Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 46 ( Published on: 18/11/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1292/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Wet wipes "Compressed wet wipes"
 
Brand: MAGIC TISSUE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 5 200312 289987 (on packaging of a single item), 2. 6 940938 100134 (on packaging of 100 items)
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The products pose a risk of choking because their form, packaging, size and appearance are such that it is likely that children will confuse them with a foodstuff and consequently either place them in the mouth, suck or ingest them. With the effects of the saliva, the product expands and could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.


The products do not comply with Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Packaging of a single item: White compressed wet wipes in the form of a small cylindrical tablet (approx. dimensions: diameter 1.9 cm, height 1 cm). The product expands when a few drops of water are added (approx. dimensions of the expanded tissue: 24 x 25 cm). Each item is packed in a transparent plastic bag, with the brand name, barcode, information about the distributor in Greece and the phrases “Compressed wet wipe. Directions: Submerge in water and use to wipe your hands” and ”Caution! Do not eat” in Greek and English. 2. Packaging of 100 items: The items are packed in a blue plastic bag (approx. dimensions: 25 x 35 x 3 cm), with the brand name, barcode, information about the distributor in Greece and warnings and instructions for use in Greek and English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1295/11       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative cherries "Czeresnia" (cherries)
 
Brand: Flo-store
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product code: 50325, EAN: 5905099022412
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it resembles cherries which fit into the small parts cylinder. Consumers, especially small children, may confuse it with food and place the imitation cherries in their mouth.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of cherries consisting of 24 fruits packed in a cardboard box covered with transparent foil. Cherries are in red-orange-yellow colours and are approximately 1.5 cm in diameter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1294/11       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Joke chewing gum "Shock Chewing Gum"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 801248125827
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock when a person touches live parts of the product during normal use (measured peak levels of voltage and current: 939V and 6.16 mAh).

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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities..

 
Description:  Product resembling a packet of chewing gum which emits an electric shock.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 1280/11       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Whipped cream dispenser "Siphon à crème/Spuitfles" (whipped cream dispenser), 0.25 litre
 
Brand: SIF
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number (shown on the individual cardboard packaging near the barcode): 04.10 Product reference number (on commercial documents) model/type 906125
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3116390061252 Charger: N20 Ref: 415 Batch: 12.10
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of irreversible personal injury due to the top of the dispenser exploding and creating metal projectiles (handle of the dispenser, cartridge holder, nozzle support).

The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Seizure of remaining stock ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  A whipped cream dispenser in the form of a 0.25 litre black aluminium bottle with a plastic screw top. The top has a metal handle which operates an opening valve (for food preparation purposes) and a nozzle to which a gas charger (nitrous oxide) can be screwed, thus pressurising the bottle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1275/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Intenze True Black"
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No: SS68; best before June 2015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk because the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is 31.4 mg/kg. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) considers that tattoo colours exceeding 0.5 mg/kg total PAH pose a serious risk, in reference to Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up".
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink. Packaging: black plastic bottle with a screw-on top and nozzle for application
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 1276/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Zuper Black tattoo ink"
 
Brand: Zuper Black
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No BK31IMX40.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk because the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is 56.6 mg/kg and the benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) content is 0.2 mg/kg. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) considers that tattoo colours exceeding 0.5 mg/kg total PAH resp. 0.005 mg/kg BaP pose a serious risk, in reference to Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up".
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink. The following inscriptions are reported on the packaging: best-before date 30 May 2014 - Greybusters Berlin.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1277/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Intenze Lining Black"
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: BK 46IMX 40; best before: 31.08.15/07.2015 (the sample that was tested had both a label from the manufacturer and a label from the importer, each with a different best-before date); the important factor is the lot number (SS71)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk because the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is 55.6 mg/kg and the benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) content is 0.3 mg/kg. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) considers that tattoo colours exceeding 0.5 mg/kg total PAH resp. 0.005 mg/kg BaP pose a serious risk, in reference to Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up".
 

