Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 13/01/2012)
Corrigendum
Notifications 0038/12 and 0039/12 from week 2 of 2012 have been permanently withdrawn from the RAPEX application and from the RAPEX website following a revised risk assessment.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0041/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car A3
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A3 with 2,0 L TDI engine; Type: 8P*; Model year: 2008 – 2009 – 2010 – 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
It is possible that leaks may occur in the high-pressure lines due to faulty pipe material. In the worst case, escaping diesel may cause the vehicle to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0042/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Scirocco, Eos, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, Transporter and Transporter Caravana
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
It is possible that leaks may occur in the high-pressure lines due to faulty pipe material. In the worst case, escaping diesel may cause the vehicle to catch fire.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Greece

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Alert number: 0030/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Rifle RS05
 
Brand: HMS Präzisionstechnik (Strasser)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RS05 Magnum calibre combined with barrel type 300 WinMagnum and 7mm Remington Magnum ammunition.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
When using appropriate ‘Magnum’ calibre ammunition, the chamber may suddenly move out of position. This may lead to injuries to the person using the rifle. Persons who are in the direct vicinity of (particularly behind) the user may also be at risk.
 

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

 
Description:  Pump-action rifle.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Spain

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Alert number: 0037/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector "Kohlenmonoxid-Melder"
 
Brand: Protector
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CO-100 Item number: 751866-62
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it does not properly detect carbon monoxide gas.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detector. Round white plastic casing with digital display.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2

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Alert number: 0031/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Highchair "Marco Peter"
 
Brand: Marco Tempo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the rear tube of the seat back on the locking mechanism side can break, as well as the stud for locking the locking system.


The product also poses a risk of choking because the cap covering the locking mechanism can be easily detached and swallowed.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's highchair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2

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Alert number: 0032/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair "Marco Alpha 1 position"
 
Brand: Marco Tempo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Marco Alpha single-position pushchair – Buggy
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the secondary strut can be easily deformed, which could make the pushchair collapse.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Single-position pushchair
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2

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Alert number: 0033/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair "Mathis multi-positions"
 
Brand: Marco Tempo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the secondary strut can be easily deformed, which could make the pushchair collapse. In addition, warnings are missing or are not in line with the standards.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities..

 
Description:  Multi-position pushchair.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2

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Alert number: 0034/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic trumpet
 
Brand: General De Juguetes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 29
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8420639000295
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the trumpet can be easily detached and is a small part that could be swallowed by a child.

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:  Yellow plastic trumpet with a white mouthpiece and a hanging cord. It has non-functional red, blue and green buttons.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 0035/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress "Arachnid dress outfit"
 
Brand: Atosa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sizes 0-6, 6-12, 12-24
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259703242
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the sequins 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girl's fancy dress outfit, net covered, with sequins on the body. Plastic and cloth bag, with a photograph on one side of a girl dressed in the costume and the statements "basic line" and "Aracnida". The other side has an adhesive label carrying the following information: age: 0-6, 6-12, 12-24. CE, barcode, washing symbols, warnings. Made in China.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2

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Alert number: 0040/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy bear "Colourful Hearts Teddy"
 
Brand: Build-A-Bear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number 417107 PO numbers: UK and Ireland 1009523, 1009135, 1009523, 1009752, 1009928, 1050048, 1050231 (35,163 pcs). Germany DE10120 (838 pcs) DK/NO/SW 2011074 (DK 1,400 pcs, NO 231 pcs, SW 139 pcs).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes can be easily detached and are small parts which may be placed in the mouth by children and swallowed.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and distribution.Voluntary recall from consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Stuffed teddy bear toy. 16 cm tall white body with colourful (rainbow type) heart designs all over.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, Ireland

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Alert number: 0043/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ orthopaedic slippers
 
Brand: DrLuigi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.0 mg/kg of Chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ orthopaedic slippers DrLuigi, white colour, the upper and the insole are made of genuine leather and the sole is made of polyurethane.
Country of origin:  Croatia
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2

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Alert number: 0036/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hand Cleaning Paste "Handwaschpaste - Hand Cleaning Paste"
 
Brand: Croldi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2011/05.11 19056
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains aerobic mesophilic bacteria (1.9x107 cfu/g, identification of enterobacter gergoviae) which can cause severe infection.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic tub, printed in yellow and blue colours, cap with pull tab.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 2