Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 6 ( Published on: 10/02/2012)
Corrigendum
Notification 0013/12 from week 1 of 2012 has been removed from the RAPEX website at the request of the notifying authority
Notification 0157/12 from week 5 of 2012 has been removed from the RAPEX website because the measures were already notified (1169/11 - Week 42 of 2011).

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0224/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cigarettes
 
Brand: Armeec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 3800020000076
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because the cigarettes do not self-extinguish when left unattended.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 16156.
 

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

 
Description:  A small packet containing 10 filter-tipped cigarettes „Armeec”, 84 mm, produced before 1.11.2011.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0225/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cigarettes Black Devil Special Flavour, Black Devil Cherry Flavour, Black Devil Zero Flavour, Black Devil Finest Flavour
 
Brand: Black Devil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Black Devil Special Flavour, 2) Black Devil Cherry Flavour, 3) Black Devil Zero Flavour, 4) Black Devil Finest Flavour
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 8710151565625, 2) 8710151565649, 3) 8710151568046, 4) 8710151568053
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire because the cigarettes do not self-extinguish when left unattended.


The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 16156.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Boxes containing 19-20 filter-tipped cigarettes. Produced before mid-July 2011.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0226/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cigarettes Lexington Red, Lexington Blue and Che Red
 
Brand: Lexington and Che Red
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lexington Red, barcode 54507760; Lexington BLUE, barcode 54507777; Che Red, barcode 54508132
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of fire because the cigarettes do not self-extinguish when left unattended.


The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 16156.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market and obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Boxes containing 19-20 filter-tipped cigarettes. Produced before mid-July 2011.
Country of origin:  Luxembourg
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0218/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Mini Electronic Flash Light"
 
Brand: Crystal Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 140 Lamps, EAN code: 6201888084012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The cover of the flashing device does not have sufficient mechanical strength.

·         The cable is not properly attached to the flashing device.

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

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:  Christmas lighting chain made from green PVC with 140 small varicoloured lights (green, red, blue, yellow) and a programme switching device. Packed in a blue and orange cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0221/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Rope-Light"
 
Brand: YL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10m
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because water can enter if it is used outside and the cross-sectional area of the internal wires is not sufficient.


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:  Lighting chain made from transparent PVC in the form of a rolled-up tube. Varicoloured bulbs are inside the tube. The product is equipped with a programme switch device made from black PVC. Packed in a dark blue cardboard box decorated with pictures of the product.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0223/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain Multi Function -Rice Light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Unknown 2) Unknown 3) EAN code 6940350842612
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock because the covers of the flashing devices can break and the cables attached to them can detach.


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:  1) Christmas lighting chain, white with 180 LED bulbs made from transparent PVC, equipped with a white programme switch device. Packed in a blue cardboard box with small transparent openings and pictures of Christmas trees. 2) Christmas lighting chain made from transparent PVC with 200 small coloured lights (green, red, blue, orange), equipped with a white programme switch device. Packed in a blue cardboard box with pictures of a Christmas tree and houses in a snow scene. 3) Christmas lighting chain made from green PVC with 140 small coloured lights (green, red, blue, orange), equipped with a programme switch device. Packed in a blue cardboard box with pictures of Christmas tree, and houses in a snowy scene.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic, Hungary

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Alert number: 0241/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Multi Function"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the covers of the flashing devices can break and the cables attached to them may detach.


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:  Lighting chain made from green PVC with 180 LED lights and a programmes switch. Packed in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0244/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "10m Rope Light"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The cover of the flashing device does not have sufficient mechanical strength.

·         The cable is not properly attached to the flashing device.

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

·         Water can penetrate live parts causing electrical breakdown.

·         The electrical insulation is not sufficient.

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:  Lighting chain made from transparent PVC with coloured bulbs. Packed in a cardboard box with a picture of green and red lighting chains.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0245/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "100L LED"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         The cover of the flashing device does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can crack, allowing water to reach live parts;


·         The cable is not properly attached to the flashing device;


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


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:  Christmas lighting chain made from transparent plastic material with 100 LED lamps, packed in a cardboard box with a picture of a snowman.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0246/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "180 LED Light"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8057412074022
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         The cover of the flashing device does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can crack allowing water to reach live parts;


·         The cable is not properly attached to the flashing device;


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


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:  Christmas lighting chain made from transparent plastic material with 180 yellow lights, equipped with a white programme switch device. Packed in a dark blue cardboard box with a picture of coloured lights.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0247/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Zavesne Mikrozjarovky Vnutome – Biele 100 ks"
 
Brand: Lios
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: ZX-240-R100L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The mains plug is not properly attached and live parts of wires can become accessible.

