Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 9 ( Published on: 02/03/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0341/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Scented wax "The Original Fragrance Melt"
 
Brand: Scentchips®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 716516 118765, Item: 251991
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product resembles confectionery, and both the shape and the sweet smell may result in confusion with foodstuffs. The products can be easily put into the mouth and swallowed. There is a risk of children, in particular, coming within reach of these small pieces and of their curiosity being aroused by the shape and smell.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Brightly coloured pieces of paraffin wax in a variety of shapes. They resemble confectionery and have a markedly sweet and, in some cases, fruit-like smell.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0364/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty Lighter "Italia Shirt Lighter"
 
Brand: Dora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children.

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

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

 
Description:  A novelty lighter in the form of a football jersey with the colours of the Italian national football team.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0356/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Sportage"
 
Brand: Kia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sportage 1.7 CRDi The model build dates are October 2010 to April 30, 2011 and the VIN range is U5YPC8****L019910 to U5YPC8****L065395
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Some vehicles have been fitted with a vacuum pump that could fail in service. If this occurs it will reduce the amount of vacuum available to the servo which, after a number of braking applications, will result in increased braking distances and pedal hardness. This could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Slovakia
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania, Portugal, Sweden

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Alert number: 0357/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle "V-Strom"
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DL650A, DL650ASE and DL650EXP The recall concerns 2012 models with VIN numbers from JS1C7111100100314 to JS1C7111100105723.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front brake switch is susceptible to failure. If this occurs, the brake light will not illuminate when the front brake lever is operated. Should this occur, motorists behind may not notice braking deceleration, increasing the risk of a rear-end crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Hungary, United Kingdom, Sweden

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Alert number: 0327/12       
Category:  Pressure equipment/vessels
 
Product:  Gas cylinder Map/Pro - Map/Pro TUV
 
Brand: 1) Worthington (Map/Pro and Map/Pro TUV) 2) Bullfinch (Map/Pro)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects cylinders produced before 12 January 2012. Cylinders produced after 12 January 2012 are not part of the recall. They are marked with a black or white diamond on the top shoulder of the cylinder.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
MAP/Pro, Propylene and MAPP gases may, over time, degrade the epichlorohydrin seal in the valve core which could result in the valve core failing to completely reseal and therefore leaking when the torch is removed from the cylinder.


The product does not comply with the Directive 2010/35/EU on transportable pressure equipment
 

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

 
Description:  Sold loose, packaged with a torch (in a separate bag) or in boxes.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Ireland

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Alert number: 0334/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Reflective jacket (High Visibility Warning Vest)
 
Brand: Top Accs
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch No FD070316 8414569490202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the surface area of the retro-reflective material is not adequate. The product is not a class 2 product, as indicated on the product, and as a class 1 product, it is unsafe for its intended use.

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

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

 
Description:  Yellow reflective jacket with two reflecting strips, packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0355/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Combined pushchair
 
Brand: Pireus Lux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of entrapment of fingers within the access zone and the area between the plastic arm rest and the hinge. The compression points may cause severe damage to children's fingers if inserted in the gap. The internal height of the carrycot is too low and the child may roll out of it and fall. In addition, the product does not have proper markings, purchase information and instructions for use.

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

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

 
Description:  Forward folding pushchair with reversible and adjustable handle, fixed 2-in-1 seat body, linked brakes on front and rear wheels. Complete with carrycot and shopping basket, hood and canopy. Finished in mocha and black coloured squares.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0333/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy-dress costume "Ninja Rojo" ("red ninja")
 
Brand: BT-Boys Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size: 4-6 years Model BT36542
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422562365427
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns if exposed to a flame because the mask burns too fast.

