Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 18 ( Published on: 10/05/2013)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0558/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Rope light
 
Brand: MK
 
Name: Mains connector set
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 244-001 (DLG-2W-E)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9 120010 820663
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 


The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock because:


- live metal parts may become accessible when the user makes the lighting chain.


- The finished product is not protected properly against moisture.


- The rope light's pin contacts can overheat.


This 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:  A "do-it-yourself" rope lighting chain, packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0542/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Husaberg
 
Name: TE 125, TE 250 and TE 300
 
Type / number of model:  TE 125, TE 250 and TE 300
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
On the upper part of the chassis of the accelerator handle, there is a risk that the petrol cable comes out of the idler roller and remains stuck between the roller and the chassis, possibly blocking the petrol track and causing a loss of control.
 

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

 
Description:  125cc, 250cc and 300cc motorcycle
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Slovakia, Greece, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Austria, The Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0548/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Honda
 
Name: Pilot, MDX, Legend, Odyssey, Elysion, Step Wagon
 
Type / number of model:  Type: YF1. The recall concerns vehicles manufactured in 2005.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A faulty component in the electronic VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) system can cause a brief application of the brakes. If the driver brakes when such a fault occurs, the VSA system may activate the braking assistance function, thus boosting the braking effect. This unexpected and unnecessary braking assistance increases the risk of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0549/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Motobi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  DFE50GY e13*2002/24*0552*00
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handbrake lever fitted to the right handlebar is mounted in such a way that the necessary braking force on the front wheel is not achieved. This may lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0550/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Volkswagen
 
Name: UP!
 
Type / number of model:  N/A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrectly parameterised airbag control units may have been fitted. For these airbag control units, the diagnosis function of the side crash sensors is deactivated. Should a fault occur in the side airbag system, the fault would not be recognised and the airbag warning light would not be activated. Failure to detect such a fault could lead to an increased risk of injuries for passengers in the event of an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  The recall affects certain 2013 vehicles produced between January and March 2013. Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Iceland, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0551/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Seat
 
Name: Mii
 
Type / number of model:  Mii (AA). The recall concerns certain 2013 model year vehicles, with VINs from AA / DD 320365 to AA / DD 324562.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrectly parameterised airbag control units may have been fitted. For these airbag control units, the diagnosis function of the side crash sensors is deactivated. Should a fault occur in the side airbag system, the fault would not be recognised and the airbag warning light would not be activated. Failure to detect such a fault could lead to an increased risk of injuries for passengers 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:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Portugal, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0556/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Light motor vehicle:pick-up
 
Brand: Mitsubishi
 
Name: L200
 
Type / number of model:  L200 (KA4T/KB4T); MY: 2012 - 2013.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to low engine power performance, poor idling, "MIL on" and engine stalling. Due to DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) clogging, engine stalling may occur.
 

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

 
Description:  Production period: 28th Jul 2011 – 3th Nov 2011 and 1st Dec 2011 – 11th Oct 2012.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, The Netherlands, Estonia, Slovenia, Spain, Finland

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Alert number: A12/0543/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Dimasa
 
Name: The smurfs dance party
 
Type / number of model:  Ref 194-1321m and 194-8889
 
Batch number / Barcode:  84350941326 and 843501098895
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The suction cups can be easily removed from the projectiles and could be put in the mouth and block the airways.


In addition, warnings and marking required by the standard are missing.


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

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

 
Description:  1. Police set, blister pack of 2 guns with accessories, in retractable plastic. A set of guns with suction pad projectiles. 2. Blister pack of rifle with accessories: handcuffs, police badge and suction pad projectiles.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0544/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Magnetic Toy
 
Brand: neoClicks
 
Name: How to...? Magnetic Brainpuzzle
 
Type / number of model:  Magnetic brain puzzle book with magnetic spheres;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9789081897105, ISBN 978-90-818971-0-5
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily be swallowed by children. In addition, the product poses a risk of injuries (intestinal blockage) because the magnets have a high magnetic flux value and if more than one small magnet is swallowed they can be attracted to one another through the gut wall, causing perforation or blockage.


The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN71-1.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Black book with 216 magnetic, metal spheres on the front and a split card. The black package contains the name in red: “How to...?” and bears the age warning for children under 3 years.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0546/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic dolls
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Modern Girl, Pretty Girl
 
Type / number of model:  NO.TB203
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4894302000358
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 38.5% by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles.
 

