Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 52 ( Published on: 30/12/2011)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 1551/11       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle handlebar stem "Athertons"
 
Brand: Pro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: PRSS0049; code: HH HJ HK HL IA IC ID IE IF
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
If the user does not follow the assembly instructions and tighten the bolts on the handlebars gradually and evenly to the correct torque, the thread of the bolts could be damaged. As a result, the bolts may loosen in the event of an impact and the stem could break causing the rider to fall.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle handlebar stem for a mountain bike
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 1486/11       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber necklace for babies
 
Brand: Ecotendencia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the necklace can easily break releasing beads which fit inside the small parts cylinder.
 

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

 
Description:  The product comes packaged in a transparent bag. The silk thread is knotted between each stone for added safety. The stones are rounded and therefore gentler for the baby’s skin. Length: approximately 33 cm.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1513/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink: 1. Intenze Cherry Bomb 2. Intenze Light Green 3. Intenze Lemon Yellow 4. Intenze Bright Red
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.Intenze Cherry Bomb: M32O35W57, RD27IMX40 2. Intenze Light Green: Y53W57G41IMX40/Y50W57G40 3. Intenze Lemon Yellow: W57Y50 G41IMX40 4. Intenze Bright Red: RD28Y50 O35MX40
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Aniline, which is carcinogenic. In addition, the product may cause local reactions in the tissue, which might be related to the content of primary aromatic amines (PAA) and thus azo-dyes.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Cherry tattoo ink: Tattoo ink packed in a red plastic bottle with a white and blue label and a screw-top with nozzle for application. 2. Green tattoo ink: Tattoo ink packed in a green plastic bottle with a white and blue label and a screw-top with nozzle for application. 4. Lemon tattoo ink: Tattoo ink packed in a yellow plastic bottle with a white and blue label and a screw-top with nozzle for application. 4. Red tattoo ink: Tattoo ink packed in a red plastic bottle with a white and blue label and a screw-top with nozzle for application.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1515/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink: 1.Tattoo ink: Tattoo Red 2.Tattoo ink: Tattoo Brown
 
Brand: Tattoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Aniline, which is carcinogenic. In addition, the product may cause local reactions in the tissue, which might be related to the content of primary aromatic amines (PAA) and thus azo-dyes.
 

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

 
Description:  1.Red tattoo ink: Packaging red plastic bottle with a white label and a screw-top with nozzle for application. 2. Brown tattoo ink: Packaging brown plastic bottle with a white label and a screw- top with nozzle for application.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1516/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Agent orange"
 
Brand: MOM’S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AO100831
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Aniline, which is carcinogenic. In addition, the product may cause local reactions in the tissue, which might be related to the content of primary aromatic amines (PAA) and thus azo-dyes.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange tattoo ink in orange plastic bottle with a white label and a black screw-top with nozzle for application.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1517/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue "Lappegrej"
 
Brand: Triathlon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bar code: 5 709372 127500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the glue contains 0.5 % by weight of toluene and 84 % by weight of benzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  White tube of glue in packaging bearing a green label with the words "Triathlon Lappegrej" and a drawing of a cyclist.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1536/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Starbrite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  i) Tribal Black; Lot: TB62001, Batch: 17 ii) Crimson Red; Lot: CR60001, Batch:11 iii) Rusty Orange; Lot: RO341259, Batch: 6/3b iv) Grape Ape; Lot GRP8001, Batch: 7
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain BaP, Aniline and O-Ansidine, which are carcinogenic. In addition, the products may cause local reactions in the tissue, which might be related to the content of primary aromatic amines (PAA) and thus azo-dyes.
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink: Packaging black plastic bottle with a white label and a screw-on top with red nozzle for application. Red tattoo ink: Packaging red plastic bottle with at white label and a screw-on top with red nozzle for application. Orange tattoo ink: Packaging red plastic bottle with a white label and a screw-on top with nozzle for application. Grape tattoo ink: Packaging black plastic bottle with a white label and a screw-on top with red nozzle for application.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1537/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  i) Eternal Crimson Red, 194/223 ii) Eternal Dark Red, 224/244
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Aniline and O-Ansidine, which are carcinogenic. In addition, the products may cause local reactions in the tissue, which might be related to the content of primary aromatic amines (PAA) and thus azo-dyes.
 

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

 
Description:  Crimson tattoo ink: Packaging red plastic bottle with a yellow and red label and a screw-on top with nozzle for application. Red tattoo ink: Packaging red plastic bottle with a yellow and red label and a screw-on top with nozzle for application.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1567/11       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Windshield washer fluid
 
Brand: GO!
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4740060000119
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The chemical mixture poses a chemical risk because:

- It contains 18 ±2.0 % by weight of methanol;

- The chemical mixture is not classified as toxic;

- Indication of danger and risk phrases are not included in the label;

-Packaging does not have a child-resistant lid.

Methanol leads to damage to the central nervous system, in particular to the optic nerves, and also to the kidneys, liver, heart and other organs.

The product does not comply with

Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and Directive 1999/45/EC.
 

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

 
Description:  Windscreen washer fluid in a transparent, white coloured, plastic 4 litre container.
Country of origin:  Estonia
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1491/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp "Fénycsöves szerelőlámpa"
 
Brand: Mentavill
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: ML-WL8W , Bar Code: 5998282116388
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Live parts are accessible when the housing is open for lamp replacement.

·         The mains supply cable is insulated with PVC instead of the standard polychloroprene. Due to aging, environmental, mechanical, chemical or thermal effects, the cable insulation is not sufficiently resistant, it can be damaged and the live parts of cable can become accessible.

·         The supply cable of the lamp is not equipped with cord anchorage therefore it is not protected against pulling and twisting and the live parts of the cable ends may become accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Portable lamp which connects to the mains. Black plastic housing and black end cap with a hook.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1493/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch "Rechargeable Energy Lantern"
 
Brand: Vito Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VT 297L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697548438376
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


- the cross-section area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient. As a result, the cable can overheat while the lamp is being charged causing a fire.


- live parts are accessible while the lamp is being charged posing a risk of electric shock for the user.


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

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable torch with 19 LEDs. Equipped with a built-in battery which can be recharged from the main socket outlet. The torch is made out of plastic; its colour is blue and black. The packaging of the product is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1501/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch "LED Rechargeable Searchlight"
 
Brand: Dian Dian
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OJ-506
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 940800 175086
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         Single-pole insertion of the plug is possible during normal use leaving the other live pin accessible.


·         Live parts are accessible while the lamp is being charged.


·         The cross-sectional area of the internal wiring is not sufficient.


The plastic part holding the integral plug in position is not sufficiently resistant to fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable torch with 15 LEDs. The product contains a built-in battery and a charger. The colour of the product is red. The charging of the product is only possible by using a flat adaptor (“IR39, SMK, JAPAN”) which contains a red indicator LED.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1506/11       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp "Take Me Home"
 
Brand: Panorama
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LC (on the label of the product), SF-805 (on the packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         It does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break leaving live parts accessible.


·         The supply cable of the lamp is not protected against pulling and twisting and the live cable ends may become accessible.


·         The dimensions of the plug are not as required and during connection of the plug the user may touch the pins of the plug by accident.


·         The cross-sectional area of the conductors in the main supply cable is not sufficient and the cable may overheat.


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

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

 
Description:  Table lamp with moving pictures.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1503/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Captiva"
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Captiva C140; Production year: 2011, Serial numbers (VINs): KL1CD2669BB076901-KL1CG2669BB098058
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Leakage from the fuel supply line may lead to sudden immobilization of the car and pose the risk of a car accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 1504/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GL1800/GL1800A Model code SC47 The recall concerns certain 2001-2010 motorcycles produced from the 13 June 2000 to the 23 June 2009, with type approval no./ date: e4*92/61*0107*00 18/01/2001 e4*92/61*0107*01 20/07/2001 e4*92/61*0107*02 16/05/2002 e4*92/61*0107*03 15/05/2003 e4*92/61*0107*04 05/10/2005 e4*92/61*0107*05 16/08/2006 e4*92/61*0107*06 30/09/2008 VINs are provided in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2011-w52/2011-w52_21-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Hydraulic pressure may remain in the rear brake system even when the brake is released causing the rear brake to drag. The resulting temperature increase of the rear brake could, in the worst case, result in a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, United Kingdom, Portugal

