Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 10 ( Published on: 09/03/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0381/12       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas refrigerator
 
Brand: Camp Forever
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XC-60G
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the combustion with 30 mbar supply pressure leads to excessive amounts of carbon monoxide being released into the immediate environment.


The product does not comply with the Gas Appliance Directive and the relevant European standard EN 732.


Three incidents reported.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Absorption refrigerator. Capacity 60 litre.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0419/12       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas cooker "Bush AG66T Gas Cooker"
 
Brand: Bush/Argos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Bush AG66T Argos Catalogue Number 489/8146
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The hinges which hold the lid to the cooker could fail during use due to heat generated by the oven, causing the lid to fall unexpectedly.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas cooker.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: 0372/12       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Trampoline "Round Trampoline"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as the safety net may suddenly break.

One accident reported to date.
 

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

 
Description:  Trampoline with enclosure (safety net). The safety net is sold in combination with the trampoline as well as separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0375/12       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Handlebar for mountain bike
 
Brand: Nitto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B259AA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handlebar can break leading to an accident and injury.

Two accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Aluminium handlebar in various colours: red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0429/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for electronic cigarette "Tribeca"
 
Brand: Halo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Tribeca e-liquid (indicated nicotine level: 18 mg)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nicotine dosed at 1.7%, which falls within the "Toxic" category when the preparation comes into contact with the skin. However, the packaging does not have a safety label (no pictogram, risk-related indications, advice, tactile danger warning or child-proof safety seal). The user therefore has no information on the serious dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and seizure of the products by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small 7 ml bottle with screw-on cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0430/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for electronic cigarette "Pineapple"
 
Brand: Dekang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Pineapple e-liquid with an indicated nicotine level of 11 mg (green stopper)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nicotine dosed at 1.1%, which falls within the "Toxic" category when the preparation comes into contact with the skin. However, the packaging does not have a safety label (no pictogram, risk-related indications, advice, tactile danger warning or child-proof safety seal). The user therefore has no information on the serious dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and seizure of the products by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small bottle with screw-on cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0431/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for electronic cigarette "Coolmist"
 
Brand: Halo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Coolmist e-liquid (indicated nicotine level: 12 mg)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nicotine dosed at 1.2%, which falls within the "Toxic" category when the preparation comes into contact with the skin. However, the packaging does not have a safety label (no pictogram, risk-related indications, advice, tactile danger warning or child-proof safety seal). The user therefore has no information on the serious dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and seizure of the products by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small 7 ml bottle with screw-on cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0432/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for electronic cigarette "Desert ship"
 
Brand: Dekang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Desert ship e-liquid with an indicated nicotine level of 16 mg (blue stopper)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nicotine dosed at 1.8%, which falls within the "Toxic" category when the preparation comes into contact with the skin. However, the packaging does not have a safety label (no pictogram, risk-related indications, advice, tactile danger warning or child-proof safety seal). The user therefore has no information on the serious dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and seizure of the products by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small bottle with screw-on cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0433/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Liquid for electronic cigarette "Prime 15"
 
Brand: Halo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Prime 15 e-liquid (indicated nicotine level: 6 mg)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nicotine dosed at 0.6%, which falls within the "harmful" category when the preparation comes into contact with the skin. However, the packaging does not have a safety label (no pictogram, risk-related indications, advice, tactile danger warning or child-proof safety seal). The user therefore has no information on the serious dangers incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and seizure of the products by the authorities. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Small 7 ml bottle with screw-on cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0373/12       
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 affected were produced in September 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to an error in the assembly process, the screws for the shock absorber strut on the front-axle steering knuckle did not achieve the specified tightening torque. Insufficient tightening torque can result in shearing of the screws in question. The altered chassis geometry can lead to poorer vehicle handling which could lead to a road accident.
 

