Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 ( Published on: 08/06/2012)
Corrigendum
Notification 1100/09 from week 31 of 2009 has been permanently removed following clarification of the risk assessment by the notifying authorities.
Notification 0744/12 from week 20 of 2012 has been temporarily removed following pending clarifications by the notifying country.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0833/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Towels with decoration "Towels"
 
Brand: TESSERA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11831 and 11829
 
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 pieces in their mouth, 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 and placed inside containers resembling drinks packed in a plastic goblet with a straw, decorated with food imitating products (sweets, etc) with labels containing information in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0836/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Towels with decoration "Towels"
 
Brand: Sweet love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  11834, 11792 and 11833.
 
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 imitating food, folded in the form of a cake, packed in cellophane packaging or plastic boxes, with inscriptions " Sweet love", decorated with food imitating products (strawberries and cherries), with labels containing information in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0834/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings and necklace
 
Brand: Niia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Item number 72500 2) Item number 72503
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the metal material of the diamond-shaped parts contain 81-91 % 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:  1) A pair of metal earrings with a black diamond-shaped metallic part, which is available in 3 colours (silver, pink and black). Each pair of earrings is attached to a plastic tag with the text “nickelfree” and is packed in a plastic bag. 2) A necklace with a silver diamond-shaped metallic part, which is available in 3 colours (silver, pink and black). Each necklace is attached to a plastic tag with the text “nickelfree” and is packed in a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0840/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Ring
 
Brand: Spirit Items
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  In the invoice and in the label: 1) Item number SPJ32082, “Round ring” 2) Item number SPJ32071, “Party ring” 3) Item number SPJ32073, “Turquoise ring” 4) Item number SPJ32080, “Oriental ring”
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
These products pose a chemical risk because the metal material of the rings contain 33-36 % 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:  1) A golden/black ring with a black plastic jewel and diamond circle, attached to a black plastic tag; 2) A golden ring with several brown plastic jewels, attached to a black plastic tag; 3) A golden ring with several turquoise plastic jewels and diamonds, attached to a black plastic tag; 4) A black metallic ring with several blue and turquoise plastic jewels and diamonds, attached to a black plastic tag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0844/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "Professional Presenter"
 
Brand: Logitech
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R800
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5099206018099
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is Class 3R.


With respect to the classification, the labelling and the user information, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Brilliant green laser, with intuitive controls, for use on an LCD display. The product emits a collimated laser beam with small diameter (of the order of a few millimetres).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0845/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "5 in 1 & Laser Pen"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1913,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6899651837952.
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is Class 3R.


With respect to the classification, the labelling and the user information, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Pen-shaped laser pointer with an additional LED light and 3 batteries (SR41 - 1.55 V). The product emits a collimated laser beam with small diameter (of the order of a few millimeters) and the violet LED(s) can be activated separately and simultaneously.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: A12/0846/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "3 in 1 & Laser Pen"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 3798; Number of model: SIN 2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is Class 3R.

With respect to the classification, the labelling and the user information, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Pen-shaped laser pointer with an additional LED light and 3 batteries (SR41 - 1.55 V). The product emits a collimated laser beam with small diameter (of the order of a few millimetres) and the white LED(s) can be activated separately and simultaneously.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0847/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "Laser LED Light"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 3793 Number of model: SIN 2010101 JP
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is Class 3R.

With respect to the classification, the labelling and the user information, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Key-chain laser pointer with additional LED light and 3 batteries (LR44 - 1.55 V). The product emits a collimated laser beam with small diameter (of the order of a few millimeters) and the white LED(s) can be activated separately and simultaneously.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0848/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "4 in 1 Laser & Led Light"
 
Brand: JD
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 0411146 Number of model: 2012908.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is Class 3B.

With respect to the classification, the labelling and the user information, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer with an additional LED light (flexible and magnetic) and 3 batteries (LR44 - 1.55 V). The product emits a collimated laser beam with small diameter (of the order of a few millimetres) and the white LED(s) can be activated separately and simultaneously.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0849/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer "Key-ring 2 in Laser & Led Light"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Number of model: SIN 2011108
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is Class 3B.


With respect to the classification, the labelling and the user information, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Key-ring laser pointer with additional LED light and 3 batteries (LR44 - 1.55 V). The product emits a collimated laser beam with small diameter (of the order of a few millimetres) and the white LED(s) can be activated separately and simultaneously.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0868/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters "W.S.L.F" and "BAOCH"
 
Brand:  1) DIHU, 2) SWORDFISH, 3) Ji Guen Deng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Unknown 2) SM 0.6:1.357 3) Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The products pose a risk of burns and fire because they are attractive to children.

