Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 32 ( Published on: 10/08/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1204/12       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Towels with decoration
 
Brand: 1. Unknown - 2. Swallow
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. No 104893 2. No 104896
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking as, due to their characteristic form, colour and size, they 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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  1. A gift set containing a pink towel of cotton and a plastic cherry with a leaf as decoration. It comes on a plastic plate like a piece of cake under a plastic cover. 2. A gift set containing a yellow towel of cotton and a plastic cherry with a leaf as decoration. It comes in a plastic cup like ice cream.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1190/12       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Garden chair
 
Brand: Edenko
 
Name: Transat Bois Acacia Basculant
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. D08002 Batch number: 12/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Entrapment
 
The product is not sufficiently strong and could break. There is a risk of fingers being trapped if the structure breaks as the person sits down and puts his/her hands on the arm rests.

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

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

 
Description:  Acacia wood garden chair. Dimensions: 110 x 58.8 x 76 cm.
Country of origin:  Vietnam
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1202/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  1. Ring; 2. Earrings; 3. Necklace; 4. Necklace; 5. Earrings
 
Brand: Diamante
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 368495; 2. 368465; 3. 368445; 4. 368285; 5. 368385
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the metal material of each product contains cadmium, exceeding the limit of 0,01%. The quantity of cadmium by weight is:


1. 27 %


2. 24 %


3. 28 %


4. 42 %


5. 27 %






The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  1. A golden ring with a black plastic stone, attached to a label of cardboard 2. A pair of golden, hanging earrings with oriental figures, attached to a label of cardboard 3. A golden necklace consisting of several chains and a golden plate with diamond-like plastic stones, attached to a label of cardboard 4. A golden necklace with a bigger heart-shaped black plastic figure and several smaller black balls. 5. A pair of hanging silver earrings with feather like decorations (a silver plume, 2 black plumes) and small black balls, attached to a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1203/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Jewellery Set
 
Brand: Fashion Jewelry
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B2304
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the metal material of the necklace contains 50 % by weight of cadmium and the metal material of the earrings contains 41 % by weight cadmium, thus exceeding the limit of 0,01%.



The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Jewellery set in oriental style consisting of a necklace and a pair of earrings attached to a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1193/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Lilo M
 
Name: Pigmentationcolours Cocoa 5310 for Eyebrow Pigmentation
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  11531001
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10,6 mg/kg of nickel.

According to ResAP (2008) 1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen. The arsenic level detected in the sample also exceeds the level of 2 mg/kg recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear, colourless glass bottle with printed adhesive band and white plastic screw cap with integrated dropper tube. Capacity: 10 ml. Best before 07/2013.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/1200/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: SUN
 
Name: 100 LED
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock for the following reasons:


·         The insulation is not sufficient.


·         The cross-sectional area of the external wires is insufficient and the wires could overheat.


·         The wire ends soldered to terminals of flashing switch and control unit are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.


·         The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. In case of damage, the live metal wires become accessible.


·         The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required and during connection the user may touch the live pin of the plug.


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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 100 LED lamps and a flashing switch and control unit. Packaging: cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1191/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Lamp socket
 
Brand: Wintop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  9271L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8414834455
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When a bulb is inserted into the socket, live parts of the bulb are accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60238.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Edison lamp socket. The product exists in two colours: black and white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1161/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Circular saw
 
Brand: TECH GARDEN
 
Name: Halkosirkkeli
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 6416485211666
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries for the following reasons:


·         Pivoting log carriage does not automatically return to its rest position.


·         Inaccurate sizing of the saw blade guard prevents pivoting log carriage to return to its rest position.


·         The width of the fixed guard opening that encloses the periphery of the saw blade is too wide.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1870.
 

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

 
Description:  A circular sawing machine for firewood, green-grey frame standing on 4 legs.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1165/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Circular saw
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Klapisirkkeli
 
Type / number of model:  9311/LS400
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries for the following reasons:


·         Pivoting log carriage does not automatically return to its rest position.


·         Inaccurate sizing of the saw blade guard prevents pivoting log carriage to return to its rest position.


·         The width of the fixed guard opening that encloses the periphery of the saw blade is too wide.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1870.
 

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

 
Description:  A circular sawing machine for firewood, with grey frame standing on 4 legs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1170/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Circular saw
 
Brand: PowerCat
 
Name: Logsaw
 
Type / number of model:  270015 LS-400
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of cuts and injuries for the following reasons:


·         Pivoting log carriage does not automatically return to its rest position.


·         Inaccurate sizing of the saw blade guard prevents pivoting log carriage to return to its rest position.


·         The width of the fixed guard opening that encloses the periphery of the saw blade is too wide.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1870.
 

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

 
Description:  A circular sawing machine for firewood, grey frame standing on 4 legs.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1189/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Chain saw
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Gasoline Chain Saw
 
Type / number of model:  Type HV-0003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6944217242911
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it is inadequate with respect to the:

·         mechanical strength of the hand guard

·         performance of the chain brake

·         strength of the hand grip

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 11681.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Chain saw, petrol, yellow and black housing, rated power: 3.5 kW, cubic capacity: 52 cm³, chain pitch: 0.325", guide bar: 50 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1181/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Tie rod
 
Brand: MOOG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ME-DS-6329 Batch number: 11D – Production March 2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product could break during use, typically whilst manoeuvring (parking or making a U-turn for example), which could lead to an accident.


Four incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Tie rod assemblies, sold as after sales car parts. Production years 2008 to 2011.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Finland, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1158/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Playground swing
 
Brand: Van Besouw Metaal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  09.02
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The swing poses a risk of injuries to the heads of children because the impact force from the swing is too high and the swing may hit the head of the child that has fallen off. In addition, no shock-absorbing material has been affixed to the metal footrests, which may lead to injuries when the footrests of the swing strike the child.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1176.
 

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

 
Description:  Family-sized swing with yellow, blue and red metal frame and eight seats in a row.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1183/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Folding pocket knife
 
Brand: Smith & Wesson
 
Name: Extreme Ops
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product may cause a risk of injuries because the handle can easily detach from the blade.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 8442-2.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product

 
Description:  A folding pocket knife with a plastic handle in green and black colour and an engraved spider on one side. The pocket knife is sold in a black textile case inside cellophane packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1185/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Air horn
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Air horn
 
Type / number of model:  Gas horn/Item 38600
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4260244660774
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is too.
 

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

 
Description:  Gas canister and horn in blister pack
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/1168/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Amber teething necklace
 
Brand: Amber Pumpkin
 
Name: Amber Teething Jewellery
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the beads can easily break and detach and be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  Round baby bead necklace which comes in a small bag made of fabric and includes an information card.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1187/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Anklet for babies
 
Brand: Amber Pumpkin
 
Name: Amber Teething Jewellery
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the beads can easily break and detach and be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  Elastic anklet for babies which comes in a small fabric bag including an information card.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1188/12       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Amber teething necklace
 
Brand: Amber Pumpkin
 
Name: 1. Baroque Clasp Anklet - 2. Baroque Multi Baby Necklace
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the beads can easily break into small parts that may be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 12586.
 

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

 
Description:  Baroque clasp anklet for babies and baroque multi baby necklace which comes in a small fabric bag including an information card.
Country of origin:  Lithuania
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1159/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: MLTHOGAR
 
Name: Romantic, Fashion girl
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 29020 (model 2014), 29013 (model 2014), 28740 and 29006 (model 8061)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8521557029020, 8521557029013 and 8521557029006
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the heads of the doll with references 29020 (no.2414), 29013 (no.2414), 28740 and 29006 contain 23.51 % , 21.91 %, 28.87 % and 20.11 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) respectively.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  - Romantic doll with reference 29020 (no. 2414): Blonde with gold top and pink and gold skirt. Romantic doll with reference 29013 (no.2414): Blonde with short dress in geometric/African tones. Fashionable girl doll with reference 28740: blonde with shiny pink dress and accessories. -Ref: 29006: dolls with blonde hair and various dresses. References 29020 and 29013 came in large boxes with many smaller boxes containing the dolls. The large box and smaller box are all the same and have the same production number 2014. However, the design and dress of the dolls differ – it can therefore be assumed that this is why the importer's reference is different. Description of packaging: cardboard boxes showing the brand name, reference number and importer's i.d.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1160/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: MLTHOGAR
 
Name: Colorful Bubbles
 
Type / number of model:  29105 Bar code: 8521557029105
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8521557029105
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (1. 2 x 10⁴ 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 and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  The product is a transparent plastic wand containing soapy liquid. The product is sold in a blister pack on which the words "Colorful Bubbles" are printed. It bears a label with the importer's details, the CE mark, bar code and inscription "not recommended for children under 3 years".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1162/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with accessories
 
Brand: FANTASTIKO
 
Name: Tiniest-My Pet
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 9635
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424345096351
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the costume of the toy (the pink and yellow legwarmers, the black and pink sweaters, the black and pink shoes, the black skirt and black dress) contains 0.17 % - 0.7 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.15 % - 0.64 % by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Dolls with various accessories. The product is sold in a cardboard box bearing information about the brand and inscription 'Tiniest'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1167/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: FAMOSA
 
Name: I LOVE MINNIE <font color="#ff0000">(THE PRODUT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Type / number of model:  7007700 SA2053
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a risk because the arms, hands, legs and feet of the doll contain 0.26%, 0.26%, 0.20% and 0.22% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).



