Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 13 ( Published on: 05/04/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0420/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Dora
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is attractive to children.


The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighter in the form of a ladies´ handbag (size 5.5 x 2.5 cm), marking Dora®
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0421/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night-light
 
Brand: Heng Guan
 
Name: Colored Small Night Light
 
Type / number of model:  HG-366, N: 63253
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8585030063253
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the material of the lamp is not heat resistant and may deform. As a result, the user may have direct access to live or hot parts.

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:  Violet coloured, plastic night-light with a golden figure of Jesus Christ nailed to the cross. It operates by direct insertion of the plug into the socket. It is packed in a blister on cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0422/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Night-light
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mini Night Light
 
Type / number of model:  63277
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8585030063277
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The plastic material is not resistant to heat. As a result, the night-light may deform and the user may have direct access to live or hot parts.


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:  Night-light made from white and black plastic material with a textile shade.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0419/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Mazda5
 
Type / number of model:  Mazda 5 (CW)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The recall affects vehicles equipped with MZ-CD 1.6 engine, produced from 1 October 2010 to 7 November 2012.VINs range: JMZ CW A9Y6 00 103062 – 140832
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Water may enter the glow plug control module for the engine causing it to corrode. As a result, in the worst case, there is a possibility that the glow plug control module could melt leading to a vehicle fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0413/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Protect
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. T106V 2. T109VP 3. T109VSSP 4. T109V
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation, Chemical, Fire
 
The products pose a chemical risk and a risk of asphyxiation because they contain nitrobenzene which can be absorbed into the body by inhalation or through the skin. The products also pose a risk of fire because nitrobenzene is combustible.


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

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

 
Description:  1. Work gloves of white, grey and blue leather. 2. Work gloves of white leather and grey textile material, red edges on the wrist. 3. Work gloves of white leather with black polyester fabric. 4. Work gloves of white leather with black textile material, red edges on the wrist.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0414/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Kidzmotion
 
Name: Bambini
 
Type / number of model:  Tre Verde
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the restraint system and fasteners fail to prevent the child from falling out of the pushchair.

In addition, the required markings on the product and instructions concerning safe use are not given or are incomplete.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Corrective measures and warning consumers of the risks. (By: Other)

 
Description:  3 wheeled, babies' pushchair in lime-green with interchangeable seat and pram units, detachable bumper bar, hood and clear plastic rain cover. It is supplied in a labelled cardboard box. There is also a line drawing of a pushchair and carry-cot on the side of the box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0412/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic bath toy
 
Brand: Hong Zhi Toys
 
Name: Wonderful Hippo
 
Type / number of model:  No.517B, Item No.153260
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000178310381
 
Risk type:  Choking, Cuts
 
The product poses a risk of choking because some parts can easily break, releasing small parts that can be swallowed by children. In addition, the product has sharp edges that can cause cuts.


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

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

 
Description:  Hippo-shaped toy made of blue plastic for use in water. Approximate size 13 x 7cm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0416/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children´s sweatshirt
 
Brand: SUNSEA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LP 015,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a serious risk of injuries due to the presence of cords in the waist area which are too long.

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

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

 
Description:  Children´s sweatshirt with hood (size 104 cm) made from velvet material (blue, grey) with two shiny satin cords in the waist area, decorated with small shiny applications. Marking on a paper label attached to the product reads “Design”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0417/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: STAMION
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Dora the Explorer, item code: N92738
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 204679 000131
 
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 functional cords that are to be tied in the back area.


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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions, Withdrawal of the product from the market.

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in fuchsia. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 white cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 white cords that are to be tied at the back. All cords end in knots. The bikini top is decorated with the figure of “Dora the Explorer” on the right side and a fuchsia flower in the middle. The bikini bottom is decorated with the inscription “Dora the Explorer” on the back and two small bows at each side. Sizes: 8Y (8 years).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0418/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Solymar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12404
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0001240400063
 
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 functional cords that are to be tied in the back area.


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

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini in black. The upper part is a halter-neck style top with 2 fuchsia cords with free ends in the neck area and 2 fuchsia cords that are to be tied at the back. It is decorated with multi-coloured patterns (right part) and two hearts (fuchsia and light green, left part). The bottom is fuchsia coloured in the waist area, has a small green heart on the right front side and is decorated with multi-coloured patterns on the back (same as the ones on the top). Sizes: 6-14.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13

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Alert number: A12/0415/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Battery charger
 
Brand: ALLTEC
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RCR123A. Marking on the mains power supply: S120S040A2.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The output circuit of the power supply is not supplied via a transformer with over load protection. The plastic material supporting live parts is not sufficiently resistant to heat and fire. There is a risk that live parts could become accessible to the user.

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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Battery charger with 12V adaptor, mains power supply and batteries. The battery holder is made from silver coloured plastic material. The mains power supply and the 12Vadaptor are made from black plastic material. Packed in a blister.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 13