Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 30 ( Published on: 29/07/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0721/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Towels
 
Brand: Hu Guang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10#A, 10#B, 05#, 01#, S/R
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of choking as, due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the decorative parts included in the towel packages (cherry and strawberry), which fit into the small parts cylinder, can be swallowed by children. In addition, the lollipops have several points which if broken off may be dangerous if put in the eye or throat by children.


The products do not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Towels in packaging which imitates foodstuffs (cakes and lollipops) with decorations imitating strawberry and cherry. Description of packaging: - Plastic bag and transparent box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 0716/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Nite Lite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NNL-79A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock  and burns because :


-The shade covering the bulb can be easily removed without a tool thus making it possible to remove and replace a bulb while still connected to the mains supply;


-No overcurrent protection is provided thus the nightlight can overheat.


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

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

 
Description:  Automatic night light which switches on when it gets dark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0701/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Agila A"
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicles from: 3 G 077226 to 7 G 129308. Production period: from 2003 to 2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
Fuel tank corrosion may occur. The paint of the fuel tank can delaminate from the underlying coating and in severe cases this might lead to perforation of the fuel tank resulting in fuel leaks.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0713/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Toyota Yaris"
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 12 April 2010 through 4 January 2011, with chassis numbers as indicated in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w30/2011-w30_21_vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to the improper installation of the left A-pillar garnish, there is a possibility that the A-pillar garnish could become detached should the curtain shield airbag be deployed in the event of a crash. If this happens, the loose garnish could injure the left-hand seat occupant of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Poland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0723/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Mazda 3" and "Mazda3 MPS"
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects vehicles, produced from 7 January 2008 through 22 December 2008. Affected VIN range: JMZ BK1*** 01 714164 – 828410 JMZ BK1*** 81 714210 – 754177 JMZ BK14** 91 754182 – 828411 JM7 BK3*6* 81 421327 – 427505 JM7 BK3*6* 91 433444 – 464116 Note: The asterisk symbol “*” can be any letter or number.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ground terminal of the windscreen wiper motor may have been inadvertently bent during assembly. If this condition exists, then over time the electrical resistance of the motor circuit may increase up to a point which would result in the motor becoming inoperative. The loss of the front windscreen wiper function in adverse weather could potentially increase the risk of a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0724/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van "Peugeot Boxer III"
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns certain vehicles with VINs: - from VF3YAAMFA11027241 to VF3YAAMFA11080919; - from VF3YBBMFB11026461 to VF3YBBMFB11062771; - VF3YCBMAC11014467; - from VF3YCBMFB11026506 to VF3YCBMFB11092288; - from VF3YCBMFC11024600 to VF3YCBMFC11065616.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
On the vehicles concerned, the emergency spare wheel mounting winch may no longer correctly secure the wheel, which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Malta, Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Estonia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Norway

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Alert number: 0725/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Peugeot 807 and Expert III"
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns certain vehicles with VINs from VF3XDRFHCAZ016849 to VF3XDRFHCAZ029887.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
On the affected vehicles, the operation of the power-assisted steering could be compromised if there is contact between the wiring harness and surrounding parts as a result of damage to the protective sheath, which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Sweden, Poland, Malta, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0693/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Alcohol tester
 
Brand: BRINK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BR004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is unable to detect positive blood alcohol levels. Therefore, there is a risk of the user driving with high alcohol levels not shown by the test.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers. Seizure of product by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black alcohol tester key ring with three warning lights (red, yellow and green) bearing CE marking and sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0696/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Blank cartridges "8 mm Blank"
 
Brand: Codex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code: 7702; series: 4977022010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the pressure is too high when the cartridges are fired.

The product does not comply with limits set by the Permanent International Commission for Firearms Testing (C.I.P).
 

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

 
Description:  Cartridges for 8mm blank pistols. Cartridges are loaded in a plastic container, 50 pieces in each, and are packaged in a paper box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0702/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflective jacket
 
Brand: G.M. (General Motors)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 1790414
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The retro-reflection and visible material area of the jacket are not sufficient. As a class 1 product, it is unsafe for its intended use.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 471.
 

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

 
Description:  High-visibility, yellow reflective jacket for driving. Packaged in a transparent plastic bag with an adhesive label which indicates the make.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0714/11       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Ski helmets "Funride"
 
Brand: UVEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Colour: black. Article number: S56.6.057.4703 S56.6.057.4705 - Colour: silver. Article number: S56.6.057.5503 S56.6.057.5505 - Colour: white carbon look mat. Article number: S56.6.057.1003 S56.6.057.1005 - Colour: black carbon look mat. Article number: S56.6.057.2003 S56.6.057.2005 Colour: white/golden flower. Article number: S56.6.057.1603 S56.6.057.1605 - Colour: black/golden flower. Article number: S56.6.057.2603 S56.6.057.2605 - Colour: white. Article number: S56.6.057.1103 S56.6.057.1105 - Colour: pearlblue/white eagle. Article number: S56.6.057.1403 S56.6.057.1405 - Colour: white/black eagle. Article number: S56.6.057.1203 S56.6.057.1205 - Colour: black/white eagle. Article number: S56.6.057.2103 S56.6.057.2105 - Colour: silver/black eagle. Article number: S56.6.057.5203 S56.6.057.5205 - Colour: pink/white eagle. Article number: S56.6.057.9103 S56.6.057.9105
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
These products pose a risk of injuries because in some critical areas of the helmet (ventilation openings, rivets, synthetic applications) the shock absorption and the resistance to penetration may be insufficient.


