Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 5 ( Published on: 08/02/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0137/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Glue
 
Brand: Frams
 
Name: Extra strong glue, multipurpose
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6133277000603
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 78 % by weight of benzene. Benzene is carcinogenic and mutagenic.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure by the authorities.

 
Description:  Blister packaging containing 3 x 25g tubes of glue
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0139/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal luk
 
Name: 3814 A Jungle green tattoo
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch No. E46, Lot No. 087
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21 ppb Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP).

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 Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) may not exceed 5 ppb.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink 30 ml in original sealed bottle. Mfg. date 03/27/12; Use by: 03/27/15.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0140/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Jet France
 
Name: Violet rouge D 51 F
 
Type / number of model:  Disperjet Sterilizet Tattoo Dispersions
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 4900 mg/kg of nickel.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1, nickel levels in tattoo inks must be as low as technically achievable as nickel has a high allergenic potential. The application under the skin of tattoo inks containing nickel results in permanent contact with a sensitising allergen.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in 30 ml original sealed bottle. Best before: 10-2013
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0167/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Antibacterial gel – Water-alcohol gel
 
Brand: FRAMS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN13: 6951665200035
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 27.5 % by weight of methanol and there are no danger symbols, danger indication, risk warnings or cautionary advice for this preparation, which should at least be classified as toxic. There is no tactile warning of danger or child-proof fastening. No bactericidal activity. The packaging does not have a child-resistant lid.

Methanol leads to damage to the central nervous system, in particular to the optic nerves, and also to the kidneys, liver, heart and other organs. In addition there is no active substance (ethanol).

The product does not comply with Directive 1999/45/EC relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
 

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

 
Description:  Pump-action bottle 270 ml containing antibacterial gel.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0166/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: LEXUS
 
Name: IS
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns left hand drive vehicles. Year: 2005-2011. VINs are available in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2013-w5/2013-w5_37-vins.pdf">attached document</a>.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The wiper arm nuts on the front wipers may be insufficiently tight. If the movement of wipers is restricted by an external load, such as a build-up of heavy snow on the windscreen, the wiper motor torque may exceed the wiper arm slipping torque, and one, or both, of the wipers could become inoperative. If this occurs, driver visibility could be reduced, which could lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Estonia, Sweden, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0131/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Motorcycle boots
 
Brand: Dainese
 
Name: St Trq Race Out Nero
 
Type / number of model:  Size 43 - 1795149 Batch number /
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8033431937647
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The boots provide insufficient protection in the event of an accident involving a fall or the foot becoming trapped.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment directive and the relevant European standard EN 13634.
 

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

 
Description:  Black, reinforced motorcycle boots, size 43. All the sizes in the batch have identical markings. Black cardboard packaging marked “DAINESE ST TRQ-OUT NERO/NERO”
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0157/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Working gloves
 
Brand: Werkstoff
 
Name: Chef
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 003051 044444
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of up to 20.1 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).
 

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

 
Description:  White leather working gloves with yellow trim; a fabric label is sewn onto the product and a paper label marked size 10.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0158/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Leather motorcycle gloves
 
Brand: Held
 
Name: Free Chopperhandschuh
 
Type / number of model:  2017.00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk due to the presence of up to 32.5 mg/kg of Chromium (VI) in the leather of the gloves. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.


The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle gloves with half fingers made of black leather, partly with holes and a Velcro strip.
Country of origin:  Hungary
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Slovenia, Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0130/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of stamps with pencils
 
Brand: Multiprint
 
Name: Sponge Bob Print & Colour
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 606315862, Season 112 WGR, 912, Product code 851207
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot No. 1356900, 8009233058620
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.9 % by weight of di-(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: Withdrawal of the product from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Stamp set with 3 coloured pencils, 5 picture stamps with wooden handle and 1 ink pad. Packaging: colour-printed cardboard, accessories in plastic compartments.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/0136/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic bath toys
 
Brand: Safety toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 3.48 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains 0.99 % of di-isononyl phthalate (DINP).


The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound level is too high.


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.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Warning consumers of the risks.

 
Description:  6 plastic, squeeky toys (5 animals and 1 aeroplane) intended for play in water; packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a paper card marked with the brand name.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0143/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Cigioki
 
Name: Wrestling Fight
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  82275018142665
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 3.2 by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and up to 2.6 % 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): Seizure by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic wrestler figures. The packaging consists of rigid plastic attached to cardboard, with the indication that the product is not suitable for children aged 0-3.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0145/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll
 
Brand: Vogue girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. 80114, NGZ9181224,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6991291812240
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 41.2 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market and ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Plastic doll with hair made from textile material. Packed in a blister with marking "Vogue girl", No: 80114 and a CE Mark on a sticker on the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0150/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dinosaur toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Dinosaur egg Growing Pet
 
Type / number of model:  23086
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4018587230860
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the dinosaur can be put into the mouth and swallowed by children. As it expands, it can cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track of small children.