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 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, The Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden

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Alert number: 0392/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Impreza, Forester
 
Brand: Subaru
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Impreza: vehicles produced between 2001 and 2007 Forester: vehicles produced between 2003 and 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Corrosion of the front control arm, may cause a loss of directional stability and lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Norway, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0393/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Koleos
 
Brand: Renault
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type Approval No e11*2001/116*0261 "Manufacturing Period:  from 6 to 10 September 2010."
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Possible loss of steering assistance could lead to an accident causing injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, United Kingdom

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Alert number: 0399/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  1.        Juke2.        Micra3.        Patrol
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Passenger car
 
Type / number of model:  1.        F15 (origin: United Kingdom/Japan) 2.        K13 (origin: India) 3.        Y62 (origin: Japan) See <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2012-w10/2012-w10_28-vins.pdf">attached document</a> for production dates and range of affected VINs.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The fuel rail pressure sensor may be insufficiently tightened to the fuel rail of the engine and it may loosen gradually due to heat and vibration of the engine. If left undetected and the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition, in an extreme case, fuel leakage may occur between the fuel rail pressure sensor and the fuel rail.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  India, Japan, Japan, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, United Kingdom, Greece, Slovenia, Ireland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0406/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car1.        Swift 2.        SX43.        Splash
 
Brand: Suzuki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The vehicles affected are those produced in 2011 and 2012. 1.        Swift type NZ: e4*2007/46*0155*03 - e4*2007/46*0155*04 2.        SX4 type EY: e4*2001/116*0105*13 - e4*2001/116*0105*14 3.        Splash type EX: e4*2001/116*0130*06 - e4*2001/116*0130*07
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In some cases the steering column was not fitted correctly to the steering box; thus a steering failure cannot be ruled out, which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Sweden, Lithuania, Spain, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0422/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Cayenne
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cayenne (92A), Cayenne Diesel (92A), Cayenne S Hybrid (92A), Cayenne S (92A), Cayenne Turbo (92A). The recall concerns cars built between 08 March 2010 and 31 January 2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
If a headlight module is not locked correctly, relative movements with respect to the wing will occur whilst driving and can cause the headlight to become detached from the wing which could lead to a road accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: 0384/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Leather gloves "Compact" gloves for professionals and handymen
 
Brand: Floraworld
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4047883002925, Item No: 010828
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the various parts of the glove leather contain 11.5-17.1 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with European standard EN 420 for Protective gloves.
 

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

 
Description:  Working gloves made of yellow leather, dark brown fabric braiding on the cuffing; inner elastic around the wrist area for fitting.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0420/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby-walker
 
Brand: Shubeile
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SBL5300, SBL5500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:

·         there are openings where a child’s fingers could be trapped;

·         it has sharp edges;

·         there is only one locking mechanism which is activated without using a tool and requires a force of less than 50 N;

·         due to the large number of wheels, there is a risk of falling downstairs.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby-walker made of plastic, with a textile seat and a folding metal construction. It has 7 wheels, a play board and a duck’s head in various colours. The product is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0421/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children’s highchair "Mac Meal – Feeding High Chair"
 
Brand: Bertoni
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Green Circles - art. No: 10100091101, Letters Blue - art. No: 10100091103, Letters Violet - art. No: 10100091104, Space Aquamarine - art. No: 10100091105, Space Purple - art. No: 10100091106.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because:


·         there are openings and cracks where a child’s fingers could be trapped;


·         it is not stable and can overturn;


·         the locking mechanism does not work properly.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14988.
 

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

 
Description:  A folding children’s highchair in various colours. The product is sold in cardboard packaging and has instructions for use in Bulgarian and English.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Hungary

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Alert number: 0382/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks "Starbuster"
 
Brand: Fyrværkerieksperten
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2190.4925 Danish registration number: SIK-0053511156
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing, Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high. Furthermore, the product may not work immediately, which could lead the user to return to the product.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN14035.
 

