The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 7 - 2008

Alert number: 0206/08
Product:  Cosmetics resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Food-imitating products
Brand: CIOCCO THERAPY line
Type / number of model:  Article 07040510, code SUB 243 REP 214, 14-23180.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Effervescent bath salts named “sweet delight – chocolate caramel – bath fizzer”: packets containing four 50-gram units in gold- and wine-coloured tinfoil, with the shape, appearance and scent of chocolates.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
 
Alert number: 0207/08
Product:  Cosmetics resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Food-imitating products
Brand: CIOCCO THERAPY line
Type / number of model:  article 07040510, code SUB 243 REP 214 , 14-23179.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Effervescent bath salts named “sweet delight – chocolate caramel – bath fizzer”: packets containing two 100-gram units in gold- and wine-coloured tinfoil, with the shape, appearance and scent of chocolates.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
 
Alert number: 0208/08
Product:  Candles resembling sweets
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Food-imitating products
Brand: CIOCCO THERAPY line
Type / number of model:  Code SUB 243 REP 214, 14-23895 and 14-23896.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Candles resembling chocolates in shape, colour, appearance, size and scent.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
 
Alert number: 0211/08
Product:  Decorative biscuits
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Food-imitating products
Brand: Ideal Home Range - IHR
Type / number of model:  Christmas Bakery, Code AH 252000,
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because due to their characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the products may be mistaken for a foodstuff (cookies). This may lead children to put them in their mouths, bite off and swallow small parts fitting into the small part cylinder, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of the risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.

Description:  6 food-imitating decorative biscuits in a shape of: a) 6-ray round ended dark brown star with a hole in the middle (approx. dimensions: 6x6x1 cm). b) Dark brown hart with a hole in the middle (approx. dimensions: 6x6x1 cm). c) Dark brown round-shaped biscuit with a hole in the middle (approx. dimensions: diameter 6cm, height 1 cm). d) Light brown-yellow 6-ray star (approx. dimensions: 6x6x1 cm). e) Christmas tree (approx. dimensions: 6x5x1 cm, two items: dark brown and green-light brown). The 6 items are carrying on the top two small red bands and are packed all together in a transparent bag.
Batch number / Barcode:  6 86423 40379 8.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
  
Alert number: 0222/08
Product:  Cosmetics - Soap in the form of a bar of chocolate
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Food-imitating products
Brand: Nesti dante
Type / number of model:  LOT 1516, Bar code: 837524000359.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking because due to its characteristic form, appearance, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for a foodstuff. This may lead children to put it in their mouths and swallow them, which could entail the risk of asphyxia or obstruction of the digestive tract.

The product does not comply with the Directive 87/357/EEC on the prevention of risk resulting from the use of certain products designed to resemble foodstuffs.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  This 200 g bar of soap looks like a bar of chocolate. The product has paper wrapping bearing the following wording: “Chocolate with Cocoa Beans. Sapone Soap - shea butter enriched.” The ingredients, weight, use-by date and bar code are also indicated.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0209/08
Product:  Bicycle repair kit - Rubber solution in a bicycle repair kit containing two tools
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: "K"
Type / number of model:  CB001 “Bicycle repair kit”, Ref. Ft 07RL052, bar code 8033049802368.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 30% by weight of toluene. Toluene may not be placed on the market or used as a substance or constituent of preparations in a concentration equal to or higher than 0.1% by mass in adhesives and spray paints intended for sale to the general public. Toluene is classified as toxic for reproduction and generally toxic. The product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.

Description:  Small white tube with English text contained in packaging with some instructions in Italian.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Italy
  
Alert number: 0212/08
Product:  Lighting chain "140 Bruch, Stern Jagen" (set of fairy lights in the form of a star)
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: Sternlichter
Type / number of model:  GS-TZC-140.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances:

- lack of strain relief on flashing device and lamp sockets,

- nominal cross-section of lead is too small,

- length of lead between plug and lamp socket too short,

- no warnings included.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the distributor.

Description:  Set of fairy lights in the form of a star, 230 V, for indoors, 140 coloured lights in holder, with flashing device.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
  
Alert number: 0218/08
Product:  Lighting chain - Set of fairy lights in the form of a star
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: Sternlichter
Type / number of model:  GS-TZMC-140.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the following non-compliances:

- lack of strain relief on flashing device,

- the nominal cross-section of lead is too small,

- length of lead between plug and lamp socket too short,

- no warnings included.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the distributor.

Description:  String of 140 fairy lights with flashing device.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
  
Alert number: 0238/08
Product:  Lighting chains (for outdoor use)
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting chains
Brand: DMC
Type / number of model:  153.884, 927.617, 789.574, transformer 24.10B.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because when the plug-in transformer is unplugged, it is possible to touch live pins. This is the result of the fact that a number of housings from the delivery batch 2007 had hairline cracks and material faults.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

Description:  Christmas lights in three models: 153.884 - tree lights, 927.617 - 90-LED curtain, 789.574 – icicles and 24.10B, transformer 230/24V.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
   
Alert number: 0205/08
Product:  Van - Renault Trafic II
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Renault
Type / number of model:  Renault Trafic II Phase 2, JL, EC type-approval e2*98/14*0213.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

These products pose a risk of injuries because a series of vehicles have been fitted with 195/65R16C tyres instead of the 205/65R16C models. Use of these tyres in traffic when the vehicle is loaded, entails the risk of a decline in the vehicles' performance which can cause the tyres to deteriorate and even burst in certain particular conditions of use and loading of the vehicle. As these vehicles are not fitted with the right tyres there is a risk of a blow-out and consequent traffic accident.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.

Description:  Vehicles manufactured between 1 June 2006 and 5 September 2007 are affected.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: France
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Portugal
Alert number: 0215/08
Product:  Motorcycle - Locks on both left and right side cases and the rear carrier
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: KAWASAKI
Type / number of model:  ZG1400A8F, 1400GTR.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because:

- if a large force is applied to the side case latch, for example from the motorcycle falling over while stationary or from improper installation or engagement of the latch (as shown), the latch’s pivot pin could break. This could result in the saddlebag becoming detached from the machine in use potentially causing a road hazard;

- if a Kawasaki genuine accessory luggage system (top case) or similar carrier mounted luggage is installed and a passenger leans against it, the rear carrier could break. In the worst case, the carrier and luggage could become detached from the motorcycle creating the potential for an accident.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.

Description:  The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers from JKBZGT40AAA005036 to JKBZGT40AAA013543 (locks on side cases) and from JKBZGT40AAA005036 to JKBZGT40AAA011397 (rear carrier).
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Greece
Alert number: 0219/08
Product:  Passenger car - Crank Position Sensor Harness
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Nissan
Type / number of model:  LCV, model: F24 Cabstar.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because there is a possibility that the Crank Position Sensor Harness could be damaged due to contact with the blades of the engine cooling fan and as a result the engine may stall and cannot be restarted.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.

Description:  This recall applies only to the vehicles produced between 27 July 2006 and 22 June 2007.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Spain
Alert submitted by: Hungary
Alert number: 0228/08
Product:  Lorry manufactured by Daimler AG, Model Mercedes-Benz Atego
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  Vehicle types 970-976.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries because excessively long screws may have been included in the repair kits for securing the wheel flange and brake disc to the hub. As a result of insufficient pretensioning in the hub-brake disc-wheel flange interface, an oscillation fracture of the screws may occur, compromising the securing of the wheel in question.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.
Description:  8 194 vehicles worldwide (approx. 5 360 in Germany and 2 751 in the rest of Europe) manufactured between January 2004 and October 2005 are affected.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: 0232/08
Product:  Snowmobiles
Name: 
Risk type: Fire
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Polaris Industries Inc.
Type / number of model:  Polaris Snowmobiles, Model Year 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Model number S04ND4BS(A), S05ND4BS S04NB3AS, S04NB3AE S04NB4BS S04ND3AS S04ND5BS, S04NP5BS(A)(B), S04NE5BS, S04NJ5BS(A) S05NB4BS S05ND3AS S05ND5BS,S05NP5BSA S05NE5BS S05NJ5BS(A) S04ND6ES(A)(B) S04ND7CS(A) S04ND8CS(A)(B) S05ND6ES S04ND7DS(A) S04NE5CS, S04NP5CS(A)(C) S04NE6ES, S04NP6ES(A) (C) S04NE7CS, S04NP7CS(C) S04NE8CS, S04NP8CS(C) S04NK6ES(A)(B)(C) S04NK7CS(A)(B)(C), S04NL7CS(A)(B)(C) S04NK8CS(A)(B)(C), S04NL8CS(A)(B)(C) S04NM8CS(A)(B)(C), S04NM8CR S04NS6ES(C)(D) S04NS7CS(C)(D) S04NS8CS(C)(D) S05NE5CS, S05NP5CS(A)(B) S05NE6ES, S05NP6ES(A)(B), S05NS6ES(A)(B) S05NS8CSA S05NK6ES S04NX5BE, S04NX5BS S04NX6ES S04NX7CS S04NX8CS S04NY6EE, S04NY6ES, S04NY6ER S04NY7CE, S04NY7CS S04NY8CE, S04NY8CS S04NZ8CS(A), S04NZ8CE, S04NZ8CR S04NT3AE, S04NT3AS S04NT5BE, S04NT5BS S04NU5BS S05NT3AS S05NT5BS S04NT6ES S04NT7CE, S04NT7CS S04NT8CE, S04NT8CS S05NT6ES(A)(B) S05NT8CS S05NT7DS S06PD7ES S06PT7ES S06PD7FS, S06PT7FS S06PS7FS S06MP6FS(A)(B), S06MC6FS S06ME6FS S06PK6FS(A) S06PS6FS(A) S05MP8DS(A)(B), S05PL8DS(A)(B)(C)(D), S05PM8DS(A)(B), S05PN8DS, S05PN8DE, S05PS8DS S06MP8DS(A)(B), S06PL8DS(A)(B), S06PM8DS(A) S06PN8DS(A), S06PR8DS, S06PS8DS(A) S06ME7HS, S06PD7HS, S06MP7HSA S07PS6FS, S07PS6FSA S04NT5BE, S04NT5BS S04NU5BS S05NT3AS S05NT5BS S04NT6ES S04NT7CE, S04NT7CS S04NT8CE, S04NT8CS S05NT6ES(A)(B) S05NT8CS S05NT7DS S06PD7ES S06PT7ES S06PD7FS, S06PT7FS S06PS7FS S06MP6FS(A)(B), S06MC6FS S06ME6FS S06PK6FS(A) S06PS6FS(A) S05MP8DS(A)(B), S05PL8DS(A)(B)(C)(D), S05PM8DS(A)(B), S05PN8DS, S05PN8DE, S05PS8DS S06MP8DS(A)(B), S06PL8DS(A)(B), S06PM8DS(A) S06PN8DS(A), S06PR8DS, S06PS8DS(A) S06ME7HS, S06PD7HS, S06MP7HSA S07PS6FS, S07PS6FSA.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of fire because a crack in the fuel filler neck area of the fuel tank may allow fuel/or fuel vapours to escape from the fuel tank. Over an extended period of time, the cracks could eventually cause a complete separation of the fuel filler neck. The loss of fuel or fuel vapours arising from a crack in the fuel filler neck could potentially cause a fire hazard. We consider that the crack in the fuel filler neck and failures of the fuel filler necks are caused by the use of an incorrect high density polyethylene (HDPE) material for the fuel filler neck that is moulded into the top of the fuel tank.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.

Description:  Model Year 2006 Polaris FS and FST Snowmobiles.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: 0233/08
Product:  Passenger car - Oil pump drive
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Volkswagen
Type / number of model:  Passengers’ cars, models Touareg (type 7L) and Passat (type 3C) with 3.2/3.6l FSI engine (Recall Campaign 24L8).
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because on vehicles with 3.2/3.6l engine of a limited production period the oil pump drive may overload at cold start. As the result the vehicle may break down causing road accidents.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.

Description:  The vehicles concerned are of the model years 2006 and 2007 and have vehicle identification numbers in the following ranges: - Touareg: WVG*7L*6D000033 to VG*7L*6D069879,WVG*7L*7D000001 to WVG*7L*7D071580. - Passat: WVW*3C*6E001678 to WVW*3C*6E239950,WVW*3C*6P000075 to WVW*3C*6P226975, WVW*3C*7E000001 to WVW*3C*7E227984,WVW*3C*7P000001 to WVW*3C*7P157295, WVW*3C*6Z000038 to WVW*3C*6Z000054.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Greece
Alert number: 0239/08
Product:  Vans manufactured by Daimler AG, Model Mercedes-Benz Vito and Viano
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type / number of model:  Type 639, EU type approval e9*2001/116*0048 (Vito, Viano), Type 639/4, national operating permit ABE L275 (Vito).
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries because of interruption of the fuel supply, causing the engine to stall (risk of accident).
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.

Description:  Cars and lorries with 6-cylinder petrol engines. 10 337 vehicles concerned worldwide, built between March 2003 and September 2006. VIN range WDF639XXXX3001739 - WDF639XXXX3273496
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: 0229/08
Product:  Baby seat
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: TOPEAK
Type / number of model:  H-TCSO1-GB 9/03 (serial number), 768661110642.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries due to constructional defects and incomplete instructions for use:

- the product is not provided with a restraint system and only a crossbar restricting the child's movements is provided. This is misleading for the user because it gives a false sense of security although the child can fall out of the seat, which can lead to head injuries or to fracture or abrasion;

- the product dimensions do not fulfil the requirements regarding the minimum height for the side of the seat;

- the area of integral foot guards is smaller than the minimum area required and there are no required foot retention straps;

- the warning and instruction are insufficient.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1434.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

Description:  A child seat for cycles type Baby Seat TOPEAK, produced by TOPEAK, TAIWAN is designed for transportation of children on the back of cycles, which must be carried with a carrier. The product is useful for a child age 1 to 4 years, and a mass of 9 kg to 18 kg. It is provided that the child sits in the seat and is fixed with the restraint system. The child's feet are settled in specially designed retentions straps. The seat has the following dimensions: - width: 300 mm - length: 230 mm – minimum length of the backbone: 480 mm - minimum height of the foot carrier: 70 mm - minimum surface of the retention strap: 260 mm.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Slovenia
  
Alert number: 0236/08
Product:  Plastic bib
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: Emma
Type / number of model:  Item n° in invoice: F-8004.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because plastic material in bibs contains 16-18% of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) by mass of plasticised material prohibited under the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.

Description:  Clear plastic bib with printed figures and red, blue or yellow edging.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: 0204/08
Product:  Battery-operated toy - Extreme Surfer
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: EDDY TOYS
Type / number of model:  Order/Article No. 1537300.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the legs of the surfer contain 21.5% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP).

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, the permitted limit value for certain phthalates in toys is 0.1% by weight.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Toy surfboard set, comprising a white plastic surfboard, 20 cm long, a battery-operated orange plastic propellant for attaching under the surfboard and a plastic surfer, 9 cm high. The surfer's head and limbs are made of soft plastic and are mobile. The surfer has imitation black hair and green shorts. The product is blister packed with a label. Extreme Surfer, Battery-operated, 12241, Code 15373001231000000300.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
  
Alert number: 0220/08
Product:  Plastic figures - Animal
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: ZHAN CHI TOYS
Type / number of model:  Number of model: 0028; code: 231252.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.3% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  The set contains a several animal figures and is packed into a transparent plastic bag. Approximate size of packaging: 21 cm x 15 cm. The top of the bag is closed with a folded slip, fixed to the bag with staples. On both sides of the slip there are inscriptions: “Animal, WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA”, CE – mark.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Alert submitted by: Estonia
 
Alert number: 0221/08
Product:  Plastic pistol set - DELTA ELITE - COLT AUTO
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: Air SOFT GUN
Type / number of model:  М-659 “6mm ВВ 555” BULLET USE.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

These products pose a risk of injuries because the maximum kinetic energy value for firing of small hard plastic bullets exceeds the permissible value.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  The toy is plastic pistol, coloured in silver with brown-black handle, packed in transparent envelop, with a small envelop for the bullets, with inscription "6mm ВВ 555"; on the product is written "DELTA ELITE - COLT AUTO". On the label is written:" Toy; Material: plastic, metal, rubber; Attention: For children over 3 years!; Contains easily detachable small components; made in China; Standard in accordance with Ordinance №3 of Ministry of Health; Permission № 07407-074/0 of 2002"
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0223/08
Product:  Expanding toy inside an egg - "Hatch and grow animals"
Name: 
Risk type: Choking
Category: Toys
Brand: Küchle- sweet sheets
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of choking due to small parts (unswollen pet fits in small parts cylinder). In the test of expanding materials the pet expands over 50% in every dimension.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  This is a blister pack containing some wafer biscuits and a toy egg from which, after soaking for 72 hours, an animal hatches and grows. The packaging is a two-part cardboard and plastic blister. The lower part is rectangular, bearing the name 'sweet sheets' and holds 12 wafer biscuits, the ingredients of which are stated on the back.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0224/08
Product:  Set of squeezable toys - Set of squeezable, squeaky toys 6 different colours in shape of 1) fish, 2) lambs and 3) cars
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: BABA MAMA
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
These products pose a chemical risk because they contain:



1) 16.4% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP),



2) 15.2% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP),



3) 16.6% by weight of di-"isononyl" phthalate (DINP), di-"isodecyl" phthalate (DIDP).



According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Set of toys; is packed in a transparent bag closed with a multicoloured card.
Batch number / Barcode:  1) 5900851193867, 2) 5900851193843, 3) 5900851193812
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
   
Alert number: 0225/08
Product:  Plastic car - POLICE
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  No. 1488, code of the product: 1023 Ew.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the red surface of the car contains 204.4 mg/kg of lead (Pb) which exceeds the limit for lead of 90mg/kg by 2.27 times.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Toy - a car with a driving mechanism pull back, red and white with a notice "Police CENTRUM PATROL", packed in a plastic bag with a coloured tag comprising following information "Toys, Made in China, CE...".
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
 
Alert number: 0226/08
Product:  Toys with batteries - Carp - Lovely carp – playing fish
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Chuang Xing
Type / number of model:  N° 438
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 6.71% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and 1.09% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

Description:  A plastic toy - fish – carp on batteries (3x1,5V AA) with flashing eyes and moving paddles, gills and tail, size 21x9x9 cm. The toy produces sound. Marking on packing "Lifelike swimming action, specifications colours and contents may vary from illustrations, flashing lights, music & motion".
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
 
Alert number: 0230/08
Product:  Toy mobile phone
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to hearing
Category: Toys
Brand: Benign Girl
Type / number of model:  Code 231255.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of damage to hearing because the A-weighted emission sound pressure LpA is between 79.1 – 85.5 dB. The A-weighted emission sound pressure level for close-to–the-ear toy shall not exceed 80 dB.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Mobile phone is made of pink and violet plastic. There is a sticker with the picture of a doll on the phone. The toy is battery operated. Approximate size of packaging: 19 cm x 12 cm. There is "WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years. MADE IN CHINA”, CE –mark.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Estonia
  
Alert number: 0235/08
Product:  Set with a toy gun
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Toys
Brand: M 11 S.W.A.T.
Type / number of model: 
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of:


- choking because small parts become detached from the darts;

- injuries due to the lack of information about the danger of using ammunition other than provided with the toy or recommended by the producer.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
Description:  The set consists of a gun made of black-coloured plastic, 3 darts and an imitation of a walkie-talkie. The packaging is a transparent, plastic bag, closed by folded cardboard, on which are some markings: “CE mark”, the name of a toy “set with a gun”, the name and address of the importer, EAN, pictogram concerning age restriction (0-3) and written information “Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts, which can be swallowed.”, “The packaging is not a toy. Store the packaging out of reach of children and store it due to useful information”.
Batch number / Barcode:  5900851126346
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Poland
 
Alert number: 0240/08
Product:  Doll
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Baby My
Type / number of model:  EP 440, EAN code: 9000999992561.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.02% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC, certain phthalates in toys are prohibited.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

Description:  The toy comprises 3 plastic dolls with the length of 21 cm, with monofilament hairs, dressed in varicoloured clothes with plastic shoes, packed in a transparent plastic bag with marking.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
  
Alert number: 0210/08
Product:  Wigs - Fashion wig
Name: 
Risk type: Fire
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Widmann
Type / number of model:  Art. W6116, Bar code: 8003558061167.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

These products pose a risk of fire because the duration of flaming was more than 2 seconds after removal of the test flame and the length of hair burnt was more than 50% of the initial length.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Green fancy-dress wig in the style of a short bob. The packaging consists of a plastic blister pack with a piece of cardboard on which the following is written: “Warning: keep away from fire, not suitable for children under 14 years of age.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: 0214/08
Product:  3-piece jog suit for young girls
Name: 
Risk type: Suffocation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: SEAGUL
Type / number of model:  CSQ-1171
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of suffocation by strangulation to children because of drawstrings and toggles which should not be used on free ends of drawstrings or decorative cords, no drawstrings are permitted in the hood in clothing for young children and drawstrings should be secured at least at one point in the waist area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Jogging suit for young girls consisting of trousers, an upper and a waistcoat with a hood. There is a drawstring in the hood with toggles. There is also a drawstring on the waist area that is not fixed at minimum one point. Length of the drawstring from the opening: 27,5 cm each. Size: 4; 6.
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Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
  
Alert number: 0227/08
Product:  Rose facial milk
Name: 
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Martina Gebhardt Naturkosmetik GmbH
Type / number of model:  Production batch No 24460; MDD 02/2009.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a microbiological risk due to the presence of pseudomonas aeruginosa:

- part-sample 1: 6.0 * 10² cfu/g;
- part-sample 2: < 10² cfu/g.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is classified as pathogenic to human beings, and can cause a range of serious diseases.
Voluntary recall from consumers by the producer.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  White opal glass container (100 ml) with pump dispenser.
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Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
  
Alert number: 0234/08
Product:  Child coat hook - Hook x3 JASPER L26 Blue; Hook x3 MAISY L26 Pink
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Injuries
Category: Decorative articles
Brand: SIA Home Fashion
Type / number of model:  752321 / 3533597523210 / AJ06112 (MAISY), 752351 / 3533597523517 / AJ06112 (JASPER)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
These products pose a risk of:


- choking because all peripheral component parts (hands, feet and hair) become detached too easily;

- injuries because the hair contains sharp points.
Voluntary recall from consumers.
Description:  Child coat hook x3 hooks in two different characters. White cardboard gift box with printed characters.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
  
Alert number: 0203/08
Product:  Car cabin heater
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Powerheat
Type / number of model:  Type: PTC16 (Powerheat) EAN: 6 417536 071055.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.
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Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
  
Alert number: 0213/08
Product:  Car cabin heater
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Osaset
Type / number of model:  Type: PTC-19 (Osaset), EAN: 6 420617 646080.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

There is a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
 
Alert number: 0216/08
Product:  Car cabin heater
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Luxus
Type / number of model:  Type: PTC-19 (Luxus), EAN: 6 419773 608698.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

There is a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: 0217/08
Product:  DVD player
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: MicroOne
Type / number of model:  Type: DVD-800, EAN: 8 688667 534629.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- there is not sufficient electrical insulation between the primary circuit connected to the mains, less than 5mm / 4 mm; measured 0.75 mm,

- the secondary circuit can be touched and through the terminals.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Super Slim DVD player. Class 1 laser product.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Finland
  
Alert number: 0231/08
Product:  Hand mixer
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Rohnson
Type / number of model:  R-550 Bar code: 5202561510157.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of electric shock because the construction of the appliance does not prevent the mixture from getting into the appliance.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  The product has white plastic housing. The speed control, the release button of the beaters and button “MAX” is blue. The approx. 18 cm long mixer head can be connected to the rear part of the appliance. Main parts of the device: mains plug (HQ-B201; 2.5A, 250V, + marks of approval); mains cable (H03VVH2-F 2x0.75mm2 + marks of approval); suppression unit (MPX DAIN 0.22 mikroF 275 V X2 40/100/21/C + mark of approval); motor without inscription. Bar code: 5202561510157 Technical specifications: 230V; 50 Hz; 300W Class II.
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Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary