Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 5 ( Published on: 03/02/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0168/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber baby necklace "Olivette"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation should it become caught on an immovable object while being worn by a baby.
 

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

 
Description:  Amber teething necklace with elongated beads in multicoloured amber, strung on a textile cord. There is a knot between each bead and a screw clasp. Length approx. 35cm.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0169/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber baby necklace
 
Brand: Natalex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  74CBEB/OL/M (Barcode; 0607830380)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the necklace can become caught on an immovable object while being worn by a baby.
 

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

 
Description:  Screw clasp necklace with multicoloured ovoid beads separated by knots. Length: 36 cm.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0170/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber baby necklace
 
Brand: Natalex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  74CBEB/MIX
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0582420460
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation should it become caught on an immovable object while being worn by a baby.
 

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

 
Description:  Necklace with multicoloured ovoid beads separated by knots and a silver clasp. Length: 35 cm.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0171/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber baby necklace
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF. 21850015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of:


- strangulation, should it become caught on an immovable object while being worn by a baby; and


- choking because it contains small parts which could be swallowed by a child.


In addition, there is no warning indicating the need to ensure that children do not wear or handle it without adult supervision.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market, stop of sales, information to consumers that the product is dangerous and recall from consumers by the distributor. A warning has been added to each product by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Baby necklace made of round, evenly sized amber beads in brown and orange (5mm). Screw clasp in amber with a knot between each bead.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0147/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "3 in 1 Laser & LED Light"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XY-5A 502101
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3 laser product, as declared by the manufacturer.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and silver laser pointer on key-chain. Packaged with batteries in a black cardboard box with clear window. Product is marked: Class IIIa.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0187/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer 2 in 1 Laser and LED Light and Key Chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3 laser product, as declared by the manufacturer.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, silver, red and blue metal laser pointers on key-chains. Packaged in a yellow display box. The product is marked "Class III Laser Product".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0145/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue "Extra Glue Super Glue"
 
Brand: Jiada
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No-FOO 6901463523393
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it is not labelled with indications of danger and symbols for dangerous substances and dangerous preparations.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) and with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).
 

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

 
Description:  Blister pack with two white bottles of superglue (6g).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0178/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "True Black"
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: BK56IMX40 Lot: SS74 Best before date EXP: 28/02/16
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a serious risk because the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), of which several are confirmed carcinogens, is 53.3 mg/kg. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) considers that tattoo colours exceeding 0.5 mg/kg total PAH pose a serious risk, in reference to Council of Europe Resolution "ResAP(2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up".
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic bottle with adhesive label and screw cap with nozzle for application and dispersal ball.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0183/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue "Extra Glue Super Glue"
 
Brand: Jiada
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No-FOO 6901463523393
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it is not labelled with indications of danger and symbols for dangerous substances and dangerous preparations.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) and with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (Directive 1999/45/EC).
 

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

 
Description:  Blister Pack of 4 x 3g superglue tubes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0161/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain 1.        180 Micro 2.        200 LED
 
Brand: Cansvila
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.        15381 2.        15384
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.        84352371538162.        8435237153854
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock because:


1.        the electrical insulation is not sufficient.


2.        the cable is not resistant to pulling.


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

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

 
Description:  Indoor Christmas lighting chains with 180 or 200 lamps. Packaged in plastic bag bearing the reference, model, technical characteristics, barcode and identification of the importer, together with warnings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0162/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Guirnalda with 100 LEDs"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YH-TL 44 100
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cable is not resistant to pulling.

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

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

 
Description:  Decorative lighting chain with 100 LEDs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0138/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp "Neon Munkalámpa Akasztóval"
 
Brand: Multi Force
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 998058 501851
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         live parts are accessible when the housing of the luminaire is open for lamp replacement;

·         the mains supply cable is insulated with PVC which is not sufficiently resistant;

·         the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the supply cable is not sufficient;

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

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

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

 
Description:  Lamp with mains supply cable.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0140/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Matiz
 
Brand: Chevrolet
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  M200 Matiz. The recall concerns 2007-2009 model year vehicles. The affected vehicles fall in the VINs range from: KL1KA484J7C199291 to KL1KF484J9C645837.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
An incorrect type of brake fluid may have been installed during production. This fluid may cause internal corrosion of the ABS module. As a result, the vehicles affected may experience reduced brake performance and/or a spongy, low brake pedal operation due to a sticking valve within the ABS module, which could lead to a road 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:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania

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Alert number: 0144/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car C3, DS3
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Build dates; 08/11/10-19/11/10 e2*2007/46*0003*09
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The battery earth cable may, in the long-term, break. The loss of this electrical connection may lead to the engine cutting out which in turn could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain

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Alert number: 0158/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle/mopedVespa LX50 4T 4V, Vespa S50 4T 4V Scarabeo 50 4T 4V
 
Brand: Piaggio/Aprilia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Vespa LX50 4T 4V:ZAPC38700 Vespa S50 4T 4V: ZAPC38600 Scarabeo 50 4T 4V:ZD4TGE00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A possible failure during ignition of the spark plug, when the engine is started, could generate internal combustion in the engine's intake system. In exceptional cases, this could cause combustion within the engine's intake system which could spread to the rest of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle/moped.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Greece, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 0175/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car/ camper van T5
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 7HC, Multivan Caravelle, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0220* Type: 7HMA, Camper/California, EC type approval e1*2001/116*0289* Type: 7J0, Transporter, ABE No L225 The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2004 and 2006 with the following vehicle identification numbers: WV****7H*3H000141 – WV****7H*7H027827 WV****7J*4X000874 – WV****7J*6X035396
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
There is a possibility that the engine fan-control device is not completely sealed. Penetrating damp and corrosion can mean that, even without being ignited, the engine fan will run until the battery is completely flat. In the worst-case scenario, this can lead to a vehicle fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car/ camper van
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Greece

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Alert number: 0196/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car IX35
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  IX35 Vehicles built between 1/10/10 and 30/4/11 are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The vacuum pump could fail in service. This failure instantly stops vacuum being produced and over a number of braking applications will reduce the amount of vacuum available for the servo. Also at the time of failure the turbo malfunctions: this reduces available engine torque at the time of vacuum failure.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0130/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Mister Monitor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MM-RCC-426 (1079026)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product poses a risk of asphyxiation because it fails to properly detect carbon monoxide.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery-operated carbon monoxide alarm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0156/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Serum for eyelashes
 
Brand: Perfect Lashes
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk because it contains bimatoprost, a synthetic prostamide.As a result of local application, adverse effects can be expected, such as erythema, itching and swelling of the eyelids, eyelid inflammation, hyperpigmentation of the eyelids, as well as ocular side effects, e.g. conjunctival hyperaemia, itching, burning, dryness, eye pain or allergic reaction.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourless clear liquid in a tube with sponge applicator for eyelashes. The primary packaging of the product consists of a white tube with a cap. On the tube there is the name of the product, the content (3.5 ml) and the name and address of the manufacturer. Tube is wrapped in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0188/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Electronic cigarette kit "E-power"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  18650
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The mains adaptor supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because:


·         the insulation is not adequate;


·         the internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position.


·         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 BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic cigarette kit supplied with mains adaptor ("Travel Adaptor", model - 18650 - HX-101).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0172/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflective jacket "Chaleco de Senalizacion de Alta Visibilidad" (High Visibility Warning Vest)
 
Brand: Best R.M
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 5502 (on the packaging), LF-02-2 (on the vest)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424099055024
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The surface area of the retro-reflective material is not sufficient. The product is not a class 2 product as indicated on the product. As a class 1 product, it is unsafe for its intended use.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 471.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow high-visibility warning vest with two reflective stripes. The packaging is a plastic bag with a piece of card.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0142/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pram Focus Comfort
 
Brand: Nowalex
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because in some cases it is possible for the seat unit to be placed in an unlocked position as it is not wide enough. The pushchair can tip over when facing up a slope if there is a nursery bag (2 kg) on the handle. There are several problems with the restraint system. There is a risk of entrapment because within the access zone there are shear and compression points between moving parts. The internal lining of the pram body does not have sufficient tension so it presents a suffocation hazard. Detachable foam, small metal parts and a valve cap in the access zone can be easily detached, put into the mouth and swallowed.


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


Several incidents in Sweden.
 

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

 
Description:  Pram/pushchair for one child from birth up to approx. 3 years (max. 15 kg). It has various functions either by attaching a pram body or a seat to the chassis. It comes in various colours and patterns. The chassis is marked “Focus”; the pram body and seat has a “Nowalex Baby Carriage” label.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0143/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Folding play table and folding chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the table and chair do not have a braking or blocking mechanism.
Moreover the distance between the moving parts is too small.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Children’s set – a folding play table and a folding chair, with a metal construction and various pictures and inscriptions: Sponge Bob, Shaun the Sheep, Shape Up With Shaun, Mario & Sonic (may be counterfeit). The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0127/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable toy "Crocodile Rider"
 
Brand: Splash
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No 09309,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712427093092
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15.21% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 6.74% by weight of di-isononyl-phthalate (DINP).

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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable plastic crocodile with two handles on its back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0128/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll "Jin Pi"
 
Brand: Kai Da
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No 168,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290656016400
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 33.93 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  A doll dressed in a white dress, wearing a necklace and boots and packed in a transparent bag. Warning: choking hazard – small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0129/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Skipping rope "Jump Rope"
 
Brand: Jing Xiong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8402135004885
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.48 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Skipping rope in a plastic transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0132/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stuffed toy monkey "Plush Monkey"
 
Brand: Apsi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Item 20777324 and 2) 20777342 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains a small part that can easily come off from the back of the monkey's shirt and which can be swallowed by a child.

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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  1) A brown and beige plush monkey with white gloves and yellow shirt with a print "Apsi" on the front. Size/height: 20 cm 2) A brown and beige monkey with white gloves and yellow shirt with a print "Apsi" on the front. Size/height: 40 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0141/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby rattle "Baby Rattles Series"
 
Brand: Baby Earth
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K5806A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be easily detached and swallowed by a child.

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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  The product consists of 5 rattles in yellow, pink, purple and blue colours. The rattles are in the shape of a foot, star, violin, oval ring with hands and mouth, and flower with smiley face. Rattles are packaged in a box labelled "baby earth".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0146/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy train "Train Lovely"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 913
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts easily become detached and can be swallowed by small children

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

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

 
Description:  Multi-coloured, battery-operated plastic train engine with face and flashing lights. Marked as not suitable for ages under 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0149/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bricks "Intelligence Funny Bricks Game"
 
Brand: Xing Qui Chi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.6680-34pcs
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the Toy safety directive and the relevant European standard EN71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear plastic rucksack with pink edging containing yellow, pink, purple and white bricks. The flap of the rucksack is pink with a flower pattern.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0151/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Pretty Girl"
 
Brand: Ddung
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 7320342824007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the head of the doll contains 17 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Small doll with big head made of soft plastic. The doll is displayed in a transparent cylindrical package with images of strawberries at the top and a doll in a tea cup at the bottom.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0159/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic gun "Bubble"
 
Brand: Gordal Import
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: A-6678
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganisms count of the soapy water is 1.6x106 cfu/ml. In addition, instructions for use are not written in the official language of the Spanish State and the symbol indicating the recommended age group is not correct.

The product does not comply with the Toy safety directive and with the relevant European standards EN 62115 and EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Bow-shaped plastic gun with a propeller at the back. Packaged in a blister pack which contains instructions in English and a symbol indicating that the product is not suitable for children under three years of age. Printed on the back of the package are graphic instructions, the text of which is in English. An adhesive label is attached to the package containing the importer's details and instructions for battery powered toys.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0160/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble gun "Flash Bubble Gun"
 
Brand: JIYONG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: JY989-A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high.

In addition, the product does not have the instructions and warnings.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-1, EN 71-6 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Fish-shaped bubble gun with two soap refills. Packaged in a blister pack with the name of the product and the brand. Printed on the back of the package are instructions for use with pictures and text in English. An adhesive label is attached to the package containing the importer's details and instructions for battery powered toys.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0163/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bath toys (ducks and frogs)
 
Brand: MUY IMPORT
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Model: SUP 253 and SUP 254 -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423000394597 and 8423000394603
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the ducks and frogs contain more than 0.2 % 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic toy animals for playing in the bath. Specifically: mother duck with yellow ducklings and mother frog with green baby frogs. Description of packaging: - plastic net with a sticker bearing the model, identification of the importer and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0165/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play-mat "Friendly Bear"
 
Brand: Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TY19823
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608144596785
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the product contains small parts, in particular the plastic giraffe on the arch, which can be swallowed by small children.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information on the dangerous product has been published by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small play-mat with a bear on the base, and two arches crossing each other, on which various objects can be hung (rabbit, bear, ball, giraffe, etc).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: 0167/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical teddy bear
 
Brand: Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TY19820
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608144596754
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of entrapment because the cord winding mechanism is too strong meaning that there is a risk of entrapment with cut-off of blood circulation if the cord becomes wound around a child’s hand or foot.

The product does not comply with the Toy safety directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Teddy bear that plays music when a cord is pulled.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: 0173/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Dolls "Fashion Vogue Girl" and "Modern Girl"
 
Brand: Guangda
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Fashion Vogue Girl (ref. 2270, 0092) 2) Modern Girl (ref. 777, 768)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Ref 2270: 8422222100924
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the head of the doll with purple and blonde hair and the head of the large blonde doll contain more than 0.2% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  1) Blonde doll with accessories (hat, bag and dress). It has a reference number: 2270 (0092 on the sticker)2) Modern Girl is a small doll with purple and blonde hair which is packaged in individual cylinders bearing reference number 777. The dolls come with other dolls in a display box which bears the manufacturer’s reference number 768. Description of packaging: - The Fashion Vogue Girl doll comes in a cardboard box with a transparent window and a sticker bearing the importer’s details, CE marking, barcode and “Made in China”.- The Modern Girl doll comes in a plastic cylinder.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0174/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Finger puppet
 
Brand: Party Fiesta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 90428
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the eyes) can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.


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

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

 
Description:  Finger puppet in the form of a soft pink and grey fabric elephant with a stuffed head.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 0179/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle for cot "Little Friends"
 
Brand: Baby Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 8063 (on the packaging) / item No 0218579 (on the adhesive label) 8432583185799
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the cord can easily extend too much.

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

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

 
Description:  Baby's rattle comprised of four dolls representing two boys (in blue suits, red caps and yellow shoes) and two girls (with yellow dresses, blue hair and red shoes), linked at the hands by red balls. The rattle has two red rings at each end, allowing the rattle to be attached to a cot or pushchair. Packaged in a cardboard box of dimensions 33 x 11.5 x 4 cm, predominantly blue with a sky blue and white fringe. The box has a transparent plastic window through which the product can be seen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0180/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle "Lovely Baby"
 
Brand: Fei Pan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Models: 953/326-240: rattles on baby bottles, 955/326-106: guitar and 956/326-63: rattles with star -
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8437899009531, 8437899009555, 8437899009562, respectively.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily be detached and swallowed by small 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Rattles in different shapes and colours, some are sold inside a baby bottle (953/326-240), others with a guitar (955/326-106), and others are star-shaped (956/326-63). Packaging: transparent bags with a card indicating the brand and the words "Lovely Baby", with a label showing the importer's contact details, the CE marking, and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0181/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Box of rattles
 
Brand: Lebao - Mlthogar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 25312 and 25329
 
Batch number / Barcode:  852155702531 and 8521557025329
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the yellow star can easily break into small parts that could be put into the mouth and swallowed by a young child; the crab has 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  - Various rattles in different shapes and colours. Reference 25312: box of rattles in the shape of a crab and a yellow star with a blue ball. Reference 25329: box of rattles in the shape of a green star, yellow ball and orange telephone. Description of packaging: - The rattles are packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent window. The box bears the indication: "Lebao, Baby Star and 100% eco-friendly material". The back of the box bears the reference "Mlthogar", the age recommendation, the reference, barcode and importer identification.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0182/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bricks "Bricks"
 
Brand: Le Zhu Cheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K32168-19B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be swallowed by small 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  A clear plastic rucksack with pink edging containing yellow, pink, purple and white bricks.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0185/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Goodliness doll"
 
Brand: Lovely Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN: 7320342824045
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 18-19 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), 0.3-0.76% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and 0.11 % by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP). The arms contain 0.47-0.66% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to 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 by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small mermaid doll made of soft plastic. The doll is packed in a pink cardboard box. Printed on the box: “Goodliness doll”, “Lovely Girl” and “It is happy time”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0186/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mask Harry Potter 'Voldemort' mask
 
Brand: Rubie's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no 884262, EAN: 883028426270
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic material in the mask contains 0.60-0.61 by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)) and 14-18% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to 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 by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Fancy dress costume for children with a 'Voldemort' face mask of soft plastic packed in a clear plastic bag. The mask is pale white and has purple marks. Inside the bag there is a red card with the inscriptions “Harry Potter”, Voldemort” and photos from the Harry Potter films. The costume is available in sizes: Small, Medium & Large.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0133/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Sun & Rise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RT-081
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7453002698202
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional drawstrings in the neck and waist area.


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:  Child’s dark blue outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waistband of the trousers include an unattached drawstring. Plastic toggles are on the ends of drawstrings. The product is decorated with embroidery. 15%. Size: 116-128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0134/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: New Style YYFY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Z-056
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt with hood and fur lining. The hood includes drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "S, T" and "94". The jacket is available in grey and ash-blue colours. Size: 1, 2
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0135/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Sunsea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: LY-025
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional drawstrings 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 outfit consisting of trousers, T-shirt and sweatshirt with hood. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The blue sweatshirt and the light grey T-shirt are decorated with inscriptions: "Champs 62 Company". The dark grey trousers are decorated with inscriptions: “Rugby Clubs 62”. Size: 92-98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0136/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's tracksuit
 
Brand: Sunsea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CH-010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Child’s grey tracksuit which consists of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood. The sweatshirt is decorated with an inscription: "R ADVENTURE DIVISION 42". The trousers are decorated with an inscription: “ADVENTURE 42”. Size: 116-122
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0137/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's tracksuit
 
Brand: Y-H Best Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  COD YH 011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Boy's dark blue tracksuit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip- fastener. The trousers are the same colour as the top and have a cord in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0164/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' outfit
 
Brand: Monky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: MEC/10662011 / MEC1662011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the zip pulls on the jackets can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  - Babies' outfit comprising a jacket and trousers. The jacket bears an image of a monkey and has a zip fastener. Placed on hangers and individually packed in plastic bags.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0176/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jeans
 
Brand: The Blue Period
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  style No PL 30 (10 and 12 years)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of adjustable cords at the belt with free ends and no attachment point 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s mid-length jeans with shiny decorations on each side, elastic cotton belt and adjustable cord. Labels are sewn into the trousers with the brand, producer, origin, size, reference and washing and care instructions. The product is presented without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0177/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Cantarana
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size 2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings, which are too long, in both items in the chest and waist area, respectively.

The products do 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:  Girls' outfit comprised of a white, short-sleeved T-shirt with a blue flower print and blue cords and blue shorts. A textile label is sewn onto the T-shirt which reads "Cantarana-2. A cardboard label bears on one side: "for kid's street fashion collection new fashion wear Cantarana" and on the other the pictogram for washing and care and the company’s details. The shorts have a textile label sewn into them showing the composition and size 2.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0189/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Sunsea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: LP-022
 
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 standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey, blue or black sweater with hood for young boys. Size: 116-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0190/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Glo story
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DGLJT-5792
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and waist area.


The product does not comply with the 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 hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist of the trousers include an unattached drawstring. Size: 98-128
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0191/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's outfit
 
Brand: Sunsea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CP-15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots in the end in the hood. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of an unattached drawstring 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Red velour girl’s outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The product is decorated with floral embroidery. Size: 98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0192/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy's outfit
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CSQ-1175
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles at the ends in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' brown and yellow outfit consisting of trousers, T-shirt and sweatshirt with hood. The hood includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 4
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0193/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jumper
 
Brand: Amadeo®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model A 16-09, barcode – 1000000065251
 
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 actions are taken.

 
Description:  Children's light green jumper with yellow trim at the neck and cuffs. On the front of the jumper is the inscription “Amadeo”. Size: 134.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0194/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's sweatshirt with hood
 
Brand: Grace
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: WZ8020
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings with plastic toggles at the ends in the hood.

The product does not comply with the 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' sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with metal toggles at the ends. Size: 98-116
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0195/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: XGL-1237
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots on the end in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant 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 sweater with zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Peace toys blocks girls dream". The sweater is available in grey, purple, black and white colours. Size: 134-164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0197/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater "Classic Bee Hoodie"
 
Brand: Hummel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 38-472
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cotton pull-over hoodie sweater with front print and kangaroo pocket.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Iceland, Poland

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Alert number: 0198/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater "Corporate Poly Hoodie Men"
 
Brand: Hummel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 38-645
 
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 recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Polyester pull-over hoodie sweater.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0199/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater "Corporate Poly Zip Hoodie Men"
 
Brand: Hummel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 38-647
 
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 recall from consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Polyester zip through hoodie sweater.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Germany, Spain

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Alert number: 0200/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater "Hummel Characters Poly Hoodie"
 
Brand: Hummel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 38-743
 
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 recall from consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Polyester pull-over hoodie sweater. There are drawstrings in the hood and neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Germany

