Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 17/02/2012)
Corrigendum
The status of notification 0227/12 from week 6 of 2012 has been changed following additional information provided by the authorities and was consequently removed from the RAPEX website
Notification 0062/12 from Week 3 of 2012 has been permanently withdrawn following clarification of the risk.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0251/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber teething necklace
 
Brand: Albabia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because various small parts can be easily detached and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  A necklace made from Baltic amber, which has a high succinic acid content (between 5 and 8%). It comes in a gauze bag with a red textile ribbon to close it. The bag contains an information leaflet explaining the product’s healing properties, in particular a soothing effect during teething.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0252/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Amber teething necklace
 
Brand: Kanguret
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the beads can easily break into small parts that may be swallowed, and strangulation because the necklace is too long.
 

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

 
Description:  An amber necklace made out of crystallised conifer resin from fossilised trees. The beads are threaded onto a silk cord, with knots on either side of each bead to prevent all of the beads from falling off if the cord should break, and the necklace closes with a screw clasp. The packaging is a chiffon bag that closes with a draw cord of white fabric with two stickers, one bearing the word “Kanguret”, the web address, registered address and telephone number, and the other showing the email address.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0257/12       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Brewing kit "Rosie’s Pantry - Make Your Own Ginger Beer"
 
Brand: Rosie’s Pantry
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item Number: 21-19-889.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  02119885 or 5045092119884
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it can break during the brewing process.


Several incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Home Ginger Beer Brewing Kit.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0273/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Valopallo 100 Lamppua"
 
Brand: Luxus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: JAC0428 Bar Code: 6 419773 589669
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the cord anchorage is inadequate;

- live strands are accessible if a lamp is removed.

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): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Incandescent lamps in a decorative plastic ball.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0274/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Nodding Reindeer"
 
Brand: Argos/Homebase
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 5052226072908
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The nodding effect of the reindeer figure can cause the cable to rub which could compromise the insulation, leading to a risk of short circuit and therefore a risk of electric shock to the user if the product is handled in its damaged condition, particularly if the product is wet due to rain, ice or snow.

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

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

 
Description:  Outdoor reindeer figure with lights.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0284/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Round Plastic Bulbs"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  100L;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6111121610918
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord anchorage 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0287/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "200 Rice Lights"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  00-C PISCA COM. 200L/4W; Bar code: 6111121610932
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the cord anchorage 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0290/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Christmas Minilight Lamps Branch"
 
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 cord anchorage 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain packed in cardboard box. length 4.3 m; 100 lamps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0249/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car 207
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type Approval No.: e2*2001/116*0340*20 / e2*2001/116*0340*21 / e2*2001/116*0340*22 / e2*2001/116*0340*23 / e2*2001/116*0340*23 Chassis No.: VF3WC8HR0AW087092 to VF3WCKFT0CW002576 Manufacturing period: 23/07/2010 to 07/10/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The engine fuse box may have been damaged during assembly. This could result in the diagnostic lights not working.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal, Slovenia

No pictures are available

Alert number: 0271/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car, van Viano, Vito
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 639 EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0457, e1*2007/46*0458, e1*2007/46*0459 The vehicles in question were manufactured between 16 February 2011 and 12 May 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of an accident releasing the window airbag, the rebound strap can come loose from the A-pillar covering. As a result, the A-pillar cover can move into the potential forward displacement area of the passenger, increasing the risk of injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car /van
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, United Kingdom, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0272/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Fiesta and Fusion
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval e9*2001/116*0069*07/08 e9*2007/46*0002*03 e13*2007/46*1058*04, e13*2007/46*1077*04 e1*98/14*0194*25 Concerns vehicles manufactured between 19 and 23 September 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Fastening bolts on the rear axle could break and subsequently lead to a weakening of the rear axle anchorage.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 0262/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Seat Cover "Clima"
 
Brand: Kiddy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the overheating protection switch does not operate at the designed temperature and it can heat up which, with prolonged contact, may induce burns, particularly on exposed skin.

