Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 41 ( Published on: 12/10/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1547/12       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Folding beach chair
 
Brand: MONTY BEACH
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  81095
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8413930810953
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the fingers of the user may get trapped in the folding mechanism when sitting down.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding beach chair with metal frame, fabric seat and backrest and plastic arm rests.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1543/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ters Product: Laser pointer Brand: Unknown Name: Laser LED POW 3 IN 1 Number of model: NO-ZK 9601
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product may cause damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser.
 

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

 
Description:  Black key-ring with LED light and laser, powered by three 1.5V batteries. The product comes in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Mozambique
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1523/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Garden power tool sets
 
Brand: Atika
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/> Product: Garden power tool sets Brand: Atika Name: Unknown Number of model: a) BFH 30; Item No. 302371 b) BHH 30; Item No. 302349 c) BFGH 30; Item No. 302374 d) BKSH 30; Item No. 302308 e) BMGS 30; Item No. 302373 f) BFSGT 30; Item No. 302372
 
Batch number / Barcode:  a) 4004265013023 b) 4004265013139 c) 4004265013993 d) 4004265013122 e) 4004265013641 f) 4004265013634
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The screws of the drive unit’s exhaust fastening can come loose. This results in hot exhaust gas flowing out between the cylinder and the exhaust flange, which can cause the surrounding housing to overheat and catch fire, which can result in burns to the user of the product.


Accidents have been reported.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Each of the garden power tool sets consists of a BAE 30 engine-driven drive unit and the following associated tool attachments: a) brush cutter and power pruner; b) high hedge trimmer; c) brush cutter, power pruner and grass trimmer; d) power pruner; e) brush cutter, power pruner, grass trimmer and high hedge trimmer; f) brush cutter and grass trimmer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1526/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  cles Product: Passenger cars Brand: Hyundai Name: Coupe and Elantra Types: XD and GK EC type-approval: e4*98/14*0048*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  UnknownThe recall concerns vehicles built between 2001 and 2003.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
As a result of an inadequate anti-corrosion coating, the front axle A-arms may rust through, leading to possible loss of control of the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1541/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  cles Product: Passenger car Brand: Citroen Name: Berlingo Type: G*KFW* and G*NFU* EC type approvals: e2*2001/116*0275*06-*08, *10 and e2*2001/116*0276*04-*06 The recall concerns vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
Owing to a non-compliant safety device, the electrical circuit of the engine fan is insufficiently protected. If the fan becomes obstructed, localised heating of the electrical circuit may occur. There is a risk that the vehicle could catch fire even once the engine has been switched off.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1542/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  cles Product: Passenger car Brand: Volkswagen Name: Touran EcoFuel Type: 1T EC type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0211*; The recall concerns vehicles sold under the name Touran EcoFuel (engine code BSX; 2.0 l; 80 kW), year of manufacture 2005-2009
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
It is possible that, for reasons as yet unexplained, the rear natural gas tank may be defective. Corrosion may increase this risk. In the worst-case scenario, this may even result in the rupture of the gas tank.


One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Iceland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1544/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: HONDA
 
Name: NC700X, NC700S & Integra
 
Type / number of model:  the recall concerns certain 2012 vehicles produced from 25 September 2011 to 19 July 2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to an inappropriate heat treatment process, it is possible for the drive chain plates to suffer a delayed fracture, causing breakage of the drive chain.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Ireland, Estonia, Portugal, Poland, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1546/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  cles Product: Passenger car Brand: Ford Name: Maverick Type: Maverick 3.0L with speed control. Number of model: WF0CU041011100015 to WF0CU041X31103605. Vehicles built between 1/8/2001 and 31/7/2003.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
On affected vehicles there may be inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable, which could cause the throttle to stick when the accelerator pedal is fully or partly depressed.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1551/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: TRIUMPH
 
Name: Street Triple, Street Triple R, Daytona 675
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A potential problem with the voltage regulator could lead to a flat battery and subsequent stopping of the engine. If the engine cuts out during use, an accident may occur.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Malta, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Finland, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1522/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Shower seat
 
Brand: Matrix
 
Name: Option six Shower Seat
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A securing bolt, used to support the seat when the user is seated, could easily fail causing the user to fall.

One accident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Shower seat packaged in a plain cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1528/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Stepladder
 
Brand: Elips
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product: Stepladder Brand: Elips Name: Unknown Type: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 9; Code: 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 694600 0060
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product does not have sufficient strength and may collapse causing the user to fall.

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

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

 
Description:  Metal household stepladders, sold in transparent polyethylene packaging, with a label attached by the producer.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1530/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Stepladder
 
Brand: Doğrular
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Product: Stepladder Brand: Doğrular Name: GI 200 Type: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 9, 10; Code: 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3107, 3108, 3109.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 691913 101049
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product does not have sufficient strength and may collapse causing the user to fall.

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

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

 
Description:  Metal, household stepladder sold in transparent polyethylene packaging with a label attached by the producer.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1531/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Stepladder
 
Brand: EUROPA
 
Name: Домакинска стълба Ъочннч ("Household ladder")
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product does not have sufficient strength and may collapse causing the user to fall.

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

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

 
Description:  Household stepladder sold in transparent polyethylene packaging.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1536/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide alarm
 
Brand: ETERNA
 
Name: Mains Voltage Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Back-up
 
Type / number of model:  EAN 5013845034197
 
Batch number / Barcode:  49/10, 17/11, 26/11
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide. In the event of a carbon monoxide leak, the product may fail to detect the carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide alarm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1520/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: General Trade
 
Name: Marcellino Baby
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 102137
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8015361604486
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because various parts contain 6.9-13.5 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.34 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product

 
Description:  Plastic baby doll with white and blue dress.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1524/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of dolls
 
Brand: BETTY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/>Product: Set of dolls Brand: BETTY Name: Beautiful set Number of model: NGZ 2799747, No. R508
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991227997478
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the dolls contain 36 % 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The toy is a set of two dolls – one girl doll, one boy doll. They are packed in a colourful cardboard box with transparent plastic on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1534/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Most New Toys
 
Name: Blaster Shoot Gun
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. B2218/OK180213, No. BY0051B / TP-502653 - 209125
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6412165026537
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because suction cup arrows contain 7.2 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 5.3% by weight of dibutylphthalate (DBP). In addition, they contain 11% by weight of di-isonylephthalate (DINP).

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:  Black toy machine gun (36 cm x 14 cm) with suction cup arrows, bullets and targets packed in a blister card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1535/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/>Product: Toy gun set Brand: Unknown Name: Western Cowboy Puskaszett (Toy Gun set) Type: PT 184360, Model: 5593 Batch number: T 007952,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  690000079528
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.9 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.5% 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  The set consists of a brown and black gun, 1 pair of handcuffs, and four pieces of pink plastic projectiles with suction cups. The gun set is packed in a blister card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1537/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy trumpet
 
Brand: TOYS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2013 and 63361
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8019050027358
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the mouthpiece can be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Gold-coloured toy trumpet with a red hand-grip and a white mouthpiece. The packaging is a plastic bag with a multi-coloured cardboard closure. The plastic packaging bears a sticker showing inter alia the importer's details, instructions for use and age warnings, the origin and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1538/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress outfit
 
Brand: BOYS TOYS
 
Name: Demonio
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422562195697
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck area which are too long.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Child's devil outfit with a round-necked top showing a black trident in the middle on a red background. The shirt is adjusted at the neck by means of cords. Black trousers with a tail ending in a red barb, and red and black ruffles at the ankles. Includes a black hat with two red horns and black lace at the neck. The packaging is a transparent bag with a card inside bearing the following on the front: the image of a boy wearing the devil outfit, the word Infantil, a statement of the size and the contents. Size: 2-4 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1539/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress outfit
 
Brand: BOYS TOYS
 
Name: Zingaro
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259360087
 
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 Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Fancy dress outfit for children with a shirt with cords in the neck area, waistcoat, hat, trousers and sash with coloured handkerchief. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a card bearing the distributor's details and warnings. Sizes: 1-2 years and 2-4 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1540/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress outfit
 
Brand: BOYS TOYS
 
Name: Bebe Murcielago
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8422259362173
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby's bag-shaped outfit. It has a bat and belt on the front, a cape with a hood with ears and cords in the neck area. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a card bearing the distributor's details and warnings. Sizes: 0-6 months and 6-12 months
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1545/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Fancy dress outfit
 
Brand: PARTY FIESTA
 
Name: Flamenca
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1765000010006
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with loose ends in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Flamenco dancer fancy dress outfit for girls. The body is black with red fringing, and the lower part has red ruffles with black polka-dots. The fringing is in the neck area. The packaging is a transparent bag with a card inside bearing the following on the front: a picture of a girl wearing the complete flamenco dancer costume, the word "Infantil" (="for children"), and indications of the size and contents. Size: 7-9 years of age
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1548/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: CLUB
 
Name: ShooTinG Arming
 
Type / number of model:  0812; G24371 (on the packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8011024371320
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The products pose a chemical risk because it contains 1.7 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.49% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the projectiles is exceeded. Hence there is a serious danger of external injuries, and sensitive areas such as the face and above all the eyes are particularly at risk.


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


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 and recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  The set consists of the following items: an orange plastic toy arrow-gun; 4 orange, plastic projectiles with soft suction cup; 12 yellow, rigid, plastic projectiles; 2 man-shaped black targets. The gun set is packed in a blister card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1550/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Radio-controlled toy
 
Brand: Micro Ufo Channel
 
Name: Unknoawn
 
Type / number of model:  358-56
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the toy contains the phthalates DEHP/DBP/BBP, and DINP/DIDP/DNOP above the permitted limit.


The ring around the rotating blades breaks easily and the breakage provides access to the corners of the LED plate, which have sharp points, and therefore could cause injuries.


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


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

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

 
Description:  The toy is packed in a cardboard box with information in English; it is battery-operated (batteries provided); inside it have a flying saucer and a remote control.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1552/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby teething toy
 
Brand: Baby Plaything
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/>Product: Baby teething toy Brand: Baby Plaything Name: Unknown Number of model: 403-A Batch number: 94905S/94906S Bar code: 1122007060968
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the textile part of the teething can easily be damaged and the soft fibre filling becomes accessible which could be swallowed by small children.


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

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

 
Description:  Colourful, flower shaped teething. It gives sounds and light. The product made out of plastic and textile. The product is packaged in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: A12/1554/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 300805 086530
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that can be easily detached. In addition, the safety instructions are missing.


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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Yellow and green chicken shaped soft toys with a suction cup and with a heart shaped sticker mentioning "I LOVE YOU".
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1527/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Frutta
 
Name: Beachwear
 
Type / number of model:  FR 11-08
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8032953020998
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of free halter-neck cords on the top and functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Girls’ bikini in white colour, intended for girls up to 4 years old. The bikini is designed with halter neck cords and drawstrings with free ends to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1529/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: David Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  0253 - S6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of free halter-neck cords on the top and functional cords with free ends to be tied at the back.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Girls’ bikini in blue and white and red and white colours, intended for girls up to 10 years old. The bikini is designed with halter neck cords and cords with free ends to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1532/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Bordo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1026
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of cords in the neck area and functional cords in the waist area with free ends 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 outfit consisting of two parts – a vest top and a pair of short trousers intended for girls up to 7 years of age, colours – grey, pink and purple with printed patterns of flowers. The vest has functional cords in the neck area and the short trousers have cords in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1533/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: B-Mart Missé
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2119 6-12-18-24 AY BOLEROLU ELBISE
 
Batch number / Barcode:  00002119
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a cord in the neck area.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ outfit, intended for children aged 6-18 months, in white and pink. Made of cotton and consisting of two parts as follows: 1) a child’s dress with white lining supplied with a collar that has lace edging. In the lower part of the dress there are two rows of lace above which there is an attached satin band; 2) a cardigan in white colour supplied with functional cords that are intended to be tied in the neck area.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1549/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: GLO STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Name: Unknown Number of model: GLJT-3752
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032737525
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the hood and at the waist with toggles on the ends.


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 sweatshirt with hood, kangaroo pockets and zip-fastener. The hood and waistband of the sweatshirt includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots at the ends. The product is decorated with crowns and strasses. The product is available in light pink and khaki colours. Size: 134, 146, 152, 164
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1553/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ shoes
 
Brand: FANGHUA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. BB 2526-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 5.93 mg/kg by weight dimethylfumarate (DMF).


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.


The product also poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (a rhinestone) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s shoes – with a red upper and a black sole, with a self-adhesive strap with a flower at the end. On the front of the upper there is an attached ribbon with a textile flower decorated with small beads glued onto the fabric. The shoes emit a pungent smell. On the sole there is a picture of two apples and small flowers around them as well as the inscription „FANGHUA”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1521/12       
Category:  Decorative articles
 
Product:  Glass oil lamp
 
Brand: BRANDS Scandinavia
 
Name: Pumpkin Oil Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430013249976
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Fire
 
The product poses:


- a risk of fire because the filler cap of the lamp, which is also the wick-guard of the lamp, is completely loose and therefore the lamp leaks when tilted at 90 degrees.


- a chemical risk because the structure makes the wick easily accessible to children. The filler cap on the oil container is not childproof. Small children can put the wick in their mouths and ingest lamp oil.


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

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

 
Description:  One piece glass, oil lamp which also acts as an oil container (volume 5 dl). There is a hole on top with a glass stopper which acts as a wick-holder and also closes the lamp. The wick is a mesh.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41

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Alert number: A12/1525/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor
 
Brand: HL
 
Name: AC/DC Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  Model: HLD4124-120500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage and clearance distances between the primary and secondary windings are insufficient.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains charger for model helicopters. There is no packaging with this product. Input AC220-240V 50/60Hz 12V 500mA
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 41
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Latvia