Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 38 ( Published on: 23/09/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0979/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Floodlight "Technics"
 
Brand: Merox
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: FL-105 Bar Code: 6 405422 745715
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:

- the temperature of the mounting surface next to the light bulb is 188°C, whereas the maximum allowed temperature is 90°C.

- the temperature of the internal wiring next to the reflector is 365 ºC, whereas the maximum allowed temperature is 180 ºC.

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): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Incandescent floodlight.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0968/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Corsa"
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Corsa D.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because on certain vehicles the handbrake lever may not have been manufactured to the exact specification, possibly leading to the handbrake not holding in the pulled/parking position, due to the missing heat treatment on the tooth segment of the handbrake lever.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger vehicle; Brand: Opel; Model: Corsa D; Model year: 2010 - 2011; Produced in Eisenach (Germany) - Fabrication numbers: from A 6 114350 to B 6 005096; Produced in Zaragoza (Spain) - Fabrication numbers: from A 4 253100 to B 4 005814.
Country of origin:  Germany, Spain
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Malta, Hungary, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Greece

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Alert number: 0969/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car 5008
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because water may enter the rear door and penetrate into the electric window lift motor. The presence of this humidity could cause the motor to short circuit and lead to localised overheating of the door panel.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns certain vehicles with VINs: - - From VF30E5FV89S145027 to VF30E5FV8ΒS078712 - From VF30E5FVAAS187720 to VF30E5FVAΒS082410 - From VF30E5FW09S154960 to VF30E5FW0AS055271 - From VF30E9HR8AS266311 to VF30E9HR8ΒS103918 and the single VINs VF30E5FS0AS318015 and VF30E9HZHAS122571. Recall campaign ZBQ
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Malta, Ireland, Sweden, Hungary, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0970/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars "Clio" and "Twingo"
 
Brand: RENAULT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Passenger cars, models Clio III and Twingo II (recall campaign OTS-0BDN)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries as the engine may be damaged by the non-conformity of the valve half-cones.


Incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles fitted with the engines D4F and D4FT manufactured between 17/09/2010 and 30/11/2010 at Douvrin (France) or D4D and D4F manufactured between 06/11/2010 and 22/11/2010 at Curitiba (Brazil). <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w38/2011-w38_14-vins.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a>
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, United Kingdom, Hungary, Ireland

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Alert number: 0971/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle "Duke"
 
Brand: KTM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model 125 Duke
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the torque for the screw connection of the two brake caliper halves on the front wheel brake calipers is below specification. This serious problem can cause a loss in brake fluid and brake pressure and consequently lead to inadequate brake performance.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects 2011 model year motorcycles. For the list of the affected VINs in Greece, please see <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w38/2011-w38_15-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0975/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorhome "Sun Liner"
 
Brand: Knaus Tabbert
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: e1*2001/116*0446, TypX250/1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the front driver and passenger side windows have light transmission of approximately 50%. This can result in reduced visibility of other road users in poor lighting conditions.
 

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

 
Description:  The notification concerns motor homes manufactured between 2009 and 2011.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 0976/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Vehicle battery separator "Surepower Battery Separator"
 
Brand: Surepower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model codes: 1314, 1314-B, 1314 BP-D, 1315, 1315-B, 1315 NM, 1318 &1319
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Some units may have internal circuit board capacitor failure which may lead to overheating, melting, smoke and, in a few cases, fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The products are uni-directional and bi-directional 100 amp battery separator modules with an integrated relay for 12 volt systems used for heavy duty vehicle applications.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0984/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger Car "CR-Z"
 
Brand: HONDA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model code: ZF1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as, if the engine stalls accidentally, the electric motor may move the vehicle forwards or backwards unexpectedly.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles, manufactured between 16 December 2009 and 23 June 2011, with VINs from JHMZF1**0BS200025 to JHMZF1**0BS212052 and Type Approval Number e11*2007/46*0100*00.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Estonia, Lithuania

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Alert number: 0985/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Sandero"
 
Brand: Dacia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as the engine may be damaged by the non-conformity of the valve half-cones.


Incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns vehicles fitted with the engines D4F and D4FT manufactured between 17/09/2010 and 30/11/2010. <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w38/2011-w38_29-vins.pdf">See attached list of VIN numbers</a>
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 0981/11       
Category:  Pressure equipment/vessels
 
Product:  LPG Cylinder
 
Brand: Amtrol-Alfa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PC/1022/043, Serial No 001039 to 002073
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because, due to inappropriate welds, there is a possibility of leakage along the length of the weld.


The product does not comply with


Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive 1999/36/EC and the standard EN 1442.
 

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

 
Description:  Steel LPG Cylinder 5kg Year of manufacture 2003 LPG Cylinder. Volume 12.3 l, orange colour.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0957/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set "Toy Police Officer"
 
Brand: Color Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 23396
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842233966
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it includes a whistle that can be easily swallowed.


The product does not comply with the Toys Safety 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:  Police officer toy set comprising a gun, badge, handcuffs, whistle, two grenades, knife, compass and walkie-talkie. The toy is sold in a cardboard and transparent plastic blister package. The origin, description, CE marking and pictogram concerning the age restriction and the words “GUN PLAY SET” are shown on the front of the packaging. On the back of the packaging, the warning "not suitable for children under 36 months” and the identification number of the distributor, the reference and barcode are shown.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Romania

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Alert number: 0958/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask "Scream"
 
Brand: Clown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 73270;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5203359732706
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns if it is exposed to a flame because:

- the mask continues to burn for more than 2 seconds after the removal of the flame

- for the hood, the rate at which the fire spreads exceeds 10 mm/s.

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:  White mask with two teeth (one in the upper part of the mouth and one in the lower part) and black hood. Sold without packaging. Bears a cardboard label showing the brand, the reference number, the barcode and CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0960/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden blocks "Animal Stacking Box"
 
Brand: Wonderworld
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8851285125092, Art. WW-2509, batch 9D49A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small wooden parts can be detached from the toy.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive nor with the relevant European standard EN 71.
 

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

 
Description:  Painted wooden blocks that can be stacked.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0961/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable toy "Air Toys"
 
Brand: TOI-TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8714627161014, Art. no. 6101
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk for children because the green mat polymer material contains 0,27% by weight of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), 6,1% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0,09% of di-'isononyl' phthalate (DINP) and the green transparent polymer material contains 13,1% 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: Withdrawal from the market and stop of sales. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, recall from consumers and destruction of the remaining stocks ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Inflatable toy frog made from PVC, in green colour with black dots, eyes and mouth. Packaging – a transparent plastic bag with sticker containing the address of the company Toi-Toys, EAN code, Art. Nr. and warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0963/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic animal figures "The World of Animal"
 
Brand: Dausini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number on the invoice: DW0909007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk to children because it contains 3.6% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

In addition, the bag contains an excessive level of phenol and cadmium.

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:  Plastic animal toy set containing figures of dinosaurs 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 - 38

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Alert number: 0964/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic animal figures
 
Brand: Funny Toys Animals, World of Nature
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number in invoice: DW0910025
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risks because it contains up to 6,9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Moreover, the product contains di-'isonyl' phthalate (DINP) (positive, not quantified) and a quantity of phenol exceeding the maximum permitted level of 150 mg/kg.

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.

In addition, the plastic bag contains 330 mg/kg of cadmium. The product poses an environmental pollution risk and indirect health risks because the quantity of Cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds the limit 0.01% (i.e. 100 mg/kg) by mass of the polymer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic animal toy set containing figures of jungle animals 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 - 38

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Alert number: 0965/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and accessory set "Doctor"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number on the invoice: YJ1007031
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's face contains 28% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the stethoscope contains 22% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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:  Plastic doll and accessory toy set containing doll and doctor equipment packed in a blister card
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0966/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and accessory set "Annette Doll"
 
Brand: Funny Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number in invoice: BB1005040
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's face contains 31% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutylphthalate (DBP) and di-'isonyl' phthalate (DINP) (positive, not quantified).

