Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 36 ( Published on: 09/09/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0913/11       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Stud earrings "Ohrstecker"
 
Brand: MEYCO Hobby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 61432
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel. The backs of the earrings release 1.608 µg/cm2/w and the small heads of the studs release 1.279 µg/cm2/w.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market by the importer. Monitoring of withdrawal by the authorities.

 
Description:  12 stud earrings (hinged domes; 6x3 and 6x6 mm) and 12 backs). Packaging reads: "3+6 mm stud earrings, set of 12".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0903/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Tribal Black
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lot 0310, Exp. 03.2013, CTL 60416/3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 27 mg/kg of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

The product does not comply with German national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in a cloudy milk-white plastic bottle with an adhesive label and screw fastening with a dispensing tip. The label also reads "For Tribals and Dark Outlines".
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0905/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch "Strong Dint Searchlight"
 
Brand: Baoma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BM-Z4, MY-Z4, Z4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         The dimensions of the built-in plug and the adaptor are not as required;


·         During normal use live parts are accessible, since single-pole insertion of the plug is possible.;


·         The built-in plug fixing plastic is not sufficiently resistant to flames.


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. The housing with 12 LEDs is made of plastic, with an on-off switch. The battery can be charged with the telescopic pins of the built-in plug without earth contact. A bipolar adaptor with plastic housing is attached to the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0893/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Trailer
 
Brand: DBD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code 3499368027809
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk of compression of the axle arm and of the axle arm rotating a quarter of a turn when the trailer is loaded. As a result, the trailer can overturn leading to a loss of control of the car which is pulling it and a possible road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  1.90m trailer for motor vehicle.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0894/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car 1 series, 5 series, 7 series, X3, X5, X6
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Types: 560L, 560X, X70, 187, 182, X83, 701 Vehicles with diesel engine. EC type-approvals: e1*2001/116*0230*14-*15, e1*2001/116*0322*06, e1*2001/116*0420*05-*08, e1*2001/116*0287*15-*16, e1*2001/116*0352*04-*06, e1*2001/116*0249*11-*13, e1*2001/116*0490*00-*02 Vehicles manufactured between 20.08.2008 and 12.06.2009 are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
An unreliable internal contact in the fuel filter heater can lead to the fuel filter heater being permanently activated, even when the vehicle is stationary. In a few isolated cases, the fuel filter heater may as a result become overheated which could possibly lead to a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Bulgaria, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Finland, Greece, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0899/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car R8 Spyder
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R8 Spyder. Seven vehicles concerned in Spain.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is the possibility of the fuel pipe touching the insulation in the engine bay. If this occurs, the fuel pipe may become damaged, which in isolated cases may cause leaks and, in extreme cases, may cause a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Greece, Lithuania, Sweden

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Alert number: 0904/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bicycle BMX - 16
 
Brand: Mexller
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because substances in the handlebar grips (non-transitory contact with the skin) are carcinogenic. The total PAH concentration is 1405 mg/kg (benzo(a)pyrene concentration is 56 mg/kg).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action taken by the importer. Corrective action ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's bicycle. Colour: dark blue. Handlebar grips of soft black plastic. Packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0907/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s bicycle "12,5" children’s bicycle"
 
Brand: Sixteam
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  -
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The user may fall and suffer injuries because:


·         the diameter of the handlebars is not sufficient and the hands can slip off reducing control of the bike;


·         the chainguard does not completely cover the outer edge of the chain and therefore clothing may get caught.


The mudguards have sharp edges that can cause cuts.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  12.5" young children’s bicycle with stabilizers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0914/11       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Engine 1.8 Litre Marine Engine
 
Brand: Volvo Penta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8.1Gi, 8.1GXi and 8.1GiC
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Fluid was inadvertently trapped in the throttle body unit during the manufacturing process. The trapped fluid may corrode sensors within the throttle body which may result in unexpected deceleration and / or high RPMs at engine start. If the unexpected high RPMs occur when the engine is in gear, a risk of collision and resulting personal injury exists.
 

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

 
Description:  Petrol, stern-drive engines for leisure boats.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0908/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy <font color="#ff0000">(MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Squeaky Babies
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QT0801066 (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains up to 27% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), up to 0,7% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and up to 370mg/kg of phenol.


It poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts (the whistle).


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:  Plastic "Winnie-the-Pooh" look-alike toy set (with Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore figures) [packed in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label. The toys incorporate a noise-emitting feature.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0909/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rocket shooter "Pumprakete mit Schaumstoffpfeill [Pump Rocket with Foam Arrow]"
 
Brand: KiK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.-No.: 9924600 Campaign 111, WGR 912
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as the glue contains 190 mg/kg of benzene. Benzene is carcinogenic and mutagenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White foam darts, launch device made of various plastic parts, partly joined by a brown coloured plastic glue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0915/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle set: 1) "Baby play set"2) "Baby lovely frist toy series"
 
Brand: 1) SJ Toys, 2) Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) YE1007029 (in invoice), 2) YE1010024 (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of choking as the rattles break easily, releasing small parts. In addition the rattles may pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of rough edges.
The products do 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:  1) A set of rattles with different colourful figures 2) A set of 3 rattles with different colourful figures. Both sets are packed in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0916/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim-ring "Peldriņķis"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.SL21017, EAN 4750733120358
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains between 11.5% and 12.7% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 2.9% and 6.5% of di- 'isononyl' phthalate (DINP) and 0.28% and 0.49% of di- 'isodecyl' phthalate (DIDP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable swim-ring 91cm, made from softened PVC.The background is yellow, the top is transparent with a multicoloured picture of a butterfly. There are warnings in English on the product. The product is packed in a transparent bag with a label indicating the manufacturer and importer and warnings in Latvian and Estonian languages.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0917/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle "Rainbow Hourglass"
 
Brand: Small Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. in invoice: YE1011017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as it may break easily, releasing small parts.

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:  A ball-shaped rattle with two round handles attached on opposite sides. The ball has a joint in the middle and can be turned in opposite directions with the handles, making a noise. The rattle is packed in a yellow cardboard box with a transparent window corner. There are warning signs: ‘not for children under 3 years’ on one side and ‘for babies between 3-12 months’ on the other.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0895/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Swimsuit Barbie (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Brand: Setino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  952-330
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5991329623306
(MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free - and knotted - ends in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries as the cords in the waist area are too long. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Other (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Other

 
Description:  Girl's swimsuit; size: 110 cm; tied at the back of the neck by means of two elasticated cords each side, each 40-45 cm long. At waist level there are two elasticated cords each side for tightening the swimsuit, each 21-27 cm long. The cords have knotted ends. The sewn-in label has copyright information regarding the "Barbie" trademark, textile composition information and details of the distributor in Hungary.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Poland

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Alert number: 0896/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Swimsuit Barbie <font color="#ff0000">(MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Setino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  951-860
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5991329518602
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends and a decorative bow that is too long in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries as due to the presence of cords at the back. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.


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


 

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

 
Description:  Barbie in a Mermaid Tale Girl's swimsuit; size 4/104 (0- to 7-year-olds). The swimsuit is tied at the back of the neck by means of two elasticated cords, each 35 cm long. The swimsuit also ties at the back by means of elasticated cords, each 34-35 cm long. The swimsuit has the word 'BARBIE' on it. The sewn-in label has copyright information regarding "Barbie", textile composition information and details of the distributor in Hungary.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Hungary

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Alert number: 0897/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Swimsuit Barbie <font color="#ff0000">(MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Setino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 951-861; 5991329518619
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area and because the ends of the cords are knotted and fitted with toggles. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.


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

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

 
Description:  Girl's swimsuit; size 7 / 122 and other sizes. The swimsuit is tied at the back of the neck by means of two elasticated cords, each 40 cm long. The ends of the cords are knotted and fitted with toggles in the form of plastic balls. The swimsuit has the word 'BARBIE' on it. The sewn-in label has copyright information regarding "Barbie", textile composition information and details of the distributor in Hungary.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Poland

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Alert number: 0898/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Echt Girls
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style TO22
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation as the shoulder straps consist of cords with free ends. The ends are also knotted and have plastic beads. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girl's bikini with "SUMMER" written on the top. The label reads "ECHT GIRLS". Product comes in American sizes 1 and 4. The shoulder straps are made from elastic cords with free ends, which are knotted and have plastic beads. The cords on the front of the bikini top are 24 cm long and those on the back of the bikini top are 33 cm long.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0906/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: AVID DIVA Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation as the shoulder straps consist of cords with free ends. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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 which is intended for children up to 7 years of age, with shoulder straps consisting of cords with free ends. The dress has flower patterns, a textile ribbon and a decorative belt. Composition: 80% cotton and 20% elastane.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0911/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Alfa Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar Code: 5711044124236
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 266.1 mg/kg of the aromatic amine 4-amino azobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' dress, dark-blue with white dots, elastic waist, tie-belt, zip fastener, pleated, white lace on hem. Composition: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0912/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys Underwear Set "Spider-Sense; Spider-Man"
 
Brand: KiK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Saison: 111 Product group: 827 Order No: 6016900
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain azo dyes releasing 51 mg/kg of the aromatic amine 4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine.

The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  1st set: black vest with red piping, 2 pairs of underpants, one the same colour and one white patterned; 2nd set: red vest with red piping, 2 pairs of underpants, one of the same colour and one white patterned.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0918/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Kids Muhomorka
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 1313-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area which could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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 halter-neck dress in various colours, with cords in the neck area, with a label containing information in Bulgarian including the brand model number, fabric composition (100% cotton), and economic operators details.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0919/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Kids Muhomorka
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1313-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area and a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area. The cords could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.


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 fabric functional cords in the neck and waist area. The product is available in various colours and has a label containing information in Bulgarian including the brand, model number, fabric composition (100% cotton), and economic operators details. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0920/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s vest
 
Brand: Kids Muhomorka / Circo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 0716-03, Barcode 49032001597
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area which could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

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 halter-neck vest, with cords in the neck area, in various colours. There are two additional labels – one in Bulgarian including the brand name (Kids Muhomarka), model number, fabric composition (100% cotton) and economic operators details; the other mentioning the second brand name (Circo) the size, origin and a barcode. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0902/11       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Beaded door curtain "Hearts Beaded Door Curtain"
 
Brand: Argos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Argos Catalogue Number: 119/4221
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation as the strands of beads can become entangled due to the shape of the beads. In addition it poses a risk of cuts as the product can come loose from the wall, exposing sharp points.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall by the retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Beaded curtain with heart-shaped design, pink in colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0900/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric fan heater "Fan Heater"
 
Brand: Sinbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model SFH 3302 EAN 8693807091221 Ref: 9006070 Lot number: 3302090902933
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because protection against accidental contact with the live parts is insufficient. A child could easily insert his/her fingers through the grill and come into contact with the live heating element.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric fan heater, available in 2 colours: white and grey-blue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36

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Alert number: 0901/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric heater
 
Brand: Kingfisher
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H900
 
Batch number / Barcode:  10062977
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because:


·         A live wire may come into contact with the metallic heated plate and melt.


·         Sharp edges can be found within the appliance, which could cause damage to the internal wiring.


·         The earth terminal is not adequately secured and could come loose.


·         The back plastic plate does not have sufficient resistance to ignition.


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

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

 
Description:  1200W halogen heater.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 36