Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 35 ( Published on: 06/09/2013)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1187/13       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle
 
Brand: Olpran
 
Name: Spider
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SPIDER 26“ Frame number: YD01398
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595243803256
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The handlebar stem, the frame, the front fork and the pedals do not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break. The design of the brake levers does not enable them to be gripped safely. These defects could result in the rider falling off the bicycle.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14766.
 

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

 
Description:  Bicycle with red-silver steel frame.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1178/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Lighter Classical Pistol Famous Gun
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290982040827
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a serious risk of burns and fire for children and especially for children under 51 months old, because they are attractive to them.
The product does 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 lighter in the shape of a gun.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1179/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighter
 
Brand: Curve Giant
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  07200000
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4035687000001
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The lighter does not have a child resistant mechanism.

The lighter does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of lighters that are not child resistant.

 

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

 
Description:  Plastic white lighter.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany

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Alert number: A12/1193/13       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 140 MUSIC LIGHTS
 
Type / number of model:  DTP8368
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN:8713142406068
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The method of attachment of the wires is not sufficient. The insulation sheath thickness is not sufficient. The conductors in the wires are too thin.

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 replaceable lamps and electronics for sound effects.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1166/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Motorcycle (ECU setting)
 
Brand: Kawasaki
 
Name: Ninja 300 and Ninja 300 ABS
 
Type / number of model:  EX300AD, Ninja 300, EX300BD, Ninja 300 ABS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2013 vehicles
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The vehicle may unexpectedly stall due to an incorrect setting in the ECU (electronic control unit).
 

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

 
Description:  Motorcycle
Country of origin:  Thailand
Alert submitted by:  Portugal
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, Croatia, United Kingdom, Hungary, Malta, Finland, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1167/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Caravan axles
 
Brand: AL-KO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type 2361
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period: October 2012 to May 2013
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The uneven thickness of the brake drum coating can cause the wheel bolts to work loose and, in extreme cases, cause the wheel to come off.

15 incidents reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Axles with brake drums for towed caravans. 1600 kg maximum permissible mass.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Croatia, United Kingdom, Finland

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Alert number: A12/1162/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby's bath seat
 
Brand: Prima Baby
 
Name: Anatomic Baby Bath Chair
 
Type / number of model:  Model 0339.16 (QE)
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Barcode 4 001515 339780, Batch LH 58 058
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Suffocation
 
The product information is not in French and there is no warning to always keep the child within reach.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Baby's bath seat made of light-green injected plastic. Sold unpackaged. The label affixed to the product is in three languages: English, Polish and Russian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1184/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Bicycle for young children
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Engine Calypso
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8594037104517
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The front forks, the handlebar stem assembly and the pedals do not have sufficient mechanical strength and can break. The stabilization wheels are not at the correct height. These defects could result in the child falling off the bicycle.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14765.
 

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

 
Description:  Red-yellow bicycle for young children with two small side stabilization wheels.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1164/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Beauty
 
Name: Love Baby
 
Type / number of model:  Model. 929
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 26% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.


 

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

 
Description:  A black-haired boy doll wearing a suit. Packaging: cardboard box with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1176/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy car
 
Brand: MRD Toys
 
Name: Heroic Invincibility Police
 
Type / number of model:  Item No 265
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The battery compartment can open when the toy falls and children could put the batteries in their mouth with the risk of coming into contact with the chemical substance of the battery.

Small parts, like the rear wheel, can come loose from the product. These parts could be swallowed by a child with the risk of choking.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery powered toy car in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1180/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy play set
 
Brand: AO DUO TOY
 
Name: Military Series
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the pistol contains 0.19 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the front part of the darts contains 4.26 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 9.46 % by weight di-butyl phthalate (DBP).
In addition, the product contains 26.72 % by weight di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

 

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

 
Description:  The set consists of: 1 pistol, 3 black arrows made of non-flexible plastic, ended with orange, semi-transparent suction cups and a pair of handcuffs. Packaging: a cardboard box with window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Hungary

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Alert number: A12/1185/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical Toy with xylophone
 
Brand: New Styles
 
Name: Musical Plane "Musician"
 
Type / number of model:  No. 3013
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8714552019046
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking as it can break easily, releasing small parts.

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

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

 
Description:  Push-along/ pull-along toy in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1186/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy
 
Brand: Kempenaar
 
Name: Music
 
Type / number of model:  No. 8806-3
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8714552030515
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the toy can 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

 
Description:  Musical toy (piano house) in transparent plastic packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1192/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Singing Justin Bieber
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 773616, Model No: 520
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5899107736166
THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 30.23 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 0.1 % by weight di-butyl phthalate (DBP). Also the body of the doll contains 0.48 % by weight bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). In addition the product contains 0.91 % by weight di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

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

 
Description:  Plastic doll in a cardboard box. THE PRODUCT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1165/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Babys' cardigan
 
Brand: Ou Le Fei Er
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 0514
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that may be easily detached and be swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink knitted cardigan with zipper for babies. The product is decorated with embroidered and glued flowers and sewn beads. Size: 2
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1168/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Baby's cardigan
 
Brand: Feng Da
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2630
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the beads) that may easily detach and be swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  White cardigan with zipper for babies. The product is decorated with crocheted pockets, flowers and sewn beads. Size: 80
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1169/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Grace
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model no: WT9080
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999011590806
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts (the rhinestones) that could easily detach and be swallowed by small children.
 

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

 
Description:  Vertically striped sweater for young girls with zip and kangaroo pockets. The product is decorated with glued rhinestones and an inscription "Dance". Size: 98.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1170/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: YuMei
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: 8043
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because of the presence of functional cords with free ends in the neck area and at the back of the bikini and cords with free ends in the waist area.

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

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

 
Description:  Girls' white bikini with a blue and yellow fruit pattern. The top of the bikini can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and at the back. The bottom of the bikini can be adjusted and tied with cords that have free ends in the waist area. Size: 6-9 and 9-13 years
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1171/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' sweatshirt
 
Brand: Various Jeans
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: N-8587
 
Batch number / Barcode:  558258168
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings with knots in the hood.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink sweatshirt for girls with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and toggles at the end. Size: 134
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1172/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children’s sweatshirt
 
Brand: C&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: A20-55
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of a drawstring placed in the hood.
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:  Boy’s sweatshirt with hood, zip-fastener and two pockets. The hood includes a non-fixed drawstring with free ends. Size: 6-14 years.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1173/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' trousers
 
Brand: Goloxy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: MQ-126
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7501947315835
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring with knots and toggles in the waist area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Striped trousers combined with a red skirt decorated with a frill. The waist part of the product includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. Size: 116-122 cm.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1174/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' coat
 
Brand: Glorious
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: GFY-1818
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5999032718180
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The protruding loops and toggles in the neck area may get caught in objects (eg. doors, wheel spokes) causing the risk of strangulation.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink and blue coat with hood and two pockets for children. The hood includes an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The product is decorated with an inscriptions "GLOR". Size: 92-122.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1175/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Power Flower
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No: F399
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords with free ends which are intended to be tied at the back of the garment.

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:  A two-piece bikini intended for girls up to 14 years of age, consisting of a pair of boxer shorts and a top with a cord that has free ends which is intended to be tied at the back. Available in various colours; the top has a leopard pattern. The bottom has a decorative cord in the same pattern.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1188/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimwear
 
Brand: OVS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  / CS04413PE04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  36429501774540 / 2017745400000
 
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:  Swimwear intended for boys up to 1 year old. The swimwear is designed with "Looney tunes" characters. It is adjusted with functional cords that have free ends in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1189/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimwear
 
Brand: OVS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  / CS051 13PE04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  36439501774638/ 2017746380004, 36439501774643/ 2017746430006
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area which are too long.
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:  Swimwear intended for boys aged 3-4 years old. The swimwear is designed with the Disney/Pixar theme, "Cars". They are adjusted with functional cords that have free ends in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1190/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimwear
 
Brand: OVS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  PR505/13PE05
 
Batch number / Barcode:  36449501773891 / 2017738910004, 36449501773895 / 2017738950000
 
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:  Blue and light blue swimwear intended for boys aged 9-10 years old. The swimwear has a logo on the left side which says ''WEST COAST CONTEST''. They are adjusted with drawstrings with free ends in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1191/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Boys' swimwear
 
Brand: OVS
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  CS048 13PE04
 
Batch number / Barcode:  36439501774690/ 2017746900004
 
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:  Blue coloured swimwear intended for boys aged 7-8 years old. The swimwear is designed with a 'Spiderman' figure. It is adjusted with functional cords that have free ends in the waist area.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Greece

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Alert number: A12/1163/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair straightener
 
Brand: Urban Living
 
Name: Fer à Lisser
 
Type / number of model:  HG8058
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5414886226587
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The outer casing of the product can come apart allowing access to live parts.

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:  Yellow and white electric hair straightener in a yellow cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1177/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Socket adaptor
 
Brand: ODDO Electric
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model D-002 230V 16A,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  barcode 5 944025 003927
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock
 
The pins may be easily loosened and could come off. A live pin could consequently remain in the socket when the adaptor is removed from the socket. The loosening of the pins may also cause the adaptor to overheat.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard IEC 60884.
 

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

 
Description:  Socket adaptor with three socket outlets. Plastic packaging with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1181/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: PMS
 
Name: Extension Lead
 
Type / number of model:  2814
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4895062200439
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product can catch fire if exposed to an ignition source.

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

 

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

 
Description:  Mains extension lead, 2m long with 4 socket outlets. The packaging is made of transparent plastic and coloured cardboard.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1182/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Coffee maker
 
Brand: Identity
 
Name: Electric Cordless Coffee Maker
 
Type / number of model:  JKT600C
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5290646020820
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
There is no water level marking which could lead to the pot being overfilled. In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base. There is consequently a risk that the user may be scalded.

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:  Coffee maker consisting of two parts. The first part is a metallic, coverless coffee pot with a plastic handle on the side. The second part is a black, plastic base with a mains lead. The product comes in coloured cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1183/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Coffee maker
 
Brand: K.T.S.
 
Name: Electrical Brewing Pot
 
Type / number of model:  NE-201
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5605645284171
 
Risk type:  Burns, Electric shock, Fire
 
During abnormal operation, the thermal fuse fails to operate in time, allowing generation of excessive heat at the plastic base. This can lead to a fire and can leave live wires exposed.

There is no water level marking which could lead to the pot being overfilled. In the event that the product is operated beyond a certain time, the pot could overflow when it is lifted from the base. There is consequently a risk that the user may be scalded.

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:  Coffee maker consisting of two parts. The first part is a white plastic, coverless coffee pot with a handle on the side. The second part is a white, plastic base with a mains lead. The product comes in coloured cardboard packaging.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1194/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric keyboard
 
Brand: Shan Dou
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  SD 4901A / A55170-18PCS
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8860876551707
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plug dimensions are too small which may lead to electric arcing.

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:  Electric keyboard with two speakers that can be powered either by batteries or via the mains. Supplied in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A12/1195/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Rechargeable torch
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Power Style
 
Type / number of model:  TP3294 / V3-F25, LP-101W
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8595573032944
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plug dimensions are too small which may lead to electric arcing.

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:  Torch with rechargeable battery and battery charger.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0060/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Children's sunglasses
 
Brand: Disney
 
Name: Mickey
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2710044550003430
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The lenses may become detached if the frame is flexed and manipulated to put pressure on the lens, causing it to become detached from the frame and creating a possible choking hazard for children under 3 years.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  A pair of red sunglasses with a flexible frame for children over 12 months. The glasses have dark tinted lenses, a Mickey Mouse head print either side of the frame and hinged arms which bear white printed markings : Disney CE and tracking code. The lenses are held in position by the design of the frame. The sunglasses are supplied on a backing card marked "12m+" and "100% UV protection".
Country of origin:  United Kingdom
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A11/0061/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Sunscreen
 
Brand: Goti
 
Name: Sun milk oil jojoba & vitamin E - sun protection milk SPF 40
 
Type / number of model:  103365333 MR BK – No 1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The label on the product is incomplete and incorrect. Not all ingredients found in the product are listed in the ingredient list.
In addition, the pH value is too high.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.
 

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

 
Description:  Sunscreen protection milk in 200 ml plastic bottle with pump.
Country of origin:  Serbia
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35

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Alert number: A11/0062/13       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Sunscreen milk for baby
 
Brand: Goti
 
Name:  Sun milk for baby oil jojoba & vitamin E - sun protection milk SPF 40
 
Type / number of model:  103365333 MR BK – No 1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The label on the product is incomplete and incorrect. Not all ingredients found in the product are listed in the ingredients list.
In addition, the pH value is too high.

The product does not comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.
 

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

 
Description:  Sunscreen milk for babies in 200 ml plastic bottle with pump.
Country of origin:  Serbia
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 35