Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 5 ( Published on: 07/02/2014)

 
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0184/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Airsoft Gun
 
Brand: Ming Xing
 
Name: Infrared Super Firepower
 
Type / number of model:  P.303A
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8100020057403
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The product does not bear a warning label with regard to the laser. The misleading use of CE marking will lead the user to the conclusion that the product is safe and consequently use it in a manner that could cause damage to sight.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to labelling.
 

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

 
Description:  Black plastic airsoft gun with laser aimer. Product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0197/14       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Table lamp
 
Brand: Gerimport
 
Name: Angel Lamp
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8430540352369
 
Risk type:  Burns, Cuts, Electric shock
 
The lamp is attractive to children but is not supplied with a transformer giving Safe Extra-Low Voltage (SELV). The temperature of the bulb holder is too high. The base can break into small pieces with sharp edges.

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

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

 
Description:  Table lamp. The base is in the shape of an angel and the shade is decorated with images of dolls. Attached to the product with string is a label bearing the brand and name. The product is not packaged.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia

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Alert number: A12/0192/14       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Vehicle suspension arm
 
Brand: Federal-Mogul
 
Name: Moog
 
Type / number of model:  Type: CI-WP-0158, CI-WP-0159, PE-WP-0328, PE-WP-0329, PE-WP-0328P, PE-WP-0329P, PE-WP-0330, PE-WP-0337
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Concerns components manufactured during the period April 2010 to October 2013, suitable for: Citroen Berlingo from 07/96, Citroen Xsara 04/97 – 03/05, Citroen ZX BJ 03/91 – 02/98, Peugeot Partner from 04/96, Peugeot 306 /-VAN BJ 04/93 - 04/02.
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
Due to a defect in the materials used, the suspension arm may break. The driver may loose control and this may cause a traffic accident.

One incident reported.
 

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

 
Description:  Suspension arm.
Country of origin:  Turkey
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  The Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Ireland, Norway, France, Spain

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Alert number: A12/0195/14       
Category:  Other
 
Product:  Carbon monoxide detector
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: CO Detector
 
Type / number of model:  Model: BWK033AC
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the basic insulated wires are accessible. The live parts are exposed when the device is open for the change of batteries and can be touched.The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

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

 
Description:  Carbon monoxide detector with a white plastic cover. If the pre-determined concentration of carbon monoxide gas is detected, the product lights up and beeps. Green and red LEDs indicate the operating modes of the products (power, alarm, fault) . A "Test" button is located on the top of the product. Main components: two-pin plug (2.5A 250V~ TS01 and <VDE> H03VVH2-F 2X0.75mm²); two-core, flat cable (BWK033C-220 TEDDY-50291, 2009.10.22, C218172 and 2007.12.12 HJ, C113665); printed circuit board (2007.12.12 HJ, C113665). Technical parameters: AC 220-230 V; DC 9V; 50 mA; IPX2D; seemingly Class II. The product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0198/14       
Category:  Childcare articles and children's equipment
 
Product:  Baby walker
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model n°: GS588 bébi comp
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5998310305234
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it does not have enough stability and the seat height is inadequate. Consequently it could tip over or fall down stairs during use. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1273.


 

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

 
Description:  Dark blue baby walker with 8 rotating wheels and a game panel. The seat is decorated with teddy bear patterns.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0185/14       
Category:  Recreational crafts
 
Product:  Diesel inboard engine
 
Brand: Volvo Penta
 
Name: D13 MP
 
Type / number of model:  All specifications of D13 MP including IPS 1050 and IPS 1200 for recreational crafts.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Serial no. range: 1013423097 – 1013439629, Serial no. range: 2013424374 – 2013444077
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
Under certain circumstances a lubrication oil pipe on the engine may leak. Leaking lubrication oil on hot surfaces is a fire hazard.

The product does not comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.
 

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

 
Description:  Diesel inboard engine for leisure boats.
Country of origin:  Sweden
Alert submitted by:  Sweden
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0176/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Rattle
 
Brand: Legekilden
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P044019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The handle of the rattle is too long: children may put it in the mouth where it may get stuck and obstruct the airways.

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

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

 
Description:  Maracas rattle made ​​of wood and painted in many bright colours. The rattles are supplied in transparent packaging, in two units, each is approximately 20 cm long.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0177/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy tambourine
 
Brand: Legekilden
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  P044019
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product may easily break and release small sharp parts (the metal sticks holding the discs) which may cause internal damage to children if swallowed.

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

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

 
Description:  Tambourine made ​​of wood, painted in blue, green, orange, white and yellow.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Denmark
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0186/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy with balloon
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Baloon helikopter
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 1537661; Batch no:12152012;
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8712715955248
 
Risk type:  Choking
 
The product poses a risk of choking because small parts can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

 

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Other)

 
Description:  The product consists of three rotor blades, rotor middle part, two balloons and a mouthpiece.The product is presented in cardboard packaging with a transparent window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  The Netherlands
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0190/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Wooden ride-on toy
 
Brand: ToysRus, Universe of imagination
 
Name: Doggy Ride-on
 
Type / number of model:  5F5E271
 
Batch number / Barcode:  803516747960
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because the front legs of the toy-dog could easily break during use, causing the child to fall.The product does not comply with the requirements of 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:  Wooden ride-on toy in the shape of a little dog. The product is packed in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0178/14       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Girls' cape
 
Brand: Bonadea
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  12WB220001
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2210000061477
 
Risk type:  Strangulation
 
The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of functional cords at the neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14604.
 

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

 
Description:  Pink coloured cape, intended for girls up to 14 years old, with functional cords at the neck area, length approx. 26 cm each.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0179/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Nail gel
 
Brand: Onglemod
 
Name: Celest Plus - Matrex 3 Supreme
 
Type / number of model:  Item no.: 2032-15 , Lot: 2032130502
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony (18 mg/kg) above the permitted levels.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

 

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

 
Description:  Pink translucent gel in a metallic blue plastic bottle (15 ml).
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0189/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Hair treatment product
 
Brand: Hair Go Straight
 
Name: COCO Nouvelle Formule
 
Type / number of model:  Batch n°: H1319C; 1000 ml
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7 29440 30800 1
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.3 % of formaldehyde, above the permitted level of 0.2%. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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:  A 1-litre bottle containing pink-beige coloured liquid, packed in a clear plastic bag.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Belgium

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Alert number: A12/0193/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Angel Cosmetics
 
Name: Caro Light
 
Type / number of model:  Produced in 07/2011
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9501101371743
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone (value declared on the label up to 2% by weight).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange and white tube with orange cap, 30 ml, containing a lightening lotion with carrot oil in a concentrated formula.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0194/14       
Category:  Cosmetics
 
Product:  Skin lightening product
 
Brand: Angel Cosmetics
 
Name: Caro Light
 
Type / number of model:  Produced in 03/2010
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9501101371033
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains hydroquinone (value declared on the label up to 2% by weight).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Orange and white tube with orange cap, 30 ml, containing lightening cream with carrot oil for intensive application.
Country of origin:  Democratic Republic Of Congo
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0180/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Travel adaptor
 
Brand: Domenique
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EA1310
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3579901283760
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock to the user due to the way it is constructed: the user can touch live parts when plugging it in to the socket.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Travel adaptor which converts a BS outlet to a Schuko outlet with side earthing contacts.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0182/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric hair tongs
 
Brand: ID Italian Design
 
Name: Curler 16mm Pink Styler
 
Type / number of model:  013440-12 (16 mm)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
Covers used as additional insulation are not securely fixed in position. Conductors are connected only by solder with no other means of fastening to guarantee that they are held in position. Because of these defects there is a risk that the user might touch 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:  Electric hair tongs, white with pink tips and metallic middle. Packaged in a black and pink cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France

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Alert number: A12/0188/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: A.T.L. Quality Tools Italy
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  66012S, 66014S, 66015S, 66016S
 
Batch number / Barcode:  2001111045155, 2001111045193, 2001111045216, 2001111045230
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The plug is not sufficiently resistant to fire.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains extension lead (3m, 2,4,5 & 6-way) in plastic transparent packaging with a label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5

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Alert number: A12/0196/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Mains extension lead
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Multi Way Safety Socket
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The plug is not sufficiently resistant to heat and could deform. The base and cover of the plug can come apart. The plug pins can come loose.

The product does not comply with the relevant national standard.
 

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

 
Description:  Mains extension lead (5m,1 & 2-way) in plastic transparent packaging with label.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products with other risk levels 

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Alert number: A11/0020/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Skateboard
 
Brand: Firefly
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Bar code: 157205400000
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The middle of the upper surface of the skateboard is smooth, not roughened, which could cause the user to slip and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the relevant European standard EN 13613.
 

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

 
Description:  Black skateboard decorated with colourful patterns and with black plastic wheels. Load capacity: maximum 80 kilograms.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Austria

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Alert number: A11/0021/14       
Category:  Hobby/sports equipment
 
Product:  Avalanche transceiver
 
Brand: PIEPS
 
Name: Vector
 
Type / number of model:  109880
 
Batch number / Barcode:  9120029061347
 
Risk type:  Asphyxiation
 
The rapid draining of the battery may cause the device to quickly switch off; a transceiver without power can neither send or receive signals in the event of an avalanche.

The product does not comply with the Directive 1999/5/EC on radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment.
 

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

 
Description:  Digital, 4 antennas avalanche transceiver with GPS support for rescuing.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  France, Norway

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Alert number: A11/0019/14       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy scooter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5291410077347
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The product poses a risk of injuries because it contains insufficient warnings and information for users.

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:  Children´s folding metallic scooter with adjustable height, equipped with a braking device on the rear wheel.The product is packed in a multi-coloured cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Other
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Weekly overview report on professional products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0187/14       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Portable electric welding equipment
 
Brand: Fronius
 
Name: TransPocket 1500
 
Type / number of model:  4,075,108; 4,075,108,050; 4,075,108,630; 4,075,108,631; 4,075,108,638; 4,075,109; 4,075,109,630; 4,075,109,631; 5,075,110; 5,075,110,630; 5,075,110,639.
 
Batch number / Barcode:  Production period September 2013 – November 2013 Serial number range: 24323005 – 24443098
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The fault which leads to transient insulation failures between the welding circuit and mains voltage can cause fatal electric shock during operation.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60974-1.
 

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

 
Description:  Portable electric welding equipment with faulty component (switching power supply – transformer) used for safe separation of the mains and welding circuit.
Country of origin:  Austria
Alert submitted by:  Austria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2014 - 5
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Croatia, Poland, Greece, France, Slovenia