Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 49 ( Published on: 07/12/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1813/12       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft gun
 
Brand: ASG (Action Sports Game)
 
Name: DAN WESSON 6"
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 16558 (mat colour)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries, in particular to the eyes, because the maximum kinetic energy of the balls is too high and higher than the indicated level. The latter can lead to an underestimation of the danger by vulnerable persons such as children.

The product does not comply with the relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Realistic replica cylinder gun for airsoft games. Operates with CO2 cartridges. It shoots 6mm balls (provided) which are first placed in bullet imitations. Packaging: cardboard box. The product is considered to be a firearm imitation.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1837/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Swees
 
Name: Professional Laser Pointer
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because, according to the information on the product, it is a class IIIb laser product.
 

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

 
Description:  Green and purple laser pointer in the shape of a pen.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1806/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp
 
Brand: Heitronic
 
Name: 4 x 2W Power LED
 
Type / number of model:  16951
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 002940 169515
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the creepage distance between live parts and the accessible metallic body is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60968.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lamp in a green and blue transparent pack. Technical specifications: DR-5W-GU10, 199-250V, 50/60Hz, 6500K, 340lm.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1825/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Building site light
 
Brand: Axxel/Finbullet
 
Name: Energiansäästölamppu
 
Type / number of model:  ESL204
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The sharp edge of the metal reflector can break the insulation of the wire of the lampholder. In this case, the live conductor of the wire can touch the metal reflector, which is in contact with the earthed accessible metallic body of the lamp. The lamp has a plug, which can be inserted into an unearthed socket-outlet.

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

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

 
Description:  Building site light packaged in a yellow cardboard box. Technical specification: 2 x FB-20W-R7s, 230V, 50Hz, class I.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1803/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  cles Product: Passenger cars Brand: Porsche Name: Panamera and Cayenne Type: 970 and 92A. EC type-approval: e13*2007/46*0970*07 The recall concerns vehicles built between 2010–2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
A faulty turbocharger can impair engine performance and cause oil to leak. There is a possibility of the leaked engine oil igniting and causing a vehicle fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger cars.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1809/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: SL 350, SL 500, SL 63 AMG, SL 65 AMG
 
Type / number of model:  Type: 231 EC type approvals: e1*2007/46*0803*00, e1*2007/46*0937*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured in the period 4 March 2011 to 31 May 2012.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the case of a frontal collision, causing a rupture of the refrigerant pipe or other leaks in the air conditioner, the cooling agent may catch fire in the motor compartment.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: 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 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1822/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: E 220 CDI, E 250 CDI, E 350 CDI, E 200 CGI, E 250 CGI, E 300, E 350, E 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, E 500
 
Type / number of model:  Type: C207; EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0502*12-*13
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2 April 2012 and 29 June 2012.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Air in the right window airbag can leak faster than intended so, in the event of a crash, the persons travelling in the vehicle may not be sufficiently protected.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: 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 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Greece, Ireland, Slovenia, Poland, Denmark, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden, Norway

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Alert number: A12/1826/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Climbing rope ascender
 
Brand: Wild Country
 
Name: Ropeman 3
 
Type / number of model:  14ROPE3B (Blue) / 14ROPE3R (Red) / 14ROPE3BSET (Blue Synergy Lite Set)/ 14ROPE3RSET (Red Synergy Lite Set)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  14ROPE3B = 5033286040458. 14ROPE3R = 5033286040472. , 14ROPE3BSET = 5033286040465. 14ROPE3RSET = 5033286040489.Batch codes: LAL, LBL, MMA, MMB, MMC, MMD, MME, MMF, MMG, MMH, MMJ.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In certain circumstances, rather than locking on the rope as expected, the product may slip when initially loaded which could result in the user falling. This slippage is more likely to occur when the rope is under significant tension and the cam of the product has not been specifically set in position on the rope by the user. Once the cam has been properly located on the rope, and the product loaded without slippage, the device will perform as expected.  
 

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

 
Description:  Climbing rope ascender.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1808/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy fish
 
Brand: Animal
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fish
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2018150033005
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can come loose and may be put into the mouth and swallowed 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:  Plastic fish in plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/1821/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy crossbow set
 
Brand: King Sport
 
Name: Crossbow Set
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 35881G or 4857
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, when other rigid projectiles are used, the maximum permissible kinetic energy level is exceeded. Hence there is a 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Shooting toy packaged in a box; crossbow (red, black and yellow) with 3 suction arrows (blue, yellow and red); length of crossbow approx. 66cm, length of arrow approx. 40.5 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/1827/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Inflatable ball
 
Brand: Tap Ball
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3760001671988
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.12% by weight of n-butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP).

In addition, the product contains up to 0.43 % by mass of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), 14.0% of di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) and 0.10% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

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

 
Description:  Inflatable ball, 35 cm diameter, decorated with the cartoon character 'Mickey Mouse'. Attached to the ball there is a string with a ring on the end. (THE PRODUCT MAY BE A COUNTERFEIT).
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1830/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play mat
 
Brand: Bieco’s baby collection
 
Name: Activity Gym
 
Type / number of model:  P.O.no.: 7271; Art.Nr. 39-000070
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4005544390705
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow appliqué flowers on the blanket and the yellow half-moon contain azo dyes realising 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration of up to 101 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Activity mat: round, brightly-coloured textile-covered blanket (diameter approx. 88 cm), with two light blue, semi-circular, textile-covered arches (approx. 160 cm long, 8 cm circumference); one arch has three textile-covered toys attached for gripping. The underside (floor contact) is light blue; the top side (body contact) is half single-coloured, light or navy blue printed with white and light-blue stars; the upper side has three yellow-orange appliqué flowers (approx. 15 cm diameter) and a light-brown/blue appliqué teddy bear (approx. 54 cm high, 35 cm wide). Toys for gripping: a) orange star (10 cm diameter), b) yellow half-moon (approx. 13 cm tall), c) light-brown/light-blue teddy bear (approx. 12 cm tall).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/1841/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy fishing line
 
Brand: JaBaDaBaDo
 
Name: Krabbfiske
 
Type / number of model:  K877
 
Batch number / Barcode:  111007 Barcode 7350018368771
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the sinker contains 93 % by weight of lead.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Fishing line for fishing crabs, to be used by children. Pink, orange and light blue piece of wood with a painted, smiling face. Hook and lead weight (sinker) attached to the end of the fishing line. Clear plastic packaging with sticker.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1810/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s cardigan
 
Brand: Nice Wear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  STYLE NO: GM-1127
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of cords in the neck and waist areas.


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:  Knitted cardigan intended for children up to 14 years of age, with short sleeves and plastic buttons on the front. The cardigan has two pockets and a knitted belt in the waist area attached by means of two loops on the sides. The length of the belt is about 400 mm, measured from the point of tying. There is also a functional cord in the collar area, the length of which is about 300 mm at each end.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1811/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Cikoby
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  6182 EKRU
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2 0030 704
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are too long.

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:  A sweatsuit intended for children up to 7 years of age consisting of two parts: a pair of trousers with cords in the waist area, the length of which exceeds 140 mm, and a zip-up jacket.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1812/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ clothing set
 
Brand: Cichlid
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code C1K02110000322 AD RENK GRI
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1 385609 127662
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached functional cords in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ set intended for children up to 7 years of age, which consists of two parts: a sweatshirt with a zip and a pair of trousers with functional cords in the waist area that are not attached in at least one point.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1814/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Waistcoat for girls
 
Brand: Swallow
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B-219
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with knots 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:  Waistcoat for girls with hood and zip fastener. The hood includes a drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 134-140,146, 158, 158-164.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1815/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ leisure trousers
 
Brand: Grace
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: WT 1342
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of knots and metal toggles at the free ends of the drawstring. If the knots or toggles become trapped, they could force the child to fall, causing injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Leisure trousers for girls. The waistband of the trousers includes a drawstring which is attached at one point to the trousers. At the end of the drawstring there are knots and metal toggles. The trousers are decorated with a cat's head and an inscription: “GRACE”. Size: 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1816/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: GLO-STORY
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GSZK-6627
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032766273
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of a drawstring with knots and 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 trousers available in white and coral colours. The waistband of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring with knots and silver toggles on the ends. Size: 98-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1817/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: YuMei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2314
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords with free ends 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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls’ bikini in green colour. The top can be tied with functional cords in the neck area. The cords have free ends. The top and the bottom are decorated with sequined butterflies. The bottom part is also decorated with a tulle skirt.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1818/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s cardigan
 
Brand: Kasif bebe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  719112
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Cardigan for children up to 7 years of age with cords in the neck area. There is a sticker attached with the following information in Bulgarian: item – cardigan, producer – Turkey.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1819/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Sunrise kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item 2078
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious 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:  Children’s outfit – a long-sleeved top, a waistcoat and trousers - intended for children up to 7 years of age. The waistcoat attached to the top is supplied with functional cords.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1820/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Jebellina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MJ-5325
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area that are too long.

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 outfit – a tunic, a pair of leggings and a scarf intended for children up to 7 years of age. The tunic is supplied with functional cords in the waist area that are longer than 140 mm and have not been secured against unravelling. There is a paper label with the following information: „Jebellina fashion”, item MJ-5325, taglia 2-3A, altezza 90-105cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1823/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' sandals
 
Brand: San Marina
 
Name: Gresa
 
Type / number of model:  Model GRESA
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6638800993709
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 35 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies' sandals. Black, size 37.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1828/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Paiang
 
Name: World Class Gloves
 
Type / number of model:  Oksana
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 7.8 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Men's gloves made of black-coloured leather; the lining of gloves contains 100% polyester. Size 12.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1829/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: Exclusive
 
Name: Rekawiczki Skorzane Damskie (Leather gloves)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907760611079
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 225 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey coloured, leather-textile women`s gloves, size M.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1831/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Jindi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3010
 
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 and at the back of the swimsuit. Functional cords in the waist area also pose a risk of injuries to children.