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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Plastic doll in pink and white dress. The front of the red and white plastic packaging includes the inscriptions "Disney" and "I love MINNIE".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1174/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Wiky
 
Name: Fashion Charming
 
Type / number of model:  113695
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8590331136957
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 4.68 - 5.38 % by weight of phthalate 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 of the product from the market

 
Description:  10 cm tall doll, glued to cardboard. The different colours of hair and clothes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia

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Alert number: A12/1186/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: LITTLE Amy
 
Type / number of model:  1668
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 18,8 % 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll with different dresses and boots and whiner on the back side. Symbol on packaging indicating that product is unsuitable for children under the age of 3 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Latvia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1192/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Swim ring
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PGO 101
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3399940280014
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the mouthpiece contains 36.2%, the orange plastic bottom 29.4% and the printed plastic top 27.9% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the plastic contains isophorone, cyclohexanone and toluene.

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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Swim ring with duck head made of orange plastic with coloured print and with a transparent safety valve.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1194/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress costume
 
Brand: GUIRCA
 
Name: Abeja infantil (‘Bee for children’)
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 7812
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435118209786
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Costume consisting of a top with horizontal black and yellow stripes and cords at the back of the neck, a black cap with antennae and black tights. The packaging is a transparent bag containing a cardboard label, the front of which bears an image of a girl dressed as a bee with a yellow globe in her hands. On the back of the card appear “ITEM”, the bar code and CE mark, the indications “dry clean only” and 100% polyester” and the details of the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1157/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's leather wristband
 
Brand: SIX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown Bar code 4016632477567
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 48.9 mg/kg of benzidine of the leather. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, men's leather bracelet with four rivets (4 cm wide). No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1169/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ shoes
 
Brand: PANYNO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B1003 and B1009
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435159508121 and 8435159506763
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts that detach easily and can be swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Babies’ shoes for girls in black with a button and in cream-colour with a flower on the instep. The products are packaged in a cardboard box indicating the brand, model, barcode and numbering.
Country of origin:  Peru
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1175/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dresses
 
Brand: Smile Rabbit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Dresses for little girls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1176/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s bolero
 
Brand: Smile Rabbit
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 1017
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Bolero for little girls under 7 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1177/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Set of babies’ garments
 
Brand: LINGTONG
 
Name: Baby Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts (the buttons and the decorations on the bootees) that can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Sets of babies' clothing consisting of pyjamas, bonnets and bootees packaged in cardboard boxes indicating the brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1178/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: HELLO KID'S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CBA 2708
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence, respectively of cords with free ends in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back of the garment.




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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product

 
Description:  Girl's bikini in pink and white, for girls 14 years of age, with pattern of a cat and an inscription "MIND GIRLS" printed on the top and bottom. The top can be tied with cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. Size: 10. The product comes with a pink hair tie. The paper label contains the inscription "happy manufactuting flower chic".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1179/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sandals
 
Brand: XINMIN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 093300 045305
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can easily detach and be swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ sandals XINMIN in white and pink colours, with a Velcro strap around the ankle, and a label. There is an appliquéd pattern of a butterfly attached by means of one big and several small decorative rhinestones. On the strap there is an attached decorative appliquéd pattern made of rhinestones in the form of a flower. The sandals are intended for children up to 3 years of age. Size 23.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1180/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Cengiz Sözer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown Batch number: 01764
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s dress in various colours, with satin bands attached to the side edges of the waist area that are intended to be tied at the back and are not secured against unravelling. There is a paper label with information in Bulgarian about the item, the composition and the price.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1182/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ slippers
 
Brand: XIUXIAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code 59 RO-107
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 5.6-12.56 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product

 
Description:  Ladies’ slippers. On the rubber sole there is a stamp with the size of the slippers and the inscription "XIUXIAN". The products are sold in cellophane packaging with a label. The slippers are available in 5 different textile colours: 1. Red colour, the upper has white flowers with a yellow dot in the middle. 2. Red colour, the upper has white flowers with a yellow dot in the middle. 3. Blue colour, the upper has white flowers – edelweiss with a yellow dot in the middle. 4. Purple colour, the upper has white flowers –edelweiss with a yellow dot in the middle. 5. Red colour, the upper has flowers in different colours – orange, blue, green and pink with a yellow dot in the middle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1195/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's leisure trousers
 
Brand: WANDENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  R074NTK
 
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 of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Leisure trousers for children in variety of colours. The waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 128, 134, 140, 146, 152
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1196/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s cardigan
 
Brand: Breeze
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed cord with free ends in the waist area.



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


 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product

 
Description:  Children’s pink cardigan, supplied with a non-fixed cord with free ends in the waist area. Attached to the product are a textile label and a paper label containing treatment symbols and information on the item, the importer, the country of origin.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1197/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ sweatshirt
 
Brand: C&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  textiles and fashion items Product: Girls’ sweatshirt Brand: C&S Name: Unknown Number of model: D-0921
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood area.

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

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 a hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with printed patterns. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is available in the colours red and yellow. Size: 8.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1198/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: NAPOLEONE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  textiles and fashion items Product: Girl’s sweatshirt Brand: NAPOLEONE Name: Unknown Number of model: X-1005
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring placed in the hood with knots and toggles on the ends.

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

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

 
Description:  Girl’s sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with inscriptions and a figure from strass. The hood has a non-fixed drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. The product is available in different colours. Size: 8, 12, 14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1199/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: PLAYBACK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Name: Unknown Number of model: F-1202
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 999039791017
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and waist area.


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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit consisting of trousers and a sweatshirt with a hood and zip-fastener in dark blue colour. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings with knots on the ends. The sweatshirt is decorated with the inscriptions: "Q.B.J. 90 º N/0 º E SPORT TEMA? CLUB SPORTS BESTS WEAR KID'S COOL, SUPER-ACPUIRE-COMPILE". The trousers are decorated with inscriptions: “PUBLIC SAFETY URBAN DIVISION 368” Size: 146-152
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1173/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail modelling product
 
Brand: JK Shasta
 
Name: LIQUID All Seasons
 
Type / number of model:  L-PAF-00030-12-Roa
 
Batch number / Barcode:  12-0067377-001-01
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 96.5 % methyl methacrylate (MMA). In its "Health assessment of nail modelling cosmetics containing methyl metacrylate" of 22 December 2011, the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) considers methyl metacrylate present in concentrations of 80-90 % in the nail modelling cosmetics to be harmful to health due to the high sensitizing potential, which can also cause ongoing damage to nails.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic canister with label and white plastic screw cap. Clear, mauve liquid with a characteristic odour of methacrylate. Capacity: 1 gallon / 128 fluid ounces.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1163/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension leads
 
Brand: BACHMANN
 
Name: Connectus PVC
 
Type / number of model:  Ref: 1)       330.101 2)       330.102 3)       330.103 4)       330.100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 1)       4016514013678 2)       4016514013647 3)       4016514013654 4)       4016514013661
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products are not sufficiently resistant to heat. Live parts could become accessible if the products are exposed to heat.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20315.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Extension leads with 4, 6, 9, and 12 sockets. Supplied loose.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1164/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptors
 
Brand: SETRONIC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 8103, 8102, 8105 and 8105 B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8435081383513
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The products pose a risk of electric shock because a plug can be inserted leaving a live pin accessible.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 20315.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Travel adaptors in plastic bags inside boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1166/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: SONIC HOME
 
Name: 10-metre Extension
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric sock because there are no shutters protecting the holes in the plug.

The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  10 m extension lead with individual plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1171/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptors
 
Brand: MW
 
Name: Traveler
 
Type / number of model:  MWU2FR and MWF2FR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 080558306274
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Since there is no shaft/collar, a connection can be established between the pin of a plug and the hole of a live socket while the other pin is accessible, thereby creating a risk of electric shock.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 20315.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  Travel adaptors with individual packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1172/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Massage pillow
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mini Massage Pillow
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the clearances / creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings in the transformer of the AC adaptor supplied with the product are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Massage pillow with AC adaptor (model number: ZF120A-1202000)
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1184/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor
 
Brand: LUMI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3109
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is a possibility for a direct contact with live parts of plugs inserted.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product

 
Description:  Travel adaptor for UK plugs. Supplied with packaging indicating the name of the manufacturer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32

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Alert number: A12/1201/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED Tube
 
Brand: Iled
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T8 - 60cm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  None
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
When one end of the tube is inserted into a luminaire there is a risk of electric shock caused by direct contact with live parts at the other end of the tube.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61140.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product

 
Description:  White LED tube lamp, power 8W, Input AC220V 50/60Hz.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 32