One incident reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary sales ban by the retailer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  A cover designed to be placed over a car safety seat for infants. One side is covered with a silver thermal material which heats up when the product is plugged into a 12v outlet in the vehicle. The other side consists of an aerated mesh material designed to keep the child cool in warm weather. The product states that it regulates the temperature at 32ºC.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0264/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s cot
 
Brand: Mebeli Kirev
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model Krasi
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the stability of the cot and the distance between the base and the sides are not adequate.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 716-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Swinging cot in white/beige colour, dimensions 60 x120 cm; material MDF (medium density fibreboard), with an emblem “Mebeli Kirev” on the bars.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0265/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s cot
 
Brand: Mebeli Kirev
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: Moni Mini
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products poses a risk of injuries because it has sharp edges and protruding parts, the distance between the base and the sides is too wide and it is not sufficiently stable.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 716-1 and EN 716-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Swinging cot in, white/beige colour; dimensions 60 x120 cm; material MDF (medium density fibreboard), with an emblem “Mebeli Kirev” on the bars. Country of origin – Bulgaria.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0299/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Child‘s car seat
 
Brand: All Ride Prince
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unkown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 353884, 8711252288314
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the car seat is made of styrofoam and can easily break. There are no fastenings or IsoFix connectors at the back of the chair to install it in the car.


The product does not comply with the ECE Regulation 44R03-04
 

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

 
Description:  Children's car seat made of styrofoam with a black and dark blue cover. Intended for children weighing from 9-25 kg.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0260/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks Austin / 2242
 
Brand: LCH Fireworks A/S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Austin / 2242 Danish registration number: SIK-0052311931
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the product may not stay upright in the original position when in use and if it falls over there is a risk of being hit by particles from the fireworks.


In addition, the product poses a risk of damage to sight and the sound level is also too high which could cause damage to hearing.


One accident reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14035-5.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery 19 shots – NEC 133 g, height 178 mm; the Battery is black and blue with white text.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0266/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks Kansas City / 2236
 
Brand: LCH Fireworks A/S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Kansas City Danish registration number: SIK-0052310992
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the product may not stay upright in the original position when in use and if it falls over there is a risk of being hit by particles from the fireworks. In addition, the product poses a risk of damage to sight and the sound level is also too high which could cause damage to hearing.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14035-5.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery 16 shots – NEC 131,2 g, height 125 mm; the Battery is black and blue with white text
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0289/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks "Den kinesiske mur"
 
Brand: Fyrværkerieksperten
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Den kinesiske mur Danish registration number: SIK-0053311478
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because:

- the fuse burns too fast, therefore, the consumer may not reach the safety distance and may receive burns from projecting elements.

- the articles may be dud which can be dangerous if the user tries to restart the article and therefore gets hit by fragments.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14035-5.
 

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

 
Description:  Category 3 Battery of 36 shot tubes – NEC 477,18 g. Maximum inside diameter of tubes is 27 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0250/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Handicraft set "Lillifee Bastelzauber" (Lillifee fairy magic activity set)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lillifee Bastelzauber (Lillifee fairy magic activity set), No 7/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the heart sticker contains 4.3% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The DEHP content in the princess shoe sample also exceeds the permitted levels.

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 and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Craft set comprising 4 self-adhesive pink, red and purple patterned plastic hearts, 1 small tube containing white glitter, 5 plastic stars in reddish tones, 5 white and 5 pink mini pompons on a red cardboard heart, 1 sticker (horse with princess), 4 white stars made of beads, 10 snowflakes made of shiny foil paper
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0300/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mask
 
Brand: Giftway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NT128004
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because if it is exposed to a flame it continues to burn over a large area.

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

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

 
Description:  Moulded toy mask of an animal’s head made from polychrome plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0301/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Cat mask
 
Brand: Giftway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NT128002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the distance between the upper edge of the burnt area and the place where the flame was applied is too big.


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


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 0.65% by mass of plasticised material 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Moulded toy mask of a cat’s head made from polychrome plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0302/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mask
 
Brand: Giftway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NT128003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of burns because if it is exposed to a flame it continues to burn over a large area.


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


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.81% 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): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Moulded toy mask of a clown’s face made from polychrome plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0303/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Clown mask
 
Brand: Giftway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NT128000
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the distance between the upper edge of the burnt area and the place where the flame was applied is too big.


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


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.4% by mass of plasticised material 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Moulded toy mask of a clown’s face made from polychrome plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0304/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mask
 
Brand: Giftway
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NT128001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical
 
The product poses a risk of burns because if it is exposed to a flame it continues to burn over a large area.


