Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 ( Published on: 18/01/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0060/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Cooling element
 
Brand: Excellent Cool Solutions
 
Name: Freezer pack
 
Type / number of model:  Model 876557, C13
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8711295502910
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the liquid contains ethylene glycol which, if swallowed, can be toxic. Due to its characteristic form, appearance and packaging, consumers may mistake the product for foodstuffs and therefore swallow the liquid.

One accident reported.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers.
 

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

 
Description:  Cooling element resembling ice cube bags, coloured blue on one side and silver on the other. The translucent cubes contain distilled water and ethylene glycol. The product is packed in transparent plastic, with a label indicating the brand, the product name, reference, barcode, origin and the data of a Dutch company.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A12/0052/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Plastic chair
 
Brand: Progarden
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Natalia
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5999558660857
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because, when adjusting the position of the armrest, a shear point is formed and the hands and fingers of the user can be entrapped and injured.

In addition, the bottom of the chair legs is open, which could cause entrapment and injury when folding.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Folding, white plastic chair with armrests and a 5-position adjustable backrest.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0042/13       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Cigarette LED Laser and Pen
 
Type / number of model:  None shown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  None shown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is indicated on the product that it is a class III laser.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser key-ring in the form of a cigarette.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany

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Alert number: A12/0043/13       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser sight
 
Brand: 1. Laser LJM SRC 2. Laser SCOPE
 
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 it is indicated as a class III laser.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser sight.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0044/13       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mini Laser Light
 
Type / number of model:  12505
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 5-568800125057
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is indicated on the product that it is a class III laser.
 

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

 
Description:  Laser with stand.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0041/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: 3 RING TM Glue Factory
 
Name: 502 Super Glue
 
Type / number of model:  N° 12 –S05
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 937272800585
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the label does not include the signs indicating danger or the symbols for dangerous substances and preparations.

In addition, the product is not fitted with a device enabling it to be re-closed a number of times without the contents leaking.

The product does not comply with the regulations on the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures or Directive 1999/45/EC and 2001/60/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

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

 
Description:  Small plastic tube of household glue bearing brand name and ‘502’, with warnings in English.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0045/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Dragonhawk Tattoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) (0.71 mg/kg), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 0.01 mg/kg, which is classified as carcinogenic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 ppm.
 

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

 
Description:  Various plastic bottles with adhesive labels and protective caps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0040/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: S60, V60
 
Type / number of model:  Type: F model: S60, V60 EC type-approval: e9*2007/46*0023* Vehicles built in 2012 are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The mounting screws of the A-pillar trim may be set at a tightening torque which is too high. This can cause cracks which could lead to the A-pillar trim detaching in the event that the head air bags are deployed.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania, Sweden, Greece, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0037/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Eclipse
 
Name: Carbon Monoxide Alarm
 
Type / number of model:  Eclipse - E240VCARB
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5391516452984
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to the detection of carbon monoxide.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 50291.
 

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

 
Description:  240V carbon monoxide detector with 9V battery backup.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0039/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Hearing protector earplugs
 
Brand: Climax
 
Name: Protector Auditivo
 
Type / number of model:  13 (reusable model)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423246205039
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The diameter of the plugs varies significantly and does not ensure good protection for the user. In addition, the instructions are not in the national language.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 352-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Box containing 100 pairs of earplugs.
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0036/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Key-ring with soft bear
 
Brand: Villa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: RB056
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901165510760
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the bear's eyes) that easily detach and could be swallowed by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  A key-chain with a soft stuffed plush bear attached, size 145 mm. It has small eyes made out of plastic and an embroidered mouth. The bear is dressed in a skirt and sweatshirt.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0038/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic toys
 
Brand: ZERO3
 
Name: Baba MaMa
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.4 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). There is a risk that phthalates may come into contact with the child’s mouth and/or skin.