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 withdrawal from the market by the supplier. (By: Other)

 
Description:  1) Novelty lighter in the shape of a guitar. Lighter sold in a package. Packaging transparent part fastened to the multicoloured cardboard with guitar pictures. 2) Novelty lighter in the shape of a pistol in a holster. 3) Novelty lighter in the shape of a pistol with built-in laser, which can be easily activated with the trigger on the pistol.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Malta

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Alert number: A12/0861/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother "Baby thing series"
 
Brand: MUMLOVE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference 92920
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6882009929209
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking as the teat can easily come loose and be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1400-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Soother with a transparent teat and a plastic cover. It comes in a plastic blister pack, the cardboard with coloured drawings and an animal. The reverse side has a label with the barcode, the CE mark and the symbol indicating that the product in not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0863/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Soother "Appeasing Nipple"
 
Brand: MUMLOVE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 92921 6882009929216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as all parts can easily come loose and be swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue soother with latex (or similar) teat. It comes in a blister pack, with white cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0842/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks "Panther Power battery 49 shots"
 
Brand: AFAC (Aalborg Fyrværkerifabrik ApS)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Panther Power battery 49 shots. Danish registration number: SIK-0053211280
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the battery is equipped with an exposed instantaneous fuse.

The product does not comply with the standard 14035-5.
 

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

 
Description:  Battery of fireworks in a black box with orange text and a panther. It is made with an exposed instantaneous fuse.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0855/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy building set "Music Blocks"
 
Brand: Ke Xiang
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number in invoice: OC091232
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Suffocation
 
The product poses a chemical risk because various parts contain 5,9-24% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The product poses a risk of suffocation because the plastic bag containing the toys is not thick enough.


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


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

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

 
Description:  Colourful, plastic building blocks comprised of wild animals: lion, zebra, elephant, crocodile, etc. and jungle type plants and palm trees with a battery operated music box inside one tree. Also, softer plastic blocks featuring liana and rope ladder; packed in a large cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0856/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy- building blocks "City Series, Police & Rescuers"
 
Brand: Xiangfeng Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OC0112737
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of suffocation because the plastic bag containing the toys is not sufficiently thick (average thickness 0.027+/-0.004 mm).

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 by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Colourful, plastic building block set containing two police men, a car, stickers and building blocks (36 pcs); packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0857/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Teddy bear
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CM-5116,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5908259484464
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (the eyes and the buttons) can be detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Plush teddy bear in green trousers and white and green T-shirt. Eyes are made of small balls sewn to the head, 2 buttons are glued to the braces of the trousers. Marking - CE, CM-5116, Pliš.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0860/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Magically beautiful girl"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413930 116505
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 26.1% 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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic doll in a cardboard box with plastic display, which includes the symbol indicating the product is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0866/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Princess"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 03/LT07/12, ref. 8610 / 8421692086103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the shoes contain phthalates which exceed the permissible levels:

- Shoes with lilac heels: DEHP: 0.58% (m/m) and DINP: 0.82% (m/m)

- Shoes with transparent pink heels: DEHP: 3.48% (m/m) and DINP: 0.76% (m/m)

- Shoes with deep pink heels: DEHP:1.12% (m/m) and DINP: 1.28% (m/m)

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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Set comprising doll with the clothes of a princess and various accessories. The packaging is a cardboard box with a transparent plastic lid through which the toy is visible.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0835/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: SunSea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: LP-020,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 370000011023
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation to children due to the drawstring placed in the hood with knots on the ends.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood has an unfixed drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is decorated with printed patterns. The product is available in white, grey and burgundy colours. Size: 116-122/6; 128-134/8; 140-146/10; 152-158/12; 158-164/14
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0837/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Napoleone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: G-33
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots 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 pocket. The hood has an unfixed drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with two butterflies, two hearts and inscriptions: "Love Girl" and "Beautiful". Size: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0838/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ trousers
 
Brand: KE YI QI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: K-1506
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a 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:  The left-hand side of the trousers is decorated with rhinestones. The waist part of the trousers includes an unfixed drawstring. The product is available in red and purple colours. Size: 134-152.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0839/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Jintao
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CH-1162
 
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 decorated with flowers. The product is available in purple, burgundy and pink colours. The waist part of the trousers has an unfixed drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 140-158.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0841/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's Jacket
 
Brand: Aoles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YF997
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of toggles and drawstrings in the hood area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children's jacket with hood. The hood has an unfixed drawstring with knots and toggles on the ends. The product is available in yellow, orange, white, pink and red colours. On the front, on an embroidered label, there are inscriptions: „Aoles Club&Sports TOPCLUB Sports Staff Collection Super Team Spirits”. Size: 140-170.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0854/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Scarf
 
Brand: AmandaB Collection
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ST.SK4174B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants. The blue colour releases 140 mg/kg of 3,3’ Dimethoxybenzidine, which exceeds the limit 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A blue and white scarf with pink narrow stripes, size approx. 50 x 180 cm.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0867/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: NEWNESS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. JGV 10300 SIZE 3A, 4A and 5A, 8435155499010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because trousers have drawstrings with knots at both 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:  Girl's clothing outfit comprised of a short-sleeved top and short trousers. The collar of the top is red and there are two parallel vertical red stripes at the ends of the sleeves. The trousers have two pockets and two horizontal red stripes. A label is attached to the collar of the top. The front of the label shows the brand name and indicates 3-8 years, showing the drawing of a girl with a hat. The back of the label indicates the importer, reference, sizes 3A, 4A and 5A and the barcode. Another label shows the importer's details, the origin and various symbols and cleaning instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0850/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment product "Spazzola Progressiva – Fluido 2"
 
Brand: Claudia Pazzini
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Batch number: PR.0104110;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 010820 012291; Expiration date: EX.02-15.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.77 % of formaldehyde.


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey plastic bottle. Volume 500 ml.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/0858/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye product "color"
 
Brand: Silk Therapy USA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch code: SKU#CST030
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the colouring agent Phenazinium, 3,7-diamino-2,8-dimethyl-5-phenyl- and its salts (CAS-number 477-73-6)) banned in Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The package contains: Silk Therapy color (1) (60 ml); Developer (2) (60 ml); Sealer Plus (3) (15 ml), Biosilk Silk Therapy (4) (15 ml).
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0862/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Black Henna (hair dye)
 
Brand: Afrin´s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8906010540036
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10.9% of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as potentially harmful to health. Oxidation hair dyes contain what are known as coupler substances, which bind the PPD and prevent any further reaction which would produce substances harmful to health. Because of the lack of coupler substances, this product is not an oxidising hair dye, for which the addition of PPD is permissible only up to a certain concentration under the Cosmetics Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Printed outer carton containing six printed paper pouches, each with a welded, laminated aluminium foil sachet and instructions. Each foil sachet contains a further individual printed laminated foil pouch containing 10g of the product.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0859/12       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Oil lamp "Flicker"
 
Brand: Duo Design Holland
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  16052
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the glass is unstable and can easily tip over and break. There is no wick guard.


In addition, the lamp looks like a glass of lemonade with straw, so it is child-appealing. The product lacks general information and warnings.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and with the relevant European standard EN 14059.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Other

 
Description:  Oil lamp that looks like a water glass with three metal tubes containing the wicks. A silicone lid can be put on top of the glass to fasten the tubes.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0843/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp "Lotus lamp"
 
Brand: Lotus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts are easily accessible during normal use.

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:  Table lamp in the shape of a pink flower with green leaves. The lamp is packaged in a black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0851/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp "Power LED JDR E14"
 
Brand: Swedlux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: SL18 0913
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 330024 930155
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60968.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lamp: DR-3x1W-E14, 240V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0852/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp "Green X"
 
Brand: Lexxa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 439 663 (GU10)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 430038 496638
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60968.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lamp DR-6W-GU10, 220-240V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0853/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead "Four Way 13A Multi-Socket with 3m Flex"
 
Brand: Deta
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: C3814
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5016211594332
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The plastic parts of the plug can catch fire. The socket outlet is provided with welded terminals instead of screw type terminals.


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

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

 
Description:  Extension lead with four sockets and a cable length of 3 m. Packed in a blue semi-transparent plastic bag. Instructions, information and warnings are on the packaging.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0864/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Halogen bulb
 
Brand: Bricorama In' Light
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number: Starts with 10Wxxx, Year of manufacture: 2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of burns and cuts as the bulbs can explode and flying glass is possible if the lamp does not have a shade.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Halogen bulbs of different sizes. 67 different models.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0865/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fitted Oven
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models DATID, NUTID and FRAMTID, with production dates 1134-1150 (AASS)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The grid plate originally supplied with the oven is too narrow and could therefore fall during use.
 

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

 
Description:  Built-in oven, production dates 1134-1150 (year week).
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 23