Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 16 ( Published on: 26/04/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0503/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Naphthalene
 
Brand: Metan
 
Name: Naftalinli Tablet
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8697430030152
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for sweets. This may lead children to put pieces in their 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:  Naphthalene pieces in white colour, packed in cellophane packaging placed inside a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0494/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: B'Twin
 
Name: Rockrider
 
Type / number of model:  Model Rockrider 9.9 XL. On sale from 19 April 2012 to 14 January 2013.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Reference:1445602
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
There is a risk of the frame breaking which could lead to the cyclist falling off.
 

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

 
Description:  Mountain bike:
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0475/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Fantasia
 
Name: Lining Black
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 3029
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 1762
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 186 ppb of Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) may not exceed 5 ppb.
 

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

 
Description:  Black tattoo ink in a 125 ml glass bottle with screw cap. Best-before date 05/2014.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0480/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Best
 
Name: 240 Rice Lights
 
Type / number of model:  ZJ-240L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
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 too small and they can overheat.


·        The wire ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.


·        The accessible wires have only basic insulation and are in contact with sharp edges.


·        The electrical insulation is not sufficient.


·        The product is recommended for outdoor use but is not protected against moisture.


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. Recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 240 miniature lamps. The miniature lamps are red, yellow, green and blue. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0481/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy Diwali Light 100L
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock because:


·        The wire ends are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting.


·        Live parts of wires can be touched because of the lack of insulation.


·        The accessible wires have only basic insulation and are in contact with sharp edges.


·        The electrical insulation is not sufficient.


·        The dimensions of the plug are substantially less than required and the user may therefore touch the pin of the plug during connection.


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 with 100 miniature lamps. The miniature lamps are red, yellow, green and blue. Packaging: a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0483/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED bulb
 
Brand: Moodlux
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PW GU10
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical strength is not sufficient. As a result, live metal parts may be accessible to the user.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62560.
 

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

 
Description:  LED bulb sold in a white cardboard package. Technical specifications: DR-3W-GU10, 230V, 50Hz, 13mA, 3500K
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0476/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Caravan
 
Brand: Hymer
 
Name: Eriba Nova, Eriba Nova-S
 
Type / number of model:  Type: EG/N 001, EG/NT 001 Manufactured in 2011-2012
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Due to the cyclical bending movement of the wooden floor, while the vehicle is moving or stationary, the floor heating mat between the PVC covering and the wood sandwich can break at the butt joints. The result is uncontrolled contact resistance during heating, which may lead in extreme cases to the PVC covering catching fire.
 

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

 
Description:  Caravan
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0477/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Toyota
 
Name: Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Voltz
 
Type / number of model:  The vehicles in question were manufactured between 28 December 2001 and 3 May 2004.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front airbags and/or the pyrotechnic seat-belt tensioner units can loosen unintentionally. The airbag control device was manufactured using application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC), which are susceptible to internal short circuits. If the control device is subjected to strong inductive electrical noise – caused by other electrical components in the vehicle - this can result in an internal short circuit. Abnormal current flow can arise in the airbag control device, causing the interior temperature to increase, potentially damaging the ASIC.
 

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 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0479/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Almera, Navara, Pathfinder, Patrol, Terrano II, Tino and XTrail
 
Type / number of model:  Almera (N16) , Navara (D22), Pathfinder (R50), Patrol (Y61), Terrano II (R20), Tino (V10), XTrail (T30)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front passenger airbag inflators may have been manufactured out of specification. This could create excessive pressure within the inflator during airbag deployment and may result in separation of the airbag housing.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan, Spain, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0493/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: Street Triple, Street Triple R, Daytona 675 and 675R, Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm
 
Type / number of model:  Street Triple and Street Triple R/Type D67LD/approval number e11*2002/24*0611*00 Street Triple/Type D67LD3/approval number e11*2002/24*0976*00 Daytona 675 and Daytona 675R/Type D67LC/approval number e11*2002/24*0803*00 Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm/Type B16BAStreet /approval number e11*2002/24*0833*00
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A potential problem with the wheel ball bearings could make the motorcycle difficult to handle and cause a loss of control.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0495/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Mazda 6 (GJ)
 
Type / number of model:  Chassis numbers JMZ GJ****21 100083-131439 and JM7GJ4S3*E1106271-107498, manufactured between 31 July 2012 and 9 March 2013.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
An electronic component of a DC-DC converter may fail. In the worst-case scenario, it could burn and cause a fire in the vehicle.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0496/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Mazda
 
Name: Mazda 6
 
Type / number of model:  The recall affects certain vehicles produced from 14 February 2002 to 20 April 2003. VINs range: JMZ GG**** 01 100581 – 167961 JMZ GG**** 31 100113 – 167866 JMZ GY**** 01 100075 – 126340 JMZ GY**** 31 100055 – 126706
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The density of the propellant in the inflator may be insufficient due to inappropriate production and storage conditions of the propellant. In this case, the inflator may abnormally ignite at the time of airbag deployment, allowing the inner pressure of inflator to increase abnormally, resulting in breakage of the inflator case.


The passenger airbag will not provide adequate protection during a frontal impact and the broken pieces of the inflator case could injure the passenger.
 

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 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Slovakia, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Norway, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0497/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Peugeot
 
Name: Peugeot 308
 
Type / number of model:  e2*2001/116*0362*35; e2*2001/116*0362*36 Chassis No.: VF3 4B5FV8 CS271284 to VF3 4C5FU8 DS006694
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The tightening of the upper attachment of the front right shock absorber rod may not be up to standard. With wear and tear, there is a risk of the suspension breaking, leading to loss of control of the vehicle and possible injuries.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0501/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volvo
 
Name: C30, S40 and V50
 
Type / number of model:  Model year 2011 – 2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Cracks may develop over time in the right-hand drive shaft. In the worst case, the drive shaft may break, leading to a sudden loss of drive. This may lead to an unsafe traffic situation.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Greece, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ireland, Poland, Finland, Austria

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Alert number: A12/0502/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger cars
 
Brand: Toyota, Lexus
 
Name: Toyota Avensis, Yaris, Corolla and Lexus SC430
 
Type / number of model:  The recall concerns vehicles with the following production periods: AVENSIS: 21 August 2002 – 12 April 2003 YARIS: 5 February 2001 – 25 October 2003 COROLLA: 22 November 2000 – 11 March 2004 LEXUS SC430: 27 December 2000 – 14 May 2003
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire, Injuries
 
The front passenger airbag inflators could have been assembled with improperly manufactured propellant wafers which could cause the inflator to rupture and the front passenger airbag to deploy abnormally in the event of a crash. This situation could increase the risk of injury to the occupant or lead to a fire in the interior compartment.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  France, Japan, Turkey, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovakia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Estonia, United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, Poland, The Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0473/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical and activity tractor
 
Brand: Happy Farm
 
Name: Activity Tractor
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 6032
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8499660211307
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because if the toy breaks, it can easily generate small parts, which can be put in the mouth of small children and may get stuck and block the airways.

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

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

 
Description:  Multi-coloured plastic tractor with a trailer containing animals. The packaging is a cardboard box with an open front, bearing the words: 'Happy Farm' and 'Activity Tractor'. On the back there is a label indicating the importer’s details, the CE mark, the reference, the barcode and the country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0478/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity toys: train, lorry and van.
 
Brand: Perez y Rincón
 
Name: 1) Toy Train2) Speed Top Truck Car3) Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Ref. 788, 2) Ref. 1234, 3) Ref. 1239
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435331312348
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of choking because they can generate small parts (letters, plastic parts and wheels), which can be put in the mouth of small children and may get stuck and block the airway.


The toy van poses a risk of strangulation because it has a cord which exceeds the maximum permitted length for pull-along toys.


The products do not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1
 

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

 
Description:  1) Multi-coloured, plastic train with two carriages, lights, sound and figurines. 2) Multi-coloured educational lorry with lights and sound. 3) Multi-coloured educational van with lights, sounds and letter puzzle pieces. It has a cord so that it can act as a pull-along toy. All three toys are battery-operated and are packed in individual boxes with a plastic window and a label showing information about importer's details and CE marking. Another label contains information on the production batch, references, manufacturer ID and the barcode.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0487/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Stationery products
 
Brand: Kärnan
 
Name: Kul med Scrapbooking
 
Type / number of model:  250095a (batch no 0343)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7317442500955
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic grip on the gel pen contains di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured amount 21-25 %).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  A set of stationery products for making scrap books. One of the products is a glitter pen with a plastic grip made of PVC.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0474/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sandals
 
Brand: Lucky Joe
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No 150712.401
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4752062020002
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather of the lining and insole of the sandals contain 6.6 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. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children’s sandals (blue) packed in a light blue cardboard box marked “Lucky Joe”. The article number (Art. No 150712.401) is marked on an attached label; size 24. The lining and insole of the sandals are made of leather; the upper and outer sole are made of other materials.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0484/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: Ke Yi Qi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item № К-908
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s outfit – a sweatshirt and a pair of trousers - intended for children up to 7 years of age. The sweatshirt has cords in the neck area and the hood, which are not secured against unravelling. The sweatshirt has an inscription “Fashion” and under the right trouser pocket there is another inscription “Fashion Site”.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0485/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: Rosso kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  № WR-38
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring in the hood with 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.

 
Description:  Children’s jacket with a hood bordered with down. The jacket is intended for children up to 7 years of age and has been supplied with cords in the neck area and the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0486/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s jacket
 
Brand: J.S.J
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item № JSJ-9088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s jacket with a hood bordered with down. The jacket is intended for children up to 7 years of age and has been supplied with cords in the neck area and the hood.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0489/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Ladies’ shoes
 
Brand: Balleri
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FY151-1 and FY151-2
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the leather of the lining and insole of the shoes contain: (model FY151-1) up to 30.1 mg/kg of Chromium (VI); and (model FY151-2) up to 40.2 mg/kg. Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 17075:2008.
 

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

 
Description:  Ladies’ shoes with synthetic uppers and soles. Packaging: cardboard boxes showing the model, colour and size.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0490/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Union-Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HF034
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck and 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. Recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls' black and white bikini decorated with the head of a bear. The top can be tied at the neck with functional cords that have free ends. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords that have knotted ends in the waist area. Sizes: 116, 122, 128
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0491/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Roberto
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  515
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with knotted ends in the neck area and at the back 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. Recall of the product from end users.

 
Description:  Girls' yellow bikini decorated with the inscription: "Swimming Club Since 2011". The top can be tied with functional cords that have knotted ends in the neck area and at the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords that have knotted ends in the waist area. Sizes: 104-110, 116-122, 128-134, 152, 158, 164
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0498/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children´s trousers
 
Brand: You Joy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: KZ 2334,
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the metallic parts of the buttons release up to 3.35 µg/cm2/week of nickel, exceeding the limit value of 0.5 µg/cm²/week.


The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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:  Children´s corduroy dungarees with adjustable straps, multiple pockets with metallic buttons and clasps. Size 12 months.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0482/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Power supply "Universal Notebook Adapter"
 
Brand: basicXL
 
Name: Universal notebook adapter
 
Type / number of model:  BXL-NBT-U03
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5412810149995
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Clearance/creepage distances in the mains transformer between the primary and secondary windings are not sufficient. Due to this defect, the user can receive an electric shock from the accessible output connector in case of a fault in the product.

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

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

 
Description:  Universal AC adapter for a notebook. Sold in a white and brown cardboard box (with the image of the product on the front). Technical specifications: Class II equipment Input: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, Output : 15-24V, 120W
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0492/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Egg incubator
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Electrical Thermostat Incubator
 
Type / number of model:  JN560
 
Batch number / Barcode:  None present
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and injuries because:


·        the user can access live parts


·        parts are separated from live parts only by basic insulation


·        the user can access hazardous moving parts


·        it is supplied with an unsafe mains lead.


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

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

 
Description:  Egg incubator, white base with a clear lid. Packaging: a green box with a photo of a chick on the front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0499/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: Neolus
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  4-WAY
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because:


·        the distance between the side earth contacts is too large;


·        there is no earth wire in the cable;


·        the wire ends of the main supply cable are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting;


·        the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient and the cable can overheat.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains extension lead for 4 plugs, with earth contact, a switch and a 2.5m cable. Packaging: a transparent nylon bag with a printed card.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16

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Alert number: A12/0500/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Voltage tester
 
Brand: Ante
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: A885
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 5 999048 639653
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The metal tip is too long and the protection rim on the handle is too small. As a result, the user could accidentally touch the live metal tip during normal use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European Standard EN 61243.

 

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

 
Description:  Voltage tester with red and transparent covering. A lamp is located in the handle for indication of phase. The product is without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 16