Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 17 ( Published on: 27/04/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0628/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  "Chocolate fragrance for oil lamps Duftwachs Schokolade – Schoko-Duft für Öllampen" (Scented wax 'chocolate' – chocolate fragrance for oil lamps)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  49266001131000000100
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff and placed in the mouth.


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

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

 
Description:  Chocolate fragrance for oil lamps. Packaging: transparent plastic casing with tab lid; on the top there is a label with a picture of chocolates and a product description; on the bottom, a label with four pictograms showing the use of candles. Product: dark brown wax bar breakable into 8 (2 x 4) blocks/squares, dimensions approx. 9.7 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm, resembling a bar of chocolate; smells of chocolate to some extent.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0636/12       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Folding chair "Berliner Biergartenstuhl"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2014572177006
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and may break during use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding terrace chair. Metal parts painted green. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0639/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ring
 
Brand: Impulse
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 0101268 in invoice
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 16% of cadmium exceeding the limit of 0,01%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A metal ring with silver coating and a black stone, attached to a white plastic card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0647/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer with LED torch "High-Tech Ultra Glow Lite LED Ket Chain"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it has class power measured to Class 3R. More than Class 2 laser power output lasers are considered as dangerous.


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

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

 
Description:  LED torch with key ring.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: 0648/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser Pointer
 
Brand: Shock Laser Flash Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it has Class 3B power output of laser beam. More than Class 2 laser power output lasers are considered as dangerous.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser Pointer with shock button incorporated.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0619/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cyanoacrylate glue "Super Glue - Extra Super Power – Cyanoacrylate Adhesive 3g"
 
Brand: Angel del Rio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product code: NO. M-18-10;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 395796 800578
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 20% chloroform. In addition, it contains 0.08% dichloromethane and 0.03% dichloroethane, as well as other compounds (acrylonitrile, methylmethacrylate, benzene, tetrachloromethane, triethylphosphate) classified as dangerous under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC) and with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Cyanoacrylate glue package containing four metal tubes with plastic stoppers, each containing 3 grams of liquid adhesive and each bearing the inscription "Super Glue" in red against a yellow background. The tubes are contained in ablister pack. The front of the card bears the inscriptions “Super Glue”, “Bonds-Rubber-Metal-Glass-Plastics-Ceramics-Wood”, “AdR”, “Extra Super Power” and “Warning this glue bonds skin in seconds keep out of reach of children” in red, yellow and white; the rear of the card bears inscriptions in English concerning the composition of the glue and instructions for useand a mark “CE”, which is dissimilar to the Community mark.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0633/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Serie de Natal, Fio Branco Lampada Côres"
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 64356
 
Batch number / Barcode:  882010643567
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The flashing sequence control unit is not securely fastened to the cable of the lighting chain, meaning that live wires may become detached and thus exposed.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 180 coloured lamps. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0634/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car550i GT550i saloon550i estate car650i cabriolet750i saloon750Li saloon760i saloon760Li saloonActiveHybrid 7ActiveHybrid 7 LX5 xDrive50iX6 xDrive50iX5 MX6 M
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type / EC type approval GT / e1*2007/46*0215* 5L / e1*2007/46*0363* 5K / e1*2007/46*0455* 6C / e1*2007/46*0562* 7L / e1*2007/46*0276* HY / e1*2007/46*0323* X5 / e1*2007/46*0421* X6 / e1*2007/46*0412* M7X / e1*2007/46*0172* The vehicles concerned were produced during the following periods: 550i GT, 4/2011 – 5/2011 550i saloon, 4/2011 – 5/2011 550i estate car, 4/2011 – 5/2011 650i cabriolet, 4/2011 – 5/2011 750i saloon, 4/2011 – 5/2011 750Li saloon, 4/2011 – 5/2011 760i saloon, 4/2011 – 4/2011 760Li saloon, 4/2011 – 5/2011 ActiveHybrid 7, 4/2011 – 4/2011 ActiveHybrid 7 L, 4/2011 – 4/2011 X5 xDrive50i, 4/2011 – 6/2011 X6 xDrive50i, 4/2011 – 6/2011 X5 M, 5/2011 – 6/2011 X6 M, 5/2011 – 6/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The housing of the auxiliary coolant pump may crack. If cracks occur, coolant may enter the pump electronics. This may lead to a failure of the auxiliary coolant pump. In a few rare cases there may be smouldering of the auxiliary coolant pump. If so, an engine compartment fire or even a vehicle fire cannot entirely be ruled out.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Estonia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Portugal

