Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 45 ( Published on: 11/11/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1249/11       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Wardrobe "Pax Aurland"
 
Brand: Ikea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  101-604-51
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the mirror can detach unexpectedly from the door. A falling mirror can shatter, posing a risk of laceration injury.


14 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Wardrobe with a hinged, glass mirror door, 50 cm x 229 cm. The brand name, a five-digit supplier number and 4-digit date stamp (YYWW) are printed on the back of the door, lower edge.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Italy, Finland, United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 1243/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST 1004GLY, lot 8844 MFG. 05/11/08 EXP 05/11/13 Barcode 20048E2399018 Batch W26Y20010/MX40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains o-ANISIDINE (CAS No 90-04-0) at levels of 22 mg/kg, classified as follows: Carcinogenic. Cat. 2; R45 - Mutagenic. Cat. 3; R68 - Toxic. R23/24/25. The individual risk is indicated in detail:

R45: May cause cancer; R23/24/25: Toxic by inhalation, contact with skin and if swallowed; R68: Possible risk of irreversible effects. Not compliant with European Resolution 2008 ResAP (2008)1.

The risk is deemed to be serious, given that these substances are applied subcutaneously on a permanent basis. P-anisidine was also found to be present: this isomer of o-anisidine is classified as highly toxic by contact with skin and as presenting a risk of cumulative effects on certain target organs.
 

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

 
Description:  A clear plastic vial, with a black cap and transparent nozzle, containing yellow pigment. It has a multicoloured label (resembling a rainbow, ranging from violet to green to yellow to red) with the product brand name INTENZE and the colour name Golden Yellow. The batch number and an indication that the product is sterile are also displayed.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 1247/11       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "240L Rice Lights / 240 Rice Lights Multifunction"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PL-240
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cross-section of the power supplying cord is insufficient;

- information on its safe use (indoor use only) is missing.

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

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

 
Description:  Christmas lighting chain. Packaging of the product is a plastic, transparent box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1239/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Monterey"
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model year: 1998 and 1999; Fabrication numbers: from W 7 100006 to X 7 1 04612.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The engine speed might increase while the engine is idling without pressing the accelerator pedal. If the driver is distracted and changes to first gear when this happens, the vehicle could start moving much faster than normally.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger vehicle.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 1248/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Step stool "Janitorial Kick Step"
 
Brand: Sealey Power Products
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: KS3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5051747509108
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The moulded lugs which secure the upper level to the lower level do not properly locate into the base. When the upper platform is loaded off centre, there is a risk of the lugs becoming separated from the base causing the upper level to topple over.

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Step stool. Three spring-loaded wheels allow it to glide over the floor, yet sit down firmly on rubber stops when load is applied. Affects goods delivered since 18/08/2010.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1237/11       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Outboard motor F2A, F2.5A, F4A, F4B, F5A, F6C, 2C, 3A, and AI
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w45/2011-w45_4-vins.pdf">See attached document</a> for model codes and serial numbers of the affected engines.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The fuel cap may have been assembled with a gasket that is not properly fuel resistant. As a result, the gasket material could deteriorate and lose sealing ability. Fuel could then leak past the cap, especially while the outboard is being carried or stored horizontally, increasing the risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Outboard motor.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Finland, Bulgaria

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Alert number: 1234/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy caterpillars
 
Brand: Rainbow Caterpillar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the luminous balls inside the caterpillar) that are extremely easy to access.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic caterpillars made up of spheres that can be detached from each other and contain luminous balls. Description of the packaging: - a cardboard box bearing the brand name, “Rainbow Caterpillar” and “12 pieces”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1236/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Fantasy Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: FTC 50159
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436031754834 Batch: 07/2010
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10% by weight of Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Small doll that comes with accessories (comb, mirror, etc.), and some sweets. The packaging is a cardboard box. The front of the box is printed with “Girls. FTC 50159.” At the top are the words “FantasyToys”. The back of the packaging is printed with the following among other things: Batch: 07/2010. Best before 07/2015.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1246/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy sword and shield "Sword, Modern Style and Good Toy"
 
Brand: Weapon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 6211514
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435284027238
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the blade of the sword contains 0.136 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Sword and shield made from silver and gold-effect metallised plastic, packed in a cardboard and transparent plastic blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1235/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's dress
 
Brand: GOCCO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models 01Z93102M33 and 01Z93102M42
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432944460879 and 8432944460572
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the buttons can easily break, become detached and could be placed in the mouth of a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

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

 
Description:  Model 01Z93102M33 is a printed long-sleeved dress with three buttons on the front and four down the back. Model 01Z93102M42 is a two-piece outfit consisting of a sleeveless dress with matching pants, a belt at the waist and six buttons down the back.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1238/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt
 
Brand: Kulör
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  style 8810703
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Yellow sweatshirt with a zip and a logo print at the front and a hood containing turquoise drawstrings with tapes at the end. The drawstrings are sewn to the hood and are drawn through two metal rings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1240/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Neck & Neck
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 11V11901 (size 4)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The jacket poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord around the neck which forms a loop with a circumference of more than 75 mm.

