Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 8 ( Published on: 01/03/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0240/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Christmas decoration
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Christmas items
 
Type / number of model:  No. JB-116085
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 417329 000039
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put them in the mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

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:  Christmas decorations in the form of an ice-cream cone made of expanded polystyrene. The cone is pink with red dots and glued brocade. On the cone there is an attached piece of textile in white resembling cotton on which there are easily detachable balls and three flat circles with white, pink and green brocade, made of expanded polystyrene.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0241/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Christmas decoration
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Christmas items
 
Type / number of model:  Identification No. JB-115316
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 417337 000038
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put pieces in the mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

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:  Christmas decoration in the form of a lollipop in pink and blue colours. The product is made of expanded polystyrene, sprinkled with brocade, on which there is a piece of pink /blue/ textile resembling cotton and easily detachable coloured balls made of expanded polystyrene. The lollipop is placed on a plastic stick, around which a purple /pink/ band has been attached like a spiral. There is an attached cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0242/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Christmas decoration
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Christmas items
 
Type / number of model:  Identification No. JB-113506
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 417330 000035
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. This may lead children to put pieces in the mouth, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking.

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:  Christmas decoration in the form of a cupcake made of expanded polystyrene in pink and red colours with glued brocade. In the upper circular area there is an attached piece of white textile resembling cotton with easily detachable coloured balls and three flat circles made of expanded polystyrene. There is an attached cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0254/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Pimkie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  909486
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the metal material releases 1.1 µg/cm²/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week. The metal material contains 21 % of cadmium, exceeding the limit of 0.01%.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Earrings sold in the accessories section of the store.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0255/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings
 
Brand: Pimkie
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 909496
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the metal material contains 28 % of cadmium, exceeding the limit of 0.01%.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Earrings sold in the accessories department.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0239/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: ETTS Germany
 
Name: 100 led lights
 
Type / number of model:  EK-04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5608888339431
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is a risk of touching live parts because:


- it is easy to pull the wires from the lamp-holders,


- the cable insulation is not sufficient and could break


- it is easy to pull the cable from the control unit or the plug,


- the housing of the control unit has low mechanical strength and could break.


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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with one hundred LED lights with cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0231/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night light
 
Brand: Livarno Lux
 
Name: Luz Nocturna LED
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 1503250706
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 4007123595877
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The protective cover of the light can break easily 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:  LED nightlight with a white and yellow oval housing. Packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0243/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: NISSAN
 
Name: Juke
 
Type / number of model:  Juke, F15. Type Approval No. e11*2007/46*0132.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall concerns vehicles produced from 07/06/2012 to 04/07/2012
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
In the event that the driver's airbag is deployed during a frontal impact, small holes may appear on the surface of the airbag. The holes are caused by high temperature gas from the airbag inflator exhausting directly onto the surface of the airbag material. Contact of the high temperature gas / airbag material with the driver’s skin can cause burns.
 

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:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary, Portugal, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Malta, Iceland, Bulgaria, Spain, Ireland, Finland, Austria, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0257/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Can-Am
 
Name: Spyder
 
Type / number of model:  SPYDER GS SM5 and SE5 (years 2008 and 2009) and SPYDER RS SM5 and SE5 (year 2010).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Under certain circumstances there may be leakage of fuel vapour from the vent hose of the fuel vapour canister in the closed engine compartment. If the fuel vapour comes into contact with an ignition source, it could ignite causing a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Three-wheeled motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0258/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Can-Am
 
Name: Spyder
 
Type / number of model:  GS SERIES (years 2008 and 2009), RS SERIES and RT SERIES (years 2010, 2011 and 2012).
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The fuel cap might not properly seal the fuel tank filler neck. In the presence of an ignition source the fuel vapours ignite resulting in a fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Three wheeled motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Canada
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Finland, Slovenia, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0259/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: S1000RR
 
Type / number of model:  S1000RR The VIN numbers of the affected vehicles are in the range Z028528 to Z036140.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Category L3e, CN code 0524
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bolts for attaching the side stand to the chassis could loosen. The motorcycle could thus fall over instead of resting on the stand.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, Slovakia, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Malta, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0265/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: APRILIA
 
Name: Atlantic 125 and 300.
 
Type / number of model:  125/300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There may be a fault in the weld between the handlebars and the steering column. In this case, steering the vehicle could become more difficult, giving rise to the risk of a traffic accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motor cycle with engine capacities of 124c.c. ("125") and 278c.c. ("300").
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, Slovakia, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0232/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Electronic breathalyser
 
Brand: Casa
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. C-0681/210073
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch number 38889-1
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product is unable to detect a positive alcohol level. As a result the user could drive with an excessive blood alcohol level which could lead to a road accident.


The product does not comply with the national legislation and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Electronic breathalyser on a key-ring, packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0234/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: General Trade
 
Name: Natalie
 
Type / number of model:  102707 Batch number : No:79SH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 015361957988
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 21% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains traces 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

 
Description:  The doll is packaged in a cardboard box, the front of which is transparent plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0235/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Set of plastic dolls
 
Brand: MGM
 
Name: Clément, Clémentine
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 070829
 
Batch number / Barcode:  CF 12121
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking due to the presence of small parts which can be easily detached and swallowed by children.


The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


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


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 and recall of the product from end users. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Set of 3 baby dolls, 12cm in height.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0236/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Kitchen set with plastic doll
 
Brand: General Trade
 
Name: Belle Kitchen Set
 
Type / number of model:  Article 102607 Batch number: 69SH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 015361950545
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 22% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition it contains 0.5 % 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

 
Description:  Kitchen set with plastic doll. The packaging consists of a cardboard box with a clear plastic front containing the toy.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0247/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Baby doll
 
Brand: Lalne Doll
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 14.8% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.2% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

 
Description:  Baby doll, 30 cm in length, made of plastic and dressed in purple and orange overalls. The doll is packaged in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Romania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0238/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimming shorts
 
Brand: Scubino
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 4627/ 8801-00004627-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  880119300168
 
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 colour with dark blue trim and two outer pockets on the front side. The shorts are decorated with the emblem “S SCUBINO” on the left front outer pocket. The garment bears 2 white drawstrings in the waist area that protrude 480 mm. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0244/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shoes
 
Brand: Camo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  618
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative elements can be easily detached and may be swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's canvas shoes decorated with metal chains on which there are 3 small coloured metal balls. Size: 24 Packaging: cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0245/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' swimsuit
 
Brand: Union-Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  D08327
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of injuries and strangulation because of the presence of functional cords with knots that can be tied at the back or in the neck area.


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

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

 
Description:  Various colours available, girls' one-piece swimwear decorated with a sewn flower and a tortoise. The swimsuit can be tied with cords at the back or in the neck area. The cords have knotted ends. Size: 110, 116, 122, 128, 134.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0246/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Afeil
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z603111C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the ankle area, which hang below the lower hem of the garment.

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:  Girls' trousers in various colours, with drawstrings hanging below the lower hems of trousers. Size: 140/146, 146/152, 152/158, 158/164.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0248/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Energetics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  2210009872001 , Mod.No.:190467 colour: 021 Grey
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7611316043204
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood which are too long and 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): Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product. Corrective measures.

 
Description:  Girls’ clothing set in grey colour intended for children up to 10 years (size:140). The sweatshirt has a hood which is designed with drawstrings with free-ends the length of which is 20 cm. It is fastened with a zip placed in the middle. The trousers are designed with drawstrings in the waist area. There are labels on the garments stating the brand name, model, composition, age, barcode and treatment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/0249/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: Silvana, item No. 72752, code: 138-00072752-001075
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the bikini.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ bikini bottom with light green and white horizontal stripes, decorated with flower patterns. The garment has two pairs of functional white cords at each side (length: 24cm). Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0250/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Valendin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 41, 3383-00000041-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  338319500008
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords and knots in the neck area and at the back of the bikini top.


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. The upper part is a light blue halter-neck style top, decorated with starfish patterns. It has 2 orange cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 pink cords that are to be tied at the back. The bikini bottom is orange coloured with 2 pairs of pink functional cords at each side (length: 290 mm), ending in orange beads. Sizes: 0-14.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0251/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ bikini
 
Brand: Valendin
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art: 3, code: 3383-00000003-001001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  338319400000
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the bikini.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ bikini bottom in light blue, decorated with white heart patterns in which there are images of cats in various colours, and the inscription “I LOVE →”. The garment has a green frill and two pairs of functional green cords at each side (length: 36cm).
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0261/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ clothing set
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-07008
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906734070089
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the back of the dress.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls’ outfit in pink and white colours comprised of two parts: trousers and a frilly dress. The dress is decorated with a glittering inscription: “Seagull”. It has 42 cm long functional cords with free ends sewn on both sides of the dress.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0262/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1, N-8683C 2, M-7605B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a serious risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood with knots and toggles on the 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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  1.Orange sweatershirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with an inscription: "Street Quare". The hood includes unfixed drawstring with knots and toggles at the end. Size: 104 2. Children’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and kangaroo pocket. The product is decorated with inscriptions and a tiger: The hood includes an unfixed drawstring with knots and toggles at the end. The product is available in red, purple and khaki colours. Size: 134, 140, 146, 158
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0263/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' dress
 
Brand: Seagull
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CSQ-07005
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906734070058
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of injuries because of the presence of functional cords at the back of the dress which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  A blue and white checked dress decorated with white embroidered flowers and with 39 cm long functional cords with free ends sewn on both sides of the dress. The cords can be tied at the back of the dress. Size: 1, 2, 3
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0264/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s shorts
 
Brand: Wocom
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GL-008
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a fixed drawstring with knots on the ends which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  The pink shorts are decorated with a heart, in which there is a sailing ship. The waist part of the shorts includes a fixed drawstring with knots on the ends. Size: 8/128
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0253/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Baby monitor
 
Brand: Black Bear Safety
 
Name: Digital Baby Monitor
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 417783 131809
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply poses a risk of electric shock because the electrical insulation and the clearances and creepage distances are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby monitor supplied with AC adaptor ("AC/DC Adaptor") in a brown cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0256/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone
 
Brand: Simvalley
 
Name: Pico
 
Type / number of model:  RX-80V.4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4022107124799
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The charger poses a risk of electric shock because:

-        the creepage and clearance distances are not sufficient;

-        the insulation between the primary and secondary circuits is not adequate;

-        the connection of the internal hazardous voltage wires is not secured properly.

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 and withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Mobile phone supplied with battery charger (type PX-3337-675) in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0267/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Hard drive docking station
 
Brand:  1. Neon 2. Neon
 
Name:  1. Unknown 2. Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. 12672 2. 12017
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. Unknown 2. Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The earth pin of the plug is partially sheathed which may result in intermittent or no connectivity to the socket earth.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Hard drive docking station 2. Hard drive docking station
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0268/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Hard drive docking station
 
Brand: Neon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. 12016
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The metal cores of the cord assembly are not sufficient to carry the rated current. As a result the cord assembly can overheat.

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

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

 
Description:  Hard drive docking station.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0269/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Hard drive docking station
 
Brand: Neon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No. 12091
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The earth pin of the plug is partially sheathed which may result in intermittent or no connectivity to the socket earth.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  External hard drive docking station with 3 pin UK plug.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0252/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Eye/Lip Liner
 
Brand: Ua Te Long
 
Name: Eye/Lip Liner Pencil
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 39029675B288, MFD: 12-2010, EXP: 12-2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8592548296752
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the pink colour contains 173.1 mg/kg of lead and the black colour contains 2.49 mg/kg.

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

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

 
Description:  Eye/lip liner pencil, black/pink. Each end is covered by a transparent plastic cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0260/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Baby wet wipes
 
Brand: Freshmaker kids
 
Name: Baby wet wipes with lotion
 
Type / number of model:  PD:04.2011, ED:04.2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697817871705
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain IPBC, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (CAS 55406-53-6).


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

 
Description:  3 types of baby wet wipes with lotion contained in packaging with pictures of: 1) girl in pink clothing, 2) Snow White and the seven dwarfs, 3) Teddy bears. Original packages contain 72 pieces of baby wet wipes; the self-sealing packs are with or without clips.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0266/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin cream
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Kartoffel "Erdäpfel" Spezial Crème - special potato cream.
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2208
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because it contains a high level of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (up to 13 000 kbE/g). The product also contains an aerobic mesophilic bacteria count in a level higher than the guidance value of 1 000 kbE/g and a high level of enterobacteria.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks. (By: Other)

 
Description:  White plastic pot.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0270/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Antibacterial wet wipes
 
Brand: gala
 
Name: 1. Hypnotic Attraction 2. Modern Charisma 3. Mysterious Attitude
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3. Mysterious Attitude DAM 5528 EAN: 5944508125528, 2. Modern Charisma DAM 5542 5944508125542 , 1. Hypnotic Attraction DAM 5535, 5944508125535
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC), which is banned in products intended for children under 3 years of age.


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:  Wet wipes wrapped in a resealable package with a black coloured plastic strip marked with the brand name and a design with coloured leaves: DAM 5535-red, DAM 5542-green and DAM 5528-silver. The back of the product is marked with the address of the manufacturer, EAN, ingredients, pictures showing how to use the product, graphic symbols, etc.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Lithuania

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Alert number: A12/0271/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Antibacterial wet wipes
 
Brand: gala
 
Name: 1. parfum de Capsuni 2. parfum de Mar Verde
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. parfum de Capsuni DAM 5184, 5944508125184 , 2. parfum de Mar Verde DAM 5177, 5944508125177
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product presents a chemical risk due to the presence of Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC), which is banned in products intended for children under 3 years of age.

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:  Wet wipes wrapped in a resealable package with a red or green coloured plastic strip with a picture of a strawberry (DAM 5184) or an apple (DAM 5177). The back of the product is marked with the address of the manufacturer, barcode, ingredients, pictures showing how to use the product, graphic symbols, etc.
Country of origin:  Romania
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8

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Alert number: A12/0233/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair trimmer
 
Brand: Sinbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SHC 4348
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8693807216822
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distances and the insulation clearances between the live parts of the primary and secondary circuits of the transformer are not sufficient.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  Rechargeable hair trimmer with charging base. Steel-grey colour.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0237/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel plug adaptor
 
Brand: CostMAD / Advanced Accessories
 
Name: Universal Worldwide Tourist Converter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  SKU: 5055402100600 (white). SKU: 5055402100655 (black)
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The live and neutral pins are too close to the outer flange of the product. This increases the risk of electrocution as the plug is withdrawn from a socket.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  3 pin UK to Universal (US/EU/JAPAN) travel plug adaptor, in black and white.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 8