Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 26 ( Published on: 29/06/2012)
Corrigendum
Notification 0744/12 from week 20 of 2012 has been permanently removed following further information received from the notifying country.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0946/12       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Bed "Flexa4dreams"
 
Brand: Flexa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  80-01307-1/-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because items such as drawstrings from clothing could get stuck between the platform and the slide because the fitting is placed too low. The head of a child could also get stuck in the platform´s opening towards the outside.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8..
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary information to consumers on the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  A wooden platform for a medium height bed with a slide.
Country of origin:  Estonia
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0929/12       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Thermos flask "Termo"
 
Brand: Leopard
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 0106090304. 1 L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8401060903041
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue thermos flask with white cup. The lable reads: "Leopard Casa y Jardin.- Termo 1 litro".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0947/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer key-ring "3 in 1 Laser & LED Light"
 
Brand: KALIQI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2011101
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser.

In addition, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to classification, labelling, user information and engineering requirements.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser and LED flashlight, in the form of a key-ring. Approx. dimensions: 11.7x2.2x1.7 cm (with the ring). The head of the product is silver, while the body has various colours (green, silver, red, brown, purple or blue). The laser and the LED are operated by 3 AG13 button cells. The products are packed in black box (24 items, approx. dimensions: 16x11x7.5 cm).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0931/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Pyramid
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6868 Barcode (by importer): 6438151006314, Barcode (by producer): 9557272868681
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 42 % by weight of chloroform.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Package containing one metal tube with a plastic stopper, containing 3 grams of liquid adhesive. The packaging is marked “Super Glue”, “Cyanoacrylate Adhesive”, “New No.6868”, “Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Plastic, Rubber, Metal, Concrete”, “Extra Super Power”, “Net. 3g”, “Warning: eye irritant bonds skin in seconds, keep out of the reach of children”, “extra super power”. The back of the package bears inscriptions in English concerning the application, handling care and the name of company.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0939/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp "Dual-Powered LED Lantern"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.


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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Black LED portable lamp with handle. Height: 20 cm, diameter: 9 cm. Rechargeable alkaline battery (zinc and manganese) (12 V), AC/DC 110 V adaptor; supplied with mains cable.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0940/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp "Emergency Lamp Torch"
 
Brand: Aijia
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  AJ-2818
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.


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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Portable beige plastic LED lamp (29 LEDs) with FM/AM/SW radio; DC4.5V (1.5Vx3) battery and a AC110/220V - 60 Hz rechargeable battery; dimensions: 22x11x7cm; mains connection cable.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0944/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp "LED 150lm"
 
Brand: Ledmix
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  244
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 430035 082445
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The combined creepage distance between live parts and accessible metal parts is not sufficient.

As a result, it is possible to touch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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

 
Description:  LED lamp: 3W-GU10, 230V, 50Hz, 150lm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0928/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Outlander"
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: CWB, model:, EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0482. The vehicles concerned by the recall were built in 2011.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a possibility that the parking brake cable might not have been properly hooked inside the brake shoe lever during vehicle assembly. As a result, there is a risk that the cable can suddenly become loose during transport/use of the car, leading to loss of parking (emergency) brake function.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0936/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motor scooter
 
Brand: SYM
 
Name: JET4
 
Type / number of model:  JET4 50 (AD05W), JET4 125 (AD12W)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk that the welding point of the pillion step with the frame may fracture.
As a result the passenger may fall.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor scooter
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0924/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Braiding strands "Scoubidou – Rainbow"
 
Brand: Top Media
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 170294
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 260223 170294
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Braiding strands consisting of transparent, colourless plastic with a round cross-section, containing textile cords in the inner cavity in various neon colours, in some cases metallic Lurex yarns.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0926/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy "Espumola"
 
Brand: Super Pompas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 05914
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422838059142
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (2.7x104 cfu/ml). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Tubes for making soap bubbles. The product bears a label marked "Super Pompas And Espumola".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0927/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy "Music Bubble Gun"
 
Brand: Erjutoys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. JU6301
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435235863014
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (1.9 x 106 cfu/ml).