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:  Plastic doll and accessory toy set containing two baby dolls and a camera, handbag and clothes packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0972/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and accessory set "Fashion Girl"
 
Brand: Unique, Special Style,
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number in invoice: BB1006113
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's face contains 30% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Moreover, the feet contain dibutylphthalate (DBP) and di-'isonyl' phthalate (DINP) (positive, not quantified).

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:  Plastic doll and accessory toy set containing a doll and clothes, a handbag, phone, mirror and comb packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0973/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and accessory set Winx club "LiangSheng" (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Brand: Sikaly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number on the invoice BB1008004 code NO.LS3057
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's face contains 34% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the doll shoes contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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:  Plastic doll and accessory toy set containing a fairy doll with a butterfly mirror and a wand packed in cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0974/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll and accessory set "Betty Fashion Doll"
 
Brand: Hui Xin Rong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number in invoice BB1007069
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's face contains 25% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 3,6% of di-'isonyl' phthalate (DINP), while the pony contains 23% 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.

In addition, the doll's yellow plastic trousers contain 370 mg/kg of lead, exceeding the maximum permitted level for toys of 90 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll and accessory toy set containing a doll and clothes, shoes, a little pony and a hat packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0959/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Blouse "Relisse Jersey Blouse"
 
Brand: InWear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Jersey blouse, Female, C41573004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the zipper tape contains azo dyes releasing 130mg/kg of p-aminoazobenzene, exceeding the limit value of 30mg/kg.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Long sleeved jersey blouse with metal zipper.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Ireland

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Alert number: 0983/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' trousers
 
Brand: Nicholas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item E11-N1688 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel from the metallic parts (hook) at the rate of 1.1-1.6 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Boys’ grey trousers, material 100 % cotton. A metallic hook / clasp in the waist. Sizes 104-152 cm.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0977/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening beauty soap with carrot oil"
 
Brand: Carolight
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturing and expiration date (F: 07/11; E: 07/13); Bar code: 9 501101 370746.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains, as declared on the label, the ingredient hydroquinone, which may have carcinogenic effects.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White and orange cardboard box containing orange soap wrapped in transparent plastic. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications “Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children” (in Portuguese, French and English). Volume 100 g.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0978/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening beauty cream 500 ml, with carrot oil."
 
Brand: Caro Light.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: 12A27044/12, manufacturing and expiration date (F: 06/07/11; E: 06/07/13).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains, as declared on the label, the ingredient hydroquinone, which may have carcinogenic effects.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White and orange plastic bottle with an orange screw cap and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and other indications in Portuguese, French and English. Volume 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 0980/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body lotion
 
Brand: Sabon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  body lotion, ginger orange Batch code M11191F, exp 6/13 200 ml
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3382 µg/kg of N-nitrosodiethanolamine which is classified as a human carcinogen and prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent glass bottle with yellow/gold coloured screw cap.
Country of origin:  Israel
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0962/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric water heater
 
Brand: RJE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the plug is made of two parts which are improperly fastened and water could get inside;

- the power cord consists of two wires which are under-dimensioned and improperly insulated;

- it is not earthed.

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:  Electric water heater packed in a plastic bag. 220V-240V and 500W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0967/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric water heater
 
Brand: HEJ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D-015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the plug is made of two parts which are improperly fastened and water could get inside;

- the power cord consists of two wires which are under-dimensioned and improperly insulated;

- it is not earthed.

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:  Electric water heater packed in a plastic bag. 220V-240V and 500W.
Country of origin:  Russian Federation
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38

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Alert number: 0982/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Elexi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: GES-055 Bar Code: 6 420300 020555
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because during unplugging from individual sockets the entire socket section on one side of the device can come loose and give access to hazardous live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61643.
 

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

 
Description:  Multi-socket cord extension set with surge protector.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 38