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Alert number: 1525/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle1) XVS9502) XVS1300
 
Brand: Yamaha
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) XVS950: Type: VN02 EC type-approval: e13*2002/24*0302, Model code: 26P1/26P2/26P3/26P4 VIN numbers: JYAVN021000000301- JYAVN021000006020 Model year: 2009/2010/2011/2012 2) XVS1300: Type: VP26 EC type-approval: e13*2002/24*0144 Model code: 11C1 VIN numbers: JYAVP261000000301- JYAVP261000004961 Model year: 2007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The leak protection between the flexible rubber tubes and the metal pipes of the fuel injection system is not adequate as a result of the material used and due to excessively large tolerance limits for the diameter of the rubber tubes. This can result in a gradual loss of fuel. If fuel escapes on a large scale there is a risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Iceland, Greece, Portugal

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Alert number: 1555/11       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) JC, Dodge Journey, 2) JK, Jeep Wrangler, 3) JS, Chrysler Sebring, 4) KJ, Dodge Nitro, 5) KK, Jeep Cherokee, 6) PK, Jeep Patriot/Compass/Caliber, 7) RT, Chrysler Grand Voyager
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Misaligned or missing rivets on the steering column could cause a loss of steering in extreme circumstances which could lead to the risk of an accident.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Other (By: Other)

 
Description:  1) EC type approval e11*2001/116*0145* 2) EC type approval e4*2001/116*0116* 3) EC type approval e11*2001/116*0143 4) EC type approval e4*2001/116*0122* 5) EC type approval e4*2001/116*0128* 6) EC type approval e11*2001/116*0142 7) EC type approval e11*2001/116*0144 Production period concerned: 15.04.2011 to 14.05.2011 Passenger vehicles.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 1485/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Fireworks "Category F2 firework"
 
Brand: Knock Out XXL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Knock Out XXL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the flashover of the ignition is too fast and the start of the function is almost immediate therefore the protective distance of 8 metres cannot be observed.


The product poses a risk of burns because the 100-round firework rocket has two covered fuses instead of ignition cords (leading outwards).


The product does not comply with the Directive 2007/23/EC on pyrotechnic articles and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

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

 
Description:  Fireworks with a 100-round battery-powered Flowerbed, five simultaneous, loud bangs with a silver bouquet and a very loud round of fire. The product is sold in colourful packaging with a pattern and black print.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1489/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Insect killer "Mosquito-Stop Racket"
 
Brand: Windhager
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: WH-VD329-00, EAN code: 9003117033580
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because consumers are not appropriately warned against contact with the metallic wires, which are under high voltage, as warnings in the Slovak language to warn consumers are missing. In addition, the material from which the product is made may deform when exposed to heat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive 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:  The product is in the shape of a tennis racket with an orange/yellow frame. The handle is black. The latter contains a box with 2 batteries type AA of 1.5V and has a red switch and a green control light (LED diode light). The horizontal strings are made from metallic wires. The product is packed in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 1557/11       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Sky lantern "Football Flying Lanterns",
 
Brand: Thumbs Up
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5060113896216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because, after launching, the lanterns fly in the air without control. It is then very difficult or impossible to avoid the lanterns coming into contact with flammable material, e.g. dry vegetation or buildings.
 

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

 
Description:  Flying lanterns in the form of a football, packed in plastic bags with instructions for use.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1532/11       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby cot, "Stratford Cot Bed"
 
Brand: Cosatto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Only those with batch dates from 01-09-2005 to 18-03-2009.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 


The product poses a risk of injuries (entrapment and asphyxiation) because when the cot is lifted, a separation of the two (split) end sections can lead to the metal guide rod dropping out of the top drop side bracket or lifting out of the bottom drop side bracket with the rod not reinserting when the cot is placed back on the floor. There is a risk that if the metal guide rod is not re-inserted back into the brackets, the drop side may not be secure. The drop side can disengage from the split cot end and a child may become trapped in the gap between the mattress base and the drop side.
 