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

 
Description:  Black liquid. Packaging: black plastic bottle (125 ml) with a screw-on top and nozzle for application.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1283/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Tattoo-Farbe schwarz Intenze" (Intenze tattoo ink, black)
 
Brand: Intenze Ink Zuper Black
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: BK 52IMX 40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk because the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is 55.7 mg/kg. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) considers that tattoo colours exceeding 0.5 mg/kg total PAH pose a serious risk, in reference to Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up".
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer and seizure of the product ordered by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black bottle containing tattoo ink.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1273/11       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder "Kampinis Slifuoklis"
 
Brand: Kinpow
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: S1M-ZZ03-125A; 110502518; Bar Code 6926649100038
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and could break during use.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Angle grinder, packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1263/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Civic"
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Civic Type R. The recall concerns 2009 and 2010 model year vehicles, manufactured between 17 July 2009 and 20 August 2010, with VINs from SHHFN23809U002741 to SHHFN23809U002755 or from SHHFN2360AU000491 to SHHFN2360AU002362 and type approval number e11*2001/116*0306*01.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Due to its incorrect positioning, it is possible for the wire harness in the engine compartment to be damaged, which could lead to a short circuit and the risk of a fire occurring.
 

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:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania, Ireland

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Alert number: 1282/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle "Daytona 675" and "Daytona 675 R"
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: D67LC; EC type approval: e11*2002/24*0803*02-*03 The vehicles in question are 2010 and 2011 models with VINs in the range SMTD00NS9BT464449 to SMTD03NS8CT516155.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cable connecting the flushing valve to the fuel vapour collection system may come into contact with the exhaust pipe and, if damaged, cause a short circuit. As a result, the vehicle electronics could fail and thus the motor could stop, which, in the worst case, could cause the rider to fall.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Poland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Portugal

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Alert number: 1297/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Verso"
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model codes, VIN range, production periods: AUR20 NMT DD26R# 0R001002-0R045065: Feb. 13 2009 - Mar. 3 2011; AUR21 NMT DB26R# 0R001001-0R007026: Feb. 11 2009 - Feb. 22 2011; ZGR20 NMT DE26R# 0R001107-0R016843: Mar. 6 2009 - Mar. 3 2011; ZGR21 NMT DG26R# 0R001008-0R028717 : Feb. 11 2009 - Feb. 26 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as the panoramic roof may detach while driving.


Two incidents reported in Europe.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger Car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Greece

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Alert number: 1284/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's chair
 
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 presence of 25.75% of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), as well as lead migration of 197,4 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s chair with backrest which produces sounds when the child sits on it. It has four metal legs with plastic protections at the ends and a seat with a plastic cover decorated with pictures. The product is sold in a plastic bag with a label in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1257/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dolls 1) Fairy Girl, 2) Fairy Girl, 3) Mermaid, 4) Modern Girl
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) 6176668; 2) 6176670, 3) 6235783 4) 6188398
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 8435284013071;2) 84352840130953) 84352840402684) 8435284016225
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the heads of the dolls contain in excess of 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  1) Fairy doll with a long dress and ponytail. 2) Fairy doll with a long dress and ponytail. 3) Plastic mermaid doll with hair and a matching mermaid tail. 4) Doll dressed in a golden outfit with long blonde hair. Description of packaging: A cardboard box with a transparent plastic window. The mermaid is packed in a blister on cardboard. The other dolls are labelled with the following indications: importer contact details, CE marking, barcode, model and "Made in China".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 1258/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy telephone "Novel Telephone"
 
Brand: YAN FA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item K688 -Nº 321CA-0
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the cord is too long (approximately 350mm long), thus exceeding the maximum length of 220mm permitted for children under 18 months of age, and the maximum length of 300mm permitted for other toys for children under 3 years of age.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's toy telephone which emits sounds. Packaging: a cardboard box bearing the importer’s details, CE mark, model number and a photograph of a baby.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1259/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Girls' jewellery set "Personal Beauty Assistant"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 6146552
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435284000569
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the large necklace contains more than 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 
Description:  A set of assorted costume jewellery including a wand, a crown, a necklace, hair bands and a tiara, all made of plastic, with references 035 and 6146552 "Girl's Jewels". The set is packed in a cardboard and transparent plastic blister pack with a label showing the importer’s details, CE mark, reference, barcode, model number and the statement “Made in China”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1260/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doctor's set
 
Brand: Likable
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 6212906
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435284029744
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the cord of the phonendoscope contains more than 0.2 by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 
Description:  Assorted plastic toys in a blister pack, including a phonendoscope, syringe, spoon, sticking plasters, etc. with reference A 388A and 6212906 "BL. Doctor". The toy is packed in a cardboard blister pack”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1261/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Truncheon "Multi-coloured truncheon"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 871202600391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because, during normal handling, the plastic whistle contained in the toy may detach and its dimensions (diameter 1.3 cm, length 1.9 cm) are such that it can be easily swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy is a truncheon made from a semi-soft plastic material. A plastic whistle is located in the base which makes a noise when the truncheon is pressed or squashed. A label on the truncheon bears the barcode, the price and the words: “CE-MADE IN ITALY”.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1264/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls "Lovely Baby"
 