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

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

 
Description:  Red and black Ninja costume in several parts. The part covering the upper body bears a red skull design. Packed in a transparent plastic bag. The label shows a photograph of a child wearing the costume, the size, the distributor's information, barcode, safety warnings and indication of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0335/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bee figure "La Abeja Maya" ("Maya the Bee") (trade name: Classic Toy)
 
Brand: SD Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Gencod FAB 8437009800612 REF MAG 7286405
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and could be swallowed.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 71-1 and with the relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black and yellow toy bee made of foam representing "Maya the Bee".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: 0339/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: For Us
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. A 197 / SL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because in the doll in a piglet outfit, the hands and feet have been found to contain more than 0.2% by weight of di(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): Imports rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Baby doll with plastic hands and feet, dressed in outfits of various forms (flower, piglet, chick, dog). All the models have the same reference. They have a label showing the importer’s details, the reference, and ‘Made in China’.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0348/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy car
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Toy Story 3 Bump Up And Go (Counterfeit)
 
Type / number of model:  NO.2612A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the plastic bag containing the car is not thick enough.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy car, battery powered with ‘bump and go’ action. Finished with Toy Story 3 decals.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0349/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Unknown "Fluffy Ball"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The combination of the elasticity of the material and the mass of the toys means that if the ball is swung round it has the potential to wrap around a child’s neck thereby posing a strangulation hazard.


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

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

 
Description:  Elastic balls with numerous ‘tentacles’ and a finger loop. A face is printed on one side in various colours (orange and yellow found); size: 10 cm in diameter. The balls contain a plastic spherical object with a flashing light mechanism. Packaging: cardboard box, size 29 x 18 x 20cm with a folding lid which can be opened as a display card. Marked with various texts: ‘Fluffy Ball’, ’Two Tone’ , ‘Soft & Safe’, ‘Flashing’, ‘Soft & Squeezy!’, ‘Throw It!’, ‘Caution: To avoid the sharp matter & point’, ‘Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years’.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0353/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key-ring‘Big Eyes’
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 0541
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6920111177016
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes of the dolphin come off easily, and these small parts could be put into the mouth and swallowed.


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

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

 
Description:  Key-ring with a blue plastic dolphin with two big eyes. Description of packaging: -Transparent cellophane packaging, with reference 0541 and number of the ‘big eyes’ dolphin, a label stating the importer’s details, the CE marking, the barcode and ‘Made in China’.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0354/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy Mask "Máscaras Animales" ("Animal Masks")
 
Brand: Frogy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 7168, code 8435097912165
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns if exposed to a flame because it burns too fast.

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

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

 
Description:  Rabbit mask, white, with pink colour in the ears and nose, and four whiskers on each side of the mouth. Packaged in a transparent plastic bag rendering the product visible. The front of the cardboard label bears the brand, the name and an image of a frog. The rear bears an internet address, the CE mark and the origin. Inside the packaging, a label is attached to the rear side of the mask bearing information on the importer, the Web address, the barcode and the reference.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0362/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Horizontal pram-chain.
 
Brand: Smallstuff
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because warnings are missing both on the chain and the packaging. A child may risk entanglement and strangulation if he/she gets hold of the pram chain.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy intended to be strung across a cradle, cot or pram. The toy is an elastic string with wooden beads and 3 crocheted owls made of cotton and stuffed with fibrous filling. At each end are round wooden fasteners marked with the manufacturer's name. Available in various colours and models. Total length: 55 cm. Height of owls: 5 cm. Warning in English: "Only for decoration - not to play with." The pram chain is CE marked.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: 0370/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Hot water bottle in the shape of a teddy bear
 
Brand: Import Distribution
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the temperature reached by the outer casing of the teddy bear presents a potential risk of burns to children (measured temperature up to 95 C).

In addition, in the absence of a seam on one of the soft toy's front legs, the stuffing can be accessed and thus could be ingested or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant standards EN 71-1 and BS 8433.
 

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

 
Description:  Cuddly toy hot water bottle in the shape of an animal teddy bear, packed in a transparent plastic box of approx. 15 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0371/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Hot water bottle in the shape of a hippopotamus
 
Brand: Import Distribution
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the temperature reached by the outer casing of the hippopotamus presents a potential risk of burns to children (measured temperature up to 95 C). In addition, in the absence of a seam on one of the soft toy's front legs, the stuffing can be accessed and thus could be ingested or inhaled.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant standards EN 71-1 and BS 8433.
 