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


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.22% 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): Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Moulded toy mask of a dog’s head made from polychrome plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0305/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "MeRmald"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: NO. 116
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 34 % 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic mermaid doll with purple hair dressed in a lacy purple dress. The doll is in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0306/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with accessories "Belle in Mermaid Tale"
 
Brand: Belle
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: No. GD28
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 32% 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic mermaid doll with purple hair dressed in a pink dress. The cardboard box contains green plastic seaweed and a green, purple and white striped textile seahorse.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0307/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mermaid doll “Shopping Girl”
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: No. 9993
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 29% 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic mermaid doll dressed in a pink top with blond hair and an orange fin. The doll is in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0308/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "My Fun Beauty - Perfect Design"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: No 3088-1,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999880483728
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 34% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the arms and legs contain 2,5% by weight of di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.3% by weight of 1di- isononyl- phthalate (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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic doll with pink hair dressed in a pink dress which is decorated with silver moons and stars. The doll is in a cardboard box with a transparent window. Printed on the box: „Perfect Design”, ”My Fun Beauty” and "Charming Beauty”
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0261/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of model: 7525 Bar code: 0000000028820
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.

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:  Bikini for girls aged 3 to 4 years old, blue colour. The top and the bottom of the bikini are decorated with flowers. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area (40 cm) and at the back (30 cm). Size: 104-110
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0267/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweater
 
Brand: Biande
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweater with hood in red colour. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Biande". Size: 134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0268/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweater
 
Brand: BST Fashion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood, and injuries because the drawstring is made out of rubber and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face.


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 competent authorities.

 
Description:  White and red sweater for children with a hood and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes an unattached elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "DK BEISITE Best Fashion". Size: 134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0269/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Caiba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of 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:  Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist of the trousers include unattached drawstrings with knots on the ends. Size: 140
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0270/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit in three parts
 
Brand: Delilai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood with toggles on the ends and injuries because the drawstring is made out of rubber and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face.


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 outfit consisting of three parts. The hood of the sweatshirt? includes an unattached elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Sport boys beisite". Size: 130
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0275/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: Cross Fire
 
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 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 and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Beautiful". The waistband of the trousers includes unattached drawstrings with metal toggles on the ends. The measured length of the free ends of the drawstring in the waist area are 350 mm Size: 128
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0276/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' waistcoat
 
Brand: L&T
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AG-07
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with toggles in the hood. The product poses a risk of injuries because the drawstring is made out of rubber so that if the child pulls it, the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' green waistcoat with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The product is decorated with an embroidered crown and an inscription: "Groovy girls".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0277/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweater
 
Brand: Napoleone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: G-25
 
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:  Children’s sweater with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "1946 Boys in nineteen" and "The Angels of Fire". Size: 8-14
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0278/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' outfit
 
Brand: Saihuxiao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: F-224
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of an unattached drawstring with knots in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Dark blue and orange outfit for boys consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood, a zip-fastener and kangaroo pockets. The product is decorated with an inscription: 'Boys". Size: 104-110.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0280/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CSQ-744
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Pink outfit for girls consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and a zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an embroidered pattern. Size: 1
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0281/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweater
 
Brand: Jintao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CH-73
 
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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girls' sweater with hood in grey colour. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is decorated with embroidered patterns. The sleeves of the sweater are pink-grey-white striped.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0282/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: S & R
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with plastic toggles on the end in the hood area which is not fixed.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink outfit for girls consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an embroidered inscription and a British ? flag. Size: 134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0283/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Ke Yi Qi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  K-1501
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls' outfit in red colour consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The hood and the waistband of the trousers includes unattached drawstrings. The drawstring in the hood has knotted ends. The sweatshirt is decorated with an inscription: "Miss girl". Size: 134-64
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0285/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jeans
 
Brand: Sanço
 
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 unattached cords in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s jeans, sizes: 74-86 cm,with colourful embroidery in the shape of butterflies and flowers on the front side of one of the legs. The trousers have an elastic waistband with cords (free hanging). The cords may be moved freely from one end to another andare too long (180 mm each). On the inside of the trousers there is a label with information on the country of origin and the age suitability (2 years old).
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0286/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' denim skirt
 
Brand: Erdinç Baby and Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of unattached cords that are too long .

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

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

 
Description:  Denim skirt for girls aged 4 – 10 years old with embroiderery on the front. The skirt , has an elastic waistband with cords (free hanging). On the inside of the skirt there is a label with a logo (“Erdinç Baby & Kids”) and size indication. There is also a paper label attached with the logo and care instructions (in Turkish).
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0288/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Befix baby club
 
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 a ribbon tied at the back in the waist area which is longer than the garment when hanging freely.

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

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

 
Description:  Velour dress for girls size 62-74 cm with embroiderery on the front (bear, flowers and words: “baby girl”), and a ribbon in the waist area which is tied at the back. The ribbon is decorated with a plastic buckle. On the inner side of the dress there are two labels, one indicates the size and the logo (“Befix baby club”); the other contains information on the country of origin (Made in Turkey).
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0291/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Mini’A Kids Club
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  98-3Y
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are not fixed and are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' checked trousers in pink and white, sizes: 74-98 cm, with embroidered strawberries on the front and cords in the waistband. On the inside of the trousers there is a label with information on the country of origin (Made in Turkey).
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0292/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' jacket
 
Brand: Qi Feng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 8051B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Boys' jacket with hood. The hood includes a drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. Size: 134-164.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0293/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Eje Yi Jia Yi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: C-08
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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:  Light blue hooded jacket. The hood includes a drawstring with transparent plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 8.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0294/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Arino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: AR-8165
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of

- an unattached drawstring with metal toggles and free ends in the waist area.

- drawstrings at the end of the sleeves of the jacket which hang below the lower hems of the sleeves.

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 jacket with hood. The jacket is available in purple and pink colours. Size: 104, 116.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0295/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: F&D Leisure
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: DY-901
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings at the ankles which hang below the lower hems of the trousers.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s trousers in light pink colour with drawstrings hanging below the lower hems of the trousers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0296/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' overalls
 
Brand: H Plenty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: R-507
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of an unattacheddrawstring 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Babies' overalls with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with a teddy bear, which is sucking on a feeding bottle. The product includes a pair of small gloves and shoes. Size: 62.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0297/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweater
 
Brand: AD miring
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SY-57
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink sweater for girls with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pockets. The hood includes an unattached drawstring. The product is decorated with a printed inscription: "retro ". Size: 98-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0298/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweater
 
Brand: AD miring
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SY-53,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 005533 304802
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring 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:  Gray sweater for children with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pockets. The product is decorated with various printed inscriptions. Size: 98-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0253/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Angel Cosmetics"
 
Brand: Clairmen Lightening Program for Men Oil Formula
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: L: 5B25996/0; manufacturing and expiration date: F: 21/06/11 - E: 21/06/13); Bar code: 9 501101 370159.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone as declared on the label.

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:  Silver bottle with a picture of a man on the label and a red cap. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications (in Portuguese, French and English): “Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose yourself to sunshine. Product colour change does not affect product quality in any way.” Volume 50 ml.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0254/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening Program for Men Cream Formula"
 
Brand: Clairmen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: “L9B33596 29”; manufacturing and expiration date: “F: 09/10/11 - E: 09/10/13";
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 501101 370166.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone as declared on the label.

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:  Silver bottle with a picture of a man on the label. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications “Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose yourself to sunshine. Product colour change does not affect product quality product in any way.” (in Portuguese, French and English).” Volume 100 ml.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0255/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "La Crème traitante éclaircissante à l’extrait de carotte et à la vitamine E" (With carrot extract and vitamin E)
 
Brand: Vit-Fée
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: u/TVF 70 grs, manufacturing and expiration date: “FAB: 04/10 - EXP: 04/12”.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone as declared on the label.

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 plastic bottle with pink stopper. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications concernings its benefits to the skin in French and EnglishVolume 70 grs.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0256/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Lightening Beauty Lotion with carrot oil"
 
Brand: CaroLight
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: “L8B30512 33”; manufacturing and expiration date: “F: 25/08/11 - E: 25/08/13”;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 501101 370067.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone as declared on the label.

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 plastic bottle with orange screw cap and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and indications concernings its benefits to the skin and warnings "Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children.” (in Portuguese, French and English). Volume 300 ml.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0258/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor
 
Brand: HQ Power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: WTA-62 Bar code 4 715706 103271
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the remaining live pin accessible;

- it is possible to insert a Class I plug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor which bypasses the earth.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor – Suitable for Taiwan, Japan, Canada, China, USA.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0259/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor
 
Brand: HQ Power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: WTA-7 Bar code 5 410329 309114
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- single-pole insertion of a plug is possible leaving the remaining live pin accessible;

- it is possible to insert a Class I plug into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor which bypasses the earth.

- there is no fuse of 13 A as required in UK.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor – Suitable for England, UAE, Hong Kong Model WTA-7
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0263/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Greenhouse heater
 
Brand: Gardenline
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 25204155, Aldi 43016, model FH901-D6T
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as it lacks protection to prevent water coming into contact with the electricity supply.

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

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

 
Description:  Greenhouse and conservatory heater.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7

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Alert number: 0279/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Water heater
 
Brand: Kemz
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EP-05/220, 0,5 kW
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the power cord wire cross-sectional area is not sufficient;

- there is no protection against accidental contact with the basic insulation and metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Water heater packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 7