The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1077.
 

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

 
Description:  Ski Helmets
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Denmark, Poland, Spain

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Alert number: 0694/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Travel chair "MeToo"
 
Brand: Phil&Teds
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MeToo
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The clamps to attach the chair can come loose from the table top. The chairs therefore pose a serious risk of falling or amputation for children sitting in them.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel chair which can be attached to the table. It is attached by means of two screw-on clamps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0720/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Cradle "Cuna-Moises"
 
Brand: Babyline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risks of injuries because:

- at least two of the four wheels are not fitted with blocks;

- the ends and inner sides are less than 275mm in height;

- it is not sufficiently stable, overturning when submitted to a force of less than 30N.

All these shortcomings can cause the baby to fall to the floor and suffer injury.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1130.
 

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

 
Description:  Cradle made of wood and fabric.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0704/11       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Inboard engines
 
Brand: Volvo Penta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D11-670 Inboard, IPS800 and IPS900 (D11 with IPS transmission)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The alternator cable harness may rub against the oil return pipe from the turbo and, in certain cases, cause a short circuit in the electrical system. There is also a risk that the cable harness might abrade against sharp edges at the alternator. A short circuit in the electrical system can lead to the risk of fire or explosion.
 

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

 
Description:  Diesel inboard engines for leisure boats.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Iceland, Greece

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Alert number: 0692/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble shooter gun "Mille bolle multicolori"
 
Brand: RT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8011085209082, item No. 20908
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the liquid contains 300.000 CFU/g of aerobic mesophilic bacteria which exceeds the limit values. There is clear risk of contracting infections given that when this product is used by children it will come into contact with their mouths, hands and eyes and may be inhaled.
 

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

 
Description:  14 cm bubble shooter gun made of transparent plastic with coloured inner working parts. Inside the packaging there is also a yellow container of soap solution. Mixed cardboard and plastic packaging. Battery-operated toy. Box on the packaging bears the wording: "prodotto testato da CPM ertificate n 097380/C/GI/01" ("product tested by CPM certificate No 097380/C/GI/01"). The reverse of the packaging bears the warning "Non ingerire od avvicinare agli occhi il liquido saponato", ("Do not swallow soap solution. Avoid contact with eyes") and the instructions for use.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0715/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Child's "Music" flute
 
Brand: Vidal Europa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 0211176
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432583111767
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the flute, which fits into the small part cylinder, can come loose easily and can be swallowed by children.

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:  Child's musical flute. Packaged in a tansparent plastic bag with a label reading: MUSIC FLAUTA INFANTIL. On the reverse side: symbol indicating unsuitability for children under the age of three years, the CE marking, the warning Not suitable for children under 36 months. May generate small parts which can be swallowed or inhaled, and distributor identification.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0717/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing game
 
Brand: Fishing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2045-8
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435235856948
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the hook can be easily detached from the line and it contains a magnet with a flux index greater than 50 kG²mm². The fish can be easily open into two parts, allowing access to the metal mouth pivot, which, if swallowed with the hook, could cause an intestinal perforation.

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

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

 
Description:  Magnetic fishing game with fishing rod including hook with magnet and eight goldfish. The packaging is cardboard and plastic, marked on the front with "FUNNY & LOVELY FISHING GAME NEW ONE. FOR AGES 3 AND UP", the origin of the product, the CE mark and the age restriction symbol. There is a label on the back identifying the importer, along with a barcode and warnings in various languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0722/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy crossbow set "Special Forces"
 
Brand: Combat Force
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0388
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of the suction cups contains 5.3 % by weight of DEHP, 7.98 % by weight of DBP and 5.14 % by weight of DINP.

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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s plastic set comprising a pistol/crossbow, 4 projectiles with transparent orange suction cups, a black grenade, a black watch with red face and grey handcuffs, packed in a blister with a green cardboard base.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0695/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Denim dress with belt
 
Brand: MS MODE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 311124
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing

1 183 ppm of benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  The product in question is a woman's denim dress, sleeveless with a zip and belt.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0697/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket "Miklas Kids Nylon Jacket Twilight 410"
 
Brand: Name-it, Bestseller
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Miklas Kids Nylon Jacket Twilight 410, 13053210 + 13057775
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 69,9 ppm of 4-aminoazobenzene in grey sewing thread.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Nylon jacket
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 0698/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's cardigan "Ix mini knit cardigan 509"
 
Brand: Name-it, Bestseller
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style no. 13036939
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing

8,7 mg/kg of 3,3’-Dimethoxybenzidine, 1248,7 mg/kg of Benzidine and 36,6 mg/kg of 4-Aminodiphenyl in Grey-Black main.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Green cardigan
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 0699/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Kids Ls Sweat w. hood x-au09"
 
Brand: Name it, Bestseller
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  13049307
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing


5,02 ppm of o-Toluidine, 6,14 ppm of 4-Aminobiphenyl, 219,21 ppm of Benzidine, 5,16 ppm of 3,3’-Dimethylbenzidine, 11,47 ppm of 3,3’-Dimethoxybenzidine in the red strap around neck.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Navy sweatshirt with hood
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Ireland, Austria

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Alert number: 0705/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: - Knot So Bad;- Dominka.
 
Type / number of model:  - article No.6800; - article No.1866.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation as they have drawstrings with free ends in the hood. The drawstrings can easily become entangled in fixed objects if the child is moving quickly.


The products do 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 T-shirt: size 8/128, 100% white cotton printed with pink stars. Has a drawstring in the hood area, whose purpose is functional; - Children's waistcoat: size 98, cotton 55% polyester 45%. Made of grey knitted material with a front pocket with multicoloured printed inscription "Beautiful Smile". Has a drawstring in the hood area.
Country of origin:  China, India
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0706/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Puledro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area that are too long and not fastened in one place 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s light blue denim trousers, brand "Puledro", with a pink band attached to the waist and two cords with free ends in the waist area. There is an inscription: "Sport Seduction" on one of the trouser-legs with fastening cords under the lower hem of the trousers. Composition: 100% cotton.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0708/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Lilax
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Black and white checked dress with red stitching at the ends, with a flounce in the lower section. There are two sewn red braids and a white one, with two cords which end at the back and are tied at the neck. On the front there is a brooch with a safety-pin and an attached red ribbon with a white rhinestone glued to it. There is a label with information about the producer: Turkey, composition: 100% cotton, brand "Lilax".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0709/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Moonstar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of shoulder straps which are not attached to the front or the back of 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s dress with two tied shoulder straps that have free ends. There is a label with information about the producer: Turkey, composition: 100% cotton, brand "Moonstar".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0710/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s skirt
 
Brand: Silver Sun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 8693468529019, item FC-52901
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area that are too long and not fastened in one place.

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 skirt in pink-and-white and red-and-white colours, with three pink flounces with white stars and stripes. There are labels with information about the producer: Bangladesh, composition: 100% cotton, barcode 8693468529019, item FC-52901, brand Silver Sun,
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0711/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ overalls
 
Brand: Bebetto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Identification 221, barcode 8697558017752
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are too long.

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:  Babies’ overalls with a hood, long sleeves with white-and-green stripes, with two pockets and snap fasteners on the front. On one of the pockets there is an attached textile piece with a picture of a bicycle and the inscription: "Bebetto". On the front there is an additional textile piece resembling a bib. It is blue and on it there is a picture of two bears and the inscription: "I like playing with you". There is information about the producer: Turkey, composition: 100% cotton, identification 221, barcode 8697558017752, brand "Bebetto".
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0712/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes "Girl 2 Girl"
 
Brand: Primark
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 7386531 and item 7386549
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative elements can be easily detached and can be swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink children’s shoes with a white sole and the inscription: "girl 2 girl" on the insole. It has three self-adhesive bands and small silver particles on the back.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0718/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini "Meijes Bikini/Mädchen Bikini/Bikini Enfant"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2504634, EAN/GTIN: 8717729391501
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the bikini has a drawstring for adjusting the size around the throat area.

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

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

 
Description:  Tie-up bikini, top and bottom. The bikini is packaged in a 14 cm x 14 cm plastic package along with a cardboard photograph of the product as a background.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0719/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's dress
 
Brand: New Basic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  24981501; EAN/GTIN: 8717362572619
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords for adjusting the size of the garment in the neck are.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl's dress with flower appliqué and lettering on the chest. Continuous cords around 24 cm long.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0726/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shirt "Qinna"
 
Brand: Part Two
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Leather shirt, Female, E38912001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 52 mg/kg of chromium (VI).
 

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

 
Description:  Female leather shirt with long sleeves and 2 chest pockets, shirt is with lining in upper body and upper part of sleeve.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0700/11       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Ears of wheat "Triticum - black wisp- natural"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  604073000400
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk because it contains Pyemotes sp., a mite which is capable of biting humans and causing those handling infested material to develop serious pruritic dermatitis, characterised by vesicles which cause secondary infections when they burst. In rare cases those affected may suffer headaches, vomiting, diarrhoea and anorexia in addition to dermatitis.


15 cases reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Ears of wheat sold to florists in bunches, used in floral arrangements and for ceremonial events.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30

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Alert number: 0727/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  "Big Blow Out Hairdryer"
 
Brand: Umberto Giannini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item Number: 55-37-029. The recall affects products sold since October 2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Broken parts of internal components can fall out of the hairdryer nozzle and, in some cases, could be ejected whilst in use.

One minor facial injury reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Hairdryer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 30
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland