Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 37 ( Published on: 14/09/2012)
Corrigendum
Notification A12/1283/12 from week 34 of 2012 has been removed from the RAPEX website because the measures were already notified (A12/1279/12- Week 34 of 2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1373/12       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Via ferrata set
 
Brand: EDELRID
 
Name: Klettersteigset
 
Type / number of model:  Art.Nr.: 71694, 71673, 71680, 71674, 71682, 71676, 71693
 
Batch number / Barcode:  No information
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The polyamide webbing of the elasticated webbing branches could be partially destroyed by the mechanical action of deposited dirt particles and be weakened as a result. Under normal conditions of use (without falling), the webbing stretches, then retracts back to shape. It is thought that this could provoke the above-mentioned mechanical action, which is not immediately obvious to the user. In the event of a fall, this could lead to serious injury or death.


One fatal accident reported.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Via ferrata climbing gear sets. The following models manufactured between 2010 and 2012 are affected: Cable Lite, Art. No: 71694 (black) Cable Lite 2.0, Art. No: 71673 (black-green) Cable Comfort, Art. No: 71680 (black) Cable Comfort 2.0, Art. No: 71674 (black-green) Cable Kit 4.0, Art. No: 71682 (black and green) Brenta Comfort, Art. No: 71676 (black) Cable Kit Xtra-Light Schuster, Art. No: 71693 (black)
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1357/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Coral
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1132MDC
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS74, BATCH: W63RD32Y59041IMX40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 62 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing coral-coloured pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1358/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Dijon
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1145MDDIJ
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 536 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene and alpha-methylstyrene which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1359/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Dragon Yellow
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: ST1064DRAGY
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS76, BATCH: W64Y60IMX40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 270 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1360/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Egg Shell
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: ST1149 BORES
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS77, BATCH: W65Y61B56GL
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 167 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1361/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Lemon Yellow
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.: ST 1003LY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 96 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene and alpha-methylstyrene which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description: 
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1362/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Maroon
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST 1152BORMAR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS77, BATCH: Y57O40RD31B49GL
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 149 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing dark red pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1363/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Maroon Honey
 
Type / number of model:  Art. ST 1150BORMH, Boris Collection
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS72, BATCH: Y58W61O38B49GL
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 304 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing. In addition, it contains aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene and alpha-methylstyrene which are also toxic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1364/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Mustard
 
Type / number of model:  ART ST 1053MUS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS76, BATCH: Y 60W64O44G54RD32
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 430 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1365/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Persian Red
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1154BORPR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS77, BATCH: W61RD29Y58O38B49IMX40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 137 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1366/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Rubber Doll
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. ST 1151BORRD, Boris Collection
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS72, BATCH: W57Y55O35RD28B45GL
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 39 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing orange pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1367/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Salmon
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1131MDS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS70, BATCH: W57O35RD28Y53M32IMX40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 33 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1368/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Sangria
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1153BORSAN BORIS COLLECTION
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS72, BATCH: RD31Y57O40W62B49GL
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 86 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing red pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1369/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Sunburn
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1035SB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS78, BATCH: W66Y61O41IMX40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 26 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing orange pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1370/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Yellow Orchid
 
Type / number of model:  Article ST1141MDYOR
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot SS72, BATCH: Y59W62O40RD31G45IMX40
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains azo dyes releasing 333 mg/kg of the aromatic amine o-anisidine (CAS No 90-04-0) which is a substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic and sensitizing.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up' o-anisidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Transparent bottle with adhesive label and black top containing yellow pigment.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1380/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: Light Brown
 
Type / number of model:  Article # ST1018LB, Batch # YO19RX25W70, Y61IMX40, Ref # 101811H25001 Exp: 08/31/16
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot: SS82
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.2 mg/kg of nickel.

The product does not comply with the relevant National Standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Light brown, opaque liquid – opened bottle Consistency: opaque liquid. Odour: chemical. Packaging: plastic bottle with measuring cap
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1438/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Oven cleaner and BBQ Grill cleaner
 
Brand: Mc Pride
 
Name:  1. Oven Pride- Complete oven Cleaner2. BBQ Pride- BBQ Grill Cleaner
 
Type / number of model:  All products manufactured before 10/09/12.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to problems with the child proof cap. Children could open the bottle and drink the chemical content, causing burns to mouth and internal organs.

On incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Regulation No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
 

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

 
Description:  Oven Pride Bag made of plastic, containing a sealing grip bar. Oven pride Liquid containing approximately 10% caustic soda and mixture of 3 surfactants and disposable nitrile gloves.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1387/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: OPEL
 
Name: Antara
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrect brake fluid might cause corrosion in the hydraulic ABS unit leading to a sticking valve and resulting in a longer brake pedal travel and a longer stopping distance, which may cause an accident, resulting in injuries to the passengers.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2007 to 2010 model year vehicles, with VINs from 7 0 005553 to 8 0 266540 and from 9 B 261462 to A B 012397 Passenger car
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, The Netherlands, Malta, Finland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Slovenia, Hungary, Portugal, Iceland

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Alert number: A12/1397/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: CHEVROLET
 
Name: Aveo /Kalos, Captiva, Epica/Tosca, Lacetti/Nubira/Optra, Matiz/Spark
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The affected vehicles may in some instances experience spongy brakes, increased brake pedal travel and in some cases reduced brake performance, caused by a valve sticking within the ABS module.


These conditions may cause an accident, resulting in injuries to the passengers.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns the following models: MY2009 ~ 2011 Chevrolet Aveo /Kalos MY2007 ~ 2010 Chevrolet Captiva MY2008 ~ 2010 Chevrolet Epica/Tosca MY2007 ~ 2008 Chevrolet Lacetti/Nubira/Optra MY2007 ~ 2009 Chevrolet Matiz/Spark The VIN ranges of affected vehicles are as follows: • KL1SF48DJ8BS09481~ KL1SF69WJAB134357(Aveo/Kalos) • KL3CD26RJ7B000248 ~ KL1CG26FJAB012371 (Captiva) • KL1LF69RJ8B090447 ~ KL1LA69KJAB012342 (Epica/Tosca) • KL5JD56Z47K999027~ KL1NF356J8K315878(Lacetti/Nubira /Optra) • KL1KF480J7C199689 ~ KL1KF484J9C645714 (Matiz/Spark)
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Slovenia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1398/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Trike motorcycle
 
Brand: Rewaco
 
Name: RF1
 
Type / number of model:  RF1 GT, RF1 LT, RF1 ST EC; type approval: e1*2002/24*0241*00-*08 The vehicles affected were manufactured between February 2005 and July 2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A weld joint can break leading to loss of steering.
 

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

 
Description:  Trike motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1402/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Step Ladder
 
Brand: Dogrular
 
Name: GI 200
 
Type / number of model:  Type 3109
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8 691913 101094
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The thickness of the load bearing parts is not sufficient. As a result the stepladder can fail structurally causing the user to fall from a height.

One accident reported

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Stepladder with platform marked GI200.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1371/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Colouring pencils
 
Brand: Best Choice
 
Name: Regenbogen Buntstifte ( Rainbow colouring pencils)
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 43292
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4326470432926
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The pencils pose a chemical risk because they are coated in a plastic film made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. This plastic contains 3.7% by weight of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Thick colouring pencils; brightly coloured exterior (red/yellow/green marbling) and brightly coloured leads (red, yellow, blue, white) . Odour: normal, unremarkable
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/1390/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Castelvedere
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article 06/12 Lot 06/12;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 002 502040029
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (up to 2.1 x 100, 000) cfu/ml) while the threshold value is 1, 000. The soapy water contains also a very high quantity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

(710, 000 cfu/ml). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Sword containing liquid for making soap bubbles, available in various colours: red, green or blue. The article bears a label with the following text: 'toy unsuitable for children under the age of 36 due to the presence of small parts that could be inhaled or swallowed. Read and retain. Warnings: 'Do not swallow the liquid. Toy to be used under the supervision of an adult'. The label also bears the logo indicating 'unsuitable for children under the age of three years', the CE marking and the lot and article number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1399/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio controlled helicopter
 
Brand: Double Horse
 
Name: Volitation High Speed
 
Type / number of model:  9053
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The power supply unit poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·         The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.


·         It is not designed or manufactured to withstand foreseeable overloads.


·         It has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket resulting in overheating or arcing.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard BS 1361.
 

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

 
Description:  Radio-controlled helicopter with charger and control unit. Packaging: polystyrene inner with card outer featuring two clear windows showing product. The model number of the charger is HJ-EI-041.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1375/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Lollipop
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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:  Girls’ bikini. The top is designed and produced with cords that are intended to be tied at the back and are not secured against unravelling. On both parts there is a decoration in the form of a butterfly made of small rhinestones and also printed patterns of hearts in different sizes.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1376/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sandals
 
Brand: Xin Min
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because some decorative elements can easily be detached, put into the mouth and swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s sandals with a decoration of a bunny, with two straps over the toes on which there are 3 rhinestones, with a self-adhesive strap in the ankle area and a heart attached to it in pink, white and black colours, with a sole that has printed patterns of flowers, size up to No. 24.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1377/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: 1. Magic Land, 2. Avatto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. Magic Land:11335, 1. Magic Land:11385, 1. Magic Land:16021, 2. Avatto:11391
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords that have free ends in the hood 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 sweatshirt with a hood intended for older children and adolescents from 7 to 14 years of age, supplied with cords that have free ends in the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1378/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Ni-Ni 05
 
Name: Street Girl's fashion
 
Type / number of model:  LU - 521 and LU – 522
 
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 and is not fixed in at least one point.



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 long trousers for older children and adolescents from 7 to 14 years of age, with functional cords that are not secured against unravelling in the waist area and are not fixed in at least one point.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1379/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sports set
 
Brand: S & L
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item H-134
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the sports set consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers has been supplied with cords in the hood that have free ends and functional cords in the waist area of the trousers that are not fixed in at least one point.


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 sports set consisting of a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers, intended for children up to 14 years of age, with cords in the hood that have free ends and functional cords in the waist area of the trousers that are not fixed in at least one point equidistant from the point of tying.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1381/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shorts
 
Brand: S & L
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item YJ 9224, Item. YJ 9225, Item YJ 9226, Item YJ 9228
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s shorts intended for children up to 14 years of age, with functional cords in the waist area about 250-350 mm long.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1382/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shorts
 
Brand: S & L
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 006, item 007 and item 008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14862.
 

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

 
Description:  Shorts intended for children up to 14 years of age, with fixed functional cords in the waist area that are equidistant from the point of tying and are about 400 mm long.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1383/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Mali Zmaj
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item FM 885
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long.

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 dress with a handbag made of the same fabric intended for children from 12 to 36 months of age, with a ribbon on the front and fixed cords in the waist area that are tied at the back and are about 400 mm long.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1384/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' clothing
 
Brand: Cubus
 
Name: Mambo
 
Type / number of model:  7118359
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7050212813496, 7050212813502, 7050212813519, 7050212813526, 7050212813533, 7050212813540, 7050212813557, 7050212813564, 7050212813571, 7050212813588, 7050212813595, 7050212813601, 7050212813618, 7050212813625, 7050212813632, 7050212813649, 7050212813656, 7050212813663, 7050212813670, 7050212813687, 7050212813694
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because the snap fastener may come loose and small children can pick up the pieces with sharp edges and swallow them.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' overall in sizes 50-86 cm. Comes in grey with a monkey, blue-grey striped with a robot, and pink with dots and a print of Flip Flops.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/1385/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ body garment
 
Brand: Cubus
 
Name: Magic Body
 
Type / number of model:  7118327
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7050212807785, 7050212807792, 7050212807815, 7050212807846, 7050212807853, 7050212807877, 7050212807907, 7050212807914, 7050212807938, 7050212807969, 7050212807976, 7050212807990, 7050212808027, 7050212808034, 7050212808058, 7050212808089, 7050212808096, 7050212808119, 7050212808140, 7050212808157, 7050212808171
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking and cuts because the snap fastener may come loose and small children can pick up the pieces with sharp edges and swallow them.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies' body garment in sizes 50-86 cm. Comes in grey with a dog, blue-grey striped, blue with a monkey and turquoise with berries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/1386/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Sweet Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GS 1201
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2200000079633
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and 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 clothing set in grey colour, consisting of 2 pieces - a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 6 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood which has a cord. The trousers have drawstrings in the waist area the length of which is more than 14 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1388/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Sunny kids
 
Name: Children's Set Larisa
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code: 22369000
 
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 standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  A baby’s set consisting of three parts – a blouse, a pair of trousers and a bolero "Larisa", intended for children up to 18 months of age. The bolero has been supplied with functional cords; No packaging.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1389/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl's bikini
 
Brand: Zekii
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  23111-44 SHAPE ZTR: 5015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of a cord in the neck area and cords that are to be 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Girl's bikini with cords that have free ends in the neck area and cords that are tied at the back. No packaging.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1394/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' T-Shirt
 
Brand: BORDO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No A-1008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long.

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:  Girls’ T-Shirt in grey and purple colour with printed decoration, for children up to 14 years of age. On the lower sides of the T-Shirt are cords which are about 32 cm long.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1396/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' leisure trousers
 
Brand: TINGBA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TRK 88671 NA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6938073851332
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a drawstring with 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 of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls’ leisure trousers. The left leg of the trousers is decorated with an inscription: „ I Love Seagull”, flowers and a head of a horse. The waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstring with plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 134-152
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1400/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: ZhiShun
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZS5107
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2200000064059
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the sweatshirt.

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 clothing set in grey and white colours, consisting of 3 pieces - a pair of trousers, a sweatshirt and a T-Shirt, intended for children up to 4 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with a cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1401/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: R-5798C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood.

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, a kangaroo pocket and a zip-fastener, available in dark purple colour. The product is decorated with rhinestones and the inscription: "The Love". The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1424/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Sound system
 
Brand: Bose
 
Name: Bose Cinemate GS Series IIBose Cinemate Series II systems
 
Type / number of model:  Acoustimass module
 
Batch number / Barcode:  051361, 051363, 051364, 051365, 051466, 051468, 051469, 051470, 052751, 052752, 052753, 052921, 055303, 055371, 055481, 056671, 056673, 057971
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to a component in the product, a metal oxide varistor (MOV), which is commonly used to protect electrical devices against high voltage surges on AC power circuits. If the Acoustimass module is subjected to repetitive high voltage surges, the MOV may become damaged over time and may overheat beyond its
 

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

 
Description:  Black 5 piece sound system.
Country of origin:  Ireland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Iceland, France, Spain, Malta, Italy, Portugal, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1372/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan heater
 
Brand: Evatronic
 
Name: Chauffage Soufflant Iris
 
Type / number of model:  FH802 , Ref. 26574 (white), 26856 (light green), 26849 (turquoise) and 26889 (combination of 3 colours)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  White: 3760170565742 , Light green: 3760170268569 , Turquoise: 3760170268491
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product can catch fire during use.

One incident reported.

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

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

 
Description:  Blue, green or white fan heater. Packaged in a cardboard box which is mainly white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1374/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Universal Plug Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  No. 931L, Product Reference CF04, item number: 096610-76.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 56966105
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         Live parts are accessible through the pin apertures.

·         The shutters can be operated by a single pin plug.

·         There are no interlocks between the 3 types of plug pins and it is possible to have them all exposed at the same time.

·         The adaptor has no provision for earthing.

One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  White universal travel plug adaptor featuring interchangeable international adaptors to enable mains operated electrical appliances to be used in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37

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Alert number: A12/1395/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Gas detector / alarm
 
Brand: MENTAVILL
 
Name: Natural Gas Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  SG-2008V SG-2008EX
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 998282 131893 5 998282 131251
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with the sharp edges of metal the parts. In case of damage to the insulation, live metal parts can become accessible.

·         The supply cable of the product is not equipped with a cord anchorage and therefore it is not protected against pulling and twisting which could result in the live cable end becoming accessible.

·         The insulation resistance between the primary and secondary circuits is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Propane-butane, methane or natural gas detector / alarm. Green, red and yellow LEDs indicate the operating modes: power, alarm, fault. Packaging: cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 37