Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 14/10/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1081/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable armbands "Arm bands" <font color="#ff0000">(PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode HS 107 6987962571073
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not contain the necessary warnings and instructions for use in Bulgarian.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138-3.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable pink armbands with various pictures. There is an attached label with information in Bulgarian: an inflatable toy, material – resistant vinyl/PVC, a warning – The product is not recommended for children under 3 years of age. The armbands are packed in transparent packaging with a coloured cardboard illustration bearing the inscription "Arm Bands".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1082/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Children’s swim ring <font color="#ff0000">(PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Little Angel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not meet the buoyancy safety requirements.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  An inflatable children’s swim ring with an inflatable part in the form of either a rabbit’s head, a cat’s head, a frog’s head or Spiderman. There are two handles on the sides with space for the legs in the middle, which allows the child to sit down, and a backrest. The base has the same pictures as the head of the inflatable part in various colours: orange, red and pink. There is a label “Made in China" and “Little Angel”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1083/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Children’s swim ring <font color="#ff0000">(PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>,
 
Brand: Little Angel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because it does not meet the buoyancy safety requirements.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  An inflatable children’s swim ring with the inscription “FINDING”, with a rubber handle at the front. There is space for the legs in the middle, which allows the child to sit down, and a backrest with painted fish. The base is orange with a label containing the following inscriptions “Made in China “and “Little Angel”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1086/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Children's swim ring "Spiderman/Marvel" <font color="#ff0000">(MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Furkan
 
Name: 
 
Type / number of model:  Item 120733 and 120711
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product poses a risk of drowning because it has elements that give the impression that it is a toy. The seat does not have appropriate dimensions and volume in order to prevent the child from sinking and to provide stability. The handles /steering wheel should be positioned in a way that will not compromise the safety of the product.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13138.
 

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

 
Description:  Swim seat (a swim ring with a steering wheel) with openings for the legs, a steering wheel and coloured pictures, e.g. Sponge Bob, Spider Man.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1088/11       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Glasses "Torino Cherry" 40 ml
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive level of lead (2.1-3.8%) and cadmium (0.17-0.31%) detected in the cherry ornament on the glass.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
 

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

 
Description:  The glasses are made of clear glass decorated with cherries, green stems and leaf. They are sold in sets of 6 items.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1071/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle tyre repair kit
 
Brand: KMT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: K100562
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433384005194
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the glue contains 1.2 dichloroethane in a concentration of 67%, benzene in a concentration of 11% and toluene in a concentration of 4% (permitted concentration <0.1%).

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  6 piece bicycle tyre repair kit, containing a yellow tube of solution bearing the words 'KMT RUBBER CEMENT 20g', small parts and tools. It comes in a blister pack with the following information printed on the card: KMT MERCHANDISE, repair kit, 6 pieces, Ref. K100562, Made in China, Products you can trust. On an adhesive label, the identification of the importer is given: CBC. REF: 000519, 8433384005194, EC.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1073/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Bicycle tyre repair kit "Kits de Reparaciones"
 
Brand: ITC – RED SUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 8308646
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435269986468
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the glue contains toluene in a concentration greater than 15% and benzene in a concentration greater than 75%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle tyre repair kit, containing a green tube of solution, small parts and 2 tools. It comes in a blister pack marked with the name of the importer, the reference number and barcode. The tube bears the words RED SUN.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1098/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall light VG 4539-52
 
Brand: Valaisin-Grönlund
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 539-07F Bar Code: 6 419889 014376
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Solder joints between the connection leads and internal wiring are protected by heat-shrinkable sheathing that is not shrunk reliably to protect the connection. As a result, live parts could touch accessible metal parts leading to the risk of electric shock.

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:  Wall-mounted light with LED module.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1102/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall light VG 4502-52
 
Brand: Valaisin-Grönlund
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 502A-05J Bar Code: 6 419889 014383
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
In the case of a fault in the product, there is a risk of electric shock from accessible metal parts because:

·         The LED-circuit is not insulated from supply voltage parts using reinforced insulation.

·         The enamel coated primary and secondary circuits in the transformer are directly in contact with each other.

·         Isolation from the LED-circuit to the accessible metal parts is inadequate.

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:  Wall-mounted light with LED module.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1072/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Legacy" and "Outback"
 
Brand: Subaru
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns 2010 and 2011 model year vehicles, as follows: (1) Vehicles produced in Japan between 4 November 2009 and 17 May 2011. (2) Vehicles produced in USA between 7 January 2010 and 20 May 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The front windscreen wiper motor may generate heat and catch fire when the movement of the windscreen wipers is restricted (for example by snow that has accumulated on the windscreen).
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan, United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 1076/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car C30, S40, V50 and C70
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Chassis numbers: C30 062354 - 242340 MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24 S40 379534 - 546376 MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24 V50 395420 - 627723 MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24 C70 049641 - 118520  MY08 to MY11 e4*2001/116*0076*12 to e4*2001/116*0076*24
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The rod connecting the clutch master cylinder and the clutch pedal may break. If this were to occur, it may not be possible for the driver to disengage the clutch. In the worst case, this may happen suddenly with no warning to the driver.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 1077/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car C3
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The battery earth cable may, in the long-term, break. The loss of this electrical connection may lead to the engine cutting out which in turn could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania, Portugal

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Alert number: 1084/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car 508
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns certain model year 2011 vehicles. One affected vehicle in Greece.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front left windscreen wiper arm may be insufficiently tightened on its axis and could eventually stop being operated by the motor which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Sweden, Portugal, Hungary

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Alert number: 1085/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car X-Type
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X-Type 2.2 litre, diesel engine vehicles, model year 2006 to 2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Should an error with certain interfacing systems be detected, the cruise control system will be disabled. If this should happen whilst the cruise control is engaged, it is not possible to cancel the cruise control using the cruise control cancel button, brake pedal operation or change of gear. Vehicle speed cannot be reduced through the activation of the cruise control speed adjustment wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 1087/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "9-3 and 9-5"
 
Brand: SAAB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9-3 MY 2011: B1300264-B2500003 9-3 MY 2012: C1300002-C1300517 9-5 MY 2011: B4000002-B4008104 9-5 MY 2012: C4000009-C4200005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The contact between the electric heater and the engine block could be reduced overtime. As a result, when the vehicle is parked and the electric heater is in use the temperature in the electric heater element could rise and cause a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car with A20NFT engine and electrical heating element mounted in factory.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: 1092/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Gran Turismo S Cambiocorsa"
 
Brand: Maserati
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A possible non-conformity of the gearbox, may cause the gearbox and the rear wheels to lock.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: 1103/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder "Genius 4 step safety ladder"
 
Brand: Genius
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H64661
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is unstable. The hand rail does not meet height requirements and there are slack joints where it attaches to the ladder. The steel support bands can permanently deform meaning that there is nothing to stop the ladder from slipping open. There is a pinching hazard at various points.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Safety ladder with 4 steps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1101/11       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Boat "Cap Camarat", "Merry Fisher", "Leader"
 
Brand: Jeanneau
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: Cap Camarat 735DC, Cap Camarat 735CC, Cap Camarat 735WA, Cap Camarat 835WA, Merry Fisher 600, Merry Fisher 725, Leader 815 Gas
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The petrol gauge, and also the metallic inlet pipes and valves fitted to the fuel tank, should be earthed in order to avoid the possibility of fuel ignition.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns boats supplied from 17 April 2010 to 25 May 2011.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Ireland, Slovenia

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Alert number: 1069/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Model Style"
 
Brand: Vidal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 8432583167832, Item No. 216783
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 3.2% by weight of di-'isonyl' 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 recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with blond hair and accessories "To be a top hair stylist!".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1070/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Cigioki Beautiful"
 
Brand: CIGIOKI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 8034048038772
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic head contains 14% 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 recall from consumers by the distributor (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with fashion clothes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1091/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic snake eggs
 
Brand: DAM/GEO KIDS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product ref.: 6130159
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5414561301592
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnets fit completely into the test cylinder and their magnetic flux is above 286 kG² mm².

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Oval magnets which can be thrown against each other to make a noise.
Country of origin:  Belgium
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1078/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf "Hidalgo tube scarf"
 
Brand: Pieces
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style number: 17033751 Code: 5710894818425
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 560 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies' woollen scarf with lace trim.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1079/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: Sun-Beach
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.


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

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

 
Description:  The pink bottom part of the bikini is decorated with a colourful sewn flower shape with sequins. The colourful top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. There are also knots at the end of the cords in the neck area. According to the sewn-in label the composition of the swimsuit is: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane. Size:110-116.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1080/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini "PAULA"
 
Brand: KEYZI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907441610919
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.