·         Water can penetrate live parts causing electrical breakdown.

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:  Lighting chain made from transparent plastic material with 100 bulbs. Packed in a blue cardboard box with a picture of a window and lights.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0248/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Christmas Light"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The cover of the flashing device does not have sufficient mechanical strength;

·         The cable is not properly attached to the flashing device;

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

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:  Christmas lighting chain in the form of a shooting star with 60 replaceable lamps (red, green, orange, blue) equipped with a programme switch. Packed in a transparent bag with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0205/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Hedge trimmer
 
Brand: Sterwins
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  650 W, model HTM650CH-6 Serial No: 2010/S2009003858
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cover can break and come off, leaving live parts accessible.


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

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

 
Description:  Hedge trimmer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 0206/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder
 
Brand: Technipro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2000 W, model S1M-DD8-230B Batch: 603866
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3661121597199
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the rear handle can come off, allowing access to the internal cabling.

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

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

 
Description:  Angle grinder
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0212/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle Monster, Hypermotard
 
Brand: Ducati
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Monster:   - M696 all versions 2012  - M795 all versions 2012  - M796 all versions 2012  - M1100 EVO ABS 2012 Hypermotard: - HYM796 2011 - HYM796 2012 - HYM1100 EVO SP 2011 - HYM1100 EVO 2012 - HYM1100 EVO SP CORSE 2012 VINs range as indicated in the attached document.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The delivery/return lines of the fuel system could leak.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovenia, Portugal

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Alert number: 0208/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Piercing and tattooing needles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HD2092506 – GLDU5462722
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Health risk / other
 
The product poses a health risk because of incomplete labelling with regard to proper verification of the sterilisation procedures carried out.


The products do not comply with the relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Piercing and tattooing needles. Single-use silicone grip; needles declared as sterile, single-use needles for piercing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0210/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Foam pillow "Memory foam pillow"
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it is highly flammable if it comes into contact with a flame.


The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS 5852.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Wiithdrawal from the market. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of stock by the competent authorities.

 
Description:  Polyurethane slab foam with a thin cover used to assist with physical comfort for the head. The product is packaged in a box which displays an image of a female in bed and contains various claims in relation to product performance
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0211/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Electronic cigarette kit "510 E Cigarette Kit and EGO"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The charger supplied with the products poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         the insulation is not adequate;


·         the enclosure is not sufficiently resilient;


·         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 BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic cigarette kit. supplied with unbranded USB charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0219/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Mattress cover Memory foam topper
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product is highly flammable if it comes into contact with a flame.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 597 and the relevant national standard BS 7177 and the relevant national regulations.
 

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

 
Description:  Polyurethane slab foam with a thin cover used in conjunction with a mattress to assist with physical comfort. The product is packaged in a box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0233/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Wristwatch strap Fashion W S B10 03102300-2-20
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 4399901077003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains chromium VI in a concentration of 5.1 mg/kg and, when used as intended, is in contact with the skin for more than a temporary period.

In addition to raised toxicity, and carcinogenic properties, chromium VI compounds also have a high allergenic potential (contact allergens).

The product does not comply with national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  White leather wristwatch strap, 20/22 mm wide with shiny, silver-coloured metal buckle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0231/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toy – human figurine "Mag Warriors"
 
Brand: Hirotengu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref.: 9053 (batch A03047PFCS)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the magnetic flux index of the magnetic components is too high and the magnetic components are small parts that can be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

There is a possibility that children may ingest the magnetic components and sustain gastrointestinal injury.

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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Magnetic construction toy in the form of a human figure. It comes packaged in a cardboard box, which bears the name and brand and has a transparent window.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0232/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 24000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the eyelashes are easily detachable and can be swallowed by small children.


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


In addition, the product poses a chemical risk because the battery compartment is accessible, and a risk of injuries because there is a metal wire with sharp points inside the doll, which can be easily removed. 
 

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

 
Description:  Doll with a plastic head, hands and feet but with a soft torso. Long blonde hair. Clothing style varies. Approximately 60cm tall. Battery compartment inside soft body.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0234/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police set
 
Brand: Best style
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model Power gun – Police set, code: 8 485555 512420
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be easily detached and could consequently be placed in the mouth by a child and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy police set comprised of a rifle, a pistol and projectiles with suction cups. It also has other accessories such as a 'Stop' sign and a walkie-talkie. Packed in a transparent blister pack with black cardboard backing. The brand name 'Best style' appears vertically down the right-hand side and 'Power Gun' and 'Police set' appear in yellow (the latter in smaller print) in the upper part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0236/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mats Eva Puzzle Mats
 
Brand: Ludma
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 8660000012735 Ref: 12735
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it has small parts which may come loose and could be placed in the mouth and swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Puzzle with small coloured letters and numbers, each square measuring 5 x 5 cm. It has a transparent plastic surround and a sheet of paper indicating the CE mark and the warning symbol concerning children under 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0239/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toys - insects
 
Brand: Insect
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 837 (manufacturer's reference) and ref. 40036 (importer's reference)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8400369802253
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose chemical risks because they contain 0.8% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and 5% by weight of di-isononylphtalate (DINP).

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic insects between 13 and 20 cm in length and coloured in such a way as to imitate real insects. There are four different insects (grasshopper, ant, scorpion and ladybird). The packaging is a transparent plastic bag through which the contents are visible. The bag is sealed at the top by a cardboard pack flap. On the flap – alongside coloured drawings of insects in a natural environment – there are the following words: 'Insect – Warning: Choking Hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years'. Also included are the symbol indicating that the product is unsuitable for children under the age of three, the CE mark and the number 837.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0203/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Christmas headband with lights (diadema navideña con luz)
 
Brand: ITC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF:9990315
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435340603154
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can be easily opened. The product is relatively small, so, it is likely to be used by children who may have access to the batteries, put them in the mouth and swallow them.
 

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

 
Description:  Headband with lights. Attached on top are two figures wearing Santa hats and bows. Between the two figures there is a sign which reads, "Feliz Navidad". It comes packaged in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0204/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Christmas headband with lights (diadema navideña con luz)
 
Brand: ITC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  REF 9990317
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435340603178
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can be easily opened. The product is relatively small, so, it is likely to be used by children who may have access to the batteries, put them in the mouth and swallow them.
 

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

 
Description:  Red headband with lights. Attached on top is a snowman wearing a Santa hat whose hands light up. It comes in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0209/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Lordling
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style nº AH8550 (6A)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow sweatshirt with a hood, horizontal lines and yellow hearts. The words "Queen Bar" are written across the chest.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0213/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Moga Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TD-5310
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with sequins and the inscription: "Miss Girl Lissa Beautiful like a dance". The sweater is available in various colours: dark grey, light grey, light purple, dark purple and burgundy. Size: 128-152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0214/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's windbreaker
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: R-5530 B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends 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:  Light grey windbreaker with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an inscription „Fashion&Jeans”. Size: 134-158
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0215/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's raincoat
 
Brand: Sweet Dew
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: P006
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's pink raincoat with hood. The product is decorated with a picture of a princess. Size: 92-148
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0216/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: N-3230B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends 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:  Boy’s dark and light grey sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an inscription: "H&S Handwri ". Size: 134-164
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0217/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's windbreaker
 
Brand: C&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2011-30
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring with knots and toggles 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:  Black and grey striped windbreaker for boys with hood and zip-fastener. Size: 152-178
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0220/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Ativo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 99-206, MASTERATIVO N.I.F. 506761517
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Grey sweatshirt with a hood containing a functional drawstring of 140 mm in length. Intended for children aged 10 years, size 140 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0222/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: J & B
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 99-205, art.: MJ-2136
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional drawstring 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 by the supplier. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Grey sweatshirt with a hood. Intended for children aged 6-7 years and size 118-128 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0228/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Bed linen sets
 
