Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 25 ( Published on: 28/06/2013)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0781/13       
Category:  Food-imitating products
 
Product:  Candles
 
Brand: Jumbo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  ZC94-1
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0261973000033
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as, due to its characteristic form, colour and size (sliced tangerine), 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 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:  A candle in the form of a tangerine sliced into two halves – the consumer packaging consists of 6 candles. On the packaging there is a label with the following information: “Importer for Bulgaria: Jumbo". The label does not contain any information about the producer.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0768/13       
Category:  Furniture
 
Product:  Garden Furniture
 
Brand: Garden Star
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Balcony set: table set +2 chairs.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN codes for balcony sets comprised of one table and two chairs: 3245675619998 in black, 3245675620000 in blue, 3245675620017 in fuchsia, 3245675620031 in brown, 245675620024 in yellow and 3245675620048 in white. EAN codes for chairs: 3245675619875 in black, 3245675619882 in blue, 245675619899 in fuchsia, 3245675619905 in green, 3245675619912 in brown and 3245675619929 in white.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because the foldable chairs do not have sufficient mechanical strength and may break during use.
 

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

 
Description:  Balcony set comprised of one table and two foldable textilene chairs. They have painted steel tubing with a fabric seat and backrest. The chairs are also sold separately.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0775/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Ski wax
 
Brand: Broko
 
Name: HP3 High Fluoro Liquid
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a majority of alicyclic and aliphatic hydrocarbons which is harmful by inhalation. The required pictograms, risk phrases and relevant safety advice are not present on the product labelling. In addition, the packaging is not child-resistant and there is no tactile warning.

The product does not comply with the Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Metal tube containing 75 ml of ski wax in transparent plastic packaging. (15 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm)
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0790/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Universal Black
 
Name: Sumi Black
 
Type / number of model:  Item Code 13296
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Use-by date: 12/2015
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), with a benzo[a]pyrene content of 1151 µg/kg, which is classified as carcinogenic.

According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may not exceed a certain concentration. The level of PAH detected in the sample exceeded that level.
 

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

 
Description:  Small glass bottle with screw cap; black liquid
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0749/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED spotlight
 
Brand: LED Hut
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  GU10-8W-WW
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5055726701644
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The creepage distances are not sufficient and basic insulation is in direct contact with live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN60968 and EN62031.
 

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

 
Description:  Silver GU10 LED spotlight bulb with white end. Non-dimmable. Voltage AC100-240V. Packaging in white box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0751/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED torch
 
Brand: DP
 
Name: LES Super Capacity Light Torch
 
Type / number of model:  LED 928
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:
- when the device is plugged into the mains the live pins of the plug are accessible;
- when the device is opened, without the aid of a tool, live parts that are not insulated from the mains power supply are accessible;
- the creepage distances between parts that could become live if the primary insulation becomes damaged and accessible metal parts are too small.

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:  LED torch made of plastic with a rechargeable battery. The product is packaged in a clear plastic blister with cardboard backing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0752/13       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED lamp
 
Brand: PBN Electronics
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  W6-06252-E27-LC
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The user can get an electric shock from exposed live parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  LED lamp with E27 socket, 220-240 V, 3000 K
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0771/13       
Category:  Machinery
 
Product:  Lawnmower
 
Brand: Tesco / Dobbies Essential
 
Name: Lawn Mower
 
Type / number of model:  ELM 032012 / EM320ZQY-6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Tesco ELM 032012 - all serial numbers. Dobbies EM320ZQY-6: 20121113xxxx, 20121205xxxx, 20130202xxxx
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The motor can overheat. With continued use, the product could potentially catch fire.

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

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

 
Description:  Electric 1000W lawnmower, blue in colour with black grassbox attachment.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland

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Alert number: A12/0755/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle
 
Brand: Triumph
 
Name: 1) Tiger 800, Tiger 800XC 2) Speed Triple, Speed Triple R 3) Street Triple, Street Triple R 4) Daytona 675, Daytona 675R 5) Tiger 1050 6) Tiger Sport 7) Street Triple, Street Triple R 8) Street Triple 70KW 9) Daytona 675, Daytona 675R
 
Type / number of model:  1) Type: A08 approval number: e11*2002/24*1048* 2) Type: 515NV approval number: e11*2002/24*1049* 3) Type: D67LD approval number: e11*2002/24*0611* 4) Type: D67LC approval number: e11*2002/24/0803* 5) Type: 115NG approval number: e11*2002/24/0440* 6) Type: 115NG approval number: e11*2002/24*1604* 7) Type: L67LR approval number: e11*2002/24*1512* 8) Type: L67LR3 approval number: e11*2002/24*1533* 9) Type: H67 approval number: e11*2002/24*1592*
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The stems of the indicators can break, with the result that other road users will not be able to see in which direction the rider wishes to turn. This can lead to an accident.
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle. Construction years 2012 to 2013
Country of origin:  Thailand, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  United Kingdom, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark

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Alert number: A12/0760/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car
 
Brand: BMW
 
Name: 3 Series
 
Type / number of model:  3 series E46
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
A degradation of the inflator propellant for the front passenger air bag could occur over time. This could lead in very rare cases to an overly aggressive combustion of the propellant during an airbag deployment possibly resulting in separation of the airbag housing and injury of the vehicle occupant.
 

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

 
Description:  Passenger car.Production period: May 1999 – August 2006
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands

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Alert number: A12/0774/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Mini rockets
 
Brand: ENIGMA
 
Name: Star Rocket
 
Type / number of model:  model ЕМ1047/6
 
Batch number / Barcode:  manufacturing code 36F268/019/11
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The angle of flight of the rocket exceeds 30 degrees to vertical. In addition, the rocket may not function completely. There is consequently a risk that persons will be hit by pieces of the firework.

The product does not comply with the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.

 

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

 
Description:  Mini rockets, category 2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0776/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Small battery
 
Brand: TROPIC
 
Name: MAGMA
 
Type / number of model:  model 716-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  manufacturing code 36F181/047/12
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing, Injuries
 
The product may not function completely. There is consequently a risk that persons will be hit by pieces of the firework. The sound pressure level is too high.

The product does not comply with the Pyrotechnics Directive and the relevant European standard EN 15947.
 

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

 
Description:  Small Battery, category 2.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0753/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plush rucksack
 
Brand: Together plus
 
Name: Super Mario plush backpack
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5016743103088
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because of the presence of easily detachable small parts (metal zipper).
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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Plush rucksack in the form of the character from the 'Super Mario' video game. The character is dressed in red and blue.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Belgium
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: A12/0756/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Soap bubbles
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: "Seifenblasen" - bubbles
 
Type / number of model:  DNP7 113
 
Batch number / Barcode:  94793001241000000050
 
Risk type:  Microbiological
 
The product poses a microbiological risk because the product contains a high level of Pseudomonas spec ( 8.0 x 106 cfu/ml) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (6.5 x106 cfu/ml).There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Opaque blue plastic cylinder containing soap-bubble blowing solution, with screw cap also in opaque blue plastic. The cap contains an integrated mini-game of skill consisting of a silver-coloured ball beneath a transparent blue plastic cover. The cylinder contains a clear liquid of low viscosity and a plastic ring wand for making bubbles, attached to the cap.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria, Slovenia

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Alert number: A12/0759/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Drawing board
 
Brand: OEKAKI HOUSE
 
Name: Ardoise magique
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (round stamp) may be swallowed or inhaled by children.

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

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

 
Description:  Plastic drawing board with a wooden frame in the shape of a house, includes an abacus and three stamps.
Country of origin:  Japan
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0761/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: WL Whitehouse
 
Name: Fashion doll
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 61940 (62151)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch no. 4312 Bar code 5038104619403
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic head and the plastic arm of the doll contain high levels of Di-butyl phthalate (DBP) and 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Plastic doll (29cm) wearing various dresses/outfits and red plastic shoes. The doll has blond hair and blue eyes. Packaging consists of a pink cardboard box with transparent plastic window at the front, below which the words "Fashion Doll" are marked. "Fashion Doll" is also marked on the two sides of the box, which is decorated with pink stars. Box dimensions (h) 30cm x (w) 8cm x (d) 4cm
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0762/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy play set
 
Brand: WL Whitehouse
 
Name: Happy Time
 
Type / number of model:  Item no. 62342
 
Batch number / Barcode:  batch no. 4412
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1% 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  White plastic pony (11cm high) with small wings and and a pink fibre mane and tail. Small pink hearts are printed on the back of the pony. The set also contains a heart shaped pink plastic mirror, green brush in the shape of a four leaf clover and three small plastic dragonfly shaped hair clips of different colours. The plastic pony and accessories may come in various colours. Plastic transparent packaging on colourfully printed backing card with cartoon pictures of the ponies, marked "Happy Time", "Regale Toy", "Dress up Games" and "3+ ages".
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0764/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic Doll
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: My Baby
 
Type / number of model:  NO:668
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy poses a chemical risk because the doll contains 21.9% by weight of 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  A plastic doll with blue and cream coloured hair wearing a green dress and blue boots. The toy is made of flexible plastic, approximately 24 cm long. The doll is packed in a transparent plastic bag bearing the name of product, the number of model, CE marking and warnings. There is a flower-shaped mirror in the bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Estonia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0765/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rocking horse
 
Brand: Sanle Toys - YZSLToys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of choking as the battery compartment is easily accessible and small batteries can be swallowed by small children. Moreover, the wing nuts fixing the foldable rollers can also easily detach and be swallowed by small children.

The product poses a risk of injuries because the foldable rollers can easily crush and cause injuries to children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.
 

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:  Toy horse that can be used as both a rocking horse and a ride-on toy. Foldable rollers are attached to the base for this purpose. Three mignon batteries can be inserted inside the toy (access through the base). Pushing a button in the horse’s left ear plays a melody. The product is equipped with a two-part harness that can easily be removed without using tools.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Romania

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Alert number: A12/0770/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Children scooter
 
Brand: Fashion Scooter
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses the risk of injuries because it's not sufficiantly stable and doesn't have brakes, consequently it may lead to accidents.

The product does not comply with the Toy Directive or with 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:  Scooter with three platic wheels, a metal frame, a platform and a handlebar with grips. Under the platform is an electronic light equipment. Scooter does not have brake. The grips are attached to the textile ribbons and handlebar tube is attached to a plastic basket. Handlebar height can be set only to a small extent by sliding tubes into the handlebar control system and tighten the clamp with a wrench. Scooter is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0767/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: FreeStar
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1) Style: z07 2) Style: z05
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck area. The products pose a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords that are to be tied at the back.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  1) Bikini in white and pink colour, intended for girls of 7-8 years old. The bikini is decorated with multicoloured flowers and circle figures. It is designed with halter neck cords and cords with free ends to be tied at the back. 2) Bikini in pink colour, intended for girls of 7-8 years old. The bikini is decorated with stars and has the wording "High musical'' printed on both items. The bikini is designed with halter neck cords and cords with free ends to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0769/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's trousers
 
Brand: Angel-Kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  118
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area which are too long.

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:  Purple trousers for children aged 12 years old. The trousers have drawstrings at the waist area, the length of which is approx. 34 cm when pulled to the intended size.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0773/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babies' clothing
 
Brand: Coquelicot
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  076/13 and 075/13
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The products pose a risk of choking because the buttons can be easily detached, resulting in small parts which children could put in the mouth and swallow.

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






 

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

 
Description:  - Ref. 076/13: White fabric dungarees, size 6 months with four buttons on the lower part, two on the front and two on the straps, all with a diameter of 12 mm. - Ref. 075/13: A baby's outfit, size 1 year, comprising pants and a blouse. The pants do not have buttons, whereas the blouse has five buttons with a diameter of 12 mm.
Country of origin:  Paraguay
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0783/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s clothing set
 
Brand: LINLINSHIJIE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  style A12-013; style XU03
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The products pose a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area.

The products do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  1. Children’s clothing set in three parts with functional cords in the neck area. Grey and purple colours. 2. Children’s clothing set in three parts with functional cords in the neck area. The sets are available in various colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0784/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s top
 
Brand: Breeze Girls
 
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 functional cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s top in two colours – pink and cyclamen. Sizes, 98, 116, 104, 128. On the front there is an inscription "SUMMER SWEETHEARTS, Breeze girls". There are functional cords in the neck area intended to be tied at the back.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0785/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s trousers
 
Brand: WANEX
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  W71PN1 – 5967 CODE, barcode 8001234655839
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area that are not attached at one point.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s trousers with cords in the waist area
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0786/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: PEROS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  1000001000756
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s dress supplied with cords in the neck area. There is a label with information in Bulgarian in blue and white colours.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0787/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Miss Bulissya
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  5375
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s dress supplied with functional cords in the neck area. There is a textile label with the following information - „Miss Bulissya”, size, age, made in Turkey, treatment and maintenance symbols; in white colour with flowers.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0788/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s dress
 
Brand: Parah kids
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  3405 9000 VI05 bubble
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords in the neck area.

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

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

 
Description:  Children’s dress supplied with functional cords in the neck area. There is a textile label with information in Bulgarian and the indicated selling price. There is an additionally attached label with the following information: „Parah kids”, art. 3405 9000 VI05 bubble, size, price.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0777/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Body milk
 
Brand: Larissa
 
Name: Lait de Beaute Carotte
 
Type / number of model:  Action rapide
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone (1,4-dihydroxy benzene), the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Moisturizing body milk in an orange plastic bottle with gold, green, white and black characters and orange cap. Volume 250 ml.
Country of origin:  Ivory Coast
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0778/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Clairmen
 
Name: Lightening Program For Men- Cream Formula
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Cream in a plastic container of 300 ml with a black cap. The labelling on the back part bears the list of ingredients and the indications " Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose yourself to sunshine. Product colour change does not affect product quality in any way" in French and English.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0779/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Lulanjina
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode: 69362177100256 Batch: AE0622A06
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (24000 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  The product is packed in a red cardboard box with a picture of a Chinese woman and print in Chinese.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0780/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: E`Yôute
 
Name: Whitening spot removing cream
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6932511250213
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (6900 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Whitening spot removing cream packed in a red cardboard box with a picture of a woman's face.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0782/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Speckle Doctor
 
Name: White Skin Care - Skin Magic Power Instauration
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch number: CM1183
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (9700 mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
 

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

 
Description:  Whitening spot removing cream in a red and orange cardboard box with a picture of a woman's face.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0789/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Yimei
 
Name: Whitening spot-removing suit
 
Type / number of model:  CM-1068
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6928286400120
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury compound (5.800 mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.



 

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

 
Description:  Green cardboard box with white label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Norway
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0750/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  UV lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 36 Watt Gel Curing UV Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  818
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because 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.
 

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

 
Description:  Gel curing UV lamp for nails.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0754/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hot water bag
 
Brand: Kevi
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ky-c
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The electrical insulation between the electrodes at mains voltage and the accessible casing is not sufficient.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Device for heating the human body locally, consisting of a bag to be filled up with water which is heated electrically.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0757/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Facial vapour steamer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Ion Vapour Steamer
 
Type / number of model:  3338
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is access to conductive parts that are separated from live parts only by basic insulation and are not connected to the earth conductor.

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

Measures taken by economic operators: Import rejected at border (By: Other)

 
Description:  Facial vapour steamer in white with a blue nozzle. Voltage: AC 220-240V 50/60Hz. Power: 450W. In white and red cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0758/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Vaporiser
 
Brand: Fuzion
 
Name: Fuzion Vaporizer
 
Type / number of model:  DVR-500
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Metal parts are exposed when the glass dome is removed which could become live if the heating element failed. The power lead has only single-insulation with no earth connection.

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:  Herbal and aromatherapy vaporiser in various colours with glass globe and ceramic electrofusion heating element.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0766/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Body cleansing detox machine
 
Brand:  Detoxas
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SYK-5B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product does not have any protection against electric current and/or voltage surges. As a result, if there is too much salt in the water in footbath, the user can receive a fatal electric shock.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

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

 
Description:  The device is packaged in a cardboard box. The person immerses their bare feet in the footbath with water and salt. An immersed electrode provides an electric current
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A12/0772/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: ExtraStar
 
Name: Alargador 4 bases con interruptor - 4 ways socket-outlet with switch
 
Type / number of model:  KF-04-K-D
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8432011612736
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Live parts of the sockets are accessible because there are no shutters protecting the holes in the sockets. As a result, an electric shock, through direct or indirect contact, can occur when handled.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Extension lead of four sockets and switch, with a cable length of 1.5 metres. The product is packed in a transparent plastic bag with a flap showing the brand, the importer's details, the CE marking, the reference, the barcode and the country of origin.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0042/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Water repellent coating
 
Brand: Regen-Teufel
 
Name: Biostein
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to easy flammability, about which the users are not adequately warned.

The product does not comply with the Dangerous Preparations Directive (No 1999/45/EC).
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks

 
Description:  The liquid is contained in 250 ml bottles. The logo contains red horns on either side of a two-coloured round stone.
Country of origin:  France
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25

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Alert number: A11/0044/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Gun Leneer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  82275010264478
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The points protruding from the grip of the daggers are dangerously sharp.
The points protruding from the grip of the daggers are dangerously sharp and could injure a child using the toy.
None reported.
EN 71-1:2005 and A9:2009 Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties
 

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

 
Description:  Two plastic knives with silver-coloured blade and black ringed grip for insertion of the fingers, contained in a blister pack made from a laminated piece of coloured card. The upper section has the stylised name of the toy in the centre and an image of a ‘ChiPs’ US motorcycle police officer. The word ‘Cool’ is written vertically on the right of the lower section.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 25