Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 19 ( Published on: 17/05/2013)
Corrigenda
Notification A12/0325/13 from week 10 of 2013 has been permanently removed following clarification of the risk by the notifying authorities.

Weekly overview report on:
 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0565/13       
Category:  Jewellery
 
Product:  Earrings and necklace
 
Brand: Spirit items
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) SPJ34045 in invoice , 2) SPJ34044 in invoice, 3) SPJ34040-013-0
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because the quantity of cadmium exceeds the limit 0.01 % by mass of the metal material:
1) Metal material of the ring contains 29 % of cadmium.
2) Metal material of the ring contains 33 % of cadmium.
3) Metal material of the pendant (cross) contains 89 % of cadmium.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  1) A ring consisting of 2 separate rings next to each other joined by a colourful guitar 2) A ring with red plastic "stones" in a V-shape. 3) A gold metal chain necklace with a black string (which goes over the neck), a gold cross and turquoise and green plastic decorative pearls.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0566/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Party blowers
 
Brand: Grafix
 
Name: Party blowers
 
Type / number of model:  25-0029
 
Batch number / Barcode:  210937E
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached from the polymer mouth pieces in the form of the wire coiled paper blowouts. As a result, they may get stuck in the mouth of children blocking the airways.
In addition, the product is not labelled with the appropriate warnings.

The product does not comply with the Toys 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:  Pack of 8 yellow plastic and paper party blowers, packed in a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0567/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity toy - Pop up ball
 
Brand: Wonderworld
 
Name: Peek-a-boo ball
 
Type / number of model:  WW-1181
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code 8851285111811, Batch No 2E03A
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the wooden rings on the ball may come loose and the little pop-out faces may fall out of the toy. As a result, these parts can be put in the mouth by small children, swallowed and get stuck in the throat blocking the airways.
One incident reported.

The product does not comply with the Toys 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:  A blue, wooden pop-up ball intended for small children. It is packed in a colourful cardboard box marked with a picture of the toy. On the back of the box there is information in six different languages. Size 6 x 6 x 6 cm. The production date 4/9/2012 and batch number is also printed on the box.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Norway, Finland, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0570/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Colouring pencils
 
Brand: Slammer
 
Name: Gelpens Glitter
 
Type / number of model:  I0800305 24/144
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712916610151
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic grip on the pens contains up to 24 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the plastic also contains up to 3.4 % by weight of di-"isobutyl" phthalate (DIBP).

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. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Six gel pens in various colours with plastic grip in soft plastic (PVC).
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0571/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy horse with accessories
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Oval Star
 
Type / number of model:  38009
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7300009380091
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The plastic bag of the product contains up to 19 % by weight of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and up to 0.20 % by weight of diisononyl phthalate (DINP). In addition, the saddle contains up to 3.0 % by weight of diisononyl 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): Other

 
Description:  Plastic toy horse set with accessories, containing a saddle, bucket and brush. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a handle through which is fixed a cardboard label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0572/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: XIE TAI
 
Name: Beauty Dollys
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 350042 825011
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains up to 27 % by weight of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). In addition, the dress contains azo dyes.

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. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  A plastic doll with red dress and red shoes in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0573/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun
 
Brand: CIGIOKI
 
Name: Pistola Squadra Special
 
Type / number of model:  290
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8027501012617
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the maximum permissible kinetic energy level of the bullets is exceeded. Hence there is a danger of external injuries, and sensitive areas, such as the face and above all the eyes, are particularly at risk. The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound pressure level is too high.

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

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure by the authorities

 
Description:  Gun contained in clear plastic wrapping.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0568/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Women's shoes and sandals
 
Brand: Corina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Model C3281 , 2) Model C2336
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 0.21 mg/kg (model C3281) and 0.12 mg/kg (model C2336) of pentachlorophenol, exceeding the ceiling of 0.05 mg/kg laid down in the national standard UNE 59950.
 

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

 
Description:  1) C3281: Women's dress high heel shoes with textile upper and synthetic sole. On the upper part it contains black rhinestones. 2) C2336: Women's sandals with straw sole. The packaging for both models is a cardboard box bearing the model number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19

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Alert number: A12/0569/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Laser hair remover
 
Brand: Venus / Xemos
 
Name: Personal Laser Hair Remover System
 
Type / number of model:  Venus CW-808 / Xemos W808
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The user may access live metal parts when the EU plug is inserted into the adaptor.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60825 and the relevant national legislation.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains powered laser device for removing facial/body hair, packaged in a plain white box.
Country of origin:  Republic of Korea
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 19