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:  Blue jacket for children, size 4, with a cord at the neckwhich forms a loop. The label reads: "Exterior 100 algodón (cotton). Neck & Neck Child."
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1242/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's shirt
 
Brand: Kulör
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 8810001A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Checked blue, red, black and yellow shirt with a hood containing green drawstrings. The drawstrings are sewn to the hood and are drawn through two metal rings. Length: 185 mm and 195 mm. There are press-studs at the front and a logo print on the left shoulder.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1250/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's bikini
 
Brand: Jindi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  00019491
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence, respectively, of cords with free ends in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back of the garment.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s bikini with cords that have free ends in the neck area and other cords that are tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1251/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing (winter suits and jackets)
 
Brand: 1) Bokollo 2) M.M.M. 3) Merrage
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Unknown 2) No:326B 3) NO L-25A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the drawstrings in the hoods which are too long.

The products do not comply with the safety requirements of relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authority until corrective actions are taken.

 
Description:  1) winter suit consisting of trousers and jacket with hood and zip-fastener in blue colour. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered vehicle, on one pocket of the jacket there is an embroidered colourful ornament, and on the trousers there is the inscription BOKOLLO. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Size: 80; 2) winter jacket in grey colour with orange inserts with grey reflective stitching. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered vehicle. There are four pockets at the front with a zipper. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Size: 86; 3) winter jacket in light green colour. On the front of the jacket there is an embroidered inscription COOL GIRL, on one pocket there is an embroidered picture of a girl, and on the other pocket a colourful ornament. The hood of the jacket includes a cord with free ends. Size: S.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1252/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Dino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Identification code 06200749908044
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the neck area and functional cords longer than the maximum length.


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:  Halter-neck children’s dress with a picture on the front and a printed pattern depicting one big and three small hearts. The dress has two functional cords that are used for tying the dress behind the neck. The product is placed in cellophane packaging with the inscription "Dino" in blue.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1253/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s top
 
Brand: Dino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Identification code 06014747704280635
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The children’s vest poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of cords at the shoulders.


The products do not comply with the safety requirements of relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s vests with a pattern of a necklace with butterflies and flowers on the front, and two functional cords at the shoulders. One is attached to the front and back respectively and the other end is free. There is a decorative cord – a ribbon. The product is placed in cellophane packaging with the inscription "Dino" in blue.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1254/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Classic Sport Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood 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:  Children’s jacket with a hood with functional cords whose ends are tied in a knot and have plastic toggles. On the front there is an inscription – "Baby", two pockets and a zip. There is an attached paper label marked with the following information: "sport, news, registered trademark, no.: 002, Made in China" as well as a sewn textile label containing the following inscription: CLASSIC SPORT FASHION. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1255/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: F&Y
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. CXD601
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood 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:  Children’s jacket with a hood attached to the jacket by means of a zip and supplied with functional cords, whose ends are tied in a knot and have plastic toggles. In the waist area there is a belt, two pockets and ribbons. The jacket is fastened with a zip.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1256/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Children's face paint set "Face Paint"
 
Brand: Chelford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch 101210 Item No TA2212 Barcode 5015931122122
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the excessive levels of lead detected in the yellow face paint component of the set. The level of lead was 16900mg/kg.

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

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

 
Description:  Blister pack containing 5 multi-coloured face paints, 2 face paint applicators and 1 design stencil.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1241/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hairdryer "Fakang Power"
 
Brand: Fakang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 3000-No 28667
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436046286672
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because fixing elements of the casing can become deformed, thereby allowing the casing to open and leaving live parts accessible.

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:  Hairdryer packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1244/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor "AC Power Plug Adapter"
 
Brand: AODE - Europa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.06785
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430808067851
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the holes are not sufficiently elastic to ensure contact pressure with the pins of the plug;

- it is possible to establish a connection between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE IEC 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  White plug adaptor in plastic and cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45

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Alert number: 1245/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor "Travel Universal Adapter"
 
Brand: Prochin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  J48-220
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7568000482200
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to establish a connection between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE IEC 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel adaptor packaged in a rigid plastic blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 45