Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 23 ( Published on: 14/06/2013)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0680/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Aromatizer
 
Brand: 1) Raggedy Ann&Andy, 2) Unknown
 
Name: 1) Crystal Bead Air Freshener- Lucky lady Bug ; 2) Air freshener Classic Romantic
 
Type / number of model:  1) Item №8014 2) Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 850171003078, 2 ) 6932745789886
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size, it may be mistaken for foodstuff. 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  1. An aromatizer in transparent plastic packaging in the form of a ball, the content of which resembles small jelly sweets in terms of their colour, shape and size. The top of the plastic ball has a drawing of a ladybird. The product is available in various colours and it is packed in a cardboard box with indications such as warnings, barcode, and the producer details on the back. 2. An aromatizer in transparent plastic packaging in the form of a kitten, the content of which resembles small jelly sweets in terms of their colour, shape and size. The product is available in various colours and is packed in a cardboard box with indications such as warnings, barcode, and the producer details on the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0682/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Boiled egg shaped decorative candles
 
Brand: Home & Deco
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 3294600
 
Batch number / Barcode:  32946006161000000079
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily detached and swallowed by small children. The product resembles foodstuff.


 

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

 
Description:  The decorative candle resembles a half boiled egg. Its color is white and yellow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0681/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Folding chair
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Domino
 
Type / number of model:  JCD1805UZ
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5904842631826
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The mechanical strength of the chair is insufficient. The chair legs may become deformed when the user sits on the chair, causing the user to fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.



 

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

 
Description:  Folding chair for domestic use. The chair legs and seat support are made of a curved 20 mm diameter black steel pipe. The seat is made of 10 mm thick hardboard with 4 mm thick foam, covered with synthetic material, and is attached to the metal frame by six screws. The back is made of 3.5 mm thick hardboard with 4 mm thick foam covered with synthetic material, and is attached with three screws. Dimensions of the seat: height 785 mm; weight 3.3 kg; width 370 mm; depth 390 mm; and the distance from the floor is 400 mm.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0684/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Electric Ink
 
Name: 4011 Light Brown
 
Type / number of model:  Article No 401130
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: 2161
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a concentration of 710 mg/kg of 3.3'-d-dichlorobenzidine (aromatic amine).

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, aromatic amines such as 3.3'-d-dichlorobenzidine should not be present in tattoo ink.
 

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

 
Description:  Opaque brown liquid in small brown bottle with colour printing.
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0690/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Happy Diwali Light 100L
 
Type / number of model:  100L
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 332612 881208
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of burns and electric shock because:

- The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is less than the minimum requirement, and they could consequently overheat.
- The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the flashing switch and control unit and the lamps are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. As a result, live metal parts could become accessible to the user.
- The accessible wires have only basic insulation and come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and control unit. In case of damage, live metal parts become accessible to the user.

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

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

 
Description:  The lighting chain is made of 100 serial-parallel connected and non-replaceable miniature LEDs. The product can be operated by a flashing switch and control unit (8 functions). The product is packed in a colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0676/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Socks with teddy bear key-ring
 
Brand: Frizzle socks women
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art.no. 70780007
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714426780065
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The teddy bear key ring attached to the socks poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (key ring chain) that can be easily detached and can be swallowed by small children.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Girls' socks sold with a teddy bear key-ring. The size of the teddy bear soft toy is about 8.5 cm and it has a textile eyelet on the head. The legs and arms of the teddy bear are sewn to the body and it has black plastic eyes and an embroidered nose.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0677/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll set
 
Brand: One Dollar Group
 
Name: The Mini Mermaids
 
Type / number of model:  Lot No. 11503
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906245335516
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 28.1% 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, 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:  The toy is a set of two dolls with pink mermaid tails. One is a Barbie-like doll and the other is a little girl doll. They both have long, pink hair. The dolls are packed in a blister attached to a cardboard back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0678/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wind-up toy
 
Brand: PIR
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CHT1151A12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5901353048617
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it can easily break releasing small parts (metal rod and knob) which could be swallowed by small children. In addition, the metal rod has sharp edges which may be accessible to children and could cause injuries.

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:  Wind-up, plastic, coloured figurine in the form of a turtle which moves on three wheels. The central part of the tortoise-shell is made of transparent material, into which is placed a ball, freely moving in a groove. The surface is covered with reflective foil and the winding knob is mounted on a metal rod. The product has an attached label bearing information about the producer details, age designation, CE marking and instructions.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0679/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Scooter
 
Brand: HUAN QIU
 
Name: Rollerboard scooter
 
Type / number of model:  ITEM NO: 202400
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2011062024000
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the space between folding or sliding elements is not sufficient. If a child places his fingers in the space between the wheel and the fork they could become trapped.
In addition, the scooter does not comply with the safety requirements on the mechanical properties. The diameter of the front wheel and of the handles are less than required.

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





 

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

 
Description:  Children´s folding metallic scooter with adjustable height, equipped with a braking device on the rear wheel.The product is packed in a multi-coloured cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0687/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Snorkelling Set
 
Brand: SIM-SUB
 
Name: Snorkelling Set
 
Type / number of model:  11552/B, Oasis Jr. Set PVC - BLUE - Clamshell
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8690202115521
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the mask contains up to 4.0% by mass of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the snorkel contains up to 0.9 % 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, 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Snorkelling set for children, consisting of a mask and blue coloured snorkel. The product is packed in a blister on cardboard. The front of the cardboard is light blue; it is decorated with the picture of two children snorkelling and bears the brand name and the information “Phthalate Free” and “Non Carcinogenic” in English and Turkish. The rear side bears information about the importer, manufacturer, country of origin, age restriction symbol, and instructions for use and warnings in various languages.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0688/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy doll
 
Brand: Baby little
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No. 27002
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0 285554 000038
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 26.4 % by mass 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, 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Toy doll with fabric body and plastic legs, hands and head. Length 18 cm, width 6 cm. The right half of the body and the left arm are light blue and decorated with yellow and orange ducks and fruits. The left half of the body and the right arm are decorated with blue and white horizontal stripes. The doll has a yellow collar and long red hair. On the back of the doll there is a sewn label with the reference, barcode, CE marking, country of origin, warnings and importers' details in various languages. The doll is sold without packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0691/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity toy
 
Brand: Jiecheng Toys Factory
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: I-7937-2312
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4792850922484
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because some parts of the toy (plastic blocks and ear of the rabbit) may easily break releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children. In addition, the product pose a risk of cuts due to the presence of sharp edges.

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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Colourful plastic rolling toy in the form of rabbit that can be pulled with a short cord. On the rabbit's body and head there are slots into which can be inserted the plastic blocks of differents shapes that are attached to the toy. The product is packed in a plastic net.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0685/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shoes
 
Brand: L'Blue
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2032A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1140002334099
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative elements can be easily detached and may be swallowed by small children.


 

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

 
Description:  White shoes with velcro for young girls. The shoes are decorated with rhinestones and a metal ornament. The shoes are packed in a cardboard box, size 25.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0686/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies T-shirt
 
Brand: Lefties
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 8631/262/402 (12-18 months).
 
Batch number / Barcode:  08631262402183
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (press studs in the shoulder area) that may be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

The products do not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902.
 

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

 
Description:  Basic long-sleeved T-shirt in different colours for infants. The T-shirt contains press studs in the shoulder area. Each press stud is made of two metallic pieces, a front and a back piece. The product is available in sizes 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and 12-24 months.
Country of origin:  Bangladesh
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0689/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shoes
 
Brand: Mountain
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 3304-1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small decorative elements can be easily detached and may be swallowed by children.
 

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

 
Description:  White shoes for young girls. The shoes are decorated with one white ribbon and two rows of metal coloured rhinestones. The shoes are available in pink and black colours. The product is packed in a pink floral patterned cardboard box. Size: 25
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0674/13       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Chick-a-Dee
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CHI-02DZ, CHI-02DW, CHI-02DB, CHI-02DP.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8718104100060
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation, Fire
 
The product is not sufficiently sensitive to smoke and the alarm volume is not sufficiently high. The failure to detect commonly occurring types of fire does not permit the user and others around them to take the measures necessary to avoid the risk of fire.


 

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

 
Description:  Optical smoke detector in the form of a bird, including batteries. Manufacturing date: 04/09/2011, black and white colour. The product is also available in white, pink and light blue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0670/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Teeth whitening product
 
Brand: Whitesmile
 
Name: Home whitening 35% Carbamide Peroxide
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch 12070
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 13,2 % of hydrogen peroxide, which exceeds the permitted level.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Colourless teeth whitening gel with air bubbles. It has a light, fresh and aromatic fragrance. The composition shown on the packaging is 35% carbamide peroxide, and ~12.2% hydrogen peroxide.The product comes in a transparent plastic syringe with black application tip in white and blue collapsible box.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0672/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment product
 
Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics
 
Name: KeraHair – Premiere Brazilian Keratin System
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1. 5248700202 (946 ml), 2. 5248700210 (473 ml), 3. 5248700201 (236 ml), 4. Unknown (119 ml)
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 2.3% (Product 1.), 2.4% (Product 2.), 0.7% (Product 3.) and 2.6% (Product 4.) of free and liberated formaldehyde and 2.5% (Product 1. and 2.), 0.9% (Product 3.) and 2.5% (Product 4.) of free formaldehyde, above the permitted level (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 screw cap and blue label (946 ml); 2. plastic bottle with screw cap and blue label (473 ml); 3. plastic bottle with pump cap (236 ml); 4. plastic bottle with spray cap and blue label (119 ml).
Country of origin:  Brazil
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0683/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair dye
 
Brand: Inecto
 
Name: Superblack - guaranteed permanent hair colour creme - 28ml
 
Type / number of model:  1/32633 BB 01 2015
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6002058000036
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because, according to the label, it contains m-phenylenediamine which is classified as strongly sensitising, and must not be present in hair dyes.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Black hair dye consisting of a 28 ml tube with hair colour creme and a 23 ml brown bottle with solution. The product, which is packed in a black cardboard box with white and pale orange lettering, includes plastic gloves and a leaflet with instructions in English, French and Portuguese.
Country of origin:  South Africa
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0671/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Lint remover
 
Brand: JIAJIA
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model RSCX-JJ-677, ref. 8100929
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 8435292509290
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product is not sufficiently heat resistant. As a result the structure can deform, leaving live parts accessible.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Lint remover, 220V 50Hz 3W. The packaging is a blue cardboard box with a clear plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0673/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV lamp
 
Brand: Shengtuo / Kangtuo
 
Name: UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  ST 818 / KT818
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts can be accessed via the fuse-holder. The main insulation for the internal conductors and the power cord is accessible via the openings of the lampholder.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335-1.
 

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

 
Description:  UV lamp for fixing false nails, the external part of which is made of thermoplastic material.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A12/0675/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric flycatcher
 
Brand: YPD
 
Name: Mosquito Swatter
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The level of the electric charge is too high. As a result the product is considered to be dangerous for children and persons with pacemakers.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335-2.
 

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

 
Description:  Flycatcher in the form of a tennis racquet, with an orange frame and black handle. Packaging mainly green, with a picture of the product.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0039/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Play curtain
 
Brand: Flexa4Dreams
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Item nr. 83-20028,3 parts, Fuchsia red-Orange pocket + edge 190-200x90 , 10) Item nr. 83-20092, Play curtain 3 parts, Fuch.Red - Pink pocket+ edge 190-200x90, 2) Item nr. 83-20029, 3 parts, Pink - Lilac pocket + edge 190-200x90 , 3) Item nr. 83-20031, 3 parts, Blue -Lime green pocket + edge 190-200x90., 4) Item nr. 83-20033,3 parts, Orange-Lime green pocket +edge 190-200x90., 5) Item nr. 83-20037, 3 parts, Black Skull+bone print O window 200x90., 6) Item nr. 83-20084, S Play curtain 5 parts, Fuchs.red-Pink pocket+door+edge 200x90, , 7) Item nr. 83-20085, S Play curtain 5 parts, Blue-Green pocket+door+edge 200x90, 8) Item nr. 83-20086, SP Play curtain 5 parts,Fuchs.red-Pink pocket+door+edge 190x90, , 9) Item nr. 83-20087, SP Play curtain 5 parts, Blue-Green pocket+door+edge 190x90.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 5703546053589 , 10) 5703546058621, 2) 5703546055521, 3) 5703546053596, 4) 5703546053619, 5) 5703546056245, 6) 5703546056498, 7) 5703546056504, 8) 5703546056511, 9) 5703546056528
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation because the child can easily put his head through the window opening. If the child turns around, the textile curtain may tighten around the child's neck.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

One incident reported.

 

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

 
Description:  10 different models of textile curtain designed to mount on children's bunk beds. In the curtain is a window with a textile cross bar illustrating the cross bars of the window. The window opening consists of 4 squares each measuring 102x102 mm. The window is less than 600 mm above floor level. The play curtain is not CE marked; it is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23

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Alert number: A11/0040/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Party blowers
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  model Winnie the Pooh
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5201184094587
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (adhesive tape and paper roll with wire) can be detached from the product and may be get stucked in the mouth of children blocking the airways. Since the small part which becomes detached is not supposed to be put in the mouth but is rather a part further away from the mouth, the risk of obstruction of the respiratory tracts exists but the risk level is less than serious.

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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Pack of six party blowers with a white nozzle and a violet paper roll. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a cardboard flap which contains information in several languages about warnings of use, age restriction symbol,CE marking, barcode, importer's details and country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23
Weekly overview report on professional products
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0041/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan blower
 
Brand: Andy J Leisure, Diamond Fans, Power Fans
 
Name: 1.5HP Bouncy Castle Fan/Blower/1.5 hp Galvanized Electric Fan/1.5Hp Inflation fan
 
Type / number of model:  DF 1.1-230-50-UK (for 1.5Hp Inflation fan), FF 1.1 – 230-50-UK (model nr.: AD240-BF for 1.5 hp Galvanized Electric Fan), QF-1.1 E (for 1.5HP Bouncy Castle Fan/Blower)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Water ingress can incur around the mains connector. As a result, the casing of the fan can be live if it comes into contact with water, causing the risk of electrocution if touched. It is especially dangerous for children who are near the inflatable product (such as a bouncy castle) and who may inadvertently touch the casing.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standards EN 60529:1992, EN 60335-2-80:2003+A2:2009, EN60335-1/A14:2010 and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is a fan used for inflating bouncy castles (and similar products). Affected fans are those with an electrical socket attached to the casing on front of the fan, underneath the blower (later products with a cable lead are not affected).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 23