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

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

 
Description:  A set of squeaky toys containing 6 multi-coloured, flexible plastic figures. The toys contain a peeping whistle and are packed in a transparent plastic bag. The top of the bag is closed with a folded card, which is fixed to the bag with staples. On both sides of the card there are inscriptions: “Soft Toys Baba MaMa”, “Zero3”and "Warning". Approximate size of packaging is 22 x 24 cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0046/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy medical instrument set
 
Brand: Doctors
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Reference BT26583
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8422562265833
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 12.53 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 24.57 % by mass dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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

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

 
Description:  Medical set with different instruments presented in individual packaging in a plastic bag with a cardboard label stating the brand and the CE marking.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0055/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play tunnel
 
Brand: Happy Summer Scanditoy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12973273 and 12973275. Only tunnels sold during 2012 are affected.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  53242, 53426, 52472 and 53295
 
Risk type:  Cuts, Injuries
 
The metallic wires sewn into the tunnel can break and sharp points can protrude through the fabric causing cuts and injuries to children playing with the tunnel.


Incidents reported.


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:  Play tunnel and tent made of 100% polyester, in 3 different colours; green, light blue, and purple. The tunnel is expanded with a metal wire. The product is sold both as a separate item and in a set with a tent. The batch number can be found on a sewn label on the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0048/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' gloves
 
Brand: Seppälä
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438262216459
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 414.3 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. 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:  Women's' gloves made of turquoise coloured leather; the lining of gloves contains 100% polyester.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0049/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies' gloves
 
Brand: Reserved
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  INDEX: U0417-99X-L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901433168396
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of 4.6 mg / kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. 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:  Women's' gloves made of black coloured pig leather.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0050/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ swimsuit
 
Brand: Bd
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model:WP00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998521119569
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of functional cords in the neck area of the swimsuit.
The product does not comply with the safety relevant standard European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ swimsuit in pink colour, decorated with a floral frill in the hip area. The chest of the swimsuit is decorated with fairytale figures. The top can be tied with functional cords at the neck. Size: 2-13 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0051/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ coat
 
Brand: TingBa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SFY5681
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of a drawstring in the hood with toggles at the ends.

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

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

 
Description:  Lined, hooded coat for young children. The hood can be removed by using a zipper and includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. The product is available in light blue colour. Size: 74-86.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0053/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Wei Hong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No FY879
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a belt in the waist area 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:  Children’s dress with shoulder straps and an attached belt at both sides of the waist, for tying at the back. When untied, this belt hangs below the lower hem of the garment. When measured from the point of tying, it is 390 mm long, thus exceeding the permissible length of 360 mm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0047/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Massage Gel
 
Brand: Nuru
 
Name: Nuru Premium
 
Type / number of model:  Nuru Platinum Batch number: SBK01245L MFG24JUL12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high count of mesophilic bacteria, which is a pathogenic micro-organism. The total count for tube n° 1 is: 1.2x100,000 and for tube n°2: 5.1x100, 000 CFU/g. In addition the tube n°2 contains Enterobacteriaceae.
 

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

 
Description:  Clear, colourless massage gel; odour: neutral. The packaging is a transparent plastic bottle with a grey hinged top which can be unscrewed. Contents: 250 ml.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0054/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Brite Face
 
Name: Brite Face Cream
 
Type / number of model:  TM NO 276879
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (15000mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

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

 
Description:  Whitening cream in cardboard packaging containing a pink plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0056/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Kreative Cosmetics (Pvt)
 
Name: Due Whitening Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1123 8300
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (11700mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

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

 
Description:  Green cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a green plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0057/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: SKH International
 
Name: Wiana Whitening Beauty Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (11400 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

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

 
Description:  Pink cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a pink plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0058/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: H Pharmacy
 
Name: Goree Whitening Cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (9870mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

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

 
Description:  White cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a white plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2

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Alert number: A12/0059/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin-lightening product
 
Brand: Poonia Brothers (Pak)
 
Name: Faiza Beauty Cream
 
Type / number of model:  None
 
Batch number / Barcode:  None
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (5940mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.

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

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

 
Description:  Purple cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a purple plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 2