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

 
Description:  The set of toys consists of one doll and two dolls’ dresses on the hangers. The head of the doll is made from flexible plastic. It is wearing a pink dress and shoes. The toy is packed in a box with a window and is marked “Modern Girl”, “Pretty Girl”. Approximate size of box is 18 x14 x 4 cm and the doll is 11 cm long.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0547/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Soft Racer
 
Type / number of model:  218/4
 
Batch number / Barcode:  808986062186
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy poses a chemical risk because it contains 12.3 % by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

In addition, it contains 0.7% by weight 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:  Set of 4 toy train engines for young children, made from soft plastic material; two big engines (one with blue body and orange wheels and one with green body and blue wheels) and two smaller ones (one with red body and green wheels and one with yellow body and mauve wheels). The toy is packed in a blue cardboard box with a window, decorated with yellow, dark blue and red stars. The packaging is marked: “4 pack Soft Racer. Touch me! Squeeze me!”; it has an age restriction “12M+” .
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0552/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle set
 
Brand: Beile
 
Name: Baby Sway Bell
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4004-3
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts which can be swallowed by small children.


In addition, the product contains contradictory age warnings on the package.


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:  The package contains four baby rattles in the shape of a foot, a hand, a round rattle and a face with wings. They are made of brittle plastic with spinning balls containing small beads. Colours: purple, blue, green and pink. Packed in a transparent plastic bag closed with a colour printed card marked "Baby Sway Bell" and "Baby Shakes Bell".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0553/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toys xylophone
 
Brand: Ioen
 
Name: 1. Automobile knocks xylophone2. 12 tone strawberry qin
 
Type / number of model:  HXD001 , HXD002, HXD003
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6296681902885
 
Risk type:  Choking, Strangulation
 
The products pose the risk of choking because they generate small parts which may easily be swallowed by a child.


The cord on the toy xylophone-truck is too long and may therefore pose a risk of strangulation.


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

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

 
Description:  5, 8 and 12-note xylophones. One is mounted on a truck. Packaging: a cardboard box marked 'Wooden Toys'.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0545/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby garments
 
Brand: Zara
 
Name: Zara baby
 
Type / number of model:  8574/508 / 61907
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8574508505180
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the button on the cuff may came off and could be put into the mouth and swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Checked baby garments. The label indicates "Zara baby", the model, barcode and size.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland

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Alert number: A12/0559/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  False nails
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Nail Art Beds Set
 
Type / number of model:  Item No.CH-1103-01 1000 A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8809271033067
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the glue contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).
 

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

 
Description:  Set of 10 yellow plastic nails with decorations. The product is packed in a decorated cardboard box with a transparent window and contains a tube of glue with a white cap, a small tube containing orange liquid, a brush and a box with multi-coloured glitter beads and sticks.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0560/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  False nails
 
Brand: Meilu Series
 
Name: Design Nails Nail Art. Beautiful Nails of Charming Ladies.
 
Type / number of model:  Series #A-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the glue contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).
 

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

 
Description:  Set of 10 white plastic nails with an orange tube of glue. Packed in a plastic bag inside a purple carton with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0563/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Digital camera
 
Brand: Kodak
 
Name: ZX5
 
Type / number of model:  ZX5 (all colours)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The top of the power supply is only clipped in place without any retaining screw. The user may thus access live parts. The power supply may also overheat during use.


One incident reported.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users and temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product (By: Other)

 
Description:  Digital camera supplied with a plastic USB mains power supply with a 3-pin plug. Details of the power supply: model number A1299, "Power Adaptor", Emerson Network Power (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT). The power supply was not originally packaged by Kodak.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Luxembourg
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0555/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel Charger
 
Brand: Rb Mobile
 
Name: Travel Charger for Z320i
 
Type / number of model:  ST-099A10
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


-         The adaptor has not been designed and manufactured to ensure protection against foreseeable hazards. The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.


-         The adaptor has inadequately sized pins and excessive force is required to insert and remove the adaptor from a socket. As a result, this could cause mechanical damage to the adaptor and the user may have access to live parts.


In addition, the product is inadequately marked and is not provided with instructions for use.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the relevant European Standard EN 61558 and with the British Standard 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  3-pin mobile phone travel charger for model Z320i. (not original product). Packaging consists of a black and white cardboard box showing the brand and a picture of the charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0557/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Mobile
 
Type / number of model:  TC98A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


-         The adaptor does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits.


-         The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.


-         The adaptor has inadequately sized pins and excessive force is required to insert and remove the adaptor from a socket. As a result, this could damage the socket causing overheating or mechanical damage to the adaptor, and resulting in live parts being exposed to the user.


In addition, the product is inadequately marked and is not provided with instructions for use.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the relevant European Standard EN 61558 and with the British Standard 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  3-pin mobile phone travel charger for model E530 (not original product). Packaging consists of a black and white cardboard box with the word 'Mobile' written on it.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18

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Alert number: A12/0561/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: RB Mobile
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TC98A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:


-         The adaptor does not have adequate insulation between the input and output circuits.


-         The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position. A loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances.


In addition, the product is inadequately marked and is not provided with instructions for use.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive, with the relevant European Standard EN 61558 and with the British Standard 1363.
 

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

 
Description:  3-pin mobile phone travel charger for model BENQ-SIES68 (not original product). Packaging consists of a black and white cardboard box showing the brand and a picture of the charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 18