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Alert number: 0635/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger carMINI Cooper S (R56)MINI Cooper S Clubman (R55)MINI Cooper S Convertible (R57)MINI Cooper S Countryman (R60)MINI JCW (R56)MINI JCW Clubman (R55)MINI JCW Convertible (R57)
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type / EC type approval MINI-N / e1*2001/116*0343 UKL-K / e1*2007/46*0370 UKL-L / e1*2007/46*0371 UKL-C / e1*2007/46*0369 UKL/X / e1*2007/46*0496 The vehicles concerned were produced during the following periods: MINI Cooper S (R56), 3/2011 – 4/2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman (R55), 3/2011 – 4/2011 MINI Cooper S Convertible (R57), 3/2011 – 4/2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman (R60), 4/2011 – 4/2011 MINI JCW (R56), 3/2011 – 4/2011 MINI JCW Clubman (R55), 3/2011 – 4/2011 MINI JCW Convertible (R57), 3/2011 – 4/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The housing of the auxiliary coolant pump may crack. If cracks occur, coolant may enter the pump electronics. This may lead to a failure of the auxiliary coolant pump. In a few rare cases there may be smouldering of the auxiliary coolant pump. If so, an engine compartment fire or even a vehicle fire cannot entirely be ruled out.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Malta, Hungary, Sweden, Estonia, Portugal

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Alert number: 0622/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy music box "Acrobats"
 
Brand: Trousselier
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: S 95020 Batch: 6-8-11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break and small parts can be easily 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 taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information provided to consumers about the risk the product poses. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Square box made of wood measuring 11.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm, grey colour with coloured dots, features a wind-up toy with two magnetic dancing clown figurines on the top.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0623/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy trumpet
 
Brand: Fantastiko
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 4113800
 
Batch number / Barcode:  841393041138
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the trumpet can be easily 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  The product is a gold-coloured trumpet with a white mouthpiece. The product comes in plastic packaging to which a label is attached containing the importer's details, CE mark, the reference number and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: 0629/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Lovely baby Beautiful"
 
Brand: Fantastiko
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 8496 - Batch: 11/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424343084969
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.53% 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:  - Plastic doll wearing striped pyjamas sitting in a highchair. Packaged in a cardboard box bearing the brand name and the words “Lovely baby”. On the back there is a label which bears the importer's details, CE marking, barcode, reference and batch number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0630/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic snail on wheels "Coche" (Car)
 
Brand: Color Baby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 23 802
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8412842238022
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (inner disc of the wheels) that can be easily 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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic toy in the form of a snail with wheels. The label shows the importer’s details, the CE mark, the barcode and the reference.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0632/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Puzzle mat "Puzzle Eva Infantil"
 
Brand: La Bolata
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 107035
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8401070351023
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can break off which could be placed in the mouth by children.

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

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

 
Description:  A number puzzle mat.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0641/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Doll in the box"
 
Brand: Meigui Meiren
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A92066; EAN: 8586015892066
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the heads of the dolls contain 6.55% 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:  Dolls, 100 mm high with different hair colours and clothes. Packed in a transparent plastic box with lid. On the box there is a text "Meigui Meiren And Yonglai" and pink flowers. At the bottom of the box is a pink strip with the CE symbol. Unsuitable for children under the age of 3 years - choking hazard: contains small parts.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: 0643/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Remote controlled boat "High Speed Radio Control Mosquito Craft 757"
 
Brand: NQD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 757T – 6029.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains charger supplied with the product does not have adequate mechanical strength and can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible which could be accidentally touched by the user.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Products voluntarily not placed on the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Battery powered radio controlled model speedboat with a rechargeable 7.2V battery pack, and a plug in mains charger (“Huazheng” brand, Model: CH-4116D).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0620/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' leather jacket
 
Brand: Ashwood
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0101007325004999
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 76 mg/kg (black leather, jacket back) and 56 mg/kg (black leather, collar – inside collar with direct skin contact), respectively of Chromium (VI).

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

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

 
Description:  Ladies' leather jacket comprising several black leather pieces sewn together, with a brown textile lining and silver-grey metal buttons, size XL.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0624/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' dress
 
Brand: Jian Qi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JM1000, JM1001, JM1002, JM1003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative stones in the chest area can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.. Models JM1000, JM100 and JM1002 pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Babies' clothes with small decorative stones, in a plastic bag. JM1000 has decorative ribbons sewn at the sides of the waist to make bows; JM1001 and JM1002 have loose decorative satin ribbons which go in the belt loops at the waist of the dresses; JM1003 has no ribbons. Packaged in clear plastic bags.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0640/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s coat
 
Brand: Picken
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B-69H
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999552538404
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with toggles in the hood. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the drawstring loop or toggles become entrapped it can pull on the child unexpectedly, causing the child 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s lined coat with hood. The hood is decorated with artificial fur and can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest, the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 2
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0644/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's coat
 
Brand: Picken
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9-B78H
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring which forms a loop in the hood. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the drawstring loop or toggles become entrapped it can pull on the child unexpectedly, causing the child 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children's lined coat with hood. The hood is decorated with artificial fur and can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 1Y
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0645/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Waistcoat for girls
 
Brand: A
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  W-172
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring which forms a loop in the hood. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the drawstring loop or toggles become entrapped it can pull on the child unexpectedly, causing the child 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:  Waistcoat for girls with hood. The hood can be removed with using zipper. The hood includes elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring form a protruding loop. The waistcoat is decorated with an inscription: "YVGB 1996". The product is available in pink, purple and red colours. Size: 122,128,134,140,146,152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0646/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Waistcoat for boys
 
Brand: Dong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DH-70
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring which forms a loop in the hood. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because if the drawstring loop or toggles become entrapped it can pull on the child unexpectedly, causing the child 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:  Lined hooded waistcoat for young children. The hood includes elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring form a protruding loop. The product is available in dark blue and grey colours. Size: 12, 24, 36 months
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0621/12       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector "Détecteur de Fumée Photoélectrique"
 
Brand: Visortech
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  NC 5198 LOT: 1102004 Manufacturer’s reference: KD 107
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive to smoke and does not have sufficient acoustic power. In case of a fire, these deficiencies would prevent users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Optical smoke detector packed in a cardboard box. Powered by 9 Volt battery.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: 0637/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Teeth whitening product "Teeth whitening pen"
 
Brand: my green
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 35% carbamide peroxide exceeding the permitted level.

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

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

 
Description:  1 silver coloured teeth whitening pen (12.5 cm) attached to printed cardboard (14 cm x 10 cm) with clear sticky tape.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0638/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Teeth whitening product "Teeth whitening strips / Double Elastic Gel Strips"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6% hydrogen peroxide exceeding the permitted level.

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

 

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

 
Description:  14 x 2 whitening strips in blue plastic bags - packed in a larger plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0625/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: Europa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 407A. Ref. 093619
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433384936191
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- it does not have shutters to protect the holes;

- it is possible to insert one pin into the live socket of the adaptor while the other pin is freely accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Black and white plug adapter. Packaged in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0626/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Adaptador Giratorio Con Interruptor"
 
Brand: Koala
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 92368611
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413273063696
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the shutters protecting the holes do not work properly.

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

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

 
Description:  White multiway plug adaptor with a switch.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0627/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric cable reel
 
Brand: Stiel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: DURDEM (importer): 103128 (in bulk) or 203128 (same product in plastic bags)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because it does not have a thermal cut-out and can overheat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61242.
 

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

 
Description:  Red and black electric cable reel with a handle.
Country of origin:  Tunisia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0631/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor "Adaptador Triple"
 
Brand: Eleiven
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 431; Ref.: EV-12388
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8643568123884
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
It is possible to create a connection between the pin of a plug and a live socket while the other pin remains uncovered, thus creating the risk of an electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Three-socket plug adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17

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Alert number: 0642/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Soldering iron
 
Brand: Penglong Electric
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: DZL-102
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The insulation between the accessible metal parts and live parts of the soldering iron is not appropriate.

·         The dimensions of the plug are not correct and the pins are not fitted with insulating parts.

·         The mains supply cable is not protected against pulling and twisting.

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:  Soldering iron
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 17