Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 25 ( Published on: 22/06/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0898/12       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Portable gas heater
 
Brand: Bellus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AS-GH03 (185371)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The injectors are too big and the product may break as a result of overheating. This may cause leaks and burns.
The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive or the relevant European standard
EN 449.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users and withdrawal from the market.

 
Description:  Portable gas heater: black metal, dimensions 72x42 x34 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0902/12       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Door bar
 
Brand: JUMBO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code Y-DB01P
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0233259000037
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product can detach from the door under the weight of the user.


One incident reported.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 957.
 

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

 
Description:  Chrome-plated steel door bar in silver, with rubber ends and support brackets in black, for domestic use. The bar extends from 62cm to 100cm. It is sold in a transparent blister package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/0920/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cleaning product "Badkamer cleaner extra krachtig"
 
Brand: De Jong & Partners
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717496472045
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk and risk of burns because it contains an acidic solution with pH value 1,3. The product must therefore be classified as “Corrosive”; nevertheless, there is no pictogram “C” on the label and the labelling with risk and safety warnings is incorrect. The packaging has no child-resistant closure and there is no tactile warning. The user therefore has no indication on the serious danger of this acidic product when it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. And, in particular, there is a risk to young children due to the absence of a child-resistant closure, and to visually impaired consumers due to the absence of a tactile warning.

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).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  The flacon is fitted with a spraying device. Content 750 ml. The product contains phosphoric acid. On the back there are some brief instructions in Dutch, German, English and French language.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/0921/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Unknown
 
Brand: De Jong & Partners
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717496472069.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains an acidic solution with an extreme pH value 0.7. The product must therefore be classified as “Corrosive”. There is no pictogram “C” on the label and there is incorrect labelling of risk and safety warnings. The packaging has no child-resistant closure and there is no tactile warning. There are no contact details of the supplier on the label.


The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP, ECN°1272/2008), and also with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC)
 

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

 
Description:  The flacon is fitted with a spraying device. Content 750 ml. The product contains phosphoric acid. On the back are some brief instructions in Dutch, German, English and French language.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/0922/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Cleaning product "Power Kitchen kleaner product -Keukenreiniger extra krachtig"
 
Brand: De Jong & Partners
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8710249297520.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a basic solution with over 4% of sodium hydroxide.-

The product must therefore be classified as “Corrosive”. There is no pictogram “C” on the label and there is incorrect labelling of risk and safety warnings. The packaging has no child-resistant closure and there is no tactile warning. There are no contact details of the supplier on the label.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP, EC N°1272/2008) and also not with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC).
 

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

 
Description:  The flacon is fitted with a spraying device. Content 750 ml. The product contains sodium hydroxide. On the back there are brief instructions in Dutch, which do not cover the danger of the product.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0899/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Camper van "BoxStar 600 and BoxStar 630"
 
Brand: Knaus Tabbert
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EC type-approval: Model year 2011 - type: X250L, type approval: e1*2001/116*0439*07 Model year 2012 - type: K250L, type approval: e1*2007/46*0771*00 and *01 The vehicles concerned were built between 2010 and 2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The screw attachment of the two seatbelts between the seats of the pull-out bench in the vehicle living area is incorrectly installed. Instead of the steel angle provided, only the weld spots of the nut hold the belt end-point in place. The nut could break off under stress, leaving the belts loose and useless.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Camper van.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0900/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Bravo"
 
Brand: Fiat
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 198, EC type approval No: e3*2001/116*0248, Production period: from September 2010 until October 2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The wrong tightening torque on the lower attachment point of the steering column can lead to a loss of steering on the vehicle.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0901/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Delta"
 
Brand: Lancia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 844, EC type approval No.: e3*2001/116*0279*, production period: May 2010 - October 2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The wrong tightening torque on the lower attachment point of the steering column can lead to a loss of steering on the vehicle.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0907/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Gran Move"
 
Brand: DAIHATSU
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  G301/303 Airbag. The recall affects vehicles, produced from 01/1997 to 07/1997 and from 09/1998 to 04/1999, with VINs: JDAG30***********
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Engine coolant may leak and drop on the airbag computer. This could lead to a short-circuit of the airbag system. In the worst case, the airbag could be deployed accidentally whilst driving.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Finland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0914/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Zafira" and "Combo"
 
Brand: Opel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  - Type ZAFIRA T98MONOCAB/CNG, EC type approval Nos. (international): e1*98/14*0200*00 - e1*98/14*0200*06 - Type COMBO-C-CNG, EC type approval Nos. (international): e1*2007/46*0293*00 - e1*2007/46*0293*01 e1*2001/116*0327*00 - e1*2001/116*0327*06 - Type COMBO-C-VAN-CNG e1*2007/46*0131*00 - e1*2007/46*0131*01 - Type COMBO-C-VAN-CNG, type approval Nos. (national): DE*2007/46*0131*00 - DE*2007/46*0131*02 L620*00 - L620 N05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Temperature fluctuations during the filling process (-20° to +40°) may damage the paint on the compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders, resulting in corrosion. In extreme cases, this may cause natural gas to leak from the CNG cylinders. There is a risk that the vehicle could catch fire once the engine has been switched off.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0908/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic toy "Magno-Z"
 
Brand: Fish Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  17-4686
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5766181746865
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the plastic rings that hold the magnets can break releasing strong magnets and metal parts. The items are small parts. The magnet flux index is 156 kG2mm2.