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

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

 
Description:  Yellow or pink bikini with a pressed leaf pattern. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The cords at the back have knotted ends. According to the sewn-in label the composition of the swimsuit is: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane. Size: 158-170.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1090/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Towel
 
Brand: Amber Home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4025816 197252
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 1 501 mg/kg of benzidine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black towel with yellow and red stripes, size approx. 80x40 cm
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1093/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s Bikini
 
Brand: Rosso Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. XS 0957 11SC160004, 2. XS 0991 11SC160005
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 2210000010420, 2. 2210000010437
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of halter neck cords with free ends and functional cords that are to be tied at the back and functional cords in the waist area.


The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Green and pink coloured bikini for girls aged 3 to 4 years old. The bikini has images of flowers and a beetle printed on the top and bottom parts. It also has elastic, green and pink coloured cords. The length of the cords in the waist area is 27 cm. 2. Yellow and fuchsia coloured bikini for children aged 9-10 years. The bikini has images of flowers printed on the top and bottom parts. It has also elastic, fuchsia and yellow coloured cords. The length of the cords in the waist area is 28 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1096/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Thesalima - Collezione Mare
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Model: 9213
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291864000632 2. Model: 9212 Barcode: 5291864000601 3. Model: 9211 Barcode: 5291864000595
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  1. White, light blue and orange coloured swimming shorts for children up to 14 years old. They have elastic, white coloured drawstrings at the waist, length 29 cm. 2. Blue and light blue coloured swimming shorts for children up to 14 years old. They have elastic, white coloured drawstrings at the waist, length 22 cm. 3. Grey and white coloured swimming shorts for children up to 14 years old. They have elastic, white coloured drawstrings at the waist, length 25 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1097/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: Katia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6031
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of halter neck cords and functional cords in the neck and the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Green, blue and white coloured bikini for girls aged 9 to 10 years old. The bikini has an image of two frogs printed on the top part. It also has elastic green, blue and white coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The set also contains a green skirt. The length of the cords at the waist is 30 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1099/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: Leonado
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-118
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6932129301765
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of halter neck cords and functional cords in the neck and the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Light blue bikini for girls aged 10 years old with elastic light blue coloured cords in the neck, back and waist area. The length of the cords at the waist is 19 cm. The set also contains a light blue coloured skirt with light blue coloured cords, length 29 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1100/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: DUMINI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 050104-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 10.9 mg/kg of chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is a very strong allergen which may cause allergic reactions to sensitive people.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Stop of sales ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Children’s shoes. The upper is made of genuine nubuck in pink and blue colour; the sole is made of thermo-rubber.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1109/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: UNION-STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HF3290
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area and at the back of the bikini.


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

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

 
Description:  Light blue bikini with a white checked pattern. The top is decorated with an orange and blue flower. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords made from the swimsuit material in the waist area. Size: 110-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1110/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing
 
Brand: Name It
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Mad mini teddy vest 609 style no 13040363 2) Martin mini knit cardigan 609 style 13040429 3) Melon mini velour suit 609 style no 13040462 4) Melon mini velour jogging set style no 13040459
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the badges can be removed and thus become small parts.
 

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

 
Description:  1) Yellow vest made of plush fabric (100% polyester) with front zipper and 2 pockets at the front. On the pockets there are 3 badges with a snap fastener. 2) Grey hooded sweatshirt with striped ribbing in yellow, grey and black at the sleeves, on the hood and at the waist. The sweatshirt has a zip at the front and 3 badges on the left chest. 3) The suit is made of dark blue velour with striped ribbing in yellow, blue and black on the trouser legs and sleeves. The suit has a front zip, a hood and 2 front pockets at the waist with yellow and black ribbing. There are 3 badges on the left chest. 4) Jogging set consisting of a top and a pair of trousers. Both are made of dark blue velour with striped ribbing in yellow, blue and black at the waist and on the trouser legs and sleeves. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist and 2 front pockets. The top has a front zip and 3 badges on the left chest.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Finland, Belgium, Sweden

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Alert number: 1111/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: UNION-STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TH5027
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.


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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s bikini decorated with different coloured stripes and a floral pattern. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends and knots at the end in the neck area and at the back. Size: 140.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1112/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s raincoat
 
Brand: Sweet Dew
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles in the raincoat hood.


