Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 ( Published on: 01/06/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0825/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Bath salts "Prinzessin Sternenzauber DM"
 
Brand: DM Drogerie Markt
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Barcode 4 010355 803856, DAN: 135655
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because its form, packaging, size and appearance are such that it is likely that children will confuse them with a foodstuff and consequently either place them in the mouth, suck or ingest them. With the effects of the saliva, the product expands and could entail the risk of choking or obstruction of the digestive tract.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Bath salts resembling sweets in the shape of stars, measuring 18.6 mm, with the smell of a foodstuff – a strawberry. They are placed inside a plastic container imitating a jar with a metal closing mechanism and an attractive pink label with various pictures: a princess with a dwarf, a doe, a squirrel, birds and inscriptions "Prinzessin Sternenzauber" DM.
Country of origin:  Switzerland
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: 0827/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Towel with decoration
 
Brand: Sweet love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11790, B081
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in their mouths, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

The products do 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Towels which have been folded in the form of a piece of cake, packed in single cellophane packaging and decorated with food imitating products – strawberries, with labels containing information in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0807/12       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Frying pan "Poêle"
 
Brand: Hema
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  20 cm ‘GOOD’ 80.10.0620
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The frying pan is unstable and can tip over unless there is sufficient weight in the frying pan.
 

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

 
Description:  Frying pan sold separately as well as in combination with another frying pan, diameter 28 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0815/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Super glue
 
Brand: Super Glue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  138/232;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2050565113610
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.1 % by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  8 tubes of 3 g glue in a blister pack, the dimensions of which are 285 x 150 mm. The adhesive's packaging has a sticker label that says "glue" "Super Glue" "instant 8 pcs. Bonds for a few seconds. For rubber, metal, glass, plastics, ceramics, wood".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0818/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand:  1. HX 2. Unknown 3. RAYTHOR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Model HX-806 2. Unknown 3. Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The products pose a risk of burns because they are attractive to children, especially those under 51 months of age.

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

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

 
Description:  1. Novelty lighters of various colours with a transparent chamber for the fuel in which there are also dice. The lighters are covered with heart pictures and marked with the inscription: “Love”. 2. Novelty lighters in the form of a watch with flashing lights and a compass. When the top cover is opened to ignite the lighter, the lights begin to flash. The watch is marked with the inscription: “SanZhi Guartz”. 3. Novelty lighters of various colours in the form of a lipstick with a pendant. The lighters are packed in cardboard boxes with the inscription: “Lighter Raythor”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0828/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters "Pistol Lighter"
 
Brand: Huan Qiu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  204150
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because of its attractiveness, especially to children.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic, black-silver novelty lighter in the shape of a pistol. Marking on the cardboard box "Pistol lighter".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0829/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Huan Qiu
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products pose a risk of burns and fire because of their attractiveness, especially to children.


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

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighters – boot, fire extinguisher, guitar, toilet, hand grenade, light bulb.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0805/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night-light
 
Brand: New Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: NNL-49
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as it is decorated in such a way that it is likely to be treated as a toy by children.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 50598.
 

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

 
Description:  A decorative night-light with a switch and a two-pin unfused plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0819/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night-light
 
Brand: Dalber
 
Name: The Simpsons Night-Light
 
Type / number of model:  Referance Number: 60305
 
Batch number / Barcode:  420406 603056
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The shade of the night-light is child-appealing and the product is likely to be treated as a toy by children.

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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Socket-mounted night-light with child-appealing shade.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0785/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle "S 1000 RR"
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: K10 Model: S 1000 RR, model year: 2012 EC type approval: e1*2002/24*0421. The notification concerns motorcycles manufactured between 4 October 2010 and 10 April 2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Engine damage may occur as a result of a loosened connecting-rod bolt which could lead to the engine locking.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Slovenia

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Alert number: 0826/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Sky lantern "Wire Free Sky Lanterns"
 
Brand: SkyLanterns.com
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the strings contain chrysotile asbestos fibres.

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Sky lantern in plastic wrapping, with fuel source connected to frame via chrysotile asbestos containing string.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0782/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Babies' bottle "Biberón"
 
Brand: Concorde
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Item No 903 (250 ml) and 803030 (220 ml)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  842928393006 and 8429283803030
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the teat can generate small parts and, in the case of model 803030, the decorative motifs can easily be detached from the bottle forming small parts that can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14350.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' bottles. One of the models has a capacity of 250 ml and the other a capacity of 220 ml. They are packaged in transparent plastic bags through which the bottles are visible. The top is protected by cardboard. Contains advice for use printed on the cardboard label. The bag also contains a sheet of instructions and information for use.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0817/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Orthodontic baby soother
 
Brand: Pretty Cherubs
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Two batches: 7714 on 29th November 2010 containing 66300 soothers 4617 on 1st June 2011 containing 161,400 soothers.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 031413944952
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the teat can easily be torn off and swallowed.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby soother in one of three colour combinations: Yellow/Blue, Blue/Yellow and Pink/Yellow. All sold in zip-lock, transparent bags with details and instructions printed on one side.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0789/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police play-set "Police play set"
 
Brand: Swat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B2118/G-06875 (on the EC Declaration of Conformity), TP-502161 (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the eye-mask can break and hazardous sharp points and loose parts are formed that could enter the eye. This product also poses a chemical risk because the plastic material of the suction cup cartridges contain dibutyl phthalate (1.1 % DBP), of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (8.4 % DEHP) and di-isononyl-phthalate (4.4 % DINP).


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


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1:2011.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy police set packed in a blister card. Contains an eye-mask, rifle, suction cup cartridges and a target.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0801/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden ark "Noah's Ark"
 
Brand: Trä Present
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4500319038 / TR004020/8716019040204/22396
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts and magnets which could come loose..


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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Wooden ark with loose wooden animals and play figures, packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Finland, Denmark, Ireland

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Alert number: 0802/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Whistle "Wooden Whistle Colourful"
 
Brand: Trä Present
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4500317798 / TR004177/8716019041775/22359
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece of the whistle can detach.


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): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Multiple types of whistles in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland, Ireland

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Alert number: 0803/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Beauty A fashion beautiful"
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art nr 0208 barcode 8714627202083 Factory item nr 8811
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.29-29.4 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the product contains 0.34-5.3% by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 0.11-0.71 by weight of di-‘isodecyl’ phthalate (DIDP).


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

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

 
Description:  PVC doll in transparent box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Latvia

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Alert number: 0804/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Elegant girl – Prettiness girl"
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Toi-Toys art nr 0269 barcode 8714627102697 Factory item nr JX 900-20
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.31 % 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): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  PVC doll in transparent box. i) Prettiness girl, ii) Elegant girl - with an inscription Jian Xin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0809/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll set
 
Brand: Jess Love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  bride and bridegroom EAN 0 008953 660975 Product ref. 000895366097 Lot No. 201105
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the material used for the purple shoes contains 15.6 % by weight of the di(2 ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The material used for the white shoes contains 3.7 % by weight of the di(2 ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Doll set with bride and bridegroom, approx. 29 cm tall. The bridegroom is wearing a black suit and white plastic shoes. The bride is wearing a long white dress and purple plastic shoes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0810/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll "Baby"
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No. 0201; EAN code 8714627102017; Factory item No. 10.071.008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the material used for different parts of the plastic doll contains 26.3% by weight of di(2 ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the various parts of the product contain up to 0.6% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). 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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic doll.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0811/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bubble toy set "Bubble baby"
 
Brand: Toi Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art No. 0269; EAN code 8714627102697; Factory item nr JX 900-20
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 32.3 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the product contains 1.4% by weight of phthalate (DINP).

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): Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  PVC doll packed with bubble liquid in a transparent box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0783/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Z-Z Apple
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No. ZZ-19
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord with knots in the hood which could be wound around the neck by a child.

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

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

 
Description:  Jacket for children up to two years old, cyclamen and black coloured with hood, zipper closure and belt with buckle. The jacket has the word "Apple" sewn on the chest.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0784/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Child’s overall
 
Brand: Axa Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SY-001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of an elastic drawstring placed in the hood with plastic 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Child’s overall with hood. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. The drawstring forms loops. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Fashion & Classic Collection”. The product is available in purple and pink colours. Size: 72-102.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0786/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: N-8675B
 
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 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:  Boys' sweatshirt with hood in dark purple colour with zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with a boy playing the guitar and with an inscription: „Backstage Gira Andalucia 2020”. Size: 134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0788/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: "A" Active sports
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: HZ-2078
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' leisure trousers. The left leg of the trousers is decorated with an embroidered pink and purple floral inscription: "Dueen". The waist part of the trousers has a non-fixed drawstring. The product is available in grey and blue colours. Size: 134
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0794/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's tracksuit
 
Brand: DCC-FASHION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DCC-164
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's tracksuit, size 164, pink coloured, consisting of a top with hood and trousers, packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0798/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Ambitionfly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ab58048A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends placed in the hood and the waist area. The drawstring is elastic and if the child pulls it the toggles may spring back into the eyes and face causing injuries.


The measured lengths of the drawstrings (320 mm) in the waist area exceed the permissible length of 140 mm.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and jacket with hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The waist part of the trousers has a drawstring. Size: 134/140 - 158/164
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0799/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: N-3237B,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots and toggles 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:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pockets. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with sequins, a heart and an inscription: "to be with you". Size: 134-152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0800/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: SunSea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CH-005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with a picture of a child, inscriptions and numbers. Size: 116-122 / 134-140
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0806/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 8066B
 
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 in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt includes a drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The waist area of the trousers includes a non-fixed drawstring. Size:128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0808/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: S&G
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  163
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord in the hood which could be wound around the neck by a child.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with hood, in various colours and an embroidered polar bear. The jacket is intended for children up to 7 years old and has a zipper from the waist up to the neck and two lateral pockets. The hood has a functional cord with a total length of 86 cm.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0812/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: N-3232C
 
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 in the hood.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with lined hood and zip-fastener. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with a child riding a bike. The sweater is available in grey and purple colours. Size: 98-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0816/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing
 
Brand: Dada
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Children's sweatshirt, Baby Tiger, height 68 cm,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900195178643; 2) Denim jacket art. Emilka height 74 cm, barcode: 5900195164929
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the glued, glossy, hard plastic crystals can be easily detached and become small parts that could be placed in the mouth by a child and swallowed.
 

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

 
Description:  1) Children's sweatshirt pink and white striped, knitted. Fastener - plastic zipper. The left pocket detail and zipper head are decorated with shiny silver-coloured hard plastic crystals; 2) Denim jacket art. Emilka dark grey, the front half of the jacket is embroidered with colourful threads and decorated with shiny hard plastic crystals. Fastener - green hard plastic buttons.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0820/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Playback
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8F04a
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' leisure trousers. The left side of the trousers is decorated with an inscription: „Uhnreb Alksm”. The waist part of the trousers includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is available in khaki, green and dark green colours. Size: 98
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0821/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Nice Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GX8007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood. If a child pulls the elastic drawstring 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' pink coat with hood and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 8.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0822/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s outfit
 
Brand: FJHU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SWF111
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of drawstrings with knots in the hood and 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' pink outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt has a non-fixed elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The waistband of the trousers has an unattached drawstring. Size: XL.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0823/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sleeveless jacket
 
Brand: "A" Collection Authentic
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  W-173
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring in the hood area. The product also poses a risk of injuries to the eyes or face of children when pulling the drawstring firmly and releasing the 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' grey sleeveless jacket with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood has a non-fixed elastic drawstring with toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with a gym shoe and an inscription. Size: 122-146.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0824/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: YYFY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Y-064
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener, kangaroo pocket and synthetic fur. The hood has a non-fixed drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with a picture of a girl's face, rhinestones and inscriptions: "MissGirl" and "Girls". Size: 4 -12.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0830/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Caro White Beauty Lotion"
 
Brand: Caro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Manufactured on 06/11 Expired on 06/13 Batch 8B26443/0 Registration Number 02-6822
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

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:  Skin lightening beauty lotion.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: 0831/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product "Caro White Carrot oil"
 
Brand: Caro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 501101 372986
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

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:  Skin lightening beauty lotion.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0787/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor
 
Brand: Goobay
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 46890 Bar Code: 2 220001 344387
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances / creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are inadequate.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  AC adaptor with USB output
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0790/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: ORI
 
Name: Travel charger for O2XDA Mini (NOT ORIGINAL)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
·         The wires to the mains plug pins are not secured independently of their soldered connections.
·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.
·         The creepage distance between primary and secondary windings is not sufficient.
·         The pins of the mains plug can break.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains charger for mobile phone with dual LED indication, packaged in plastic and card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0791/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: For iPhone 3GS/4G Accessories (NOT ORIGINAL)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
·         The wires to the mains plug pins are not secured independently of their soldered connections.
·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.
·         The creepage distance between primary and secondary windings is not sufficient.
·         The pins of the mains plug can break.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains charger for iPhone in plastic and card packaging .
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0792/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
 
Brand: i-Power
 
Name: i-Power Home Charger for new iPod and iPod mini
 
Type / number of model:  Model number IPTC
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
·         The wires to the mains plug pins are not secured independently of their soldered connections.
·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.
·         The creepage distance between primary and secondary windings is not sufficient.
·         The pins of the mains plug can break.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains charger for iPod in plastic and card packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0793/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Travel Charger - iPhone 4&3GS/ipod (NOT ORIGINAL)
 
Type / number of model:  CT16X-IPO 703-08009-300-04
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
·         The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.
·         The creepage distance between primary and secondary windings is not sufficient.
·         The pins of the mains plug can break.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains charger for iPhone in plastic and card packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0795/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: Solera
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 119
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as live parts are accessible because there are no shutters protecting the holes.
 

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

 
Description:  Female part of electrical fixtures used for extending a cable.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0796/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: Solera
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 5114
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as live parts are accessible because there are no shutters protecting the holes.
 

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

 
Description:  Adaptor , 4 socket bipolar 10A 250V.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0797/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Plug adaptor
 
Brand: Spezialelectric
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as live parts are accessible because there are no shutters protecting the holes.
 

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

 
Description:  A 3-way adaptor for 2-pin plugs with embossed writing indicating 6A 250V on the front and 'Made in Germany' on the back.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0813/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital receiver "Digital Terrestrial Receiver"
 
Brand: Master-box-SD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SD-1135
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5292341000022
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, fire and burns because:


·         The supply cord has only basic insulation which comes into contact with the metal enclosure.


·         The resistance of the conductors in the supply cord is too high.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Digital terrestrial receiver.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22

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Alert number: 0814/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Digital receiver "Digital Terrestrial Receiver"
 
Brand: Okto SD mpeg4
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TV-1134VH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5200108334006
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock, fire and burns because:


·         The supply cord has only basic insulation which comes into contact with the metal enclosure.


·         The resistance of the conductors in the supply cord is too high.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 6006.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities

 
Description:  Digital terrestrial receiver.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 22