Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 22 ( Published on: 07/06/2013)
Corrigendum
Notification A12/0488/13 from week 16 of 2013 has been temporarily removed waiting for correction data from economic operator and new risk assessment by the notifying authorities.

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

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Alert number: A12/0630/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Leisure chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: CART
 
Type / number of model:  art. 718-11-1004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6952573531969
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently stable and the consumer may lose balance and fall forward when seated.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12520:2010 and EN 1022:2005.
 

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

 
Description:  Demountable, with armrests, padded seat and back. The seat and backrest are placed in a 19 mm diameter steel tube frame with thick plastic strips. Removable soft parts are constructed of 40 mm thick foam covered with material. Seat height 940 mm, back height 700 mm. Seat width 550 mm; seat depth 490 mm, weight 6.54 kg chair. The product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: A12/0655/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Lamp table
 
Brand: Actona Company
 
Name: Misy
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 0000035644, code KSTA-IUO-MISY
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5705994513813
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the table is not sufficiently stable; it can easily tilt and the glass top or other heavy objects placed on it could fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12521.
 

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

 
Description:  Occasional table with a removable, dark tinted glass top and three steel tube legs. The leg ends are covered with plastic supports. The table is 50 cm high and all metal parts are painted in black. It is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/0651/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Best
 
Name: 140 Rice Lights
 
Type / number of model:  Model: YS-140L-R
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of burns due to the insufficient dimension of the cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires.

The product poses also a risk of electric shock because the wire ends soldered to the terminals of the control unit are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting and live metal parts could consequently 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The lighting chain includes 140 serial-parallel connected non-replaceable red miniature lamps. The colours of the lamps are blue, red, green and yellow. The product can be operated with a flashing switch and control unit. Main parts of the lighting chain are: two-pin plug; flashing switch and control unit; internal printed circuit board; one-wire, single-insulated connecting cables and two-wire double insulated main supply cable without marking. The packaging is a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0662/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Wall lamp
 
Brand: POMAX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  18534
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses the risk of electric shock because:

- The electrical insulation is insufficient.
- The lamp does not have a traction arrest mechanism at the junction block and the socket.

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:  Metal wall lamp in the form of a lantern, Dimensions (h x l): 100 x 50 cm Voltage: 220-240 V AC Power or current: Max 25 W.
Country of origin:  Tunisia
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0647/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: Nissan
 
Name: Micra
 
Type / number of model:  Micra (K12)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Not applicable
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The fixing bolt of the steering wheel may initially have been insufficiently tightened. The tightening torque of the fixing bolt may deteriorate over time as the steering wheel boss material is susceptible to temperature changes that may cause a loss of axial tension, resulting in excessive play in the steering wheel. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition over a long period of time, then the steering joint may become damaged eventually leading to steering wheel free rotation.
 

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

 
Description:  Production Date: 02/12/2012 to 12/05/2006.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Ireland, Slovakia, Hungary, Iceland, Finland, Malta, Slovenia, Austria, Greece, Poland

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Alert number: A12/0649/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passengers’ cars
 
Brand: OPEL
 
Name: Meriva
 
Type / number of model:  Model Meriva (13-C-027)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  .
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Heat treatment of steering rack was not applied correctly during manufacturing. Rack of steering gear may break under high load.

 

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

 
Description:  The recall concerns 2013 model year Meriva vehicles, with VINs from D 4 066112 to D 4 112133 (factory: Zaragoza, Spain).
Country of origin:  Spain
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0654/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Truck
 
Brand: Scania
 
Name: Lorry R 500 LA 4x2
 
Type / number of model:  A 4x2, A 6x2*4, A 6x2/4, A 6x4, ABE: H 285, ABE: H 467, ABE: H 505, ABE: K 922, B 10x4*6, B 4x2, B 6x2, B 6x2*4, B 6x2/4, B 6x4, B 8x2, B 8x2*6, B 8x4, B8x4*4
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Incorrect fastening of the nuts of the thrust rod fastenings on the axle leads to changes in direction stability, which could cause an accident. The torque of the nuts in the vehicles in question is being checked.
 

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

 
Description:  Construction years 2012 to 2013. Unknown
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden, United Kingdom, Hungary, Slovenia, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0638/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Protective boots
 
Brand: 3L Internacional
 
Name: Trotta
 
Type / number of model:  Model TROTTA S1P - SRC
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430961340075
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.2 mg/kg of chromium (VI) in the leather upper.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20345.
 