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

 
Description:  Angle battery, NEC 347.5 g, 25 shot, height 225 mm. The battery is brown and has a yellow label with red text.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0374/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with wings "Magigally Faery Beautiful Fairyland"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 5-0343
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435331303468
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the shoes of the doll contain 10.13% by weight of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Dolls dressed as fairies with wings. Sold in display packaging bearing the importer’s details, the CE mark, the model and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0376/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy set "Théa Collection"
 
Brand: B&G
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN-Code: 3 588270 033319
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic straps of the toy shoes contain 3.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the plastic straps of the toy contain 14.5% by weight of diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

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

 
Description:  Plastic toy set consisting of a pair of high-heeled shoes, two hair bobbles and a handbag.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: 0378/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car "Car Cartoon Toy Set"
 
Brand: Cartoon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 704;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435331 307047
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 19.6 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Vinyl cars in various colours sold in a display case bearing the importer’s details, the CE mark, the model and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0383/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Beautiful Girl"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4640270012509
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 32.29% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Two dolls (large and small) with accessories in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic front.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0397/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim-ring
 
Brand: Waterfun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LLR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 711295 446269
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.8-29% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 44% by weight of Di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).


In addition, the product poses a risk of choking because the stopper can easily be detached and swallowed by small children.


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.


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

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

 
Description:  Transparent blue, triangular swim-ring. Size 50 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0404/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy bear "Ourson 27"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3589361230273
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because a small part (the nose) can be detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Soft stuffed teddy bear intended for children under 36 months.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0405/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume "Little Red Riding Hood" (Caperuza roja)
 
Brand: Atosa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Size: 6 to 18 months, bar code 8422259528036; Size: 2 to 4 years, barcode 8422259528043; and Size: 4 to 6 years, barcode 8422259528050.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

The products do 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:  The costume consists of a red cape, a white blouse, a black bodice, a red and white checked skirt and a red apron. The packaging is a rectangular transparent bag; the front has an image of a girl dressed in the full costume.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0407/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll in fairy costume and accessories "High quality fashion girl"
 
Brand: Boys Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item BT885/8029A2/10/11 Code BT16436
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 422562 164365
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains more than 0.2% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Doll in fairy costume with various accessories, wand, mirror, etc. The packaging is a cardboard box marked "Fashion girl", with a label bearing the importer’s details, the CE marking and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0408/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy animals
 
Brand: Foticos
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cup can be detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Animal-shaped soft toy with a 7cm long string and a suction cup at the end of the string.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0410/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy "Pulling Animal"
 
Brand: Happy Nature
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. Nr. 10574 Barcode 4 048168007376
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the beak and the comb positioned on the head) can be detached and swallowed by small children. In addition, the labelling of the toy includes contradictory age indications.

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

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

 
Description:  The product is a small pull-along wooden toy on wooden wheels that resembles a chicken. It is colourfully painted. The packaging is a clear, rigid plastic box with a cardboard sleeve inside.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0418/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Assorted soft toys "Furry Soft Toy Farm Animals and Mixed Soft Toy Farmyard Animals"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style numbers: 62/78135, 62/78137, 62/78165, 62/78164
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because small parts (the eyes) can be detached and swallowed by small children. One incident reported.

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

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

 
Description:  Various soft toy farmyard animals : - Style No. 62-78165, black and white (cow), yellow (chick), pink (pig). - Style no. 62-78137, black and white (cow), lemon (chick), pink (pig), white (lamb). - Style no. 62-78135, black and white (cow), grey (donkey), pink (pig). - Style number 62-78164, grey (donkey), pink (pig), brown (horse).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0379/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' bootees
 
Brand: Pecino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the eyes and the nose of the doll on the bootee could be easily detached and swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' fabric bootees with decoration on the front. Each pair is packaged in a mesh bag closed with a ribbon.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0386/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Cycle Hood"
 
Brand: Nova Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Spring collection 2011 - SS11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of decorative cords in the hood and neck area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action and information to consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Sweatshirt in various colours with white decorative cords in the hood. Length of the cord approximately 180 mm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0387/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Cycle Sweat"
 
Brand: Nova Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Autumn collection 2011 AW11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of decorative cords in the hood and neck area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action and information to consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Sweatshirt in various colours with white decorative cords in the hood. Length of the cord approximately 180 mm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0388/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Dresshood Berry"
 