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent gun with light which makes soap bubbles. On one side it is marked with the text "Music Bubble Gun". It comes in blister packaging. The front of the packaging indicates, among other things: "Pistola Burbujas con Luz". The references on the back include the importer's details.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0932/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ shorts
 
Brand: Caiba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: MT-368
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends 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:  Yellow shorts with two white stripes. The waist of the shorts includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: „Cecil Mebee”. Size: 134, 140, 152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0933/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ leisure trousers
 
Brand: AD miring
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: K-8710
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7375405995545
 
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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Girls’ leisure trousers with two pockets in pink colour. The left pocket is decorated with flowers and leaves. The waist part of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring. Size: 104, 128 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0934/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Child’s outfit
 
Brand: Huasheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E-374B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  598258181
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings. There are plastic toggles on the ends of the 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 ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Outfit for young children consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: „K”, „BOVIERMAN DRIVESPORTS CLUB SPORTS”, „M56 SPECIALIS M-56”. Size: 134
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0938/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Portable radio "Radio - High Sensitivity Antenna - 5 band"
 
Brand: Waxiba
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XB-822
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.


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): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  Black and brown plastic portable radio, rectangular shape (17x11x6 cm); operates on mains, AC/220V/50Hz, and with two UM.1X2 batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0943/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone "Classic"
 
Brand: Nu:fone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  C45240
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 416280 435519
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The clearance / creeping distances in the mains charger are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible to touch part of the mains charger that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mobile phone supplied with mains charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0945/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Home entertainment system "Hemmabio" 7'' LCD DVD player / Hifi system
 
Brand: Blueray
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CJ-702LDVD
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0206702760086
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live connectors of the mains switch are accessible via the round holes at the bottom of the enclosure of the product. The clearances / creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible to touch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Home entertainment system. 100-240VAC, 60/50Hz, class II. Power: 2x20W, Kodak picture CD compatible, DVD Video, MPEG4 Digital video, Jpeg, TFT.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0930/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair shampoo "Haar-Vital"
 
Brand: Aina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Haar Vital 100ml, HV 643
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9005546004544
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by pathogenic organisms such as mesophilic aerobic microorganisms (2.4x104 cfu/ml), Pantoea (8.7x103 cfu/ml) and Pseudonmonas aeruginosa (2x104 cfu/ml).
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall from consumers and information to them (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers and information to them

 
Description:  White plastic bottle with screw top and adhesive label; content: 100 ml.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0937/12       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Wooden table lamp
 
Brand: Mester Grønn
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  139602
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The lamp is only designed for tea light candles, but the candle holder is big enough to also hold larger candles. The product label does not specify what kind of candles should be used so if a large candle is placed in the lamp and left unattended, the wood in the lamp could catch fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Small turquoise wooden table lamp for tea light candles. Sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0925/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electronic Multimeter "Multímetro Electrónico"
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ref. 14016
 
Batch number / Barcode:  88620009140161
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a risk of electric shock since live parts are accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
 

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

 
Description:  Black multimeter with manual probe on white screen and red and black wires. The product comes in blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0935/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hairdryer "Mini Travel Hair Dryer"
 
Brand: Fabulous
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FB-0307A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
There is a risk of fire due to the low quality of the general assembly of the product and incorrect plug sizes and wiring.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standard BS 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  Small travel hairdryer
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0941/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power inverter "Mobile Power Inverter"
 
Brand: Genius Power
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GP-12-150F
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 416280 435519
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When connecting or removing a plug from the socket, it is possible to unintentionally touch the live pins and receive an electric shock.

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:  Power inverter to convert DC 12V to AC 220V-240C 50Hz 150W
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26

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Alert number: A12/0942/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor "220 V AC Adaptor"
 
Brand: König Gaming
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GAMWII-CA05
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 412810 108251
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Clearance / creeping distances are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible totouch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.

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, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Mains adaptor, 100-240V, class II, 12VDC, 3.7A
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 26