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

 
Description:  Flat-pack wooden cot bed with one drop side and one fixed side (both with slatted with plastic teething rails), in-filled cot ends, one of which is split, slatted mattress base with 3 height settings. Cot converts to child’s bed. Approximate external dimensions of cot: height = 1030 mm, length = 1453 mm, width = 778 mm.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1556/11       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Personal water craft "GTS and GTI"
 
Brand: Sea Doo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GTS and GTI, models 2011 and 2012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In rough water, the storage compartment cover could break off at the hinge, flying off and striking the driver or passenger, which could cause injuries or loss of control of the craft.


Two accidents entailing injuries reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Personal water craft
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Slovenia, Greece

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Alert number: 1487/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat "Child's Eva Puzzle"
 
Brand: La Bolata
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 107034 BARCODE 841070341017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because:

- it has small parts which may come loose and could be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

- the opening of the packaging is too large and not thick enough so a child could easily have access to small parts.

Moreover:

- it is intended for children under the age of 3 years whereas the label bears the warning that the toy is not for children under 36 months.

- the CE marking is less than 5 mm in height.

- no reference is made to the fact that the information on the label should be kept.

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

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

 
Description:  Puzzle mat packaged in a thin plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 1492/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled model helicopter "Sky King"
 
Brand: Haichengwei Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HCW526
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The mains power supply unit has inadequately sized pins and poses a risk of fire and electric shock because:


(a) damage could be caused to the socket, with the risk of overheating or arcing within the socket;


(b) the mechanical connections between the base and the cover of the power supply unit suffer undue strain when inserted into, or removed from, a socket.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Radio-controlled 3.5 Channels infrared helicopter in a glossy cardboard box with a display window. Supplied with a mains power supply unit (model HH35-3.7-250).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1499/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy hammer
 
Brand: Babies toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.704
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6910110024602
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts may easily be detached and swallowed by small children. The product poses a risk of suffocation because it can cover internal airways of a child. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because the handle of the hammer has sharp edges.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  A hammer-shaped toy made of pink, green and orange plastic. The toy is packed in a plastic net bag closed with a plastic seal.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1505/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable swimming pool "Crystal swimming pool"
 
Brand: Sainteve
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PT 4489 TOY 802469, SY-A1013, EAN: 6 933315 544898, CET No.: MT-SO503056
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.5% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). There is a risk that phthalates may come into contact with the child’s mouth and/or skin.

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 when the toy or childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable pink swimming pool of 60 cm diameter, printed with yellow ducks, for children over three years. There is warning on the label due to the presence of small parts. 3 swimming pools are available in the same packaging (cardboard box).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1526/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle "Dreams Series"
 
Brand: Wey Dey
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 5901353040338; Item NO: WD 3307
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the rattle's ring does not comply with the requirements on shape and size and could get stuck in the mouth of children.

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

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

 
Description:  The rattle is made of yellow and green plastic. The toy is intended for children over 3 months of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1528/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Princess costume "Disfraz De Princesa" (princess costume)
 
Brand: Boys Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size 2-4 years
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422562197066
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the ornaments can be easily detached from the dress and are small parts which can be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Princess costume consisting of a pink satin dress with ornaments and tulle. The packaging is a clear plastic bag with a card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1534/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Flying rotor toy
 
Brand: Daxun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: STF-01 Bar code: 6657711705171
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can be easily opened. Therefore, children have access to batteries and may put them in the mouth and swallow them. In addition, the product may pose a chemical risk due to leakage from the batteries after swallowing.

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

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

 
Description:  Flying rotor toy with light, operated by button cells. Description of the packaging: - Transparent plastic bag with a label bearing: the importer’s details, the CE mark, the barcode and “Made in China”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 1539/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic fishing game "Funny Fishing"
 
Brand: Yu Feng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 60
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435235866626
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The magnet on the fishing rod can detach easily and has a high magnetic flux index (greater than 50 kG/mm2). There is a possibility that children may ingest the magnet together with the metal pieces from the fish and sustain gastrointestinal injury.