Brand: HOHOT TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.2688, EAN 6952116035428
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12% 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: Other)

 
Description:  Blonde-haired doll which can lie down, turn its head and walk.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1293/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stuffed toy "Türstopper Glückszwerge" (Door Stopper)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000549907509; BF-118
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it includes small parts (eyes) that fit completely into the small parts cylinder and which can be easily swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  A stuffed toy for use as a door stopper (length: 25 cm, height: 30 cm), filled with foam. The eyes are fastened through the toy fabric by a support on the inside.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1299/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone - Mobile Telephone “BlackBerry” <font color="#ff0000">(THE PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: HUI JIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 5908249071926; model: HJ.8520
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is between 93.1–93.4 dBA. The A-weighted emission sound pressure level for toys used close to the ear should not exceed 80 dB.

The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone made of black-coloured plastic. Dimensions: 11 mm x 6 mm x 1.5 mm. The phone is packed in a cardboard box printed with the following information: “HUI JIA HJ.8520 Mobile telephone”. On the packaging there are the following warnings: "Choking hazard – small parts. Not for children under 3 years", a CE mark and pictogram indicating that the toy is not intended for use by children under 3 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1300/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush toy "Angry Birds" <font color="#ff0000">(THIS PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the suction cup is too small and may obstruct the airway of a child. It poses a chemical risk as it contains the plastic part of the suction cup contains 29% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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

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

 
Description:  16 cm soft stuffed toy in the form of a bird with a suction cup. Comes in 5 colours (white, black, blue, red and yellow).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1265/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sports outfit
 
Brand: CIKOBY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 6183– KIRIMIZI Barcode 20032807
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the hood of the sweatshirt.

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:  Sports outfit intended for boys up to 7 years of age, consisting of 2 parts: a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt with a sewn textile label bearing the inscription CIKOBY, “Cikoby 83 baskili, model 6183 – KIRIMIZI, barcode 20032807, country of origin – Turkey". There is an inscription along the trouser-leg "Leval sport” and another on the rear pocket - “82”. There are cords in the waist area which have been attached to the garment and secured against unravelling. The cords of the trousers are 7 cm long. The sweatshirt has an embroidered inscription “83” as well as functional cords in the hood.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1266/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' blouse
 
Brand: Grammy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item#15055
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of non-continuous shoulder straps.

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 blouse with the inscription "sweet" and an applied pattern depicting a doll on the front of the blouse in the chest area.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1267/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Grammy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item #15755
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of non-continuous shoulder straps.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s dress, with patterns of black and white flowers and tie-up shoulder straps.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1268/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's short trousers
 
Brand: Grammy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item #07546
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of tightening cords in the lower section of the trouser-legs, which hang below the lower edge 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 short trousers with a tightening cord with free ends in the lower section of the trouser-legs.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1271/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's winter jackets
 
Brand:  1)Product 1 – OHCCMIH; 2)Product 2 – ANERNUO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) unknown; 2) style: 1100A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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 until corrective actions are taken.

 
Description:  1) Winter jacket with hood and zip-fastener in violet colour. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Sizes: 98, 104 and 110. 2) Winter jacket with hood and zip-fasteners in a black and white spotted pattern. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Sizes: 120, 130.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1272/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's winter jacket and windbreaker
 
Brand: 1) VD Fashion collection kids; 2) BLUE eyes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Children's winter jacket - NO-TL-57; 2) Children's windbreaker - Y-9628, Y-9626, Y-8619, Y-8615 and Y-9602.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hoods.

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 until corrective actions are taken.

 
Description:  1 ) Winter jacket with hood and zip-fastener in violet colour. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Size: 110. 2) Windbreaker in orange, grey and red colour with hood and zip-fasteners. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring. Size: 90, 95 and 105.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1274/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shirt "Cosmos City"
 
Brand: AQUAMARINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: C-017, Bar Code: 10022363
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional drawstrings in the waist area at the back of the shirt.

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 authorities.

 
Description:  Checked, short-sleeved shirt for girls with two drawstrings at the back (in the waist area). Composition: 100% cotton Size: 4-14
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1278/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes "Leather first-walker shoes for children"
 
Brand: Sterntaler
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 55050 Fb 890 (2010) Barcode 1 (white label): 4004701558095 Barcode 2 (yellow label): 126637
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21.9 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather part. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' shoes with uppers made of red leather and insole and outsole made of beige-grey leather (1 piece of leather).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1279/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' shoes "Leather first-walker shoes for children"
 
Brand: Sterntaler
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 55725 Fb 34 (2009)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21.9 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather part. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' shoes with uppers made of red leather and insole and outsole made of beige-grey leather (1 piece of leather); lining around toes made of red velvety coated textile.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1281/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Histoire de plage Saint-Tropez
 
Name: Scintillant adage swimsuit
 
Type / number of model:  ref.: 2SCIAD1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck area, functional cords longer than 140 mm in the waist area and a drawstring to be tied in the back.

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

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

 
Description:  Two-piece girls’ swimsuit made of polyester/elastane printed knitted fabric, with cords with loose ends in the neck area, a functional cord for tying at the back and functional cords in the waist area.
Country of origin:  Tunisia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1286/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Golden Rose
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  Jacket with hood and zip-fastener in pink colour. On the front of the jacket there is an inscription “G girl”. The hood of the jacket has a drawstring with plastic toggles on the free ends. Size: 98 and 104
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1287/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Mantaray
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring in the hood.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  Jacket in khaki and grey colour with grey reflective stitching on the sleeves. On the front of the jacket there is the inscription “urban team” and a picture of a bike. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the free ends. Size: 116, 122 and 128
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1288/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Steen’age Style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  Jacket made from shiny red material with hood and zip. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the free ends. Size: 92
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1289/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: NewSoon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring in the hood.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  A jacket of shiny khaki material with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes a drawstring with metallic toggles on the free ends. Size: 120 and 130
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1290/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt jacket
 
Brand: Flower H&H fashion
 
Name: Music Girls
 
Type / number of model:  style No:FH-815
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  Children’s pink sweatshirt with hood, zip, two pockets on the front and embroidery. There is the inscription “Music Girls” on the front of the sweatshirt. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size (92).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1291/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt jacket
 
Brand: Alan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bluza.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the drawstring in the hood.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  Children’s green & pink sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and two pockets on the front. The hood includes a pink drawstring with knots on the ends. On the front there are embroidered hearts, and on one pocket there is an embroidered number “23”.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1298/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's winter suit
 
Brand: P&K
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities until corrective action is taken.

 
Description:  Winter suit consisting of trousers and jacket with a hood and zip fastener in blue and red colour. The outfit is embroidered with a bear and there is a hobby-horse and lettering on the front of the jacket and on the trousers. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring with toggles on the ends. Sizes: (M) 80 and (XL) 92.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1296/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Cosmetics pack "CoCo`s Brazilian Keratin Treatment"
 
Brand: CoCo`s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code 767
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains free formaldehyde 0.7%. Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen for humans and has a strong irritating effect on the eyes, the skin and the mucous membranes. Formaldehyde may also cause severe allergic dermatitis.

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

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Brazilian Keratin Treatment kit includes 4 white plastic bottles with inscriptions on the packaging: “CoCo`s Brazilian Keratin Treatment” and “professional use only”. The package includes: • 113 ml Keratin Treatment • 113 ml Clarifying Shampoo • 113 ml Moisturizing Shampoo • 113 ml Moisturizing Conditioner.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1262/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric toaster "Basics Toaster"
 
Brand: Prestige
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2 slice toaster: 54881 (black), 54966 (red); 4 slice toaster: 54189 (black). The recall affects products sold from September 2010 to October 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the outer parts may become live due to the internal wiring configuration.
 

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

 
Description:  2 and 4 slice electric toasters.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 1269/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric kettle
 
Brand: Clatronic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WK 2933
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The excessive temperature of the kettle handle can cause burns to the hands whilst pouring.


The product poses a risk of fire due to the fact that the bar connecting the heating element is made of combustible material.


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 kettle, 1 litre, made of white plastic. Packaged in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: 1270/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for mobile phone "SK Charger / Super Charger"
 
Brand: Sino-Sky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ACP-12E, SK/2A, ZC3830340SL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the insulation between accessible parts and the printed circuit board is not sufficient;


- it does not have sufficient resistance to high temperatures.


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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Charger for mobile phone.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46

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Alert number: 1285/11       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug "Ladron 3 Puntas Redondas / Ficha Com 3 Tomadas Redondas"
 
Brand: ExtraStar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KF-Z-01/03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 432011 600580
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as, due to its weak mechanical strength, after being used for a certain time, it may have accessible live active parts.


The product poses a risk of fire due to its low mechanical strength which may result in lower efficiency of the electrical contacts and thus lead to overheating.


The product does not comply with the relevant national standard NP 1260.
 

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

 
Description:  A white three-way plug packed in a plastic blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 46