Brand: Kristal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model CEYLIN, sticker with a barcode 2YST.TEK NVRTK.CEYLIN V02 PEMB, 8 698285 003117, 36602.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains azo dyes releasing 142.2 mg/kg of 2-naphthylamine.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Bed linen sets consisting of 4 pieces: quilt cover – 1, sheet – 1 and pillowcases – 2, packed in a polyethylene bag, on which there are some inscriptions: KRISTAL, Nevresim Takimi, Quilt Cover Set, Ceylin,
Country of origin:  Serbia
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0229/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: BSN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the 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 obligation to inform consumers against the risks posed by the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Quilted trousers intended for children up to 14 years of age, with two pockets and elastic and textile cords in the waist area, whose length exceeds 140 mm. The cords have not been fixed and secured against unravelling. On the left trouser-leg there are printed inscriptions "Sport", "Seventy Seven" and others.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0238/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit Nina Playa
 
Brand: Girl Reno
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model 3150, size 2; barcode 1000005379681
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it has a tie-belt with loose ends at the waist.

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:  Girl's outfit (trousers and short-sleeved top). The trousers are white with red polka dots. The upper garment is red with a floral pattern and a tie-belt in the waist area. The packaging comprises two clothes hangers joined together and a transparent plastic bag. One of the labels shows the barcode, the model number 3150, the name of the garment, the numbers 6113150 2 and the words "ROJ/Girl Reno". The other label indicates what the garment is made of and provides information concerning the manufacturer.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0240/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: Buffalo London
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Buffalo London / Kid Leather, black 01 /
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.) 4044618600654, 2.) 1716320505
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the inner lining/insole contains 67 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of ladies' black pumps, upper in black leather with black fabric and a black bow; inner lining and insole in beige leather; outer sole in brown plastic material, size 39
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0207/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Adaptador Enchufe"
 
Brand: F-Tec
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 1M-3H, ref. XX-432-D
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435241702215
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         It is possible to insert a Class I plug into a socket which is intended exclusively to take plugs for Class II equipment.

·         While one pin of the plug is being inserted into the socket it is possible to touch the other pin.

·         The shutters protecting the holes are not properly designed and remain open when the plug is withdrawn.

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:  White adaptor plug in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0230/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Microwave oven
 
Brand: Sanyo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EM-C8787B UK2, EM-C8787W, EM-C8787B. Serial Number List: 1002UKM00617A to 01128A 1004UKM00001A to 00512A 1004UKM01129A to 01640A 1008UKM00001A to 01024A 1008UKM01641A to 02152A 1011UKM00001A to 00257A 1011UKM05771A to 06537A 1012UKM00001A to 01024A 1104AUM01241A to 01752A 1105UKM00617A to 01640A 1107UKM00001A to 01024A 1109UKM00001A to 00512A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Insufficient internal clearances can result in the buttons of the product becoming live.
 

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

 
Description:  Combination microwave oven with convection oven and grill.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0235/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Clavijas Trnsformación"
 
Brand: F-Line
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 1101005 Bar code: 8435151010332
 
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 into a socket which is intended exclusively to take plugs for Class II equipment;

·         While one pin of the plug is being inserted into the socket it is possible to touch the other pin;

·         The shutters which protect the holes are not properly designed and remain open when the plug is withdrawn.

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:  White plug adaptor. The packaging is a plastic bag with an adhesive label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0237/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "High Quality Tools"
 
Brand: Busor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8427179041733
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lateral earth contacts do not have sufficient elasticity to ensure appropriate contact pressure on the lateral earth contact of the plug.

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:  Twin-socket white plug adaptor, packaged in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard closure.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6

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Alert number: 0242/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Tumble dryer
 
Brand: Carrefour Home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CSL602W-11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608143705171
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
There is a risk of a fire starting in the programmer.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  Evacuation tumble-dryer. Drying capacity: 6 kg. Power 1800-2000W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Spain, Greece

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Alert number: 0243/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Tumble dryer
 
Brand: Bluesky
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BSL602W-10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608142894531
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
There is a risk of a fire starting in the programmer.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  Evacuation tumble-dryer. Drying capacity 6 kg. Power 1800-2000W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 6
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain