Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 14 ( Published on: 12/04/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0424/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Ice skates
 
Brand: Susanne Leather
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  107315 - product group: 3.09.63.8
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7611309520002
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather inner lining of the product contains up to 30.7 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

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

 
Description:  White part-leather ice skates with black plastic sole and silvery metal blades. The product is packed in a cardboard box and has a blade guard.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0427/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Climbing gloves
 
Brand: VAUDE
 
Name: Burrone Gloves
 
Type / number of model:  Article No: 023130690200
 
Batch number / Barcode:  barcode: 4021573579812
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The leather of the gloves contains 11 mg/kg of chromium(VI).
Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Importer)

 
Description:  Grey leather gloves for climbing with dark green textile patches. Thumb and forefinger are open. Velcro fasteners.
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0442/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Pendant
 
Brand: Partypro
 
Name: Gold dollar pendant
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 8653020
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 700393 603020
 
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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Pendant with a medallion in the form of a gold-coloured dollar on a gold-coloured chain. Dimensions of medallion: 5.5 x 8 cm. Description of packaging: transparent plastic bag, attached to yellow card, with text ‘pendentif dollar or’ in black print.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0428/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lumipallo
 
Type / number of model:  Lighting chain: 224282 Controller: DMD-24V3W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 410412 242822
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
In the transformer of the electronic controller, the creepage distance between the conductors of the primary and secondary circuits is insufficient.

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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  LED lighting chain supplied with electronic controller. Sold in a purple / black transparent package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0433/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  WT-2F30/1.5-1~20-a2 (on the product), WT-2K 30/1.5-1~80-a2 (on the packaging)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 822120 123032
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·        the lid of the control unit can be detached without tools and the basic insulated wire parts become accessible,

·        the wire ends soldered to terminals of the control unit are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting,

·        the accessible wires have only basic insulation and are in contact with sharp edges of the control unit,

·        the electrical insulation of the light sources is not adequate,

·        it is not protected against moisture, yet it is recommended for outdoor use.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain in the form of 5-pointed stars on a metal frame.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0440/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Luce Led 100L
 
Type / number of model:  RIF:8993642
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8 536235 836425
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock because:


- the cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is less than the minimum requirement.


- the wire ends soldered to terminals of the rectifying unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.


-the accessible wires have only basic insulation and come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. In case of damage, live metal parts become 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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  The lighting chain includes serial-parallel connected, non-replaceable white LED lamps (100 pcs) in a transparent plastic cover. The product is packed in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0423/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Portable lamp
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Lamp: SST-90 Battery charger: "Li-ion Charger" Model: HXY-042V2000A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 438114 867617
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation between the live parts of the primary side and the accessible parts of the secondary side is not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Portable lamp supplied with battery charger. Sold in a blue/orange cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0431/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Christmas lights
 
Brand: Riwa
 
Name: Ornamental garland
 
Type / number of model:  PL-20L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  000011255116
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the wires only have a single layer of insulation and the connections are not properly attached.

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

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

 
Description:  Ornamental Christmas light displaying the text "Merry Christmas"; packed in a cardboard box with information about technical specifications on the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0432/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Fluorescent ceiling light
 
Brand: Rex Light
 
Name: Fluorescent Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  REX-ZRL 236
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The inductive ballast of the light can overheat causing flammable plastic parts to ignite.

One incident reported.

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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Fluorescent ceiling light packaged in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0438/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: Jiage
 
Name: LED 2 in 1 rechargeable search light
 
Type / number of model:  YD-888
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


·        The user may touch the live pins of the plug when inserting the plug into the adaptor,


·        single-pole insertion of the plug into the adaptor is possible, leaving the free remaining pin accessible,


·        the protective cover can be removed by hand during charging, leaving live parts accessible,


·        the cross-sectional area of the cores of the wires is too small and, in case of a short circuit, the wires could overheat,


·        the plastic part near the pins is not sufficiently heat and fire resistant.


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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Rechargeable torch which can be charged with the telescopic pins of the built-in plug. Supplied with a plug adaptor. Packaged in a cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0444/13       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Angle grinder
 
Brand: Prostart
 
Name: Angle Grinder
 
Type / number of model:  KPAG 0501
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2102030292177
 
Risk type:  Cuts
 
The disc guard is not sufficiently resistant to bending. If the product falls, the disc guard may bend, whereupon part of the disc may be accessible, posing a risk of cuts for the user.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.
 

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

 
Description:  Angle grinder with a black handle. 500-W, 230-V, 50-Hz. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0429/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: B180 CDI, B200 CDI, B220 CDI, B180, B200, B250.
 
Type / number of model:  W246, EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0751*01. The recall affects vehicles built between 14.01.2012 and 18.05.2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
In the event of significant stress on the rear seat backrest caused by an accident, the backrest is liable to move forwards owing to inadequate securing.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0430/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Chrysler
 
Name: Grand Voyager
 
Type / number of model:  Type: RT, EC type approval: e11*2001/116*0144*. The recall affects vehicles produced in 2007 and 2008.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Moisture penetrating into the control unit for the airbag may cause malfunctions. In the worst case, this may lead to spurious operation of the airbag.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, The Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0441/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: FJ Cruiser
 
Type / number of model:  FJ Cruiser, production years 2007-2013
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front seat belts, with their retractors, are mounted in the rear doors. Owing to the inadequate strength of the metal used for the rear doors, repeatedly closing of the doors, forcefully over a long period, may result in cracks. This could cause the seat belt retractors to become loose and, as a result, it is no longer certain that persons in the front seats will be secured in the event of 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:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0425/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladder
 
Brand: Toplok
 
Name: Telescopic Ladder
 
Type / number of model:  75802
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8429160758026
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The ladder does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal telescopic ladder with 9 rungs. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0435/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Babies' rattles
 
Brand: Dreamler
 
Name: Baby Gift
 
Type / number of model:  JLE62
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 3800145142231 2. 3800145142262
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products poses a risk of choking because the handle (of the hammer shaped rattle) and the keys (in the key-ring shaped rattle) do not comply with the requirements on shape and size, and they may get stuck in the mouth of babies and block the airways.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product. (By: Other)

 
Description:  1. Rattle in the shape of a hammer, made of hard plastic in green, yellow, blue and pink colours. 2. Rattle in the shape of a key-ring, made of hard plastic with 4 keys in green, yellow, pink and blue colours. Both articles are packed in a blister with a cardboard back. The front part of the packaging shows the CE mark, the age restriction symbol and the warning of "risk of choking".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0445/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy mobile phone
 
Brand: Beilekang
 
Name: Music Handset
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.8807-7
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2100010355577
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product poses a risk of damage to hearing for children because the sound level is too high.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery operated, toy mobile phone made of coloured plastic. The upper part of the phone has a picture of a bear and an inscription saying “Hello Mucis Phone”. The toy is packed into a cardboard box bearing information such as the EAN code, CE-marking, country of origin, instructions for operating the toy and recommended age group.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0436/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Union-Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TH5137
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area.


In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and in the waist 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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls' bikini decorated with coloured stars and butterflies. The upper part has functional cords with knotted ends to be tied in the neck area and at the back. The bottom can be adjusted and tied in the waist area with cords that also have knotted ends. The product is available in pink, yellow and light green colours. Sizes: 140,146,152,158,164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0437/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shorts
 
Brand: Aoles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  081025-6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of drawstrings in the waist area which have not been fixed to the garment in at least one point equidistant from exit points.

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' shorts available in yellow, white, green, pink, and black plain colours. The waist area has unattached drawstrings with free ends. Sizes: 134,140,146,152,158,164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0439/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: UNION-STAR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HY833
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area.


In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back and the waist 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 and recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls' green bikini decorated with an animal footprint image on the right upper side. The top part has functional cords with knotted ends to be tied in the neck and back area. The bottom part can be adjusted and tied in the waist area with cords that also have knotted ends. Sizes: 140,146,152,164
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0443/13       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke alarm
 
Brand: ELRO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  RM214
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Lot numbers 10N12 and 11N12, EAN: 8711658245713
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The battery holder is defective with the consequence that the power supply may not work. If the smoke alarm does not work, people in the vicinity are not warned and therefore cannot take action to fight the fire or escape.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604
 

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

 
Description:  Square, optical smoke alarm.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0426/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Lauro
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PS-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation between the primary and secondary circuits is not adequate.

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

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

 
Description:  Black power supply with potentiometer in cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14

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Alert number: A12/0434/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Liondo
 
Name: Omnipotence Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model:  3P3188A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·        the internal construction of the plug is of poor standard,

·        there is no insulating material between the copper side of the circuit board,

·        there is no evidence of overload protection,

·        the creepage distances between the primary and secondary side of the circuit board are not sufficient.

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

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

 
Description:  Charger with black plastic three-pin plug, clear plastic back cover, and belt clip.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 14