Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 37 ( Published on: 16/09/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0947/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Speaker "ALTAVOZ"
 
Brand: SHUPA SHUPS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model B.C. 485680
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because its form and appearance are such that it is likely that children will confuse them with a foodstuff and consequently either place them in their mouth, suck or ingest them. The spherical part may easily be detached.

The product does not comply with 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Speaker in the shape of a lollipop. The packaging is a clear plastic blister pack with red and green cardboard bearing the words: “ALTAVOZ SHUPA SHUPS”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0944/11       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric generator set "Groupe Electrogène à l'Essence"
 
Brand: Top Craft
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model TBT-GN001 serial number AA005815
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because of the possibility of fuel leaks occurring.

The product does not comply with the

Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Red Electric generator set with a black frame. Maximum power: 1000 W Four-stroke engine – 87 cc 6L fuel tank Weight: 25 kg.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0924/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Electric scooter EC03
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: SY05; Model: EC03; EC Type approval: e13*2002/24*0452*00 The vehicles concerned are 2011 models with VINs in the following range: JYASY051000000301 – JYASY051000000964.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A defective crimp on the charging plug poses a fire risk.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric scooter
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden

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Alert number: 0926/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle helmet "Exo-400"
 
Brand: Scorpion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Exo-400
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The impact absorption of the helmet is not sufficient. The helmet does not offer sufficient protection against the risk of head injury in the event of a fall.



The product does not comply with the
UNECE Regulation 22.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle helmet available in several colours and sizes. All colours but only sizes M, L, XL, XXL are affected
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark

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Alert number: 0927/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle helmet "Leox Twist"
 
Brand: Airoh
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  052345/P Manufacturing serial number between 028801 and 032000.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The shock absorption of the helmet is not sufficient. The helmet does not offer sufficient protection against the risk of head injury in the event of a fall.

The product does not comply with the

UNECE Regulation 22.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycling helmet
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: 0928/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle helmet "GP 56"
 
Brand: Airoh
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  052523/P Manufacturing serial number between 003201 and 006400.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The shock absorption of the helmet is not sufficient. The helmet does not offer sufficient protection against the risk of head injury in the event of a fall.

The product does not comply with the

UNECE Regulation 22.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycling helmet
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0935/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car C3
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles built on 13/04/11. e2*2007/46*0003*09.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The boot door strut link with the ball joint on the body panel maybe faulty and may not correctly secure the boot door in the open position. As a result, there is a danger that the boot door may collapse/fall causing injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Norway, Slovakia, Malta, United Kingdom, Poland, Greece, Sweden, Estonia, Portugal

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Alert number: 0941/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles "Diavel", "Diavel Carbon"
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle type G1, EC type approval e3*2002/24*0575 The motorcycles in question were manufactured in 2011 with vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges: ZDMG100ABAB000007 to ZDMG100ABBB005297 ZDM13BLW2AB000003 to ZDM13BLW2BB005302 ZDM13BLW2BB000696 to ZDM13BLW9BB004695 ZDMG101ABAB000239 to ZDMG101ABBB005285 ZDMG100AAAB000048 to ZDMG100ABBB004463 ZDMG100ABAB000036 to ZDMG100ABBB004232
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the side stand can bend and break close to the fulcrum pin.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0942/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van "Movano"
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Movano B, 2010 model.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible damage caused to the rear wheel bearing in the coupling during assembly may in the worst case cause breakage of the rear wheel bearing.
 

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

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Greece

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Alert number: 0939/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Fireworks "Fatamorgana"
 
Brand: Fyrværco A/S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Fatamorgana Danish registration number: SIK-0282311253
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.
 

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

 
Description:  Roman candle – 8 shots – NEC 48 g.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0940/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Fireworks "DSF 18s batteri"
 
Brand: Dansk Fyrværkeri Service ApS.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: DSF 18s battery Danish registration number: SIK-0053312310
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing, because the sound level is too high. In addition the firework can explode leading to a risk of burns.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14035.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery of star–shaped fireworks – diameter 25 mm - NEC 146,4 g.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0945/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Electronic alcohol tester "Digital Alcohol Tester with LCD Clock"
 
Brand: Drive Safety
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DEC CVHL 66AT
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Because of the inability of the product to detect a high alcohol level, there is a risk of a user driving with an undetected high alcohol level which could lead to a road accident.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic alcohol tester. Energy type: 2 AAA batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0922/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable toy "Hüpftier" [Bouncy Animal]
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901157678461
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and a combined total of 1.044% by weight of DEHP, DBP and BBP.