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

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

 
Description:  Figurine of a football player, 80 mm high. The toy has magnets attached as hands and feet. It is sold in conjunction with a football with a diameter 17.5 mm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Iceland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0912/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy air gun "AK-47, Black Guard"
 
Brand: Yika
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AK-47, Black Guard
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the bullets is exceeded. Hence there is a serious danger of external injuries, and sensitive areas such as the face and above all the eyes are particularly at risk.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary destruction of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Toy air gun with light and laser sight, including plastic bullets.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0913/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Beach Toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the ‘ears’ and ‘nose’ of the tip-up truck are easily detachable and can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary destruction of the product and warning to consumers of the risks. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Net bag with label, containing 1 tip-up truck, 1 ladle, 1 sieve and 1 rake, or 1 tip-up truck, 1 ladle, 1 sieve and 1 form, or 1 tip-up truck, 1 ladle, 1 spade and 1 form.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0916/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play shooting set "Super Ketty Competition Gun"
 
Brand: Rovaplast
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the projectiles is exceeded. Hence there is a serious danger of external injuries and sensitive areas such as the face and above all the eyes are particularly at risk.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary warning to consumers of the risks. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Pistol with 3 suction arrows.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0918/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic Putty "Space Putty"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. no. 660631
 
Batch number / Barcode:  66063135074
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries (intestinal blockage) because it contains a small magnet cube with a high magnetic flux value. In addition the product poses a risk of choking because the small parts can easily be swallowed by children.


The product does not comply with the


Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Black magnetic putty and a small strong magnetic cube packed in a metallic container. The container is marked: "Caution Please note – suitable for ages 12+. Keep out of reach of younger children. NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, DO NOT EAT. If swallowed, please seek medical attention immediately. AB". The container is also marked with the CE mark and the 0-3 pictogram.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0903/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Moga Kid's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LD-060
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999552125220
 
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:  Girl’s sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with a picture of a girl and an inscription: "Malibu Club Tonight Show". The product is available in light purple, dark purple and grey colours. Size: 8-16.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0904/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Moga
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HMX-8828C1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstring with free ends placed 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:  Girl’s sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring with free ends. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with an embroidered inscription: "Braze Mexico Fashion 46". The product is available in light blue, dark blue and grey colours. Size: 134-164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0905/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  7149B
 
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 in the hood and 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 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 and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles and knots on the ends. The product is decorated with the inscriptions: "Naughty" and „65-Fabto". Size: 122-164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0906/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's windbreaker
 
Brand: SANJOY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XFY1015B
 
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 in the hood and 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 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 windbreaker with hood and zip-fastener. The hood can be removed by using a zipper. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is available in red, beige, light blue and dark blue colours. Size: 92-122.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0909/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Piao Liang Xiong Di
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WZ03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with knots on the ends in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Sweatshirt for young children with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with different patterns (flowers, butterflies, crowns) and an inscription: "Surf Fulla Cess". The product is available in green, brown and blue colours. Size: 6.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0915/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Socks "Elegante Berufssocke" (elegant dress socks)
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4019312122634
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 64, 75 and 76 mg/kg respectively of dimethoxybenzidine of the textile component. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall of the product from end users. (By: Other)

 
Description:  5-pack, black, size 43-46. Packaging: black cardboard labels with gold-coloured edge and white print; sleeve with the same design around the 5-pack.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0919/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’sweatshirt
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-916
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring with free ends in the hood.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls’ sweatshirt with hood, zip fastener and kangaroo pocket. The hood includes a drawstring. The front of the sweatshirt is decorated with an inscription: „hfsritsn”. The product is available in green and pink colours. Size: 134/140.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0911/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Shoe dryer
 
Brand: Pearl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4022107145824
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cables are accessible on the plug connecting the mains adapter and the heating element.

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  The shoe dryer set comprises two heating coils embedded in black chamotte and inserted into metal plates. These are powered from the mains via a Y cable.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0917/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger "Travel Charger for iPod" (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
 
Brand: All Thesys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 492865 Serial No.:54809094
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3307524928658
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The input power conductors are fixed on the printed circuit board (PCB) so that reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductors in position.


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): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Charger packed in a transparent blister package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece