Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 4 ( Published on: 27/01/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0085/12       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Joke " Key-chain car" and " Match shocking with flashlight"
 
Brand: Shock
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock and are therefore dangerous for children

The products do not comply with the relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Car-shaped key-rings ("Key chain car" variety) of various colours and match-shaped key rings ("Match shocking with flashlight" variety) which emit light and administer a shock when the button is pressed.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0098/12       
Category:  Gadgets
 
Product:  Joke item - “Evil Eyes” mask "F/X Makeup Evil Eyes"
 
Brand: Widmann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 4138E 8003558413805
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it remains burning too long if it catches fire.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a mask to be fitted around the upper part of the face. A small bottle of liquid is included in the packaging. It is packaged in cardboard and plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: 0121/12       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Air gun "BB Air Soft Gun & BB Air Soft Gun Triple Rail"
 
Brand: Toys Mart
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D92 / D93 - Triple Rail AC/DC adaptor, serial number HJ-103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because the power supply unit supplied with the product:


·         is not designed to withstand foreseeable overloads;


·         has pins that are inadequately sized.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary surrender of the products to the customs authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Air gun supplied with a black plastic AC/DC adaptor, serial number HJ-103, with 3-pin mains plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0101/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Intense Black"
 
Brand: Makkuro Sumi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No LOT # 371310X
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because seven PAHs classified as carcinogenic were detected (sum of the 7 PAHs: 1.808 mg/kg. Total EPA-PAH content: 22.07 mg/kg).

According to Council Resolution 'ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' tattoo inks may not contain more than 0.5 mg/kg of PAHs.
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink for human use in a 360 ml plastic bottle.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0102/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Shenbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children.


The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  The lighters are shaped like red fire hydrants. They are not child-resistant, which is mandatory since 11 May 2008.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0082/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car A6
 
Brand: Audi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4G, EC type-approval: e1*2007/46*0436*. Vehicles produced between April and June 2011, are affected. WAU___4G_BN021329 - WAU___4G_BN034034 WAU___4G_CN008007 - WAU___4G_CN014769 WAU___FC_CN003355 - WAU___FC_CN004425
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The seams on the head airbag may have been produced incorrectly. As a result, the head airbag might not inflate in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0083/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Volkswagen (VW)
 
Name: Crafter
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle types: 2EKE1, 2EKE2, 2EKZ, 2FJE1, 2FJE2, 2FJZ. EC type-approval numbers: L769, L770, L847, L767, L768, L846. The vehicles concerned were manufactured between 25.07.2011 and 29.07.2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
It is possible that control units were incorrectly parameterised at the assembly plant. In vehicles with additional airbags, this could lead to a situation whereby the additional airbags are not activated when required.
It could also result in the ESP system making settings related to dynamic road behaviour in borderline situations that do not always coincide with the driver's expectations.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0086/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger carMini Cooper S Mini Cooper S ClubmanMini Cooper S CabrioMini Cooper S CountrymanMini JCWMini JCW ClubmanMini JCW Cabrio
 
Brand: Mini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Types: MINI-N, UKL-K, UKL-L, UKL-C, UKL/X Models: Cooper S, John Cooper Works (JCW) EC-type approval Nos: e1*2001/116*0343 e1*2007/46*0370 e1*2007/46*0371 e1*2007/46*0369 e1*2007/46*0496 The vehicles in question were manufactured over the following periods: Mini Cooper S from 03/2006 to 10/2010, Mini Cooper S Clubman from 01/2007 to 10/2010, Mini Cooper S Cabrio from 11/2007 to 10/2010, Mini Cooper S Countryman from 01/2010 to 01/2011, Mini JCW from 11/2007 to 10/2010, Mini JCW Clubman from 11/2007 to 10/2010, Mini JCW Cabrio from 08/2008 to 10/2010.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The auxiliary coolant pump of the turbocharger may fail caused by plastic additives in conjunction with high operating temperatures. In a few rare cases there may be smouldering of the auxiliary coolant pump. If so, an engine compartment fire or even a vehicle fire could occur.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Greece, Portugal

No pictures are available

Alert number: 0104/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Antara"
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vehicle year 2011 Chassis numbers in the range between VIN B B 088909 and B B 098022
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
Due to a production fault, there is a possibility of leakage from the fuel tank.
 

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:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0120/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Kangoo"
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Kangoo II
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bolt attaching the seat-belt to the front seat may become loose, which could result in the seat-belt becoming detached in case of an impact.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns certain vehicles manufactured from the start of production up to 1 March 2010 (fitted with seat types: GSFE 2W and 4W, GSFE LA POSTE, PARERE or INNOVANT).
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Sweden

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Alert number: 0124/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  All terrain vehicle
 
Brand: XS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XS-D055 Type approval number e4*2002/24*2122*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as the frame may have cracks at the mounting points of the front suspension trailing arm.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary information to consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  All terrain vehicle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0089/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft balls
 
Brand: Yi Xing Toy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8013511586125
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses chemical risks because it contains 23% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Four soft balls “Sport, Spiderman” (may be counterfeit) in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0090/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Mode Girl"
 
Brand: New Style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO. 81029B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4135191284109
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 30.52 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) while the body of the doll contains 3.32 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.08 % by weight of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary stop of sales and withdrawal from the market by the supplier. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll in a cardboard box with window (accessories included). There is a warning about possible choking hazard due to small parts "Not for children under 3 years".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0091/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable plastic chair
 
Brand: True Royalty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2200000133458
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.95 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
According to the REACH Regulation, phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited when the toy or childcare article can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Inflatable plastic chair (may be counterfeit).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0092/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy "Wheel Game"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NO.819
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011031145804
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (removable push handle and balls) that can be easily detached and swallowed by small children. In addition, the product has hard plastic edges which can injure children.


