:  Teddy bears with soother chain. Description of packaging: wrapped in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0659/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone "Modern Mobile Phone"
 
Brand: Happy Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 5900368780772; NO: 6289; Art. No. MPG 78077
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is between 109,6 - 111,3dBA.

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:  Mobile phone is made of black plastic. The toy uses 2 AA size batteries. The phone produces different sounds after pressing the button. The size of the phone is: 11 mm x 7 mm x 2.1 mm. The phone is packed into cardboard box, which have writings: “Modern. Mobile Phone”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 0660/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone "Baby’s Sweet"
 
Brand: Happy Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. MPE 477374 EAN: 5900368477375
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the battery cover can be opened without any tools and the batteries may be accessible to children.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy is a plastic pink and purple mobile phone. On the packaging there is a name: "Baby’s Sweet" and picture of a girl. The toy is powered by 2 batteries 1.5 V LR4 which are attached. On the sticker and on the packaging there are warnings and information concerning product in Polish, name and address of the importer, inscription “Happy Star”, “CE mark”, “Made in China”, number of product and EAN, pictogram concerning the age 0-3 restriction, “Choking hazard due to small parts”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0663/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stink bomb "Fart Bomb"
 
Brand: Henbrandt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code: 5 026619 017999 Item No: T01799
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the exploding bomb bag produces a sound of 144 dB.


One incident reported.


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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The aluminium foil bag contains chemicals. When the product is squeezed, the chemicals react with each other and as a result the bag blows up, bursts and releases an unpleasant odor.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: 0665/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stink bomb "Fart Bomb"
 
Brand: Bomb bag
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NTT1242
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing since the exploding bomb bag produces a sound of 148 dB.

One incident reported.

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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  The aluminium foil bag contains chemicals. When the product is squeezed, the chemicals react with each other and as a result the bag blows up, bursts and releases an unpleasant odor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 0636/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: XYAOYUER
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item # S-32
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the leather flowers may easily become detached from the shoes and then be placed in the mouth by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Patent children’s shoes in red, fastened with a strap bearing a leather flower in the centre of which there is a metal cap. On the front of the shoe there are five white leather flowers, in the centre of which there are glued rhinestones. The brand is printed on the insole with a pictogram on the sole. No labels in Bulgarian; packed in cellophane; 5.00 levs per pair; sizes 21, 22, 23, 24, 25; intended for children up to 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0649/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: Rose
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the leather flowers may easily become detached from the shoes and then be placed in the mouth by small children. In addition, the metal plate has accessible sharp edges.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s shoes “Rose” – the colour is white, the upper is made of imitation leather. There is a band around the ankle, an embroidered rose and the inscription “Rose”. There are also decorative elements made of imitation leather – 3 flowers attached to the upper by means of metal plates. There is a sticker with information about the country of origin – Turkey and pictograms indicating the type of the materials used – artificial materials.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0650/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s set
 
Brand: BIDIFUL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking, because small parts (rhinestones) can be easily detached and fit entirely into the small-parts cylinder,


- strangulation, due to the presence of drawstrings 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s sets consisting of three parts, which are intended for boys and girls up to 7 years of age: a pair of trousers, a long-sleeved blouse and an anorak. There is also an embroidered pattern on the trousers and the anorak with various inscriptions Princess, Royal academy, Angel. The products have been labelled by means of a textile band with the inscription: ”BIDIFUL”, intended for children between 6 months and 5 years of age. On the anorak with the embroidered pattern and the inscription „Princess” there are small parts. The following inscription can be found on an attached textile label BIDIFUL kids, composition: 95% cotton, 5% elastane, made in Turkey. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0652/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ shoes
 
Brand: Recco Shoes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the toe area contains 7.7 mg/kg of chromium (VI).
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ shoes with perforations, brand Recco Shoes, the upper is made of genuine leather, black nappa leather and the insole is made of genuine cattle leather. The sole is made of thermo rubber.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0640/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Deodorants "Anhidrol"
 
Brand: IOOX - HYGIENE.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Batch number A1 (CN: 6855098); 2) Batch Number C1 (CN: 6855072).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk as they contain the ingredient 0.4% by weight of Triclosan.

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Stop of sales and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  1) Desodorizante/Antitranspirante Toalhitas (Deodorant/Antiperspirant Towelettes); 2) Desodorizante/Antitranspirante Roll-on (Deodorant/Antiperspirant Roll-on) Packaging: 1) Twelve individual units in a white and green package, with an outside white package; 2) 75 ml white container roll-on with a white package.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0632/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor and charger
 
Brand: Opal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 190111 Bar Code: 6 413821 901113
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert only one pin of a plug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor. As a consequence, the user can easily get a fatal electric shock from the accessible pin of the plug.

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): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mains plug travel adaptor and USB charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0633/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power inverter "Car Power Inverter"
 
Brand: T´nB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: PINB150U Bar Code: 3 303170 042250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the isolation between accessible metal parts and hazardous secondary voltage does not fulfil the requirements for creepage distances of supplementary or reinforced insulation. Due to this defect, the user can get a fatal electric shock from the accessible metal parts in a case of a fault in the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Power inverter for use in a car (12DCV to 230ACV/5DCV).
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0641/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "CITY' PLUG"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No MU 5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, because it is possible to insert a plug with a higher rating than that indicated in a socket. The sockets on the adaptor are not recessed, meaning that one of the pins on a plug may still be accessible while the plug is live.

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:  Black plastic plug. Description of the packaging: The plug is packaged individually in a plastic blister pack. The word ‘City’ and the article number appear on the front of the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0644/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply adaptor
 
Brand: Trust
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PW-1280p Notebook Power Adaptor Item: 14917
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8713439149173- 8713439149180
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to short-circuit and overheating.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  Universal 90W power adaptor for laptop computers with USB battery charging port. Includes 9 interchangeable tips to support the majority of personal music players, mobile phone and game consoles. Comes with 11 different connectors for laptops and adjustable power output to ensure compatibility with most models of laptop.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28

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Alert number: 0661/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Photo frame with AC Adapter
 
Brand: Denver
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type (of the power supply): YDT-R0501000EU, delivered together with Type (of the whole product): production lot 5934 DENVER DPF-741 (serial number starting with “5934-07/10/xxxxx”). Bar Code (of the whole product): 5 706751 013676 5 706751 013683"
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between primary and secondary windings are less than 4 mm / 5 mm. Due to this defect, user can easily get fatal electric shock from the accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for photo frame.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0662/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Inverter
 
Brand: E-ast
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 150 Watt Bar Code: 2 001336 900000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock from the accessible metal parts because:

- isolation between input (SELV circuit) and hazardous secondary voltage is not sufficient,

- the socket-outlet of the product does not fulfil requirements for access to energized parts. There is a possibility of contact with the energized pin of the plug, when plug-in/out.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standards EN 60950 and EN 60884
 

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

 
Description:  Inverter 12VDC -> 230VAC.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 28