Brand: Nova Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Spring collection 2011 - SS11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of decorative cords in the hood and neck area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action and information to consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Long pink sweatshirt with white decorative cords in the hood. Length of the cord approximately 180 mm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0389/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Dresshood Plum"
 
Brand: Nova Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Autumn collection 2011 - AW11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of decorative cords in the hood and neck area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action and information to consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Long purple sweatshirt with white decorative cords in the hood. Length of the cord approximately 180 mm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0390/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Hood Star"
 
Brand: Nova Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Autumn collection 2011 - AW11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of decorative cords in the hood and neck area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action and information to consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Sweatshirt in various colours with white decorative cords in the hood. Length of the cord approximately 180 mm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0391/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Hood Star"
 
Brand: Nova Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Spring collection 2011 - SS11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of decorative cords in the hood and neck area.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action and information to consumers (By: Other)

 
Description:  Sweatshirt in various colours with white decorative cords in the hood. Length of the cord approximately 180 mm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: 0394/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt "Maja Junior"
 
Brand: J & B Junior
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MJ-2099
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood. The drawstring can become entrapped in playground equipment, for example, and, if the child is unable to reach the ground, the child could be strangled.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with a hood and drawstring in the hood – 125 mm. Intended for children aged 6-7 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0409/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: Oshkosh
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 2001/SL
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the small snap fasteners can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' pyjamas with snap fasteners and a sewn on label indicating the importer. The pyjamas are packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0411/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket and trousers
 
Brand: Cottonland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WBSF-LTCLL, 4893940110726
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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 and trousers. The jacket has a hood with a drawstring - 100 mm. Intended for children aged 3 years.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0412/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Cottonland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Aquamarine, 4657 Disk-Krain, 4893940110993
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring.

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 drawstring - 80 mm in the neck area. Size 92-98.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0413/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket with hood
 
Brand: H&S-Classic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A-1667B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with protruding loops and toggles on the ends.


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 lined jacket with hood which includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest, the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 152, 158.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0414/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket with hood
 
Brand: Yixinlong (Y.X.L)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CR-829
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles.

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:  Boys' jacket with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Wins" and "AH". Size: 13, 14, 15
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0415/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boy's sweatshirt
 
Brand: E-Jeans
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CQF-3267
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles on the ends.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' sweatshirt with hood. The product is decorated with a flaming football. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 146-152,152-158,158-164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0416/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket with hood
 
Brand: Yixinlong (Y.X.L)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CR-828
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends.

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:  Boys' jacket with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: "Kne", "KPW1938" and "Yachting". Size: 13, 14, 15, 16.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0423/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Wandeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends 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 leisure trousers. The trousers legs are decorated with two white stripes. The waist part of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 122, 140.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0424/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Wandeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: R-3259-NZTK
 
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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Girls' leisure trousers with two pockets. The left pocket of the trousers is decorated with "Hello Kitty" (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT). The waist part of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring. Size: 110, 116, 122.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0425/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Wandeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: A-1889-NTK
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends 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:  Girls' leisure trousers decorated with the inscription: "CQ girl". The waist part of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. Size: 128, 134.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0426/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' lined sweatshirt
 
Brand: Yilisi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: NY-B9551
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots on the ends in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' lined sweatshirt with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes a velvet drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with an inscription: "Dance Angel". Size: 104/110, 134/140, 146/152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0427/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Yilisi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  975
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles on the ends. The drawstring is elastic 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:  Girls' coat with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The front of the coat is decorated with an embroidered butterfly and sequins. The product is available in red and pink colours. Size: 104/110,110/116.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0428/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Ke Yi Qi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XT-9228
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of 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:  Girls' coat with hood and zip. The hood is decorated with fur and includes a drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The left pocket of the product is decorated with an inscription: "Lwpqlsa”. Size: 13, 14.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0395/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail Polish "Lak na nehty" (Nail polish)
 
Brand: Lucci
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lucci Colour 38; Exp: 06/2013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains 0.09 % Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Nail polish in a square glass bottle with black plastic cap. Colour reference 38 – skin-coloured. Volume: 14ml.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0398/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail Polish "Super & Ultra, Brillant Nail Polish"
 
Brand: CR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Color 89, No: 2906, EAN: 6933553390493
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product contains 0.23 % Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Orange nail polish in a glass bottle with silver cap. Volume 18ml.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0400/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail modelling product "Liquid Monomer"
 
Brand: NaiLexus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch 00623-M130
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 86% methyl metacrylate (MMA). In its "Health assessment of nail modelling cosmetics containing methyl metacrylate" of 22 December 2011, the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) considers methyl metacrylate present in concentrations of 80-90 % in the nail modelling cosmetics to be harmful to health due to the high intolerance potential, which can also cause ongoing damage to nails.
 

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

 
Description:  Labelled, printed, white plastic container (32 fl. oz.) with a white plastic screw top.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0401/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail modelling product "411 acrylic Liquid Monomer Advanced Formula"
 
Brand: 411 acrylic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 86% methyl metacrylate (MMA). In its "Health assessment of nail modelling cosmetics containing methyl metacrylate" of 22 December 2011, the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) considers methyl metacrylate present in concentrations of 80-90 % in nail modelling cosmetics to be harmful to health due to the high intolerance potential, which can also cause ongoing damage to nails.
 

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

 
Description:  Labelled, white plastic container with white plastic screw cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0402/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail modelling product "Acrylic Liquid UP 2000 Purple"
 
Brand: UP 2000®
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LIQ-000196
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 83% methyl methacrylate (MMA).

In its "Health assessment of nail modelling cosmetics containing methyl metacrylate" of 22 December 2011, the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) considers methyl metacrylate present in concentrations of 80-90 % in nail modelling cosmetics to be harmful to health due to the high intolerance potential, which can also cause ongoing damage to nails.
 

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

 
Description:  Labelled, white plastic container with white plastic screw cap.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0403/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail modelling product "Purple Liquid Nail Supply 2000"
 
Brand: Nail Supply 2000
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 82% methyl metacrylate (MMA). In its "Health assessment of nail modelling cosmetics containing methyl metacrylate" of 22 December 2011, the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) considers methyl metacrylate present in concentrations of 80-90 % in nail modelling cosmetics to be harmful to health due to the high intolerance potential, which can also cause ongoing damage to nails.
 

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

 
Description:  Labelled, white plastic container with white plastic screw top.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0377/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Energy saver "Electricity-Saving Box"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model SD-001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because immediately after disconnection from the power supply, the voltage on the pins is too high.

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:  Energy saver with plug-in type connection to the power supply. Supplied in a yellow and green cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0380/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Energy-saver "Power Factor Saver"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PFS-A+ Class
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because immediately after disconnection from the power supply, the voltage on the pins is too high.

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:  Energy-saver, coloured gold and blue. The letter "e" and a picture of a lightening bolt are printed over the blue colouring. The product comes in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0385/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan heater
 
Brand: Alaska
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FH2000, EAN: 4894170010787, batch code: MVI
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product may deform causing live parts to become accessible which could lead to burns or electric shock. Also, the material of the cover is not sufficiently heat resistant which may lead to fire.


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:  Fan heater made of white plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0396/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger for electric bicycle
 
Brand: Cane
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4006727315
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The insulation between the primary circuit and the secondary circuit is not sufficient.

·         The ventilation grid of the housing can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

·         The socket plug on the secondary side can be interchanged with a mains socket outlet.

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:  Battery charger for electric bicycle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10

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Alert number: 0417/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor "Travel Universal Adaptor"
 
Brand: Mountainlife Travel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product code: 014997
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5055160124689
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         it can be inserted into a socket whilst the other live pins are exposed

·         it is not provided with any shutters to protect against contact with live parts

·         it has no provision for earthing

·         internal connections are loose

·         the disposition of the pins is incorrect

·         it is not fused.

The product does not comply with the relevant national regulations.
 

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

 
Description:  Worldwide travel adaptor packed in plastic clamshell Euro-hook hang pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 10