Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 24 ( Published on: 21/06/2013)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0705/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: I love chocolate
 
Name: I love chocolate - Decorative candles
 
Type / number of model:  M LP 14 143 article 119151
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000001191514
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
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 them in their mouths, suck or ingest them, which could entail the risk of choking. The products do 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:  Each pack bears a label with ‘I love chocolate – decorative candles – coffret Couer de bougie chocolat’ and the code EAN 2000001191514. Each pack contains 9 decorative candles with the shape, size and smell of chocolates, without any other packaging. The dimensions of the chocolate-shaped candles are 3.2 x 2.3 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0737/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Maisons du monde
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PLT ARGT 4 MNDISES MLP14 143
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000001284605
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The products pose a risk of choking because their appearance and shape (small pastries) are such that they could be confused with food and swallowed by children. 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:  Each pack is comprised of a small ceramic tray containing 4 decorative candles in the size and shape of buns without any other packaging. The dimensions of the candles in the shape of chocolate buns are 2.1 x 4.2 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0738/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Salon de thé
 
Name: Bougies parfumées
 
Type / number of model:  SCHET 5 BGIE MRG MLP14 143
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 2000001284193
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The products pose a risk of choking because their appearance and shape (small pastries) are such that they could be confused with food and swallowed by children. 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:  Each product has a label with the words Salon de THE’ Maison fondée 1876 Bougies Parfumées, on a transparent packet containing five decorative candles having the shape and smell of small candy floss-scented meringues, with no other packaging. The candles have the following dimensions: 3.8 cm x 2.7 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0739/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Decorative candles
 
Brand: Maisons du Monde
 
Name: Mes petites Bougie Macarons
 
Type / number of model:  BGE BTE MACARNS MLP14 143
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000001745593
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The products pose a risk of choking because their appearance and shape (small pastries) are such that they could be confused with food and swallowed by children. 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:  Each pack bears a label with 'Mes Petites Macarons Paris' and the code 2000001745593. Each pack contains 7 decorative candles with the shape and smell of macaroons and no other packaging. The dimensions of the candles are 3.8 x 2.3 cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Spain

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Alert number: A12/0736/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Children's bunk bed
 
Brand: REMARK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BF 2218; ref.: 1206042-01
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because there are projecting parts in the upper portion of the uprights at the bedhead end of the upper bunk. The bunks are not sufficiently strong and may become easily separated and the safety barriers and the bedhead become deformed. The holes in the bunk bases into which the ladder up to the top bunk is fitted and fixed are not aligned with each other and a child could become entrapped.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 747-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Blue metal bunk bed with a ladder. Description of packaging: cardboard boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0703/13       
Category:  Gas appliances and components
 
Product:  Gas barbecue
 
Brand: BBQ - Zeit Zum Grillen
 
Name: Gasgriller Silverline
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and burns because the gas barbecue was delivered with a wrong connector and the gas cylinder is larger than the cylinder itself. The connection is thus not airtight and gas could easily escape.

The product does not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive.

 

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

 
Description:  Barbecue with gas connector for outdoor use.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0707/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Roller skates
 
Brand: Firefly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  FF F500 / 56422945, FF F700 / 56422506, FF F900 / 56408527, FF X500 / 56422944, FF X700 / 56422505, FF X900 / 56408506
 
Batch number / Barcode:  56408506, 56408527, 56422505, 56422506, 56422944, 56422945
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The bar to which the wheels are attached may come off from the shoe part of the roller skate. This may cause the user to fall.
 

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

 
Description:  In-line roller skates with four wheels.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia, Greece, Sweden, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0709/13       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Cup
 
Brand: IKEA
 
Name: Jumbo Cup
 
Type / number of model:  302.033.79
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The cup can break when hot liquid is poured into it, leading to the user being scalded by the hot liquid.
Ten reports of injury.
 

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

 
Description:  Stoneware cup with a pink rose motif. Cup height 11 cm, volume 59 cl. The affected cups were sold between August 2012 and April 2013.
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Italy, Ireland, Poland, Austria, Spain, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia, Germany, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0724/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Dragonhawk Tattoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1. True Magenta 2. Dark Red
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 1577 mg/kg of 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the aromatic amines as 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine with carcinogenic effects, should neither be present in tattoos and PMU products nor released from azo-colorants.

 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in a 1/4 oz. plastic bottle with dropper and protective caps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/0725/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Classical Tattoo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Red (Peach), 5 ml
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 1331 mg/kg of 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the aromatic amines as 4-methyl-m-phenylendiamine with carcinogenic effects, should neither be present in tattoos and PMU products nor released from azo-colorants.
 

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

 
Description:  Tattoo ink in a opaque transparent plastic bottle with attached lid and spray nozzle with cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0747/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand:  Keep Walking
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  В-02, W1818
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products pose a risk of burns and fire because of their attractiveness to children, especially those under 51 months of age.
The products do not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighters: 1. A lighter in the form of a gun made of wood and plastic material, with a stand, placed in a cardboard box with the inscription 5# on the box, size of the lighter – 40 cm. 2.A lighter in the form of a gun made of wood and plastic material, with a stand, placed in a cardboard box with the inscription B-02 on the box, size of the lighter – 33 cm; 3.A lighter in the form of a gun made of wood and plastic material, with the inscription W1818, placed in a cardboard box with the inscription W1818 on the box, size of the lighter –30 cm., The lighters are with labels bearing information in Bulgarian about the country of origin – China and the producer Keep Walking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0748/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: Keep Walking
 
Name: 1) Joseph Kinner 1808 2) 1688 3) А – ZHUANGSHICRAFT, Arts&Crafts
 
Type / number of model:  А – 1808, А - 010
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products pose a risk of burns and fire because of their attractiveness to children, especially those under 51 months of age.

The products do not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502 EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

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

 
Description:  Novelty lighters: 1. A lighter in the form of a gun made of wood and plastic material imitating metal, with the inscription Joseph Kinner 1808 on the product itself, with a plastic stand, placed in a cardboard box with the inscription А – 1808 on the box, size of the lighter –28 cm. 2. A lighter in the form of a gun made of wood and plastic material imitating metal, with the engraved number 1688, with a plastic stand, placed in a cardboard box with the inscription A-010 on the box, size of the lighter – 40 cm; 3. A lighter in the form of a gun made of wood and plastic material imitating metal, placed in a cardboard box with the inscription А – ZHUANGSHICRAFT, Arts&Crafts on the box, size of the lighter – 38cm., The Lighters are sold with labels bearing information in Bulgarian about the country of origin – China and the producer Keep Walking.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0722/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Christmas lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lampki Choinkowe LED Dioda
 
Type / number of model:  Art No: 9202; MDL NR EP-1821;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode:7007090225866
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
- the cables are too thin and can break;
- the flashing unit is not securely attached to the cable.

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

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

 
Description:  Lighting chain with connected non-replaceable incandescent lamps with flashing unit. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/0695/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED torch
 
Brand: Path-Lite
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Hand luminaire:PL-750 Battery charger:KS-828
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The battery charger supplied with the torch poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient between the live parts and the accessible metal parts.

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:  LED torch supplied with battery charger. Sold in a dark blue / yellow cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0727/13       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Multi-purpose machine
 
Brand: AVANT
 
Name: AVANT 600 Series
 
Type / number of model:  630, 635
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The machine is not fitted with FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure), therefore when handling objects, there is a risk of crushing (eg. the spine of the operator) if hit by a falling object.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and the relevant European standard EN 474-3: 2006+A1:2009.
 

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

 
Description:  Self-propelled earth-moving machinery on wheels, having equipment or attachment (working tool) or both, primarily designed to perform excavation, loading, transportation, drilling, spreading, compacting or trenching of earth, rock and other materials (multi purpose machine).
Country of origin:  Finland
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Finland

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Alert number: A12/0729/13       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Electric bicycle
 
Brand: Gazelle
 
Name: Gazelle Gold - Gazelle Silver
 
Type / number of model:  Gold: type 20922143, Silver: type 20121723
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because moisture may easily penetrate in the accumulator and cause corrosion, which in turn may cause a short-circuit and fire hazard.

Four accidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Concerns bicycles built between March 2012 and February 2013.
Country of origin:  The Netherlands
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0741/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: TOYOTA
 
Name: Prius
 
Type / number of model:  ZVW30
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
As a result of a problem with the brake pressure accumulator, nitrogen gas could leak from the brake pressure accumulator into the brake fluid and gradually cause the brake pedal stroke to become longer, resulting in decreased hydraulic pressure. This could result in increased stopping distances.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car. The recall concerns vehicles with production period from 10/10/2008 to 02/10/2009 and 24/12/2008 to 07/10/2009.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Iceland, Hungary, Finland, Portugal, Norway

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Alert number: A12/0702/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Ladders
 
Brand: Hyundai
 
Name: Multiple Hinge-joint Ladders 4x3
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6438114634639
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break during use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 131.
 

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

 
Description:  Multiple hinge-joint ladders.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0728/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Soft pedestrian reflector
 
Brand: Lappi Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Environment
 
Reflectors pose an environmental pollution risk because the quantity of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds the limit 0,01 % (i.e.100 mg/kg) by mass of the polymer:

- reflecting plastic material of reflector contains cadmium: 480 mg/kg and
- transparent plastic material of reflector contains cadmium: 340 mg/kg.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation 1907/2006.
 

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

 
Description:  Soft, free-hanging, plastic hedgehog shaped pedestrian reflector with black hedgehog picture printed on other side of it with text “Lappi Kids”. Reflector is single packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0697/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children's cosmetic set
 
Brand: Dileny
 
Name: Beauty Angel
 
Type / number of model:  HSP404208
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains colours that are not approved in any cosmetic product and that are not allowed in this product (CI42853 and CI42380). These colorants cause serious health risks, for example allergic reactions to children.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.



 

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

 
Description:  Childrens cosmetic set, which contains three diffrent colours lipsticks, two heart shaped hairribbons with wings and love-text written in hearts (pink and yellow), two butterfly shaped nailpolish bottles (pink and blue), cosmetic kit, which contains mirror, eyshadow/lipgloss brush, five different eyeshadows and fourteen different lipglosses. Childrens cosmetic set is packed in a cardboard package with a see through window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0699/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden whistle
 
Brand: Item international
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. LI-69491
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424222694915
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because some parts of the toy (key ring and attached cord) may easily break releasing small parts which could be swallowed by children.

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:  Wooden whistle in the shape of a doll. It has an elastic cord on the head, attached to a metallic ring. A circular cardboard label is attached to this ring. The back part ot the label bears the reference, barcode, importer's details, CE marking and the legend "18 Months+". The toy is packed in transparent a plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0701/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: Shoot Game
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. YH96-A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6882009930731
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking becasue the small suction cup can easily detach from the projectile and be swallowed by small children.

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:  Plastic toy gun in metallic grey and black colours with three yellow projectiles with orange suction cups. The product is packaged in a red cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0708/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity toy
 
Brand: Baby
 
Name: Ma pyramide d'anneaux - My pyramid of rings
 
Type / number of model:  Model 451782
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4897028121512
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the transparent rings may easily split, releasing small balls which can be swallowed by small children.

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:  Pyramid with five stackable rings; three are coloured and the other two are transparent, with small coloured balls inside. The toy is intended for children less than three years old. The packaging is a transparent blister pack with orange cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0719/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Expandable toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Duck Egg
 
Type / number of model:  2227A, LE-2240B, LOT:2012201
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0960389000012, 142156131802, 886712022406
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can be easily torn from the toy and may be put into the mouth and swallowed by children. As it expands, it can also cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory track of small children. 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): Destruction of the product

 
Description:  Effigy of an egg which includes an expandable toy in the form of a duck. The egg is packed in a transparent plastic.The following information and warnings are mentioned on the package: ‘Growing pet’, ‘Do not swallow’ and a label bearing the following signs: ‘Growing pet’, ’Amusing, Funny, Novel’, ‘Do not swallow’, ’Warning: Chocking Hazard-Small parts, Not for children under 3 years old’, ‘CE’, Instructions how to use it, age restriction and ‘Made in China’. Packed into carton boxes in dozens.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece, The Netherlands, Sweden

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Alert number: A12/0723/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: Heng Tai
 
Name: Kid mini gliding car
 
Type / number of model:  No: HT 5503 (KN013)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6932226455033; 0042000000130
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because the gap between the wheel arches and the wheels is such that it could lead to the entrapment of fingers. In addition, the battery case on the steering wheel becomes warm.

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

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

 
Description:  Toy cars with a steering wheel and steerable front axle, for children from 3 years old.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0730/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun set
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: The Best Weapons. Police Series!
 
Type / number of model:  No. 1370-II
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000510663434
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The suction cups of the projectiles pose a risk of choking for children. In addition the product has sharp plastic edges and splinters which could cause injuries.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Toy gun set. Plastic-coated cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0731/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy puzzle mat
 
Brand: SUN TA Toys
 
Name: EVA PUZZLE Mat
 
Type / number of model:  Art. ST-2013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2000510615556
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Puzzle packed in clear plastic bag with a coloured label inside
Country of origin:  Malaysia
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0733/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Push - along toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  308A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (small wheel) can be detached and swallowed by small children.

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:  Coloured plastic aeroplane with wheels and a handle for pushing it along, packed in a plastic bag. Description of packaging: - The product is packed in a plastic bag with a label containing the following: the importer's details and the warning: not recommended for children under three years of age: contains small parts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0734/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Piskaci kravicka- Squeaky cow
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8595055404672
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the squeaking mechanism on the back part of the toy can be easily detached and may be swallowed by small children.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Squeeze toy in the shape of a cow made of soft plastic. On the back part it contains a yellow hole with an inserted squeaking mechanism.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0735/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Piskaci kacenka- Squeaky duck
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8595055404498
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the squeaking mechanism on the back part of the toy can be easily detached and may be swallowed by small children.

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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Squeeze toy in the shape of a duck made of soft plastic. On the back part it contains a yellow hole with an inserted squeaking mechanism.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0740/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Decorative strings
 
Brand: Aglow Toys
 
Name:  Gamez, 35 Scoubidous, 80 cm
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. 32159
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 3661051321598
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 22.6% 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:  Multi-coloured plastic decorative strings of the scoobidou style, each approx. 80 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0743/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Activity play gym
 
Brand: Tiny Love
 
Name: Lights & Music 3-D Activity Gym
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  The sampled toys appear to have been manufactured in 2008. The code on each hanging toy ends in ‘08’.. The product bears labels suggesting that it was intended for the US market.
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because some of the detachable soft parts of the toy can easily generate small parts, which can be put in the mouth by small children and may get stuck blocking the airways.

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

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Babies activity mat toy with two arches from which suspends 5 sets of plastic rings holding a plastic toy and 4 detachable soft-filled toys containing rattles. The product also includes lights and music touch pad.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0744/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Squeeze toy
 
Brand: Grapi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art No: 124-89832
 
Batch number / Barcode:  12489832
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 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.

The product also presents a risk of choking because it contains small parts (squeaking mechanism on the back part) that easily come off and may be placed in the mouth by small children.

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

 
Description:  Squeezable yellow plastic duck with three small ducks. On the back part it contains hole with an inserted squeaking mechanism. The product is packed in plastic net bag.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0745/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy helicopter
 
Brand: Flying Eagles
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  911485
 
Batch number / Barcode:  911485/12100
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it contains a class 3R laser.
The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  Toy helicopter in cardboard box with transparent film
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0698/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies t-shirt
 
Brand: CHICCO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  26050 / 1030038566
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product pose a risk of choking because it contains small parts (buttons) that may be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard UNE 40902
 

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

 
Description:  Babies t-shirt sized 3 and 9 months, with various embroidery patterns on the chest, and decorative ribbons and buttons. The label on the garments shows the importer's details, the brand and the model number.
Country of origin:  India
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium, Greece

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Alert number: A12/0717/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girl’s shoes
 
Brand: YOMAX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: JS-2293
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2012010103631
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The decorative elements of the shoes can detach easily and could be placed in the mouth by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  White (model: JS-2293BL) and black (model: JS-2293AL) shoes for young girls. The shoes are decorated with rhinestones. Size: 25. Packaging: pink cardboard box
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0720/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Outfit for girls
 
Brand: EKO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  art. DZ-244/2, height 110 cm
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5906286900742
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drawstrings and the cord of the garment can easily become entangled or trapped causing injuries.

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:  Outfit for girls. Drawstrings in waist area with free ends, 30 cm in length. Functional textile cord tying the front part of the garment.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0721/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Sweatshirt for children
 
Brand: FUQET
 
Name: KANGURKA
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The free ends of the cord in the hood can easily become entangled or trapped leading to strangulation.

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:  Sweatshirt for children with functional textile cord in the hood.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0696/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Mobile phone
 
Brand: Fone
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5706751018459
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The battery charger supplied with the mobile phone poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient between the primary and secondary circuits.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Mobile phone supplied with a battery charger ("AC Adapter"). Sold in a white cardboard box.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0700/13       
Category:  Communication and media equipment
 
Product:  Tablet computer
 
Brand: Bluebiit
 
Name: Big WIFI + Chocolate
 
Type / number of model:  H-C5
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6430047230711
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The power supply unit supplied with the tablet computer poses a risk of electric shock because the clearance /creepage distances between the primary and secondary circuits are not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Tablet computer supplied with battery charger. Sold in a white and black cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0704/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair traitment product
 
Brand: Paul Mitchell
 
Name: XG Processing Cream
 
Type / number of model:  XG Processing Cream 5 Volume 1.5 % 1000 ml; XG Processing Cream 10 Volume 3.0 % 1000 ml; XG Processing Cream 20 Volume 6.0 % 1000 ml; XG Processing Cream 30 Volume 9.0 % 1000 ml; XG Processing Cream 40 Volume 12.0 % 1000 ml
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because intolerance and alergic reactions have arisen in connection with the introduction of new fragrances.

Cases of intolerance and allergic reactions reported.

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

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

 
Description:  Hair traitment product in white plastic bottles with coloured labelling.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0693/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cable reel
 
Brand: Orework
 
Name: Extensible Orework
 
Type / number of model:  10m: 358080, 15m: 358082, 25m: 358084, 5m: 358081
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8423966099307
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the plug part can easily detach from the coiling cable drum leaving live parts accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61242.


 

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

 
Description:  Cable reel packaged in cardboard boxes which include the importer's details, barcode, reference number.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0694/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply
 
Brand: Hanaya
 
Name: AC/DC Adaptor
 
Type / number of model:  SDK613-0G-12A50
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Not known
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The insulation distance between the primary and secondary circuits is not sufficient. The primary circuit conductors are not fitted with any additional shielding, but are simply soldered in place. If the connections failed, the insulation distances might be reduced and/or electrical arcing might be caused.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60950-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Notebook power supply contained in cardboard packaging
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0706/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  LED spot light bulb
 
Brand: BFE Global
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  E0209
 
Batch number / Barcode:  E13060003920P
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The circuit board is glued into the base of the lamp and protrudes into the main metal lamp body. The circuit board has inadequate insulation between it and the lamp's metal body, which could lead to the mains voltage passing through to the metal body of the bulb.

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

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

 
Description:  Warm white GU10 6W SMD (surface mount design) LED light bulb / lamp. White base with silver reflector.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0710/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Travel charger for iPad and iPhone (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT)
 
Type / number of model:  TC E250
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The adapter poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:
- the insulation is insufficient;
- it does not have sufficient mechanical strength;
- it is not designed or manufactured to withstand foreseeable overloads;
- the contruction of the pins is not adequate which could lead to overheating.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  White plastic 3 pin travel charger. Encased in plastic clamshell case.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0711/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power cable
 
Brand: King Coro (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The thickness of the conductors in the cable is not adequate. There is no fuse connected.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60799 and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plug cord set with King Coro imprinted on plug. No packaging. THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0712/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: For iphone 4/4S/3GS Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:
- it 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;
- it has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket and the adaptor that could result in live parts being exposed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  AC/DC adaptor described as being for iphone 4/4S/3GS (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT). It is secured by plastic casing onto a white and red designed card background.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0713/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: i-Power
 
Name: Home Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The charger poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:
- the insulation between the input and output circuits is inadequate;
- the pins on the plug are inadequate which means that execessive force is required to insert and pull out the plug which could result in damage and overheating.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  White charger with 3 pin plug in plastic transparent clam shell packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0714/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 3 in 1 Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains adaptor poses a risk of electrical shock due to the inadequate insulation, poor internal connections and inadequate spacing of the pins on plug.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  Black car charger, USB cable and mains adapter in transparent plastic clam shell packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0715/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply unit
 
Brand: Firstcom
 
Name: Replacement AC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  Model A 1184
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4260251910008
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the pins of the plug can easily detach from the body of the plug.

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

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

 
Description:  Power supply unit with removable plug and connecting cable (approx. 40 cm). Packed in a transparent bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0716/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Cord extension-5
 
Batch number / Barcode:  ITEM NO.: SD-0335/EAN 8761100003354
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
There is no earth connection.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Cord extension set for 5 plugs with switch 1,4 m.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0718/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name:  3 in 1 Charger
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The adapter 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;
- it has inadequately sized pins which could cause damage to the socket and adaptor that could result in live parts being exposed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558 and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Charger for mobile phone. Consists of a car charger, a travel charger, a USB charger and data cable. It is sealed on a black card background package.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0726/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Coffee maker
 
Brand: Basilis
 
Name: Electric cordless coffee maker
 
Type / number of model:  EC-0938126
 
Batch number / Barcode:  47151185
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because when it operates for a long time, once it is lifted from the base, the burning liquid can easily overflow.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a yellow and white cardboard box. The brand of the product is also printed on the box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0732/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV lamp
 
Brand: SHENGTUO
 
Name: 36 Watt Gel Curing UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  ST 818
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:
- connecting wires can become detached;
- the clearance and creepage distances between accessible parts and live parts are not sufficient.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Gel curing UV lamp for nails, white.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, United Kingdom

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Alert number: A12/0742/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains cable
 
Brand: Guida (MAY BE COUNTERFEIT)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  LP-60L
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
THE PRODUCT IS OR MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The diameter of the conductors in the lead is inadequate. The pins on the plug are too big and the earthing pin is partially sleeved creating a lack of earthing, which can lead to overheating and the risk of burns when touched.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60799.
 

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

 
Description:  Class 1 cord set. No packaging. THE PRODUCT IS OR MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24

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Alert number: A12/0746/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Charger
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: High Quality Travel Charger
 
Type / number of model:  KJ-TC14A
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The internal connections rely upon solder to maintain their position and a loose wire could reduce creepage distances and clearances leading to the risk of electric shock.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 61558.
 

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

 
Description:  Black charger within a carboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24
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Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0692/13       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Slurry tanker
 
Brand: REDROCK
 
Name: Vacuum Tanker
 
Type / number of model:  1600 gallon single two wheel axle
 
Batch number / Barcode:  35505
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries during foreseeable maintenance activity of wheel/tyre removal and replacement on Single Axle slurry tanker.

The machinery design does not include a jacking or propping point,so there is no strong point available. Therefore, the movement of the raised vehicle leads to overturn and crushing. The movement of the jack or prop leads to instability and overturn. A full or partially full liquid load increases the risk of movement and overturn. Working close to the body of the machine, under it, in front of the wheel arches means the operator is within the danger zone, thereby increasing risk of injury.

1 fatal accident reported.

The product does not comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and with the relevant national standards.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Warning consumers of the risks

 
Description:  Slurry tanker is a rolled metal tank which is fixed to an axle. The size of slurry tankers varies, in a typical range from 850 gallon (3865 litres) to 5000 gallon (22730 litres). This type of equipment is found in agriculture, construction, quarries.
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 24