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

 
Description:  Hot water bottle, perfumed with lavender, in the shape of a hippopotamus, packed in a transparent plastic box of approx. 15 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0336/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Bovny Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZH 3503
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the neck area.


In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries as the elastic drawstring may get caught, stretch, loosen again and flick back into the child's eyes.


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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with a hood and elastic drawstring in the neck area. Intended for children aged 2 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0338/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's shoes
 
Brand: 5th Avenue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  114315310119
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the brown leather upper contains 17.3 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Pair of women's lace-up shoes, brown leather upper, brown leather lining and insole, dark brown synthetic outer sole (stamped to indicate size 38).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0342/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Fashion Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. LL-8137
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood, intended for children of 7-8 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0343/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's dress
 
Brand: Sardón
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 011AB-1272 (size 18/M)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord belt which is too long.

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:  Corduroy dress with polka-dot frills. It has a cardboard label indicating, among other things: "Vestido pana volantes 1272" (frilled corduroy dress). It also has a fabric label which indicates "18/M Sardón ".
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0344/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Newness
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. G1908
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the neck area.


In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of an elastic drawstring which could get caught, stretch, loosen again and flick back into the child's face.


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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with a hood and elastic drawstring in the neck area. Intended for children aged 4-5 and 5-6 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0346/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Mono Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. SH-1612
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's jacket with a hood and drawstring - 100 mm. Intended for children of 4 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0347/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: C'est La Vie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. G-2798
 
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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 140 mm. Intended for children of 4 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0352/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: 828189
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GTIN 4 038732 802773
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 17.5 – 35.9 – 29.3 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in various sections of the glove leather. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Medium-brown suede leather gloves; knitted fabric along the seams between the fingers and down the sides; 6 cm-wide cuff made of same fabric; lined with black fleece on a 2 mm-thick dark grey synthetic underlay; brown cardboard label (approx. 6 x 4 cm) in the form of the 'genuine leather' symbol marked with the words 'Echt Leder, L/XL' printed in black.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0358/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Aquamarine
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  QY 09090
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999547 112633
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with toggles on the ends placed in the hood and poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached drawstrings 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 with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Athletc Tiem” and „Natural Boo”. The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends and the waist area of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 134-146.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0359/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Gr&Ce
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WZ 59590
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999011 595900
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring placed in the hood with knots on the ends poses a serious risk of strangulation to children. The use of an unattached drawstring in the waist area poses a serious risk of injuries to children. According to the risk assessment the product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries during normal use.


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 blue trousers and sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions: “Top Class” „56” and „Fight”. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist of the trousers include unattached drawstrings with knots on the ends. Size: 146-164.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0360/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Hong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: LB-72
 
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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girls' outfit in dark pink or peach colour consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Sizes: 116, 122, 128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0361/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sleeveless jacket for girls
 
Brand: Ideal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AG-07
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring placed in the hood with toggles at the ends poses a serious risk of strangulation. The drawstring is made out of elastic and so if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries. According to the risk assessment the product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries to children.


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' sleeveless jacket with a hood decorated with artificial fur that can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an unattached elastic drawstring with plastic toggles at the ends. The product is decorated with two pockets, an embroidered crown and an inscription “Groovy girls”. Sizes: 2, 4, 6.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0365/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Yehaijing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 6 Hai 503, Bar code: 1000002455050
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area of the bikini.

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:  Two-piece girls' swimwear in red or yellow colours. The bikini is decorated with shells, starfish, fish, octopuses and sequins. The top of the bikini can be tied in the neck area with an unattached elastic cord. Size: 4-8.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0366/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Yehaijing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6 Hai 08
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000002454053
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area of the bikini. The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords, knots and plastic beads in the front and in the waist area of the bikini.


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:  Horizontal-striped, two-piece girls' bikini in different colours (blue, green, pink, peach). The top of the bikini can be tied with elastic cords in the neck area. The front of the top includes a drawstring. The bottom of the bikini can be tied with functional cords at the waist. There are knots and plastic beads at the end of the cords in the front of the top and in the waist area. Size: 2-4, 4-8, 8-12.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0367/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Idexe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  622554460055A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' dress with cords in the neck area – 170 mm. Intended for children aged 4 years.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0368/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Glostory
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3831095794898, 98-128, art. BFY-7592-02/11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
Due to the presence of a drawstring in the jacket, the product poses a risk of strangulation .

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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with a hood and drawstring in the neck area. Intended for children aged 7 years.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0337/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment product "Brazilian Keratin Treatment Step 2 Grape Extract"
 
Brand: Rio Keratin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 2549031 (same batch no for 946 ml and 118 ml)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.5% of formaldehyde (limit 0.2%).

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

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Hair treatment product contained in a white plastic bottle, 946 ml and 118 ml.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0369/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body Lotion "Completely Quenched" Moisturising Body Lotion
 
Brand: No7
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item Number: 59-66-280
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5045095966287 Batch 1KK
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because a body wash product has been accidentally packaged into tubes of body lotion. The intended use of the body lotion is to leave in contact with the skin without rinsing, whereas the body wash product contained within the body lotion packaging is intended to be rinsed off immediately. There is a small possibility that members of the public may experience a reaction if they leave the body wash in contact with their skin for prolonged periods of time.

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

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

 
Description:  Body lotion in plastic 200ml crimped top tube.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0328/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Tapon de Goma"
 
Brand: Phimax
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 91434, code 6882009914342
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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 in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0329/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Adaptador del Enchufe de la Corriente Alterna"
 
Brand: WWD - Europa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 508C, ref. 12382, code 8643568123822
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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:  Plug adaptor with white and orange parts in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0330/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Adaptador Universal"
 
Brand: FTEC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. No. QK-44060; barcode 8435241702307
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because a Class I plug can be inserted into a socket intended exclusively for Class II plugs.

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 in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0331/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Universal"
 
Brand: T´nB
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: ADPOEU1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3303170043301
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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 packed in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0332/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Adaptador de Europeo"
 
Brand: New Casty
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 10A/16A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8300000104602
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the earth contacts do not work properly.

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 packed in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0340/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Socket
 
Brand: Sassin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model/batch: 1000ANT019 - WRRASS310
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there are no shutters to prevent access to live parts.

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

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

 
Description:  White sockets, supplied in boxes of six.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0345/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fuse wire 5, 15 &30 Amp Fuse Wire
 
Brand: 1.        B & Q, 2.        Wilkinson, 3.        Homebase, 4.        Masterplug
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.       FUSEW/BQ-BQ, 2.       FUSEW-WK, 3.       FUSEW-HB, 4.       FUSEW-MP
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1.       03611814, 2.       53508409, 3.       5013669955739, 4.       5015056363776
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
Incorrect material was used to produce the 5A fuse wire. It should be made of tin-coated copper, however, due to a mix up in the factory, stainless steel wire was used instead. Stainless steel has a different electrical resistance to copper and at normal working current (approximately 2.5A) the fuse wire will glow red hot.
 

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

 
Description:  5A, 15A & 30A fuse wire.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0350/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor "Conversion Plugs"
 
Brand: FY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model FY77 Bar code: 8401451355916
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         It is possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of a live socket while the other pin of the plug remains accessible.

·         It is possible to bypass the shutters protecting the holes and access the internal contacts of the socket.

·         The holes in the socket are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure on the pins.

·         The resistance of the insulating material to heat is not sufficient.

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 travel adapter/connector packed in blister packaging with a blue and yellow cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9

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Alert number: 0351/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor "International Adapter"
 
Brand: Hamann
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 99935 Bar code: 7900692999350
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of a live socket while the other pin of the plug remains accessible.

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:  Universal travel adaptor individually packed in cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: 0363/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Vacuum cleaner
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VC006-2 PLU256749 Order No. M5001393
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 029551 546176.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Poorly made electrical terminations could lead to overheating and arcing, eventually leading to the product bursting into flames.

Two incidents reported.

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

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

 
Description:  Cyclonic vacuum cleaner made of black coloured plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 9