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

 
Description:  Inflatable toy in the form of an animal, various colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0923/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and toy bath set "Baby & Bathtub"
 
Brand: KIG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.No.: 301/3469; LOT:1939;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 250052 654409
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.8% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 5% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 4.2% of di-'isononyl' phthalate (DINP).

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. Supervision of the withdrawal by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Yellow plastic bath tub with fittings, mauve shower hose, baby doll, toy duck, soap, ladle and a pair of plastic gloves. The body of the doll and the shower hose are made of soft plastic, while the other toys are made of hard plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0925/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Hair-styling toy "Styling Head Playset"
 
Brand: Funky Things
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 7030096;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 712296 056075
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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 by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product is the bust of a doll with a soft plastic head and long, reddish-blonde hair. It comes with hairdressing accessories: combs, clips and grips.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0930/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scoubidous "Fashion Strings"
 
Brand: GCS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product ref. FS 20; bar code 5 060053 440685
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  30 plastic strands for braiding, in various colours; packaged with a card backing showing the text "30 Pieces" "Value Pack"; the product reference and bar code; the importer; CE mark and logo indicating the toy not suitable for children under 36 months.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0934/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume "Masked Hero"
 
Brand: Chang Hong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No HSG-90498 Bar code: 8856560801111
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to cords in the neck area which could become entangled in fixed objects when the child is moving.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Fancy dress costume in five parts: cap, mask, shirt with cape, trousers and sash. The outfit is black with a red neck tie and sash and the letter "z" marked on the cap and cape. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag containing the costume and a sheet of cardboard bearing the brand and product name, 100% polyester, and the details of the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0946/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull toy Pull–along animal "Snail"
 
Brand: Eichhorn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 10 000 2440, EAN 4003046024401
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the right-side feeler on the snail's head can detach easily and may be placed in the mouth by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Wooden pull-along snail with red wheels and feelers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0952/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull toy
 
Brand: Cavallino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8004575006353; Article 4635001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as small parts can be easily detached and may be placed in the mouth by children.

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

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

 
Description:  a pull-along, dog-shaped toy made of coloured plastic with four wheels and a cord. There are small details inside the wheels that make a noise when the child pulls the toy. Packed in a transparent plastic bag. The top of the bag is closed with a folded piece of card, fixed to the bag with staples. On both sides of the card there is a label showing the article number the, EAN code, CE-marking and the information of the product name, country of origin and the contact details of the producer.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0931/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's dress "Chiara"
 
Brand: Troizenfants
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  109 UA 2 Y
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstrings 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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers.  (By: Other)

 
Description:  Golden brown, cotton dress with pink tartan lining, ,size 2, fastened from the front of the waist to the neckline by means of a leather lace passing through metal eyelets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0932/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: TROIZENFANTS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  141 BLUE 2 Y
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the cords in the neck and back 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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Size 2 two-piece swimsuit. Navy-blue cotton briefs with a flounce decorated with little pearls and diamante. Top half of swimsuit comprises two triangles of navy-blue cotton decorated with little pearls and diamante and fitted with a cotton drawstring. At the top of each triangle there is a cord intended to be tied at the back of the neck.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0933/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's sports shoes
 
Brand: Hongshu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains 85.6 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Men’s black sports shoes with shoelaces and 4 beige stripes on the upper. On the insole and on the tongue there is an inscription: "HONGSHU". There are also pictograms indicating the type of the materials used – the upper, the lining, the insole and the sole are made of artificial materials.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0936/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Airpaco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZL70263
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8004950655787
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the cords in the neck and back 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:  Girls’ bikini; a combination of various colours with heart-shaped printed patterns and brocade. The top has two elastic cords that are tied at the neck and the back. On both sides of the bottom there are cords intended to be tied. There is an attached label with information in Bulgarian: item, composition (20% elastane and 80% polyester) etc. There is also another label with the following information: brand style No.– ZL70263, composition (20% lycra and 80% polyamide), symbols for use and bar code 8004950655787. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0937/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Obinav
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style no. 790S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 


The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the cords in the neck and back 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:  Girls’ bikini in various colours (yellow, blue, red and others) with printed sea patterns. The top has two elastic cords that are tied at the neck and the back. On both sides of the bottom there are cords intended to be tied. There is an attached label with information in Bulgarian: item, composition (20% elastane and 80% polyester) etc. There is also another label with the following information: brand, style No.– 790S, symbols for use and manufacturer. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0938/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Paradise Beach
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  style no. 9984#6#
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the cords in the neck and back 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:  Girls’ bikini in various colours with pictures of flowers and animals. The top has two elastic cords that are tied at the neck and the back. The bottom has been designed as a skirt. There is an attached label with information in Bulgarian: item, composition (20% elastane and 80% polyester), etc. There is also information about the brand, style no. 9984#6#. The products are sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0948/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Rosso Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. XS0966, 2. XS0999
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck and back, and cords that are long in the waist area. The cords may 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:  1. Pink coloured bikini for girls of 7 to 8 years old. The bikini has images of animals printed on the top and bottom part. It has also pink elastic cords at the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords in the waist area is 26 cm. 2. Light blue and pink coloured bikini for girls of 3 to 4 years old. The bikini has elastic light blue and pink coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist area is 27 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0949/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Leonado
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B313
 
Batch number / Barcode:  02082181203
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck and back, and cords that are long in the waist area. The cords may 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:  Purple, floral bikini for girls of 11 to 12 years old. The bikini has elastic purple coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords in the waist area is 33 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0950/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Power Flower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F346 115C160001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000010390
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck and back and cords that are long in the waist area. The cords may 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:  Orange and white, floral bikini for girls of 8 to 10 years old. The bikini has elastic orange coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords in the waist area is 35 cm each cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0951/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's swimsuit
 
Brand: Katia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6667
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck and back and cord that are long in the waist area. The cords may 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:  Yellow swimsuit for girls of 9 to 10 years old. The swimsuit has an image of a black cat printed in the middle. It has also green elastic cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords are: 31 cm at the neck; 33 cm at the back; 29 cm at the waist.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0953/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ sports shoes
 
Brand: SPORT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the insole contains 16.6 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF).

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to Commission Decision 2009/251/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ red sports shoes with laces. There are yellow stripes on the upper and the sole is black. On the insole and on the tongue there is an inscription: SPORT. There are also pictograms indicating the type of the materials used – the upper and the sole are made of imitation leather. The lining and the insole are made of textile.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0921/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Crema despigmentante"
 
Brand: Isdruc
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cad. 0213 – Batch 0208.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a risk of microbial infection because it contains 1083 CFU/g of aerobic mesophilic flora.

The product does 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:  Depigmentation cream in a white jar with golden label, orange cardboard box with black and white letters. Packaging reads, in Spanish and Portuguese: "A fuerte inicial" Volume: 30 ml.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0954/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face paint
 
Brand: Clowny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Clowny 09636 Ean code 8710341096366 Batch 103675
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains between 216 µg/kg (brown paint) and 68µg/kg (black paint) of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Cardboard box with face paint in 3 colours contained in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0955/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face paint
 
Brand: Clowny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Clowny 09666 Ean code 8710341096663 Batch 101097D
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains between 32 µg/kg (yellow paint) and 316 µg/kg (green paint) of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Cardboard box with face paint in 8 colours contained in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0956/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Face paint
 
Brand: Clowny
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Clowny 09696 Ean code 8710341096960 Batch 104052c
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains between 21µg/kg (dark purple paint) and 287 µg/kg (purple paint) of N-nitrosodiethanolamine, which is classified as human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Cardboard box with face paint in 10 colours contained in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0929/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener
 
Brand: Carrefour Home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. HHC94-10 (HC-94). Serial no: 1005015378 Bar code: 3608141589681
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation of the mains cable is not sufficiently heat resistant. Live parts are left accessible when the insulation of the mains cable melts on contact with the hot parts of the appliance.

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

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

 
Description:  Silver and white-coloured hair straightener. The product is sold in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37

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Alert number: 0943/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan heater "Termoventilador Horizontal/Vertical"
 
Brand: Saivod
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TVH-2000B Bar code: 2077625177415
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and, as a result, access to live parts is possible.

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

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

 
Description:  White horizontal/vertical fan heater packed in a cardboard box. 220-240V; 1000/2000W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 37