Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 51 ( Published on: 21/12/2012)
Corrigendum
Notification 0510/12 from week 13 of 2012 has been withdrawn from the RAPEX application and from the RAPEX website following a revised risk assessment.

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1876/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Rubber bracelet
 
Brand: Derio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  52021712216
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0420604000037
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of 0.65 µg/cm²/week of nickel from the "J/R”, 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  A rubber bracelet with metal charms.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1874/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Flexible light tube
 
Brand: Rouxel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LXD-2W-6B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  29850
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power cable’s earth conductor is cut at the point of entry to the electronic box; it is not connected to any part of the lighting set.

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

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

 
Description:  Flexible light tube with blue LED lights, no dimmer, 220V plug, packed in a coloured box. Tube diameter: 13 mm; 36 bulbs per metre.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1875/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Flexible light tube
 
Brand: Rouxel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LXD-2W-6B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  29851
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power cable’s earth conductor is cut at the point of entry to the electronic box; it is not connected to any part of the lighting set.

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

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

 
Description:  Flexible light tube with white LED lights, no dimmer, 220V plug, packed in a coloured box. Tube diameter: 13 mm; 36 bulbs per metre.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1883/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: Gdlite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GD-6120LX
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7473548061209
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·        When plugging it into a socket, the user could touch the live pins.


·        The cross-section area of the core of the internal wires is too small and in case of a short-circuit the internal wires may overheat.


·        The protective bulb cover can be removed by hand during charging, exposing live parts of the LED panel.


·        The plastic part near the pins is not sufficiently heat and fire resistant and may catch fire.


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:  Rechargeable torch with an LED. The housing is made of yellow plastic with a black switch. The battery can be charged with the telescopic pins of the built-in plug. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box. Inside the packaging there is a two-pin, flat plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1886/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Fluorescent lamp
 
Brand: Maxi Light
 
Name: Rota
 
Type / number of model:  Model: CH242; ART.NR.304010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·        The cable ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.

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

·        The phase and neutral terminals are not identified. If the mains supply is connected incorrectly, live metal parts become accessible.

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:  Lamp with a fluorescent tube. It has a 1.3 m long mains supply cable connected to a binominal terminal. It also has a separate built-in socket plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1862/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Lamborghini
 
Name: Gallardo Coupé & Spyder
 
Type / number of model:  Model Year 2004. 2005 and 2006. The affected VINs: ZHWGE11M14LA00031 to ZHWGE12TX6LA03972
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
In the case of persistent, severe load conditions, hydraulic fluid could leak from a high pressure pipe in the power steering system. Leaking fluid could touch hot engine areas resulting in the risk of fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1880/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: C600 Sport
 
Type / number of model:  Type: C65, Model: C600 Sport, EC type approval No: e1*2002/24*0552*00, year of manufacture: 2011 - 2012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
At high speeds (>160 km/h), the front side panel can come loose from the fixtures and thus from the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Malta, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Portugal, Finland, Norway

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Alert number: A12/1893/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Steering aid
 
Brand: Lenkok
 
Name: Handicap mobil LENKOK Can Open.
 
Type / number of model:  Model year 2009-2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The steering aid can break off the steering wheel.
 

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

 
Description:  Vehicle part: steering aid.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1859/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Breath alcohol tester
 
Brand: Drive Safety
 
Name: Digital alcohol tester with LCD clock
 
Type / number of model:  6016389JT2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Because of the inability of the product to detect a high alcohol level, there is a risk of a user driving with an undetected high alcohol level which could lead to a road accident.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Digital alcohol tester with LCD clock. Orange and white packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1863/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy sword
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 78406;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8008092027587
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the level of chromium in the product is higher than permitted. The level detected in the handle is 92.94 mg/kg and in the decoration 65.06 mg/kg.

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

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

 
Description:  The toy consists of a sword with a gold and black scabbard and a central coat of arms depicting a lion.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1865/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Drawing set
 
Brand: Disney Princess
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No. PK-13PC, Item No.1023-56374
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 203068 563745
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic of the markers contains 3.6 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Drawing set in plastic packaging containing four crayons, oil pastels, markers and a large note-pad with 30 sheets. All parts are decorated with pictures of Disney Princesses.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1866/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Amy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.:630-A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9123450301044
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 23.0 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Plastic doll with yellow hair, grey dress, red shoes and a red comb as an accessory. The toy is packed in a plastic, colourless, transparent bag, decorated with a picture of a blue ribbon with pink flowers.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1868/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Baby Angel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 928-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because parts of the doll contain up to 17.6 % by weight of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.11 % by mass Dibutyl phthalate (DBP). In addition, the product contains 1.9 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Baby doll (height: 10 inch – 25.4 cm, weight: 458 gr). The doll's body is made of cloth; the hands, feet and head are in rubber. The doll is dressed in a white shirt, decorated with pink bows, white feathers and a pink rose in the neck area, pink shoes and has a pink ribbon in the hair. The doll is seated on a pink rocking-chair; it holds a pink mobile phone and sings a song when you press a switch. It is operated with 3 AAA batteries. The toy is packed in a pink cardboard box with a clear plastic window, decorated with pictures of the doll.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1873/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Moodlight
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: The Smurfs
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8717624274039
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses the risk of choking due to the easy removal of the battery lid which may enable a child to gain access to the button cell batteries located inside the lamp. The batteries can be ingested or inhaled by small children.


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

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks, withdrawal of the product from the market, recall of the product from end users and destruction of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  10 cm high, white lamp in the shape of a Smurf, powered by batteries.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Finland, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1877/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Bubbles Sword Toys
 
Type / number of model:  Batch number 310/042/0048 1pc
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4014732310425
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the product contains a high level of Pseudomonas (up to 10,000,000 bacteria per gram). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Soap bubble toy comprised of a plastic container in the form of a sword, approx. 27 cm long, with a coloured plastic handle, a coloured soap ring and a transparent plastic cylinder filled with bubble-forming, clear or cloudy liquid. Packaging: colourful printed cardboard box containing several swords.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1878/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden toy
 
Brand: Bieco
 
Name: Mein erstes Auto (My first car)
 
Type / number of model:  Bieco's baby collection; Serial No 24-020213.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4005544202138
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can be easily broken, releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children.

The product does not comply with the Toy 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:  Brightly coloured wooden toy in the shape of a car with a wooden arch (handle) in the place of the car roof. Three wooden rings (green, yellow and red) encircle the handle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1879/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: Baghera
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 838
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and choking because small parts with sharp edges may become loose (the large nut fixing the bell to its support comes loose, releasing the screw and the nut) and small children may pick up the pieces and swallow them.


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

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

 
Description:  Ride-on toy representing a fire engine, presented as a kit and made of metal, plastic and wood. Dimensions: 76.5 x 25 x 36 cm.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/1892/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: hohot Toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No.:23688-S
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 945545 465355
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 13.4 % by weight of Di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (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): Seizure of the products.

 
Description:  1 doll, battery-powered movement and sound, with a yellow dress and a hat with white feathers, blonde curls. Packaging: cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1861/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's shoes
 
Brand: Lalikaer
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  A03003/1, A01003/2, A02902/1 and A03001/1.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because various parts of the shoes contain between 15.5 to 33.5 mg/kg Chromium (VI).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  Men's footwear with synthetic upper and sole. The composition of the lining is textile/leather, the insole being leather. Packaging: cardboard box bearing the "LALIKAER" brand name and indicating the model number and colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1864/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Jump & Fish
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JF-J325
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket made of artificial leather, supplied with cords in the hood area.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1869/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: Killah
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FE 02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0810H FE022230048004
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of unattached functional 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 sweatshirt, with a hood supplied with functional cords in the neck area that are not fixed and which have metal chains on the ends. Size: 3-4 years of age.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1870/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Killah
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  F 02
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0810H F 022230078301
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area that are not fixed.

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 dress with a hood supplied with functional cords in the neck area that are not fixed. Intended for children of 5-6 years of age.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1871/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Riccio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2551
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a cord in the waist area which is not fixed at any 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:  Children’s trousers in grey colour, with two side pockets – intended for small children up to 7 years of age, sizes: 98, 110 and 128. In the waist area there is a textile cord in green colour which passes through a channel without being fixed in at least one point. On the left trouser-leg there is an inscription "Crocodile".
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1872/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Riccio
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2531
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it has a drawstring in the waist area which is not fixed to the garment and the free ends of which 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 trousers, blue colour. Sizes: 104, 116, 122 and 140. In the waist area there is a red textile drawstring, not fixed to the garment, with free ends. On the left trouser-leg there is an inscription: 'SPEEDWAY'.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1884/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Champion
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 303237, code: 2210008191
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8053261775196 (size 126/131), 8053261775110 (size: 150/155)
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in blue or red, with two side pockets, white/blue stripes at the sides and a logo marked “Champion” on the left-hand side. The garment has 2 grey drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by more than 140 mm. Sizes: 126/131 (7 - 8 years), 150/155 (11 - 12 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1885/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Firefly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 166678, code: 2210004594, model: Elimo jrs
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7611311306229 (size 116), 7611311307097 (size 128)
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys’ swimming shorts with multi-coloured, tropical patterns, two side pockets and blue sides. The garment has 2 orange drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by more than 140 mm. Sizes: 116 (6 years), 128 (8 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1887/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Energier’s
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Swimmy Beachwear, code: 120-28-64, driver: 28-64
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries due to the presence of halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area and drawstrings that are 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Girls’ bikini in orange, yellow or pink colours. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 cords with free ends and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The top is decorated with multi-coloured sequins. Sizes: 6-14 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1888/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Diesel
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Merali, Item code: 00JA5V 00YYG K553
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 033506 005462 25092
 
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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in light green with a fuchsia trim. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini top and the bottom bear the “Diesel” logo in light fuchsia. Composition: Sizes: 8-14.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1889/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini bottom
 
Brand: Beach Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Sweet Sun, item code: 0516
 
Batch number / Barcode:  88100000516001002
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area 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.

 
Description:  Girls' bikini bottom in light green (front side) and blue (back side), with two pairs of functional light green cords at each side (length: 30cm). The front side of the garment is decorated with a small duck on a cloud made from white sequins, two hearts, a flower and the inscription “Sweet Sun”. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1890/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Scubino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  824707
 
Batch number / Barcode:  801 00824707 001001
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in red with the emblem “SCUBINO S” on the front left-hand side. The garment bears 2 red drawstrings in the waist area that protrude by 200 mm. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1891/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Beach Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Baby Doll, item code: A0516
 
Batch number / Barcode:  801-A0000516-001001
 
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): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in orange. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini top bears the inscription “Pink Angel in Disguise” and the bottom the inscription “Baby Doll” - both in purple. The bikini bottom is decorated with two lines of white sequins. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1867/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Doorbell
 
Brand: www.tele.gr
 
Name: Digital Doorbell
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GTS-021-021A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a risk of live parts becoming accessible:

- Internal wiring of the power supply could be rotated, leading to their abruption from the terminal connections.

- Conductors are fixed so that reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductor in position.

- Thermoplastic parts, on which parts at hazardous voltage are directly mounted, are not resistant to abnormal heat.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62080 and EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Doorbell. The product consists of three parts: two wireless buttons and one plug-in unit which operates as a remote receiver and loudspeaker.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1881/12       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke alarm
 
Brand: König Electronic
 
Name: Optical Smoke Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  SA 30 – LX 738 Year of manufacture: 28/02/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation, Burns
 
The product does not detect smoke with sufficient sensitivity.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Smoke alarm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1860/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body scrub
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Coconut Body Peeling
 
Type / number of model:  Lot No. 11051013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  67777001531000000125
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count of 480,000 cfu/g (identification of Burkholderia cepacia) which can cause infection for people with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Transparent, stand-up tube (100 ml) with brown screw-top and printed adhesive labels; no further packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51

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Alert number: A12/1882/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Voltage tester
 
Brand: Zext
 
Name: Próbnik fazy
 
Type / number of model:  TP-S
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5903874875871
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The user can easily touch the live tip by mistake during normal use because the metal tip is too long and because the protection rim on the handle is too small.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61243.
 

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

 
Description:  Voltage tester with yellow transparent covering. No packaging.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 51