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

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

 
Description:  Yellow coloured raincoat for children decorated with a blue road and red racing cars. The raincoat has a hood including a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles at the ends. Size: 92-148.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1113/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s bikini
 
Brand: KEYZI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JULIA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907441610230
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.


The product does not comply with the safety requirements of the relevant European standard EN 14682
 

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

 
Description:  Girl's bikini in red or blue with a flower pattern and the inscription “Splash!!”. On the bottom part there is also a ribbon with a sewn flower. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The cords have knotted ends. The functional cords at the neck can be adjusted to the required size with pearls. According to the sewn-in label the composition of the swimsuit is: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane. Size: 122-152.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1104/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Treating-Lightening Complexion Lotion"
 
Brand: L'Abidjanaise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Volume: 250 ml, Batch number: 560E AB, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 13/10/2010; Exp: 12/10/2013); 2) Volume: 500 ml, Batch number: 689E AB, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 28/12/2010; Exp: 27/12/2013).
 
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 Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White and orange plastic bottle with white cap and green and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications in French and English (“The body lotion L`Abidjanaise makes your skin smoother and more beautiful… You can have it in Cream, Soap and Oil. This Body Lotion contains hydroquinone it is necessary to avoid any contact with the eyes”). Volume: 250 ml and 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1105/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening beauty lotion With Carrot Extract and Vitamin E"
 
Brand: Méti`cée.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: u/LM 250 ml, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 11/10; Exp: 11/12).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White bottle and cap with a red label and black print. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in French and English. Volume: 250 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1106/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "White - Savon de Beauté Caro White Eclaircissant"
 
Brand: Caro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 9 501101 373082; manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 03/2010; Exp: 02/2014).
 
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 Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White and orange cardboard box containing orange soap. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications “Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children” in Portuguese, French and English. Volume: 180 g.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 1107/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Clear - Caro Clear Original Lightening Beauty Soap"
 
Brand: Caro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 01/04/2009; Exp: 01/04/2012).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient “Dihydroxyl 1,4 Benzene” - also known as hydroquinone - as declared on the label.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White and orange cardboard box. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in Portuguese, French and English. Volume 225 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1108/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "White - Lightening Beauty Cream Caro White 500 ml, with Carrot Oil"
 
Brand: Caro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 9501101 373013; Batch number: 12A17753/12, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 21/01/11; Exp: 21/01/13).
 
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 Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  White and orange plastic bottle with orange screw cap and orange and black print. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and 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 - 41

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Alert number: 1074/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply "Notebook Power Adaptor for Car & Wall"
 
Brand: NGS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: CW-100W Bar Code: 8 436001 304847
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Clearance/creepage distances in the primary circuit and metallic enclosure are not sufficient. Loose pieces of soldering may cause a short circuit. Due to these defects, the user can easily get an electric shock from the accessible metallic enclosure in the case of a fault in the product.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  Power supply for notebook computers.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Spain

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Alert number: 1075/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Stereo phono pre-amplifier "Phono Pre-Amplifier For Stereo Audio"
 
Brand: HQ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Pre Amp-220 Bar Code: 5 412810 068104
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient. Due to this, and other clearance/creepage distance defects, the user can easily get an electric shock from the accessible metal parts in the case of a fault in the product.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  Stereo phono pre-amplifier.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Denmark

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Alert number: 1089/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener "Ion Hair-Perming Appliance"
 
Brand: Ysheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YS-218 Bar code: 6948256082187; 8695752101154
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the dimensions of the plug are inadequate and, since the plug does not fit into the socket properly, live parts may accidentally be touched;

- the cable is too thin;

- the cable anchorage is not strong enough.

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:  Hair straightening device packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1094/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor
 
Brand: Finbullet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: ZC04 (#8062)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 438152 080627
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert only one pin of the plug (Euro-plug and SFS 5610/CEE 7 class 0 and I plugs) into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor, leaving the other current carrying pin accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant standards IEC 60884 and SFS 5610.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel adaptor consisting of three adapter parts with Euro-, UK- and USA- Australia- plug parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41

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Alert number: 1095/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger "Smart Charge"
 
Brand: Powersaver
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BC-012-15AT
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between primary and secondary windings are not sufficient. Due to this defect, the user can easily get an electric shock from the accessible secondary parts in the case of a fault in the product.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery charger
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 41