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

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

 
Description:  Expanding toy - approx 6 cm high – inside a cream-coloured egg in transparent plastic packaging. The egg should be soaked in water for 1-2 days in order to hatch and for the dinosaur to grow in size.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0151/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic balls
 
Brand: Kensho
 
Name: Neomágnes
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999548047842
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because their magnetic flux index exceeds the permitted value. If ingested there is a risk of possible fatal occlusion of the digestive system. In addition, the items are small parts and could cause injuries if two or more of are swallowed by a child.


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

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

 
Description:  The toy contains 216 pcs, small magnetic balls. Packaging: transparent plastic and cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0155/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy telephone
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Toys Angelica
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8027501054600
 
Risk type:  Burns, Chemical, Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of burns, because the batteries may overheat, and a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is too high. The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.


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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure by the authorities

 
Description:  Toy telephone contained in a transparent bag, consisting of a base with numerical buttons and a coloured telephone receiver connected to the base by a cable.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0156/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubble toy
 
Brand: GV
 
Name: Supermoto Mille Bolle
 
Type / number of model:  Item 949
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8032685469492
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (3500 cfu/ml) and because the product contains a high level of Pseudomonas fluorescens. In addition, it contains high quantity of yeast and mould (1400 cfu/ml). 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product.

 
Description:  Packages of soap bubble solution. The label bears the barcode and the importer’s details, the CE mark for toys and the statement that the product is not suitable for children under three years of age. A ball puzzle is attached to the lid.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0141/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Gems
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XM-005
 
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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 270 mm. Size: 10 years of age.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0142/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Desheng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D8-817
 
Batch number / Barcode:  610810
 
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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's jacket with drawstring in the hood – 120mm. Size: 2 years of age.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0144/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' Trousers
 
Brand: StarFish Clothing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  256336/Mavro
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205004954105
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of unattached cords in the waist area.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product.

 
Description:  Girls’ trousers in black colour for children of 8 years old. The trousers have free end drawstrings in the waist area. The length of the cords is approx. 29 cm each.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0149/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Starfish Clothing
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  256335/Anthraki
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5205004005388
 
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): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product.

 
Description:  Children's sweatshirt in dark grey colour, intended for children up to 6 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with a cord. There is a label on the garment stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0152/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Polly Pocket <font color="#ff0000">(THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)</font>
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  951-822
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5991329518220
 
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): Withdrawal of the product from the market and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls' pink bikini decorated with patterned frills. An inscription 'Polly Pocket' and a girl's head are printd on the bikini top, which can be tied in the neck area with functional cords that have free ends.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0153/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: HELLO GIRL
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P86
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends and knots in the neck area and at the back of the swimsuit. Functional cords in the waist area also pose a risk of injuries to children.


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

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

 
Description:  Pink polka dot bikini decorated with frills. The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords that have free ends in the waist area. Packaging: nylon bag
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0154/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Rosso Kid's
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  XS0021
 
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.


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

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

 
Description:  Red and white polka dot bikini decorated with red and white striped frills. The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0159/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Mimo & Co.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  I12B1402
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's jacket with drawstring in the hood – 120 mm, intended for children aged 2 years.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0160/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Mimo & Co.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  I12B3703
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Girls' sweatshirt with drawstring in the hood – 255mm, intended for children aged 4 years.
Country of origin:  Argentina
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0161/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' waistcoat
 
Brand: Mimo & Co.
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  I12J3505
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Girls' waistcoat with drawstring in the hood – 160mm, intended for children aged 6 years.
Country of origin:  Argentina
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0164/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Scubino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 824399, code: 8801-00824399-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880144100143
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area that are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in light blue with white and grey sides. The shorts are decorated with the emblem “SCUBINO S” on the left front side and the inscription “SURF” on the right side. The garment has 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 300 mm. Sizes: 0-14
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0165/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Issimo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: B0992, code: 8801-000B0992-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880117300059
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area that are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Boys' swimming shorts in orange, white and beige. The shorts are decorated with a tropical pattern on the left front side with the inscription “Tropical Shorts” and the emblem “ISSIMO” on the same side. The garment has 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 180 mm. Both cords bear the logo “ISSIMO” in black. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0132/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Bio Claire
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D113538 “L” P05/10 E05/13
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains corticosteroid, such as clobetasol propionate, which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Skin lightening product packed in a white 30g tube inside a white cardboard box with navy blue print.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0138/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Perfume
 
Brand: Beautiful parfum
 
Name: eau de parfum Diableu
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6937926316509
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Safrole (2.9 mg/kg).

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

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

 
Description:  Eau de toilette - glass bottle with a silver cap and a mechanical sprayer, filled with light turquoise liquid. Package - cardboard box wrapped in cellophane with claim Parfum oils made in France. Volume 55 ml, 1.9 fl.oz., 80% vol. On the front of the packaging, there is an inscription "Diableu". On the bottom of the glass bottle, the name of the product is indicated in Polish: Kamlen Duzy 4D POLSKA. The glass bottle is packed in a cardboard box with a cherub motif. The list of ingredients is incomplete and some ingredients are indicated repeatedly in other languages. Best before: 04.2015 Open jar logo: 24M
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0146/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Henna product
 
Brand: Rani Kone
 
Name: Black Henna
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 281104 950147
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.25 % of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as strongly sensitising. In addition, the labelling does not include the warnings which should appear on products containing this substance.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure and destruction of the product.

 
Description:  Henna paste for hand design. Foil bags in cardboard outer packaging (4bags of 10).
Country of origin:  Saudi Arabia
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0147/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Moon Star
 
Name: Herbal Henna
 
Type / number of model:  Burgundy
 
Batch number / Barcode:  01 Aug 2010, 8906003771041
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3 % of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as strongly sensitising. In addition the labelling does not include the warnings which should appear on products containing this substance.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure and destruction of the product.

 
Description:  Hair dye supplied in foil bags in cardboard outer packaging.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0148/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Moon Star
 
Name: Herbal Henna
 
Type / number of model:  Copper Brown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  01 Aug 2010, 8906003771058
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 8.7 % of Para phenylenediamine (PPD) which is classified as strongly sensitising. In addition the labelling does not include warnings which should appear on products containing this substance.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure and destruction of the product.

 
Description:  Hair dye supplied in foil bags in cardboard outer packaging.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0133/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Solar Panel
 
Brand: Scheuten Solar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Multisol P6-66, P6-60, P6-54 and P6-48
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire due to fretting corrosion of the tin plated contact in the junction box and the junction box heating up. The heat could cause a fire if combustible material is placed near the junction box.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).
 

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

 
Description:  Solar panel. On the back of the panel there is a junction box with the text “Solexus” and “Alrack", which is for connection via special wiring cables. The solar panel will usually be a part of a Photovoltaic (PV) system.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0134/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Herbal & Aromatherapy Vaporizer
 
Brand: Noble vapour
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  VP300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the vaporizer has inadequate protection and the levels of insulation are unsuitable. In addition, the supply cord has not been securely anchored and a failed termination could lead to arcing and, in extreme circumstances, to live parts being exposed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335 and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Herbal & aromatherapy vaporizer with an octagonal design; packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0135/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  3 pin / 2 pin Universal Socket
 
Brand: Lengon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the user comes into contact with live parts when inserting the plug into the socket.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard BS1363.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic mains power socket which allows US, EU, AU and UK 2 and 3 pin plugs to be inserted into the same socket.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0162/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: Somogy Elektronic - home by somogyi
 
Name: Universal travel adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  AC 01B
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 998312 765654
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because, due to its structure, the adaptor enables single-pole insertion of plugs and live parts of the free remaining pin are accessible. It is possible to insert devices with Class I protection into the socket-outlet part of the adaptor; however the protective earth circuit continuity is interrupted.

The product does not comply with 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:  The converter adaptor includes three separate adaptors (A, B/C, D) with blue, transparent plastic casing. Two of them can be plugged into each other. The whole set can be built together with a colourless transparent plastic on which there is a data plate and a sticker. The inscription on the sticker reads: "46, 1114". The set includes A, B, C and D type plugs according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0163/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains adaptor
 
Brand: Nexus
 
Name: Mini Usb Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 999544 113435
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because, due to the inappropriate separation between the primary circuit and the secondary circuit, the metal parts of the connected device may become live.

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

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

 
Description:  Mini USB adaptor with white housing, USB socket and two-pole built-in AC plug. According to information on the packaging: “Good for: cell phones, mp3 and mp4 players, and all kind of portable electronic devices which match with the specifications". Packaging: transparent plastic on coloured cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 5