Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 42 ( Published on: 25/10/2013)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/1427/13       
Category:  Kitchen/cooking accessories
 
Product:  Glass bottle and carafe
 
Brand: Magazin
 
Name: Flasche Glasbidon - Karaffe Glasdekant
 
Type / number of model:  Glass bottle - Serial No: 41806 , Glass carafe - Serial No: 41807
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it can easily explode when filled with carbonated liquids.
 

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

 
Description:  Bottles and carafes in transparent glass with screw top.
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1434/13       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Laser & Led Light
 
Type / number of model:  Item no: 806
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is classified as a Class 3A laser product. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825.

 

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

 
Description:  Laser and LED torch with an attached key-ring. The head of the product is silver while the body comes in various colours (purple, red and silver). The device is powered by two button cells. The products are sold on a cardboard sheet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Bulgaria

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Alert number: A12/1450/13       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointer
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: 3 in 1 - LASER - Pointer & Led Pen
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 120630-600, KQ-KM
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8129779518918
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
This product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3A laser product, and potentially dangerous to the sight in any conditions of use.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825
 

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

 
Description:  Laser and LED pen sold in various colors (red, green and blue). The device is powered by two button cells. The products are packed in a black cardboard box which holds 24 pieces. Manufacture date: June 2012
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1452/13       
Category:  Chemical products
 
Product:  Tattoo ink
 
Brand: Eternal Ink
 
Name: Triple Black
 
Type / number of model:  Batch: 02, Lot: 087
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 3.4 mg/kg of policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). According to the Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008) on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, the level of PAH may not exceed 0.5 mg/kg.
 

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

 
Description:  Black liquid in 30 ml plastic bottle with screw cap. Best-before date 04/2014.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1441/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighter
 
Brand: ÇAK - SAN
 
Name: Mutfak çakmaklari (kitchen lighters)
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4763710270458
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products pose the risks of burns and fire because the safety requirements are not respected. It is therefore possible that a child will play with them and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.


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. The lighter has 3-parts: gun grip in red colour, barrel of the gun with trigger in white colour and lighter which is placed in the barrel of the gun. By pulling the trigger at the top of the gun barrel a flame appears. Sold in packages containing 12 pieces, individually packaged in transparent PVC bags.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1442/13       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters
 
Brand: HONG HC CHENG
 
Name: Hongcheng smoking set- refined series lighters
 
Type / number of model:  BK 610-045
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4763710270458
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products pose the risks of burns and fire because the safety requirements are not respected. It is therefore possible that a child will play with them and suffer burns due to the flame or cause a fire.

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 big match. The product is made of plastic and metal. The body of the lighter is yellow and the head (top of the match) is red. The lighter ignites by pressing down the switch which is located in the middle of the lighter, creating a flame at the top of the match.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1436/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic straps
 
Brand: BRICMAN
 
Name: PULPO ELÁSTICO
 
Type / number of model:  Reference: 090850 Pieza
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8424906908505
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The metal hooks can detach from the elastic strap which can lead to injury to the user. The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.

 

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

 
Description:  Two elastic cords, 1.5m in length, covered with red webbing with black metal hooks at either end. The packaging is a clear plastic bag stapled shut with a piece of card folded in half. The brand name, article name, quantity and measurements appear on the front of the card.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1451/13       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Elastic straps
 
Brand: MUNCHINA
 
Name: Cuerda pulpo
 
Type / number of model:  model no. 73979 'Octopus', 3 PC, 0.8 m
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8435322739734
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The metal hooks can detach from the elastic strap when under tension, hitting the user or anyone in its trajectory and causing him/her serious injury.

The product does not comply with the relevant standard BS AU 258.
 

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

 
Description:  Three cylindrical elastic straps, coloured blue, red and green, finished at both ends with black metal hooks. Plastic blister pack, with labelling on the blue upper part.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1437/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Leather gloves
 
Brand: OX-ON
 
Name: Driver II ( Goatskin leather glove )
 
Type / number of model:  Art No.: 096.09
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5 701952 096091
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the leather contains up to 12.0 mg/kg of Chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

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

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

 
Description:  Work gloves in cream coloured leather, lined with white material.
Country of origin:  Denmark
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1460/13       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Heron Fireworks
 
Name:  Cake 9
 
Type / number of model:  5307, 43F276/055/12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing, Injuries
 
The stability during functioning is insufficient. People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Battery 25 shots in transport packaging: carton boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1433/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Cangaroo
 
Name: Hanna
 
Type / number of model:  № G608
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800146233495
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to an inadequate locking mechanism placed in the lower left section and because
the product can move when left on an inclined surface.
Moreover, the product poses a risk of choking to small children because small parts (zip puller placed in the backrest) could be easily removed and swallowed.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
 

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

 
Description:  Combined children’s stroller, consisting of a chassis with a carry-cot for a newborn baby and a 'basket' for a child 6 months old. The label and briefing manual are in Bulgarian.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1449/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Pushchair
 
Brand: Jumbo
 
Name: Venus
 
Type / number of model:  Orange colour Item Nr: E-1266-1 , Red colour: Item Nr: E-1266-2
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Orange: 0264051000031, Red: 0264042000033
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because :
- an insufficient distance between fixed and moving parts of the movable cover and of the footrest could cause entrapment;
- the brake is not activated simultaneously on all rear wheels;
- the handles can easily reverse thus preventing proper handling of the pushchair.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.

 

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

 
Description:  Children's pushchair sold in orange and red colours.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Cyprus

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Alert number: A12/1453/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's chair
 
Brand: M&E (Maximo Encanto)
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12007
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5605858120075
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.85% di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Metal chair with a plastic seat decorated with brightly coloured pictures. There is no packaging and the seat is wrapped in plastic with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1461/13       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Children's bedding set
 
Brand: TED
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Children’s collection – Everything for your good sleep
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800140100625, 3800140102742, 3800140102759
 
Risk type:  Choking, Suffocation
 
The product poses a risk of choking and suffocation to small children, in case some filling material comes out in the form of fine fibres which may be swallowed or inhaled by the baby. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN ISO 12945.
 

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

 
Description:  Children’s bedding set (5 pieces), which includes a white pillow, a colourful pillow case, a colourful cover, a sheet and a textile piece in 6 parts to place around the sides of a cot.
Country of origin:  Bulgaria
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1438/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Next Generation Fireworks
 
Name: "Kill Bill"
 
Type / number of model:  294, 43F555/105/12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The stability during functioning is insufficient.

People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery 9 shots; transport packaging: carton boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1439/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Next Generation Fireworks
 
Name: Oplawaai
 
Type / number of model:  242, 43F555/073/12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Damage to hearing, Injuries
 
The stability during functioning is insufficient. People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the sound 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): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  Battery 9 shots; transport packaging: carton boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1440/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Next Generation Fireworks
 
Name: Schitterend
 
Type / number of model:  296; 43F555/126/12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
Stability during functioning is insufficient.

People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery 9 shots; transport packaging: carton boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1458/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand:  X- Treme fire works
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  600-3720, 43F318/063/12
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The stability during functioning is insufficient.

People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery 9 shots in transport packaging: carton boxes.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1459/13       
Category:  Pyrotechnic articles
 
Product:  Fireworks
 
Brand: Diamond Dance
 
Name: Batteri de monocoups (Batteries of single-shot)
 
Type / number of model:  DC020
 
Batch number / Barcode:  36F311/022/12
 
Risk type:  Burns, Injuries
 
The stability during functioning is insufficient.

People nearby can be hit by falling parts of the firework, causing burns or injuries.

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

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

 
Description:  Battery 20 shots in transport packaging: carton boxes.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1420/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: Happy star
 
Name: Modern Charm
 
Type / number of model:  Art. N°: MPI54678
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900368546781
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 24.9 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

 

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

 
Description:  The toy is a plastic doll with soft head. It is dressed in a shirt with a button in the neck area and a suit in white and golden colours. The toy is packed in a cardboard box with a plastic window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1421/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll with accessories
 
Brand: Happy star
 
Name: My delicate fashion vogue girl
 
Type / number of model:  Art. N°: MPJ99992
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5900368999921
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 24.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  The product is a toy set consisting of a plastic doll with the following accessories: three dresses, magic wand and a bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1422/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic toy
 
Brand: Gazelo toys
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Z0850-Z0850-12
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5907773926504
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts (duck’s feet) may be easily detached by a child when playing. Children may therefore put them into the mouth and swallow them.

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:  Plastic squeezable duck shaped toy (of 74 mm height), made of soft, flexible pink plastic material with spikes. Feet (13 mm long) of the toy are made of hard plastic. Eyes and beak are painted. Inside the toy there is a spherical element that emits light (flashes) when shaken.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Poland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1424/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: CIGIOKI
 
Name: Happy Girl
 
Type / number of model:  1529, Lotto N. 201203
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN : 8034048115145
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 28, 3% bis(2-etylhexyl phthalate) (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Baby doll packed in pink cardboard box with transparent window in front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1425/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Plastic doll
 
Brand: TO.BIA'S GIOCHI
 
Name: LISA Fashion
 
Type / number of model:  Art.N.: 26288G, NM20111207
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8023297769339
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the head of the doll contains 17,6 % bis (2-etylhexyl phthalate) (DEHP).

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

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

 
Description:  Baby doll packed in cardboard box with transparent window in front.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1435/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Musical toy set
 
Brand: BULLYCAN
 
Name: Party band
 
Type / number of model:  B661
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Batch n°: 1207/9000868, Bar code: 8413419135898
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because the toys can easily break releasing small parts that could be swallowed by small children. Furthermore, the handles of the green and yellow maracas are too long and could get stuck in the mouth of the child.

The product does not comply with the Toys 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:  The product is composed of four musical instruments: a rattle with bells, a pair of maracas and a trumpet.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1447/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy bow and rifle
 
Brand: Marco's Toys
 
Name: 1. Bow: Super Toxophily 2. Rifle: Shootgame powerful
 
Type / number of model:  Bow:1924 , Rifle: 1925
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bow: 8435399002663, Rifle: 8435399002670
 
Risk type:  Choking, Injuries
 
The products pose a risk of choking because small parts (the arrows and projectiles suction cups) could easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The product poses a risk of injuries because the kinetic energy of the projectiles and arrows is too high.

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): Import rejected at border

 
Description:  1. Bow: Toy bow and arrows with suction cups. 2. Rifle: Toy rifle with projectiles with suction cups The rifle comes with other accessories such as a toy mobile telephone. Both are packaged in a colourful blister pack.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1448/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy puzzle mat
 
Brand: Pamax
 
Name: Tappeto Alfabeto
 
Type / number of model:  N.:061-2, lotto:LUGLIO2012
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 8033765687300
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because it contains small parts that easily detach and could 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

 
Description:  Puzzle with coloured letters packed in clear plastic bag with a coloured label inside. On label there is an age warning unsuitable for children under the age of 3.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1462/13       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy gun shooting set
 
Brand: Super Shooters
 
Name: Police Force Gun
 
Type / number of model:  090-6
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Choking
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the plastic projectiles of the toy contain 8,3% by weight of di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1,8% by weight of Dibutyl - phthalate (DBP). 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.

Moreover, the product poses a risk of choking to children because the suction cups could be easily removed and 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): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

 
Description:  The set includes 2 blue guns, 1 silver and 1 gold pistol with black grips, 2 police badges, 2 hand grenades, 6 blue and 6 black projectiles with orange suction cups. Packaging: blister card
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1426/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Target Sportswear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B14240
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0011288043004
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set in dark blue and red: a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt, for children aged 4. The sweatshirt has a hood with red drawstrings. The sweatshirt has a zip in the middle of the garment.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1428/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ clothing set
 
Brand: Nipper Land
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. 5488
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8698418554882
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injury to small children due to the presence of functional cords in the area of the waist longer than 140 mm. 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:  Set of leggings and a tunic for girls aged 6 – 24 months, in different colours: brown, white and pink. The tunic has a textile functional cord in the waist, to be tied in front of the garment, sewn in two points, with width about 2.4 cm and length over 40 cm. The tunic is long-sleeved with a long collar in front, on which there is a decoration of a flower with a pearl in the middle; in the lower left side of the tunic there are 3 similar flowers with pearls.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1429/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' clothing set
 
Brand: Target Sportswear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  G14125
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0011000037004
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood and waist area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' clothing set of a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt in pink, black and green, for children of 4 years old. The sweatshirt has a hood with green drawstrings, and a zip; the trousers have black drawstrings.
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1430/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls’ cardigan set
 
Brand: Nipper Land
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Art. No. 5642
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8698418556428
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords 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): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

 
Description:  Knitted cardigan for girls with artificial fur collar and a separate scarf. The product is sold in two different colours: pink and beige. The cardigan has four large buttons on the front, it is long-sleeved and is intended for children aged from 2 to 6 years.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1431/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's clothing set
 
Brand: Target Sportswear
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B14315
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0011303039004
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Children's clothing set: a pair of trousers and a sweatshirt, in blue and black, for children aged 4. The sweatshirt has a hood with blue drawstrings, 21 cm each long. The sweatshirt has got a zip in the middle of the garment and writing across the front "Target Way & Sports".
Country of origin:  Greece
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Greece

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Alert number: A12/1454/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: LEONADO
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model N°: C15
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a serious 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 swimsuit.

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:  Light pink and white girl’s bikini. The top of the bikini is decorated with sewn flowers. The top can be tied with functional cords that have free ends in the neck area and on the back. The bottom of the bikini is decorated with bows.The product is available in purple and white colour.Size: -3; 4-5; 6-7; 7-8; 9-10.
Country of origin:  Italy
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1455/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's sweatshirt
 
Brand: Good Kid
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation to children due to the presence of drawstrings in the hood of the jacket. The product does not comply with the European standard EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' sweatshirt with a hood, brown with pink sleeves, for children 3-6 years old. The drawstrings in the neck area are long more than 200 mm. Size: 4, 6.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1456/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' bikini
 
Brand: Summer love
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of injuries and strangulation due to the presence of halter neck-style cords with free ends in the neck and in the back areas. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards EN 14682.
 

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

 
Description:  Girls' bikini with pink and white stripes, for girls 3-6 years old: the upper part has functional cords to be tied in the neck area. Size: 6.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Croatia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1457/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' shoes
 
Brand: PRIMIGI
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 81480/00 Loren
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8148000210103
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking to small children due to the presence of small parts (beads) that can be easily detached and swallowed. The product does not comply with the relevant standard.
 

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

 
Description:  White leather shoes for young girls, decorated with leather flowers and beads. Packaging: paper box, size: 21
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1463/13       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: H&S
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: A-1768B
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation for children due to the presence of the drawstring placed in the hood with metal toggles on the ends that may get caught in objects (eg. doors, wheel spokes). 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:  Jacket for children with zip, a hood that can be removed and drawstring with metal toggles on the ends. The coat is reversible. Size: 134-164.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1432/13       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: Linxor
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  JB-SO1
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The smoke alarm does not have sufficient sensitivity and can fail to generate an alarm signal. This would prevent users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire risk.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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:  The product is sold in cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1444/13       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Smoke detector
 
Brand: EYSTON
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No: SD-131HSF, Lot No: 05S11
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation, Fire
 
The smoke alarm does not have sufficient sensitivity and can fail to generate an alarm signal. This would prevent users and those around them from taking the measures necessary to avoid the fire risk.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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:  White "Eyston" smoke detector, powered by battery 9V LR 622.
Country of origin:  Hong Kong
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1464/13       
Category:  Construction products
 
Product:  Solid fuel stove
 
Brand: Ambra
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  M98 - Antique bronze
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns because the controls are not sufficiently insulated. Moreover, the various leaking parts of the stove could cause fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 13240.

 

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

 
Description:  Stove for solid fuel combustion. The stove consists of a rectangular antique-style casing, presumably made of cast steel. The casing stands on four decorative feet, which are screwed to the casing.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1423/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: PSE
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  8812
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3 meters: 5291788005232 , 5 meters: 5291788003924
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it can easily catch fire as its resistance to heat is insufficient. In addition, the product poses a risk of electric shock because live parts with high voltage are easily accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard BS1363.


 

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

 
Description:  Mains extension lead of 3 and 5m, with a switch button and neon power lamp, sold in a red and black plastic package. The sockets allow dual use of plugs.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1443/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Handheld lamp
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Auto working lamp
 
Type / number of model:  WJO-56
 
Batch number / Barcode:  0000011309185
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the anchorage of the hand-held lamp does not protect against stress and because all the conductors and other pieces could easily break.

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:  Handheld lamp packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1445/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Power supply unit
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: AC Adapter
 
Type / number of model:  AC Adapter
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation is not sufficient and the clearance /creepage distances in the power unit are not sufficient.
In addition, the power unit does not have instructions for use.

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

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

 
Description:  Power supply unit contained in a paper envelope.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Italy
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1446/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hot plate
 
Brand: Arinsal
 
Name: Placas Electricas
 
Type / number of model:  JB-3218
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8433392061533
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the insulation and the section of the cable are insufficient as well as its resistance to heat. Since the cable is not properly anchored it can easily touch hot parts of the appliance: given the low insulation this may leave live parts of the cable accessible.

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:  Single electric hot plate packed in a cardboard box. The technical specifications are the following: 220 -240V -50/60Hz, 1000W.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1465/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Cable reel
 
Brand: Not available
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  U6-240
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4810158006047
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire and electric shock because there is no protection against excessive temperatures and the insulation of the cables is insufficient.

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

 
Description:  Cord extension set for 3 plugs. Product packed in clear plastic bag with a label.
Country of origin:  Belarus
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42

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Alert number: A12/1466/13       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Portable light
 
Brand: GTV
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  OS-KAX527-10
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5908231301291
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The portable light poses a risk of electric shock because the anchorage of the lamp cord does not protect against stress and parts of the cord can be easily broken.

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:  Portable light, 8 W, in a clear plastic bag with label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Lithuania
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
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Alert number: A12/1419/13       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Truck
 
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
 
Name: Econic
 
Type / number of model:  EC type approval: e1*2007/46*0985*, e1*2007/46*0372*, e1*2007/46*0986, e1*2007/46*0987*, e1*2007/46/*0988*, e1*2007/46*0984* Type:957 Model: Econic.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  N/A
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The cab tilt cylinder pin locking screw may not have been tightened to the prescribed torque. As a result, it could work loose from the bushing when the vehicle is in operation causing the front end of the cylinder to fall onto the air horn or onto the road.
 

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

 
Description:  Trucks Mercedes-Benz Econic. Manufacturing year: January 2013 – April 2013
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2013 - 42
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom