Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 52 ( Published on: 28/12/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1942/12       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Sofa
 
Brand: Dylan
 
Name: Dylan
 
Type / number of model:  Beige/Brown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
If the sofa was installed in a home it would easily catch fire if the cover or the filling came into contact with any naked flame.

The product does not comply with the relevant national regulations.
 

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

 
Description:  L-shaped sofa in beige/brown fabric, vinyl base
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1922/12       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings and nose piercing
 
Brand: Ni-Na
 
Name: “White Mini Ball”, “White Mini Crystal” And “White Mini Star With Crystal”
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they release 1.575, 0.517 and 0.292 µg/cm²/week of nickel respectively, exceeding the limit value of 0.2 µg/cm²/week.

The products do 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:  a) A pair of silver earrings ending in a ball. b) A pair of silver earrings ending in a small crystal. On the earring clasp is written: “NI-Na Swiss”. Packaging: White plastic board with the brand name. c) A pair of nose piercings in the shape of a star with a small crystal. Packaging: White plastic board with the brand name and a blue sticker with the indication “Nose”.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1902/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 2 in 1 Laser & LED Light
 
Type / number of model:  Y11351559-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8361135155914
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the maximum output which is given by the manufacturer is < 5mW, thus possibly higher than 1mW and, consequently, potentially dangerous to the sight.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser pointer and LED light, in the form of a key-ring.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1945/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: SWEES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because the output power is too high.

With respect to labelling, the product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 60825.
 

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

 
Description:  Black housing with clip; green beam - wavelength: 532 nm. Markings: Power output: 1 mW, Class IIIb.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1903/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo Ink
 
Brand: Killer Ink
 
Name: Intenze Zuper Black
 
Type / number of model:  MHD 04/30/2017
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Code INTZUP360-BLK Batch: 2.00 x 7743-20
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (82.9 mg/kg), of which 3 are classified as carcinogenic (11.1 mg/kg).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may not exceed a certain concentration. The level of PAH detected in the sample exceeded the level of 0.5 ppm recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
 

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

 
Description:  Loose plastic bottle with screw top. Adhesive label: Zuper Black.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1944/12       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Intenze
 
Name: "Zuper black" tattoo colour
 
Type / number of model:  Best-before date: 06/30/2016
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 83.2 mg/kg polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may not exceed a certain concentration. The level of PAH detected in the sample exceeded the level of 0.5 ppm recommended in Resolution ResAP (2008) 1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Container description: Packed by sender in colourless, transparent plastic tubs with screw lids in quantities of approx. 10 ml.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1906/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Zhengyu Craft Co., Ltd.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PE33-3QM
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5145 - 1905
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The switch can catch fire if exposed to a flame. There are no instructions for the use or installation of the product.


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:  Table lamp made of metal and plates of coloured plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1909/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Hydraulic trolley jack
 
Brand: Sodise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  15441 - TH22007B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product can permanently deform during use.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1494.
 

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

 
Description:  Red hydraulic trolley jack, maximum load 2 tons.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1910/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Hydraulic trolley jack
 
Brand: Sodise
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  15484 - TH33003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product can permanently deform during use.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1494.
 

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

 
Description:  Red hydraulic trolley jack, maximum load 3 tons.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1911/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Floor jack
 
Brand: Groupwest
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  154347
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product can permanently deform during use.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 1494.
 

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

 
Description:  On import: Red floor jack – maximum load 2 tonnes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1921/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Mitre saw
 
Brand: Nutool
 
Name: Radial Arm Mitre Saw 1800W
 
Type / number of model:  type NTBL210
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8016738706680
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
It is possible to touch the teeth of the saw blade. The distance between the table fence and the saw blade is too large.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61029.
 

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

 
Description:  Mitre saw, cardboard packaging, dimensions 60 x 60 x 40 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1929/12       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Garden tools
 
Brand: SHINDAIWA
 
Name: Trimmer, Multi–tool Power Head
 
Type / number of model:  T242XS M242S
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
High temperature generated in the catalytic converter set in the exhaust silencer can cause the exhaust silencer to overheat. This can result in burns to the operator if the arms or another part of the body touch the exhaust silencer whilst it is hot. The exhaust silencer cover may melt and catch fire.


The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Trimmer multi–tool.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy, Germany, Malta, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1899/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Range Rover
 
Name: Evoque
 
Type / number of model:  e11*2007/46*0223 Certain 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles manufactured between 20 August and 18 September 2012 are potentially affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vin range SALVA2BG0CH704223 to SALVA2AE6DH713526
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In very extreme cases, fatigue failure of one or both of the steering gear mounting fixings may occur. Should both bolts fatigue, the steering gear will slip into a fixed position within the vehicles front sub-frame, restricting the available steering lock. Restricted steering lock would prevent the driver from being able to steer the vehicle as normal. Should this occur, the driver may not be able to take evasive steering action in an emergency, leading to an increased risk of a vehicle crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1900/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Jaguar
 
Name: XF
 
Type / number of model:  Certain 2013 model year petrol engine vehicles manufactured between 4 September and 22 October 2012 are potentially affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vin range SAJWA0E76D8S55273 to SAJAA05N4DPS63550
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A fault in the tank fuel pump can shut it down causing fuel starvation to the engine which leads to engine cut out with minimal warning signs. Once the vehicle has cut out, the vehicle will have reduced brake power and vehicle steering, which could potentially cause a crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Poland, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/1901/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars
 
Brand: Land Rover
 
Name: Evoque and Freelander
 
Type / number of model:  e11*2007/46*0223 e11*2001/116*0300
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Certain 2012 model year vehicles manufactured on 11th June 2012 are potentially affected.Vin range SALVA2AE7CH687968 to SALVA2BG1CH688422 VIN range SALFA2BG7CH307869 to SALFA2AD1CH308040
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
One or both of the brake caliper fixings may become sufficiently loosened to detach from the vehicle. Should both fixings become detached, the brake caliper may detach from the rear suspension knuckle and impact with the rotating road wheel, leading to loss of function of a brake circuit and potential sudden deflation of the associated wheel and tyre assembly. Loss of a brake circuit’s function or sudden deflation of a tyre will lead to an increased risk of a vehicle crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/1904/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: 208
 
Type / number of model:  Type: C EC type approval: e2*2007/46*0070*01
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced during the period 16.12.2011 and 13.01.2012 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A lack of conformity in the assembly of an internal component of the ABS/ESP system may result in an inability to modulate the fluid pressure when the ABS/ESP function is used. This may lead to a system malfunction.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/1905/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car / van
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Partner
 
Type / number of model:  Types: G*KFW*, G*NFU*; EC type approvals: e2*2001/116*0279*, e2*2001/116*0280*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles produced during the period between 2005 and 2008 are affected.
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Owing to a non-compliant safety device, the electrical circuit of the engine fan may be insufficiently protected. If the fan becomes obstructed, localised heating of the electrical circuit may occur. There is a risk that the vehicle could catch fire even once the engine has been switched off.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car / van
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/1917/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic strap
 
Brand: American JD.Co
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  835331004188
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because the connection of the hook and the strap is not strong enough and may release causing face and/or eye injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic package containing 1 stretch cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1919/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic strap
 
Brand: Filmer GmbH
 
Name: Elastik Spanngurte - set
 
Type / number of model:  Art.nr. 38.003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4010126380036
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because the connection of the hook and the strap is not strong enough and may release causing face and/or eye injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic package containing 6 stretch cords.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1920/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic strap
 
Brand: Chenyang
 
Name: Stretch cords
 
Type / number of model:  Item nr. 7689
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435194276894
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because the connection of the hook and the strap is not strong enough and may release causing face and/or eye injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  A package containing one stretch cord.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1923/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic strap
 
Brand: Hui Min
 
Name: Stretch cords
 
Type / number of model:  BARU stretch Cords
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8711197435347
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because the connection of the hook and the strap is not strong enough and may release causing face and/or eye injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic package containing 3 stretch cords (green, blue, yellow).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1926/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic strap
 
Brand: Chenyang
 
Name: Stretch cords
 
Type / number of model:  item no: 8C07-57C500
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6980757500074
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because the connection of the hook and the strap is not strong enough and may release causing face and/or eye injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Stretch cords in green, yellow and blue colours sold in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1948/12       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: Teksan
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product may deform and collapse under load.


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

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

 
Description:  A galvanized ladder with 7 steps. Packed in polythene with an original label attached by the producer.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1956/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable armbands
 
Brand: HUGGIES
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KC 001
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product does not meet the relevant physical and mechanical safety requirements. There is a risk of drowning of the user as the stoppers are too long which could lead to inadvertent opening of the valves and when the plugs are open the device does not retain enough buoyancy.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable armbands intended for children from 6 months to 6 years of age, with pictures of animals and with two stoppers on each of the armbands.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1957/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Inflatable armbands
 
Brand: Best way
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  S-32101 EU-1-88-4-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6942138908572
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The product does not meet the relevant physical and mechanical safety requirements. There is a risk of drowning as the non-return valves are not working and the device therefore does not retain enough buoyancy.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 13138-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's inflatable armbands sizes 23 cm x 15 cm with instructions and a label in Bulgarian, sold in transparent packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1958/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Sputnik
 
Type / number of model:  Sputnik (Feuer und Flamme); GP 1301
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because:

- a prohibited ignition device (covered fuse) is used;

- the net explosive quantity is indicated only for the single item and not for the cake or battery as a whole;

- the details for ignition are missing.


The product does not comply with the Directive 2007/23/EC on pyrotechnic articles and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

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

 
Description:  See pictures.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1959/12       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Feuerwand –Gold (wall-of-fire)
 
Type / number of model:  Feuerwand (Gold, Bunt); GP3801-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4250645102119
 
Risk type:  Burns
 

The product poses a risk of burns because the labelling requirement for net explosive quantity is indicated only for the individual shot (40g) and not for the cake or battery as a whole (360g);

- the safety packaging does not comply with the legislation;

- a spontaneously combustible igniter cord may be exposed inside the product.


This could lead to premature spontaneous ignition hazardous to consumers.



The product does not comply with the Directive 2007/23/EC on pyrotechnic articles and the relevant European standard EN 15947
 

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

 
Description:  See pictures.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1894/12       
Category:  Stationery
 
Product:  Mechanical pencil
 
Brand: Lyra
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  orlow techno 102 1020420
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4084900610121
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the release of nickel (up to 36 µg/cm2/week) from its metallic parts (nib, clip, end), thus 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 blue mechanical pencil.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1897/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with sweets
 
Brand: Dulce Golosinas
 
Name: Mermaid sirena
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 6942971500926
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 16% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains up to 4.7 % of di-isononyl phthalate (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): Recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  A small doll made to resemble a mermaid, wearing multi-coloured clothing. The doll comes with a bag of sweets. The packaging is a blister. The words “Mermaid sirena” and a picture of a mermaid appear on the card. The back of the packaging bears, among other things, details of the ingredients of the sweets in several languages, the weight, the use-by date, barcode and details of the importer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1918/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Bow & arrow set
 
Brand: Bowman
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. AJ007BW
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 438022 389881
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it incorporates a Class 3 laser (output power 4,9 mW). The laser beam output level is 10 times higher than 0,39 mW, which is the limit value for class 1 lasers allowed in toys.


The product also poses a risk of injuries because when the arrows are shot the maximum permissible kinetic energy level may be 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 Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 60825 and EN 71-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Archery set with bow and arrows packed in a cardboard box with a window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1927/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic Doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lovely Baby
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 0221
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714627102215
 
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:  Soft doll with pacifier, sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1933/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Costume for teddy bear
 
Brand: Teddy Mountain
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art no 48908
 
Batch number / Barcode:  79124021811
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the base material of the trousers contains 15 % 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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black fire fighter suit with yellow stripes, 40 cm, for a teddy bear.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1934/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy bear
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No 14100720
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711229037426
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (eyes) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  A blue coloured sealed photo box (packaging) which contains a white coloured plush bear.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1937/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Football boots for teddy bears
 
Brand: Teddy Mountain
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  product no 50263
 
Batch number / Barcode:  679124040645
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 8 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 1.4 % 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black football boots for teddy bears with white stripes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1955/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic Halloween Teeth
 
Brand: Poundworld
 
Name: Halloween Terrifying Teeth
 
Type / number of model:  M-48209
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 5 050577 482094
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.3% 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users. (By: Other)

 
Description:  False Halloween teeth - the teeth are green and the gums are pink. Sold in a clear blister pack with a cardboard background.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1960/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Balloons
 
Brand: Globos
 
Name: Ballons "Happy Birthday"
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN- Code 8421332015579; Item number: 141
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nitrosamines (1300 µg/Kg) which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen. The release value for N-nitrosamines exceeds the established maximum quantity for N-Nitrosamine.



The product does not comply with the national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Balloons of various colours printed with the wording: 'Happy Birthday'; diameter 29 cm Packed in plastic with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1895/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Domina Sport (DMN)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  004/W12. BLACK. 6Y
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000000512991
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings 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:  Children's trousers in grey colour, intended for children up to 6 years old. They are designed with grey drawstrings in the waist area, the length of which is 23 cm each.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1912/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Fairies, item code: D92578
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords that are to be tied at the back 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' bikini in pink colour. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 white cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 white cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini top is decorated with the figure of Disney’s "Tinkerbell" in silver and two lines of rhinestones. The bikini bottom is also decorated with one line of rhinestones. Sizes: 8Y (8 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1913/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: MTVN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Dora the Explorer, item code: N92750
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck cords with free ends in the neck area. The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of cords that are to be tied at the back 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' bikini in pink colour. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 red cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 red cords that are to be tied at the back. All cords have pink flowers on the end. The bikini top is decorated with the pattern of a flower on the left side and the inscription “Dora the Explorer” on the right side. The bikini bottom is decorated with flower patterns and the figure of Dora. Both parts of the bikini have white frills. Sizes: 10Y (10 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1924/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Energier’s
 
Name: Swimmy Beachwear
 
Type / number of model:  120-28-63, driver: 28-63
 
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.

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in turquoise, pink or 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 top is decorated with multi-coloured beads. Sizes: 6-14 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1925/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Swimming shorts
 
Brand: Firefly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 181915, code: 2210007673, model: Kalin newspaper jrs
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7611313228741 (size 116), 7611313228758 (size 128)
 
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.

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts with multi-coloured “newspaper” patterns and two side pockets. The garment bears 2 black drawstrings in the waist area Sizes: 116 (6 years), 128 (8 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1928/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sandals
 
Brand: Magnus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No.45-0432-T1, NAVY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 2.8 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and 1.7 mg/kg in the mould-proof sachet. Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s blue sandals packed in a white and blue coloured cardboard box bearing the words “Magnus”. A label on the box indicates the number of article and size. There is also a mould-proof sachet with information “Desiccant. Silica gel. Throw away. Do not eat” in the box of sandals.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1930/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' shoes
 
Brand: B.STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Style No.94533-2A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 0.2 mg/kg of dimethylfumarate (DMF) in the footwear and 0.7 mg/kg in the mould-proof sachet.

Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing over 0.1 mg/kg dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies sandals packed in a red-coloured cardboard box bearing the words “B.STAR” and the style number and size. There is also a mould-proof sachet with information “Desiccant. Silica gel. Throw away. Do not eat” in the box of shoes.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1935/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: “D”
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfits intended for children up to 7 years of age. There is a sign “D” crossed with a wavy line on the garment and on the textile label attached to it. On some of the sets there is an inscription "Sole Trader Refine" and on the other sets there is an inscription "Sole Trader Elit".
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1936/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: Cemilino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of cords with free ends that are too long and are not attached 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:  Children’s trousers (jeans), supplied with cords in the waist area ending with plastic toggles, which are not attached to the garment in at least one point and which have free ends that protrude by more than 140 mm. On the left trouser-leg there are embroidered flowers, bees and a stem with leaves. Above the right pocket there is a decoration – a metal chain attached above and under the pocket.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1938/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Cichild
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1300-022
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1385609188915
 
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 and 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:  Girls’ set intended for children up to 3 years of age (a blouse and a pair of trousers): 1. The blouse has long sleeves. It is grey and has inscriptions on the front covered with brocade "Paris girls love shopping what else?" with an appliquéd pattern of a girl. On the blouse there are attached plastic stones and 2 sewn lace ribbons, plastic balls and black sequins. 2. The trousers are red and have two pockets on the front. On the left trouser-leg there is an appliquéd pattern in the shape of a silver bag with brocade and the inscription "Girls love shopping what else?". In the waist area of the trousers there is a textile cord made of artificial material with silver fibres and free ends, which freely passes through a channel without being fixed in at least one point. When the garment is fully opened, the free ends of the cord are longer than 140 mm.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1939/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s bolero
 
Brand: Malizmaj
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 short-sleeved bolero made of red knitted fabric, intended for children aged 1-5 years, supplied with cords intended to be tied at the front in the neck area. The cords have free ends and their length is 23 cm. On the inner rear side of the children’s boleros there is an attached textile label with an indication of the brand and the text “only for you”, sizes 1Y, 3Y, 5Y.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1941/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies’ garments
 
Brand: Avenue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Baby Sleepsuit: 50692 , Baby Bodysuit: 50702
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Baby Sleepsuit: 25261370 , Baby Sleepsuit: 25261462
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they contain small parts (the popper closures) that can become detached and swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the national standard BS 7907.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby sleepsuits and baby bodysuits in various colours
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1943/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Men's leather shoes
 
Brand: Marc
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 2.105.13-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 14.8 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather inside the shoes. 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:  A pair of middle brown leather shoes with laces. Packaging: shoe box – black with silver inscription: "MARC"
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1947/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s blouse
 
Brand: Mali Zmaj
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  H-190
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1385609188915
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s blouses, intended for children aged 4-10 – sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10, in purple and grey colours. The blouse is supplied with cords in the neck area whose free ends are longer than 140 mm. On the garments there are appliquéd patterns of flowers and in the top left section of the front there is an embroidered butterfly with flowers and the inscription “Wau”.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1949/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bolero
 
Brand: Marions
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MGBOL-7102
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8960000031249
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 bolero with functional cords in the neck area that are not secured against unravelling.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1950/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' set
 
Brand: Miss Brum
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item NA-235
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative 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 consisting of three parts – a skirt, a blouse and a bolero. The skirt has a decorative cord in the waist area which is more than 140 mm long. The bolero has functional cords in the waist area that are more than 140 mm long and are not secured against unraveling. The product is sold in boxes bearing the inscription „Miss Brum”, with an additionally attached label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1951/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bolero
 
Brand: Urchin girls
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D 303
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 cardigan of the type bolero supplied with a functional cord in the neck area made of elastic material.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1952/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Marions girls
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item MEL-7384-BM
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8960000030389
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of 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:  Children’s dress supplied with functional cords in the waist area that are longer than 140 mm. There is an attached textile label and an attached paper label.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1953/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Marions
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  MG-7879-B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8960000028522
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 dress with removable sleeves and gaiters, supplied with a decorative cord which is made of elastic material.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1954/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bolero
 
Brand: Holi Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  kod-00125
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 428353 547263
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of 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 bolero of the type “sleeves” in black, grey and white colours, supplied with two satin functional cords with free ends. They are intended to be tied on the front in the chest area. The garments are intended for children aged 2-10. In the area of the neckline there are attached plastic decorative elements.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1896/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Tablet computer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Tablet PC
 
Type / number of model:  Android VIA 8850
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438159023061
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply unit supplied with the tablet poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the R&TTE Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

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

 
Description:  Tablet computer with power supply unit, packaged in a white cardboard box. The power adapter has the model number LA-520WF.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1907/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Wireless doorbell
 
Brand: www.tele.gr
 
Name: Wireless Sensor Doorbell
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GTS-021-5
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a risk of live parts becoming accessible which could result in users suffering an electric shock:

- Internal wiring of the power supply can be rotated, leading to their breaking 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 R&TTE 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:  Wireless doorbell. The product consists of two parts: one wireless part containing a speaker and an infrared sensor and one plug-in unit which operates as a remote receiver and loudspeaker. Sold in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1931/12       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Wireless doorbell
 
Brand: www.tele.gr
 
Name: Digital Doorbell
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GTS-021-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a risk of electric shock because:

- live parts may become accessible – the internal wiring of the power supply can be rotated, leading to their breaking 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 R&TTE 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:  Wireless doorbell. The product consists of two parts: one wireless part containing a speaker and an infrared sensor and one plug-in unit which operates as a remote receiver and loudspeaker. Sold in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1898/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Children’s face paint set
 
Brand: Free & Easy
 
Name: Face Paint, Schminkset
 
Type / number of model:  908837
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2013/04/15; Barcode: 8718158109934
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a colour that is not authorised in any cosmetic product and a colorant that is not allowed in this specific product (CI 74260, CI 11710 and CI 74180). The colorant (CI 211110) causes serious health risks, for example allergic reactions in children.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  A face paint set for children with 6 colours (black, white, orange, blue, yellow and red), packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52

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Alert number: A12/1916/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skincare lotion
 
Brand: DMK
 
Name: Melanoplex Drops
 
Type / number of model:  MEL-3819
 
Batch number / Barcode:  071112
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 10 % of kojic acid.

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

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

 
Description:  A white plastic bottle containing 30 ml (1 fl oz) skincare lotion (tone balancer). Best before 07/14.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1932/12       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: DMK
 
Name: Alpha Fade Gel
 
Type / number of model:  ALP-3948
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2018
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.5 % of hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

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

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

 
Description:  A white plastic bottle containing 80 ml (2 fl oz) skincare lotion (skin lightener for normal or oily skin). Best Before 01/14.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1908/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Tumble dryer
 
Brand: Beko
 
Name: Condenser Tumble Dryer
 
Type / number of model:  Recall affects 6 & 7kg models manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012. Model Numbers:- DCU7230W, DSC64W, DSC64S, DC7110W, DC7041W, DCU6130W, DCU7230S, DCU7230B, DCU6130B, DCU6130S.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  12-xxxxxx-05. 12-xxxxxx-06. 12-xxxxxx-07. 12-xxxxxx-08. 12-xxxxxx-09. 12-xxxxxx-10
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
A capacitor may overheat which could ultimately cause a fire.

A number of incidents of the product catching fire have been 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:  Condenser tumble dryer
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1914/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Glue gun
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Glue Gun
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GY-07
 
Batch number / Barcode:  -
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation is not sufficient and the cross-section area of the core of the single-insulated mains supply cable is too small.

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:  Glue gun with black plastic casing, mains-operated, blister packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: A12/1915/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Hähnel
 
Name: Travel Adaptor Kit
 
Type / number of model:  5 099113 009500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live pins of a plug inserted into the adaptor are accessible during insertion.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel plug adaptor sold in black transparent package.
Country of origin:  Ireland
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Slovenia, Ireland

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Alert number: A12/1946/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Socket outlet with protective device
 
Brand: EST
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  768
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a possibility for the user to make direct contact with live parts of plugs connected to the product.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Two-pole socket outlet with protective device.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 52