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' bikini in green colour. The top can be tied at the neck and at the back with functional cords with free ends. The bikini bottom can be adjusted and tied at the sides with cords that have free ends and knots on the end. The top and bottom are decorated with leaves and flowers. Size: 6, 8, 10.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1832/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-962
 
Batch number / Barcode:  545321697
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with knots and 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 sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The product is decorated with an inscription: "HURLEY" and embroidered flower motifs. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and plastic toggles on the ends. Size: 134-158.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1833/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Cactus Clone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: TSWB8949
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4893940075124
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of functional cords with free ends, knots and beads in the neck area and at the back of the swimsuit. The decorative cords in the waist area, whose lengths are longer than 140mm, also pose a risk of injuries.


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:  The top of the bikini can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. At the ends of the cords there are knots and beads. In the waist area of the bikini bottom there are fixed decorative cords with free ends. They have knotted ends with beads and they are longer than 140 mm. Size: 10-16 or 134-164.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1836/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: F&D
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DY-1202
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area which hang below the lower hem 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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls' plain trousers with pockets available in light pink, dark pink, turquoise and blue colours. At the ankles there are drawstrings, which hang below the lower hem of the garment. Size: 104-134.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1839/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirts
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. N-3233C 2. N-8690C Barcode 1: 558258168, Barcode 2: Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose the risk of strangulation due to the presence of unattached drawstrings placed in the hood with knots and 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:  1. Girls' sweatshirt with hood, kangaroo pocket and zip-fastener, decorated with the inscriptions: "World Tour", "Hello Women" and an image of a singing girl. The hood is lined with black and white zebra patterned material and includes an unattached drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. Size: 98-128. 2. Children’s sweatshirt with hood, kangaroo pocket and zip-fastener, decorated with an inscription: " Cloe Up Hurry” and an image of an alarm clock. The hood includes an unattached drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. Size: 98-128.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1840/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shorts
 
Brand: Grace
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WT59785
 
Batch number / Barcode:  599901159785
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because of the presence of an unattached drawstring with free 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:  Girls' shorts in various colours. The waistband of the shorts includes an unattached drawstring with free ends. The product is decorated with a Cupid's arrow and an inscription: "I want you!”. Sizes: 140, 146, 152, 158, 164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1805/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Bluetooth headset
 
Brand: MyFoneKit
 
Name: Bluetooth Headset
 
Type / number of model:  TAD437E8E
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial number: RT1A724US/7
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The mains adaptor poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·        The electrical insulation is not sufficient.


·        The clearances and creepage distances are not sufficient.


·        The plastic material of the enclosure can catch fire.


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

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

 
Description:  Bluetooth headset supplied with AC adaptor ("Travel adaptor", model number TAD437E8E). Packaged together in a white and blue cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1807/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Shampoo & bath gel
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Disney Princess
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  95943001531000000300
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
This product presents a chemical risk because it contains 29.4 mg/kg dioxane.

This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Shampoo and bath gel, microbiologically tested; sold in a printed, plastic bottle with hinged lid.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1824/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Make-up set
 
Brand: No.7
 
Name: Mini Beautifier
 
Type / number of model:  Batch codes: 12NMB001 and 12NMB002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 045095 579968
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because a mould growth has been identified on a number of units, specifically on one shade (purple) of the eye shadows. If a person uses a contaminated product on their eyelids, they may suffer a reaction. This may cause irritation, inflammation to skin around the eye, respiratory infection if inhaled or loss of eye sight in worst case scenario.
 

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

 
Description:  Make-up set compact containing 3 x eye shadows, mini mascara, mini shimmer, mini lip gloss and 2 applicators.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49

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Alert number: A12/1834/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Stillmans
 
Name: Freckle cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (12000 mg/kg).


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Small circular pot of white cream. Packaging: small, square, red box with the product name and a picture of a bird of paradise in a circle to one side of the name.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/1835/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Stillmans
 
Name: Skin Bleach Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Blank. Expires 01/2015, expires12/2014 expires 11/2014.
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (21.5 mg/kg).


The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Small circular pot of white cream. Packaging: a small, square, green box with the product name and a picture of a bird of paradise in a circle to one side of the name.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway

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Alert number: A12/1804/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Heated towel rail
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Milano
 
Type / number of model:  900 W Reference Leroy Merlin: 66162285.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3351840911788
 
Risk type:  Burns, Cuts
 
There is a risk that the product may explode which could cause burns and cuts. The technical reasons for the fault have not been identified with certainty.


Three incidents of explosion without injury reported.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric heated towel rail. The recall affects models bought from April 2006.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/1838/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Laser projector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Holographic Laser Star Projector / Mini Laser Stage Lighting
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  YX-09.
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because, according to the information on the product, it is a class IIIa laser product.


When plugging the mains adaptor into the plug adaptor, the user could touch the live pins of the mains adaptor.


The plug adaptor does not comply with the relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  A small laser projector which can be fixed to a ceiling or placed on a table with an enclosed tripod. Supplied in a light blue box with a mains adaptor and a 3-pin plug adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 49
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary