Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 11 ( Published on: 16/03/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0434/12       
Category:  Hand tools
 
Product:  Tool kit "Driver Tool Kit Socket 1/4" & 3/8"
 
Brand: Gadget Tools
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  330517,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 800123 110078
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The hammer head can break and detached parts may cause injuries to the eyes or other parts of the body.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of tools supplied in a plastic black case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0463/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink "Medium Brown"
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DATE 11/30/15, LOT SS72
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30.1 mg/kg of nickel and 7.5 mg/kg of arsenic.

According to ResAP (2008) 1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen. The arsenic level detected in the sample also exceeds the level of 2 mg/kg recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
 

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

 
Description:  A thick, brown fluid in a plastic bottle with a dispensing nozzle in the lid.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: 0468/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Wansfeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WS mark on the bottom
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is not child-resistant.


The lighter does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of non child-resistant lighters
 

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

 
Description:  Lighter, length 6.3 cm, with a built-in light, packaged in a sales display containing 4x5 pieces.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0450/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car Agila B
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns 2012 model year Agila B vehicles (only left-hand drive vehicles), with VINs from C M 610214 to C M 638586
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The lower joint of the steering column intermediate shaft may be incorrectly assembled to the steering gear. In the worst case, the intermediate shaft may become detached from the steering gear resulting in loss of control of the vehicle 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:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands

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Alert number: 0458/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle1.        ZX600R9/A/B/C2.        ZX1000E8/93.        ZX1000FA/B
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers: 1.        JKAZX600RRA000022 to JKAZX600RRA033748 2.        JKAZXT00EEA000006 to JKAZXT00EEA025541 3.        JKAZXT00FFA000004 to JKAZXT00FFA003284
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Under certain circumstances, the regulator/rectifier assemblies may provide insufficient charging to the battery which could lead to the engine stalling. The engine stalling while riding could lead to an accident.
 

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 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 0437/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Working gloves "Arbeitshandschuhe"
 
Brand: HM Müllner
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No AH-105SL; bar code: 9 002488 089110
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the various parts of the glove leather contain 40-67 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 420.
 

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

 
Description:  Pale-green/yellow leather working gloves; dark-blue cuff made of fabric, with red and black stripes; the lining (brown and black pattern on a white background) does not line the entire inside surface of the gloves. Packaging: pale yellow cardboard label with black and grey print.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: 0439/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Splat shot "Palla Splat" Cartoon Network Splat Shot – three different versions: 1) Splat Shot Ben 10 Ultimate Alien; 2) Splat Shot Bakugan Battle Brawlers; 3) Splat Shot Spider Sense Spiderman
 
Brand: Splat Shot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Two different barcodes for each version: 8 0051 24001010 and 8 0051 24001003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the product can easily split causing the liquid to leak out. The total aerobic microbial count of the liquid may be up to 9x103 cfu/ml.

Two incidents reported.

The products do not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The toy, which is made of soft plastic in different colours, is shaped in a ball and contains a liquid. Packaging: a blister pack with instructions for use in Italian and English indicated on the cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0440/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Hello Kitty soft toy (THIS PRODUCT IS COUNTERFEIT)
 
Brand: Lekkerland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (button on the bow on the toy's head) that can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Very large "Hello Kitty" soft toy (approx 1 m tall).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0442/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Princess Cute"
 
Brand: Princess
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 5588A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the doll's shoes can be swallowed by small children. The product poses a chemical risk because the doll's head contains 20.5 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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


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

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll, height 280 mm, with blue dress, blonde hair and pink plastic shoes. Packaging: transparent plastic container..
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0444/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical mobile
 
Brand: Yudehai Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model:999-12,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7100010010822
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the figures may break releasing small parts that can be swallowed by small children. In addition, the thickness of the cords used to hang the figures is less than the required limit.

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

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

 
Description:  Musical, rotating, plastic toy to be hung above a baby's cot consisting of 4 rattles resembling fruit and vegetables and a wind-up rotating mechanism that emits sounds. Packaging: cardboard box with transparent plastic window. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0445/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Pull-along toy "Play Bug"
 
Brand: Baby Play Center
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: WA-6081,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6939071660810
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Pull-along bug made of hard, multicoloured plastic, running on four wheels.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0447/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push-along toy
 
Brand: Funny Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 91856-2,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4135191286004
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be detached and could be swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Push-along butterfly made from hard plastic in red and blue colours, two wheels and a push handle. The butterfly moves and flaps its wings. (THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0448/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play shooting set "Intelligence Agent"
 
Brand: Secret Agent
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  305-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9807939000085
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of:


- choking , because the suction cups can be easily detached and put in the mouth of a child,


- injuries, because the projectiles fired without the suction cups into someone’s face can cause injuries, in particular to the eye.


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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Secret agent play-set consisting of a pistol, 3 projectiles made of non-flexible plastic, ended with orange semi-transparent suction cups, and a small plastic target. The packaging is a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0460/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puppy cuddly toy
 
Brand: Wei Mei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. JM 167A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8716800014155
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because it includes a cord longer than 300mm.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink, walking, toy puppy with a lead around its neck, which operates on batteries,. The lead is actually an unwindable cord measuring more than 300mm. Description of packaging: a transparent plastic bag with a label indicating 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 - 11

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Alert number: 0461/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls "Fashion Girl"
 
Brand: New Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Refs 5338C and 5338A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head and arms of the doll 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:  Plastic dolls with various dresses and accessories. Ref: 5338C has long red plaits and a long pink dress, along with 3 other short yellow dresses and a green dress. Ref 5338A has long loose hair, also wears a pink dress, and is sold with another 3 dresses, in purple, blue and pink and dark crimson and gold. Description of packaging: Cardboard box with the brand and ‘Fashion Girl’.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0462/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Backpack and doll set "Baby Mochila"
 
Brand: Ming Ming
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 32459
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432748324599
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the straps of the backpack) that can be detached and swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Doll with backpack accessory with wheels, both with small animal drawings. The packaging is a single cardboard box. In the box there is a label with the importer’s details, CE marking, reference and barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0465/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll "Fashion Styled"
 
Brand: Anlily
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OK178049
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 858689 512244
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll has been found to contain 25% 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:  Doll with shiny dress Description of packaging: - Cardboard box with a transparent front which bears the inscription ‘Fashion styled’, the CE marking and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0470/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fishing game "Magnetic Fishing Game"
 
Brand: Hello Fishy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TY1603
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The toys pose a risk of choking and stomach injuries as the magnets can be detached and they have a high magnetic flux index. The magnets could cause an intestinal blockage if two or more of them were swallowed by a child.


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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Play-set containing a plastic fishing rod with a magnet on the end and an LED light, and 3 plastic fishes also with magnets and an LED light. All housed in a flat, coloured, cardboard packet covered in clear plastic. Warnings present: "Recommended for ages 6+. Not suitable for children under 36 months as small parts may cause choking hazard. The item contains magnets or magnetic components. Magnets sticking together or becoming attached to a metallic object inside the human body can cause serious or fatal injury. Seek immediate medical help if magnets are swallowed or inhaled."
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0438/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Infinity Man
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 000000713946 Order: 9885500
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because various parts of the glove leather contain 16.5-35.2 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The level of Dispersion Orange 37 detected in the lining was 385.8 mg/kg. This dispersion dye has allergenic potential.
 

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

 
Description:  Black suede gloves with elastic around the wrist, lined with black fabric, size L.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0441/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: Red Apple
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.24% of dibutyl phthalate and 0.32% of bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s shoes made of rubber.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0443/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: United Colors of Benetton
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4AC755T50,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033152602725
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist and ankle area.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink trousers for children aged 10 years old. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist and ankle area. At the ankle, the drawstrings extend below the hemline of the trouser and their length is 14 cm. The length of the drawstrings at the waist is 31 cm.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0451/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' jacket
 
Brand: Hong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A874 2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood with toggles on the ends poses a risk of strangulation.


In addition, the drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.


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 elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with a teddy bear head and an inscription: "Bruin". Sizes: 104/110,110/116
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0452/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' jacket
 
Brand: Ke Yi Qi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B-813
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood poses a risk of strangulation.


In addition, the drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.


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' jacket with hood and zip fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper and contains an elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Bulabala". The jacket is available in dark and light pink colour. Size: 134,140
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0453/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: SunSea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: LP-023
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood poses a risk of strangulation.

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

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

 
Description:  Child’s sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Play Game". The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 116-134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0455/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Nice Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GX661,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  05966699853558
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The drawstring in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends poses a risk of strangulation for 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:  Pink coat with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The pockets are decorated with ribbons and decorative buttons. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0456/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Nice Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GX665
 
Batch number / Barcode:  05966699853558
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The drawstring placed in the hood with toggles on the ends poses a risk of strangulation.


In addition, the drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.


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:  Purple coat with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The pockets are decorated with metal decorative rings. The hood includes an unattached elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 4, 6.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0457/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Newness
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. 933
 
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. Intended for children aged 3-4 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0459/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Fashion Boy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. 1127
 
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. Intended for children aged 4 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0464/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves with lining
 
Brand: HKM Texas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4000315451654, item No. 4382
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because a yellow leather section of the palm area of the right-hand glove was found to contain 16.2 mg/kg of extractable chromium (VI) and the palm area of the left-hand glove was found to contain 7.3 mg per kg leather of extractable chromium (VI).


Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Yellow gloves made of Nappa leather, breathable, wear-resistant, high heat retention, non-slip fit, reinforced strap and velcro strip fastener. The gloves have a 'HKM Texas' label with three stars and a horse's head. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Austria, Liechtenstein, Belgium

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Alert number: 0466/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Best Kid's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. 10036
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the drawstring in the hood can become entrapped. The product also poses a risk of injuries because the elastic drawstring may cause eye injuries if it gets trapped, stretches, loosens again and flicks back.


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. Intended for children aged 4 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0467/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Hope Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. HS-1002
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 180 mm. Intended for children aged 6 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0469/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's overalls
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  10065C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because the protruding loops and toggles in the neck area may become caught and, if the garment tightens around the neck of the child, the child could be strangled. In addition, the entrapped loop or toggles can pull the child unexpectedly causing him/her to fall and suffer injuries.


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:  Overalls with hood for young children. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 98, 104
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0449/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail polish "Lak na nehty" (nail polish)
 
Brand: Lucci
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Colour 33 – pink; DMT: 03.2013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product contains 0.42 % di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)

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 glass bottle with silver plastic cap. Colour 33 – pink. Volume 12ml. The product is sold separately - no other product packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0435/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric deep fryer
 
Brand: Carrefour Home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CDF12-11
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3608143374490
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product can overheat.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric deep fryer. Capacity 3 l. Power: 1800-2200W Voltage 220-240V 50Hz
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0436/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Night-light
 
Brand: All Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 9985
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3527160099851
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the casing can break giving access to live parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Flat, white, night-light with switch. Approximately 6.5 cm at the widest point and 8.5 cm long (including electrical plug).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0454/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer "Travel Set"
 
Brand: Scarlett
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SC-073, Bar code: 5 050370 007388
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the transparent part of the hair dryer and the protective metal grill of the nozzle can be removed without using tools resulting in live metal parts become accessible.

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:  Foldable, electric hairdryer with plastic housing. On the handle there is a three-position selector switch. The hairdryer contains a transparent part at the nozzle which can be removed easily. Technical parameters: 220-240 V~, 50 Hz, 1200 W, Class II.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania

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Alert number: 0471/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor "Genesis"
 
Brand: Talk King Accessories
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  For NEC E122
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because it has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  AC/DC adaptor. Input: 100 – 240 V 50 / 60 Hz 0.1 A Output: 4.2 – 12 V DC 200 – 600 mA. For NEC E122 (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0472/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor "Series"
 
Brand: Talk King Accessories
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SeriesFOR NEC 606/616
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because it has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  AC/DC Adaptor. Input: 90 – 250 V 47-63 Hz 60 mA Output: 4.5 – 12.5 V DC 700 mA. For NEC 606/616 (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11

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Alert number: 0473/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor "Travel Charger"
 
Brand: Talk King Accessories
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  For PANASONIC GD55
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because it has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mains charger. Input: 100 – 240 V 50 / 60 Hz 0.1 A Output: Not marked. For Panasonic GD55 (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 11