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

 
Description:  Protective boots, category II S1P. Leather toes and insole. Black leather with two-tone grey and black sole, grey and black laces. The product package is a cardboard box indicating the importer's details, the barcode and the model.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0640/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Hearing protector
 
Brand: Junior kid, Tools for Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CHOB A817
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Tools for kids: 6420610198609, Junior kid: 6 430032151823
 
Risk type:  Damage to hearing
 
The product does not provide sufficient protection from noise exposure and is not suitable for wearing as ear protectors.
There are also deficiencies in the markings and in the user information.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 352-2.

 

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

 
Description:  Ear-muffs with headband. Sold in pink and lime colours. Model number "CHOB A817" affixed to the cups.
Country of origin:  Taiwan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0661/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Protective shoes
 
Brand: Spacub
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 407-2. S3 SRA
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 54.9 mg/kg of Chromium VI in the leather upper part.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20345.
 

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

 
Description:  Protective shoes with leather uppers and metal toecaps made in black full-grain leather. Category II, S3 SRA. The product comes in a cardboard box bearing the brand name, the reference, the CE marking and the legends concerning the applicable standard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0664/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Mechanical pulley system for arborists
 
Brand: PETZL
 
Name: Prusik mechanical ZIGZAG
 
Type / number of model:  D22-ZIGZAG
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3342540094116
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries du to the particular configuration of an incorrectly-positioned and off-axis upper connector.
Two accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Product enabling users to prune trees by climbing up the trees themselves (and not using cranes). The recall concerns all products “ZIGZAG” with serial numbers below 13108******. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Germany

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Alert number: A12/0665/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Jistad
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Article "Veteli" 2) Article "Nurmo" 3) Article "Eno"
 
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) Black and white work gloves made of leather and textile material with white print on the back of the hand, available in different sizes (8, 9 and 10). 2) White and green leather work gloves with white print on the back of the hand, available in size 10. 3) Black work gloves made of plastic and textile material with white print on the back of the hand and a green flat string at the wrist, available in different sizes (8, 10 and 11).
Country of origin:  Pakistan
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0668/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Compact 150N
 
Brand: Mullion
 
Name: Lifejacket
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Manufactured after December 2011
 
Risk type:  Drowning
 
The risk is associated with models with the yellow insert valve in the oral inflatable tube. The product poses a risk of drowning because the air could leak from the oral tube, or the yellow insert valve could blow out, releasing the buoyancy air in the lifejacket.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE) and the European standard EN ISO 12402.
 

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

 
Description:  Inflatable lifejacket - Mullion Compact 150N lifejacket - defective model has yellow insert in the oral inflate valve.
Country of origin:  Ireland
Alert submitted by:  Ireland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0639/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Electric fluffy balls
 
Brand: Llinares
 
Name: 1. Fluffy Ball 2. Flame ball
 
Type / number of model:  1. Ref 13246014 , 2. Ref 13246007
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Other
 
The products pose a risk of choking because with use they can rapidly deteriorate leaving button batteries accessible which can be easily swallowed by small children.

The products pose an electro-chemical risk because the ingestion of the batteries can enact a short-circuit in the digestive system when they come into contact with liquids.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.

 

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

 
Description:  Rubber toys in different shapes: sun, caterpillar, etc. Packed in a cardboard box containing 12 (Flame ball) and 24 (Fluffy ball) units, on which the name is marked. A label indicates the importer's details.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0641/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll with melody
 
Brand: Shuyi Doll
 
Name: My lovely baby
 
Type / number of model:  No. 2026
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can easily open, and the batteries can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users

 
Description:  The products are two 55cm large toy dolls with soft stuffing. The head, hands and feet are made of plastic. They each have a melody unit with a battery compartment under the clothes. When the doll moves, a melody plays. One doll comes in a box and the other in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0652/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with pony
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lovely girl
 
Type / number of model:  2015
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the plastic head of the doll contains 30-35 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
- the plastic horse contains 29-35 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and 0.21-0.22 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).
- the plastic arms and legs of the doll contain 10-11 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and 0.30-0.32 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) .

In addition, the horse contains 0.22-0.23 % by mass of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and the plastic arms and legs contain 5.9-6.3 % by mass of diisobutyl 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.

 

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

 
Description:  Toy set consisting of a doll and a pony made in soft plastic. The product is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0656/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy stationery set
 
Brand: BARBIE
 
Name: Stationery set
 
Type / number of model:  Series: fancy school, Item No.: 53788 (from invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 5201912531841
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the eraser contains 28.5% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Stationery set consisting of a pink eraser in a shape of a lipstick, a pink mechanical pencil, 3 decorative round shape stickers depicting flowers and a plastic purple case with pink, purple, orange and yellow plastic beads. All parts are decorated with pictures of Barbie. The set is packed in blister with a cardboard. The cardboard is multicolored and bears information about the Greek distributor, the CE mark, the pictogram indicating that it is unsuitable for use by children under the age of three years and the relative warning in English and Greek.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0642/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s tracksuit
 
Brand: Monster
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck 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:  Children’s black tracksuit consisting of two parts. The top has orange cords with free ends in the hood and neck area. There is a label additionally attached by the trader,containing information about composition, price, and some treatment and maintenance symbols.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0643/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: ZZ
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Denim children's outfit consisting of three parts, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The denim jacket has a multi-coloured, striped hood with cords in the neck area. The product has a label with information in Bulgarian about the producer, the importer and the garment's composition.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0644/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Happy tree – LOVE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HR8162
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area of the sweatshirt.

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


 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Girls’ clothing set consisting of three parts – trousers, a t-shirt and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 7 years of age. The hood of the sweatshirt has cords in the neck area. The outfits are available in different colour combinations.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0645/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s outfit
 
Brand: Happy tree – K.X.S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  HR8034
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses the risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Boys’ sets consisting of three parts, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The hood of the sweatshirt has been supplied with cords in the neck area. The sets are available in different colour combinations.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0646/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s tracksuit
 
Brand: Happy tree -K.X.S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number HR8088
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Warning consumers of the risks (By: Other)

 
Description:  Children's tracksuit consisting of two parts and intended for children up to 7 years of age. The hood of the top has been supplied with orange cords in the neck area. The sets are available in different colour combinations. There is an additionally attached label with information in Bulgarian about composition, country of origin, price, some treatment and maintenance symbols.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0650/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Hope Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GF2338/13SC040004
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000063273
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist area, which exceed the permitted length.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls’ clothing set consisting of a light green blouse and pink trousers intended for girls up to 4 years old. The blouse has pink coloured letters and a heart printed on the front. It also has green and pink sequins stitched to the front part. The blouse has pink, light green and white coloured decorative cords at the waist area, with a length of 22 cm each.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0653/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' outfit
 
Brand: Quenny Girl
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B3-333, Size:8
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000063259
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the white t-shirt and the
chest area of the cardigan.

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

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

 
Description:  Clothing set, intended for girls up to 8 years old, consisting of a white t-shirt, a green long-sleeved cardigan and green long trousers. The t-shirt has printed, green and orange lettering covered by lace stitched on the front. It also has green functional cords hanging from the lower part of the garment. The functional cords are located on the right and on the left side of the top and their length is 16 cm each. The cardigan has green functional cords with free ends in the chest area. The cords have not been secured against unravelling. Their length is 23 cm each.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0658/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing outfit
 
Brand: Tenth
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Models: 1) SAILOR TEN 71302152D, 2) NICE TEN 71302062D a 3) NAIKE TEN 71302022D.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area, which exceed the permitted length.

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


 

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

 
Description:  Three different children’s clothing outfits each consisting of a top and a ‘skort’ (shorts with a panel of fabric across the front, resembling a skirt). The 'skort' part has drawstrings in the waist, which exceed 140 mm at each end when the item of clothing is opened to its maximum, and 280mm when the garment is closed for use as intended. Each garment has in its lower part a small plastic embellishment in the form of a crown, which is the brand logo. The garments have an attached label bearing details of the importer, the size, the price, and the model.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0659/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Leather jacket
 
Brand: Marella Sport
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model: ICON Women's collection
 
Batch number / Barcode:  34410134020035/ 34410134 050 003 05 0048
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather contains up 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:  Women’s jacket made in brown leather outer material, brown fabric on the left sleeve, and brown fabric lining. It has a zip and two zipped pockets. It also contains three labels with markings and a fabric pouch containing replacement snap fasteners.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy

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Alert number: A12/0666/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Shoes for babies
 
Brand: GIOLAN
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CH257-3
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative elements (flowers, pearls) of the shoes could be easily detached and swallowed by children.

 

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

 
Description:  Purple and black plaid, synthetic leather shoes with velcro for young girls. The shoes are decorated with a pink flower which has a pearl in the middle. Size: 20. Packaging: colourful box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0667/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' boots
 
Brand: LINIX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  905
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011102060630
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative elements on the boots could be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

 

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

 
Description:  Synthetic leather boots with zip for young girls. The boots are decorated with fur, rhinestones, and a drop-shaped, a "V"-shaped and a horseshoe-shaped metal decoration. The boots are available in pink and purple colours. They are lined with synthetic fur. Size: 25. Packaging: pink box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0631/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment products
 
Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics
 
Name: KeraVino – Premiere Brazilian Keratin System
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 5248700201 (236 ml) , 2. 5248700213 (473 ml), 3. 5248700207 (976 ml)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 0.9% (Product 1.), 1.7% (Product 2.) and 1.5% (Product 3.) of free and liberated formaldehyde and 0.9% (Product 1.), 1.7% (Product 2.) and 1.6% (Product 3.) of free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is sold in three formats: 1. plastic bottle with pump cap (236 ml); 2. plastic bottle with pump cap (473 ml); 3. plastic bottle with screw cap and brown label (976 ml).
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0632/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment products
 
Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics
 
Name: Diamond – Premiere Brazilian Keratin System
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 5248700224 (119 ml), 2. 5248700211 (236 ml), 3. 3600029145 (354 ml), 4. 5248700220 (946 ml)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 1.3% (Product 1. and 3.), 1.0% (Product 2. and 4.) of free and liberated formaldehyde, and 1.7% (Product 1.), 1.0% (Product 2. and 4.), 0.8% (Product 3.) free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is sold in four formats: 1. plastic bottle with spray cap and black label (119 ml); 2. plastic bottle with pump cap (236 ml); 3. plastic bottle with pump cap (354 ml); 4. plastic bottle with screw cap and black label (946 ml).
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0636/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment products
 
Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics
 
Name: Choco Hair – Brazilian Keratin Chocolate
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5248700206
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 1.8% (Product 1. and 2.), 1.4% (Product 3.) of free and liberated formaldehyde and 1.7% (Product 1.), 1.4% (Product 2.) and 1.2% (Product 3.) of free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.


 

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

 
Description:  The product is sold in four formats: 1. plastic screw-cap bottle, brown label, spray (119 ml); 2. plastic screw-cap bottle, brown label (473 ml); 3. plastic screw-cap bottle, brown label (946 ml).
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0637/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment product
 
Brand: PAZZINI Spazzola progressiva
 
Name: Fluido Gel Extra
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8010820012376
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.4% of free and liberated formaldehyde and 1.3 % of free formaldehyde, both above the permitted levels of 0.2%.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Grey plastic bottle with screw cap (1 000 ml).
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Portugal

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Alert number: A12/0657/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment product
 
Brand: Plastica Dos Fios
 
Name: Selagem Termica
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7898927206871
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.7% free and liberated formaldehyde and 7.4% free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink plastic bottle with a screw cap (1000 ml).
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0633/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: CELLY
 
Name: Energy Star
 
Type / number of model:  CBRIPHONE, Code: CELLY CBRV. 1.4, SDL5275
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8021735182108
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.
- Input power conductors are not properly positioned or fixed. Therefore, reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductors in position.
- There are no instructions and safety information.

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

 
Description:  Travel charger compatible with ipod. The product is packed in a transparent cardboard box. The brand and the bar code of the product are also printed on the box.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0634/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger for information technology equipment
 
Brand: NORTONLINE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  TC98A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  02030201
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because: ·

- The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation.
- The clearance for reinforced insulation between the primary and secondary circuit and the creepage distance on the PCB are too short.
- Input power conductors are not properly positioned or fixed on the PCB. Therefore, reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductors in position.
-The pins of the mains plug can break.

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

 
Description:  2 pin mobile phone travel charger for models K300, K500, K700, V800, T290, J300. The product is packaged in a blister pack showing the brand, the model and the following specifications of the charger: AC 100-240V, 47-63Hz, 200mA, Output Voltage: DC 4,5-9,5V 800mA.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0635/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Stand fan
 
Brand: Malber
 
Name: 40cm Stand fan
 
Type / number of model:  FD-40E
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290589090430
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries as protection from the helix is not adequate and it can be easily touched while in operation.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

 

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

 
Description:  Fan on a stand, packed in a cardboard box. The brand, the barcode and the type of the product are also printed on the box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22

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Alert number: A12/0663/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Table fan
 
Brand: Orbegozo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model TF-0131
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8436011059300
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The clips holding the protective screen come easily undone. As a result, there is a serious risk of injuries if the protective screen comes off while the fan is in operation, permitting contact with the helix of the fan.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Table fan with 30 cm blades, three speed options, multi-directional pivoting mounting with a carrying handle and a protective screen. It is packed in a cardboard box bearing information on on the brand, reference, barcode and CE marking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 22