Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 42 ( Published on: 19/10/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1571/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Sunskin INK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Mint Green
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch C35/1; Article SC 12/15
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.86 mg/kg of cadmium.



According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, cadmium should not be present above 0.2 mg/kg in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in 15 ml bottle.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1575/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Floodlight
 
Brand: REX LIGHT
 
Name: MIRO
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
Internal wiring that is not insulated could come loose and cause accessible metal parts to become live. In addition, there is no warning to replace the protective glass in case it breaks: if the product was used without the protective glass, and the bulb exploded, parts of the glowing bulb could ignite flammable materials.



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 , Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Floodlight for metal-halide lamp with metal housing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1572/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycles
 
Brand: DUCATI
 
Name: Diavel
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects all versions, MY2012 and MY2013, with VINs from ZDMG100ABCB012587 to ZDMG100ABCB013026 and from ZDMG101ABCB012591 to ZDMG101ABCB013022.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The side stand could break causing the motorcycle to fall on its side.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycles
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Hungary, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1573/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: PEUGEOT
 
Name: 308
 
Type / number of model:  308CC: from VF34B5FS0BS199576 to VF3WA8FP0BW037070 5-door versions: from VF34C8FR0BS203947 to VF34C8FR0BS241488.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The tightening torque for the steering mechanism mountings on the engine subframe may not be sufficient which may lead to some play in the steering which may cause an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Spain, Ireland, Slovenia, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1574/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car or van
 
Brand: PEUGEOT
 
Name: Bipper
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles, with VINs from VF3AA8HSC84244628 to VF3AAHSCA8057364, from VF3AAKFT0A8065498 to VF3AAKFT0A8068741 and from VF3AAKFVC94910418 to VF3AAKFVCA8053257.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incipient cracks may occur on the rear cross member over the long term, particularly in the event of use generating significant and repeated displacement of the suspension. This problem could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car or van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Slovenia, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1555/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: LIANSHENG
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4026272062214
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the doll contains 24.9 % by weight of di-(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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Other)

 
Description:  Doll packed in plastic box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1556/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: SUR Beauty GIRL SHNE
 
Type / number of model:  No. 5588
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991289702911
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the dolls contains 19.2-26.1 % by weight of di-(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 dolls in a cardboard and plastic box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1558/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Colouring pencils
 
Brand: Top Action
 
Name: Regenbogenstifte-Set [rainbow pencils set]
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 82049832 and 40141384
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4010351009832 and 4010351018384
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The pencils pose a chemical risk because they are coated in a plastic film which contains 0.26-4.57% 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Wooden colouring pencils covered in a painted film with a pattern of swirling colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1560/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Mermaid doll
 
Brand: Jafritoys
 
Name: Guangda
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 39 % by weight of di-(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: Destruction of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic mermaid doll with long blond hair and a dress; size approx. 19 cm; packaging is a heat-sealed transparent plastic bag with a coloured label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1564/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Child's foldable scooter
 
Brand: TriX
 
Name: Three Wheels Scooter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5052605021862
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

Product poses a risk of injuries because:

• the diameter of the handle bar ends is not sufficient and a child could fall on the handle bars puncturing abdominal organs;

• the user could fall off because there is no rear brake;

• there are scissor-like entrapment points.


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

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

 
Description:  Child's foldable scooter with two rear wheels. The front wheel has a hand activated brake mechanism.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1568/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: GYMA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P.388
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The kinetic energy of the bullets is too high. Hence there is a risk of injuries, particularly for sensitive areas such as the face and, above all, the eyes.

One accident reported.

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): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  The product is a plastic spring-powered airsoft gun. It is a single-shot device that uses elastic potential energy stored in a spring to compress air to launch an airsoft pellet (diameter circa 6 mm) down the barrel of the gun. Available in several metallic colours.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1569/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rubber balls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Balle en mousse 'SPORT' (Foam ball 'SPORT')
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. 1292ENF
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 700366 600506
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk it contains 10% 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: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Four foam rubber balls in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1570/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Melloc
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN- Code: 4005772558038
 
Batch number / Barcode:  L1021710 24
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.163 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 1.19 mg/kg nitrosatable substances which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.



The product does not comply with the national legislation and the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  20 red balloons in the shape of hearts.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1576/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police toy set
 
Brand: REGIO
 
Name: Super Police Appliance
 
Type / number of model:  25517
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055255173
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the toys contain 17 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 16% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).




The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be detached and be swallowed by small children




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 the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Police toy set consisting of a black pistol with marking: "OMEGA; NO.189", a plastic wrist watch, a plastic dog figurine and 3 black plastic projectiles with orange suction cups. Packed in a blister card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1577/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Police toy set
 
Brand: Xin Ye
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/> Product: Police toy set Brand: Xin Ye Name: Super Police Weapon Number of model: 4047
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5996055863255
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because the toys contain 25 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.3% 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 , Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  The set consists of a black gun, 3 red projectiles with suction cups, 1 badge, 1 compass, 1 wrist watch, 1 baton, 1 hand grenade. The gun is attached on the cardboard sheet without packaging the other parts of the toy are placed in a transparent blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1578/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun with sweets
 
Brand: Yummy Toys
 
Name: Spy Gear Shooting gun
 
Type / number of model:  689-7, Lot No. 08/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6933893310908
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the toy contains 5.7 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).




The product poses a risk of choking because the suction cups can be detached and be swallowed by small children.




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 the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  A black toy pistol with 3 black plastic projectiles with orange suction cups and with sweets. No packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1562/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ shoes
 
Brand: TONGXIE
 
Name: MEIJIALONG
 
Type / number of model:  8911
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed by small children
 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ black shoes with a leather band tied as a ribbon with metal toggles. Intended for children up to 3 years of age. Packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1563/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ shoes
 
Brand: SWZING
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item B 2515-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 

The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed by small children
 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ black shoes with rhinestones on the upper. Intended for children up to 3 years of age. Packed in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1565/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' outfits
 
Brand: GRACE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. MT-1333 2. MT-8163
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 

The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  1. Boys' outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood, and zip-fastener. The waistband of the trousers has a drawstring that is attached at one point. The drawstring has knotted ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: „JOCK”. Size: 140,146,152, 158,164, 2, 2. Boys' outfit consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood, and zip-fastener. The waistband of the trousers has an unattached drawstring with knots on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: „Fantasy Series”. Size: 146, 152
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1566/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Sun & Rise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  textiles and fashion items Product: Children’s outfit Brand: Sun & Rise Name: Unknown Number of model: T26
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7453002698202
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring with toggles on the ends 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 , 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 of the sweatshirt has a drawstring with plastic toggles at the ends. The product is decorated with an embroidered inscription: “SWEET”. Size: 92
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1567/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Sun Beach
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Name: Unknown Number of model: Gy-21
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck area, the back and the waist.




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 , Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  Bikini decorated with palm trees, dolphins and inscriptions: "Princess Island". The top can be adjusted and tied with two separated functional cords that have knotted ends in the neck area and on the back. The product is available in purple and green colours. Size: 116, 122, 128
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1557/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mosquito killer
 
Brand: GERIMPORT
 
Name: Mata Mosquitos Plastico
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430590288090
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

Access to live parts of the discharge grid is possible.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic cylindrical mosquito killer packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1559/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: SIN SUN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  appliances and equipment Product: Battery charger Brand: SIN SUN Name: 3G Universal Charger Number of model: HY 1019
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8518797110199
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical insulation is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  White, rectangular battery charger, in a blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1561/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED Tube
 
Brand: Sylvania
 
Name: Toledo LED Tube
 
Type / number of model:  0026155 Toledo Tube 2 Feet 10W, 0027001 Toledo tube 2 Feet 10W, 0027002 Toledo Tube 2 Feet 10W, 0026163 Toledo Tube 3 Feet 15W, 0026742 Toledo Tube 4 Feet 20 W, 0027003 Toledo Tube 4 Feet 20W, 0027004 Toledo Tube 4 Feet 20W, 0026187 Toledo Tube 5 Feet 25W.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5410288: 261553; 270012; 270029; 261638; 267425; 270036; 270043; 261874
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to damaged insulation between live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 62560.
 

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

 
Description:  LED tube (10W, 15W, 20W, 25W) with cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 42