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

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

 
Description:  Magnetic fishing game consisting of four multi-coloured, striped plastic fish with metallic pieces in their mouths, and a fishing rod with a magnetic hook. The packaging is a clear plastic blister on a fish-shaped cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 1548/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  EVA puzzle mat
 
Brand: Haberkorn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 263598 EAN 9003763002350
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it has small parts which may come loose and could be placed in the mouth and swallowed. Moreover, it is intended for children under the age of 3 years whereas the label bears the warning that the toy is not for children under 36 months.


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

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

 
Description:  The product is a puzzle mat with images of numbers and letters. There is a symbol denoting that it is a toy unsuitable for children under the age of 3.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Italy

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Alert number: 1550/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Sweet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 1508 8431438013087
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the doll’s head contains DEHP at a concentration greater than 0.2g/100g.

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 when the toy or childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Doll. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent front through which the doll can be seen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1552/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons "Pastel-Fashion"
 
Brand: Balloons CP
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8420698286340
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nitrosamines (2660 µg/kg) which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen. The release value for N-nitrosamines exceeds the established maximum quantity for N-Nitrosamine.
 

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

 
Description:  Assorted balloons in orange, red, green, dark blue, light blue, pink and yellow colours.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1553/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy "Pillow Pals Squishee 2 in 1 Cuddly Friend & Soft Pillow"
 
Brand: Pillow Pals
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no: 83-81. Batch no: 187-10
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the eyes) that can be easily detached and swallowed.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with 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:  Soft toy with velcro strap enabling the product to convert from a toy into a pillow. No outer packaging supplied.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1554/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden baby rattle
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article number 1619
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because the balls fall out of the rattle, when it is moved and could be swallowed by small children.


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

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

 
Description:  A wooden rattle with four small wooden balls inside. On top there is a clown face. Height: 6 cm; diameter: 4.5 cm. Available in four different colours: blue, green, red and purple. The balls inside are blue, green, red and yellow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1562/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toys – caterpillar rattle
 
Brand: Grimm´s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product no. 10300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the leather cord may break and beads could slide over the knot during play and be swallowed by small children.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Rattle in the shape of a caterpillar. Made of coloured, wooden beads on a leather or synthetic cord sealed with a knot at each end.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 1568/11       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Felt-tip pens "Jippi"
 
Brand: Nille.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number TUS026, supplier model number: GH858, bar code 7 047160 046922
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of an excessive quantity of benzene in the felt-tip pens: Red colour contains 31 mg/kg benzene; grey colour contains 29 mg/kg benzene

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:  30 felt-tip pens in assorted colours, packed in clear plastic packaging,
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1494/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: F&D Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 3326
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the 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 competent authorities.

 
Description:  Girl’s pink outfit consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip- fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt includes an unfixed drawstring with knots at the ends. Size:80/83.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1495/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s coat
 
Brand: Bocska
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B-15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.


The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of toggles made out of rubber which, if pulled, could spring back into the eyes and face.


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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s purple anorak with a hood decorated with artificial fur. The hood can be removed by means of a zipper and includes an unfixed, elastic drawstring with plastic toggles at the ends. Size: 4
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1496/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' snow-suit
 
Brand: Dandini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  -
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the hood.

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:  Babies' snow-suit with hood in light pink or blue. The hood contains a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1497/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: L&T
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WA-302
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.


The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of toggles made out of rubber which, if pulled, could spring back into the eyes and face.


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

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

 
Description:  Children's dark green, sleeveless jacket with hood for winter. The hood can be removed by means of a zipper. The hood contains an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1498/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: East West
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No.: M-08049K
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a cord in the hood.

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:  A dark blue and grey or orange and grey children’s jacket with a hood, decorated with the inscriptions "SPORTS" and "88". The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 98/104, 104/110, 110/116
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1500/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Småfolk
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style no. 12-205 col. 19 and 22
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the 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:  Dress with an apple pattern and an elastic cord to be tied at the back of the neck (halter-neck). The cords are folded and hemmed at the ends. Due to the elasticity of the cord, the ends may have the character of knots because the string can be pulled thin.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Finland

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Alert number: 1502/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' top
 
Brand: Småfolk
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style no. 12-263 col. 9
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Orange top decorated with raspberries, with an elastic cord to be tied at the neck (halter-neck). The cords are folded and hemmed at the ends.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1507/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's coat
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: A-05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to a drawstring with knots on the ends which hangs 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Black and white coat with small checked motifs and artificial fur lining.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1508/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket "Camp Rock"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  textiles and fashion items Product: Children’s jacket "Camp Rock" Brand: Glo-Story - Disney Type: DBFY-5744
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends poses a serious risk of strangulation to children.

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 authorities.

 
Description:  Dark blue children's jacket with hood. The hood contains a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 116
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1509/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Glo-Story
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GLJT-6402
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.


The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip- fastener. The product is available in purple, dark blue and green colours.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1510/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' dress
 
Brand: So cute
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLU 225060, EAN: 2220002250601
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of the cord/ribbon in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Babies' dress in pink or white colour, sizes: 80cm - 12M, and 86 cm - 18M. The dress has long cords (ribbons) starting from the waist area (which is decorated with textile flowers) and ending and tied at the back. The length of the ribbon is too long – 550 mm,
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1511/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Pepco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLU 225026, EAN: 2220002250267
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a ribbon in the waist area which is too long and a decorative rose on the safety pin which is very easy to detach.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer and eliminating the risk by removing ribbon at the waist area and the decorative rose attached with the safety pin. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Girls' dress in white colour with printed roses, sizes: 98-122 cm, with a pink long ribbon starting from the waist area and ending and tied at the back. At the waist in the front there is a decorative textile rose attached with a safety pin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1512/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shorts
 
Brand: Pepco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLU 225428, EAN: 2220002254289
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unfixed drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' shorts in grey colour with a pink or blue belt; sizes: 128-164 cm. The belt is comprised of unfixed cords ended with knots.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1514/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Honeybee
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLU 225424, EAN: 2220002254241
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of unfixed drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' trousers in black, grey or purple colours; sizes: 128-164 cm. The belt on the shorts is comprised of unfixed cords ended with toggles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1519/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing "Fashion jeans"
 
Brand: Z&L New Style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZZ 08 1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional free cords in the hood of the children’s coat. The product also poses a risk of choking for children due to the presence of the small toggles at the cord ends that can be easily detached and swallowed.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s three piece jeans outfit (jacket, shirt and trousers) intended for children between 3-8 years. The jacket has a hood with functional cords made of cotton. The hood has a free cord made of cotton with plastic toggles which are easily removable.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1522/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Hooded pullover
 
Brand: Chilong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Chilong Style No L-DY-254
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' green hooded pullover with a functional cord of the same colour in the hood area. The inside of the hood is pink with green stars. On the front of the garment, there is a green embroidered inscription and pink embroidered flowers. Information specified on the cloth label sewn in at the back of the neck area: Chilong - Guide the vogue pulse; Size: 110/116 or 6 (under 7 years)
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1523/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's cardigan
 
Brand: Chilong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Chilong Style No L-DY-0151
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the garment has a functional cord in the hood area for adjusting the size of the hood opening.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action taken by the retailer: refrained from distributing the product or removed the cords. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Girls' purple hooded jacket with a velvet band of the same colour in the hood area. The inside of the jacket and hood is made of pink pile fabric. The outside of the jacket is striped and, on the left-hand side on the breast, has the text "Love GIRLS" with an embroidered butterfly and a flower.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1524/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Waistcoat for girls
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: L-1010C,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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:  Girl’s waistcoat with hood which is decorated with artificial fur. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes not fixed drawstring with knots at the ends. The product is available in red, pink and gold colours. Size: 99,116
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1527/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Waistcoat for girls
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-829B, Bar code: 558258168
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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:  Girls' waistcoat in red colour with hood which is decorated with artificial fur. The hood can be removed by means of a zipper. The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles at the ends. The product is decorated with two pockets. Size: 146, 158
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1529/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' blouse
 
Brand: Pepco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Girls PLU 225431, EAN: 2220002254319
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in hood and neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Blouse with short sleeves and a hood in dark blue colour. On the front side of the blouse there is a zipper and 2 pockets. The hood includes drawstrings. Size: 128 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1533/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s skirt
 
Brand: Snekko
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  363,09-245 and 363, 09-265
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the ribbon present in the waist area is not fixed.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market, recall from consumers and obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s miniskirt, with elongated waist and pleats, with a functional decorative cord (a ribbon) in the waist area, in various colours, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1540/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfits
 
Brand: Amadeo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) K2-01A, 2) B2-01, 3) JI-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood/neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  1) Purple children’s suit consisting of trousers and jacket with a hood, zip-fastener and pockets. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring with plastic toggles. On the front of the jacket there are 2 heart-shaped appliqués. There are appliqués with colourful ornaments on one pocket of the jacket and one pocket of the trousers. Size: 80; 2) Sweatshirt in yellow colour with orange inside. The sweatshirt has a hood, zip-fasteners and pockets. The hood includes drawstring with plastic toggles. On the front of the sweatshirt there are two pockets and the inscription ”AUSTRALIAN”. Size: 74; 3) Snow-suit in light blue colour with white inside, with hood and zip-fasteners. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles. There is an appliqué in the form of a kennel with an inscription. Size: 74.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1541/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Baby 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 area.

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:  Sweatshirt in green colour with white dots inside, with hood, zip-fastener and pockets. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the free ends. There is the inscription: "BABY ROSE” on the front of the sweatshirt. It is also decorated with a cat, flowers and birds. Size: 74.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1542/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Bokollo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

The product does 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:  Jacket in brown colour with orange inside, with a hood, zip-fastener and pockets. The hood of the jacket includes a drawstring with plastic toggles. On the front of the jacket there is an inscription “Rallycross” and a picture of a rally car. Size: 104.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1543/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Evil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ART: PL-24
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

The product does 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:  Children’s grey sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood of the sweatshirt includes drawstrings with free ends. On the front of the sweatshirt there are embroidered pictures of flowers. Size: 2A.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1544/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: FHP Fashion Classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KS-312C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area.

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 black sweatshirt with hood, zip-fasteners and pockets. On one pocket there are inscriptions: "BEWARE OF FHP CLUB THE DOGZ”. Size: 110 and 116.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1545/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: TQ COLLECTION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TQ-603TE,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords 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.

 
Description:  Children’s blue sweatshirt with black stripes and red stitching, with a hood, zip-fasteners, press- buttons and pockets. The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with free ends. On one pocket and on the right sleeve there is a sewn emblem: ”TQ COLLECTION”. Size: 80
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1546/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' sweater
 
Brand: La Cuca
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  codes 006862, 006863 and 00256
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of decorative cords (ribbons) that are too long in the 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  3 knitted sweaters for babies in different colours with decorative bows. A label is attached with the code and price on one side, and the brand on the other.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1547/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s snowsuit (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Brand: KEVIL® KID'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords 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.

 
Description:  Snowsuit with hood, mittens and zip fasteners. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles. On the front of the outfit there is an embroidered Winnie the Pooh. Size 68.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1549/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Yong Jia
 
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 drawstrings in the hood area.

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 red sweatshirt with blue inserts, hood, zip-fastener and pockets. On the front of the sweatshirt there are embroidered inscriptions: "Tiger B.STYLE” and emblem with inscriptions: ”BLS-1990, SHITAILU”. Size: 10.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1563/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby outfit
 
Brand: Pifou
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  26
 
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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Baby's two-piece outfit consisting of trousers and a top with a hood. The product is blue, decorated with a white elephant. The hood of the top contains a fixed drawstring with free ends of 20 cm in length.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1564/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' jacket
 
Brand: Xxlong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z910
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue winter coat for children between 3-4 years with zipper and hood. The front of the coat is decorated with a floral design. The hood contains a drawstring with free ends of 20 cm length.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1565/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' jacket
 
Brand: Danny Kid
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  203
 
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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lightweight blue and grey jacket intended for children between 5-7 years with a zipper and hood. The front of the jacket is decorated with a rectangle with the inscription "sport". The hood contains a drawstring with free ends of 20 cm length and with knots and plastic toggles at the ends.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1566/11       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's outfit
 
Brand: Floryon
 
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 cords which are too long in the hood area.

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

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

 
Description:  Two-piece outfit consisting of trousers and a jacket with a hood. The product is white coloured and has flower shaped buttons. The outfit is intended for children up to one year old.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1531/11       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Cordless telephone
 
Brand: Gigaset
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SL910, SL910A, SL910H up to and including week 38 of 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
An internal short circuit in the battery may have the following effects: the battery swells to up to twice its thickness, overheats and reaches high temperatures which may cause fire damage. This occurs only if the battery is inserted in the handset and connected to the power supply via the charger.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop on sales and voluntary corrective action (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cordless DECT telephone for the fixed analogue network. There are variants with and without answering machines.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Poland, Spain

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Alert number: 1530/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Children's shampoo, foam soap, gel, cream and lotion 1. alverde Molkemichel Kinder Shampoo ("children's shampoo") 2. alverde Molkemichel Kinder Schaumseife (children's foam soap) 3. alverde Molkemichel Kinder Duschbad (children's shower/bath gel) 4. alverde Molkemichel Kinder Gesichtscreme (children's face cream) 5. alverde Molkemichel Kinder Körperlotion (children's body lotion)
 
Brand: dm Alverde
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 4010355814838 2. 4010355814845 3. 4010355814852 4. 4010355814814 4. 4010355814821
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains enterobacter gergoviae, which can cause infection.

In addition, several tubes of face cream were found to be swollen.

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

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

 
Description:  Shampoo, foam soap, shower/bath gel, body lotion are sold in white plastic dispensing bottles with colour printing. Face cream is sold in white plastic tube with colour printing.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1558/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Clearing Beauty Lotion treatment"
 
Brand: Lemon Clear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: u/LLCL 500 ml, manufacturing and expiration date "Fab: 01/09/11; Exp: 01/09/13 and Fab: 12/07/11; Exp: 12/07/13".
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, which use 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:  Yellow plastic bottle with green stopper. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications in French and English. Volume 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1559/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Body lotion (Fast Action)"
 
Brand: Lait Civic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: 175E CIV, manufacturing and expiration date: "FAB: 07/02/2011; EXP: 06/02/2014";
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 057705 501600.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, which use 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:  Beige packaging with blue characters and the list of ingredients and indications in French and English. Volume 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Mali
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1560/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening Oil"
 
Brand: Caro White.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: “L: 5811895”, manufacturing and expiration date: “F: 23/09/10; E: 23/09/12”;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 501101 373006.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone as declared in the label, which use 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:  Lightening oil with carrot oil sold in a white and orange plastic bottle with green screw cap and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications in French, English and Portuguese. Volume 50 ml.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1561/11       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Larissa
 
Name: "Lait De Beauté Carotte" (Moisturizing Beauty Milk).
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturing and expiration date: Fab: 03/2011, Exp: 03/2015.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 186000 123254.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared in the label, which use 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:  Orange plastic bottle with orange cap and white characters. The packaging bears text in English and French. Volume 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1484/11       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Artificial Christmas tree "Sapin Artificiel Aiguille Fine Vert"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ·         ref.1602 dia 6cm h 90cm 75 tips ·         ref.1603 dia 8cm h 120cm 140 tips ·         ref.1604 dia 10 cm h 150cm 180 tips ·         ref.1605 dia 10cm h 180cm 320 tips ·         ref.1606 dia 10cm h 210cm 420 tips
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as there are exposed wires at the ends of the branches which could cause injuries to the eyes.
 

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

 
Description:  Artificial Christmas tree with fine green needles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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Alert number: 1518/11       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Artificial Christmas tree
 
Brand: Sapin De Luxe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 1002325
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight and injuries because the tips of the branches are not protected and there are exposed wires at the ends of the branches.

The product does not comply with the national legislation Decree 91-1175 of 13 November 1991.
 

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

 
Description:  Artificial Christmas tree with metal tips and base
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2011 - 52

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