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Alert number: 0201/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater "Hummel Characters cot. Hoodie"
 
Brand: Hummel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style 38-744
 
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 recall from consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Cotton pull-over hoodie sweater with front print and kangaroo pocket. There are drawstrings in the hood and neck area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Germany, Spain

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Alert number: 0148/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Toning Cream with vitamin E" (crème éclaircissante à la vitamin E)
 
Brand: Clair-Liss Génial
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: 470 SM, expiration date: 05/14,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 181100 440904
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone, not declared on the label, the use of which 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:  White labelled plastic bottle with purple screw top. Volume 300 ml. The packaging bears information in English, French and Portuguese.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Malta

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Alert number: 0150/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening Body Cream with Vitamins A and E" (Crème Corporelle Eclaircissante)
 
Brand: Charms Carrot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: u/CCH, manufacturing and expiration date: “FAB: 03/11, EXP: 03/13”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone, not declared on the label, the use of which 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:  White and orange labelled plastic bottle with orange screw top. Volume 300 ml. The packaging bears information in English and French.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0152/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lighting Body Cream" (Crème éclaircissante).
 
Brand: Dawmy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufacturing and expiration date: “PRO: 03/10; EXP: 03/14”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone which 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:  White and orange labelled plastic bottle with orange screw top. Volume 300 ml. The packaging bears information in English and French.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0153/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening beauty lotion with carrot" (Lait de beauté éclaircissant à la carotte).
 
Brand: Skin Light Carotte
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone, not declared on the label, the use of which 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 labelled plastic bottle with orange screw top. Volume 250 ml. The packaging bears information in English and French.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0154/12       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Snow Globes
 
Brand: Tiger
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  models 1700801, 1700893, 2900436, 2900506, 2900508, 2900507, 20110452 and 2900469
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of cuts because the glass of these snowballs can easily break if they fall to the floor or strike against something hard.
 

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

 
Description:  Snow globes with different Christmas figures: fairies, cribs, angels, animals with Father Christmas hats.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0155/12       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Snow Globe "Snowball with Father Christmas"
 
Brand: Tiger
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model 2900519
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The product poses a serious risk of cuts because the glass of the snowball is relatively easily broken if it falls on the floor or strikes against something hard, creating sharp shards when it breaks.
 

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

 
Description:  Snow globe with Father Christmas figure.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: 0131/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor "Universal"
 
Brand: Sumvision
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LC-UNI-0955V
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The mains plug supplied with the product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because:


·         the earthing pin is only partially sleeved.


·         the dimensions of the pins are not correct.


·         the fuse does not comply with the requirements.


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

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

 
Description:  Black plastic mains adaptor with 3-pin mains plug and lead. Supplied within clear plastic package. Input: 100 – 240 V 50 / 60 Hz 2 A. Output: 15 -24 V DC 95 Watt.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0139/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Water pump "STX 3P and STX 080"
 
Brand: Sixteam
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  STX 3P and STX 080
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Failure of a capacitor on the product may cause a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Pump used to boost water pressure in dwellings.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0166/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor 1.        Clavija Transformacion Europea Universal 2.        Clavija Transformacion Inglesa
 
Brand: F-Line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.        Ref. 1101004, code 8435151010318 2.        Ref. 1101008, code 8435151010363
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         it is possible to connect one pin of a Spanish plug with the hole of a socket in the adaptor while the other pin is accessible.

·         it is possible to connect a Class I Spanish plug to the adaptor while there is no earth continuity.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 20315.
 

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

 
Description:  1.        White travel adaptor, in plastic packaging.2.        White travel adaptor, in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0184/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cable reel "Enrollacables"
 
Brand: EDM
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.20015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8425998200157
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

·         a cable clamp to avoid tension in the conductors is not provided;

·         the rated current for the plug (2.5A) is lower than the rated current of the reel (10A);

·         it has an inbuilt mains plug which does not comply with the requirements.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61242.
 

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

 
Description:  The product in question is a cable reel with a 5-metre capacity for domestic use, with a lead of 2 x 0.75mm. It is packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5

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Alert number: 0202/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains plug adaptor
 
Brand: Wlei - Europa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 432D, Ref. 12383 Code 8643568123839
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         it is possible to insert a Class I plug in a socket intended exclusively for Class II equipment;

·         it is possible to touch a pin of the plug while the other pin is inserted;

·         The shutters are not adequate.

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

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

 
Description:  A white adaptor in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 5