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

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

 
Description:  - Push-along toy with plastic wheel and a removable handle and balls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0093/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dart Game Set "Dart Target Set"
 
Brand: Dart World
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 5-0042 8435331300420
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the impact surface of the projectiles is less than 3 cm2 and projectiles fired into someone’s face can cause injuries to the eye.

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:  Dartboard with darts in cardboard packaging;
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0094/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costumes Lil Monster, Lil Wolfie, Mummy with Mask
 
Brand: Rubie's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 882493-0883028249336; Ref. 885298-883028529834; Ref. S-8212-L- 8422971821279
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The products pose a risk of burns if they are exposed to a flame because the products burn too fast.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Fancy-dress costumes: a monster costume with a plastic mask, a werewolf with a plastic and fabric mask, and a 'mummy' with a plastic and fabric mask.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0095/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume "Ghost Pirate Costume"
 
Brand: Rubie´s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 883800-L 0883028380077
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the tapes in the head and wrist area are too long.


The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  A pirate fancy-dress costume with decorative tapes at the head and wrists.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: 0096/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Minnie Mouse mask
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 014000101
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423138506909
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it remains burning too long if it catches fire.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic “Minnie Mouse” mask with elastic band. There is a red bow with white polka dots between the black ears. The product is presented without packaging. A cardboard label is attached showing the CE mark, the age restriction and recycling symbols, details of the producer, the brand name, model, reference and place of origin.
Country of origin:  Argentina
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0097/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dart game Dartboard with Six Darts “Dart Game-Amusive”
 
Brand: Fantastiko
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 17941, Item No. 168
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413930179418
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and damage to sight because the impact surface of the projectiles is less than 3 cm2 and projectiles fired into someone’s face can cause injuries, particularly to the eye.


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:  Dartboard with six darts. The packaging is a cardboard box labelled with, among other things, details of the importer, “Made in China, C.B. 8413930179418 - Item No. 168-CE”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0099/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because it contains suction cups 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.
The product also poses a chemical risk because it contains 22% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the transparent plastic of the suction cup.

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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the products

 
Description:  Soft toy "Hello Kitty" may be counterfeit) approximately 20 cm tall with suction cup attached by a 6 cm cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0100/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy "Pull-along ducks"
 
Brand: Chujangfa Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4422
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and internal injuries because it contains small parts and accessible magnets, with a high magnetic flux index.


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

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated, moving ducks incorporating accessible magnets. The little ducks form a pull-along unit. They connect to each other by means of cords ending in a magnet. The magnets on the cord attach to the magnets on the duck's bodies (each has a magnet on the front and rear). Description of the packaging: the ducks are packed in cardboard boxes with transparent plastic windows, bearing the following information on the front: "Electric-Pull-Wire_Duck".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0103/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toy "Amuse’bain Jungle"
 
Brand: Babysun Nursery
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: YK 11766/B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of :

- small parts, which can be easily detached and swallowed; and

- long parts that could get stuck in the mouth of children unable to sit up unaided.

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:  Bath toy. Size of the packaging: 17 x 17 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0105/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sand toy set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  114680
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011031146801
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break into small parts that children can swallow and injuries because the hard plastic edges are burred.


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

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

 
Description:  Sand toy set.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0106/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sand toy set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  114635
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011031146351
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached and swallowed, and injuries because the hard plastic edges are burred.


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

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

 
Description:  Sand toy set.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0107/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pony set
 
Brand: My Vogue Honey
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 05805
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3700372552370
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses chemical risks because it contains 18.2%, 28.4% and 6.6% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in the purple, flesh-coloured and pink plastic of the shoes, and 9.3% and 2.4% by weight of di-isononylphtalate (DINP) in the plastic of the head and legs and in the pink plastic of the shoes.

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

 
Description:  A transparent plastic bag measuring 17 x 19 cm and containing a small purple pony, a 12 cm doll, a brush and a bracelet.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0110/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Archer set "Super Archer Set"
 
Brand: AGM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2119
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the kinetic energy generated, and damage to sight due to the power output of the laser component.


The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 60825-1
 

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

 
Description:  Large, toy archery set with bow and five arrows and a laser sight packaged on a cardboard sleeve with a picture of a male firing an arrow. For children aged more than 8 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0113/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.114581
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011031145804
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached and swallowed, and injuries because the hard plastic edges are burred.


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

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

 
Description:  Push-along toy packed in a plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0115/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Sand toy set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM No: 02020913390
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6902758133907
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached and swallowed, and injuries because the hard plastic edges are burred.


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic sand toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0125/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy 1 'Ben 10' 2. Bakugan Battle Brawlers 3 'Super Boom El major pompero de jabón'
 
Brand: Super Boom
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models: 1. 8420639000103, 2. CB: 8420639000172, 3. 8420639100018
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The products pose a microbiological risk because they contain aerobic mesophilic bacteria (9 x105 cfu/ml). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The products do not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Tubes containing liquid for making soap bubbles.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0084/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' skirt
 
Brand: C&A - Smart & Pretty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no: 359/12/77601/316SK, C 2328.841
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The skirt poses a risk of injuries because of the length of the ribbon’s loose ends, which are too long, and the loops used to fasten the ribbon are too long.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls' patterned skirt in red, blue, purple and white colours, sizes: 122 – 158 cm, with a red ribbon belt start to be tied at the front of the waist. On the inner side of the skirt there is a label with information about the producer, composition, size and number of model.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: 0087/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Bóboli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  631099 and EAN for age 4: 8439050017409 and EAN for age 5: 8439050017416
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a functional drawstring in the hood 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 the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Boy's sweatshirt with a hood and functional drawstring with extension of 180 mm. There is an inscription across the front which reads: "ATHLETICS 1984, Campus style, Sports Divisr". Intended for children aged 4 and 5 years and size 104 and 110 cm.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0088/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Bóboli
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model 611086, EAN: 8439050002962
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a functional drawstring in the hood 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 the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Boy's sweatshirt with a hood and functional drawstring with extension of 170 mm. There is an inscription across the front which reads: "World series champions 84". Intended for children aged 18 months and size 86 cm. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0114/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ overalls
 
Brand: Leather Heaven
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Item number KID165 in invoice 2) Item number KID164 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose chemical risks because they contain more than 0,1 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). The plastic material in the skull figure contains 38-39 % by weight of DEHP. The figure is situated on the arm so it could easily reach the baby’s mouth.
 

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

 
Description:  1) Baby’s black overalls with plastic skull figure on the arm and with colourful prints on different parts of the cloth, size 60 cm. 2) Baby’s pink overalls with plastic skull figure on the arm and colourful prints on different parts of the cloth, size 60 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0116/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Getrich
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  X-02
 
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 and 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:  Girls' coat with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets in different colours: white, pink, red, purple. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The front of the coat is decorated with two embroidered flowers and an inscription: "Beach".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0117/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: Happy House
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8412
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because it has a drawstring placed in the hood with toggles on the ends and injuries because the drawstring is made out of rubber and if the child pulls it the toggles could spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.


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 sleeveless jacket with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood can be removed using a zipper. The hood includes an unattached elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with flowers and the inscription: "Happy House". The jacket is available in several colour combinations.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0118/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweater with hood
 
Brand: Fjhu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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 sweater with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with two embroidered inscriptions: "CR72" and "72". The sweater is available in dark pink, light pink, dark blue and red colours.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0119/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Yehaijinc
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area and cords with knots and beads 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:  Horizontal-striped two-piece girl's swimwear. The top of the bikini can be tied with elastic cords around the neck. In the middle of the top there is a functional cord with knots and beads on the end. The right-hand side of the top is decorated with a little girl, three flower motifs, and an inscription. "Yume". The bottom of the bikini can be tied with cords at the waist which have knotted ends with beads.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0122/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' jacket
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-1200
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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:  Dark brown lined hooded jacket. The hood includes a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the end. The front of the jacket is decorated with a skateboarding figure and an inscription: "SPORT".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0081/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shea butter
 
Brand: Dr. Sachers
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GTIN: 4030348011105 Batch: 0260
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by pathogenic organism such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans (more than 10x3cfu g or ml).
 

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

 
Description:  Opaque white plastic pot, 250 ml containing body and face cream.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0108/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin cream "Cream"
 
Brand: Civic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 3A588
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.05 % by weight of clobetasol propionate which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft metallic tube with white screw-on cap: 60g.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0109/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin cream "Lemon Cream"
 
Brand: L’Abidjanaise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LOT: 54
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.05 % by weight of clobetasol dipropionate which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal tube 50g.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0111/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin cream "Skin toning cream"
 
Brand: Ambi Spécial
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.8 % by weight of hydroquinone which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft metal tube with white screw cap 45G.
Country of origin:  Jamaica
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0112/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Charms (Lachiparma)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LOT: 080188
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.05 % by weight of clobetasol propionate which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft metal tube with white screw cap 30g.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0126/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin gel "Gel Fort" (strong gel)
 
Brand: L’Abidjanaise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 31
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.05 % by weight of betamethasone dipropionate which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft metallic tube with white screw-on cap, 60g.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4

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Alert number: 0123/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor
 
Brand: Emerson Network Power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A1299
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because:
·         it does not have adequate insulation;
·         the internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position;
·         it is not designed to withstand foreseeable overloads;
·         the pins are inadequately sized.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  White plastic mains adaptor with a 3-pin plug, supplied in clear plastic packaging marked: "For iPhone 3G/3GS/4G" (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 4