Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 7 ( Published on: 22/02/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0217/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: Leader
 
Name: Easy Rider 26"
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2005034143868
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handlebar stem and the pedal axle assembly are not strong enough and could break leading to an accident.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14764.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/0213/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: Serie de LED's de Natal Cortinas
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 64374, model: CE-WTK-144, type: WT-LED-1-160
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8882010643741
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The flashing unit and the cable anchorage can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with multicoloured lamps and translucent white cable. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0215/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: Serie de Natal. Fio Branco Lampada Branca
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 64355
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8882010643550
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The flashing unit and the cable anchorage can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with white lights and white cable. Packaged in a blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0218/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: SERIE NAVIDENA - 140L
 
Type / number of model:  ref.: 30226, model: CE-WTK-140
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6882012302266
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The housing of the flashing unit is extremely fragile and can break leaving live parts accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with multicoloured lamps and black cables. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0225/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Docelar
 
Name: Lâmpadas de Natal
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 507023, model: CE-WTK-100
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8820230507023
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The cable anchorage can break resulting in live parts becoming accessible.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with white lights and a white translucent cable. Packaged in a red cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0216/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: KAWASAKI
 
Name: 1. EJ800AB2. EJ800AC
 
Type / number of model:  W800
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A bearing failure in the fuel pump could occur. This would stop the fuel pump working correctly and may lead to the engine stalling which may cause an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers: 1. EJ800AB: from JKBEJ800AAA000044 to JKBEJ800AAA005309 2. EJ800AC: from JKBEJ800AAA008001 to JKBEJ800AAA010781
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0221/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Citroën
 
Name: Citroën C4 Picasso
 
Type / number of model:  EC type approval: e2*2001/116*0345*00, *01, *03, *05-*07, *09, *11-*13, *15, type: U***** EC type approval: e2*2007/46*0061*01-*03, type: U Manufacturing years: 2006-2010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The electric cable leading to the starter can become worn, which can cause a short circuit. The possibility of a fire breaking out, even after the engine has been switched off, cannot be ruled out.
 

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:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Spain, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0223/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Pick-up truck / passenger vehicle
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Ranger
 
Type / number of model:  6FPGXXMJ2GCC42558 to 6FPPXXMJ2PCY72333. Vehicles built between 18/12/2011 and 18-01-13
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
There is a possibility of a faulty electrical connection to the electric booster heater. This could lead to rapid and significant heat generation at the connection, with a risk of smoke and/or fire from behind the instrument panel.
 

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

 
Description:  Pick-up truck / passenger vehicle.
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Sweden, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0224/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Van
 
Brand: Ford
 
Name: Transit
 
Type / number of model:  e11*2001/116*0282*10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  WF0KXXTTPKBS86741 to WF0UXXTTPUBU75804. Vehicles built between 19/05/2010 and 14-08-2012
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bolt that secures the brake pipe bracket to the rear axle could fail and lead to subsequent fatigue failure of the rear brake pipe. This would reduce the brake performance and could cause the vehicle to crash.
 

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

 
Description:  Van.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0229/13       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Winch rotary switch for boats
 
Brand: Brunswick Marine
 
Name: South Pacific
 
Type / number of model:  Arvor 190, Arvor 210, Arvor 215, Arvor 215AS, Arvor 230AS, Arvor 250AS, QS 640 Weekend, QS 580 Pilothouse, QS 640 Pilothouse, QS 700 Weekend, QS 750 Weekend, QS Activ 605 Open, QS Activ 605 SD, QS Activ 645 Cab, QS Activ 675 Open and QS Activ 675 SD.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Faults in the switch can cause overheating of the winch system when the switch is used for long periods of time (i.e. when the anchor has been dropped in deep water).
 

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

 
Description:  Winch rotary switch for boats.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Greece

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Alert number: A12/0222/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soft toy
 
Brand: Bright Starts
 
Name: Sensory Plush Pols
 
Type / number of model:  Q1532
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 74451 09078 1
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the product contains azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene in a concentration up to 67 mg/kg. This exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft toy zebra with motor-driven plastic parts; without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0226/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle
 
Brand: Les comptoirs du monde
 
Name: Maracas Grelots en Bois (Maracas with bells, made of wood)
 
Type / number of model:  0946ED
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot No 201107424
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts that can easily be detached and be swallowed or inhaled by small children.

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

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

 
Description:  Product sold without packaging, with label bearing the required markings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0212/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's cardigan
 
Brand: dr. Kid
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Sizes 0 months to 24 months
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9000001539623
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses the risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in 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:  Baby's knitted cardigan,. The collar extends into two strips of knitted material, thus resembling a scarf.
Country of origin:  Portugal
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0219/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Hoholino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BOY'S JKT-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1234567894841
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood 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:  Beige and white coloured jacket for children of 4 years. The jacket has a white coloured hood which is attached to the jacket with two small buttons and it can easily be removed. On the hood there are white coloured drawstrings.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0220/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Energetics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item code:2210009872004 , Model No.:190467 colour: 451 Purple light
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7611316043242
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings 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:  Girls' clothing set in light purple colour intended for girls up to 6 years (size:116). The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with drawstrings with free ends. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with drawstrings in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0227/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Tablet computer
 
Brand: HD Pad
 
Name: 7" Tablet PC
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 438114 267608
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The AC adaptor poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the clearances/creepage distances between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient;

- the terminations of the conductors of the secondary circuit, which are touchable via the output connector, are not secured or fixed on the printed circuit board;

- the plastic material of the enclosure is not sufficiently fire resistant.

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

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

 
Description:  A 7'' tablet computer with a separate AC adapter ("Power Adaptor", model number: WYT-00502000). Sold in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0230/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Teeth whitening pen
 
Brand: Pro-White
 
Name: Professional Teeth Whitening
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production Date: 31st July 2012. Expiry Date 31st July 2014
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 12 % hydrogen peroxide thus exceeding the permitted level.

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:  Teeth whitening pen in the form of a cylindrical, purple coloured stick with a silver base and cap covering a brush applicator. The item is contained within a purple coloured cardboard pack displaying the product name, ingredients, usage instructions and company address in white print.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0214/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Toaster
 
Brand: Techwood
 
Name: Grille Pain
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: KT-213, Model: TGP-216
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mechanical resistance of the connection of the main earth terminal is insufficient. As a result the earth connection could fail.

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

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

 
Description:  Black electric toaster, boxed.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7

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Alert number: A12/0228/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Water dispenser
 
Brand: Champ Design
 
Name: Water Cooler
 
Type / number of model:  CW-628 table top water cooler , CW-698 freestanding water cooler, CW-698BR freestanding bottled water cooler
 
Batch number / Barcode:  65105790, 65105795
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The water dispenser can catch fire.

Nine incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Hot/cold water dispenser to be connected to water installations. Black in colour and without specific brand markings or emblems. Comes in two types, one for table tops and the other a freestanding dispenser.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Iceland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 7