Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 50 ( Published on: 14/12/2012)
Corrigendum
Notification 0510/12 from week 13 of 2012 has been temporarily removed from the RAPEX website whilst the risk assessment is being clarified

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1849/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Bracelet
 
Brand: Graf Arts & Craft
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Code GRS 016
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 265185 000034
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it releases 4.15 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Dark silver bracelet ("faux bijoux") with 4 blue glass beads in the form of the iris of the eye. The product bears a silver coloured label.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1854/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Electric motorcycle
 
Brand: Zero Motorcycles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models S and DS 2012. Vehicles manufactured before 23 July 2012 are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The engine controller may switch off resulting in a loss of power which, if it goes unnoticed, could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Electric motorcycles with lithium battery.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1853/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Gardening Gloves
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Garden Gloves
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. 184849 02/08
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6410411848490
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather contains 24.2 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 420.
 

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

 
Description:  Working gloves made from patterned textile; the palm and fingertips are made from yellow nappa leather, size: 9.5.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/1843/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Season 212, Product group: 623, Order 2637500.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  26375006231000000100
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.083 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 2.34 mg/kg nitrosable 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:  Five red, heart-shaped balloons. Packaging: transparent foil with cardboard label in colour print on the upper side.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1844/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Party Loons
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 52329 90104
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.0526 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 2.3283 mg/kg nitrosable 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:  90-105 cm red heart-shaped balloons. Packaging: transparent foil bag with cardboard border; six original packs.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1846/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key-ring
 
Brand: Art Figure
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/>Product: Key-ring Brand: Art Figure Name: Unknown Type/ Item No: 635458
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.38% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 21.88% by mass 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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Key-ring in the form of a round photo frame with two arms and two legs. The arms are made from elastic wire with a green plastic covering and have yellow hands (approx. length 1.9cm). The legs are made from elastic wire with a bright pink plastic covering and have blue shoes on the end (approx. length 2.0cm). The product is sold unpacked.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1848/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft ball
 
Brand: Aojie Sports Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  br/>Product: Soft ball Brand: Aojie Sports Toys Name: Unknown Type/ Item No.: 1-8112-AJ313-4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4 019470 003134
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 15.1% by mass 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Multi-coloured (white, blue, green, red, yellow and orange), soft plastic ball (approx. diameter 10cm). The product is sold in a white plastic net bearing a label with the brand name, the CE mark, the pictogram indicating that it is unsuitable for use by children under the age of three years and the warning: “Choking Hazard – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1852/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden xylophone
 
Brand: Bartolucci
 
Name: Xilofono Pinocchio
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 000 000 006028
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product has small parts that can be easily detached and could be swallowed or inhaled by young children.


Lead and chrome can migrate from the material that the figures are made from.


The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 71-3.
 

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

 
Description:  Wooden xylophone.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1847/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Yehaijing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model number 04
 
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 in the neck area and at the back of the bikini.


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 with floral pattern. The top of the bikini can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. A skirt is sewn on the bottom part of the bikini. Size: 2-12.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1850/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' trousers
 
Brand: Unique
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  For children aged 1 – item n° 12273,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  15205846195391; For children aged 3 - Barcode: 35205846103969; For children aged 4 - Barcode: 45205846103976
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord in the waist area that is not attached to the garment in at least one point.

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:  Boys’ trousers, intended for children up to 7 years of age. In the waist area there are cords that are not attached to the garment in at least one point. On the left trouser-leg there is an inscription "Speed” in orange. There is an additional paper label attached with the following information: “Unique” and the barcode and item number which are different according to the size.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1851/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Set of babies’ garments
 
Brand: Lingtong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  YL-LT-0994
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6924235450031
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts (the buttons) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The products pose the risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the chest area which are too long.


The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902 and the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Set of baby clothes, consisting of matching trousers and tops. Description of the packaging: plastic bags and cardboard boxes. Size tables are shown on the labels and on the boxes in Chinese.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1855/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' fur-lined trapper hat
 
Brand: Fountain Accessories
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style numbers 62-43417 & 62-43402
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the fastener on the product may become detached and be swallowed by small children.


1 accident reported
 

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

 
Description:  Boys' fur-lined trapper hat available with a brown corduroy outer, navy polyester outer, grey/navy brushed check outer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/1856/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Con
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of an unfixed drawstring in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Long trousers made of dark blue denim with cords in the waist area, intended for children up to 7 years of age. There is one pocket on the front and the back of each trouser-leg. On the front left pocket there is an appliquéd pattern of two strawberries with an embroidered inscription "CON" above them. On the two rear pockets there are snap-fasteners with pictures of roses on them; there are embroidered strawberries on the rear right pocket. There is an elasticated waistband trimmed with red fabric and two hanging red textile cords attached to the elastic. Each of the cords is 260 mm long. On the inner side of the trousers there are two attached textile labels.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1858/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' set
 
Brand: T.M.Y
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-0583
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area. The product also poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a belt which is 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:  Clothing set, intended for girls up to 7 years of age, consisting of two parts: a sleeveless dress and a bolero. The dress has a belt attached in the waist area which is intended to be tied at the back of the garment. Its length is more than 360 mm and it hangs below the lower hem of the garment. The bolero has long sleeves and cords in the neck area. There are embroidered flowers and attached rhinestones on the front. There is also an attached label with information in English and Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1845/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle light
 
Brand: Cree XM-L
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  T6 LED HEADLAMP
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The distance between the pins and the edge of the plug adaptor is too small. When plugging the two-pin mains adaptor into the plug adaptor, there is a risk of the user touching live parts due to the lack of insulation on the pins of the mains adaptor. The plug adaptor does not have a fuse and the socket contacts are not screened by shutters.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065 and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  A rechargeable bicycle light / head lamp with mains adaptor. Supplied with a 2-pin plug adaptor that plugs into a UK 3-pin wall plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50

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Alert number: A12/1857/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor
 
Brand: Shantou Huajun Electron Co Ltd
 
Name: AC/DC Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  HJ-BS-048250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position: a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances with the risk of fire or electric shock. The pins are inadequately sized which could cause damage to the socket, with the risk of overheating or arcing within the socket.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains adaptor.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 50